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Long & Hard Podcast

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Edmonton's Entertainment, Variety, and Comedy Podcast. Interviews with local business owners, creatives, entertainers, influencers, and overall interesting humans from the Greater YEG area. Hosted by lifelong friends & entreprenerus Thomas Harrington & Josh Blais.

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L&H71 - Serial Entrepreneuring ft. Sean Chai

August 5th, 2020


We have serial entrepreneur Sean Chai back on the show to discuss all things fitness, business, and how to stay sane delivering meals to hundreds of people during a pandemic.

Topics we cover:
Shifting as an entrepreneur

L&H70 - Portable Gloryholes ft. The Unpolished Podcast

July 29th, 2020


Topics covered involve:
Making Handshakes Great Again
Why the elbow bump will never catch on
Portable Gloryholes and the Gloryhole business that the …

L&H69 - Someone Stab Me Already ft. Uncle Hack

July 22nd, 2020


A very special 69TH Episode featuring the one and only, Uncle Hack.

We spare no time with getting into how Twitter is real life to some people, how Hack has limitless material working right above the bus stop on Jasper …

L&H68 - No Mask, No Pants ft. Anthony Zorzetto

July 15th, 2020


We are back this week with return guest Anthony Zorzetto, doing episode 2 IN PERSON this time!

Anthony is a construction company founder and owner, father, and public speaker.

Many gems of wisdom ensue, The boys get into …

L&H67 - 14 Year Old Dads ft. Ben Proulx

July 8th, 2020


This week we are joined by Actor, Comedian, Author, Podcaster, and new dad Ben Proulx on this week's show!

The boys get down to talking about Boomers, …

L&H66 - Perspective ft. Chris Liddle

July 1st, 2020


We're back this week with trainer and podcaster Chris Liddle for a super uplifting episode!

We get into talking about some of the amazing stories of people Chris has interviewed, how training can reach people at an …

L&H65 - Living History ft. Jim Kerr

June 24th, 2020


Comedian Jim Kerr is back with the boys and free from quarantine!

We jump right into complaining about Edmonton's weather, potholes, and scooters.

L&H64 - Riding Camels ft. Spencer Foo

June 17th, 2020


We are live with our first post-apocalypse guest and Hockey star - Spencer Foo.

The guy with the greatest instagram handle we've seen, Spencer plays in the KHL with Kunlun Red Star, and got to lace em up for the Calgary …

L&H63 - We Swear We're Not High

June 10th, 2020


In this episode of "we swear we aren't high, honest to God", the boys cover some of the deepest depths of politics, society, decentralization, and …

L&H62 - Casting Couch Hour

June 3rd, 2020


We're back in the studio this week with our amateur recording setup and socially distancing (from everyone, cause we're recluses).

We discuss everything that's gone through our heads over the last couple months, all the …

L&H61 - Boys Vs. Girls Episode 4

May 27th, 2020


On the final installment of Boys Vs. Girls, the boys and girls are out of quarantine for a live episode!

We play 21 questions and touch on really deep …

L&H60 - Boys Vs. Girls Episode 3

May 20th, 2020


On the third installment of Boys Vs. Girls, we are joined by 2girls1broadcast to discuss popular subjects and get takes from both sexes. Questions …

L&H59 - Boys Vs. Girls Episode 2

May 13th, 2020


On the second episode of Boys Vs. Girls, we are joined by 2girls1broadcast to discuss popular subjects and get takes from both sexes. Questions …

L&H58 - Boys Vs. Girls Episode 1

May 6th, 2020


Welcome to our new miniseries, Boys Vs. Girls! We are joined by 2girls1broadcast to discuss popular subjects and get takes from both sexes. Questions …


April 29th, 2020


Negative Oil Prices are amongst us! Free oil for everyone!

Chris D'Elia's special is solid.

