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The Nicnac Podcast

The Nicnac Podcast

By Nicnac Marsh
The audio blog of Nicnac Marsh featuring conversations about divergent life. This includes a dedicated series on flight sim called FSRideAlong. For more information please visit nicnacpod.net
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Nicnac Podcast: Gender Roles And Other Social Boxen From a Autistic Couples Perepctive
In this episode Nicnac and Vinny explore the idea of being autigender as they work to understand gender and other social constructs though the autistic lens. Nicnac also tries to keep it together though the stress of the many hurdles of being married on disability income.  Article link If you appreciate Nicnac and Vinny's work please check out their patreon! They both could use the support right now! Much love, Nicnac and Vinny        
36:11
June 22, 2022
Nicnac Podcast-Inertia
In this episode Nicnac and Vinny experience a great deal of inertia as they continue to adjust to their new life together. While they remain happy there is no beating around the bush: being in love while being on the spectrum is not easy!  If you feel called to, please support Nicnac’s hard work through her Patreon or by sending a donation on paypal or leaving a kind constructive review in your favorite podcast app. Nicnac can also be reached via Twitter and email. 
29:19
June 13, 2022
Dreams Do Come True But They Don't Come Easy
In this episode Nicnac and Vinny share thier raw take on newly wed life and the challenges that they face as they start their adventure in Seattle.
18:51
May 05, 2022
Nicnac Podcast: Pinch Me
Show Notes In this episode Nicnac drops a quick update on their impending nuptials and move to Seattle Credits The music is Raindrop Rhapsody by Josh Elkinberry, The Fools Guide by Anthony Rotunno and, of course, Catch Me If You Can by Attica Attica. If you enjoy this music please support these artists by buying their work or making donations! The Nicnac Podcast & FSRideAlong Series is © 2006-2022 by The Nicnac Podcast Network and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License
13:08
April 03, 2022
Nicnac Podcast: Dream Spoonies
In this episode Vinny joins Nicnac to talk about dreams both good and bad and how they effect their lives as spoonies. You can learn more about spoon theory here  Credits The music is Raindrop Rhapsody by Josh Elkinberry, The Fools Guide by Anthony Rotunno and, of course, Catch Me If You Can by Attica Attica. If you enjoy this music please support these artists by buying their work or making donations! The Nicnac Podcast & FSRideAlong Series is © 2006-2022 by The Nicnac Podcast Network and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License
26:40
March 20, 2022
Nicnac Podcast: Actual Better Help
Donate To Support Nicnac Become A Member of Nicnac’s Patreon Show Notes In this episode Nicnac checks in with their partner Vinny to talk about getting better help on the spectrum and simulation gaming. Credits The music is Raindrop Rhapsody by Josh Elkinberry, The Fools Guide by Anthony Rotunno and, of course, Catch Me If You Can by Attica Attica. If you enjoy this music please support these artists by buying their work or making donations! The Nicnac Podcast & FSRideAlong Series is © 2006-2022 by The Nicnac Podcast Network and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License
30:40
February 08, 2022
Nicnac Podcast : Stress Gated
Donate To Support Nicnac Become A Member of Nicnac’s Patreon Show Notes In this episode Nicnac laments the needless pressure caused by the many ‘stress gates’ they are navigating through and hopes that their work and the work of others may eventually lead to a less hostile world for divergent people like themselves Credits The music is Raindrop Rhapsody by Josh Elkinberry, The Fools Guide by Anthony Rotunno and, of course, Catch Me If You Can by Attica Attica. If you enjoy this music please support these artists by buying their work or making donations! The Nicnac Podcast & FSRideAlong Series is © 2006-2022 by The Nicnac Podcast Network and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License
20:53
January 28, 2022
FSRide Along: Xplaning X-Plane 12
Patreon Donate Contact Simply Magpie Show Notes In this episode, Nicnac finds their excitement for X-Plane 12 after seeing that they mostly meet the recommended specs and are blown away with the default A330. They also mention project covert gamer to flight simmer. Credits Support for FSrideAlong comes from Simply Magpie Virtual Airline and Flying Club based in Newcastle, England, and by the generous contributions of listeners like you. Thank You! The music is Catch Me If You Can by Attica Attica. Find them at atticaattica.bandcamp.com The Nicnac Podcast & FSRideAlong Series is © 2006-2022 by The Nicnac Podcast Network and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License Other Aviation And Simulation Resources DA62 TorqueSim DA40NG X-Plane Active Sky For XP11 Flight Sim Community Podcast Uncontrolled Airspace Aviation New Talk Airline Pilot Guy
08:25
January 22, 2022
Nicnac Podcast :Routine Disruption
Donate To Support Nicnac Become A Member of Nicnac’s Patreon Show Notes Note: Nicnac is still having adudo difficulties; they did their best in the edit and are working to resolve them. Your patience is appreciated! In this episode, Nicnac offers some sage advice on gender transitions,integrity, life and neurodivergence as they continue to try to hold themselves together. “If you’re going through hell keep on going”. Credits The music is Raindrop Rhapsody by Josh Elkinberry, The Fools Guide by Anthony Rotunno and, of course, Catch Me If You Can by Attica Attica. If you enjoy this music please support these artists by buying their work or making donations! The Nicnac Podcast & FSRideAlong Series is © 2006-2022 by The Nicnac Podcast Network and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 I
22:44
January 18, 2022
Nicnac Podcast: Don't Stop
Donate To Support Nicnac Become A Member of Nicnac’s Patreon Show Notes In this episode Nicnac tries to keep her momentum as she faces a variety of hurdles in the next few months before hopefully moving to Seattle to be with her partner Credits The music is Raindrop Rhapsody by Josh Elkinberry, The Fools Guide by Anthony Rotunno and, of course, Catch Me If You Can by Attica Attica. If you enjoy this music please support these artists by buying their work or making donations! The Nicnac Podcast & FSRideAlong Series is © 2006-2022 by The Nicnac Podcast Network and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License
16:30
January 07, 2022
FSRideAlong: X-Plane and MSFS a Year Later
Patreon Donate Contact Simply Magpie Show Notes In this episode Nicnac reviews the results of The Navigraph Survey, and talks about her recent retry of MSFS after using mostly X-Plane for general aviation in Season 7 of FSRideAlong. See you next year for Season 8! Credits Support for FSrideAlong comes from Simply Magpie Virtual Airline and Flying Club based in Newcastle, England, and by the generous contributions of listeners like you. Thank You! The music is Catch Me If You Can by Attica Attica. Find them at atticaattica.bandcamp.com The Nicnac Podcast & FSRideAlong Series is © 2006-2021 by The Nicnac Podcast Network and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License Other Aviation And Simulation Resources Navigraph Survey DA62 TorqueSim DA40NG X-Plane Active Sky For XP11 Flight Sim Community Podcast Uncontrolled Airspace Aviation New Talk Airline Pilot Guy
11:18
December 31, 2021
Nicnac Podcast: Help Me Take This Mask Off
Donate To Support Nicnac Become A Member of Nicnac’s Patreon Show Notes In this episode Nicnac tries to deal with all the things the universe is challenging her with while expressing gratitude for the autistic and neurodivergent communities. Credits The music is Raindrop Rhapsody by Josh Elkinberry, The Fools Guide by Anthony Rotunno and, of course, Catch Me If You Can by Attica Attica. If you enjoy this music please support these artists by buying their work or making donations! The Nicnac Podcast & FSRideAlong Series is © 2006-2021 by The Nicnac Podcast Network and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License
19:37
December 17, 2021
FSRideAlong: This Girl Like Diamonds And Things She Can Not Afford
Patreon Donate Contact Simply Magpie Show Notes In this episode Nicnac expresses her disappointment in The Sim Solutions DA40NG. She also muses about general aviation tech, flying cars and elitism and gatekeeping in flight simulation. Having been a simmer since 1999 or so it’s a scene that she occasionally grows weary of. Finely, she celebrates and does some critical thinking about her year with X-Plane 11. Credits Support for FSrideAlong comes from Simply Magpie Virtual Airline and Flying Club based in Newcastle, England, and by the generous contributions of listeners like you. Thank You! The music is Catch Me If You Can by Attica Attica. Find them at atticaattica.bandcamp.com The Nicnac Podcast & FSRideAlong Series is © 2006-2021 by The Nicnac Podcast Network and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License Other Aviation And Simulation Resources Navigraph Survey DA62 TorqueSim DA40NG X-Plane Active Sky For XP11 Flight Sim Community Podcast Uncontrolled Airspace Aviation New Talk Airline Pilot Guy
14:36
December 07, 2021
Nicnac Podcast: The Guilty Season
Donate To Support Nicnac Become A Member of Nicnac’s Patreon Show Notes In this episode Nicnac turns her attention to the insincerity she perceives in many of the winter holiday traditions. She deduces that this behavior is driven by guilt and suggests an alternate  course of action amidst her struggle to save money and keep her momentum. Credits The music is Raindrop Rhapsody by Josh Elkinberry, The Fools Guide by Anthony Rotunno and, of course, Catch Me If You Can by Attica Attica. If you enjoy this music please support these artists by buying their work or making donations! The Nicnac Podcast & FSRideAlong Series is © 2006-2021 by The Nicnac Podcast Network and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License
11:25
December 03, 2021
FSRideAlong: Wake Up And Smell The Jet A
Patreon Donate Contact Simply Magpie Show Notes In this episode Nicnac talks about diving into The DA62 and a few  airliner flights in the sim after returning from their brief visit to  Seattle. They lament some of the limitations of the simulation offered  by The Aerobask DA62 particularly when it comes to the overlays on the x1000 and a few  aircraft systems. But, overall they have been enjoying it as they dive  back into the sim. They are looking forward to getting their hands on  The Sim Solutions DA40NG and plan to report back next month. They also  mention The Navigraph Survey and express their thanks to the team for all their hard work. If you  are a member of the sim community please take the time to fill it out! Nicnac will be back in December. She hopes you have a sim filled time in between. Credits Support for FSrideAlong comes from Simply Magpie Virtual Airline and Flying Club based in Newcastle, England, and by the generous contributions of listeners like you. Thank You! The music is Catch Me If You Can by Attica Attica. Find them at atticaattica.bandcamp.com The Nicnac Podcast & FSRideAlong Series is © 2006-2021 by The Nicnac Podcast Network and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License Other Aviation And Simulation Resources Navigraph Survey DA62 TorqueSim SR22 DA40NG X-Plane Active Sky For XP11 Flight Sim Community Podcast Uncontrolled Airspace Aviation New Talk Airline Pilot Guy
18:45
November 29, 2021
Nicnac Podcast: Accountability Day
Donate To Support Nicnac Become A Member of Nicnac’s Patreon Show Notes In this episode Nicnac tries to challenge themselves and listeners to do better than Thanksgiving and the way we are supposed to spend the holiday. Nicnac impresses the importance of holding ourselves and our ancestors accountable for our atrocities and failings in the never ending pursuit of a world, species, and life that sucks less. Credits The music is Raindrop Rhapsody by Josh Elkinberry, The Fools Guide by Anthony Rotunno and, of course, Catch Me If You Can by Attica Attica. If you enjoy this music please support these artists by buying their work or making donations! The Nicnac Podcast & FSRideAlong Series is © 2006-2021 by The Nicnac Podcast Network and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License
13:28
November 25, 2021
Nicnac Podcast: Damn You southern Oregon
Donate To Support Nicnac Become A Member of Nicnac’s Patreon Show Notes In this episode, Nicnac recaps their trip to Seattle and ponders how to move forward with a move to Seattle that will stick within six months. Credits The music is Raindrop Rhapsody by Josh Elkinberry, The Fools Guide by Anthony Rotunno and, of course, Catch Me If You Can by Attica Attica. If you enjoy this music please support these artists by buying their work or making donations! The Nicnac Podcast & FSRideAlong Series is © 2006-2021 by The Nicnac Podcast Network and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License
19:19
November 23, 2021
Nicnac Podcast: I Feel The Earth Move
Donate To Support Nicnac Become A Member of Nicnac’s Patreon Show Notes In this episode, Nicnac tries to process the seismic shifts in her life while enjoying the latter stages of her Seattle visit. Credits The music is The Fools Guide by Anthony Rotunno and, of course, Catch Me If You Can by Attica Attica. If you enjoy this music please support these artists by buying their work or making donations! The Nicnac Podcast & FSRideAlong Series is © 2006-2021 by The Nicnac Podcast Network and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
25:09
November 17, 2021
Nicnac Podcast: Virtual City Builders
Donate To Support Nicnac Become A Member of Nicnac’s Patreon Show Notes As Nicnac is still in Seattle, she opts to focus this episode on SimCity and and Cities:Skylines and how using these software toys might help inspire one to think about communities in ways outside of the western colonial norm. Nicnac hopes this episode may serve as a kind of bridge connecting FSRideAlong and other simulation games content to the rest of her long running podcast. Links City Beautiful  Credits The music is The Fools Guide by Anthony Rotunno and, of course, Catch Me If You Can by Attica Attica. If you enjoy this music please support these artists by buying their work or making donations! The Nicnac Podcast & FSRideAlong Series is © 2006-2021 by The Nicnac Podcast Network and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.  Support for fsridealong.com comes from Simply Magpie Virtual Airline and Flying Club based in Newcastle, England
21:42
November 14, 2021
Nicnac Podcast: Seattle Homecoming
Donate To Support Nicnac Become A Member of Nicnac’s Patreon Show Notes In this episode, Nicnac reports from Seattle where they are experiencing a very potent mix of old memories and new experiences with their partner after enduring a harrowing Greyhound bus trip from hell. They remind both themselves and their listeners of the importance of connection and the solace and safety the right connection can offer in the face of the harsh outside world. Credits The music is The Fools Guide by Anthony Rotunno and, of course, Catch Me If You Can by Attica Attica. If you enjoy this music please support these artists by buying their work or making donations! The Nicnac Podcast & FSRideAlong Series is © 2006-2021 by The Nicnac Podcast Network and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License
21:58
November 10, 2021
Nicnac Podcast: Sleepless 662 Miles South Of Seattle
Donate To Support Nicnac Become A Member of Nicnac’s Patreon Show Notes In this episode, Nicnac shares that she is traveling to Seattle to see her partner and reconnect with the city in the next few days. She is filled with jitters but knows it will go well. Credits The music is Raindrop Rhapsody by Josh Elkinberry, The Fools Guide by Anthony Rotunno and, of course, Catch Me If You Can by Attica Attica. If you enjoy this music please support these artists by buying their work or making donations! The Nicnac Podcast & FSRideAlong Series is © 2006-2021 by The Nicnac Podcast Network and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License
10:43
November 04, 2021
FSRideAlong: Balancing The Four Forces Of Flight
