This Week in Tech (MP3)
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Your first podcast of the week is the last word in tech. Join the top tech pundits in a roundtable discussion of the latest trends in high tech. Records live every Sunday at 6:00pm Eastern / 3:00pm Pacific / 23:00 UTC.
||CleanTWiT 602: Normcore Phone||Right to Repair in Nebraska, border data grabs, Zuckerberg's manifesto, robot tax, and more.||2/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTWiT 601: Fiber to the Press Release||Fixing Twitter, hashtag decline, 5G vs fiber, blue collar coding, and more.||2/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTWiT 600: Bloviating Blowhards||Apple's AR play, FCC changes, microdosing for unfettered creativity, Snap's IPO, and more.||2/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTWiT 599: Fold With Dignity||Tech companies react to Trump, personal data ports, right to repair, alternate Smaug, and more.||1/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTWiT 598: It's Probably Squirrels||@POTUS transition, new FCC chair, Apple vs.Qualcomm, squirrels in the grid, and more.||1/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTWiT 597: Fark Google!||Zuck for President, Apple/Zeiss augmented reality, future photonics, ARM advantage, and more.||1/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTWiT 596: President Zuck||CES Freak-out, Apple misses target, Facebook's rich niches, ten years of iPhone, and more.||1/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTWiT 595: What A Year!||The best of clips from 2016!||1/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTWiT 594: What A Year!||A look back at the top tech stories for 2016!||12/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTWiT 593: Coulrophobia||Tech leaders and Trump, Facebook's Scarlett Letter, another Yahoo hack, and more.||12/18/2016||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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