By Matt Wade
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Deserted offers our guests the chance to stay on our virtual deserted island. They may have access to just five items - a website, podcast, twitter feed, book and a gadget or device. Discover a little more about the guests as they prepare for the Island.
||CleanSarah Southern||Sarah Southern is a stand up comic who performs on the London circuit. She is currently writing a show to take to the Edinburgh Fringe called Wedding Guest Extraordinaire. She also hosts a weekly podcast called Wedding Guest Extraordinaire which discu||5/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChris Marshall||Chris runs CBRD, a wide-ranging website all about the British road network that has taken up most of his free time for the last sixteen years, and proven surprisingly popular given its niche appeal. As well as photographing and writing about everything.||3/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJason Snell||Jason is an American writer, editor and podcaster whose professional career has been spent covering Apple and related technologies and pop culture. He was editorial director for IDG the publishers of Macworld Magazine until 2014 when he created SixColo.||3/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHelen Quigley||Helen is a Voiceover Artist and Producer with nearly twenty years experience in producing audio for broadcast. She has provided voiceovers for commercials, telephone messages for major tech companies and narrated web videos,||2/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDavid Sparks||David Sparks is a business attorney in Orange County, California, where heʼs been eating other lawyersʼ lunch for years using Apple Technologies. David is also an author of the MacSparky Field Guides, the editor of MacSparky.com,||2/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDon McAllister||Don has run Screencastsonline since 2005 and was one of the first people to offer a premium podcast service of recordings of his desktop offering people how to’s and tips and tricks based around Mac and iOS applications.||1/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChristian Payne||Christian Payne enters the Customs Office. According to The Next Web Christian Payne is a ‘Professional Over Sharer’. If you read The Guardian he is a “Blogger prone to random acts of journalism”. Christian aka @Documentally specialises in cr||1/27/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKevin Leach||Kevin Leach is a former BBC News Studio Manager who now runs In:Quality Media which supplies a product iPDTL to radio stations to allow them to get contributions from people outside of the radio studio in good quality. Kevin’s Choices Website – iPD||12/9/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNeil Dixon||The former Customs Officer of Desert Island Geek joins us. Creative, illustrative, writing, leather-working geek who lives, works, and surfs on the blustery Atlantic coast of north Cornwall. Once an enthusiastic, early-adopting podcaster,||11/21/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNeville Hobson||Neville is an accredited business communicator, blogger and podcaster, one of the leading European early adopters and influencers in social media communication. For more than 25 years he has been a passionate advocate for new and emerging technology to.||5/26/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEwan Spence||Ewan is a kilt-wearing, uber-geek podcaster, and producer and host of the TPN Rock show from The Podcast Network. You can generally find Ewan at almost every important, global, geek gathering, wherever it may be in the world – kilt included!||5/10/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNatali Del Conte||Natali is a technology journalist and the host and editor of TeXtra, a technology news video show about the latest in technology news that affects the everyday consumer. She also writes for AppScout and PC Magazine as a freelance writer,||10/16/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRowley Cutler||Rowley is a 36 year old podcaster who has worked in the IT industry for the past 20 years – and he hates computers! Born in the flatlands of Suffolk, he has lived most of his life as an honourary Welshman on the island of Anglesea.||9/23/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSebastian Prooth||Sebastian is a published writer, blogger, film producer and all around media geek. American, originally from Indiana, he has lived in the UK since 2003. His aims are to work in television or film as a producer As a writer he has contributed to three bo.||9/9/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPaul Parkinson||Paul has been married to Janet for 17 years and has 2 kids; Christopher 12 and James 14. He lives in Sidcup, Kent (UK) and is a Londoner by birth – almost a Cockney! Paul sells corporate treasury software to banks and major corporations in the UK and||8/13/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPeter Cooper||Pete Cooper spent much of his youth in front of and inside computers. His fascination with making things go faster than they were supposed to turned out to be expensive and time-consuming. The smell of burning silicon and PCB became too much to deal wi.||7/29/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
At first I thought this was a really good idea for a podcast -- pick 5 items you'd bring to a desert island -- but the specificity of picking a single each of 5 "geeky" items (website, podcast, twitter feed, book, and gadget) puts this up into the realm of greatness. The audio quality is excellent, and while the guests from episodes released previously seem to be universally geeky (each in their own way), the conversation never gets bogged down into details that I, a non-techy but still geeky person, found boring or hard to understand. The run time (around 30 minutes an episode) is perfect.
I'm looking forward to season 3 being released soon!