Countdown to excitement! Every week Christina Warren, Brianna Wu and Simone de Rochefort have accelerated geek conversation. Tech, comics, movies, games and books, no galaxy is off limits! Hosted by Brianna Wu, Christina Warren, and Simone De Rochefort.

272: Excited but Slightly Disturbed
Mar 26 • 57 min
Let’s talk about some fun stuff to keep you occupied! First up, iPad Pro refresh reviews are out, but where are the keyboards?? Then we spend a good amount of time discussing Animal Crossing: New Horizons, which is a wonderful gift in this trying time.
271: A Normal Week
Mar 19 • 56 min
This week the gang gets together to discuss Sony’s dry but informative PlayStation 5 presentation, PLUS some new gear from Apple! Refreshed iPad Pro, and a fancy new keyboard that, despite what Simone tells you, is not available for pre-order yet.
270: Airphones
Mar 12 • 66 min
Well, Christina is traveling this week so say your goodbyes. We’ve got an update on Sonos headphones and how the kids in China are taking down their teachers’ attempts to assign them homework. NEXT UP there are soooooo many leaks on 9to5Mac this week.
269: Spicy Stuff
Mar 5 • 58 min
This week we’re discussing the impact of COVID19 on the world. Then, there are new Apple products out there, and rumors as well: a 14-inch Macbook Pro?? The Verge’s Mac Pro review?? We simply must discuss.
268: Phil Spencer, Listen to This
Feb 27 • 47 min
Christina and Simone join forces to argue for a rose gold Xbox Series X, and discuss Apple’s ongoing antitrust issues with its app store. Then, a heartwarming story about a Game Boy loving-grandma, and a disastrous story of the fall of HQ.
267: Lumps n’ Bumps
Feb 20 • 45 min
This week a big company is adding TFA to their ridiculously unsafe product and guess what! Foldable phones still don’t work! Christina and Simone are begging phone makers to improve because we want those folding phones, baby!
266: Dating with Bots
Feb 13 • 64 min
Today on the show we’ve got Laurie Segall, prolific tech journalist and founder of Dot Dot Dot Media! Can she teach Simone to be less negative about tech? Then it’s an update on our favorite memory of 2017, the Equifax hack. Finally, GO SEE BIRDS OF PREY!
265: Apps are Ruining America
Feb 6 • 50 min
With Christina’s whereabouts unknown, we tackle the bad bad app that the Democratic Party decided to inflict on Iowa’s caucus. Then we dig into the much-despised remake of Warcraft 3 and a little ol’ problem with Google Photos.
264: Subscribe to Save Christina
Jan 30 • 53 min
We’ve got some fun rumors about Apple and Samsung this week! Phones, tags, wireless charging, finally?? Tune in to hear all about it, including the most exciting rumor from Samsung that we have ever heard.
263: The Bath Twice
Jan 23 • 62 min
Should Apple have followed through with plans to implement end-to-end encryption for iCloud back-ups? We’ll talk about that and Sonos’ plans to stop updating older devices on this week’s episodes. Plus, Netflix’s The Witcher is good, actually.
262: The Gang Scams CES
Jan 16 • 53 min
This week we’re … TALKING ABOUT IMPORTANT TECH NEWS, haha, like we do every week! So many big stories! There’s gotta be a new iPhone out there, right? … right?
261: It’s CES, Snitches!
Jan 9 • 68 min
It’s the most wonderful week of the year, CES, when all the weird, horrible, wonderful tech products are paraded before us. Let’s talk best and worst of show, and then let’s have a CIVIL DISCUSSION ABOUT STAR WARS.
260: Gospel of Simone
Jan 2 • 74 min
We’re reviewing the decade, baby!! Tune in for the best products and the best and worst
259: Catastrophe
Dec 26, 2019 • 62 min
This week on Rocket, Simone is deathly ill, so Bri and Christina talk about the latest Boeing CEO news, the New York Times’s scary new privacy investigation, the worst gadgets/companies of the decade, and the debacle/hellscape that is “Cats.”
258: X is Banned
Dec 19, 2019 • 61 min
This is a tech-heavy week, with discussion of the new Xbox Series X and security on Amazon’s Ring cameras, as well as a long retrospective about the trouble Boeing 737 production and what it could imply about the future of self-driving cars.
257: Not Even Netflix
Dec 12, 2019 • 59 min
Christina and Simone tackle the new Mac Pro, and the extremely enjoyable Gadgets of the Decade lists that are coming out now! Finally, an even more important list: trash food of the decade.
256: Reverse Rocket Rule
Dec 5, 2019 • 58 min
Larry Page and Sergey Brin are leaving Alphabet to Sundar Pichai! Woah! Also, there are … iPhone rumors! As usual. Finally, after 84 years, Marvel has released a Black Widow Trailer.
255: Agents of Chaos
Nov 27, 2019 • 58 min
Description: Christina is back!! Then it’s onto the real show, and we’re talking about Tesla’s angular new Cybertruck and Google Stadia. There was going to be another topic but instead we talked about Pokemon for thirty minutes. Who saw that coming?
254: We’re Cancelling Black Friday
Nov 21, 2019 • 57 min
Bri and Simone convene to discuss the new MacBook Pro model (old keyboard!) and some Black Friday deals that in the end… all kind of suck. Does Black Friday suck? Finally, the new Pokemon game is here!
253: Hard Times for Tik Tok
Nov 16, 2019 • 69 min
Jeremy Kaplowitz and Matt Saincome from Hard Drive are joining Bri and Simone on this week’s Rocket to chat about their new book, Apple’s plot to release AR glasses and a headset, TikTok’s trouble with the U.S. government, and the Sonic redesign.
252: Retraction
Nov 7, 2019 • 52 min
Christina and Brianna are eating crow regarding the Morning Show and Apple TV Plus’s programming. Simone is still a hold-out. Next, we’re talking about lasers, the new way your home tech can be used to make you feel unsafe.
251: Neutral Bud Hotel
Oct 31, 2019 • 67 min
Before Christina leaves on Microsoft Ignite, we’re talking about the battle of the buds! Amazon’s low-priced noise reducing echo buds versus Apple AirPods Pro. Then, the first impressions of Apple TV Plus are coming in, and it’s looking boring out there.
250: A Colossal Flip-Up
Oct 24, 2019 • 64 min
This week we’re taking on WeWork and the intriguing money shuffling situation that’s happening! Billions of dollars!!! Next up, Photoshop is coming to iPad, but what’s it missing? And finally there’s a new Star Wars trailer.
249: Do Your Worst
Oct 17, 2019 • 65 min
Simone the traitor is back from Canada to discuss Google’s Pixel event with Christina and Brianna, who have never done anything wrong in their lives. We’ve got opinions on the Pixelbook Go, Pixel 4 and 4XL, and of course Google Nest updates.
248: Reverse Porn
Oct 10, 2019 • 69 min
Simone is in Canada, so Bri and Christina spend way too much time nerding out over the Microsoft Surface event, the drama happening with Blizzard and Hong Kong, and dissecting the Joker.
247: A Big Whoopsy
Oct 3, 2019 • 69 min
First, an update on Simone’s iPhone! Or… is it Simone’s iPhone? Next we’ve got updates on iOS13’s less-than-stellar launch, and Mark Zuckerberg’s leaked Facebook Q&A. Oh yeah, and Brianna is being sued by Alex Jones.
246: Gateway Smart Speaker
Sep 27, 2019 • 56 min
With a host of new Amazon products, and some updates to Oculus Quest, surely we won’t have time to talk about Apple stuff this week! Right?
245: To Upgrade or Not to Upgrade
Sep 19, 2019 • 65 min
It’s iPHONE REVIEW WEEK here on Rocket! Who’s upgrading? Who’s staying behind? Find out here and only here. Next, the Sega Genesis Mini is coming out and miracle of miracles, it looks… good? Last of all, a few words on MoviePass, may it rest in pieces.
244: #christinashaming
Sep 11, 2019 • 81 min
Simone is back from marathon rehearsals to talk about this MARATHON APPLE EVENT! Iphones, iPads, subscription services… it’s all here! And it’s all fine! Next, it’s a 20-year retrospective on the Dreamcast from resident olds, Brianna and Christina.
243: Anna Delvey is Not Our Friend
Sep 5, 2019 • 61 min
Android 10 is out and we have thoughts. Next week is Apple’s big iPhone event, and we go over the rumors. And smack in the middle of the show, we have the first part of our two-part interview with Rachel DeLoache Willliams, author of “My Friend Anna.”
