Nov 30

Episode 85: Recorded Before, But Aired After Thanksgiving

Tonight on FNPL, GAMERGATE. Nope, nothing else. That’s it.

Oct 24

Episode 84: Whoa, Episode. Whoa.

Tonight, we had Churba, Nelson, Kate, and oh wow did we go long. Topics: 1. Loss of cultural permanence through the erosion of physical goods by digital analogues (or “Digital stuff won’t survive the apocalypse”) 2. Perfumes and Colognes 3. The Ultimate Single Sign-On: With facebook and Google and other platforms offering single-sign on services, …

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Sep 26

Episode 83 – Cars! Cars! Cars! 2: Electric Boogaloo

Hey Everyone! Like last month, this month is going to have a theme: Cars! Yes, we’re doing an automotive special. With us are the motorheads of the FNPL guests: Churba, George, and (at the very last minute) Omar! Topics: The Local Motors Rally Fighter and bespoke cars: Local Motors Rally Fighter, Equus Bass 770 Our First Cars …

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Sep 05

Episode 82: The Education One

Tonight, we let Adam and Charlotte off of the proverbial leash and talk about Common Core, school start times, and other education related stuff. Meanwhile, Churba, Nelson, and I sit back and watch. Adam’s things: http://gls2014.sched.org/pauldarvasi#.VAkVnWOfUc8 http://gamesineducation.org/ Charlotte’s thing: The Bone Clocks: A Novel - By David Mitchell (commission generating link) Churba’s Thing: Hip Hop Family …

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Aug 02

Episode 81: Distilled Tumblr Angst

Tonight on the show, we’ve got Nelson, Churba, newcomer Justin Owen, and Charlotte jumps in at the last minute! We talked about Google Wear watches versus Google Glass, what we think people should know, and the class separation in a building in New York. Nelson’s Thing: Textual Churba’s Thing: Cards Against Humanity Online (Unofficial) Justin’s …

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Jun 27

Episode 80: Coming to You From The Cloud!

Tonight on Friday Night Party Line, it’s the core group and we talk about all sort of wonderful things including cyberization, Google’s new toys, Anime, and Mad Max!

Jun 02

Episode 79: Churba’s White Snakeskin Stilettos

Tonight, we’ve got Churba, Thaed, Scott Johnson, on the show with Amanda in-studio!   Topics: LGBTQ vs Nintendo: Tomodachi Life not allowing same-sex relationships. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/nintendo-apologizes-after-same-sex-controversy-over-tomodachi-life-game/ On a similar note: Cochita Wurst wins Eurovision, but does it matter? http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/celebrity/private-sydney/eurovisions-conchita-wurst-its-just-a-beard-people-20140516-38ddq.html Godzilla as a cultural form. http://arstechnica.com/the-multiverse/2014/05/how-godzilla-stays-relevant-in-a-world-of-abundant-nuclear-warheads/ Too many trigger warnings? http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/mar/05/trigger-warnings-can-be-counterproductive   Things: Victor – The Real …

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May 02

Episode 78: Artisanal Cock Ring

Tonight, the usual suspects kinda phone it in as we were all pretty tired. However, we made it exactly to time, so there’s that. Topics: Our predictions of Science of the future and an impromptu review of the movie “Her”. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s works are going back to being the filthy, racist works they were supposed …

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Mar 28

Episode 77 – Bieber and Ham: Attacks from Abroad

Tonight, we have Churba, Nelson, Thaed, and newcomer Eryn from the YouTube Channel Eryncerise! Topics: The Hypocrisy of SXSW SXSW had speakers like Edward Snowden espousing on the importance of privacy, but also had workshops on squeezing the most information out of users. Is there a balance that can be struck? Should there be? http://www.instapaper.com/read/463293770 …

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Mar 01

Episode 76: The Simul-groan

Tonight  we have Churba and Nelson! Also, some students I TA for (but in the after-show-show). Topics: The Physicality of our Technology http://qz.com/177552 Online Gaming and Livestreaming http://www.dailydot.com/esports/league-of-legends-reddit-twitch-plays-pokemon/ Nelson’s thing: The Magicians Churba’s thing: The Diamond Club Victor’s thing: Forbidden Fire Contest: Email Victor a funny literary thing and, if your thing is selected, you will …

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