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Radio Free Burrito Episode Thirty-Five – Ring of Fire

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Well, it looks like we’re really back, for reals, and on an actual schedule. Welcome to Radio Free Burrito Episode 35 – Ring of Fire

This week, I talk about the first thing to come to my mind, including trains and books. I tell a pretty gross story that gives the episode its title. This will also be the first episode that has an actual name, because some day I’d like to come up with something as magnificent as #Torsoshorts.

Okay, that’s everything. Please enjoy Radio Free Burrito Episode 35 – Ring of Fire.






27 Responses to “Radio Free Burrito Episode Thirty-Five – Ring of Fire”

  1. beth9133 says:

    Explosive jalapeno diarrhea FTW

  2. Josh Tenhet says:

    So glad to hear you spreading good stuff to peoples ears supporting the cool things the world has to offer. My favorite is -Booth at the end- that was such an amazing show

  3. There are some audio hitches–almost as if a few seconds are lost. Mostly after the last song. There are a few for instance in the section you’re discussing Harry Potter.

    It’s great to hear you doing radio again! Whoo-hoo!

    • wil says:

      I think that was an issue with autoducking in Audacity. I need to learn how to properly use the editing tools to shape the sound profile and stuff.

      • Hey Wil,

        Huge thanks and high fives for the belated Christmas gift of a piping-hot Burrito, for all of us suffering from a chronic and painful case of Burrito withdrawal. I very much enjoyed all of it, especially the off-the-cuff candidness of the jalapeno story, which is a sequence of events that I can easily imagine might happen to me…

        Just going to slip on my trusty “studio engineer hat” for a moment and suggest that you check out the audio recording settings in Audacity. Sounds like your voice was recorded at a lower bit depth and/or sample rate (maybe 22.050kHz?) than the rest of the audio in the podcast, which sounds like full resolution 16 bit/44.1kHz CD quality audio. Just want to help ensure that your dulcet vocal tones are heard in all their soothing, velvety, nerdy glory! 😉

        Happy new year to you, Anne, the offspring and critters! All the best for 2015.

        • wil says:

          Just going to slip on my trusty “studio engineer hat” for a moment and suggest that you check out the audio recording settings in Audacity. Sounds like your voice was recorded at a lower bit depth and/or sample rate (maybe 22.050kHz?) than the rest of the audio in the podcast, which sounds like full resolution 16 bit/44.1kHz CD quality audio.

          I think you’re right. I’m new to recording audio with Audacity (opposed to using it only for mixing), and I’m still figuring it out.

          • Richard says:

            Glad the burrito is back, nice to think i’m one of a small band of followers, and leave the audio as is, reminds me of listening on an old transistor radio. good luck with the D & A in the new year

  4. Wally Reed says:

    Hey, Wil! That’s one spicy burrito, dude. Wish it hadn’t taken almost 2 years to arrive. Hope you’re going to get back to a regular schedule, again. Cheers!

  5. Jamison says:

    Nice job. Really enjoyed the recommendations of other things, like books and shows to check out.

  6. R. Hudson says:

    Awesome. Don’t stop…

  7. Jiffy says:

    Really nice to have a fresh burrito to enjoy! Don’t stop telling stories, sharing humorous anecdotes, and just plain making things. You are appreciated. Thanks for being and for making.

  8. Wyldhorse says:

    Thanks for the Wil Wheaton’s “Psychedelic Breakfast Dish Washing Show.” I dropped a little echo over it, Some Roger The Hat’s comments and Pink Floyd’s “Us and Them” over the top, edited out the barking and mashed it all up…’s is a …. well, it just is. 🙂

  9. Sandi Lang says:

    Wonderful Podcast. Clicked on a number of the links in your notes. Love that you introduce me to interesting material that is new to me. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and observations. Hope you continue as time allows.

  10. Jon says:

    Like the thing. Keep up the things. Thank you for improving my day.

  11. I’m very excited for the new episodes! Just wanted to take a moment and say thank you for sharing yourself via art in so many many forms. You’ve made a difference.

  12. Sally McKinnis says:

    Another great episode! I really like the non-polished aspect of the last two episodes. Keep up the great work, I look forward to many more burritos!!!

  13. Colin Richardson says:

    By lucky happenstance I share a name with your jalapeno-chasing friend, and now my world has been made that tiny bit richer for the knowledge that, in my lifetime, Wil Wheaton has uttered the cautionary phrase “Colin – be careful, ’cause those come out angry“.

    Welcome back. You’ve been very much missed.

  14. oxentrot says:

    I have really been inspired in just the first two episodes. The motto of “Just do a thing” has helped me through a few days where I was too worried about doing something perfect rather than doing something. I greatly appreciate the time and effort it takes to put these together and get them posted. Oh, and the Ring of Fire story is probably one of my most favorite things I have ever heard on a podcast. It’s a hard thing to achieve, considering the fact that, between my morning runs and an hour commute to and from work, I listen to about 3 hours of podcasts a day. I’ve heard a lot of amazing stories. But the Ring of Fire is currently on the top of my list.

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  16. Keechy says:

    You did a thing and it was a very enjoyable thing! Hubby and I listened while we played at our various hobbies and it was good! Off to look at some of the links now.

  17. Mike Arnesen says:

    Wow! Radio Free Burrito was one of my favorite things I’ve ever listened to. So stoked it’s back on the “air”!

  18. Sherry says:

    I will probably have to totally turn your statement into a mantra to try to kill my internal editor’s incessant demand for perfection. I’ve not blogged much because I keep wanting perfection (in respect to the vision that I have and not a societal standard) and I’m not painting much because I am stuck. I don’t even know how it is that he got his foot in the door again.
    Well… I’m off to make a thing.

  19. Michelle says:

    Welcome back!! I’m glad have new Radio Free Burrito in my life.

  20. Colin Richardson says:

    Right, I just had to sneak back into this thread to thank you for the recommendation of ‘S’. I’d read House of Leaves a few years back (also via a RFB recommendation, if memory serves) and this sounded right up my alley.

    It arrived today. I’ve spent the last 45 minutes just flipping through it and giggling excitedly while my wife rolls her eyes in the background. “Look honey! Postcards! Yellow foolscap! OOH, napkin!” Bless her, she’ll have to put up with this for ages, ’cause I read at a snail’s pace.

    So thank you. Even from the most shallow initial glances, this thing is clearly an incredibly lovingly crafted work of art.

  21. Tony says:

    THE BOOTH AT THE END is so great! I completely agree, it’s really terrific. Very excited to have RFB back, Wil – thanks!

  22. Nicholas says:

    Enjoyed your last episode. I subscribed to RFB on iTunes in 2010 and it was great to hear you online again. Oh, off point, I just watched Jurassic Park (bluray) and the scene where the T-Rex eats the goat, if you watch, the “blood sucking lawyer” opens the driver side door and runs to the crapper/public bathroom. The door is left open, T-Rex rips through the fence, camera shows Dr. Malcolm and Dr. Grant watching the T-Rex through the windshield of the Ford Explorer they’re inside of. The camera next shows the kids SUV and the sister digs around for a flashlight, turns it on and shines it at T-Rex, and the door is closed. The next shot shows Dr. Malcolm and Dr. Grant watching the T-Rex with the light shining out of the SUV, driver side door closed, Dr. Grant(Sam Neill) say’s “Turn off the light” and the camera next shows the kids SUV, Dr. Hammonds grandson, Tim, now shuts the driver side door which was left open, but in the prior to shots, closed. I just noticed this production error. Woops

    P.S. Please post more shows. You inspire me to write, maybe for money, and to keep on writing and publish my works some day.