42 episodes

This is Layer by Layer: a Cubing Podcast (ostensibly) about cubing and Rubik's Cubes. Hosted by Kit Clement, a WCA delegate, Twitch streamer (kitstopher), and quiet-event specialist; and Andrew Nathenson, a Youtuber (ColorfulPockets), competition organizer, ZZ-user, and FMC specialist.

Kit and Andrew talk about cube news, organizing competitions, and really whatever they're into at the moment.

You can discuss the show at https://www.reddit.com/r/layerbylayer/

Happy Cubing!

Layer By Layer Andrew Nathenson / Kit Clement

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This is Layer by Layer: a Cubing Podcast (ostensibly) about cubing and Rubik's Cubes. Hosted by Kit Clement, a WCA delegate, Twitch streamer (kitstopher), and quiet-event specialist; and Andrew Nathenson, a Youtuber (ColorfulPockets), competition organizer, ZZ-user, and FMC specialist.

Kit and Andrew talk about cube news, organizing competitions, and really whatever they're into at the moment.

You can discuss the show at https://www.reddit.com/r/layerbylayer/

Happy Cubing!

    42: The Game Show! Featuring Feliks Zemdegs and Jayden McNeill!

    42: The Game Show! Featuring Feliks Zemdegs and Jayden McNeill!

    Episode 42 of Layer by Layer: a Cubing Podcast, the show (ostensibly) about Rubik's Cubes, speedcubing, and only occasionally/often about other things.  This episode we were joined by Feliks Zemdegs and Jay McNeill for a head-to-head gameshow competition.

    Recorded Saturday, March 13, 2021

    Discuss the show on Reddit: https://reddit.com/r/layerbylayer

    Or on SpeedSolving: https://www.speedsolving.com/threads/the-layer-by-layer-podcast.76921/

    Topics:
    IT'S ALL A GAME SHOW!
    Games:


    Name that famous solve based on an audio clip
    Guess the time based on an audio clip
    Guess the timing of an event in a video
    Categories
    Personal Trivia

    • 53 min
    41: or/and

    41: or/and

    Episode 41 of Layer by Layer: a Cubing Podcast, the show (ostensibly) about Rubik's Cubes, speedcubing, and only occasionally/often about other things.

    Recorded Sunday, March 7, 2021

    Discuss the show on Reddit: https://reddit.com/r/layerbylayer

    Or on SpeedSolving: https://www.speedsolving.com/threads/the-layer-by-layer-podcast.76921/

    Topics: 

    - Bananas, and the banana scale: https://spoonuniversity.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/149/2016/04/Bananas-759x419.jpg

    - Kit's idea for a BLD championship

    - New Speedstacks timer design! 

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qq7wUyZZNA

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h08w5bVAPyU

    - Reg of the Day: 7f1a

    - Andrew's first forum post: https://forum.worldcubeassociation.org/t/and-or-consistency-with-7f1a/12834?u=andrew_nathenson

    • 59 min
    40: Memo, Then Sleep for a Year

    40: Memo, Then Sleep for a Year

    Episode 40 of Layer by Layer: a Cubing Podcast, the show (ostensibly) about Rubik's Cubes, speedcubing, and only occasionally/often about other things.


    Recorded Wednesday, February 10, 2021


    Discuss the show on Reddit: https://reddit.com/r/layerbylayer


    Or on SpeedSolving: https://www.speedsolving.com/threads/the-layer-by-layer-podcast.76921/

    Topics:


    - Yunhao Lou 3.86 Clock WR average

    - Ice Cream Cakes

    - ALTERNATIVE TITLE GUESSING CONTEST: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdP7PkjtYwguE-b1cAU_Vn8ToU-Rn3dtE8loJgyeCnXhd7Utg/formResponse

    - Some Unofficial MultiBLD results - Graham and Rowe 60 point attempts, Graham's huge 200 cube attempt

          - Graham: 62/64 in 59:17 and 189/200, Rowe: 60/60 in 59:53

    - There’s a difference between unsolvable cubes and “wrong color scheme”



    cubes_art: https://www.instagram.com/cubes_art/?hl=en

    Pic with all opposite colors: https://www.instagram.com/p/CJ9V0tSpkQ6/

    - Is Worlds' 30 second registration cutoff too strict?

