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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.


Getting into the Tablet Habit – with Jeff Perry


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.


Warning: not compatible with birds

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


Quarantine Crossing

Josh and Rob catch up (finally!) and talk about tech, of course, but also why Josh doesn’t play video games, and other fascinating subjects.

Grab a nice cup of something, put on your headphones, and enjoy the show while staring at a wall.

Almost missing our commute at this point.


Bananas, business, and other b…

Josh and Rob catch up, originally to talk about his NEW Air Pods Pro… but we immediately got off topic. You can hear about Air Pods in the next episode coming soon.

In this episode we talk about Banana milk, other milks, and bananas going extinct!

Then Rob talks about different tastes in podcasts, a call for submissions, and interesting stuff he learns from shows like Pivot, and Escaping NXIVM.

We touch on news, and being overwhelmed. Rob recommends an different type of news site, The Correspondent.

Quick! What app are you using right now?

We don’t care too much about stats, but when check them it says a few use Apple Podcasts, a few use Overcast, and then the vast majority use “other.” Curiosity is killing us, so let us know what podcast app do you use?

Bonus points: what do you like about the app?

Wanna get in touch?

Tweet the show @sorrytopic, or at Rob and Josh.

Feel free to jump into our open Telegram chat for updates and chit-chat about the show.

Don’t use Twitter, don’t want to download Telegram? Tell us what you use. Should we get an email?


BONUS: Josh gets the Apple Card, it’s ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Josh takes a minute to give his take on the Apple Card and some first impressions.


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 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.