43 episodes

Each Sunday, Brad Shoemaker and Will Smith discuss a new technology topic. Come for the long-form conversations about virtual reality, space travel, electric cars, refresh rates, and a whole lot more.

Support the pod on Patreon: http://patreon.com/techpod

Brad & Will Made a Tech Pod. Brad Shoemaker and Will Smith

    • Technology
    • 4.9, 285 Ratings

Each Sunday, Brad Shoemaker and Will Smith discuss a new technology topic. Come for the long-form conversations about virtual reality, space travel, electric cars, refresh rates, and a whole lot more.

Support the pod on Patreon: http://patreon.com/techpod

    42: It’s Only a Mistake if You Don’t Learn

    42: It’s Only a Mistake if You Don’t Learn

    This month's email episode contains some of your own tech horror stories, from melted carpet fibers and shutting down a whole town's Internet to causing seven-figure production stoppages. Also: draconian ISP upstream policies and a chat about the mechanical, pre-silicon days of computing. Enjoy!

    Support the Pod! Contribute to the Tech Pod Patreon and get access to our booming Discord, your name in the credits, and other great benefits! You can support the show at: https://patreon.com/techpod

    • 1 hr 11 min
    41: The Great Simian Mathematician

    41: The Great Simian Mathematician

    Another Apple episode already? Yeah, we didn't expect it either until WWDC brought such a bounty of new stuff to talk about. In addition to ARM-based Macs, somehow iOS managed to be the most interesting thing at this year's conference. Home screen widgets! Multitasking! App defaults? After all these years?!

    Support the Pod! Contribute to the Tech Pod Patreon and get access to our booming Discord, your name in the credits, and other great benefits! You can support the show at: https://patreon.com/techpod

    • 1 hr 2 min
    40: Gigantic Flaming Luminous Orb

    40: Gigantic Flaming Luminous Orb

    Oh, the horror! This week we recount some of the tech disasters from our past. From near-miss electrocutions to ruined prototype hardware, PC-building boondoggles, all-night server restores, and extremely lucky data recovery, relive some of our best and worst moments getting hands-on with hardware and software.

    Support the Pod! Contribute to the Tech Pod Patreon and get access to our booming Discord, your name in the credits, and other great benefits! You can support the show at: https://patreon.com/techpod

    • 1 hr
    39: The Eternal Optimist

    39: The Eternal Optimist

    Things are rough out there, so this week we recorded a free-wheeling episode about tech-ish self-care strategies for things like exercise, meditation, lighting, and so forth. Plus: Will's making his own MiSTer case!

    Support the Pod! Contribute to the Tech Pod Patreon and get access to our booming Discord, your name in the credits, and other great benefits! You can support the show at: https://patreon.com/techpod

    • 54 min
    38: Embrace, Extend, Extinguish

    38: Embrace, Extend, Extinguish

    It's time for infosec episode, the sequel! Will recounts the hackery he's dealt with since our initial podcast about online security a few weeks ago, then we grade the big tech companies on their privacy efforts (or lack thereof) and dig into the what, how, and why of modern data collection -- and how to stop it.

    Support the Pod! Contribute to the Tech Pod Patreon and get access to our booming Discord, your name in the credits, and other great benefits! You can support the show at: https://patreon.com/techpod

    • 55 min
    37: Mr. Reginald Edit

    37: Mr. Reginald Edit

    The end of another month brings with it another batch of listener emails! This week we field questions about burying ethernet cables, cross-generation compatibility for new console games, why Big Tech's algorithms are so bad, and the intimate post-pandemic future of teledildonics...wait, no, we definitely skipped that one.

    Support the Pod! Contribute to the Tech Pod Patreon and get access to our booming Discord, your name in the credits, and other great benefits! You can support the show at: https://patreon.com/techpod

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
285 Ratings

285 Ratings

Allthegoodnamesaretaken42 ,

Excellent Podcast

This is one of my favorite podcasts. Even though I don’t alway understand the subject matter, I am always eager to learn about new things. They are very competent hosts and are able to speak on a wide range of topics. Very informative and entertaining. Highly recommend.

Dan from AZ, USA ,

I’d sooner listen to big willie style on repeat

Gave this a go as I enjoy Brad on giantbomb, but his honest unassuming personality is consumed by Will Smith's pompous swollen attitude.

Will is one of those guys with a toxic combination of zero self awareness, intellectual egotism, and intense narcissism. Naturally, such a guy would become a podcaster where he's free to dispense ignorant opinions and half-baked theories as robust academic truths to anyone who'll listen.

T.Woolf ,

Just the right amount of information

Brad and Will spend just enough time to cover a single subject for an overall survey. They make their best attempt to explain a subject from their understanding and if they don’t know.. they admit it with followup info and errata correction from previous episodes. I am glad I found it late because I am listening to everything back to back and it is awesome. Keep it up guys!

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