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This week Scott and Sayo are joined by Killer McCoy as we talk about all the horrors that are the fair time in Iowa, Why Jeeps aren't hack-able, as well as the Ten worst places in Iowa.
'Knee high' piles of mayflies force Iowa bridge to temporarily close
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jY7bu-T2vKM
Later.
Hackers remotely take over Jeep Cherokee
http://www.gizmag.com/hackers-take-over-jeep-cherokee/38572/
Fiat Chrysler will recall vehicles over hacking worries
http://www.detroitnews.com/story/business/autos/2015/07/24/30613567/
"Feds drop case against Bonds"
http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/20150722_Feds_drop_case_against_Bonds.html
Mexico's masked hero making streets safe - for pedestrians
http://news.yahoo.com/mexicos-masked-hero-making-streets-safe-pedestrians-053714594.html
Cedar Rapids man gets 16th OWI
http://fb.me/3PMaz6nIS
These Are The 10 Worst Places To Live In Iowa
http://www.roadsnacks.net/worst-places-to-live-in-iowa/
Intro Song: I didn't Know then by Marshall County Hangmen
Outtro Song: I blame you for the Smile on my face by Diana McCorry
Contact info
Show Twitter @Farafieldcast
Sayomara @Sayomarav
Porkcop @Porkchophawaii
Scott @Alvarado_Scott
Scott Photo work
Show Email: Grandoldpodcast at gmail.com
This week Scott and Sayo are joined by Killer McCoy as we talk about all the horrors that are the fair time in Iowa, Why Jeeps aren't hack-able, as well as the Ten worst places in Iowa.
'Knee high' piles of mayflies force Iowa bridge to temporarily close
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jY7bu-T2vKM
Later.
Hackers remotely take over Jeep Cherokee
http://www.gizmag.com/hackers-take-over-jeep-cherokee/38572/
Fiat Chrysler will recall vehicles over hacking worries
http://www.detroitnews.com/story/business/autos/2015/07/24/30613567/
"Feds drop case against Bonds"
http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/20150722_Feds_drop_case_against_Bonds.html
Mexico's masked hero making streets safe - for pedestrians
http://news.yahoo.com/mexicos-masked-hero-making-streets-safe-pedestrians-053714594.html
Cedar Rapids man gets 16th OWI
http://fb.me/3PMaz6nIS
These Are The 10 Worst Places To Live In Iowa
http://www.roadsnacks.net/worst-places-to-live-in-iowa/
Intro Song: I didn't Know then by Marshall County Hangmen
Outtro Song: I blame you for the Smile on my face by Diana McCorry
Contact info
Show Twitter @Farafieldcast
Sayomara @Sayomarav
Porkcop @Porkchophawaii
Scott @Alvarado_Scott
Scott Photo work
Show Email: Grandoldpodcast at gmail.com
#44
Far Afield - Episode 44: Periscope the Fair
This week Scott and Sayo are joined by Killer McCoy as we talk about all the horrors that are the fair time in Iowa, Why Jeeps aren't hack-able, as well as the Ten worst places in Iowa.
'Knee high' piles of mayflies force Iowa bridge to temporarily close
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jY7bu-T2vKM
Later.
Hackers remotely take over Jeep Cherokee
http://www.gizmag.com/hackers-take-over-jeep-cherokee/38572/
Fiat Chrysler will recall vehicles over hacking worries
http://www.detroitnews.com/story/business/autos/2015/07/24/30613567/
"Feds drop case against Bonds"
http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/20150722_Feds_drop_case_against_Bonds.html
Mexico's masked hero making streets safe - for pedestrians
http://news.yahoo.com/mexicos-masked-hero-making-streets-safe-pedestrians-053714594.html
Cedar Rapids man gets 16th OWI
http://fb.me/3PMaz6nIS
These Are The 10 Worst Places To Live In Iowa
http://www.roadsnacks.net/worst-places-to-live-in-iowa/
Intro Song: I didn't Know then by Marshall County Hangmen
Outtro Song: I blame you for the Smile on my face by Diana McCorry
Contact info
Show Twitter @Farafieldcast
Sayomara @Sayomarav
Porkcop @Porkchophawaii
Scott @Alvarado_Scott
Scott Photo work
Show Email: Grandoldpodcast at gmail.com
#109
The Ghost in the Podcast - Episode 109
- Until Dawn review
- Ghost Gossip returns
- Haunted Travel Log
- Xenomorphs vs. Care Bears
-ghostinthepodcast@rivalcastmedia.com/ @ghostinthecast, @baronessvgosu
#2.7
X-Men: The Audio Drama - Episode 2.7: Checkmate
The X-Men barely have time to relax from their recent battles when they discover that the old team's greatest foe has escaped.
