Episode 489: I Broke The Curse

Daniel catches up with Manton midway through Manton’s train trip adventure to Los Angeles. Manton gives a progress update on the micro-blogging book, and his new optimism after making progress on it. Manton shares impressions of LA’s famous traffic and culture in general, as he takes in a whirlwind tour of the area before heading to catch the train home.

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  • Amtrak – What passes for America’s glorious railroad service.
  • Union Station – Los Angeles’s historic railroad station.
  • Clippers vs. Spurs – NBA recap of the game Manton saw in LA.
  • Jonathan Hays – Manton’s friend, colleague, and basketball adventure companion.
  • The Loneliest Road in America – Tourism site about the long, desolate highway through part of the Western US.
  • Podcast Shuffle – Internet Archive-hosted version of Manton’s old Podcast Shuffle page.
  • Typecast – Daniel’s old, yet probably still functional, podcast import utility for iTunes.

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November 18, 2021 at 10:07 pm.