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71 minutes | Oct 25, 2021
Film Class Zeros #002 - Addams Family (1991)
Creepy, kooky, mysterious and spooky, but enough about Alex and Rich, let’s talk about The Addams Family! In this episode, we chat about how the magnificently macabre family of oddballs made us feel right at home. Come for the laughs, stay for the Mamushka!
84 minutes | Oct 22, 2021
Mat Men Ep. 384 - Crown Jewel Overdelivers
Crown Jewel turned out to be a pretty good show and definitely over delivered. We have all the results and speculation on some of the bigger storylines coming out of the show. Also was this Goldberg's best match? AEW and WWE have continued their war with each other but is tribalism going to hurt both brands in the long run? Tony Khan has been getting some negative attacks on him over the past week. What’s the reason for it? Is it self-preservation for some? Or is he just playing the Internet? Bound for Glory and Halloween Havoc are both this week, we discuss some of the bigger matches on both shows!
74 minutes | Oct 22, 2021
TWiRT Ep. 567 - Cloud Radio is Radio.Cloud
Many radio engineers are talking about “cloud” and “cloudified” broadcast infrastructure, and inroads are being made right now. One group of broadcast technologists and developers is now running over 100 radio stations in Germany, fully with cloud-based infrastructure. Radio.cloud is designed to supply a backbone of audio programming from data centers, with local customization for each market. Some of that customization is done with Artificial Intelligence, or “AI”. Christian Brenner, Jim Hammond, and Tony Lorino join us, each with a different perspective on Radio.cloud’s technology and capabilities.
50 minutes | Oct 18, 2021
Film Class Zeros #001 - Mortal Kombat! (1995)
Film Class Zeros shadow-kicks things off with Mortal Kombat, the first film adaptation of the legendary arcade fighting game. What it lacks in cartoon-y dismemberment, it makes up for in memorable lines, particularly by Long Island’s own Christopher Lambert (look it up). Get over here… and listen to this episode!
68 minutes | Oct 15, 2021
TWiRT Ep. 566 - Transmitter Site Standards with Shane Toven
"Shane has turned off the 'Fasten Seatbelt" sign; you are now free to move about the country." Probably the best way to become an expert in anything is to work your craft in different places. Shane Toven is Senior Broadcast Engineer at Educational Media Foundation K-LOVE & Air1 Media Networks. We can each learn from his recent engineering exploits!
69 minutes | Oct 14, 2021
Mat Men Ep. 383 - SmackDown vs Rampage, The Friday Night War!
Andrew has a big announcement that will change things for the podcast. Rampage and Smackdown will be going head to “headish”… and this officially begins the Friday Night War. With both shows having big cards planned, how will Smackdown and Rampage do this week? AEW Dynamite is live on Saturday this week and we discuss how changing the schedule impacts the show. Survivor Series in Brooklyn was set to feature the Rock this year… but plans change pal. Andrew has the latest. Bray Wyatt’s release is still something that baffles many but Andrew has some insight on one of the reasons he was let go. Tony Kahn has ruffled a lot of feathers this past week with his comments regarding WWE. We discuss everything he said and what it all means if anything.
40 minutes | Oct 13, 2021
BTC 2.0 Episode 25 with Steve Orlando!
Rich chats with Steve Orlando about his work, methods, and about the million projects he's got going on. You can find Steve everywhere @thesteveorlando
62 minutes | Oct 10, 2021
TWiRT Ep. 565 - STEM & STEAM with Sean McMahon & Bill Bennett
How did you get started in broadcast engineering? Through Amateur Radio? Building a Heathkit? Perhaps an electronics chapter in high school science? Let’s turn the page to today’s inspiration and learning opportunities. Sean McMahon is a Robotics Team Head Coach, while Bill Bennet is a "Recovering Broadcast Engineer". We're looking into STEM / STEAM programs where the next generation of media engineers will come from.
87 minutes | Oct 5, 2021
Mat Men Ep. 382 - WWE Draft 2021: Who's Where?
On a special Tuesday addition of Matmen Andrew and Rich break the latest in Professional wrestling. The WWE Draft was this past week so we will break it all down. Several names Switched Brands some stayed and there were some interesting NXT call ups. Plus, we break down all the latest happenings from Raw and Smackdown including home invasions, extortion and attempted murder! Also, AEW Rampage is putting on a great show weekly but is it worth it based on the ratings? We discuss. All this, your questions and more!!!
