7 days ago
7 days ago
We’ve hit another 30-ish episode milestone, so it’s time for another “cutting room floor” show! This never before heard material is a potpourri of trivia, news discussions, personal stories, and it all starts with a joke from my Aunt! We hope you enjoy the smorgasbord of clips from episodes 33, 35, 43, 48, 50, 53, 54, and 55. 00:00:21 - Starting the clip show with what Ben has been noodling with lately00:03:09 - WHY DO I KEEP CALLING IT DONUT COUNTRY… IT’s DONUT COUNTY! CLIP #1 - Norah’s joke00:04:10 - Intro00:05:25 - Green tea lemonade and lemon loaf after a “stick in the nose test”00:08:01 - Norah asks Ben if he’s figured out disco yet, and then she tells her joke00:10:20 - Prepare yourself for Ben’s brand of humor, and who should tell specific jokes CLIP #2 - Bash interrupts 00:11:47 - Intro00:14:06 - Various states of undress CLIPS #3 and #4 - Action hero, character quotes, romantic comedies, and American Psycho00:14:45 - Intro00:17:32 - Is Die Hard a Christmas movie? Is James Bond a hero?00:20:59 - Daniel Craig is now Ben’s favorite James Bond00:23:53 - An actual speed round!00:25:56 - Cheyenne and Ben get sidetracked by their favorite romantic comedies.00:29:29 - Back to quotes, Ben’s Phillip Seymour Hoffman callback, and American Psycho00:32:50 - Differences between the book and the movie, and Bono as Satan CLIP #5 - Basketball coach phrases00:35:18 - Intro00:35:50 - Norah’s brain, and the grade school Bobby Knight equivalent CLIP #6 - Acting stories and meeting famous people 00:38:36 - Intro00:39:59 - Norah is alive and well in them’s mean streets of Chicago00:44:01 - Plays vs films, Ryan knows how to duck, and “hey kids… don’t smoke!”00:47:05 - Exploring the human condition, and Ryan’s tip on memorizing lines00:50:45 - Hanging out on the set of Glee, and working at THE coffee shop00:52:39 - Patti LeBelle is not Darla, and Ben gets confused about the reference CLIPS #7, 8, and 9 - Chatbots, velcro, plasters, and research00:54:11 - Intro00:55:33 - Chatbots, artificial friends, and becoming human01:00:03 - What if it was a joke? Was it a coverup? Was it a subconscious effort?01:02:10 - The program was Just Shoot Me, and the episode was “The Assistant” 01:04:20 - The hook and loop fastener, and the stuff of Paris 01:06:20 - Look it up, and do your homework CLIP #10 - More Warframe, more Valorant, and the importance of story in games.01:08:43 - Intro01:11:00 - Customization of weapons in Warframe, and the Outer Worlds01:13:53 - How different generation’s approach consecutive play01:16:30 - The Warframe in-game economy, and making platinum instead of buying it01:19:45 - John’s PC discipline at college, and is anyone excited about “Skyrim in space?” CLIP #11 - A case of mistaken identity01:21:55 - Final clip intro and closing the show01:24:09 - That one time Ben attended one of Tracy’s Halloween parties
Wednesday Sep 14, 2022
Wednesday Sep 14, 2022
Norah’s been watching Cuphead on Netflix and Ben has been playing a number of toon-centric games, so it seems to be fitting that the word is flyswatter. Not really… it’s cartoon! The hosts reminisce about the theater and television cartoons of their youth before moving on to video games. Cartoon oriented video games mentioned include: the Kingdom Hearths franchise, Mane 6’s “Them’s Fightin’ Herds,” and Cuphead. 00:01:00 - This week’s word is one vowel drop away from being a carton 00:02:44 - Bell and Howell was a motion picture machinery company based in Wheeling, IL00:04:30 - Norah runs off again, Ben misquotes Porky Pig, and Cuphead00:07:55 - Gin tries to poop, complaining about movie trailers, and possible trailer alternatives00:12:20 - Movie ratings, the funny papers, Walt Kelly’s Pogo Possum, and Mad TV00:16:56 - Terry Gilliams’s shorts, the placement of screens, and political cartoons00:20:07 - The definition segment is delayed by Ben’s National Lampoon’s Vacation reference 00:24:53 - The Family Circus was never funny, and the “make Peanuts funny” game00:26:06 - The first animated cartoons from the 1900s00:30:10 - Remembering the flying toaster screensaver, Hardware Wars, and Fantasia00:34:21 - Disney makes back it’s budget and other facts about the 1969 release of Fantasia 00:39:01 - Ben summarizes the concept behind the Kingdom Hearts franchise for Norah00:41:51 - Library, Blockbuster, or GameStop? 00:44:07 - Norah starts the great “all games have cartoons in them” debate 00:47:01 - The ungulates fighting game inspired by My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic 00:51:30 - A “band of bronies” receives Hasbro’s cease and desist notification00:54:23 - MLP FIM creator Lauren Faust helps Mane6 with character designs and story00:59:34 - The arcade feel of Cuphead, the Moldenhauer brothers, and the Netflix series 01:06:01 - What’s next for Studio MDHR, Sophomore jinxes, and the boss battle world record01:08:20 - Norah’s crowd funded potato salad story 01:10:22 - Ben talks about donating to charities with Humble Bundle01:13:00 - “Don’t eat all of your money and cartoons!”
