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42:30 – Join Ruben as he discusses himself in the third person, and his business trip adventures to two Australian cities on the exact opposite sides of the country for added convenience; the former of which he hadn’t been to since he lived there in the 1990s! Then some nostalgia for coffee chains, specifically the giant Dômes in Singapore. Recorded early September 2019.

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

Released September 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.

51:02 – Join Ruben as he takes a somewhat narcissistic view of work, life in one’s thirties, mindfulness or lack thereof, charities, the events in Hong Kong, the ergonomic considerations behind corn chips, wandering around Artarmon thinking the same things, and a classic clip from Flight of the Conchords. You want to sit down but you sold you chair, so you… you just stand there. Recorded over a few weeks in June 2019.

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

Released June 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.

43:59 – Join Ruben in a soulful, bronchital state; a word that almost certainly doesn’t exist. Topics include Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, secret apartment doors, Apple keyboards really are that bad, stabbing myself in the eye with a poster, Australia’s obsessive coffee culture, Arashiyama in Kyoto, and accidental beverages. Break song by the delightful Good Mythical Morning gents who trained a predictive text bot.

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

Released April 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.

01:10:35 – 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.