242: Disney Owns Our Culture
Aug 29, 2019 • 74 min
We’re taking a Disney detour for most of the show this week, covering the streaming and park news out of D23. Then we discuss what to expect from Apple’s September event.
241: Rose Gold Collection
Aug 22, 2019 • 66 min
This is the dawning of the Age of Apple Services, and we finally have a price point for Apple Arcade! But is it appealing enough? Next, WeWork has filed an IPO and it’s BANANAS. Finally, the third round of Spectacles!
240: MoviePass II: The Return
Aug 15, 2019 • 71 min
The Galaxy Note 10 and 10 Plus phones are here and they are huge. And even though Simone isn’t here, we still have to discuss the latest blockbuster reporting in the MoviePass scam. Viva MoviePass!
Aug 8, 2019 • 45 min
It’s the first anniversary of TikTok, and finally time for us to stop being late on it! Let’s talk about what makes this video app distinct from Vine and Next, 8Chan has been taken offline (for now) in the wake of the shooting in El Paso.
238: Uncool Hacks
Jul 31, 2019 • 56 min
Simone and Christina tuck into a hearty meal of Apple earnings, and this week’s Capital One hack. Raise your hand if you’re affected! Finally our beloved hosts talk their way into a third topic, and it’s William Shatner.
237: A First!
Jul 25, 2019 • 73 min
Today we discuss the Joy-Con drift issues that have increasingly become an issue with the Nintendo Switch, and Simone eats crow. Then, it’s … APPLE RUMOR KLAXON TIME! Then, it’s all the trailers Simone didn’t watch at Comic-Con. Sorry, guys.
236: We’re Riled Up
Jul 18, 2019 • 61 min
FaceApp is back and (maybe) sending your photos to spies, Zoom stepped in it, and the myth of the 10x Engineer.
235: Farewell, MacBook
Jul 11, 2019 • 49 min
Apple has killed off the 12-inch MacBook, may it rest in peace. Meanwhile, Nintendo has introduced a new baby Switch for babies, called the Switch Lite! Finally, the new Charlie’s Angels movie looks rad as hell.
234: What Did We Say About Rocket Rules
Jul 4, 2019 • 72 min
Rocket rules apply, both to Jony Ive leaving Apple, and Simone being at San Diego Comic-Con! Also, we discuss Vice’s article about Google Jigsaw’s troubled inner workings, and the latest drama between Taylor Swift and Scooter Braun.
233: Apple Rumor Klaxon
Jun 27, 2019 • 46 min
On this episode of Rocket you’ll be able to beta test our new Apple Rumor klaxon (patented). Yep, we’re talking about the ARM-based Mac rumors! Next up, there’s a new Raspberry Pi model out there and everyone is excited.
232: Centralizing Decentralized Currency
Jun 20, 2019 • 50 min
Simone is back, just in time to discuss Facebook’s new cryptocurrency, Libra, and its implications for the global financial system. Yay! Then, a cute refresh on PowerPoint and Excel. FInally, the Spice Girl drama that was laid to rest after 20 years.
231: The Planet is on Fire
Jun 13, 2019 • 70 min
It’s summer in the northern hemisphere, so we wanted to talk about stuff we like and not stuff that makes us angry. This week, Bri and Christina cover E3 2019 — and they don’t even get into all the news, there was just that much of it.
230: Buy Christina a Mac Pro
Jun 6, 2019 • 66 min
This week, Bri and Christina cover WWDC, which includes the new Mac Pro, iOS 13, iPad OS, SwiftUI and more. YouTube did bad things but rather than talk about that, we focused on the finer things in life, like Xbox’s new body spray.
229: Infrastructure Weak
May 30, 2019 • 53 min
This week! An update on Huawei, and more depressing news out of Facebook as a manipulated video of Nancy Pelosi sparks content and conversation. Next, a tiny yellow handheld called Playdate is getting tech-lovers hyped up!
228: Piece of Dust
May 23, 2019 • 48 min
Big, bad news for Huawei this week, as multiple companies cut ties with them. But is it the right thing to do? Next, Apple promises improved keyboards, but Brianna is (rightfully) still wary. Finally, the Oculus Quest.
227: Hot Terminal
May 16, 2019 • 64 min
Christina and Simone discuss last week’s Microsoft Build. Then, the Apple v. Pepper lawsuit has moved into the next stage… what’ll happen? A new vulnerability in Intel chips has been discovered and fixed.
226: Oppression Team
May 9, 2019 • 60 min
Brianna and Simone tackle Facebook’s developer conference, F8, as well as Google I/O. Last up, Bri promotes the latest and greatest Kickstarter scam.
225: I’ve Got A Dog Clicker
May 2, 2019 • 67 min
The future promises quantum computing and vertical TVs, but do they matter? Then Anna Delvey and T-Pain.
224: Conspiracy Entrepreneurs
Apr 25, 2019 • 66 min
The Rocket Rule is not a conspiracy. This week we discuss Samsung’s FOLD FIASCO, which happened a few days after we recorded Rocket last week, sad face.
223: Aunt Becky is Going to Jail
Apr 18, 2019 • 68 min
This week, Simone is off in LA being fabulous, so Bri and Christina take over the show. After some quick follow-up to last week’s show, Christina and Bri discuss the early responses to the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Fold and an image of a black hole.
222: The Cursed Episode
Apr 11, 2019 • 41 min
This week Christina joins Simone in New York for a boatload of technical problems (more than you even know), but also a discussion about Australia’s legislation to criminalize social media platform owners for violent video content.
221: Janties!
Apr 4, 2019 • 73 min
We’re covering Jason Schreier’s barn-burner of a story on Bioware’s flawed Anthem development. Next up, details about the Apple Card have been dissected on TechCrunch and some hosts may have changed their opinions.
220: She’s in Dubai
Mar 28, 2019 • 66 min
Nothing will stop Christina from talking about the Apple Event, not even an 8-hour time difference and the Atlantic Ocean. We cover Apple’s credit card, Apple News+, the new Apple TV ideas and also Apple Arcade.
219: Banjo Is Free
Mar 21, 2019 • 56 min
All the GDC and Apple news is hitting hard this week! There are new iPads, new AirPods, and Stadia, Google’s new streaming service! Bri is at GDC and she has her eye on some upcoming games.
218: Side Door
Mar 14, 2019 • 63 min
What a busy and marvelous week. Senator Warren made a policy proposal on Medium to break up companies that, like Amazon and Apple, make over 25 billion dollars and sell apps on platforms they control. You know we have things to say about that.
217: Rogue One Two
Mar 7, 2019 • 75 min
Brianna and Simone talk about the general state of living games. Then, Brianna chats with genuine futurist Amy Webb about her new book and the AI of the future. Finally, YouTube tackles, not for the first time, its problems with child exploitation.
216: We’re Not Buying Them
Feb 28, 2019 • 74 min
This week the show is a bad sandwich. First up, awesome tech news: Huawei and Samsung’s foldable phones, and the Hololens 2! Next, the rotten meat that is Facebook’s content moderation working conditions.
215: Oculus Rift Tea Time
Feb 21, 2019 • 75 min
Special guest Blake J. Harris joins us this episode. Blake is the author of The History of the Future: Oculus, Facebook, and the Revolution That Swept Virtual Reality, out now from HarperCollins. Lastly, Samsung has finally revealed the Fold.
214: The 24th Time Zone
Feb 14, 2019 • 62 min
v\Christina is in AUSTRALIA for Microsoft Ignite! Meanwhile, Jeff Bezos is all over the news and it’s time for a serious discussion of cybersecurity and nudes. Next up, Apple’s proposed Apple News paid tier seems like a bum deal for publishers!
213: Our Favorite Things
Feb 7, 2019 • 86 min
Rebecca Jarvis joins our hosts to go in-depth on Theranos and Elizabeth Holmes. We also talk about Angela Ahrendt’s legacy at Apple and the exploits that have allowed hackers to drain bank accounts in Europe.
212: Tiny Screws
Jan 31, 2019 • 73 min
Jeff Hwang rejoins us to discuss Apple’s troubling week. A FaceTime bug allows users to eavesdrop in group calls, and a New York Times report details the company’s difficulties manufacturing the Mac Pro on American soil.
211: Suckville 9 to 5
Jan 24, 2019 • 60 min
Bri has finally tried the iPad Pro for herself, and she has thoughts! Next up, Xiaomi has shown off their foldable phone prototype, which begs the question — why? Nest is in the headlines again, and again, the news isn’t good.
