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 454: Kansas City, Oklahoma||Wearable market, working Coachella, maglev for all, real fake blood, and more.||4/20/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||TWiT 453: Let's Get Social||Heartbleed, Facebook’s evil plan, kinder gentler Microsoft, Gogo Wi-Fi spies, and more.||4/13/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||TWiT 452: Kevin Rose: Parasite!||Fire TV, ersatz anarchists, Cortana, EU net neutrality, wearable wane, and more.||4/6/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||TWiT 451: Gibson's Nuts||Facebook and Oculus, Office for iPad, the new One, XPmageddon, and more.||3/30/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||TWiT 450: Twitter Canoe and Ed Bott Too||Turkey and Twitter, NSA hypocrisy, Netflix neutrality, Android Wear, and more.||3/23/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||TWiT 449: Left, Right, and Sunday||Missing Malaysia Airlines flight, US to give up DNS, anonymity apps, and more.||3/16/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||TWiT 448: You've Been Goxed||The real Satoshi Nakamoto?, Android malware, bingling, DRM’d coffee, and more.||3/9/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||TWiT 447: Anarchy Wins||Nokia Android phones, Apple’s politics, buying “likes,” Uber secrets, and more.||3/2/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||TWiT 446: Go to Fail||Netflix to pay Comcast, Samsung Gear 2, Project Tango, router malware, and more.||2/23/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||TWiT 445: Shave My Dog||Comcast/Time Warner, throttling Netflix, Google unease, amplification attacks, and more.||2/16/14||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.
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