Podcasts

Over the past three years podcasts have been a big part of my downtime and time at work. Started with a co-worker giving me a copy of podcast about the Jesus and the creation of the universe by Haterazzi (currently unavailable, but I think I have it laying around somewhere if you're interested). That got me searching for more podcasts and I ended up a dedicated listener of The Brilliant Idiots and The Combat Jack Show; the first I've completely stopped listening to, the latter I pick and choose based on the guests. Since then my catalog of podcasts have expanded through all podcast genres, and I like suggesting podcasts to people I think might like certain things, so I decided to put together a list of my current and favorite podcast. Hopefully you find something here that you like.

A lot of these are Australian podcasts.
(Podcast titles are linked to their respective RSS feeds, not websites.)

  • The Weekly Planet
    Mr. Sunday Movies and Nick Mason give you all of the comic book movie news, movie reviews, and some great rambling.
  • Do Go On
    Dave, Mat, and Jess (a.k.a. Bop), three Australian comedians, do weekly book reports for each other, and you, on a lot of very interesting topics. Great podcast if you want to have people looking at you crazy for laughing to yourself in public.
  • Ranger Danger
    Yes, Power Rangers! The number one podcasts dedicated to watching and talking about every episode of the greatest television show in the world. Mat and Michael have dedicated their lives to Power Rangers and it makes for a great podcast.
  • Super Sentai Brothers
    You can't have a Power Rangers podcast in your podcast feed and not have a Super Sentai podcast as well, and these guys are the American brothers to Australian Mat And Michael over at Ranger Danger. Mat and Dave, sit and watch entire seasons of Super Sentai series and discuss them with each other and the listeners.
  • Drink Champs
    Legendary rapper, N.O.R.E. along with his partner DJ EFN sit down with some of Hip Hop's greatest artists, get them drunk, and converse with them. Make some noise!
  • Handsome Rambler
    Who'd thought Hannibal Burese would have one of the best podcasts from a comedian? He's interviewed Chris Rock, DJ Premiere, Nai Palm, Jean Grae and more.
  • The Cipher
    Shawn Sertaro has interviewed the likes of Kurtis Blow, Ras Kass, Salaam Remi, and Slim Thug, and he gets deep into the history of the artists you know and love, and want to know more about.
  • Serious Issues
    You like comic books? Want to hear two people talk about comic books for an hour and a half every week? Check out Andrew Levins and Siobhan Coombs as the review the week's single issue releases.
  • Free To A Good Home
    The horrors, as well as the comedy of buying things online from sites like Craigslist and eBay. Michael Hing and Ben Jenkins bring it all to you by reading to you real ads from the Internet.
  • Fat Man On Batman
    The great Silent Bob himself, Kevin Smith, along with Marc Barnardin give you all off the comic book and comic book movie news.
  • Get Up On This
    Jensen Karp, who you may or may not know as the rapper Hot Karl has a podcast with Matthew Robinson where they interview anyone who is anyone interesting from Rebecca Black Nocando.
  • Is The Mic Still On?
    If you're familiar with the YouTube channel Dead End Hip Hop then you're familiar with these guys, and girl. Myke C-Town, Feefo, Beezy, Ken, Rod, and Sophie give you the extra of what they talk about after what you see posted on YouTube through the Dead End Hip Hop videos.

These are the podcasts that keep me busy when I need something funny or informative to listen to when I'm not reading a book, at work, cleaning or editing photos. Hope you can find something in this list that you like. If you have any that you think I might like feel free to share them with me via email or hit me on the Twitters.

Power Morphicon 2018 / Los Angeles Trip

Power Morphicon is happening in August of 2018 and I'm planning on making it to this one. While taking a trip to Anaheim is a quick and easy flight I still feel like making more of a trip to the Los Angeles area, so I'm considering not only doing three days at Power Morphicon but spending a full week in the city (of Angels).

Now, this would only be beneficial for me if I'm doing some photography, so I'm taking this time to look for people who are interested in shooting with me. I’m looking for:

  • any cosplayers who may be attending Power Morphicon that would be willing to meet up one of the days before, during, or after the convention to work together on some shoots,
  • musicians in the L.A. area who are looking to have some photos taken either as promo, or have studio sessions they’d be willing to let me into to photograph them
  • models in the areas looking to have some photos taken

I know this is a long ways away, but I’m planning early because there are some other things I have planned for this trip. So if you’re reading this and you’re interested in either of the above, shoot me an email and we can keep in contact and work out some details as August gets closer.

As of now I’m planning to be in Los Angeles from either August 11th through the 20th or August 16th through the 26th, with the convention days being August 17th through the 19th.

Also, if you’re just planning on being at Power Morphicon, think I’m a cool guy that you came across on the Internet, and just want to meet up and hang out at or after the convention, shoot me an email about that too.

What's In My Backpack?

I've been big on the “What's In My Backpack/What's In My Camera Bag” videos on YouTube for a few years now, and also have become a self proclaimed “backpack guy” over the years. Being that I'm somewhere outside of my home more than 60% of my time awake and always have a backpack and some form of gadgets with me I figured I'd put together a “What's In My Backpack” list.

I have two backpacks that I'll be doing with three different setups total. So here we go.

Everyday Backpack (Average Day/Light Photo Shooting/Photo Editing):

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  • Outdoor Products Odyssey Daypack
  • Nikon D3200 with AS-F DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G and PapaBearsHouse Paracord Wrist Strap
  • AS-F DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II
  • Yongnuo Digital RF605N Wireless Flash Triggers
  • Lenovo G50-45 15.6” Laptop running Windows 8.1
  • Logitech M510 Wireless Mouse
  • Seagate Backup Plus 2TB USB 3.0 Hard Drive
  • Anker PowerCore+ mini 3,,350mAh Power Bank
  • Insignia 7,800mAh Power Bank
  • Plantronics BackBeat GO 3 Bluetooth Earbuds
  • AKG K52 Headphones

The laptop, headphones, and flash triggers are optional depending on what the day involves. Headphones and laptop are usually only carried when I plan on editing at a Starbucks or someone's house.

Everyday Backpack (Music Creating):

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  • Outdoor Products Odyssey Daypack
  • Lenovo G50-45 15.6” Laptop running Windows 8.1
  • Logitech M510 Wireless Mouse
  • Seagate Backup Plus 2TB USB 3.0 Hard Drive
  • Akai MPK mini MK2
  • KORG nanoPad2
  • AKG K52 Headphones
  • Anker PowerCore+ mini 3,350mAh Power Bank
  • Insignia 7,800mAh Power Bank

Both of the MIDI controllers aren't carried together; sometimes just the MPK mini, sometimes just the nanoPad.

Camera Backpack (Medium to Large Shooting):

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  • ThinkTank Trifecta 10 DSLR Backpack
  • Nikon D3200 with AS-F DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G and PapaBearsHouse Paracord Wrist Strap
  • AS-F DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II
  • AS-F DX NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4-4.6G ED
  • Insignia NS-DXFLN2 TTL External Flash
  • Yongnuo Digital RF605N Wireless Flash Trigger
  • Sunpak Platinum Plus 5858D Tripod
  • Joby GorillaPod Action Tripod
  • HOYA 52mm ND8 Neutral Density Filter
  • Lenspen Lens Cleaner
  • Nikon Battery Charger
  • Panasonic AA Battery Charger
  • Spare Nikon EN-EL14a Battery
  • 2 Extra 16GB SanDisk SD Cards
  • Anker PowerCore+ mini 3,350mAh Power Bank
  • Insignia 7,800mAh Power Bank
  • SanDisk 8GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive
  • Business Cards

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And that’s What’s In My Backpacks!