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February 22, 2021 112 min

Hey gang! On this episode we are going back to the 80’s and early 90’s, looking at our top 5 Nintendo Entertainment System games with special guest Steve Jones! You might know Steve as the mad genius behind our intro and outro music. He’s also 1/2 of the musical duo Northern Hearts, and lately he has been releasing some amazing original music and video game covers on his YouTube channel…

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January 13, 2021 132 min

Hello all! In our first HUGE show of 2021, Adam and Matt head back to the Outer Rim for some more Star Wars action, with Disney+’s The Mandalorian season 2. Spoiler Alert! The discussion goes into all the major plot points of the show, so be warned. Our hosts break down each episode with what works, what doesn’t, and what surprised them. Plus an overall review of the season, and…

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December 28, 2020 71 min

Wow, 2020 is nearly over. We made it! This year will go down as one of the most important years of our generation, and one that will be studied and written about in the history books for years to come. So why not join us as we look back over 2020 and try (poorly), to find some positive things that happened in our year in review. Adam and Matt go…

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Wow, we did not see this coming. After Disney dropped bombshell after bombshell during their Investor Day 2020, our hosts just had to get together and record an emergency show with their thoughts!  So strap in for a very special episode of upcoming goodness from the House of Mouse and join us for a Xennial ride on The Happy Xen Podcast! Show Notes: All the Marvel news from the Disney…

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November 23, 2020 100 min

Welcome back for another exciting episode of The Happy Xen Podcast! On this episode, our hosts  share what’s been going on their lives over the past few weeks, and catch up on the latest pop culture news. Topics include the passing of Sean Connery, the Wonder Woman 1984 release, a spoiler-filled discussion on season 2 of The Boys, working from home during COVID-19 and much more! So strap in and…

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October 29, 2020 103 min

The Happy Xen Podcast is back with the unbelievable episode 50! Not counting special episodes and such, we have hit show 50, so it’s time to celebrate. Before we dive in though, Adam and Matt talk Halloween in the time of COVID, AOC’s impressive debut on Twitch, and the baffling Snyder Cut shocker. Plus the return of our League Update segment. Then we look back at the history of our…

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September 30, 2020 92 min

The Happy Xen Podcast is back for the start of Fall and what looks like the beginning of the COVID-19 second wave here in Canada. Adam and Matt discuss the latest developments, as well as what school looks like for kids returning during a pandemic. Plus a new segment called League Update, where Adam fills you in on his rise through the League of Legends ranks, and Matt details his…

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September 6, 2020 101 min

Did you miss us? The Happy Xen Podcast returns after Summer break, diving head first into pop culture controversy with the dreaded REBOOT! In this episode we go over what is good,  bad, and just plain unneeded with reboots. Plus we get into the differences (and which we prefer) between a reboot, a remake and the long after sequel. Will you agree with Adam or Matt? Or are they both…

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He’s back! After over 2 years, the long awaited return of Canadian superstar game designer Jason Anarchy is finally here! Jason was one of our favourite guests during the early days of the show, so we were so excited that he was able to join us to talk about his new game up on Kickstarter called Your Friend is Sad. Jason walks us through this crazy, (and strangely fitting in…

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June 22, 2020 80 min

Welcome back! Well we knew this day would finally come. Adam has watched all of The Fast And The Furious and is ready to let loose! Will Matt be able to keep calm? Is this the end of the dynamic duo? No it’s not, but we certainly did have an interesting chat about the much maligned action series, and you don’t want to miss it! Plus we give our picks…

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Hello Hello! The world is socially (and physically) distancing, so what is there to do? Joining Adam and Matt on this episode is a returning special guest to talk gaming in quarantine. We sit down virtually with the Manager of the Durham College Esports Arena, Sarah Wagg! Our hosts talk to Sarah about how this pandemic is bringing gaming and esports to the masses via mainstream media, and celebrity endorsement.…

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April 28, 2020 87 min

Hello True Believers! March Madness didn’t happened this year, so we have the next best thing with the MCU March Madness! On this episode, Adam and Matt go head to head as they make their cases in the battle between the MCU heroes. Who will win between Hawkeye and The Falcon? Doctor Strange and Thor? or The Hulk and Captain Marvel? Tune in now to find out who is the…

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April 6, 2020 52 min

Hello again! How has it only been a week? Are we in some sort of time paradox? On this episode, Adam and Matt bring you their favourite apocalyptic films to help get you through this pandemic (and boredom!). Each host brings you 5 films that they highly recommend with a world changing event.  Plus our hosts decide what future-world they would actually want to live in, and which one they…

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March 27, 2020 55 min

It’s been a long few weeks right? There is no other way of saying this, things have changed….a lot! As the world braces and endures through the largest global pandemic of our lifetime, we have had to adjust. Most of us are working from home. self-isolating and social/physical distancing from one another. Anxiety is on high, and things are changing by the hour. We at The Happy Xen Podcast are…

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Hello everyone! On this very special episode of the podcast, Adam and Matt sit with Sarah Wagg, manager of the Durham College Esports Gaming Arena, for an eye-opening interview. Sarah was kind enough to tell us how the varsity esports program and arena came to be, and the part she played in getting that dream realized. Listen as we talk varsity esports, gaming stigmas, college programs and career paths in…

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It all comes down to this… Thank you for coming along for this wild ride as we head into the season one finale of The Mandalorian, Chapter 8: Redemption! We last left our heroes trapped and surrounded by the mysterious Moff Gideon. How will they escape? How does Moff Gideon know so much about them, and what will become of the mysterious child? Listen now for our Xennial perspective and…

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Welcome back! We are here with the second last episode of The Mandalorian, Chapter 7: The Reckoning! Mando heads back to Nevarro with his rag-tag crew to carry out Greef’s plan to take out the client and get the Imperial troops off their tail. Will he succeed? What troubles will come upon our heroes? Who is the client working for? All this will be revealed! Listen now for our Xennial…

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Welcome back, dear listeners! Episode 40 of The Happy Xen Podcast is here to fill your ear holes with audio entertainment! On this episode Matt reports back all the excitement from PAX South in San Antonio Texas. From legendary boardgames, to fantasy epics, hear the full rundown on a great trip. Plus, Adam contemplates going oldschool with his cell phone, by ditching his smart phone and going back to a…

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Hey guys! In this episode of commentary for the hit show The Mandalorian, we are watching Episode 6: The Prisoner. This one definitely divided our hosts, as Adam wasn’t a fan of the side story, with Matt however being all in. Mando is seeking refuge from his hunters, and heads to one of his old stomping grounds. Subsequently The Mandalorian gets pulled into a prison break job for some much…

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Today we dive into The Mandalorian Chapter 5: The Gunslinger. In which The Madalorian looks to take refuge in a fan favourite location, Mos Eisley! Adam and Matt take you through the episode where we meet new bounty hunter Toro Calican, trying to prove himself by capturing the assassin Fennec Shand. Meanwhile, Toro spots The Mandolorian in the hive of scum and villany, and looks to recruit him for the…

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