Here’s the link for Rationality: From AI to Zombies, the podcast
Listeners of SF podcasts may recognize Bill Parker, who is voiced by Scott Andrews of Beneath Ceaseless Skies! :) Scott is a great guy, and I recommend Beneath Ceaseless Skies if you’re into Fantasy short fiction, or podcasts of the same.
As for this episode – oh man, sooooooo many hours to put together! It’s been a long time since I spent this many hours on an episode, but I really enjoyed it, and I think it turned out very well. Maybe I’ve been doing this too long, but most episodes feel almost routine these days. Having a big show-piece episode like this was really fun, even if I don’t have the time/energy to do one like it every episode. I knew I wanted something really flashy for the World Record Duststorm (real event, check out Alexander Wales’s notes at the bottom of the text version), and this did that for me. :)
I was hemming and hawing about the music right up to the final days, and I’m glad I delayed as long as I did. I don’t think any of my earlier ideas would have worked out quite as well as what I ended up using, which I only discovered fairly recently.
SFX: whooshes, waves, seagull, crash 1, ship horn, metal creaking 1, thud, metal creaking 2, car crashes, storm coming, storm here!
Intro/Outro – Handlebars, by Flobots
Luthor Manor – Boccherini’s Minuetto, Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nachtmusik,
Smallville – Over You, by Last Call Romance
Dust Storm – Schism, by Metamorphestra (see their Kickstarter!)