Sunday Sep 04, 2022
Sunday Sep 04, 2022
Norah and Ben recommend that you prepare yourself mentally and physically for this week’s topic… adventure! Ben has lots of questions for Norah about her adventures overseas. They discuss a possible forthcoming adventure for each of them… running a bookstore in Scotland! They briefly touch on the meaning of adventure in visual media before moving on to video games. Norah talks about enjoying her time with Broken Age, and Ben explains the origin of the adventure game and how the term Easter egg was coined in video games. 00:00:40 - Caught in Ann’s FOMO undertow, and Netflix’s “The Way of the Househusband”00:05:04 - Cuphead is on Norah’s to watch list, bungie jumping Jesus, and acrophobia 00:08:27 - Normal rollercoasters, zip-lining, adventurous eating trends, and snails00:11:57 - Ben thinks if you throw enough butter and garlic on something, it’s delicious00:14:01 - Casu martzu (maggot cheese), and Norah’s falconry experience in Wales 00:17:02 - Norah’s Scottland bus tour, NOT kayaking in Wales, and hanging out in Italy00:21:58 - Lasting impressions, and Ben want’s to run a bookstore in Wigtown 00:26:08 - Taking the podcast to Scotland, understanding accents, and the human brain 00:29:23 - Traveling alone vs traveling with a group, would Norah go on a safari?00:32:52 - Australian animals want to kill you, and going camping 00:35:01 - Vacations as adventures, and definitions of adventure00:40:28 - A discussion about “adventure” movies, and adventures without action 00:45:06 - Alex Vo’s list of essential adventure movies on Rotten Tomatoes 00:47:46 - Norah’s first experience with the point and click adventure game Broken Age00:50:37 - Ben’s video game plan for Norah, and confusion about Whispering Rock camp00:53:14 - Duck dragons, and a brief history of the Atari 2600 game Adventure00:55:32 - Atari game programmers, the origins of Activision, and the term Easter egg 01:00:17 - Don’t accidentally shoot the invisible swordsman, and other adventures
Sunday Aug 28, 2022
Sunday Aug 28, 2022
ASAP, AFK and sonar walk in to a bar. The bartender says, “As Soon As Possible… Away From Keyboard… who’s your friend?” If you don’t understand this “joke,” don’t worry; you will before the end of the show. This week Ben and Norah discuss the difference between acronyms, anacronyms, and initialisms. Other topics include: a recent TikTok trend, commonly used acronyms, a comedy bit by Gary Gulman, a chat room party game, and commonly used video game abbreviations. 00:00:21 - Norah and Ben open the show by talking about the weather00:02:50 - Ben drops a “Pop Song 89” reference, and Norah picks it up00:03:53 - Distracted by Truth or Consequences and Elephant Butte New Mexico 00:06:54 - Discussing the TikTok trend of “Quiet Quitting,” and working from home 00:12:27 - Teen employment through the generations… more research required 00:14:14 - Cozy mysteries on BritBox, and “How to Build a Sex Room” on Netflix00:16:00 - Norah explains a little bit about acronyms and initialisms 00:19:40 - Anacronyms, an acronym, and usage statistics in the Google Ngram Viewer00:24:30 - Types of abbreviations, and having fun at work with backronyms00:26:29 - Be careful when choosing your acronyms, and watchdogs vs. proofreaders 00:29:06 - Norah puts on her anti-embarrassment scarf for Ben’s explanation00:32:15 - FUBAR actually means f-ed up beyond all repair, and OJCBRBPA00:34:53 - “FOMO is too much like MOFO,” HDM1 cables, and when the world ends00:38:03 - “Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart”00:40:23 - A plan for zone improvement, and saving the ship00:42:30 - The “state abbreviation documentary” bit, and a scene from the movie Kiss of Death00:45:45 - Ben reminisces about playing “Acrophobia: Fear of Acronyms” in the late 90s00:48:47 - Norah learns video game related acronyms starting with: RPG, MMO, and WoW00:50:08 - MOBA, FPS, RTS, PVP, PVE, and SIM00:52:07 - Ben tries to lead Norah to DLC in the style of “The $100,000 Pyramid” gameshow00:54:42 - NPC, HUD, XP, QWERTY, and Ben forgets to talk about WASD controls 00:58:07 - MK, NFS, FF, SF, ESRB ratings, AOE, DOT, and “AFK, BIO”01:01:03 - LFG, LFP, OMW, “M as in Mancy,” TLDR, AP, and HP01:04:06 - “Point and click adventure” games, “best briends forever,” and shmups01:06:32 - Ben closes the show with the Konami code and that is TMI for Norah
