About Nicnac And Their Podcast

Nicnac (they/them) is a passionate, neurodivergent and queer person in their 30s. Nicnac debuted their personal podcast The Nicnac Podcast in May of 2006.  The podcast is a scripted/improvisational mix featuring conversations and armchair philosophizing about Nicnac’s passions and strife including a dedicated series on flight simulation called FSRideAlong which debuted in 2010.

In the past 15 years, Nicnac has produced over 400 episodes across their main podcast and their FSRideAlong Series. Nicnac has also volunteered their time in their community to produce and host audio content for radio and streaming. They are an avid technology user and an all-around geek for knowledge and system design. They are extremely passionate about social justice and favor societal structures that ensure individual needs are met and work out communal concerns through Dynamic Governance. They are currently serving as an organizing council member of The Chico, California chapter of The Democratic Socialists of America.

As a podcaster and writer with a degree in game design, Nicnac places a high value on creative projects that communicate and create the potential to address the issues encountered in our society.

Please support Nicnac’s hard work by sending a donation or leaving a kind constructive review in your favorite podcast app. Nicnac can also be reached via Twitter and email.

Nicnac thanks their supporters from the bottom of their heart!

The music used in the podcast opening is Raindrop Rhapsody by Josh Eikenberry. The closing music is Catch Me If You Can by Attica Attica. Nicnac thanks both groups for allowing their creations to be used in the production of other work via The Creative Commons.

Nicnac shares and knows the value of The Creative Commons approach to intellectual creations.

The Nicnac Podcast & FSRideAlong Series is © 2006-2021 by Nicnac Marsh and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License

Ninac Podcast: The Truth Is Out There

In this episode, Nicnac ends up going back to their formative years in the 1990s to examine a bit more of how they become who they are referring to it as “90’s X-Files Culture”. This cultural upbringing when combined with their pre-existing neurodivergent tendencies and childhood cancer trauma made Nicnac into the unique neurodivergent skeptical geek that they are today.

They pose the notion that being in the twilight years of Earth’s ability to sustain current life isn’t so bad if truth-seekers can gather together to extrapolate the lessons of the failed human experiment. They acknowledge their failings and liabilities in the area and seek your help to give any nuggets of truth they have found the legs they need to contribute and make the human endeavor worthwhile.

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The opening music is Raindrop Rhapsody by Josh Eikenberry. The closing music is Catch Me If You Can by Attica Attica. Find them at atticaattica.bandcamp.com


The Nicnac Podcast & FSRideAlong Series is © 2006-2021 by Nicnac Marsh and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License

Eastbound With A Moral Compass and a Mask

In this episode, Nicnac recovers from burnt out for long enough to try and catch listeners up on their recent life journey. They use their recent virtual cross-country flying experience as a metaphor for their life experience and attempts to fly as far east as possible before ultimately flying west. They are making this metaphorical eastbound trip with nothing more than a highly calibrated moral compass, maps, and ride reports from other life pilots. They will know it’s time to land when their work produces some income but not enough income to screw up their delicate safety net. The struggle, of course, is to avoid the high terrain and dangerous weather of conformity culture. They’ve got a rough five-year plan if nothing else.   

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The opening music is Raindrop Rhapsody by Josh Eikenberry. The closing music is Catch Me If You Can by Attica Attica. Find them at atticaattica.bandcamp.com


The Nicnac Podcast & FSRideAlong Series is © 2006-2021 by Nicnac Marsh and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License

Trying To Make It Work

In this episode, Nicnac starts to puzzle over how to adjust to what they now know about themselves. They review their various coping systems and lament the “return to normal” humbug that is currently adding to the already oppressive normalization meat grinder. They conclude that their best path forward is to stick with what they know works and learn to say no when needed. This includes minimizing social interactions in any form, rolling with their energy flows, and trying to figure out how to conduct their life from home. Fortunately. Covid gave them a head start. Now if all the back to normal people would go away!

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The opening music is Raindrop Rhapsody by Josh Eikenberry. The closing music is Catch Me If You Can by Attica Attica. Find them at atticaattica.bandcamp.com

The Nicnac Podcast & FSRideAlong Series is © 2006-2021 by Nicnac Marsh and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License

Learn By Doing

In this episode Nicnac traces how they came into podcasting and attempts to convey what they are aspiring towards along with how their own experiences and limitations have shaped their work. Nicnac is excited about the process of taking their work to the next level and thankful for all who have contributed to the craft and taught it to them. Having a podcast that combines Nicnac’s unique interests, strife and limitations is interesting. It seems to work almost despite itself. Nicnac hopes you will continue to join them on this journey wherever it may lead. 

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The opening music is Raindrop Rhapsody by Josh Eikenberry. 

The closing music is Catch Me If You Can by Attica Attica. Find them at atticaattica.bandcamp.com.

The Nicnac Podcast & FSRideAlong Series is © 2006-2021 by Nicnac Marsh and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License

Harm Reduction

In this episode Nicnac talks about the poor state of social services in their community of Chico, California and lists two organizations among many that are trying to help in the face of violent city policy and public opinion; Northern Valley Harm Reduction Coalition and Chico Housing Action Team. Nicnac calls for real pluralism in policy in their community, state, city and world.

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Northern Valley Harm Reduction Coalition at https://nvhrc.com/ They need volunteers!

