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Overdue is a podcast about the books you've been meaning to read. Join Andrew and Craig each week as they tackle a new title from their backlog. Classic literature, obscure plays, goofy childen’s books: they'll read it all, one overdue book at a time.
 
Topsy Turvy is a translation of Sans dessus dessous (1889) . This anonymous translation was first published by J. G. Ogilvie (New York, 1890). We meet our old friends Barbicane and J.T. Maston from “Earth to the Moon” who now give us their own approach to the topic of “global warming”. Although they are searching for coal and not oil, readers will find that the auction of the Arctic energy reserves has a definite 21st century ring. (Summary from the Gutenberg e-text.)This project was proof l ...
 
Science fiction (abbreviated SF or sci-fi with varying punctuation and case) is a broad genre of fiction that often involves sociological and technical speculations based on current or future science and technology. This is a reader-selected collection of short stories, originally published between 1752 and 1962. Those published after 1922 entered the US public domain when their copyright was not renewed.Summary by Cori Samuel, with Wikipedia input. Note: Section 6, In The Year 2889 was orig ...
 
The story involves a German professor (Otto Lidenbrock in the original French, Professor Von Hardwigg in the most common English translation) who believes there are volcanic tubes going toward the center of the Earth. He, his nephew Axel (Harry), and their guide Hans encounter many adventures, including prehistoric animals and natural hazards, eventually coming to the surface again in southern Italy. (Summary by wikipedia)
 
Captain Nemo, The Nautilus, and the mysterious depths of the ocean. Unforgettable. Come join an adventure that will roam among coral and pearls, sharks and giant squid, with wonders of biology and engineering that will thrust us from the Antarctic to Atlantis. Whether voyaging a yarn of the glorious unknown, a tale of the darkness that grips the heart of men, or a reinterpretation of Homer’s Odyssey, we’ll all enjoy the fantastic trip. Seasickness optional. (Summary by Marlo Dianne) A German ...
 
In London, 1872, a rich English gentlemen named Mr. Phileas Fogg argues with the members in the Reform Club, and takes on a journey around the world in 80 days with his new servant, Passapartout, with accepting a wager. Summary by Jessie Yun Cast List: Narrator: Adele de Pignerolles Phileas Fogg: BrassRhino Passapartout: Will Levine Detective Fix: Larry Wilson Aouda, Porter: Jessie Yun James Forster, A Reader, Mr. Oysterpuff, Pilot, Purser, Townsperson, Passenger: Rachel Andrew Stuart: Rob B ...
 
This volume, entitled "The Great Navigators of the 18th century", forms the second of three volumes under the general title of "Celebrated Travels and Travellers". The first volume of the series, "Exploration of the World", covers a period in the world's history extending from B.C. 505, to the close of the 17th century, and the third volume gives an account of "The Great Explorers and Travellers of the 19th Century". - Summary from the Publishers' NoteBook coordinated by Kajo and Piotr Nater ...
 
Anglais flegmatique, enragé joueur de whist, Phileas Fogg, dont on ignore tout, mène une vie réglée comme une horloge. Jamais un mot, ni un mouvement inutiles.Ce mercredi 2 octobre 1872, tout pourrait bien changer : contre l’avis de ses partenaires de jeu du Reform-Club, Phileas Fogg soutient qu’on peut maintenant parcourir la terre en quatre-vingts jours seulement.Un pari est lancé. S’il n’est pas de retour le samedi 21 décembre, à huit heures quarante-cinq du soir, notre homme perd tout. A ...
 
A classic science fiction adventure in the style of and dedicated to the readers of Jules Verne. An independent scientist discovers the secret of “inter-atomic energy”, and with it builds a craft which carries himself and three friends to Venus, where they discover the dwellers of the dark side, incredible floating cities, and peril at every turn. (Summary by Mark Nelson)
 
Explorers in a hot-air balloon land on an island, figuring that they must be the only inhabitants. However, they discover a bullet inside a wounded animal--one which must have been fired within the previous three months. The men propose to build a canoe so they can survey the island in search of other human life. Many adventures follow, one after another. They find a large chest filled with provisions and tools. Setting off in search of who might have left the chest, the travelers make their ...
 
