It looks like we’ve set a new record! It’s been almost EIGHT MONTHS since our last episode of Cantankerous (well, technically there’s a lost episode in there somewhere) and boy are we back with a bang! In this episode (number 13 for those keeping track), Reed shares his regrets in not pursuing a career in the arts, his slow descent into reclusion, and his reasoning for carrying a ‘dummy wallet’ when walking the streets of Thorold, Ontario at night. Reed also plays the role of raconteur, attempting to improvise a story on the spot in a desperate attempt to prove his inability to spin an engaging yarn. Thankfully, he totally redeems himself by sharing some lurid details surrounding a recent correspondence with a female pen pal, leading to a debate as to whether or not including the word ‘hello’ in an email subject line will make it through the spam filter. Finally, we open the show up to your Twitter questions, resulting in a half hour confrontation as Reed attempts to explain why he chose not to travel to the Big Apple to attend the world premiere of Jay’s first feature documentary (and visit with some of his Film Junk fans). It’s a cathartic, honest discussion that will leave you feeling like you’re listening in on something you shouldn’t be. So sit back and enjoy another fun-filled episode of your favourite oct-monthly podcast, Cantankerous!!