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Che casino!

Che casino!

By James Doyle & Mario Merlo
Che casino! (Italian for "What a mess!") is a friendly chat between two friends, James and Mario, an American with Italian origins and a 100% Italiano man, ranging amongst the most different themes: tech, philosophy, culture and most importantly silly things!

Feel free to write us a couple of lines at checasinopodcast@gmail.com!

We are on Twitter as well!
- Podcast: @CheCasinoFM
- Mario: @xMrVideo
- James: @Jedoyle_

We have an Instagram account! Follow us @checasinopodcast!

Join us on Discord at discord.gg/uHe9EHKwzE
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Mario Rambles about Audio
Welcome back to Che casino! In this episode, we talked about: - Audio, audiophiles, and HiFi --- Resources and links: - Marble headphones lol: https://en-us.sennheiser.com/sennheiser-he-1 - Crinacle for Headphones ratings and graphs: https://crinacle.com/ --- Feel free to write us a couple of lines at checasinopodcast@gmail.com! We are on Twitter as well! - Podcast: @CheCasinoFM - Mario: @xMrVideo - James: @Jedoyle_ And Instagram! - @CheCasinoPodcast Join us on Discord at discord.gg/uHe9EHKwzE
01:01:29
May 24, 2022
What is an Artist?
Welcome back to Che casino! In this episode, we talked about: - Generative AI Art --- Resources and links: - Pictures Mario Made in Wombo: https://twitter.com/CheCasinoFM/status/1526225781445255170?s=20&t=lzA2bZ1DecTxqHkkFhYkcQ - Wombo.art - Jean Arp's Squares: https://www.moma.org/collection/works/37013 - Hans Haacke's Cubes: https://www.macba.cat/en/art-artists/artists/haacke-hans/condensation-cube - Jared Tarbell: https://www.artnome.com/news/2020/8/24/interview-with-generative-artist-jared-tarbell - Alexander Mordvintsev Deep Dream Article: https://thereader.mitpress.mit.edu/deepdream-how-alexander-mordvintsev-excavated-the-computers-hidden-layers/ - Robbie Barrat: https://robbiebarrat.github.io/oldwork.html - OpenAI's DALLE2: https://openai.com/dall-e-2/ - Hubert Duprat's Larva cases: https://www.thisiscolossal.com/2014/07/hubert-duprat-caddisflies/ - Sougwen Chung: https://sougwen.com/ - Refik Anadol's Casa Batllo: https://www.timeout.com/newyork/news/this-new-rockefeller-plaza-artwork-changes-based-on-its-surroundings-050222 --- Feel free to write us a couple of lines at checasinopodcast@gmail.com! We are on Twitter as well! - Podcast: @CheCasinoFM - Mario: @xMrVideo - James: @Jedoyle_ And Instagram! - @CheCasinoPodcast Join us on Discord at discord.gg/uHe9EHKwzE
54:38
May 17, 2022
What is an Italian?
Welcome back to Che casino! In this episode, we talked about: - A listener question: what it means to be Italian (American) - US commercials and game shows - Tipping and taxes --- Resources and links: - None! --- Feel free to write us a couple of lines at checasinopodcast@gmail.com! We are on Twitter as well! - Podcast: @CheCasinoFM - Mario: @xMrVideo - James: @Jedoyle_ And Instagram! - @CheCasinoPodcast Join us on Discord at discord.gg/uHe9EHKwzE
57:32
May 10, 2022
Google Maps is a Social Network (+ Listener Questions)
(...and other truths you'll find shocking!) Welcome back to Che casino! In this episode, we talked about: - Social networks and James' disdain for current ones - Aggressive drivers - Why James likes art - How Mario feels about university - Elon buys Twitter (sigh) - Videogames we play - Anime we watch --- Resources and links: - MICHAELSOFT BINBOWS by Nick Robinson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDzAAjzbV5g&t=1801s&pp=ugMICgJpdBABGAE%3D - HERTZ CHAOS on The Washington Post: https://www.washingtonpost.com/travel/2022/02/11/hertz-customers-car-theft/ --- Feel free to write us a couple of lines at checasinopodcast@gmail.com! We are on Twitter as well! - Podcast: @CheCasinoFM - Mario: @xMrVideo - James: @Jedoyle_ And Instagram! - @CheCasinoPodcast Join us on Discord at discord.gg/uHe9EHKwzE
