26 Mar

TCASP EP:124 – Paid to be at a Strip Club

Summary:

This week started off well, Sam got back his excess from the Insurance company, but may still need to go to court later on about the guy that crashed into his car.

The cool photo walk Sam was keen on, got cancelled due to a large company being dicks and being shady and doing their own thing, which apparently was totally unrelated to the other one.

Chris missed a robbery that happened 20 meters away from him, find out what happened and what was stolen.

Find out what the special part that Chris is on about in this episode by going to the link below to Oreilly Autoparts and enter 121G.

Chris filled Sam in about The Expanse a much watch show according to him, and he also watched a doco called be here now which sounds like a pretty amazing doco to watch.

Chris ended up at a strip club on a Monday morning and was getting paid for it, find out what that was about and check out the video of it below.

Mission Impossible 6 looks like to be filming some scenes here in NZ at some point and Tom Cruise has been in training for the main stunt for the last 12 months, will he do it here in NZ?

A new billboard has gone up for Trump and they won’t take it down until he is out of office.

A monthly toothbrush subscription service right here in NZ, find out all about it in this episode.

We saw this Bill Gates thing which almost sounded real but turned out it was a type of scam, one that was hard to figure out if it was real or not.

Escape my house is a great marketing thing the NZ fire service is doing, for the first 4500 people that register you get a very cool envelope with a google cardboard inside, and you can check out a VR type thing that helps you know how to escape your house, we will be checking it out fully in a future episode and may have some video for you.

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19 Mar

TCASP EP:123 – Tinder Profile and Scientology

Summary:

The short film we were involved with Only Humane has been accepted into the high desert film festival out in Nevada, Chris is keen to go and is working out how he can pay for his plane ticket.

Sam has been busy sorting out giant pumpkin stuff.

We cover the egg controversy that has been happening at Countdown supermarkets and how it could have affected Chris.

Countdown was also in the news about an error that involved an expensive piece of pumpkin.

We watched the documentary going clear, all about Scientology.

A cake baker is awarded a $7 million-dollar contract to build a sewage treatment plant even though they have no idea at all how to do this.

Chris has been reading a book and he now think she knows what woman want, so has dived head first back into Tinder, hear what his winning strategy is with his Tinder profile and we discuss the photos he is using on his profile, also make sure to check out our Facebook page where we have shared the photo and may have made some cringe worthy memes with it.

Chris is thinking about not following up with the woman who crashed into his car, in the grand scheme of things there are better things to be worrying about in life.

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12 Mar

TCASP EP:122 – The Apology, Nigerians in Space and #crispymint M&M’s

Summary:

Episode 122 is here and to kick things off we have an apology from Chris about some of the content featured in episode 121 so check that out to find out what went down.

Scientists are one step closer to being able to upload stuff directly to our brain like the Matrix.

We talk about the New Zelander of the of the year, Taika Waititi and find out why Chris thinks’s he should have never received this award at all.

Tivo is shutting down later on in the year, how will Chris cope with this change?

Love honey? But don’t want the hassle of owning your own hive and doing all the bee keeping work that is involved, then hive share is for you. Invest in a hive and get the sweet sweet reward of honey.

We learnt that a bomb proof defence house is no match for an earthquake.

Upper Hutt for Trump? Find out all about this amazing video made for Donald Trump

The latest Nigerian scam is out, and it is amazing, find out what you need to worry about now and what their space agency has been up to.

The walking dead has some up on news sites this week, while they spend a lot of money on makeup for the zombies, less money has been spent it seems on a CGI deer.

We test out the Crispy Mint M&M’s on the show, to the delight of the audience I am sure, find out what we thought #crispymint

Sam’s been in Christchurch and checked out the historic village Ferrymead which was very cool.

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05 Mar

TCASP EP:121 – Chris’s Mum’s Wedding

Summary:
In this episode, we find out all about how Chris’s Mum’s wedding went. This episode is sorta not really sponsored by black heart rum, but let’s pretend it is as that is what Chris was drinking during this recording.

Some of the highlights were Chris stopping at the Lazy Graze café and having some of the best coffee ever and he was also impressed with his vegetarian meal he had. And we went and checked out the vintage aviator museum.

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26 Feb

TCASP EP:120 – Tropfest Results

Summary:

The universe must have thought Sam was missing out with car related accidents so someone drove into the side of his car this week, find out what happened.

Tropfest 2017 was just held, Chris went down there as he helped out a one of the finalist films, and another 2 were made by people we know. Find out how everyone went, who won what, and Chris gives a rundown of the 16 finalists.

We talk a little bit about Kiwi Saver schemes and how they are taking a long time to transfer your money between them when you change.

