DC Talks Podcast

DC Talks Podcast

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For weekly deep conversations about tech, family, budgeting and how it all ties together for the modern family come hang out with me everyday as we break down the latest news.
9 - Making Responsible Decisions
Feb 6 • 6 min
All this talk about saving money, owning physical media and finding free ways to stream has me thinking about making budget decisions. Sometimes we feel shame when we have to cut our budget so deep, but its okay. You’re making the right decision. In this…
Give me discs or give me death!
Feb 5 • 15 min
Following up from our conversations last week I take a look at the classic question: Physical or streaming? For me, which is a personal choice, its physical media. In this episode I defend my position but still see why streaming is so popular. The key in…
7 - The humble library
Jan 30 • 10 min
Everyone is busy signing up for streaming services and buying ebooks they’ll never read. You know who’s got your back? The library. You know who doesn’t judge you? The library. You know where its cool to hang out on the weekend with free wifi? The…
6 - You Know its free, it has Alf
Jan 29 • 9 min
More and more places are giving away free TV shows and movies as an ad-supported service including IMDB, Roku, Pluto TV (who got recently acquired) and even Plex. Today I’m taking a look at the high level view of these services and what it means to people…
5 - It’s the whole point of cable
Jan 28 • 8 min
Hi pals, I am on the road today so I have a road show. Being on the road has me thinking about streaming services including the plethora of options, cost and of course the KonMari effect on owning versus streaming. All of that is coming up this week.…
4 - Where are all the feature phones?
Jan 24 • 8 min
Last episode of the week and today we’re looking at feature phones. Across the world there are many versions of feature phones but its mysteriously difficult to find one here in the US. There are lots of flip phones and even a few Android Go devices.…
3 - Smarten up my dumb house
Jan 23 • 6 min
At CES there were a number of home assistant devices announced. What caught my eye were devices that adapted dumb devices and added smart assistants. Today lets discuss how these adapters can make it easier for more people to adopt the tech, get…
2 - I love Stories and this is where to put them
Jan 22 • 9 min
Stories were all the rage in 2018. They showed up on all Facebook properties (take that Snapchat!), Skype (don’t worry, they’re gone now) and even YouTube. Stories have a place on social media, they’re just not being used in the right places. Today I make…
1 - Read your text messages, you animals
Jan 21 • 13 min
After more than a year away, I’m back with my first podcast episode. This show will air 4x/week (Mon. - Thurs.). To kick off the week lets talk about how many unread text messages y’all have. I toss around a few ideas why there are so many unread…