Episode 8: Discussing Disney with Theresa Slabosz Pt 1

In this week’s episode, we sat down with Aaron’s lady friend, Theresa Slabosz, to talk about all things Disney.  Theresa LOVES Disney stuff, and spent 6 months as an intern at the Florida parks.  We talk about movies, the parks, the TV shows, and yes, a certain frozen head.

The inserted audio clip is from The Dana Gould Hour.

This is part one of a two part episode, and the second part will be available in two weeks.

You can find Theresa on Twitter at @theresaslabosz.

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S1E5 – Kobolds-a-No-No

Hey Guys! When we were last with our heroes, they were being ambushed by a nasty group of Kobolds. In this episode, we pick back up with Immizel, Ho’Nai, and Splug on the King’s Road, fighting for their lives against the Kobold scum.

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We’re also making a change to how we’re distributing the show. This was initially being included in the Everyone’s Got a Thing RSS feed, but I decided that it was working well enough to go ahead and create a separate feed for 2 Guys, a Girl, and a Goblin. I’ll continue to post this show in the everyone’s got a thing feed for the next couple of episodes, but you’ll want to make sure you subscribe to the new feed as soon as you can so you don’t miss any episodes. I’ll remind you all again when the time comes to fully switch the feeds.

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Podcasters vs Patent Trolls

For those who don’t follow the ins and outs of patent law (I don’t blame you, a lot of it is really boring stuff), there’s some important stuff happening right now that endangers the  future of podcasting.  Patent law, and specifically law protecting bad patents, is harming society and the economy, largely because of what are called patent trolls.  Patent trolls are companies that file for or purchase patents for the express purpose of suing others for “violating” their patent.  To be clear, patent trolls don’t actually produce anything of their own, they just use their patents to get money from other people who do make things. Currently, a patent troll named Personal Audio, LLC is suing several large companies (Apple being one of the more prominent), and sending demands to small companies, all seeking funds for  doing nothing.  They’re actually suing Adam Carolla’s company as well.  I guess because he’s popular?

This company, and many companies like it, threaten the freedom of the Internet, and threaten podcasts like this one.  Apple can afford to keep fighting, and I hope they do, but not everyone can.  The good news is, the Electronic Frontier Foundation has decided to help, because, as they put it:

As with so many patent troll cases, the troll is asking for money despite having contributed nothing to the industry. By its own admission, Personal Audio tried and failed at its attempt to make an audio player. Having failed at actually making something, it became a shell company that does nothing but sue on its patents. And now it wants a handout from those who worked hard to create popular podcasts.

For those that care about podcasting, or just Internet freedom, it’s important to try to support the EFF as our best chance at defeating this troll.  If you can, give some cash, or if you’re broke, give some time; the EFF needs examples of prior art to help bust this patent.  (Oops!  Looks like the EFF already reached their money goal, but keep giving examples of prior art if you can.)

Click Here to visit the EFF website for more information on how you can help.

 

Episode 7: Turning Japanese with Vicki Nugent Part 2

In this week’s episode, we conclude the conversation I had with Vicki Nugent where we talk about all things Japanese.  Vicki studied Japanese culture and language in college and spent several years living and working in Japan.  I had a great time talking to Vicki, and she had a lot of interesting stories about her time in Japan.  A great episode!

This is part two of a two part episode.

You can find Vicki on Twitter at @victory_abounds.

You can find Vicki’s deviantArt account at http://chalicity.deviantart.com/.

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S1E4 – To Live and Die in Winterhaven

Hey Guys! When we were last with our heroes, they were in Wrafton’s in in the town of Winterhaven, talking with the townsfolk, and trying to find out more information about where the dragon’s burial site might be. In this episode, we pick back up with Immizel, Ho’Nai, and Splug in the Inn, as they continue searching for clues to the treasure they seek.

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We’re also making a change to how we’re distributing the show. This was initially being included in the Everyone’s Got a Thing RSS feed, but I decided that it was working well enough to go ahead and create a separate feed for 2 Guys, a Girl, and a Goblin. I’ll continue to post this show in the everyone’s got a thing feed for the next couple of episodes, but you’ll want to make sure you subscribe to the new feed as soon as you can so you don’t miss any episodes. I’ll remind you all again when the time comes to fully switch the feeds.

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Episode 6: Turning Japanese with Vicki Nugent Part 1

In this week’s episode, I sat down with an old friend, Vicki Nugent, to talk about all things Japanese.  Vicki studied Japanese culture and language in college and spent several years living and working in Japan.  I had a great time talking to Vicki, and she had a lot of interesting stories about her time in Japan.  A great episode!

This is part one of a two part episode, and the second part will be available in two weeks.

You can find Vicki on Twitter at @victory_abounds.

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S1E3: One Night in Winterhaven

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In Episode 3, our valiant heroes (and Splug), have just defeated some nasty little Kobolds and are ready to loot the bodies.  Soon, it’s time to continue on their trek to Winterhaven.  What dark secrets does this little town hold?  How will the citizens react to a psychotic goblin artificer?  Will Ho’Nai take her top off?  Where do you park a tamed owlbear when entering a town?  Find out the answers to these questions and more in this week’s exciting episode!

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Show Notes for Episodes 4 & 5

Here are the podcasts we like!

Jim

  1. The Dana Gould Hour

  2. The Dork Forest

  3. Smartest Man in the World

  4. You Made it Weird

  5. WTF

 

Todd

  1. The Todd Glass Show

  2. Who Charted

  3. Improv for Humans

  4. Doug Loves Movies

  5. The Long Shot Podcast

 

Sammy

  1. How Did This Get Made?

  2. Yeah, It’s That Bad

  3. Cosplay Jam

  4. Talkin Toons

  5. Sidescrollers

 

Aaron

  1. Smodcast

  2. Hollywood Babble-on

  3. But Wait! There’s Lore!

  4. Nerdist

  5. Nerd Poker

 

Honorable Mentions

  1. Jordan, Jesse Go! – Jim

  2. Harmontown – Jim

  3. Judge John Hodgman – Jim, Todd

  4. Sklarbro Country – Jim, Todd

  5. Thrilling Adventure Hour – Todd, Jim

  6. Superego – Todd

  7. TESD – Aaron, Jim

  8. Rawrcast – Aaron

  9. The Indoor Kids – Sammy, Jim

  10. Anime World Order – Sammy

  11. Continue Cast – Sammy

 

No Longer With Us

  1. Penny Arcade (This one is coming back, per the Penny Arcade website!) – Aaron, Jim

  2. World Soccer Daily – Aaron

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Episode 5: The Podcast Podcast, Pt II with Sammy Kammy and Brother Todd

This is part 2 of our podcast podcast, where Aaron and I sit down with Brother Todd and Sammy Kammy to talk about podcasts.  In this episode, Sammy and Aaron talk about their favorite podcasts, and we cover some of our honorable mentions. There’s more chuckles, and friends being emotionally abusive to each other.  So, basically, a standard podcast.

You can follow Todd on Twitter at @brothertodd, and you can follow Sammy on Twitter at @sammy_kammy16.

If you’re interested in commissioning Sammy to make you a costume for cosplay or just whatever, you can check out her website www.sammykammystudios.com.

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S1E2: Kobolds a Go-Go

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In episode two, the players continue their fight against the vicious Kobolds.  Does Jim figure out how the Fey Beast Tamer character theme works? Does Barnaby get a chance to shine?  Does Ho’nai take her top off again?  Find out in this week’s exciting episode!

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