Shenanigans With Rick Welbanks


Hi, my name is Rick Welbanks and this is my podcast. I'm alot of things, a musician, an idealist, also a curmudgeon. I'm unjustifiably over-opinionated. I'm fond of ranting but I'm not selling anything, so there's that. This is Shenanigans with Rick Welbanks.


  • SRS#24 - A real history lesson for Hipsters

    18/11/2013 Duración: 01h22min

    History enthusiast Steve Cox comes on the show to talk to Rick about (surprise!) history - mainly World War 1 and 2. We talk about why Hitler was the world's first hipster, why you don't mess with Russia, how Switzerland takes "neutrality" to a whole other level, religious wars, and more.

  • SRS#23 - Personal Responsibility

    11/11/2013 Duración: 01h01min

    Our guest bailed last minute so Rick and Adam decided to talk about personal responsibility, why it's bad to bubble wrap everything and coddle people, rules and laws (whether you agree with them and why), Toronto's crack smoking (#inadrunkenstupor) Mayor Rob Ford, discussing beliefs and politics, critical thinking (not letting emotion solely dictate your actions and decisions) and Adam realizes he is slowly becoming more libertarian, apparently.

  • SRS#22 with Tattoo Artist Steve Plum

    04/11/2013 Duración: 01h20min

    Adam's friend Tim comes on the show to talk about how he ended up with custody of his children, what he learned about family law that you should know, and we talk about how to empower your kid to learn on their own and deal with bullying.

  • SRS#21 (Part 2) - Improv, Voice Acting, Family Law and Marketing to Single Parents with guest Tim

    31/10/2013 Duración: 53min

    Part 2! The rest of the conversation with Tim. He talks about doing improv, we talk about voice acting, more family law stuff and marketing aimed at single parents (or at least those ones with breasts)

  • SRS#21 (Part 1) - Custody, Parenting and Family law with guest Tim

    28/10/2013 Duración: 01h05min

    Adam's friend Tim comes on the show to talk about how he ended up with custody of his children, what he learned about family law that you should know, and we talk about how to empower your kid to learn on their own and deal with bullying.

  • SRS#20 - Joining the Army with guest Zubin

    21/10/2013 Duración: 02h02min

    Zubin returns to the podcast for a 4 way panel discussion about joining the army, things that are offensive, treason, rape, dealing with victims, intelligence and finding humour in the mundane

  • SRS#19 - Slumlords, the human condition and Euthanasia

    14/10/2013 Duración: 01h07min

    On this episode, Rick talks about his adventures with a horrible landlord, we talk about the human condition and why we can't all just get along, a brief detour into music talk, and then wrap up with a discussion about Euthanasia

  • SRS#18 - Israel Skype-in, Squirrels, Close Calls, Context and Sexism!

    30/09/2013 Duración: 01h14min

    This one is a real barn burner! We skype in a listener/fan from Israel (who is quite witty and well spoken) to talk about his country and the Middle East from a local perspective. Then Rick's girlfriend Meka joins the conversation and we talk about Rick's apartment being overrun by Squirrels, Adam's near death experience, and then a good long chat about proper word use (ie with "rape"), and the perils of sexism to both sides of the gender gap.

  • SRS#17 - "Rock Scars" with Chad Valyear

    22/09/2013 Duración: 52min

    Chad Valyear (singer from the old band The Undergods) is on the show for a slightly more random episode. We talk about being Rock Scars (after a freudian slip by Adam), naming bands, being couthless, destroying bridges and Adam takes his leash powers too far for Rick.

  • SRS#16 - Marriage (or lack thereof) with returning guest Andy

    16/09/2013 Duración: 01h03min

    Andy (from the Apocalypse Episode) is back, joining Rick and Adam to talk about a new topic - Why more and more men are opting out of marriage, and why the three of us are also not in favour of tying the knot either.

  • SRS#15pt2 - Addiction, Rock Bottom and Recovery with Jordan Z

    12/09/2013 Duración: 01h02min

    Warning, things get heavy on this one. Jordan tells us about how his life started to fall apart a couple years ago, the point where he reached rock bottom and how he snapped himself out of it and is getting his life back on track now. There are life lessons and insights in this one - don't be afraid to ask for help when you need it.

  • SRS#15pt1 - Tales of a musician's life with Jordan Zijlstra

    09/09/2013 Duración: 59min

    On this episode we are joined by Jordan Zijlstra, formerly of the Oshawa band RPO whom used to play shows with Rick's old band Tallman back in the early 2000s. The guys talk about the old days and the 3 of us rant about the current state of music.

  • SRS#14 - Reddit, Israel, Dancing, Working Out, Allergies and Hipsters

    02/09/2013 Duración: 01h21min

    Rick and Adam talk about a whole slew of stuff - reddit drama, a listener email about Israel, Adam's gym adventures, Adam wants to learn how to dance (Rick doesn't), allergies developing spontaneously, Rick is considering cleaning up his look and the guys rant about Hipsters.

  • SRS#13 - Music and a whole lot of food, diet and health stuff

    26/08/2013 Duración: 01h58min

    Rick's friend Merlin stops by, the guys talk about music for the first 30 minutes and then the rest of the podcast is about food, diet and health. Merlin lays a mountain of information on us.

  • SRS#12 - Stand-Up Comedy with Drew MC

    19/08/2013 Duración: 01h40min

    Rick's friend Drew calls in from Vancouver to talk to Rick about their time performing stand up comedy together in BC, good and bad stand-up, funny things to do in strip clubs, masturbation techniques, agreeing with an artist's politics but not enjoying their art, and how Drew discovered Rick has a Prince Albert piercing.

  • SRS#11 - Gaming and online behaviour with Zubin

    06/08/2013 Duración: 01h14min

    It's the CrippleCast! Rick broke his leg, but that didn't stop us. Rick's friend Zubin stops by to discuss gaming, terrible team mates, the general consequences of online behaviour, and the psychology of hiding behind a moniker. Also - we joined the PodBender network!.

  • SRS#10 - Mousepocalypse, UK Porn Ban, GMOs/Alternative Medicine

    27/07/2013 Duración: 01h19min

    Rick talks about life at his new apartment, killing lots of mice, SwapSity (a bartering/trade service), the UK Porn Ban, one of the actual positive uses of GMOs, and Adam and Rick have their first real "debate".

  • SRS#09 - Impromptu episode

    13/07/2013 Duración: 01h22min

    Rick and Maya talk about why they would both prefer to date guys than girls, a dinosaur museum, the ethics and physics of dwarf tossing, and lastly, Rick tells us why he wants to Fuck Marilyn Manson. It's not what you'd think.

  • SRS#08 - Nationalism and "Bros before Hoes"

    04/07/2013 Duración: 01h24min

    Rick and Adam discuss why Nationalism and Patriotism are dumb, how "bros before hoes" is just an excuse for douchey behavior, and Rick gets Victorian about breasts. Special guest appearance by an ice cream truck.

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