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The Crafting System Episode 9: The Old Con and the Sea

The Crafting System Episode 9: The Old Con and the Sea
  • On March 22, 2016

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On this episode, Ness and Eris name drop an almost endless list of podcasts they enjoy before Eris takes over the whole conversation to babble about fun times on the Jonathan Coulton Cruise back in February. Special shout-outs go to:

  1. Fallout 4 and the romancing of Preston Garvey
  2. Stardew Valley
  3. Learning the ukelele
  4. “Alexander Hamilton” by Ron Chernow
  5. Mystery Brewing Company of Hillsborough, North Carolina
  6. Writers who gave their time on the cruise to make us all feel a little smarter and more creative:
    • Matt Fraction and Kelly Sue DeConnick
    • Allie Brosh
    • N.K. Jemisin
    • Patrick Rothfuss
    • John Scalzi
  7. Comedians who made it very fun to stay up later than these old bones are used to:
    • Michael Ian Black
    • Solomon Georgio
    • Rhea Butcher
    • Cameron Esposito
  8. The tabletop games that brought everyone together:
  9. Podcasts to fill your ears while traveling

This week’s constant background noise Eris made during recording that had to be edited out: flipping notebook pages.

Reach out to us. Email Ness at and Eris at

Follow us on Twitter: @craftingsystem. Follow Eris at @erissaid. Follow Ness at @paperbytheton. You can also check out what we’re doing on our Instagram, @craftingsystem.

Ness an editor and contributor at Can’t Talk. Eris Esquire runs Law Levels Up.

Our avi is by Chachi Bobinks, and our theme song is “Peanut Butter Cupquakes” by Big Giant Circles.

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