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A podcast about no thing in particular, with extremely fascinating hosts: Josh Windisch and Rob Brogan.

A podcast about no thing in particular, with extremely fascinating hosts: Josh Windisch and Rob Brogan.


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A podcast about no thing in particular, with extremely fascinating hosts: Josh Windisch and Rob Brogan.




Rambling about work with Mike

We’re off this week, so here’s some B-roll of my recent conversation with Mike Rapin. Before we got into our chat about Video Games + Roll Playing we blew off some steam about work. Mostly complaining, but kind of interesting to hear about common problems in tech work. Hopefully it can be interesting to a broader audience too. By the way, for other episodes featuring Mike, you can browse the Mike tag here. Find Mike on the internet most likely under “mikerapin” and I’m easily found with...


Video games + Role playing games

This is a pretty specific episode, so feel free to skip it if RPGs and video games aren’t your thing. Alex and Rob have been thinking about playing Elite Dangerous (that space game we’ve mentioned several times) but with a role-playing twist where we stay in character and make decisions in the game based on our character’s motivation. We’re a little stuck on how to turn this very “blank canvas” type of online game into a role playing game however. So, we’ve called in the expert, none other...


Sunday Hangout: COVID teaching and Universal media services

Ahhh – back to the old hangout. This episode is full of big life updates from both Rob and Alex. I’ll let you listen to find out what’s new. We do touch on being a teacher and going back to school right now, as Alex has to prepare for the school year. Rob has a rant about the increasingly fractured “media landscape.” In other words, all the different streaming services for TV were almost the first wave and now we have so many exclusive platforms for podcasts. It’s great that podcasts are...


Sunday Hangout: Hans Zimmer Pt. 3

The final installment of our mini-series about Hans Zimmer! Don’t forget to start out with parts 1 & 2! Find it in your feed, or our website here. As a side-note, this was pretty fun to do and if you can think of something else you want to get some background info about, let us know. A lot of the music here is chopped into pieces and cut short, so please look up the full soundtrack on your favorite music app. I’ll include YouTube links below: Interstellar – Where We’re Going...


Sunday Hangout: Hans Zimmer Pt. 2

Don’t forget to start out with Part 1! Find it in your feed, or our website here. We have cut the samples down and encourage you to hit PAUSE when we call out the track, look it up on YouTube or Spotify and then come back to the discussion. From Sherlock: Discombobulate [YouTube] Marital Sabotage [YouTube] From Dark Knight: Why So Serious? [YouTube] A Dark Knight [YouTube]


Sunday Hangout: Hans Zimmer Pt. 1

Alex and Rob got a hot tip from Mike Rapin that we should discuss Hans Zimmer’s music. In this episode we talk about Zimmer’s style in general, and break down a few samples from Inception. For reasons, we have cut the samples down and encourage you to hit PAUSE when we call out the track, look it up on YouTube or Spotify and then come back to the discussion. For your convenience, here are the ones we bring up: Wonder Woman theme Inception: Dream Is Collapsing [YouTube] Edith Piaf – Non,...


Byebye Spotify

A quick update from Rob. We only have one listener on Spotify so we won’t be maintaining our feed on Spotify. Please send us a tweet @sorrytopic Or hop into our super relaxed, free chat platform on Telegram. Look up the app to download on your device. Then you can follow this link to join: If none of those suit your fancy you can email Rob at: robrogan @ gmail


Warning: not compatible with birds

Mike calls in to offer a theory about what Josh brought up in the Quarantine Crossing episode.


Sunday hangout: gaming in the galaxy

Episode 30 of STGBOT is yet another with special guest Alex Monroe. Alex’s percussion group isn’t doing anything during quarantine. There’s a lot of work that goes into the trending zoom-music performances people might be familiar with. We talked about the fatigue of video chats/conferences/calls all the time and wanting to get away from the computer. On the other hand… we really love this game called Elite Dangerous, and then Rob offers a bit of comparison to No Man’s Sky, and the real...


Sunday hangout: not so technical, don’t worry

This time we switch gears and get into other topics. To be honest, I edited this a week ago and have no idea what we talk about. Enjoy!


