Feature Creep: Built-in Microwave; The Podcast
With a loose focus on design, and a heavy dose of absurdity, we discuss a variety of topics that we hope you will find relevant to your own life. Or, at least you might find them entertaining. Please enjoy.1
With your consent, of course. ↩︎
Podcast: Monday, Aug 8, 2022
Ned and Meg talk about movie reboots and propose a TMNT offshoot wherein Master Splinter is the focus of the story. Did you know that German TMNT fans are much more discerning than American ones? Is serializing the same story over and over again killing creativity? Does it annoy you to be asked endless questions in headers that are supposed to be informative? Us too! Thanks for listening, hi Buster, wash your hands, don’t be a dick.
Podcast: Monday, Aug 1, 2022
Curing Feet with Hammers, Ein German Medical Stuff Podcasten
Ned and Meg discuss healthcare in the US and in other countries, because we have lots of injuries in lots of geographic locations. Also on the menu is curing feet with hammers, emergency rooms, debilitating injuries, recent meta-research debunking SSRI antidepressants as snake oil, and driving on the autobahn.
Podcast: Monday, Jun 27, 2022
Is There an Echo In Here?
Ned and Meg gripe about the problem of echo chambers, those ubiquitous spaces that come in literal or figurative form, and share in common the utter lack of critical self-reflection. We cover targeted advertising, the art world, search engines, friend groups, podcasts, Amazon, academia, industries, and abortion protestors. Thanks for listening, wash your hands, listen to criticism, vaccinate the rest of the planet, don’t be a dick.
Podcast: Monday, Jun 6, 2022
How to Talk to your Cat about Industrial Design
Ned and Meg discuss industrial design, ringspun cotton, data ownership, right to repair, how alexa is always listening, persistent flops, and the amazing book How to Talk to your Cat about Gun Safety. Thanks again for listening and sticking with us as our schedule has been wacky. Wash your hands, wear a mask, get the shots, do the things, don’t be a dick, watch for new episodes, enjoy the summer.
Podcast: Thursday, Apr 14, 2022
A True Story
Ned tells Lauren and Meg all about a funny ancient story he read a while back that he’s been dying to share with us. We have been waiting a long time to hear this one. Lucien of Samosata wrote a scathing review of the thought leaders of KingDickLandia, also known as Ancient Greece, and in A True Story he crafts a satire embodied in an epic space opera. True Story! Check it out. Thanks for listening, wash your hands wear a mask get the shots don’t be a dick!
Podcast: Monday, Apr 4, 2022
Immediate Cries for the Suspension of Disbelief, RIP Dan Graham Conceptual Artist
Ned and Meg have a lovely chat about lovely Dan Graham, a lovely conceptual artist. Or was; he was an artist, but since he is now deceased, RIP Dan Graham. We also talk about Ned’s conceptual art, and Ned’s conceptual art’s paper, and Marcel Duchamp, and ReadyMade, and puppets, lots of puppets, and complicated math, and baby grasshoppers. Thanks to each of you for being an audient to our conversations and musings. Wash your hands, wear a mask, get your shots, don’t be a dick. Hi Buster!
Podcast: Monday, Mar 14, 2022
The Cheesecake Factory Bankrolls a Cult
Ned and Meg gang up in Southern California for a discussion of Northern California Cults and the restaurants that love them. If you are a fan of the dessert restaurant industry you will want to hear this, it’s wild. Thanks for listening, and also, keep washing your hands, wear a mask, get the shots, do the things, don’t be a dick. Happy Spring!
Podcast: Monday, Feb 21, 2022
Go Play 1000 White Blank Cards Right Now!
Ned and Meg take you on a leisurely tour through card game design, with the usual pit stops for distractions along the way. We talk about games that shed and catch cards, tarot and other types of cards, drinking games, multi-genre games, fishing, solitaire and tricky games. We stumble onto the best game ever, and we highly advise you drop whatever you’re doing after you listen to this podcast episode in its entirety and go play it. Cards! Wash your hands, wear a mask, get your shots, don’t be a dick, thank you.
Podcast: Monday, Feb 14, 2022
Serious Discusion of Serious Sculpture
Ned and Meg have a serious discussion about serious sculpture so strap in! We side-swipe James Grashow, Max Zorn, Andrew Erdos, Henry Moore, Peter Draws, Blackbean_CMS, and lots of art! We also chat about our own artistic aspirations with interactive and permissive sculpture.
Podcast: Monday, Feb 7, 2022
Terror-Based Child Rearing
Ned and Meg discuss Brandolini’s Law, also known as the BS asymmetry principle, and how it relates to current events. We also discuss the Panopticon, we mean Santa, we mean Elf on the Shelf, we mean don’t lie to your children. We laud What We Do in the Shadows, ponder what a good-enough dystopia is, feast on the glory of cake vending machines, sneak peek a new segment, and succumb to decision fatigue. Thanks for listening, Hi to Buster, wash your hands, wear a mask, get the shots, don’t be a dick.