Episode 9: Culture Happens When I’m Not Here

CHALLENGE EXTENSION: HOLMES’ CHALLENGE THIS WEEK: READ SOME POETRY

The Trio discusses their obsessions this week. Holmes likes DM’ing D&D. Mark likes to create things and wishes he could create more. The Trio expound upon the creation process, choosing to create, and not being afraid to put your work out there while also making it for yourself. Walker finds a pocket of subculture and calls it his home.

SHOW NOTES:

Lemi Shine

Ajax, Stronger than Grease

@_tyto_alba

Modern Day James

GumRoad

Saturday Morning Monkies

Nerdwriter1

Markarino

Quickposes

Making the Clackity Noise by Merlin Mann

Tales of the Yukon by Robert Frost

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Episode 8: Mystical! Magical! Modular!

MARK’S CHALLENGE THIS WEEK: WRITE A FIVE PAGE SCRIPT

The Trio discusses their exodus from Twitter to the haven that is Discord. Fancy computers are announced and there is celebration and jubilation by all. Mark and Holmes upgrade their phones and Mark’s order was botched in his favor. Holmes and Walker try and fail at voice acting and Mark is the only person who shows up to class with his homework.

SHOW NOTES:

2006-2012 Mac Pro (The OG Cheese Grater)

2013 Mac Pro (The Trash Can)

2017 iMac Pro

2019 Mac Pro

Apple Pro Display XDR

Sony Reference Monitors

MARK’S CHALLENGE THIS WEEK: WRITE A FIVE PAGE SCRIPT

Nerdwriter1 Youtube Channel

Film Riot Writing 201 Promo

HOLMES’ CHALLENGE FOR EPISODE 9: READ SOME POETRY

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Episode 7: Join Our Scooter Gang

WALKER’S CHALLENGE THIS WEEK: LISTEN TO THE AUDIOBOOK “GOOD OMENS”

The Trio went on an adventure to Downtown and ate food prepared by wizards. Afterwards, they rode around they city on electric scooters and relived their childhood.

SPONSOR:

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SHOW NOTES:

Radio Lab Staph Retreat Episode

Bird Scooter App

Lime Scooter App

WALKER’S CHALLENGE THIS WEEK: LISTEN TO THE AUDIOBOOK “GOOD OMENS”

GOOD OMENS by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman, with Voice Acting by Peter Serafinowicz & Mark Heap

GOOD OMENS on Amazon Prime Video

MARK’S CHALLENGE FOR EPISODE 8: WRITE A FIVE PAGE SCRIPT

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Episode 6: FAANG Is Giving You Cancer

HOLMES’ CHALLENGE THIS WEEK: CREATE SOMETHING WITH A MEDIUM YOU’VE NEVER TRIED BEFORE

Mark is grumpy at social media and himself so he decides to salt the earth; Holmes eggs him on and Walker tries to suggest moderation. Walker was stuck in a hotel for a few days with crappy a TV and bought an Amazon Fire TV Stick out of anger. A childhood friend disassembles Walker’s GBC and breathes new life into it. The Trio made some stuff and thinks you should too.

SPONSOR:

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SHOW NOTES:

Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport

Quitter by Marco Arment

FAANG

5e Character Sheet App

Amazon Fire TV Stick HD

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K

FOLLOW-UP: Walker’s Gameboy Color

Zalora Silver

Zalora’s Twitch

Buy Zalora Ko-Fi

HOLMES’S CHALLENGE THIS WEEK: CREATE SOMETHING WITH A MEDIUM YOU’VE NEVER TRIED BEFORE

Mark’s Artwork

Saturday Morning Monkies

Walker’s STL File of Shainks (Go Crazy, Wizards!)

WALKER’S CHALLENGE FOR EPISODE 7: LISTEN TO THE AUDIOBOOK “GOOD OMENS”

GOOD OMENS by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman, with Voice Acting by Peter Serafinowicz & Mark Heap

GOOD OMENS trailer on Amazon Prime Video

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Episode 5: Living with a Sword in Your Hand

HOLMES’ CHALLENGE THIS WEEK: DO NOTHING FOR 1 HOUR

Walker explains the “benefits” of knocking back a pint of coffee while blasting music. Mark’s hand hurt so he buys a Wacom Tablet to alleviate the pain. Walker loves his Watch. Holmes is world-building and playing God. Afterwards, the Trio does nothing.