Sunday hangout: a boring, technical episode

Yeah being honest here. Alex and Rob just talk about computer specifications for about an hour as Rob just purchased a fully-upgraded iMac and Alex debates getting a new laptop or desktop. Feel free to skip this one. In the mean time!! Send us a tweet already


Sunday hangout: Movie Music, The Revenant

The Revenant: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is a soundtrack album for the 2015 film, The Revenant, composed by Ryuichi Sakamoto and Alva Noto with additional music by Bryce Dessner. Source: The Revenant (Soundtrack) wikipedia In this episode, Alex and Rob discuss the music from The Revenant. It’s minimal, but intense. Spartan, necessary, and profound. See also: Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda (imdb link) Let us know what you think of this new venture! We might spawn off a new podcast along...


Quarantine Crossing

Josh and Rob catch up (finally!) and talk about tech, of course, but also why Josh doesn’t play video games, and other fascinating subjects. Grab a nice cup of something, put on your headphones, and enjoy the show while staring at a wall. Almost missing our commute at this point.


Sunday hangout: Classic games, Star Wars

Alex and Rob talk about some games they’ve loved in the past because Rob started playing Diablo III again. Have you played Age of Empires? It’s one of our favorites. Later we get on the topic of Star Wars and some of the story lines we might be missing (or could see in the future). Finally, we hit on an idea for a new podcast that we’ll experiment with here. Alex and Rob will watch a movie and then have a discussion about the soundtrack and its composer! Next Sunday Hangout will be about...


BONUS – Letters #2 Life

Dear Listener, In this episode, I received four letters in response to a letter of mine that was part statement and part question. Picking up where Habiba concluded the previous episode, I thought about the connection or disconnection of work and life. I asked Habiba to respond and invited three others to contribute their thoughts as well. Note: This is episode will be released in two parts. In this first part, you’ll hear from Habiba and Mike. In Episode 03, you’ll hear Nick and...


Sunday hangout: teaching, tea, & tech debate

Hi everyone, no notes today because… I’m lazy. If you’d like notes, or they are helpful to you, let us know and I’ll do better next time! -Rob


Sunday hangout: starting a business, future music, & tech stuff

Alex and Rob got together again on Sunday afternoon to catch up and just talk about whatever is on their minds. Unavoidably, the first bit is about Coronavirus news impacting all of our lives. If you’ve had enough of that, feel free to skip up to 6 minutes, because there’s an update about Josh and COVID-19. After that bit, you can also skip ahead to about 19 minutes where we get into the meat of the discussion. Alex is the co-founder of Beyond This Point, a non-profit experimental...


Sunday hangout: let’s try to talk about something else

A few minutes in the beginning Rob shares how this pandemic is taking a toll on him, but this doesn’t need to be a downer episode! Alex and Rob talk about remote work, the pros and cons of it, and how he is adapting to teaching music online and being creative with a virtual group of people. Rob talks about his affinity for all kinds of technology that creates a sense of shared space, like Zoom, Echo Show with a faraway friend, and other tools. We ponder about how else these drastic times...


BONUS – Letters #1 Work

Dear Listener, My hope for this series is that each episode builds as an iteration on those previous. Depending on your impression (and my patience for editing) this episode may or may not become the standard for the podcast. In this episode, you have a compilation of three letters received in response to my questions: I have listened to each letter dozens of times while editing, and found a lot of joy in their unique perspectives (honestly, not trying to sound pedantic). I was afraid...


The best microphones, therapy, and timeshares

Josh and Rob talk about their microphone preferences and a growing love for Røde products. We mention Rob’s Rode Podmic, Josh’s Heil PR40, the Røde Procaster, and the Sure SM7B that is a studio standard. Lots of Amazon links for ya… dang I should get a commission! Josh quits therapy, Rob wishes he had a therapist again, and we trade pros/cons of talk therapy. Josh gets a FREE HAWAIIAN VACATION by going to a timeshare presentation. (face palm) Rob spends hours editing this podcast and...