Modern Technology Watches – Episode 209 – An Adventure in Space and Time (2013)

Modern Technology Watches is celebrating the anniversary of Doctor Who as longtime-Who-fan Rob shows not-very-fannish Gila An Adventure in Space and Time, the 2013 BBC TV docudrama about that series’ creation.

Will Gila dig the looks at 1960s TV production and creative-human drama to be found among the scifi-flavored fanservice, or will Rob need anti-radiation gloves to protect him from the fallout? Join us in the painstakingly-recreated TARDIS control room as we find out!

Modern.Technology in archival quality!

You may have noticed that we here at the Modern Technology Podcast Network are big fans of Free Content. All our podcasts are freely licensed under Creative Commons terms which not only ensure that our content is available free of charge and will always remain so, it is also allowed to be freely republished, rebroadcast, and – should anyone get a wild hair to do so – remixed into something new.

Bringing our output formats a little more in line with that particular goal, in addition to our normal podcast feeds we are now archiving high-quality FLAC files of each episode to our page on the Internet Archive. For those unfamiliar, FLAC is a digital-audio standard producing files which are compressed in file-size but, unlike the podcast-standard MP3 files which go out in our podcast feeds, they are lossless. These FLACs are the files we initially produce our shows as, from which we make the lossy MP3s that go out into our podcast streams.

We behind the scenes have long been supporters of the Internet Archive and their work, and they are the perfect place for us to archive the small chunk of the Internet Modern.Technology creates. People interested in rebroadcasting, republishing, or remixing our work in line with our Creative Commons licenses can now find it in a format which can be further edited and re-exported without any loss in fidelity.

Listeners not interested in FLAC have nothing to worry about; we’ll keep posting and podcasting our normal MP3s as we always have. You still get the full show in the MP3s, there’s nothing extra added to the FLACs. This is merely an additional sharing venue for our episodes which makes the audio geek segment behind the scenes of this network very happy, and hopefully will do the same for the audio geek segment out there among you.

From now on, you can expect our archival FLACs to be posted within a few days of our podcast MP3s.

Modern Technology Watches – Episode 208 – Bye Bye Birdie (1995)

On this kissable episode of Modern Technology Watches Gila takes Rob to a particularly-strange version of 1958 via the 1995 TV-movie adaptation of hit musical Bye Bye Birdie.

Catchy songs! Intense choreography! Sanitized nostalgia! Tyne Daly! No Paul Lynde! Listen along as we find out how it all comes together.

Modern Technology Breaks – Episode 102

In the long-awaited second episode of our surreal sketch-comedy podcast Modern Technology Breaks the theme of the day is communication, as Rob and Gila continue trying to figure out how to actually run a podcast network without getting distracted while the network’s bizarre program content continues apace.

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Modern Technology Knows Your Name – Episode 102

On this episode of Modern Technology Knows Your Name we speak with Roleplay Retcon podcaster Jensie, variously known as Egobrain and Jensiedactyl, and hackers.town citizen Anarkat about the stories behind their chosen names.

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Modern Technology Watches – Episode 207 – The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes’ Smarter Brother (1975)

Rob’s half of Modern Technology Watches is still stuck in the 1970s as he shows Gila the 1975 spoof The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes’ Smarter Brother.

How does writer/director/star Gene Wilder and his band of Mel Brooks irregulars fare without Mel Brooks? Does this fit within Sherlockian canon? What’s with the Kangaroo Hop? Listen and find out!

Modern Technology Knows Your Name – Episode 101

Welcome to the Modern Technology Podcast’s Network’s latest project, Modern Technology Knows Your Name!

In this program our own Rob Vincent (a.k.a. Rob T Firefly) takes a deep dive into the phenomenon of self-applied names; why folks decide to use a new name, how they choose what to call themselves, and what being known as that name means to them.

In this episode Rob talks about his own fascination with self-applied names, and shares his own handle-selection and name-changing stories. We then share name-selection stories submitted to the program by Seuss, The Cheshire Catalyst, Kwaunch, FractumSeraph, and BicycleMark.

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Modern Technology Watches – Episode 206 – Back to the Future Part III

Modern Technology Watches doubles back to the imaginary town of Hill Valley for the final time as Rob shows Gila 1990’s Back to the Future Part III. Special guests Jen Sujin Yoon and Gabe Williams from The Dork Web join us once again as we all meet some cowboys and face some demons together.

Is an old-West adventure what this series needed? What will Gila take away from this chapter, and the trilogy as a whole? Join us and find out!

Modern Technology Watches – Episode 205 – But I’m a Cheerleader (1999)

Modern Technology Watches cruises back to 1999 as Gila introduces Rob to the cult LGBTQIA+ film But I’m a Cheerleader.

Will this movie make Rob wave his pompoms and cheer, or will he just not like it in that way?

This movie is particularly centered around adult content, and so is our episode about it. Listener discretion advised.

Modern Technology Watches – Episode 204 – A New Leaf (1971)

Modern Technology Watches takes a spin in a broken sportscar back to 1971 as Rob shows Gila the cult Elaine May/Walter Matthau dark comedy romance A New Leaf.

Will Gila be forever fond of it like a frond from a fern, or will she find it ultimately poor?