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).

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RCR Episode 178: September 16, 2018

Sunday
Aug262018

RCR Episode 177 - Museum, Collection, or Hoard?

Sunday
Jul292018

RCR Episode 176 - What We've Done On Our Summer Vacations

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

Topic: What we've done on our summer vacations

This time we talk a bit about what we saw on our various recent excursions, primarily KansasFest, also a little bit more from the college reunion that was the backdrop for episode 174.

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Vintage Computer Commercial

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RCR Episode 176: July 29, 2018

Sunday
Jul082018

RCR Episode 175 - Schmopic

Panelists: Paul Hagstrom (hosting), Michael Mulhern, and Carrington Vanston

Topic: Schmopic

Happy July.

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Vintage (Computer) Commercial(s)

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RCR Episode 175: July 8, 2018

Sunday
Jun172018

RCR Episode 174 - Atari facts and 8-bit FAQs

Panelists: Michael Current, Paul Hagstrom, and Jack Nutting

Topic: Atari facts and 8-bit FAQs

In an unusual episode, Jack and Paul are joined by Michael Current around the same physical table, talking about things largely related to the early development of Atari and Michael's Atari timeline and Atari 8-bit FAQ. There was a single microphone in a not particularly well noise-isolated room, so enjoy the party-like atmosphere.

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RCR Episode 174: June 17, 2018