Rank #1: I is for Internet of Things
"On the Internet of Things, no one knows you're a fridge!" - Unknown Continuing our mission to complete the WDAWKT tech buzzword bingo card, this month Rob leads Mike down the sensor laden path into the world of the Internet of Things! Smart Cars, Smart Watches, Smart Phones, the only things that aren't smart in this episode are the hosts.
Rank #2: B is for Blade Runner
This month, we’re talking about a film beloved by both Mike & Rob – Blade Runner. Recorded in a tiny corridor of a pub, we get deep into the underlying meanings of the movie, discuss the risks of product placement in “near future” scenarios, celebrate the sheer multitude of versions and resort to name calling to describe those who haven’t seen it yet. Oh and we promise not to do another Ridley Scott next month … honest.
Rank #3: P is for the Princess Bride
We found it inconceivable that Mike hadn't ever seen this film so took the convenient opportunity to rectify that glaring omission. This episode has it all, Fencing. Fighting. Torture. Revenge. Giants. Monsters. Chases. Escapes. True love. Miracles. and a guest spot by a guy called Sergio. Don't listen for the story, you know it, listen for the wonderful trivia and, most importantly to find out if Mike actually liked this most beloved of cult classics.
Rank #4: X is for Bitcoin
Tis the season to be jolly. Jolly confused about Crypto Currency that is. In this month's tech segment, recorded live in front of an actual audience at Pizza Projekt in Jersey, Rob attempts to explain the complexities of Bitcoin et al to a surprisingly responsive Mike! From the early days through to the peak at the end of 2017 and with plenty of hash gags, it's a Christmas Crypto Miracle!
Rank #5: N is for Nintendo
In this month's tech segment we have it all: Monkey’s, Mushrooms, Motor racing, russian mathematicians and prostitution. It’s an epic odyssey across, land, sea & even into outer space. And, since as we all know, it’s dangerous to go alone, Mike is accompanying me on this mystic quest through the history, immense output and legacy of Japan’s third largest company - Nintendo
Rank #6: K is for Karate Kid
Wax on, wax off! After a shocker of a poll, Mike & Rob suit up and head to the dojo (pub) to discuss the seminal, martial arts coming of age movie Karate Kid. With the usual plot dissection, some superb karatriva and one star reviews from Donald Trump, it only remains to be seen if Mike will sweep the leg and if Rob will ever work out how to get all this wax off!
Rank #7: Y is for Young Frankenstein
Set & shot in the 70s, looks and sounds like the 30s and reviewed by two guys in the 2010s it's time to finally explore the wacky mind of Mel Brooks and his take on classic horror with Young Frankenstein. Wilder, Feldman, Kahn, a galaxy of stars in a beautiful homage to classic cinema .... so of course we make it all about dicks and general smuttery.
Rank #8: O is for Oceans Eleven
"The 14000 block of Las Vegas Boulevard. Otherwise known as the Bellagio, the Mirage, the M.G.M. Grand. Together, they're the three most profitable casinos in Las Vegas... And we're going to rob it." That's right, we back for O and that means we're running the long con and discussing Ocean's Eleven (the 2001 edition). Join us as we pull of a Boesky, a Jim Brown, a Miss Daisy, two Jethros and a Leon Spinks, not to mention the biggest Ella Fitzgerald ever! Oh and we discover an amazing fact about Andy Garcia, Mike's deep loathing for Julia Roberts (which can only be hiding his even deeper obsession), and everything you've come to expect from a classic WDAWKT film segment.
Rank #9: I is for Indiana Jones
I was always going to be an Indy movie. Trouble is, all three* are so good we simply couldn't choose between them! So we didn't and instead introduce a near feature length, extended episode in which Mike dons his fedora, Rob grabs his bullwhip (not a euphemism) and they set off across the globe in search of fortune and glory ... and beer. * Yes there are technically four movies but Rob refuses to acknowledge Crystal Skull as anything other than a bad dream. We've tried talking to him about it but he refuses, muttering something about "the sanctity of original trilogies" and "f#cking George Lucas"
Rank #10: G is for GPS
Geo all the things! It's about time the tech segment escaped our humble atmosphere and made it to outerspace. And with that in mind join us for an orbital tour of all things geo. GPS, Geo Caching, Geo Fencing, Geo Cities ... er ... yes. Anyway, give it a listen, it really is out of this world!
Rank #11: M is for the Matrix
Red Pill anyone? In the first episode of 2018 Mike & Rob take a drunken stumble down the rabbit hole and explore the dark, dystopian alternate reality that is the Matrix. With a whole new "thing" we're starting for this year, fear not, the usual level of ribald silliness and your favourite segments are still there. So what are you waiting for? Give it a listen - we guarantee its more interesting and entertaining than both of the matrix sequels combined!
Rank #12: P is for Piracy
You wouldn't steal a podcast? Well know because we give it away for free but there's plenty of nefarious types out there who dedicate their lives to cracking and pirating software. In this month's tech segment, we explore the murky world of piracy, from Warez, floppy swapping through to the Pirate Bay and modern day distribution as well as the very serious discussion on ethics ... and dick jokes.
Rank #13: M is for Magnetic Storage Media
Let's get it out of the way, there are a lot of "floppy" jokes in this episode. But then there's also a lot of stuff on just how computers store data, from the drum to the modern drive. Mike gets quizzed on a range of real of fake storage terms in Disk or D*ck and Rob tries valiantly not to lose it completely when discussing micro floppies (he fails).
Rank #14: Q is for Quantum Computing
So it turns out that Quantum Physics is a pretty damn complex & confusing topic. Which may explain why, in this month's tech episode, we spend a lot of time talking about anything but the given topic - Quantum computing. If you're happy that we probably get most of this completely wrong then tune in for particle porn positions, 30's physicists who got some, and a pretty filthy spin on a classic computer science problem - i.e. what if that traveling salesman was selling d*ck pics?
Rank #15: K is for Keyboards
In another classic case of "it's more interesting than it sounds ... honest" Mike and Rob crack their knuckles and hunt peck their way through a surprisingly detailed look at the world of keyboards. From the humble typewriter, to the modern day of mind reading data entry (with a surprising number of w*nking jokes) join us as we literally run down A - Z of computer data entry.