Aliens Land Here
By Richard Kalling, Mark El-Wakil
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A podcast about tech, cars, software development, and nostalgia. (But oddly, not aliens)
||Clean10. We wanted to not die in the vehicle while testing||Mark and Richard talk about the Tesla P85D, car automation, and the Darpa Grand Challenge.||11/2/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean9: The child of the iPad 2 lives on||Mark and Richard give very brief impressions on the October 16th Apple event a couple minutes after it ended.||10/17/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean8: You're having an out of body experience||We speak briefly about the Shell Shock bug before moving on to Oculus Connect and our impressions of the current state of DK2 software.||9/27/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean7: Welcome to BallmerMan Live, Battlefest!||We discuss iPhone pre-order rationale, Apple Watch pricing, the purchase of Minecraft, and Ballmerman!||9/18/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean6: Yo for rich people||A special edition Aliens Land Here. We moved up our schedule to talk about the recent news.||9/10/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean5: Secure by default!||Mark talks about PHP hate. We get excited by 5K displays, we talk about Celebgate/password management, and discuss the recent Samsung/Oculus announcement.||9/7/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean4: They'll swing into action and accidentally wipe their hard drive||We talk about Hyperlapse, delve into what it means to be a computer user, and take wild guesses as to the nature of the giant building involved in Apple’s September 9th announcement. Also, a card trick.||8/31/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean3: Orange Finger Software LLC||In Episode 3 Mark and Richard discuss what it’s like to be an independent developer and how to survive in a market where good free or cheap software is getting more prevalent. Also, the word “Microbolometer” is used during follow-up. We think th||8/25/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2: They aren't interested in the VR, they just want the apocalypse||We talk about our RSS addictions, Richard’s new FLIR_ONE, Oculus DK2 and Google Cardboard, Mark’s new headphones and microphone, and the kragle!||8/16/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1: Can we land in your ears?||The first episode of Aliens Land Here. A collector's item!||8/14/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
Aliens Land Here: The Short Review
ALH is a podcast with a good mix of geeky topics discussed by two congenial fellows. The recording quality is great and the format is kinda roundtable, kinda dual-interview style, with a lot of question-answer type conversations. This means there isn't much "talking over each other", which makes it less of a conversation, per se, but helps the listener to follow along better. The chatter is relaxed and friendly, and I look forward to more episodes.
Minor critiques: It needs some music ;) and a more formalized podcast-y structure. Right now, it kind of seems like a mish-mash of sections without a discernible, predictable intro ("welcome to ALH. I'm blah...) and outro (there's more discussion after the sign-off?) where they might be expected.
This podcast is geeky and nature but explores both the human side of geeky related subjects and how to best support up and coming programmers.
Give it a shot. The first episode is a little rough, but it gets much smoother and better by the end of the second episode. Give it a shot, I like how this is more of a discussion instead of people shouting over each other.