Tuesday
Nov062018

RCR Episode 181 - Getting and Regretting

Sunday
Nov042018

RCR Episode 180 - Playing today's games in 1000 years

Panelists: Paul Hagstrom (hosting), Jack Nutting, and Carrington Vanston

Topic: Playing today's games in 1000 years

To what extent should "we" expect to be able to play the games of today in 1000 years. What challenges might there be? To what extent can the experience survive? Is there anything we can do to make this work?

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Retro Computing News:

Vintage Computer-related Commercial

Retro Computing Gift Idea:

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Intro / Closing Song: Back to Oz by John X - link
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RCR Episode 180: October 14, 2018

Monday
Oct082018

RCR Episode 179 - Having no topic didn't help

September 30, 2018. Panelists: Paul Hagstrom (hosting), Earl Evans, Michael Mulhern, and Carrington Vanston

Topic: Having no topic didn't help

In an attempt to keep the time under control, we skipped the host topic. Spoiler: It didn't work.

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Retro Computing News:

Vintage Computer-related Commercials

Retro Computing Gift Idea:

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Intro / Closing Song: Back to Oz by John X - link
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RCR Episode 179: September 30, 2018

Monday
Sep172018

RCR Episode 178 - Retro ANTIC Assembly Chicken Missile Talks Our Way Out Of It (KansasFest 2018 MegaPodcast)

This is the annual group "megapodcast" recorded at KansasFest, from July 2018. The event draws quite a few podcasters, so we all sit in a room and talk for an hour.

This year's podcast involves surprisingly little discussion of the KansasFest event itself (which is an annual gathering of Apple II enthusiasts, along with some others, for almost a week of "retrocomputing camp"). It is held at Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri, where everyone lives in a dorm room, socializes in common areas, goes to presentations held in the basement, participates in various events, works on projects of their own or observes projects others are doing.

We discuss the event itself, play a version of "Celebrity" with figures from geek culture or computing history, hear stories about kidnapping and comedians, and generally have a grand time.

There were three microphones in the middle of a room (though we really only used the audio from one of them), and the audio quality is what you would expect from a microphone in the middle of a room full of talking and laughing people. Also, this same audio appeared on the Open Apple podcast feed, so if you heard it there already, you are excused from listening to it again (unless you want to).

The participants were (clockwise from Quinn):

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Intro / Closing Song: Back to Oz by John X - link
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RCR Episode 178: September 16, 2018

Sunday
Aug262018

RCR Episode 177 - Museum, Collection, or Hoard?