    - New SEE Events:

    Kit: Among Us Cubing: 10 points; Oops all U Moves: 

    Average of 5: 1.04



    1. 0.91   R' R' R2 R R2 R' R2 R R' R2 R R R' R R' R2 R R2 R R R' R' R' R' R2 (solved)

    2. (0.73)   R2 R' R R' R2 R R' R2 R R R R R2 R' R R2 R2 R2 R' R R2 R2 R R R (solved)

    3. 1.24   R2 R2 R2 R R' R' R' R2 R R' R R R R R R2 R' R R' R2 R2 R R2 R R2 (U2)

    4. (3.19)   R2 R' R R R' R' R2 R2 R2 R R2 R R' R R' R R' R R2 R' R R R' R' R2 (U2)

    5. 0.98   R R' R R' R2 R2 R R' R2 R' R2 R' R' R2 R' R R2 R2 R' R2 R' R R R R (U')


    Andrew: Among Us Cubing: idk like 8?; Oops all U Moves:

    Average of 5: 0.80



    1. (1.22)   R' R2 R' R R' R R R' R R2 R' R2 R R2 R' R' R' R' R R2 R2 R2 R2 R R (solved)

    2. 1.11   R2 R R' R2 R R2 R' R2 R2 R2 R' R' R' R R R2 R2 R' R' R' R R R2 R2 R'

    3. 0.86   R' R2 R' R' R2 R R R' R R R R' R2 R R R2 R' R' R2 R2 R R2 R' R2 R2

    4. (0.34)   R' R R' R' R2 R R R R R R R2 R R2 R2 R R R' R2 R2 R R R' R R'

    5. 0.43   R' R' R R' R2 R2 R' R R R R' R2 R' R2 R2 R2 R R2 R' R2 R R' R2 R2 R'

    • 1 hr 6 min
    39: Oops, All U Moves

    39: Oops, All U Moves

    Episode 39 of Layer by Layer: a Cubing Podcast, the show (ostensibly) about Rubik's Cubes, speedcubing, and only occasionally/often about other things. 

    ALTERNATIVE TITLE GUESSING CONTEST: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdP7PkjtYwguE-b1cAU_Vn8ToU-Rn3dtE8loJgyeCnXhd7Utg/formResponse

    Fun fact, you can hear Andrew's cat a few times in this episode. 

    Recorded Monday, October 5, 2020 

    Discuss the show on Reddit: https://reddit.com/r/layerbylayer 

    Or on SpeedSolving: https://www.speedsolving.com/threads/the-layer-by-layer-podcast.76921/ 

    Topics:  

    - Martin Egdal of the Day!  4.59 Square-1 World Record Single! 

    - Cakes 

    - The Alternative Title Guessing Contest - fill out this form and see how you do!

     - "That's Not ZZ, Though" 

    - When is it okay to go outside the parameters of the method?

    - Red Bull Competitions, and their terrible country picker. 

    - New SEE Events: 

    From last episode: 

    Mirror Solves:  

    - Kit: 1:25 average of 5 

    - Andrew: 1:06.24 Average of 5 



    Unreal Man Challenge: 

    Andrew: 7:58. 86 [https://bit.ly/35cuO8r], 3:26.83[https://bit.ly/3ke6eu4], DNF, DNF, DNF  

    Kit: (DNF(1:40.82))   U B2 U' R2 B2 R2 B2 U L2 D2 U' B R' D L' F U R' F D2 L2 

    2. 6:03.91[https://bit.ly/3kaL1ky]   D2 R2 B2 L' D2 F2 D2 U2 R' F2 U2 R D' L2 F R2 U B L2 D2 U 

