This week at the table, Ian brings back memories of childhood. Unfortunately, it's Carter and Scott's childhood and you're getting the full experience. Tune in to hear about the psychology of kid culture and some fun stories about Carter and Scott being small.
Carter, Scott, and Diana are fans of Overwatch and eSports. This week we are going to delve into the top level of Overwatch eSports, the Overwatch League. What do they like about it? How does it work? How does it compare to watching IRL sports? Why are all the teams that the squad like at the bottom half of the standings? All questions we ask and at least try to answer in this episode.
This week the BTTT gang brings you another riveting session of Dungeons & Dragons. Ian shows off his Dungeon Master skills while Carter, Diana, and Scott try their best to infuriate him. Tune in to see if the party makes it to the end!
This time we talk about all the media (movies, tv shows, music, video games, etc.) of 2018 that we liked, didn't like and we discover the Scott is in fact an actual hermit who only occasionally comes out of his hut. Also Ian doesn't remember that he actually saw things during 2018. What was 2018? A year that had media. Links to the things we talked about that you can purchase or easily consume in the description on our website.
Carter and Ian had their turn. Scott and Diana got jealous and now they want to talk about the places they live. Sorry it's a bit late y'all! Sometimes that's just how it is.
Ian and Carter are here to give us a brief and mostly inaccurate overview of two cities in Virginia. But they live in those places and love them so let's hear them out.
This week, Carter, Diana, and Ian get together to talk about a hobby of theirs: putting things together with tiny strands of fabric. Learn about random yarn history facts, yarnwork in the media, and a fun story about how knitters don't put up with any nonsense. Scott tags along for the ride and provides crucial mathematical insights.
In this holiday special episode of BTTT, Diana tells the story of Thanksgiving in Rwanda. From cooking nightmares, to butter debates, to special family memories, this is the tale of celebrating Thanksgiving in the unlikeliest of places.
We're meta now. A podcast talking about podcasts, who would've thunk it? Anyways we like podcasts and we've all learned a lot about podcasts since starting this adventure. We want to share that knowledge with you. This episode serves as a tribute to Kevin. He's not dead or anything he just likes the attention.
This week the BTTT gang abandoned Carter and Scott in their hour of need. So, they decided to play Dungeons and Dragons instead. Come listen to a tale of wild adventure; a tale with spying, inappropriate winking, and literally burning down a house. Carter's the dungeon master and Zharki's just along for the ride.
This week Kaitlyn buckles in as Ian and Diana bring their favorite spooky stories for Halloween, the most beloved of holidays in this fine autumn month. We're talking ghosts, we're talking creatures, we're talking all the good stories we grew up listening to and loving. List of stories: Bunnyman, Richmond Vampires, Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, La Llorona, and the Female Stranger.
Carter, the bravest member of the BTTT cast, braves flood waters and rising tides to bring you this most important episode of Brought to the Table. He daringly records during a thunderstorm threatening both his power and his internet just so you, our dear listener, can hear his hot takes on Fall and its many wonders. Scott and Kaitlyn are cowardly and do not have to brave the elements to record this episode.
Scott and Carter are back again, this time talking about "My Chemical Cheeseboards," no wait, sorry I read that wrong, "Mechanical Keyboards." Kaitlyn is pleasantly surprised by how interesting it is. Leap through the screen and join us for a fun discussion of the history, tech, and applications of mechanical keyboards.
Combing terrible graph theory jokes and music, this weeks cast presents on Hamilton. Scott and Diana ramble about music, theater stuff, and more (Ian tolerates half of it)! Tune in if you hate unnecessary modulations or want to know more about Giraffes.
Hold on to your hats! This week Scott, Diana, and that one other guy unleash their rage about video game business models. Bought game you hate? Listen in to commiserate!
Let's talk about that good leaf water! Carter has been drinking a lot of tea recently because he stopped drinking coffee (idiot) so we talked about that hot leaf juice. How do you make it? Who decided that dirty leaves were a good idea to drink? What in the world is Kombucha? In what way do we blast Carter's mom? Find out this week on BTTT.
We're all a little slaphappy today, friends. We have fun facts and controversial opinions about ice cream for our listening audience's delight and horror, respectively, as well as a few solid goofs. Please enjoy our first ever episode with a cliffhanger. Will we remember to follow through with it next week? Stay tuned to find out. Kaitlyn's audio is weirdly quiet in the second half, we do apologize for this. She was still freshly out of the moving van and perhaps should have waited another week until she had a real-ass audio set up.
It's here. The very first episode that the BTTT crew ever recorded. Dug out from the Disney Vault. Don't know how it got in there but uhhh it's out now. We love Aang so much. So should you.
In this heated episode of Brought to the Table, Diana and Scott debate two modern retellings of the Sherlock Holmes stories: BBC's Sherlock and CBS's Elementary. Ian dings the bell between rounds before people get hurt.
SPYFALL LOCATIONS AT THE BOTTOM
This episode continues our trend of throwing caution to the wind and trying some wild stuff. This week Ian, Carter, and Scott give us a short intro on Hidden Role Games like Secret Hitler, Spyfall, and Werewolf. After a quick rundown of what these games are like, the whole BTTT crew tries their hand at playing one of them, Spyfall! Carter apologizes for his bad voices in advance.
LOCATION LIST: Crusader Army, Police Station, Polar Station, Space Station, Pirate Ship, Corporate Party, Circus Tent, World War II Squad, Passenger Train, Embassy, Cathedral, Airplane, Ocean Liner, Movie Studio, Submarine, Beach, Hotel, Supermarket, Day Spa, Service Station, Bank, Military Base, School, Theater, Restaurant, University, Casino, Hospital
This week we get another small group of people to bring you 2016's hit Zelda game: Breath of the Wild. Carter, Diana, and Scott complain about lack of plot, minimal dungeons, but overall praise the games open world and fun mechanics. Take a listen to see if you'd like to finally buy this game that came out two years ago.
