The Coffee Episode

0 minutes – 15 minutes: some updates about the podcast website and social media stuff.

15m – 44m: Coffee talk.

44m – 50m: Halloween, shitty costumes, and abusing Apple’s generous refund policy.

50m – 58m: Apple is starting to over-promise and under-deliver.

58m – End: Rob introduces a podcast challenge, you know, for “content.”

More details and links:

We’ve got our website up and running! The HOPEFULLY easy-to-remember domain is joshandrob.com. We also set up a bunch of social channels like a public group on Telegram, and a Twitter handle: @sorrytopic.

Check out another “hangout” podcast: Getting Caught Up with a couple of more interesting people, Mike and Jeff.

The Beers:

Josh: mysterious beer sitting in the fridge for months

Rob: 21st Amendment IPA

The Coffee:

Rob has been getting really into coffee lately. He refers to The Coffee Podcast and about finding some online guides for making snobby coffee at home. Intelligentsia has a lot.

Josh on the other hand appreciates fancy coffee but is very lazy about it at home. He’s been using a Keureg some days, and other times he gets hours-old leftovers from his Airpot. One of those pump action things you’ll see at conferences and big meetings.

The Challenge:

To spice things up, Rob suggests a simple challenge to try something new for a week or two. We’ll report back with the results!

Challenge for Josh: wake up and make fresh coffee one morning this week. Here’s the French press guide. He also needs to write a bio for the website.

Bar in Barthelona

We came in to this expecting Josh to recount his trip to Barcelona, but ended up on many tangents. This is how we decided our podcast name! You’ll hear about it.

Links:

The Japanese subway videos

The In-Flight videos

I was surprised Josh found some Vegan places in Barcelona, a city I love for its seafood. Here’s a cool resource if you travel Vegan.

Josh’s eponymous podcast about Meeting Famous People

Rob’s old, now defunct podcast with lots of ambient recordings of the subway in cities he visits: Letters Podcast

Friend dating

On this very first episode, Josh happens to be visiting New York City and catches up with Rob over some takeout and beer. They generally talk about how making new friends as an adult is like dating. Who knows what the rest of this show is about. We don’t listen to these! #nofilter

I think tangents are the key to friendship.

Josh