Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for December 2 2019 – The Familial Compound

In this episode, I play a Zamrock song by Footswitch;  I discuss making a life in any place;  what is the minimum viable community? Is it creepy to colonize existing old neighborhoods? Why I don’t believe any polling data in 2019; Karl Rove ruined polling in America; I am loving Billions and Watchmen TV Shows.

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for November 11 2019 – Wire to my Brain (with Light Editing)

In this episode, I play a highly relevant song from Michelle Malone; I have a brand new dream; leave work situations gently; I have a new Kindle Fire; dogmatic strident nerds bug me; don’t let the customers hear your workplace drama; I’m not the bad guy for using and buying the stuff that is available.

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for November 2 2019 – More Blocks than Friends

In this episode, I play a song from Five Eight; being an adult is hard and harder for me than most; am I a secret lover of chaos? I am getting cured of hoarding the hard way; clearing land exposes my temporal biases; the value of social media to me is who I can block.

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for October 26 2019 – Empty Glass of Nothing

In this episode, I play a song from Sarah Shook and the Disarmers; I may be suffering from “podcast block”; I have the bad habit of a daily defamation; Brian Koppelman and Mur Lafferty are compassionate while I am a dick; I am using Trakt.tv to manage my TV and movie queue; I remember the movie Ballast far longer than is reasonable; I am running up against the zero-sum game of time.

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for October 7 2019 – I want My Fantasy Grungy

In this episode, I play a song from Valley Lodge; I discuss the work trips to India and Louisiana; I love a lot of science fiction literature but I don’t like urban fantasy – expecially Harry Potter and especially especially the voice acting of the audiobook; I do love cyberpunk; I finished Game of Thrones and started Danger Man aka Secret Agent; I am fine with the Game of Thrones TV show ending; I have a burgeoning interest in MMT aka modern monetary theory; the Pointer Sisters do a breathtaking cover of Steely Dan.

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for August 31 2019 – Laboring Through Days

In this episode, I play a song by Five Eight; I discuss how bands really need to get their metadata right; I reminisce about the CREATE South conference; I am catching up on my podcast backlog; not going to Dragon*Con makes me less sad than you might think; the Axis of Evo never happened; Ken Kennedy sold me Fossil and Perkeep; nerd projects light up my pleasure center.

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for August 12 2019 – Certainty Poisoning

In this episode, I talk about Otter.ai being partof my workflow; digitizing my radio history; figures that have gone from ubiquitous to forgotten in my lifetime; cyberpunk remains my favorite genre; Cory Doctorow has a certainty that I envy; our culture suffers from certainty poisoning; RIP Lois Edgerly; Andre Pope is struggling.

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for August 2 2019 – Smugness is the Brand

In this episode, I play a song by the Kreelers; I went to Iron Maiden; accept the invitations that don’t make sense; The Bachelor live show makes me crazy; podcast network promos encourage me to leave; I am winning the war with clutter or at least fighting to a standstill.

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for July 17, 2019 – Winning the Fight Against Chaos

In this show, I play a song from Cats Laughing; I discuss the new setup in my podcasting rig and the mechanical failures that led to it; I am trying in vain to avoid spoilers for Game of Thrones ; I am slowly winning the fight against chaos; there is a lot of pleasure in reading giant stacks of comic books; I struggle not being jealous of YouTubers; I am not a good keeper of podcast history and not doing the Dog Days of Podcasting; I will answer any user question you send to dave@evilgeniuschronicles.org ; webcomics and podcasts have been around long enough to create crusty dinosaurs; does any of our place in podcasting history matter?

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for June 29 2019 – Life is a Series of Broken Things

In this episode, I play a song from Glass Eye; I discuss how life is full of thousands of micro-decisions about broken things; no mobile app is as easy to use as the commercial; some people are chaos sources and some are chaos sinks; I discuss why I have no real interest in the debates for the Democratic presidential primary.

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for June 9 2019 – It’s the Heart You Have that I Want

In this episode, I play a song from John Howie Jr; I talk about attending DevRelCon in San Francisco and how I have a weird job; I have become easy with people in a way I once wasn’t; dealing with people that almost agree with you is hard; reheating yesterday coffee; I’m maybe not woke but in the process of waking up; I can’t keep up with your name much less preferred pronouns; my own jokes about poop on the streets of San Francisco lack compassion; you can create exclusion without trying to.

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for May 12 2019 – The Reverse Martingale

In this episode, I play a song from Valley Lodge; I discuss my work trip to Las Vegas with a lot of detail in how I play roulette and my experiment with the reverse Martingale betting strategy; I talk about how even as an extroverted type in a public facing role I can have enough of people.

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for Feb 18 2019 – My Heart is Not Yours To Warm

In this episode, I play a song from the new Valley Lodge album; I update on the move; don’t shop at KMart.com; there is a reason why Amazon is the biggest retailer online; I am befuddled by those who hate Chick-Fil-A politics and not their food; I’m too tired to hate Walmart; I can’t be a part of the politics horseraces; I hate speculative punditry; I want one thing from the Weather Channel; mainstream reporting of scientific studies is almost always wrong; there is one reason to share studies on social media; please don’t manipulate me; goodbye.

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for February 1 2019 – Carving out Joy

In this episode, I play a new song from John Howie Jr; I discuss the new podcast that Aimee Mann does with Ted Leo; I talk about specifically choosing joy when it is an option; I talk about why I love the Church of the Subgenius, comic books; my experience with Penn Jillette’s movie Director’s Cut.

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for January 22 2019 – Resilience Porn

In this episode, I play a song from Paul Melancon; I talk about my new house and studio; I discuss sentimentality about child stuff; I run down the various digitization projects in my life; I discuss Marie Kondo and the outrage about getting rid of books and getting rid of my own books; I talk about the corrosive nature of “resilience porn” and how it relates to software projects; why I listen to less of Dan Benjamin.

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for December 31 2018 – Dead People’s Stuff

In this episode, I close out the holiday season with my favorite rock Xmas song of all time, the Flexapleasers’ “Greatest XMas Song Ever Written”; I discuss my upcoming house move and how I must deal with my stuff; I talk about giving up being the curator for dead people’s low value junk; there is one common factor with all my failed productivity systems; here’s hoping for a good 2019.

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for October 4 2018 – Flooded with Work

In this episode, I play a new song from John Howie Jr.; I talk about the flooding in my area and watching a functioning municipality break down; I discuss how my day job has trained me to be panicky and how to fight that; the first time you see something work is the best part of computer programming; I end with an update on my DIY Bookscanner project.

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for September 4 2018 – Aching to 14

In this episode, I play a song from the Joe Perry Project; I discuss my 14th anniversary as a podcaster, why podcasting was inevitable and why most of history is accidental; I talk about why your 40th is the last realistic birthday to be a big deal and the aches of getting older; I discuss the terrible American eating habits; I close with a bit of a status update on my DIY Bookscanner project.

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for August 3 2018 – Projecting

In this episode, I play an oldie from the history of this show; why I am not doing the Dog Days of Podcasting this year; I discuss purging items from your life and building DIY projects and getting into Raspberry Pi.

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