SyrupCast Podcast 100: Ghosts of Christmas past


  • Not for you

    Haven’t listened to it yet, but Patrick’s expression at the (poor) dabbers seems appropriate.

    • I prefer the harlem shake.

    • Igor Bonifacic

      I’m eastern european. All I know how to do is squat. 🙁

  • Jeff Brassard

    Doug & Dan,

    In honor of your temporary return to the syrupcast, I too have returned with my awesome avatar. I sensed the power of Doug’s shout out and it drew me back to the comments section even though I now rarely comment. Long may you reign as kings on the Syrupcast. I’m still listening even though I rarely comment now. Still a great podcast. In conclusion, we must go forward, not bakcwards. Upward not forwards and always twirling, twirling, twirling towards freedom.

  • Hello Moto

    Nice to see Daniel back with the podcast!

  • Jesse Gilbert

    Are they sneezing or dabbing? It’s so hard to tell the difference.

  • danakin

    This week’s episode reunites the Syrupcast’s Cain and Abel; presumably sans murderous intentions. A 10 minute update on sports and canine scatological collection kicked off the show before the duo was joined by Igor and Patrick.

    Up first Rogers and Fido adding RCS messaging. Daniel kicked things off and it was obvious he had done his homework on the subject. The rest of the podcasters took this lead and smartly allowed him to set the stage and fill listeners in on the nuances of the new messaging protocol. At one point Igor, evidently maturing into the moderator’s role, stated “that’s the direction I want to take this (discussion)”. This kept the conversation and topic alive, and led to a fine discussion on the future of messaging and messaging apps. It was nice to finally see Igor steer the ship. There’s works still to be done and one episode is not a trend, however, promise is at long last showing.

    The next segment was on Amazon Prime’s arrival to Canada – amid a less than warm welcome. This segment was a fine discussion on the limitations of the Canadian streaming and content landscape. It was obvious that just below the discussion’s surface, the podcasters shared a frustration that no doubt extends to Canadian content consumers.

    Doug, despite his long standing penchant for nonsensical and periodically asinine utterances, was the only one to touch on how Facebook does not consider itself a media company. Hearing the four discuss this further would have been very interesting. I also wish the podcasters would have touched on how Google/YouTube will tack if/when stars like PewDiePie choose to leave the platform. Would Google make YouTube a (tiered) streaming service – say, a YouTube Red vying for content or creating its own a la Netflix?

    The last segment, on Wind’s transition to Freedom offered little of consequence. Could have skipped directly to the shoutouts without affecting the podcast’s quality.

    This week’s show gets a 8.0 SMSPR (Subjective MobileSyrup Podcast Review) score. Nostalgia done well, setting an achievable bar for the regulars to aim towards.