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This is the official podcast of Tested.com. Tested brings you the week's technology and science news, with hosts Will Smith, Norman Chan, and Jeremy Williams. There's no jargon here, just solid explanations of the week's news--and plenty of wacky tangents. Make sure you stick around after the outro for fake outtakes!

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This is the official podcast of Tested.com. Tested brings you the week's technology and science news, with hosts Will Smith, Norman Chan, and Jeremy Williams. There's no jargon here, just solid explanations of the week's news--and plenty of wacky tangents. Make sure you stick around after the outro for fake outtakes!

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506 Ratings
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One more episode!!

By Dumbleface - Dec 19 2019
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Thanks for all the content guys

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By WorthWhilePanda - Nov 04 2019
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Great podcast to listen to if you want to keep up with the news of pop culture!

iTunes Ratings

506 Ratings
Average Ratings
423
32
15
19
17

One more episode!!

By Dumbleface - Dec 19 2019
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Thanks for all the content guys

Pop-culture go to

By WorthWhilePanda - Nov 04 2019
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Great podcast to listen to if you want to keep up with the news of pop culture!
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This is Only a Test

Latest release on Jan 23, 2020

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This is the official podcast of Tested.com. Tested brings you the week's technology and science news, with hosts Will Smith, Norman Chan, and Jeremy Williams. There's no jargon here, just solid explanations of the week's news--and plenty of wacky tangents. Make sure you stick around after the outro for fake outtakes!

Rank #1: Episode 151 - Uncrossing the Feeds - 12/13/2012

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On this week's show, Norm gets a package, Wes doesn't say monitor enough, and Will insists on something silly. All that, plus the latest on the Tested redesign, Microsoft's problems, next-generation consoles, the most popular Google searches of the year, and another edition of fake outtakes.

Dec 13 2012

2hr 15mins

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Rank #2: OCTOBERKAST 2013 - Part 8 - Jeff Gerstmann, Jeff Green, Vinny Caravella, Darren Gladstone

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OCTOBERKAST 2013 concludes with The Closers. Join the final three hours of OCTOBERKAST 2013 for talk from Jeff Gerstmann, Jeff Green, Vinny Caravella, and Darren Gladstone! Also, some people eat a few spicy peppers. For donation info, visit OCTOBERKAST.com

Oct 27 2013

3hr 10mins

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Rank #3: Episode 408 - Artificial AI - 7/20/17

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Kishore and Jeremy are joined by Tested founder Will Smith to discuss all the news from Disney's D23, the return of Google Glass & Atari Consoles, space drones, mosquito hacking, and of course the VR Minute and what we've been testing!

Jul 21 2017

1hr 41mins

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Rank #4: Episode 331 - Staying Off The Internet - 12/17/15

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Norm is joined by Jeremy and Sean this week to talk about the FAA's recent drone registration announcement, Netflix re-encoding its entire library, virtual reality predictions, and our anticipation for Star Wars. Staying off of the internet isn't easy! Plus, our impressions of new movie trailers for Star Trek, Independent Day, and X-Men sequels.

Dec 18 2015

1hr 46mins

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Rank #5: Episode 373 - Dongle Required - 10/27/16

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Norm and Jeremy record a duocast to catch up on this past week in technology news. It's been a busy week, from Tesla's autopilot announcement to Nintendo's new console, not to mention the big two unveils from Microsoft and Apple. We chat about Surface Studio, the new MacBooks, and our hopes and fears for each. Plus, did we mention we're putting on a live show this weekend?

Oct 28 2016

1hr 36mins

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Rank #6: Episode 412 - Strange Car UX - 8/17/17

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Will joins us this week as we hear about Jeremy's latest train adventure across the country, discuss OpenAI's Dota 2 win, and debate the usefulness of Tesla's Model 3 dashboard. Plus, what's the deal with MoviePass, and the VR minute!

Aug 18 2017

2hr 12mins

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Rank #7: Episode 334 - The Long VR Minute - 1/14/16

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Look who's back! We're back in the studio this week, joined by Jeremy and Will to recap the news that came out of CES and big announcements in virtual reality. We chat about electric cars, bad multi-rotor ideas, and what's new with Oculus and SteamVR.

