SW009 Xochimilco I

Sooooochiiiiiiii

As you can hear from the first few seconds, this is not the typical SW2L. Recorded ON A BOAT in the "Little Venice of Mexico" where the flowers grow, Florian and Nick take a step back and let Jahshua and friends do pretty much all of the talking. Whether it's the origins of the ancient Xochimilcas, uncovering how Porfirio Diaz was a player or why Reggaeton is so popular today, our special guests have a little something for everyone.

Duration: 0:54:31

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XochimilcoEmbarcadero Nativitas

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Trajinerasmore TrajinerasEl Remero (song)Los XochimilcasHydroponicsAxolotlLas posadas del NiñopaAndi aka Selectah Easy T JamPulqueAgaveMicheladaInvernaderoSeptember 19th earthquake in Mexico CityChinampacempasúchil (flower)Reggaeton

SW008 Segundo Piso (emergency podcast)

Peri-ferry-GO!

In this "emergency podcast" episode, Nick and Florian reminisce about the upcoming episodes they just recorded and really stoked about! While there was no actual emergency, despite the unexpected downpour, the crew hopes this mold-breaking episode will help properly set the stage for the upcoming two-episode Xochimilco special!

Duration: 0:19:43

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The PoscastTrajinerasEstadio Azteca

SW007 Le Pain Quotidien

Give us this day our Belgian Bread

Swapping tortillas for a few baskets of bread, Flo and Nick lose themselves catching up on all the things in this super episode! From addressing social media's questions to never quite answering why Mexico is a rich country, this episode runs through topics like a twenty course meal of appetizers.

Duration: 1:55:26

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Le Pain Quotidien

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L’Escargot, Cancun – M. Wells Steakhouse, Queens, New York – Campo ChicontepecEl Petroleo es Nuestro: A History of Oil in Mexico (podcast) – Treaty of TlatelolcoMexican drug cartels used government databases to find, extort and even kidnap avocado farmers for decades

SW006 Taquería Álvaro Obregón

Why Mexico City rocks!

Finally, our intrepid Güeros get around to recording in an actual taco restaurant! What a perfect preface for the "Why Mexico City rocks" draft. Florian sticks to the concrete reasons, while Nick rambles on with the conceptual before inviting some of the Quentin locals and employees to tell us what makes CDMX extra special.

Duration: 1:04:33

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Taquería Álvaro ObregónQuentin

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Mabe Fratti & EvilTapes – Rory Blum – Ivan Hernandez

SW005 El Peladito

Big Bowls, Baseball and Brrrrr

Entrees were skipped after the team barely finished the suggested appetizer bowl at the Baseball themed seafood place called El Peladito. Fresh back from Germany and Michigan, Nick is not letting Florian get away with complaining about Mexican winters. Following up on the hopes and fears from the last episode, the good and the bad from the 34c3 is very carefully addressed.

Duration: 1:46:36

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El Peladito

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Mark McGwire hits 70 home runs during the 1998 season – The colectivos from Pochutla to Mazunte – Twist to open (YouTube) – @Cheatha – Nick Farr and/or Cheatha – The 34C3 Awareness Team

SW004 Quentin

Burning Man in Leipzig

Meeting at their favorite coffee bar, Nick and Florian go dark again. Collapsed buildings, buried, pre-columbian artifacts, and a world full of harassment. But Nick has a plan to make the world a better place.

Duration: 0:46:18

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Chinampa – PopocatépetlINAH – Angélica Ramos – 34C3 – What Jake Appelbaum did to mePost office at Burning Man – HNIC

 

 

SW003 Mikasa Sushi

Do you like living in Mexico City?

[Apologies for the miserable audio quality. Hang in there! The next one will be better.] A Japanese supermarket sets the stage for Nick and Florian to discuss the several ways to die in Mexico City. Florian also learns the real difference between Tequila and Mezcal.

Duration: 0:46:08

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Mikasa Sushi

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SushiOnogiriTempura

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Colegio Alemán Alexander von HumboldtStages (podcast)C3SCultural Comments (podcast)Tacos und Limetten (podcast) – Several Ways To Die In Mexico City (book)TequilaMezcal

SW002 Fonda Fina

Only in Mexico.

Florian and Nick get lost in their "Only in Mexico" draft and almost completely forget to talk about their dinners, or the pie that Nick made (famous on Instagram). From taking a stab at the real meaning behind "ahorita" to why Mexicans rush onto collapsed buildings after earthquakes, our gourmands share what they find strange and unique about the raza cosmica.

Duration: 1:20:18

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Fonda Fina

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BarbacoaMoleTortillaMilanesa

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Mexican PesoMazunte, OaxacaMexican economyTest-driven developmentAhoritaTopesQuinceañera

SW001 El Habanerito

Little Habanero Peppers & Big Devastating Earthquakes

Starting off with great Conchinita Pibil and finishing off with a ridiculously overcarbonated ale, Nick and Florian figure that perhaps two Gueros from different continents could eat their way to a good podcast. This time around, our gourmandistas focus on the September 19th earthquake, Nick's role as a volunteer "Brigadista" in the Alvaro Obregon 286 building collapse and, as always, life in general in Mexico City and environs as experienced by two extranjeros.

Duration: 2:07:50

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El HabaneritoQuentin

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Aguas frescasCochinita pibil – MoleGuacamoleBirria – Sopa Azteca – ChilaquilesCevicheCochinita pibilTamaleAl pastorQuesadilla

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GüerosRick and MortySe compran colchones tambores refrigeradores estufas…Sofía Niño de Rivera: ExposedAlexis de Anda: Mea CulpaTopos brigada de Rescate (Donate!) – 1985 Mexico City earthquake2017 Chiapas earthquake2017 Central Mexico earthquakeArticle 33 of the Mexican Constitution