Kevin J Baird conducts interviews with ordinary people around the walking discussing extraordinary things that have happened to them. Also, technical discussions and commentary.
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This time on Kevin's Oblast Radio, Kevin talks about antibiotic resistant bacteria, and Putin's Russia...

Direct download: Oblast_BacteriaPutin.mp3
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This time on Kevin's Oblast Radio, I interview Anna from Kiev, in the Ukraine.

Direct download: Kevins_Oblast_Radio_-_Ukraine.mp3
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Lisa the massage therapist and Yogi is interviewed by Kevin on this week's Oblast Radio.

Direct download: Kevins_Oblast_Radio_-_Lisa.mp3
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Interview with Aleksa from Serbia about his life there and programming as a career.

Direct download: Kevins_Oblast_Radio_-_Serbia.mp3
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This time on Kevin's Oblast Radio, I inteview Proxycell from Canada.  We spend most of the interview discussing what life is like in China and Canada.  It's pretty interesting and a good listen.  Check it out if you're bored.

Direct download: Kevins_Oblast_Radio_-_Jack.mp3
Category:Oblast -- posted at: 10:39am EST

This week I interview Jackel about Professional Gaming and his time in Haiti as a missionary filmographer.  I guess that's really a thing.  It's pretty interesting overall, so give it a listen if you're bored at your job flipping burgers all day or whatever it is you do to make money.

Direct download: Kevins_Oblast_Radio_-_Jackel.mp3
Category:Oblast -- posted at: 11:12am EST

This time on Kevin's Oblast Radio.  Kevin talks to Jeff from Buffalo, New York.

Direct download: Kevins_Oblast_Radio_-_Jeff.mp3
Category:Oblast -- posted at: 10:43am EST

This time on Kevin's Oblat Radio, Kevin interview Quinton from Salt Lake City Utah.

Direct download: Kevins_Oblast_Radio_-_Quinton.mp3
Category:Oblast -- posted at: 10:24am EST

This time I interview Kyle and hear about his assorted mishaps and future plans.

Direct download: Kevins_Oblast_Radio_-_Kyle.mp3
Category:Oblast -- posted at: 5:05pm EST

Apologies for the audio issues, but sometimes it's hard to get a good microphone and audio from the UK.  We did our best and it's still an interesting discussion as I interview Tom on his life in the UK.  Check it out...

Direct download: Kevins_Oblast_Radio_-_Tom_W.mp3
Category:Oblast -- posted at: 4:32pm EST

This time on Kevin's Oblast Radio, I interview long time listener Dave on his time in Colorado and in the military.  He sounds pretty good for a guy who fell out of a helicopter.

Direct download: Oblast_Dave.mp3
Category:Oblast -- posted at: 7:05pm EST

On this episode, Kevin interviews Kayin Noble about growing up in Detroit and working in the auto industry.  

Direct download: OblastKayinNoble.mp3
Category:Oblast -- posted at: 7:33pm EST

So a little late (Ok, a lot late) but here's the Ukraine episode.

Direct download: KevinOblastUkraine.mp3
Category:Oblast -- posted at: 7:29pm EST

A new and final Oblast for the year 2013..  (Don't worry, more to come in 2014)  

China vs Japan island dispute

Why living in New York is a bad idea


Direct download: Oblast12312013.mp3
Category:Oblast -- posted at: 3:26pm EST

Kevin interviews Brian Z

Direct download: Kevins_Oblast_Radio_-_Brian_Zigler.mp3
Category:Oblast -- posted at: 5:32pm EST

On this episode, we interview Ian.

Direct download: Kevins_Oblast_Radio_-_Ian.mp3
Category:Oblast -- posted at: 1:10pm EST

This time around, Kevin interviews Josh about growing up in New Jersey under the menacing eye of the judgemental teaching core.

Direct download: oblastJosh10122013.mp3
Category:Oblast -- posted at: 3:21pm EST

This week Kevin shares some thoughts on North Korea, communism, capitalism and questions the perspective we have on everything.

Direct download: oblast_NorthKorea2.mp3
Category:Oblast -- posted at: 6:17pm EST

This time, Kevin talks about the NSA spying scandal, and ways to fix the country.  No sounds from hell or spy code transmissions, just common sense talk.

Direct download: oblast_nsa.mp3
Category:Oblast -- posted at: 1:23pm EST

This week I catch up with Brian on what's been happening with him.

Direct download: Brian_Oblast.mp3
Category:Oblast -- posted at: 7:14pm EST

Beadden joins us for an interview on his life and what it's like teaching in the United States.  Plus, how can one man get in so many accidents and still consider himself a good driver?  Find out in this week's show!

