By Michael Norton and Alex Knight
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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.
||#16 – The Zeitgeist of Gaming Difficulty||Synopsis: This week Michael and Alex examine the cultural significance of gaming difficulty during the 80s and early 90s and how the art of game making has evolved over the last 20 years. Duration:…||7/28/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||#15 – In Dedication to Satoru Iwata||Synopsis: This week Michael and Alex decided to talk about the tragic loss of a titan in the video game industry: Mr. Satoru Iwata, CEO of Nintendo Japan. We attempted to go in chronological order…||7/15/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||#14 – We’re Late To This||Synopsis: Michael and Alex come back after a hiatus with an incredibly overdue (late) episode covering WWDC, E3, and the future of gaming with respect to VR. Duration: 1:02:06 Present: Michael,…||7/3/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||#13 – I’ve Been Sitting in The Sun All Day (Look at My Skin)||Synopsis: Aleen from Less Than Or Equal podcast joins us once again. We discussed a variety of interesting topics, from the Konami/Kojima disaster, Black Widow being erased from her own scene in the…||5/15/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||#12 – Avocados at Law||Synopsis: Alex eases listeners into a very brief conversation about Apple Watch by trolling everyone with the sad Jean-Luc Picard flute song. Skip to the 22 minute mark if you care to move past that…||5/12/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||#11 – What Is Fluoroelastomer?||Synopsis: Michael and Alex, after recovering from the Easter break talk about the better than expected Tomb Raider reboot sales, Bloodborne (groan), the new Atari Netflix documentary, Star Wars…||4/17/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||#10 – Anyone Up for A Game of Poker?||__Synopsis:__ We’re a bit behind in posting episode 10. Alex takes full responsibility for ending up in a food coma after the Easter holiday break. Michael and Alex start off by watching the new…||4/14/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||#9 – He Wants to Hang Off A Plane||Synopsis Part 1: Marvel’s new Thor is a woman and it turns out she’s outselling the old male Thor! Proof that gender diversity is a good thing, not only because you should, but because it affects…||3/28/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||#8 – He Just Wants His Cheese||Synopsis Part 1: With guest Aleen Simms from The Less Than Or Equal podcast, we talk about the Batman’s personality and character traits, the controversial variant (and now pulled) Batgirl cover,…||3/22/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||#7 – We Might Lose People to This||Synopsis Part 1 It’s just Michael and Alex this week as we take a break from controversial topics. Sony announced a release date for their Project Morpheus VR headset and dropped some technical…||3/9/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||#6 – Dangerous, Savage, Child Race||Synopsis: As Q famously said regarding humanity: “But you can’t deny, Captain, that you are still a dangerous, savage, child race.” This week we brought comedian Jordan Cooper on the show to discuss…||2/28/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||#5 – Un Console Able||Synopsis: Get ready for a long but worthwhile episode of Unconsoleable The Impromptu, with special guests Anna Tarkov and and Jessica Dennis! This episode is a bit of a snafu because Alex screwed up…||2/21/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||#4 – Beaver Canoe – Part 2||Synopsis: During the first 15 minutes of part 2: “Beaver Canoe,” Michael and Alex discuss the far super fan edit of Star Wars, episodes 4, 5, and 6 (Han shot first), the gorgeous looking Star Trek…||2/15/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||#3 – Beaver Canoe – Part 1||Synopsis: It’s not what you think… really. Clever title aside, in part 1 of 2, Michael and Alex delve into some interesting products announced by Sony at CES as well as Target’s short lived presence…||2/15/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||#1 – Welcome Back – Part 1||Synopsis: Aaaaaaand we’re back! It’s been an incredible hibernation. Michael and Alex rebooted the show with a new format. The Impromptu is no longer a weekly “what’s new in tech” show. We decided…||2/8/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||#2 – Welcome Back – Part 2||Synopsis: Alright so here’s part 2 of our epic “Welcome Back” episode, celebrating the new format and relaunch. Recap: The Impromptu is no longer a weekly “what’s new in tech” show. We decided…||2/8/2015||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.