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The LAN Party Upload
74 minutes | 8 months ago
Episode 23: The Raw Truth About Food
The three-course meal draft (with drink), five-star reviews of "drinking a beer in a park," noodles vs. bread vs. rice, and other food-related schemes.
72 minutes | 9 months ago
Episode 22: The LAN Party Entrepreneurs on Mars
The LAN Party selects which animals they will bring to Mars.
75 minutes | 10 months ago
Episode 21: What's Your Favorite Sound?
We interview Justin Stasiw, sound designer who has worked on Billy Elliot and several Broadway productions.
72 minutes | a year ago
Episode 20: Nineteen Things to do in Quarantine
In Episode 20 of The LAN Party Upload we talk about nineteen things to do during quarantine, including how to: 19. Up Your Pajama Game (Thai Fisher Pants) - Tom 18. Play Video Games (Super Mario Maker) - Anthony 17. Revisit Old Dusty Things (Like Video Game Backlogs) - Dev 16. Lazily Give Back by Doing Selfless Things (#givegasmoney to Mana on Main Street, foster a dog, participate in online yoga, give blood) - Sheridan 15. Go Down Spotify Rabbit Holes (& Make Themed Playlists like this one) - Anthony 14. Watch Old Shows that are Streaming (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) - Dev 13. Do Stuff You Think You Might Do in Retirement (Write Angry Letters) - Tom 12. Read Recreationally, Shamelessly, Guilt-Freely (Eat, Pray, Love) - Anthony 11. Go on a Run (& Pace Yourself) - Dev 10. Steep Yourself in the Culture of Being Quarantined (Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Ishmael by Daniel Quinn, Vivarium featuring Jesse Eisenberg) - Tom 9. Learn about Viruses and Vaccines (New Yorker article by Siddartha Mukherjee, The Guardian article by Samanth Subramanian) - Anthony 8. Enjoy the Sound of Rain from Inside - Dev 7. Spy On & Judge Your Neighbors When They Go Outside - Tom 6. Sit On Your Porch, Stoop, Lawn, Balcony, Window, etc. & Watch the World Go By Without Judgment - Anthony 5. Engage in Competition (through Jenga or Dominion) - Dev 4. Video Chat with Friends & Family (Use Any Platform!) - Anthony 3. Share a Task while Video Chatting - Tom 2. Embrace the World (through playing Fifa '19, or by following this Infection Trajectory Infographic) - Dev, Anthony 1. Listen to the LAN Party Upload &/or Create a Podcast! - Everyone
102 minutes | a year ago
Episode 19: Three Views on Loyalty and Nine Goals for 2020
With guest host Mike B. Brown, the party (Dev and Anthony) discusses 2020 Goals, Unfounded Loyalties, and the History of American Wildlife. I. Old Biz: Food consciousness II. 2020 Goals III. Unfounded Loyalties IV. A Brief History of American Wildlife V. New Biz/Recommendations
70 minutes | a year ago
Episode 18: A 2010-2019 Retrospective
Tom, Dev, and Anthony discuss their top picks of the decade. We each personalize our lists. First, we each pick our top 3 let-downs. Then, we each pick our top 3 moments/events. Third, we pick our top 3 anythings. Then, we each pick our top 3 trips and finally, our top 3 trends of the decade. And that's a wrap. Bring on 2020.
42 minutes | a year ago
Episode 17 (Part 2): Is Social Media Good and Does God Exist, feat. Joshua Becker
We continue our interview with social scientist Joshua Becker, veering into questions about animal intelligence, social media, and the meaning of Nietzsche's infamous 19th century quote: "God is dead." (Or, in its original German, "Got is tott").
34 minutes | a year ago
Episode 17 (Part 1): Interview with a Social Scientist feat. Joshua Becker
We ask social scientist Joshua Becker about the wisdom of crowds. What is collective intelligence, how is it possible? How do social scientists study group decision making? We ask him to help us understand what the problems of group decision making are and who has the power to influence. As an individual, are we helplessly influenced by socially determined factors, and how much do we (can we) shape the world around us?
79 minutes | a year ago
Episode 16: A Very Happy Young Girl & A Very Diplomatic GM
We discuss Greta Thunberg's activism and the compounding problems of inaction surrounding climate change, then we discuss the effects Houston Rocket's GM's tweet supporting antigovernment protests in Hong Kong. The Rockets were once the home of Yao Ming, and by proxy "China's team" in the NBA. Now Chinese officials and biggest corporations are severing ties with the NBA. China is one of the NBA's biggest markets.
