21 episodes

Hosted by Tyler Constance and Amanda Huesmann

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Hosted by Tyler Constance and Amanda Huesmann

    21: Goth Pockets

    21: Goth Pockets

    Tyler's optimistism from the previous episode was short-lived, and he's crashed from his high rather spectacularly. Nevertheless, he collects himself enough to follow up about voice texts from episode 19, and then eagerly passes it off to his co-host for an update on the Bubble System and the anticipated list of Amanda's picks for springtime records. The latter topic sparks some reminiscince of past music experiences, through portable CD players, iPods, and mix CDs.
    Amanda will eventually begin work on her "Sad Songs To Listen To In The Car When You're Crying" playlist.
    Links:The Pleasures Of Conversing via Voice Text from The New YorkerFederico Viticci's comments on Voice Texts from MacStoriesRed Garland’s Piano (Spotify, Apple Music)Novo Amor – Cannot Be, Whatsoever ("Opaline" Music Video, Spotify, Apple Music)Marianas Trench – Phantoms (Spotify, Apple Music)Erik Whittacre – Light & Gold (Spotify, Apple Music)Gabriel Fauré – Requiem (Spotify, Apple Music)Chopin –  Nocturne in E♭ Major (Spotify, Apple Music)Ola Gjeilo – The Ground (Spotify, Apple Music)Barilla Created Spotify Playlists That Will Help You Cook Your Pasta Just Right (delish.com, Barilla Italia Spotify)8TracksiPod Nano 2nd Generation (Wikipedia)Walkman 40th Anniversary Video (YouTube)Sony DAPsAstell & Kern Website

    • 50 min
    20: Mega-Bunny

    20: Mega-Bunny

    Tyler had a good week, Amanda had a week. Spring is finally here though, and your hosts are 1/4 vaccinated.
    Springtime records are discussed, Amanda has a new Macbook Air, and she's eager to share her new productivity system, "The Bubble System." It has sizes and colors.
    (Recorded Thursday, March 24, 2021)
    Links:Your Favorite Weapon by Brand New (Spotify, Apple Music)Say Anything by Say Anything (Spotify, Apple Music)People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm by A Tribe Called Quest (Spotify, Apple Music)April In Paris by Count Bassie (Spotify, Apple Music)Long Legged Larry by Aesop Rock (Official Video, Spotify, Apple Music)

    • 49 min
    19: Mountain Day

    19: Mountain Day

    One of your hosts tries to kick off the podcast with her cheeks stuffed with snacks, but we won’t tell you who.
    Amanda has some ups and downs with the semester and some complications with recitals, Tyler talks about his strategies for staying in touch with people without social media, and shares some ways he stumbled into memorable conversations throughout the winter.
    (Recorded Wednesday, March 10, 2021)
    Links:"Why You Need A Database" blog post by Derek SiversMonica CRM (Website, Github)Greg Piece's Drafts App (Website, App Store)

    • 44 min
    18: The Broccoli Of Fun Things

    18: The Broccoli Of Fun Things

    Amanda's been enjoying some treats, which prompts your hosts to talk a little bit about candy before crashing back into reality and discussing some pandemic-related challenges at the start of Amanda's second semester of grad school.
    Links:Oreo Thins Mint Flavor Creme Chocolate Sandwich CookiesCircus Peanuts

    • 46 min
    17: The Pancake Process

    17: The Pancake Process

    Your hosts are feeling a little cold, and instead of using the power of imagination to transport them to lush jungles or balmy beaches, they talk about the coldest they’ve ever felt indoors. This transitions to the heater Amanda has, and how loud it is. She just can’t win.
    Amanda talks about her developing TikTok career and social media presence. She got her first sixteen likes, which was invigorating, but recording duets with other musicians has proven challenging.
    Tyler talks about Buffy The Vampire Slayer, which he has enjoyed very much during the pandemic, and Amanda talks pancakes.
    (Recorded on Saturday, January 23, 2021)
    Links:Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) - You Should See ItDeep Dive playlistMovies With Mikey playlist

    • 42 min
    16: Your Shiny Pebble

    16: Your Shiny Pebble

    Your hosts are both feeling the weight of the tenth month of the pandemic, and everything feels exhausting all the time. While lamenting about that, there's some talk about consistent journaling and personal photography to both process and maintain a first-hand account of events through a very lonely and stressful era.
    (Recorded on Saturday, January 16, 2021)
    Links:Indoguration of Major Biden (YouTube, 22m)Five-Minute Journal app ($4.99, iOS and Android)

    • 45 min

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