210: Foldable Phone Future
Jan 17, 2019 • 69 min
The gang is back with a quick update on Tesla and electric cars, and the sexiest tech news of the year. Next, a discussion on patent law and the FTC’s suit against Qualcomm.
209: Pepsi is Not a Sponsor of This Podcast
Jan 10, 2019 • 73 min
208: Stop Drocks
Jan 3, 2019 • 73 min
The predictions are true — Apple is lowering its revenue projections due to low iPhone demand. Plus, Tesla’s stocks are dropping too. It’s Stockmageddon! Next, an update on pornographic deepfakes, and Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. Not together.
207: The 19th Year of 2018
Dec 28, 2018 • 62 min
The Rocket Awards for 2018 have arrived.
206: That’s a Win!
Dec 20, 2018 • 79 min
Christina is back from her world tour! On today’s show we discuss the iPhone XR’s lack of popularity, YouTube’s dangerous algorithms, and a plethora of desserts including Taylor Swift’s use of facial recognition (a very Rocket topic), and more!
205: Epic Games, Cars, and Adult Content
Dec 13, 2018 • 66 min
Simone and Bri are joined by Jeff Hwang to discuss Epic pulls the Infinity Blade series from the iOS store, Audi giving a test-drive of their electric e-tron SUV in Abu Dhabi, and how Tumblr’s adult content ban is going.
204: Great Chicken Caper of 2018
Dec 6, 2018 • 70 min
Facebook is back in the news after the UK Parliament releases 250 pages of documents about how the company handles data! Next, Microsoft is reportedly considering scrapping Edge and building a browser based in Chromium. Finally, a triple-dessert!
203: Don’t Catfish
Nov 29, 2018 • 72 min
The Supreme Court will next year decide whether consumers can sue Apple under antitrust laws, and we’re discussing the case in-depth. Next, the PS Classic reviews are out, and they’re not great, Bob! Finally, the creepy case of an Instagram copycat.
202: Christina’s Makes a Good Buying Decision
Nov 24, 2018 • 65 min
Bri and Christina talk about the blockbuster story about Facebook in the New York Times, and what it means for all of us. Brianna also tells us about a hilarious tech snafu in the Tesla forums, and they share why Christina (finally!) bought a PS4.
201: Christina’s Wallet Strikes Back
Nov 15, 2018 • 63 min
Amazon has settled on New York City as one of its next headquarters, and we have feelings. Also, Christina finally has hands-on impressions of the new iPad Pro. Last but most importantly, the Detective Pikachu trailer is out and it’s so… so much.
200: Two Hundred!
Nov 8, 2018 • 87 min
It’s episode 200! Join Bri, Christina and Simone as they assess the MacBook Air and iPad Pro reviews, discuss Simone’s HANDS-ON experience with Magic Leap, and follow up on what happened with TanaCon. Plus, Bri talks to Motorola about their new 5G phones.
199: 34.8 Billion Dollars
Nov 2, 2018 • 81 min
It’s another APPLE EVENT WEEK! Time to talk about the MacBook Air, the iPad Pro, and the Mac Mini. That’s the meat of the episode, but the bread of our Rocket sandwich is IBM’s purchase of Red Hat and the PlayStation Classic’s game lineup.
198: An Influencer Who Works for Microsoft
Oct 25, 2018 • 84 min
After departures from Instagram and Whatsapp, Oculus is the next Facebook property to lose a high-level employee. IPhone XR reviews are also out! What’s the verdict? Finally, Simone’s Hell Week is here, with Red Dead Redemption 2 and Fallout 76.
197: The Magic of Necromancy
Oct 18, 2018 • 75 min
We discuss the Magic Leap Con, Facebook’s new Portal speaker, and the resurrection of Palm and Winamp. Plus, Dyson’s miraculous new Air Wrap.
196: The Big Hack Breakdown: Supermicro, Apples Watches, and Google Pixel 3
Oct 11, 2018 • 79 min
It’s time to breakdown Bloomberg’s allegations about Supermicro in this mega-show. Then, Apple Watch 4 reviews and Google’s Pixel 3 event. Facebook also wants to put a camera in your home!
195: Summer Never Ends
Oct 4, 2018 • 70 min
It’s a Surface-tastic week. Microsoft’s latest event, plus finally Brianna and Christina’s reviews of the Surface Go. Then Simone reviews Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, and there’s a very important update on MOVIEPASSOCALYPSE.
194: iPhone Hypocrisy
Sep 27, 2018 • 67 min
Brianna breaks a promise to America and buys an iPhone. Then, Wal-Mart’s enforcement of the lettuce blockchain. Is it good — or silly? Marvel’s Spider-Man is out and Bri’s twenty hours in. Finally, the finale of Fyre Festival.
193: A Masochist and a Liar
Sep 20, 2018 • 75 min
It’s new Apple hardware week, and reviews are out! iOS 12 is here as well, and Playstation has cooked up something new.
192: Are the New iPhones Worth it?
Sep 13, 2018 • 83 min
Brianna returns just in time for Apple’s lackluster September event. That said, your hosts still spend close to an hour talking about the new iPhones, and the Apple Watch.
191: Summer of Scams: The Finale
Sep 6, 2018 • 63 min
Jack Dorsey and Sheryl Sandberg take on Congress in this week’s hearings, but to what end? Next, Apple’s biggest leak yet reveals the form factor of two of its new phones. Finally, an update on Theranos and Elizabeth Holmes.
190: Wrestling is the Fake Sport
Aug 30, 2018 • 68 min
Three new iPhones are on the way to Apple’s September event, and Apple is sending out more feelings into the AR world. We discuss new tech, Trump’s fight with the very algorithms that brought him the presidency, and Logan Paul’s fight with KSI.
189: Poo Show At The Frick Factory
Aug 23, 2018 • 63 min
Nvidia has new GPUs! Rumors of the Mac mini are happening! Azealia Banks is still doing things! This is a lot of exclamation marks!
188: Tech Jealousy
Aug 16, 2018 • 67 min
Galaxy Note 9 reviews are in! Longer battery life, and a thousand-dollar price tag. Next, big spender Christina Warren made two purchases this week: the Nokia 81140 4G, and the Microsoft Surface Go!
187: Simone is the Mayonaise
Aug 9, 2018 • 86 min
In this super-sized episode, Bri and Christina talk about all the tech news they can — and still didn’t cover everything that happened this week.
186: Inauthentic Activity
Aug 2, 2018 • 62 min
Heyo, it’s time to talk about legislating 3D printed guns. Is it worth it? Then Facebook re-enters the spotlight with the news that it has deactivated a whopping 32 political pot-stirring accounts. MoviePass is on its last legs.
185: Thin and Light
Jul 26, 2018 • 84 min
This time we’re ready for MacBook Pro news: we discuss Apple’s massive thermal throttling but and how we got here. Then, Christina takes a break so that Bri and Simone can bandy about rumors on Microsoft’s new game-streaming console.
184: Stealth MacBook Refresh
Jul 19, 2018 • 62 min
In Rocket tradition, new MacBook Pro news dropped as soon as we were done recording last week! But this week we dig into the new specs. Then join us on a journey through scams — Christina is still on the MoviePass ride, but when will it end?
183: It Could Look Worse
Jul 12, 2018 • 63 min
The App Store is 10 years old! What’s the most embarrassing app you’ve ever downloaded? Also in the news, Magic Leap’s first demo, and the company’s partnership with AT&T. But … why? We also discuss Microsoft’s new Surface Go and the Nintendo Switch.
182: Nap Queen
Jul 5, 2018 • 80 min
ALL the rumors about the new iPhones, analyzed, debunked, and more. Plus, Samsung is (potentially) at it again with a glitch that will send your nudes to random contacts. Then Christina, Brianna, and Simone discuss TanaCon, enthusiastically and at length.
181: Dark Mode
Jun 28, 2018 • 69 min
You want the Apple News? You can’t handle the Apple News. Christina deep dives dark mode, Simone is excited for Apple’s keyboard replacement program, and Brianna has concerns about ethics in doxing.
180: Simonepunk 2077
Jun 21, 2018 • 62 min
Simone swears vengeance on the hooligans that have stolen Stephen Hackett’s minivan. Brianna notices that a porny statue bears an uncomfortable resemblance to a Rocket host and Christina believes in a bulletproof dinosaur future. Give us five stars.
179: Leon is Not Hot Anymore
Jun 14, 2018 • 62 min
With Simone saving America from Cobra Commander in the jungles of E3, Bri and Christina do their best to make it weird. Bri buys a Mac. Christina doesn’t want you to mine bitcoins on iOS and Apple Brings it On with Facebook.
