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Not Radio Free Burrito episode 38d: It’s delta, right? Yeah. Delta.

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LoveyMaybe I need to change the title of the podcast to Not Radio Free Burrito.

Here it is for you non-embed types: 038d-RFB

43 Responses to “Not Radio Free Burrito episode 38d: It’s delta, right? Yeah. Delta.”

  1. James V says:

    i just discovered this podcast and the discovery that you, sir, are one hip smart funny dude that sends a positive message out there. Happy birthday tomorrow and I hope you keep doing what you do when you do that thing you do.

  2. Scott Wilson says:

    Just wanted to let you know, loving the not radio free burritos. Hope you have a good day on your birthday and a great Gencon weekend.

  3. Lisa Klow says:

    Nothing after the music LOL

  4. rob collier says:

    Happy Birthday! Thanks for all the funny! Thinking positive thoughts for you, sounds like it has been a little stressful lately

  5. Melissa says:

    This is my first time listening to your podcast and it’s really interesting. I watched you on “Star Trek: The Next Generation” when I was about 10 years old. Hope you have a great birthday!

  6. Allen W. says:

    Happy Birthday Mr. Wheaton! I understand how you feel, last month the baby boy I Foster parented for his first four years turned 18, a fine young man by all reports. I hope you have a deep and dreamless sleep.

  7. ben says:

    Good luck with the meetings – no doubt they will be understanding of the position you were put in.
    Hope you get to play games, I struggle to find time for board games at the moment, which is something I’m struggling with mentally.
    Hope titansgrave gets picked up for another year.

  8. Takashi says:

    How about “Radio Free Spirito”?

  9. Scott says:

    Oh man. I haven’t listened to this yet but am listening to episode 40. I wanted to remind you Wil, to provide an update on your 5E campaign. I’d/we’d love to hear how it’s going!

    • Scott says:

      Just finished listening to your Not RFB. I have kids at 29, 18 and 10 and I am a grandfather at 45. Totally get your existential musings about your kids getting older. I’m not afraid of getting older, only about not being with my family. Nonetheless, have a great birthday and a halt Gencon. 😃

  10. 2Tea says:

    Happy birthday Wil!

    As someone that fought nightmares since i remember myself (2 yrs old..)
    I found that the best way (for me) not to let the shock linger throughout the day is to acknowledge the emotions that rose in it, and understand my brain is trying either to solve some emotional conflict or simply utilizes it’s most accessible imagery toolbox regardless of how triggering it will be to tell me or teach me some new way of thinking about an emotional/behavioral issue.
    The thing is, if I succeed at separating the subconscious message from the brutal way it’s being delivered, a narrative emerges, within it the participants are merely cyphered symbols.
    it took time to retrain my amygdala but it seems there’s a growing understanding that if I don’t fight the messenger about control, but listen and acknowledge, and remember it is just a dream – it stops lingering throughout the day.
    I don’t know weather what I wrote here resonate with you or not, but I hope it might help you dealing with your nightmares.

  11. Martin says:

    Happy Birthday sir.
    Have a good GenCon.

  12. Warren Tegg says:

    Happy Birthday Wil!

  13. Andreas says:

    In the last NotRFB (at least I think it was the last but now I am not quite sure) you asked for comments on this short format.

    For me at least it has been nice, yes nice is the word I’m going with. And to understand why nice is the best word I might have to tell somewhat of a story.
    When I was 19, I moved out of my parents house and at the same time moved away from Gothenburg, Sweden where I had spent almost my entire life until that point. Which in turn meant that I left almost all of my friends behind and lost contact with most of them, and especially one friend. We used to meet and drink coffee together, well he drank coffee and I went with the hot chocolate with a caramel drizzle on top. And the procedure was that one of us started talking about anything happening in his life right now. There was no expectation of response or encouragements but only listening and opening up to eachother. And in some way when I have been sitting down with my cup of chocolate and listening to you opening up about what is going on I was reminded of those days and the honesty that existed in those conversations. It was nice to be taken back to that time. Even if it isn’t happy conversations through and through it was still a reminder of the beauty and pureness of opening yourself up to others.

    Thank you for spreading creativity to the world like you do and hope you feel that you’re mind is going in the right direction. And happy birthday, hope it’s a good one.

  14. Martine says:

    I hope your birthday brings you a day full of that childhood magic you spoke of. Have fun playing games at GenCon. Can’t wait for the Titansgrave finale, and thanks again for RFB (and the ones that aren’t – I call them radio free tacos since they’re smaller and shorter). Anywho, hope we get more tacos and burritos soon! Aaaand, now I’m hungry.

  15. Simon says:


    first of all (since it IS the 29th where I live, not sure if it already is where you are): Happy Birthday! I hope you have a very awesome day, that rises even above the awesomeness of general life. 🙂

    Secondly: I have listened to RFB (or not-RFB 😉 ) for a while now and everytime it’s so freaky to me, how I can get an insight into the feelings and thoughts and doings of that smart cool kid I once admired on the Enterprise… Weird, right? The internet is a marvelous ‘place’…

    Thirdly: Thank you for the work you did on the audiobook of Ready Player One, nice, nice job!

