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TANGO SECTOR— Four down-on-their-luck spacefaring criminals try to eke out a living smuggling and picking up jobs in the highly-regulated world of Tango Sector, where nothing's as it seems and someone's always watching you. THE UNEXPLORED PLACES is an actual play podcast about exploring weird worlds and making bold choices. We are currently playing Scum & Villainy by Stras Acimovic and John LeBoeuf-Little.
 
Why is a rollercoaster so exciting and terrifying, yet safe? Modern rollercoasters such as ‘Nemesis’ are engineered very precisely to create an exciting experience for thrill-seekers. This short album visits Alton Towers theme park in England, and explores the part that mathematicians play in rollercoaster design, using mathematical models to calculate the ride's accelerations and forces to obtain the desired experience. This material forms part of The Open University course MST121 Using mat ...
 
The Portal is an exploration into discovery, including conversations with thought leaders. Host Eric Weinstein, Managing Director of Thiel Capital, brings his unique expertise and diverse roster of guests for a wide range of discussions, including science, culture, business, and capitalism. The show will feature people whose lives demonstrate that portals into what we would normally consider impossible, are indeed possible. Guests include presidential candidate Andrew Yang, NY Times bestsell ...
 
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Cardboard Conjecture #103 The Hype Train with Dice and Dragons In this episode … Norm and Ryan discuss their games of late; Ankh : Gods of Egypt, Word on the Street, and Descent : Legends of the Dark ... and we have another episode of the Hype Train with guests and fellow cast members of WBPW .. Dice and Dragons, they get a chance to hype up their …
 
Before Spin Rate goes on vacation, Drew sits down with sagacious prospect reporter for Baseball America, Ben Badler, for a comprehensive discussion about the Blue Jays' farm system. Ben shares his evaluation of Gabriel Moreno, Leo Jiminez, and other up-and-coming Jays. The duo also converses about the Arizona League and what to expect. Follow Drew …
 
WBPW #42 - “Whatcha Been Playing Wednesday” “Whatcha Been Playing Wednesday” is a special weekly episode ... it's a compilation of the games we've played over the week. The cast of WBPW are ... Board on the Air, Dice and Dragons, Friday Knight Games, The Cardboard Kid, Of Dice and Men, Andrew Bucholtz of BoardandGamedotcom, The Meeple Dungeon, Matt…
 
[ SHIPPING MANIFEST, BLACKFORD & DESAI BRAMBLE CLASS SCIENCE VESSEL BRYONY, EN ROUTE FROM THISTLE TO LOVELOCK ] One small box, containing ███ ███████ ████, ℅ Project █████████. This week, on Tango Sector: A meditation on potential futures. Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/unexploredcast Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/unexpl…
 
The Blue Jays' off-season rolls on and while there's little new news about the team, there is prime news about Minor League Baseball. Major League Baseball is mandating MiLB clubs provide housing for their players, a notable leap for improving working conditions for prospects. Drew and Kailtyn outline the specifics of order and discuss its impact o…
 
Cardboard Conjecture #102 Topic - The Mechanics Series : Action Points In this episode … Norm and Ryan discuss their games of late; Quadropolis and Village and we are back with our Mechanics Series and the mechanism this time round is Action Points 0:39 - Introduction 1:40 - Games of late - Norm : Quadropolis 8:20 - Games of late - Ryan : Village 1…
 
The party...parties for Dionysus. CREDITS Alexander - Nicholas Benetatos Anastasia - Amanda Facosta Arete - Michael Pisani Rolf & Sound Design/Editing - Giancarlo Herrera Audio Editing - Daniel Manning Dungeon Mastering & NPC Voices - Tau Zaman Cover Art - Chandler Candela Title Music - Sage G.C. & Jessica Dahlgren Character Themes - Giorgio Volpe …
 
Drew is joined by Jonah Birenbaum, baseball hurler extraordinaire, to cogitate over the Blue Jays' off-season to-dos. Contractually, we can't publish a podcast without deliberating who should get the bag, Marcus Semien or Robbie Ray...and why is it obviously Marcus Semien? Drew and Jonah pitch some names back and forth for who could step into a sta…
 
