32 episodes

Everyone has things they are passionate about; things we want our friends to try and experience. So we’ve convinced each other to try different things. We talk about these experiences to see if we can just get one more person to join us on our hill to die on.

My Hill To Die On Nate Rudd and Ryan Smith

    • Film Reviews

Everyone has things they are passionate about; things we want our friends to try and experience. So we’ve convinced each other to try different things. We talk about these experiences to see if we can just get one more person to join us on our hill to die on.

    Altruistic Heist

    Altruistic Heist

    Recorded December 17, 2020
    We’ve reached the end of 2020 and it was… a year. However, it was also the first full year of My Hill To Die On and thus, Nate and Ryan have a lot to celebrate. First they decide to reflect back on their year thinking about all the many things that happened and the things they got to experience through the show. Then, they had a Premium Peach drink provided by Scott Ponzani (guest from a few episodes ago). Finally they wrap up the year by reading Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson. In their discussion of the book, they talk about scientific magic, heists for freedom, belief, and the number of things that will be explained in more depth in future novels.
    Connect with us
    Reddit: r/MyHillToDieOn Twitter: @MyHillToDieOn Email: myhilltodieon@gmail.com Favorite Game
    Ryan: Final Fantasy VII Remake - Amazon.com, Amazon.co.jp Nate: Disco Zoo, from Nimble Bit Favorite Movie
    Ryan: A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood - Amazon.com, Amazon.co.jp, IMDb Nate: Weathering With You - Amazon.com, Amazon.co.jp, IMDb Favorite TV Series
    Ryan: The Mandalorian, season one - Disney+, IMDb Nate: Picard - Official Site, IMDb, Amazon.com, Amazon.co.jp Favorite Event
    Ryan and Nate: Visiting Jonathan Frakes and Brent Spiner - StarCon Favorite Music
    Nate: Trusted, Jillian Edwards - Amazon.com, iTunes Ryan: Cog is Dead Alestorm Montaigne The Dear Hunter Sufjan Stevens Tom Waits Final Fantasy VI: Balance and Ruin MacStories: Wrapped Shortcut The Pivot: 075 Jillian Edwards Favorite Thing
    Ryan: New Apartment, Pillow Nate: Standing Desk Favorite Podcast Drink
    Ryan: Coke Orange Vanilla - 24: Are We Having Fun?, from 43:17 Nate: Lemon Peel CC Lemon - 16: Attaboy!, from 34:57 Favorite Podcast Main Media
    New to Both: The Aleph Extraction - Amazon.com, Amazon.co.jp New to Ryan: A Closed and Common Orbit - Amazon.com, Amazon.co.jp, Audible.com New to Nate: Mistborn: The Final Empire - Amazon.com, Amazon.co.jp, Audible Taste of Japan
    Fanta Premier Peach KitKat Nuts and Cranberries Mistborn: The Final Empire
    Amazon.com Amazon.co.jp Audible Theme by Michael AD
    https://soundcloud.com/michael-ad/the-deep-end
    used with permission

    • 1 hr 32 min
    We Live to Enrich Ourselves

    We Live to Enrich Ourselves

    Recorded December 5, 2020
    “Outatime”. An iconic Delorian license plate. Also the center of most of Nate and Ryan’s discussions today. No, they are not talking about back to the future but other things that are “Out of time”. However, they first they talk about what is happening in their lives and try some rather interesting flavored foods. Then, Ryan talks about a game called the Sexy Brutale where a the player controls Lafcadio Boone, a preacher, trapped in a time loop where all the members of the party he is attending repeatedly die. After which, Nate and Ryan talk about some of the things in their own lives which seem to be out of time. Things that no longer fit in our modern society (at least not as much as they used to). Finally, for the main media, they discuss The Next Generation episode “The Neutral Zone” with the predominant side plot where three people from our time are woken up in the 24th century. Through the events of the show they discuss what makes human kind better than they are, the Borg vs. the Ferengi, Star Trek’s positive perception of the future, and why meddling passengers should just stay off the bridge.
    Connect with us
    Reddit: r/MyHillToDieOn Twitter: @MyHillToDieOn Email: myhilltodieon@gmail.com Coffee Machines
    Dolce Gusto MD9774 Dolce Gusto MD9779 The Sexy Brutale
    Official Site Amazon.com Amazon.co.jp Snacks
    KitKat Sparkling Wine with Strawberry CC Lemon Sweet Honey Pick 2: Items out-of-time
    Nate: photo albums Ryan: physical media for video games Nate: Apple Newton Ryan: physical books Star Trek: The Next Generation, The Neutral Zone
    Memory Alpha IMDb Theme by Michael AD
    https://soundcloud.com/michael-ad/the-deep-end
    used with permission