What is mesh wifi? And why are we talking about it? Could it be the thing we need to fix our internet issues around here, maybe?

Sam went on another photo walk with Up and Adam, this time around Hamilton and got some cool photos.

We also hear about what the latest is with Chris’s Mum’s wedding, which he is at this weekend, look forward to hearing all about it in next week’s episode.

Links:

Tropfest Winning Film 2017

Up an Adam Website

12 Feb

TCASP EP:119 – What our nations best at, and problems with our crematorium website.

Summary:
Episode 119 is here, we talk about what the number one things countries are known for and fail to mention NZ (turns out it’s Chinook Salmon)

Tickled is getting a small follow up to see what they are up to, Chris is jealous of someone more famous and skilled than himself who he also has a creepy crush on, find out who.

Sam’s been on some photo walks recently, which included a drive up a mountain in the middle of the night, we discuss the Gita luggage robot which might be the next big thing before self driving cars.

We learn this week that we have a problem with our crematorium website, this actual website you are on now.  TV3 seems to have a crappy new logo.

Cards against humanity seems to have confused a lot of people with their crazy marketing stunt during the super bowl.

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05 Feb

TCASP EP:118 – Tropfest Finals and too much Trump?

Summary:

Episode 118 is here and so far this week has been a blur for Chris, he can’t even remember doing last week’s podcast.

Exciting news this week, the short film Chris helped out with named Sunshine made it into the finals at Tropfest Film Festival as well as friends of the show Sash and Mary with their entry and another friend of the show Allan who we’ve mentioned previously also got into the finals with his short film which has Guy from the Guy and Harley podcast in it acting.

Jeremy the number one fan of the podcast got a screenshot of Chris on Shortland St yet again this week.

Chris is feeling super fit and is putting his name down as a backup fitness class teacher at the gym, will he be able to get through? Time will tell.

Sam went to a funeral this week and did a lot of driving, find out how the funeral went.

#dickstone2016 update in this podcast for all the keen people following it.

We don’t want to say that all woman are bad drivers, but the one that tried to park outside out place sure was, find out what happened, and find out whose car got damaged.

Chris might be all Trumped out now, how are you finding all the coverage and craziness coming from President Trump?

We learnt how technology was used to help make Trump win the election, all with the help from a company called Cambridge Analytica

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29 Jan

TCASP EP:117 – Chris’s Mums Wedding, Night Luging and TEDx Scott Base

Summary:

We are back this week with a regular episode after our 2 year old backup was last weeks episode, make sure to check it out to hear about Trev and Spain.

A southern man has placed and ad to sell the remote for a specialised trailer a thief stole this week, all for the small sum of $16000 dollars. Chris found a story about a tortoise getting badly damaged in a fire and how 3D printing helped replace his shell.

Sam went night luging, it turns out Chris has never been luging before so he gets a run down on it, and thinks it might be too dangerous for him.

We discuss the much needed and wanted commuter train from Hamilton to Auckland. We think they just need to take the risk and do it and the people will come, don’t do a half assed job with it.

TEDx Scott base was held recently, Chris went to a viewing party and met some interesting people.

Journalists are having to ban together when trump is concerned, find out what that is all about .

We talk about Chris’s Mum’s upcoming wedding which was a surprise to him, and Chris had his first lines on Shortland St this week, has a star been born?

Sam did his first Parkrun last weekend, find out what that is about and how he went.

All that and a bit more in this episode, let us know your thoughts on any of this.

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22 Jan

TCASP EP:116 – Trev and stories from Spain

Summary:

We are a bit busy this week to get together and record the podcast so we have fished out the backup episode we recorded WAY back in April 2015.

We bring you the story of Trev a guy Sam worked with and some stories from when Chris was in Spain.

We’ll be back to regular programming next week.

15 Jan

TCASP EP:115 – A funeral, some chocolate and a phone sensor

Summary:

Welcome to episode 115, a bit of a busy week so instead of the usual things we have saved to talk about we are going old school and just making it all up as we go along, what could go wrong. Sam’s dealing with his slightly grumpy child today, he’s also off to the bank and going to go bowling.

Find out why Chris has been a bit sore and find out about what Sam’s been up to with Facebook and Twitter recently.

Sam had a bunch of Twitter notifications the other day and he didn’t know why, turns out everyone now knows when his birthday is. Find out how that happened.

Chris went and helped out on the PigVille production of Older the Movie as an extra in a funeral scene. How often were Chris eyes activated? You’ll have to listen to find out.,

There is a new sensor in a phone that can analyse anything, how cool would that be, which leads into Sam talking about him doing the Whole30 Food challenge right now and how he has just won a lot of chocolate.

Links:

New smartphone can analyse materials