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Episode 29 – Live Christmas Episode

It’s Christmas Time! That means movies and music (and more). This is a special episode – it’s live and we discuss our favorites for Christmas. To start we cover a most important topic – what is the difference between a Christmas movie vs a movie set at Christmas? We quickly delve into our favorite movies […]

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Episode 28 – Thinking and Changing the World

Joel Narlock Our discussion today starts with thoughts, ideas, and how we think. The connections between our thoughts may seem jumbled, but we have connections and different ways of cross-relating our thoughts. This leads to the masters of creativity, those that can be superb beyond a normal ability to learn a skill. Creativity extends into […]

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Episode 27 – Holiday Traditions

It’s Thanksgiving time! We talk about a lot of our holiday traditions and cooking. This year may be different, but we have a lot to discuss including how telling ghost stories used to be a tradition. We discuss a bit about getting guests on the show at times. Some good people out there that we […]

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Episode 26 – Alex Trebek and Greatest Fantasy Books

We talk about Alex Trebek and the sadness of his passing. Alan has appeared on Jeopardy and met Alex. According to Alan, Alex was a great human and helped make the show experience wonderful. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alex_Trebek https://www.jeopardy.com/ https://time.com/collection/100-best-fantasy-books/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swamp_Thing_(comic_book)

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Episode 25 – Voting and Alzheimer’s

What else would we talk about a week after our elections and the first episode after our live broadcast episode? It wasn’t really our intention to discuss the voting, but that’s how things go sometimes. We look at different aspects of the voting and from multiple perspectives. We have discuss health in the past, but […]

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Episode 24 – Halloween Live Broadcast

We celebrate Halloween with a live broadcast! For the annual Chicago Hallo-weem, we do a live discussion of our favorite Halloween-ness. We start with discussing what makes something scary and the different sub-genres of horror. There are a ton of movies talked about: Halloween, Get Out, Evil Dead, Exorcist, Children of the Corn, American Werewolf […]

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Episode 23 – Digitization

We have a couple issues with connectivity on this episode, but we persevere. Digitization is part of all the conversations. we talk a bit about computer backgrounds and screensavers to start. And now that almost everyone uses Zoom, we also add virtual call backgrounds to our personalization list. Digitization also has affected a lot of […]

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Episode 22 – The big collector question

We are gearing up for our big live podcast event happening Halloween night! For all those ‘going’ to Chicago WEEM – can’t wait! We talk a bit about ergonomics of computer desks and how that’s more of a topic as you get older. This leads to discussing TV shows that we’ve come to appreciate more […]

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Episode 21 – Welcoming Fall

Alan just had his eyes checked, so we discuss vision, lasik, and how our eyes can be tricked. And since it’s fall, we discuss the activities we can still do this year – like camping and hiking. We have some skills that can save us from the apocalypse. https://www.webmd.com/eye-health/lasik-laser-eye-surgery#1 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Typography https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Optical_illusion https://ag.us.mensa.org/

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Episode 20 – Watchmen In Depth

We’ve been wanting to do this episode for quite awhile. The hold up was that Stephen had not actually read the comic. So, we’ve put it off for both of us to catch up on the comics, movie and the new HBO series. Most of this episode has to do with talking about Watchmen. If […]