178: Blue Bubble Elitist
Jun 7, 2018 • 67 min
Microsoft bought GitHub! Christina and Simone discuss the backlash from the community. Updates from WWDC are here! iOS 12 is coming to all phones with iOS 11, and Mac OS is getting a dark mode! We briefly talk about Sonos Beam soundbar reviews.
177: The Wonder Bread of Content
May 31, 2018 • 62 min
Discussing our WWDC predictions, a recap of Code Conference, and The Cut’s incredible examination of the scams of Anna Delvey.
176: Donkey Kong Cradles Him
May 24, 2018 • 55 min
Malware in CPUs and consumer routers make everyone nervous this week. Also, a frank discussion about Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos — and why she should be prosecuted.
175: There’s a Robin Williams Movie
May 17, 2018 • 69 min
Google Duplex: is it as creepy as it sounds? We discuss Google I/O, the Net Neutrality fight’s resurgence, and the dead of YouTube Red. Finally: nostalgia phone cases!
174: Git Champions
May 10, 2018 • 75 min
Rocket, recorded live at Microsoft Build 2018. Christina and Bri banter, offer some opinions on the Build 2018 keynote — and comment on some late-breaking Taylor Swift/Katt Perry drama — before interviewing Microsoft’s Ed Thomson and Lori Lamkin.
173: A Lawyer Solution
May 3, 2018 • 66 min
Facebook’s F8 keynote leaves us full of dread and begrudging acknowledgement. We finally hear Bri and Christina’s Nintendo Labo review, and talk about The Avengers: Infinity War
172: Nintendo’s To-Do List
Apr 26, 2018 • 57 min
Christina, Brianna, and Simone talk about sick Nintendo haxx, the MacBook Pro keyboard, and good ol’ Yahoo.
171: Nintendo Labo is Here
Apr 19, 2018 • 55 min
Brianna and Simone duo it out, talking about the NINTENDO LABO, Tesla production nightmare, the permissions we thoughtlessly grant to apps, and how the heck to pronounce Han Solo’s name.
170: It’s So Horrible Here
Apr 12, 2018 • 54 min
Christina, Brianna, and Simone discuss Zuckerberg’s Senate testimony, the new RED iPhone, Mac Pro updates, and Cardi B’s new album dropping.
169: Better Laser Explosions
Apr 5, 2018 • 69 min
Brianna, Christina, and Simone mull over the rumors that Apple will make their own chip, and talk about how online culture needs to change in the aftermath of the shooting at YouTube headquarters. Then we take a breath to play a horrible guessing game.
168: There Were Other Complications
Mar 29, 2018 • 64 min
Apple held an event, Facebook is being Facebook, and who bit Beyoncé’s face.
167: Pointing Fingers
Mar 22, 2018 • 68 min
Christina, Brianna, and Simone discuss the fallout for Facebook in the wake of Cambridge Analytica, Uber’s self-driving car fatality, and two awesome ladies: Lara Croft and Jessica Jones.
166: Smart Home Future
Mar 15, 2018 • 62 min
Simone, Brianna, and Christina talk about The Information’s deep dive into Siri’s troubled development, three exciting stories of FRAUD, The Bachelor’s tragic season finale, and whether or not Simone should get a Fitbit on a whim.
165: Steven Spielberg Hasn’t Made A Bad Movie Since Hook - Fight Me
Mar 9, 2018 • 57 min
Simone, Brianna, and Christina are reunited for a MYSTERY TOPIC, discussion of Microsoft’s LTE Surface and Vulkan 1.1, and the upcoming Spielberg joint Ready Player One.
164: Just The Two Of Us
Mar 1, 2018 • 66 min
Brianna and Simone are FLYING DUO tonight and talking about Microsoft’s Supreme Court Case, the ESRB’s addition of in-game purchase warnings to game labels, Discord’s purge of white nationalist servers, and the awesomeness of Black Panther.
163: Reviewpalooza
Feb 22, 2018 • 64 min
Simone, Brianna, and Christina take a break from news to discuss their favorite toys: the Peloton bike, the HomePod, the iPhone 8, the third-gen MacBook, and the Apple Watch Series 3.
162: The Internet Was A Mistake
Feb 15, 2018 • 62 min
Brianna, Christina, and Simone are reunited to discuss Wired’s cover story about Facebook, the upcoming (ongoing?) Infocalypse, and Quinn Norton’s short life at the New York Times.
161: Wow, Remember That?
Feb 9, 2018 • 54 min
Brianna, Simone, and Christina are … not here! But they’ve curated a trip down memory lane for you, of some of their favorite Rocket memories. Join us to talk about the SNES Classic and, of course, sexy, sexy Pokemon.
160: Flamethrowers and Teens
Feb 1, 2018 • 73 min
Brianna and Christina are joined by The Daily Beast’s Taylor Lorenz to talk flame throwers, YouTube drama, buying Twitter followers, and bad award optics.
159: Christina Loves To Buy
Jan 25, 2018 • 69 min
Brianna, Christina, and Simone yell about the HomePod and the hell that is the Apple Store. Then they discuss the mysterious organization behind so much malvertising, and Cindy Gallop’s Make Love Not Porn achieving $2 million in funding.
158: Even MORE Warrantless Wiretapping
Jan 18, 2018 • 77 min
This week Christina returns from her terrible accident, and we discuss YouTube’s creator problem, Nintendo’s incredible new Labo, and the FISA vote.
157: Joe Kodak
Jan 11, 2018 • 65 min
Allison Esposito joins Brianna and Simone to discuss stripper robots, the worst products from CES, Kodak’s new cryptocurrency, and the new Overwatch League’s lack of women.
156: Brain Hurt
Jan 4, 2018 • 58 min
Simone, Brianna, and Christina update y’all on the Apple battery situation, and talk about the Intel chip vulnerability. Then they exult over Snap’s opulent, incredible NYE party.
155: We’re All From Rocket Now
Dec 29, 2017 • 60 min
This week, Brianna, Simone, and Christina blaze through discussion of the iPhone battery lawsuit and the Twitter bot that was banned for harassing Nazis. Oops? Then Brianna and Christina shame Simone, and we talk about our best games of 2017.
154: I Don’t Regret It
Dec 21, 2017 • 75 min
Christina, Brianna, and Simone talk about the net neutrality repeal, have a brief aside about Magic Leap, and effuse over the Ocean’s 8 trailer. Then they end the show and spend 30 minutes talking about The Last Jedi.
153: Always Be Fact Checking
Dec 14, 2017 • 65 min
Brianna, Christina, and Simone talk about the most Rocket story ever: AI-manipulated porn. Then we discuss iMac Pro early reviews and the alt-right campaign against Matt Taibbi.
152: One Woman Show
Dec 7, 2017 • 80 min
Christina roleplays the playground fight between Google and Amazon, and then Brianna and Christina discuss those bitcoins. Finally, Rocket’s holiday gift guide!
151: Dark Unicorn
Nov 30, 2017 • 64 min
Brianna, Christina and Simone chat about the enormous logic error with Mac OS High Sierra, Uber’s latest latest (latest) disaster(s), and the future of Essential.
Nov 22, 2017 • 75 min
A very, very special guest joins Brianna, Christina, and Simone to discuss Twitter’s verification woes, the iPhone X, and the delay of Apple’s HomePod.
149: Get Yourself a Bentley
Nov 16, 2017 • 57 min
Software Developer Jessica Dennis takes over for Christina this week as we discuss Star Wars Battlefront 2 loot boxes, Pixel earbuds, and SMART DRUGS that can tell when you’ve taken them.
148: Meth Is Not Cruelty-Free
Nov 9, 2017 • 73 min
Christina Warren’s impressions of the iPhone X meets Brianna Wu’s struggles trying to order one. Then we discuss Twitter’s fresh 280 characters and Steven Soderbergh’s Mosaic.
147: The First Big iPhone X Episode
Nov 2, 2017 • 79 min
Brianna, Christina, and Simone have a BIG OL’ IPHONE X HOUR. Then, a brief digestif in the form of Aibo!
146: Get A Load of THESE Amazing Stories
Oct 26, 2017 • 65 min
Christina, Brianna, and Simone discuss the state of Apple’s television programming, Amazon Key, and this week’s BIGGEST TECH FAILURES.
145: Baby’s Got Back, As They Say
Oct 19, 2017 • 62 min
Brianna, Christina, and Simone talk about the KRACK epidemic, and two solid products: the Pixel 2, and the Surface Book 2.
