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Wanye Gretz, Baggedmilk, and the Squire talk about everything ranging from sports to booze to hair plugs and more in this podcast brought to you by the Nation Network.

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Some love for Moose Jaw, the Oilers won again, and mapping out Nation Con
3d ago
Some love for Moose Jaw, the Oilers won again, and mapping out Nation Con
Thursday afternoon means it's time for a fresh episode of the Real Life Podcast, the show where the guys probably should talk about the Edmonton Oilers but probably won't get there in the end.Kicking off the Thursday episode of Real Life, the guys got started with a conversation about producer Pat Puff after he came through with a big save yesterday during Oilersnation Everyday when the Internet went down mid-show. Seeing that there was a problem, Pat jumped to attention and saved the day by joining the broadcast to keep things going while Frank Seravalli was talking about the trade deadline. With the praising of Pat out of the way, the conversation turned to Wanye's trip to Moose Jaw from last weekend. Even though that trip had nothing to do with anything, the guys still spent 20 minutes talking about it anyway. After discussing everything from Mac the Moose to the Al Capone tunnels, the conversation somehow turned to West Edmonton Mall and how much Bourbon Street has changed over the last two decades. Finally getting to the Oilers, the guys looked at last night's win over the St. Louis Blues and how that game was both thrilling and frustrating at the same time. Yet, before they spent even 30 seconds talking about the game, the conversation turned to literally anything other than hockey, which is what you probably expected from the Real Life podcast.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
The Oilers struggles, Knoblauch's line combos, and some visitors from out of town
6d ago
The Oilers struggles, Knoblauch's line combos, and some visitors from out of town
The snow is flying in Edmonton, the Oilers lost their third straight game against the hated Calgary Flames, and that meant a whole lot for the boys to talk about on the Monday episode of Real Life.Kicking off the podcast, the guys started the podcast by welcoming Dooks from Australia and Brandon from Illinois to the podcast to talk about their respective trips to Edmonton to watch the Oilers. From the way Nation Citizens have stepped up to make their trips feel more special to experiencing Rogers Place for the first time, it was so much fun to hear the boys talk about what it's been like to visit our city and view it through their eyes. Getting back to the regularly scheduled programming, the guys tried to figure out what the hell is happening with the Edmonton Oilers and why the team seems to be struggling so immensely right now. For whatever reason, the Oilers are playing as porously as they were early in the season, and the result is giving up goals en masse, and those lapses are costing them games.Lastly, the guys wrapped up the Monday episode of Real Life with a look at Kris Knoblauch's line combos and how there are some players who probably deserve more ice time than they're getting, even though the coach doesn't seem to agree. As an example, when Dylan Holloway is leading the team in shots against the Flames, would it not have made sense to give him a few extra shifts to see if he could make good on all that hard work? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Watching a game at Mullett Arena, Oilers lose to the Bruins, and Evan Bouchard's contract
22-02-2024
Watching a game at Mullett Arena, Oilers lose to the Bruins, and Evan Bouchard's contract
The boys are back from the Arizona #NationVacation, which meant there was a lot to talk about on the Thursday episode of the Real Life podcast.Kicking off the podcast, the guys got started with a recap of the trip to Scottsdale and how it was one of the greatest weekends any of the guys have ever experienced. From going to a game at Mullett Arena to the pre and post-game show at Devil's Advocate to cruising around in autonomous cars, there were plenty of stories to cover despite the trip being only 47 hours.Getting back to the Oilers, the guys walked through the experience of watching the game in a rink that small and how it was an electric environment to watch a game. To put it lightly, it was absolutely bananas to go to an away game in another country that felt just like a home game at Rogers Place. The unfortunate part is that there's no way an arena that small should be part of the National Hockey League so everyone just felt lucky that they were able to experience it at least once.Finally, the guys wrapped up the Thursday episode of Real Life with a look at last night's loss to the Bruins and how that game was both thrilling and frustrating at the same time. From the way the boys stunk it up in the second period to the missed PP opportunity in OT, the first matchup of the season against Boston was a rollercoaster of emotions.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Worldly doppelgangers, Jordan Eberle trade rumours, and the #NationVacation countdown
15-02-2024
Worldly doppelgangers, Jordan Eberle trade rumours, and the #NationVacation countdown
Thursday afternoon means it's time for a fresh episode of the Real Life Podcast, the show where the guys want to talk about the Edmonton Oilers but probably won't get there in the end.Kicking off the podcast, the guys got started with a random collection of topics, including an homage to the Crushed Can in Moose Jaw and a conversation about whether or not Chinese Elon Musk is real. While everyone other than Wanye thinks fake Elon is a real person, one of the greatest things to happen in the social media era is having all of these celebrity look-alikes popping up all over the world.Getting back to the Oilers, the boys discussed the Jordan Eberle rumour, as varying insiders have linked the Oilers to their former friends as a potential trade target. The guys also talked about this weekend's trip down to Arizona for the #NationVacation, and how they all think Mullett Arena will be half-full of Oilers fans. Could it be possible that the place will have more Oilers fans than Coyotes fans?Lastly, the guys wrapped up the Thursday episode of Real Life with more randomness, diving into topics that ranged from parenthood, everyone's love of Hunter the Lynx, world travel, and why Mr. Beast changes his YouTube thumbnails as often as he does. If you're a fan of Real Life episodes that have absolutely no structure then this Thursday edition of the podcast is definitely for you.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
