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Everything posted by Daven

  1. Monkey brain gonna' monkey....
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    New members welcome thread?

    Thanks RedPanda!
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    When is the podcast coming back?

    It's up 🙂
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    The Macabre Series

    Well that escalated quickly.... ?
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    Women Listeners

    " which astonishes me because I find the content not remotely aimed at men over women... I mean, women like entertaining educational content too, right ?" Always surprises us too as I think we cover a wide enough array of topics to appeal to anyone, regardless of sex. Just for whatever reason edutainment stuff always seems to skew towards male audiences. Really don't understand why. 🙂 At some point I am going to bring on board a female host for some edutainment stuff and it will be interesting to see if the demographic data stays the same there or if we get a lot more female viewers/listeners in that case.
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    We're trying. 🙂 Super busy of late, but slowly but surely we'll ramp this back up! 🙂
  7. I know we've covered this one before ages ago on the channel, but I really love the story of Karl and Bertha Benz and couldn't resist doing it on the podcast ?
  8. Like it when we ramble about random things? This episode's for you!
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    The Bull Moose Part 2

    And the finale discussion thread! (For now... Teddy Roosevelt is worthy of many more episodes at some point, as is his daughter who we are equally enamored with. :-))
  10. Worse animal than the male duck when it comes to mating?
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    Twice Executed

    We salute you Bertrand de Blanc!
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    When is the podcast coming back?

    Technically that's Simon's fault. 😉 We recorded one a couple weeks ago but he had to go on a trip for a wedding and hasn't gotten the editing and proofing done yet. 😉
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    Another when will the next episode be post

    It's coming. Simon had a little trip for a wedding recently and we've both been too swamped to get it all edited up, but the latest episode is recorded. It just needed a bit more editing than normal as we did it a very different way this time and are still working out the kinks of the new recording system. 🙂 The podcast will be a more regular thing going forward. Doesn't really matter that it's mostly just a really expensive and time consuming hobby at this point. 😉 We think it has good prospects based on the response we've received so far and the steady growth, even despite the occasional long layoffs.. Thanks for your patience. 🙂
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    New podcast on iTunes

    It's coming. 🙂 Needed final listen through has been sitting on Simon's figurative desk for a while now, but he was swamped with getting ahead with other work before needing to take a little trip to a wedding last week. Soon! 🙂
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    Karl Swallwood curses a lot

    One of the best things about Karl Smallwood is he has zero filter with his own stuff and embodies the classic "no fucks were given that day" attitude and is just hilarious because of it. 🙂 The other great thing about Karl is he actually seems like a pretty thoughtful guy in a lot of ways as well and takes his work very seriously, which seems like two things that couldn't possibly overlap in a ven diagram, but here we are. 🙂. It's actually I think one of the reasons his channel is so, so good. That mixing of those two qualities. Tons of respect for Karl is what I'm trying to say. His channel is hilarious (literally the only edutainment channel I watch outside of the occasional Lindybeige) and his work on TIFO over the years has always been greatly appreciated. Very happy to see his channel and personal work take off like it has. 🙂 .
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    The princess Bride

    Always nice to hear. Thanks! 🙂
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    New podcast on iTunes

    Just recorded one a few days ago. So, soon! 🙂
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    When is the podcast coming back?

    Soon-ish! Just been a crazy first quarter of the year and needed to prioritize some other things. But should be an episode in the next week or two and then should get pretty regular from there. 🙂
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    Next episode?

    @Rich Going to try to get one done this week, but if it doesn't work out with the schedule, definitely next! Then after that things really should be all settled for a while to do it mostly weekly. Just been a crazy first quarter of the year. 🙂
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    Not anymore. But we really should approach them again. We liked them. 🙂
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    Daven has short hair???

    Ha! Unlike Simon though, short hair by choice. 😉 Funny enough my hair used to be a lot longer (of the shaggy brown variety like you say), but has turned darker as I got older and around college I decided, given my preference for shower before bed rather than the morning, that having hair was too much work. For a while just went with a hat to facilitate rolling out of bed at the last possible second to make it to classes / work without looking like a total ragamuffin, but ultimately switched to just shaving my hair super short every couple weeks. Also haven't had to pay for a haircut in almost two decades, and the shaving only takes a few minutes. 🙂 If you want to see a man who clearly loved his flowing long hair, google around for some old pictures of Simon when he had hair. There is one in which he's on a boat that is particularly humorous given it looks a bit like one of those hair product commercials with the person with magnificent long hair flowing in the wind. He's so happy in that picture with his waving hair. 😉 As for the podcast, just still catching up on work after the move and what not, but should be able to start recording the podcast regularly again in a week or two. 🙂
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    Video in podcast form

    Yes, that is on the docket. 🙂
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    Taking the Mystery Out of Murder

    @Rich That is fascinating. In the states you absolutely have the "right to remain silent" without anything insinuated from that, or at least without anything insinuated that can be used in court. My impression from the video with the police interrogator and the lawyer is basically if the police are bringing you in for questioning, they already pretty much think you did it and are just trying to gather evidence against you. Now, naturally, if in the interview it becomes apparent you didn't, they can of course stop and let you off, and that's what a good cop would do. But they're already coming at it from a stand point of you did it (so biased against you at this point) and it's entirely possible to be completely innocent, but because you're nervous and all say something that makes you look guilty, things like mixing up stories and time of events and all sorts of things like this where they might catch you in an accidental lie and what not, or even an intentional lie where you may be innocent, but you're worried they won't believe you unless you make your story sound good. And certainly from the sounds of it, the police are allowed to say pretty much whatever they want to get you to admit to something. And as outlined by the police interrogator, they are very, very good at getting information out of people with a whole host of psychological tricks. So the general advice both gave was essentially to always talk to the police through a lawyer who will get the story from you and then filter appropriately to hopefully make you look sufficiently innocent for them to move on with the investigation and leave you out of it any further. 🙂
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    Animal Facts Series

    Ostriches are pretty amazing really.