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32: A bit of murder always gets ’em

Dani and Alex brave the heat to get together and talk about language learning apps! Alex has been using DuoLingo recently, while Dani has been using Memrise, so they compare the two offerings based on their own tastes and experience. Finally, Alex gives some insight into the Swedish education system and their approach to testing.

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July 28, 2018

31: Committee of nerds

Alex finally watches Blade Runner 2049 with proper sound, which has him thinking about apocalyptic science fiction tropes. Dani is sceptical about AI. Alex’s son watches Star Wars for the first time. Dani is sceptical about the “Let’s remake Star Wars” initiative.

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July 14, 2018

30: Post-dark, pre-black

Dani and Alex get together just after Sweden’s midsummer festivities, which sets them off on a path thinking about traditional festivals around the world. They talk a little bit about Japan’s approach to religion, as well as some of the not-necessarily-religious beliefs and superstitions which have developed there. After that, the path makes a sudden turn toward shop layouts and the question of linearity vs. freedom in shops, museums, art galleries, and video games.

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June 30, 2018

29: It's a bongo!

Alex manages to get his hands on some Yorkshire Tea in Sweden! Dani gives an update on how his first online bilingual D&D game went, and they discuss the phrase coined by St. Vincent, “sell your own myth, but never buy it”.

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June 16, 2018

28: Tea malfunction

Dani buys some gear; Alex tells us all about his monumental gig and about the latest advances in instrument tuning technology. They also discuss GDPR (the ship that launched a thousand emails), and the merits of various computer keyboards.

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June 2, 2018