The Super Bowl, Usher's halftime show, and planning Connor McDavid's wedding
12-02-2024
The Super Bowl, Usher's halftime show, and planning Connor McDavid's wedding
The boys were all in the studio for once, The Super Bowl needed recapping, and that meant a whole lot for the boys to talk about on the Monday episode of Real Life. Kicking off the podcast, the guys started with a recap of The Super Bowl before the conversation was quickly derailed by Chalmers trying to explain why he missed last Thursday's episode. Instead of getting back to The Super Bowl, they then spent some time talking about the City and Colour concert at Rogers Place on Saturday night and how it was a fantastic evening of music even though Dallas Green didn't play some of the hits. Getting back to football, the guys walked through The Super Bowl between the 49ers and Chiefs and how the start of that football game was so incredibly boring. Thankfully, the back half picked up significantly before having the game reach its conclusion on a perfect drive by Pat Mahomes in OT. With three championships in the last five seasons, is Mahomes putting himself into the conversation to be one of the greatest athletes of all time?Lastly, the guys wrapped up the Monday episode of Real Life with a little bit of Oilers talk after the 4-0 drubbing by the Kings on Saturday night. As you'd expect, however, the conversation lasted about 15 seconds before the topic changed to Connor McDavid's wedding and how he is not at all involved in the planning process. That gave the boys a window to do some planning for him, offering up their ideas on what would make a perfect wedding day for the Oilers captain.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Oilers trade rumours, starting a new win streak, and the #NationVacation to Arizona
08-02-2024
Oilers trade rumours, starting a new win streak, and the #NationVacation to Arizona
Thursday afternoon means it's time for a fresh episode of the Real Life Podcast, the show where the guys want to talk about the Edmonton Oilers but probably won't get there in the end. Kicking off the podcast, the guys got started as randomly as you'd expect from this podcast. First, Tyler revealed that he forgot his iPad on the plane on his way back from Toronto and how his own laziness is preventing him from going back to the airport to pick it up. He also touched on the continued neighbour drama on his street and how the levels of pettiness have risen to unprecedented levels. Turning the podcast back toward the Oilers, the guys walked through the Oilers' loss to Las Vegas and how it was a tough pill to swallow, given how well the visitors played in that contest. Yet, despite the hard-fought battle, some fans took the result way harder than they should have. If you read some of the comments at Oilersnation.com and on our social media, you'd think the Oilers had just lost 16 games in a row instead of winning them. Lastly, the fellas walked through their excitement for the upcoming Nation Vacation to Arizona and how this trip to the Mullett Arena could end up as a bucket list item. Seeing as there are plenty of rumours that the team could be moving as early as next year, watching the Oilers play in an arena that small has the guys extremely excited about what's to come in under two short weeks. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
NHL All-Star Game, celebrity sightings, and the Oilers shoot for 17 straight wins
05-02-2024
NHL All-Star Game, celebrity sightings, and the Oilers shoot for 17 straight wins
The boys are back from Toronto, All-Star Game weekend has wrapped, and everyone was back in Edmonton for the first in-studio episode of Real Life in quite some time. Kicking off the podcast, the guys started with a recap from Toronto and what the boys experienced in the days leading up to the NHL's annual all-star weekend. From the moment the boys arrived in Toronto until the time everyone got back to Edmonton, there was so much going on in the 6ix that it took almost half the podcast to get through all of the stories. From Bublé's confession at the player draft to the way the players navigated the skills competition and the game itself, there was plenty to talk about after what was a very busy few days on the road.Changing gears, the guys spoke about the 4 Nations tournament between Canada, the USA, Finland, and Sweden that the NHL will hold next year during a similar break that the players would get for the Olympics. While some of the guys appreciate the idea of best-on-best, others feel like a tournament with only four teams seems like a waste of time, even though the league will undoubtedly secure the bag. Either way, one thing everyone can agree on is that it will be fantastic to see Connor McDavid wearing a Canadian jersey for the first time since the World Juniors tournament. Changing gears, the podcast turned toward a random collection of topics, including a tribute to the amazing roles Carl Weathers played over the years, the endless talents of Flava Flav, Tyler going to the Nelly Furtado concert even though he thought he was seeing Nelly. They also spoke about the Grammys for a few minutes after Tracy Chapman and Luke Combs gave a beautiful rendition of Fast Car, which happened to be the first time the former has performed in years.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
The Oilers' perfect January, smoked meat, and Jay's lofty trade deadline plan
29-01-2024
The Oilers' perfect January, smoked meat, and Jay's lofty trade deadline plan
