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!
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.
This week on The Drill Down we had a little extra discussion lying around, so as we usually do in cases like this, we broke it off into its own mini-podcast, which we like to call ‘Drill Bits‘.
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.
This is not David Chen. These are items tagged ‘David Chen’ on Flickr.
Dave Chen, producer of the SlashFilmCast hangs out in The Drill Down lounge and we chat about the film I worked on, Waking Sleeping Beauty, Our impressive Ustream traffic stats, Apple’s new iPod nanos, Shane Acker’s ‘9’, Twitter, Podcasting tips, podcast envy, and just a bunch of random stuff.