Figuring It Out with Cian and Nick

Figuring It Out with Cian and Nick

By Cian Rice and Nick Mudry
Two distant friends work together to figure out life's most trivial problems.

Join Cian and Nick each week as they unpack what's going on in their lives, clash on their strange tastes of music and food, and serve you a savory discussion about what it's really like working in the games and tech industry.
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Episode 8 - Figuring Out The (Postponed) PS5 Reveal - Figuring it Out
This week Nick and Cian talk about their predictions for the now postponed PlayStation 5 Gameplay reveal event. Other stuff's talked about too, but to pivot to first person for a hot second, we'd like to use this episode description to point you to some stuff that's waaaay more important. Racism is alive and well (seriously, it never left), and the continuing trends of Police violence in America is just one of many vectors upon which racism rears its hideous, hideous head. This podcast is hosted by two white dudes, and while we're not (and never will be) experts on the Black experience in America, we want to support the fight against racism in any way we can. Here are some resources we've leveraged to help, and that you can use too: Black Lives Matter Resources: https://blacklivesmatter.com/resources/ Black Lives Matter Donation Page: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/ms_blm_homepage_2019 Tellery Co. Protest Pin: https://www.telleryco.com/products/protect-black-lives-pin (purchases go to supporting the fight against racism) More Resources: https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/ ----- Cian's Song Pick of the Week (https://open.spotify.com/track/03o4HPzUwftpgAPNQSuaBS?si=83CbisAXQ4qoe9r0ZgbSIA) ----- Follow the show on Twitter: @figureitoutcast Follow the show on Instagram: @figureitoutcast Email: show@figureitoutcast.com Leave Us A Voice Message: figureitoutcast.com ----- Intro Music: "Good God" by Wowa Outro Music: "Shock of Daylight" by KOSU Episode 8 of Figuring It Out was recorded on May 31st, 2020. This episode was mixed and edited by Cian Rice.
1:30:13
June 4, 2020
Episode 7 - Figuring Out Our Fave Games - Figuring it Out
This week, Cian and Nick talk banana bread, The Office, Community, and in a shocking twist - Destiny 2. In the back half of the show, the two talk about their favorite games of all time.  ----- Stop Motion Jam 2020 ----- Nick's Video of the Week (https://twitter.com/MoviesVFx/status/1264055490797060098) Cian's Song Pick of the Week (https://open.spotify.com/track/1C5utO1I8FoSIn6g1R5DAZ?si=aslN-KHLRkyO1v51nieEyg) ----- Follow the show on Twitter: @figureitoutcast Follow the show on Instagram: @figureitoutcast Email: show@figureitoutcast.com Leave Us A Voice Message: figureitoutcast.com ----- Intro Music: "Good God" by Wowa Outro Music: "Shock of Daylight" by KOSU Episode 7 of Figuring It Out was recorded on May 24th, 2020. This episode was mixed and edited by Cian Rice.
1:13:10
May 28, 2020
Episode 6 - Figuring Out Remote Work - Figuring it Out
Why so serious? This week, Cian and Nick are thinking they're back as they chat Joker, Riverdale, and John Wick. Cian gushes over Spellbreak, and Nick plays more Destiny 2. In the back half of the show, the two talk about Unreal Engine 5 and remote working in the time of the 'Rona. ----- Nick's Video of the Week (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMJpfF9Afw0) Cian's Song Pick of the Week (https://open.spotify.com/track/7uu7UnlZhQlPhGf0SAYBLV?si=1PO0IRwYQhSxb7jLKPSxBQ) ----- Follow the show on Twitter: @figureitoutcast Follow the show on Instagram: @figureitoutcast Email: show@figureitoutcast.com Leave Us A Voice Message: figureitoutcast.com ----- Intro Music: "Good God" by Wowa Outro Music: "Shock of Daylight" by KOSU Episode 5 of Figuring It Out was recorded on May 17th, 2020. This episode was mixed and edited by Cian Rice.
1:33:57
May 21, 2020
Episode 5 - Figuring Out Gameplay Footage - Figuring it Out
Cian and Nick try to fill the Renzo-shaped void in their hearts, catching up on games like Battlefield Hardline, Moving Out, and Deadly Premonition. They also get into Microsoft's Xbox Series X gameplay reveal stream, talking through Smart Delivery, how Scorn looks kinda gross, and Bright Memory: Infinite. Gone, but not forgotten, another #RenzoMinute happens. ----- Nick's Video of the Week (https://youtu.be/1Jwo5qc78QU) Cian's Song Pick of the Week (https://open.spotify.com/track/2Ew2BRBsCNAYlbgkVIcaz4?si=h6ZOUwm5R961Wk7GpcMejQ) ----- Follow the show on Twitter: @figureitoutcast Follow the show on Instagram: @figureitoutcast Email: show@figureitoutcast.com Leave Us A Voice Message: figureitoutcast.com ----- Intro Music: "Good God" by Wowa Outro Music: "Shock of Daylight" by KOSU Episode 5 of Figuring It Out was recorded on May 10th, 2020. This episode was mixed and edited by Cian Rice.
