Episode 21 - Soggy Toast II, Dry Toast (5/3/18)

Welcome back Julie! A true RHB guest star found her way back to China and decided to grace us with her presence!

Yep that's right, Julie (from Episode 4) is back! What has she been up to? We talk about it! Scotland, tree planting, and niche alcoholic beverages are all part of that particular story...

Additionally, we have a section of improv-ed music by resident Beethoven Aulden MacQueen. And of course, our favorite part of this week and every week, our Picks of the Week!

The Buckie made me do it! - https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/feb/27/buckfast-drink-with-supernatural-powers-destruction
Futurecop! - https://futurecop.bandcamp.com/
Ichthyandr - https://ichthyandr.bandcamp.com/
"Isle of Dogs" (2018) (Yes I know that the Japanese stuff is controversial, I still liked it tho...) - https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2018/03/isle-of-dogs-review/556292/
"Draft Day" (2014), best scene - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CcVO0mQ1go
Aaron Maybin Art - https://aaronmaybin.com/
Aaron Maybin in Baltimore Schools - http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/education/k-12/bs-md-aaron-maybin-cold-schools-20180108-story.html
"The Terror" (2018) - https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2018/05/the-terror-amc/559031/
Acid Rain, Lorn - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxg4C365LbQ

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Game Over Man! - Slay the Spire

This time on "Game Over Man!" Aulden got to a-Spire to greater heights!

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Slay the Spire is a deck building, roguelike, JRPG-fight-style, mysterious, fantasy game for people all over the world. It's an early access game that's been picking up steam around the PC gaming world. (pun intended) What did our resident videon games Real Human Bing Aulden think about it? Listen to find out!

End Notes:
"Slay the Spire" Gameplay - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VNJQo3szN0&t=653s
Buy it for yourself! - https://store.steampowered.com/app/646570/Slay_the_Spire/

Real Bing Book Reviews Announcement - C.H.I.P.S. In China

Have we got an important announcement for you!

Our newest segment, REAL BING BOOK REVIEWS is ready for your ear holes! Would you like to hear Aulden and Jacob read through one of the worst books ever and slowly but surely lose their minds? Of course you do!

Want to listen? Give us a ITunes review or contact us on Twitter or Instagram with your favorite RHB moment for the SECRET PASSWORD! Oooooooooooh!

Blurb: What happens when Canadian HUDSON SMITH comes to Baishantan to teach at the Chinese Harmonious International Peace School? Well, lots of hijinks! Mostly prejudiced assumptions about the Chinese culture and the shallowest understanding of how to write a plot. Can you believe this was part of a master's project? Neither can we!

End Notes:
C.H.I.P.S. In China - https://books.google.com/books/about/C_H_I_P_S_in_China.html?id=BJRdNtjpfiQC
Real Bing Book Reviews - https://www.realhumanbings.com/bing-book-reviews

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Episode 20 - A Foodial Effort (4/8/18)

Happy 20th episode everybody! If we were a REAL Real Human Bing, we still couldn't drink in the USA! But we'd still have a kick ass birthday party. And you would be invited!

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Come along with us for this special episode all about a matter close to my stomach, food. We talk about our favorite places to eat in China as well as trends we've noticed during our time here. It's so easy to eat out here all the time guys!

This episode also features a new segment we're very excited about! "Game Over" will be released as a regular bonus feature, but we wanted to share our first episode with you here! And to top it all off, we have our beautiful picks of the week! What more could you ask for?

