This is the annual group “megapodcast” recorded at KansasFest, from July 2019. The event draws quite a few podcasters, so we all sit in a room and talk for an hour.
The KansasFest event itself 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 this year’s event itself, then play a game where each podcaster closes their eyes and tries to guess what object has been handed to them. Perfect for podcast listeners, who also can’t see the objects. And we spend more time thinking about being stuck alone on desert islands.
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.
The participants were (clockwise from Kevin):
- Kevin Savetz (ANTIC: The Atari 8-bit Podcast, Eaten By A Grue)
- Chris Torrence (Assembly Lines)
- Charles Mangin (How II)
- Mike Whalen (Retro Reads Podcast)
- Brian Wiser (podcast pending)
- Joe Strosnider (Joe’s Computer Museum)
- Jason Scott (Jason Scott Talks His Way Out of It)
- Ken Gagne (Retrocomputing Roundtable, PolyGamer, Transporter Lock)
- Paul Hagstrom (Retrocomputing Roundtable, Drop III Inches)
The “Chicken Missile” name no longer makes sense this year, since neither of those words appear in any of this year’s participants’ podcast titles. But like it made sense before. Come on.
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