Firstly, Andy reflects on a weekend spent gaming with a bunch of friends during a trip up north.

After this, Roiben joins in to make a start on discussing mental health issues. In particular we talk self-harm, owing to March 1st being Self Injury Awareness Day.


This episode carries the “Explicit” tag for two reasons. Firstly, the gaming section gets sweary in places.

Secondly, some of the topics covered in the Mental Health discussion can get serious, heavy, and potentially triggery. So just be aware that we will be openly discussing things surrounding the topic and if you’re currently in a mood where this can trigger you, you may want to leave it until a better time.

Also, as the gaming section was already a tad sweary, I have not edited out any strong language during the Mental Health section. And as this is an emotionally-charged topic, we do get a tad raw language-wise.

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Well, it seems like the problem is Chrome not liking AAC files (.m4a enhanced podcasts) through an HTML5 player. Other browsers work find and Chrome is fine with MP3.

This is a bit of a bugger, as I like the enhanced format for several reasons. Both from listening and procuring them.

There is a newer player out, so I will look into that. But otherwise I shall be deciding whether to go back to mp3 or to leave the podcast’s primary website only part-usable in one of the major browsers.

OK, so it seems that the player doesn’t work in Chrome or Safari. It definitely works in Firefox. Not had a chance to test it in IE as of yet.

I’ll be trawling libsyn’s help pages to see if I can find a solution.

In trying to bring stuff together under one domain, and to allow myself the ability to switch services and technologies down the line without having to change adresses very time, I have now setup a new domain which contains, amongst other things, the links to my podcast, Here’s the Thing.

The old site is still available over on libsyn, mainly as I’m still using them to host the content and the feed. Blog posts, links to new episodes and any other related information will now go here, however.
Similarly, I have now moved (or at least aliased) the email address to use the same domain as the new site. So everything will look a lot more unified.

From next episode (currently in post production), new updates will be linked here.
Expect the look and feel of the site to shift around a bit over the coming weeks as I figure out what works best.