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Podcast Episode #85 - Let's Encrypt with Josh Aas

Josh Aas is one of the founders of Let's Encrypt, THE non-profit certificate authority. We talk to Josh and learn more about why it's important that the last 20% of the internet that isn't secure yet is getting encrypted and why it is also important for us retro related homepage owners (and surprisingly also to phishing sites)! interview starts at 18:23

Posted by Nafcom on Mar 17, 2020 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #84 - Right to Repair South Africa with Gunther Schmitz

If you thought that the Right to Repair was limited to Europe and North America, you were totally wrong! Being able to repair your own stuff is an important topic all over the world, including Africa. Joerg and AJ talk with Gunther Schmitz of Right to Repair South Africa about how this topic relates to his unique neck of the woods, and ways that this is important for more than just us tech nerds. (Interview begins at 10:15)

Posted by AJ on Feb 25, 2020 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #83 - Intellivision!

Intellivision was one of the absolute pioneers in the video game industry, starting all the way back in 1979 with the original Intellivision console. Now in 2020, they're back with a new console called the Amico, which promises to rekindle some of the actual fun that video games used to be. AJ and Joerg talk to Intellivision CEO Tommy Tallarico and European president Hans Ippisch about how this all began and how they're bringing Intellivision into the 21st century while honoring its long legacy. Also, watch AJ struggle to keep his mic from falling over. (Interview begins at 7:00)

Posted by AJ on Feb 04, 2020 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #82 - Welle:Erdball

Welle:Erdball has been making music for almost 30 years, and the Commodore 64 has been an integral part of their unique sound since the beginning. Joerg and AJ talk to W:E members Honey and MissMoonlight about their musical process, what it means to them to be able to create art at this level, and the importance that the C64 plays in their music. (Interview begins at 35:49)

Posted by AJ on Jan 22, 2020 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #81 - Kick-Off II World Cup with Frank Fuhrmann and Oliver Stender

Kick-Off II is one of the most difficult football (or soccer, if you're NTSC) games to master. Oliver Stender and Frank Fuhrmann have done just that, though, and their skill has lead to them being two of the highest ranked players to take part in the Kick-Off II World Cup -- championships that are still being held today. AJ and Joerg talk to them about what draws them to this game, as well as the challenges of keeping a vintage game championship series relevant and entertaining in the 21st century. (Interview starts at 21:34)

Posted by AJ on Dec 31, 2019 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #80 - Gamescom 2019 Special Episode!

Martin Ahman, AJ and Joerg look back at the games that were revived via retro IP successors. (Yes, PC retro is also retro nowadays!). Let's have a look together at what publishers and development studios showed us today!

Posted by Nafcom on Dec 29, 2019 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #79 - Pleasant Green: Exploring the World of Internet Scammers with Ben Taylor

Ben Taylor likes to make friends with internet scammers. He's the man behind the Pleasant Green YouTube channel, where he tells the stories of -- and gives a human face to -- people we often think of as entirely nefarious. AJ and Joerg talk to him about what drew him to this, the very human stories behind many internet scammers, and what we can all do to help others. (Interview starts at 10:00)

Posted by AJ on Nov 30, 2019 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #78 - Creating a New Mechanical Amiga Keyboard with Liwei Guan

The Micronics is hard at work creating a new mechanical keyboard for the Amiga 500, 600, and 1200, and Liwei Guan is the person making it all happen. AJ and Joerg talk to her about how she got involved in the Amiga community, the logistics of creating a new keyboard, and the unique directions she's taking to get this done. (Interview begins at 10:19)

Posted by AJ on Nov 21, 2019 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #77 - The Internet Archive with Jason Scott

Jason Scott is the free-range archivist of the Internet Archive and the creator of textfiles.com. AJ, Joerg, and Martin W. talk to him about why preservation is so important and ways in which everyone can help ensure that our digital histories are preserved. Interviews starts at 26:59

Posted by AJ on Nov 17, 2019 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #76 - Gamescom: Publishers and Devs with Michael Blatz, Nico Grupp, and Markus Grupp

Gamescom is one of the biggest gaming conventions on the planet. AJ and Joerg start off Scene World's annual Gamescom retrospective by taking to Markus and Nico Grupp, developers of the game Highrisers; and Michael Blatz, who was at Gamescom as a publisher, to learn about the Gamescom experience from their unique perspectives. Also, AJ learns what "Ego Shooter" means. (interview begins at 33:43)

Posted by AJ on Nov 02, 2019 // Read more »