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Gene Cernan RIP: Speaking To The Last Man On The Moon

[audio:http://archive.org/download/sxswbaby_20150319_19_LastManOnTheMoon/sxswbaby_20150319_19_LastManOnTheMoon.mp3] Gene Cernan died today. He was the last man to walk on the moon, an astronaut from a time of heroes, a pilot from a time where best friends didn’t come home. He also drew his daughter’s initials in the moon dust. They’re still there…   I was very lucky to speak to him in 2014 as he promoted Mark Craig’s documentary/biography ‘Last Man On The Moon.’  I’ve posted it above, and I’m going to listen to it again. Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth, And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings; Sunward I’ve climbed, and

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Don’t forget to listen to Edinburgh Nights every week!

You might recall that after this year’s radio broadcast of the  Edinburgh Fringe chat show came to the end, I decided to keep the format alive and showcase all the fun things in Edinburgh each week (that would have been the moment for a David Tennant-esque “I don’t want to go…”). It’s three months later, and Edinburgh Nights is still on the air, at 3pm every Friday, with a podcast available to listen again to the show (if you’re in Edinburgh), or to listen fresh to the whole hour if you are further afield. It’s a show that continues to evolve,

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The story of Missile Command

Microsoft once had a collection of Atari Classic games for Windows 3.1 (on 2 1.44″ floppy disks) and the help files had a short history of each game. Polygon’s article and interview with designer Dave Theurer reminded me of that help file, but with a lot more detail. Theurer and Adam got rid of all the unnecessary components — including a radar idea, which had an arm sweeping across the screen, only revealing a portion of it at a time — and started putting that manpower and time into polishing the other areas of the game. “To make it simple,

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The ‘Super Showcase Saturday’ from the Fringe

[audio:http://archive.org/download/TpcFringe20132408201321/tpc_fringe2013_24082013_21.mp3] The final weekend of the Fringe, just three nights left to see many of the shows (although some will finish tonight, so check the times at edfringe.com). As for the podcast, let’s have some extra interviews to kick off your Saturday. With David Quirk, Michael Che, Superbard, Bobby Mair, Ian Smith, and Ben Champion.

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Can you spot the James Bond theme in today’s Fringe podcast?

[audio:https://archive.org/download/TpcFringe20132208201319/tpc_fringe2013_22082013_19.mp3] Not long to go now, in Fringe terms, but with five nights of Fringe shows there’s still  thousand of performances that  you can take in, and only a small fraction of them can show up on the podcast. So here’s your daily flavour of the Fringe. With John Fico (Made for Each Other), Vicky Jones and Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag), Ben Van Der Velde (Chain Letter), and Brian Kennedy.

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