Patreon Donate Simply Magpie Show Notes In this episode, Nicnac talks about flying The DA62 vs The SR22 and how their sim spending and time has changed since finding a partner. She also mentions her excitement about the initial devlogs coming from Laminar Research regarding X-Plane 12. Finely Nicnac admits that she will likely be a near-exclusive X-Plane user in the future. Credits Support for FSrideAlong comes from Simply Magpie Virtual Airline and Flying Club based in Newcastle, England, and by the generous contributions of listeners like you. Thank You! The music is Catch Me If You Can by Attrica Attrica. Find them at atticaattica.bandcamp.com The Nicnac Podcast & FSRideAlong Series is © 2006-2021 by The Nicnac Podcast Network and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License Other Aviation And Simulation Resources DA62 TorqueSim X-Plane Active Sky For XP11 Flight Sim Association Flight Sim Community Podcast Uncontrolled Airspace Aviation New Talk Airline Pilot Guy Working Title
18:01
November 03, 2021
Nicnac Podcast It’s A Lot (Auti-Mating)
Donate To Support Nicnac Become A Member of Nicnac’s Patreon Show Notes In this episode, Nicnac tries to get her head out of the happy clouds long enough to think in the face of the challenges posed by all the things that have happened in her life as of late. Although they feel lucky, they know that they and other divergent people like themselves face a severe uphill battle, particularly in these times. She is continuing her climb up the mountain and hopes you are as well Credits The music is Raindrop Rhapsody by Josh Elkinberry, The Fools Guide by Anthony Rotunno and, of course, Catch Me If You Can by Attica Attica. If you enjoy this music please support these artists by buying their work or making donations! The Nicnac Podcast & FSRideAlong Series is © 2006-2021 by The Nicnac Podcast Network and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License
26:44
October 31, 2021
Nicnac Podcast: Coming Out in California with Moss Wildwing
Donate To Support Nicnac Become A Member of Nicnac’s Patreon Show Notes In this episode, Nicnac talks with her friend Moss Wildwing about a unique Coming Out Day Experience they both had that inspired each other. They go on to talk about being queer, trans, and otherwise divergent in both Chico and San Francisco. They also discuss mental health and psychology. They come to no definite conclusions but they both express much hope and look forward to future conversations and a more positive world heavily influenced by queer culture. Credits The music is Raindrop Rhapsody by Josh Elkinberry, The Fools Guide by Anthony Rotunno and, of course, Catch Me If You Can by Attica Attica. If you enjoy this music please support these artists by buying their work or making donations! The Nicnac Podcast & FSRideAlong Series is © 2006-2021 by The Nicnac Podcast Network and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License
35:05
October 29, 2021
Nicnac Podcast: Actually Autistic Love
Donate To Support Nicnac Become A Member of Nicnac’s Patreon Show Notes In this episode Nicnac talks with her partner about how they found each other, their shared dreams, and the unique experience of Actually Autistic Love. Credits The music is Raindrop Rhapsody by Josh Elkinberry, The Fools Guide by Anthony Rotunno and, of course, Catch Me If You Can by Attica Attica. If you enjoy this music please support these artists by buying their work or making donations! The Nicnac Podcast & FSRideAlong Series is © 2006-2021 by The Nicnac Podcast Network and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License
19:13
October 27, 2021
Nicnac Podcast: Send Nicnac Back Home; Help Them Publish (Twitterpated)
Donate To Support Nicnac Become A Member of Nicnac’s Patreon Show Notes In this episode, Nicnac tells of a new partnership and love that has her crazy twitterpated and happy. She asks listeners to help her get some writing projects finished and work towards seeing her new partner in Seattle. A place she has been homesick for for 10 years anyway. Credits The music is Raindrop Rhapsody by Josh Elkinberry, The Fools Guide by Anthony Rotunno and, of course, Catch Me If You Can by Attica Attica. If you enjoy this music please support these artists by buying their work or making donations! The Nicnac Podcast & FSRideAlong Series is © 2006-2021 by Nicnac Marsh and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License
11:23
October 25, 2021
Nicnac Podcast: Coming Along
Donate To Support Nicnac Show Notes In this episode, Nicnac notes the personal progress she is making in the midst of the challenge of her transition and her environment. She reflects on the intersection between the leftist community and the LGBTQI+ and neurodivergent communities. An intersection that she views as purely anecdotal but worth noting nonetheless. She is so thankful for her comrades and new connection the world over and asks for your support in keeping this labor of love going. Credits The music is Raindrop Rahspody by Josh Elkinberry, The Fools Guide by Anthony Rotunno and, of course, Catch Me If You Can by Attica Attica. Referenced: Nothing To Prove by The Doubleclicks (they have a badass new musical too!) You Won’t See Me by Anne Murray and The Beatles  If you enjoy this music please support these artists by buying their work or making donations! The Nicnac Podcast & FSRideAlong Series is © 2006-2021 by Nicnac Marsh and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License
17:06
October 21, 2021
Nicnac Podcast: The Fear You Won't See Me
Donate To Support Nicnac Show Notes In this episode, Nicnac finds herself half hearing Anne Murray’s version of “You Won’t See Me”. This ties into her ongoing transition and recent coming-out day events in Nicnac’s mind. She does her best to info dump and tell her story in an entertaining way. With hopes that she may be able to do another conversation episode around this sort of topic with a friend soon. Credits The music is Raindrop Rahspody by Josh Elkinberry, The Fools Guide by Anthony Rotunno and, of course, Catch Me If You Can by Attica Attica. Referenced: Nothing To Prove by The Doubleclicks (they have a badass new musical too!) You Won’t See Me by Anne Murray and The Beatles  If you enjoy this music please support these artists by buying their work or making donations! The Nicnac Podcast & FSRideAlong Series is © 2006-2021 by Nicnac Marsh and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License
32:08
October 16, 2021
FSRideAlong: The Secret To Good Simulation Game Design
Donate Contact Simply Magpie Show Notes In this episode, Nicnac starts branching out to other simulation games to try and demonstrate some good design principles within the storied genre. Nicnac references everything from Oregon Trail to MSFS 2020 to try and get at what makes a simulation game works and what will make it nose dive. Credits Support for FSrideAlong comes from Simply Magpie Virtual Airline and Flying Club based in Newcastle, England, and by the generous contributions of listeners like you. Thank You! The music is Catch Me If You Can by Attrica Attrica. Find them at atticaattica.bandcamp.com The Nicnac Podcast & FSRideAlong Series is © 2006-2021 by Nicnac Marsh and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License Other Aviation And Simulation Resources SkyPark Air Hauler 2 TorqueSim X-Plane Active Sky For XP11 Flight Sim Association Flight Sim Community Podcast Uncontrolled Airspace Aviation New Talk Airline Pilot Guy Working Title
19:34
October 15, 2021
Nicnac Podcast: Going Beyond The Mind (You Were Cool)
In this episode, Nicnac talks about where she is in divergent life, transitioning and thinking back to a person they once knew in passing who was so cool. She feels the sting of the missed connection even years later and tries to find the good in the missed connection and living the day-to-day challenges of being divergent. Nicnac advises you to skip if you aren’t ready to bawl your eyes out with love. She thanks you for sticking with her! Credits The music is Raindrop Rahspody by Josh Elkinberry, The Fools Guide by Anthony Rotunno and, of course, Catch Me If You Can by Attica Attica. If you enjoy this music please support these independent artists by buying their work or making donations! The Nicnac Podcast & FSRideAlong Series is © 2006-2021 by Nicnac Marsh and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License
23:33
October 14, 2021
Growing Up With Transitions XXVI
In this episode, Nicnac finely completes their cerebral transition. She is psychologically a woman!!!! Still Nicnac but please she/her. The road ahead in autism and gender will be difficult. She needs love. Please; soft gentle empathetic love and support. Take your western medicine elsewhere. She has no interest! She wishes she could tell you this in person. She can't. She has been told off far too many times. She is a scared little girl. See that! 
27:42
October 11, 2021
Nicnac Podcast: Shocking Storytelling
*Reminder of Trauma* In this episode Nicnac talks about Dungeon and Dragons and their content creation philosophy. They also talk about #StopTheShock
11:03
October 10, 2021
Nicnac Podcast: Pain
*Trauma Warning* In this episode, Nicnac attempts to create podcast art while dealing with a brain and back on fire as best they can. Hopefully, next episode will be more normal. But, if you want a window into Nicnac's brain this isn't bad!
05:21
October 10, 2021
Nicnac Podcast: Art Me Gently With a Chainsaw
Trigger Warning: This is a deep, heavy, and honest episode that may not be suitable for everyone including dark themes, politics, and divergent life struggle. Please proceed intentionally and do your own thinking as required. If you don’t have the ability to listen with an open mind please don’t! Donate To Support Nicnac Show Notes In this episode, Nicnac returns to unscripted formate to talk more about their fantasy of love, their admiration, and envy of Robert Evans and their not-so-pleasant feelings about their hometown. It somehow turns into the internets strangest personal ad mixed with a pledge drive. Yep Nicnac is definitely divergent as hell. Please support their work! Credits The music is Raindrop Rahspody by Josh Elkinberry, The Fools Guide by Anthony Rotunno and, of course, Catch Me If You Can by Attica Attica. If you enjoy this music please support these independent artists by buying their work or making donations! The Nicnac Podcast & FSRideAlong Series is © 2006-2021 by Nicnac Marsh and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License
36:54
October 07, 2021
Nicnac Podcast: It’s Just A Fantasy
Trigger Warning: This is a deep, heavy, and honest episode that may not be suitable for everyone including dark themes, politics, and autistic life struggle. Please proceed intentionally and do your own thinking as required. If you don’t have the ability to listen with an open mind please don’t! Donate To Support Nicnac Show Notes In this episode, Nicnac does their best to process their birthday and more connection issues with other humans without excessive bitterness. They hope they’ve succeeded on some level. Credits The music is Raindrop Rahspody by Josh Elkinberry, The Fools Guide by Anthony Rotunno and, of course, Catch Me If You Can by Attica Attica. If you enjoy this music please support these independent artists by buying their work or making donations! The Nicnac Podcast & FSRideAlong Series is © 2006-2021 by Nicnac Marsh and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License
12:29
October 04, 2021
FSRideAlong: Post FSExpo 21
Download Donate Contact Simply Magpie Show Notes In this episode, Nicnac reviews their virtual experience of FSExpo via time-shifting. They were very grateful to have online access to the talks and are chewing on both The Laminar Research Team and The Lockheed Martin Prepare 3D Team. Their only minor criticism of the talks involves not having a good idea of where things stand with MSFS due to the conference’s lens of serious simming and the lack of MS/Asobo talks. Not a thing that’s entirely under event organizers’ control due to MS being MS and COVID travel restrictions. They move on to express their excitement for X-Plane 12 and reassert that they are hoping Laminair counties with the focus on default systems. Nicnac spends some time talking about what they hope to buy next month: The Toliss A321 and Flight Factor 757 along with Canada4XP & FSimStudios Halifax are likely on that list. Tune in next time to find out where Nicnac lands! Nicnac closes by giving a shoutout to Ralph of simaddons.com who has long made Candian airports for the MS world and the team at The FSExpo for putting on a good show that will hopefully see the hobby grow in a good way! Credits Support for FSrideAlong comes from Simply Magpie Virtual Airline and Flying Club based in Newcastle, England, and by the generous contributions of listeners like you. Thank You! The music is Catch Me If You Can by Attrica Attrica. Find them at atticaattica.bandcamp.com The Nicnac Podcast & FSRideAlong Series is © 2006-2021 by Nicnac Marsh and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License Other Aviation And Simulation Resources X-Plane Active Sky For XP11 Flight Sim Association Flight Sim Community Podcast Uncontrolled Airspace Aviation New Talk Come Fly With Me Airline Pilot Guy Working Title
22:08
September 29, 2021
Nicnac Podcast: The Ugly
Trigger Warning: This is a deep, heavy, and honest episode that may not be suitable for everyone including dark themes, politics, and autistic life struggle. Please proceed intentionally and do your own thinking as required. If you don’t have the ability to listen with an open mind please don’t! Donate To Support Nicnac Show Notes In this episode, Nicnac drops as much of the mask as they can muster and just tries to deal with it in hopes of coming out the other side. Credits The music is Raindrop Rahspody by Josh Elkinberry, The Fools Guide by Anthony Rotunno and, of course, Catch Me If You Can by Attica Attica. If you enjoy this music please support these independent artists by buying their work or making donations! The Nicnac Podcast & FSRideAlong Series is © 2006-2021 by Nicnac Marsh and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License
20:01
September 24, 2021
Nicnac Podcast: Borderline
Donate To Support Nicnac Show Notes: In this episode, Nicnac’s creativity and life train is jarringly derailed by their very frustrated body’s instance on closeness despite Nicnac’s mind objecting to the cries. This forces Nicnac to explore a different kind of date seeking despite their extremely rational objections and ongoing gender changes. Nicnac hopes this episode can serve as an admittedly dramatized look into their mind and their loathing of the gender they were assigned at birth. They hope they can find someone far from Hellhole, CA who can see them for who they are. And, that they might work together to actually climb the Denali that could be divergent love. For Nicnac knows that people are people too. Credits The music is Raindrop Rahspody by Josh Elkinberry, The Fools Guide by Anthony Rotunno and, of course, Catch Me If You Can by Attica Attica. If you enjoy this music please support these independent artists by buying their work or making donations! The Nicnac Podcast & FSRideAlong Series is © 2006-2021 by Nicnac Marsh and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License
15:36
September 23, 2021
Nicnac Podcast: Genius Is Pain And Being Wrong
Donate To Support Nicnac Show Notes In the episode, Nicnac reflects on their second conversation with Antony and tries to signal where they want to go next. This leads Nicnac back to their creative process and the problem of not being commercial while having walked backward into broadcasting. They tie it all to John’s simple statement of fact that genius is pain while noting it has to be packaged in just the right way. Nicnac hopes they package it in the right way just often enough. Credits The music is Raindrop Rahspody by Josh Elkinberry, The Fools Guide by Anthony Rotunno and, of course, Catch Me If You Can by Attica Attica. If you enjoy this music please support these independent artists by buying their work or making donations! The Nicnac Podcast & FSRideAlong Series is © 2006-2021 by Nicnac Marsh and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License
19:28
September 22, 2021
Nicnac Podcast: Nobody Told US