01:32:07
May 03, 2022
Amici, Amore e... Amtrak
(...No Tracks Attached) Welcome back to Che casino! In this episode, we talked about: - Mario and his Minidisc - James and his bad music taste - Roundabouts (again) - Trains! Thank you so much for listening! It means the world to us. See you next Tuesday! --- Resources and links: - SAILORWAVE I-III (by マクロスMACROSS 82-99): https://neoncityrecords.bandcamp.com/album/sailorwave https://macross82-99.bandcamp.com/album/sailorwave-ii https://macross82-99.bandcamp.com/album/sailorwave-iii - 特別な日 (by Saury): https://saury.bandcamp.com/album/--13 - 17776 (by Jon Bois): https://www.sbnation.com/a/17776-football - Arrival (The Best Movie Ever Made, according to James): https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2543164/ - James' Insta for Art Viewing: @Jedoyle_ - Article on roundabouts: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-03-10/mapping-america-s-resistance-to-traffic-roundabouts --- Feel free to write us a couple of lines at checasinopodcast@gmail.com! We are on Twitter as well! - Podcast: @CheCasinoFM - Mario: @xMrVideo - James: @Jedoyle_ And Instagram! - @CheCasinoPodcast Join us on Discord at discord.gg/uHe9EHKwzE
01:12:27
April 26, 2022
Elon's Roundabouts
Welcome back to Che casino! In this episode, we talked about: - Elon Musk's crazy offer to Twitter - An eerie liminal Alternate Reality Game with a nice little robot - A new WhatsApp update of questionable usefulness - Why are there nearly no roundabouts in the US - Why Mario speaks two languages (not including English) Thank you so much for listening! It means the world to us. See you next Tuesday! --- Resources and links: - Recap of Elon Musk's offer: https://www.reddit.com/r/OutOfTheLoop/comments/u3hwsy/comment/i4ppu07/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3 - The Daily episode about Elon Musk: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/14/podcasts/the-daily/twitter-elon-musk.html - AimlessDoing's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP-rueVg_CYo_szmdCWj5UQ - Billy's Travels Discord server: https://discord.gg/wtagZdWdD4 - Billy le Robot on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqgXp5XDlXUNMYh_Q2_4KrA - SCP Foundation: https://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/ - ALEXKANSAS's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/ALEXKANSAS/featured - WhatsApp's blog post on Communities: https://blog.whatsapp.com/sharing-our-vision-for-communities-on-whatsapp - WhatsApp's announcement for Communities: https://twitter.com/WhatsApp/status/1514704299439407118?s=20&t=3gtXDoFbNjA5hivno0KT4Q --- Feel free to write us a couple of lines at checasinopodcast@gmail.com! We are on Twitter as well! - Mario: @xMrVideo - James: @Jedoyle_ Join us on Discord at discord.gg/uHe9EHKwzE
01:12:16
April 19, 2022
Obligatory NFT episode (Pilot)
For the first episode we thought we would talk about a very hot topic: NFTs. An NFT (Non Fungible Token) is a type of blockchain token that cannot be duplicated. This started off with potential, but was soon destroyed by opportunists, who used it for money laundering and their own profit. Let's find out how NFTs are good, how they are bad and how people are fighting them! ——— Video mentioned in the episode: https://youtu.be/YQ_xWvX1n9g Extremely Fungible Tokens (EFT): https://www.extremelyfungible.com Apathetic Gru EFTs: https://www.minionsmovie.com/gruthemoon/ ——— Feel free to write us a couple of lines at checasinopodcast@gmail.com! We are on Twitter as well! - Mario: @xMrVideo - James: @Jedoyle_ Join us on Discord at https://discord.gg/uHe9EHKwzE
01:19:41
April 12, 2022