    3. 6:04.78[https://bit.ly/3jcnDls]   U' R U' L2 D R2 U B2 D R2 D' R2 U B2 R' B' L B2 F' D' R 

    4. 5:32.20[https://bit.ly/3j9dTbN]   L2 D B L U2 D' F B2 D' B2 R2 L2 U' F2 U R2 D2 F' U' L 

    5. (4:35.20[https://bit.ly/3lPDHeO])   L2 D2 R2 D2 F2 D2 B' R2 B L2 U2 L2 D' R B2 D U R B' U' L2 



    New Events: 

    Andrew - Oops, All U Moves 

    Kit - Sneaky Among Us Cubing

    • 1 hr 5 min
    38: Have You Heard About the Rubik's?

    38: Have You Heard About the Rubik's?

    Episode 38 of Layer by Layer: a Cubing Podcast, the show (ostensibly) about Rubik's Cubes, speedcubing, and only occasionally/often about other things.

    Recorded Monday, August 31, 2020.

    Discuss the show on Reddit: https://reddit.com/r/layerbylayer

    Or on SpeedSolving: https://www.speedsolving.com/threads/the-layer-by-layer-podcast.76921/

    Topics: 

    - IS COLLIN BURNS IN THE TOP 100? (yes)

    - Kit's final score for Bad Prediction of the Day: 2/10

    - Jabari redesigned algdb

    - speedcubedb.com - the new, better AlgDb?

    - Cakes

    - Is 4x4 parity rigged?

    - Rubik's Connect cube

    - Cube Mafia, on Twitch and in Real Life

    - End segment that we totally do every time, and not just because we forgot to do new SEE events this episode: Is a Pop-Tart a Ravioli?

    • 49 min
    37: Null Sets In Their Names

    37: Null Sets In Their Names

    Episode 37 of Layer by Layer: a Cubing Podcast, the show (ostensibly) about Rubik's Cubes, speedcubing, and only occasionally/often about other things.

    Recorded Wednesday, August 5

    Discuss the show on Reddit: https://reddit.com/r/layerbylayer

    Or on SpeedSolving: https://www.speedsolving.com/threads/the-layer-by-layer-podcast.76921/

    Topics: 

    - Kit is really bad at math
    - Cakes

    - More Pyraminx NRs! This time in Norway.

    - AlgDB is Dead 🦀🦀🦀

    - Hollywood weather and Google Search quiz

    - New SEE Events:
    Andrew does the Cheapskate 3x3 Relay: 

    Andrew: Cheapskate 3x3 relay

    avg of 5: 45.202:  47.190, 43.437, (1:01.066), (40.399), 44.979 



    Kit: pockets.cubing.net/MirrorCube: avg of 5: 1:54.79: 2:07.31, 1:37.09, 1:59.96, (2:42.44), (1:34.96)



    - New ones: 

    Andrew: True Mirror Cube: Average of 5: 1:06.241: (1:25.129), 1:03.405, (57.669), 1:00.621, 1:14.706

    Kit: Unreal Man's Average

    • 1 hr 4 min

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Kit Clement is funny and clever , Andrew Nathanson is best though (sorry I can’t spell)

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Great Podcast

Cheery Gonzales and your nan’s boy friend star an the most confused endeavour since TNL Cubing’s YouTube channel. You will be transported on a journey into the mystical world of SPEED CUBING. Listen for ‘THE BELL’, the shows elusive anti-hero, who rings when tenuously linked praises are mentioned. Hear the protagonists as they explain 101 ways why xyzzy does all their work, and than watch them struggle with the real definition on a URL. This philosophy based podcast will leave you with one burning question... is math related to cube? Oh and don’t forget that the logo was made by Sarah Olsen, It’s gonna come up a lot. So get ready for an amazing journey... and don’t forget you’re clover icosahedron (no, really hurt me).

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