Friday Aug 19, 2022
Friday Aug 19, 2022
Norah leads the conversation about the word generation while Ben sits comfortably in the cohost chair. Norah shares her research on the meaning of the word, provides a breakdown of the social generations, and explains the personality tendencies of Boomers, X-ers, Millennials, and Zoomers. Ben contributes a summary of console generations, some marketing statistics about gamers from the social generations, and his sparkling wit as rare as hen’s teeth. 00:00:20 - TWO different segments, and Ben’s “watch along with Norah” idea00:02:30 - Norah recalls what generation meant in the “old days,” and describes “to beget”00:04:30 - From Ben’s energy and excitement, to Norah’s list of social generations00:07:12 - The Lost, Greatest, and Silent Generations aka “Traditionalists”00:10:07 - “Baby Boomers” and “Baby Busters,” and their experiences with computers00:19:16 - “Millennials,” “Zoomers,” and Generation Alpha 00:26:37 - Other names for generations, and opinions about social classifications00:33:50 - “Horoscopes based on truth,” and confusion about immigrants 00:40:05 - Kelly Ripa’s new gameshow, “My Generation” by The Who, and stuttering 00:45:44 - Norah loves PONG, Ben explains console generation overlap, and 8-bit chips.00:50:59 - Ben talks about some of the systems he owned in the 3rd and 4th generations00:54:59 - The filing cabinet, the first major console that had connectivity, and BORT!00:57:10 - Ben explains the exit of Sega from the hardware biz and Nintendo’s big failure 01:00:14 - Ben picks a lane, the 9th generation console are PCs, and the rise of digital media01:03:46 - A discussion about video game demographics and trends in the social generations01:06:05 - My stepmother doesn’t know it yet, but she IS a gamer now01:09:04 - To close the show… the harsh sting of reality
Sunday Aug 07, 2022
Sunday Aug 07, 2022
Tracy joins Ben this week to converse about the word role! From jobs, to theatre, to games, the word role plays important… um… role in our day to day lives. However, these two love games, so this conversation revolves mostly around tabletop games and RPGs. Discussion topics include: acting, the now defunct Pathfinder Adventure Card Game (by Paizo), Betrayal at House on the Hill (2004 Avalon Hill / 2010 Hasbro), Among Us, going to conventions, the new game Stray, and Disco Elysium. 00:02:20 - The word is role (not roll), NQ, and “what’s the deal with all the hats?”00:06:22 - Tracy’s acting experiences, and Ben’s missed extra opportunity 00:10:31 - We know no French, the origin of role, and manual vs computer assisted games00:13:07 - Tracy’s experiences playing the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game remotely00:18:29 - How much actual playing a role is involved in Pathfinder?00:21:15 - The battle axe, the inclusive nature of some games, and rescuing Kevin00:25:59 - What is the “replay value” of the Pathfinder ACG?00:29:22 - “Closing the Wound of the World,” and how much strategy is involved00:33:02 - The board game Betrayal at House on the Hill and its similarities to Among Us 00:37:41 - Finding new board games on Boing Boing, and Ben’s memories of Games magazine00:39:44 - The Penny Arcade Expo, conventions, and gaming in a “post-pandemic” world00:45:50 - Ben’s playing the role of a cat helping a robot, and Tracy says, “SIGN ME UP!”00:49:29 - Tracy talks enthusiastically about her Disco Elysium play through00:55:16 - Why is Ben having trouble immersing himself in the world of Disco Elysium?00:57:32 - Tracy has an excellent suggestion… focus on the “redemption arc”01:02:29 - Tracy’s final thoughts on the word role, and Ben has one last question for her01:05:21 - Tracy’s answer reminds Ben of some interesting Disco Elysium history01:09:18 - Mapping the old fashioned way, and closing with Ben’s old D&D pickup line
Thursday Jul 28, 2022
Thursday Jul 28, 2022
