Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for January 27 2015 – Interview with Garrick van Buren

Here is the direct MP3 download for the Evil Genius Chronicles podcast, January 27 2015. This is my interview with Garrick van Buren about his book Rebuilding Blocks. It is a fascinating book that combines personal anecdotes with a business and self-help book as well as a strategy guide for the game of Kubb.

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for January 12 2015 – Patreon and Videos

In this episode, I return to the old format! I play a song by the Gentle Readers; I discuss the differences between Flattr and Patreon and why I am thinking hard about going with the latter; I talk about my experience as a fan of Cats Laughing and their current Kickstarter; what the heck, let’s play some Cats Laughing too; I talk about my experiences with doing video interviews; I discuss the late 70s/early 80s Athens GA bands better than REM; I close out with a song from Glass Eye.

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EGC Interview Saturday Jan 10th at 10:30 PM EST with Evo and Sheila

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I did an interview with Garrick van Buren via Google Hangout last week and had an absolute blast doing it. That interview will be published to the podcast as soon as I can get it together. I wanted to do it again,and give people a little more warning this time.

Tomorrow, Saturday the 10th of January I am going to do another Hangout with Evo Terra and Sheila Dee. They are leaving their home in Arizona, not for California like Loretta but for … nowhere and everywhere. They are going nomadic, starting in Europe and making it up as they go. We’ll talk about why, how, wtf? All the burning questions.

The hangout page can be found here. It will be broadcast live on YouTube. I will try to get the user interaction stuff working. I’m a relative novice to this but my guests know more than I do so maybe they can talk me through it. This will be at 10:30 PM EST, 0330 GMT and whatever that is in your local timezone. The recording will be available afterwards for those busy or asleep.

I’ll even put this little embed here. My understanding is this will show the conversation live when it is happening. We shall see.

Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for November 25 2014 – Detached from my Car

In this episode, I talk about my lack of interest in American car culture or the Beach Boys; I discuss the nostalgia episode of the Digital Human podcast and why I hate nostalgic thinking; I talk about how I misplayed my hand in podcasting and how Serial points to my growing detachment from the mainstream of the medium; I talked about how I hope Reel Reviews publishes a new episode (and he did shortly after this!); I discuss how high production pushes me away from most mainstream podcasts; I float an idea for a side-project collecting references to “when podcasting sucked” and call for action; I talk about what a screw-up I am (and the posting of this episode is further proof).

Here is the direct MP3 download for the Evil Genius Chronicles podcast, November 25, 2014.

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for October 30, 2014 – Mansplaining and TV

In this episode, I wonder aloud if I “mansplain” to my friends; I discuss the difference in how men and women tout their own achievements; I discuss how the much maligned “political correctness” is just an implementation of Will Wheaton’s “Don’t be a dick” motto; I talk about how I can’t even watch television anymore; I talk about my growing “nerd apathy”; I talk about my inability to consume media and my mainstream media lockdown.

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for October 16 2014 – Just Saying Goodbye

In this episode, I spend a long time talking about the casual cruelty imbedded in the way people use the word “just” as in “just don’t work there”; I mention the video that made me stop eating regularly at Jimmy Johns; I talk about PG Holyfield’s memorial service weekend and publicly mourn him and Thomas Peake; I finish by talking a little about Tiny Tiny RSS and why finding RSS feeds to follow was surprisingly difficult for me.

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for October 3, 2014 – Stacks and Heavyweights

In this episode, I talk about systemic failure in life; I talk about the POSSE system that I am using to post and receive activity from my blog to social networks and back; I discuss adding Piwik stats to my websites; I talk about migrating vs starting things fresh; I mention GTD, Evernote and The Secret Weapon method of using them together; I close with a discussion of Extreme Programming, Agile, and heavyweight processes.

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for September 19, 2014 – Dunbars Number

In this episode, I talk about how Dunbar’s Number is misused frequently and from there, I discuss the way specific claims are broadened, how quotes get mis-attributed to people more famous than the real originator.

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for September 9, 2014 – Exclusions

In this episode, I talk about interest groups that feel the need to exclude others in order to maintain themselves; I talk about “mansplaining” and why I think focus on it alienates potential allies; I discuss my personal strategy on dealing with flame wars; I use Penn Jillette as a model on how to deal with friends with beliefs contrary to your own and then I toodle.

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for August 31, 2014 – Recieved Wisdom

In this episode, I play a song by Valley Lodge; I talk about two bits of received wisdom about parenting that I strongly defy acknowledging as true; I talk about the notion that “there are too many podcasts” and that sort of thinking.

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for August 29, 2014 – DDOP 30: Wrapup

In this episode, I do a wrap up of my experience of the Dog Days of Podcasting; I talk about other month long challenges I have attempted and failed at; I discuss why I still want to publish a paper zine; I reminisce about developing my own film and printing my own photos in high school; I talk about an exchange with Garrick van Buren that blew my mind.

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for August 28, 2014 – DDOP Day 29: Kinivo Bluetooth Headset

In this episode, I talk about a simple little thing that I really like, the Kinivo BTH240 Bluetooth stereo headset.

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for August 27, 2014 – DDOP 28: Myrtle Beach

In this episode, I talk about why I enjoy living in the Grand Strand; I talk up Myrtle Beach and Conway, South Carolina because they are good places.

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for August 26, 2014 – DDOP 27: Comedy Podcasts

In this episode, I talk about the comedy podcasts that I listen to and note the ones that bring me the most joy; as a bonus I talk about a couple of others that just make me happy.

Here is the direct MP3 download for the Evil Genius Chronicles podcast, August 26, 2014

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for August 25, 2014 – DDOP Day 26: Tired

In this episode, I discuss having no gas in the tank and why I’m finding the Dog Days challenge so difficult this year.

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for August 24, 2014 – DDOP 25: Dave Hill and Valley Lodge

In this episode, I discuss my love of comedian Dave Hill, his podcast, writing and his band Valley Lodge and play their song “Sweet Elizabeth.”

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for August 23, 2014 – DDOP 24: Weight

In this episode, I talk about my recent weight loss and how even when it goes well it is a struggle; I bring up a quote I heard that set my teeth on edge.

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for August 22, 2014 – DDOP Day 23: Gordon Smith

In this episode, I discuss a forgotten podcast pioneer, Gordon Smith of Armidale, New South Wales, Australia. I was pleased to see that his lookANDsee site is still up as a photo blog. The podcast no longer lives, but he’s still snapping up a storm. Good on him.

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for August 21, 2014 – DDOP 22: Jackie Kashian

In this episode, I say a final goodbye to PG then I talk about comedian Jackie Kashian and how much I enjoy her work.

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for August 20, 2014 – DDOP Day 21: 10 Year Anniversary

In this episode, I celebrate my 10 year anniversary! It’s less a celebration and more of a war of attrition. I also return to my format of yore: I play a song by the Gentle Readers; I talk a little about where the last 10 years of podcasting has taken the medium; I play a song by Paul Melancon; I discuss what has really mattered to me and more importantly who; I play a song by Camper Van Beethoven; the end.

Here is the direct MP3 download for the Evil Genius Chronicles podcast, August 20, 2014

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