ThunkTink is back with a banger (and mash) today! Andrea and Casey brainstorm all things London from their very limited, mostly media-based knowledge/experience base. Could we reverse wind farms to blow away thick, dangerous clouds of fog and smog? What are British Christmas Pantos and can we make our own American Pantomime (note: this episode was recorded prior to the COVID-19 Pandemic and so naively discusses the possibility of outside events in 2020)? How do you get enough energy in the morning to even make a full breakfast? Brappetizers! All this and more brainstormed on this episode!
Welcome! Apologies for our delayed episode; editing time disappeared along with Andrea’s new job, but she’ll get the hang of it soon enough. Anyway, come right on in, have a seat, and we can have a nice chat. Don’t worry, this is a safe space, thanks in part to the Vatbädsofa. What is a Vatbädsofa, you ask? It’s the latest harebrained idea Casey and Andrea’ve come up with when faced with the topic of psychiatry.
Better late than never! ThunkTink is back from a summer break and Casey and Andrea are talking innovation in Literature. Could we make a light book series told from the perspective of a horse? Why aren’t there more sports themed novels? Casey rants a bit about the Bear Grylls choose your own adventure show on Netflix. But that leads us to discuss how role-playing and storytelling might be useful in empathic understanding and working through issues as a form of virtual therapy! Ideas coming in from all sides on another ThunkTink brainstorming session!
…still the same galaxy, though. Actually, the same planet, too. ThunkTink goes back in time to examine ancient history through the modern lens of social media, and then takes a turn hypothesizing what mythical creatures may have roamed the landscape if all records of them crumbled to dust.
Following a recording hiatus, Andrea and Casey test out recording at distance over Skype (this was before pandemic times where that became a standard practice). There was enough material here for a minisode, so enjoy these varying brainstorms (or rants, maybe) about operating systems and their various issues!
After a brief recording break, Andrea and Casey are back to brainstorm – this time about intellectual property! Can they sort through the chaos to find the perfect IP to remake? Who owns a cat video really, the owner or the cat? And then they just kind of tangent off about science and intellectual property before being cut short by the podcast pups! A true return to form for ThunkTink.
BEEEEEEEP! HONK! “Come on!” If any of this sounds familiar, buckle up for ThunkTink’s take on commuting. With plenty of stop ‘n go experience, Casey and Andrea try imagining a world where long haul commuting is suddenly much more pleasant. Few detours are even required since the random word generator was fairly on point throughout.
James Bond’s world is not enough–it’s high time his universe expanded! At least, that’s what Casey and Andrea spitball about in this episode of ThunkTink. After creating new job opportunities within villain organizations and questioning funding sources on all sides, they ultimately take aim at exploring the larger Bond universe through a different medium: theatre!
Rolling right along, Casey and Andrea tinker around with industrial machinery in this episode of ThunkTink! As relative city kids, they dream up ill-informed updates to farming equipment, try to bring more humanity to mass egg production, and then do a 180 back to the city to give crime syndicates making their own weapons a way to escape detection.
Time for another ThunkTink session! Breaking away from the large-scale projects, Andrea and Casey turn their attention to designing something smaller: games! Tag along as they create a new video game inspired by Upstairs, Downstairs, an updated version of Hide ‘N Seek, and a new sport one wouldn’t be surprised seeing Link and/or Zelda playing.