#28
RCM On Tap - Episode 28
-The crew talks the origins of Sims Saturday and how insanely lazy Sims are when left to their own devices
-Bio and Baroness are bedazzling a gun for Killer to use during shows at the Crystal Pistol
-Baroness is learning to control her temper, but every so often slips and Force-chokes someone. Namely Killer.
#108
The Rival Cast - Episode 108
-Japan accepts, THE GIANT ROBOT DUEL IS ON!
-Rocket League is awesome! MLG tournament ends SPECTACULARLY.
-Youtube vs Twitch, two video giants go head to head to decide who will control game streaming.
#108
The Ghost in the Podcast - Episode 108
- Real life horror story: Murder Houses
- Haunted Travel Log: Transylvania Theme Park
- Until Dawn gets set to release
-ghostinthepodcast@rivalcastmedia.com/ @ghostinthecast, @baronessvgosu
#27
RCM On Tap - Episode 27
-Karl Dutton of X-Men and Batman Audio Dramas join the panel
-Karl explains the progression of lifelong Batman fans, and why he thinks Ben Affleck is going to be an awesome Batman
-How Killer got drafted On Tap
-The team talks comics and the Oprahization of rank promotion in the new Star Trek franchise
#107
The Ghost in the Podcast - Episode 107
- Real life horror story: Baron's night in jail
- Haunted travel log
- The Devil in the White City: the movie
- CW's Friday the 13th
-ghostinthepodcast@rivalcastmedia.com/ @ghostinthecast, @baronessvgosu
#26
RCM On Tap - Episode 26
-On Tap welcomes Umamor to the Fourth Chair!
-Bio's drinking beer! Well, root beer. Ok, low sugar hipster root beer. But he's still fiesty!
-As Baroness plays with matches, the team talks about what item they'd save should the RCM mansion catch fire
-Least favorite words and things that drive us crazy...
#106
The Ghost in the Podcast - Episode 106
- Real life horror story: Femme Fatales
- A Nightmare on Remake Street
- Haunted Travel Log: 6 Flags
- American Horror Story meets Elise Lam
ghostinthepodcast@rivalcastmedia.com/ @ghostinthecast, @baronessvgosu
#9
Batman: The Long Halloween - Episode 9: Father's Day
While Bruce Wayne is on trial for collusion with "The Roman", he remembers his father, and the choice he made that places Bruce behind bars.
#25
RCM On Tap - Episode 25
-Sayo and Scott return to On Tap!
-The team hashes out ideas for RCM: The Motion Picture Experience
-Killer is rechristened "Boomstick" and Bio is now giving weather forecasts
-What's the plan if your roommate is turned into a zombie?
#106
The Rival Cast - Episode 106
-Bethesda can't make any more PipBoys....life is no longer worth living.
-Varyar Plays a new game: Dystopixelia
-Star Citizen under siege
#105
The Rival Cast - Episode 105
-Drugs in ESports....seriously?
-For Honor looks like an interesting new game...who doesn't want to fight with broadswords?
-MOAR FALLOUT INFO!
#105
The Ghost in the Podcast - Episode 105
- Real life horror story: The Fugitive
- Jack the Ripper's identity allegedly solved
- Resident Evil 2 remake
- Five Nights at Freddy's creator addresses critics and fans
ghostinthepodcast@rivalcastmedia.com/ @ghostinthecast, @baronessvgosu
#24
RCM On Tap - Episode 24
-The trio is joined by Sayomara and Scott Alvarado!
-We will always love Pluto, and Bio drives Killer to drink
-Killer is excited about his gunpowder shipment, and the team discusses Baroness's personal EMF
-The Magic Hat gets an upgrade, and Mr. Bunny asks the group to describe their perfect pizza before attacking Baroness
-Scott gives the background of BuyMeABurrito and shares the origins of the Scott-Sayo alliance
#23
RCM On Tap - Episode 23
- This week's panel: Baroness, BiomedAlchemist, Deededee (aka Kolemsai), Killer McCoy
- Surprises abound as a wild DeedeDee appears to join the On Tap Trio!
- Killer Day is declared and celebrated as the group plans out their dream creature comforts for the RCM Island
- A stealthy web ninja sneaks into the studio room to peek in the Magic Hat
- Killer breaks Baron's heart
- The Magic Hat asks about trees, specialty Oreos, preferred weaponry, and RCM licensing deals (spoiler: RCM Happy Meals may kill you and consume all of your money, but at least you'll die happy)
#104
The Ghost in the Podcast - Episode 104
- Real life horror story: Dyatlov Pass Incident/ Kholat
- The Lochness Monster is really a what?