144: Go Oculus Go
Oct 12, 2017 • 62 min
Brianna, Christina, and Simone discuss hacking the crap out of your SNES Classic, and the new untethered headsets from Oculus. Then we take a turn to discuss Harvey Weinstein.
143: Grievances
Oct 5, 2017 • 76 min
Christina returns to be shamed for not going to Disney jail. Then your hosts start out glad with the SNES Classic, and end up mad talking about Equifax. In the middle, they find some time for Google.
142: SimoneJACK
Sep 28, 2017 • 57 min
Julia Alexander joins Brianna and Simone to talk about … Tom Cruise’s butt, what is up with all the clowns, and whether Twitter can ban Trump. Seriously.
141: Disney Prison
Sep 21, 2017 • 64 min
Christina, Brianna, and Simone have a few words for the iPhone 8 and Apple Watch Series 3 problems, as well as the cool stuff available for ARKit.
140: The Revolutionary iPhone
Sep 14, 2017 • 79 min
Brianna, Christina and Simone pore over every detail from Apple’s Sept. 12 keynote. RIP ROSE GOLD.
139: Almost as Good as Simone
Sep 8, 2017 • 61 min
Brianna and Christina are joined again by Jessica Dennis (@jessicadennis) to discuss the latest tech news is the week, including the Galaxy Note 8 Reviews, Google’s monopoly status, and the tech industry’s response to the Trump’s DACA decision.
138: Horf Some Sausage
Aug 31, 2017 • 58 min
Simone, Brianna, and Christina talk about the upcoming Apple Event, Microsoft and Google’s push into VR and AR tech, and Taylor’s Swift’s ascension from the dead.
137: All the Sad, Young Phones
Aug 24, 2017 • 69 min
Christina, Brianna, and Simone discuss all the new exciting Android-related news: the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, Essential Phone, and Android Oreo. Then they talk about Ellen Pao’s book excerpt in NY Mag, and the new and terrible Lamborghini phone.
136: This Is What Eggs Sound Like
Aug 17, 2017 • 69 min
Simone, Brianna, and Christina talk about the upcoming Tesla Model 3, Apple’s plans for television content, and MoviePass and their potentially doomed $10 subscription.
135: Appropriating Demons and Daddy
Aug 10, 2017 • 74 min
The iPhone 8 isn’t here yet, but we sure seem to know a lot about it, including the possibility THERE MAY NOT BE A ROSE GOLD OPTION. Also, Disney is breaking up with Netflix.
134: That’s What SHE Said
Aug 3, 2017 • 73 min
Christina, Brianna, and Simone talk about Apple’s decision to pull some VPN apps from the Chinese App Store, the women who sell nudes on Patreon, and HBO h4ckz0rz.
133: Walmart Disappoints America
Jul 27, 2017 • 59 min
Simone, Brianna, and Christina talk about the looming death of Flash, the delayed death of MS Paint, and the disastrous Pokemon Go Fest in Chicago.
132: I Invented Daddy Culture
Jul 20, 2017 • 59 min
Christina explains why she bought a very expensive iMac, then the hosts talk about some good old-fashion bitcoin theft. Finally, pooping all over the Ataribox.
131: A Beautiful Moth
Jul 11, 2017 • 58 min
Russian hacking, home security and GLOW!
130: Princess Christina
Jul 7, 2017 • 68 min
Brianna, Christina, and Simone discuss Dave McClure’s resignation at 500 Startups and VC harassment. Then it’s a light show, with Simone’s massive feelings on Overwatch’s Doomfist and some frenzied praise of Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver.
129: Nintendo, Please Send Us Four Mini SNES Classic Editions
Jun 29, 2017 • 67 min
Simone, Brianna, and Christina reminisce on the iPhone, which turns 10 years old. Then they flip out over the Mini SNES Classic, which Nintendo should send them four of.
128: Orwellian!
Jun 22, 2017 • 61 min
Simone is back, joining Christina and Bri to talk about Apple’s leaked presentation on leaking, and Tumblr’s conspicuous silence on Net Neutrality after Verizon’s purchase of Yahoo. Finally, what’s up with that Han Solo movie?
127: Bee Queen
Jun 15, 2017 • 65 min
As Simone is busy at E3, Christina and Brianna are joined by Ish ShaBazz. Topics this week are using blockchain to vote online, all the greatest news from E3, and the latest Uber nightmare.
126: WWDC!
Jun 9, 2017 • 86 min
This week, Brianna and Christina and joined by Jessica Dennis to discuss ALL THINGS WWDC. It’s the lightning round of Apple updates, y’all.
125: The Pretentious Man’s Android
Jun 1, 2017 • 67 min
Brianna, Christina, and Simone tackle the Essential phone, predictions for WWDC 2017, and the new TWIN PEAKS.
124: We’re Back!
May 26, 2017 • 67 min
Christina Warren is BACK, joining Brianna Wu and Simone de Rochefort to talk about the phishing attack on hospitals, the government’s move to cloud computing, and a book about bitcoin.
123: A Two-Parter, Part Two
May 18, 2017 • 54 min
Julia Alexander is BACK, joining Brianna and Simone to talk about Nintendo’s grey market problem — Brianna finally bought a Switch! Then, Tesla’s new solar roof and the phenomenon of Cars 3.
122: A Two-Parter
May 11, 2017 • 70 min
Julia Alexander joins Simone and Brianna to discuss Gizmodo’s security test, the recent Net Neutrality kerfuffle, and Snapchat’s crappy earnings.
121: Not ASMR
May 4, 2017 • 47 min
Simone, Christina, and Brianna dig into the latest phishing scheme, and spend some more time ripping into Uber and its mistakes. Then they talk The Defenders.
120: Feast of Sins
Apr 27, 2017 • 62 min
Simone, Brianna, and Christina talk about Uber’s latest terrible act, Amazon’s new Echo, and the ongoing JUICERO SAGA.
119: JuicBros
Apr 20, 2017 • 58 min
Brianna and Christina are joined by Glenn Fleishman to talk about overpriced juicers, what Facebook showed off at F8, and the demise of the mini NES and the rumors of a new mini SNES.
118: Pure Nuggets
Apr 13, 2017 • 71 min
Simone, Brianna, and Christina explore LeEco’s slow collapse, and the advent of YouTube TV. Then: the great hero of our time is revealed.
117: Death Knell Pause
Apr 6, 2017 • 65 min
Simone, Brianna, and Christina talk Apple’s mea culpa on the Mac Pro, and then Spotify’s concessions to UMG for premium music streaming. Then: Persona 5.
116: Gosh-Darn Angry!
Mar 31, 2017 • 78 min
Simone, Brianna, and Christina talk about Congress caving to pressure from carriers and ISPs, Samsung’s new Galaxy 8, and the slow death of music streaming.
115: That is the Joke
Mar 23, 2017 • 63 min
Christina, Brianna, and Simone talk about the red—crimson?—iPhone, and the new iPad. Then they take on Apple Clips, which wants to be Snapchat for the old people. Then we dig back into Mass Effect: Andromeda, now that Bri has taken a turn with it.
114: Beauty and the Matrix
Mar 16, 2017 • 65 min
Christina, Brianna, and Simone discuss the new Beats X headphones, the potential of Mass Effect: Andromeda, and Disney’s live-action Beauty and the Beast! Oh, and the Matrix reboot. Because that’s a thing.
113: Just Have Two
Mar 9, 2017 • 66 min
112: Agent G
Mar 2, 2017 • 62 min
Georgia Dow joins Brianna and Simone to talk the Nintendo Switch, some sizzling iPhone 8 rumors, and the upcoming Wolverine movie, Logan!
111: The FORCE Awakens
Feb 23, 2017 • 66 min
This time your hosts discuss Snapchat’s pending IPO. They then segue the discussion into the viral story of a former female Uber engineer’s viral blog post and what the event says about Uber and women working in tech.
110: Eff It All
Feb 16, 2017 • 87 min
Christina, Brianna, and Simone discuss the s-word in Magic Leap and the imminent troubles of virtual reality. Then they take a turn into Anil Dash’s writing on the fake free market, and Verizon’s new unlimited data plans.
109: Being the Firehose
Feb 9, 2017 • 56 min
Christina, Brianna, and Simone wonder if Vizio shouldn’t have to pay more for its privacy violations, and then dive into Twitter’s new safety measures.
