R is for Radio

Don’t know your WiFi from your WiMax? Bluetooth leave you feeling disconnected? It’s ok, cos this month Rob tries very hard to explain modern data radio to Mike, and very nearly succeeds!

From Marconi through to modern day, come along for a whirlwind tour of frequencies, bands, cells and packets as we do our best to explain the “giant cloud of data in the air” … yeah.

Not your frequency Kenneth? Pop over to the movie segment where we chat about Robocop … you have 10 seconds to comply!

R is for Robocop

The year is 2043, Detroit is a sh*t hole (nothing changes) and MCP are looking for “volunteers” for their new cyborg program, code name RoboCop!

It’s a classic, it’s Verhoeven, it’s violent, grim and above all it’s the 80s. Mike & Rob take an armoured car through Old Detroit and explore everything the franchise has to offer. You have to listen to this episode. After all, dead or alive, you’re coming with us!

Wouldn’t buy that for a dollar? That’s fine, we’re getting Hertz over in the tech bit where we cover the whole spectrum of radio.

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?

Bamboozled by qubits? That’s fine cos the movie segment is utterly devoid of depth – it’s a Van Damme classic the Quest.

Q is for the Quest

We never learn. With 2 perfectly decent films on the ballot and one “no hoper”, we should have realised that you would pick the Quest, a 90’s Van Damme action & thrill filled slop bucket of nonsense.

In this month’s, mercifully short, movie episode, we dissect Van Damme’s directorial debut, peeling back the layers to see what, if anything, lies under the surface. It has it all, kicks, punches, head-butts, kilts, sumo wrestlers, Mongolians and a back story that’s so reminiscent of another movie, Rob can’t remember which is which!

Too punchy for ya? Then try the Quantum Computing episode on for size. Although be warned, it’s confusing as hell and probably no more enlightening than the movie segment.

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.

Not big on the Warez scene? That’s cool, go and check out the movie segment where we talk the Princess Bride!

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.

Want more than fairy tale pirates? We cover real (software) piracy in our tech segment so sail on over there.

O is for Onion Routing

It’s official, Mike & Rob really know their onions! Or they should after this month’s tech segment which is all about Onion Routing (aka TOR) and the dark web.

Containing considerably less paranoia than you’d expect (possibly because we’ve become desensitised over the last 14 months) we explore the history of this project, privacy concerns, the Silk Road, social impact and the unbelievable discovery that Mike has never seen The Princess Bride!

Afraid of the dark (web)? Fine, step into the light and listen to our Ocean’s Eleven chat over in the film segment.

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.

Stylish heist movies too edgy for ya? Well there’s a thing on Onion Routing over there in the tech department, see if that works.

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

Not a Nintendo fan? Well go and have a giggle in the movie segment where we’re chatting about Naked Gun.

N is for Naked Gun

“It’s the same old story. Boy finds girl, boy loses girl, girl finds boy, boy forgets girl, boy remembers girl, girls dies in a tragic blimp accident over the Orange Bowl on New Year’s Day.”

It’s a classic comedy but is there more to 1988’s Naked Gun than just puns and slapstick? Mike & Rob hit the mean streets in search of some answers and along the way find some one star reviews par excellence, some sequels that are just sub par and come to an agreement on just where this Zucker brothers films sits in the general scale of things.

Too funny for you? Well we’re serious about Nintendo in this month’s tech bit so perhaps you should try that on for size.