pwa_coverWelcome to the first part of episode #8 of Project Wideawake.

Why two parts? It’s a long story, but the tl;dr version is this: it’s been three years since I’ve done a podcast, so I decided for this first one to recap some of my favorite songs from the first seven episodes. Turns out there were 12 of them, which made for a mighty long podcast. The choice was to either dump some of the songs, or break this podcast into two parts. Guess which one I chose.

The first part of episode #8 is 49 minutes and 11 seconds long and weighs in at exactly 45.0 megabytes, although your mileage may vary.

Here’s an interesting fact I forgot to mention: This is the first podcast that I produced and edited entirely in Audacity. I would like to take a moment to thank the Audacity team for building an application that lets people like me produce a podcast. Without FOSS software, I would have to spend hundreds or even thousands of dollars on sound-editing software, and needless to say, this podcast (and many others out there) simply wouldn’t exist. So thank you for all your hard work and dedication.


  1. “ghosttown” by Yes i am (MySpace)
  2. “everybody lies” by math and physics club (website Facebook MySpace)
  3. “First Dibs on Last Chances” by A Step Behind (website)
  4. “Out of Towners” by Saint Dragon (website)
  5. “Ghost of York” by As Tall As Lions (website Facebook Twitter)
  6. “Friday Nights” by Kids Fly Free (MySpace)


There you have it. Now click that “play” button!

Looking for part 2? Here it is: Part 2.

Sorry that I didn’t have time to include album covers, but you’ve seen them before. To make up for it, here’s a random picture from the internets of Chewbacca riding a giant squirrel and fighting Nazis:


Unfortunately, that crossbow is obviously Photoshopped.

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