    Once again happy birthday! Have a nice Day!

  16. Parallax says:

    Happy Don’t Be a Dick Day, Wil!

  17. Mike says:

    It’s kind of weird that I knew your birthday was coming up before you did. FYI: It’s because I have July 29 set in my calendar as an annual “Don’t be a dick” day.

  18. Robert says:

    Happy Birthday Wil!
    RFB/NRFB is always enjoyable and helps keep me inspired to make headway in my creative endeavors.

  19. Matt Z says:

    You should start calling these “not an episode” episodes leftovers. Also love hearing these general stream of consciousness type things. Keep up the great work!

  20. Matt says:

    I’m really liking these not RFB episodes. Keep it up and happy birthday.

  21. BassBone says:

    Wil, I know how you feel with the nightmares. I have a regular one in which I’m driving a car at speed on the highway, there is traffic ahead, and the brakes suddenly do not work. Either that or I’m driving at a cliff or the breaks don’t work. Either way it scares the fuck out of me, and I generally wake up and can’t get back to sleep. It sucks.

    Anyway, I hope it turns around. Depression is a fickle bitch. Happy birthday!

  22. Andre says:

    I’m enjoying the “less polished” episodes.

    You are totally the boss of you in this and I think you should upload whatever you hell damn ass want to upload on your podcast feed.

    Happy birthday and Gencon weekend, sir. Be extra nice to yourself.

    #TenGoldAndAParty #HashtagsOutsideOfTwitter

  23. James says:

    Hi Wil, been listening for awhile and really enjoy what you put out so please keep doing what you are doing. Doesnt matter it its an episode or a not-episode, its all enjoyable. Its like getting the chance to sit and chill out with you and have a beer and a chat 🙂

    On the subject of kids growing up. I turned 40 in Jan this year, I’ll have been married for 12 years on Saturday, my daughter is 7, my stepdaughter is 27, she has a 8 year old daughter and a 2 year old boy, so im a granddad twice! Not entirely sure how that all happened, but its been a fun ride so far man!

    Take it easy mate!

  24. Aaron C says:

    I know it is a day late but happy birthday Wil! I just want to let you know that I appreciate everything you are doing and I really enjoy listening to your podcasts, Titansgrave, Tabletop, and clips from your audiobooks. Everything is really inspiring and thought provoking about being creative, being true to yourself, and remembering the important things in life. I hope Titansgrave can be able to continue for more seasons and maybe I will see you at GenCon. Keep being awesome!

  25. Jen says:

    Thanks again Wil for the podcast! Always brings a smile to my face, no matter how short they are:)
    Keep ’em coming!
    Hope you had a great birthday.

  26. Benjamin says:

    Just wanted to let you know that you’re amazing, Wil. Your desire to create and to further yourself as an artist has totally inspired me to create the podcast I now have with my girlfriend.

    I hope you keep making these. People out here DO care and want to listen. But more importantly, if you get something out of doing it then you should continue. That’s the most important thing.

  27. Karen McM says:

    I’ve been enjoying listening to the RFB/NRFB podcasts, but I’m a little curious about why the NRFB’s are numbered 38a-d when the most recent RFB was 42. Is there some reason that I’ve missed?

    Oh, and Happy Belated!

  28. Becca Levy says:

    I really admire the way you always seem to be creating new things. I’m still a teenage, but that never ending, creative productivity is something I really look up to, and I love hearing about it.
    I just recently began listening to your podcast, and I really like how it is simultaneously casual and interesting. That’s not an easy thing to do, but you’re doing a great job with it.

  29. FlayOtters says:

    I’ll be turning 45 at the start of 2016(I had to get a calculator out, because I wasn’t sure if it was 44 or 45), and after listening to this pc today, and the nerdist pc that you were featured on this week, I think I get where you’re coming from.

    I can’t say that I’ve ever been in a zone where I wasn’t aware that my birthday was coming, but I definitely have reached the “it’s really just another day,” sort of mind-set. My kids are adults, and now I have a grandkid, and they’re still big into the celebrating themselves annually, but the whole ‘taking another year on’ thing is starting to wear on me — especially because I don’t feel old. I certainly don’t feel like a grandmother. Fucking hell. So maybe it’s a shrugging ambivalence.. I could care, but that would be so 1997..I don’t know.

    But hey, man. I enjoy your body of work. Been a fan since forever, and can’t wait to someday trade AARP points with you.

  30. Moritz Borchardt says:

    I stumbled over radio free burrito after listening to your nerdist-chat – and as someone who is having a bit of a weird time as well (just got my official recognition as a (walking) disabled person), this not-cast in combination were exactly what I needed. Right after that, I changed the subtitle of my blog to ‘I’d rather be myself.’- just because.