In this episode, Nicnac has the privilege of being rejoined by Antony to wax about the challenges of being creatively divergent in a world nobody told us about. They muse about the last 20 years, the future and the further-flung past in a worthy follow-up to “Living Is Easy With Eyes Closed”. Please check out Antony’s wonderful music and podcasts including Glass Onion: on John Lennon, Film Gold and Life and Life Only Credits The music is Raindrop Rahspody by Josh Elkinberry, Mr. Rainbow-No Love by Nicnac Marsh, The Fools Guide by Anthony Rotunno and, of course, Catch Me If You Can by Attica Attica. If you enjoy this music please support these independent artists by buying their work or making donations! The Nicnac Podcast & FSRideAlong Series is © 2006-2021 by Nicnac Marsh and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License
01:22:48
September 20, 2021
Nicnac Podcast: 20 Years
Trigger Warning: This is a deep, heavy, and honest episode that may not be suitable for everyone including dark themes, politics, and autistic life struggle. Please proceed intentionally and do your own thinking as required. If you don’t have the ability to listen with an open mind please don’t! Donate To Support Nicnac Show Notes In this episode, Nicnac reflects on the horrors of 9/11 even from 2,800 miles and 20 years away and tells what they remember of that morning 20 years ago from the perspective of an isolated and burnt-out kid who loves flight sim and hates war and oppression...They talk about the dim view they take of the choices made by world leaders in the 20 years since that day and the 56 years prior to that day Credits The music is Raindrop Rhapsody by Josh Eikenberry. The Nicnac Podcast & FSRideAlong Series is © 2006-2021 by Nicnac Marsh and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License
45:32
September 16, 2021
FSRideAlong: 100 (Leg 11)
Full Show Notes at FSRideAlong.com In this episode, Nicnac reviews the completion of the 11th and final leg of The Simply Magpie Extreme Tour from Chico, CA US to Newcastle, England, UK in The TorqueSim version of The normally aspirated Cirrus SR22. They also talk about X-Plane, The Flight Factor 767 and A350 as well as The Zibo 737 mod. They celebrate the 100 episode landmark and are looking forward to attending the online component of FSExpo. They end by thanking listeners, past guests, Attica Attica and Simply Magpie. Will FSRideAlong make it to 200 episodes before 2028? Stay tuned to find out! (Annoyed Grunt) GC distance from St. John’s to Shannon is only 1687 NM. Most airliners can do that even before The A220, E2 and MAX. Do you know of a modern piston single that can without ferry tanks let nicnac know Stats Leg 11 Route: BIAR/19 RETU1D RETUR DCT ES DCT MATIK DCT BONBY DCT INS DCT LUK DCT KUSEG EGNT/KUSEG.R07 Leg Distance: 840nm Block Time: 5 hrs 23 min Air Time: 5 hrs 10 min Leg Fuel: 62.2 gal Leg Fuel Bill: $723.13 USD Final Trip Stats: $4,224.09 usd for 522.43 us gallons of virtual 100LL 37.12  hrs gate to gate 35.14 hrs in the air 5,508 nautical miles averaging 157 kts over the ground. That works out to 180 mph/ 289 kph. Great Circle Distance: 4355.5 nm Distance Increase: 11% Credits Support for FSrideAlong comes from Simply Magpie Virtual Airline and Flying Club based in Newcastle, England, and by the generous contributions of listeners like you. Thank You! The music is Catch Me If You Can by Attrica Attrica. Find them at atticaattica.bandcamp.com The Nicnac Podcast & FSRideAlong Series is © 2006-2021 by Nicnac Marsh and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License Other Aviation And Simulation Resources TorqueSim X-Plane Active Sky For XP11 Flight Sim Association Flight Sim Community Podcast Uncontrolled Airspace Aviation New Talk Come Fly With Me Airline Pilot Guy Working Title
38:09
September 13, 2021
Nicnac Podcast: Say No To Dogma
In this episode, Nicnac thinks back to the horrors of being a child and having that natural wonder beaten down and suppressed. Although Nicnac has never been able to tolerate children (even as a child) they see and know the pain of childhood. They encourage those that do have the skills needed to be there for children to let them be human. They encourage adults to remember a free their inner child. Donate To Support Nicnac Credits The opening music is Raindrop Rhapsody by Josh Eikenberry. The closing music is Catch Me If You Can by Attica Attica. Find them at atticaattica.bandcamp.com. The Nicnac Podcast & FSRideAlong Series is © 2006-2021 by Nicnac Marsh and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License
16:27
September 04, 2021
Nicnac Podcast: They Say It’s Raining
Trigger Warning: This is a deep, heavy, and honest episode that may not be suitable for everyone including dark themes, politics, and autistic life struggle. Please proceed intentionally and do your own thinking as required. If you don’t have the ability to listen with an open mind please don’t! Show Notes In this episode, Nicnac reviews some notable media portrayals of Autism and autistic traits and puts them in the context of their personal experience of life on the spectrum as best they can. They focus their efforts on Raymond from Rain Man, House from House MD and Leonard and Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory. Nicnac notes that the writers for House and Big Bang claimed their characters weren’t Autistic. Likely to try and give themself artistic license. Although Nicnac loves both shows at various points in their runs Nicnac views this move as dishonest and harmful to people that live the lives portrayed on a daily basis. Rain Man is a far worse case of the writer using Raymond as little more than a cheap story mechanic to force change in the main character (keep in mind Nicnac is a struggling writer. They get these things). Nicnac again emphasizes the incredible diversity of the spectrum and how little those that don’t have lived experience truly know about Autistic life. Nicnac encourages media creators and consumers to be inclusive ad admit when they fall short. Nicnac strives to hold themselves to the same standard. Donate To Support Nicnac Learn From Autistics Autistamatic YouTube Channel Autistic Collaboration Sarah Kurchak Credits The opening music is Raindrop Rhapsody by Josh Eikenberry. The closing music is Catch Me If You Can by Attica Attica. Find them at atticaattica.bandcamp.com. The Nicnac Podcast & FSRideAlong Series is © 2006-2021 by Nicnac Marsh and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License
21:04
September 03, 2021
Nicnac Podcast: Being Studied And Treated
Trigger Warning: This is a deep, heavy, and honest episode that may not be suitable for everyone including dark themes, politics, and autistic life struggle. Please proceed intentionally and do your own thinking as required. If you don’t have the ability to listen with an open mind please don’t! Show Notes Donate
20:29
August 31, 2021
Nicnac Podcast: Going Around Again
Trigger Warning: This is a deep, heavy, and honest episode that may not be suitable for everyone including dark themes, politics, and autistic life struggle. Please proceed intentionally and do your own thinking as required. If you don’t have the ability to listen with an open mind please skip this one! Donate To Support Nicnac Autistic Education Survey Show Notes In this episode, Nicnac wrestles with the reality of their internal world and how that impacts the way they see the external world after losing a social connection they had a lot of hope for earlier in the month. While they know that attempts at sharing their internal world rarely go well no matter the social context, they hold steadfast in their desire to embrace their authentic autistic and borderline self. They express hope that careful online communities can continue to find the kind of lived truths that medicine and science can’t. Feeling that, although life for anyone not rich white and male is difficult, it’s better to intellectually and emotionally battle oppression than to completely withdraw and mask. Nicnac ain’t down yet. But, they’ve more than had it with a world that is hell-bent on oppressing divergent thoughts. They close by again encouraging others with lived autistic experience to take Detester Maginzine’s educational survey if they have the capacity to do so. They are putting as much as they can into listening to others with greater or different knowledge of the lived experience than they possess. Please see the links below so you don’t have to take their word for it. Donate To Support Nicnac Nicnac Podcast: Telling Our Stories-Interview with Suzanna Chen of Detester Magazine Autistic Education Survey Detester Magazine Learn From Autistics Autistamatic YouTube Channel Autistic Collaboration Sarah Kurchak Credits The music is Catch Me If You Can by Attica Attica. Find them at atticaattica.bandcamp.com. The Nicnac Podcast & FSRideAlong Series is © 2006-2021 by Nicnac Marsh and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License
40:44
August 28, 2021
FSRideAlong: Approaching 100...Continue! (Simply Magpie Leg 10)
In this episode Nicnac shares that the next FSRideAlong will be their 100th flight sim audio episode, having started including simulation content in their podcast in 2010. To celebrate Nicnac is committed to finishing The Simply Magpie Extreme Tour where they are taking The Torquesim SR22 from Chico, CA, US to Newcastle, England, UK. For more extensive show notes please visit fsridealong.com Watch Twitter for the date and time of leg 11! Donate Contact Simply Magpie Credits Support for FSrideAlong comes from Simply Magpie Virtual Airline and Flying Club based in Newcastle, England, and by the generous contributions of listeners like you. Thank You! The music is Catch Me If You Can by Attrica Attrica. Find them at atticaattica.bandcamp.com The Nicnac Podcast & FSRideAlong Series is © 2006-2021 by Nicnac Marsh and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License
31:49
August 25, 2021
Nicnac Podcast: Rationally Irrational
In this episode, Nicnac reflects on the view outside their Windows and tries to synthesize the last month or so of their progress and creative endeavors over the last month or so. This is definitely an ongoing creative experiment so Nicnac would appreciate constructive feedback. Nicnac is thankful to their recent guests for sharing their time effort and views. Please don’t forget to check out past episodes. Donate To Support Nicnac Autism Survey Detester Magazine Autistic Education Survey Learn From Autistics Autistamatic YouTube Channel Autistic Collaboration Sarah Kurchak  Credits The opening music is Raindrop Rhapsody by Josh Eikenberry. The closing music is Catch Me If You Can by Attica Attica. Find them at atticaattica.bandcamp.com. “Money” © 2012 by Nicnac Marsh and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License The Nicnac Podcast & FSRideAlong Series is © 2006-2021 by Nicnac Marsh and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License
13:18
August 20, 2021
FSRideAlong: Not Pacific
In this episode Nicnac talks of a frantic string of continuous P3D flights mostly over The Pacific between California and Australia and ending in Toyko before they finely took a full-fledged 24-hour rest. They note their attempts to comply with FAA rest regs even in the sim because fatigue is just as much of a factor in the sim as it is in real life (though real-life consequences are more real). Nicnac states their support for carrying more than 2 crew members on any flight longer than 4 hours. Nicnac talks about sim flight tracking software and hopes that Mr. Davies may be able to find a way to hand off projectFly and allow users to export without contacting support. Nicnac has been using Voltanta backed by Orbx since December 2020 and is looking forward to premium. Nicnac ends by talking about The Flight Sim Association and FSExpo and how their feelings about both have grown more positive and appreciative based on the fantastic webinars. Donate Contact Simply Magpie Other Aviation And Simulation Resources MSFS (2020) X-Plane Prepare3D Flight Sim Association FSExpo Flight Sim Community Podcast Airplane Geeks Uncontrolled Airspace Aviation New Talk Come Fly With Me Airline Pilot Guy PMS Working Title Credits Support for FSrideAlong comes from Simply Magpie Virtual Airline and Flying Club based in Newcastle, England, and by the generous contributions of listeners like you. Thank You! The music is Catch Me If You Can by Attrica Attrica. Find them at atticaattica.bandcamp.com The Nicnac Podcast & FSRideAlong Series is © 2006-2021 by Nicnac Marsh and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License
20:17
August 19, 2021
FSRideAlong: Ghosts Of Flights Past
In this episode, Nicnac explains why they love taking the PMDG 747 to Melbourne so much despite the crazy trip length from the US west coast. They also talk a bit about The 747, ETOPS, their dream airliner, and their dream sim. If you listen closely the theme song may get explained as well. Donate Contact Simply Magpie Other Aviation And Simulation Resources TorqueSim Reality XP X-Plane Matt Guthmiller Kneebon5 Zerosideslip Flight Sim Association Flight Sim Community Podcast Airplane Geeks Uncontrolled Airspace Aviation New Talk Come Fly With Me Airline Pilot Guy PMS Working Title Credits Support for FSrideAlong comes from Simply Magpie Virtual Airline and Flying Club based in Newcastle, England, and by the generous contributions of listeners like you. Thank You! The music is Catch Me If You Can by Attrica Attrica. Find them at atticaattica.bandcamp.com The Nicnac Podcast & FSRideAlong Series is © 2006-2021 by Nicnac Marsh and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License
17:38
August 16, 2021
Nicnac Podcast: Telling Our Stories: Interview with Suzanna Chen of Detester Magazine, And An Autistic Youth Advocate
In this episode, Nicnac has a conversation with Suzanna Chen. Suzanna is an autistic youth, advocate, and member of the Detester Magazine Team. The team has recently put out a survey designed to improve young autistic life by collecting first-hand accounts of the experience. Please consider completing the survey if you are an autist. Also, be sure to check out the other great work being done at Desterer Magazine and Learn from Autistics. Links Survey Detester Magazine Detester Autism Advocate Interviews Learn From Autistics Credits The opening music is Raindrop Rhapsody by Josh Eikenberry. The closing music is Catch Me If You Can by Attica Attica. Find them at atticaattica.bandcamp.com.  The Nicnac Podcast & FSRideAlong Series is © 2006-2021 by Nicnac Marsh and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License Donate To Support Nicnac
12:29
August 13, 2021
Nicnac Podcast: The Philosophy Of Disability
In this episode, Nicnac describes their Philosophy of Disability and the way that the world they live in forces them into thinking about it in many ways at the same time. They reason that the best way to make progress on this is to keep sharing their experience and empathically listening to the experience of others. Autistic Education Survey Learn From Autistics Autistamatic YouTube Channel Autistic Collaboration Sarah Kurchak  Donate To Support Nicnac Credits The opening music is Raindrop Rhapsody by Josh Eikenberry. The closing music is Catch Me If You Can by Attica Attica. Find them at atticaattica.bandcamp.com. The Nicnac Podcast & FSRideAlong Series is © 2006-2021 by Nicnac Marsh and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License
13:17
August 13, 2021
Nicnac Podcast: Living Is Easy With Eyes Closed
In this episode, Nicnac sits down with Antony Rotunno, a teacher, podcaster, musician, truth seeker and life coach to talk about artistic media creation, the search for truth, John Lennon, The Beatles and everything in-between. This is a hugely deep conversation that will likely cause both Nicnac and listeners to rethink some things. Donate Credits Check out all of Antony’s work at https://www.antonyrotunno.com/ The opening music is Raindrop Rhapsody by Josh Eikenberry. We also hear a selection of Antony’s “Life Goes On” featuring an amazing violin solo by María Martín. “Life Goes On” is copyright 2017 by Antony Rotunno and included with his permission. Check out his music at https://www.antonyrotunno.com/ The closing music is Catch Me If You Can by Attica Attica. Find them at atticaattica.bandcamp.com. I thank these artists for allowing their creations to be used in this production. The Nicnac Podcast & FSRideAlong Series is © 2006-2021 by Nicnac Marsh and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License
01:36:44
August 08, 2021
FSRideAlong: Oshkosh Bygone!
