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01:10:35 – Join Clara and I on our second day back in Japan! Today wandering around the lights and sounds of Ikebukuro, including pretty anime boys, a Family Mart snack convenience store snack tour, then taking a couple of Tokyo Metro trains back to Kudanshita, complete with those legendary Departing Melodies.

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

Released March 2019 on Rubenerd and The Overnightscape Underground, an Internet talk radio channel focusing on a freeform monologue style, with diverse and fascinating hosts; this one notwithstanding.

55:03 – Join Clara and I on our first day back in Japan! Wandering around Otemachi in Tokyo looking for an ATM for a sinister card that refused to work, travelling from Narita, egg sandwiches from convenience stores, and too much more to write notes on when we should be sleeping!

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

Released March 2019 on Rubenerd and The Overnightscape Underground, an Internet talk radio channel focusing on a freeform monologue style, with diverse and fascinating hosts; this one notwithstanding.

01:12:50 – It’s another Rubenerd Squish, where I stick a few unrelated episodes into one! Part one discusses the most bizarre advertisement I’ve ever seen, in an audio journey through a 1970s era shopping centre that has barely changed. Part two discusses fabric couches, fun with spirometry, the Clipboard Mafia, and certain frustrating podcast ads. Part three discusses duopolistic allegiances, and fun with reverb-berb-reverb. Recorded February-March 2019.

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

Released March 2019 on Rubenerd and The Overnightscape Underground, an Internet talk radio channel focusing on a freeform monologue style, with diverse and fascinating hosts; this one notwithstanding.

01:23:35 – A tribute to the last few episodes of The Overnightscape. Topics include wood veneer dishwashers and TVs, moving to Chatswood, when I started listening to The Overnightscape, Lunar New Year, abandoned cityscapes in the real world and in simulations, nostalgia for space, gift giving, Gateway 2000, gaming business models, Fate/Grand Order, and the Carlton Branch… plus Side B (at 01:03:56)… opening production credits for A Chinese Ghost Story (1987)[VCD], The Computer Chronicles – Windows 3.0 (1990)[Archive.org], Hypothetical Institute theme (2019)[Podcast], Clark and Dawe, The Front Fell Off (1991)[YouTube], Cantonese Golden Harvest bumper (1986)[VCD], Digital Flotsam episode 54, baseballs and music (2004)[Archive.org], tech5 episode 38 on early Microsoft magazines (2007)[Podcast], Prospects by Chris Juergensen (2005)[Archive.org, Creative Commons 2.5 Attribution], Rising Bubbles sound loop from Apple Logic (2007), introduction to construction of the Sydney Harbour Tunnel (1992)[YouTube], and my first MadPlayer recording (2005)[Archive.org].

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

Released February 2019 on Rubenerd and The Overnightscape Underground, an Internet talk radio channel focusing on a freeform monologue style, with diverse and fascinating hosts; this one notwithstanding.

03:19:56 – Every unreleased episode from Q4 2018 in one stitched package! Topics include Sydney Trains, TECHNOBOYS PULCRAFT GREEN-FUND, Honda San, Singapore, flowers, rampling, cicadas, apparently unmanly things, studying, podcast elitism, indie media, late night Mascot, continents, construction, soulless glass boxes, Wikipedia, marketing language, dearth of power points, ocean liners, promises, selling an iMac, making coffee, email, the next leap for computing, Tiger Balm, and sneezes. Best to avoid listening to this all at once!

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

Released January 2019 on Rubenerd and The Overnightscape Underground, an Internet talk radio channel focusing on a freeform monologue style, with diverse and fascinating hosts.

18:11 – The unpublished 2018 spectacular episode, broken headphones and keyboards and floppy drives and internet quotas and stomachs, social networks turning people into arseholes, Marie Kondo, archiving websites you care about, supplanting Facebook, and the Red Hat FTP archive.

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

Released January 2019 on Rubenerd and The Overnightscape Underground, an Internet talk radio channel focusing on a freeform monologue style, with diverse and fascinating hosts.

30:06 – A Christmas special coming to you from a Sydney Boxing Day in the heat of summer! Topics include a winter trip in Germany and Ireland, yuletide family traditions, how others celebrate or don’t, the best holiday foods from the UK and Germany, music, and a somewhat minor personal inconvenience! Also retiring the Rubenerd Annexe, self-titled Blogging Experts, a shoutout to Radio Free Shambles and The Midnight Citizen, and best wishes for the season.

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

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

26:45 – Light through leaves at night, life-work balance, changing directions, making decisions, being lost in thought, importance of family and friends, and then randomly the HP 620 LX.

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

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

31:36 – An homage to The Overnightscape episode Mother’s New Mineral Dream. Talking about white walls everywhere in new buildings, 1970s era shopping malls, struggles with junk, Staten Island, and personally generated media. Because you can’t take it with you. Cover art of the Metropolitan Museum of Art taken from Clara’s and my trip to NYC in 2016.

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

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

30:11 – Recording on a terrible mic, so taking the opportunity to produce at a ludicrously low bitrate for some nostalgic fun. Topics include Zip drives, work phones, mobiles without cameras, inadvertent box smashing, eschewing (gesundheit) plastic, middle class life qualms needing perspective, Nespresso, regions of Sydney and Los Angeles, difficulty photographing anime figures, nostalgia for my 2004 job while listening to The Overnightscape and Whole Wheat Radio, the fate of internet communities, and coffee shop sounds. Special guest appearance by 1990s Iomega.

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

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