Episode 172: Defending Your Life (with J.D. Burke)

This week on the show that might waive, but then again might not, J.D. BURKE of The Athletic Vancouver stops by the show for a lengthy discussion on where the Canucks are at after the midway point of the season, what they should do about Alex Edler as trade deadline approaches, and how the Edler conversation is over-shadowing some more important decisions the team needs to make either at the deadline or during the off-season. PLUS: Why everyone hates J.D., and getting real about the lifestyle of those trying to break into the current sports media landscape.

Episode 171: Happy Hour (with Steve Ewen)

This week on the show that bombed out in the quarter-finals, sportswriter STEVE EWEN (PostMedia, The Province) stops by to wrap up the World Junior tournament that took over Vancouver to start the new year, and all that talk of junior talent leads to a discussion on the Vancouver Giants, and why you’re unlikely to see hockey ever return full-time to the Pacific Coliseum. PLUS: Lacrosse’s return to downtown! The rise of Vancouver’s basketball culture! And how the Canucks are failing Elias Pettersson.

Episode 170: Fixing For A Jones (with Josh Custodio)

This week on the show that has singlehandedly killed the UFC, CHICA bassist and Justin’s Top Marks co-host JOSH CUSTODIO stops by the show to make sense of the latest Jon Jones drug test mess and break down an eventful UFC 232 card that helped the company put a positive exclamation point on what had otherwise been a rocky 2018. PLUS: The search for UFC’s great babyface! Amanda Nunes and the future of women’s MMA! How Conor vs Khabib has become The Prestige! And we’re all enjoying dunking on Darren Rovell, but is there some level of truth to his perspective? Plus the boys dish on their favourite movies of the year.

Episode 169: World Sjunior Hamburgers (with Ryan Lambert)

This week on the show, it's the holiday season which means only one thing to the discerning hockey fan: it's time for the World Juniors! To break it all down, RGS World Juniors expert RYAN LAMBERT makes his fourth annual appearance on the program to talk up the tournament, the Flyers' firing Dave Hakstol, the rise of Carter Hart, and the way NHL teams waste the prime years of their young goalies. PLUS: We name our favourite movies of the year, and Justin goes on an unhinged rant against George Parros and the NHL's Department of Player Safety.

Episode 168: Patriot Games (with David Roth)

This week on the show, RGS isn’t the only three letter acronym coming back from the dead! We’re talking Vince McMahon’s XFL revival, as Deadspin’s DAVID ROTH joins the show for a discussion on the parallel lives of Donald Trump and Vince McMahon, the driving forces within their deranged rich guy brains, and whether a league brought back to capitalize on a political moment can succeed three years after that moment has passed. PLUS: The Brewers’ improbable playoff run, the Mariners’ ongoing locker room demolition, Crab Rangoon, and things of that nature.

Episode 167: The Learn'd Astronomer (with Jackson McDonald)

This week, it’s the return. The show is back with brand new material, as CanucksArmy’s JACKSON McDONALD joins Justin to talk the Canucks’ deployment of Nikolay Goldobin, the on-going war over the Russian winger between rabid factions on either side, the maturation of Jake Virtanen, and more. But beyond Canucks talk, they also get into OHL’s hazing controversy, and what it reveals about labour needs and unionization in the CHL — and an article of Jackson’s that was read on the floor of Ontario’s provincial parliament.

Episode 166: Back in the Saddle (with Nick Dika)

This week on the show that's back from the dead, Justin lays out his vision of the future of the show and hopes that you'll stick around to see it through with him. The show comes back in earnest next week, but in the meantime, there's already an example of what an RGS episode with Justin flying solo with guest sounds like. Chances are, you just haven't heard it…

Episode 164: Home Alone

This week on the show that needs something to blame after last year, John is away watching the Leafs home opener, so Stefan and Justin fly solo and go heavy on Canucks content right before the 2018/19 NHL season kicks off. And why not when they’ve given us so much to talk about: on banning Fortnite, Bo Horvat’s political machinations, the case for playing skill guys, and Stefan’s #IgnoreTheLottery campaign. PLUS: The Gritty backlash has arrived! Kawhi Leonard’s weird laugh! Predicting the NHL season! And what it would take for us to finally stop cheering for the Canucks.

Episode 163: The Chip & Dip Blip

This week on the show that f***ing was terrible today, the Real Good Boys are back giving the people more of what they want: in-depth food discussions. It’s snacking season, baby! No better way to enjoy the NFL season than with some quality chips and dip. But which chips are best? And John comes out swinging against dip in general. PLUS: Stefan buys the world’s worst bag of chips. And Justin waxes nostalgic about the authentic Mexican cuisine of Blaine, Washington.