Songs of Resistance — WAFFLES!, March 17, 2018

We are joined by the inestimable Adam Walker for two hours of “Songs of Resistance,” starting with the subversive classical piece Finlandia and ending with 2016’s greatest song of all time candidate “Hell You Talmbout.” Incredible music, a great guest, and in the background, Facebook Live! On Adam’s feed. I don’t know how to link to that. So I won’t.

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Playlist is here:


International Women’s Day 2018 – WAFFLES!, March 10, 2018

Marisa is BACK this week, and we’re celebrating International Women’s Day with songs by (or in one instance featuring) women! Some minor edits to this one — a Salt n’ Pepa track turned out to have MAJOR swears so we’re trimming it to oblige our podcast ‘Clean’ bracket. AMAZING NEW MUSIC from amazing women, mostly Canadian, peppered throughout.

The playlist? WHERE’S THE PLAYLIST? Oh! It’s just here:

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King Con 2018: WAFFLES!, March 3, 2018

Justine from Minotaur and King Con is joining us this week — Marisa’s on a break! We play hero music and board game music and generally catch up on Kingston’s premier board game and comic book festival, happening next weekend, totally free. The on-air transmitter went on the fritz about 60 seconds before air, so the show is a bit choppier than usual. Justine is the G.O.A.T. for bearing with us!

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False Endings and Ranked Ballots: WAFFLES!, February 24, 2018

Songs that end. But don’t! It’s all false endings on WAFFLES! this week, featuring songs that seem to stop and then keep going. We’ve got stuff ranging from Allan Sherman’s “End of a Symphony” comedy classic on through a blazing Electric Six cover of Roxette’s The Look, with Neil Young, new Canadian icons Soft Serve, and a whack of other stuff in the middle!

And look! Simon Baron of 123Kingston is here to talk about ranked ballots, how they work and why they’re important. Groovy!

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The playlist is over yonder:


Scrabble: WAFFLES!, February 17, 2018

Songs that S-P-E-L-L! And a great visit from some co-organizers of Kingston’s Scrabble Tournament, Josh and Shan — a great conversation about all things Scrabble, packed with great music on either side ranging from comedy classics P-I-G and Yoda on through the Viletones and Grimes. A recent favourite! WAFFLES! is podcast under a SOCAN 22F tariff.

The playlist is, naturally, right here:


Elvisesque: WAFFLES!, February 10, 2018

Elvis has left the building, so we’re playing covers of songs Elvis made famous, or songs about Elvis, or even Elvis covering some great Canadian tunes. Elvis Presley, that is. I mean, Elvis Costello is fine, but let’s be real. Don’t get me started on El Vez. We’re even playing Dolph Lundgren! He’s actually super smart. We get into it.

WAFFLES! is podcast under a SOCAN 22F tariff, and the playlist for this chamber of pomaded horror is here:

Zen and Contemplation: WAFFLES!, February 3, 2018

We’re joined by Jane of Zen Sheds, talking about, well, zen sheds! A great little idea that’s turning into a booming concept and industry. To bookend the interview, two hours of music about and around zen, buddhism, mediation and more — from the Dalai Lama chanting to David Lynch and crazy clowns, to bands that just happen to have “Zen” in their names. WAFFLES! is podcast under a SOCAN 22F tariff.

The playlist is here:

Days of the Week: WAFFLES!, January 27, 2018

The most songs ever in a single episode? We’re too lazy to check, sooo… maybe? Days of the Week leads to a lot of short songs, as it turns out, and lots of great music to boot! From jazz to classical, from originals to covers, including astonishing facts like which day of the week is name-checked the most in hit songs, whether you need to apply topical cream to your Garfunkel, and more! WAFFLES! is podcast under a SOCAN 22F tariff. The playlist is here:



Great Basslines II: WAFFLES!, January 20, 2018

MORE GREAT BASSLINES! And bassists (several Canadian jazz bassists who are women!). A rare sequel to WAFFLES!, in which we come back to a show from last March and repeat the theme with even more great basslines from classical music, some great Canadian bassists, and a second hour of pretty thundering alt-rock and rock n’ roll. WAFFLES! is podcast under a SOCAN 22F tariff. The playlist is, of course, here:

Characters: WAFFLES!, January 13, 2018

Character songs (and one of the songs being a song by a character)… from Charlie Brown to Syd Barrett, we’re playing music that describes people on this week’s WAFFLES! The playlist is  here: and WAFFLES! is podcast as always under a SOCAN 22F tariff.