This Thoughts episode was recorded at a time when Mike was experiencing very expensive car troubles (for which he is still paying, and your purchase of gear from our CafePress shop will go a long way to helping out).
In addition to very costly repairs, Mike wonders how life particularly in the Kansas City metro area would be better off if public transit was vastly improved. Granted, the buses are now free, as is the streetcar, but these services are extremely limited (think rush hour and no weekends).
We imagine that public transit situations are similar in the vast majority of major US cities, but as we have previously mentioned in the case of our hometown, it’s so spread out that public transit improvements make too much sense to not implement.
Reference is made to Jay Foreman’s Tube Station Song (which needs updating with the recent addition of 2 new Tube stations):
Today’s guest is Jeffrey Johnson. Mike first met Jeffrey in 2016. Jeffrey was active duty Army stationed at Fort Leavenworth, and was interested in rap music and making music videos (which is where Mike comes in). One such project was referenced by Rick Daniels.
In today’s episode, we catch up with Jeffrey, who is now out of the Army and living in Alabama.
George joined us this recording from Lawrence, Kansas.
We talk about how George was one of the early victims of COVID (and fortunately survived); life in Santa Fe, New Mexico; and pop open Mike’s freshman year high school yearbook, which features a now very famous West Viking.
Rick Daniels is a local Kansas City actor with lots of life experience and has worked with Mike on film projects, particularly as Capt. Harrison Treinor in Tales from the Interim Net (he’s the supervisor of AdamMcKeith’s Detective Vaughn Anderson).
In Betrayal, a group of explorers walk through an empty house (the layout of which will change with every single playthrough). Along the way, they’ll run into events, pick up items, and come across omens. At a certain point in the game, the omens trigger a haunt – and one of the explorers becomes a traitor. There are 50 possible scenarios depending on the triggering omen and the room in which it was found. It’s massively replayable.
We’re including in our show notes the Wil Wheaton’s TableTop playthrough to give you a visual idea of how it plays: