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This is not your normal archery podcast... Professional archer and industry insider Greg Poole discusses all things archery and more! Including Tuning, hunting, industry news and tournament results along with anything else interesting that comes up. Greg's experience and perspective will make for some interesting conversations as they each approach the industry very differently.
 
Welcome to your regular glimpse into the business of mobile games. Now introducing season 2, featuring more interviews with games industry experts! Your hosts are the insiders at PocketGamer.biz, the top B2B site for the mobile games industry. It covers the people, technology and deals that drive this multi-billion dollar sector. In our ongoing podcast, you’ll hear the editorial team and their guests dive into the topics and themes at the forefront of the industry. You’ll get unique insight ...
 
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Come join us for the day the ocean caught fire. A simple, tiny mistake meant death for over a hundred and sixty people when the Piper Alpha oil rig in the North Sea of Scotland became engulfed in flames. We'll talk about the events of the day, how the safety protocols failed, and how the chain of events likely unfolded. Sources: Piper Alpha: The Di…
 
Welcome back, podcast pals. Our deep dive into development continues in this episode as we talk to the entirely excellent Riley Andersen, the CEO of Umami Games. Umami is an indie development studio in Copenhagen in Denmark, which has established an enviable reputation in the hypercasual market. The creator of hits such as ABC Runner, Umami describ…
 
BJM's Greg Poole is joined by the 2022 NFAA Outdoor nationals Men's pro champion Bodie Turner from Shot IQ about his preparation for the event and his record breaking 560 Field round on day 1. Greg & Bodie discuss his "Ice cream incident" that has been hampering his ability to eat for several weeks. Bodie walks us through the emotions of hitting hi…
 
In March of 1979, the worst accident of the American nuclear power industry occurred inside the reactor of TMI 2, a brand-new power plant just outside Middletown, Pennsylvania. The operators knew immediately that the plant had to be shut down, due to leaking radiation, but it wasn't until years later that they - and the public - realized just how c…
 
An old friend of the show in West Coast defender Liam Duggan caught up with us after first coming on over a year ago! This time we discussed:- Challenges of this year- Who the next captain of the club TRULY is- Return of the mullet?- Thoughts on AFL rule changes- Potential list changes- Plus a NEW segment where we learn about Duggo away from footy,…
 
In 1898, an ambitious railway project intended to connect Kenya and Uganda to the coast ran into trouble when construction hit the Tsavo River valley in Kenya. There, two of the local lions - both oversized, fearless, and very smart - spent nine months terrorizing the labor camps with nighttime attacks, killing between 35 and 135 laborers and injur…
 
In this episode of the PG.biz podcast, we explore the reality of building and running a mobile games studio with the wholly awesome Jackie Jin. Jackie is the founder and CEO of Squid Games, a casual games studio based in the Bay area. From design and development to monetisation and recruitment, Jackie and Brian discuss the challenges and opportunit…
 
On St. Patrick's Day weekend in 1990, two thieves disguised as police officers broke into Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and stole 13 works of art, ranging from a Vermeer masterpiece to a decorative eagle. By dawn the next morning, the thieves and the art had vanished, and clues were few and far between. In the thirty-odd years since the …
 
The feel good story out of the state last year, West Coast mature age recruit Greg Clark was this week’s guest:- Captaining the WA under 18’s in 2015- Almost quitting the WAFL to winning a Simpson Medal and flag at Subiaco- Being drafted at 24- Playing 7 AFL games so far under tough circumstances- Adam Simpson rumours- + q&as and a quiz that might …
 
In the late 1760s, rural France was terrorized by a beast. Appearing suddenly out of the rocky, forested hills of Gévaudan province, it would seize a victim and disappear, leaving only blood and mangled bodies behind. With an estimated victim count of at least 60, mostly small children, the Beast of Gévaudan was certainly real; but what exactly was…
 
