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The tech world changes by the minute. Stay up to date with Kim Komando, award-winning radio show host, nationally syndicated columnist and digital lifestyle expert. Kim brings you insider secrets to protect yourself online, make money from home, secure your devices, avoid scams and more.

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The tech world changes by the minute. Stay up to date with Kim Komando, award-winning radio show host, nationally syndicated columnist and digital lifestyle expert. Kim brings you insider secrets to protect yourself online, make money from home, secure your devices, avoid scams and more.

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Safety during COVID-19 online

By Meester Nurse - Mar 24 2020
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Thanks for all the good banking info to utilize during our downtime at home during this virus scare. You’re great! Be well, please.

Too many commercials

By unhappy listener 0001 - Nov 12 2019
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Realize the economics of presenting a podcast show. However, the advertising became to much for me...so I deleted the podcast.

iTunes Ratings

303 Ratings
Average Ratings
239
35
5
12
12

Safety during COVID-19 online

By Meester Nurse - Mar 24 2020
Read more
Thanks for all the good banking info to utilize during our downtime at home during this virus scare. You’re great! Be well, please.

Too many commercials

By unhappy listener 0001 - Nov 12 2019
Read more
Realize the economics of presenting a podcast show. However, the advertising became to much for me...so I deleted the podcast.
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Tech You Should Know

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The tech world changes by the minute. Stay up to date with Kim Komando, award-winning radio show host, nationally syndicated columnist and digital lifestyle expert. Kim brings you insider secrets to protect yourself online, make money from home, secure your devices, avoid scams and more.

Rank #1: 3 things that every Apple fan needs to know

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Every year we wait in anticipation to hear what new Apple products are coming. We talk to expert Rob Walch with Libsyn about the latest Apple rumor mill. Expect to see new AirPods with rumored health benefits, not to mention that men over 45 will particularly love them, and you won't believe why! You’ll hear about the new MacBook Pro, the 6K display, a service they are calling the "Netflix of News" and other new gadgets from Apple. Plus - we give advice on how to become a successful podcaster.

Feb 20 2019

40mins

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Rank #2: Is Amazon’s Alexa listening and recording more than you realize?

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Is Alexa spying on you? Your personal voice assistant might be a double agent. It works for you by answering questions and making life easier. She’s also working for Amazon collecting information.

You can listen to everything Amazon has stored away and delete your past. You might have growing privacy concerns.

In this free Komando on Demand podcast, you’ll hear how to listen to everything you have said to Alexa and how to the delete the recordings.

Jun 01 2018

19mins

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Rank #3: Can meditation apps really help your body, mind and spirit? Here’s the science.

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Trouble sleeping? Anxious? Depressed? You’re not alone. What if the relief you needed was right at your fingertips? Mobile meditation apps have been popping up and many are turning to them for relief. But are they really worthwhile and effective? In this Komando On Demand podcast, Kim will share some valuable insight to decide whether these apps are worth checking out - and why.

Dec 12 2018

32mins

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Rank #4: Travel tips: Don't get hacked, scammed or tracked

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Whether you're traveling for business or pleasure, you're a prime target for hackers, scammers and identity theft. Learn crucial safety practices to protect your wallet, privacy, bank account and home. In this episode, you'll get useful, actionable tips and tricks to stay safe.

Jul 12 2019

29mins

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Rank #5: U.S. to deploy border protection tech used for rhinos in Africa

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What do protecting rhinos and our border have in common? Black market and violence. In an effort to stop these criminal activities, advanced technology was created. You’ll learn how rhino poaching was reduced by 96%, and how this advanced technology is helping protect school shootings and border control.

Jul 19 2018

40mins

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Rank #6: The secret of success: Building sustainable habits

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What's the key to success? Habits! In this episode of Komando On Demand, Kim brings you truly life-changing stories and tips from highly motivated movers and shakers. Meet VU Dream founder and podcaster Mark Metry, as well as CEO and renowned attorney Joseph Harary. They chat with Kim about how they became successful and what they did to get there. By the end of this podcast, you'll be loaded with tools to guide your own transformation.

Jan 07 2020

46mins

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Rank #7: Apps that are tracking you and stealing your data

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Have you ever had an app ask you to access your phone's location? How about the app that wants access to your smartphone camera and contact list. It has become second nature to share this info with the app, but did you ever stop to think: where does all this data go? Our lives are being tracked and sold to companies. In this podcast you will learn who is tracking you, how they can get to your personal information and most importantly where your data is being sent.

Jan 16 2019

25mins

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Rank #8: Dangers of Making Your House a Smart Home

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What new “smart” gadgets will be under your tree this year? Smart TVs, refrigerators and more sure can make our lives easier and more enjoyable. Pretty soon everything in our home will use smart technology. As exciting as it is, there are dangers you need to be aware of. From the archives of Komando on demand, Kim talks about the warning signs as technology takes over!

