Night and Day Podcast

Night and Day Podcast

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Yin and yang, shabby and chic, sea salt and dark chocolate (mmm…chocolate…). Opposing forces that come together to make something awesome. That’s NIGHT and DAY! Join us, PJ Makinen (PM) and Alanna Makinen (AM) on our relatable journey of finding fitness and nutrition while raising two active boys, working full-time jobs, and making time for friends and memories. We’ll talk CrossFit (shocker), diet and meal planning, parenting, and other daily life topics from two different points of view. Have a listen, have a laugh, and come along on our journey to balancing the good life and good health. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/nightanddaypodcast/support


“Ryan Gosling would be gentle on my eye skin” - Alanna
Oct 6, 2019 • 50 min
Episode 29 has PJ and Alanna talking about hockey (surprise, surprise), some CrossFit success, poor email etiquette and how karma is a bitch! —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/nightanddaypodcast/support
“I wanna throw myself through the window” - Alanna
Sep 1, 2019 • 62 min
Finally WE ARE BACK!!! In Ep. 28 we kick things off by remembering it is our 1 year anniversary since starting our podcast. We talk about our recent CrossFit competition, how fast the summer flew by, we pick on a gym friend in the What The Hell Is Wrong…
“I like to taste AND smell my alcohol” - Alanna
Jun 22, 2019 • 66 min
In Episode 27 PJ and Alanna celebrate the Toronto Raptors NBA title, taste some Sandpiper vodka soda in “Booze Reviews”, talk about taste testing some Steinhart Gin at the NSLC, hit up a few What the Hell is Wrong with People, and finish up with a decent…
“Who are the Raptors playing?…..The Golden Nuggets?”
Jun 2, 2019 • 60 min
In Ep. 26 we celebrate the end of hockey season, try a new cider in “Booze Reviews”, and get a good laugh from Alanna’s flub on the NBA finals. Alanna also hits up our listeners to see if they have a vacuum cleaner for sale in Night and Day Bargain Shop.…
“Oh you should see the rack on Mary!”
May 10, 2019 • 59 min
Episode 25 was a blast with a brand new Booze Review (with a scoring system created by our “Marketing Dept.”), a fan suggested What The Hell Is Wrong With People and we switched up the Night and Day Rapid Fire a little bit this time as well. Lots of…
Are we at risk of scurvy?
Apr 29, 2019 • 63 min
Episode 24 is coming in hot with a new segment we are trying out called “Booze Reviews”. We chat about charity donations, failed birthing plans, and of course we pull out the What The Hell Is Wrong With People and this episode we flip the switch and…
1…2…3…IMPROV!!!
Apr 15, 2019 • 61 min
In this episode, PJ and Alanna discuss hockey (surprise, surprise), Alanna’s crush on Jason Bateman, lyrics vs. musicianship, how Alanna is trying to be more like Michelle Obama, and as always we have a fun round of What The Hell Is Wrong With People and…
#DontRushMyNugget
Mar 28, 2019 • 60 min
After a great vacation away PJ and Alanna get back in the swing in episode 22. We give a recap of our ski vacation to Quebec, read a couple of great reviews, go through some What The Hell Is Wrong With People and PJ finally gets a good Rapid Fire theme…
“I feel like I smoked a pack of cigarettes” - Alanna
Feb 21, 2019 • 57 min
WE ARE BACK BABY!! After a long break due to our crazy busy life we were able to sit down and record episode 21! We chat about hockey (surprise, surprise), new music we like, firings from CrossFit HQ, and finish with a lack lustre Rapid Fire (according to…
“I Love You Number 20!!” - Alanna
Jan 29, 2019 • 58 min
In episode 20 PJ and Alanna finally get back on track. We chat about the changes to the Canada Food Guide, a new podcast that PJ listened to recently, some slightly disturbing WTHIWWP and a Rapid Fire sent to us from our good friend and producer of Monkey…
“Wham Bam Thank You Ma’am!!” - PJ
Jan 9, 2019 • 61 min
Happy New Year Listeners! In episode 19, PJ and Alanna kick 2019 off with a bang and talk about our holidays, Alanna’s upcoming CrossFit competition, gruesome sports injuries and as always we have a spirited WTHIWWP and Night and Day Rapid Fire! Check it…
Night and Day Christmas Special
Dec 22, 2018 • 59 min
In episode 18, the Christmas Special, PJ and Alanna discuss some of their favourite Christmas things and have some fun with the Rapid Fire. Alanna has some trouble with Hanky the Christmas “Poo” and we look to support a charity in the “Nugget”.…
Special Announcement (plus an interview with BoxJumper)
Dec 17, 2018 • 63 min
In episode 17, PJ and Alanna sit down with the designer of our new podcast logo, Jean St-Amand. Jean is not only a marketing specialist for QB Marketing but also a CrossFit coach at Osprey Athletics and finally the host of the BoxJumper Podcast. A man of…
“2 out of 3 listeners agree Alanna is funnier than me” - PJ
Dec 7, 2018 • 53 min
Episode 16 has PJ realizing that Alanna “may” be funnier than he is. We have some good chat about poor customer service experiences, the Kareem Hunt controversy, two Christmas themed “What the hell is wrong with people, and finish with a holiday themed…
