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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 […]

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Episode 109 – New Tech

Overview Even though we don’t cover all our chosen topics, we flow between talking about tech topics quite nicely. Stephen just got a new computer to put together and Alan got a new Apple Watch. In between we discuss old computer games with new tech and we discuss using car tech in ways that hasn’t […]

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Episode 108 – Comics, Magazines, and TV

Overview Magazines, remember those? We talk about reading magazines and how that has changed. We talk comics and books – genre’s which are all over the board. Recommendations Collectorz – https://www.collectorz.com/ Pulpfest – https://pulpfest.com/ Remo Williams – https://www.communizine.com/remo-williams-the-destroyer-books-worth-reading/#:~:text=Remo%20Williams%20is%20the%20main%20character%20in%20a,recruited%20into%20the%20secret%20USA%20government%20organization%20CURE. Torchwood – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torchwood YouTub Transcript [00:00:00] Stephen: Oh, we’re on the tar, huh? [00:00:03] Alan: Exactly. I […]

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Episode 107 – Variety

Overview We are all over the board today. Even more than usual. The Webb telescope has allowed us to see back in time. Target shooting is fun, even if you don’t want to hunt. Missing the Mensa AG and Colloquium isn’t fun. String theory is cool and complicated. George Carlin is still relevant today. Elton […]

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Episode 106 – Updates and Organization

Overview Yes, we have topics planned, but we start off talking about drugs, and media control, and not accepting of facts, and how all these things tie in. Stephen has an announcement of a project he is working on that can benefit authors and bookstores. Recommendations Bookstore Project – https://thebook-bookstoreproject.com Todoist – https://todoist.com/ Trivia Pro […]