Observe as a beat. The two-hundred-and-fifteenth episode of PolyCast, "The Pause in Between", features regular co-hosts Daniel "DanQ" Quick, "Makahlua" and "MadDjinn" are joined by returning guest co-host Scott "AlphaShard" Dirk first-time guest co-host Steven "Magma_Dragoon" Bethea. It carries a runtime of 59m59s. The summary of topics is as follows: - 01m54s | News More particulars arise with respect to the upcoming Civilization: Beyond Earth patch; then, updates on the Mac and Linux ports of the game (07m24s) and announcing the winners of the show's BE contest (10m43s). - 22m51s | Senate A month following the release of Civilization: Beyond Earth, the first "best"s: consensus reigns over Colonist, some differentiation over Spacecraft (27m51s), a notable dissension over Cargo (38m08s) and a mixed bag over Sponsor (39m40s). - 45m54s | Forum Talk From Firaxicon in September, taking in the "Speaking in Tongues: Globalizing Civilization" panel (recorded for Episode 214). - Intro/Outro | Miscellaneous Announcement for a guest, a regular co-host and then the plotting from another. Recording live before a listening audience every other Saturday, PolyCast is a bi-weekly audio production in an ongoing effort to give the Civ community an interactive voice on game strategy; listeners are encouraged to follow the show on Twitter, and check out the YouTube channel for caption capability. Sibling show RevCast focuses on Civilization: Revolution, ModCast on Civ modding, SCivCast on Civ social gaming and TurnCast on Civ multiplay.