Jan 14 2016

2hr 5mins

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Rank #8: Episode 182 - The Ragecast - 8/22/2013

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This week, Will, Norm, and Gary discuss topics designed to fill you with rage, including games, the PS4 and Xbox One, Saints Row IV, Google Glass, the NSA, Terrorism, Chelsea Manning, drones, and a whole lot more. Enjoy!

Aug 23 2013

2hr 24mins

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Rank #9: Episode 375 - The Mourning After - 11/10/16

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Norm, Jeremy, and Kishore get together the morning after election day to look toward the future--one where an an artificial intelligence will be smart enough to beat a human player at StarCraft II.

Nov 10 2016

1hr 46mins

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Rank #10: Episode 355 - WWDC and E3 2016 - 6/16/16

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Slow news week, right? Norm makes it back from a whirlwind week of travel to chat with Jeremy and Will about all the announcements from Apple's WWDC conference and E3. From Apple watch upgrades to Microsoft and Sony's next-gen console plans, there's almost too much to discuss. Plus, VR demo impressions!

Jun 16 2016

1hr 54mins

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Rank #11: Episode 364 - More Ludicrous Than Ever - 8/25/16

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Kishore, Jeremy, and Patrick Norton discuss new Tesla announcements, self-driving UBERs in 2016, and sweet poetic justice involving a tech support scammer. Plus the VR Minute and a Moment of Science involving... a human head transplant?!

Aug 25 2016

2hr 6mins

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Rank #12: Episode 405 - 10 Years of iPhone - 6/29/17

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Where were you 10 years ago when the iPhone was first released? The gang looks back at a decade of the modern smartphone and discusses the SNES Classic, Vidcon, a crazy science GIF. Plus, the VR Minute!

Jun 29 2017

1hr 36mins

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Rank #13: Episode 196 - CES 2014 - 1/9/2014

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On the first podcast of 2014, Will and Norm are joined by Nathan Edwards (of the Wirecutter and Tested's PC building column) to talk about the stuff they saw at CES. Topics include the latest Oculus prototype, the problem with curved TVs, and the real reasons you might want to equip a 3D printer with cocoa butter. Enjoy!

Jan 10 2014

1hr 12mins

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Rank #14: Episode 404 - European Vacation - 6/22/17

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Jeremy and Kishore welcome Norm back to the podcast and catch him up on three weeks worth of tech news and discussion. We hear about some of Norm's favorite museum stops on his trip, talk about Uber's controversies, Amazon's big purchase, and the newest OnePlus phone. Plus, the VR Minute and a Moment of Science!

Jun 23 2017

1hr 47mins

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Rank #15: Episode 370 - The VR Minutes - 10/6/16

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Norm and Jeremy record a special edition of This is Only a Test discussing a huge week of virtual reality news!

Oct 07 2016

1hr

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Rank #16: Episode 351 - Farewell, Tested Office - 5/19/16

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Big news this week! Norm, Jeremy, and Kishore record the final episode of This is Only a Test...at the current Tested office. We're moving! In this listener's choice episode, we talk about Doom, Nvidia's GeForce 1080 performance, Origami robots, surprising reactions to VR. Plus, hot takes of news out of Google I/O!

May 19 2016

1hr 48mins

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Rank #17: Episode 366 - Headphone Jack RIP - 9/8/16

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Kishore & Jeremy are joined by Ars Technica Tech Culture Editor Annalee Newitz to discuss this week's Apple and Sony events, the SpaceX explosion and its ramifications, a newly discovered bizarre ant colony, and McDonald's cosplay. Plus, as always, the VR Minute and what we've been testing!

Sep 08 2016

1hr 46mins

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Rank #18: Episode 381 - Goodbye Bitcoin - 1/5/17

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It's the week of CES! And before Norm heads out to Las Vegas, we catch up on everyone's holidays, including Jeremy's cruise adventures and Kishore's trek to Joshua Tree. We also get the details on Jeremy's new Bolt, fiber internet in San Francisco, and the conclusion to our bitcoin adventure.

Jan 05 2017

2hr 2mins

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Rank #19: Episode 414 - Who's Barb? - 8/31/17

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The gang talks the Game of Thrones finale, hope for Half Life 3 Closure, Echo multi room audio, the science behind the flooding in Houston, and the VR quest for the Crimson Cauldron.

