Series: A Night In The ASYLUM

S3 E9: Traveling in 2021 toward the hopeful end of COVID

Darren, Jen and Joe invited Noam Meppen into the ASYLUM! Noam’s the Franchise Owner of Expedia Cruises in Scottsdale, AZ. Noam spoke to us about how he and his team of 20 Vacation Consultants,  can help anyone plan both cruises and all inclusive leisure resorts – not just Arizona residents! Noam just returned from Cancun,…

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S3 E8: Brands that have changed – for political correctness

The conversation started out with this topic, with Mrs Butterworth, Aunt Jemima, Dr Seuss and more. But as we discovered the brand issue strongly relates to the political climate of our times (Black Lives Matter, discrimination against minorities and women, etc) – we took a tangent first to gender bias and transgender issues, and then…

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S3 E7: Blocking Facebook Friends, Who Why When and did you make up?

Darren, Jen & Joe share their stories about blocking Facebook friends. Joe Jordan blocked his own Asylum co-founder Darren – yet Joe said he doesn’t remember why. Darren thinks it was due to his political views on Trump. Darren discovered the block when trying to find pics of Joe on his Facebook page, for promotional…

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S3 E6: Two Year Anniversary – Show Memories & Advice from a Pro – our guest Romaine Patterson

Darren invites Romaine Patterson into the ASYLUM, and Joe Jordan returns again. And of course Jen is with us. Romaine shares her DNR show headaches (Mark from MN) and how they have helped people (Mark from MN) and one of her most embarrassing DNR moments (Glory Holes). Darren shares his most embarrassing DNR moment (forgetting…

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S3 E5: Memory Lane – replaying Asylum’s FIRST episode Feb 19 2019. Wireless Home Audio with Sonos. Next week – our LIVE Anniversary Show!

Everything you ever wanted to know about how to get wireless speakers hooked up in your house, without the hassle of bluetooth. Sonos brand is the key element! Season 1 – Episode 1. Next week Feb 16th is our 2 year Anniversary Show, with a SURPRISE GUEST!

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S3 E4: Home Fitness Solutions during a Pandemic – versus risking the gym

Asylum has their welcomes back Joe Jordan back for a second run – and Jen leads the discussion, summarizing her in-person gym and exercise history and research into home fitness solutions including The Mirror, Tonal and Tempo. She decided on Tempo at $2200 plus $39 per month. Joe tells us about his desire to work…

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S3 E3: Cutting the Cord – Streaming Video Services

ASYLUM welcomes a new host, Joe Jordan, who shares his experiences Cutting His Own Cord (is that a thing?). He tried Sling, Hulu, and researched others. Darren has also researched YouTube TV. But the general consensus is for the Asylum gang, maybe it’s too soon to cut, due to imperfections with streaming. Tune in to…

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S3 E2: Flight Sim, Video Games and Oculus Quest 2 Virtual Reality with guest Kevin Vandenberg

Darren and Jen welcome back guest Kevin Vandenberg who tells us all about his new Virtual Reality gaming setup including the latest Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 VR, which he paired with the latest Oculus Quest 2 All-In-One VR Headset. Kevin describes in detail his path to high tech gaming including playing one of the most…

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S3 E1: Audio System Advice, Cruise advice and Congressional Traitors, Oh My!

Sitting in for Jen is our guest host and fellow DNR listener Michael Pyle. Darren talks about his latest Sonos audio system connected to his new LG 65″ OLED TV, and Michael compares SIZES including his 65″, connected to his Yamaha receiver. Michael also explains the difference between 5.1 and 7.1 sound systems, and what…

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S2 E36: SONOS audio and a COVID Christmas!

Continuing on from last weeks conversation about OLED vs QLED TV’s, Darren and Jen summarize SONOS audio products and why they are awesome, and how you can integrate them with Alexa for voice commands. Darren takes a tangent and asks Jen about her childhood in Iran and versus the USA and discrimination she faced. Then…

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