Sunday Hangout: Chiropractors, digital pianos

We tried and failed to do a live stream of this episode! Hopefully next time around Rob will have it figured out. When he does, the first broadcast will be here: twitch.tv/robrogan

In this episode, Rob and Alex take a while to hit their podcasting stride again but we hear about Alex’s honeymoon around Lake Michigan, a visit to the chiropractor, some different types of massage that we manage to tie in with mindfulness of course, and lastly, Rob bought a NEW PIANO (it’s very exciting).

As always, say hello or ask a question on Twitter: @sorrytopic

If you want the full song from the end of the episode, here it is:

Rambling about work with Mike

We’re off this week, so here’s some B-roll of my recent conversation with Mike Rapin. Before we got into our chat about Video Games + Roll Playing we blew off some steam about work. Mostly complaining, but kind of interesting to hear about common problems in tech work. Hopefully it can be interesting to a broader audience too.

By the way, for other episodes featuring Mike, you can browse the Mike tag here.

Find Mike on the internet most likely under “mikerapin” and I’m easily found with “robrogan.” As usual, follow/tweet at us via @SorryTopic!

Video games + Role playing games

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This is a pretty specific episode, so feel free to skip it if RPGs and video games aren’t your thing.

Alex and Rob have been thinking about playing Elite Dangerous (that space game we’ve mentioned several times) but with a role-playing twist where we stay in character and make decisions in the game based on our character’s motivation. We’re a little stuck on how to turn this very “blank canvas” type of online game into a role playing game however. So, we’ve called in the expert, none other than… Mike Rapin! Mike will also be joining our group in the game. Maybe we’ll document some more about how figure this out together… maybe a totally new podcast just for the game.

By the way, for other episodes featuring Mike, you can browse the Mike tag here.

Find Mike on the internet most likely under “mikerapin” and I’m easily found with “robrogan.” As usual, follow/tweet at us via @SorryTopic!

Sunday Hangout: COVID teaching and Universal media services

Ahhh – back to the old hangout. This episode is full of big life updates from both Rob and Alex. I’ll let you listen to find out what’s new.

We do touch on being a teacher and going back to school right now, as Alex has to prepare for the school year.

Rob has a rant about the increasingly fractured “media landscape.” In other words, all the different streaming services for TV were almost the first wave and now we have so many exclusive platforms for podcasts. It’s great that podcasts are getting more popular, but what this means for the medium as a whole is that your reach gets smaller. You can’t just publish once and be discovered by everyone. It’s going to depend what app you’re part of in the coming future.

Lastly, we also talk a bit about music and quarantine. Even with social distancing, things like a concert will be very hard to pull off. What does it mean to stream a performance instead of being there?

Sunday Hangout: Hans Zimmer Pt. 3

The final installment of our mini-series about Hans Zimmer!

Don’t forget to start out with parts 1 & 2! Find it in your feed, or our website here.

As a side-note, this was pretty fun to do and if you can think of something else you want to get some background info about, let us know.

A lot of the music here is chopped into pieces and cut short, so please look up the full soundtrack on your favorite music app. I’ll include YouTube links below:

Interstellar – Where We’re Going [YouTube]

Apollo 11 Mission Audio [YouTube]

Interstellar – Coward [YouTube]

Our Twitter is @sorrytopic and you can also find us on Telegram. Check out JoshandRob.com for more info 🙂

Sunday Hangout: Hans Zimmer Pt. 2

Don’t forget to start out with Part 1! Find it in your feed, or our website here.

We have cut the samples down and encourage you to hit PAUSE when we call out the track, look it up on YouTube or Spotify and then come back to the discussion.

From Sherlock:

Discombobulate [YouTube]

Marital Sabotage [YouTube]

From Dark Knight:

Why So Serious? [YouTube]

A Dark Knight [YouTube]

Sunday Hangout: Hans Zimmer Pt. 1

Alex and Rob got a hot tip from Mike Rapin that we should discuss Hans Zimmer’s music.

In this episode we talk about Zimmer’s style in general, and break down a few samples from Inception. For reasons, we have cut the samples down and encourage you to hit PAUSE when we call out the track, look it up on YouTube or Spotify and then come back to the discussion.

For your convenience, here are the ones we bring up:

Wonder Woman theme

Inception: Dream Is Collapsing [YouTube]

Edith Piaf – Non, Je ne regrette rien [YouTube]

Inception: Dream Within a Dream [YouTube]

Inception: Paradox [YouTube]

Some cool bonus material!

Warning: not compatible with birds

Mike calls in to offer a theory about what Josh brought up in the Quarantine Crossing episode.

Sunday hangout: gaming in the galaxy

Episode 30 of STGBOT is yet another with special guest Alex Monroe

Alex’s percussion group isn’t doing anything during quarantine. There’s a lot of work that goes into the trending zoom-music performances people might be familiar with. 

We talked about the fatigue of video chats/conferences/calls all the time and wanting to get away from the computer. 

On the other hand… we really love this game called Elite Dangerous, and then Rob offers a bit of comparison to No Man’s Sky, and the real life scientific tool called Gaia Sky

Links to the games in their respective order:

https://www.elitedangerous.com/buy/steam/elite-dangerous-cmdr-deluxe-edition

https://www.nomanssky.com/

http://gaia-sky.readthedocs.io

the lore tour Alex was talking about

Finally, if you’re bored of all those topics, skip to the 50 minute mark where we have questions for YOU, listener. Email Rob your responses. 

Sunday hangout: not so technical, don’t worry

This time we switch gears and get into other topics.

To be honest, I edited this a week ago and have no idea what we talk about.

Enjoy!