The faculty behind the academic journal Academicasaurus really just want to get the next issue out. If only they'd stop getting bizarre submissions shoved under their doors... and who exactly is recording all this, anyway? Academicasaurus is a fictional podcast written and produced by Mary O'Reilly. It stars Maryna Matlock as Ida Winters, Amanda Funk-Hilton as Bee West, and Mary O'Reilly as Anne Dye. New episodes are posted every other week.
 
The Mysterious Island is another exquisite novel written by the master of adventure writing, Jules Verne. The novel has been seen as the sequel to two other famous novels written by the same author: Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and In Search of the Castaway. The story revolves around five Americans who live in a dark and harsh environment as prisoners of the American Civil War. Depleted by famine and death all around them, the five war prisoners take a big risk and escape by hijacki ...
 
The book tells the story of the quest for Captain Grant of the Britannia. After finding a bottle cast into the ocean by the captain himself after the Britannia is shipwrecked, Lord and Lady Glenarvan of Scotland decide to launch a rescue expedition. The main difficulty is that the coordinates of the wreckage are mostly erased, and only the latitude (37 degrees) is known.Lord Glenarvan makes it his quest to find Grant; together with his wife, Grant’s children and the crew of his yacht the Dun ...
 
For the past few years we have celebrated the anniversary of LibriVox with a collection loosely themed on the number of the anniversary year. This year is no exception.Readers have contributed 88 recordings in Dutch, English, French, German, Japanese, Polish and Yiddish, and this feast of fiction, poetry, essays, articles and musical items ranges from lectures to love letters, science to songs, travel to taxes, and politics to pirates, spiced with a dash of humour.It has, as always, been eno ...
 
An early science fiction novel written by the second most translated author, French writer Jules Verne, the classic tale depicts an incredible sea expedition on board a state-of-the-art submarine. First published in 1870 and a part of the Voyages Extraordinaires series, the novel is regarded as one of the most thrilling adventure stories and one of Verne’s greatest pieces of work. Immersed in themes of exploration, avant-garde technology, and man’s insatiable desire for knowledge and scienti ...
 
"The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" was originally a 1979 BBC radio series, written by Douglas Adams, which first premiered in the US on PBS in 1980. The subsequent TV show (available on DVD) recreates the insight and beauty of the radio broadcast with visuals that were precognizant and beyond "state of the art." The book of the same name was actually a transcript of the original audio. The book pales by comparison to the original radio episodes because of the genius of the audio effects. ...
 
First published in 1863, Five Weeks in a Balloon depicts an insightful journey undertaken by a group of intrepid explorers into the partly uncharted African continent, as they aim to explore its exotic wonders. Apart from concentrating on themes including exploration, loyalty, friendship, determination, and honor, the novel also offers an endearing set of jovial characters and vivid imagery. Furthermore, the novel is the first book in Verne’s distinguished Voyages Extraordinaires series. The ...
 
Jules Verne is the master of classic adventure tales. Around the World in Eighty Days is just more proof that his excellent writing skills put the readers right in the book with Phileas Fogg and Passepartout. Because of a bet by his friends, Phileas sets out to get all the way around the world in eighty days. Phileas is a rich man, but also very precise about his life. He wants everything done the way he likes and will get rid of anyone who does not do that. The wager starts when he is at a ...
 
Part of the Voyages Extraordinaires series by French novelist Jules Verne, and also a sequel to his classic science fiction novel From the Earth to the Moon, Round the Moon presents the continuation of the gripping tale which ended with a cliffhanger and left readers to ponder over endless possibilities. Published in 1870, the novel presents an unprecedented journey into space, while focusing on space navigation, scientific calculations, unforeseen circumstances and dangerous encounters, whi ...
 
A historical manuscript penned by a medieval Norse poet. A mysterious code. Three intrepid explorers. A subterranean world filled with prehistoric creatures and proto-humans. These are some of the brilliant ideas that are superbly blended in A Journey to the Interior of the Earth by Jules Verne. Jules Verne, the French writer who created several works of science fiction, adventure stories and very popular novels, wrote A Journey to the Interior of the Earth in 1864. Some of his other books e ...
 