This week John joins Ben to talk about the importance of the word cooperation in two of his hobbies. John talks about his college experience so far, playing lacrosse, and precision first-person shooters. For once Ben tries to keep up, asking John questions about a sport (lacrosse) and a game (Riot Games’ Valorant) he’s not very familiar with. 00:00:40 - Thoughts on cooperation, and learning “the power of friendship”00:03:20 - Group projects, John’s humble brag, and Ben’s college experience00:08:35 - Going to High School and College during a pandemic 00:11:04 - Ben’s work environment email pro tip… READ RECEIPTS!00:13:25 - “Many hands make light work,” and John explains the intricacies of lacrosse 00:18:44 - John’s relation to Casey Powell ( caseypowell.com )00:20:50 - Ben has more questions for John about cooperation in team sports00:24:17 - Differences between Club and NCAA Division teams in college00:28:35 - John’s previous and current PC game obsessions, CSGO and Valorant00:33:21 - Player rankings in CSGO, the Elo rating system in Valorant, and blunders00:39:10 - How Elo ratings in Valorant promote teamwork, and SOCCER CARS!00:42:32 - Exploring why John prefers team based FPSs to “Battle Royale” games00:44:50 - How Riot Games maintains a healthy gameplay environment… bans!00:47:05 - PVE vs PVP games, Competitive mode, and Valorant agent roles00:54:18 - Discussing effective Valorant agent power combinations00:56:10 - Duelist Raze’s floating knives, and buying guns each round01:02:15 - Spray patterns and how they behave in CSGO vs Valorant01:07:07 - John clears up Ben’s misconception about gaming rigs01:09:25 - Wise parting words about cooperation
Wednesday Jul 20, 2022
Wednesday Jul 20, 2022
Norah joins Ben this week to talk about the bodily fluid responsible for oxygen transport to and from the heart. They each have research to present on the components that make up blood, blood pressure, blood sugar, and blood types. After those “lectures,” Ben talks about blood type bias in Japan and why blood types appear in old arcade game character bios. He then moves on to describing the game Code Vein which turns in to a very bold statement about why Elden Ring should not win GOTY 2022. 00:00:53 - “Not much to do in Tucson…” and “blood, let’s get into it!”00:03:00 - Some common phrases involving the word blood00:04:01 - “Blood from a stone” vs. “Blood from a turnip”00:05:40 - Ben’s tepid take on puns, and other “bad humor”00:07:21 - Caviar, another pun, and Norah and Ben haven’t heard of “blood and thunder” 00:09:49 - “Blood brother” rituals aren’t sanitary, and facts about fainting at the sight of blood00:12:39 - Donating blood to the American Red Cross (listed as Vampires in Ben’s phone)00:15:00 - Bone marrow; Norah explains blood pressure (measured in millimeters of mercury)00:20:26 - Salt vs. sugar, and the components of blood 00:21:31 - Plasma is a heterogeneous mixture; a colloid is a homogeneous noncrystalline substance consisting of large molecules of one substance dispersed through another. 00:23:20 - The negative logarithm of the molar concentration of Hydrogen ions in a solution00:24:32 - Erythrocytes, leukocytes, and thrombocytes… “oh my!”00:27:29 - Norah announces her lipid panel, and then moves on to explaining blood sugar 00:31:33 - An aside about frozen deserts 00:34:15 - A simple sugar may be a mono- or disaccharide. Monosaccharides are the simplest carbs; the body cannot break them down further. Disaccharides consist of two sugar molecules (two monosaccharides) bonded together. The body must break the bond apart (in to two monosaccharides) before they can be absorbed. 00:42:32 - Ben explains the ABO and the Rh blood group systems00:46:25 - Ben talks a little about Type O Negative and the origin of their band name00:49:05 - Why is blood type included in the character bios of old arcade games?00:52:58 - Using the website Tofugu for learning Japanese language and culture. 00:55:49 - What are Norah and Ben’s personalities based solely on their blood type? 00:59:07 - The blood type “descriptive words” are too vague for Two Vague01:01:21 - Kitty White’s blood type, and Hello Kitty blood type identification straps01:03:48 - Vampires, and Ben explains the story of the game Code Vein01:07:30 - Ben tries to explain From Software’s “souls-like” games to Norah01:10:54 - Code Vein has been described as “souls-like,” but Ben doesn’t find it too difficult01:13:45 - Ben’s Elden Ring 2022 GOTY hot take01:16:21 - Ben thinks Eric won’t sick him, and Norah thinks it was a “bloody good” show
