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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  • Have you selected a name for yourself different from the one you were given as a baby? We want to share your stories about choosing your own name on this program! Get in touch.

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.

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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?

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Modern Technology Watches – Episode 203 – Back to the Future Part II (1989)

The future is now (a.k.a. five years ago) at Modern Technology Watches as Rob shows Gila 1989’s Back to the Future Part II. Special guests Jen and Gabe from The Dork Web return as we all skew into some tangents together.

Will Gila enjoy a ride without roads, or will this sequel leave her hanging on a porch swing? Join us and find out!

Modern Technology Watches – Episode 202 – Empire Records (1995)

April 8 is Rex Manning Day! Gila celebrates the day 1995’s Empire Records takes place by, oddly enough, selecting 1995’s Empire Records for her April 8 Modern Technology Watches pick.

How will Rob React to this particular combination of twangy 1990s music and angsty 1990s dialogue? Pop this episode into your CD changer and find out!

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Modern Technology Watches – Episode 201 – Back to the Future (1985)

The second-season premiere of Modern Technology Watches is a Very Special Episode; Rob is showing Gila 1985’s Back to the Future, one of his lifelong favorites, and special guests Jen and Gabe from The Dork Web are joining in for the 88MPH ride.

How will Gila react to being strapped in for Temporal Experiment Number One? Do the film’s 35-year-old takes on 65 years ago hold up? Listen and find out!

Modern Technology Watches – Episode 113 – Pitch Perfect (2012)

It’s the first-season finale of Modern Technology Watches, and Gila is capping off our inaugural run with 2012’s a-capella-competition comedy Pitch Perfect.

Will Rob get in-tune with the cinematic approach to structured cover-band battles, or will it all hit a sour note? Listen along and find out!

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Modern Technology Watches – Episode 112 – Network (1976)

For the first Modern Technology Watches of 2020 Rob connects Gila to 1976’s news-entertainment satire Network.

How will Gila react to this Oscar-winning world of live-televised meltdowns, corporate machination, and human manipulation? Will she count herself among the faithful audience awaiting their prophet, or will she be mad as hell about having to watch?

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Modern Technology Watches – Episode 111 – Camp (2003)

In this episode of Modern Technology Watches Gila invites Rob on a trip to Camp, a 2003 film about a theatrical Summer camp populated by theatrical characters putting on theatrical productions.

Does the movie speak to Rob, himself an old theatre kid, or is this one closing early?

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