SnoutCast #182: Madly Recite, Calmer Deity, Teamed Lyric!

This week, we talk to Jason Wodicka, who has run many puzzle events in Seattle, including ten Puzzled Pints for the public and two Amazon Puzzle Hunts for interns and employees!

(And in case you’re wondering, the three phrases in the title are all anagrams of “Emerald City.”)

[ Download mp3 – 25 MB ]

00:59 – “northwestern”
01:51 – the idiosyncratic SNAP numbering system
03:57 – genesis of the Amazon Puzzle Hunt
05:36 – what’s fun about running a puzzle event? (hint: answers may vary)
07:07 – so… how’s Puzzled Pint Seattle going?
11:45 – hints, complaints, and stylistic differences
14:35 – “What is the Amazon Puzzle Hunt?”
17:45 – a literal badge of honor!
20:04 – how one GC gives hints
26:41 – The End

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Music: instrumentals from “Code Monkey” and “My Monkey” by Jonathan Coulton

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