Category: Podcast Episode

GNR 83 – Entschleunigung

avatar Fabian A. Scherschel
König Pilsener
avatar David M. Nicholas
Green tea

After several bouts of sickness and some scheduling issues, we’re finally back! Fab and Dave discuss Hearts of Iron IV: Man the Guns, War of the Spark and how Microsoft has finally made the Year of Linux on the Desktop come about.

We’re back and not going anywhere. Hopefully.

First order of business is Windows getting a proper Linux kernel in the Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 and also the amazing new terminal Microsoft just unveiled. Wat?

Fab talks bread-making. Proofing baskets, sour dough… we have it all!

Dave’s been playing The Hunter: Call of the Wild and Hearts of Iron IV: Man the Guns. He tells us about it. Also mentioned: The battleship Yamato.

We discuss War of the Spark, the latest – and greatest – Magic The Gathering expansion that’s out now. Fab’s been reading the accompanying book.

Fab’s also been spending his free time coding a Magic The Gathering card library app in Django. He’s named the app “Mage Tower”. It turned out to be more complicated than he first imagined.

We end the show with some feedback. If you want to tell us how you liked this episode, get in touch via Twitter, by joining the Sixgun Discord or by sending an email to feedback@sixgun.org. Thanks to Bytemark for graciously providing bandwith for this podcast.

GNR 82 – Permanent State of Regression

avatar Fabian A. Scherschel
Ostfriesentee with rum
avatar Mike Mullan-Jensen
Danish Royal Navy Rum

You can discuss the episode via this GitLab issue or by joining our Discord community.


Fab and Mike look at what’s happening in Brexit land and how the EU’s about to shoot itself in the foot with a copyright reform.

We are sorry that the recent episodes are taking ages to release. Fab had a lot going on at the moment…

The Danish can do rum. Fab has finally managed to rebuild the Sixgun site. He’s also launched his Magic podcast.

And, as we’ve threatened for a long time: We have a Patreon now!


In this episode Mike and Fab talk politics again. Mainly Brexit (of course) and the current EU copyright reform. While some new stuff has happened since we recorded this episode, it’s still a very interesting discussion.

Mike has been listening to Gaslit Nation, a podcast about the machinations of the political elite in the US and especially the Trump administration. He’s also looked at reviews of the book We Need To Talk About Putin and it is a very interesting take on the enigmatic strongman from the East.

He mentions a Guardian story on the rise of populist rhethoric.


You can watch a recording of the behind the scenes stream of the recording of this podcast on YouTube:


If you have comments on the show, you can talk to us via Twitteron GitLab or by joining the Sixgun Discord and talking to us directly.

Thanks to Bytemark for graciously providing bandwith for this podcast.

GNR 81 – Bring Me All Your Bacon

avatar Fabian A. Scherschel
Joachim Hof Cuvée No. 29
avatar David M. Nicholas
Sharp's Doom Bar
avatar Dan Lynch
Lemsip

You can discuss the episode via this GitLab issue or by joining our Discord community.


For the first time in the history of the podcast, Dan and Dave meet. We discuss FOSDEM, The Expanse Season 3 and Alita: Battle Angel.

First things first, Dave now has a cat and gives us an update on how he’s doing. Meet Iolo, he’s even more world weary than Dave…

Season 3 of The Expanse is great. And we can finally watch it over here. Thanks, Amazon!

In other news, Fab loves remoulade with his roast beef.


This episode was stuck in production hell for ages, but it’s finally out and so you get a very belated, but still informative, FOSDEM discussion.

Atom Power Mode gets mentioned, as does the excellent podcast The Greatest Generation.

Dan also manages to get Fab into the Fediverse live on the show.


If you have comments on the show, you can talk to us via Twitteron GitLab or by joining the Sixgun Discord and talking to us directly.

Thanks to Bytemark for graciously providing bandwith for this podcast.

GNR 80 – Geil on Main

avatar Fabian A. Scherschel
avatar David M. Nicholas

You can discuss the episode via this GitLab issue or by joining our Discord community. You can also listen to it on YouTube.


Dave and Fab sit down to talk about Destiny 2, drawing on the iPad, Dicey Dungeons and Brexit, of course.

Lots of interesting stuff is happening in our community. The Discord now has a servitor (thanks, Niklas!) and Fab has started a daily tech news podcastHe’s also a Twitch Affiliate now. And if Fab wasn’t busy enough, he’s started a Sunday column to round it all out – it’s German, though.

Aside from Star Trek Discovery coming back, there’s also a Michelle Yeoh spinoff in the works.


Fab reviews his 10.5″ iPad Pro and drawing on it with the Apple Pencil.


Dave has been playing Destiny 2 on the PC and explains why he likes it a lot. He also gives a quick review of Dicey Dungeons.


We have no feedback, as the previous episode hasn’t aired when we recorded this.

If you have comments on the show, you can talk to us via Twitteron GitLab or by joining the Sixgun Discord and talking to us directly.

Thanks to Bytemark for graciously providing bandwith for this podcast.

GNR 79 – The Fresno Bee

avatar Fabian A. Scherschel
Bowmore
avatar Mike Mullan-Jensen
Sharps Wolf Rock

You can discuss the episode via this GitLab issue or by joining our Discord community. You can also listen to it on YouTube.


Mike and Fab sit down for three hours to discuss current politics and how journalism is tied up in it. There’s also some Elite Dangerous talk.

We start the show with Fab talking about the Distant Worlds 2 expedition he’s part of in Elite Dangerous.


In the main part of the episode, Mike and Fab discuss current affairs and how the changing journalism landscape is influencing all of our lives. Things we mentioned:

Seth Abramson’s definition of metajournalism:

My Twitter feed is what’s called “metajournalism” — a metamodern form of post-internet digital journalism that acknowledges that we all have too much information to process daily. Instead of despairing, however, metajournalism tries to find a way to see and use all available information to make better journalism. How does metajournalism do this? By seeing and using the entire field of information on a given subject — say the Trump-Russia investigation — whether the information comes from the United States or elsewhere, from print media outlets or digital outlets, from a verified Twitter account or a New York Times article from a decade ago. The idea is that, as long as all of the information that is seen by the metajournalist is accurate, it can be used to reconstruct false narratives into accurate ones. We’ve already found this to be true time and time again in the Trump-Russia investigation: conventional journalists, pressed for time and faced with a tsunami of digital news sources, are unable to see the entire field of information on the topics they’re writing on before they write about them. The result is that they miss information or connections that many of their readers — having seen a different part of the field — don’t. Unfortunately, when this happens many readers presume bad faith on the part of the journalist. “How could you have gotten that fact wrong!” they cry. “Either you’re biased, or you’re a liar!” By comparison, the metajournalist presumes good faith on the conventional journalist’s part, while acknowledging that conventional journalism makes it inevitable that any given reporter will miss a substantial sector of the field of information they’re working within.


After all of this, you probably have a lot to digest. We do end the show quickly, but do address some of your feedback from the past few weeks.

Matt sent us a picture of the Ultramarines he’s painted because the show got him into Warhammer 40K.

If you also have some comments on the show, you can talk to us via Twitteron GitLab or by joining the Sixgun Discord and talking to us directly.

Thanks to Bytemark for graciously providing bandwith for this podcast.