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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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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:

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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?

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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 🙂

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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]

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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!

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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. 

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Sunday hangout: Movie Music, The Revenant

The Revenant: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is a soundtrack album for the 2015 film, The Revenant, composed by Ryuichi Sakamoto and Alva Noto with additional music by Bryce Dessner.

Source: The Revenant (Soundtrack) wikipedia

In this episode, Alex and Rob discuss the music from The Revenant. It’s minimal, but intense. Spartan, necessary, and profound.

See also: Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda (imdb link)

Let us know what you think of this new venture! We might spawn off a new podcast along these lines. We’d also like to hear any requests of something to watch/listen to next time.

robrogan [at] gmail.com or @sorrytopic on Twitter, and of course our Telegram group!

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Sunday hangout: Classic games, Star Wars

Alex and Rob talk about some games they’ve loved in the past because Rob started playing Diablo III again.

Have you played Age of Empires? It’s one of our favorites.

Later we get on the topic of Star Wars and some of the story lines we might be missing (or could see in the future).

Finally, we hit on an idea for a new podcast that we’ll experiment with here. Alex and Rob will watch a movie and then have a discussion about the soundtrack and its composer!

Next Sunday Hangout will be about The Revenant.

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Sunday hangout: teaching, tea, & tech debate

Hi everyone, no notes today because… I’m lazy.

If you’d like notes, or they are helpful to you, let us know and I’ll do better next time!

-Rob