Direct download: oblast_beadden.mp3
Category:Oblast -- posted at: 1:19pm EST

This week Kevin catches up with LarryMac on what has been happening with his life. 

Direct download: oblast_larry.mp3
Category:Oblast -- posted at: 8:19pm EST

Catching up with Jedi on what has been happening in his life.

Direct download: oblast_jedi.mp3
Category:Oblast -- posted at: 7:57pm EST

Kevin talks about his back problem, and recent tech changes and other odds and ends.

Direct download: oblast_tech.mp3
Category:Oblast -- posted at: 12:40am EST

In this short episode, Kevin discusses what has been ailing him and the oddness of the American medical system in helping him discover a cure.  Plus, as an added bonus, why MRI's are crap.

Direct download: oblast_health1.mp3
Category:Oblast -- posted at: 10:23pm EST

This week Kevin talks about The Soviet Union

Direct download: oblast_soviets.mp3
Category:Oblast -- posted at: 8:30pm EST

This short Oblast is a response to a request to talk about Time.  So Kevin briefly talks about Time Dilation and Special Relativity.

Direct download: oblast_time.mp3
Category:Oblast -- posted at: 3:57pm EST

In this Oblast, Kevin was asked to explain the Economic Collapse of 2007 and what it means for the future.

Direct download: Oblast_01022012.mp3
Category:Oblast -- posted at: 3:09pm EST

This week, Kevin talks about North Korea and the recent happenings over there, and what they mean for the future of the world.

Direct download: Oblast_01012012.mp3
Category:Oblast -- posted at: 10:31pm EST

This week Kevin discusses Music and Movie Copyright, SOPA and Protect IP.

Direct download: Oblast_12292011.mp3
Category:Oblast -- posted at: 3:05pm EST

Kevin does a catch-up of what has been going on with himself, and where things are headed.

Direct download: Oblast_10292011.mp3
Category:Oblast -- posted at: 4:47pm EST

This week we have on a guy from Christ Church New Zealand talking about the Earthquakes they had over there.  Plus life in New Zealand in general.  Great show, give a listen.

Direct download: Oblast_NewZealand.mp3
Category:Oblast -- posted at: 7:56pm EST

This time around I have Lucas from British Columbia Canada, talking about growing up in the back woods, dealing with living in the city, and what the NHL riots were like there.  We finish up with some talk about E3 2011.

Direct download: Oblast_LucasBC.mp3
Category:Oblast -- posted at: 8:48pm EST

This week...


Nuclear Meltdown

and a lot of other off the wall topics...

Direct download: Oblast_NuclearMeltdown.mp3
Category:Oblast -- posted at: 7:45pm EST

This week, Kevin interviews Vadim who was born in Russia and now lives on an island in Sweden.  Plus the usual video game banter.  Great show!

Direct download: Oblast_Sweden.mp3
Category:Oblast -- posted at: 11:23pm EST

In this episode of Kevin's Oblast Radio, I talk to Sam Philips from Essex England about life in the UK.

Direct download: Oblast_England.mp3
Category:Oblast -- posted at: 1:27pm EST

Karate Dog and Kevin discuss European Jews, sorta...  But it breaks down into a good two hours of everything you need to know about getting old and not reaching your dreams.  Really.  But it's very entertaining.

Direct download: Oblast_Karate2.mp3
Category:Oblast -- posted at: 9:25pm EST

On this Oblast, I have Deus on from India and we talk about life growing up in India, his eventual move to Canada, the education system, and a little bit of video game talk.

Direct download: Oblast_India.mp3
Category:Oblast -- posted at: 6:38pm EST

Crazy Job

Nine Eleven

Lost Soviet Submarine

Direct download: Oblast_09_11_2010.mp3
Category:Oblast -- posted at: 10:40pm EST

This week Kevin plays strange and disturbing audio from around the net.  You probably shouldn't listen to this, it's very disturbing and will bother you.  Go listen to the Spies one instead again, this one is no joke.

Direct download: Oblast_08_07_2010.mp3
Category:Oblast -- posted at: 7:27pm EST

Hillis and Baird plus a little bit of Korber talk about E3.  Terrible audio problems persist for some comic relief.

Direct download: Oblast_07_03_2010.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:24pm EST

And more...

Direct download: Oblast_06_17_2010.mp3
Category:Oblast -- posted at: 10:27pm EST

This week I talk to Aden from Kenya and South Africa.  And we discuss life in Africa.

