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Tom Barbalet is re-launching the podcast with new co-host Connor Sites-Bowen. Brace yourself for the second season!

24. Concluding Season Two [April 22, 2018]

  Connor went to a wedding and took a nuclear vacation. Tom gives an update about his travels. While he was away he came to a realization associated with the podcast which will no doubt produce some new and insightful bits of audio. [ MP3 | link ]

23. Military Importance [March 4, 2018]

  Tom asks about Connor's garden update. This digresses in some discussion about tomatoes with a cameo from corn. Connor wants to know about some miniatures Tom had painted in the past week and why the World Wars are important to Tom. Connor asks for some Australian war history. They digress into Osprey books and plastic models. [ MP3 | link ]

22. Oh My Cod [February 25, 2018]

  Connor is experiencing historic flooding. Tom explains prototypes in model railroading and they explore archetypes. Tom bas been discovering audio books and finding strange physical books based on this. Connor has a classical bent and they explore the Romans as town builders and road builders. Connor talks about his experiences after college and touring Lenten fish fries (worth checking out to see). The conclude discussing industrial noise. [ MP3 | link ]

21. Randomly Acquired Armies [February 10, 2018]

  Connor is injured. The aficionados discuss dragons. Connor kicks off a discussion about armies and how to acquire them. Connor wants to talk about vastly giant creatures. Tom explores the universality of the dragon myths. What about megalopolis places? Connor buys luggage online. Tom talks about his garden and Connor's garden building. [ MP3 | link ]

20. Why Miniatures? [February 3, 2018]

  Connor talks a little bit about his artistic vision for the podcast. Tom wants to deep dive into miniatures. What makes them special? Why would you want to collect them? Metal vs plastic - which material is better. Before they conclude the podcast, the aficionados spend a little time rapping about redwoods. [ MP3 | link ]

19. Digging A Little Deeper [January 27, 2018]

  Connor has just returned from Austin. What does Connor like to cook and eat? Connor shouts out Golbinoid Games who publishes Labyrinth Lord and Mutant Future. Tom talks about Kevin Siembieda's Rift, a gaming system big enough for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Robotech, with a shout out to Erick Wujcik's Mutants Down Under. Mech technology hasn't been explored enough. Tom discusses Konflikt 47 and steampunk mechs and Connor talks about Aliens. They both discuss Space Hulk and Dark Star: H. R. Giger's World. Rural habitations - there are just so many. To conclude the aficionados discuss the enigma of Baden-Powell. (Rakan Muda is the Malaysian youth movement Tom mentions briefly.) [ MP3 | link ]

18. Welcome to Second Edition [January 20, 2018]

  Tom kicks of second season of Attic Aficionados with new co-host Connor Sites-Bowen. Connor introduces himself and Tom wants a deeper dive into Connor's Dungeons and Dragons experiences. Discussions move to industrial wastelands and Connor's home in Pittsburgh. Connor was a scout and Tom was a scout only very briefly but scouting as a movement is still very important. They explore wilderness survival exercises and how it all goes back to Vietnam. Who misses out from local industries when they come and go? They conclude discussing a curious herb that is slowing coming into medical status in Pennsylvania versus other things which are semi and fully legal in Pennsylvania. [ MP3 | link ]

17. The Mean Streets of Sunnyvale [October 28, 2017]

  Bran is still enjoying the delicious spoils from his evening. But the podcast must go on. How about extreme sports? They explore swimming and starting fires. Brandon wants a recipe from Tom (aka Dr Pepper) that doesn't have peppers. Bran wants Tom's thoughts on the boundaries of our knowledge. Is there anything left to be said about Halloween candy? Maybe. Brandon wants to know about Tom's Masters of the Universe experiences. The final topic has a special cameo from an aficionado wife. [ MP3 | link ]

16. Just Panther [October 21, 2017]

  The aficionados finish a topic from last week's recording relating to clothing in Australia and fall into tasty treats. Rituals are important. Bran has model railroad questions. How about smoked meats? Seafoods continue the orgy of food. Bran wants some sports news from Tom... yeah. Tom wants to know about Bran's latest toy. Bran wants to know what might interest Tom at the toy convention. [ MP3 | link ]

15. Hard Drive Recovery [October 15, 2017]

  The renovations are over for Brandon, now all that is left it mending the relationship with the listeners. Halloween decorations are topical. Tom wants to know more about Brandon's composition process. Similarly Tom wants more information on Brandon's cooking interest without talking about squirrels again. They digress into Bran's time in Italy. Tom has been assembling a box of artifacts to take on his road trip to meet Brandon. Webby Peppers will be passed on to the listeners next year. Tom introduces his birthday weekend initially featuring Jackie Chan. They digress into Snowfall and Kevin Smith films. Tom has a few locations to discuss for when he gets to West Chester. Sadly Brandon doesn't like cigars. Tom has trouble identifying two different groups in the community. Tom talks a little bit about his game in a round-about fashion mourning the dead first. Bran is fantasizing about figures but he really wants to talk about hard drive recovery. If that topic was too dry for you, the aficionados explore horror movies and then finally they dismember Snowtown before the podcast plug is pulled by an unusual participant. [ MP3 | link ]

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