Prejudices about Mexico
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.
(Intro and several thematic elements gently lifted from the Dollop Podcast) – Brompton Folding Bikes – 90 Degree Alley Backing – Piedras Negras Jailbreak Episode of the Dollop – Blandford Nature Center – A 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 with – The Lost Decade (Japan) – History of the European Coal and Steel Community – The Perfect Bid – Mom wants you to grow up and get out of the house by 2021 – If you don’t do any edits… – The Belt and Road Initiative – China’s Largest Trading Partners – Ralph Hauenstein – Putin’s Gamble – Superyachts that are sailing vessels too – German Reunification Explained in 11 Minutes – Chaos Post
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.
Our special guest, Don – German restaurants in the US – Lederhosen – Pacífico Clara – Welde No. 1 (noted for its “oxidized, lemony, cardboard flavor”) – “Due to its convenient position, many long-distance lines connect in Mannheim” – Mexikanisches Fremdenverkehrsbüro – Italian lemons – British Linen Suits & Colonialism – Hard Shell Tacos – Oliver Kahn – Tinga de Pollo – Questions you should never ask – PDF security – “Welcome Home” Burning Man – Fusion Festival – BoboPK – Blast Resistant Trash Cans – Pfennig – D-mark – DB Lounge – Eurail pass – No First Class Railpass will get these guys in the DB Lounge – “There is a vending machine for every 23 people in Japan” – Proper Flan – Upload filters – Save your internet – Single check out line at Whole Foods – Taylorism – Keep calm and… – Ad-Funded Online Journalism – The internet was a mistake – Pepperoni, Pizza and Historical Accidents – Never Wear Shorts
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.
The Square – The top 28 things to do in Frankfurt according to an English website – Balccon – Frankfurt Airport Cargo City – chi-deutschland.com – Standard Doubles Trailer that Nick is now Licensed to drive – Unit Load Devices – Air France KLM Boeing 747 Cargo – The Bahn Card 100 – Brompton Folding Bikes – Who is controlling these planes at FRA anyway, I definitely think they need to create more separation – EPIC bars – The Greenmarkets that Nick’s friend Jess works for – The Oculus – Nick 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
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.
“It’s actually Gareth” – Ardour – GPL 2.0 – 29c3 – Field Phones (chaosvermittlung) – chaos.social – Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design – Der Generalbundesanwalt beim Bundesgerichtshof (The Federal Attorney General at the Federal Court of Justice) – ZKM – Goulasch – Beethoven’s 9th – Endlich normale leute – C3 Post Office
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.
La Galette (no link, no google maps location, no idea)
The Fall – Gran Hotel – Comida Corrida – Ivory Charts – Somebody Call the Waaaaambulance – Podcast Chapter Images – Raspberry Pi – Entropia – Neingeist – Deutsche Schule Mexiko-Stadt – Doner Kebap – Michigan is a Divided State – Costs for Dying in Mexico City – El Amor es de Putos – Mea Culpa – Very Podcast Many Burns Wow
Something...well, a few things happened.
There was an emergency, so of course we recorded a podcast to cover it.
4 Cups Apples
1 Cup Sugar
3/4 Cup Flour
1/2 Cup Butter
1/4 Cup Orange Juice
1/2 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
1/4 Teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
1 pinch salt
Butter the dish, throw the apples in, mash the rest and throw on top…
P.S. Too much Nutmeg can be poisonous.
Our favorite places in Mexico City
After taking care of some business from the brand new Mastodon account at Quentin, Florian and Nick get to talking about their favorite places in Mexico City. They both order shockingly non-Mexican dishes at Lalo. ticking off yet another mythical coffee filter recommendation.
@severalways2live on Mastodon – Zoom H2n – Taquería Orinoco – Espacio Escultórico – UNAM – Paseo de la Reforma – Castillo de Chapultepec – Mirador Torre Latino – Museo Nacional de Antropología – Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo – Xochimilco – Raku Cafe – Centro Histórico – Museo Interactivo de Economía – Teotihuacan – Condominio Insurgentes – Coyoacán – Cineteca Nacional – Lucha Libre
The WTF episode
The draft idea was "WTF Moments", and we delivered. So much so we even had to censor ourselves. Nick really wanted to talk about the good times, yet utterly failed in that while absolutely crushing the WTF draft. Florian shared some amusing automotive tales and reasons your German web concern should hire him.