Video: Aulden's Journey to the Strong Museum (7/14/18)

The world famous Strong Museum in Rochester, NY. Its mission? To explore play and the ways in which it encourages learning, creativity, and discovery and illuminates cultural history. Not included in that? Two man-children wandering around aimlessly around commenting randomly on what they see.

But hey, we never said we found the answers to life's questions WELL now did we?

Episode 23.5 - BONUS POD: What Does Aulden Do With The Mad That He Feels? (6/26/18)

BONUS POD! Hi all you Real Human Bings! Won't you be my neighbor? In this bonus episode of Real Human Bings, we talk about a very human emotion, and a very Bing emotion, anger. With other Real Human Bing, Melanie Peck, we discuss emotions and how to deal with them.

Additionally, we delve into differences in educational systems between North America and China. Which group is more spoiled? We have our own opinions, but let us know what you think!

Endnotes:

  • If you're interested in a book about Chinese society and its youthful generation... - https://www.amazon.com/Young-China-Restless-Generation-Country/dp/1250078814
  • Won't You Be My Neighbor? - https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/06/movies/wont-you-be-my-neighbor-review-mister-rogers.html
  • Mister Rogers 1969 Senate Hearing - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9uIJ-o2yqQ
  • Johnny Costa covers Mister Rogers - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xx-ncTtaOJY
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Episode 23 - The Incredible Interview with a Ghost (6/26/18)

Friends, do you believe in the supernatural? You just may after this podcast episode because we have made contact with the other side! We have connected with a ghost and are here to share our interview with her!

No wait, that's a regular person... She's just a normal person! A very white person, but a normal(ish) person none the less. Everybody, it's REAL HUMAN BING Melanie Peck! She shares with us her impressions of China, what she would do if aliens made contact with the earth, some old crush stories, and more! (Also, a guest appearance by future guest, Terry Madill!)

After that, we discuss the new Pixar movie, "Incredibles 2" (2018). What did we think? How does the old one hold up? Is the new one worth watching? And what the heck was up with that short at the beginning?? Last but certainly not least, we give our Picks of the Week!

Endnotes:
Incredibles 2 - https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/incredibles-2-2018
Bao (The Pixar Short, Truly an affecting experience for some, confusing and culturally insensitive? for others, mostly white people like me) - https://www.polygon.com/2018/6/26/17505726/pixar-bao-dumpling-short-reactions
Smuffy (Mashup artist who has not been ruined for me... yet) - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkrKDdWw7edcx5l0CVg3AdQ
Doughboy - https://woawstore.com/blogs/blog/hong-kong-rap-pioneer-doughboy-talks-kanye-kicks-and-karhu
Grey's Anatomy is still going! - http://www.vulture.com/2018/05/greys-anatomy-lets-rank-all-the-weddings.html
Gorillaz, The Now Now (Do you think that someone can review music only a few days after release? Not rhetorical, genuine question here) - https://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/gorillaz-the-now-now/
Sandra by Gimlet Media (A world where artificial intelligence isn't so artificial) - https://www.gimletmedia.com/sandra

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Episode 22 - I Like Bing Butts and I Cannot Lie (6/1/18)

Bing. Butt. What more do you need to know? Let's goooooooo!

There's an extra long, extra musical episode of RHB for you today ladies and gents. This one features a new segment, PLAYLIST OF YOUR LIFE! Have you ever wondered what would happen if you took the number one song on the date of your birthday and put it together as a playlist? Of course you haven't! But we did! Come listen to the top music from 1990 to 1993 in this maiden voyage!

Also on the pod, BING SEARCH! This time of famous (?) nerd and creator of the tabletop staple, Dungeons and Dragons! That's right, we looked up the life of Gary Gygax and man... It's kind of crazy how interesting it all is... Lastly, we have our Picks of the Week! Check it out!

Endnotes:
Mariah Carey is still touring guys! That's incredible! - http://www.mariahcarey.com/
The only place Bryan Adams is allowed - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpRNBA60bJ8
UB40 is actually kinda dope - http://ub40.org/
St. Lenox is sooo sooo good - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5_xFGOkAio
Gary Gygax lost D&D movie - http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/tabletop/features/14604-Inside-Lost-1980s-Dungeons-Dragons-Movie-Gary-Gygax-Loved
Dungeons & Dragons (1983-1985) - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0085011/
Jack Stauber - https://jackstauber.bandcamp.com/
The beef behind the track - https://www.vox.com/2018/5/31/17408862/pusha-t-drake-duppy-diss-beef-explained

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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!

Endnotes:
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!

Endnotes:
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!

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

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