Going between despair and desperation to full of ideas - …

L&H56 - Quarantined and Hard

April 22nd, 2020


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One year and one day (when you could actually leave the house) since the …

L&H55 - Long and Quarantined

April 15th, 2020


In epidsode 4 of Long and Quarantined, the boys talk about how time flies in solitary, giving yourself a haircut and fucking up royally. It don't …

L&H54 - Defeating Addiction ft. Anthony Zorzetto

April 8th, 2020


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This week of Long and Quarantined, we have Anthony Zorzetto on the Skype machine

We talk about the hard hitting topic of overcoming drug addiction, …

L&H53 - Namaste On Your Dumpster Fire

April 1st, 2020


The boys (girls) are back for this very special episode of the Long and Broadcast Podcast!

We give our hosts no script whatsoever, because that's how …

L&H52 - Quarantined with Uncle Hack

March 25th, 2020


The first of our remote social distancing episodes!

The man that needs no introduction has joined the boys of the Long and Hard Podcast for a …

L&H51 - We Like Hot Moms ft. Jim Kerr & Alex Fortin

March 18th, 2020


The boys are back with comedians Jim Kerr and Alex Fortin for a couple hours of your listening pleasure. We get right into the roast of Alex Fortin, dumb people are visibly stupid, wearing a suit to grad 2 pictures, WE …

L&H50 - Be Authentic ft. Ben Loates

March 11th, 2020


This week a very special guest joins the pod - Josh and Thomas' grade 8 Student teacher of Social Studies - Mr. Ben Loates!

Ben is no longer known for his prowess in the classroom - he is a leading Real Estate Agent here …

L&H49 - "I'm thinking about getting an STI"

March 4th, 2020


In this episode, we mull over cars and how much vaseline dealerships need to get deals done, driving like a douche, writing off your lambo, the …

L&H48 - Karly Has Coronavirus

February 26th, 2020


On this episode of Edmonton's Longest and Hardest Podcast, the boys are flying solo and coming to you with some knowledge on dreams and junior high, …

L&H47 - Taking the Leap ft. Adam Blank

February 19th, 2020


In this week's Episode, we are graced with the presence of Comedian and Podcaster, Adam Blank, who was voted Edmonton's Funniest Person in 2019. We …

L&H46 - Cosmic Adventuring ft. JusJrdn & Brandon P

February 12th, 2020


This week, we have Hip Hop artist JusJrdn and his brother/manager Brandon. The boys get down to talking about how to not cut your hair for 10 years, how to properly goal set in 2020, and how to meditate in an ever more …

L&H45 - Please Don't Stab Me, Mr. Rodman ft. Randy King

February 5th, 2020


This week we are joined by International Self Defense Coach, Randy King (@randykinglive). We discuss Randy's recent fire, his take on self defense …

L&H44 - Making A Canadian ft. Peter Cender

January 29th, 2020


This week we are joined by Peter Cender of the Edmonton Eskimos. Peter is a professional football player and stand up comedian.

We discuss his NCAA …

L&H42 - Real Estate Round Table

January 15th, 2020



Introducing our new semi-recurring segment of Real Estate Round Table. We bring in our expert friends from around the YEG real estate …

L&H41 - The New Year's Episode They Don't Want You To Hear

January 8th, 2020


We're back to our regular scheduled program and your new year's resolutions suck. This week we discuss why new year's resolutions don't work, why new …

The 12 Podcasts of Christmas Ep. 12 - Is Santa Real, Mr. Block?

January 5th, 2020


The last kid to find out about Santa, super hero movies, and favourite toys. All mixed together with a little Scotch.

The 12 Podcasts of Christmas Ep. 11 - Merry Hingemas

January 4th, 2020


Former show producer Adam returns hungover AF and the boys help him set up his dating profiles.

The 12 Podcasts of Christmas Ep. 10 - A Very Short and Soft Christmas

January 3rd, 2020


In a change of pace - Josh and Thomas shorten and soften up the solo Christmas episode.

The 12 Podcasts of Christmas Ep. 09 - Grown Ups 3

January 2nd, 2020


Grown Ups 3 starring: Chuck, Brice, Josh, and Thomas. The boys discuss pyramid schemes, spy kids being a Christmas movie, and trying a salad in 2020.