66 minutes | a year ago
Episode 15: Behind the Box Score with Sports Information Director Mary Raskob
We discuss divisions, scoring and money in college sports, among other things. Listen and find out.
73 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 14: Renaissance Men vs. the Enlightened Ones
0 - 11:58: Old Biz 11:58 - 32:28: 1st Topic: Interview Dev about Europe Welcome back, Dev! Tell us about your work and travels in Iceland, Spain, France, Monaco and Italy. Who were you with and what did you learn? 32:38 - 1:06:45: 2nd Topic: The Renaissance vs. The Enlightenment What was the Renaissance? What was the Enlightenment? What events, people, works of art, styles of architecture and other aspects of history characterize each? We direct our amateur knowledges and experiences towards figuring this out. 1:06:45 - 1:13:15: Recommendations
85 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 13: Love the One You're With (or Build Robots)
We (Tom, Mike and I) discuss the meaning of "firefly" friendships, which are the fleeting but wholly engrossing relationship-connections you make when you are on a hike, traveling abroad, or bound together by some shared life experience, but then that experience ends and you each go your separate ways. Is there value in these? Why does this happen? Are they liberating but with a cost? And what does that make our bonds? But before we get there, we ruminate on our top 5 geological/geographical features and try not to go chasing waterfalls. If you want to look up images, here are some spellings: kopje, crevasse, col. Perhaps we will put some pictures on our website: https://lanpartyupload.home.blog/ Yet prior to any of this, we start our discussion with some musings on big tech and Elon Musk's new company, Neuralink. I did some of my homework, but not all of it. I am still in the midst of reading about nanotech in the brain here: https://waitbutwhy.com/2017/04/neuralink.html. Although, we do a pretty good job breaking it down. Are Musk's long-term fears grounded? We really haven't a clue. The evolutionary past is a deep crevasse to go down. Old business: take a walk in the woods, watch Barry (HBO), watch Abstract (Netflix). Recommendations: Listen to find out!
80 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 12: Giraffes Are Pretty Good Neighbors
We interview Michael B. Brown about giraffes, conservation, dissertation work, and the souls of animals. How can the enterprise of science account for our felt connection to animals? We ask him about what his studies in the field and in academia have shown him. We touch on: -scopes of studying behavior -who defines a species -framing studies in local African cultures -what data can show us -Captain Planet -trophic cascades involving giraffe foliage
82 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 11: Fandom Plus a Ruptured Achilles Tendon Equals the Destruction of Nature by Cowards, featuring (Dr.) Michael B. Brown
We talk about taking back Sagar Matha from destructive ecotourists (and Sir George Everest), discuss the pressures of fandom and glory on Kevin Durant's Achilles tendon, then finally do some fanboy rambling about heroes, cowards, and knowledge in the recently completed HBO series Game of Thrones.
10 minutes | 2 years ago
Special Episode: Yellowstone Journal Excerpt -- Heat & Sulfur
Anthony reads an excerpt from his Yellowstone Journal called "Heat & Sulfur."
16 minutes | 2 years ago
Special Episode: Yellowstone Journal Excerpt -- Nature Rules
Anthony reads an excerpt from his Yellowstone Journal called "Nature Rules."
88 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 10: The Yogi Flexitarian Strikes Back, featuring Sheridan Earle
This is the second eppy of the second seasy. Please listen responsibilly. Our guest is Sheridan Earle of sheridanearle.com. We discuss yoga, its proliferation, diets, flexitarian diets, food consciousness, planetary consciousness, Gaia, and the Netflix series Our Planet narrated by David Attenborough.
72 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 9: When architectural giants fall and streaming giants rise, athleticism wins
In this episode we ramble about streaming services before getting mindful, then distract ourselves from talking about e-sports by trying to define "athleticism," and finally put our heads together to try to say something smart about architecture as a living history. It all ties together, somehow.
86 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 8: Uncut! with special guest Norah Mal.
Really, I don't know what we are talking about. Something about NCAA shoes, America as a "place," and Honduras or something like that, which is in America, but not in North America.
48 minutes | 2 years ago
Shutdown National Parks, Black Panther's Accomplishments, NBA Mid-Season Report
How did the government shutdown affect the economy, and the national parks? Does Black Panther have what it takes to win the Best Picture award? Should it? What's going on in the NBA this year, so far?
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