Welcome to season two of the PocketGamer.biz podcast, your porthole into the ever-growing world of mobile games. Things move pretty quickly in mobile. From the explosive growth of hypercasual to the deep monetisation of more traditional role-playing games, the sheer scale of the market means there's something out there for everyone, whether they're…
 
One of the most successful but controversial figures the AFL has seen, Jason Akermanis joined us this week in an unbelievable chat about:- The merge that formed Brisbane- Winning the 2001 Brownlow- Ridiculous goals in a dynasty team- The handstand- Being sacked from the Lions, Bulldogs and multiple media companies- Helping Craig McRae land the Coll…
 
In the summer of 1883, the Indonesian islands of Java and Sumatra were rocked by a volcanic eruption more destructive than any other in recorded human history. When the tiny, uninhabited island of Krakatoa erupted, it sent a plume of ash and gas 17 miles into the sky, created a 2,500-foot-tall pyroclastic cloud, and wiped out settlements thirty mil…
 
In the first quarter of the twentieth century, the city engineers of Ottowa, Ontario, designed a sewer line that was so full of combustable material and so poorly ventilated it blew up twice, causing injuries and property damage each time. This week, we're talking 'dark waterfalls' (so much worse than it sounds), exploding streets, DIY water piping…
 
On a hot June night in 1969, the New York police raided a gay club called the Stonewall Inn. They planned to seize some under-the-counter liquor, arrest some 'loiterers', and and close down the club for a day or so. Instead, they became the catalyst for a riot that lasted for six days and sparked a massive movement towards equality for LGBTQ+ Ameri…
 
We were fortunate to sit down with the one and only Chris Mayne on this week’s show where we discussed: - Being the most accurate set shot in the AFL during Freo’s golden years - Exit from Freo and copping criticism in his first year at the Pies - Transforming from a forward to the wing/half-back - Losing a second grand final in 2018 - Life as a ve…
 
It's our most dramatic disaster ever this week, as we take a look back in time to explain what happens when an 10-kilometer-wide asteroid hits a planet with life on it. In short: the dinosaurs perish, an ice age follows global forest fires, and the air quality hit an all-time low for ten years straight. On the other hand, after the impact, mammals …
 
In 1903, a young Italian man emigrated to America in hopes of finding work, love, and money. Over the following thirty years, Charles Ponzi would work dozens of jobs, form several companies, marry a very nice stenographer, and become an inportant (and notorious) member of the immigrant Italian-American communities he landed in. On this episode, we'…
 
This week Ethan was joined by ex Freo Dockers wingman from 2019-2021 Brett Bewley over zoom. They discuss: - Quitting carpentry to move to Perth as a mature age recruit - Win on AFL debut after the siren against Brisbane - Ross Lyon to Justin Longmuir change over - Clutching up against the Pies last year - Transition out of the system - Watching ‘T…
 
BJM's Greg Poole is joined by accomplished hunter and outdoors man Aron Snyder from Kifaru to discuss the companies relocation to Wyoming and how the company culture resulted in over 3 dozen employees relocating with the company. Aron also discusses his decision to start shooting a compound bow more and attend tournaments again.…
 
A historic moment for us this week having our first ever AFLW Draftee - the predicted 2022 AFLW number 1 draft pick Ella Roberts joined us on the show! We chat to Ella about:- How playing with the boys has made her better- Making her league debut for Peel as a 15 year old- The pressure that comes with being a projected number 1 pick- The push for A…
 
On May 10, 1849, wealthy New Yorkers set out for a night at the Astor Place Opera House to enjoy English actor William Macready's performance in "Macbeth". A few streets away, however, fans of rival American actor Edwin Forrest were preparing to 'express their opinion' at the urging of inflammatory press pieces and Tammany Hall. Before the night wa…
 
On a sunny June day in 1904, well over a thousand German-American residents of Manhattan set out for a picnic and river cruise aboard the stately P.S. General Slocum. Fourteen years old, freshly painted and polished, and enjoying a repuatation as one of New York's largest and most comfortable excursion steamships, the General Slocum was also a mast…
 
