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The Ritual Misery Podcast

Yeah, our first post starts on Beta 5, deal with it (and thank you for listening).

Hullo World!

I guess I should write an intro.  Dang it.

So a while back Kent and I thought that it would be just nifty to do something together, something we could share with anyone willing to witness.  At first it was a series of short YouTube videos showing us having fun while humorously explaining several aspects of our lives.  Well, that turned out to be very short lived…a total of three videos.  Yep, three.

More to the point.

After I returned from my last deployment, Kent and I discussed starting a new project.  We wanted something a little more interactive (and less time consuming) than videos.  We wanted something creative, conceptual, and conversational.  The idea to create a co-hosted podcast where we could talk tech, beer, kids, careers, or really anything else appealed to both of us.  After all, we really enjoy our conversations, why not share the laughs, introspection, and crazy world philosophy with everyone!
We started recording Alpha episodes in June ’14.  There were no topics, no show notes, and really nothing worth noting that recorded.  But that we have it recorded is proof that our Alpha phase went well.

Here’s the meat and potatoes. (Why is there an ‘e’ in potatoes?)

Now we’re in the Beta phase.  We’re recording every week.  We have general topics to discuss.  We are still playing with the format, and I need to learn when to cut Kent off and when he’s actually building to a point.  I also need to get better about writing show notes.  But all the pieces are there, all the colors in paint, all the brushes ready, and the canvas mounted with a pretty nicely pencilled outline…it’s time to get the details filled in.
And we need your feedback.  We aren’t the smartest dudes on the internet, but we understand that, while we may like the podcast just fine, it’s only by sharing with you and allowing you to share with us that we have a truly fine product.  Plus, it’s just more fun that way.

Oh, so you want a silver platter, eh?

You don’t wanna search the entire internet to find our fine product?  Okay, here’s beta episode 5.

Now, credit where it’s due:

“Aces High”, “Winner Winner!”
Kevin MacLeod (
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