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After a lengthy layoff due to technical difficulties, we’re back.

Federico Fellini On The Set
Mike and Tito, basically.
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The eighth of December feels like a lifetime ago, doesn’t it? We’d just learned that four lions in the Barcelona zoo had tested positive for the coronavirus. BTS topped the charts with Life Goes On. UEFA suspended the Champions League tie between PSG and Başakşehir after allegations of racism from a match official to Boz Baykuşlar assistant Pierre Webó.

Also, the last episode of Viola Station appeared.

Why did it take two months to get the new one out? It’s a story that largely rotates around audio-processing formats and is very boring, but I can attest that we recorded it in the first week of January and it’s taken me this long to get it sorted, so blame me and not Mike or our guest, Dr. Massimo Balestri.

That’s why some of the topics of conversation sound rather, hm, dated. It’s not that we live in the past (okay, maybe a little bit); it’s that I’m a terrible audio engineer and producer and took a long time to pull everything together here. On the plus side, the end result is pretty good and also contains a magisterial Mary Poppins reference and a story about Diego Maradona in the Stadio Artemio Franchi that you’ve probably never heard, so I hope it’s worth the wait. Next one shouldn’t be nearly as delayed.

If the embedded podcast player isn’t present right above this paragraph, we implore you not to panic. Instead, you can check this episode out for free on Megaphone, Apple, Google, or Spotify. And, in the spirit of the podcast, thank you for listening.