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This Week in Anguish is the Canucks podcast that feels your pain out loud.


A weekly conversation about the only thing that really matters

with co-hosts Tristan and Ardella Thompson.


New episodes released each Sunday during the season,

some Sundays during the off-season.

May 23, 2021

This week in anguish:

- We were going to make it through this year if it killed us, but we've survived long enough to come nearer to our mythical "tight forty-five" than we have in months, putting this cursed season to bed in 56 fun-filled minutes.

- Jim Benning, he of the real long history of breaking little hearts...

May 16, 2021

This week in anguish:

- We complete the final leg of our heads-in-the-sand marathon with Breakfast TV's broadcast from the smoldering wreckage of June 2011, What a Season.

- Mere waves in a sea of clever commentary, we make note of things like the revelation of the Seahawk parentage of the Green Men, hazy recollections...

May 10, 2021

This week in anguish:

- We laughed, we cried, and we once again skipped over the most painful bits along with the Boys of '82 in the 2002 Orca Bay Productions Canucks PPV feature - Raisin' Hell and Waving Towels. It's 46 minutes long, and it only took us 40 minutes to recap it. Progress!

- After lurking in The Bleakness...

May 3, 2021

This week in anguish:

- Alex Edler, Tyler Toffoli, Adam Gaudette, Jared McCann, and Gustav Forsling are whistle-stops on our hopefully one-time segment, The Bleakness

- The Virtanen situation confronts us with a bleakness of a very different sort. We're not quite sure what to say, but we give it our best shot.


Apr 25, 2021

This week in anguish:

- For a brief moment, it looked like the recuperating Canucks might go 19-0 to round out the season. Boy, wouldn't our faces have been red.

- So, we watched a thing. It was entertaining, nostalgic, hokey, and bizarre. If you didn't watch this thing, we saved you the trouble by poring over it in...