One of the earliest examples of literature written in the science fiction genre, From the Earth to the Moon is a part of the Voyages Extraordinaires series by French novelist Jules Verne. Written more than a century before the Apollo mission, Verne’s classic is somewhat a prophetic novel of man’s travel to the moon with its thorough and descriptive detail. A remarkable blend of action, humor, science, and audacious schemes, the timeless classic is sure to fascinate with its unique vision of ...
 
SCIENCE FICTION--Video Podcast (16 x 9 / Apple TV optimized): The Adventures of Thomas Brin is a science fiction series about a man who thinks he's a machine. A Jules Verne meets Silent Running aesthetic, the Adventures of Thomas Brin harkens back to 60's scifi were the visual effects (VFX) did not have to look real to draw a viewer into the story. Created almost entirely on a virtual set with real actors, this surreal science fiction series is a new, bold direction in independent movie maki ...
 
A wonderful coming together of two writers who wrote their books more than half a century apart. Neither of them had ever visited the remote islands they were writing about yet they provided inspiration for a couple of exciting adventure tales. In 1838, Edgar Allan Poe published The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket. It was the only complete novel published by the American author. It was the story of a young boy who stows away on board a whaling ship and it goes on to relate the ev ...
 
The Hudson's Bay Company is one of the earliest corporations in the world and the oldest commercial organization in North America. It began as a fur trading company in 1670 and today owns a variety of retail corporations selling a diverse range of goods. In The Fur Country by Jules Verne, the plot describes how a team of Hudson's Bay Company members travel through the Northwest Territory of Canada with the aim of establishing a mission on the Arctic Circle. The members are a mixed bunch. One ...
 
Published in 1838, The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket is Poe’s only complete novel and concentrates on several sea adventures gone awry. The novel follows Arthur Gordon Pym, who finds himself in the center of gloomy occurrences on board numerous vessels, as his anticipated sea adventure takes a drastic shift in the wind. Shipwreck, starvation, mutiny, near death experiences and cannibalism are just some of the issues endured in the gripping, and at times gruesome novel. The adve ...
 
Welcome to the home of Dispodolopis, a podcast that brings a little bit of magic into your daily life. Team Dispodopolis covers Disneyland, Walt Disney World and Everything in Between. Brought to you by two cousins, Ryan and Colleen, who grew up going to Disneyland, and Fiona, who has autism and is the daughter of Colleen. This podcast is a labor of love.
 
This is a true account by American woman journalist who, in 1889, set out to see whether she could beat the fictional journey in Jules Verne’s 1873 novel, Around the World in Eighty Days. Wearing one dress and carrying one handbag, Elizabeth Cochrane Seaman (pen name “Nellie Bly”), reported her travels back to avid readers in America.
 
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Wherein Ida lights it up, Anne fields the calls, and Bee makes it big. ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Starring Maryna Matlock as Ida Winters, Amanda Funk-Hilton as Bee West, and Mary O'Reilly as Anne Dye. Featuring Ramona Mourir as Kettle Badger, Michele Metych as Edna Bowles/The Operator, and Brian as Gri…
 
In this week’s “Passion of the Geeks – Unplugged”, Pat briefly looks at some games based directly on the books of Jules Verne and looks ahead to an indie title that might scratch that gaming Jules Verne novel itch. Links & Sources Verne: The Shape of Fantasy on Steam Please like, share and subscribe to “Passion of the Geeks”. We’re on all mayor pod…
 
In this kid goth Victorian house, objects talk...but only to the people who can listen! Find out what happens to Clod Iremonger and Lucy Pennant in this creepy-yet-kid-friendly novel about a bunch of people who live near (and develop a symbiotic relationship with) trash. Our theme music was composed by Nick Lerangis. See Privacy Policy at https://a…
 
In this edition of “Greg’s Bookclub”, Greg suggests 5 relatively modern novels that he hopes have staying power. As a bonus they all have great adaptations. So be prepared to read and watch. Please like, share and subscribe to “Passion of the Geeks”. We’re on all mayor podcasting services, YouTube and on www.passionofthegeeks.com. You can send ques…
 
