You read that correct. Freakin’ Earth Hour is a nerd hurdle for Jakob. He probably also kicks puppies. Mandi describes a miracle she witnessed while Jakob gets sanctimonious about hippies, religion, the paranormal, Michael Moore, opera and token feel-good environmentalist gestures such as turning the lights off for one meagre hour a year. Critical of apparently every effort made by people to make a difference or simply understand their existence in a crumbling world, he offers no solutions of his own. Also, audio-mail from Boz.
A NOTE ON THE SPECIAL EDITIONS: Before we joined the Simply Syndicated network, the first 31 episodes of Nerd Hurdles were hosted on Podbean. Technically, they still are. But since letting our pro-account lapse there’s been a bandwidth problem were the files are only available for the first half of the month before they hit the Podbean ceiling. While SimSyn’s hosting was on Libsyn, we started releasing these episodes as “Special Editions” with newly recorded introductions. When SimSyn moved our hosting to Soundcloud, those files were again lost (and we’d only managed to upload the first 10 anyway). So, here they are once more; uploaded to a 3rd audio service and hopefully the last.