In this episode, Nicnac reviews the relatively light virtual aviation activities they’ve undertaken in the past month. Capstone by poor weather and poor weather in Oshkosh in both cases. Nicnac further reflects on their fifth century in virtual aviation and expresses gratitude to the developers that enable the experience and the simulation community that is so passionate about it. Even if our passion is our occasional undoing. Links Donate Contact Simply Magpie Other Aviation And Simulation Resources TorqueSim Reality XP X-Plane Matt Guthmiller Kneebon5 Zerosideslip Flight Sim Association Flight Sim Community Podcast Airplane Geeks Uncontrolled Airspace Aviation New Talk Come Fly With Me Airline Pilot Guy PMS Working Title Credits Support for FSrideAlong comes from Simply Magpie Virtual Airline and Flying Club based in Newcastle, England, and by the generous contributions of listeners like you. Thank You! The music is Catch Me If You Can by Attrica Attrica. Find them at atticaattica.bandcamp.com The Nicnac Podcast & FSRideAlong Series is © 2006-2021 by Nicnac Marsh and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License
13:27
August 08, 2021
Nicnac Podcast: Abilities And Need
In this episode, Nicnac briefly returns to one Marx line to get at individual variation and adds a corollary about the social contract. Nicnac notes the importance of living in a dreamland to keep oneself going but underscores the importance of keeping the ratio of the time one spends in dreamland and the time one spends in the real world as balanced as possible in line with needs. Nicnac ends by imploring folks to learn to accept every individual fully. Both their failures and their success. Even if you can’t relate to them. Believing that this is as close a path as we may find towards species growth. Donate Credits The opening music is Raindrop Rhapsody by Josh Eikenberry. The closing music is Catch Me If You Can by Attica Attica. Find them at atticaattica.bandcamp.com. The Nicnac Podcast & FSRideAlong Series is © 2006-2021 by Nicnac Marsh and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License
09:26
August 06, 2021
Nicnac Podcast: Sometimes I Am Wrong
In this episode, Nicnac reflects on what they took away from the wonderful conversation they had in the last episode with Antony Ruttuno and tries to grapple with their own human failings. They talk about what they learned from finally finding Judy Singer’s work and what they think this means for themselves and the political Neurodiversity Movement at large. They mention that they have started to look further into George Harrison and confess that their search for knowledge and their creative expressions are merely coping skills of extremely varying value. Concluding that, like any human, sometimes they are wrong. Credits The opening music is Raindrop Rhapsody by Josh Eikenberry. The closing music is Catch Me If You Can by Attica Attica. Find them at atticaattica.bandcamp.com. The Nicnac Podcast & FSRideAlong Series is © 2006-2021 by Nicnac Marsh and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License
12:12
August 03, 2021
Nicnac Podcast: What Is Neurodivergance?
In this episode, Nicnac gives explaining and defining Neurodivergance another try, having felt that they may have glossed over a few things in recent episodes. They return to their favorite historic Psychologist Abraham Maslow to point out an important oversight in his research that some current scholars are beginning to understand. Namely, the internal experience of autism and other forms of neurodiversity. They highlight the recent work done by Dr. Dora Raymaker and The Academic Autism Spectrum Partnership in Research and Education at Portland State University around the topic of Autistic Burnout and the age range when it becomes most severe. Generally speaking, around the time of transition into adulthood between about 15 and 25. In Nicnac’s case, this period extended well into their early 30’s. Nicnac notes that they relied heavily on and connected strongly to the work of John Lennon and The Beatles during this period of their life. Nicnac notes some notable parallels between John’s life experience and their own with both Nicnac and John seeming to express less external public distress by their early to mid-30s. Nicnac suspects that in both cases it’s more a matter of masking and avoiding known triggers than anything else. Nicnac makes mention of a recent survey invitation they got to contribute to the creation of a guidebook for autistic teens as one example of improved research and collaborative methodology that is inclusive of the first-hand internal experience. Nicnac hopes that if researchers continue to include and involve people with the lived internal experience that mental health at large might slowly turn an important corner. Nicnac again notes the importance of the neurodivergent online community. A community that often seems to be lightyears ahead of researchers especially when it came to finding an overlap between neurodiversity and gender diversity. Nicnac mentions where they are in their translation and that they are hoping they’ve found the right support in this area. Finely, Nicnac mentions plans they have to branch out with the podcast despite their social limitations. This will hopefully include an interview with Antony Rotunno in the next episode. A podcaster, teacher, truth seeker and recording artist who knows John Lennon about as well as anyone who wasn’t John Lennon can. They also mention the story of Robert Pirsig. A person they hope to research and cover in some depth down the line. Finely, they mention their desire to interview other neurodivergent people and activists who are similarly hell-bent on making the world better even if we can’t stand humanity overall. Donate Credits The opening music is Raindrop Rhapsody by Josh Eikenberry. The closing music is Catch Me If You Can by Attica Attica. Find them at atticaattica.bandcamp.com. The Nicnac Podcast & FSRideAlong Series is © 2006-2021 by Nicnac Marsh and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License
18:01
July 29, 2021
Nicnac Podcast: Silicon Valley Meets Hellhole, CA
In this episode, Nicnac covers the history of Hellhole, Ca (Chico, CA) from the little they know about The Mechoopda Maidu to the days of The Bidwells, the agriculture migration, the segregation and sundown era, The Cold War and the town being discovered by Silicon Valley retirees as the nearby foothills burn and the creeks go dry. Nicnac sees what city planners and developers are doing. Namely trying to create a quaint clone of Scottsdale Arizona for the retirees. But, this planning approach ignores Chico State along with the unhappy tempest-tossed shelterless, welfare and working-class lifers stuck here for lack of an alternative. Nicnac points out “you grew up in this hellhole too” and tries to settle for the value of simply reporting things as they are. Nicnac ends by pointing out the hypocrisy of The iPhone using Silicon Valley person. They were almost that person. They are glad that they’ve moved on but they remain unsure of how to deal with a demographic that thinks listening to NPR makes any sort of personal human crimes a nonissue. Moreover, they wonder why they keep caring so much about the fate of humanity when they clearly hate all humans. Donate Credits The opening music is Raindrop Rhapsody by Josh Eikenberry. The closing music is Catch Me If You Can by Attica Attica. Find them at atticaattica.bandcamp.com. The Nicnac Podcast & FSRideAlong Series is © 2006-2021 by Nicnac Marsh and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License
20:56
July 27, 2021
Ninac Podcast: The Truth Is Out There
In this episode, Nicnac ends up going back to their formative years in the 1990s to examine a bit more of how they become who they are referring to it as “90’s X-Files Culture”. This cultural upbringing when combined with their pre-existing neurodivergent tendencies and childhood cancer trauma made Nicnac into the unique neurodivergent skeptical geek that they are today. They pose the notion that being in the twilight years of Earth’s ability to sustain current life isn’t so bad if truth-seekers can gather together to extrapolate the lessons of the failed human experiment. They acknowledge their failings and liabilities in the area and seek your help to give any nuggets of truth they have found the legs they need to contribute and make the human endeavor worthwhile. Donate Credits The opening music is Raindrop Rhapsody by Josh Eikenberry. The closing music is Catch Me If You Can by Attica Attica. Find them at atticaattica.bandcamp.com. The Nicnac Podcast & FSRideAlong Series is © 2006-2021 by Nicnac Marsh and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License
18:11
July 20, 2021
Ninac Podcast: Eastbound With A Moral Compass and a Mask
In this episode, Nicnac recovers from burnt out for long enough to try and catch listeners up on their recent life journey. They use their recent virtual cross-country flying experience as a metaphor for their life experience and attempts to fly as far east as possible before ultimately flying west. They are making this metaphorical eastbound trip with nothing more than a highly calibrated moral compass, maps, and ride reports from other life pilots. They will know it’s time to land when their work produces some income but not enough income to screw up their delicate safety net. The struggle, of course, is to avoid the high terrain and dangerous weather of conformity culture. They’ve got a rough five-year plan if nothing else. Donate Credits The opening music is Raindrop Rhapsody by Josh Eikenberry. The closing music is Catch Me If You Can by Attica Attica. Find them at atticaattica.bandcamp.com. The Nicnac Podcast & FSRideAlong Series is © 2006-2021 by Nicnac Marsh and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License
12:54
July 19, 2021
FSRideAlong: Oshkosh By Gosh
Donate Contact Simply Magpie Show Notes In this episode, Nicnac reviews the lessons from their virtual 15 hour and 9-minute trek from Monterey CA to Oshkosh, WI including the details of the final 3 legs that culminated in a botched landing onto rwy 9 at Oshkosh. They review their virtual flying skill limits and the limits that consumer flight sim technology and flight planning software place on their virtual flying style. They reassert their belief that X-Plane 11 and P3D currently stand as the most authentic simulators on the market from a General Aviation IFR and airliner perspective. Although, they continue to hope that MSFS will get better with time. They are also holding out hope that version 12 of X-Plane will be announced soon and include an ortho system similar to MSFS. Nicnac recognizes that there are many types of flight sim users out there and emotions can run high. They are working on being less harsh on those that have all their eggs in the MSFS basket when they can. They understand this mentality, although they don’t share it. Nicnac ends by thanking all flight sim developers who are passionate along with their fellow AVGeeks and the real-world aviation community for trying to put up with AVGeeks when possible. Nicnac wishes everyone attending a happy Airventure 21! They hope to go one year! Other Aviation And Simulation Resources TorqueSim Reality XP X-Plane Matt Guthmiller Kneebon5 Zerosideslip Flight Sim Association Flight Sim Community Podcast Airplane Geeks Uncontrolled Airspace Aviation New Talk Come Fly With Me Airline Pilot Guy PMS Working Title Credits Support for FSrideAlong comes from Simply Magpie Virtual Airline and Flying Club based in Newcastle, England, and by the generous contributions of listeners like you. Thank You! The music is Catch Me If You Can by Attrica Attrica. Find them at atticaattica.bandcamp.com The Nicnac Podcast & FSRideAlong Series is © 2006-2021 by Nicnac Marsh and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License
27:46
July 12, 2021
FSRideAlong: Piston Signal Cross Countries Continue
Show Notes In this episode, Nicnac tracks their difficult journey towards Oshkosh in The TorqueSim SR22 and default DA40NG for Microsoft Flight Simulator. They talk about each leg, Monterey to San Carlos, San Carlos to Grand Junction, Grand Junction to Boulder, Boulder to Ainsworth, and Ainsworth to Mankato. They talk about why they are setting aside MSFS again and sticking with XPlane for GA and P3D for Airliners. Although they do note some progress on the part of Working Title and PMS. They plan to continue checking in on the platform periodically. Although they are putting their North Atlantic trip on indefinite hiatus (the legs are too long in The SR22), they are really enjoying increasing their continuous US skills along with playing with XPlane ortho scenery and learning the best paths through the many US mountain ranges. They hope to work back up to VATSIM or POSCON and be skilled enough in The SR22 to try flying into Oshkosh for Simventure 21. Donate Contact Simply Magpie Other Aviation Resources And Podcasts PMS Working Title Matt Guthmiller Kneebon5 Zerosideslip Flight Sim Association Flight Sim Community Podcast Airplane Geeks Uncontrolled Airspace Aviation New Talk Come Fly With Me Credits Support for FSrideAlong comes from Simply Magpie Virtual Airline and Flying Club based in Newcastle, England, and by the generous contributions of listeners like you. Thank You! The music is Catch Me If You Can by Attrica Attrica. Find them at atticaattica.bandcamp.com The Nicnac Podcast & FSRideAlong Series is © 2006-2021 by Nicnac Marsh and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License
19:48
July 10, 2021
FSRideAlong: As Real As It Gets
In this episode, Nicnac talks about the learning tools that are available in the simulation world and the learning they did on a recent cross-country trek from the birthplace of powered flight in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina to Monterey, California in a mix of GA Aircraft in X-Plane 11. They also spend some time talking about real-world aviation. The uniqueness of the real experience. The powerful way podcasting can be used to share the hobby and passion and the times that real-world aviation gets too real. If your a real-world aviator please share your experiences but also be safe. Your family and friends need you. The aviation community at large needs you! Nicnac thanks all the aviation media creators out there. Let’s take the time to remember and cherish when it is needed but keep flying with the aim to make aviation safer and better. Links Simply Magpie Contact Other Aviation Resources And Podcasts Zerosideslip Flight Sim Association Flight Sim Community Podcast Airplane Geeks Uncontrolled Airspace Aviation New Talk Come Fly With Me Credits Support for FSrideAlong comes from Simply Magpie Virtual Airline and Flying Club based in Newcastle, England, and by the generous contributions of listeners like you. Thank You! The music is Catch Me If You Can by Attrica Attrica. Find them at atticaattica.bandcamp.com The Nicnac Podcast & FSRideAlong Series is © 2006-2021 by Nicnac Marsh and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License
18:01
July 06, 2021
Nicnac Podcast: Trying To Make It Work
In this episode, Nicnac starts to puzzle over how to adjust to what they now know about themselves. They review their various coping systems and lament the “return to normal” humbug that is currently adding to the already oppressive normalization meat grinder. They conclude that their best path forward is to stick with what they know works and learn to say no when needed. This includes minimizing social interactions in any form, rolling with their energy flows, and trying to figure out how to conduct their life from home. Fortunately. Covid gave them a head start. Now if all the back to normal people would go away! Donate Nicnacjak.net Credits The opening music is Raindrop Rhapsody by Josh Eikenberry. The closing music is Catch Me If You Can by Attica Attica. Find them at atticaattica.bandcamp.com. The Nicnac Podcast & FSRideAlong Series is © 2006-2021 by Nicnac Marsh and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License
09:52
June 30, 2021
FSRideAlong: Real World Aviation: Business Over Safety
In this episode Nicnac talks about their concerns with The FAA and the way its structure has it constantly compromising safety to meet the powerful economic demands of airframers, airlines and US politicians. Nicnac makes the point that this structure isn’t safe or sustainable and results in continuous loss of life the world over. Nicnac also calls attention to their local airport KCIC where the city that owns the airport has elected to use airport property to provide temporary “shelter” to unhoused citizens. Nicnac hopes that no matter how you feel about housing, you’ll recognize that this isn’t an appropriate use of an airport! Links Donate FSRideAlong.com Contact Chico City Council Contact Credits The music is Catch Me If You Can by Attrica Attrica. Find them at atticaattica.bandcamp.com The Nicnac Podcast & FSRideAlong Series is © 2006-2021 by Nicnac Marsh and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License