- N'Sync and The Backstreet Boys unite to take on some zombies
- Baron gets goaded into another rant
ghostinthepodcast@rivalcastmedia.com/ @ghostinthecast, @baronessvgosu
#107
BGM - Episode 107: Arigatou, Iwata-san
A tribute to the late president of Nintendo, Satoru Iwata, through the games he created and helped to create. Tracklist: http://sekani2.com/1223/bgm-107-arigatou-iwata-san/
#104
The Rival Cast - Episode 104
-Ellen Pao leaves Reddit
-Comic Con, Comic Con, Comic Con
-We won Summer Siege!
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The Accidental Podcaster: Dog Days
Aug 31st
August has always seemed to me a weird month. In my part of the world, August represents heat, storms, and a sense of rush that comes with the end of summer and realizing one hasn't yet done everything they set out to do that season. Children lament the end of their daily freedoms as they trade swimming suits and comic books for school uniforms and algebra texts; these lamentations often take the tone of dirges sung at 1000 decibels the next aisle over from me in Target1. Outside of K-12 teachers, American adults generally don't have the same lengthy summer vacation breaks that the kids do, so our lamentations center more on the passage of time, trying to squeeze as much enjoyment as possible into those last precious sunny days before the leaves turn brown and Old Man Winter arrives to remind us that all things eventually come to an end. In short, August is a month that is packed with activity, yet is still difficult to get anything done. For podcasters and small-time entertainers, that mindset can break you.
As I've stated in the past, many people don't realize the full workload that goes into building a successful show. August is a prime example of how that breakdown occurs. Most people starting out don't have tons of resources at their disposal, so they spend a lot of time using free programs and kludging their way through problems as they arise. For live streamers especially, it's tempting to skip a week to go to a barbecue or go on hiatus for a month to take a trip. I'm not saying breaks are bad, either; taking time to recharge is vital to remain creative and relatively sane. But when the best weapon podcasters have to establish a solid fan base is consistency, there has to be a plan in place to still have fresh content releasing during that off time to keep their community engaged.
Using On Tap2 as an example, we had plans set up for those contingencies well before we did our first broadcast. Since I'm in the Eastern time zone and both Bio and Killer are Central, when we know in advance that one or more of us need a certain Friday off we make a point to pre-record episodes with some of our guests in the zones that are harder to logistically match up (like Porkchop, who in Hawaii is six hours behind me and still at work when we go live at 9:30 ET, or Karl, who in England is five hours ahead). Other times, we'll plan a special theme night, like when the guys bowed out for an evening while I did Ladies' Night with Vampy and Mysti. Killer is trying out the moderator chair this week for a similar thing, where he'll host three of our other RCM show hosts to talk about their shared love of Jim Butcher's Dresden Files series. And for those occasions when we can't plan ahead (emergencies do happen), we have not one, but two people in the wings ready to fill in a chair as needed (cookies to Sayo and Varyar for that).
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Community Events for September
Aug 31st
The Community Engagement committee is pleased to announce the Saturday activity schedule for September!
Saturday, Sept. 5 - Riff screening of movie Troll 2, 8 PM
Saturday, Sept. 12 - Baron's Ghost Footage screening, 8 PM
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Killer Reviews: Armada
Aug 30th
Armada is Ernest Cline's second major novel after his wildly successful debut novel Ready Player One. This time though, instead of a nostalgia trip of the 80's, Cline has fun playing with some sci-fi tropes. But is Cline's second novel worth reading? Simple answer is: If you enjoyed Ready Player One, then yes, you will enjoy this one.
Cline does not quite reach the enjoyment I had with his first novel, but I will look forward to the next novel he writes. So order it now using the Amazon widget on the left side of your screen, so you too can enjoy the story of Armada. (And also that RCM can get a kickback from Amazon).
Well that is it for my review on Ernest Cline's Armada, I hope you enjoyed it as much as I enjoyed writing it. I am thinking for my next article I will write about something about guns or something or another. Who knows?
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Sims Saturday: A Big City Greeting
Aug 29th
Ever wonder what the Sims will do left to their own devices? See the story of a young couple unfold right before your eyes.
Welcome to Sims Saturday, a Sims soap opera by writer and longtime RivalCast community member VelvetDove.
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RCM Fanfic - Agents of ARACHNOS, Ep. 15
Aug 28th
Episode 15: Along Came A Spider
"It is not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are." – Roy Disney
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New Stream to Premiere Saturday
Aug 26th
RCM is pleased to announce the pilot of our new show, Chaos Will Ensue, will stream live this Saturday Aug. 29 in the RCM Twitch channel!
