dunceCast Episode 64 – Show the Guests to our Second Swimming Pool

Posted in Podcasts with tags , , , , , on December 6, 2016 by Matthew VanDevander

David went to the Biltmore. Matthew is going (has gone now) to HandmadeCon 2016, and Jamie went on a mission trip. Let’s try to talk about it!

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The music for this week, in order of appearance:

“I Took a Pill in Ibiza” by Mike Posner
“Nightcall” by Kavinski

dunceCast Episode 63 – David’s Dungeoneering

Posted in Podcasts with tags , , , , , on November 29, 2016 by Matthew VanDevander

This week on the cast, it’s a full house again. David regales us with stories of his custom pen-and-paper role-playing system as well as the fantasy worlds he has shepherded since he was a teenager.

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The music for this week, in order of appearance:

“Subterranean Homesick Blues” by Bob Dylan
“Under Your Spell” by Desire
“Alone in Kyoto” by Air

dunceCast Episode 62 – Formative Video Game Memories

Posted in Podcasts with tags , , , , , on November 22, 2016 by Matthew VanDevander

Matthew decides to ask Jamie about some of her formative experiences with interactive entertainment and becomes very confused by red and blue pipes.

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The music for this week, in order of appearance:

“Spy Hunter/Peter Gunn Theme” as covered by Saliva
“Game Over Theme from Legend of Zelda” as covered by Tetsugaku

dunceCast Episode 61 – Make America White Again

Posted in Podcasts with tags , , , , , on November 15, 2016 by Matthew VanDevander

It was election week last week in the ol United States of Uh-merica, so Jamie and Matthew talk about the election of President Trump and what this means for us all.

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The music for this week, in order of appearance:

“Hail to the Chief”, as performed by American Patriotic Music Ensemble

dunceCast Episode 60 – Like Listening to Someone Recount The Entire Plot of The Force Awakens

Posted in Podcasts with tags , , , , , on October 18, 2016 by Matthew VanDevander

On this week’s cast, Jamie has finally seen The Force Awakens and we talk about it. It’s a bit of a double-length podcast, managing to be longer than the film it is about. This however is good because we will be taking the next week off. Savor it, my friends.

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The music for this week, in order of appearance:

“Torn Apart”,
“Jedi Steps and Finale”,
Both written by John Williams from the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Soundtrack

dunceCast Episode 59 – Only The Eldest of Scrolls Shall Suffice

Posted in Podcasts with tags , , , , , on October 11, 2016 by Matthew VanDevander

This week on the podcast, we talk about one of our favorite games series that somehow still hasn’t gotten its own episode, The Elder Scrolls. Obviously Morrowind is the best one, but what do we have to say about some of the lesser entries in the series? Apologies for not discussing Daggerfall or Arena in depth much, we are young-uns!

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The music for this week, in order of appearance:

“Low” by Flo Rida
“Anyone Else But You” by The Moldy Peaches

dunceCast Episode 58 – Gettin’ Meta

Posted in Podcasts with tags , , , , , on October 4, 2016 by Matthew VanDevander

After a brief break, the dunces return to talk about…the dunceCast! Sadly this topic did not have a ton of depth to it, so this is a bit of a short one this week. Enjoy!

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The music for this week, in order of appearance:

“Houdini” by Foster the People
“Fireflies” by Owl City

dunceCast Episode 57 – Superhero or Superzero?

Posted in Podcasts with tags , , , , , on September 13, 2016 by Matthew VanDevander

We’re back this week to talk about superheroes and comic books. What’s up with all these cinematic universes? DC or Marvel? Which is better, the books or the movies? Either way, I’m not sure if I can take anymore.

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The music for this week, in order of appearance:

Intro to the 1950s Batman series
“Garbage Truck” by Sex Bob-Omb

Richard Feynman – The Character of Physical Law (audio lectures)

Posted in Uncategorized on September 12, 2016 by Matthew VanDevander

I’ve been listening to this lecture series on physics by Richard Feynman lately. The audio quality on the videos is a bit low, so I decided to clean it up a bit and make the entire lecture series available in easy podcast-able audio only form. There are a few diagrams that you will be missing from the videos, but most of the points are easy to understand even without the visual. If you have a long commute or enjoy learning about physics, perhaps you will enjoy them as much as I have:

(Note: there are also some somewhat higher quality videos with decent audio available here)

Part 1: The Law of Gravitation

Part 2: The Relation of Mathematics to Physics

Part 3: The Great Conservation Principles

Part 4: Symmetry in Physical Law

Part 5: The Distinction of Past and Future

Part 6: Probability and Uncertainty

Part 7: Seeking New Laws

If you enjoy these, you can also find the complete text of The Feynman Lectures on Physics, which is essentially an expanded version of the above, publicly available here:

http://www.feynmanlectures.caltech.edu/

dunceCast Episode 56 – Coming of Age

Posted in Podcasts with tags , , , , , , on September 7, 2016 by Matthew VanDevander

This week, we’re down a David again. But Jamie and Matthew watch Napoleon Dynamite and talk about it. It’s perhaps a classic movie, but Jamie had never seen it, so it’s a bit of an interesting discussion.

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The music for this week, in order of appearance:

“Forever Young” by Alphaville
“The Promise” by When in Rome