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  • Show notes are short this week because Merlin had to go buy contrast paints for his figs. Main topic is speculating about speculation.
  • Jeff and Christian welcome Heather Alexandra from Kotaku back to the show this week to discuss Cuphead coming to Netflix, the announcement of the Switch Lite, Ubisoft games going VR, Turbografx16 mini, and more! The Playlist: Final Fantasy XIV, Bloodstained, Katana Zero, The Messenger, Dr Mario World, Super Mario Maker 2 VR Talk: Defector, Vader Immortal (Rift), Fugl Parting Gifts!
  • Historian and author Dan Albert joins Horace and Judd to discuss Dan's new book, Are We There Yet?, touching on the VW Beetle, non-capitalist Henry Ford and resisting technological determinism.
  • Dan and John talk about food trucks, restaurants, coffee, and deep emotions. If you enjoyed this episode, you'll love the bonus content for our patrons. We talk about crying, chaos, and the nation's most phallic building. But you can only listen if you're a supporter.
  • Paul Tarjan is a lifelong nerd, juggler and engineer. Nowadays, he works at Stripe on developer productivity and infrastructural components. He is the technical lead of Sorbet, a new static type checker for Ruby.
  • This week we FINALLY dive into the mail bag with two whole friends writing in! We talk about how the show is hitting the charts, and we throw in a non-spoiler review of 'Yesterday'! News about "Mulan", "Stuber", "Joker", "Red Notice", and MORE! Most importantly - we talk about what a REAL Ariel The Mermaid should be.... IMAGINARY. Co-host: Dan Richardson
  • Jeff and Christian welcome Patrick Beja from Pixels back to the show this week to discuss Nintendo hitting 10 million online subscribers, Nvidia updating their graphics cards, Warframe getting a new trailer, Alan Wake 2, and more! The Playlist: Destiny 2, Bloodstained, Cadence of Hyrule, Gears of War 4, Outer Wilds, OnRush, Super Mario Maker 2, Quake 2 RTX, No Man's Sky Plus, discussion of the future of streaming video games Parting Gifts!
  • Joining Brittany this week is Michael Kelly, a Senior Engineer with Stackshare and a passionate contributor to the open source ecosystem. He is the author of the graphql-cache gem, a caching plugin for graphql-ruby.
  • The first half of the episode hs the news you love, the second half is SPIDER-MAN SPOILER RIDDEN! Don't worry, we give you plenty of "heads up!" Enjoy with confidence. This week we discuss on-the-record quotes from Daisy Ridley, Seth McFarland, and Papa Feige. Plus we chat about what's going on with the new 'Robocop' movie, and how many effects will there will be in the new Askewneverse movie. Then spoilers. All the spoilers. Co-host: Dan Richardson
  • DISCUSSED: Dan has found a terrific solution for his son's iPad case; on the benefits (and challenges) of getting away from our devices for a while; listener recommendations for YouTube keyboard commands, a book about cities, and some Disney scholarship; and, finally, your hosts respond to a listener's question about "circular thoughts."
  • Jeff and Christian welcome Brian Altano from IGN to the show this week to discuss the target audience of the PS5, the magic behind infinite playable characters in Watchdogs Legion, Google Stadia's game pricing, and more! The Playlist: Super Mario Maker 2, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, Beach Buggy Racing 2 VR Talk: Star Wars: Vader Immortal, Moss, Sairento Untethered
  • Horace reflects on Jony Ive's departure.
  • Rise and shine campers, it's news time! We chat about the new WB CEO Anna Sarnoff, current movies in production, why the world doesn't need 'Space Jam 2' and we dip into the mail bag! Plus all the James Gunn updates and what exactly do you get with the 'Avengers: Endgame Bring Back." Co-host: Dan Richardson
  • Joel Hawksley is a software engineer at GitHub. He recently served as the technical lead for Project Paper Cuts, incorporating feedback from the community into GitHub. He is now the lead on introducing support for ActionView::Component into Rails core.
  • DISCUSSED: Merlin is a little hoarse; but what's an actual pony versus an actual little horse?; there's a lot of sadness and housing problems in the Hundred Acre Wood; the challenges of recommending starter media; the further challenges of being a media super-fan; (and how this relates to not seeing The Flintstones and stealing a copy of Fight Club from Blockbuster Video); Florida is hot; may everyone live long enough to feel bad for saying something really stupid on a podcast; is Piglet a small pig or just a pig baby?; Dan needs your help to find Cash a durable iPad case and keyboard solution; Merlin needs your help understanding the logic of keyboard media keys; to Dan, Piglet was always a baby pig; then, there's some follow-up on Disney parks; Dan again threatens to permanently ruin Disney for you, but he promises to clearly bracket it; and, finally, Dan has had it with people stealing flu valor. Just stop it, people.
  • Jeff and Christian welcome Carolyn Petit from Feminist Frequency back to the show this week to discuss Cyberpunk's responsibilities, E3's represenation, Final Fantasy 7 Remake's revisions, and more! The Playlist: 198X, Outer Wilds, Spider-Man DLC, Dead Cells, Cadence of Hyrule Parting Gifts!
  • Horace checks in from the Holiday Road, sharing his thoughts on WWDC, iPadOS, Mac Pro and The Army Way.
  • First and most importantly, Dan is back! Woo! Second, now, listen: please bear with me, and do not leave. Because, when I say we talked mostly about Disney—and especially Disney properties—it's way more interesting than you'd think. Or, so we hope. Essentially, Walt Disney World in particular has the control, data, and means to be extremely good at resource management, and that's just fascinating to think about. There's also some thank-you's, as well as some podcast recommendations, plus a response to a listener's question about choosing to use Apple's native apps.
  • Nick Schwaderer and Brittany Martin talk about all of the cool things that are happening in their worlds. Tune in to dive into robots, the great cookie debate, Github acquisitions and new features and, of course, keyboards.
  • This week is chock full of the news you love! We dissect wether or not John Turturro's upcoming sequel is a good thing or not. Talk about Netflix's 'Murder Mystery', the bombing of the new 'Men In Black', and how the proof of 'Bill & Ted' happening is important to us. PLUS: The best rant about 'E.T. The Extraterrestrial' you've ever heard! Co-host: Dan Richardson
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