A podcast about the great Canadian Show Letterkenny
There are 5,000 people in Letterkenny.
These are their problems.
From the outside, Letterkenny appears to be a sort of rural, Canadian Seinfeld: a comedy focused on the banal details of the day-to-day lives of a group of hicks and their associates in a small town. Now, I know what you’re thinking: how could anybody podcast about a show that’s about nothing?
The fact of the matter is that like Letterkenny, there’s more going on once you peel back the surface. Al, Tanya, Victor, and Mat break down an episode every week, and in the course of so doing, they invite us into their lives for a little while. We feel like we’re just shooting the breeze with our friends, like the hicks hanging out in front of the produce stand. They have grown a community around The Produce Stand that is effusive and welcoming. The addition of weekly guests, recruited from the Twitter group chat and Patreon, expands the sense of communal buy-in and brings even more diversity to the conversation. Those conversations continue in the Discord server channel with the weekly after-party, where we can hang out and get a little sneak peek at the podcast before it gets posted, and throughout the week in the Twitter DM group.
The recent Ag Hall Social episode is a testament to the community that has sprung up around the podcast. If you want to get a clear sense of the show, listen to that episode. Even though it’s not strictly about Letterkenny, it showcases the type of people who are drawn to it, and the passion that is infectious amongst the fans.
Dana is a professional nerd and endlessly curious.