07:36
June 29, 2021
Nicnac Podcast: Learn By Doing
In this episode Nicnac traces how they came into podcasting and attempts to convey what they are aspiring towards along with how their own experiences and limitations have shaped their work. Nicnac is excited about the process of taking their work to the next level and thankful for all who have contributed to the craft and taught it to them. Having a podcast that combines Nicnac’s unique interests, strife and limitations is interesting. It seems to work almost despite itself. Nicnac hopes you will continue to join them on this journey wherever it may lead. Donate To Support Nicnac’s Work Nicnacjak.net Credits The opening music is Raindrop Rhapsody by Josh Eikenberry. The closing music is Catch Me If You Can by Attica Attica. Find them at atticaattica.bandcamp.com. The Nicnac Podcast & FSRideAlong Series is © 2006-2021 by Nicnac Marsh and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License
12:05
June 26, 2021
Nicnac Podcast: Harm Reduction
In this episode Nicnac talks about the poor state of social services in their community of Chico, California and lists two organizations among many that are trying to help in the face of violent city policy and public opinion; Northern Valley Harm Reduction Coalition and Chico Housing Action Team. Nicnac calls for real pluralism in policy in their community, state, city and world. Links Northern Valley Harm Reduction Coalition at https://nvhrc.com/ They need volunteers! Chico Housing Action Team at https://www.chicohousingactionteam.net/ Donate To Support Nicnac Visit Nicnacjak.net Credits The opening music is Raindrop Rhapsody by Josh Eikenberry. The closing music is Catch Me If You Can by Attica Attica. Find them at atticaattica.bandcamp.com. The Nicnac Podcast & FSRideAlong Series is © 2006-2021 by Nicnac Marsh and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License
09:09
June 26, 2021
Nicnac Podcast: The Moral Bankruptcy Of Conformity Culture
In this episode Nicnac tries to succinctly synthesize and summarize  their work and call out US conformity culture for what it is. They briefly summarize their historical findings before sharing their view that now is the time to connect with like minds, help where you can but lay low and stay safe in hopes that humanity will see better days in some far distant future. Sometimes The Obi-Wan Kenobi approach makes the most sense…. Donate Nicnacjak.net Credits The opening music is Raindrop Rhapsody by Josh Eikenberry. The closing music is Catch Me If You Can by Attica Attica. Find them at atticaattica.bandcamp.com. Nicnac thanks both groups for allowing their creations to be used in the production of other work. Nicnac shares and knows the value of The Creative Commons approach to intellectual creations. The Nicnac Podcast & FSRideAlong Series is © 2006-2021 by Nicnac Marsh and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License
09:02
June 25, 2021
Nicnac Podcast: Integrity III: The Painful Search For Truth
In this episode Nicnac tries to connect their recent progress in self identity to the work that they’ve done and how they came to do that work. They try to explain that they are driven to strive for a better world because they’ve experienced pain and indeed have caused pain. Nicnac does this by talking a bit about the podcast, their desire to be accepted, their more problematic coping techniques and explaining why they wrote and released their early song “Say What You Want To Say” at the age of 19. Donate Nicnacjak.net Say What You Want To Say Credits The opening music is Raindrop Rhapsody by Josh Eikenberry. The closing music is Catch Me If You Can by Attica Attica. Find them at atticaattica.bandcamp.com. Nicnac thanks both groups for allowing their creations to be used in the production of other work. Nicnac shares and knows the value of The Creative Commons approach to intellectual creations. The Nicnac Podcast & FSRideAlong Series is © 2006-2021 by Nicnac Marsh and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License
21:45
June 22, 2021
FSRideAlong: Finding The Sim Experience That Works For You
In this episode Nicnac finds themselves enjoying Ortho scenery so much that they are doing short low IFR flights across The US at a very leisurely pace. They turned to this diversion as they were needing a break from the extremely long SR22 North Atlantic Legs. It being the solstice, though, Nicnac is well aware of the impact of the delays relative to weather. They will continue to report on their sim experience to the best of their capacity. Nicnac ends the episode by reminding listeners of the importance of simming in the way they enjoy most Fsridealong.com Donate Simply Magpie Contact
25:31
June 20, 2021
Nicnac Podcast: The Value of Finding Safe Communities
Show Notes In this episode Nicnac tries to articulate how finding safe communities that embrace and support who they are in recent times has made them feel. They don’t feel they can adequately express how much these discoveries have helped them and will help them in the times ahead. They also express how damaging attempts to modify or suppress who they are have been over the years. Given that advocating for and creating a global community that embraces diversity and supports people’s needs is their greatest passion, they resolve to continue focusing on this ambition in the hope of allowing others to feel safe and thrive through creative self expression. They hope they can use their podcast and expertise to help others who aspire to self expressive goals. Credits Nicnac’s work is very much made possible by the safety and support of listeners like you. They thank you! The opening music is Raindrop Rhapsody by Josh Eikenberry. The closing music is Catch Me If You Can by Attica Attica. Find them at atticaattica.bandcamp.com. Nicnac thanks both groups for allowing their creations to be used in the production of other work. Nicnac shares and knows the value of The Creative Commons approach to intellectual creations. The Nicnac Podcast & FSRideAlong Series is © 2006-2021 by Nicnac Marsh and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License Links Donate Nicnacjak.net Autistamatic YouTube Channel Autistic Collaboration
08:18
June 16, 2021
Nicnac Podcast: A Dr. House Moment; Why I Feel So Certain That I am A Neurodivergent Person
In this episode Nicnac describes a moment of incredible clarity that they reached at the end of last weekend. An experience that they articulate as something akin to A “Dr. House” style epiphany coupled with the euphoric clearly the character would experience at the end of the majority of the episodes in the 2004-2012 series. They make the best effort they can muster in an attempt to explain their lifelong social, work and daily cognitive experience. They have made a herculean effort to complete this production as they endure the early stages of neurodivergent burn out.  They begin the wrap up process by providing recommendations for sources of other first hand accounts of the neurodivergent experience.  Capping it all off by sharing a piece of prose that they feel captures their experience in a unique way. If you have feedback or questions please share them with Nicnac. They would be happy to respond and engage with those that are interested. Links Donate Nicnacjak.net Autistamatic YouTube Channel Autistic Collaboration Credits The Nicnac Podcast is made possible by listeners like you! Thank you! The opening music is Raindrop Rhapsody by Josh Eikenberry. The closing music is Catch Me If You Can by Attica Attica. Find them at here. Nicnac thanks both groups for allowing their creations to be used in the production of other’s work. They do the same! The Nicnacjak Podcast & FSRideAlong Series  is © 2006-2021 by Nicnac Marsh. Some Rights Reserved. This work is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. Find out more at creativecommons.org
13:12
June 15, 2021
Nicnac Podcast: Limited Capacity; Infinite Flow
In this episode Nicnac works to shift their energy and considers what it will take cautiously to spend more time outside of their darkened studio where they’ve spent most of their time since Covid started in March of 2020. They are in the process of accepting the neurodivergent capacity limits they have that cause them to need to work hard to be mindful of their limits when outside of their safe space and interacting with others Donate Nicnacjak.net There is a lot going on behind the scenes as capacity allows so please remember The Nicnac Podcast is made possible by the generous support of listeners like you! The opening music is Raindrop Rhapsody by Josh Eikenberry. The closing music is Catch Me If You Can by Attica Attica. Find them at atticaattica.org. I thank both groups for allowing their creations to be used in the production of other work. The Nicnacjak Podcast & FSRideAlong Series  is © 2006-2021 by Nicnac Marsh. Some Rights Reserved. This work is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. Find out more at creativecommons.org
06:48
June 13, 2021
Nicnac Podcast: Nicnac Rebirth; Please Send Spoons
In this episode Nicnac is having a rebirth of self after picking a new name to better fit who they are. While they want to embrace the moment for all that it is, they also have a need to process their strife around energy management and the difficulty of living in a culture of compliance. So grab your favorite beverage, grab a breath and join this important moment in Nicnac’s life. Donate Nicnacjak.net
12:00
June 10, 2021
Nicnacjak Podcast: Gendered Phrases, Names and Pronouns
In this episode Nicnac talks about gender and the challenges that arise from trying to navigate the world being as true to themselves and others as possible. They ponder how hard it is to be real in modern society and seek your feedback on how that reflects on our species in the long run. Links Donate Nicnacjak.net Flight Sim Services
09:55
June 09, 2021
Nicnacjak Podcast: Normal Is Overrated: Thoughts From Over 30 Years Of US Mental Health Treatment
In this episode Nicnac reviews their more than 30 years of mental health treatment. Over the course of their life they have been diagnosed with a wide variety of illnesses ranging from ADD to Bipolar and Autism. Despite Nicnac’s extensive treatment history, they continue to feel like they are living an endurance test. Having briefly worked in the mental health field, Nicnac reports on some research they've been doing into the social model of disability and the use of the term neurodivergent. Nicnac strongly feels that if they take a more assertive approach to getting treatment and interacting with mental health professionals in addition to trying to maximize the positives of their neurodivergence they can turn a corner. Nicnac also refers back to some of their early work and a college essay they wrote describing a hypothetical link between neurodivergence and self actualization. If this could be proven to the greatest degree possible in social science, then Nicnac thinks they may have an alternate design for The US Mental Health System. Nicnacjak. Ever the system designer. Donate Nicnacjak.net
11:16
June 07, 2021
Nicnacjak Podcast: Quality of Life
In this episode Nicolas (Nicnac) explores their struggle to find the right balance in social interactions and overcome some insecurities that are currently hampering their ambitions. Nicolas also discusses the fate of their “wellness document” and the struggle to make better audio content. They close out the episode by talking about gender and queerness. Reemphasizing their relatively new belief that social justice progress cannot be solely dependent on non violent direct action. Progress has been enabled on social justice issues through a diverse range of actions including non-violent direct action, legal advocacy, mutual aid and events such as “The Stonewall Riots”. Donate Nicnacjak.net The Nicnac Podcast is made possible by the generous support of listeners like you! Music is Raindrop Rhapsody by Josh Eikenberry and Catch Me If You Can by Attica Attica. Find Attica Attica at atticaattica.bandcamp.com. I thank both groups for allowing their creations to be used in the production of other work. Josh, if you are out there please send me a link to an updated music profile! The Nicnacjak Podcast & FSRideAlong Series  is © 2006-2021 by Nicolas Jackson. Some Rights Reserved. This work is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. Find out more at creativecommons.org
13:42
June 05, 2021
FSRideAlong: Greenland Isn’t Very Green (Leg 9)
In this episode Nicolas covered leg 9 which saw them begin the over-water portion of the journey from Chico to Newcastle. Although Nicolas originally planned on making for the east coast of Greenland icing conditions and a limited supply of on board deice fluid forced them to divert to Kangerlussuaq Airport (BGSF) where last minute diversion planning nearly resulted in a CFIT. The fact that this was Leg 9 take 2 indicates that Nicolas needs to stick to the sim and study harder... Links Donate FSRideAlong.com Flight Sim Services Simply Magpie Torque Sim XPlane Active Sky For XP11 Stats Fly Date: May 30th, 2021 Volanta Link Route: CYFB CYFB5 NALDI DCT MS DCT MA W51 SF DCT BGSF Leg 9 Block: 3 hr 26 min Leg 9 Flight Time: 3 hr 7 min Leg 9 Logged Distance: 535 nm Leg 9 Fuel Burned: 45.5 gal Todays’ Fuel Bill: $351.75 USD Total Fuel Bill (so far): $ 2,549.57 USD Total Fuel Used (so far): 379.3  gal Block time (so far): 25.74  hrs Flight Time (so far) 23.21 hrs Average Ground Speed (so far): 164 kts/ 188.7 mph/ 302.7 kph Logged Distance Flown: 3,821 nm GC Distance Remaining to EGNT: 1,546 nm The music is Catch Me If You Can by Attrica Attrica. And is available under a creative commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 license. Find them at atticaattica.bandcamp.com The Nicnacjak Podcast & FSRideAlong Series © 2006-2021 by Nicolas Jackson is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License
14:30
June 03, 2021
Nicnacjak Podcast: Using my Neurodivergence To Maximize Achievement With Quality In Mind
Show Notes: In this episode Nicolas begins to question their ongoing efforts to change who they are to conform better with neurotypical people. Nicolas refers to The Sims, Zen and The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, and a preliminary understanding of Buddhism and the social theory of disability to ground their thinking and consider new approaches to their stuckness. How will it play out? Keep listening to find out! Links Donate Flight Sim Services Twitter nicnacjak.net
14:19
June 01, 2021
FSRideAlong: Corrections Thoughts and Review on CaptainSim and Their 767
In this episode Nicolas makes some corrections on the editorial episode of “The FS Community Law'' realizing that their own errors were violating the principal. Nicolas then moves on with a review of The CaptainSim 767 after logging 96 hours in it in P3Dv4. Although Nicolas has some harsh views to air they hope that a more rigorous production will allow them to conclude these two episodes and move on to other things..Like Leg 9 maybe??? Links Donate FSRideAlong.com Flight Sim Services Simply Magpie Attribution And Copyright: The music is Catch Me If You Can by Attrica Attrica. And is available under a creative commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 license. Find them at atticaattica.bandcamp.com The Nicnacjak Podcast & FSRideAlong Series © 2006-2021 by Nicolas Jackson is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License
09:07
May 29, 2021
FSRideAlong: The FS Community Law
Show Notes: In this episode Nicolas talks about their recent flying and why you don’t have a report at Leg 9 yet. They also talk about getting the ratio of respect and feedback right both as a customer and someone that editorializes in this small community of ours. While Nicolas remains critical of certain developers (the recent CaptainSim controversy comes up) they also recognize the fragility of reputation in this community. They conclude with a reminder of Wheaton’s Law and an acknowledgement that they have made their own mistakes within the community. Nicolas has hope that the community will be able to continue to make progress in the challenging balance between holding community members accountable from and forgiveness. Links: Donate FSRideAlong.com
18:28
May 27, 2021
Nicnacjak: The Battle with Psychodynamics in Wellness: The internal Mr Spock vs Homer Simpson: Who will win?
