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  1. 3 points
    Soon! Just been super busy of late catching back up from the holiday and then presently I'm moving TIFO's headquarters about 300 miles away. But we've recorded two new episodes in the last week and they should be going up sometime in the next couple days.
  2. 3 points
    A thing I'm wondering about if the whole women don't watch edutaining youtube videos isn't a bit of a self-fulfilling prophecy: I am subscribed to a number of educational youtube channels, but I never get recommendations for other educational content, just older videos from channels I am already subscribed to. Another thing I will note is that podcasts are for when I'm travelling/working (I do mindless physical work) and youtube videos are for when I can sit and watch stuff.
  3. 2 points
    I’ve never been married and I have no kids. I’m a huge fan of trivia and tend to listen to all of your YouTube videos rather than watch them. I have a hard time finding good educational ones usually because of their voices and/or music selections I’ve noticed that I have to watch 4-5 videos before I receive recommendations. Yours is also the only educational podcast I listen to. The rest are pop culture and TV.
  4. 1 point
    Firstly, I hope this is alright to post or that I have at least posted this thread in the correct section of the forum... Maybe we could have a sticky thread for new members to introduce themselves? For me, it's always the first thing I look for when signing up on a new forum. On that topic, I'm new here, I thought I would sign up as I heard the forum mentioned on a podcast. I stumbled upon the podcast accidentally as my YouTube went into autoplay. I'm glad it did too! I'm an old school technology forum crawler, more specifically PC hardware forums, an automotive technician, a chef and a web admin. I listen to a number of podcasts on and off and I just wanted to sign up and show some support for the show and I hope it continues to grow!
  5. 1 point
    Naval mines look like spheres with projections surrounding it. We see them in war photos, cartoons, and minesweeper, but why do they look so funky and what do the parts do?
  6. 1 point
    Like it when we ramble about random things? This episode's for you!
  7. 1 point
    I love the podcast format - I checked out you tube channel and its alright too but I find the conversation of the podcast much more engaging. I can't speak for all women of course but for myself, I use podcast instead of YouTube because It doesn't require my undivided attention. I can listen to a podcast while driving when lying in bed while cleaning etc. I, of course, am aware of Youtube but I don't have much luxury time to just sit and watch a channel. If Youtube is playing it's on the TV and either my husband or children are using it and they are not watching what I want to watch. My podcast is on my phone and I can engage and listen as I choose. I feel like other moms/wives may deal with the same issues and this is why you have limited female audience on YouTube but I would love to see if other ladies feel the same.
  8. 1 point
    Three at once! We were just waiting for the advertisers to approve, and they all kind of approved at once and had to be out by the end of the month. 🙂 Otherwise would have spaced them a bit better.
  9. 1 point
    Sorry about the audio.... 😉
  10. 1 point
    Oh wow, I just listened to "Christmas traditions", found myself laughing out loud while at work. Hope nobody is wondering if I've gone insane. I wish I could leave a review somewhere but I'm not on iTunes or probably anywhere you'd look, but you really are the highlight of my week when it comes to podcasts. If you ever found the time and energy to upload the audio of your tifo videos as podcasts, I'd totally subscribe to that as well. And now for follow up: * Gävle is pronounced close to yeah-fle, stressing the "yeah". It astounded me as well when I moved here, no worries. (BTW the Yule goat is still standing at time of writing) * On the menu of your .fm website it says "Epsiodes" instead of episodes... Happy holidays and a fantastic new year from Sweden :)
  11. 1 point
    I just want to say thank you for the best laugh I've had in recent memory. When Simon talked about the lieutenant pronunciation and Daven said "fantastic" I laughed till tears came to my eyes. There was so much experience and wry empathy in those few syllables—I had to go back and listen again. I want that as one of my text tones now.
  12. 1 point
    Regarding "The Godfather" I made my thesis about it, and I haven't watched it.
  13. 1 point
    Also weighing in - I’m a 27 year old female graduate student and I live listening! I found the podcast through your YouTube channel and it is honestly the first podcast I’ve gotten into and I’ve really been enjoying it. I listen to it at night to unwind after studying, on long drives and on planes. I feel like I enjoy your podcast for the same reasons most people have been saying, I just happen to be female (woo!) I really enjoy the interesting history - I think you explained the events leading to WWI the best I’ve heard. I DO love the macabre - what can I say, the gruesome is fascinating. I enjoy the casual banter and the tangents. I really enjoy the awkward transitions and when you congratulate yourselves on things like a good transition or a good sponsorship or complain about how much it costs to host. It’s enjoyable and so refreshingly transparent. It makes me feel like I’m listening to a friend’s podcast and I connect even more. Please continue to do slightly awkward and clumsy transitions between topics, I LOVE THEM. Finally : Simon, PLEASE ROAST MY REVIEW! (It’s on iTunes, shadowfax1300) It’s absolutely hilarious when you accidentally roast 5star reviews. I don’t know how others feel, but I love it.