The 12 Podcasts of Christmas Ep. 07 - Switching To Pornhub

December 31st, 2019


Open source Christmas, getting laid on facebook, and uploading our podcast to Pornhub. Featuring friend of the show, Andrew.

The 12 Podcasts of Christmas Ep. 06 - Seriously Unlistenable

December 30th, 2019


Branding, consumerism, and how to look hype AF this Christmas. Part 2 with Dylan and Nathan, totally unabridged.

The 12 Podcasts of Christmas Ep. 05 - Pretty Much Unlistenable

December 29th, 2019


Episode 5, 100% unabridged! Selling out for Christmas and countless shoutouts with Dylan and Nathan.

The 12 Podcasts of Christmas Ep. 04 - We Fired Spencer After This Episode

December 28th, 2019


On the 4th day of Christmas; we get producer Spencer to step out from behind the camera for what apparently will be his only appearance on the show.

The 12 Podcasts of Christmas Ep. 03 - A Ricky Martin Christmas

December 27th, 2019


For Episode 3 of The 12 Podcasts of Christmas friend of the show, Matt Dimopolous, stops by for a very Ricky Martin Christmas.

The 12 Podcasts of Christmas Ep. 02 - A Little Bit of Penis Envy

December 26th, 2019


On the Second Day of Christmas, 2girls1broadcast are back to talk about their penis envy, the fact that ornaments don't hang themselves, Josh's dumb dreams, KT dreams about sucking your own d***, and we record a very …

The 12 Podcasts of Christmas Ep. 01 - Sexting with Santa

December 25th, 2019


On the first day of Christmas, Long & Hard gave to you 12 podcasts in a row! For the first episode, 2girls1broadcast stop by to spread some Christmas cheer and ask Josh and Thomas about their Christmas traditions.

L&H40 - How Hard Does 40 Episodes Get You?

December 18th, 2019


The boys can't believe it's been 40 whole episodes since Long & Hard started. Just a little while ago, they were unassuming shy boys, and now, as …

L&H39 - YourGirlKarly

December 11th, 2019


Karly is a YouTuber, Podcaster, and Social Media Influencer.

We discuss Karly's story, she teaches us what TikTok is, we talk about talking smack on …

L&H38 - Sex Doll Brothels ft. Jim Kerr

December 4th, 2019



Jim Kerr is a Comedian, Hip-Hop Artist, and Podcaster. This week we discuss the local comedy scene, the racist part of the grocery …

L&H37 - Our Step-Sisters Return ft. 2Girls1Broadcast

November 27th, 2019


A wise woman once said; "What are you doing, step bro?"

This week we are joined by Jac & KT from 2girls1broadcast to discuss their Sober October experiences, beatings with phone books, Spin Doctors, preferred naughty …

L&H36 - Nip/Tuck with Dr. Chase Montego

November 20th, 2019


On this week's episode, the boys are joined by Dr. Chase Montego (totally his real name) to discuss all things plastic surgery. However, the podcast takes a turn into the philosophical, the depth and heartfelt …

L&H35 - Conscious Consumption with Ken from Like Grandpa

November 13th, 2019


This week, the boys are joined by Ken from Edmonton-based beard, skincare, and shaving company, Like Grandpa.

Discussion of beard care, shaving techniques and equipment ensues, but we quickly get into minimalism, buying …

L&H33 - Taylor-Rae

October 30th, 2019


Taylor-Rae is a BCCMA nominated country artist. Her 2019 debut album "Backseat Driver" is available on iTunes and all streaming platforms.


L&H32 - Scrambled YEGs x Long & Hard!

October 23rd, 2019


This week we appeared on The Scrambled YEGs Podcast hosted by Jim Kerr and Alex Fortin. Be sure to check them out on all your favourite podcast platforms and YouTube!

Use promo code LONGNHARD25 for 25% off your first …

L&H31 - Sean Chai

October 16th, 2019


Sean Chai is a entrepreneur and is the founder of MealKraft and Woofly.

