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This is the Impromptu, a multifaceted show discussing how technology, art, design and equality converge on topics that matter most to us. From gaming culture, to film, and other forms of media, we examine the creative process and how the decisions we make shape our perceptions, and lives.
||CleanBike Sharing||Synopsis: This week on the podcast, we discuss the economics of bike sharing and why Europe seems to be doing it more successfully than North America. At the tail end of the podcast, we briefly…||6/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Husk of Metal||Synopsis: This week on the podcast, watchOS beta 1 gets temporarily pulled because it bricked some older devices, Apple Watch Series 4 rumours, some follow up on WWDC, Mac App Store free trials and…||6/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWWDC 2018 Surprises Us All||Synopsis: This week on the podcast, we have a dense episode covering Apple’s WWDC conference. There was a lot to unpack from iOS 12, watchOS 5, tvOS 12, and the grand daddy: macOS 10.14. Make sure t…||6/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPre-WWDC 2018 with GDPR on The Side||Synopsis: This week on the podcast, Michael is back from vacation to discuss the European Union’s new data privacy law, GDPR, which came into effect on May 25, 2018. Businesses have had a long time t…||5/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOculus Go VR||Synopsis: This week on the podcast, Oculus announces Oculus Go, a new afordable VR headset for $199. While not the highest end headset, there are notable improvements to the lenses and a few…||5/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Dark Bargain||Synopsis: This week on the podcast, an in-depth discussion about Facebook’s announcement that they’re getting into the online dating space. It seems like such a tone-deaf response after the Cam…||5/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanApple Delays Cross-Platform “Marzipan” UI?||Synopsis: This week on the podcast, Michael and Alex dive deeper into the topic of “Marzipan,” the code-named cross-platform UI that supposedly would be announced at WWDC this June (we think it’s bee…||5/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDark Patterns||Synopsis: This week on the podcast, Michael and Alex dive deeper into the topic of dark patterns. Dark Patterns are tricks used in websites and apps that make you buy or sign up for things that you…||4/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Mountain of Salt||Synopsis: This week on the podcast, Michael and Alex continue to unpack the results of the two-day congress hearing with Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, what this means for the future of consumer…||4/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanApple Course Corrects on The Mac Pro?||Synopsis: This week on the podcast, Michael and Alex unpack some of the information reported by Matthew Panzarino at Techcrunch regarding the delay of the “modular” Mac Pro. Why do professionals car…||4/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Crayon for Your iPad||Synopsis: This week on the podcast, Michael and Alex succinctly summarize Apple’s event on education in Chicago from the previous week. In addition to new classroom specific software enhancements f…||4/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCambridge Analytica: So What Now?||Synopsis: What are your limits with what you’re willing to tolerate as far as data collection on your life is concerned? Do you realize that your political views can be influenced on social media p…||3/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanApple’s Focus on Education||Synopsis: This week on the podcast, we are focusing on how Apple is and will be doubling down on helping the education sector with technology. On a broader note, what will the future hold for…||3/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDo Government Run Postal Services Suck?||Synopsis: This week on the podcast, we put forth a question: Do government run postal services suck? If so, how are they adapting to changes in technology and consumer behaviour? And what happens…||3/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEverything Is 4K?||Synopsis: This week on the podcast, the Samsung Galaxy S9 launches; we discuss the innovative new camera design and why it matters, the less than stellar new 960FPS camera mode, the affordable 4K TV…||3/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanApple’s Favourite Marzipan||Synopsis: This week on the podcast, we discuss Mark Gurman’s scoop on how Apple is planning on unifying the macOS and iOS development platforms, similar to what Microsoft has attempted in the past. T…||2/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDeconstructing Smart Speakers||Synopsis: This week on the podcast, a deconstruction of what a smart speaker is, how they work, and which one you should buy, if any. Duration: 38:12:00 Present: Michael Norton, Alex…||2/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Butterfly Keyboard Effect||Synopsis: This week on the podcast, we’ve got a fresh sounding and shorter intro for you (we hope you like it). Michael caves and buys a second generation butterfly style keyboard MacBook Pro, d…||2/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYouTube Tackles Conspiracies||Synopsis: This week on the podcast, we’re here to tell you that the moon is really green and it’s made of cheese. That’s right, everything you know about the moon is a lie. No, just kidding. Last yea…||2/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpringtime for iOS 11||Synopsis: This week on the podcast, it’s springtime for iOS. Yes, it’s time to cleanup some bugs and introduce some new features. Apple announced iOS 11.3, which is coming out in the spring. One of t…||1/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEverything Is Cardboard||Synopsis: This week on the podcast, we dedicated the entire episode to talk about Nintendo’s new product: Labo. No, not Gabo, that character from The Simpsons. So what is it? Well, it’s gaming and co…||1/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCES 2018||Synopsis: This week on the podcast, we recap some of the interesting things that came out of CES 2018. The overarching topic for this week is innovation. Iterative innovation. Often times we don’t s…||1/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMeltdown And Spectre||Synopsis: This week on the podcast, we summarize what you need to know about the hardware-based “Meltdown” and “Spectre” vulnerabilities affecting every modern processor, and thusly how your compute…||1/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGoodbye 2017, Hello 2018||Synopsis: After a winter holiday hiatus, The Impromptu is back with a fresh podcast. This week we discussed Apple’s horribly communicated iPhone battery fiasco that caused older phones to slow down, …||1/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
I was concerned about a podcast with six hosts, but that concern is unfounded. Everyone voiced their thoughts without talking over one another, a feat, I'm certain.
The audio quality, a big gripe for me, is exceptional.
Tone is unique enough that it has its rightful place on my roster of tech related podcasts. This isn't just another tech news bullet-point chin wag. It's conversational, approachable and inviting.
Shadoe, in particular, sounds like a handsome man, indeed.
At 01:36:00, the first episode most definitely didn't feel as long as it actually was. Most of the podcasts I listen to don't clock in at a feature-film length, but when you have so many opinionated and insightful gentlemen, this is a necessity. And a necessity it was, as I heard various points on topics i felt would be missed on other podcasts with only two or three hosts.
Give it a listen, I loved it.
Shadoe is a handsome man
I, for one, am captivated by his charisma. He's like Marlon Brando and Dan Benjamin all rolled into one.
Podcast was good too.
Six charming, intelligent men chatting for an hour or so? I'll take that break in my day anytime. A dose of tech news never hurt anyone, either.