Nov 28 2017

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Rank #9: What you need to know about the 5G revolution

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The future may get here faster than we think, as the world races toward 5G wireless technology. 5G will be faster, revolutionary and could even fight terrorism? This is much more than a just an upgrade; it could allow for driverless cars and smart cities. It will be unlike anything the world has seen before. Will this breakthrough come at a cost to your health, increasing the risk of disease and disorders? In this Komando on Demand podcast, Kim looks at why 5G is both astonishing and dangerous.

Jan 02 2019

30mins

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Rank #10: The season the Phoenix Suns never saw coming

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When pro sports organizations canceled games for the foreseeable future, players packed up and went home. But the Phoenix Suns carried on the season in an unconventional way: Streaming virtual games through NBA 2K20 on Twitch. They got the stream up and running overnight, and millions and millions of viewers tuned in. Kim talks with Suns Chief Marketing and Communications Officer Dean Stoyer about how they pulled it all together.

May 12 2020

33mins

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Rank #11: Can your phone cause cancer or ADHD?

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They used to say smoking was not harmful to our health. Today, researchers and doctors are warning about radio frequency radiation, but are we listening? Don’t miss this Komando On Demand FREE podcast as I talk to the researchers behind the film “Generation Zapped,” an eye-opening documentary about the health risks caused by RF frequencies.

Nov 30 2017

35mins

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Rank #12: Your smart TV is spying on you

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Do you have or did you just get a “smart” TV? Most new models have smart technology, which mean your TV will connect to the Internet. It also means you’re a target for hackers. Listen to my Komando On Demand FREE podcast to hear why you should be worried and what you can do about it.

Jan 05 2018

21mins

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Rank #13: 3 ways to search the web without Google tracking you.

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Google saves your search history and tracks what you click online. If you need a break from the surveillance, you have options. You can use a search engine that does not mark your every move. Click here to listen to my free Komando on Demand podcast for three ways to hunt the internet that you may find refreshing.

Apr 25 2018

13mins

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Rank #14: Hidden cameras are watching: Privacy in the digital age

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Hidden cameras are everywhere, and if you're concerned about your privacy on vacation ... you should be. More and more travelers are finding cameras in rentals and hotels — often hidden in unexpected places. Kim shares why spy cameras have become so commonplace, how to spot them, and what to do if you've been recorded without your say.

Jul 26 2019

34mins

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Rank #15: You won’t believe robocallers' latest schemes! Here are ways you can outsmart them

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You’ve heard them – the annoying robotic calls that try to scam you with free vacations or false threats from the IRS. In fact, it is estimated that scammers make 2.5 billion robocalls in one month alone. This poses a very real risk to consumers as it gets harder to identify and avoid malicious automated calls. In this Komando on Demand podcast, you’ll learn how to protect yourself and your family from falling victim to these tricky and downright dangerous phone calls.

Sep 14 2017

22mins

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Rank #16: 7 things you should never do online

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Most of us use the internet every day. Are you putting much thought into what you are doing? Your online activity can have a dramatic impact on your life and your family’s security. Click here to listen to my free Komando on Demand podcast for the 7 things you should never do online.

May 16 2018

17mins

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Rank #17: SEO tips to get your website to the top of Google search - How a baker turned her passion into a successful business

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Kim Komando talks to Heather Lloyd-Martin, who's been featured in Forbes and Entrepreneur magazine and many others about using Search Engine Optimization to get to the top of Google's search results. How a lady turned her passion for baking into a business that makes over $200K a year. Plus, hot tips to hack-proof your life.

Dec 27 2019

31mins

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Rank #18: Avoid work-from-home scams and make money with legitimate jobs

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You see work-from-home ads everywhere, from roadside posters to online pop-up ads. Are they a legitimate way to make money? The answer is complicated. In this episode of Komando on Demand, Kim takes a look at work-at-home scams and horror stories about honest people who just wanted to earn a little extra cash. Listen and learn from their mistakes.

Aug 23 2019

29mins

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Rank #19: Apple's new iPhone 11, online safety tips from a hacker, 20 ways to make money online

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Apple unveiled its new fall product lineup, including the iPhone 11, and Kim answers your top 5 questions. Amazon's relationship with local police forces is growing through the Ring doorbell video network, and it could impact your privacy. Meet a white-hat hacker who shows Kim just how easy it is to fall victim to a phishing scam ⁠— and she's got the pro tips on how to stay safe. Plus, a startup CEO fighting crime in neighborhoods across the country. And 20 ways to make extra cash online, on your schedu

Sep 13 2019

42mins

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Rank #20: How businesses are pivoting amid the pandemic

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For nearly 50 years, enthusiasts from all over the world have flocked to the Barrett-Jackson collector car auctions. But the global pandemic hit, and now a crowd of people is off the table. Kim talks to Craig Jackson, Barrett-Jackson Chairman and CEO, about how they can capture that amazing auction energy online.