MealKraft is also making your Sober October easier with 25% off your first …

L&H30 - The Awesome Hour

October 9th, 2019


This week we were a guest on The Awesome Hour! Ep.#193 - Awesomely Long

The Awesome Hour is one of Edmonton's #1 rated podcasts and longest running. We had a blast sitting down with Alec and Ivan with what happens to be …

L&H29 - Harrison Chokka

October 2nd, 2019


Harrison Chokka is a Pastor and founder of Kingdom Church.

You can hear more of Harrison's talks and messages at or find them on social @kingdomchurchyeg

Stay in touch!

L&H28 - The Pants Party ft. Matt Dimopoulos

September 25th, 2019


We're joined by friend of the show Matt Dimopoulos for our least offensive episode yet! We discuss Snowden, face paint, our new political party, …

L&H27 - Kieran Block

September 18th, 2019


Kieran Block is a teacher, motivational speaker, and hockey player.

Get Kieran's Book here:

Listen To Kieran on The Invictus Podcast with Josh Blais!

Let's Connect

L&H26 - A Very LONG & HARD October...

September 11th, 2019


The official Sober October preview show! We hash out the rules, regulations, rewards, and punishments of this life changing event. We're also joined …

2Girls1Broadcast - E9: Raw and Uncut With The Long and Hard Podcast

September 7th, 2019


VIP BONUS CONTENT! We recently appeared on 2girls1broadcast. This was a fun and raunchy episode to say the least. Give it a listen and you can check them out on all social media @2girls1broadcast.

Stay In Touch!

L&H25 - Alex Fortin

September 4th, 2019


Alex Fortin is a Stand-up Comedian proudly born and raised in Edmonton Alberta Canada.

Alex has been performing since the age of 19 and has become one of Canada's favourite acts. Alex's material ranges from true stories …

L&H24 - The Secret

August 28th, 2019


Rich Piana Day, What Happens To Your Social Media When You Die, Preserving Your Consciousness, Space, The Secret, Looking at Butts, and The Universal "S"

Keep in touch!

L&H23 - 2girls1broadcast

August 21st, 2019


This week we're joined by Jac and Katie from 2girls1broadcast! We discuss the dating world, give some expert dating app advice, Josh and Thomas learn their signs, are horoscopes BS?, and much more!

Be sure to check our …

L&H22 - Sober October & Guest Of The Year!

August 15th, 2019


This week we're joined by... no one! Back with just your two favourite hosts reflecting on our recent group of guests, a proposed beard growing contest, upcoming merch store, our former wall street looks, Thomas' hair …

L&H21 - Eric Cheng

August 13th, 2019


This week we're joined by Edmonton marketing expert Eric Cheng. We discuss YEG people, content creation, the general state of marketing and social, how to build your brand, Eric's story and the story of 12 Creative, and …

The Finer Points of Chewing Tobacco, Economics, Bodybuilding, and Club Hockey (ft. Victor)

August 8th, 2019


On this episode we're joined by friend of the show, Victor Baptista. This episode we discuss how to save the world with economics and chewing tobacco.

A-D-D times 3: Mind & Body Hacking, 100 White T-Shirts, is Your Phone Listening To You? & More!

August 6th, 2019


Put three creative/big picture/ADD types in a room and see if they can have a coherent conversation! The boys are joined by friend of the show, Phil Jong, who is a commercial real estate ninja in Edmonton.

On this show …

MBA's, The Global Financial Crisis, & The Rise and Fall of Fapple (ft. Andrew)

July 31st, 2019


The boys discuss the great education debate, the rise and fall of Thomas and Josh's company Fapple, throwaway university assignments, getting an MBA, the global financial crisis explained, an update on the ice district, …


July 24th, 2019


Friend of the show and physiotherapist, Nathan, joins the show to discuss suction cups, Big Chungus, working lower chest, RIP Rich Piana, injuring children, Neauralink, Pewdiepie, flat earth, storm area 51, Kony 2012, …

We Have No Idea What We're Doing: The Life Story of Three Friends (ft. Dylan)

July 17th, 2019


The boys discuss: sketchy rentals, shady parts of town, our irrigation startup, watching how-to YouTube videos on the job, art fraud, introduction of the Big Brain Gang, RIP Lynnwood McDonalds, giving out Josh's phone …

