Wed, 26 August 2015
It was Christopher's turn to come up with the week's show idea. He had plenty to choose from, but as he's been helping his mom move to a new place, the idea came:
And so it came to pass that this week's show came to life.
And it was good...
(Except all the singing in this episode. Our [vague] apologies...)
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We begin this week's show talking about the first time we ever moved...and the first time we actually remember moving. After that, it's on to how many times we've moved in our lifetimes.
After that, find out the best -- and worst -- places we've ever lived. Then we discuss where in America -- and the world -- we'd move to if we could. Since the places in America Christopher considers comes from places he's visited while working, we then talk about whether or not we've ever moved for a job.
Moving is a mundane act. Box after box is packed, moved, and eventually unloaded. Along the way, though, sometimes interesting things happen. We share some moving stories before moving on to our favorite -- and least favorite -- things about moving someplace new.
As many times as we've moved, we talk about where we might move to next...and then we wrap up the week's episode talking about the future of moving. Will people move more (or less) in the future?
We'd love to hear your favorite places and moving stories in the comments.
Tue, 18 August 2015
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"We're on a space race, baby..."
Space...it's been called the final frontier...
"Open the pod bay doors, HAL..."
It's kind of hard to believe we've gone 132 episodes without dedicating an episode to space.
Oh, sure, we talked about space in our first episode (and so many episodes since that time), but have yet to do a show completely about space.
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We begin this episode talking about the first time we were aware that the earth was nothing more than just another planet in space. In this part of the show, you get to hear Christopher sign some of this. His voice will not go high. It is a terrible moment. He apologizes for the auditory agony inflicted on you. (Come on, that song is like being subjected to the music from the Hobbit cartoon over and over and over. It's not a pretty thing...)
Next, we talk about when we first became interested in space...and when Americans, as a whole, seemed to stop caring about space.
Space exploration has given us things we first only imagined in movies and on television. We chat about the coolest things space exploration has brought to Earth and...the coolest development in space technology in our opinions. But we stick with the "important" theme and talk about the best space-related event in our lifetimes/memories...as well as discuss the next most important thing we should do in space.
But dumb things have happened in space...and we talk about some faves before devoting some time to the weirdest space-program story we've heard.
So many of us came to love space through movies. We wrap up this episode with our favorite movies about space (Star Trek and Star Wars excluded), and go deeper into the void as we talk about the future of space exploration.
We know there are space-loving geeks out there who would just love to leave a comment, so...have at it, cosmonauts!
And always...ALWAYS remember this:
Thu, 13 August 2015
Ah, the aughts. Full of flagpole sitters and work riots. The assassination of President McKinley and man's first powered flight.
Such times...such times...
Wait, not the early 1900s...
We all got a taste of the future in...the year 2000!
Things were much different in the year 2000...
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We begin this episode (the last in our series about decades we've lived in) by talking about our best — and worst — memories from the aughts. After that, we discuss some favorite things from the time: music, movies, and television in particular.
What did we think were the big news stories about the 00s? It's pretty obvious, so we instead talk about where we were when we heard about the attack on that Tuesday morning in September, 2001. Then we discuss what we consider the technological events of the decade.
After that, we imagine we have a time machine and the power to change the world. Find out what we would do if we could go back to the aughts and make one change about the decade. Then we talk about our greatest accomplishments in the 00s.
We devote some time to the best and worst things to come out of the aughts, and then we wrap up the episode talking about the one word we’d use to describe the decade.
We know we have an audience spanning many decades; we’d love to hear your thoughts about the aughts in the comments.
Wed, 5 August 2015
We were going to write a dope intro, here, but we're too apathetic.
Some band in the 90s said it best:
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We begin this episode by talking about our best — and worst — memories from the 90s. After that, we discuss some favorite things from the time: music, movies, and television in particular.