SW029 Roma Norte, Mexico City

Nick returns to his apartment in Mexico City and absolutely fails to eat any actual Mexican food. Florian absolutely fails to find any good beer in Germany. Plans about the future of the podcast are hatched in the draft.

Duration: 0:40:08

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Mexico City

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SW028 Valldemossa

Unprepared, and drunk.

A return to Spanish speaking countries and low quality audio! Florian (literally!) phones in from Mallorca to while Nick (metaphorically) phones it in while folding laundry. Talk of travels missed and travels made, including Nick's grand return to Mexico on his brand new Chilean passport by way of a Denver rehab facility. Finally: SEND US YOUR DRAFT IDEAS!

Duration: 0:34:53

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A Spanish AirBNB / A Childhood Room with a Wall of Ties

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SW027 Kristin's Place

Nick's new life with two dogs, two cats and (at his) girlfriend('s house).

Even though we recorded this on the same day as the previously released one, we're releasing it several months later. Somehow, Nick knew this so there's a handy recap of the prior episode going into this one. We meet Nick's girlfriend from the nature center and hear a bit about his new life right after reminiscing about his old life...and the old version of this podcast.

Duration: 1:11:17

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The Dogwood Bungalow

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(It turns out Kristin did not actually help with these show notes, Nick ended up doing them at 3 AM after working on other people’s taxes for 20 hours.)

 

SW026 BMW X3 (2004)

How many different codecs can you use to record a podcast?

Having covered Trains, we skip past Planes and move on to Automobiles while bringing you only mildly higher audio quality. Nick actually completely forgot about the long-awaited podcasting appointment, along with his microphone and laptop, so Florian goes with it and does a first ever podcast recording over Skype. Also guest starring: Nick's Mom.

Duration: 1:03:36

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(Screenshots in chapter notes!)

BMW X3 (E83)

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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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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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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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