Aug 31 2017

1hr 43mins

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Rank #20: Episode 378 - Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation - 12/8/16

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This week, we hear about Kishore's trip to India and his testing of airline entertainment devices, discuss the demise of Pebble, and expand on our review of the new Oculus Touch controllers. Plus, Jeremy's mind gets blown when he hears about the idea of transcranial magnetic stimulation!

Dec 08 2016

1hr 45mins

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Episode 535 - Make It So - 1/23/20

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Two big stories dominate this week: the premiere of the highly-anticipated Star Trek: Picard show and Valve answers questions about Half-Life: Alyx in a Reddit AMA! Plus, streaming service confusion, Apple's rumored "budget" iPhone, love for Pavlov VR, and a moment of science!

Jan 23 2020

2hr 10mins

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Episode 534 - Sound Editing vs Sound Mixing - 1/16/20

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With CES come and gone, we move to Oscar season and discuss this year's Academy Awards nominations. Plus, Star Trek after Picard, 120Hz phone screens, and what we'd want to see from a Nintendo theme park. That and more with Will joining this week!

Jan 16 2020

1hr 35mins

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Episode 533 - Enable Filmmaker Mode - 1/9/20

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Big week for technology news, and we recap the most interesting and curious announcements from this year's CES. From Samsung making rolling robot assistants to Sony designing a concept car, we break down the weird and wired. Plus, a slew of new stuff from 1UpArcade, lots of science, and some good news for VR adoption!

Jan 09 2020

2hr 9mins

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Episode 532 - The New Roaring 20s - 1/2/20

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New decade, same podcast! We're back in the studio after the new year to talk about how we celebrated the holidays, gifts given and received, and the shows and movies we watched over the break. Plus, drones replacing fireworks, CES speculation, and the new Stranger Things pinball machine!

Jan 03 2020

1hr 39mins

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Episode 531 - The Last One Of The Year - 12/26/19

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With the power of video calling, we're able to get together (remotely) one more time this year to chat about the two most pressing topics we've been asked about: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and Half-Life: Alyx! Hope you all have a wonderful holiday and see you next year! (Apologies for the audio and video quality, which was saved from Skype)

Dec 26 2019

1hr 13mins

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Episode 530 - The Decade in Review - 12/19/19

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On our second to last episode of the year (promise!), we examine the past decade and discuss the technologies and products we thought had the most impact in our world. Plus, our last chance to speculate about The Rise of Skywalker before watching it, and watch out for spoilers all around the internet!

Dec 19 2019

1hr 50mins

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Episode 529 - VR Brawler - 12/12/19

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As the VGAs are airing tonight, we discuss one of the VR games announced (and released!) during the show: Path of the Warrior. Kishore's back with gifts of Star Trek wine, and we discuss the week in VR game releases, trailer unveils, science, and technology news!

Dec 13 2019

1hr 52mins

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Episode 528 - Cybertruck and Half-Life: Alyx - 12/5/19

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Back from Thanksgiving, it's a duocast this week as Norm and Jeremy discuss the Cybertruck event and thoughts on Tesla's bold electric truck. Plus, the reveal of Half-Life: Alyx and what it means for the VR community and gamers alike.

Dec 05 2019

1hr 48mins

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Episode 527b - Blast from Jibo Past - 11/28/19

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We're all traveling this week for the Thanksgiving holiday, so here's a vintage episode of This is Only a Test from the archive. The year is 2014. We're talking Surface Pro 3, pinball cabinets, and Comcast cancelling woes. But most importantly, a personal assistant robot named Jibo has just been announced. Enjoy!

Nov 28 2019

2hr 13mins

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Episode 527 - Flagship VR Game - 11/21/19

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On the eve of Valve's big reveal of Half-Life: Alyx, we discuss what it means to have a killer app for the VR market today, John Carmark's role shift at Oculus, Star Trek movie announcements, and Tesla's impending reveal of the Cybertruck. It's a big news week leading up to Thanksgiving!

Nov 21 2019

1hr 58mins

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Episode 526 - The Escape Key Returns - 11/14/19

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This week, we discuss the launch of Disney+ and the first episode of The Mandalorian (no big spoilers!), Apple's 16-inch MacBook Pro details, and the logistics of planning a baby's first birthday party. Plus, impressions of Stormland in the VR Minute!

