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  1. Challenge Coin: ACCEPTED - The Shakes | misfitrad.io: Home of your new favorite podcasts.

    Here we are: The last episode before our hiatus. We certainly couldn't have had a better guest to share with you than our friend John Roderick.

    In this episode we discuss Jeremy's encroaching Kaczynski-ism (minus the pipe bombs), digging holes with your boots, babies, writing, David Rees's insistence that we all get ripped in 2015 and challenge coins. It's a lot to leave you with.

    That said: Farewell for a bit. We will return, rested and ready, in late June 2015. Until then, listen to old episodes, think of new topics, questions and guests for us to have on the show and definitely spend some time getting to know the other shows on misfitrad.io. We'll see you soon.

    http://misfitrad.io/theshakes/85

    —Huffduffed by hilldavids

  2. the shakes: challenge coin accepted

    The last episode before our hiatus. We certainly couldn't have had a better guest to share with you than our friend John Roderick.

    In this episode we discuss Jeremy's encroaching Kaczynski-ism (minus the pipe bombs), digging holes with your boots, babies, writing, David Rees's insistence that we all get ripped in 2015 and challenge coins. It's a lot to leave you with.

    That said: Farewell for a bit. We will return, rested and ready, in late June 2015. Until then, listen to old episodes, think of new topics, questions and guests for us to have on the show and definitely spend some time getting to know the other shows on misfitrad.io. We'll see you soon.

    —Huffduffed by hilldavids

  3. Better Know A Jackal #16 - Don Schaffner

    General background

    Don is a professor of Food Science at Rutgers University, and he lives in Freehold, New Jersey. He grew up in Ithaca New York, and attended Cornell University. He moved to Athens, GA to attend graduate school, before joining the faculty at Rutgers.

    Current interests

    Don's current interest is losing weight. A buddy of his recently dropped 70 pounds using the iPhone app “Lose It”, and that convinced Don it was time. Lose It syncs with Fitbits and Withings Scales, among other devices.  Don's other cool new toy is a treadmill desk. Don's not a great typist while seated so the treadmill desk has given him a renewed interest in Dragon Dictate.  Don's current research interests include understanding the factors that influence microbial cross-contamination, including handwashing effectiveness, and whether the “five second rule” is real.

    Growing up

    As a high school student Don played D&D and collected comic books, and discovered the sport of fencing.  As a graduate student at UGA, he regrets was not going to see R.E.M. at the 40 Watt Club.  In High School Don, learned to program in Fortran using punch cards.  In graduate school he took classes in Pascal, Fortran and assembler, as electives because he thought computers were cool.

    Origin Story

    Like with some (many?) of other guests, Don's 5by5 story start's with Merlin Mann.  Don was a 43folders fan back in the day. He started listening to 5by5 when Merlin did his spot on the Pipeline. Don became a guest 5by5 guest himself when he pitched Dan on the idea of talking about food poisoning.  From Back to Work, Don discovered The Talk Show, Hypercritical, Build and Analyze, and Systematic.

    Podcasts

    Favorite active show - B2W

    Favorite retired show - Hypercritical

    Favorite not on 5by5 - Roderick on the Line

    Other great podcasts: Accidental Tech Podcast, Your Daily Lex, Just the Tip.

    Gratuitous self promotion: Food Safety Talk

    Stuff to check out 

    Merlin and John Gruber at SXSW a few years back. 

    Media

    TV watching generally consists of whatever Don and his wife both like. That might be British crime dramas, Doctor Who, or The New Girl. Last Tango in Halifax is a great British show, season 2 just just out on Netflix.

    TV shows that Don consumes when traveling are those that his wife doesn’t like, most notably The Wire (about to start re-watching for the third time) and Adventure Time.  

    The last great fiction book Don read is called “The Minotaur Takes a Cigarette Break”.  He learned about this from Alton Brown’s podcast episode with John Hodgman. Another highly recommended book is "Gun Machine" by Warren Ellis.

    Other stuff

    Don became active in his local Boy Scout Council when his sons were scouting age. All three have fond memories of Philmont Scout Reservation in New Mexico. Don is still active in the Council, but in a volunteer administrative position. Don recently finished his term as president of the International Association for Food Protection. He is also an editor of the scientific journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology.

    On the web

    Don's Rutgers University webpage, his tumblr at donschaffner.tumblr.com, and on twitter at @bugcounter.

    http://www.jackals.us/better-know-a-jackal/16

    —Huffduffed by hilldavids

  4. If you like John Roderick or Roderick on the Line… - the ROCKS GLASS

    If you like John Roderick or Roderick on the Line (and let’s be real… if you’re on Tumblr, you do), then you’ll love listening to our time with Sir John himself.

    Hell of a way to leave for vacation.

    Here we are: The last episode before our hiatus. We certainly couldn’t have had a better guest to share with you than our friend John Roderick.

    In this episode we discuss Jeremy’s encroaching Kaczynski-ism (minus the pipe bombs), digging holes with your boots, babies, writing, David Rees’s insistence that we all get ripped in 2015 and challenge coins. It’s a lot to leave you with.

    That said: Farewell for a bit. We will return, rested and ready, in late June 2015. Until then, listen to old episodes, think of new topics, questions and guests for us to have on the show and definitely spend some time getting to know the other shows on misfitrad.io. We’ll see you soon.

    http://therocksglass.com/post/114161058664/if-you-like-john-roderick-or-roderick-on-the-line

    —Huffduffed by hilldavids