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Queens of the Drone Age
44 minutes | Jun 29, 2022
The Queens Get Haunted
The Queens go on a tour of one of Australia's most haunted locations - the Q Station at Manly. Armed with some ghost hunting tech and the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra, they try their hardest to record a ghost without actually bringing one home. This episode is sponsored by Samsung.
24 minutes | Jun 26, 2022
Deep Dive: Paranormal Tech-tivity
Later this week, we've got a super special ep where we go ghost hunting (cause bustin' makes us feel good). In preparation, please enjoy this vintage QOTDA episode that's all things paranormal. The only thing we didn't discuss was Paranorman (2012). It was a surprisingly good film.
25 minutes | Jun 22, 2022
Deep Dive: Video Game Movies
We take a look back at an early episode of QOTDA where we chatted about the pinnacle of cinema: video game movies. Move over Cannes and eat dirt Sundance, because the Queens have the real cinematic masterpieces.
29 minutes | Jun 20, 2022
Xbox Bethesda Showcase
As part of Not E3, the Queens flew down to Melbourne to experience the Xbox Bethesda showcase at the very normal time of 3am because Australia. Rad couldn’t make it, so Amanda and Tegan make her real jealous with tales of new games, green fairy floss, and what they’re most excited to see from Xbox Bethesda over the next 12 months.
29 minutes | Jun 15, 2022
Deep Dive: Colour Tech
Colour plays a huge role in the way we perceive the world, and in more ways than one. We use colour to signal our identity or membership of particular groups, to induce certain feelings or emotions in ourselves, and to tell when certain animals may not be safe to pick up and pet. So in this episode, we're talking about colour, how we use it, and how it uses us - from Vanta black to Baker-Miller Pink and even how the colour gamut in televisions works. Full show notes are available on the Queens of the Drone Age website.
27 minutes | Jun 12, 2022
Rae unwinds with city-building ‘game’ Townscaper, while Amanda tries out the extremely shiny EPOS H3PRO hybrid headphones. Rad also reaches her final form by inadvertently trying out the Boost Charger Pro portable wireless charger and the Boost Charge 20K power bank in the emergency room. Classic. Full show notes are available on the Queens of the Drone Age website.
25 minutes | Jun 8, 2022
Deep Dive: Map Tech
From the history of geography to Google Maps, sat-nav systems, geocaching, and international security issues - in this episode the Queens take a deep dive into the wide world of Map Tech. Full show notes are available on the Queens of the Drone Age website.
28 minutes | Jun 5, 2022
Large Tennis Ball
Rad answers a listener's question with a review of the Apple HomePod Mini. Will it fit into her vibe kingdom? Or will it be too large of a tennis ball? Plus, Tegan tests out instant grocery apps like MILKRUN and Voly that promise delivery in 10 to 15 minutes. Full show notes are available on the Queens of the Drone Age website.
25 minutes | Jun 1, 2022
Deep Dive: Pet Tech
The Queens deep dive into tech...for our pets! What works? What doesn't? What do we wish we had? Also: can those buttons really teach your dog to "talk"? This episode is one of our new deep dive specials, where we dig into the archives and pull out the segments our OG listeners have loved the most. Full show notes are available on the Queens of the Drone Age website.
19 minutes | May 30, 2022
Deep Dive: Retro-Futurism
The Queens dive deep into some retro-futurism; what people in the past thought the future would look like! Featuring the 'house of the future' from 1950s Disneyland, electro-shock haircuts, Lunar Olympics and VR cycling from the 1890’s. That's not a typo. This episode is one of our new deep dive specials, where we dig into the archives and pull out the segments our OG listeners have loved the most. Warning: we were just over a month into lockdown at the time of recording, so things get a bit...loose. Full show notes are available on the Queens of the Drone Age website.
25 minutes | May 27, 2022
Queens Of The Drone Age Origin Stories
In this episode, we answer a question from one of our loyal listeners - and it's all about how we came to do what we do! Please enjoy the Origin Stories of the Queens of the Drone Age, filled to the brim with tips and tricks about some of the many ways to be a STEM journalist. And if you have a question for us for a future episode, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
32 minutes | May 22, 2022
The Sonos Batman
In this week's gadget chat Amanda learns to stop worrying and love wireless tech with the Belkin 2-in-1 Wireless Charger. Meanwhile, Rae tries out A Kinder World, aka therapy disguised as a mobile game, and Rad’s freakishly sensitive ears compared Sonos’ Arc and Beam soundbars. Full show notes are on the Queens of the Drone Age website.
22 minutes | May 18, 2022
Deep Dive: Tech Bargain Hunting
This week the Queens reveal their best online bargain-hunting tips, from websites and browser extensions to visiting the decrepit bowels of Facebook Marketplace. This episode is one of our new deep dive specials, where we dig into the archives and pull out the segments our OG listeners have loved the most. Full show notes are available on the Queens of the Drone Age website.
29 minutes | May 15, 2022
Global Accessibility Awareness Day Special
With Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) coming up, the Queens chat cool accessibility tech out in the world right now. Rae checks out a handless gaming bracelet, while Tegan falls in love with the Dot braille watch. Rad also looks at some of the iPhone’s accessibility features, and Amanda attends a virtual concert because real-world ones can be risky with epilepsy. Full show notes are available on the Queens of the Drone Age website.
26 minutes | May 11, 2022
Backpacks For Ducks
While Rad froths over the very fancy STM Dux backpack, Tegan deep dives into the Oppo Find X5 Pro. That’s right, backpacks count as tech - because we said so. Full show notes are available on the Queens of the Drone Age website.
31 minutes | May 8, 2022
Deep Dive: The Tech Behind Fitness Trackers
The Queens delve into fitness tech - beyond just exercise tracking. From accelerometer and GPS tech, to how analytics and vitals monitoring brought Tegan and Rad peace of mind during Covid. Amanda also looks at sleep tracking while Rae swears she isn't possessed. This episode is sponsored by Whoop. Full show notes are available on the Queens of the Drone Age website.
32 minutes | May 5, 2022
2022 Mother's Day Gift Guide
Mothers Day is coming up - so the Queens took the opportunity to recommend some gadget shaped gifts for any special person in your life who deserves a treat - including yourself! Full show notes are available on the Queens of the Drone Age Website.
34 minutes | May 1, 2022
Don't Put Your Tongue On A Battery
Tegan gets the fancy new Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 in her ear holes, while Rad compares two wireless charger Bluetooth speaker combos - the Laser Fabric and Tivoli Revive. Amanda also shares her latest Facebook Marketplace find (an 11-year-old steam cleaner), and Rae tests the HyperX Streamer Starter Pack. Full show notes are available on the Queens of the Drone Age website.
21 minutes | Apr 28, 2022
Deep Dive: Egg Tech
In this deep dive special, the Queens reveal some fun egg facts, the science behind Century Eggs, and share an Australian scientist who has defied nature itself...by inventing a gadget that unboils eggs. Full show notes are available at the Queens of the Drone Age website.
32 minutes | Apr 24, 2022
Samsung Movie Studio When?
Amanda gets swole with the NordicTrack Vault while Tegan puts the new Samsung Neo QLED 8K TV through its paces. Meanwhile, Rae tackles a bunch of KitchenAid accessories, including the pasta maker and meat grinder. She swears she isn’t throwing serial killer vibes but we’re not sure. Full show notes are available at the Queens of the Drone Age website.
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