After the thrilling “Freezing Your Assets” episode of Roommates of Catan, join your Crapshoot hosts Josh and Jesse for a special, slightly-more-rapid-fire-than-usual episode that powers through such topics as: Locating Matt Haughey, iPhone upgrades, Hearthstone and collectible card games, Noam Chomsky, Working from home, Monkey Pop, Ludum Dare, India pale ales, resonator.network, Top-level domains, Tony the Pony, Writing for the page vs writing for performance, Inchoatery, Siri, Distance from a mirror, NASA, and Huntsville, Alabama.
An inaugural episode for our new recording venue, this episode finds us talking for quite some time about genetic algorithms and Josh’s Genetic Football project, and also Josh’s role transition at Metafilter. Along the way, we touch on genetic cars, a (theoretical (we hope)) Metafilter Markov Commenter Bot, site culture, My Pet Monster, Battle Action He-Man, and some pro tips for performing wedding ceremonies.
After the Scat Hour, join our intrepid hosts to learn (??) about lent, creative obligations, boxes of moldy skulls and spines, Josh’s twitter D & D character and D & D memories in general, naming podcast networks, whether Jesse has read Dune, and fractional staves. We’re delighted to be joined again for this episode by the inestimable Eran Haas, and the episode features three slightly older MeFi Music songs from Josh: Nathan Fillion’s Theme, Old Man, and Wicker Man.
Skip Worthington returns to attempt another Dungeons & Dragons Adventure, this time with a first-time adventurer. Afterward, it’s part 2 of our Crapshoot double episode, aka Episode 22B, aka Hellbanned from Podcasting, wherein we discuss halloween, compare Universal Studios to Enchanted Forest, talk beer, and solicit input on Jesse’s soon-to-be-announced-if-all-goes-well podcast network.
Airing this time after Dungeons & Dragons Adventures, The Crapshoot returns for our 2015 debut. In part 1, Josh and Jesse reconvene to talk about audience feedback, The Harvey Girls, geologist humor, the Xsdo itY joke format, Paul Ford and Tilde.club (here by the way are links to Paul Ford’s The Age of Mechanical Reproduction and its incredible Postscript), but also; not reading Metafilter threads, the glories of the hellban, backfiring twitter campaigns, clickhole, Poe’s law, Kevin Smith.
The long-overdue, field-recorded episode from XOXO Fest 2014, episode 21 finds Josh and Jesse mostly in drunken snippets as we are subsumed into @xoxo, along the way joined variously by Matthew Bogart ( @matthewbogart ), Brad Sucks ( @bradsucks ), Phil Nelson ( @philnelson ), and Monk Funkster ( @jimmythehorn ) in situ.
We sit down with Portland nerd Chris Barker and talk about old Mac hardware, the conceptual framework of New Years resolutions, and the fact that Josh has a beard. And we finally discuss Sugar Bush Squirrel.
Back after a short holiday delay, Josh and Jesse drink some Occidental Lucubrator and talk about timbre (“tamber!”), the language of mathematics, the taxonomy of first kisses, how much Guns ‘n Roses suck, how thoroughly time flies, etc.