Hot Fossils and Rebel Matters 173 – Scarborough Dude Zen Master

International Space Station (Photo from New York Times Nasa/Reuters)

International Space Station (Photo from New York Times Nasa/Reuters)

On this, the summer of the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing,  Special K and I head outside the house one late evening to catch a glimpse of the space station making its way round the earth.  We are surprised by its speed, size, colour and certainly by the fact that we are actually able to view it.   We have less than five minutes to watch it pass overhead.

Scarborough Dude (Photo by Ninja)

Scarborough Dude (Photo by Ninja)

On the first morning of Podcasters Across Borders in June, the Dude was called up for the first jolt session of the conference. This session is meant to be exactly five minutes and is intended to stimulate the mind and conversation during the break before the next longer scheduled session.  True to form The Dude expressed himself in his characteristic stream of consciousness way when the alarm sounded ending his five minutes.   We took pity on him however and gave him a precious few more moments to read a dude original poem –  irreverent yet moving.  By the way the Dude is completely NSFW : that is:  not safe for work.  You have been warned (audio of the Dude’s jolt courtesy of Whitney Hoffman).

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Hot Fossils and Rebel Matters 158 – Steve Saylor, The Dude and The Closet Geek

Steve

That’s what we love about Scarborough Dude, the host of Dicks ‘n Janes podcast. He’ll raise the difficult questions and not let them go. I don’t want him to let them go, despite anyone’s opinion of them. He’s an activist that you’d rather have on your side than against you. Still he adamantly refuses to be on anyone’s but his own. I always listen to the dude, because he always has something to say to think about. This is part two of the geek fest held on October 18 at the Imperial Pub during which Scarborough Dude takes issue with us not wanting to talk about our day jobs. I spent some time talking with Steve Saylor. a writer who shares his superhero and adventure mystery novels on the internet. You can find the Black Shadow at http://stevesaylor.net/node/264 or http://feeds.feedburner.com/the12thdisciple. His newest effort is The 12th Disciple at http://stevesaylor.net/node/301 or http://feeds.feedburner.com/the12thdisciple. We discuss his novels, his artistic process, copyright issues and finally the size of podcaster egos. Also featured is The Closet Geek of closetgeekshow.com If you listen carefully you can hear him eating popcorn in the background while barely concentrating on our conversation.