We're called Across the Other Pond. I'm in China, Cody's in America, so we're not across the pond... but Across the OTHER Pond.
In this show, each week, we'll be talking like buds do about different subjects and adding some improv elements to it to extract some precious funnies. So we're going for a more "edutainment" of a vibe, but trying not to make it too here-comes-the-broccoli-choo-choo-into-the-tunnely. We gots to make academia warmer than at least an ice cube.
The Usefulness of Games in Everyday Life
Today on the podcast, Laz and Cody are back with our great friend Austin to discuss the application of games to real life. Big topics include: playing with incomplete information, improvising, and are puzzles games?
Someday the human race is going to explore the stars. What is that going to look like? Join Laz and Cody as they discuss what living on a moon colony might be like and what other planets could be suitable for human colonization in this new episode of Across the Other Pond.
The Good Ole Quarantine Days...
Are you having trouble staying focused in these tough times? We're here to help you! Come listen as Laz and Cody talk about how to stay sane while you're self isolating and the benefits of having a daily routine.
Soundtrack Insights - Animal Crossing New Horizons
On today's episode of the podcast we're taking another crack at soundtrack commentary. This time we're talking about the hourly music of the wonderful new game, Animal Crossing New Horizons. While discussing the sounds and feelings of the music that changes hourly in Animal Crossing we cover some general musical topics, including musical trends, spacing, and how to use instruments to their fullest.
Treatments for the Coranavirus w/ Dr. Tjaden
Now that everyone’s comfortably (or maybe not so much) in quarantine, let’s talk about the treatments that are in development right now for the coronavirus. Today, we invite our long time guest, Austin Tjaden, to the show as our first expert. Dr. Tjaden has a doctorate in pharmacy and comes on our show today to educate us on the drugs being used to treat the COVID-19 disease as well as the vaccine.
Risk of Rain Soundtrack Commentary
On this week’s episode of AOP we are doing something a little different… we’re trying our hands at video game soundtrack commentary! Our first commentary is on the Sci-Fi space survival game Risk of Rain’s soundtrack written by Greek composer Chris Christodoulou. The soundtrack features amazing uses of sound effects, a single leitmotif, and out of this world synth sounds. Please excuse us for being noobs at this since it’s our first time. Feel free to give us comments, criticism, or compliments!
If you want to follow along with the commentary check out the music at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xDVomMgvqw&list=PLLDf8Bnp1K1Kkk3Kbepm9UamqHjMZlgsb