Plus, meet a bakery owner who turned his business upside down in two days, transforming his company from an in-person destination to a mail-order baking service.

May 05 2020

41mins

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Work from home scams & how to spot real jobs

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We all know people who have fallen for a scam of one kind or another — and work from home scams are some of the most convincing, and dangerous, ones out there. In this episode, Kim brings you the shocking details of real online job scams, red flags you should look out for and success stories of people who found the real thing and made big money.

Aug 07 2020

25mins

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Online banking: How to safely manage your finances, digitally

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What do you do when you get a physical check? Say goodbye to driving to the bank to deposit it. Now, you can just fire up your banking app, sign, snap a few pictures and that’s it. But do you know how to set yourself up to bank online the safe way? Kim's got all the steps you need to know.

Aug 04 2020

26mins

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5 unbelievable Dark Web stories

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There are 15 billion stolen logins swirling around the Dark Web, and you can bet at least one of yours is included. Kim dives into this mysterious, insidious corner of the internet with security consultant and convicted hacker Kevin Mitnick. Hear five shocking, scary and totally true stories of dangers lurking on the Dark Web. From Navy sailors to 16-year-old students, anyone can be a target. Luckily, Kim is here to guide you with practical ways to protect yourself.

Jul 31 2020

39mins

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Small biz 101: How to market your company on social media

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It doesn't matter if you bring in millions a year or put all your effort into just keeping your small business running — you need to market your business online. With so many digital channels, how do you get the most bang for your digital marketing buck? Kim talks to Jeremy Wood of Hootsuite about using social media to connect with your audience. Mike Huber of Vertical Measures tells us about using social media to build an "owned" audience.

Jul 28 2020

27mins

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Feeling stressed? Tech to help you relax

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Businesses have closed for good. Many people are struggling with the idea of months more of working from home. Others are still out of a job. The pandemic shows no signs of slowing down in some cities. Times are stressful, so Kim is taking a look at how technology can help you slow down, relax and release the stress.

Jul 24 2020

37mins

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Hitting the road: Life in an RV

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Have you ever had a dream of selling everything for the freedom of the open road? How would you get the internet or entertainment like TV? What about email and staying in touch with family? Regular vacations are off the table this summer, but RVs have never been hotter. This is the story of Jackie and Hal, a couple that sold everything to live in an RV that they fondly call the bus. Learn how they did it, from buying the right RV to making their marriage work 24/7 in a small confined space.

Jul 21 2020

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Cybersecurity: The myths you need to stop believing

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More than half of Americans are working from home, and cybersecurity is on our minds more than ever. Most remote workers are confident their systems are secure, but recent numbers show about half are using their personal computers — which aren't protected the way in-office systems are. Kim talks with Charles Henderson, Global Partner and Head of IBM's X-Force Red, about common security myths and the truth you need to know.

Jul 17 2020

40mins

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Bonus episode: Full hour of The Kim Komando Show

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This week's exclusive episode of Komando On Demand is a full hour of The Kim Komando national radio show. Listen on your schedule on the Komando Community. Try it free for 30 days at getkim.com. In this hour, governments around the world have been scrambling to get contact tracing apps on smartphones to track the spread of COVID-19. We’ll tell you why it’s not working. Plus, Amazon is close to a major milestone on the stock market. And dozens of models of routers are vulnerable to being hacked. Find out if yours is on the list.

Jul 14 2020

35mins

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Social media success: The tricks you need to know

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In the never-ending noise that is social media, how do you stand out? That's the question business owners and entrepreneurs are asking. Kim talks to top technology influencer Evan Kirstel about ways to shine in a crowded social world. And learn the biggest mistakes to avoid if you're trying to build your brand.

Jul 10 2020

41mins

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How a YouTube product reviewer made $40K in a month

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Ever wonder how people make money on YouTube? How about making money selling stuff on Amazon and taking a commission off those sales? Sean Cannell combined both and is making $40,000 a month reviewing cameras and accessories. His widely popular ThinkMedia YouTube channel has about 1.2 million subscribers. Learn how he grew his online business and what it takes to do the same yourself.

Jul 08 2020

45mins

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Financial freedom: Tips, advice and inspiration

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Happy July 4th! In honor of Independence Day, hear from inspiring folks who have struck out on their own and achieved their own financial independence. Get some ideas and inspiration to be your own boss and make money on your terms.