Chico Housing Action Team at https://www.chicohousingactionteam.net/

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The opening music is Raindrop Rhapsody by Josh Eikenberry. The closing music is Catch Me If You Can by Attica Attica. Find them at atticaattica.bandcamp.com
The Nicnac Podcast & FSRideAlong Series is © 2006-2021 by Nicnac Marsh and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License

The Moral Bankruptcy Of Conformity Culture

In this episode Nicnac tries to succinctly synthesize and summarize  their work and call out US conformity culture for what it is. They briefly summarize their historical findings before sharing their view that now is the time to connect with like minds, help where you can but lay low and stay safe in hopes that humanity will see better days in some far distant future. Sometimes The Obi-Wan Kenobi approach makes the most sense….

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The opening music is Raindrop Rhapsody by Josh Eikenberry. The closing music is Catch Me If You Can by Attica Attica. Find them at atticaattica.bandcamp.com. Nicnac thanks both groups for allowing their creations to be used in the production of other work. 

Nicnac shares and knows the value of The Creative Commons approach to intellectual creations.
The Nicnac Podcast & FSRideAlong Series is © 2006-2021 by Nicnac Marsh and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License

Integrity III: The Painful Search For Truth

In this episode Nicnac tries to connect their recent progress in self identity to the work that they’ve done and how they came to do that work. They try to explain that they are driven to strive for a better world because they’ve experienced pain and indeed have caused pain. Nicnac does this by talking a bit about the podcast, their desire to be accepted, their more problematic coping techniques and explaining why they wrote and released their early song “Say What You Want To Say” at the age of 19.

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Say What You Want To Say

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The opening music is Raindrop Rhapsody by Josh Eikenberry. The closing music is Catch Me If You Can by Attica Attica. Find them at atticaattica.bandcamp.com. Nicnac thanks both groups for allowing their creations to be used in the production of other work. 

Nicnac shares and knows the value of The Creative Commons approach to intellectual creations.
The Nicnac Podcast & FSRideAlong Series is © 2006-2021 by Nicnac Marsh and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License

The Value of Finding Safe Communities

In this episode Nicnac tries to articulate how finding safe communities that embrace and support who they are in recent times has made them feel. They don’t feel they can adequately express how much these discoveries have helped them and will help them in the times ahead. They also express how damaging attempts to modify or suppress who they are have been over the years. Given that advocating for and creating a global community that embraces diversity and supports people’s needs is their greatest passion, they resolve to continue focusing on this ambition in the hope of allowing others to feel safe and thrive through creative self expression. They hope they can use their podcast and expertise to help others who aspire to self expressive goals.

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Nicnac’s work is very much made possible by the safety and support of listeners like you.

They thank you!

The opening music is Raindrop Rhapsody by Josh Eikenberry. The closing music is Catch Me If You Can by Attica Attica. Find them at atticaattica.bandcamp.com

Nicnac thanks both groups for allowing their creations to be used in the production of other work. Nicnac shares and knows the value of The Creative Commons approach to intellectual creations.

The Nicnac Podcast & FSRideAlong Series is © 2006-2021 by Nicnac Marsh and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License 

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Autistic Collaboration

Nicnac’s Mosaic Piece Of Autistic Lenses

I am separate from most of the world. I’ve rarely fit.

I use systems to get by. I am like a computer app still in beta. There are bugs. Sometimes I crash and I need to escape to the desktop.

Other times I work like a charm. 

In the safety of my dark cave I write and speak into the mic. Talking, writing and researching it all till It makes sense. 

It’s fun and easy. It is me in the zone. 

I speak knowledge. I know it. Most people don’t get it.

It is hard to translate to the right words. That takes a lot of time and energy.

The systems of the world are beautiful. It all relates.

I am somehow connected with others that share my type of mind. I seek nothing but that shared mind. It’s just beginning. The knowledge is growing. I know our minds can join to be appreciated with time.


Check out this wonderful project to see other pieces of the mosaic from first hand accounts from across the community

© 2021 by Nicnac Marsh. Some Rights Reserved. This work is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

A Dr. House Moment; Why I Feel So Certain That I am A Neurodivergent Person

Show Notes

In this episode Nicnac describes a moment of incredible clarity that they reached at the end of last weekend. An experience that they articulate as something akin to A “Dr. House” style epiphany coupled with the euphoric clearly the character would experience at the end of the majority of the episodes in the 2004-2012 series. They make the best effort they can muster in an attempt to explain their lifelong social, work and daily cognitive experience. They have made a herculean effort to complete this production as they endure the early stages of neurodivergent burn out.  They begin the wrap up process by providing recommendations for sources of other first hand accounts of the neurodivergent experience.  Capping it all off by sharing a piece of prose that they feel captures their experience in a unique way. If you have feedback or questions please share them with Nicnac. They would be happy to respond and engage with those that are interested.   

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Credits

The opening music is Raindrop Rhapsody by Josh Eikenberry. The closing music is Catch Me If You Can by Attica Attica. Find them here. Nicnac thanks both groups for allowing their creations to be used in the production of other’s work. They do the same!

The Nicnacjak Podcast & FSRideAlong Series  is © 2006-2021 by Nicnac Marsh. Some Rights Reserved. This work is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. Find out more at creativecommons.org