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):
- Quinn Dunki (Open Apple)
- Carrington Vanston (Retrocomputing Roundtable, Eaten By A Grue)
- Paul Hagstrom (Retrocomputing Roundtable, Drop III Inches)
- Ken Gagne (Retrocomputing Roundtable, PolyGamer, Transporter Lock)
- Steven Weyhrich (Retrocomputing Roundtable)
- Charles Mangin (How II)
- Kevin Savetz (ANTIC, Eaten By A Grue, Tech Enthusiasts Hour)
- Chris Torrence (Assembly Lines)
- Jason Scott (Jason Scott Talks His Way Out of It)
- @rcrpodcast on Twitter
- Vintage Computer Forum
- RCR Podcast on Facebook
- Throwback Network
Intro / Closing Song: Back to Oz by John X – link
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