The Talking Place

20
Jan

009 | Best Games of the Generation w/Beardy

Survey Says!

Two shows in a row! One more, and it'll probably be some sort of record for me. Also a record, is the amount of shows done by two guys who quit their last show because they could never get together to record. (That's us!)

Yup, Beardy and I are here another week and we're back to our old gaming antics. But we're not discussing current trends and the new hotness. No, we're going back over the past 7 years and talking about the best games and experiences of the last generation. PS4 and Xbox One gave us some of the most memorable games of all time. So it's only right to go over them.

And, apparently, I was bored enough one day to put together a census on the last gen of games. It was extensive, it was detailed, and it was probably looked at for 5 seconds and closed by many. But a few kind souls spread out through a couple of different communities took the time to fill it out! So what stood out? Let's see.

 

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13
Jan

008 | Raising Boys & Capitol Siege w/ Beardy

Ani-mani, and Totally Insaney

Beardy and I are back and we're tackling the heavy hitting issues of today. Like when is the best time to take down your holiday decorations. How you should decorate for Valentine's Day. And much more! 

We get into the excitement and adventure that is raising boys. It's a full-of-surprises kind of experience where one minute you can be greeted with a hug, and five minutes later you're staring down the barrel of a nerf gun listening to the demands of a terrorist. Good times!

Speaking of terrorists, the U.S. Capitol was sieged last week. And while I typically stay far away from such topics, we couldn't resist touching on this historic event. We shared our thoughts and we both felt like we held back from being more blunt. But bottom line is nothing positive or any understanding reasoning  can be taken from the events of that day. 

Anyway, topics got away from us and it turned into a 1.5 hour show. Who knew! Hope you enjoy and stay safe till next week. 

 

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Voicemail - (407)906-TALK
Twitter - @TheTalkingPlace, @The1llusiveMan
Email - TalkingPlacePod@gmail.com

If you're looking to join me for an episode, don't be shy and get at me at the above links and we'll chat! 

22
Dec

007 | The Great Christmas Call-in w/ Beardy

Christmas Call-in Spectacular

Ok, fine, "spectacular" isn't exactly the right word, but let's not dwell on that! Let's dwell on the fact that it's been about 5 months since the last show! .....No, you know what, let's not dwell on that either. Ok, here, dwell on 2020 coming to a close! There you go, something positive. And personally, with so much craziness that happened in 2020, and so so so much happening since the last show, let's just say I'm happy to start the new year on a new foot. 

Beardy promised weeks ago to do this show and tried to back out of it until I showed him proof of his commitment. Then in the Christmas spirit I decided to do a live show and that's how we got these two awesome guests!

Thanks to Strip Mahjong, longtime member and supporter of the Future Monkeys community, and thanks to Al, host of the Retro Rents Podcast!! Together with Beardy - former co-host, retired, and said to never do another show again only to come back and co-host 90% of my shows here - we talked about Christmas, the positive things that we got out of 2020, games we're playing, and all that good stuff!

 

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2
Jul

006 | The LEGO Life w/ Matt Ulvila

LEGO Loving Fools

It's been over a year in post-production but I'm finally getting this episode out! Once again, apologies to Mr. Ve6a5 for slacking so much. But hey, if you're a fan of LEGO, this one's for you! 

Matt has been building bricks since he was a kid. Me, not so much, but that doesn't stop us from going on about one of our favorite hobbies. It may be a little dated, talking about sets that come out "next year" and now listening to it they are already on shelves, but you can't put an age on the passion! 

We went on about earliest memories building sets, what our favorites are, why we love collecting, the LEGO video games, and more! It was definitely a fun time talking to Matt and I hope one day he'll join me again for an updated show that I promise to put out in a more timely manner haha. 

 

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Voicemail - (407)906-TALK
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Email - TalkingPlacePod@gmail.com

If you're looking to join me for an episode, don't be shy and email me at the above address and we'll chat! 

25
Jun

005 | Quarantine Crossing w/ Beardy

As Long As We Got Each Other

WELCOME to episode 5! FIVE! That's so exciting and so sad at the same time. It's ok though, because as long as we got each other, we got the world spinnin' right in our hands. Yeah, that does sound familiar, doesn't it? Guess you'll have to listen to figure it out. 

Speaking of listening, it wouldn't be a podcast in 2020 without talking about the pandemic and quarantine living! Beardy McWhiskey, the man who broke up with me and ended our previous podcast is back for another episode of The Talking Place. We discuss a few things, but we focused on what's new with us as we live the quarantine life. We talk about why you're an asshat if you don't wear a mask, Beardy walked us through making an Old Fashioned, and to liven up the mood we talked games! A few were mentioned, along with our thoughts on next gen, but Animal Crossing stood out, of course. 

A few things were mentioned but no details were given during this episode:

I'm starting to stream games more! I've put Animal Crossing and Pokemon down for a bit and figured I needed to get my survival instincts up. So I've been playing Fortnite and Destiny 2 and streaming it when I do. Nothing crazy, I just hit broadcast and go from there. So check me out on Twitch and subscribe if you'd like. 

Lastly, there's a new voicemail number! I talked about it and how it's new but I never gave it out. So if you want to give the show a call to say hi or whatever, it's (407)906-TALK!

Timestamps:
Beardy's Old Fashioned - (42:50)
Games! - (01:09:48)
Animal Crossing - (01:14:33)
Voicemail - (01:26:25)

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Contact The Talking Place

If you'd like to contact the show, say hi, all that jazz, you can do so below! 

Voicemail - (407)906-TALK
Twitter - @TheTalkingPlace
Email - TalkingPlacePod@gmail.com

If you're looking to join me for an episode, don't be shy and email me at the above address and we'll chat! 

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