We are delighted to welcome New York born, but California residing improv artist Nicole Matarese. Nicole explains some of the concepts used in the improv world. All stand-ups should do at least one improv course to help with your crowd work.
This week we discuss one of the biggest success stories in the open source world, Blender. Some people take up golf but instead both Dave and Jonathan took up blender and like golf you can spend years working on your technique.
Where did Blender come from, what is it now and where is it going? The guys recount their experience with this awesome tool. Blender could quiet literally save the whole world, or a few mid-range computer animated movies.
Joining me from another country but also about a 100 kms up the road is Northern Ireland based comedian and podcaster Nathan Smyth.
As a world traveller from Ireland I am often asked “What is the story with Northern Ireland?”, I was always terrified to tell people the honest truth, “I haven’t a clue!”
We discuss and clear up a lot of confusion on this small isle, will there be a future Unified Ireland following Brexit, again I haven’t a clue
Well it is the new year and there are new words! Web3 is the one of new buzzword floating around, but what is it? Morketing 101 or the beginning for something new? With a new Matrix film about too we dive into a brand new world, but maybe it is the old world wearing a different suit! We don't know, but someone is going to make a pants load of money for sure!
You are the eventuality of an anomaly, which despite my sincerest efforts I have been unable to eliminate from what is otherwise a harmony of mathematical precision. While it remains a burden assiduously avoided, it is not unexpected, and thus not beyond a measure of control. Which has led you, inexorably, here.
Weird moves over in Joe Rogan land, twitter/YouTube /censorship related, is this the start of the flood we've been building towards? (this is not a statement on the topics, but the control of access to content)
We finally get to discuss where crypto is going. NFT, DAO, fungible, what does it all mean and do I need a cream for that? Everything you wanted to know about decentralized autonomous organization and decentralized prediction markets, but were afraid to ask! Will it reinvigorate the art market, or is it the same man wearing a different suit?
Returning to our show we have Award-winning Irish comic Sean Begley. Sean is currently touring his one hour show, Tragic, around Ireland and found the time to come on the show and have a chat about starting back touring a show, the demands of negotiating rooms when putting on your own show. We also reminisce on what it was like gigging back in 2019, fun times!
It’s a great chat! Chat-tastic even!
This episode we continue on our crypto discussion, what is crypto in 2021? It has been compared to tulip mania so many times now, we can safely say, it is not tulip mania.
Dave and Jonathan have been charting the crypto seas now for over 10 years, what have they seen and what can they unsee.
Anyone buying or selling shovels!
After a bit of thought and the blue flame of clubhouse, followed by twitter spaces and fireside, I think there is something there under all that. Live audio events, are they even podcasts, maybe they are something new/different again, but there is something there, very unstructured, fractured and impossible to find out about from a directory like services. I think the implementation /application of the live tag might change that!
The Facebook AI suggested an article about AI taking over the world. It is fucking with me! Game on! I have a learning CPU too!
There is a runaway trolley, heading down a track, that will kill 5 people if you do nothing, but you can choose to divert the train and kill one person! What do you do?
This is The Trolley Problem!
Paul Marsh is a Dublin based Comedian. During the early days of the lockdown he set up a group on Facebook called “Irish Dad Jokes“. It started as a small page to comment on cheesy jokes, but it’s membership has grown to over 7,000 and has become a Gladiator school to train the next generation of comedians and writers.
The value tag has been introduced to the RSS standard for podcasting how does it work? Getting paid for podcasting by the people who are listening, is that even possible?
Nothing seems to have energised the podcasting community like the value tag.
We get deep into the crypto world of bitcoin, lightning, trust and trustless systems, n entry ledgers where n>2, Wild!
Hacktoberfest is an annual event where you get a free 👕 if you make 4 open source contribution during October. The shirts from previous years look pretty cool.
If you'd like to participate AND support Podcasting 2.0, there are some relatively easy tasks available in the podverse/podcast-feed-parser repo. Basically we need to add support for the Podcasting 2.0 namespaces missing from the parser.
If you have any questions please lmk!
Bored this weekend? We've finally got a new drawing challenge for you!
The topic is
It runs until October 4, 2021.
Create a picture and join the fun in the Inkscape forums at
No prizes, just fun!
We're proud to announce the release of Inkscape 1.1.1! Thank you to our contributors that have been busy fixing bugs and making Inkscape more stable. It is now available for Linux/macOS/Windows at: https://inkscape.org/release/inkscape-1.1.1/
This episode we are delighted to welcome Benjamin Bello. Benjamin recently wrote an article for Chortle describing an aggressive audience member while he was performing on stage. We discuss what it is like to be onstage when something like that happens and what if anything can be done.