Currently, I commute roundabout 1 hour a day each way. Mainly caused by construction sites and daily crashes on the highway, I spend way too much time in the car. Therefore, I started to listen podcasts about two years ago on a regular base.
For several months, I now had quite a fixed setup of Germany podcasts, I listen throughout the week. Said this, all podcast are German only. There are some additional English speaking podcasts on my backlog, not mentioned here.
Bits und so
Bits und so is my favorite podcast about Apple. This podcast provides 2-3h information about new developments not only but mostly about Apple products and service. This is one of the most professional podcast you might find hosted by Timo Hetzel.
Hosted by Lukas Schmid and Johannes Gehrling, this is the very only Germany speaking podcast covering Nintendo topics. It is offered on a weekly base – about 1 – 1,5h of new information and a lot of chitchat about Nintendo related topics, including special guests and flashback episodes covering the Nintendo history.
Also on a weekly base, the PC Games Podcast provides information based on one of the hardest jobs on earth: playing Games. If you want to stay up to day this is a great add on to the PC Games magazine, though.
This is a must if you grew up with Atari, C64, Amiga and all the other stuff. If you know Kaiser, Hanse, Baldurs Gate this is a must. You will have high-res flashbacks of you childhood. Promised. Hosted by Heinrich Lenhardt und Jörg Langer, there is also a PATERON bonus program with additional episodes available.
As you might know, I am very in the space simulation Elite Dangerous. It is a remake of the 1984 game Elite, which actually was one of my very first games on Amiga. Todays Elite Dangerous is quite some grinding game. While you can drive on planets with some kind of buggy, you can grind for ship, trade and explore the vast numbers of star systems in our galaxy. There is an interesting background simulation with different factions trying to influence the state of star systems, the economics theirs and so on. While there is no crossplay functionality, all players do work on the same background simulation, which again forms communities over all supported platforms (PC, XBOX and PS4) playing virtually together.
From time to time there are community events. Right now, there is an eight-month event called Distant Worlds 2 where more than 10.000 players travel together to the most remote system known in the galaxy which is called Beagle Point.
While I joined one of the coordinated jumps along the trip, I was able to record a video of the jump, which again I want to use to try out the sharing capabilities of videos on this blog. Said that, enjoy the video.