  14. 1 point
    I heard about the website on the podcast. I found the podcast through Today I Found Out.I'm a retired teacher, 34 years in Philadelphia. I love to travel, read, listen to podcasts and watch Youtube. I also love spending time with my almost two year old grandson. Looking forward to many good discussions.
  15. 1 point
    Hi! I'm Mike. I'm an internet veteran and random facts addict. As for how I ended up here, I started following Rob Dyke which led me to Matthew Santoro which led me to Chills/Top 15 & Obsolete Oddity after which YouTube recommended List 25. I was dismayed I never knew that List 25 had a YouTube channel because I knew about the website for a long time and started watching rabidly (like I'd personally watch any other way). One day I found they had collaboration with TopTenzNet and I discovered the venerable Simon Whistler. Mr. Whistler mentioned a new channel he had called Biographics in which he mentioned another channel named Today I Found Out. I like macabre, horror, comedy, non-fiction, true crime and debunkers (Doctor Mike, History Buff, etc) for my YouTube entertainment and, obviously, Today I Found Out fits right in there. I'm pushing 50 and it's sometimes hard to find new obscure stuff to learn and about 25% of TIFO's content is completely new to me. And what I do know is re-consumed in a very entertaining milieu. The podcast is a great reminder of what I do know and a wonderful surprise of what I don't. It's great to hear people converse using multi-syllabic vocabulary and in the corny, best pals style of two people who genuinely want to learn and share what they learn while being bromance partners.. I'm an old-school geek, gaming dork, nerd and fandom fan. My vocation is gamemaster but I've recently been derailed by a steadily failing voicebox. I also mentor LGBT youth and have the honor of being a lot of unruly inner=city kids' "Uncle" Mike. 😁 Love the podcast, love the channel, and even loved having my eardrums blown out by Simon's whistling. Spouse: "What are you listening to?" Me: "Simon Whistler whistling..." Spouse: "...."
  16. 1 point
    I would really love to see a video on where the phrase “it’s not rocket science” original came from.
  17. 1 point
    Hello, Russell! Couldn't agree with you more, "introduce yourself thread" makes community welcoming and inclusive. My name is Jack, btw, and it's nice to meet you. Pretty sad that you haven't visited community since your last post. I'm a geek, hobbyist and an IT freelancer. Came here because of podcast too and just wanted to say, how great it is. Thanks for your work! p.s. - Live long and prosper ?
  18. 1 point
    Yeah, the Czech keyboard with the characters instead of digits can be frustrating. Mostly happens when I'm typing in a password and getting constantly denied.. then I realise that instead of entering a 3 Ive been typing š over and over again...
  19. 1 point
    I agree. I also don't want to speak for all women but in my experience I think it is hard for women to have the time to sit down and engage in something like youtube. I have a 2 year old and a 2 month old and a career and a house to take care of so I'm afraid multitasking is all I can do and the listen only format lends itself to that. I am a fan of the youtube videos as well I just don't have time to get to them regularly. I enjoy the banter of a podcast and enjoy the longer ones! On a separate note, I also listen to a very popular true crime podcast that has an active community (SSDGM). It has been brought up several times in that community that the majority are women and we have discussed why that might be. The gist is that women think about and feel as if they are more likely to become victims of a crime (specifically murder) so we feel the more we know the better prepared we are to deal with situations thus helping with the anxiety. For example, if rent is incredibly cheap for a nice apartment, a man might think the neighbors are loud or something is wrong with the apartment that isn't obvious. A woman might think that the apartment is a part of a murder castle a la H. H. Holmes and therefore avoided getting murdered. ? Sorry to be long winded and I'd love to see other opinions. Also, bring on the pole! I'm interested in the results!
  20. 1 point
    The part about unnecessary letters reminded me about a YouTube video named 'What if English were phonetically consistent'. If you like language quirks/kwirks/kwerks/kvurks, this may be both fun and interesting. https://youtu.be/A8zWWp0akUU
  21. 1 point
    I disagree to all 3 points. I enjoy the more upbeat and unpredictable nature of the podcast. Simon and Daven have a very good and natural rapport with each other and quickly move the conversation forward, which keeps me entertained. I don't particularly enjoy Hello Internet, which is a bit slower at times, and when one participant simply waits for the other to finish talking before offering input it has a tendency to become a bit monologue-y. As to point 3, if Simon knew too much about the subject at hand the storytelling would probably seem a bit unnatural or stiff, as they would inform each other about things both of them already know simply for the sake of the audience. All in all, my advice to them regarding the their interaction with each other is: Don't think about it. They are clearly good friends and comfortable in each other's company, which creates that sort of intangible 'good vibe' that is hard to create but easy to destroy. If they try to be something other than themselves it could easily make both of them seem non-genuine. Don't try to imitate Hello Internet or any other podcast. Carve out your own niche instead of becoming an inferior copy of someone else's.