This week we take a dive into the world of Lovecraft, his creatures, and beyond. Names are mispronounced and stories of worlds beyond our imagining as humans are told all while Scott tries not to go crazy. This would be a great Halloween episode but we celebrate early.
This week's episode features a smaller cast! Carter and Scott ramble on about glitches in classic video games: what happened and what caused them. Kaitlyn tags along for the wild ride.
This week we decided to mix it up and each do our own topic! (Well all of us except Ian, who is MIA). Diana breaks down a horror game for us & it's innovative narrative mechanics, Carter talks about his favorite summer time treat, Kaitlyn talks about a wild song by the man, the myth, the legend Trent Reznor, and Scott talks about some game I guess.
This episode of BTTT, Kaityn and Ian talk about medicinal and historic uses of honey. Should you put honey on your skin? I mean, probably. Then, Diana and Scott talk about the extremely good TV show Brooklyn 99. We also have our very first listener mail! Hear about what the lovely Amy keeps in her backpack.
This episode of BTTT, Kaitlyn and Carter team up (for the last time) to discuss the groundbreaking, emotional masterpiece of an album that is Carly Rae Jepsen's third album, E·MO·TION. Then, Ian and special guest Wendy team up to discuss Polyamory in the modern day. There's some good lessons to be learned about communication, regardless of your status! In both segments, I mean. Carly Rae taught me to be a better communicator with the absolute bop that is "Boy Problems." Scott hosts, Diana is the peanut gallery. That's right, Diana has just many peanuts in human form this whole time.
Ian and Scott team back up again for another segment on robotics. Those two boys give us a good book learnin about how robots and other technologies are influenced by nature. Carter and Diana get really excited about Nintendo and discuss what about their hardware and software development sets them apart from the rest of the console manufacturers. Buckle up, cowboys. This is a long one.
We hit part 2 of our backpacks series! It is the final part of it! Kaitlyn takes us through her backpack in a really thoughtful way and then Scott just dumps his backpack on the table live on air. What a wild dude.
On this very special episode of BTTT, we dig into people's backpacks to see what they've got floating around in their backpacks! Carter asks the entire crew what they keep in their backpack, and more importantly, why.
Ian and Kaitlyn lay this double whammy of cool topics on us when Ian talks about how labels affect us as humans. Kaitlyn talks about how censorship impacts gay media & connects that to the iconic Anne Hatheway flick, The Princess Diaries.
This week, Kaitlyn and Scott talk about speech software and popular voice assistants like Alexa or Google Assistant. Ian and Carter bring us back to reality with an old time favorite: cast iron cookware and how to maintain it.
This week we're skipping the full BTTT segment for Memorial Day. Carter's here to give you the sound of his voice and a small update on the direction of the podcast.
Today, Kaitlyn and our very first guest Wendy Sparrer give us an in depth look at veganism and related dietary lifestyles and their impact on both the individual and our environment. Ian and Diana decide to take a trip down the rabbit hole and introduced the group to Gravity Falls, an animated show with a lot to uncover.
This week on Brought to the Table, Ian and Kaitlyn bring you the science of sleep and how you can improve your sleep habits to feel less sleepy. Carter and Scott vent frustration about how science and engineering are often over sensationalized in the media.
In this Diana-less episode of BTTT, Carter and Kaitlyn bring us Rat Queens, a light-hearted comic with many parallels to games like D&D. Ian and Scott talk about Witch It, a wacky hide and seek video game you'll love playing with your friends (or enemies).
Diana and Carter discuss how popular online personalities are raising money just by playing video games. Platforms like Twitch allow them to cater to viewers and bring in subscriptions or donations. Scott and Kaitlyn team up to give you very basic background information on an American favorite: pizza.
This week's BTTT brings Ian and Kaitlyn together to talk about a terrible disease that ravaged the lands of World of Warcraft. On a happier note, Carter and Scott share a great card game for warming up before a long night of games.
A special cut of the full length episode 8 about the monetization of video games. Carter and Diana tell us about online platforms and how they enable popular personalities to make money by streaming video games and catering to their viewers.
In this episode of BTTT, Diana and Ian investigate the fashion applications of tuberculosis. Later, Kaitlyn and Scott team up to talk about public key cryptography and how it's used in every day life.
Ian and Carter get sentimental for just a moment on this episode of BTTT talking about a real life sport that was made up for a book. Afterwards we look at how the meteoric rise of Nicki Minaj has affected children's cartoon programming with Scott and Diana.
This week the gang takes their first foray into the world of music. Carter and Kaitlyn discuss an album by one of their favorite bands, Modern Vampires of the City by Vampire Weekend. Ian and Diana talk about some Hysteria! at the Hop, some Discord! on the Dancefloor, some Panic! at the Disco.
Scott and Ian bring robotic prosthetics to the table on this episode of BTTT, telling us about advances in the field and how new technology is lending itself to assisting disabled folk in their day-to-day. Carter and Diana spend some time talking about their favorite game to lose at, Overwatch.
This episode of BTTT finds Carter and Ian drinking live on the air. They also manage to say a few words about their drinks (mead). Afterwards, Scott and Kaitlyn inform us about impostor syndrome and share their experiences with it.
On this episode of BTTT, Diana and Kaitlyn talk about the farming simulator game Stardew Valley & why they find themselves spending countless hours rearranging their cheese barrels. Carter and Scott spend their time discussing how Quantum Information Technologies can change the world we live in today.