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Mike and David do a weekly "tear down" of the news in media, tech and pop culture.

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Mike and David do a weekly "tear down" of the news in media, tech and pop culture.

    TDS #191: This Podcast Is Available for Automated Pickup

    TDS #191: This Podcast Is Available for Automated Pickup

    Here’s what Michael and David talk about during the show:

    YouTube Shooting - In David’s backyard
    The automated pickup is gaining traction (story)
    Tinder and Bumble are going at it (story)
    Twitter has suspended 1 million terrorism accounts since 2015 (story)
    Google Employees protesting involvement in Pentagon program (story)
    Lawyer bots are fighting traffic tickets (story)
    Twitter and Facebook scanning for inappropriate content. Facebook reads your messenger text if the stuff you share is flagged (story)
    MIT Researchers have a read-your-mind wearable (story)
    Hacker steals coins from cryptocurrency Verge with a '51 percent' attack (story)
    Isle of Dogs
    Goldbergs
    Ozark
    Ready Player One
    Email us at teardownshow@gmail.com

    Connect with David Spark on Twitter at @dspark. His business is Spark Media Solutions.
    Connect with Michael Wolf on Twitter at @michaelwolf. His business is NextMarket Insights.

    • 44 min
    TDS #190: We THOUGHT About Deleting Our Facebook Page

    TDS #190: We THOUGHT About Deleting Our Facebook Page

    Here's what Michael and David talk about during the show:
    Someone took a photo with every mailbox in Seattle (story)
    How did a connected wine bottle company fail? (story)
    Oh Facebook, what did you do? (story)
    You can't really delete Facebook (story)
    Let's be like Elon (story)
    YouTube bans a variety of "how to" gun videos (story)
    WeWork is second biggest office tenant in Manhattan (story)
    Cutting "Old Heads" at IBM (story)
    The next wearable? On your tooth (story)
    What the? Byron Allen buys weather channel for $300 million (story)
    Google wants its publishers to get consent from users to comply with GDPR (story)
    "I’M GOING TO CLOSE THIS DEAL USING BUSINESS WORDS I’VE HEARD MEN YELL IN AIRPORTS" (story)
    99 Percent Invisible on the history of jingles
    Why'd you push that button? podcast













    Email us at teardownshow@gmail.com

    Connect with David Spark on Twitter at @dspark. His business is Spark Media Solutions.
    Connect with Michael Wolf on Twitter at @michaelwolf. His business is NextMarket Insights.

    • 35 min
    Tear Down Show #189: Michael and David Check Into the Space Hotel, But Don't Check Out

    Tear Down Show #189: Michael and David Check Into the Space Hotel, But Don't Check Out

    Here's what Michael and David talk about during the show:
    Who is Mike Doughty?
    Space hotels are coming (story)
    The Great Twitter Purge - Got rid of bots and it affected Conservative tweeters (story)
    Police use Snapchat to solve murder (story)
    Bogus conspiracy theories being floated online - All designed to devalue the students' words (story)
    More Amazon Go Stores are coming this year (story)
    Ex Google engineer harassed female employees with his infamous memo (story)
    Tesla bringing chargers to work (story)
    Kylie Jenner's Tweet Wipes out 1.3 Billion of SNAP's value (story)
    This is Love by folks who brought us Criminal
    Criminal - the murder manual
    Mortified Guide
    Beyond Stranger Things
    Why'd You Push That Button

    Email us at teardownshow@gmail.com

    Connect with David Spark on Twitter at @dspark. His business is Spark Media Solutions.
    Connect with Michael Wolf on Twitter at @michaelwolf. His business is NextMarket Insights.

    • 51 min
    Tear Down Show #188: We Sell Bitcoins to Martians

    Tear Down Show #188: We Sell Bitcoins to Martians

    Here's what Michael and David talk about during the show:

    The kids from Parkland are preemptively countering agenda-driven narratives on social media (story)
    Talk about how technology is affecting us - Given and presented by old people
    Blockchain wannabe investors continue to get robbed (story)
    Sometimes its the old-world guys doing it (story)
    Living in a post text world (story)
    People are blaming video games again for violence (story)
    SF City attorney is saying Uber is thumbing its nose at the law (story)
    Our search for martians is being hindered by bitcoin miners (story)
    Drones follow you like paparazzi (story)
    Apple employees are smacking into glass walls in their new campus (story)
    A Very Fatal Murder podcast by the Onion (story)
    Noir Alley - Eddie Muller
    Audio equipment – Lavalier microphone for your phone.




    Email us at teardownshow@gmail.com

    Connect with David Spark on Twitter at @dspark. His business is Spark Media Solutions.
    Connect with Michael Wolf on Twitter at @michaelwolf. His business is NextMarket Insights.

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

dcdenison ,

Casual and Fun

A surprising favorite. I'm always happy to see this in my feed. Not cranked up, like so many podcasts. Low key conversation with a slight tech focus.

sparkcomment ,

love this show

I love this show. I have been a long time podcast listener and even teach documentary radio at my college, but (gulp!) I never listened to this show, even though (truth!) David Spark is my brother. I thought it would be "too" technical for me. Not so. It's a huge amount of fun. It's all the fun of being with my brother and his very funny friends without him teasing me. (Well, most of the time he doesn't tease me in this podcast.) I learn a lot about the week's tech news and silly news. Have a listen!

janmasterp ,

Even Steve Miller Would Love It!

We've all been waiting for that perfect podcast that blends the latest nerdy technology gossip with a smattering of delightful pop culture references. This podcast has it all. Knowledgeable yet funny hosts, frequent references to Steve Miller, debates about The Muppets, brush with fame anecdotes, and questionable lead stories. All in a family friendly format! I can't wait to listen every week. And not just because I'm waiting for them to mention my name.

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