Friday, December 14, 2012

Things I've Listened to This Week

I thought I would change it up a bit this week and delve into some of the new podcasts I tried out this week. At work I listen to podcasts almost exclusively as I need something to drown out the white noise that they play in our building. Apparently, it is a good thing but it actually drives me nuts. Since I've already got my two front teeth all I want for Christmas is a pair of noise cancelling headphones.

After you look at these mini-reviews lemme know what other podcasts you think I'd enjoy or which ones you really like.

Freakonomics Radio I loved the books so I figured I'd try out the podcast. I'm not 100% sure on this one though.

: Going to listen to a few more episodes before deciding.
Girl on Guy well I love the TV show Archer and I've heard an interview with Aisha Tyler on The Nerdist and thought she was great. Then I listened to her talk with nerd godess Felicia Day and was blow away. Then in the second episode she talked to Seth Green. This is a fantastic podcast go listen.

Verdict: Keeping it on the playlist.
Good Job, Brain! A trivia podcast! Sold! I've listened to two episodes so far and I really loved it. I'm a trivia buff and I've probably got more useless knowledge than any two people you know put together.

Verdict: Keeping it on the playlist.
NPR Fresh Air is an interview podcast with folks from popular culture. The first episode I listened to had guest Judd Apatow which was enough to get me hooked.

Verdict: Going to listen to a few more episodes before deciding.
NPR How to do Everything is an odd little podcast which is funny while at the same time informs you.

Verdict: Going to listen to a few more episodes before deciding.
Stuff You Should Know I've tried to like this podcast before and even after a second go around I think I'm going to pass on this one again. You would think that a podcast about obscure stuff would be right up my alley. Sadly I think the issue is that I don't identify with the hosts.

Verdict: Deleted.
WNYC RadioLab a mismatch of stories. Not sure what to think about it yet.

Verdict: Going to listen to a few more episodes before deciding.
WTF with Marc Maron well I really love the Nerdist podcast so I thought I'd give another of the top rated comedy podcasts a try and I wasn't disappointed. Maron does a great job interviewing his comedian friends and the show is downright hilarious.

Verdict: Keeping it on the playlist.


nitin said...

Hey Simon,
I am new to Phonegap so can u please tell me how can I turn auto rotation of screen on or off. I am trying to use it in application made using phonegap in android.

Simon MacDonald said...


This has nothing to do with the post but the answer is to set the screen orientation attribute correctly: