Contra Mundum: Episode 8 – The Super Geeks Unite! (Part 1)

 

Hey guys, I know I’ve been a bit inconsistent in the posting lately. Sorry. It’s summer and I keep spending too much time with The Boyfriend. I know. I’m a monster.

Anywho.

It’s podcast time again, and the next two are probably my favorite that I’ve ever done. This was a two hour superhero spectacular. But you only get part one right now.

Editing is hard, y’all.

I had a ton of fun with my friend Kevin McHugh talking about the MCU and the DCCU. We talked about our favorite superhero movies and our least favorite ones.

Just so you know, this was recorded a few weeks ago, so that’s why we didn’t talk about Wonder Woman (which was AWESOME, btw).

Enjoy!

I hope you guys enjoyed it. It was fun, and the next part of the episode is just as fun. The second one is about the trailers for the newest movies. So come back next week for that!


Here’s the shorter preview if you’d like to take a short listen before watching the full video:

P.S. What did you think of the record scratch sound versus the beeping noise in between the cuts of the preview?

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Contra Mundum – Episode 7: Firefighting, EMS, and More!

Hey guys. It’s late, but it’s here.

In episode 7, I interviewed my friend Mica Kluge. I met her last year when she came to my writing club. We’ve always had really good conversations, so I invited her onto the show.

As it turns out, she has had some really interesting experiences as a volunteer firefighter. We talked about how it feels to fight a fire, what it was like to be a 13 year-old firefighting cadet, and her scariest firefighting experience.

Enjoy!

This was a really fun interview to do, and I learned a lot during it. I hope you all enjoyed it just as much.

This is probably the last of these episodes that you’ll see in video format. I’m not a huge fan of the time it takes to edit the videos, and I have a lot more freedom to make it sound really good when I just do the audio side.

Also, WOW, my hair was fluffy in this video. Must have been humid or something that day, sheesh.

Any thoughts on this video? Did you learn something about firefighting? Let me know in the comments below.

Contra Mundum – Episode 6: Why Would an Author Quit Publishing?

Hey guys! Again, I’m sorry I’m a day late. I had a lot of fun hanging out with my friend in Georgia, and I forgot to actually post my podcast on here.

On the other hand, I did post the video on YouTube on Saturday. I actually usually post the video to YouTube earlier than it goes up here. So, go ahead and subscribe for early viewing.

This episode was fun. I sat down with my friend and fellow writer, Elizabeth McKinney. We talked about writing, publishing, and the reason that she decided to stop publishing. She also has some good advice for writers who want to go into publishing.

I hope you enjoyed this episode. Don’t forget to subscribe to my channel on YouTube if you want the episode a little earlier. I’m trying to get them done a little earlier than the day they’re supposed to go up here.

Next week’s episode will feature my friend Mica, who will be talking about her time as a firefighter.

See you next week!

Contra Mundum – Episode 5: Why Textbook are SO Expensive

In this week’s podcast, I sit down with Dr. Brenda Ayres, a professor at Liberty University. She has published multiple academic books in her long career. We talked about writing, publishing, and the enormously high cost of academic books.

On a personal note, I have to tell you that Dr. Ayres is the sweetest lady. I originally interviewed her for a school project. A few days later, I realized that I needed a photo that I didn’t have. So I had to inconvenience her twice in row. In return, she bought me lunch. Twice!

“I don’t like for students to buy their own food,” she said.

She’s the best.

If you’re curious about all of the background noise, it’s because we had to record in a busy restaurant at lunch time. I didn’t think it was too bad, so I didn’t bother trying to remove it.

I hope you guys enjoyed the episode. In next week’s episode, I interviewed a friend of mine on the creative side of publishing.

See you next week!

Contra Mundum – Episode 4: Unintentionally Hilarious Glass Blowing Talk

This podcast was a lot of fun to do because it’s with my little sister. She’s an amazing artist, so I knew that I wanted to do a podcast with her while I was home on break.

Here’s one of her more recent artworks that I really love:

Christina's Painting

I actually have two of her paintings in my apartment at college. They definitely make my boring room a little more interesting.

The podcast was a lot of fun, but was… um, slightly awkward. See, glass blowing has some strange terms, and… Well, you’ll see.

I was afraid that my H4N recording device didn’t pick up the entire episode, because it had cut off by the time I went to hit the stop button, but thankfully it did. Lucky, because I didn’t want to lose any of this one.

Here’s the SoundCloud version, if for some reason, you’d prefer to watch that. I’ve got maybe two more podcasts before I run out of space on my SoundCloud page. After that, it’ll be just YouTube.

In next week’s episode, I sit down with a professor from my college and talk about academic writing, so you budding intellectuals should take notice. But honestly it’s a very interesting and informative for any writer.

See you next week!

Contra Mundum – Episode 3: Talking Tech

First off, sorry I haven’t posted recently. It’s been crazy these last two weeks, partially because of filming for Flicker (which I will write about more later), and partially just because it was just nuts getting back to classes after break. Also, I legitimately completely forgot to post on Wednesday. But I do have a really good post about Beauty and the Beast (the cartoon movie), and you’ll get that next Wednesday.

But onto the podcast. As I mentioned in my last post, this week our podcast is on technology. I sat down with my friend AJ while I was home during break. He had a lot to say about different varieties of smart phones. (Spoiler: he’s an Android guy)

It was a fascinating talk, and not nearly as long as the last episode.

I hope you all enjoyed this episode. I certainly found it very informative.

I’m sorry about the camera cutting off. I’m not entirely certain why it decided to do that. Maybe there’s something about my camera I didn’t learn about when I read the manual. Maybe I’m just a big dumb dumb. I don’t know.

And here’s the SoundCloud version if you’d rather listen that way.

 

 

Contra Mundum – Episode 2: Epic Star Wars Discussion

Hey guys, remember when I said I wouldn’t have any guests on the show for a while. Apparently, I lied. A friend of mine came up to visit me for my 21st birthday, so I asked her if she wanted to record a short podcast.

Well, we ended up recording a not-so-short podcast, but it’s definitely worth the listen. We talked for about an hour about Star Wars. The conversation covered everything from the old movies to the new movies to the expanded (not extended, as I thought) universe.

This was just an audio podcast, so I’m just leaving the SoundCloud file. I’m not sure how long I’ll be able to post to SoundCloud, since they only allow so many hours of audio, and this podcast took a huge bite out of what I have left.

Luckily, I’ll still be able to upload to Youtube, so I can just host the audio files on there and you’ll  be stuck with a boring photo for the duration of the show.

I’m sorry about being a day late, but it’s my Spring Break, and I’m trying to have a little fun before I have to go back and start filming Flicker.

Next week’s podcast will feature my friend AJ, and we’ll be talking about technology. I promise, that one will just a bit shorter.