Avoiding Chores

Avoiding Chores

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The official podcast from Avoiding Chores – Located in Halifax Nova Scotia Canada. We talk about the outdoors, gadgets and other stuff that keeps us away from doing actual work.


Episode 27 - Home Office Blues
Jul 4 • 19 min
In this episode, I talk about the latest lockdown measure relaxing, including the Atlantic Bubble where a lot of people from Nova Scotia waited in line for most of the day to cross into New Brunswick. I also started a new segment called “Stuff I like” and…
Episode 26 - mobile studio edition
Jun 29 • 20 min
In this episode we go over the latest Q&A’s and talk about how the iPads and AirPods are good enough to give us late night tv entertainment. Of course I talk about camping gear and some stuff on my wish list. Leave a message for the Q&A session at…
Episode 25 - 80 Percent Entertainment
Jun 20 • 21 min
In this episode we go over the latest Q&A’s and talk about how the iPads and AirPods are good enough to give us late night tv entertainment. Of course I talk about camping gear and some stuff on my wish list. Leave a message for the Q&A session at…
Episode 24 - Camping Season is Almost Here
Jun 12 • 33 min
In this episode, finally the boys (Jocelyn & Keith) join in a recording session where we talk about the latest during the quarantine: Sour Dough Bread and Camping reservations now that Nova Scotia Provincial campgrounds are opening up. Leave a message for…
Episode 23 - Slow reopening
Jun 6 • 23 min
In this episode I give the update on the outdoor recreation scene in Nova Scotia and what I’ve been doing to avoid chores. I go over some Q&A’s, my interest in prism pocket flyer kite and how sore my butt is from my first few rides on the fat bike. Check…
Episode 22 - Going Solo
May 27 • 18 min
In this episode, Jim goes solo and tries out the latest in podcasting software, mainly using anchor now that Spotify is now becoming the major podcast player on the last free range area of the internet. I talk about the latest content uploaded on my…
Episode 21 – Business Continuity Plans
Mar 28 • 41 min
This week the boys get back and compare notes from another week of isolation during the COVID-19 outbreak. We talked about how life is in our areas, the lineup and what we are watching on the streaming services. —- Send in a voice message:…
Episode 20 – Isolation Edition
Mar 21 • 112 min
We are back after a LONG break, and what better way to spend a friday night is to stumble with technology and use new tools to continue the hangout. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/avoidingchores/message
Episode 19 – Monkeys loose in a lab from a cocaine experiment
Jun 30, 2018 • 41 min
That’s right! The band is getting back together cause too much monkey loose from a cocaine experiment news to not talk about! —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/avoidingchores/message
PART 6 – Deep Dive Into The 80’s – 1985
Dec 14, 2017 • 20 min
We are halfway through our deep dive into the 80’s where as teenage boys we were into wrestling, new coke, compact dics. Windows 1.0 came out, some of us started to get into the PC computers, dialling into BBS and downloading stuff like tetris. Want to be…
PART 5 – Deep Dive Into The 80’s – 1984
Dec 7, 2017 • 16 min
1984 was a big year, we were 12 and 17 where music took over our lives. So much pop culture came out in terms of movies, books, tv and the LA olympics. But on the flip side you had one of the worst man made disasters in India with over 20 thousand people…
PART 4 – Deep Dive Into The 80’s – 1983
Dec 1, 2017 • 15 min
Here we go as we deep dive into 1983, a big year for music for both of us. We talk about the big albums, yes LP’s not as much cassettes. We also talked about how close were to nuclear war with some major events happening over the pacific. But we can’t…
PART 3 – Deep Dive Into The 80’s – 1982
Nov 24, 2017 • 12 min
Here we go as we deep dive into 1982, part of our series into this decade. We found out that this year was a big year for us. E.T. of course was a big movie at the time, you either watched it in a cinema or at the drive-in. The top song that year from…
PART 2 – Deep Dive into the 80’s 1981
Nov 17, 2017 • 12 min
Oh yeah! part 2 of our deep dive into the 1980’s focusing on the year 1981 with Jocelyn. We focused a lot on the movies from that year. That year where movie ratings started to matter, where some of us could sneak into movies while I was getting shocked…
PART 1 – 1980
Nov 10, 2017 • 10 min
Oh yeah! part 1 of our deep dive into the 1980’s focusing on the year 1980 with Jocelyn. That was a long time ago, I was still a kid, Jocelyn was just getting into the swing of things as a teenager and discovering things like booze, drugs and women. He…
The 1980’s Are coming Back!
Nov 3, 2017 • 12 min
With Stranger Things coming back for a second season on Netflix, Jocelyn and I talked about how the 80’s itself is coming back hard. So we asked ourselves; what was the BEST year from the 80’s? You know what? we couldn’t do it! So we decided to do a DEEP…
Frodo Lives!
Sep 28, 2017 • 11 min
We reflect on the 80th anniversary of the publishing of the classic book The Hobbit. We talked about when we first read the book, how the Peter Jackson movies nailed it with Lord of the Rings, but kinda whiffed it with The Hobbit trilogy since the book…
How Come We Don’t Want To Watch Horror Movies Anymore?
Sep 22, 2017 • 10 min
After last episode where we talked about the movie IT, we continue the discussion about how we don’t have that urge to watch horror movies anymore as compared to when we were younger. Both of us were huge horror movie fans and we share some scary movie…