The Workshop #9 – Even More Professional

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Dear listener: we at the Workshop Podcast feel that when we produce an episode, we are making a pact with our audience. A pact between our audience and their ears.

No! Sorry. That sounded way creepy.

We are making a pact with you, the listener, to produce the most professional, best content we possibly can. To show our renewed commitment to professionalism, we present these recent photos of us in suits.

Nothing says “professional” like a suit. And from these suit pictures, you can clearly see how professional and committed we are to you, the listener.

On today’s professional episode of The Workshop Podcast, we spend a surprising amount of time discussing sports and sports-related topics. Also featured: the shocking revelation of Eric’s (probably) real name, our city’s terrible nickname, warmed-over 90s jokes, and our plans for a dark, gritty Inspector Gadget reboot.

As part of our commitment to professionalism, I must note the following: while Eric correctly states that Matthew Broderick is in American Crime Story, I incorrectly assumed he was in the first season about O.J. Simpson. He is, however, in the second season which is about Hurricane Katrina and hasn’t been released yet. I have since watched this show and *now* I get the obsession. So we’ll probably talk about that in a future episode.

The Workshop #8 – Not Actual Putin

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Fun fact: I say this is episode 7 at the beginning which was true when we were recording, but I switched around the order for release like Fox did with Firefly. I have no one to blame for being wrong but myself.

In this episode we discuss million dollar ideas (free for you, dear listener), roadside signs that are trying way too hard, and those restaurants that treat customers like garbage on purpose. Weird, huh?

We also take a message from a listener who didn’t know what Eric looked like and took their best shot at guessing. Just to eliminate any confusion, here’s an actual, real-life, no foolin’ picture of the man, the myth, the legend Eric Ortscheid.

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Yeah.

And if you liked that, just wait for our forthcoming Hipsters in the Wilderness calendar featuring Eric.

Finally, I did a quick Google search and it seems like Rocky’s middle name has not be stated canonically. What kind of shallow universe you building there, Stallone?

Spoilercast: Horizon Zero Dawn

Audio-only version:

My buddy Joshua and I recorded a spoiler-filled discussion about Horizon Zero Dawn which would probably be the hottest new video game at the moment except then Zelda happened (and it’s really good too).

The short non-spoiler version is that Horizon Zero Dawn is very, very good and you should play it if you have a PS4 and like action games, open world games, sci-fi, giant robots, good fiction, and/or pretty landscapes. It’s gorgeous. The story is great. Fighting giant dinosaur machines is awesome. The initial reveal trailer from E3 a couple years ago showed a lot of promise and this game delivers on all of it.

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The Workshop #7 – It Began with a Burp…

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It’s a new month and time for a new episode of the Workshop!!! Get excited!!!

On today’s episode we spend a lot of time discussing the Superbowl and award show season even though neither of us are particularly interested. I’m sure that’s sold you on listening to the discussion. Then we pivot hard and fast to the topic of whether sad music is appropriate for church. We also daintily avoid the subject of politics kinda sorta except for the Ent lobby. We’ve got to do something about that. Get angry, I guess.

It was hard to pick a name for this episode. There were too many good ones to choose from! In fact, 56% of the reason I do a podcast at all is because I like to come up with goofy names for the episodes.

Alternate titles for this show were:

  • Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle
  • The one with the burp
  • Drones, but no pants
  • Eric: the Epitome of America
  • China, please block us
  • Kanye is watching
  • Beyonce controls the universe