SW025 Union Pacific Overland Route Utah Division

6,000 Diesel Chugga Chuggas before a Single Satellite Choo Choo.

Nothing says dystopian future podcast like calling in from a Satellite phone while riding cross-country trains in the USA. As you'll hear in the first few seconds, sound quality was not the first priority on this very remote edition of SW2L, where Nick talks all about saving the world through planting trees and riding trains while Florian tells us about the start of his burgeoning music career.

Duration: 00:00

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The IsatPhone2You thought German cell phone plans were bad, wait till you see these calling pricesThe original Union Pacitic mapThe California ZephyrWhat Nick tweeted#railroadvista picturesTrack your TrainAbandoned Factories of East GermanyBurners Without BordersFly RanchCauses of Dropped Calls on Satellite PhonesSwitchbackBushwick Food Coop Needs your HelpDonate to the FeastBaba Yaga’s house Fundraiser

SW024 Santiago de Chile

A Hackerspace, a Hotel Room and a new record distance between our hosts who have never been closer.

Coming out of the last super depressing episode, our guests pull off a livestreamed episode filled with beer, puns, discussion of food from a Spanish speaking country and the end of the world through catastrophic climate change.

Duration: 0:46:15

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A Hackerspace, a Hotel Room and a new record distance between our hosts who have never been closer.

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The Picture of the Picture of the PictureUltraSchallChilean PassportChilean SaladWhat is Chilean Cuisine Anyway?Another discussion of Trees as Carbon Footprint Offset – So it is an 18 hour flight but not too expensiveDo what you can to reduce your footprintThe Camp is Sold Out, Deal With ItTeam HarborCheatha rigged the poll

(Not specifically mentioned in the episode, but perhaps a good thing to read after this episode: I don’t care how green you are, I want you in the climate movement.)

SW023 Grand Rapids, MI

Depression. *sigh*

CW/TW: Depression, Anxiety, Loneliness Further removed from their source of Tacos, Mezcal and sunlight, Nick and Florian discuss their recent bouts with depression upon having returned to their respective places of origin. You will definitely not want to start listening to the podcast with this episode.

Duration: 00:00

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Two grown men about to cry in front of their laptops in their respective houses.

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(Not specifically mentioned in the episode, but perhaps a good thing to listen to after this episode: Life is a Festival 021: Demystifying Fly Ranch)

SW022 35C3

Prejudices about Mexico

Duration: 0:41:05

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SW021 Starbucks (in the Squaire)

We are all going to die!!!

Nick and Florian put on their best holiday cheer for what is probably their most depressing podcast to date: How (Western) civilization will end. Because we wanted to cheer you up before the 35C3. Naturally, it was taped at a Starbucks in an Airport.

Duration: 1:21:38

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The Counter outside a Starbucks at the Train Station of the Frankfurt Airport.

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(Intro and several thematic elements gently lifted from the Dollop Podcast) Brompton Folding Bikes90 Degree Alley BackingPiedras Negras Jailbreak Episode of the DollopBlandford Nature CenterA cute picture of Nick Feeding a Goat that got a lot of likes on Instagram, and in a way was a perfect Instagram photo because it was the one cute moment that totally defied the reality of the situation, which was literally a few hours of preventing a goat from headbutting or eating the children it was supposed to pose withThe Lost Decade (Japan)History of the European Coal and Steel CommunityThe Perfect BidMom wants you to grow up and get out of the house by 2021If you don’t do any edits…The Belt and Road InitiativeChina’s Largest Trading PartnersRalph HauensteinPutin’s Gamble – Superyachts that are sailing vessels tooGerman Reunification Explained in 11 MinutesChaos Post

SW020 Azteca Mexicana

Florian, Nick and a Special Guest enjoy "vaguely authentic" Mexican in Mannheim

In a return to their vaguely Mexican food related podcast past, our co-hosts and a special guest feast on Baden-Württemberg's finest....tacos. Warm up to the faint sounds of this past summer's World Cup as our hosts opine on the usual set of topics: Beer, Language, Food Authenticity and (Reverse) Culture Shock. Also, for the first time on the podcast, food orders are placed in three different languages.

