Category: Episode

GNR 64 – ShitHub

avatar Fabian A. Scherschel
Foxtrot Alfa Bravo Sierra Hotel
avatar David M. Nicholas
Whiskey Alfa Tango

We’re not dead and we have some (at this point pretty stale) E3 news. We also talk tech news stuff as well.

We recorded this episode during the week of E3. Due to a lot of shit going on in Fab’s life, it took us ages to release it. We are sorry for this. We hope you enjoy the episode nonetheless.

At the start of the episode, we recap some things that have happened since we recorded the last GNR. This includes The Expanse being saved, and FOSS Talk Live going well. An Fab’s a bit distracted because of this YouTube channel.

Last time Dave took a train in central Europe, it didn’t go so well.

Dave has been to the Rocket League World Championship and Fab talks about how his bike tour through the Alps went. Fab also saw Kiefer Sutherland play a concert in Hamburg an enjoyed it very much. Dave mentions The Happy Song.


We start off the show proper with some general news:

 Netrunner is dead

 Microsoft has bought GitHub

 Paradox has bought Harebrained Schemes


Next up is E3 news. We talk about Fallout 76, The Elder Scrolls VI, Cyberpunk 2077 and the new Bethesda franchise.

We also discuss the PUBG winter map, Jurassic World Evolution and The Division 2. In non-gaming news: Babylon 5 is apparently coming to Amazon Video.

We end the show, as always, with your feedback.

GNR 63 – On the Skyr Train Since 2015

avatar Fabian A. Scherschel
Old Man
avatar David M. Nicholas
Skyr Hipster

It’s a GDPR-themed episode this time on Geek News Radio. Buckle up, there will be rants. Dave’s mad about Ubuntu and Fab wants to blow the EU to pieces for this privacy crap.

Slippers has a new job and is turning into a hipster. He’s wearing linen and drinking skyr. He’s also been putting his recipes on GitHub. With tests! Fab thinks it’s all quark.

Fab does feel old.

Meanwhile, Dave reminds everyone that FOSS Talk Live is soon!


In the news, The Expanse is cancelled. But there is hope. Also: Fab recommends Little Steven’s Soulfire Live! album and is going to see Kiefer Sutherland in concert.


In the main section of the episode, we discuss Efail and Dave rants about a bug with the Ubuntu login screen.

Fab then launches a massive, nuclear rant on the GDPR.

We end the show with your sparse feedback.

GNR 62 – Fapping in the Heath

avatar Fabian A. Scherschel
Jazz and Cop Shows
avatar David M. Nicholas
Shorts and Comic Books

Dave and Fab discuss Amazon’s Bosch, Netflix’ Lost in Space and Marvel’s Infinity War.

First off, some news: Pillars of Eternity II is out and looks like it’s shaping up to be as great as its predecessor. Fab is looking forward to playing it a lot, but has no clue when he can find the time because he’s still playing Battletech a lot.

In other news, Elite Dangerous for the Mac is dead for technical reasons.

Fab has been watching Bosch, a cop show on Amazon starring Titus Welliver. He also reviews Lost in Space on Netflix. Dave really likes Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

Dave’s been to the cinema and has watched Avengers: Infinity War. You will be shocked to discover that he enjoyed it very much.

We wrap up the episode with some feedback from our awesome Discord server.

GNR 61 – It’s an Audio Emoji

avatar Fabian A. Scherschel
Audio Cable Imbecile
avatar David M. Nicholas
Grumpy House Owner

Old Man Dave talks about Ubuntu 18.04 on the Dell XPS 13 and Lara Croft fanboy Fab talks about his experience at the premiere event for Shadow of the Tomb Raider. He also reviews BattleTech.

Fab has finally figured out why Dave’s audio was suboptimal for ages and it isn’t pretty – it turns out Fab’s an idiot. Speaking of annoying things: Dave gives an update on House Ownership 101.

(Image: Dell)

Dave has bought a Dell XPS 13 and slapped Ubuntu 18.04 on it – by all accounts it’s going quite well. He’s also started using Atom to see if Fab’s completely mad for using it instead of Sublime Text.

Meanwhile, Fab was in London at the exclusive Shadow of the Tomb Raider premiere event. The game looks great, Fab’s very much looking forward to its release in September.

Until Shadow of the Tomb Raider arrives, though, Fab’s currently favourite game in the world is Battletech. It’s so fucking good!

We wrap up the show by answering your feedback. Including a scathing email from Listener No. 1 Niklas. It also seems Mike’s been busy stealing Bitcoins…

GNR 60 – 2018 Kicking Me in the Face

avatar David M. Nicholas
A Brit
avatar Charlene Putney
Not a Brit
avatar Fabian A. Scherschel
Doesn't Understand

Fab, Dave and Char talk Into the Breach, Into the Breach, more Into the Breach and great TV shows.

Our friend Char makes her triumphant return to the podcast and brings stories about how the Islamic State was defeated during the Big Crunch of 2017.

This episode was in storage for a while, in case it isn’t immediately obvious – mostly because Fab lost Episode 59. We can therefore now actually congratulate Char on winning a BAFTA here in the show notes, as we didn’t know if that was indeed going to happen when we recorded.

As usual, we start by talking about booze and then there’s some board game talk because Dave played Power Grid with his engineering mates. Twilight Imperium is also discussed. We also introduce the Forstamt Pochinki.

We then enter the main topic: Into the Breach, which is Char’s new obsession. And for good reason – it’s excellent! You should also keep an eye on Slava’s Encased.

If you need to do some writing, you should check out the Payday 2 Soundtrack.

After the games talk, we discuss TV shows. Stuff we enjoy: Taboo, Halt and Catch Fire, Dark and Wild Wild Country. Fab also mentions the game Scavenger SV-4.

Fab’s Top Spotify Songs of 2017 is quite a mix, try to engineer recommendations on that one.

As is tradition, we end the show with your feedback. See you next time!