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San Luis Obispo, CA




15 Years of Podcasting

This month marks my 15th anniversary in podcasting. It’s not a terribly exciting story but one that I think is worth recounting. Summer 2004 I’d created my first “real” website with a domain name. I had this idea to record “radio shows” and post them on that site. Maybe people would find them? I had … + Read More


It’s Never Over

But it is. Thanks, everybody.


Dog Distros

Important topics from this episode: CBD, lightning immunity, dog distros, funny license plates, spectophila, and more.


Pretend Leap Year

Some years, there's a February 29th. Some years, there's a pretend February 29th. This is one of those years. In this episode, Shawn talks about an encounter with Dave Matthews bros in a local bar. Then, Shawn talks about bowling and his failed attempt at locating a local bowling alley center. Shawn tells the story of leaving his iPhone in a Lyft car. Then, it's time for an RPM Challenge update. The show is closed out with a news item about machete named Kindness.


Spiritual Taco Painting Classes

It's Hyper Nonsense! Your home for butterfly orgies, productivity explosions, and more! This episode we talk about a recent trip to the monarch butterfly grove in Pismo Beach. Shawn has a theory on beach-going, and how often people actually go to the beach. Shawn's using OmniFocus and is now going to get EVERYTHING done. Jen has a fun game that puts phone numbers and fake HuffPost article titles together. We're doing the RPM Challenge! Subscribe to the Hyper Nonsense bonus feed to get the...


Drunk Nerds Dancing

We went to Blizzcon 2018 in Anaheim, CA. Also, some smart guy started a huge wildfire to celebrate having a boy? Most importantly: Peppermint Choo Choo!



It's been a minute (or two) since we released an episode. But we've got some good reasons. And we cover them in this episode! Jen got sick. Shawn got sick. And other stuff happened. Jen talked about her new podcast and non-podcast ventures. Shawn talked about why he rejoined Instagram after being away from that platform for many years. The two talk a lot about social networks, and why social networks suck. Links: Jen's Twitch channel Words of Jen podcast Jen's Lore Corner podcast Shawn's...


Sedative Hypnotics

Hyper Nonsense is (finally) back! And Jen's on the show, too! Tho, she didn't necessarily get to talk much. We started the show by reading about a new sleep medication Shawn is taking. Sleep eating. Sleepwalking. Sleep motorcycling? They're all coming. Then, Shawn recapped his recent trip to Podcast Movement in Anaheim (which he has many thoughts/feelings about). Jen is participating in Inktober. That's a thing where art nerds draw stuff and put those drawings on the 'net. We finished out...


Pres. Jim

Hyper Nonsense is back! And in an attempt to make things even more complicated, Shawn attempted to stream the show live over Facebook Live Audio. (And yes, it is another sad, depressing, solo show. Sorry?) Shawn is going to the upcoming Podcast Movement conference in Anaheim! He is excited about it, but also dealing with the usual levels of anxiety and dread that go along with leaving the house. In a previous episode, Shawn talked about how he and Jen are considering donating their old car...


Apple Cast 2017

It's time for the semi-annual Hyper Nonsense Apple Cast! Nathan joins the show via Skype. He and Shawn talk about all of the latest Apple-related stuff, including news, podcasts/websites, and what Apple products they're both using these days. Links: MacApple Users group, San Antonio, TX Get in touch with us! e-Mail: show@hypernonsense.com Twitter: @hypernonsense Call our voicemail line: 805-725-5085 Subscribe to Hyper Nonsense: RSS | iTunes | Spreaker | Stitcher | TuneIn | Android | Google...


Trying to Make Something in a Chaotic World

Hyper Nonsense has returned! In this episode, Shawn talks about the issues that had to be overcome with the Hyper Nonsense website, which is part of the reason why there hasn't been an episode in awhile. Jen is absent due to a recent heatwave that has found her going into vampires mode and sleeping all day long. Shawn has some thoughts about the newish play review rule in major league baseball. Also, Shawn and Jen are considering going car-free, as Jen's car is old and they're too...