The House of the Spirits is a multi-generational, lightly-magical-realism-y Chilean novel that eventually ends up being about Piochet's military coup, but it's also about the importance of studying events over a long span of time to come to a deeper understanding of why things happen the way they do. Something we could all stand to do more of, hone…
 
This sensational punk novel from 1993 got attention because it depicts a LOT: drug use, sex, and all sorts of deviance in late 20th-century Edinburgh. You may even be familiar with the film adaptation starring a young Obi-Wan Kenobi! We also discuss Welsh's connections to (and opinions of) local government, the joy of the beautiful game, and why Cr…
 
In this weeks “Passion of the Geeks – Unplugged”, Greg recommends 5 movies on various streaming services. So get on your couch and enjoy the rainy summer weather. Please like, share and subscribe to “Passion of the Geeks”. We’re on all mayor podcasting services, YouTube and on www.passionofthegeeks.com. You can send questions and suggestions to pas…
 
We've got lesbian necromancers! We've got spooky mansion murder mysteries! We've got MEMES! What else could you need in your space fantasy? How about a lively chat debating the pronunciation of "Doge"? Find out more about our bonus episode recordings at patreon.com/overduepod. Our theme music was composed by Nick Lerangis. See Privacy Policy at htt…
 
Wherein Ida wonders, Anne walls, and Bee rejects the oasis. ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Starring Maryna Matlock as Ida Winters, Amanda Funk-Hilton as Bee West, and Mary O'Reilly as Anne Dye. Featuring Ramona Mourir as Kettle Badger, Petra Vannucci-Henkel as Remember Brattle, and Brad Keefauver as Langdo…
 
It's beach season! And that means it's time for beach reads (whatever that means). We discuss the loose meaning of this genre-slash-marketing-term-slash-state-of-mind, plus a very recent book about a Russian spy who has made it to the top of a fictional (but all-too-recognizable) American tech company. Our theme music was composed by Nick Lerangis.…
 
In this week’s “Passion of the Geeks – Unplugged”, Pat talks about how the joys of being a Geek-Parent can quickly turn into a lot of unhappy family-members. And he touches one of the biggest mistakes gamers – especially beginners and children – make: How hard it is to let it go. Please like, share and subscribe to “Passion of the Geeks”. We’re on …
 
The Pulitzer Prize-winning The Hours is a late 20th-century homage to and interrogration of Virginia Woolf's novel Mrs. Dalloway. One woman writes it, one woman reads it, and one woman lives it. Now you can listen to us talk about it! Our theme music was composed by Nick Lerangis. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Priva…
 
In this episode Pat & Greg Talk about games. Games that are being ported to PC, games they are playing like Ratchet & Clank and Skald and games that were showcased at E3. They also reveal their summer podcasting plans and how they might include Loki. Today I found out. Uncharted 4 coming to PC (Pat) Cyberpunk 2077 back in PS Store, Forbidden wets o…
 
Wherein Ida lets it flow, Anne thunders, and Bee goes biblical. ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Starring Maryna Matlock as Ida Winters, Amanda Funk-Hilton as Bee West, and Mary O'Reilly as Anne Dye. Featuring Ramona Mourir as Kettle Badger, Dave Opilka as Horatio Hendersett, and Elyse Eltrich as Jeff the Fi…
 
If you want to read a book where a well-adjusted character responds well to questions about their own sexuality, Giovanni's Room ain't it! But its depiction of one character's internal conflict is still compelling and relevant decades after its release. Our theme music was composed by Nick Lerangis. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy a…
 
Celebrated author and essayist Ta-Nehisi Coates entered the world of fiction in 2019 with The Water Dancer. A combination of his appreciation for superheroes and his years spent researching the Antebellum South, it's a book that tries to marry critique of American history with supernatural adventure. It also argues pretty hard for the power of reme…
 
In this week’s “Passion of the Geeks – Unplugged”, Pat remembers two games that were like GTA 3 before there was GTA 3 – on the Amiga no less! Well, okay, the second one is more like Far Cry 3 on the Amiga … kind of. Two fully 3D open-world games from 30 years ago! Links & Sources Hunter (1991) on Wikipedia WHDLoad Installer for Hunter Midwinter II…
 