Jul 03 2020

44mins

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Flipping flea market finds to a six-figure income

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Do you enjoy rifling through the treasures at flea markets, garage sales, thrift shops and even online marketplaces? This one's for you. Rob and Melissa Stephenson turned what started as a side hustle to earn some "fun money" into a full-fledged career, and a mighty successful one at that. You'll never believe the items they bought for a few bucks that turned into hundreds or even thousands.

We talk all things flipping, and you can even learn Rob and Melissa's secrets yourself. Get their pro tips to start your own flipping business, and they'll help you out all along the way. Visit FleaMarketFlipper.com/kim and use promo code KIM to get $100 off their online university.

Jun 30 2020

40mins

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Yahoo's famous yodel and the man behind it

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In the '90s, Wylie Gustafson recorded a yodel heard 'round the world: The famous "Ya-hoo-ooo" no doubt stuck in your head every time you read the company's name. He was paid just a few hundred dollars to record that famous clip ... until he sued Yahoo. Kim and Wylie talk about his iconic voice and the Super Bowl ad that kicked off his battle to get what he was owed.

Jun 23 2020

16mins

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Anonymous: Who are they and how they work

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You've probably heard of the hacktivist group Anonymous, but what do you know aside from some famous cyberattacks and those signature masks? Kim dives into everything Anonymous with Dr. Gabriella Coleman, an anthropologist and professor at McGill University. She studies hacktivist groups and tells us what Anonymous is up to these days and how you can help stop the spread of their sensational messages.

Jun 19 2020

30mins

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Everything you need to know about working from home in 30 minutes

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The unemployment numbers so far in 2020 are astounding, with 44 million people filing for unemployment since mid-March. That number is even higher if you factor in self-employed and gig economy workers. So what can you do if you've lost your job or fear you might? Kim talks to a man who makes $10,000 a year in the free time he could be wasting on Netflix. Plus, a teacher making extra cash at home and a caller who wants to take on a new side gig.

Jun 16 2020

34mins

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Everything you need to know about social media misinformation in 30 minutes

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In the age of social media, news spreads fast. Not just real, trustworthy news either. Kim talks with Darren Linvill, Associate Professor of Communication at Clemson University, who studies social media misinformation. Learn about the unbelievable level of sophistication that goes into fake tweets to make them go viral, plus important advice on how you can spot and avoid spreading misinformation.

Jun 12 2020

30mins

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Everything you need to know about online contests in 25 minutes

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Carolyn Wilman, the "Contest Queen," has raked in $250K in online contests, sweepstakes and giveaways. She can enter more than 200 sweepstakes in an hour-long sitting, and she joins Kim to tell you how to find the best online contests and how to maximize your chances of winning. Plus, they talk about how contests — and prizes — have changed during the pandemic.

Jun 09 2020

30mins

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Everything you need to know about ransomware in 30 minutes

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By now, you’ve heard of ransomware attacks that take over computers of people like you but also businesses, hospitals and government agencies. These attacks are up 41% over the last year and it begs the question, why is this tactic so popular? Simply put, it nets hackers big money. In this Komando On Demand, Kim talks to a knight in shining software armor who has made it his mission to thwart ransomware attacks. Plus, cybersecurity tips from Etay Maor, Chief Security Officer at IntSights.

Jun 05 2020

36mins

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Kim takes your questions: Contact tracing, voice recognition, smart plugs and more

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In this episode of Komando On Demand, Kim answers listener questions and talks to a few special guests. She gives advice on the best smart plugs, voice recognition software for writing a book, recording webinars automatically and more. Plus, Kim chats with a reporter who took the COVID-19 contact tracer training to see exactly how it works and a staff writer for Wired magazine who gets calls and emails meant for MacKenzie Bezos, Jeff Bezos' billionaire ex-wife.

Jun 02 2020

41mins

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T-Mobile exec on managing crisis - What's it like to have Elon Musk's old phone number?

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In March, T-Mobile closed 80% of its stores due to the coronavirus pandemic. How did they manage a huge workforce of more than 110,000 employees? Kim chats with Jon Freier, T-Mobile's Executive Vice President of Consumer Markets, about the company's pivot during the pandemic, how to lead during a crisis and T-Mobile's on-going commitment to the military. Plus, can you guess what kind of calls and texts Elon Musk gets? Kim chats with a woman who knows firsthand.

May 29 2020

39mins

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iTunes Ratings

303 Ratings
Average Ratings
239
35
5
12
12

Safety during COVID-19 online

By Meester Nurse - Mar 24 2020
Read more
Thanks for all the good banking info to utilize during our downtime at home during this virus scare. You’re great! Be well, please.

Too many commercials

By unhappy listener 0001 - Nov 12 2019
Read more
Realize the economics of presenting a podcast show. However, the advertising became to much for me...so I deleted the podcast.