Show Notes In this episode Nicnac identifies the major components of their personal psyche; best articulated as an internal battle between Mr Spock (autism like) vs Homer Simpson (bipolar like) and how that battle impacts their struggle for wellness. Links Donate Twitter
19:21
May 25, 2021
Nicnacjak Podcast: Boulders In The Road: Barriers on the Path To Wellness
In this episode Nicolas reviews their psychological history with a working Bipolar diagnosis and Autism Spectrum  diagnosis (high functioning pre-DSM V Asperger’s Syndrome) and the highlights of their physical health history and how that impacts their path to wellness today. It’s going to take a lot to move those boulders in the road! But never give up. Keep trying Donate
16:30
May 23, 2021
FSRideAlong: It’s Still A Bit Dodgy Up Here: Chico to Newcastle in a SR22 in XP11: Simply Magpie Extreme Tour Leg 8 Summary, Lessons and Stats
Donate Blog Posts Screenshots and Docs Show Notes: In this episode Nicolas pushes their flight sim skills as they continue their way northeast along Hudson Bay and across The Hudson Strait in The TS SR22 in XP11 from La Grande Rivière, Québec to Iqaluit, NU Canada. With the cold northern weather not abating. Nicolas considers the challenges that lie ahead with their planned North Atlantic landmass/island hopping across to Greenland, Iceland and Great Britain. With over 2,000 miles remaining will Nicolas make it to Newcastle or end up using The CAPS System over icey late spring oceans and fjords? Come ride along to find out! Links Simply Magpie Nicnacjak’s Flight Sim Services Volanta Flight Track Leg 8 Orbx TorqueSim SR22 Cirrus SR22 Reflected Reality TS SR22 Tutorial X-Plane 11 Active Sky For X-Plane 11 SkyVector Navigraph Leg 8 Stats Fly Date: May 15th, 2021 Volanta link Route: cygl PUSEL TAGIS depmo cyfb Cruise Altitude: 3,000 till pusel then 9,000 Leg 8 Block: 4 hr 32min Leg 8 Flight Time: 4 hr 15 min Leg 8 Logged Distance: 688 nm Leg 8 Fuel Burned: 59 gal Todays’ Fuel Bill: $168.96 USD Total Fuel Bill (so far): $ 2,197.82 USD Total Fuel Used (so far): 333.8  gal Block time (so far): 22.31 hrs Flight Time (so far) 20.10 hrs Average Ground Speed (so far): 164 kts/ 188.7 mph/ 302.7 kph Logged Distance Flown: 3,286 nm GC Distance Remaining to EGNT: 2,013.8 nm Flight Sim Logbook Total: 11-4/2018-5/15/2021 6,599.66 hours 1418 flights completed Average Daily Logged Time = 7.15 hours Average Flight Length 4.65 hours 53.71 hrs in SR22 over 26 flights and 6,588 nm
19:52
May 17, 2021
Nicnacjak: Designing A System To Beat My Head Against The Wall
Show Notes: In this episode Nicolas returns to the classic production style and muses on issues in their personal life and their system design skills which they have recently been trying to apply to personal life harm reduction. Links: Donate Flight Sim Services  Twitter
24:49
May 16, 2021
FSRideAlong: Rough Going: Chico to Newcastle in a SR22 in XP11: Simply Magpie Extreme Tour Leg 7 Summary, Lessons and Stats
Donate Blog Posts Screenshots and Docs Show Notes: In this episode Nicolas experiences “engine roughness” while on Leg 7 of their trip from Chico to Newcastle over James Bay in northern Canada. They talk about what they learned from their second in flight emergency and what they will be studying to make the rest of the trip go better. They also mention the incredible learning potential of The TS SR22 and their never ending quest for better flight sim hardware configurations that take up a more manageable amount of desk real estate. Links Simply Magpie Nicnacjak’s Flight Sim Services Volanta Flight Track Leg 7 Orbx TorqueSim SR22 Cirrus SR22 Reflected Reality TS SR22 Tutorial X-Plane 11 Active Sky For X-Plane 11 SkyVector Navigraph Leg 7 Stats Fly Date: May 9th, 2021 Volanta link Route: Cymo Zem udkan cygl Cruise Altitude: 7,000 Leg 7 Block: 1 hr 28min Leg 7 Flight Time: 1 hr 19 min Leg 7 Logged Distance: 196 nm Leg 7 Fuel Burned: 25.5 gal Todays’ Fuel Bill: $420.56 USD Total Fuel Bill (so far): $ 2,028.86 USD Total Fuel Used (so far): 274.8  gal Block time (so far): 17.78 hrs Flight Time (so far) 15.85 hrs Average Ground Speed (so far): 164 kts/ 188.7 mph/ 302.7 kph Logged Distance Flown: 2,598 nm GC Distance Remaining to EGNT: 2,536.1nm Flight Sim Logbook Total: 11-4/2018-5/9/2021 6,595.66 hours 1417 flights completed Average Daily Logged Time = 7.20 hours Average Flight Length 4.65 hours 49.46 hrs in SR22 over 25 flights and 5917 nm
14:10
May 13, 2021
Nicnacjak Podcast: Is this Midlife?
Show Notes: Nicolas starts out Season 15 of The Nicnacjak Podcast noting the early physical symptoms of middle age despite being over 2 and a half years from the theoretical mid life point and trying to get their head around the concept. Nicolas notes their recent efforts at life improvement and a perceived lack of progress but reports being reasonably prepared for this phase of life given their current circumstances. They outline their hopes and ambitions for the “other side of the hill'' noting the difficulty in trying to attain financial independence, romance, friendships and having enough needs met to comfortably engage in projects of passion designed to leave a legacy. Links Nicnacjak.net Donate Flight Sim Services  Twitter
11:29
May 10, 2021
FSRideAlong: Questionable Decision Making: Chico to Newcastle in a SR22 in XP11: Simply Magpie Extreme Tour Leg 6 Summary, Lessons and Stats
Donate Blog Posts Screenshots and Docs Show Notes: In this episode Nicolas makes a series of very questionable decisions while flying The TorqueSim Cirrus SR22 in the remote wilds of central Canada contending with icing conditions, poor weather and an instrument failure. While this virtual airplane can be used again and no pixels were harmed, Nicolas tries to use the experience as a learning opportunity as they continue their increasingly foolhardy virtual SR22 trip from Chico, CA, US to Newcastle, England in a late Spring that doesn’t want to thaw as part of The Simply Magpie Extreme Tour. Come ride along to see the incredible teaching potential of virtual aviation! Links Simply Magpie Nicnacjak’s Flight Sim Services Volanta Flight Track Leg 6 Orbx TorqueSim SR22 Cirrus SR22 Reflected Reality TS SR22 Tutorial X-Plane 11 Active Sky For X-Plane 11 SkyVector Navigraph Leg 6 Stats Date: May 7th, 2021 Volanta link Route: cyth cyth3 5592n rovtu cymo Cruise Altitude: 5,000 later 3,000 due to ice Leg 6 Block: 4 hr 00 min * Leg 6 Flight Time: 3 hr 50 min* Leg 6 Final inflight plan Distance: 671 nm Leg 6 Fuel Burned: 63.5 gal Todays’ Fuel Bill: $389.82 USD Total Fuel Bill (so far): $ 1,608.30 USD Total Fuel Used (so far): 249.3  gal Block time (so far): 16.31 hrs Flight Time (so far) 14.53hrs Average Ground Speed (so far): 165 kts/ 189.9 mph/ 305.6 kph Logged Distance Flown: 2,402 nm GC Distance Remaining to EGNT: 2,704.3 nm Flight Sim Logbook Total: 11-4/2018-5/7/2021 6,594.66 hours 1416 flights completed Average Daily Logged Time = 7.21 hours Average Flight Length 4.65 hours Logging errors make it hard to conform but I think this was my longest SR22 Leg so far! I had issues with Volanta so not all of the flight was logged.
26:46
May 08, 2021
FSRideAlong: Cross Country Challenges: Chico to Newcastle in a SR22 Simply Magpie Extreme Tour Legs 3-5 Summary, Lessons and Stats
Show Notes: Over the past 3 legs Nicolas has flown from Lewiston, Idaho to Thompson, Manitoba with stops in Lethbridge, AB and North Battleford, SK. In that time Nicolas has covered 1,095 nm complete with a harrowing crossing of The Rockies over Montana along with some nice easy stretches over The Canadian Plains and the beginning of vast stretches of lakes and tundra. Listen to ride along and hear what Nicolas has learned and the things going through their mind as they consider the challenges that lie ahead including:  cold northerly weather, crossing The Hudson Bay, greater distances between airports and The North Atlantic. Blog Post Donate Screenshots and Docs Links Simply Magpie Nicnacjak’s Flight Sim Services Volanta Flight Track Leg 3 Volanta Flight Track Leg 4 Volanta Flight Track Leg 5 Orbx TorqueSim SR22 Cirrus SR22 Reflected Reality TS SR22 Tutorial X-Plane 11 Active Sky For X-Plane 11 SkyVector Navigraph Stats Total Fuel Bill (so far): $ 1,218.48 USD Total Fuel Used (so far): 185.8  gal Block time (so far): 12.31 hrs Flight Time (so far) 10.7 hrs Average Ground Speed (so far): 162 kts/ 186.4 mph/ 300 kph Logged Distance Flown: 1,731 nm GC Distance Remaining to EGNT: 3010.2 nm Flight Sim Logbook Total: 11-4/2018-5/5/2021 6,590.66 hours 1415 flights completed Average Daily Logged Time = 7.22 hours Average Flight Length 4.65 hours 44.53 hrs in SR22 over 23 flights and 5,739 nm
42:12
May 06, 2021
FSRideAlong Any Landing You Can Limp Away From? : Chico to Newcastle in a SR22 Simply Magpie Extreme Tour Leg 2 Summery, Lessons and Stats
On Leg 2 of Nicolas’ virtual SR22 trek from Chico, CA US to Newcastle, UK Nicolas runs into weather, X-Plane transition pains and the ground at 208 fpm with a jarring G force of 1.69 gs. Fortunately no one gets hurt or dies in a pixelated world. Lessons were hopefully learned, and 636 nm have passed beneath the nose with 3,908.8 nm of learning to come. Leg 3 should see Nicolas cross into Canada and spend more time considering the challenges ahead. Come ride along! Links Donate Nicnacjak’s Flight Sim Services Simply Magpie Screenshots Blog Post Orbx TorqueSim SR22 Cirrus SR22 Reflected Reality TS SR22 Tutorial X-Plane 11 Active Sky For X-Plane 11 SkyVector Navigraph Stats Inintal Fuel Bill for full tanks @ KCIC apx $459.08 Today’s Fuel Bill: 24 gallons of fuel @ $5 a Gallon= $120 @KLKV Todays’ Maintenance Bill: Don’t tell Nicolas; They don’t want to know Total Fuel costs So Far (If It Were Real): apx $579.08 Total Fuel Burned So Far: 60.3 gal Total Tracked Distance so far: 636 nm Total Planned Distance So Far: 578.9 nm Increase Over Plan: +9% GC Distance Remaining: 3,908.8 Today’s Block Time: 2 hr 51 min Today’s Air Time: 2 hr 34 min Logged Distance: 404 nm Fuel burned Today: 39.6 Gal Fuel Remaining: 51 Gal. 1 gal imbalance at shutdown Landing Rate : 207.55 fpm Landing G Force 1.69 Touchdown Speed: 58 kias Landing Wind 298 @ 7 knots Landing RWY: 26 KLWS Entire Trip Flight Time So Far: 3.91 hrs Entire Trip Block Time So Far: 4.53 hrs Nicolas’ Current Logbook Total: 6,583.66 hours 1412 flights completed Average Daily Logged Time = 7.25 hours Average Flight Length 4.66 hours 37.72 hrs in SR22 over 20 flights and 4,818 nm Last Airliner Sim Session: 4/23/21
23:21
May 02, 2021
FSRideAlong: A Crazy Magpie Plan: Taking The Torque Sim Cirrus SR22 G3 from Chico to Newcastle In XP11
I’ve been flying The Torque Sim model of the normally aspirated Cirrus SR22 G3 in X-Plane a lot lately. What I haven’t done is taken advantage of the unique online virtual flying club that is Simply Magpie. So, to rectify this and improve my skills in The SR22 I am embarking on a crazy journey. The goal is to make the 4,300 nm (GCR) trek across North America and The North Atlantic from my home in Chico, CA, US to The Simply Magpie Hub in Newcastle, UK. This will require some careful flight planning. Taking into account weather, terrain, fuel endurance and the many remote stretches of North America and The North Atlantic along the way. It will also give me the chance to improve my skills in X-Plane’s rendition of The Garmin G1000. Finely, it will challenge my engine management skills and take me a good portion of the way around the world. I plan on doing this trip over a few weeks. Taking it slow and flying shorter legs to keep my skills and attention sharp along with my general goal to reduce my average daily block and average leg time. I planned and completed the first leg of the journey across The Cascades and into Eastern Oregon’s high desert from Chico, CA (KCIC) to Lakeview, OR (KLKV) on April 30th, 2021. Planning is underway for leg 2 which will take me across the high desert of Eastern Oregon and Washington towards Lewiston, ID. Leg 3 will take me towards the Canadian Rockies. I am doing my flight planning courtesy of SkyVector. A summary of Leg 1 is included in this podcast episode. Leg reports will be a mix of podcasts, Tweets and blog posts (don’t have the GPU needed to live stream). Keep checking back for trip reports in podcast and blog form. And, be sure to check out Simply Magpie. Links Blog Post Donate Flight Sim Services Simply Magpie Screenshots
29:29
May 01, 2021
FSRideAlong: Now Entering The Triple Sim World
In this episode Nicolas talks about their attempts to manage life with 3 simulators on one computer while trying to decrease their sim time and improve G1000 and hand flying skills. They go over the vitals for their last few legs which took them from SFO to Crescent City via Seattle, Juneau, Sitka, Port Hardy, Seattle, Portland and Corvallis. No eventual destination. Just aimless simulated wonderings across 3 simulators in a mix of airliners and general aviation aircraft. Come ride along! Featured Sims MSFS P3Dv4.5 XP11 Featured Add Ons DD Seattle for P3D (also available for  XP11) Orbx: Volanta, Southern Alaska for P3D, Juneau for P3D, True Earth Washington SD for XP11, True Earth Oregon SD for XP11, True Earth Northern California for XP11 TorqueSim Cirrus SR22 for XP11 (normally aspirated) Default MSFS Diamond DA40NG XHangar-Diamond DA20 for XP11 RealityXP Garmin GTN 750 for XP11 (used with DA20) Working Title G1000 Mod (MSFS used with DA40NG) Mentioned IBlueYounder/FlightBeam KPDX (P3D,XP11) Flight Sim Association Check out Nicolas’ Flight Sim Services Thanks to Simply Magpie for sponsoring fsridealong.com To leave feedback or donate to support the podcast please visit fsridealong.com or send Nicolas an email. Please be kind!