Totally Totaled

Squeaking in just barely by the end of the month, we're back! It's time for a new episode of Hyper Nonsense. With a special guest! All the way from London, England. It's Rowley from the DarkCompass podcast! During the show, we reminisced about the ye olde days of podcasting yore. We learned how Rowley sources music for his heavy metal-focused podcast. We took the opportunity to ask our non-American guest what the people of the UK think of current events in America (Trump!). Rowley then...



We're sick. But, probably for different reasons. Still, we wanted to get a show out before the end of the month. During this episode, we talked about why we're sick. We discussed the new business we started, as well as what it's been like to be self-employed the last couple years. We talked about an audiobook we recently produced. Then, we finished out the show by opening a mystery box that was recently sent to our post office box. Links: The Devouring by Richard Taylor audiobook on...


Peppermint Engineer

Hyper Nonsense is back! And just in time for Christmas. Speaking of which, Jen is the proud owner of a shiny new (refurb'd) iMac. We talk about that, as well as the recent closure of MacSuperstore here in San Luis Obispo. We revisit a Hyper Nonsense holiday tradition (choo choo!) and discover that, not only is there a Peppermint Choo Choo, but there's also a Peppermint Engineer. We contemplate a moral conundrum in which I buy a guy a bus pass. We go over some long overdue listener...


Apocalypse Signs

We're back with a brand new podcast, recorded completely in studio! With microphones and soundboards and everything! We talked about the Cubs amazing World Series victory as well as the Fox TV announcers' anti-Cubs bias (including Joe Buck's massive mancrushes on Clayton Kershaw and Cory Kluber). We have an inevitable discussion on the recent presidential election and its aftermath. Jen explained why she deleted her Twitter account and we finished out the show with a news article about a...


Perpetual Pizza Machine

We got us a podcast episode this month, against all the odds. Apologies in advance for the sound quality in the beginning of this episode. It does improve (mostly) later on in the show. We're watching the 2016 World Series because the Chicago Cubs are in it for the first time in 71 years. It's like a miracle explosion of amazingness. I talked about recent experiences with Papa John's and Taco Bell after not eating at those places in years. (Also, I'm fat.) Then we played some audio from a...


You’ve Been Ducked!

We're back! Well, one of us is. Yes, it's a solo show. Yes, I'm sorry. On this episode, I talked about all the reasons why Jen's not on the show. I gave an update on my ongoing problems with sciatica and why I'm now taking Norco. I gave our first ever Pokemon Go update (complete with music). I talked about our new audio mixer and the testing I've done with Facebook Live. And more! Get in touch with us! e-Mail: show@hypernonsense.com Twitter: @hypernonsense Call our voicemail line:...


Pokemon SLO

It's been way too long since our last episode but we're back! During this show, we talked about my 40th birthday and why I think I'd be a difficult to person to live with. We talked about our wedding anniversary and the exciting stuff we did, including seeing the new Ghostbusters movie and using a coupon to have dinner at a local cafe. We played a listener voicemail message. Then, we finished out the show with an article about things turning 35 years old in 2016. Pac-Man Fever. Catch it!...


Weeds, Joints, and Propaganda

This should've been our second episode for the month of June, but who's counting? In this podcast, we talked about Jen's weed obsession. Then, we recounted how we've regressed even further into California hippiedom, as we've started shopping at the local co-op. Also, I now know what it's like to be a rhino at the zoo during feeding time. I also know what it's like to be a public underwear stalker (?). New segment: Jen's Pile o' Political Propaganda. Then, we read some listener feedback. And...


Suck It, Neil Young!

We're back with another undeniably exciting episode of Hyper Nonsense! Jen's not here this time around but that's OK 'cause we've got special guest Matt Sams! This is Matt's second time being on Hyper Nonsense. Last time we talked to him, he was in the midst of his first 365-song (recording one new song every day) project. 2016 is a leap year and Matt is taking advantage of the extra day to challenge himself with a 366-song project. We talked about the project, as well as Matt's recent...