1:40:28
May 14, 2020
Episode 4 - Figuring Out Special Guests - Figuring it Out
Three's a company in a very special episode marking one month of Figuring it Out. Cian and Nick are joined by Renzo G. Heredia for a whole episode of #RenzoMinute goodness. The crew talks Final Fantasy VII, Animal Crossing, scamming scammers, mental well-being, and  not one but two(!!) video and song picks of the week. Cian and Nick learn just how little they really know about their pal Renzo. ----- Final Fantasy VII/Final Fantasy VII Remake Spoilers - 0:15 to 0:26 Mental Health Discussion - 1:22 to 1:37 Renzo's Video of the Week Nick's Video of the Week Renzo's Song Pick of the Week Cian's Song Pick of the Week ----- Follow the show on Twitter: @figureitoutcast Follow the show on Instagram: @figureitoutcast Email: show@figureitoutcast.com Leave Us A Voice Message: figureitoutcast.com ----- Intro Music: "Good God" by Wowa Outro Music: "Shock of Daylight" by KOSU Episode 4 of Figuring It Out was recorded on May 3rd, 2020. This episode was mixed and edited by Cian Rice.
1:47:18
May 7, 2020
Episode 3 - The Best Games of the 2010s - Figuring it Out
As at least one of them tries to figure out their immediate future, Cian and Nick catch up on their binge-watching before diving into their favorite games of the 2010s. Nick brings the multiplayer, live-service goodness, while Cian gets all emotional over single-player and narrative-driven experiences. Nick's video pick of the week stops for drive-thru, while Cian's song pick of the week will stand by you whenever you're in trouble. The #RenzoMinute returns, and new plans for the beloved segment are revealed. Nick's Video Pick of the Week Cian's Song Pick of the Week Cian's Top 10 Games Rock Band 3 Fez Depression Quest Bloodborne Final Fantasy XV Resident Evil 7 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Persona 5 What Remains of Edith Finch Tetris Effect Nick's Top 10 Games Rocksmith 2014 Edition Alan Wake GTA V Halo: The Master Chief Collection Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Forza Horizon 4 PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Rock Band 4 Destiny 2 Cities: Skylines Follow the show on Twitter: @figureitoutcast Follow the show on Instagram: @figureitoutcast Email: show@figureitoutcast.com Leave Us A Voice Message: figureitoutcast.com Intro Music: "Good God" by Wowa Outro Music: "Shock of Daylight" by KOSU Episode 3 of Figuring It Out was recorded on April 27th, 2020. This episode was mixed and edited by Cian Rice.
1:53:38
April 30, 2020
Episode 2 - Let's Figure Out Remakes - Figuring it Out
As they continue their journey to figure out this whole podcasting thing, Cian and Nick talk about their Animal Crossing escapades (and the economy), chat about what they've been watching, and dive into what else they've been playing. Nick talks Call of Duty: Modern Warfare co-op, while Cian has some reservations about the game's campaign. Nick introduces a new segment that Gen Z is sure to love. Nick's Video Pick of the Week Cian's Song Pick of the Week Follow the show on Twitter: @figureitoutcast Follow the show on Instagram: @figureitoutcast Email: show@figureitoutcast.com Leave Us A Voice Message: figureitoutcast.com Intro Music: "Good God" by Wowa Outro Music: "Shock of Daylight" by KOSU Episode 2 of Figuring It Out was recorded on April 19th, 2020. This episode was mixed and edited by Cian Rice.
1:34:46
April 23, 2020
Pilot: Let's Figure Out How To Podcast - Figuring It Out
As they figure out this whole podcasting thing, Cian gets back into Call of Duty (13:55), Nick misses Chili's (51:32), and Final Fantasy VII Remake (8:00) is discussed in the very first episode of Figuring It Out with Cian and Nick, the Podcast.  Also discussed:  Animal Crossing (2:55)  Death Stranding (11:00)  Destiny 2 (25:00) Tabletop Simulator (29:35)  Control (35:09)  Our Video Game Backlogs (43:10)  Canceling Our 2020 Travel Plans (47:20)  What We're Binge Watching (57:18)  Wrestlemania (1:00:00)  Cian's Working on an EP! (1:09:35)  Rock Band & Rocksmith (1:11:00)  Cian's Song Pick of the Week (1:22:00)  Follow The Show Twitter: @figureitoutcast  Email: show@figureitoutcast.com  Leave Us A Voice Message: figureitoutcast.com  Intro Music: "Good God" by Wowa  Outro Music: "Shock of Daylight" by KOSU  Episode 1 of Figuring It Out was recorded on April 13th, 2020. This episode was mixed and edited by Cian Rice. 
1:24:38
April 16, 2020
Trailer: Figuring It Out with Cian and Nick
Two distant friends work together to figure out life's most trivial problems. Join Cian and Nick each week as they unpack what's going on in their lives, clash on their strange tastes of music and food, and serve you a savory discussion about what it's really like working in the games and tech industry.
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April 15, 2020