21:08
April 29, 2021
Nicnacjak Podcast: Fifteen Years of Podcasting
In The Nicnacjak Podcast Season 14 Finale Nicolas reflects on their 15 years in podcasting and broadcasting. An unplanned career move that turned out reasonably well. Still, Nicolas expresses concern about the future of the medium as big tech tries to tighten their grip on content producers like themselves who have enjoyed relative freedom in an increasingly corporately controlled internet environment. Feedback Donate Flight Sim Services Nicnacjak.net
18:26
April 27, 2021
FSRideAlong: Starting To Change My Mind About MSFS
On a whim Nicolas installed MSFS again. And, after doing a few flights with the Working Title G1000 over the past few days and hearing the news that Working Title is now part of the MSFS development team, Nicolas is finding themselves feeling more optimistic about the platform and it’s future prospects. Maybe once should let go of their bitterness at a certain point? Recent developments and Asbo streams about The SDK only adds more fuel to this newfound optimism fire. Hardware shortage considerations notwithstanding. For G1000/3000 work Nicolas is still invested in and recommending XP11. And, they are eagerly awaiting The Flight Sim Association stream on the topic on Saturday May 1st 11am PDT/1800z. Check out https://flightsimassociation.com for details On the P3Dv4 end of thinks Nicolas has been learning about the scenery liberty and scenery layering the hard way after having issues with layering DD Seattle on top of Orbx PNW. Consequently, Nicolas is resolving to learn more about the scenery liberty and the package system. Finly, the time Nicolas has spent in The DA40NG in MSFS has left Nicolas intrigued with the real airplane. MSFS mods and more research required. If only they had a medical and lots of money….The show is rounded off with Nicolas’ updated flight sim wish list Links Working Title G1000 (MSFS Mod) Lorby Prepar3D Addon Organize (P3D Utility Free) Flight Sim Association Support Nicolas’ Flight Sim Services Donate Feedback
24:20
April 25, 2021
FSRideAlong: Thoughts On The Flight Sim Association and FlightSimExpo
In this episode Nicolas shares their thoughts following their first month of membership in The Flight Sim Association. There seems to be ample potential to build a good educational and avocational online community so long as the goal of the organization is to maintain financial viability by educating and connecting people passionate about flight sim technology and it’s many potential applications. Other Sim Activities: Flying less: 7.31 daily average block time. Average flight length 4.69 hours. Mixed use of airliners across the fleet. Still not ready to really review CS 767 or PMDG 777-200ER but getting closer. The learning curve is steep enough on Air Hauler 2 that Nicolas has given up on that product in favor of waiting on PMDG. Nicolas is still monitoring MSFS. At the moment though, the hardware shortage and lack of add ons with complex avionics systems mean Nicolas will continue to wait before adopting the platform. Donate Flight Sim Services FSRideAlong.com Website Sponsored by Simply Magpie
21:44
April 20, 2021
Nicnacjak: Shelter From The Storm
This episode finds Nicolas living in a very confused mixed reality surrounded by technology in an effort to obscure their own vulnerability to shelter issues. Still haunted by their brief experience with being shelterless half a decade ago, Nicolas attempts to process their feelings about the eviction of shelterless camps in Chico and Los Angeles and the limited paths to resolution. While taking the legal approach to challenging these evictions is the most viable it requires a  massive amount of funding and is a long term approach. And, in the short term,  direct action is unsustainable without mass. And, with a divided and desperate population mass appeal seems hard to come by. Donate Nicnacjak.net
23:09
April 18, 2021
Nicnacjak Podcast-Technical Lessons and Budget Cuts
In this episode Nicolas talks about what they’ve learned from building their own computer over the past years and their future technical aspirations. Links PCPartpicker Build List nicnacjak.net Donate
20:05
April 10, 2021
Cleaning Up The Airplane
In this episode Nicolas talks about their recent sim purchases (Orbx Juneau, The CaptainSim 767 and Air Hauler 2) and their reasons for choosing these add ons. They also talk about the real world aviation industry and their dream airliner for current conditions. Finely they mention changes they are making to their aviation social media and their ongoing entrepreneurial aspirations relative to simulation. https://twitter.com/AlongFs
23:19
March 11, 2021
That’s Simutrainment
In this episode Nicolas emphasizes the educational potential of flight sim and expresses a desire to work to further legitimize serious consumer simulation to the aviation community and industry.
26:44
March 04, 2021
Sim Ops And Utilities
In this episode some work flow issues with flight preparation cause Nicolas to think about the untapped potential for increased fidelity in flight ops simulations no matter what developers it ends up coming from (sim devs or companies that already produce flight operations software support packages for real world ops). Nicolas also talks about their desire for an updated performance calculator utility and  airline financial management utility. Finely, Nicolas discusses getting back into online flying.
26:22
February 19, 2021
GA in MSFS 2020 And X-Plane 11
In this episode Nicolas goes back to the basics with General Aviation in MSFS 2020 and X-Plane 11. The limited functionality of the default G1000 in MSFS 2020 left Nicolas wanting even after trying a few mods.  XP 11 was 1000x better stock and stock content can easily be supplemented with payware add ons. More importantly, though, X-Plane’s flight dynamics feel much more realistic and there is a seemingly endless selection of good freeware scenery.
43:37
January 18, 2021
2021....Now What?
In this episode Nicolas tries to get their head in a planning space for 2021 and the continued limited possibilities of living and working in the virtual world.
23:37
January 18, 2021
A Multisim World
In this episode Nicolas talks about their recent exploration of General Aviation Aircraft in X-Plane 11 including The TorqueSim Cirrus SR22 and X-Aviation/Leading Edge Simulations Beech Sundowner. Both airplanes have been enjoyable as Nicolas looks X-Plane. Nicolas tried MSFS (2020) but gave up due to the limitations of the default G1000.  Check out Nicols’ Sim Support Services @ nicnacjak.net
21:29
January 02, 2021
Sim Hardware, Sim Platforms and Future Proofing
In this episode Nicolas updates listeners on their new Ryzen 3600 + Geforce 1660ti build. Nicolas commits to a future upgrade to The Ryzen 5000 series along with a 3000 series Nvidia GPU. Nicloas covers their recent experience with X-Plane 11 and The FlightFactor A350. Thinking ahead, Nicolas is waiting till their hardware improves before moving to P3Dv5 and MSFS 2020. Currently, Nicolas is struggling for v4 optimization and flight continued control failure.
54:26
December 04, 2020
Camaraderie
In this episode Nicolas does their best to come up with a coping and survival mechanism for the times ahead. They conclude that the best approach is to develop a tight knit group of people that one can support and get support from. They also talk about their vote, the problematic mechanics of representation and the potential of the sociocratic mechanic. Finally, they mention their new flight sim service offers.
22:14
October 27, 2020
Technology
In this episode Nicolas ponders technology. Why do we have it? What are the resultant societal implications? Nicolas also ponders taking a trip to Seattle to visit the ghost of their adulthood.
20:10
September 08, 2020
Microsoft Flight Sim 2020: It Will Come Down To Add On Developers
In this episode Nicolas has a tepid reaction to the impending release of Microsoft Flight Sim concluding that the success of the franchise reboot will depend on 3rd party developers. Nicolas goes on to recount recent simming experiences including the conclusion of the 2001 Australia trip recreation with The PMDG 744 V3 and TFDI 717
14:40
July 13, 2020
What's Your Route II
In this episode Nicolas recounts and simulates their Spring 2001 flight aboard a Qantas Boeing 747-400 flight from Sydney, NSW to Los Angeles, CA. Nicolas also recounts their recent sim flights in The Aerosoft A330 and PMDG 747-8i. Recent stops have included Imagine Sim’s ATL, Latain VFR’s MIA, DD’s ORD, Aerosoft’s EDDF, FS Dream Team’s CYVR, Wing Creation’s RJAA and FlyTampa’s YSSY.
36:41
July 11, 2020
What's Your Route?
In this episode Nicolas renews their effort to revitalize and improve the show by focusing on detailing a simulated flight they made of their first flight as an airline passenger. The flight from KSMF-KONT was made special by Orbx’s Northern California and Southern regions along with the relatively close proximity to terrain seen on the Ziggy7 Standard Terminal Arrival Route into KONT. Please email Nicolas nicnacjak@gmail.com and let them know what your favorite sim route is!
11:53
July 04, 2020
Just Listen
In this episode Nicolas talks with Danielle Allen, a black woman organizer who wishes to share her story. Many thanks to Justice For Desmond for their hard work and dedication and for arranging this interview. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/Justice4Desmond
41:18
June 05, 2020
When You Talk About Destruction
Nicolas reacts to the actions of those fighting for justice in Minneapolis. Nicolas comes to the conclusion that with the pandemic, people of color being murdered by police across the country and the mainstream political parties being corrupt and useless, it is time to move past solely non-violent tactics.
17:33
May 29, 2020
Working In The Avionics Bay
While Nicolas is back flying again on their laptop they continue to focus on troubleshooting the hardware in their big computer (now dubbed Captain Cheapo Case). Will a new power supply fix the underlying problem? If not, what kind of processor and motherboard should be used with budget and nextgen sims in mind?
33:20
May 12, 2020
Back to Basics with Remote Flight Training from ZeroSideSlip.com
In this episode Nicolas enlists the remote flight training services of Mike from ZeroSideSlip.com to work on hand flying skills. Nicolas also talks about the impending move to P3Dv5 and their recent flight sim experiences. Check out Mike’s Remote flight Training services at ZeroSideSlip.com Be sure to catch Nicolas’ flight sim live stream FSRideAlongLive on Twitch. Streaming everyday during quarantine!
16:38
April 17, 2020
Sim Shake Up
In this episode Nicolas talks about the P3Dv5 announcement, The FSElite v MetterSimulation debacle and the financial realities developers face that may result in upgrade charges. My thanks to Karlene Petitt for linking to my podcast. A warm welcome to new community members.
20:49
April 08, 2020
Thinking at FL390
Some time spent in a flight sim chatroom inspires Nicolas to talk about where the flight sim community stands going into the new MSFS, what flight sim media should be doing (themselves included), the forthcoming price hike in add ons, the reasons for the forthcoming price hikes and other elements of flight sim marketing, development and development budgets. Hopefully it isn’t as dry as it sounds and proves interesting and informative.
25:43
April 01, 2020
Dividing By Zero With Revolutionary Thinking
In this episode Nicolas indulges in some academic philosophical thinking by laying out their ideal government (direct democracy with socialist values). They then point out all the problems and land in a somewhat hopeful nowhere
25:23
January 23, 2020
Dividing By Zero With Reformist Thinking
In this episode Nicolas takes the time to examine reformists thinking from FDR to Bernie Sanders. Ultimately they conclude that reformist thinking is a dead end. Much as they might want to believe in it.