38 minutes | Oct 3, 2021
BTC 2.0 Episode 24 with Dan Panosian
Rich and Dan chat about his work, comics, influences, and more. This is a very fun and quick interview with an all time comics great.
75 minutes | Sep 30, 2021
TWiRT Ep. 564 - We Learn by Doing with Jim Addie
Jim Addie has had a career in broadcasting that spans 45 years. With engineering positions at notable stations like WFMT, WGN, and WJMK (CBS/Infinity), Jim and his top-shelf engineering colleagues designed and built some impressive custom equipment for critical broadcast audio. Jim Addie joins us on TWiRT to share some delightful and amazing radio engineering stories.
53 minutes | Sep 30, 2021
Mat Men Ep. 381 - Witnessing The New Rise Of Pro Wrestling?
Extreme Rules was this past Sunday but there wasn't much extreme involved. The guys break down this PPV. Including reimagining the ending of the Main Event. NXT 2.0 gets edgy and looks to be headed further down that path, including sexual situations and more aggressive language. The Draft is this week, we discuss who might be going where and what is going on with NXT talent be involved. AEW Dynamite last night was another fantastic show and we have all the news coming out of it, Including a new TNT Champion. Shane McMahon out of WWE? Bray Wyatt debut soon? Mailbag questions and much more!
21 minutes | Sep 4, 2020
Mat Men Ep. 319 - Its our AEW All Out Preview show!
Rich and Andrew break down all the matches we will see this Saturday at AEW All Out and who we think will win!
66 minutes | Sep 4, 2020
What The Tech Ep. 480 - Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 Announced
Samsung announces the Galaxy Z Fold2. Paul discusses how it compares to the Microsoft Surface Duo. Intel launches it's 11th gen CPU chips, Tiger Lake. Is Intel still behind AMD? And Andrew and Paul discuss the high cost of smartphones. Are phone makers like Samsung and Apple in for a rude awakening in the next few months?
76 minutes | Sep 3, 2020
Mat Men Ep. 318 - Who's the next NXT Champion?
This week we discuss Payback and what's to come from it. Is this the Roman Reigns we have been waiting for? NXT had the first-ever 4-way iron man match and it resulted in a tie. Next week we will crown the NXT champion. Andrew possibly has the results... AEW All out is this Saturday and we give you a preview for this blockbuster show.
90 minutes | Aug 28, 2020
Mat Men Ep. 317 - Kross Relinquishes NXT Title
Major news on today's show. Kross has dropped the title and is out for a few months. There will be a 4 way for the NXT title next week. Who will take it? Andrew has details on who will possibly win the title... again!
70 minutes | Aug 28, 2020
TWiRT Ep. 507 - Cloudified Broadcast Audio Processing with Mary Ann Seidler
We knew it was coming - and now it's here.... Top-shelf audio processing and FM stereo coding in "the cloud" - either private cloud or "public" cloud. There are big possibilities here, and Mary Ann Seidler joins us to tell all. Plus, Chris Tobin rounds out the show with advice that’s especially timely.
63 minutes | Aug 28, 2020
What The Tech Ep. 479 - A Review Is An Opinion
Review units of the Microsoft Surface Duo are making their way to reviewers. Andrew and Paul discuss what reviewers might and might not be able to share about the Surface Duo. What are the initial impressions from reviewers? Amazon announces the Amazon Halo, a screen-less fitness tracker. Is there room in the fitness tracker market for Amazon?
75 minutes | Aug 21, 2020
TWiRT Ep. 506 - Audio Builders Workshop with Chris Kincaid
If you’ve ever thought, “There should be a group that promotes learning electronics and audio to teens and college students,” well, there is! It’s Audio Builders Workshop (ABW), a working group of the Boston AES Section. Chris Kincaid is lecturer at the Purdue School of Engineering & Technology and Program Manager with ABW. While many ABW events focus on simple electronic kits, more seasoned engineers have access to truly professional projects. Large diaphragm condenser mics, ribbon mics, 500-series format mic preamps, and studio audio levelers are DIY projects available through ABW’s partner companies.
67 minutes | Aug 21, 2020
What The Tech Ep. 478 - Surface Duo or Do Not?
Paul struggles with Microsoft's reason for the existence of the Surface Duo. Who is the Surface Duo meant for? Microsoft launches a brand new Xbox dashboard. And who is likely to buy Tik Tok and ARM?
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