108: ZuckSweat
Feb 2, 2017 • 62 min
Christina, Simone, and Brianna are joined by William Turton to discuss THE EXPLOSIVE RESULTS of ZeniMax’s lawsuit against Oculus. Then we kick that baby to the curb and talk about Microsoft cannibalizing Apple’s market share, and Apple Airpod condoms.
107: Make Me Cry
Jan 26, 2017 • 58 min
Brianna, Christina, and Simone talk Trump’s Android phone, Apple’s App Store reviews update, and how to fix the NES Classic.
106: Go Hard And Then Go Home
Jan 19, 2017 • 71 min
Brianna, Christina, and Simone talk endlessly about the highs and lows of the Nintendo Switch. Then they turn to the dying dream of Google Daydream, and talk about Brianna’s upcoming campaign.
105: I Want Socks
Jan 12, 2017 • 81 min
Christina makes a triumphant return from CES to tell Brianna and Simone all about the new tech. Then discuss the iPhone’s 10th anniversary, and the imminently upcoming Nintendo Switch.
104: A Change of Titles
Jan 5, 2017 • 63 min
Georgia Dow joins Brianna Wu and Simone de Rochefort to talk about the DOL’s lawsuit against Google, crappy beauty technology, and Medium’s change of direction.
103: Sergeant Rochefort
Dec 29, 2016 • 62 min
This week, a mysterious new host appears, Sargent Rochefort. Christina and Bri talk about Oculus’s latest train wreck: an executive caught soliciting a 15 year old. Plus, the best and worst gadgets of 2016, and a tribute to Carrie Fisher.
102: Throw Some More Cores At It
Dec 22, 2016 • 77 min
Simone, Christina, and Brianna talk about what Apple is doing with its desktop Macs, and what it’s doing with our ears! (AKA, AirPods are here.) Then they dive into the world of *Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.*
Dec 15, 2016 • 60 min
BRI IS BACK, and she joins Christina and Simone to talk about Trump’s meeting with tech leaders, and Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 recall. Then they talk about the real issues: sexy, sexy Pokemon.
100: We’re Judging
Dec 8, 2016 • 70 min
Georgia Dow joins Christina Warren, Simone de Rochefort and — surprise! — Brianna Wu for episode 100. They talk the Oculus Touch controllers, Fitbit’s purchase of Pebble, and our Amazon Go future.
99: Return of Team Old
Dec 1, 2016 • 67 min
Glenn Fleishman joins Christina Warren and Simone de Rochefort to talk about Reddit’s latest disaster, Netflix’s downloadable content, and AT&T ruining the Internet.
98: At the End
Nov 23, 2016 • 74 min
Christina and Simone are joined by Alex Cranz to talk about Facebook in China, Snap Spectacles and Heathers.
97: I’m An I-Guy
Nov 17, 2016 • 59 min
Relay FM Big Boss Stephen Hackett joins Christina and Simone for a spirited discussion on journalism, the Touch Bar, and the peach emoji.
96: Let’s Have A Normal Show
Nov 10, 2016 • 51 min
Brianna, Christina, and Simone have a normal episode where they talk about normal things such as: the PlayStation 4 Pro! Lipnet, some cool new lipreading software! X-Men movies!
95: Christina’s Layers O’Laughs
Nov 3, 2016 • 71 min
Brianna, Christina, and Simone go over the latest Apple event and delve into their impressions of the new Macbook Pro.
94: Thanks Microsoft
Oct 27, 2016 • 65 min
Christina, Brianna, and Simone tackle a fraction of a heavy week! Microsoft, ATT, Time Warner and Westworld.
93: Reported to Death
Oct 20, 2016 • 58 min
Brianna, Christina, and Simone discuss the quickly approaching new MacBooks (finally!), and talk for longer than they meant to about how Twitter could save itself. The new Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 teaser also dropped so we have a little rant!
92: A La Carte Fate
Oct 14, 2016 • 65 min
Brianna, Christina, and Simone discuss exploding Samsung phones, missing movies on Netflix, and Westworld.
91: The Virtual Reality Is
Oct 7, 2016 • 55 min
This week on Rocket, Google’s new Pixel phone, Samsung’s new problem and PlayStation’s new VR system.
90: These Memes Are Gross
Sep 29, 2016 • 56 min
Brianna, Christina, and Simone discuss Palmer Luckey’s financial backing of an alt-right meme Think Tank, and the latest iPhone-gate. Finally, they weigh in on whether Snap Inc.’s new glasses are really hideous or not!
89: Garbage Web of Privacy
Sep 22, 2016 • 74 min
Brianna, Christina, and Simone review the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7+, and then segue into the garbage web of privacy we’ve built in 2016, and how it affects MacOS Sierra. Last but certainly not least, the death of Brangelina.
88: #HotInHerreParty
Sep 16, 2016 • 74 min
Brianna, Christina, and Simone discuss the state of streaming and Nelly’s struggles with income taxes, the theft of the 24-foot Chick-Fil-A inflatable cow and Samsung.
87: Tweak and Twerk and Twunk
Sep 8, 2016 • 68 min
Glenn Fleishman joins Simone and Brianna to get down and dirty on Apple’s September Event. We talk about the fancy new camera, the loss of the headphone jack, and more spicy opinions!
86: Talk About Me to Journalism
Sep 1, 2016 • 80 min
Mikah Sargent fills in for Christina, for discussions on Transmission, the PS4 Slim and Dead or Alive.
85: Die on the Daddy Hill
Aug 25, 2016 • 83 min
Christina, Brianna, and Simone discuss Bloomberg’s latest Apple Watch report, and bid goodbye to John Gruber’s notes app, Vesper. Then they accidentally devolve into a deep discussion on Daddy and the Discourse.
84: My Cool Aunt
Aug 18, 2016 • 67 min
Brianna, Christina, and Simone talk about sports coming to your Apple TV via Twitter, and Tim Cook’s interview in the Washington Post. Finally, we talk about the new Rogue One trailer and our excitement!
83: Suddenly EDM
Aug 11, 2016 • 61 min
The Rocket hosts talk about Macbook Pro rumors and some of the exaggerations about the new MBP’s abilities. Then they talk about No Man’s Sky and Stranger Things.
82: iPhone Size Queen
Aug 4, 2016 • 78 min
Brianna, Christina, and Simone talk about the new Xbox One S then fall into phone fatigue and finally wrap things up talking about the new Snapchat, I mean Instagram.
81: Slackmaster G
Jul 28, 2016 • 66 min
Christina, Simone, and Brianna keep things apolitical in a discussion about the DNC hacks and the meaning of privacy. Then they segue into game developers’ critiques of the Universal Windows Platform and bid goodbye to Marissa Mayer’s tenure at Yahoo.
80: Our Eff Bomb Episode
Jul 21, 2016 • 85 min
Christina, Simone, and Brianna talk about the rumored iPhone 7 leaks, and then take a scenic tour of hell discussing Twitter’s reaction to Leslie Jones’ harassment.
79: Pokémon Go, Going, Gone
Jul 14, 2016 • 66 min
This week, Simone, Brianna, and Christina talk about the Pokémon craze that is sweeping the world (again), as well as the safety concerns. Then, talk turns to Magic Leap and the promise of augmented reality.
78: When Your Product is a Punchline
Jul 7, 2016 • 63 min
This week: Tesla, Apple, Snapchat and … Blackberry. Seriously; that last one isn’t a weird typo.
77: That’s Non-Trivial
Jun 30, 2016 • 61 min
A very sick Simone powers through with Christina and Brianna, discussing the Ghostbusters VR experience in Times Square, technologically sophisticated cars, and finally the debate killing the headphone jack. And yes, we tried Mac N’ Cheetos.
Jun 24, 2016 • 68 min
This week on Rocket, your deeply wounded hosts discuss Apple’s decision to kill off the Thunderbolt display, macOS Sierra and the HTC Vive, then Christina gets misty-eyed over TomSwift.
75: Live from AltConf 2016
Jun 16, 2016 • 48 min
Live from AltConf 2016, Bri and Christina were joined by Mikah Sargent and Rene Ritchie to talk about Apple’s WWDC announcements.
74: Pirate Reform
Jun 10, 2016 • 62 min
Serenity Caldwell joins Bri and Simone to discuss App Store updates and Nest’s ongoing leadership crisis. Then Simone ardently defends Warcraft from the Haters.
73: Big Sister is Watching
Jun 2, 2016 • 75 min
Christina, Brianna, and Simone discuss the impacts of Apple switching to a triennial release cycle, as well as the rumors MacBook Pro with an OLED panel on the keyboard. Finally, they discuss the kerfuffle over Star Wars: Rogue One.
