Brendan’s voice gave out, so we had back on Uday Gajendar (http://udanium.com/pro/home/ and @udanium on twitter and on medium)
We had a great time catching up on his exploits in consulting, self reflection, startups, jazz, experiments, prototypes, job culture, discipline, funemployment, and tequila.
Yes, we dropped a Max Headroom reference. The Future Is Now.
Episode 200: Coming To America
We made it to 200. Whoever would have thought.
We recorded this in person (a first in a while), and we recorded with guest Jørgen also in person now that he’s here in America with us
We don’t look a day older than 100 episodes.
We have a special guest, Jørgen Holst (@jorgenism) and we’re talking about Universal Basic Income!
The original story about Foxconn jobs replaced with automation that touched off our research.
That led us to a discussion of China’s Minimum Income Guarantee.
Shortly after we heard about the vote in Switzerland.
That url from basicincome.org led to a lot of other resources!
An article on Basic Universal Income from FiveThirtyEight.
Bonus: The former US Ambassador to Finland, Bruce Oreck, has sweet holiday cards.
An article on wikipedia on Basic Income.
The MINCOME experiment from the 1970s in Canada which was reopened, digitized, and analyzed recently.
We referenced Nick Hanauer’s TED Talk about inequality and minimum wage.
The Illustrated Guide to Law’s chapter on Entrapment and the myth that undercover cops must identify themselves.
We got a guest to come back! Jørgen (@jorgenism) comes back on the show and we talk about podcasting!
What do you need to podcast?
Stuff to talk about – For us Things and Not Things
Microphone – We use a Blue Snowball and a Tiki. (We’d like a Zoom H4 when we grow up.)
Headphones – just to listen back
Recording Software – Audacity is free!
Hosting – Podbean and Libsyn seem to be the biggest.
Listing – If you know what you’re doing you can make your own RSS feed via a blog (that’s what we do), but most podcasts hosts have instructions on integrating to itunes (like this one from podbean or this from libsyn) as well as forms for Stitcher and TuneIn.
Alan called this episode 183 when it’s only 173. Don’t believe everything you hear on the internet.
Special guest-host Todd Rosenthal (@trodesign) comes back as a guest!
Elon Musk’s SpaceX lands their rocket after delivering an orbital satellite.
We talked a lot of Star Wars. A lot.
Brendan was out this week, so we had TWO guest hosts:
Jason Campbell (http://visualcraft.co/v1) and Todd Rosenthal (@trodesign)
We talked about a number of topics but wanted to highlight:
The School of Visual Philosophy.
The Onion’s review of Spectre.
Brendan will definitely be back next week.
We talk to “Sketchy Characters” Gina Smith (floats like bricks) and Julie Meridian (juliemeridian.com)
They are going to have a booth at APE: the Alternative Press Expo on October 3rd and 4th in San Jose.
We mentioned the art of Amazing Larry by Jenn Oaks, and the original video.
Also the game FTL: Faster Than Light with music by Ben Prunty. And the comic series Saga.
And we talked a LOT of Mass Effect.
I’m Commander Shepard, and the Sketchy Characters booth at APE is my favorite store on the Citadel
Special Guest Skylar joins us and we talk Warhammer 40k. A lot. Also some X-Wing.
Brendan went to a City Council meeting.
There is no Emperor Ted.
Special guest Jillian joined us this episode!
We saw a bunch more Sketchfest Shows including Nightlife at the Academy featuring Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction and The Meltdown.
Bonus pro-tip: when going to a show at Cobb’s Comedy Club, visit Kennedy’s Irish Pub and Indian Curry House.
Jillian’s the CTO of the Unstoppable Women of Silicon Valley.
Formerly a wedding photographer, she currently takes headshots through her photography company Epoxy Studios.
Bonus: Jillian dazzled us discussing medium format cameras!
Smiling and Nodding headshots of Brendan are soon to be A Thing!
We had on special guest Jørgen (@jorgenism) all the way from Kolbotn, Norway.
Fantasy Football recaps are done by robots!
Bonus: The recap of last week’s game between Brendan and Jørgen’s teams.
Norwegian money is about to be redesigned to look very cool.
Alan uses the reddit client Alien Blue.
We called back to episode 50 regarding mirrors to bring light to Rjukan, Norway. We also called back to episode 12a for Jorgen’s wife Cordelia’s appearance on the podcast.
Headlamps: “If you can make it an adventure, it’s the coolest Thing in the world”