Technology podcast that both experts and novices can enjoy.
Pop culture you love. Tech you dream about.
Shelly Palmer and Seth Everett cover topics that mean a lot to those in the tech space and those who just love tech.
Learn what's new, what's next, and what it means for you and your business.
Could Batman's toys exist in the real world? Is Star Trek still science fiction, or has it become science fact?
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Generation): Worth the Money?
The iPhone 14 may have gotten most of the headlines when Apple unveiled it a few weeks ago, but it wasn't the only new gear that Apple debuted. When we did our episode on Apple's latest and greatest, Seth doubted that the new AirPods Pro would be worth the money.
Shelly wanted to test that out, so he picked up Apple's new headphones and took them for a test drive. (Well, it was a test walk.) In this episode, Shelly shares his thoughts on the AirPods Pro (2nd Generation), and whether or not you should rush out to pick them up.
Also: We check in on Amazon's Thursday Night Football, the Apple Music Super Bowl Halftime Show, and the “real” reason these companies are tying themselves to the NFL. Shelly explains how he listens to music and finds new pizza places (both of which use the same process!). Seth unveils the new name for Space Force enlistees.
Amazon Unveils the Future of NFL Football
We may be a nation divided, but we come together for one thing: the NFL. This season has been great so far and is offering a brand new way to watch: exclusively on a streaming service.
While we've watched Premier League on Peacock and Friday night MLB games on Apple TV+, this is another beast altogether: it's the NFL on a streaming service.
We discuss the innovative ways Amazon streamed the game, the biggest viewer complaints, and why it's disingenuous to complain about football games being on Prime Video. We also talk about what to give Amazon (and the NFL) credit for doing, plus the new ways Amazon can cater to its customers with its brand new source of data.
Apple iPhone 14: Is it Worth the Money?
We're back! We were busy in our time off, and so was Apple, which just unveiled a new line of iPhones, new Apple Watches, new AirPods, and more.
For the first time in years (if not ever!), Shelly won't have the new iPhone the day it comes out. He explains why, talks about his pre-order experience (and frustrations), and the lessons learned from past upgrade cycles.
If you want an iPhone, only an iPhone will do. That said, if you have an iPhone 13, do you need the iPhone 14? The answer: it depends.
In this episode, we talk about the new features included in Apple's latest and greatest, when we may enter a post-handset world, and whether or not Tim Cook needs Shelly's extra $8.
Asteroid Defense Systems & Amazon the Xenomorph
Do you love Earth-murdering genre movies, like Armageddon? Shelly does, and this week he was overjoyed to receive this press release: “NASA Invites Media to Witness World's First Planetary Defense Test.” We talk about NASA's latest endeavor and try to talk about whether or not the public funding they're using includes X-wing or TIE starfighters.
If we all survive the asteroid crash, we'll all need healthcare… but will it come from Amazon? Amazon recently announced it's shutting down Amazon Health - though it also spent $3.9 billion on a boutique primary healthcare provider, so it's not going anywhere. We talk about why Amazon leaving a business should worry you, Amazon's ability to learn from its mistakes, and what's next for its healthcare endeavors.
Seth shares a startling revelation about Game of Thrones.
P.S. No episode next week (Labor Day), but we'll be back the week after to talk about Apple!
Now Hear This: Copyright Issues and OTC Hearing Aids
If you have a podcast on Spotify, you might have received an email last week flagging some of your episodes for copyright infringement. This is the result of a new Spotify algorithm that aims to make sure podcast hosts are using only the content they own.
Seven of Seth's 300+ episodes of Hall of Justice were flagged for potential infringement. Shelly and Seth spend time discussing “fair use” (and its misconceptions) and why the rules seem to be arbitrarily applied both within Spotify's ecosystem and from one service to the next.
Then, in other auditory news… you can now buy hearing aids OTC! That's cool enough as it is, but imagine a world augmented with personal assistants who can clue you in on the things around you that you might not otherwise have heard. We talk about the possibilities of this new future - and the hopeful destigmatization of hearing tests.
Teens Admit: They're "Almost Constantly" Online
Google is one of the most useful tools in the world - and TikTok is even more prevalent. We've talked about the rapid rise in TikTok's popularity in past episodes. Still, a new study from the Pew Research Center found that social media usage among teens has doubled, and nearly half of all teens are "almost constantly" online.
We break down the results of the new study and compare how today's teens are marketed as compared to past generations. We also look at the type of direct messaging and marketing that today's teens encounter online, what “expertise” means in today's online sphere, and how the information will be propagated around our media universe in the future.
Today’s podcast was spot on. As a mentor I try to tell people who are looking for work or trying to get their career going to figure out what they wanna be when they grow up. You hit it on the nose and it’s great. Thanks
A Home Run!
Seth and Shelly you guys are hitting it out of the park! Great subject matters, current and in RT! Can you say informative, fun with Z Channel like details on films, games, crypto and more.
Thanks guys - keep up the great work!
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