Orbital Earthcast

Orbital Earthcast

After 5,000 Standard Earth Years (SEY), Orbital comes to Earth. Thank you human technology for finally becoming advanced enough for us to retrofit our file format so you can hear this. My name is Gap Storm, an extraterrestrial with command over time and space. I could have set off for the edges of the Universe to fight crime or save the innocent. Instead, I started an audio program. Enjoy!... Show More

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February 27, 2019 45 min

As the first episode of the new Earth year, Gap assembles the Orbital Time Warp panel to discuss the strange and sometimes unfathomable stories that happened in 2018. Be prepared to hear tales of relationship sadness, candy catastrophes, scientific studies no one asked for and animals just trying to cope. You're welcome, Earth!

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It's that time of year when the world falls in love with Christmas specials, so here we are with another one. Gap tries to discover how wonderful life is when George Bailey comes on the show. So many questions to answer: Is it a wonderful life? Who names these kids? What happened to the money? What's with the raven? How about the squirrel? Did the squirrel and raven conspire to steal the money? Enjoy an exploration of such question... Read more

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December 5, 2018 19 min

Once the turkey is all gone, the time for gift shopping begins. Every year it seems harder to shop for the ones you love and tolerate. Luckily, Gap has you covered on this episode of Orbital. Flying into the studio is the one and only Bee in a Tree, a lively icon of the gift-giving season that knows exactly what you want, we think. Also, Elf on the Shelf could not be reached for comment.

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November 21, 2018 18 min

Gather round the dinner table and try your hardest not to pull a carving knife on your relatives, it's Thanksgiving. And as America prepares to celebrate this autumn tradition, likely from under several feet of snow, Gap decided to host the first Thanksgiving BEFORE the actual first Thanksgiving, thus making it the NEW first Thanksgiving.  Lace up your bootstraps, it's going to be one of those episodes. To help celebrate this new f... Read more

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November 14, 2018 19 min

Since turkey is on everyone's mind this time of year, we have a whole show dedicated to the subject. To speak on the subject, Gap invited Tom, the turkey rights activist, to discuss it in detail. Some fascinating revelations and a surprise last minute guest stuff the first ever Talking Turkey segment on Orbital.

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The weary world recoils as we reach the spookiest night of the year. Luckily, Gap is here to help the unfortunate souls on Earth with the help of special guest H.P. Lovecraft. Just ignore the whispers in your head and everything will be fine.

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October 17, 2018 24 min

Now that we have officially entered the spoopiest season, our thoughts turn toward All Hallow's Eve. In that spirit, the one and only Grim Reaper joins Gap on the show to discuss his job and health regimen. Also, sweet scythe moves.

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July 4, 2018 23 min

During the War of 1812, a lawyer named Francis Scott Key was inspired to write The Star-Spangled Banner, which would come to be the national anthem of the United States of America. But how much do we know about Key and his broadside ballad? Find out as Gap sits down with Francis Scott Key on Orbital.

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June 6, 2018 17 min

Bewitched, the stunning documentary series about being a magic user in 1960s America, really brings a new light to an often overlooked demographic. But what about the non-magical among them? Ask Darrin Stephens. In fact, that was Gap's plan. Darrin addresses some of the crazy events of his life with Samantha on this episode.

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May 23, 2018 27 min

Thomas Edison. Nikola Tesla. The War of the Currents (not berries). The fight over direct current versus alternating current shall be settled here. Or not. There may also be talk of aliens and ghosts. Two fascinating inventors square off on this episode of Orbital.

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It makes sense that the ones who need the most advice and positive reinforcement would be the ones actively dealing with the end of the world as they know it. Luckily, Gap is here to help as he takes calls from the unfortunate denizens of doomed worlds.

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April 18, 2018 24 min

After his rousing turn as a CM for Castles & Catalysts, Gap's creative streak was energized. Shortly thereafter, an idea formed to become a fantasy novelist. However, a successful career among humans will require a helping hand, namely J.R.R. Tolkien, the man who wrote the book (literally) on fantasy.

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April 4, 2018 36 min

In a world flush with live plays, why not have one more? Gap pulls out the ancient roleplaying game Castles & Catalysts to flex some CastleMaster skills. In order to get a genuine human experience, your players will be some reprising guests: Moxie Havok from Moxie's Poetry Clash, Chad from Chad's Chatroom and Bill Raphus from Big Business Basics. Will any of our players survive? Will any of the lowly citizens of Illudere survive? Y... Read more

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March 21, 2018 18 min

Over time, Gap has developed a healthy fear of artificial intelligences, despite technically being one. So, inviting GLaDOS to travel from her chamber in Aperture Science to the ship was a cautious pursuit. But we did it anyways. Let's see if Gap can survive the possibility of a robot apocalypse on this episode of Orbital.

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March 7, 2018 22 min

If you have a mystery worth solving, who's the first person you would call? Sherlock Holmes of course! Assuming you knew his number. Luckily, Gap has the work around of a time machine and brought Sherlock in for some mystery solving of his own. Keys shall be found on this episode of Orbital.

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February 21, 2018 22 min

We predict the future on today’s show with French prognosticator Michel de Nostredame, commonly known as Nostradamus. Did he predict the unsettling rise of sassy chatbots? No. But he made other predictions about 2018 and we discuss them on this show.

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February 14, 2018 24 min

There are as many stars in the sky as opinions on the Internet. But on this special episode, just in time for Valentine's Day, Gap spreads a little love to the online world. On this episode of Orbital, we look at some of the Internet's questions regarding space, including the good, the bad and the crazy. Get ready to hear an extraterrestrial field questions from regular terrestrials on a brand new installment of Gap Explains It All... Read more

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February 7, 2018 21 min

Jack London has been many things, sometimes at the same time. But he's mostly remembered as a famous American author. There's far more to those stories than meets the eye and we explore it with him on this episode of Orbital.

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January 24, 2018 20 min

Did you ever want to live in a geodesic dome? Buckminster Fuller is here to sell you on the idea, along with auto-airplanes and tetrahedral floating cities. So, you have that to look forward to, right?

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January 10, 2018 42 min

Wow, 2017 was a year, huh? Gap looks at the year in science with the help of intergalactic shock jock Boosh Magoosh, vengeful explosives aficionado Grevlock and algorithmic love guru CopulationBot. Will they learn anything about Earth or humanity? Probably not, but you'll have to listen to find out for sure. Find more episode of the Orbital Earthcast at DelveCast.com

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