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Night and Day Podcast

29 EpisodesProduced by The Mäkinen'sWebsite

Yin and yang, shabby and chic, sea salt and dark chocolate (mmm…chocolate…). Opposing forces that come together to make something awesome. That’s NIGHT and DAY! Join us, PJ Makinen (PM) and Alanna Makinen (AM) on our relatable journey of finding fitness and nutrition while raising two active boys, w… read more

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"Ryan Gosling would be gentle on my eye skin" - Alanna

October 7th, 2019


Episode 29 has PJ and Alanna talking about hockey (surprise, surprise), some CrossFit success, poor email etiquette and how karma is a bitch!

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"I wanna throw myself through the window" - Alanna

September 2nd, 2019


Finally WE ARE BACK!!! In Ep. 28 we kick things off by remembering it is our 1 year anniversary since starting our podcast. We talk about our recent CrossFit competition, how fast the summer flew by, we pick on a gym …

"I like to taste AND smell my alcohol" - Alanna

June 22nd, 2019


In Episode 27 PJ and Alanna celebrate the Toronto Raptors NBA title, taste some Sandpiper vodka soda in "Booze Reviews", talk about taste testing some Steinhart Gin at the NSLC, hit up a few What the Hell is Wrong with …

"Who are the Raptors playing?.....The Golden Nuggets?"

June 3rd, 2019


In Ep. 26 we celebrate the end of hockey season, try a new cider in "Booze Reviews", and get a good laugh from Alanna's flub on the NBA finals. Alanna also hits up our listeners to see if they have a vacuum cleaner for …

"Oh you should see the rack on Mary!"

May 10th, 2019


Episode 25 was a blast with a brand new Booze Review (with a scoring system created by our "Marketing Dept."), a fan suggested What The Hell Is Wrong With People and we switched up the Night and Day Rapid Fire a little …

Are we at risk of scurvy?

April 30th, 2019


Episode 24 is coming in hot with a new segment we are trying out called "Booze Reviews". We chat about charity donations, failed birthing plans, and …


April 16th, 2019


In this episode, PJ and Alanna discuss hockey (surprise, surprise), Alanna's crush on Jason Bateman, lyrics vs. musicianship, how Alanna is trying to be more like Michelle Obama, and as always we have a fun round of …


March 28th, 2019


After a great vacation away PJ and Alanna get back in the swing in episode 22. We give a recap of our ski vacation to Quebec, read a couple of great reviews, go through some What The Hell Is Wrong With People and PJ …

"I feel like I smoked a pack of cigarettes" - Alanna

February 21st, 2019



After a long break due to our crazy busy life we were able to sit down and record episode 21! We chat about hockey (surprise, surprise), new music we like, firings from CrossFit HQ, and finish with a …

"I Love You Number 20!!" - Alanna

January 30th, 2019


In episode 20 PJ and Alanna finally get back on track. We chat about the changes to the Canada Food Guide, a new podcast that PJ listened to recently, some slightly disturbing WTHIWWP and a Rapid Fire sent to us from …

"Wham Bam Thank You Ma'am!!" - PJ

January 9th, 2019


Happy New Year Listeners! In episode 19, PJ and Alanna kick 2019 off with a bang and talk about our holidays, Alanna's upcoming CrossFit competition, …

Night and Day Christmas Special

December 22nd, 2018


In episode 18, the Christmas Special, PJ and Alanna discuss some of their favourite Christmas things and have some fun with the Rapid Fire. Alanna has some trouble with Hanky the Christmas "Poo" and we look to support a …

Special Announcement (plus an interview with BoxJumper)

December 17th, 2018


In episode 17, PJ and Alanna sit down with the designer of our new podcast logo, Jean St-Amand. Jean is not only a marketing specialist for QB Marketing but also a CrossFit coach at Osprey Athletics and finally the host …

"2 out of 3 listeners agree Alanna is funnier than me" - PJ

December 7th, 2018


Episode 16 has PJ realizing that Alanna "may" be funnier than he is. We have some good chat about poor customer service experiences, the Kareem Hunt controversy, two Christmas themed "What the hell is wrong with people, …

