Tech tAUk Reloaded #18: Best of 2013

Tech tAUk Reloaded

It’s Christmas Eve! And while you’re probably busy with last-minute shopping, listening to our holiday album, and tracking the location of Santa, we hope you’ll enjoy a nice holiday gift from us: this highlights clipshow episode, featuring clips of our favorite moments from our first four months on the air. Err, web.

The following clips are featured in this Best Of episode (the time in parentheses indicates when in the episode each clip begins):

  • Episode #1: Introducing Tech tAUk Reloaded (2:00)
  • Episode #2: “You’ve Been Lied to About Carrots” (4:40)
  • Episode #3: An Alligator Stole the DSLR (12:31)
  • Episode #6: Microsoft’s Crazy iPad Trade-In Deal (16:56)
  • Episode #5: Yahoo! Has a New Logo (22:53)
  • Episode #8: ‘Bang With Friends’ Changes Its Name (27:30)
  • Episode #13: Satellite Crashes to Earth (32:15)
  • Episode #7: “I Could Turn the Blood Off in the Settings” (37:30)
  • Episode #16: Amazon Prime Air Drones (42:59)
  • Episode #10: Steve Jobs’ Face on a Piece of Toast (51:01)
  • Episode #11: Breast-Themed Flunks (53:58)
  • Episode #7: Apple Rickrolls Its Support Document (1:00:19)
  • Episode #16: DiGiorno’s Live Tweets “Sound of Music” (1:02:17)

We would have liked to include some clips from these other notable episodes, but we wanted to keep the length of this episode reasonable. So instead, here’s our honorable mention list for 2013:

  • All of our NSA leaks discussion this year! (see episodes #1, #2, #3, #10, #11, #14, #15, #16, and #17)
  • Episode #5: Coverage of iPhone 5c/5s Keynote (“The Rich Person Phone”)
  • Episode #6: Be Patient… This Gets Confusing – Cell Phone Carriers Upgrade Plans
  • Episode #12: Our “ideas” for fixing HealthCare.gov
  • Episode #14: Black Friday Special

We’ll be back with another fresh episode next Tuesday (New Year’s Eve): our 2013 Year in Review episode! Until then, Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and enjoy the Chinese food!

Episode Duration: 1:07:05
On This Episode: Douglas Bell and Josh Feldman; guest appearances by Andrew Hersh and Mike Silangil
Direct Download: Tech tAUk Reloaded #18 (33.2 MB AAC)
Alternate Download: Tech tAUk Reloaded #18 (32.2 MB MP3)

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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.