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CrankyGeeks, hosted by PC Magazine contributing editor John C. Dvorak. Each week a group of expert panelists discuss the most controversial topics in tech. CrankyGeeks airs on Wednesdays at 3:30pm eastern, and can be downloaded at www.CrankyGeeks.com
||CleanCrankyGeeks 237: David Spark, Cade Metz, Chris DiBona||The Farewell Episode||9/22/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCrankyGeeks 236: Vanessa Fox, Roger Chang, Andrew Eisner||A New Twitter, IDF 2010, The Killer Kindle Ad, Halo Reached, Steve Jobs the Ninja, and more!||9/15/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCrankyGeeks 235: Dan Goodin, David Prager, David Hornik||Insta-Google!, Is Ping on iTunes Hot or Not?, Privacy and Social Networking, Craigslist and Hookers, The Grand Design, and more!||9/8/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCrankyGeeks 234: Carlos Rodela, Patrick Norton, Rob Enderle||The September Apple Issue, The Death of Digg, No More OED?, Amazon's Subscription Service, Tablet Wars and more!||9/1/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCrankyGeeks 233: Carlos Rodela, Sarah Lacy, Dan Goodin||Inside Intel-McAfee, Netflix's Big Deal, How The Kindle Won The West, Space, the Final Frontier, iTV and more!||8/25/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCrankyGeeks 232: Scott Mace, Andrew Eisner, Cade Metz||A Major Facebook Announcement?, Murdoch's Online Paper, Dr. Geek Squad, "Flash This, Apple!", Scoracle, the Manhattan Iceberg Project, and more!||8/18/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCrankyGeeks 231: Joseph Engo, David Spark, John Markoff||Mark Hurd's Hurdles, Android Trojans, iPhone Sex, Michael Dell Streaks, PC vs. Mac Marketing, and more...||8/11/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCrankyGeeks 230: Carlos Rodela, Rik Myslewski, Dan Goodin||Intel Settles with the FTC, Facebook and Fraud?, Google TV: Piracy Enabler?, Android: Coming to a Tablet Near You, and more!||8/4/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCrankyGeeks 229: Joseph Engo, Cade Metz, Mark Glaser||Yahoo Goes Google in Japan?, iPhone Jailbreaks Go Legal, Facebook Turns 500, Copyright and the DMCA, The $159 Kmart Tablet?!, and more...||7/28/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCrankyGeeks 228: Rob Enderle, Joseph Engo, Tim Bajarin||China, The New World Order?, Google Kills the Nexus One, The Future of Kinect, Playboy's New Site, Ultraviolet, and more!||7/21/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
Close - But No TWiT
Overall, the show's a less comprehensive and informative version of Leo Laporte's THIS WEEK IN TECH - though, as you'd expect from a show starring John C. Dvorak, it's always grumpily amusing. Problem is, while Dvorak's a great guest, as a host he has a tendency to cut off discussions that don't interest him, talk over or shout down co-panelists, and take over discussions. Dvorak's nowhere near as good a moderator as Leo is - which fits his immoderate personna to a T(!), but can be frustrating to listeners like me. More even than on TWiT, how good CG is depends on its guest list - both Molly Wood and Jim Louderbach (those times he's shown up) have been really good. Regular guest Sebastian Rupley doesn't make much of an impression one way or the other - Show #20 which he hosted solo is, IMO, the weakest episode so far. This show needs Dvorak in Rupley's spot as "Regular Crank" - and a moderator who can moderate rather than dominate.
commercials every 7 minutes.
A 30 min podcast with four comercial breaks. This doesn't leave time for four co-hosts to get into a topic with any depth. There are plenty of other podcasts (some of which have several of the same hosts) that have more substance with fewer interuptions.
one of my favorite tech podcasts
There are three tech podcasts that i will stop whatever i am doing to listen to (have a shuffle so i had to abandon the video version) and this is one of them. The others are cnet's buzz outloud, and slashdot review, and Cranky Geeks is sort of between those two: not as dry as slashdot review, not as glib as buzz outloud, but funny, interesting, and informative, and Dvorak challenges things that sometimes need to be challenged.