"There may be only 80% chance of snow but there is 100% chance of wine!" - Alanna

November 30th, 2018


In episode 15 Alanna and PJ start laying the groundwork for a "Christmas Special" episode that they plan to do in December and they discuss some of their favourite Christmas songs and movies. They get two special What …

"I have a big Irish melon" - Alanna

November 20th, 2018


Alanna and PJ finally get some time to release episode 14 after a few busy weeks with kid activities, dog neutering, and just being flat out tired all the time! PJ gets pretty fired up in the What the Hell Is Wrong With …

"I see your Calvin Klein blazer and raise you a pair of Vera Wang peep toed stilletos" - Alanna

November 2nd, 2018


In episode 13 PJ starts off apologizing (sort of) for some mistakes made in previous episodes. Alanna talks about how her office move might be the …

"It's kinda like prohibition around here" - PJ

October 26th, 2018


In episode 12 of the show PJ and Alanna shake off the rust from a bit of a delay since the last episode to get rolling with chats about weed …

"Meet me behind the dumpster behind the Hooters" - Alanna

October 4th, 2018


In episode 11 Alanna gives a re-cap of her weekend CrossFit competition, hits PJ with the "Night and Day Rapid Fire", and talks about idiots who shop on Facebook Marketplace. Shout outs this episode to: Monkey Sword …

"I think this calls for a double G&T in a short glass!" - Alanna

September 22nd, 2018


Wow! This is our 10th episode of Night and Day Podcast! In this episode, PJ and Alanna get off on a bunch of tangents and struggle to stay focused. …

Patrick Vellner Interview "Hmmm...maybe if you're into, you know, super cute, smart, fit AF athletes" - Alanna

September 14th, 2018


In episode 9 we had the extreme pleasure (especially Alanna) of talking to the 2018 2nd Fittest Man on Earth, Patrick Vellner. We talk about his amazingly fast rise to success as a CrossFit Games athlete, his ability to …

"What's the ROI on that?" - Alanna

September 6th, 2018


In episode 8 PJ tries to help Alanna realize that promoting a podcast is not about just sitting and waiting for things to happen, we get into the …

Margaux Alvarez Interview "Train Hard. Recover. Drink Wine"

August 31st, 2018


In episode 7 PJ and Alanna have an amazing opportunity to interview 6x CrossFit Games competitor, Margaux Alavarez. They talk about her experiences as a CrossFit athlete, her outstanding performance in the marathon row …

Major issues with Fortnite??

August 24th, 2018


In Episode 6 we discuss the negative effects that Fortnite has had on our kids and how some parents are directing their frustrations in the wrong place. We talk a bit about our upcoming CrossFit competition, learning …

"How cute am I in this top right now?" - Alanna

August 17th, 2018


In Ep. 5 we start off with the new theme music created by UK music producer @Macapella (see links below).
We then get into some discussion about family, Hero WODs, a listener suggested "What the hell is wrong with you …

Margaux Alvarez...."She might be my spirit animal" - Alanna

August 3rd, 2018


In episode 4 we chat about date night, more nutrition changes, shitty drivers, movies and commonly mispronounced words.
Shout outs this week to:
Rx SmartGear (awesome skipping ropes) -

"I was gonna talk about your sweaty mustache" - PJ

July 29th, 2018


In Episode 3 Alanna and PJ kick it off by chatting about the crazy humidity and how it affects WODs, hair and attitudes. We also get into PJ's so …

"She was Roseanne Barr racist tweet crazy!" - Alanna

July 22nd, 2018


In Ep. 2 we talk gym routines, body image, Walmart, road rage, vandalism and the hockey family.
Shout outs this week to Apartment 3, Changing the Narrative podcast, Maskwa, How I Got Healthy, Garrison Brewing and …

"My kid Nope." - PJ

July 16th, 2018


In this first episode of Night and Day you get to know a little about our hosts PJ and Alanna and why they wanted to do this podcast. They showed a bit of why they are like night and day, but it works. They also lay the …

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