Direct download: Oblast_06_12_2010.mp3
Category:Oblast -- posted at: 10:26pm EST

06/11/2010 - Kevin's Oblast Radio

This week I have Alex from Japan on to discuss all things Japan including his relative's experience during WWII and the time he lived over there as an exchange student.  Yes, we even discuss Japanese vending machines...

Direct download: Oblast_06_10_2010.mp3
Category:Oblast -- posted at: 9:50am EST

This week...

North Korea Total War


GPS Insurance


Direct download: Oblast_05_24_2010.mp3
Category:Oblast -- posted at: 1:28am EST

This week I talk about Holocaust Denial and Iran's Nuclear Capability.  Not really technical, but subjects that I felt I should cover. 

Direct download: Oblast_05_01_2010.mp3
Category:Oblast -- posted at: 10:06pm EST

04/12/2010 - Kevin's Oblast Radio

This week I interview Rich Ginter on what it's like working at Marvel Entertainment.

Direct download: Oblast_04_12_2010.mp3
Category:Oblast -- posted at: 1:34am EST

This week I have Mayhem on as a guest, and we discuss his career in music.

Direct download: Oblast_03_30_2010.mp3
Category:Oblast -- posted at: 12:40pm EST

This week we have Javier Altman on talking about the earthquake in Chile, as well as life in South America.

Direct download: Oblast_03_05_2009.mp3
Category:Oblast -- posted at: 4:33pm EST

02/28/2010 - Kevin's Oblast Radio

Space Travel
iPhone and Smart Phones
Much more...

Direct download: Oblast_02_28_2010.mp3
Category:Oblast -- posted at: 2:21am EST

This week, Jedi Hillis joins me to discuss next generation consoles.

Direct download: Oblast_01_25_2010.mp3
Category:Oblast -- posted at: 11:42pm EST

01/19/2010 - Kevin's Oblast Radio

This week I talk to Brian about Truck Driving.

Direct download: Oblast_01_19_2010.mp3
Category:Oblast -- posted at: 12:49pm EST

This week I talk to Ferdi about being an engineer as well as a pilot instructor.
Direct download: Oblast_01_15_2010.mp3
Category:Oblast -- posted at: 1:53pm EST

01/11/2010 - Kevin's Oblast Radio This week, I have Karate Dog on to talk about Cinema, Jews and Hitler, and Politics.  Basically it spins out of control, but I think it's fairly interesting.  Hopefully you will too...
Direct download: Oblast_01_11_2010.mp3
Category:Oblast -- posted at: 7:40pm EST

12/30/2009 - Kevin's Oblast Radio This week I talk to Larry about Web Design.
Direct download: Oblast_12_30_2009.mp3
Category:Oblast -- posted at: 10:30pm EST

12/24/2009 - Kevin's Oblast Radio This week, I talk to Don Anderson about Metal Music Culture from the eighties to today.
Direct download: Oblast_12_24_2009.mp3
Category:Oblast -- posted at: 2:31pm EST

This week I have Donn Suesse on as my guest, and he gives us the run-down on what it's like to work at a Sugar Packaging Company. 
Direct download: Oblast_12_21_2009.mp3
Category:Oblast -- posted at: 2:10pm EST

12/02/2009 - Kevin's Oblast Radio Letters,
Hitler and the German Romance,
Space Travel,
Parchment Paper and Sesame Oil
Other junk...

Apologies for the first few minutes of annoying cell phone noise.  It doesn't last.
Direct download: Oblast_12_02_2009.mp3
Category:Oblast -- posted at: 5:08pm EST

Gaming Crisis:  Project Natal
Systems Admin Talk:  The Never Ending Spam Battle
On The Road: Verizon's MiFi
New Software Exercises:  VSee
Political Skew: The Party
Cooking with Kevin: Pie Theory and Pork Chop Chili
Letter Bag

Pork Chop Chili                     (goes best with Vigo yellow rice and tortillas)

6 Pork Chops (boneless or boned, less work if boneless)

½ cup diced green pepper

½ cup diced onion

4-6 jalapeno peppers

4 large cans of whole peeled tomatoes

Spices: cayenne, salt, pepper (NO CUMIN)

Direct download: Oblast_11_17_2009.mp3
Category:Oblast -- posted at: 11:57pm EST

10/26/2009 - Kevin's Oblast Radio

This week, Jedi joins us for some deep discussion on gaming.

We answer some emails regarding networking and programming.  And touch on a few other topics.  Check it out!

Direct download: oblast_10_26_2009.mp3
Category:Oblast -- posted at: 11:37pm EST