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Futurist linguist, Heron Stone, and artificial life creator, Tom Barbalet, rap on a variety of topics. Regular discussions include futurism, the 1960s, Terence McKenna, politics, philosophy, linguistics, simulation, pianos, publishing and general degenerate humor.

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142: Bikini Sumo [February 4, 2016]

[Editorial note: This recording was full of technical difficulties that have been removed - hopefully it won't sound too choppy.] Tom asks about Heron's new use of Google Hangouts. Briefly Tom explains a listener's predicament then back to the Hangouts discussion. Tom talks about another listener's podcast. They discuss Tom loosing his memory and being stood up. Tom wants more information about the post-Stone universe. Heron derails a basic discussion of authoritarianism, then talks sumo and TV-less-ness. Tom talks about Australian music of the 1980s and 1990s. Heron isn't showing his keyboard. The recording ends prematurely due to technical difficulties.  [ MP3 ]

   Heron Stone
   Tom Barbalet

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141: Short Comings [January 22, 2016]

Heron gives a movie recommendation. Tom provides some feedback on previous Heron recommendations. Heron recommends a nemesis of Tom's and they agree about artificial life. Tom tackles the blue elephant in the room. What about trusting people?  [ MP3 ]

   Heron Stone
   Tom Barbalet

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140: Twenty Cents Man [January 15, 2016]

Heron is exploring a new direction. Tom talks about a repressed memory. They continue to explore Heron's new direction. Heron finds Tom's response strange. Tom offers a topic of a random listener in Australia. CSB provides some great material with the Freedom Girls. Tom talks about the community meeting. Tom's laptop is a difficult friend. The pie plate is back! They explore Heron's new career some more. This episode had to conclude with a theme from our favorite pre-butterfly candidate. Brace yourself.  [ MP3 ]

   Heron Stone
   Tom Barbalet

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139: In the Key of A F... F... Fraud [January 8, 2016]

Heron has questions about data and the Internet Archive. Heron gives a hypothesis associated with sexuality: Tom disagrees. Tom returns to a topic from last week and talks about learning Arabic from an iOS app. Tom is done with being jaded. Heron asks Tom why he bothers. Tom describes a neighborhood wasp attack. They rap on creating a community. Tom reflects on mind over matter. Heron explains his camping plans. Tom proposes a Youtube format for Heron and returns to Bob Dylan. Heron brings up records as nonsense to him (once again). Heron sets Tom a test.  [ MP3 ]

   Heron Stone
   Tom Barbalet

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138: Christmas Sloth [December 25, 2015]

[Editorial Note: No summary intro to get the show out on Christmas Day.] Heron has some film recommendations. Tom raises the internet has changed choices for young people. Heron gets cheesy. They both recommend the Incredible String Band. They discuss both Hof(f)mans. Tom introduces the Guerrilla of Code. They explore migraines. Tom deconstructs #stonersloth. Heron's gift is an ongoing topic. Tom wanders into the Stone Ape t-shirt and creating non-profits. Heron talks about his desert trip. Tom talks about joining the Salon forum.  [ MP3 ]

   Heron Stone
   Tom Barbalet

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137: Capitalism in the Key of A [December 4, 2015]

They start with questions from CSB. Tom decides to tackle CSB's question about creating art first. They dig into creating music and what has changed. Does a relationship kill productivity? They explore the second CSB question about health care in the US (or at least Tom frames it that way). Heron wants to start adding sound effects. Tom explores a particularly curious narrative and how he has relaxed over the past week. Tom discusses the film, Spotlight, and wedding politics. Tom concludes the recording Gendo-style with some rap music he did find while in Malaysia 'Chopped and Screwed' so it is remotely intelligible.  [ MP3 ]

   Heron Stone
   Tom Barbalet

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136: Wonder in Windmills [November 27, 2015]

Hacking into Heron identifies the changes in scab technology. Tom has been pondering wonder and using the iPad Pro. The neighborhood is starting to get to Tom. They explore some extended theories about the Google bus and utopia. Cue the wine glass discussion as Tom wants to explore what gifts not to get Heron. What about holidays? Manson is always under the surface. Tom explores the music machine. They review online communities. Tom dissects what wonder actually means and takes a meandering conversation through how wonder may not be possible to manufacture. Tom revisits a topic that was unusable previously. They are somewhat divided on listener contributions to the Stone Ape Facebook page.  [ MP3 ]

   Heron Stone
   Tom Barbalet

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135: Ripping Open the Caterpillar [November 20, 2015]

Tom proposes a slight format change. They discuss a listener question associated with escaping the caterpillar. Tom offers some listener correspondence. Tom starts with the broad topic for the evening associated with the future. There is a digression into copyright and King Crimson. Heron digresses into his upcoming surgery and projects. Tom outlines the reliance on others. They explore what they get out of Facebook. Heron kicks off a discussion on wine glasses. Tom explains how he saved himself from organized crime this week. Tom talks about a listener video on YouTube and interactions with law enforcement. Do not mess with elderly Australian women.  [ MP3 ]

   Heron Stone
   Tom Barbalet

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