Nov 15 2019

2hr 6mins

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Episode 525 - Glass Storage - 11/7/19

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In the small window between Norm returning from a international travel and Kishore about to embark on an overseas trip, we gather the team to discuss Google's acquisition of Fitbit, the new VR game Pistol Whip, and Microsoft Research's experiments with archiving data onto sheets of glass. Plus, we ponder the viability of a LEGO competition show and are blown away from an experimental audio tool.

Nov 07 2019

1hr 51mins

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Episode 524 - HBO Maximized - 10/31/19

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Cord-getting gets more complicated this week as Warner announces the details for its upcoming HBO Max streaming service. We break down how it compares with other streaming options, the confusion for current HBO subscribers, and how HBO might change. Plus, a Star Wars shakeup, surprise Apple Airpods release, and the problem with Daylight Savings. Support the Team Trees effort at http://teamtrees.org ! Find Trace's videos at https://www.youtube.com/tracedominguez

Oct 31 2019

2hr 6mins

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Episode 523 - The Final Star Wars Trailer - 10/24/19

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Duocast this week! Jeremy and Norm discuss the final Star Wars trailer for The Rise of Skywalker, HBO's Watchmen, Pixel 4 revelations, and mixed reality video recording. Plus, the search for a new case for a PC build, and one of the coolest 3D printers we've seen.

Oct 24 2019

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Episode 522 - The Strangeness of 120fps Film - 10/17/19

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Google formally announces the Pixel 4 and we discuss the unique features of Android's new flagship. Jeremy and Norm try to explain what it was like watching Gemini Man at 120 frames per second and what content might be best suited for high framerate cinematography. Plus, an intriguing new handheld gaming system, Matrix 4 casting, and the science of marathon optimization.

Oct 17 2019

2hr 7mins

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Episode 521 - The Next PlayStation - 10/10/19

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The gang gets together to discuss the great stuff we saw at New York Comic Con, Sony's PlayStation 5 announcement, the new Picard trailer, and our favorite titles in Apple Arcade. Plus, Asgard's Wrath debuts in VR and we played some of the new Walking Dead VR game. And don't miss a Moment of Science!

Oct 10 2019

2hr 3mins

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Episode 520 - Surface Goes Dual-Screen - 10/3/19

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Hot off the heels of Microsoft's big Surface event, we discuss the Surface Pro X, Neo, and Duo announcements and their interesting release timing. We also revel in the return of Spider-Man to the MCU, the upcoming DC Universe crossover, and a bunch of new tech product reveals. Plus, A Moment of Science and the VR Minute!

Oct 03 2019

1hr 57mins

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Episode 519 - Live from Oculus Connect 6! - 9/26/19

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We're on location this week at Oculus Connect 6, and joined by special guest Devindra Hardawar, Senior Editor of Engadget! The three of us chat about some recent movies, Jurassic World casting news, Amazon's new glasses, and of course, the announcements from OC6. Thanks to Devindra for guesting this week!

Sep 26 2019

1hr 2mins

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Episode 518 - Our Reboot Fears - 9/19/19

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This week, we dive into the recent news of TV show and movie reboots, early iPhone 11 reviews, Donkey Kong record holder drama, and anticipation for the Switch Lite. Plus, a pre-OC6 edition of The VR Minute where we talk about HTC's Vive Cosmos and going hands-on with Tilt5!

Sep 19 2019

2hr 2mins

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Episode 517 - Don't Call it a Slowfie - 9/12/19

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We recap Apple's big September announcements, including pricing and content on their two new services, hardware updates, and the new iPhone lineup. Plus, we dive down into the technology behind the always-on OLED Apple Watch display, ponder Nintendo's new Switch controller accessory, and discuss new VR software out this week!

Sep 12 2019

1hr 33mins

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iTunes Ratings

506 Ratings
Average Ratings
423
32
15
19
17

One more episode!!

By Dumbleface - Dec 19 2019
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Thanks for all the content guys

Pop-culture go to

By WorthWhilePanda - Nov 04 2019
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Great podcast to listen to if you want to keep up with the news of pop culture!