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.
Blockchain – Organ grinders (Ep. 11) – Transparent proxy – Speed of light – Carajillo – Rancho Electrónico – Cabify – The Dollop – CSS – Somebody give Florian a job!
Nicks Mama gewinnt den Podcast
Nick's parents are in town visiting and well...now we know why he's so talkative! Ignore the preface and enjoy Florian, Paul and Bridget as they gang up on poor "Nick-O-Laaaas" while conversationally meandering through racism, being immigrants, getting drafted and other topics having not so much to do with food or Mexico.
The Four Seasons Hotel
El Ángel – ivorycharts – Florian is looking for a job in Germany – Chile – Step function – Taxco, Guerrero, Silver City – National Museum of Anthropology – Chapultepec – Metropolitan Cathedral of the Assumption – Palacio de Bellas Artes – Mexican muralism
Draft: Sounds of the City
The Cyberwehr, sounds of buried rivers, afternoon urban silences and other things that may or may not exist depending on your point of view smashed right up against some of the most iconic and real sounds of Mexico City. As is customary, Nick goes conceptual while Florian keeps it so real, he has audio proof to back him up.
La voz del “fierro viejo” – Several Ways To Die In Mexico City – 6 ways to divide Germany – Tamales bycicles – Cyberwehr – Tacos und Limetten, Ep. 2 [Podcast]
The -Ism Episode
"These kinds of things are tattooed on the minds of the Mexican people," says Jahshua in our first episode where race, class and inequality are addressed head-on. While nothing so complex can be contained in a single podcast episode, many insights on how we arrived at today's Mexico come alive through the thoughts of Jahshua and Edgar in this very special episode of SW2L.
Valle de Chalco – La Malinche – Legend of Quetzalcoatl – Our Lady of Guadalupe – Xochipilli – Emiliano Zapato – Revolution Day (Mexico) – Mexican general election, 2018 – Javier Duarte de Ochoa – El que no transa no avanza
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.
Xochimilco – Embarcadero Nativitas
Trajineras – more Trajineras – El Remero (song) – Los Xochimilcas – Hydroponics – Axolotl – Las posadas del Niñopa – Andi aka Selectah Easy T Jam – Pulque – Agave – Michelada – Invernadero – September 19th earthquake in Mexico City – Chinampa – cempasúchil (flower) – Reggaeton
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!
The Poscast – Trajineras – Estadio Azteca
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.
Le Pain Quotidien
L’Escargot, Cancun – M. Wells Steakhouse, Queens, New York – Campo Chicontepec – El Petroleo es Nuestro: A History of Oil in Mexico (podcast) – Treaty of Tlatelolco – Mexican drug cartels used government databases to find, extort and even kidnap avocado farmers for decades
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.
Taquería Álvaro Obregón – Quentin
Mabe Fratti & EvilTapes – Rory Blum – Ivan Hernandez
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.
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
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.
Chinampa – Popocatépetl – INAH – Angélica Ramos – 34C3 – What Jake Appelbaum did to me – Post office at Burning Man – HNIC