WBPW - “Whatcha Been Playing Wednesday” is a special weekly episode ... it's a compilation of the games we've played over the week. The cast of WBPW are ... Board on the Air, Dice and Dragons, Friday Knight Games, The Cardboard Kid, Of Dice and Men, Andrew Bucholtz of BoardandGamedotcom, The Meeple Dungeon, Matthew Legault (Scorpion Masqué/Masked S…
 
Drew and Kaitlyn check the tread on your tires and oil level before taking off in this Blue Jays off-season primer vehicle. The podcasting pair bring attention to key dates this off-season; one such date being MLB Free Agency and the "quiet period", where the most recent team a free agent suited up for has exclusive negotiating rights with that pla…
 
Cardboard Conjecture #101 - Reviews : Nemesis / Cascadia In this episode … Norm and Robb explain why Ryan is not on this current episode, then discuss Ankh and Macao. In the reviews segment of this episode, Robb goes through a great breakdown of Nemesis and Norm treats you with a fantastic abstract game called Cascadia. 1:32 - Banter about Ankh and…
 
Drew and Kaitlyn put to rest the 2021 Blue Jays season by recounting the run-up to the team's elimination on Sunday. The duo also take a glance back at the Wild Card race, and how Toronto was one win away from a postseason berth. The (Blue) birds of a feather cogitate if next year's squad will be better or worse than this season's team. Plus, the p…
 
WBPW #40 - “Whatcha Been Playing Wednesday” “Whatcha Been Playing Wednesday” is a special weekly episode ... it's a compilation of the games we've played over the week. The cast of WBPW are ... Board on the Air, Dice and Dragons, Friday Knight Games, The Cardboard Kid, Of Dice and Men, Andrew Bucholtz of BoardandGamedotcom, The Meeple Dungeon, Matt…
 
CONTENT WARNINGS: depictions of extreme violence and severe injury, temporary blindness [ ARCHIVED DOCUMENT FROM THE EXCAVATION OF EARLY REMNANT FINDINGS ON CHANDRA ] . . . The technology seen here is markedly different from that which we have grown used to in our own society—different mechanical parts, different points of connection. The internal …
 
Drew and Dan Shulman, [though he needs no introduction] play-by-play extraordinaire for Sportsnet and ESPN, cut through the lingering gloom of a postseason-less Blue Jays season to find the core of optimism for the future underneath. The two wax about if this was a successful season for the Jays; top off-season priorities; Robbie Rays and Marcus Se…
 
Cardboard Conjecture #100 - Topic : Our 100th episode In this episode ... Norm and Ryan discuss are great little card game in Abandon All Artichokes and Red Rising. Also on this episode is our special topic ... our 100TH EPISODE!!!!!! We will take a saunter from episode 1 all the way through episode 99 and see what games from reviews remained in ou…
 
In the Season 2 premiere, hell has frozen over. CREDITS Alexander - Nicholas Benetatos Anastasia - Amanda Facosta Arete - Michael Pisani Rolf & Sound Design/Editing - Giancarlo Herrera Audio Editing - Daniel Manning Dungeon Mastering & NPC Voices - Tau Zaman Cover Art - Chandler Candela Title Music - Sage G.C. & Jessica Dahlgren Character Themes - …
 
Drew and Mike Axisa, MLB writer for CBS, breakdown Thursday's pendulum-swinging series finale between the Blue Jays and Yankees. To prepare you for Thursday's game, the guys discuss New Yorks' hot streak entering the Toronto series as well as the Pinstripes' pitching game plan. Plus, has Joey Gallo been an objective disappointment for New York, and…
 
“Whatcha Been Playing Wednesday” is a special weekly episode ... it's a compilation of the games we've played over the week. The cast of WBPW are ... Board on the Air, Dice and Dragons, Friday Knight Games, The Cardboard Kid, Of Dice and Men, Andrew Bucholtz of BoardandGamedotcom, The Meeple Dungeon, Matthew Legault (Scorpion Masqué/Masked Scorpion…
 
IT'S BEAT THE YANKEES WEEK. The season has, more or less, boiled down to this week for Toronto. Drew and Kaitlyn reflect on the Blue Jays-Twins series before discussing the Wild Card race and the Yankees' sweep of Boston. What will it take to stymie New York's momentum if you're Toronto? Why in the world is Hyun-Jin Ryu scheduled to pitch the serie…
 
