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Foundation 05: Upon Awakening

Alex and Rob are very disappointed in Gaal.

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Foundation

Foundation 04: Barbarians at the Gate

Rob and Mike talk about how Foundation is super duper okay.

We’re a bit off-schedule lately, so we can’t promise a specific recording date if you’re looking to join the discussion. Shoot us a message at @SorryTopic on Twitter and we can add you to the Discord to make sure you don’t miss out.

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Foundation 03: The Mathematician’s Ghost

Rob, Alex, Mike, and Leul are digging some of the unique parts of the TV version, like Imperial Cloning™ but it’s still not clear how things will play out for The Foundation on Terminus, and what seems to be an impending crisis.

If you’d like to listen live, or even join the conversation, we’re on Discord right here: https://discord.gg/H3xC58eR?event=901144136785199104

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Foundation 02: Preparing to Live

In this discussion, Rob is joined by Alex Monroe who has just recently read the book and brings a fresher memory to some of the comparisons. We also try to step back and discuss the show on its own and some of the story developing in between Trantor and Terminus, which was not in the original book.

If you’d like to listen live, or even join the conversation, we’re on Discord right here: https://discord.gg/haVSY7zq?event=898415285042831390

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Foundation

Foundation 01: The Emperor’s Peace

It’s finally here! Actually, a there are a few episodes out already. Apple surprised us with two episodes on the first day, but we’ll be spacing everything out one week at a time on this podcast.

We’ll also try to stick to just a short half hour chat on these, unless there’s an appetite for more, let us know!

In this discussion, Rob is joined by Mike Rapin and we try to recall what we read years ago and also react to some of the totally new direction the TV series is taking us.

If you’d like to listen live, or even join the conversation, we’re on Discord right here: https://discord.gg/RfqpYBeFgV

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Foundation

Prelude to Foundation

Another mini-episode before we start our discussion series about the Apple TV+ series, Foundation.

Rob has been reading Prelude to Foundation and talks about the origins of Psychohistory. Hopefully it gets you in the mood for the show, which has premiered as of publishing this episode!

Tune in next week for our discussion about the first episode. If you want to join us live, then hop on our Discord here: https://discord.gg/hjexstBZ

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Foundation

Introducing: Foundation mini-series

Apple has created a TV series based on the science fiction series, Foundation, by Issac Asimov. This is like the sci-fi genre equivalent of Lord of the Rings within the Fantasy genre and Rob is VERY excited!

Sorry to get back on topic will be running a weekly mini-series to discuss the TV show and possibly the book as well. We can react to the production, story telling, subtle winks to the original work, or a commentary of what the ideas mean to us. It’s up to you!

Come join us on Discord after every episode, or jump in half-way through, it doesn’t matter.

We’ll edit and post the discussion shortly after for anyone who missed it. Hope you’re excited, and hope you can join in!

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Sunday Hangout: F1, Tesla, and work

Rob didn’t check his microphone and it was a bit hot – sorry about that!

In this casual hangout episode, Alex and Rob talk about work, and about their vacation to Chicago that included go kart racing. This leads to a nice tangent about Formula 1 racing and of course a bit about Tesla too.

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Mini: Hello from Racket

Hey, we’re trying out a new thing. You can ignore these if you want, it’s purely supplemental. If you’re looking to get more Sorry to get back on topic, or hopefully you’re interested in sending audio messages to the show, this is FOR YOU!

This is us on Racket: http://racket.com/sorrytopic

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Co-hosts converge

This is the first time that hosts Alex and Josh meet! Rob managed to “double-book” both of them, and record an episode with everyone.

Josh recently went to the hospital and shares his experience, which gets us talking about health care in general. There’s a lot more to this very complex issue than just our little anecdotes and it probably deserves some more conversation so just take it with a grain of salt. You are listening to some random person’s podcast, after all, not the New York Times.

Rob makes an excellent segue from healthcare being inefficient to our work processes like “agile” and how pretty much any large company becomes inefficient. Maybe healthcare is just a terribly large company?

We’d love to hear what you think. Send us a tweet @sorrytopic or hop into our Telegram chat. Find links to both at joshandrob.com/subscribe!