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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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Tom Barbalet will be giving a public talking in early February 2015 on Crime Fighting Noble Apes.

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Stone Ape #114: Very Particular Kind of Language Monkey [March 20, 2015]

Heron offers Tom some condolences. Tom returns to death as an entry point to the Stonean ethic. Tom has seen the Jinx. [Editorial Note: Tom meant to say the Thin Blue Line as the documentary.] How about poking those language monkeys? Heron is exploring meetup.com. Tom provides some of his meetup war stories. Should Tom be a proud parent of Heron's new pitch? They discuss the demographics of Garden Grove versus Los Angeles. There will be an extra week to ponder before the next recording.  [ MP3 ]

   Heron Stone
   Tom Barbalet

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Stone Ape #113: Genocide Revisited [March 13, 2015]

Heron explores why his taste in movies doesn't seem to follow a pattern and he's offering free pizza. Tom wanders through music for films. Heron thinks he's disassembled Stone Ape so he understands why some people listen. Tom unwraps NPR towards the idea that he no longer has enemies either real or imagined. How about that weather and the new hotbox of California? Time to discard the old. Heron is considering Gendo for Parents. Beware of Stone Ape projects. Tom wants to re-explore the Gendo morality. They discard neighbors. Heron has been regimenting his dream space. Tom reviews a curious religion of the opposition and how to reprogram off-spring. Does freedom make great art or does it come through struggle? Tom wonders if he can be a watch guy. Heron wants to start an artistic discussion about rap. Theft has been messing up the recording schedule.  [ MP3 ]

   Heron Stone
   Tom Barbalet

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Special: Joe Hanson [March 9, 2015]

Tom chats with Joe Hanson about juggalos, his time with CurrentTV and his brief time on Beauty and the Geek. Joe discusses the writing process on Equals 3 and whether the YouTube revenue model is broken.  [ MP3 ]

   Joe Hanson

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Stone Ape #112.5: We Will Find Out [February 28, 2015]

Heron had internet problems for their usual recording time. By chance Tom grabbed a few minutes before Model Rail Radio to record an impromptu and short show with Heron. Tom raises theme from a listener about the regular discussion being (slightly) sexist. Tom explores his prison-phobia manifested in something real.  [ MP3 ]

   Heron Stone
   Tom Barbalet

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Stone Ape #112: Snake Sniffing [February 13, 2015]

Heron has notes and his profundity is totally tubular. They rap on homosexuality. Heron reflects on language machine defects. [Editorial note: Liz Swan officially cancelled her podcast collaboration the day of the podcast recording. The email wasn't read until after the recording.] Tom is asked to talk about the Leicester YMCA. Tom quite likes Serial (the podcast), he talks about orthodox side dating and prison. From Spartan Keyes to City Hall, another life in San Jose update... Tom will get bags of cash for clueless societies because that's the kind of guy he is. They discuss a listener complaint. Heron starts digging a hole.  [ MP3 ]

   Heron Stone
   Tom Barbalet

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Stone Ape #111: Nose Sucking Civil Rights [February 6, 2015]

Heron was once raised a Catholic. Time traveling Heron is used as an example in terms of technology of consciousness. Heron has been attempting to court philosophy Facebook group participants. Heron wants listeners to get in contact. What should we do about retribution? Look at the slides to understand Tom's talk. They float through a few topics before they fall into ASMR and fetishisms. Where is nihilism for the youth these days? [Editorial note: the name of the film is The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden. The VICE/Korine collaboration is called The Legend of Cambo.] Tom renews the discussion of disgusting pizza.  [ MP3 ]

   Heron Stone
   Tom Barbalet

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Stone Ape #110: Assigned to Somebody [January 30, 2015]

Heron reflects on how single moments can define your life. Heron is fascinated by adaptive text. Tom reflects on the impact of his life on others and the death of a podcaster versus the death of a poet. Imagine no old media. They are interrupted by a panhandling police call. Tom shouts out a new listener and discusses some ideas from this listener. Computer repairs to the history of computation prefaces this rambling discussion. Who has the larger audience? [Editorial note: the missing linguist is David Wynn Miller.] Intelligence analysts please get in contact. Heron doesn't like email. Tom explores the future offered by a longtime listener. [Editorial note: Heron was correct about stem cells.] They discuss archery.  [ MP3 ]

   Heron Stone
   Tom Barbalet

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Stone Ape #109: Pleasantly Subscribed [January 23, 2015]

Heron picked up his artwork. Welcome Salon-ers! No Noble Ape gene unfortunately. Model Rail Radio 100 is extensively discussed. Tom wanders through a variety of topics hinging on what your body is worth, where privacy exists in this spectrum and if at all in the future. Tom attended a talk by Bruce Damer and David Deamer (link) They explore maliciousness versus unconsciousness. Tom is pleased to have shared his library with a listener. Filming the neighborhood still holds some interest to Tom. What about granularity is like joining the military?  [ MP3 ]

   Heron Stone
   Tom Barbalet

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