Category Archives: Episode Links

PTJ 376: Retro Fever

El Kaiser and J.D. take a walk down a repaved Memory Lane on this installment of Pop Tech Jam, discussing the growing public interest in old 20th-century analog treasures like film cameras, vinyl records — and “X-Men” cartoons. Later in the show, El Kaiser reviews a pair of sleek wooden headphones, the Meze 99 Noir model. All this and more here on PTJ 376!

PTJ 375: AI Heats Up

El Kaiser and J.D. discuss the Humane AI pin’s public release and its flameout with critics and consumers. But there’s no slowing the wave of AI-enhanced products hurtling into the world, so this week’s episode ponders just a few of them — and the impact on life as we know it at the moment. All this and more on PTJ 375!

PTJ 374: BADGE IN

On this episode of Pop Tech Jam, El Kaiser shares his love for Star Trek: Strange New Worlds. J.D. keeps the Trek vibe going with a short news roundup that includes a report on Humane’s new $700 wearable AI pin that brings to mind a Next Generation communicator badge — with a whole lot of AI under the hood. Beam up for PTJ 374!

PTJ 373: THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF ROBO-WEEBLE

On this week’s extra=chatty episode of Pop Tech Jam, El Kaiser and J.D. discuss the New York Police Department’s new security robot on patrol in Times Square, as well as new artificial voice technology, iOS 17, sassy chatbots, the end of the Netflix DVDs and much more. Order yourself up a pizza and have a listen to PTJ 373!

PTJ 372: Nothin’ But Bluesky Do I See

El Kaiser and J.D. discuss life after the Bird-Themed Microblogging-Service-Turned-24th-Letter-Of-The-Alphabet platform, as well as reviews of the new biography of said platform’s owner. Also in the news: A big cyberattack in Las Vegas, cable spats and a possible preview of interoperability in messaging platforms. All this and more as we prepare for Audio Interface October here on PTJ 372!

PTJ 371: RIDE OF THE VALKYRIES

As August winds down and product announcements are scarce, El Kaiser dives into Season 1 of Only Murders in the Building for a properly depicted New York City apartment-living experience. In the meantime, J.D. reads up on the latest in drones ‘n’ cloud headlines, as well as news of the continuing nostalgia for the Atari 2600. All this and more on PTJ 371!

“Only Murders in the Building” (Hulu)
Walmart and Wing set to expand drone delivery together in Dallas metro (Wing blog)
A.I. Brings the Robot Wingman to Aerial Combat (The New York Times)
Updates to our storage policy on Dropbox Advanced (Dropbox blog)
Apple Bets on Revamped iPad Pro to Reignite Sluggish Tablet Sales (Bloomberg)
‘We’re Winning’: Apple Formally Endorses Right to Repair Legislation After Spending Millions Fighting It (404 Media)
Max To Offer 24/7 Live News Streaming Service With “CNN Max”
Launching On September 27 As Part Of An Open Beta In U.S. (Warner Brothers Discovery Press Room)
Amazon Luna and LG Electronics team up to launch Luna on LG Smart TVs (Amazon Luna blog)
Atari launches replica 2600 console to go with all its replica 2600 cartridges (Ars Technica)

PTJ 370: SPACE WARS AND MOON BASES

Which is better — paying big bucks for the in-theater movie experience, or waiting a couple months and watching the flick at home? Are streaming services jacking their monthly prices too high for the average consumer? What’s with all this renewed global interest in the Moon and what’s going on with our Mars missions? And: are we ready to see holiday merch for sale while we’re in Back to School shopping mode? El Kaiser and J.D. discuss all of these pressing topics — and more — on Episode 370 of Pop Tech Jam!

PTJ 369: Think Pink

On this episode of Pop Tech Jam, El Kaiser shares his love of My Hero Academia and open-backed headphones for audio-mixing. Meanwhile, J.D. goes to a movie theater for the first time since 2019 to observe the fuss over the Barbie movie — a film that seems to be outperforming both Tom Cruise and Harrison Ford this summer. All this and more on PTJ 369!

PTJ 368: “Quadio! Hie thee hither to Threads!”

On this episode of Pop Tech Jam, El Kaiser and J. D. discuss the potential impact of the current writers’ and actors’ strikes on the entertainment industry, as well as the emergence of Threads as a challenge to Twitter in the micro-blogging Thunderdome. And, ever the sonic connoisseur, El Kaiser also explores the modern-era revival of an old 1970s audio format: Quadrophonic surround sound. All this and more on Episode 368!

Links to Things We Mentioned

PTJ 367: Sounding Off!

On this week’s episode, El Kaiser and J.D. ruminate on flimsy smartphones and even flimsier superhero movies. And El Kaiser offers advice to a PTJ listener about finding an affordable microphone for podcasting at home.

Links to Things We Mentioned in the Episode:
Shure Microphones
Yeti Microphones
RIP to my Pixel Fold: Dead after four days (Ars Technica)
How the Marvel Cinematic Universe Swallowed Hollywood (The New Yorker)