End Notes:
Food in Dalian (Seriously never heard of any of these restaurants. It's like these people have never even been here!) - https://www.travelchinaguide.com/cityguides/liaoning/dalian/dining.htm
Getting Over it with Bennett Foddy - www.foddy.net/2017/09/getting-over-it/
Ready Player One 1 (Jenny Nicholson review) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07w3u8iLa-s
Ready Player One 2 (Vox.com) - https://www.vox.com/culture/2018/3/26/17148350/ready-player-one-book-backlash-controversy-gamergate-explained
Virtual Light - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_Light
Kimmie66 - http://heartshapedskull.bigcartel.com/product/kimmie66-signed-paperback
Aulden Yelling - https://youtube.com/channel/UCHpicXJpLbZWEYFlaRw8VWA

Episode 19 - Is Dirk Gently Going into the Night? (3/11/18)

Crazy alternate dimensions? Weird and wacky coincidences? Elijah Wood as a hapless everyman? And that was just a description of our visit to the 2018 Olympics, not the TV show!

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We're revisiting an old friend of ours, Dirk Gently, to check in on him for his second. It's a whole new mystery with whole new characters. We "Man on the Street" the show, go over our new favorite moments and discuss perhaps a lack of... something. Will it get another season? Or will it go gently into the night? (AVclub already made that joke, so I'm totally stealing from them.)

We also discuss the idea of nationalism with the Olympics as an access point to the goods and ills of this complicated concept. How can we harness what is often used for evil and turn it into something good? Are the Olympics worth it? How can they change to be better? And finally, we give you our picks, with Picks of the Week!

Yep, Dirk Gently is going gently into the night after all... - http://www.denofgeek.com/us/tv/dirk-gentlys-holistic-detective-agency/271646/dirk-gently-season-3-is-definitely-not-happening
Cool Olympics - https://www.vox.com/the-big-idea/2018/2/19/17025184/olympics-nationalism-cosmopolitanism-borders-international-peace-understanding
Drool Olympics - https://www.vox.com/world/2018/2/23/17008910/2018-winter-olympics-host-stadiums-cost-pyeongchang
The Arkells - www.arkellsmusic.com
Aunty Donna - https://www.youtube.com/user/TheAuntyDonnaChannel
"Oh yeah!" (Entourageathon) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3Ya_ft7nLI

Episode 18 - Darren Auldenosky's 'mother!' (2/10/18)

This one's a special one just for the moms and sisters out there! Today is not just a podcast, it's a FAMCAST!

Aulden is a sole Human Bing on this one as he goes face to face with his biggest challenge yet! His mother, Stefanie! And his sister, Ella! At the same time! Listen to the Real Human Bing questions as they lead to conversations about stupid actions, pets with human appendages, and dog stories. (Mostly dog stories really, because of course why wouldn't it be that?)

Also, get Stefanie and Ella's impressions of China, including their daring exploits as they visit a tea shop, a mountain, and meet a new friend. And last but certainly not least, Picks of the Week!

Check out some art! Stefanie Denz website - http://www.stefanie-denz.com/

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Episode 17 - I Don't Believe in Beginnings (1/29/18)

It's been a while friends! I hope you've been in good health. If not, maybe listening to this podcast will help out. After all, 4 out of 5 doctors recommend it!

On this anniversary episode of Real Human Bings, we get contemplative with a look back at our very first episode!

First, we re-review the 2016 sci-fi movie Arrival, reflecting on how dumb our past selves were. Then we take a look at past New Years resolutions, improvements to the show, and hopes for the future. Lastly, our Picks of the Week as well as a throwback to past episodes! Follow your prescription and listen to this funky medicine!

Amy Adams is great - http://variety.com/2017/film/awards/amy-adams-snubbed-oscars-arrival-1201968278/#!
Johann Johannsson Song Exploder - http://songexploder.net/arrival
Dan Harmon's apology - https://www.vox.com/culture/2018/1/11/16879702/dan-harmon-apology-megan-ganz-community
Vapor Wave - www.blankbanshee.com
Toro y Moi - http://toroymoi.com/
Kurt Vonneguys - https://www.facebook.com/kurtvonneguys

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Episode 16 - The Last Human Bing (1/7/18)

Whole new year, whole new Bings. That's right. At the end of this episode, one of us dies!

