05 Mar

TCASP EP:121 – Chris’s Mum’s Wedding

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


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.


Tropfest Winning Film 2017

Up an Adam Website

12 Feb

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

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?


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


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


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


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.


New smartphone can analyse materials

08 Jan

TCASP EP:114 – Dog Sitting, Rail Cruising and Smear Time


Welcome to 2017, with the first podcast we’ve recorded in 2017. Come on in, sit down and find out what we have been up to lately.

Not much has been happening on the #dickstone2016 front so far, although Chris is hopeful he will pass it without knowing according to a conversation he had earlier in the week.

Find out how the dog sitting went over new years for Chris, how traumatized is the dog from all the laughing Chris did? We may never know. But we do know he got confused as to what the dog toy was supposed to be looking like.

Sam went rail cruising in the new year, where you go in these little golf cart looking contraptions down a railway line, find out how that went. Sam also saw the big balloon thing which is Rotorua’s latest tourist attraction we talked about the other week, totally underwhelmed by the look of it and still doesn’t know what the benefits of it are.

It wouldn’t be a podcast if Chris didn’t mention his favourite person, Donald Trump, this time it is about his new years tweet he sent out.

We talk about smear time and what has been happening with the adjustment of time lately.

Movie making is getting better for people with smaller budgets with people working on a new motion capture suit.

Sam tried out a cheap VR headset thing where it holds your phone in front of your face, find out how that went.

There’s now a new service to save your kids teeth, and it isn’t as creepy as it sounds and could have real benefit in the future.

While 2016 was pretty bad for celebrities dying, there was a whole bunch of cool stuff that happened as well, we discuss them.

How many earthquakes did we have in 2016 here in NZ? A lot, find out the correct answer in this episode of the podcast.

We learnt about a new app that Auckland ports is using that saves time and apparently an age old way of dealing with ships that are coming into port.

Sam went and saw the movie Sing the other day, find out what he thought about it.

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01 Jan

TCASP EP:113 – Dickstone Update, Hatchimals and Pet Sitting


We are looking forward to a future episode when Chris tells us how the pet sitting went with a great dane. He also gets us up to speed with a #dickstone2016 update where he thinks he has the best app idea ever.

Chris had a super special secret Santa gift turn up after our last podcast, a custom piece of artwork made by our #1 fan Jeremy, find out what it is and where we may hang it up.

Sam explains about the whole Hatchimal craze this Christmas and how his daughter ended up with one when they were all sold out.

Does every strange sport in NZ claim it is the fastest growing sport in NZ? Maybe, Sam explains what Pickle Ball is, something he learnt about over Christmas.

Someone at Shoe Clinic probably needs a talking to after putting out some very crazy advice for Woman runners, it upset a lot of people especially on the Twitter.

Does wanting to lick an Ice Cream make you gay? We talk about the stupid comment from Richard Hammond and the difference between its gay and its gay.

Chris’s inbox led him to miss an important email to do with the short film Only Humane being accepted into a film festival, and we get interrupted mid story with a strange phone call Sam received.

More famous people have been dying this week.

We run through some of the weirdest things people have put into their body and got stuck according to an annual list from the US.

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26 Dec

TCASP EP: 112 – Secret Santa Arrived and Homelessness is Over


Episode 112 is here and all of our NZ Secret Santa gifts have arrived. Find out what we got from all the awesome Santa’s out there. We have a hashtag now to help document Chris’s kidney stone, #dickstone2016 is what you will need to use for all your hashtag needs when talking about it from now on. Thanks to Jeremy for coming up with it.

Sam managed to fix the back catalogue of episodes, you can now go back and listen to the last 300 episodes of the podcast, luckily we are only at 112 right now. But make sure to check out the episode 2 magnets and a piece of tape as it makes Sam angry.

Chris came across a little tool to help with as he puts it, guitar fingering. He also reads out a quote he found that might explain the state of the world, the biggest threat to mankind might be stupidity.

Homelessness in Hamilton has all been solved apart from 2 people that are sleeping rough, we wonder how true these claims really are and friend of the show Allan had experience with these random “homeless” types of people when he was visiting earlier on in the week.

Police overseas rescued an old lady who appeared to be frozen in a car, turns out it wasn’t a live person at all, find out what this super realistic old person is actually used for.

Kickstart or dropkick is in the mix this week, we talk about gear eye, a way of keeping track of all your gear with the use of RFID tags and your smartphone, is this a good idea? Or just something for really dumb people? We discuss it.

We learnt about the experimental skin gun this week, find out what it is and what it can be used for.

Have we heard about the latest thing for the adult industry? VR you can feel. Find out what they achieved and what Chris thinks about it.

India’s built the world’s largest solar power plant, in a pretty short amount of time, which leads us to guess how big the population is in India.

Using magnets to clean out your blood of bad things might be a new way of doing things in the future.

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