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01:04:49 – A discussion on adequate fire extinguisher deployment. Not to be taken seriously. Also cappuccinos, stomach flu, evenings, evolving vocations, writing, sodium lamp feedback from Chad Bowers, film anachronisms, John Nettles, undesirable bulb emissions, ElectroBOOM, a Kallen anime figure, Cyril Figgis, and other randomness. Audio from Back To Work, Security Now, and Who Ha. Recorded January 2018.

Recorded in North Sydney, Australia. Licence for this track: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0. Attribution: Ruben Schade.

Released February 2018 on Rubénerd and The Overnightscape Underground, an Internet talk radio channel focusing on a freeform monologue style, with diverse and fascinating hosts.

28:58 – London taxis and scary doors, 33, New Year, sodium lamps and LEDs, melatonin, writing without a backspace key, blogging, finding a fitness magazine late at night, and a moose.

Recorded in North Sydney, Australia. Licence for this track: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0. Attribution: Ruben Schade.

Released January 2018 on Rubenerd and The Overnightscape Underground, an Internet talk radio channel focusing on a freeform monologue style, with diverse and fascinating hosts.

35:20 – A compendium of random recordings Ruben did with Clara over the last month. Topics include a modern moose, fabric couch advocacy, comparing Fate Grand Order addiction to Hearthstone and Pokémon, a tiny North Sydney park at night, Clara cosplaying Shielder, getting holiday beverages from an Aussie bottle-o, frustrating support questions, and Jimbo ♡. Proper Jimbo show coming up next. Recorded November and December 2017.

Recorded in North Sydney, Australia. Licence for this track: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0. Attribution: Ruben Schade.

Released December 2017 on Rubénerd and The Overnightscape Underground, an Internet talk radio channel focusing on a freeform monologue style, with diverse and fascinating hosts.

20:44 – Quick report from a business trip to Canberra, with unreality, Australia’s worst Thai food, evil vending machines, cashew bags, flight delays, and other fun. Then back to Sydney for an apology to Jimbo and fascinating, though dusty, construction sites. Recorded 30th August and 25th September 2017.

Recorded in Canberra and Sydney, Australia. Licence for this track: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0. Attribution: Ruben Schade.

Released September 2017 on Rubénerd and The Overnightscape Underground, an Internet talk radio channel focusing on a freeform monologue style, with diverse and fascinating hosts.

26:16 – This may be the worst episode of the show ever recorded. Its saving graces were a few clips from the Hypothetical Institute, one of the non-Onsug shows Ruben listens to. Topics include illness, backmasking, and the only appropriate way to unsubscribe from email. Don’t listen to it! Or just skip to the clips.

Recorded in Sydney, Australia. Licence for this track: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0. Attribution: Ruben Schade.

Released September 2017 on Rubénerd and The Overnightscape Underground, an Internet talk radio channel focusing on a freeform monologue style, with diverse and fascinating hosts.

01:01:03 – Join Ruben as he wanders through Osaka to Namba Parks, where he procures a vending machine beverage and groks millions of Japanese train lines, ICOCA, the largest Japanese electronics chain, weebs and otaku, A4 clear files with anime and trains, roof–top landscapes, and Boss coffee. Then to Clara and Ruben on the tiny Nakanoshima island in the middle of Osaka talking about white people in Japanese ads, Yaoi, Royal Milk Tea can instrumentation, lit up bridges across the Dōjima River, Japanese department stores, learning languages, and a final wander through the middle of Osaka before we leave back for Hong Kong. Thank you Kansai ♡. Recorded 31st July 2017.

Recorded in Osaka, Japan. Licence for this track: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0. Attribution: Ruben Schade.

Released August 2017 on Rubénerd and The Overnightscape Underground, an Internet talk radio channel focusing on a freeform monologue style, with diverse and fascinating hosts.

01:01:11 – Ruben wanders back from Namba to their Airbnb in Osaka, rambling about visually impaired assistance, political posters, Japanese curry, police, pachinko, lack of street names, complicated bathrooms, and Mashu/Shielder from Fate/Grand Order. Then Clara and Ruben wander around Ninna-ji in Kyoto chatting about the Rurouni Kenshin films, anime flashback episodes, and mushrooms. Then over to Arashiyama talking about soba and Kyoto tofu, beautiful scenery around the Katura River, Kyoto trolley trains, bamboo forests, rickshaws, late-opening shops, and the Togetsukyo bridge. Recorded 29–30th July 2017. Sounds from the Osaka and Kyoto subways, and some spontaneous street music.

Recorded in Osaka and Kyoto, Japan. Licence for this track: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0. Attribution: Ruben Schade.

Released August 2017 on Rubénerd and The Overnightscape Underground, an Internet talk radio channel focusing on a freeform monologue style, with diverse and fascinating hosts.

45:18 – With apologies to Michael Franks, we didn’t spend Christmas in Kyoto, but we did explore the hallowed grounds of the Kyoto Animation gift shop and studios (the greatest anime production house ever, obviously), then down to the market that inspired Tamako Market, the Imperial Palace, and an equally impressive convenience store. Other topics include railfans at JR crossings, cicadas, fog and monsoons, Disney, pretty anime boys, Yahoo and Infoseek, and getting lost at Kyoto station. Sounds from the Osaka-Kyoto Shinkansen, and the Kyoto Municipal Subway.

Recorded in Kyoto, Japan. Licence for this track: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0. Attribution: Ruben Schade.

Released July 2017 on Rubénerd and The Overnightscape Underground, an Internet talk radio channel focusing on a freeform monologue style, with diverse and fascinating hosts.

01:03:56 – Join Ruben as he ventures through the otaku and tech mecca of the Kansai region in Den Den Town (でんでんタウン), then with Ruben and Clara during the Tenjin Matsuri (天神祭) by the Okawa, intersperced with the sounds of the Osaka subway. Topics include Japanese cicadas, travel, ubiquitous speakers, vending machines, cute mascots, anime, summer festival food, and much more! Recorded Tuesday 25th July 2017. More to come.

Recorded in Osaka, Japan. Licence for this track: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0. Attribution: Ruben Schade.

Released July 2017 on Rubénerd and The Overnightscape Underground, an Internet talk radio channel focusing on a freeform monologue style, with diverse and fascinating hosts.

24:21 – Join Ruben and Clara on the tarmac of the old Kai Tak Airport as they discuss their current trip to Hong Kong! Topics include the Kowloon Walled City, comparing Hong Kong to Singapore and New York, the view from Victoria Peak, monsoon rains, lemons, and other topics discussed in the first person. We ran out of time, so the next episode will be from Osaka. 唔該.

Recorded in Kowloon, Hong Kong. Licence for this track: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0. Attribution: Ruben Schade.

Released July 2017 on Rubénerd and The Overnightscape Underground, an Internet talk radio channel focusing on a freeform monologue style, with diverse and fascinating hosts.