  22. 1 point
    Just checking in as one of the < 20% women that listen (apparently). I found this very surprising! Who wouldn't want to know more stuff about stuff.
  23. 1 point
    In the podcast you mentioned changing the way you make the YouTube thumbnails, and I have to say, I really dont like the way the new ones look. I think what you were doing before was really good. If there was a way you could combine the click bate factor with how nice they looked before, that would be amazing. But also the game theroist is not a good channel. Mat Pat is really annoying and I would take advice from him with a huge grain of salt. But I am not a youtuber, just a fan who has grown up watching youtube since it started, and I have to say, the new thumbnails are not making me excited to click your videos. They look garish and out of place. But whatever helps you guys get more views so you keep making videos is a plus.
  24. 1 point
    I found this episode really interesting! I actually have a few interesting facts that I want to add too! I did a report on Theatrical Gas Lighting in college, and this reminded me of it. In the Neoclassical Era in French Theatre, nobles would actually be seated on the stage, to showcase their wealth. Theatre, in general, was also very "flat". Sets were often flats (think walls), that were painted to look like the given scenes. There wasn't much depth, and the theatre was about the spectacle and being seen as an audience member, as opposed to actually seeing a performance. The advent of gas lighting (introduced in 1817 at the Lyceum, Covent Garden, and Drury Lane Theaters in London) created a marked change in the theatre dynamic. Lighting was brighter, controllable, and could produce colors with colored cellophane or the famous "limelight", the former being the predecessor to modern-day cyc lights, which create their colors with colored "gels". This advancement in lighting allowed for the onset of the naturalism/realism movements in theatrical styles; because the actors could actually be seen, their choreography became more realistic, and costumes, makeup, and sets became more detailed. With this gas lighting, a divide developed between the audience and the performance. The gaslights likely made the theaters very warm and posed a fire hazard. As a result, the lights in the audience would be dimmed when the lights on-stage were on, thus leading to the modern practice of dimming the house when the show begins. As one could guess, the audience members could no longer see each other in the darkness, and they instead focused on the performances. This point likely marks the shift from an active audience to the passive audience of modern theatre. I have also included a few graphics of how this gaslighting work. They can be found in Walter Grafton's Handbook of Practical Gas-Fitting and Lloyd's Practical Guide to Scene Painting and Painting in Distemper (respectively). Sources Include: Editors of Encyclopædia Britannica, The. "Limelight." Encyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 14 Feb. 2012. Web. 25 Feb. 2017. Emeljanow, Victor. "Erasing the Spectator: Observations on Nineteenth Century Lighting." Theatre History Studies 18 (1998): 107-16. ProQuest. Web. 25 Feb. 2017. Essig, Linda. "A Primer for the History of STAGE LIGHTING." TD & T - Theatre Design & Technology Spring 2016: 10,20,22-23. ProQuest. Web. 25 Feb. 2017 . Grafton, Walter. "Chapter XI: Theatres and Public Places of Entertainment." Handbook of Practical Gas-fitting: A Treatise on the Distribution of Gas in Service Pipes, the Use of Coal Gas, and the Best Means of Economizing Gas from Main to Burner: For the Use of Students, Plumbers, Gas-fitters, and Gas Managers. London: B.T. Batsford, 1907. 141-54. Print. Lloyds, F. "Hints on Effects." Practical Guide to Scene Painting and Painting in Distemper. London: George Rowny, 1875. 74-87. Print. McCullough, Jack W. "The Theatre as seen through Late Nineteenth Century Technical Periodicals." Performing Arts Resources 14 (1989): 13-58. ProQuest. Web. 25 Feb. 2017. Pearl, Sharrona. "Building Beauty: Physiognomy on the Gas-Lit Stage." Endeavour 30.3 (2006): 84-89. JSTOR [JSTOR]. Web. 25 Feb. 2017. Rees, Terence A. L. Theatre Lighting in the Age of Gas. Cambridge: Entertainment Technology, 2004. Print. Wild, Larry. "A Brief Outline of the History of Stage Lighting." A Brief History of Stage Lighting. Northern State University, 14 Sept. 2015. Web. 25 Feb. 2017.
  25. 1 point
    I'm still thinking about a guy dressed like Abe Lincoln smashing up chairs in a modern theatre... My girlfriend will ask me what I'm laughing about, I still have to tell her its "the Lincoln thing again"
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