11:45
January 23, 2020
Taking A Hard Left Turn
In this episode Nicolas attempts to crystallize the philosophical difference between liberals and leftists. Upon doing this they realize that supporting Bernie Sanders requires a sacrifice of their core beliefs. A realization that must be explored on another episode due to server space limitations
05:37
January 20, 2020
What’s It Doing Now?
In this episode I profess my new found love for Airbus in the form of The FSLabs A320. I also speculate about what Microsoft will do to get their market share back. Finely I spend some time wondering if being in the flight sim media game should be a paying gig.
21:03
August 16, 2019
FSRideAlong Se 4 Ep 2 787 Ground School
In this episode I talk about what I am learning from the manual QuailityWings released for their upcoming 787. I also talk about where the 787 will fit into the fleet of my personal VA. Finally, I insult P3D user and talk about how I am going to milk my FSX investment for as long as I can. It is no doubt an ego thing on both sides.
22:49
September 16, 2017
FSRideAlong Season 3 Ep 21 Rob Burgon and The 737
In this episode we talk with Rob Burgon about his new job flying the 737. We talk about how the aircraft has the overhead panel that brings you back to the 60s when it was designed while the instrument panel features the glass cockpit you'd expect from a modern airliner. We also talk a little about the reality of choosing a plane to fly in a modern airline .  You can find Rob’s book Piano Burning and Other Fighter Pilot Traditions here. We interviewed him about his book in Season 3 Episode 5 of FSRideAlong.
42:23
July 05, 2017
FSRideAlong Season 3 Episode 20 Kyle Rodgers and Cross Country Flying
In this episode we talk to Kyle Rodgers about a cross country trip he took ferrying a Piper Seminole from Ocean City, Maryland to Concord, California. We also talk about The PMDG 747, beta testing and the state of the flight sim industry and next gen sims.    
59:19
July 01, 2017
FsRideAlong SE 3 Ep 18 FS-FlightControl
In this episode we talk to Andreas Breitschopp creator of FS-FlightControl. I also talk about FSW (I know I said I wouldn’t I lied...sorry) and P3D V4 GoFundMe Donate  
20:22
June 02, 2017
FSRideAlong SE 3 EP 13 Max Trescott and GA Flying in Glass Cockpits
In this episode I talk with Max Trescott of Airplane Geeks fame about General Aviation, Glass Cockpits and using simulation for training   About Max Trescott Max Trescott is a full time flight instructor. He’s a Cirrus Platinum CSIP instructor, and specializes in teaching in Cirrus Aircraft. He started flying at age 15 and finished his pilot certificate in college. He has degrees in Electrical Engineering, Psychology, and a MBA. He spent 25 years working in sales and marketing for Hewlett-Packard. He lives in Mountain View, California in Silicon Valley. Twelve years ago he left HP and he now devotes full time to teaching flying, writing, consulting and giving speeches and seminars. He’s written two books, including Max Trescott’s G1000 Glass Cockpit Handbook, now in its fifth edition.  He is a cohost for the popular Airplane Geeks podcast, and he recently started his own podcast called Aviation News Talk, which is focused exclusively on General Aviation. In 2008, he was named by the FAA as the National Certificated Flight Instructor of the Year, to represent the 96,000 flight instructors in the United States. Links http://www.maxtrescott.com/ http://www.g1000book.com/
44:40
May 17, 2017
Karlene Petitt: Aviation Can Make You Crazy
In this episode I talk with Kalene Petitt about using P3D for home training by air crews. Delving into safety, we talk about what can happen to some crews at some airlines when the crew alleges safety violations or reports safety concerns to the company. In Karlene’s new book Flight For Sanity, Section 8 of Darby’s union contract is used to sideline her for mental health analysis. How could something meant to prevent another GermanWings accident be used to sideline pilots? And what implications does this have for pilots who have legitimate mental health concerns?  
01:20:08
May 07, 2017
SE 3 Ep 5 Rob Burgon and Piano Burning (No Pianos Were Harmed Is The Making Of This Episode)
This time we talk to Rob Burgon about his new book called Piano Burning about the death of fighter pilot traditions. At the last moment we learn that Rob is a 737 driver. Needless to say he will be back on the show again You can find Piano Burning on Amazon. You can also check out his website pianoburning.com and tallyone.com
34:50
March 31, 2017
Eric "Cap'n Aux" Auxier and The A320
In this episode I start Season 3 by interviewing Eric "Cap'n Aux" Auxier. Cap'n Aux is a Cactus 320 pilot and writer. He talks about his written work and FIFi The Amazing Electric Jet. Find more about Cap'n Aux via his blog, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter (http://twitter.com/capnaux), Instagram and Airways    If you have feedback for me email me nicnacjak@gmail.com Let me know who you want to hear on the show in the future!   
01:23:04
February 01, 2017
FSRideAlong EP 22 KDTW-KOSH
Airventure 2010 is here and what better way to celerbrate then to fly into KOSH? So this is where I went with the Bonaza F33 in the season final of FS Ride Along. If you would like more seasons please let me know. As you can tell there are still a few episodes waiting to be edited and published. But I hope you have enjoyed this season of FS Ride Along
46:38
July 27, 2010
FS Ride Along 15 Part 3
Here is the rest of the round the world flight. I just said to heck with editing. You guys will sit throu six hours of flying right?
06:34:33
July 25, 2010
FS Ride Along EP 21 KCIC to 002 in the Just Flight Cessna 152
In this epsiode of FS Ride Along I review my recent flight lesson as I fly the Cessna 152 on a leg I wish I could have flown is the real plane.
42:11
July 14, 2010
FS Ride Along Ep 15 Pt2
This is Part II of FS Ride Along EP 15 my first recorded round the world trip. This part covers legs from Bangladesh to Singapore in the 737-900, Singapore to S. Korea in the PSS 777-200 and S Korea to Japan in the PSS 757-200.
02:15:44
July 05, 2010
FS Ride Along Ep 15 Pt1
Well I told you I've been working on it and I have. I present to you the first part of FSRideAlong 15. In this portion of the episode I travel from Liverpool (EGGP) to Istambul in the CS 757-200. I then change plans and use the PMDG 737-900 to fly from Istambul to Dunhar, Bangladesh
47:24
June 28, 2010
FSRideAlong 18 EGKK to KJFJ in the PSS 757-200
Join me as I fly from London Gatwick to JKF operating as Fustion Airways 339 a great VA that I just joined thanks in part to the crew at FSBreak. I use a proper North Atlantic Track as I make my way acorss what seems to be the worlds smallest ocean.
01:05:47
June 20, 2010
FSRideAlong Ep17 EGGP to KCIC in The Level D 767-300ER
Join me in the Level D 767-300ER as I use a real NAT track to corss the Atalntic and make my way on the now familer route between The United Kingdom and NorCal. Can a 767 make it into Chico. Has your pilot gone crazy and forgot how to count? Find out by clicking that cool little download button.
36:33
June 15, 2010
FS Ride Along Ep 14 KMEM LEMD CS 757-200
The secound half of FSRideAlong starts midway acorss the Atlantic as I take the Captain Sim 757 to Spain. I cath you up on the flight details of my trip to London and talk about the simming I've done since then. Join me as I say "hola" to virtual "Espanina"
01:25:12
June 15, 2010
Episode 20 We Don't Need No Education; All and All Your Just Another Brick In The Wall
Well I was done with my US bashing. Or at least I was, until I made a self depracating joke and somone took it the wrong way. Now the can of worms is open again. Fox News thought it was mad at Paul MccCartney for he recent comments about Bush and his unfamiliiarirty with libraries. Just wait until they get a hold of this! The main topic this week? Education. It is the best social program we have in the States. Conservatives are very proud of it. So why do they find it so hard to support social healthcare?? This and other things I wonder. I also include a saulute to Art Bell. The man who got me into broadcasting at 1am to 30 people. Music Featured: Raindrop Rhapsody by Josh Eikenberry The Chase by Giorgio Moroder Take The Long Way Home By Supertramp Go forth and email nicnacjak at gmail dot com Go forth and follow me on Twitter or Facebook using the links on the right Donate. I am poor and I need money…you know to go to England. Check out my stream Nicnac Radio in: Winamp Windows Media Player Itunes Realplayer
26:21
June 06, 2010
FS Ride Along Episode 13 KCIC to KSQL in the Dreamfleet Bonanza A36
This episode I take you on a classic Nicnac trip in the Bonza A36 from my home airport KCIC (Chico, CA) to KSQL (San Carlos, CA). This is flight simulation at its best pure and simple. I live for simulated flights in beautiful planes such as these. So sit back relax and enjoy the biscuits as we ride to the bay area from the north Sacramento Valley.   Due to limited production time the audio may be poor in some spots. If you complain enough I may edit an rerelease    Go forth and email nicnacjak at gmail dot com Go forth and follow me on Twitter or Facebook using the links on the right Donate. I am poor and I need money…you know to go to England. Check out my stream Nicnac Radio in: Winamp Windows Media Player Itunes Realplayer  
01:07:33
May 29, 2010
Fs Ride Along Episode 12 KBFI (Seattle-Boeing Field) to KTTD (Portland-Troutdale) in The CARENADO V35 Bonanza with Reality XP
The Bonanza V35, the predecessor to the Bonanza A and G 36 of today (my favorite GA aircraft) is a great GA plane with lots of airspeed and ease of operation. Join me as we take this marvelous bird from Boeing Field in Seattle to Portland’s Troutdale airport. Highlights include me remembering living in the Northwest and flying a little close to a departing Boeing 747-400. Also featured FSX crashing….alot…hey it’s what it does best. Due to technical difficulties there is no picture or Vatware track for this episode. My apologies. Incase you were wondering the flight plan was: KBFI SEA BTG KTTD Alt: 7,000            
28:09
April 29, 2010
FS Ride Along Episode 11 KBLI (Bellingham) to KBFI (Seattle-Boeing Field) Carenado Piper Archer II
In this episode we make some changes as we switch to a GA aircraft, the Piper Archer II, and switch platforms from Flight Sim 04 to Flight Sim X. Join me as I spread the wings of my first Carenado aircraft while enjoying the awesomeness of Puget Sound. Vataware  
10:11
April 28, 2010
FS Ride Along Episdoe 10 The Snowbirds Flee Sky Blue Radio Event Preview KABQ to KPAE
This is a very special episode of Fs Ride Along. It will give you a preview of The Sky Blue Radio event “The Snowbirds Flee” to be held on VATSIM May 14th @ 2300z. I use the event route to go from KABQ to KPAE in the PMDG 737-700. Come along and see what fun waits for you on the 14th!   Vataware Pic  
27:26
April 28, 2010
Fs Ride Along Episode 9 KBOS to KABQ in the Level D 767-300ER
This episode takes us from Boston to Albuquerque in the Level D 767-300ER. Join me as we leave the IMC of England, both new and old, for the sun-drenched southwestern desert. Vataware Pic  
33:14
April 26, 2010
Fs Ride Along Episode 8 KORD to EGCC to KBOS in the Level D 767-300ER
This show takes us from Chicago O’Hare to Manchester England then back to Boston Logan. The outbound trip didn’t go well. But, the inbound trip left me felling much better about my piloting skills.  Join me in this transatlantic fun.   Vatware Outbound Vatware Inbound   Pic  
47:07
April 26, 2010
FS Ride Along Ep 7 KCIC to CYVR in the PMDG 737-700
In this epsiode we go from Chico to Vancover BC in the PMDG 737-700. This one is a little short as tends to be the case with the 737 hops but still a lot of fun. Pic Vatware
15:53
April 25, 2010
FS Ride Along Episode 6 KLAS to KCIC in the PMDG 737-700
This flight was recodred live as I flew the PMDG 737-700 from Las Vagas to Chico.   Pic Vatware
01:31:05
April 25, 2010
FS Ride Along Episode 5 EGLL to KLAS in the PMDG 747-400
This flight take us from London to Las Vegas in the PMDG 747-400. Due to poor FMC programming the approach had to be shot several times. You get to hear the time that worked.   Picture   Vatware    
36:29
April 25, 2010
FS Ride Along Episode 4 VHHH EGLL in the PMDG 747-400
This flight takes us from Hong Kong to London in the PMDG 747-400. There was no atc online so it includes the full take off and landing. Enjoy! Next leg is London to Las Vegas couristy Brish Airways. Picture...Vataware
33:40
April 22, 2010
YMML VHHH in the PMDG 747-400
This episode takes us from Melbourne, Victoria to Hong Kong. Since there was ATC at YMML and technical difficulties on final, the take off and landing are not included here, but, I do check in with updates just before taxis, after take off, at cruse, decent, just before final and just after landing. Enjoy picture here    Vataware    
18:29
April 21, 2010
YBBN YMML in the Captain Sim Boeing 757-200 for FS 2004
This is the return journey that takes us from a rather stormy Brisbane, Queensland to a beautiful approach at Melbourne, Victoria. By this leg I have this plane down with few exceptions. Enjoy the picture.   Vatarew pt 1 Vatware pt 2  
35:28
April 21, 2010
YMML YBBN in the Captain Sim Boeing 757-200 for FS 2004
This trip takes us north from Melbourne, Victoria to Brisbane, Queensland in The Captain Sim 757-200. I spend most of this episode learning about the plane and then on approach fight some nasty weather. Join me in the jump seat to see if we make it to YBBN. Ok we do…but I was trying to sound suspenseful. But it didn't end well see? The return trip (which went much better) will be posted in a bit    
24:00
April 21, 2010
Announcing FS Ride Along Episode 1 KLAX to YMML in the PMDG 747-400 operating as Qantas Flight 94
This new show takes you along with me as I do my virtual glob trotting. This episode highlights my trip from Los Angles, California to Melbourne, Victoria in the PMDG version of the Boeing 747-400. I cover everything from step climbs, to arrival planning and the ever depleting fuel level in tank 3. Come with me as I test the range of the original jumbo jet.     Have feedback? Send an email to nicnacjak at gmail dot com Hope you enjoy this new series. The link to the Vatware track is right here  
36:35
April 19, 2010