72: Obliterating Children
May 26, 2016 • 78 min
Brianna, Simone, and Christina discuss Microsoft’s new Xboxes and consumer trust, then veer into the tawdry world of the Peter Thiel and Hulk Hogan’s lawsuit against Gawker.
71: Compulsory Heterosexuality
May 19, 2016 • 71 min
Christina, Brianna, and Simone discuss Google I/O and whether they’re eating enough of Google dog food, plus the newly released Captain America: Civil War and how it stands up even under all those superheroes.
70: Christina Drops the Eff Bomb
May 12, 2016 • 79 min
Mikah Sargent joins Christina Warren and Simone de Rochefort to talk anxiety about app updates, and what it means that Apple would consider ending music downloads. Plus: why you should watch Twin Peaks!
69: A Thousand Miles An Hour Into Punville
May 5, 2016 • 70 min
In a slow news week, Brianna, Christina, and Simone go over their most anticipated WWDC rumors, and then discuss the most important news of 2016: Channing Tatum’s Las Vegas live show.
68: Death of a Unicorn
Apr 28, 2016 • 77 min
Christina, Brianna, and Simone hammer another nail into the FBI vs. Apple coffin, then discuss whether Theranos can survive the most recent CMS report. Finally they dig into Apple’s second quarter earnings and where the company could go next.
67: Push Your Own Dongle
Apr 21, 2016 • 60 min
This week the hosts of Rocket lament the future console wars, discuss Apple’s security promises, and see their dreams come true.
66: 1337 Stopped Being Cool
Apr 14, 2016 • 50 min
This week is action-packed with F8, that weird new Kindle, swatting and VR follow-up all on the docket!
65: Release the Volcano
Apr 8, 2016 • 80 min
This week, Simone shares her experience with the HTC Vive and the Oculus Rift. Christina expresses concerns over the Internet of Things, and Bri opens an investigation.
64: Mister Doctorow
Apr 2, 2016 • 55 min
Microsoft’s showing off the HoloLens again, Oculus Rift reviews are here and the FBI broke into the San Bernardino iPhone. It’s Rocket time!
63: That’s Actually Not a Terrible Point
Mar 26, 2016 • 64 min
This week in accelerated geek conversation: the iPhone SE, new iPad Pro, the lack of updated Macs and the turmoil that seems to be brewing at Nest before Simone breaks some bad news about a part of her history.
62: The Constant March Forward
Mar 17, 2016 • 81 min
This week, the Rocket trio talk Apple rumors and the PlayStation VR before being joined by Brett Gaylor from Mozilla to talk about encryption.
61: A Lot of Cooks in the Kitchen
Mar 10, 2016 • 64 min
This week in accelerated geek conversation: OS X ransomware, new Samsung phones, Android N and Ghostbusters!
60: Full Disclosure
Mar 3, 2016 • 66 min
This week, Christina breaks a story a possible software acquisition by Kanye, Bri talks about the HTC Vive and Simone sings the intro to the iCloud segment.
59: Tim Cook for President
Feb 25, 2016 • 70 min
The show opens with some exciting news from Simone. 🎉 Then, more news about the FBI’s fight with Apple and Tim Cook’s interview on ABC, followed by the Freewrite word processor and Samsung 837.
58: You Can’t Not
Feb 18, 2016 • 80 min
This week, Apple squares off against the FBI over iPhone encryption, Vulkan’s impact on game development and Deadpool.
57: Never See the Light of Day
Feb 11, 2016 • 59 min
Amazon’s Lumberyard, Twitter’s quarterly results and Formation are all on the list for this week’s Rocket.
56: The Home of my Soul
Feb 7, 2016 • 67 min
Simone is back from Texas, and things get weird before Bri gets the show back on track. On the topic list? iPhone users getting the dreaded Error 53, possible changes at Twitter, how Bri tips Uber drivers, and the new Taylor Swift app.
55: A Heart On for the iPad
Jan 28, 2016 • 76 min
This week, Christina and Bri are joined by Mikah Sargent to talk about Apple’s Q1 results, the current state of Twitter and a new wireless broadband service named Starry.
54: The Faceless Protagonist
Jan 21, 2016 • 80 min
This week, the Rocket trio discuss Crave, Brave and Music Memos, which unfortunately kind of messed up that rhyme.
53: Slowly Melting Into a Pile of Goo
Jan 14, 2016 • 70 min
This week on Rocket: earbuds from the future, VR porn and Mr. Robot.
52: A Tank For Every Family
Jan 7, 2016 • 65 min
January is here, and that means its time for CES. This year, it brings new car tech, foldable displays, the Oculus Rift and weird appliances.
51: Kylo Ren is a Complete Millennial
Dec 31, 2015 • 87 min
Christina makes everyone jealous of her vacation and Simone has a family crisis before the Rocket crew get down to business and talk about Theranos, Twitter’s new head of diversity, and — after the sounding of the spoiler horn — The Force Awakens.
50: Vapors of Memory
Dec 23, 2015 • 76 min
This week, Simone and Bri are joined by Marco Rogers to talk encryption, developing within constraints and some notable products that thrived — or died — in 2015.
49: Messenger Dolphin
Dec 17, 2015 • 72 min
This week, Team Rocket talks Swagways and self-driving cars before having a conversation about the characters portrayed in Jessica Jones. (Don’t worry, the spoiler horn is fired before it gets too serious.)
48: Split the Cells
Dec 10, 2015 • 78 min
This week, the Rocket trio tackle’s Apple’s Smart Battery Case and its hump, the Apple TV and its App Store, before talking about SNL’s recent skit about female tech reporters.
47: The Final SB Discussion
Dec 3, 2015 • 89 min
This week, Brianna, Simone and Christina are joined by Amy Jane Gruber and Guy English for a conversation about recent abusive events toward writers in the Apple community.
46: Curiosity and Wonder
Nov 28, 2015 • 65 min
Simone and Christina are joined by Nicole Lazzaro to talk about her upcoming VR game, “Follow the White Rabbit,” before discussing Magic Leap’s roadmap and PS4 Remote Play.
45: Terminated in Adele’s Mouth
Nov 21, 2015 • 62 min
The iPad Pro is out, but there are lots of questions from a development perspective. Windows Phone is doing … not well. Lastly, Adele’s album isn’t available for streaming, but that’s not what killed Rdio.
44: Church of Simonetology
Nov 12, 2015 • 75 min
iPad Pro reviews are out, but Bri is happy with her 12-inch MacBook. Lady Pitch Night leads to a discussion of valuation, funding, and pitching, before the trio discuss Evie Frye and Lara Croft.
43: The Next Big Thing
Nov 5, 2015 • 70 min
Christina isn’t dead, which is good, as this week’s topics include the new Apple TV, why hearts on Twitter really don’t matter, and Jem and the Holograms.
42: I Don’t Want to See Real Life
Oct 29, 2015 • 76 min
Brianna and Simone are joined by Yasmine Evjen to talk about the Nexus 6P and Android Marshmallow, Brianna’s involvement in the SXSW disaster, The New York Times; Google Cardboard program, and Christina’s trip to the afterlife.
41: That’s my Safe Word
Oct 22, 2015 • 80 min
This week: Christina’s interview with Jony Ive, Anna Wintour and Andrew Bolton, the Surface Book, Samsung’s Gear VR and YouTube Red.
40: Sweater Weather & iMac Season
Oct 15, 2015 • 94 min
This week, Simone and Christina are joined by Sabrina Wood to talk about new iMacs, Twitter’s layoffs and then relive some glory days gone by.
39: Dredging up the Gems
Oct 8, 2015 • 74 min
Simone, Christina and Bri dive into this week’s Microsoft event, including the Surface Book and HoloLens before talking about Twitter Moments … and McDonald’s all-day breakfast menu.
38: Red Carpet Ready
Oct 1, 2015 • 74 min
After a very … special … reading, the Rocket trio dive into Peeple, OS X El Capitan, Metal on the Mac, note taking applications, and Bri’s time at the Oculus Connect 2 event and reflections on the future of the gaming industry.
37: Special Kind of Octopus
Sep 24, 2015 • 79 min
This week, Christina and Simone are joined by Serenity Caldwell to talk about the iPhone 6S, share stories of murdered iPhones, and discuss the Pebble Time Round before getting excited for season 2 of Serial.
36: The Wheel Works Better
Sep 18, 2015 • 74 min
This week on the Rocket docket: iOS 9, Simone’s ancient iPad, content blockers, Apple News, XOXO and more.
