Shenanigans with Rick Welbanks

I really hope this works..

Direct download: intro.aif
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This time we harken back to the more wandering ways of Shit Rick Says of Yore. We open with a short discussion about Adam's dating woes, then Rick brings up Aliens and space, and then we talk about how Social Media tends not to encourage positive discourse, but rather enables more emotional outbursts and arguments. As Adam put it - "too many people, not enough emotional literacy"

Direct download: 52_shitricksays_episode52.mp3
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Short episode this week, Rick tells us a little bit about The Satanic Bible.

Also, Adam's other podcast is back -

Direct download: 51_shitricksays_episode51.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 8:14am EDT

Rick and Adam talk about Conan (the barbarian or the talk show host?), names that don't fit the people they were given to, feedback loops (the mental kind), the bystander effect, selfishness, self-regulation, helping people without meaning to, why you don't run into lone skin heads being dicks in public, whether or not you should support people who hold some views you strongly disagree with, being on top of mount "I don't give a Flip"

Direct download: 50_shitricksays_episode50.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 6:04pm EDT

Rick and Adam talk about being happier poor, trying to sell music gear, city life tending to exacerbate truckheads and selfishness, traveling to clear your head, sign language, the downside of inspiration porn, addiction vs personal choice, examining yourself, avoiding feelings, and cognitive dissonance.

Reference links!

Direct download: 49_shitricksays_episode49.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 12:05pm EDT

Rick and Adam talk about Adam's not-quite head trauma scare that nixed the show last week, Adam talks about having gone to see a dating coach of sorts which resulted in a list of dealbreakers which Adam and Rick go over, with a deviation into talking about the strength of character of Transgender people, and again, why people need to be able to joke about uncomfortable subjects.

Direct download: 48_shitricksays_episode48.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Find out what the hell has been going on with Rick and Adam for the last two months! Rick talks about life with less beer, Rick and Adam talk about being an introvert, Adam talks about hiw new job, and past dating failures, Rick is thinking about going back to school, Rick and Meka talk about communication and showing affection, and we all talk about why positive change can be hard but worth it.

Direct download: 47_shitricksays_episode47.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 2:50pm EDT

It's been a while, but the wait is almost over! Rick and Adam will be recording a new episode on Monday, Sept 1st, to be edited and released the same day. If you don't follow the facebook page ( you might want to. We don't post there a lot, but we do post occasional updates. Anyway, new episode tomorrow, and it might even be twice as long as usual. It's been 2 months of no shit so we have a lot of shit to make up for.

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 8:52am EDT

Rick is dealing with some more curveballs in his life and beyond that we've had scheduling conflicts. He (or we) will be back soon!

Direct download: hiatus2.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 4:23pm EDT

This week Rick tells us of his newest idea - to start a group for people who recognize they can be "truckheads" (not really truck) sometimes, and want to be better. Because it's not legal to spike the city's water supply with psychadelics (though that might be more effective).

Direct download: 46_shitricksays_episode46.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 4:37pm EDT

Adam listened to a podcast about Ayahuasca and other psychadelic drugs. He decides to ask Rick what various drugs are like in Rick's experience. Rick explains what alcohol, pot, cocaine, mushrooms and LSD were like for him, and tells us what he knows of Ayahuasca.

Direct download: 45_shitricksays_episode45.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

We were a little more random this week, but we found a tangent around halfway through. We talk about overcompensation, Rick's plans for other podcasts, Adam is working on a business plan, soylent alternatives (and people who would "eat" soylent), tabletop role playing and larping, and finally, another great explanation from Rick on something that's been puzzling Adam.

Direct download: 44_shitricksays_episode44.mp3
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Rick started by saying "I don't want to talk about that", and then we proceeded to talk about that for 80 minutes. But as usual, Rick makes it funny without making it stupid. Also, he comes up with possibly the best analogy ever for trying to make the world a better place. And makes Adam laugh so hard he falls off his chair. Really.

Referenced in the episode (Adam's interview with Queer Porn Performer Mara Dyne):

We also referred to Episode 5 of Year 7 of The 40 Year Old Boy Podcast (which Adam has now listened to as well)

Direct download: 43_shitricksays_episode43.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 12:21pm EDT

We're all over the map this week, talking about subtitutes for food, business ideas for the musically and technically inclined, a long discussion about free speech in comedy, riding bikes on the sidewalk, if being stronger makes you calmer, and checking your damn lizard brain.