SHOW NOTES:

Follow-Up: Gear

RØDE NTG4+ Shotgun Microphone

Zoom H6 Six-Track Portable Recorder

Audio-Technica PRO 24 Stereo Condenser Microphone

BEHRINGER Audio Interface 4-Channel UMC404HD

BEHRINGER X-32 Compact 40-Input 25-Bus Digital Mixing Console

Zoom EXH-6 Dual XLR/TRS Capsule

Zoom H4n Pro Handy Recorder

Factory Reset rectifies the stereo issue with channel 3-4 LR on the Zoom H6

Follow-Up: Music

BOSS-RUSH music Playlist

Pomodoro Technique

•Tweet @MTWlkr with #WalkerTF for your BOSS-RUSH Music Recommendations

Mark buys a Wacom

Wacom Intuos Drawing Tablet with 3 Bonus Software Included, 7.9"x 6.3", Black (CTL4100)

Wacom Intuos Wireless Graphics Drawing Tablet with 3 Bonus Software Included, 10.4" x 7.8", Black (CTL6100WLK0)

Walker buys an Watch

Watch Series 4 44mm LTE Aluminum (Space Gray Aluminum Case with Black Sport Band)

Overcast

Walker’s Chillhop Playlist

Wemo Smart Plugs

Walker’s current watchface

@Freaknomics “Brand Values, over 18 years”

Holmes is building the world

”Describe the Scene with E.A.S.E.”

Chekhov's Gun

D&D Podcasts Recommendations

Total Party Kill

Once Upon a Roll

Critical Role

The Adventure Zone

Cthulhu & Friends

Quick D&D Buyer’s Guide:

•Dungeons & Dragons Player's Handbook (Fifth Edition):

Hard Cover

PDF

D&D Dice

Dungeons & Dragons Dungeon Master's Guide

Volo's Guide to Monsters

Dungeons & Dragons Monster Manual

D&D Beyond

HOLMES’S CHALLENGE THIS WEEK: DO NOTHING FOR 1 HOUR

HOLMES’S CHALLENGE FOR EPISODE 6: CREATE SOMETHING WITH A MEDIUM YOU’VE NEVER TRIED BEFORE

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Episode 4: Turning Air into Money

WALKER’S CHALLENGE THIS WEEK: LISTEN TO BACK TO WORK EP 1-10

The Trio try to address Walker’s addiction to stimulants and heavy drinking but he narrowly avoids deeper nuance by discussing theater popcorn and cotton candy profit margins as a form of Alchemy. Walker is a broken human with no self control and too much money, so he bought a GBA SP immediately after the last episode to fill the hole in his soul. Holmes goes to a Nerd Store and Board Game Cafe for his birthday and is exasperated by plebs trying to get in on his sub-culture. Also, Walker HATES your Monopoly™ house rules.

Show Notes:

Coffee: The Greatest Addiction Ever

The Misconception: Coffee Stimulates You

George Lucas Lost a $40 Million Bet to Steven Spielberg Over Star Wars

Follow-Up:

Game Boy Advance SP

Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen

Pokémon Yellow

Gameboy Advance SP Headphone Adapter

The Incredibles (GBA)

ATV Offroad Fury Boundary Penalty

Quick D&D Buyer’s Guide:

•Dungeons & Dragons Player's Handbook (Fifth Edition):

Hard Cover

PDF

D&D Dice

Dungeons & Dragons Dungeon Master's Guide

Volo's Guide to Monsters

Dungeons & Dragons Monster Manual

D&D Beyond

Twilight Imperium (Fourth Edition)

WALKER’S CHALLENGE THIS WEEK: LISTEN TO BACK TO WORK EP 1-10

Overcast Link

Spotify Link

5by5.tv Page for Back to Work Episode 1

HOLMES’S CHALLENGE EPISODE 5: DO NOTHING FOR 1 HOUR

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Episode 3: Chekhov's Garbage Truck

MARK’S CHALLENGE THIS WEEK: WATCH INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS (1978) (Spoilers from 13:41 to 38:10)

The Trio buy another toy for their toy because they have have shaky hands, however they lack the upper body strength/endurance to hold a 10lbs gimbal for more than 5 minutes. Walker gets the gift of pure nostalgia for his birthday but it comes with the double edge sword of reality and he will probably spend more money on a deep dive into this obsession because he has no self control. Mark forces Holmes and Walker to watch a scary movie and the only way they can cope is to deconstruct it.