35: The Gorilla Arm Problem
Sep 11, 2015 • 68 min
This week, Christina, Simone and Bri talk about this week’s Apple announcements.
34: Fine Piece of Machinery
Sep 4, 2015 • 45 min
This week, Brianna, Christina, and a post-PAX Simone talk about iOS 9’s new transit data, Google’s new logo, and new reports about the NSA and Apple.
33: Beyond Stoked
Aug 25, 2015 • 72 min
This week, the Rocket crew discuss Twitter’s handling of politicians’ deleted tweets, Samsung’s new crop of phones, and Windows 95’s birthday.
32: Frankenkeyboards
Aug 20, 2015 • 73 min
This week on Rocket: the Ashley Madison data dump, iPad Pro rumors, and the recent Windows 10 dustup.
31: Hire the Right Millennials
Aug 13, 2015 • 78 min
After some very important Hand Grenade follow-up, Simone, Christina and Bri discuss Alphabet, Beats’ place in technology and fashion, Christina’s SXSW pitch, and Tinder’s Twitter meltdown.
30: A Beautiful Disaster
Aug 8, 2015 • 67 min
This week, the Rocket crew talk about Christina’s One Direction experience, how Android can move forward from recent security vulnerabilities and ongoing carrier woes, Reddit’s banning of a group of offensive subreddits and Time’s article about VR.
29: Security Through Obesity
Jul 30, 2015 • 70 min
This week, Brianna, Christina, and Simone discuss car DJ etiquette, Windows 10, and Planned Parenthood’s website being hacked before wrapping up with a conversation about Bond. James Bond.
28: We Vote With Our Dollars
Jul 23, 2015 • 69 min
Simone’s dislike of scary movies, Christina’s article on the recent AshelyMadison hack and the return of Google Glass before getting into the recent drama on Twitter and at Gawker.
27: That Was a Space Joke, By The Way
Jul 16, 2015 • 71 min
26: Cloudy Hellscape
Jul 9, 2015 • 76 min
This week your Rocketeers tackle the drama over at Reddit, freak out about giant fighting robots, and consider the problem of special effects looking just too good.
25: The Paradox of Choice
Jul 2, 2015 • 68 min
This week, Bri, Christina and Simone compare notes on Apple Music before talking about Google’s stance on revenge porn and the new Steve Jobs movie trailer.
24: Peak Christina
Jun 26, 2015 • 70 min
Bri, Christina and Simone discuss Apple removing Apps containing the confederate flag from the App Store, Talyor Swift laying the smack down on Apple (obviously), and Christina’s Seinfeld crusade.
23: Guardian of the Velociraptors
Jun 18, 2015 • 60 min
This week your terrific trio discuss Uber paying expenses for drivers, new Ghostbusters toys for girls, and Jurassic World.
22: On Demand Lifestyle
Jun 10, 2015 • 82 min
Following WWDC 2015, Simone joins Brianna and Christina (who are recording together in person), to talk about Apple Music, Metal, and Christina’s interview of Tim Cook.
21: Never Leave Us Again
Jun 4, 2015 • 86 min
Christina return to talk to Simone and Bri about Google I/O, how Apple could strengthen Siri, and Tim Cook’s privacy speech, before controversial opinions about Star Wars are shared.
20: The Hiking Simulator
May 28, 2015 • 86 min
This week Brianna and Simone are joined by John Siracusa. They talk about the potential future of virtual reality in gaming and computing, strings of text that can crash iMessage, and have a spoiler-free discussion of ‘Tomorrowland’.
19: Destructa X
May 21, 2015 • 69 min
This week your terrific trio talk about Taylor Swift Twitter faves, Virtual Reality adult entertainment, ATP’s struggle with gender balance, and Taylor Swift’s new music video.
May 14, 2015 • 82 min
Once your hosts finish an epic bus and alcohol intro, they get in to discussing app design for the Apple Watch, Bri’s Watch swap and the Jem and Holograms trailer.
17: I Can Run for President!
May 7, 2015 • 87 min
This week Christina get’s to (finally) talk about getting her own Apple Watch, before your hosts discuss Carly Fiorina’s Presidential run, the struggle for women running tech companies, using Periscope to watch boxing, and Avengers: Age of Ultron.
16: Burnt Out from Microsoft
Apr 30, 2015 • 84 min
After Christina is freed from the Microsoft Build Keynote, she joins Brianna and Simone to talk about the announcements from the event and Bri’s thoughts on the Apple Watch, before the Jared Leto Joker photo sends them down a pit of Batman Movie sadness.
15: Have You Not Heard about My Frog Suit?
Apr 25, 2015 • 72 min
After a dramatic reading from a very peculiar book, your trio of hosts go on to discuss Google’s ‘Project Fi’ and the value of streaming video services.
14: The Eloquence
Apr 17, 2015 • 92 min
This week your terrific trio discuss the Apple Watch as a gaming platform, how the Surface 3 compares to the MacBook and Simone introduces Christina and Brianna to Volleyball Manga.
13: Is Gold Best?
Apr 11, 2015 • 96 min
This week on Rocket your hosts are back to discuss Apple Watch reviews (and the order process), Christina’s review of the new MacBook and how Orange is the New Black portrays female sexuality.
12: CYAT
Apr 5, 2015 • 80 min
This week, after a story of a super-creepy PR campaign, your intrepid trio discuss OnLive shutting down, Facebook’s ‘On this Day’ feature and Fast and Furious 7.
11: PDF Slumber Party
Mar 26, 2015 • 82 min
This time on Rocket, your hosts debate the merits of the new Linux Code of Conduct, despair at Ted Cruz’s domain name problems, get pumped up over the new Mission Impossible trailer, and discuss the good and bad parts of dog ownership.
10: Professional Alcohol Chaperone
Mar 20, 2015 • 74 min
After discussing the trials and tribulations of fake ID’s, this week’s episode focuses on the Ellen Pao trial, Mattel’s new creepy Barbie doll and the controversial Batgirl cover.
9: Channing Tatum Saves Feminism
Mar 12, 2015 • 86 min
After Bri and Simone question if Christina is a robot, your terrific trio discuss HBO Now and it’s potential effect on the TV industry, whether the MacBook’s new design makes for a usable laptop and they consider the uses and aesthetics of the Apple Watch
8: Holy Cats!
Mar 5, 2015 • 66 min
This week your terrific trio discuss the latest rulings on Net Neutrality, take a look at the products coming out of MWC and Christina tries to convince everyone why The Bachelor is the greatest TV Show on earth. Oh yeah, they also discuss ‘The Dress’…
7: Serial Kickstarter Backer
Feb 26, 2015 • 92 min
This week, your terrific trio freak out after Bri drops some huge Jem news. Once balance is restored they discuss Lenovo’s Superfish debacle, consider the Pebble Time as a serious smartwatch competitor and look at how the internet is changing journalism.
6: Next Gen Trash TV
Feb 19, 2015 • 84 min
After planning an elaborate 3DS heist, your terrific trio listen to Christina’s incredible impressions, take turns pronouncing ‘Aluminium’ (because of the Jony Ive profile), discuss Sony’s recent course change and review Better Caul Saul.
5: Gravely in the Wrong
Feb 12, 2015 • 79 min
Your favourite Left Shark aficionados are back to talk about how the daily show revolutionised the web and the way we consume TV, what the FCC are up to with Net Neutrality and Sony breaks Bri’s heart.
4: I Cannot Be Left Shark
Feb 5, 2015 • 84 min
A fight breaks out on Rocket this week, as your intredpid hosts try to decide which one of them is the ‘Left Shark’ After this, Christina fills us in on what happened at TUAW, Brianna ponders driverless Taxis and Simone gives her superbowl recap.
3: Representative Warren Has No Comment
Jan 30, 2015 • 71 min
Rocket is firing on all thrusters this week! Simone tells us if Microsoft’s bold new iOS apps make them relevant in mobile again. Brianna argues the Ghostbusting industry should hire more women. Christina analyzes Riot’s new psychological tricks for DOTA.
2: Truly Outrageous
Jan 26, 2015 • 78 min
Your intrepid hosts are joined by Isometric’s Georgia Dow to lay the smack down about what’s going on at Microsoft, debate whether you should be able to really ‘feel’ your video games and finally prove why ‘Jem and the Holograms’ is a TV show that inspire
1: Pilot
Jan 19, 2015 • 74 min
Countdown to Launch! In the pilot episode, Bri tells the heartwarming story of Christina writing an article that ruined her life, Simone explains why no one her age will buy a 3D printed car, and why Ant Man has the potential not to suck.