What's been the secret ingredient in Robbie Ray's Cy Young-contending season? Are players that buy into a team's vision just as valuable as that one-in-a-million type of athlete? Former big-league executive, national writer for FanGraphs, and host of the 'Chin Music' podcast Kevin Goldstein joins Drew in answering these questions. Are there more th…
 
WBPW #38 - “Whatcha Been Playing Wednesday” “Whatcha Been Playing Wednesday” is a special weekly episode ... it's a compilation of the games we've played over the week. The cast of WBPW are ... Board on the Air, Dice and Dragons, Friday Knight Games, The Cardboard Kid, Of Dice and Men, Andrew Bucholtz of BoardandGamedotcom, The Meeple Dungeon, Matt…
 
[ EXCERPTED FROM A DIGITAL COMMUNICATION FROM PROFESSOR ADLER KASSNER OF THE TERMINUS SCHOOL OF ARTS AND SCIENCES, TO A COLLEAGUE ] While in my initial examinations of the beacon itself I have not been able to determine a function for the structure, it is clear there is some connection between this one and those that have sprung up elsewhere on Cha…
 
Good vibes radiated from Rogers Centre in the Blue Jays-Minnesota series, as Josh Donaldson returned to Toronto for the first time since being traded. Drew and Kaitlyn project their fondness of the sentimental scene in Rogers as well as chat about Donaldson swapping jerseys with Vlad. Is concern for Hyun-Jin Ryu at an all-time high? If his funk car…
 
Cardboard Conjecture #98 - The Reviews : Ashes Reborn / Pavlov's House In this episode ... Ryan and Norm talk about the games they've recently played in the Board Game Banter segment, then The NEWS and this episode has us reviewing the titles of Ashes Reborn : Rise of the Phoenixborn and Pavlov's House : The battle of Stalingrad 0:40 - Introduction…
 
Drew welcomes special guest Ben Wagner, radio voice of the Toronto Blue Jays, to Spin Rate! Ben shares his thoughts about the Jays from a booth perspective and discusses how he anticipates the playoff race unfolding. Alek Manoah has impressed many fans, including Ben. What makes Manoah so good, and which Blue Jay has validated Ben's high expectatio…
 
WBPW #37 - Whatcha Been Playing Wednesday “Whatcha Been Playing Wednesday” is a special weekly episode ... it's a compilation of the games we've played over the week. The cast of WBPW are ... Board on the Air, Dice and Dragons, Friday Knight Games, The Cardboard Kid, Of Dice and Men, Andrew Bucholtz of BoardandGamedotcom, The Meeple Dungeon, Matthe…
 
Welcome to Spin Rate, where Drew Fairservice and Kaitlyn McGrath discuss your WILD CARD LEADING BLUE JAYS(!) twice-weekly on The Athletic. Regardless of the caliber of opponent, the Jays still plucked three of four games away from the Orioles, and Drew and Kaitlyn take time to dissect the series. You don't want smoke from Robbie Ray. Jansen and Gur…
 
Cardboard Conjecture #97 -Topic : Entry Level Board Games In this episode ... Ryan and Norm talk about our recent plays of Brew and Cascadia ... we take you on another journey through our guided tour in The News segment and drop some suggestions on some great Entry Level Games as well as mention a few from our listeners and followers ... more great…
 
With less than 25 games remaining in the regular season, the Blue Jays have some questions to answer. To help unravel those riddles, Drew welcomes Sportsnet writer and co-host of the 'At the Letters' podcast Arden Zwelling to Spin Rate! What's Marcus Semien's future in Toronto? Is there a ballpark figure for Semien's continued services up north? St…
 
WBPW #36 - Whatcha Been Playing Wednesday “Whatcha Been Playing Wednesday” is a special weekly episode ... it's a compilation of the games we've played over the week. The cast of WBPW are ... Board on the Air, Dice and Dragons, Friday Knight Games, The Cardboard Kid, Of Dice and Men, Andrew Bucholtz of BoardandGamedotcom, The Meeple Dungeon, Matthe…
 
CONTENT WARNINGS: eye horror [ GRAFFITI FOUND IN A TRAIN TUNNEL ON HOMILY ] [ID: image shows a graffitied wall in a poorly lit tunnel. the graffiti consists of a simply line drawing of two eyes in black and silver spray paint; one of the eyes has a silver iris and no pupil and the other is entirely black. over the eyes are the words “SHE IS THE ALL…
 