BJM's Greg Poole is joined by the 2022 Redding Women's pro champion Paige Pearce to discuss her 7th title at this event. Greg & Paige also discuss her Gold at the USAA field nationals and how he she had to pick up a new bow just over a week before Redding and some of the tuning & adjustments she made that allowed her to set a new Redding record at …
 
BJM's Greg Poole is joined by Male Professional archer Louis Price to talk about his amazing 2 down performance at the 2022 Redding event. Louis & Greg discuss his equipment & set up in addition to his fathers archery shop Heritage Outdoor Sports in Phelps NY where Louis works and helps coach many kids as the Price family works to grow the sport.…
 
BJM's Greg Poole is joined by the 2022 Redding Men's pro Champion Gaius Carter to discuss his career growth to date and how he has become a force to be reckoned with on the pro circuit. Gaius & Greg discuss his equipment, set up and the archery road trip to Fresno then Redding that allowed him to shoot a warm up safari event before Redding.…
 
It's an Arctic Ghost Ship Double-Header! First up is the HMS Terror, which carried Sir John Franklin's 1845 expedition all the way to King William Island in the very far north of Nunavut, Canada, before freezing into the pack ice and being abandoned; and in the second half, we've got the SS Baychimo, a cargo freighter lost in pack ice off the coast…
 
Switching codes for a week and no better man to do it with then 3x BBL champion and 2022 Sheffield Shield player of the final Sam Whiteman if you don’t mind!! In this episode we discuss: - Comparisons to Adam Gilchrist from a young age - Success at the Scorchers - Injury setbacks as a wicket-keeper - Joining the Sydney Thunder - Breaking the 23 yea…
 
On a hot July evening in 1979, thousands of Chicagoans gathered in Comisky Park for a double-header between the Chicago White Sox and the Detroit Tigers. After a lackluster season, White Sox owner Bill Veeck was hoping to fill seats with a promotion called "Disco Demolition Night", in which spectators could get a discount ticket if they brought a d…
 
Draft episodes are back baby and joining us in the studio to start the class of ‘22 is gun defender Sam Gilbey. In this episode we discuss:- Sam’s induction into the AFL Academy- Being a possible top 20 pick- Last year with Hale, WA and the colts GF for Claremont- Training with the Eagles- Plus your questions answered and the quiz where the leaderb…
 
Who knew that a ball of plutonium could be dangerous? We were surprised too! At the end of World War II, the United States' Manhattan Project was left with an extra plutonium core, intended for an atomic bomb that was never built. What does one do with a subcritical ball of plutonium? Experiment, of course. At Los Alamos Laboratory in New Mexico, s…
 
The longest anticipated guest in the history of the show, Will Schofield FINALLY joined us in the studio after promising to do so for over a year. In this episode we discuss:- Growing up in Geelong- Walking into the Eagles during a lot of off-field drama- Attacked by a stranger in the streets after a game- Winning the 2018 premiership of his own bo…
 
This week it's a public health special on a topic you probably don't need to worry too much about: leprosy. Today it's treated with a three-drug cocktail, but in 1892 Queensland, Australia, it was so feared that the government made Peel Island, off the cost of Brisbane, into a leper colony. Here, sufferers from across the state would be housed, tre…
 
We just can't seem to stay away from the beautiful (and dangerous) state of Pennsylvania! Today we're visiting a town called Donora, where in October of 1848 the weather and the local zinc factory combined to create a blanket of yellow smog that lay over the town for five full days. Unfortunately for the citizens of Donora, this particular smog was…
 
In the summer of 1945, as World War II was drawing to a close, a number of unusual animal attacks occurred in and around the town of Erehwon, New Jersey, on the American east coast. Miles away from their nesting ground in the Pine Barrens wilderness, a pair of Jersey Devils were spotted circling a playground, 'befouling' a public library, burning d…
 
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