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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!

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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