    Thanks, sincerely.

  31. Jeff Dean says:

    Thanks so much Wil for podcasting again. Hope your birthday was awesome! #TorsoShortsYES

  32. Bob says:

    Enjoying these notBurritos (RadioFreeTaco? RadioFreeChipsandSalsa?) It is neat to see/hear the things you have found and want to share or just what you are feeling

    Also I’m writing this while dying laughing at your latest appearance on Nerdist, love the whale puns

    Hope you have a great gencon

  33. Sally McKinnis says:

    I love the not a burritos. They feel very natural and I can tell you are having fun with them. Sometimes our brains take the fun out of things we enjoy by putting pressure to make them perfect. Life is best in it’s imperfections. Thanks for putting these up and having fun with us!!!!

  34. Runar Kjøllmoen says:

    Just wanted to let you know that I follow your podcast (and pretty much everything else of your creative stuff). I will write you a more elaborate message some day, but for now I just want you to know that the stuff you make ARE appreciated. You, sir, are truly awesome!

  35. Stephen says:

    Hi Wil. Yeah, my little boy just turned 28. I understand how you feel. It doesn’t seem possible.

  36. Charlie says:

    The birthday thing… I don’t really celebrate mine either which, as it happens, is also in July… and shared with Nikola Tesla… who knew? Haven’t really enjoyed “going out” to celebrate for a long time (likely due to it being July and being too bloody, f***ing hot).

    My wife is baffled by my “birthday ambivalence” and badgers me until I agree to do something whether it be going out to dinner or buying a new game or… nearly anything to mark the day.

    Anyway, if you feel you want to “catch up,” you can try what I’ve been considering, which is celebrating every 100 days — it allows the celebrations to come more often, and it also allows for a mix of seasons so you’re not stuck to the same, blistering, humidity-laden atmosphere every time you complete a revolution ’round the sun.

    Anyway, hope the birthday was enjoyable and that you spent it among friends (which is reason enough to celebrate right there…).

  37. Paul Dutch says:

    Hiya Wil,

    What I really enjoy about your podcast is listening to what drives you and your honesty about having issues with anxiety and depression.
    As I go through life I recognise a lot of things you talk about and really can relate and find comfort. Thank you.
    Recently I have found out though that decreasing my sugar/carb intake severely decreases my anxiety. I am less stressed, more relaxed and can enjoy life more.
    You say that you enjoy a drop of the ol’ brew and sometimes don’t eat right. That might have a larger impact on your state of mind than you think.. Mind and body are not separate..
    Try and not touch the sugar/carbs for a month and report back on how much better you feel then!
    Signing off, thanking you and enjoying a burrito!

  38. Andrei Zanescu says:

    Hi Wil,

    I just wanted to say that I’ve been loving these not-episodes a bunch. It’s been really helpful to hear about your experiences with some of the stuff I’m going through.
    Your take on how dealing with stress and work shapes your daily life carries a lot of weight with me in particular. Actually, hearing your previous episodes about kind of resetting your lifestyle has encouraged me to do the same. So, thanks for being an awesome guy!
    Enjoy your time off

  39. Matthew Key says:

    Love your podcasts, even the short ones. Can’t wait to hear more from the great, the powerful, the bearded Wil Wheaton

  40. Anna C. says:

    I’m always late to the party. Should you be interested in more feedback, I like the not a burrito shows. I like it when you talk to us about you things and don’t seems stressed about form and structure. Maybe use this to coalesce ideas for more formal creative content? Podcasts seem more ephemeral to me than the written word. Harder to index by Google, that’s for sure.

  41. Sarah says:

    I never know whether to say anything or leave it, but the more I hear you mention the “damage” the more I feel that I get it, because I heard, directly, a bit of it at GenCon last year. I remember even wondering “wth” and it didn’t paint you in a good light and I also remember it all sounding really unprofessional. I admit, I even started to wonder in a not positive way about G&S. I’m sorry that happened and I hope the people who matter were able to see beyond the situation.

  42. Wow. Thanks for the brief update about your meetings at GenCon. What a horrid situation, but your statement here makes me at least understand a bit more what the situation was and why you posted what you did. Thanks for that.

    Interesting that you’re looking back at your son’s life. We’re within a year of age, and I’m just beginning my journey as a parent; we’re going through the adoption process. Hopefully by this time next year I’ll be a full-time parent.

    Due to adoption stuff I was doing all summer, I’m just catching up on the non-RFB RFB episodes (I also had to bail on GenCon). The 38c comments are closed, so please allow me to say: yes, this is fun. Please keep it up in whatever capacity makes you fulfilled. It’s definitely fun and enjoyable on this end. Thanks again for doing fun creative stuff for us to love.

    Take care, man. Have a good time in your August hiatus. Relax lots, and talk to you when you get back.