No, no, no... Just kidding! Only childhoods die on our show! Because today we're talking about the newest Star Wars film, "The Last Jedi" (2017).

Fan reception and critic reception were split on this movie. What did we think? Listen to find out with our patently focused conversation. Also, what did you do this New Years? We went skiing! And we didn't break any appendages! That's a win in my book! Lastly, we give a couple Picks of the Week this episode. Check them out my friends!

The Last Jedi RT Score - birthmoviesdeath.com/2017/12/20/the-curious-case-of-the-last-jedi-and-its-rotten-tomatoes-audience-score
The Last Jedi: Not dark enough? - https://www.vox.com/culture/2018/1/12/16834684/the-last-jedi-lost-its-nerve
Dalian Happy Snow World - https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g297452-d1848027-Reviews-Dalian_Happy_Snow_World-Dalian_Liaoning.html
The Chieftains - http://www.thechieftains.com/main/tours/
Burr - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burr_%28novel%29
Hamilton - hamiltonmusical.com
Coco makes bank in China - https://www.forbes.com/sites/scottmendelson/2017/12/04/box-office-coco-is-crushing-it-in-china-and-thats-a-huge-deal/#7e272bba7a26
Shereen Marisol Meraji - https://www.npr.org/people/177485735/shereen-marisol-meraji
Pop Culture Happy Hour talks Coco- https://www.npr.org/sections/monkeysee/2017/11/29/567012301/pop-culture-happy-hour-lands-of-life-and-death-in-pixars-coco
Code Switch (Podcast) -https://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/

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Too Smart For You - 11/29/17 (Zimbabwe, North Korea, Donald Trump, Beijing Fire)

Welcome to the newest segment for Dark Wolf Media, the current events podcast, Too Smart For You! Stephen Smart, the smartest man in the world, is joined by the hosts of Real Human Bings to run through important news of the month.

Our inaugural episode, recorded 11/29/17, we tackle the coup that ousted Robert Mugabe from power, North Korea's missile tests and a soldier's dramatic defection, Donald Trump's comments to Navajo WWII veterans, and a fire which broke out in Beijing. (Some of these events may have changed oops! Donald Trump has already upped his crazy level... ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ) Check it out!

End Notes:
Zimbabwe Coup, Explained - https://www.vox.com/world/2017/11/15/16654740/zimbabwe-coup-situation-robert-mugabe-house-arrest
North Korea missile tests - http://edition.cnn.com/2017/05/29/asia/north-korea-missile-tests/index.html
North Korea defector video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4hgyGkIw9s
Guy Delise, Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea - http://www.guydelisle.com/english/py/pyongyang_en.html
The Dollop, Donald Trump - https://soundcloud.com/the-dollop/300a-donald-trump-part-one
Beijing Fire - https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/19/world/asia/china-fire-beijing.html

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Episode 15 - Smart People Only (11/28/17)

You heard the title! Smart people only! Dummies? You better stop listening right now! Don't even read this next sentence!

I'm just kidding of course. I love the poorly educated!

On this special episode, we have a certified Real Human Bing Stephen Smart stop on by the studio for some good ol fashioned questions. We also talk the new Justice League movie (2017) and how much we love DC and its extended universe. And of course, we have our picks of the week. Check it out!

Justice League - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0974015/
Yoko Ono "Bad Dancer" (This video summarizes Aulden) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3mvEfON2C
Che Poster - http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/21/books/21kaku.html?_r=2&pagewanted=all
Small Beans - https://www.patreon.com/SmallBeans
Marvel's Runaways - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XVrnmyIKf8
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-i1XZc8ZwA
Brain Failure - https://genius.com/Brain-failure-fun-and-fight-tonight-lyrics
刺猬 (Hedgehog) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEIx-yfvXGg
反光鏡楽隊 (Reflector) - https://www.discogs.com/artist/1981407-Reflector-6
Carsick Cars - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQ3x-vhIXEY

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