Starring Chymorra and Vampy, Chaos Will Ensue is a collaborative, story-driven Sims gaming stream centered around two roommates. In addition to normal Sims play, the stream will also feature various challenges such as build battles, death matches, and other tandem gaming.
Chaos Will Ensue will run weekly on Saturday evenings from 5 PM to 7 PM Eastern on twitch.tv/rivalcastmedia.
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First Gaming Mixer Set for Saturday at 8 PM
Aug 26th
Join us in Teamspeak this Saturday night at 8 PM Eastern as Baron and Killer McCoy host our first RCM Gaming Mixer! This event is open to all community members and RivalFriends to come together for an evening of fun.
Anyone participating should meet in the Gaming Mixer channel at 8 PM to vote on the first game to play. We'll go with majority rule for a few rounds and then switch out with other games based on interest. Currently on the board for the evening include Smite, Dirty Bomb, Depth, Quiplash, and more!
[EDIT] Do you have a multiplayer game you'd like to see added to the voting list? Email your suggestions to Community@RivalCastMedia.com. We'll see you Saturday!
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The Accidental Podcaster: Haters Gonna Hate
Aug 24th
So an interesting thing came up on the PostModern Jukebox Facebook page a week or so ago. A listener made some comments about how he was tired of PMJ doing covers of modern hits in styles of a different era. Why can't they just cover the hits of those eras? Never mind that re-stylized covers of modern music is the entire point of PMJ – band leader and piano master Scott Bradlee's self-description on his Twitter account explicitly reads "I make music sound old." I've been following his work since 2011 when a friend sent me a Youtube video of his Levels of Tetris mashup, and he'd started his song style re-arrangements before that even, so it's not like PMJ started as a metal band who just recently started doing covers of Celine Dion.1 This guy knew what to expect, and just decided to be negative because he didn't like one song. Of course, from the comments it appears he only liked one song in the first place: "Like I said he can do whatever he likes but I prefer Radiohead covers to Celine Dion. If that is what you like you are welcome to it but he has lost me as a fan."2
It's a sad reality that while the Internet allows us to connect with like-minded people about shared interests in ways like never before, it also opens the door to unwarranted negativity that too often comes as a result of nothing more sinister than having some modicum of success. Using my own experience as an example, as RCM has been slowly growing, so too have the number of trolls who pop up in our streams. A good portion of the offenders are obviously spammers who only want to pop in long enough to cut-and-paste a quick general hate message or a "HEEEEEEEEEEEEY GAIS! Ditch ths BORING streem and follows ME instead!!!1!" A recent one that comes to mind went along the lines of "Do you hate Jews, Blacks, and Homosexuals as much as I do? Then follow me on PornHub!" Because, you know, PornHub's where a lot of intellectual discussion apparently goes down. *le sigh.*
Even social media, designed specifically as a way to bring people together, is rife with negativity. Popularity breeds contempt, so much so that the writers of the Jimmy Fallon Show have made a very popular segment of celebrities reading some of the mean Tweets users tagged to them. Kevin Murphy, one of the writers and personalities behind the sci-fi movie spoof show Mystery Science Theatre 3000, tells an interesting story about how when he took over the voice role of Tom Servo, someone printed out and sent him a ten foot long banner reading in big bold letters "I HATE TOM SERVO'S NEW VOICE!!!" Rather than take it to heart, Murphy writes that he "proudly hung it on the wall behind my desk" and said of the person who sent the banner, "I feel bad to know that their life is so bereft of joy and meaning that they are reduced to sending hate mail to a puppet."
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Don't forget - Movie Night starts tonight at 5 PM ET!
Aug 22nd
(Saturday, August 22) Our first official RCM Movie Night kicks off tonight! Join us in our Teamspeak3 server at 5 PM Eastern, when we'll start with the British action comedy Hot Fuzz starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. If all goes according to plan, we'll continue the night with Starship Troopers at 7:30 ET.
Here's how this will work:
-We will be using Baroness's rabb.it room to watch the movie. She will provide the link and password in Teamspeak just before we start the movie. We cannot stream movies and such to Twitch or Youtube, so if you want to join in, you have to be in Teamspeak to get the password.
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Sims Saturday: Wedded Bliss?
Aug 22nd
Ever wonder what the Sims will do left to their own devices? See the story of a young couple unfold right before your eyes.
Welcome to Sims Saturday, a Sims soap opera by writer and longtime RivalCast community member VelvetDove.
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