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hpr3167 :: A ramble with the Pentland Squires (part 1)

MrX and Dave Morriss chat from opposite sides of the Pentland Hills, Edinburgh

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Hosted by Dave Morriss on 2020-09-22 is flagged as Explicit and is released under a CC-BY-SA license.
COVID-19,physical isolation,discussion. 3.

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Duration: 00:42:27



Once again the two HPR hosts based in Edinburgh got together over Mumble to have a chat during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We recorded this conversation in the evening of Sunday 23rd August 2020.

The audio was quite long when we’d finished, so we decided to cut it into two similar-length pieces and the remainder is released as a second episode.

Show title

Although a explaining a joke can often destroy it, it’s probably worth saying that the title of this show was derived from the name of a variety of potato, Pentland Squire, and the fact that the two participants were separated by the Pentland Hills in Edinburgh! "Where was the joke?" you ask…


Some of the topics we discussed:

  • Our positions relative to the Pentland Hills: MrX is to the East and Dave is to the West of the area, which is to the south of Edinburgh, about 6 or 7 miles out.
  • Glasgow Podcrawl
    • A virtual meeting this year over Jitsi
    • Some people joined from very far away such as Klaatu in New Zealand
  • Scripts written in recent times:
    • MrX: finding the duration of a video with ffprobe.
    • Dave: choosing a meal from a list in a database to cook for the family
  • Vegetarianism
    • MrX’s experiences
    • Dave often makes a Nut Roast for Christmas dinner


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Comment #1 posted on 2020-09-27 07:18:49 by Aaron

Nice conversation, thanks for sharing it

I have only recently discovered HPR and I'm enjoying the variety of topics and hosts - thanks for the great resource!
Comment #2 posted on 2020-09-27 07:21:46 by Zen_Floater2

Squirrels love local chit-chat

I especially enjoy local chit-chat conversations. There really should be more shows like these.
Comment #3 posted on 2020-09-29 15:50:38 by Dave Morriss

Thanks for the feedback

Aaron, Zen_Floater2, Glad you are enjoying HPR and our chit-chat shows.They are quite fun to do, and we'll probably make more when we can.

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