Duration: 1:04:06

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A Restaurant in Mannheim certified by the Mexikaniche Fremdenverkehrsburo.

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Our special guest, DonGerman restaurants in the USLederhosenPacífico ClaraWelde No. 1 (noted for its “oxidized, lemony, cardboard flavor”)“Due to its convenient position, many long-distance lines connect in Mannheim”Mexikanisches FremdenverkehrsbüroItalian lemonsBritish Linen Suits & ColonialismHard Shell TacosOliver KahnTinga de PolloQuestions you should never askPDF security“Welcome Home” Burning ManFusion FestivalBoboPKBlast Resistant Trash CansPfennigD-markDB LoungeEurail passNo First Class Railpass will get these guys in the DB Lounge“There is a vending machine for every 23 people in Japan”Proper FlanUpload filtersSave your internetSingle check out line at Whole FoodsTaylorismKeep calm and…Ad-Funded Online JournalismThe internet was a mistakePepperoni, Pizza and Historical AccidentsNever Wear Shorts

SW019 Paulaner (in the Squaire)

Nick meets Florian for a working lunch in Frankfurt.

What used to be a vaguely Mexican food related podcast is now a vaguely Air Cargo and Freight Hauling podcast. The lovely glass roof of the Frankfurt Airport Squaire shows you HOW LOW THOSE PLANES ARE FLYING OVERHEAD. You'll notice this point come up a lot as a jetlagged Nick meets a fresh-from-work Florian for their first face to face meeting since they both moved back to the countries they are citizens of. Also, for the first time on the podcast, Florian orders in his native language.

Duration: 0:42:48

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A distinctly German Restaurant, at least in the international sense.

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The SquareThe top 28 things to do in Frankfurt according to an English websiteBalcconFrankfurt Airport Cargo Citychi-deutschland.comStandard Doubles Trailer that Nick is now Licensed to driveUnit Load DevicesAir France KLM Boeing 747 CargoThe Bahn Card 100Brompton Folding BikesWho is controlling these planes at FRA anyway, I definitely think they need to create more separationEPIC barsThe Greenmarkets that Nick’s friend Jess works forThe OculusNick actually totally scored a room at the Sachsen Park Hotel but he had to check in on the 21st to get the room for congress

SW018 GPN18

More special guests than headsets!

Recorded LIVE from the 18th Gulaschprogrammiernacht, using transcontinental "your mom joke technology" and enough callbacks to keep a field phone network busy, our intrepid hosts return from their six week hiatus with an all star cast of SW2L's best listeners! No Nerd topic was left behind, as the conversation drifted along topics as diverse as making music with Game Boys to the arcane process of compiling GPL software written by people who make money selling binaries. Our guests also discuss their experiences at the #GPN18.

Duration: 1:03:16

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Gulaschprogrammiernacht 18 (#gpn18)

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It’s actually Gareth” –  ArdourGPL 2.0  – 29c3Field Phones (chaosvermittlung)chaos.socialKarlsruhe University of Arts and DesignDer Generalbundesanwalt beim Bundesgerichtshof (The Federal Attorney General at the Federal Court of Justice)ZKMGoulaschBeethoven’s 9thEndlich normale leuteC3 Post Office

 

 

SW017 La Galette

Florian and Nick almost get thrown off a balcony

Call the waaaambulance, because Florian and Nick ended up getting solidly burned by our special guest and Florian's wife: Kathrin. Between those sick burns, the happy couple reflects on their time in Mexico and what heading back to Germany will be like. Nick does his best to be inoffensive and horribly fails.

Duration: 1:15:09

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La Galette (no link, no google maps location, no idea)

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The FallGran HotelComida CorridaIvory ChartsSomebody Call the WaaaaambulancePodcast Chapter ImagesRaspberry PiEntropiaNeingeistDeutsche Schule Mexiko-StadtDoner KebapMichigan is a Divided StateCosts for Dying in Mexico CityEl Amor es de PutosMea CulpaVery Podcast Many Burns Wow

SW016 Café Toscana

Florian's heading to Frankfurt

Duration: 0:50:24

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Café Toscana

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Certified Public AccountantsDWACFlorian is moving back to Germany [blog post] – BahnCard 100Frankfurt Cargo City