OttoGraphs Episode 5: OttoGraphs Time Capsule

In this episode of OttoGraphs, we take a trip back to spring 2015, when Trey and Joe interviewed Niv Shah, the creator of Ottoneu, for an early predecessor of this show. We’re re-releasing the bulk of that interview today for any Ottoneu fans interested in taking a look back some of the origins of the game, and how it has changed over the past year. Please pardon the audio quality – as you may imagine, this interview was recorded at a time when all of us in the OttoGraphs crew had limited experience with this sort of thing, but after a little editing magic to spruce things up your ears should come through the experience just fine. Then, get ready for a podcast double-shot, episode 6 is coming up later today, featuring a brand new interview with Niv!

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Tom Oltarzewski is a musician and composer, and works at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. He has been playing ottoneu baseball since 2012, and ottoneu football since its inception in 2015. Follow Tom on Twitter @tomhasopinions if you don't mind a very low ratio of baseball tweets to other topics.

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