Things Adam meant to promote, but didn't get to:

Direct download: 42_shitricksays_episode42.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 4:31pm EDT

We kick off the show with some career advice for Adam, Rick reads a written rant from the internet about bearded hipsters tarnishing manliness, and then we get a bit existential with some life wisdom. Oh, and Rick talks about some guitar pedals.

Nicki Daniels' Blog Post: "An Open Letter To Bearded Hipsters: Stop Ruining My Beard Fetish"

Direct download: 41_shitricksays_episode41.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Rick drops into Adam's apartment to let everyone know just what the hell happened to him last week - ie how a cat can make you homeless. Then we talk about being a decent human being (again, it bears repeating), and outer space. Rick insists everyone should watch the Cosmos reboot with Neil DeGrasse Tyson.

Direct download: 39_shitricksays_episode39.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 5:30am EDT

Rick has informed me that circumstances for him have taken a sudden and dramatic turn and he is unsure of when he will be able to record again, indefinitely. As he has alluded to before, his living situation has been kind of precarious for a while, and apparently shit hit the fan last night. I don't know when or if he'll be able to record again.

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

On this episode, we talk about The Last of Us, a fantastic PS3 game that Rick has played several times, and Adam watched like a movie via YouTube. Then Rick tells us about the actual origins of the term "pussy" as a pejorative, and we discuss the more gender neutral term "asshole".

Direct download: 38_shitricksays_episode38.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:52pm EDT

After missing a week due to illness, this week it's two half-sick but still punchy podcasters having a half random, half intellectual conversation about jesus freaks, idiots in bars, being moderate on taboo issues, Liam Neeson movies and more.

Direct download: 37_shitricksays_episode37.mp3
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Friend of the show Zubin calls in while on a break from training in the Canadian Forces, and tells us what he's been up to since last we spoke.

Direct download: 36_shiticksays_episode36.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:25am EDT

If you've made it this far, give yourself a pat on the back. This is the homestretch. In the final part, we talk about IQ tests and how they work differently for people on the spectrum, problems with the DSM and psychological diagnoses, gifted kids being stuck in boring classes and acting out, thinking styles, being detail oriented vs big picture, two different visual thinking styles, and finally a brief summary and takeaways.

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 5:30am EDT

We talk about Autism some more, continuing from Adam's notes about Dr. Temple Grandin's book The Autistic Brain. We talk about social difficulties and behaviour problems for children, we talk about the sensory issues people on the spectrum face, why 50 shades of grey is a terrible example of BDSM and what being non-verbal means in the Autistic sense.

Direct download: 35b_shitricksays_episode35b.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Sort of like a book club this week, Adam brings his notes about Dr. Temple Grandin's book "The Autistic Brain" to go over with Rick and Meka. We talk about misconceptions about Autism, how it is Neurological not Psychological, how people on the spectrum experience things differently and briefly get into the sensory issues.

Direct download: 35_shitricksays_episode35.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 8:09pm EDT

Rick and Adam have a semi-aimless discussion about a variety of things including music nerdery, we talk about a mummy you probably haven't heard of, modern diets, we get into autism briefly and then why you should try to be a better person and how to do that.

Direct download: 34_shitricksays_episode34.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 8:21am EDT

So, Rick has written and recorded some new theme music for the show, and we decided for anyone who really loves the dulcet tones of the theme you've been familiar with for almost 30 episodes, we would offer it for download. Will also be available for download on

Direct download: SRS_OldThemeMusic.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:58pm EDT

Rick along with former bandmates Jason Toner and Richard Fairthorne talk about the debaucherous life of up and coming rock stars, being ahead of their time for DIY and self-promotion, why music sucks now, racism, and c*nts on the internet.

Direct download: 33_shitricksays_episode33.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 7:54am EDT

Disclaimer (1) - This episode was recorded a couple of weeks ago. Disclaimer (2) - the subject matter is kinda heavy.

On this episode, we talked about a rather inflammatory blog post (about what constitutes rape) that someone sent to Adam, what it means to be feminist, and we try to figure out the distinction between being a victim and playing a victim.

Direct download: 32_shitricksays_episode32.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:28am EDT

Rick and Adam talk about obscure subgenres of metal, yoga, broga, awkward aerobics classes, difficult customers and the difference between being a leader and being a boss.

Direct download: 31_shitricksays_episode31.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 8:21am EDT

Zubin returns to spend the last day of his holiday break finish telling us about the Canadian Forces. We are far less cranky and tired this week and have quite a few laughs.

Direct download: 30_shitricksays_episode30.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:24am EDT