Tech tAUk Reloaded #33: Stay On Hold

When you host a show, sometimes circumstances beyond your control force you to do things that you never thought you’d have to do. Case in point, this week, we had to do research on Dr. Dre. Between that and a bunch of other semi-depressing news, it’s a good thing we have a corny musical bit at the end of this week’s episode to lift our spirits.

Note: This episode was recorded before a few of the tech headlines we covered were confirmed or modified with new details by the companies in question. Some of the articles we cite below may now be out of date.

Our tech headlines this week:

Josh continues our long-running failure-inducing segment with a new spate of FLUNKS:

In this week’s installment of A Very Tiny Bit of Awesome, Douglas offers a shout-out to Uberconference, whose hold music is a country song about being on hold on a conference call: “I’m on Hold” by Alex Cornell.

Episode Duration: 59:57
On This Episode: Douglas Bell and Josh Feldman
Download: Tech tAUk Reloaded #33 (28.8 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.

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