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Episode 129 – Misc

Overview We discuss a variety of topics today. Little weather since Alan is in California and experiencing the torrential downpours. There’s a bit of tv show recommendation talk with a focus on Keifer it seems, even though Jack Ryan and Last of Us are the newer shows we discuss. We are still looking at different […]

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Episode 128 – Gaming and Sellouts

Overview Two of our favorite topics – gaming and music – are once again talked about. Stephen had a couple fun game day experiences and Alan tells what he loves about attending Mensa mind games. If you enjoy gaming, you’ll understand the fun stories. Does gaming affect your life choices? We talk about what gaming […]

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Episode 127 – Happy New Year!

Overview And we are into a new year. While we enjoyed some things about last year and we had a good holiday season, it’s time to look ahead and see what’s coming up. To kick it off, it’s Star Wars month for Stephen. Time for movies, comics, books, card games, video games, and soundtracks. Since […]

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Episode 126 – Swagfest

Overview It is post Christmas and we discuss the swag we gave and received. We had a wonderful time with family and discuss the holiday festivities. Recommendations New Year’s Eve Celebration with the Music of James Bond – The Cleveland Pops Orchestra Dickens of a Christmas – Ohio History Connection Welcome to Ohio Tea Company […]

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Episode 125 – A.I. and More Christmas

Overview There is a lot going on in the A.I. world, and we discuss only a portion. Starts off with weather and predicting it since Alan is watching that for his flight. We talk about the wondrous glut of Christmas albums and music that we’ve been listening to and recommending. Recommendations Raspberry Pi Sensors – […]

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Episode 124 – VPN Security and Christmas Music

Overview Tech is always on top of our list (and we don’t have to check it twice.) This time its VPN (virtual private networks). If you aren’t sure if you need one, listen in and find out more. We do have a Christmas talk – it is that time of year. Alan is finding new […]

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Episode 123 – Post Thanksgiving

Overview It is after Thanksgiving and we have our holiday report. Lots of family time. Recommendations YouTube Transcript rg 123 Stephen: Oh, hey, microphone . Alan: In fact, hey, I got the actual BALs thing showing. Let me get a better backdrop than this. Let’s see. Got that. I know that package at some point. […]

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Episode 122 – Atari Anniversary and Top 100

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Episode 121 – The Election

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Episode 120 – Health: Corporate,Tech,Physical and Mental

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Episode 119 – Planning

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Episode 118 – Almost Halloween

Overview It is almost Halloween, and Stephen is ready all dressed up in his Starfleet uniform. In a week, we will be at the Halloweem RG where there will be plenty of punny costumes. Stephen saw Amsterdam and thought very highly of it. Reflection of today’s society? Cautionary tale that we are going down paths […]

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Episode 117 – No Idea of the Overall Topic

Overview There is some reminiscing about past tech and the skills we learned by doing it the old way that have served us well as tech progressed. The new Werewolf by Night is out along with Andor and She-Hulk. Man some great stuff and way too much to watch. Game of Thrones new series is […]

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Episode 116 – Reflections of Society

Overview We talk about horror, sci-fi and comedy this week. Each of these is used to reflect society in different ways. Alan attended the Just for Laughs comedy fest which is 10 days of non-stop comedy. Most of his experiences were good, but a few went overboard. There’s a good discussion of horror and an […]

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Episode 115 – Visiting the Past

Overview Alan is going through the stuff in his parents house and it leads to a great discussion on visiting the past. This could be through books and video, but new methods like using VR. Recommendations Encyclopedia Britannica | Britannica Philadelphia Museum of Art (philamuseum.org) Surviving 9/11 – 27 Hours Under The Rubble (oculus.com) YouTube […]

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Episode 114 – Real and Not so Real Universes

Overview We talk about some sciency stuff with our universe and other universes and then we delve into made up universes in our favorite comic books and movies. It all started with Alan reading Ready Player Two, the sequel to Ernest Klines ready Player One – and Stephen talks about using the Oculus. And all […]

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Episode 113 – Education and Horror Movies

Overview We talk briefly about our weekend, which includes a talk that Stephen gave. this leads to a long discussion on education and whether its working and what we can do to fix problems. Recommendations https://www.videolan.org/vlc/ https://superchargeyourkids.net https://horrorlasagna.com https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0095288/ http://www.cleveland.us.mensa.org/ YouTube Transcript Stephen: Oh, there we go. Oh, there we go. Had to give myself […]

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Episode 112 – Hitchhikers Guide to Travel

Overview There’s a lot of talk about travel. Including picking your own hunk of meat at a restaurant and taking your towel. Besides that, the Sonder hotel in Philly was better than it could have been. Check last weeks episode. And to afford the travel – make good investments. This week, Alan attended the Motley […]

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Episode 111 – Old Guy Stuff

Overview We’re old guys. we have (hopefully) some wisdom to go with our experience. What we don’t have is the quickness needed for video games nor the desire to waste our time dealing with things we don’t have to. Seems to have become our topic for each discussion today. First it’s playing video games with […]

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Episode 110 – Summer Events

Overview As summer winds down, we discuss some of the events we’ve been going to and some still to come. Summer’s are always busy, and we try to enjoy everything about it. Alan had a talk at the Akron Geek Fest, but it was kind of a bust. Not to worry – we both are […]