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Star Wars Meets the Muppets

    Star Wars Meets the Muppets

    Recorded November 22, 2020
    Nate loves Sci-Fi. However, Ryan found out that Nate had never seen Farscape. Seeking to remedy this, he decides to have Nate and a friend of theirs watch the first few episodes of it. In this episode, they introduce their friend, special guest Scott Ponzani, who among other things asks Nate for a conclusion to his Synology tale. Then, the three of them decided to talk about times in their own past experiences where they were like fish out of water (or made others feel that way). As a side note, we apologize for those among you who may find social awkwardness painful, as these stories are ripe with it. Finally, for the main media, they discuss the Farscape premiere episode and allude to the next few as they discuss, Translation Microbes, Dominar Rygel XVI (who is so very much like Rygel the First), what a “Peacekeeper” is and the not so surprising lack of Statler and Waldorf.
    Connect with us
    Reddit: r/MyHillToDieOn Twitter: @MyHillToDieOn Email: myhilltodieon@gmail.com Theme Journal
    Ryan’s New Theme: Season of Intentionality My Hill To Die On 14: Little Doris Sleeps with Fishes Now (where we discussed our themes for the year) The Theme System Your Theme (CGP Grey YouTube Video) Cortex #62: 2018 Yearly Themes Cortex #79: 2019 Yearly Themes Cortex #95: 2020 Yearly Themes Pepsi: Cinnamon
    Official Site Farscape: Premier
    Amazon.com Amazon.co.jp Theme by Michael AD
    https://soundcloud.com/michael-ad/the-deep-end
    used with permission

    • 1 hr 40 min
    Window-view into Their Lives

    Window-view into Their Lives

    Recorded October 31, 2020
    This week Nate and Ryan show off another look into their lives with a look at their home screens and how they organize their phone lives. Then they talk about various games and the new hip things all the younglings are playing these days. After that they had… an experience. An experience named Caramel Punch Pepsi. For the main media of the episode Nate had Ryan watch the Alfred Hitchcock movie, Rear Window. After watching it, they discuss proper housing community layouts, the art of showing not telling, and how long one has to stare at their neighbors for it to officially be considered creepy.
    Connect with us
    Reddit: r/MyHillToDieOn Twitter: @MyHillToDieOn Email: myhilltodieon@gmail.com Game Corner
    Among Us Jet Set Radio - Amazon.com, Amazon.co.jp
    Ryan’s Home Screen - Image
    1Password Google Translate Google Maps ESV Bible Fight Club 5 Ferrite ExpressVPN Line YouTube PlayStation Google Classroom b-mobile Gmail Overcast Nate’s Home Screen - Image
    Yahoo Weather Widgetsmith Albums PCalc Google Drive Due Screens Yahoo Auction thinkorswim Amazon IMDb Google Sheets Google Translate Seesaw DS Photo 1Password Disco Zoo OmniFocus Google Maps Bible Fantastical Rakuten Denwa Overcast Reeder Pepsi: Caramel Punch
    Official Site Rear Window
    Amazon.com Amazon.co.jp IMDb Theme by Michael AD
    https://soundcloud.com/michael-ad/the-deep-end
    used with permission

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Humans Grow and Adapt

    Humans Grow and Adapt

    Recorded October 24, 2020
    The episode this week opens as Nate is grieving over the loss of his Synology and the hoops he is finding that he needs to jump through for it to come back to life. Since the main media today opens with a boy travelling to Tokyo looking for a job, Nate and Ryan decide to talk about a few of the jobs they’ve held down in the past. This includes everything from Web-development to working in a boiler room. After that glimpse into their past, Ryan brings up BioShock and what about it’s narrative choices made it a wonderful game. After all that, have a drink of a rather odd combo in Salt and Litchi Pepsi. For the main media this week, Ryan had Nate watch Weathering With You (also known as Tenki no Ko) a full length Animated film directed by Makoto Shinkai who also directed Your Name. In their discussion they talk about character likability, cameos, the benefits of watching movies in one sitting, the impact of decisions and what picnics would be like in a flooded city.
    Connect with us
    Reddit: r/MyHillToDieOn Twitter: @MyHillToDieOn Email: myhilltodieon@gmail.com Game Corner
    BioShock: The Collection - Amazon.com, Amazon.co.jp Pick 2: Previous Jobs
    Ryan: Barista Nate: Web developer Ryan: Boiler room Nate: TIME Magazine Pepsi: Japan Cola Salt and Litchi
    Amazon.co.jp Weathering With You
    Amazon.com Amazon.co.jp IMDb Theme by Michael AD
    https://soundcloud.com/michael-ad/the-deep-end
    used with permission

    • 1 hr 39 min
    Writing in Your Purpose Text Field

    Writing in Your Purpose Text Field

    Recorded October 3, 2020
    Returning to an illusion of normalcy, this week, Nate and Ryan are back with your regular programming. They start by deciding to not talk about politics all together. Having avoided that minefield, Ryan talks about the completely not contentious topic of his opinion on his favorite Final Fantasy game. Then they both talk about some of their favorite tasks and drink one of the more interesting sounding substances that they’ve subjected themselves to: wasabi ginger ale. For the main media this week, they return the Becky Chambers’ universe where they talk about about purpose, families, how to give a teenager space and how to rattle off academic sounding nonsense confidently.
    Government Structures
    Politics of South Korea Apple Subscriptions
    Apple One Apple Music Apple News Apple TV+ Apple Arcade Game Corner
    Final Fantasy VI Pick 2: Tasks
    Nate: Compressing Recordings Ryan: Organizing Data Nate: Cross Country Ryan: Writing Wasabi Ginger Ale
    Kimura Drink Site Amazon.com Amazon.co.jp A Closed and Common Orbit
    Amazon.com Amazon.co.jp Audible.com Theme by Michael AD
    https://soundcloud.com/michael-ad/the-deep-end
    used with permission

    • 1 hr 42 min

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