Tech tAUk September 24, 2011 – Of Games and Game Shows Edition

It’s our second Fall ’11 episode of Tech tAUk, and it’s chalk full of news, games, and just plain hilarity. And we’re excited to welcome a number of guest appearances within our first real video game segment, and an incredible comedic sketch that we just plain stole from SNL.

Our tech headlines this week:

Tech tAUk’s Video Game Experts Chris Pyle and Mitchell Stover join us in the Game Zone, our newest segment, to talk about Steam, an online platform for computer video games, and they do a live review of Team Fortress 2.

Then, we take a game show break to play Celebrity Jeopardy! (Technology Edition) with “guest” celebrities Steve Jobs*, Mark Zuckerberg, and Sean Connery. Too bad all of them are scoring below negative one thousand dollars.

Finally, Douglas’ Random Geeky Fact of the Week examines the origins of the size of compact discs, and in honor of Jim Henson’s 75th birthday, our Viral Video of the Week is the Ode to Joy, performed by Beaker.

*Disclaimer: This segment was filmed a few weeks before the public announcement of Steve Jobs’ death.

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About Douglas Bell

I live in Washington, D.C., and work as a Broadcast Technician at WAMU 88.5 FM, the local NPR affiliate in the Washington metro area. My primary shift is to engineer the local feed of NPR’s Morning Edition, including local news and weather, long-form features and station breaks… and yes, the shift starts at 5 am, so I’ve got the whole quasi-nocturnal thing going on. I am also the Coordinating Producer for Ken Rudin’s Political Junkie, an independently-produced podcast and public radio program. Extracurricularly, I play cello, and participate in a church choir and a handbell choir. I enjoy discovering new places, and am constantly searching for the perfect cheeseburger. I am also known as a frequent teller of puns.