“There may be only 80% chance of snow but there is 100% chance of wine!” - Alanna
Nov 29, 2018 • 51 min
In episode 15 Alanna and PJ start laying the groundwork for a “Christmas Special” episode that they plan to do in December and they discuss some of their favourite Christmas songs and movies. They get two special What The Hell Is Wrong With People from…
“I have a big Irish melon” - Alanna
Nov 19, 2018 • 57 min
Alanna and PJ finally get some time to release episode 14 after a few busy weeks with kid activities, dog neutering, and just being flat out tired all the time! PJ gets pretty fired up in the What the Hell Is Wrong With People segment and Alanna does…
“I see your Calvin Klein blazer and raise you a pair of Vera Wang peep toed stilletos” - Alanna
Nov 2, 2018 • 58 min
In episode 13 PJ starts off apologizing (sort of) for some mistakes made in previous episodes. Alanna talks about how her office move might be the death of her. We get super pissed at the “What The Hell Is Wrong With People” this week and have a good…
“It’s kinda like prohibition around here” - PJ
Oct 26, 2018 • 55 min
In episode 12 of the show PJ and Alanna shake off the rust from a bit of a delay since the last episode to get rolling with chats about weed legalization in Canada, birthday celebrations, and some gym stories. We have a couple What The Hell Is Wrong With…
“Meet me behind the dumpster behind the Hooters” - Alanna
Oct 3, 2018 • 53 min
In episode 11 Alanna gives a re-cap of her weekend CrossFit competition, hits PJ with the “Night and Day Rapid Fire”, and talks about idiots who shop on Facebook Marketplace. Shout outs this episode to: Monkey Sword Fight Podcast CrossFit Kinetics (Fall…
“I think this calls for a double G&T in a short glass!” - Alanna
Sep 22, 2018 • 56 min
Wow! This is our 10th episode of Night and Day Podcast! In this episode, PJ and Alanna get off on a bunch of tangents and struggle to stay focused. The end result is one of the funnier episodes we think we have done in a while. What do you think? We try…
Patrick Vellner Interview “Hmmm…maybe if you’re into, you know, super cute, smart, fit AF athletes” - Alanna
Sep 14, 2018 • 97 min
In episode 9 we had the extreme pleasure (especially Alanna) of talking to the 2018 2nd Fittest Man on Earth, Patrick Vellner. We talk about his amazingly fast rise to success as a CrossFit Games athlete, his ability to battle back from adversity, his…
“What’s the ROI on that?” - Alanna
Sep 6, 2018 • 49 min
In episode 8 PJ tries to help Alanna realize that promoting a podcast is not about just sitting and waiting for things to happen, we get into the discussion of Nike’s support of Colin Kaepernick in their latest ad campaign, we do our always enjoyable…
Margaux Alvarez Interview “Train Hard. Recover. Drink Wine”
Aug 31, 2018 • 78 min
In episode 7 PJ and Alanna have an amazing opportunity to interview 6x CrossFit Games competitor, Margaux Alavarez. They talk about her experiences as a CrossFit athlete, her outstanding performance in the marathon row at CF Games 2018, some of the…
Major issues with Fortnite??
Aug 24, 2018 • 44 min
In Episode 6 we discuss the negative effects that Fortnite has had on our kids and how some parents are directing their frustrations in the wrong place. We talk a bit about our upcoming CrossFit competition, learning about rugby, and shitty city planning.…
“How cute am I in this top right now?” - Alanna
Aug 17, 2018 • 59 min
In Ep. 5 we start off with the new theme music created by UK music producer @Macapella (see links below). We then get into some discussion about family, Hero WODs, a listener suggested “What the hell is wrong with you people?!”, and a special surprise…
Margaux Alvarez….”She might be my spirit animal” - Alanna
Aug 2, 2018 • 52 min
In episode 4 we chat about date night, more nutrition changes, shitty drivers, movies and commonly mispronounced words. Shout outs this week to: Rx SmartGear (awesome skipping ropes) - https://www.facebook.com/RxJumpRopes/ Monkey Sword Fight Podcast -…
“I was gonna talk about your sweaty mustache” - PJ
Jul 29, 2018 • 51 min
In Episode 3 Alanna and PJ kick it off by chatting about the crazy humidity and how it affects WODs, hair and attitudes. We also get into PJ’s so called “failed” attempt at following a nutrition plan for a week. We also complain about people who talk too…
“She was Roseanne Barr racist tweet crazy!” - Alanna
Jul 21, 2018 • 55 min
In Ep. 2 we talk gym routines, body image, Walmart, road rage, vandalism and the hockey family. Shout outs this week to Apartment 3, Changing the Narrative podcast, Maskwa, How I Got Healthy, Garrison Brewing and Hendricks Gin. The Jordan Boyd Foundation:…
“My kid is…….seven? Nope.” - PJ
Jul 15, 2018 • 45 min
In this first episode of Night and Day you get to know a little about our hosts PJ and Alanna and why they wanted to do this podcast. They showed a bit of why they are like night and day, but it works. They also lay the groundwork for what this podcast is…