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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!

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Welcome package for new listeners!

Hi there, we’ve noticed a bunch of new people tuning in after our episode with Jeff about iPads. If you missed that one, it’s great and you should check that it out (it’s right before this one).

So if you’re new here, this is a special new introduction and a re-run of one of the best episodes so far.

Thanks!

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Getting into the Tablet Habit – with Jeff Perry

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Sunday Hangout: smart homes and future interviews

Alex and Rob catch up on a lazy Sunday. We talk about some lesser-known smart home tools, and Alex wants to plan a post-marriage bachelor party!

Thinking about future topics, we explore some ideas together but would love to hear what you think! More music, philosophy, science?

Rob wants to talk more about Nils Frahm, a contemporary composer that does interesting and beautiful things with synthesizer and acoustic piano alike!

Listen on Idagio: https://app.idagio.com/profiles/nils-frahm/albums


As usual, follow/tweet at us via @SorryTopic!
Chat with us in the Telegram group. // Wait, what’s telegram?

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Rob got a VR headset, or: Podcasting in SPACE

Alex and Rob are joined by special guest, Patrick, a full-time astronomy nerd who actually works at a planetarium!

Alex wanted to try something different and record this episode during our most recent Elite:Dangerous play session, since we’re hanging out on Discord as it is.

Inevitably, we end up talking a lot about the game, giving some more backstory in case you’re not familiar with it yet. Rob also got an Oculus Quest 2 VR headset, and Alex bought a lawn mower because he’s a an adult home owner.


P.S. If you’re interested in screenshots and details of our journey to the center of the galaxy, you can check out our game blog here: elite.robrogan.com.

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Josh is BACK to talk about Apple and Birds, of course

Wow, it has been nearly a year since our co-host Josh actually joined the podcast!

Josh realizes how much he doesn’t even know what he looks like when trying to create an avatar with the Stereo app. Then he talks way too much about the AirPods Max he just got, and explains why a cockatiel he found caused him to miss a year of podcasting.

Then Josh and Rob get into a discussion about mental health, ADHD, and how difficult those things can make it to keep things organized correctly in their lives.


This episode was live-streamed on Stereo! We’ll let people know on our Twitter and Telegram shortly before we start, so come tune in next week if you want to hear it live or even send in an audio clip to be featured on the show.

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Maybe leaders are like teachers

Alex and Rob get together after a six month hiatus!

We touch on suburban life, changing careers, job interviews, and viewing skills in another way. Maybe being a leader is actually similar to being a teacher.

This episode was live-streamed on Stereo! We’ll let people know on our Twitter and Telegram shortly before we start, so come tune in next week if you want to hear it live or even send in an audio clip to be featured on the show.