He keeps finding methods and gadgets from “outside” typical broadcast engineering circles, then figures out how to solve a broadcasting problem with them. It’s Alex Hartman, the Curious Engineer from St. Cloud, Minnesota. Alex joins Chris Tobin and me to discuss how engineering curiosity leads us to better and cheaper connectivity, remote broadcasts, and better radio.
We had no movie to discuss due to Iyaz's poor scheduling - so instead we talk about movies we have seen (or haven't) including "Mad Max," "Avengers: Age of Ultron," "Pitch Perfect 2: The Pitchening." Also some talk about "Mad Men," Coca-Cola, and "Star Wars."
Episode 23 as selected by Stephen is Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, an interesting flick based on the autobiographical memoir of game show creator/host/possible CIA assassin Chuck Barris. This marks the directorial debut of George Clooney, responsible for the excellent casting of Sam Rockwell as our lead Chuck. Sounds like the makings of a blockbuster, no? Listen to the podcast to see if Confessions gets that badge of honor, and if it doesn’t, WHY THE HELL NOT? G’wan and leave us a comment, how’d you feel about it? Which of us are way off base? Are we all wrong? We wanna hear it. Catch us next week where we return to talk about the comedy classic The Blues Brothers (it’s streaming on Netflix, duh. Go watch.)
Andrew and Paul discuss the current state of smartphones and the upcoming launch of Windows Phone 10. Should Microsoft take over releasing updates to Windows Phone from carriers? Andrew rants about bad Android UIs. Andrew and Paul also discuss the bizarre number of inexpensive no name tablets. Asus is making a move into the US smartphone market. Can they make it?
Coco talks about his desire to move up in his career. Andrew blows up at Coco. What did Coco do this time? Spencer talks about turning the big five oh in a few days. Andrew and Spencer complain about how awful Yelp is. Are Yelp reviews utterly phony? Andrew tries to figure out why anyone would use Craigslist. And the guys recall the glory days of public access TV.