Show Notes:

DJI Ronin M Gimbal

Sony α7iii

DJI Ronin-S Gimbal

The Perfect Run-and-Gun Gimbal by Film Riot

Game Boy Color

Game Boy Micro

Game Boy Advance SP

Nintendo DS Lite

Pokémon Red and Blue

Pokémon Gold and Silver

Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire

Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen

Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

MARK’S CHALLENGE EPISODE 3: WATCH INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS (1978)

AMAZON PRIME STREAMING

Philip Kaufman

Donald Sutherland

Brooke Adams

Jeff Goldblum

Veronica Cartwright

Leonard Nimoy

Chekhov’s Gun

WALKER’S CHALLENGE FOR EPISODE 4: LISTEN TO BACK TO WORK EP 1-10

Overcast Link

Spotify Link

5by5.tv Page for Back to Work Episode 1

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Episode 2: Compromise Machines

The Trio begins with discussing shirt frockets and our wireless future. Walker is adamant about subscription based monetization strategies; Mark and Holmes hit rock bottom at an Arby’s. New cameras are bought, but they have to buy toys for their toys. Somehow, they find time to discuss workstations vs laptops, desk setups and whether to compromise on power or portability.

Show Notes:

Apple Airpods

Mpow BH129 Bluetooth Receiver

Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds

Powerbeats3

Sony MiniDiscs

Care by Volvo

Follow-Up

Sony α7iii

Why Digital Cameras Have a 30 Minute Video Recording Limit by Norman Chan

Atomos Ninja Flame 7" Monitor Recorder

Samsung 860 EVO 2TB 2.5-Inch SSD

Seagate IronWolf NAS 12TB 3.5-Inch HDD

OWC ThunderBay 4 3.5-Inch HDD Enclosure

Rokinon 35mm f/2.8 Ultra Compact Wide Angle Lens for Sony E Mount Full Frame

Sony - FE 50mm F1.8 Standard Lens (SEL50F18F)

DARPA design shifts round wheels to triangular tracks in a moving vehicle by Taylor Hatmaker

I, Robot

Tweels

Incredibles 2

Creativity Inc. by Ed Catmull

The Lego Movie

Oxhorn Youtube Channel

Fallout Vault Lore

The Full Story of Fallout 1: How it All Began

Trash Can Mac Pro

RSI (Repetitive Strain Injury)

Razer Blade15

MARK’S CHALLENGE FOR EPISODE 3: WATCH INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS (1978)

AMAZON PRIME STREAMING

The Butterfield Diet

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Episode 1: In Media Res World-Building

Sometimes the very best place to start telling the story is to be dropped in the middle rather than building the world from the beginning. Thus begins the Trio’s first therapy sessions, where they discuss what they really want to do with their lives, while in the midst of their “Quarter-Life Crisis” and “Saturn’s Return”.

Show Notes:

Sony α7iii

Sony α6300

Blackmagic Studio Camera 4k

Deidox Films

Stephen King Interview about writing the last line of a novel first

Masterclass: Aaron Sorkin Teaches Screenwriting

Story: Substance, Structure, Style and the Principles of Screenwriting by Robert McKee

John Wick

•Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey

Solo: A Star Wars Story

@TVaziri on Full Media Blackout

How to Train Your Dragon 1 & How to Train Your Dragon 2

Dunkirk

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Fallout Intro Sequence

Fallout & Fallout 2

Hedda Gabler play by Henrik Ibsen

Metamorphosis by Philip Glass

Fallout OST by Mark Morgan

•Celeste OST by Lena Raine

Music

Spotify

•Ratatat Classics

Music

Spotify

•Chrono Trigger Symphony by The Blake Robinson Synthetic Orchestra

Music Playlist

Spotify

Tom Clancy’s The Division 2

•Portal 2: Songs to Test By (Collectors Edition)

Music

Spotify

Hunt: Showdown

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