We back! The Jays, too, are back, this time to their winning ways. Toronto has strung together five consecutive wins while posting impressive offensive numbers. Drew and Kaitlyn dish out their thoughts on the Jays' winning ways, but that's merely the appetizer! The antipasto is followed up by a hearty appreciation-post entree, dedicated to Marcus S…
 
Cardboard Conjecture #96 - Topic : The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Board Game Box Art In this episode ... Norm and Ryan talk about Destinies published by Lucky Duck Games and Descent : Legends of the Dark published by Fantasy Flight Games. Ryan leads us in the news segment and we both get caught in the crowdfunding conundrum ... and this episode …
 
Drew welcomes The Athletics curator of Reds content, and aficionado of Canadian culture, C. Trent Rosecrans to chat about Cincinnati's playoff push. In what ways are the Jays and Reds similar? Will either, or both, reach the postseason? Joey Votto, Canada's wonderboy, continues to dazzle at 37 years young. Equally as timeless as Votto is C. Trent's…
 
WBPW #35 - Whatcha Been Playing Wednesday “Whatcha Been Playing Wednesday” is a special weekly episode ... it's a compilation of the games we've played over the week. The cast of WBPW are ... Board on the Air, Dice and Dragons, Friday Knight Games, The Cardboard Kid, Of Dice and Men, Andrew Bucholtz of BoardandGamedotcom, The Meeple Dungeon, Matthe…
 
(In Owen Wilson voice) Wow! Jose Berrios and the Blue Jays starters looked like competent big league pitchers! Drew and Kailtyn dissect Toronto's road weekend series in Detroit, and they discuss how the starting rotation feathered its nest against a Tigers team going through growing pains. Berrios and Manoah looked solid, can they maintain their le…
 
Cardboard Conjecture #95 - Topic : The Five Game Collection In this episode, Ryan and Norm will discuss Juicy Fruits and Underwater Cities ... and a new segment, The News ... where we chat about our FaceBook community reaching 400 followers and a contest in conjunction with this event, as well as some crowdfunding information ... the new segment is…
 
Kaitlyn is on a Thursday podcast?! Wuh? Yeah, believe it, yo. Drew and Kaitlyn wishes they could emit the same energy and swag as Robbie "Strikeout King" Ray did in Wednesday's start versus the White Sox. Fanning 14 batters on a playoff-bound team might earn you some extra dough if you're Robbie Ray. Right? The duo poses the question "should Toront…
 
WBPW #34 - Whatcha Been Playing Wednesday “Whatcha Been Playing Wednesday” is a special weekly episode ... it's a compilation of the games we've played over the week. The cast of WBPW are ... Board on the Air, Dice and Dragons, Friday Knight Games, The Cardboard Kid, Of Dice and Men, Andrew Bucholtz of BoardandGamedotcom, The Meeple Dungeon, Matthe…
 
[ MESSAGE FOUND ON PERSONAL TERMINAL OF ABSOLUTE ELYX, DATED SHORTLY AFTER THE DEPARTURE OF CASH BLACK FROM THE ELECTORATE, INC. ] I’d keep my head down if I were you, in all honesty. You’re going to end up taking the fall one way or another—the lower you get before it happens, the less the impact will hurt. Climb your way back up when the heat is …
 
Is it best to attribute Toronto's weekend series loss to Detroit to bad luck, awful juju, voodoo, or black magic? Why not all superstitious, preternatural phenomena? Drew and Kaitlyn, begrudgingly, breakdown the Blue Jays' forgettable three-game set versus the Tigers, and comb through the bad to find some good. Plus, acknowledging Miggy's 500th car…
 
Cardboard Conjecture #94 -Topic : Storage Solutions In this episode ... Norm, Ian and Ryan chat about Space Hulk Death Anger : The Card Game, Scoville, and Capstone Games (publisher) ... and this episode's topic is a listener suggested topic from our contest ... and we are going to talk a lot about Storage Solutions from the shelf space to box inse…
 
Among the recent string of rebuilding organizations, the White Sox and Blue Jays are two revamped clubs whose reassembling efforts are bearing fruit. Drew and Kevin Kaduk, founder of the Midway Minute, a Chicago sports newsletter, kibbitz about the Sox's reclamation project and how it's bearing results. How is Chicago's internal reset similar to To…
 
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