dunceCast Episode 61 – Make America White Again

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

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

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

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?

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)

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

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

Braid Analysis Videos

Last year I recorded an in-depth analysis series on Braid, where I played through the game and talked about anything and everything that came to mind. I am quite proud of the series. It was initially exclusive to my $5+ Patreon backers, but I have decided to make it public. I will be releasing each part separately over the next 6 weeks, with the first part being released today!

The parts will all be available through the above playlist, so you can return each week to watch more. I would however recommend watching on YouTube with annotations on, as there are spoiler avoidance links for the secret puzzles in the game if you want to skip over the parts where I mention them.

dunceCast Episode 55 – The Jamiecast

Get to know Jamie a little better on this episode of the dunceCast. We also talk about D&D briefly. The rest was mostly forgotten in a drunken haze, so prepare for some off the rails rambling.

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The music for this week, in order of appearance:

“Fake My Own Death” by Sum 41
“Boss DJ” by Sublime

dunceCast Episode 54 – Ranting about Stranger Things

This episode we talk about some more tv shows. BoJack Horseman and Stranger Things (who isn’t talking about that show…). We also talk a bit about work/life philosophy as we travel into the night. Join us on this sonic journey once more.

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The music for this week, in order of appearance:

“BoJack Horseman Title Theme” by Patrick Carney
“Stranger Things Title Theme” by Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein