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By Patrick Thornton & Jeremy Littau
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The Interchange Project provides meaningful news and discussion around the intersection of technology, media, information, usability, design and the social sciences. http://interchangeproject.org
||Episode 125: The only Glasshole left||We pour one out for Google Glass, which is no longer being sold. Google claims it is graduating from the explorer program and getting a new team and all that. But is it really? In theory the plan sounds great. Tony Fadell, the creator of Nest and the iPod||2/19/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 124: We welcome our streaming future||We take a deep dive into Sling TV, the first major streaming TV option available that includes a package of popular cable channels. What makes this option so compelling is that it includes ESPN and several other channels for $20. With ESPN now available w||2/19/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 123: Rolling Stone UVA rape story||We deconstruct the Rolling Stove UVA rape story. It was a crazy story about a freshmen student being gang raped as part of a fraternity initation. Now Rolling Stone has walked back some of its reporting, engaged in victim blaming and in general deeply tar||2/1/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 122: Interstellar review (and the future of theaters)||We review Interstellar, the blockbuster of the year. You should probably see it. We also talk about Interstellar’s place in the cinema world, and how there should be more movies like it and less 3D movies. There are no gimmicks in Interstellar. It&#||12/11/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 121: HBO Go without a cable subscription (above board this time)||HBO Go will finally be available without a cable subscription. This is huge news for cord cutters. HBO is one of the big reasons that many people keep cable. But how much will it cost? I don’t think it will be cheap. We also discuss the merits of C||11/14/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 120: Everything in my queue is no longer available on Netflix||We review the iPhone 6 and iPhone Plus. Which one is right for you? Jeremy has a very strong opinion about this. I was also surprised with my opinions of the two. We’re not small guys, and we think the iPhone 6 Plus is a lot of phone. But, the iPhon||11/3/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 119: Is Bill Simmons going to leave ESPN?||We discuss editorial independence at ESPN and the three week suspension of Bill Simmons from ESPN. Bill Simmons was suspended a week longer than Ray Rice was initially suspended. Ray Rice knocked his fiancé out cold, and Simmons criticized the NFL’s||10/2/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 118: Apple Watch initial impressions||Last episode, we said that fashion was really important to making any wearable, well, wearable. Did Apple deliver? Or did Apple coming out with the Samsung Galaxy Gear 2.0, or worse, Google Glass 2.0? One of us is probably going to buy an Apple Watch. One||9/17/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 117: Wearable fashionistas||This is first of our podcasts on wearable computing. This one focuses on fashion, and how that is important to getting people to want to wear technology. Hello Google Glass! Our next episode is all about the Apple Watch and our impressions of it. How im||9/16/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 116: Brienne of Wisconsin||We discuss the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and what it means for philanthropy and whether or not you should feel obligated to donate to it. Neither of us has taken the challenge. Find out why. We also discuss the celebrity photo hacking scandal and what user||9/9/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
I normally don't listen to podcasts, but this one is great. Their subject matter is interesting and relevant. The two hosts play off of each other very well and there is quite a bit of humor. I recommend this podcast to anyone interested in technology and social issues.