In this The Drill Down extra, culled from our outtakes, media expert Tom Cheredar chats with Dwayne about glory that was Babylon 5, and their reactions to CBS All Access‘ Picard series.
This week, we put current news aside in order to review the annus horribilis that was 2016, and this year, we’re doing something a little different. Instead of merely having a stack-ranked list of top news of the year, we’re gonna make tech news compete for awards, affectionately called The Drill Bits. So put on your tuxes, get in the limo, and roll out the red carpet, ‘cause the show’s about to begin!
Geeks Of Doom’s The Drill Down is a roundtable-style audio podcast where we discuss the most important issues of the week, in tech and on the web and how they affect us all.
Welcome to Drill Bits, the podcast where we rescue the stuff that fell on the editing room floor of The Drill Down, material that was either too long or off-topic, yet still interesting.
This week on The Drill Down episode 200, we spoke with some of The Drill Down’s former co-hosts about their reminiscences of the past 200 episodes. We recorded a lot more than what we aired however, and had to cut some fascinating discussion to keep the show at a reasonable length.
First we continue our conversation with Reg Saddler, one of the founding members of The Drill Down, from its inception back in July 2007. Here he discusses his secrets to improving Klout scores, Google conspiracy theories, Apple’s success strategy, and his brush with Steve Jobs.
Then we finish our discussion with Lidija Davis, who joined the show in September 2008 as our first full-time female panelist. We discuss her thoughts on Steve Jobs’ departure from Apple, Michael Arrington’s ouster from TechCrunch, and her mixed feelings on Google.
White Castle burgers, Krispy Kreme donuts, and the KFC Double Down. Life’s rich pageant.
JD Rucker, Tom Cheredar, Andrew Sorcini and Digg ‘power user’ LtGenPanda discuss the recent user uprising against Reddit user Saydrah, and exactly what happens when you get ‘ghost banned’ on that site.