Wherein Ida files it away, Anne breathes deep, and Bee wades in. ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Starring Maryna Matlock as Ida Winters, Amanda Funk-Hilton as Bee West, and Mary O'Reilly as Anne Dye. Featuring Ramona Mourir as Kettle Badger and Samantha Barr as Peri Caldwell. Music in this episode is "Phone…
 
If you've ever read The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and thought to yourself "this book is an interesting read except for the part at the end where Tom Sawyer shows up" then buddy I have a book podcast for you (it's this one). Our theme music was composed by Nick Lerangis. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Not…
 
In episode 44 of “Passion of The Geeks” Pat & Greg reminisce about one year of podcasting and talk some game news. Then Greg tells you to watch Chuck instead of Army of the Dead, Pat commands you to play Strangeland and together they explain why Galaxy Quest is a perfect movie. Today I found out. Sierra On-Line is back!! … sort of (Pat) Two big Mar…
 
Let’s celebrate our one year anniversary with style. In this very special unplugged episode Greg dissects the “Passion of the Geeks” theme music. Be prepared to learn everything you never wanted to know about the “Passion of the Geeks” theme music. Please like, share and subscribe to “Passion of the Geeks”. We’re on all mayor podcasting services an…
 
This month on Dispodopolis, Fiona and I finish our discussion about our latest trip to Florida during our Spring Break. As the policies are continually changing at Walt Disney World, this looks like we may be finally turning the corner to travel normalcy, and soon they will list these covid restrictions. As of today, you can walk outside without a …
 
This week we choose our own lunar adventure! Join us as we learn some moon facts, climb on moon rocks, and make some choices about whether or not to meet Moon Separatists. Our theme music was composed by Nick Lerangis. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.…
 
In this weeks “Passion of the Geeks – Unplugged”, Pat looks at how narration worked in adventure games, why using a narrator made sense, and how and why it changed over time. Please like, share and subscribe to “Passion of the Geek”s. We’re on all mayor podcasting services and on www.passionofthegeeks.com. You can send questions and suggestions to …
 
Carolyn Keene wasn't a real person, and we suspect that the Secret of the Old Clock might not actually meet the technical definition of a "mystery"? But dang if that plucky Nancy Drew and her confident stride aren't fun to talk about anyway. Our theme music was composed by Nick Lerangis. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and Californi…
 
THE FINAL SEASON OF ACADEMICASAURUS HAS BEGUN! Wherein Ida takes the call, Anne finds the words, and Bee sets the stage. We have our first journal article of the season - listen closely to hear the wisdom of Librarian Lentz!! ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Starring Maryna Matlock as Ida Winters, Amanda Fun…
 
In this weeks “Passion of the Geeks” Pat and Greg talk about the Masters of the Universe continuation, Timer Warner’s fate and some “legendary” games before they try to convince each other to read their favorite books. Today I found out. Kevin Smith’s Masters of the Universe: Revelation First Look (Pat) AT&T gets rid of WB and Amazon tries […] The …
 
Enjoy another episode of our newest show-within-a-show! We're reading Edith Grossman's translation of Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes a few chapters at a time. Some Patreon supporters get these episodes monthly, but every two months we'll combine them for general consumption. These episodes cover Chapters 15-27. In Episode 3, Don Quixote, the Kn…
 
It's disorienting to read the tenth book in a longrunning detective fiction series without reading any of the books that came before, but Gaudy Night is noteworthy because its heroine Harriet Vane is a precursor to many many women found in today's mystery novels. Just come prepared for the romantic parts and the parts about English high society tha…
 
An unplugged episode with Pat & Greg? Reviewing “Falcon and the Winter Soldier” and nothing else? What will these two madmen think of next? Links & Sources Falcon and the Winter Soldier Trailer Please like, share and subscribe to “Passion of the Geek”s. We’re on all mayor podcasting services and on www.passionofthegeeks.com. You can send questions …
 