How to Make Millions Flipping Homes ft. Sean Thomas

July 10th, 2019


This week we sat down with a friend of the show, Sean Thomas. Sean recently completed his first two successful home flips and we wanted to hear a …

The Road to Recovery, Rebuilding Your Body, and Learning to Walk Again (ft. Josh Blais)

July 3rd, 2019


On this week's episode we have our first guest, Josh Blais. Josh is an entrepreneur and host of the hit podcast Long & Hard. Around 6 years ago he had a severe spinal cord injury and his life changed forever. He …

Episode 14 | Beard Care, Belle Delphine, Edmonton Arena Beers, NHL 99, & More!

June 26th, 2019


In the latest episode, we're in our new exclusive and top secret studio space! Meaning our shows are now recorded in person. The boys chat about; the work that goes into a beard, dealing with bedface in the morning, …

Episode 13 | Rebranding, Crypto, the AI Takeover, and the Doctor who thought Josh was on drugs

June 19th, 2019


In our luckiest episode yet, we discuss a slight rebranding and change to our show. A little bit of adjustment and we discuss the importance of pivoting and figuring things out as we go along. We discuss facebook …

Episode 12 | The Hashtag YEG Show

June 13th, 2019


All things hashtag yeg & more in one of the funnest episodes so far. A little format change up, the boys discuss; Going-on's in Edmonton, why the LRT expansion is kind of dumb, new parks in DT,Montreal vs Edmonton, …

Episode 11 | Morning Glory

June 6th, 2019


In Episode 11 of Long & Hard the boys discuss how to build your kick-ass morning routine (read: Morning Glory), the big tech breakup, why the airline industry sucks and makes no money, and the semi-controversial …

Episode 10

May 29th, 2019


The proposed government shutdown of social media, why iBuyer and FSBO companies probably won't change the world, school curriculum's taking steps …

Episode 9 | The Real Estate Show

May 22nd, 2019


The boys discuss all things real estate. Where to start? How to start? What's the best way for a new agent to start today?

Where we started and what went wrong, what went right, and where we can help the next group of …

Episode 8 | Building Your Talent Stack

May 15th, 2019


Josh and Thomas share one simple concept that has had a truly massive influence on their lives and careers. We introduce the idea of a talent/skill …

Episode 7 | Just Do It (How To Start A Business For Under $200)

May 7th, 2019


The key to starting your business, side hustle, or next idea? Just get started. A key mindset shift to make is that action is the most important and you can easily correct course along the way.

We discuss avoiding …

Episode 6 | The Successcast

April 29th, 2019


Josh and Thomas recant some of their most successful ventures thus far. Learn a little more on how they made over $15,000 in one summer during …

Episode 5 | What Is Mindset

April 25th, 2019


The boys give an introduction to mindset. What is mindset? Do I have one? Why should I have one? Why is mine perhaps wrong?

Learn more about how your …

Episode 4 | How To Be Unsuccessful

April 17th, 2019


On Episode 4 of Long & Hard, Josh and Thomas discuss all the things you can do today to make you unsuccessful in today's moden world. So sit …

Episode 3 | How To Keep Moving Forward In 2019

April 13th, 2019


The boys discuss how to keep moving forward in 2019 and the importance of keeping yourself relevant. More importantly, how you can build a talent …

Episode 2 | The 26 Rules For Life (Part 2)

April 13th, 2019


Part 2 of The 26 Rules For Life From 26 Years. As we both turn 26 this month we reflect on 26 rules and lessons we have compiled from our experience …

Episode 1 | The 26 Rules For Life (Part 1)

April 13th, 2019


Part 1 of The 26 Rules For Life From 26 Years. As we both turn 26 this month we reflect on 26 rules and lessons we have compiled from our experience …

Episode Zero (Intro) | Meet Your Hosts Josh & Thomas

April 13th, 2019


Introduction to the Long & Hard Podcast. Where we discuss developing your mindset, improving your lifestyle, and share our experiences as young entrepreneurs. This is also a venture to document our journey. You are …

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