Monday Jul 11, 2022
Monday Jul 11, 2022
Norah joins Ben this week to talk about the word pin! It’s a fastener! It’s a connector! It’s a target! It holds things in place! Is there anything “pin” can’t do? Topics include: chess, pin phrases, bowling, punk rock, pin collections, pinball, laserdisc games, and the TWEWY franchise 00:01:06 - Seasonal fruits, fascinating cloth, plugs, and sockets00:04:39 - The word pin in chess, Adam the chess oracle, and playing games with the family00:08:45 - Ben wins toilet paper at church, a Venn diagram, and a paper of pins00:11:45 - Personal Identification Numbers, pin cushions, and Montague Redgrave 00:14:43 - Norah explains what is a pin table is, and discussing tactile interactions in games00:17:03 - Ben almost gets a 300 in bowling club, and grandma beats Tom and Norah00:19:50 - The bowling congress, don’t stab your baby, and the safety pin00:22:43 - Ben talks about punk rock, the song “Needles and Pins,” and “slacktivism”00:26:40 - Holding hats and hair with pins, and getting pinned by your partner in college 00:29:37 - Collecting pins at PAX, the value of Disney pins, and pinup girls00:33:50 - The social media pinning mistake, and why are they called rolling pins?00:36:40 - Quiet enough to hear a (rolling) pin drop, pinstriped things, and pinwheels 00:38:45 - Pin the tail on the donkey, and the pinhole camera00:42:10 - Why it’s called pinball, and playing pinball video games for nostalgic purposes 00:48:08 - A video game stretch from Norah, and Ben’s PopCap beta testing experiences 00:50:37 - The Lupin the 3rd connection to the laserdisc game Cliffhanger 00:55:20 - The World Ends With You, the Nintendo DS, NEO: TWEWY, and “80s pins”01:00:40 - Neku learns the power of friendship, and Sho Minamimoto uses many math quotes01:04:47 - Not a breakfast from Denny’s, the noise, TGI Fridays, and Tower Records 01:08:59 - Closing the show with an uncomfortable phrase from Norah
Wednesday Jun 29, 2022
Wednesday Jun 29, 2022
This week hosts Ben and Norah are talking about the word roll. As a verb and as a noun it conjures up a wide variety of phrases and concepts. Along with the conversational riffing, additional topics include: ball bearings, inline skates, some mild Physics, RollerGames, and the 1975 movie Rollerball. Then it’s on to video games! Ben talks about Roller Champions, Mega Man, Katamari Damacy, and Bouldy from Hades. 00:00:21 - A belated Happy Birthday to the 2VP, and Ben and Norah get the show rollin’00:02:23 - The Ann Sather incident of every time Norah goes, and cinnamon rolls00:04:19 - Number 2 on the “Norah roll list…” rock n’ roll!00:06:07 - “I guess it depends on the baby,” and Ben thinks about “rolling” baby Hitler00:08:34 - A lost opportunity to start the show with the Rawhide theme song00:10:45 - MythBusters tests the saying “a rolling stone gathers no moss” 00:13:05 - “Honor roll” vs. “on a roll,” rollover investments, roll over Beethoven, etc.00:15:47 - The key part of the “muffin top,” rolls of food, and almonds?00:18:29 - The “Rolling with the punches” philosophy of life, and more food.00:20:56 - Roller skates, inline skates, skateboards, and ball bearings00:22:53 - The coefficients of sliding, static friction (angle of repose) and more on ball bearings00:26:48 - Ben’s inline skates, age appropriate exercise, and watching roller derby00:29:45 - Ben remembers the only season of RollerGames, and licensed arcade machines00:33:31 - Learning about the 1975 movie Rollerball, and “…don’t watch the 2002 version!” 00:39:38 - Ben talks about the new Roller Champions game from Ubisoft00:43:34 - Explaining “soccer cars” to Norah00:45:59 - The first Mega Man (Rockman) game, and Ben actually knows it’s Wily not Willy 00:51:23 - Ben talks about Katamari Damacy, one of his favorite games 00:58:20 - It’s actually Sisyphean, but Ben and Norah like “Sisyphus-ian” more01:01:08 - Closing the show… “STEAMROLLER!”
