This Week in Tech (MP3)
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Your first podcast of the week is the last word in tech. Join Leo Laporte, Patrick Norton, Kevin Rose, John C. Dvorak, and other tech luminaries in a roundtable discussion of the latest trends in digital technology. Winner of the 2005 People's Choice Podcast Award for best overall podcast and Best Technology Podcast. Released every Sunday by midnight Pacific.
||TWiT 502: Call of Booty||Free Windows 10 in the summer, major browsers hacked in Pwn2Own contest, and more.||3/22/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||TWiT 501: Meat Candy||Meerkat, Apple's 'Spring Forward' event, Hillary Clinton's private email server, and more.||3/15/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||TWiT 500: The Puppy's Package||MWC 2015 recap, augmented vs. virtual reality, watch bands, Google Wireless, and more.||3/8/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||TWiT 499: Live Long and Prosper||Mobile World Congress preview, Apple Watch speculation, Title II, and more.||3/1/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||TWiT 498: Superfishy||Apple car rumors, Superfish fiasco, Komodia, and more.||2/22/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||TWiT 497: It's Pronounced Kiev||Apple cars, Pinterest profit, Apple Watch predictions, seeds, and more.||2/15/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||TWiT 496: The Self Loathing Car||Meaning of privacy, Title II for broadband, learning to think, and more.||2/8/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||TWiT 495: Why Is It Pointed at Me?||Silk Road trial, tech-neck, micro-celebrity, dead web, and more.||2/1/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||TWiT 494: The Musk Who Fell to Earth||Windows 10 everywhere, App Neutrality, HoloLens, space net, and more.||1/25/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||TWiT 493: Adorable Kitten App||Requiring backdoors, digital arms race, Xiaomi's opportunity, and more.||1/18/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
Saddest nosedive in Podcast history...
What used to be an interesting, fun, and informative discussion about all things tech has slumped so badly that it now barely even lives up to its own title. The first 10-20 episodes were wonderful, with a high-quality and listener-centered panel, headed by the personable Laporte. Recently, however, the topics are increasingly obscure, the banter increasingly self-centered, the audio quality increasingly sub-par, and the presence of certain voices increasingly grating. John C. Dvorak deserves special credit in the destruction of this podcast for using his inclusion in the group of TWiTs to feed his ever-more-alienating ego. After months of committed listening and spreading the word to friends, I am extremely saddened by the quick combustion of a once-great podcast. Over the course of a few short months, the TWiT army has gone from laughing and learning along with the panel to hanging our heads, and our iPods, in shame.
Let the People Speak!
First off, let me say that I love TWiT. With that said, I now beg Leo and John Dvorak to back up and please let the other TWiT's speak for more than a few seconds without the constant, incessant interjection and interruption. Robert Heron, Alex Lindsay and Patrick Norton very frequently have great information to share but it’s almost always drowned out by Leo's need to hear himself speak and Dvorak's endless hot air. I love punditry as much as the next guy but these men rarely let the others speak without interruption. As a long time radio personality, Leo should know better. I love the show, but they really ought to allow everyone to speak equally. Very often Leo and Dvorak show just how old they are by being dismissive and curmudgeonly about things they often know little about, and instead of allowing the others to teach them they just yell them down into submission. Too bad fellas! Get your act together!
2 months ago, I would have rated it five stars . . .
Is it just me, or are the TWITs getting a little self-indulgent? If I want comedy, I'll get a Podcast from Comedy Central. I was really looking forward to the TWIT episode on Macworld, for example, and what I heard was an hour of bad humor, four people talking at once, and very little of substance. These guys can great, but lately it seems to have slipped.
- Category: Tech News
- Language: English
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