Tech tAUk Reloaded #27: Wake Up and Smell the Tasers

Tech tAUk Reloaded

Editor’s Note: We were very behind on getting this episode released due to personal and work conflicts over the past few weeks. We are making a few small behind-the-scenes changes to make it easier for us to stick to a regular schedule going forward.

Yet another episode of Tech tAUk Reloaded, recorded way too early in the morning, right after the start of the abomination of Daylight Saving Time. And while we load up on caffeine, we bring out a rather weird assortment of strange tech stories to kick us off.

Our tech headlines this week:

Then, we delve into a wide variety of weird stories with Douglas’ new segment, Ridiculous Tech News of the Week:

Finally, Josh briefly reflects on the explosion of new TV shows that are making science cool again, including Cosmos and a TV adaptation of the Facebook page I F—ing Love Science.

Episode Duration: 46:45
On This Episode: Douglas Bell and Josh Feldman
Download: Tech tAUk Reloaded #27 (22.5 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.