The Oilers just wrapped up a perfect month of January, Chalmers was back with a tooth-brushing update, and that meant a whole lot to talk about on the Monday episode of the Real Life podcast. Kicking off the podcast, the boys got started with a fresh round of podcast reviews that included a truckload of feedback regarding Chalmers' dental hygiene. In terms of connecting with the audience, it's been a minute since any show stories have landed as well as this one. Changing gears, the podcast turned toward Chalmers' gripe with smoking meat. Even though he's always dreamt of being a meat smoker guy, the fact that he doesn't like the food he produces is absolutely hilarious. Changing gears, the guys spent the next few minutes discussing the Nation Vacation to Arizona that's coming up in a few short weeks and why you need to be a part of this trip. With only four spots available, the guys tried to incentivize signing up with some of the worst ideas humanly possible. Sticking with the Oilers, Jay laid out his pitch for why Edmonton should chase Sidney Crosby as a potential deadline target. As you'll hear, Jay was incredibly passionate about the idea, only to have that enthusiasm quelled by an unimpressed Tyler YaremchukLastly, the guys wrapped up the Monday episode of the podcast with a look at the Super Bowl after Tyler tweeted that it's going to be the worst final of all time. Tyler's opinion wasn't shared by everyone, however, as the San Francisco versus Kansas City matchup does have more intrigue than maybe one might expect.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Chalmers went to Oilers practice, Campbell trade rumours, and Tiger leaves NIKE
08-01-2024
Chalmers went to Oilers practice, Campbell trade rumours, and Tiger leaves NIKE
There was plenty to talk about on the Monday episode of the Real Life podcast as the Oilers wrapped up a seventh straight win over the weekend against the Senators, but the real question is always whether the boys get to the hockey talk or not.The fellas started the podcast with a dose of NFL talk after the Buffalo Bills clinched their playoff spot, leading Tyler to explain how the playoffs are better when Buffalo is involved. That led the guys to talk about which NHL teams would be in the same category. Outside of the original six teams, are there any other teams that you love to watch or hate during the playoffs? Changing gears, Chalmers told the story about watching the Oilers at practice this past week and how it was an incredible experience for the kids he coaches. Sticking with the Oilers, Tyler wanted to break down some of the latest Jack Campbell rumours after an NHL insider revealed that it would cost Edmonton two first-round picks to get rid of the goaltender. Would it make sense for the Oilers to pay such a premium? Next up, the guys looked at NIKE's decision to part ways with Tiger Woods after 27 years and how it's almost unimaginable that he will no longer be representing the brand in the future. Lastly, the guys wrapped up the Monday episode of Real Life with a random collection of topics that ranged from Zach Hyman's heater to Chalmers' hatred of Stanley mugs.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Are puzzles an acceptable gift, Cabela's Santa, and the Edmonton Oilers
18-12-2023
Are puzzles an acceptable gift, Cabela's Santa, and the Edmonton Oilers
The Oilers lost their last two hockey games in disappointing fashion, which meant there was plenty to talk about on the Monday episode of the Real Life Podcast. As always, the real question was whether or not the boys would actually talk about those games or not. Kicking off the Monday episode of Real Life, the boys got started with a recap of Tyler's holiday party and how the gift exchange to a real turn when one of his friends brought a puzzle. Unfortunately for Tyler, his hatred of puzzles didn't fly in the room as pretty much everyone jumped to defend the gift. After the puzzle talk subsided, the guys then spent a bunch of time talking about board games being underrated and how this time of year is the perfect time to pull them out. Turning the podcast back to the Oilers, the boys discussed Saturday's loss to Florida and how it was a frustrating night for an Oilers team that had been playing so well in the weeks beforehand. From start to finish, the Oilers did not look like the club that had won eight games in a row, as they basically gave the Florida Panthers all the time and space they needed to run away with the evening. Given how poorly that game went, the guys spent a couple of minutes wondering how close Ken Holland is from making a move to try and help the current group, given that a handful of other contenders are actively addressing holes on their rosters.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Tyler's golf hypothetical, neighbourhood drama, and the Oilers' win streak
14-12-2023
Tyler's golf hypothetical, neighbourhood drama, and the Oilers' win streak
There was plenty to talk about on the Thursday episode of the Real Life podcast as the Oilers fish for a ninth consecutive win tonight against the Tampa Bay Lightning, but the real question is always whether the boys get to the hockey talk or not. Kicking off the podcast, the fellas got started with a dose full of shenanigans after Tyler walked into the podcast studio with a litre of cola that sent the boys down a rabbit hole. It started with wondering how much sugar you're allowed to consume in a day and somehow ended up with a conversation about whether or not you could play a -10 round of golf at Augusta if you had unlimited mulligans. Somehow, the shenanigans led to an update from Tyler about his neighbourhood drama that revolved around a parking beef between two households. Changing gears, the boys spent a few minutes talking about the Oilers' eight-game winning streak and how it's a run that can keep going, provided that the Oilers keep up their level of play. Lastly, the Thursday episode of the podcast wrapped up with another round of Chalmers construction corner as he tabled the idea of making content on YouTube if he could figure out how to make it work. Would the Nation be willing to give him an intern to film his day job? Probably not, but there's little doubt that there's an appetite for more Chalmers construction content.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.