Monday Jun 20, 2022
Monday Jun 20, 2022
It wasn’t the original plan, but Ben convinced the infamous Aunt Norah to co-host with him this week! One could say it was “in the stars” so to speak. In the Venn diagram of the universe stars are celestial bodies and our word is a celestial body, but our word is not a star. Ben and Norah delve in to all of the things they can think of that relate to the word moon: common sayings, urban legends, movies, music, comic books, NASA, and video games. 00:02:05 - Starting the moon conversation with some measurements00:05:35 - Unbeknownst to her, Norah is actually thinking of Whoopie Pies not Moon Pies00:08:13 - “We don’t keep score here at the Two Vague Podcast,” and moon the verb00:11:00 - Is “moon face” insulting and what is anchor spleen?00:13:00 - The moon movies “A Trip to the Moon” and “Outland”00:17:30 - Did Norah watch the moon landing on television?00:19:50 - Watching the Wizard of Oz while listening to Dark Side of the Moon00:22:54 - Alan Parson’s complete load of eye wash, and the Eye in the Sky album00:26:15 - Jamiroquai, Titan AE, and Everybody’s Going to the Moon00:30:30 - The word honeymoon, and this month’s Strawberry Supermoon00:36:50 - The Artemis program, and Space Force on Netflix00:41:10 - Ben talks about the Disney + series Moon Knight, and Dissociative Identity Disorder 00:48:05 - The arcade game Moon Patrol was the first game to use parallax scrolling 00:50:25 - Facts about Ben’s favorite “angel killing witch wearing a suit of her own hair” game 00:55:20 - Ben loves Grasshopper Manufacture and Suda51 games00:59:46 - Killer is Dead, malice, soft boiled eggs, and the Bryan Execution Firm 01:04:10 - Final thoughts on the moon, and “if the moon were made of cheese?
Monday Jun 06, 2022
Monday Jun 06, 2022
This week Ben talks about his vehicular troubles, supplemental show ideas, the Paramount+ shows he’s been watching, and his preliminary experiences with Far Cry 6. He also does a “dramatic” reading of the iconic Star Trek opening monologue. 00:00:30 - Not an apology and Ben’s vehicle issues00:03:00 - The soliloquy experiment, getting Paramount +, CSI, and Star Trek00:09:10 - Ben takes a crack at the Star Trek opening monologue, and Far Cry 600:12:03 - Boars, dingos, eagles, rhinos, and mongooses… ATTACK!00:14:41 - Closing the show with a thank you.
The 2VP Origin Story:
Two Vague originated from an idea I had for my eventual memoir. Games have been such a big part of my life that in theory, I could document most of my personal history using them as points on my timeline. The original concept was to begin with an arcade or video game, provide some background and facts about it, and then combine that with anecdotes / memories / life experiences. I could never quite justify committing it to the written word (not yet anyway), but that was the starting point.
As time went on, I began thinking about it with greater frequency, typically after watching, reading, or listening to video game related content. I wasn’t really interested in putting together game news program or a solo monologue type of show. Two people having an interesting, unique exchange of ideas was the premise I wanted to explore and develop. I thought it was important for me to come up with a name and logo to use as a conceptual anchor. I vaguely knew what I wanted, so decided the name would be “Too Vague”. My brother suggested that I use the number 2 instead and from that suggestion I quickly drew up a logo.
Shortly thereafter, my brother and I talked at length about the podcasts we enjoyed and why. Soon we moved on to discussing what “shape” my show would eventually take.
B: “It will be me and someone else… only 2 people.”
A: “Would it be an interview show?”
B: “Not exactly…”
A: “What is the show going to be about?”
B: “Video games… and something else.”
B: “I guess I could describe it as an in-depth conversation"
… and that is where our podcast journey began in 2021!