About Panda

Jennifer "Panda" MacLean recently won a “Best Guilty Pleasure” Award at the New York City International Film Festival during October's Fright Fest, and a Best Supporting Actress Award for a 17 minute monologue in “All the King’s Women” for Workshop Theatre. She also received a Best Actress nomination by Canadian Playwright Sharon Pollock at the Calgary One Act Play Festival. She has performed the Vagina Monologues twice but her parents only came the first time (wait… that was a poor choice of words.) She knew she made it "big" when a door girl and bouncer said to her, "HEY you're that chick in that thing! You were fantastic!" but still had to pay to get into the bar anyways. She likes robots. And turtles. And killer mutant robot turtles. And Panzerkampfwagen VI Tiger II Tanks. And killer mutant robot turtles driving Panzerkampfwagen VI TIger II Tanks. And fluffy bunnies.

POD E0056: Your Fuzzy Navel

Storyhive, Starbucks, Car2Go, and Homicidal Dwarves There's a lot going on in Dropbear and Panda Land™ from recent film and theatre projects to terrifying people in haunted houses — all this amid the backdrop of some of the biggest brands reducing their presence in the world. Is it the economy, bureaucracy, or something else entirely [...]

POD E0054: The Ontari-Ari-Ari-Oh Episode

We're back from our summer break with tales from far away lands. Lands that have actual summertime, and cheese. Lots and lots of cheese. Can you have too much cheese? Click here to find out. Canada, as you may or may not know, is HUGE. Like, really big. We have a lot of water; almost [...]

POD E0052: The Controversy Episode

Now with more controversy Episode 52 brings you controversy after controversy after controversy! What does it all mean??!? Listen to this episode to find out more! Is Lashana Lynch really the next 007? Are Canadians really taking over the Marvel Universe? (Looking at you, Simu Liu!) And what is the connection between the 50th anniversary [...]

POD E0050: Makin’ Bacon Pancakes

World Cup Soccer Bets, Stupid Government, Chap Hop and Steven Seagal We really don't know why she bets against Dropbear, but Panda loses again with Bacon Pancakes on the line! It's the final weekend of the Women's World Cup Soccer and we are all in — there's a steak dinner at stake. Er. Steak? Ummm. [...]

POD E0048: The Hot Pepper Prophecy

Political Ear Plugs, Magpies, Sock Jingles, World Cup Soccer, BBQ'ing and Hot Peppers We are starting off our second year with episode 48 and we've made it to 53 countries around the globe! We'd like to thank you for your support; We can't save the world without you! Rob Mitchelson sends us his latest Sock [...]

POD E0046: The Return of Panda

Panda's triumphant return from her sooper secret acting gig Panda is back and she is fired up! Two weeks ago The Panda of Wonder™ left to parts unknown for a top secret acting gig that has her sworn to secrecy ... or does it? From the exciting world of Internet trickery we talk about fake [...]

POD E0044: Jingle Genre Extravaganza

With Panda Away For a Couple Weeks Dropbear Reviews the News Dropbear is all alone for a couple weeks while Panda is away at a Top Secret acting gig so this will be a short episode with Dropbear and the incredible sock jingle created by Rob Mitchelson! Dropbear —the 'Urban Farmer'— has planted his hot [...]

POD E0042: The Meaning of Life

Crazy bacteria, species on the brink, and sock jingles It's mother's day and our gift to moms everywhere and to everyone who has one or knows a mom, we give you... this podcast. You're welcome. It's a weird one this week as we go from antibiotic resistant bacteria to climate change to functional extinction. It [...]

POD E0040: The Easter Quickie

Nailed it for Easter We’re turning 40 on Easter weekend AND released our latest film short??!? Goodness we’ve been busy! So busy we could only manage a 30 minute mini-episode this week. The blue wave has replaced the Orange across Alberta again, the Avalanche crushed the Flames, our Easter film short might be slightly offensive [...]

POD E0038: Windmill Cancer Prevention

 It's the Save the World safety episode for your safety, now with more safety Stop the presses! We’ve discovered the cure for Wind Turbine Cancer! Or did we? You be the judge. Or just judge us. But you'll be clogging your way to a store near you to save yourself from this dreaded disease. [...]