Tom Sawyer, a 19th-century amalgam of Zack Morris and Dennis the Menace, has much to teach us about the joys of boyhood and adventure in the pre-Civil War United States. Twain, by extension, has plenty to teach us about racial stereotypes and how they can bog down even the most charming of adventure stories. Check out our previous Mark Twain episod…
 
THE FINAL SEASON OF ACADEMICASAURUS BEGINS MAY 24. But also, hear the first episode of Badger Bytes, the new radio show* starring everyone's favorite student, Kettle Badger! *This radio show is not sponsored by Professors Dye or Winters, though Librarian West is undecided but officially unaffiliated. *~* Starring Ramona Mourir as Kettle Badger and …
 
This week, Pat and Greg look forward to all the Marvel movies that were announced and back at all the cartoons they watched on Saturday mornings. Be prepared for a full dose of nostalgia. Today I found out. Metroid Prime 2D (Pat) MCU Release Dates (Greg) Check this Out! Star Wars: Bad Batch (Pat) Invincible […] The post Episode 39 – Cartoon Nostalg…
 
April's bonus episode uses Caroline Paul and Wendy MacNaughton’s illustrated sort-of-memoir Lost Cat: A True Story of Love, Desperation, and GPS Technology as a springboard to talk about being a Cat Person, loss, pandemic brain, and the fact that more books for adults should be illustrated. Find out more about our bonus episode recordings at patreo…
 
What is Pippi Longstocking? A precocious nine-year-old child with a healthy disregard for The System? A Terminator? An elder god who dabbles in mortal affairs, eternally developing tests for us and finding us wanting? The answer might be "all of the above. Our theme music was composed by Nick Lerangis. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privac…
 
This week Greg has some thoughts about this year’s Oscar winners. Better late than never. Links & Sources Academy Award Winners 2021 Please like, share and subscribe to “Passion of the Geek”s. We’re on all mayor podcasting services and on www.passionofthegeeks.com. You can send questions and suggestions to passionofthegeeks@gmail.com and you can fi…
 
This month on Dispodopolis, Fiona and I discuss our latest trip to Florida during our Spring Break. It is once again the Flower and Garden Festival at Epcot, and it is beautiful. We are excited to talk about the ever-changing policies and choices for fun in the park. In this episode, we stayed at a hotel off property and visited the Magic Kingdom. …
 
Téa Obreht's award-winning debut novel is about a doctor in a war-torn Balkan country, piecing together her grandfather's life one story at a time. Is it a magical realism? Is it mostly about animals? Is it surprisingly resonant with our Current Societal Moment™? Find out the answers to these questions and more on this week's episode. Our theme mus…
 
In episode 37 of “Passion of the Geeks”, Pat raves about the new version of ScummVM, Greg goes wild for Doom Eternal and together they talk about their favorite Dungeons & Dragons classes. Today I found out. ScummVM now supports AGS (Adventure Game Studio) (Pat) New Apple Hardware (Greg) Check this Out! It Takes Two by Hazelight (Pat) […] The post …
 
Join us as we journey down a dark corridor to a parallel world where we are friends and host a book podcast together but our eyes are shiny black buttons and we give you a vaguely uneasy feeling when we invite you to listen to us... forever. Our theme music was composed by Nick Lerangis. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and Californi…
 
In this weeks “Passion of the Geeks – Unplugged”, Pat talks about watching TV together with a child from the point-of-view of a geek parent and suggests 3 modern animated kids shows, that are equally enjoyable for parent and child. Links & Sources Star Wars Rebels on Disney+ Transformers – War for Cybertron on Netflix […] The post Episode 36 – Geek…
 
This isn't an episode of Overdue, it's a Feed Drop! We wanted to share with you an episode of The History of Literature, a podcast about great stories and why we love them. To use host Jacke Wilson's words, the show "takes a fresh look at some of the most compelling examples of creative genius the world has ever known." It's brought to you by the f…
 
This month on Dispodopolis, we continue our discussion about the Disney+ release of "WandaVision." We can't get enough, and we love diving deep into these episodes. It has something for everyone, and everyone in my family is truly enjoying the journey. So come with us on this adventure as we talk through the next four episodes of this iconic new se…
 
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