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Where Technology Meets Sound Since 1913! Alan Cross and Michael Hainsworth bring you the latest in technology and music weekly from high atop the Flimm Building in downtown Toronto.

Where Technology Meets Sound Since 1913! Alan Cross and Michael Hainsworth bring you the latest in technology and music weekly from high atop the Flimm Building in downtown Toronto.
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Toronto, ON

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Where Technology Meets Sound Since 1913! Alan Cross and Michael Hainsworth bring you the latest in technology and music weekly from high atop the Flimm Building in downtown Toronto.

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English


Episodes

10 PRINT “VINYL”

10/10/2018
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As Michael ponders buying a 40 year old PC, a new laptop for his kid, or the new Kate Bush box set, the guys talk to Vinyl Me Please CEO Matt Fiedler. And we learn why you shouldn’t check-in to the Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas for the annual gathering of the geeks known as CES. The post 10 PRINT “VINYL” appeared first on The Geeks and Beats Podcast with Alan Cross and Michael Hainsworth.

Duration:00:38:35

Love Virtually

10/3/2018
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Facebook’s Oculus has finally given early adopters a reason to jump into VR. But should the rest of us? Augmented Reality expert and author Galit Ariel joins us to talk about why AR has a brighter future, why it’s a danger, but why we should remain optimistic despite the incredible damage it will do. Plus: […] The post Love Virtually appeared first on The Geeks and Beats Podcast with Alan Cross and Michael Hainsworth.

Duration:00:43:10

Ticketmaster

9/26/2018
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It’s beginning of the end of Ticketmaster as we know it (and we feel fine). Alan and Michael discuss why the scandal-ridden company’s doubling-down on claims of innocence amid evidence it’s encouraging scalpers will tear it’s parent company apart. The geeks delve into the monopolistic relationship between concert venue giant Live Nation and the company […] The post Ticketmaster appeared first on The Geeks and Beats Podcast with Alan Cross and Michael Hainsworth.

Duration:00:30:58

Shirt to Show

9/19/2018
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How uncool. Wearing a band shirt to that band’s concert? We break down the fault lines running through the music industry. If it’s September 19th, it’s It’s Daniel Lanois’ birthday. Alan tells us of the time he tried to hire him for $12/hour. Plus: we’re giving away a Blackberry Key2 smartphone! The post Shirt to Show appeared first on The Geeks and Beats Podcast with Alan Cross and Michael Hainsworth.

Duration:00:47:22

Zombie

9/12/2018
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How far back does the “cover song” go? The geeks look back at it’s unusual origin, famous modern-day covers, and the surprisingly sexist original version of Aretha Franklin’s greatest musical contribution to feminism. Plus, Dolores O’Riordan’s final hour before The Cranberries singer’s tragic death in January and the heavy metal cover song she was supposed […] The post Zombie appeared first on The Geeks and Beats Podcast with Alan Cross and Michael Hainsworth.

Duration:00:35:52

Live from Fan Expo 2018

9/5/2018
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Season 6 Premiere Live on Location at Fan Expo 2018 and Alan Cross loses his mind over the wallet-sucking merchandising. “Dave” from 2001: A Space Odyssey tells us the meaning of the film, and William Shatner blows us off despite our deep connections. Plus: Michael “remasters” an unearthed Tragically Hip demo a year before they […] The post Live from Fan Expo 2018 appeared first on The Geeks and Beats Podcast with Alan Cross and Michael Hainsworth.

Duration:00:53:36

Live on Facebook Live from Michael’s Back Deck Show

8/29/2018
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 We promised a dumpster fire of a live show, and that’s what we delivered. But despite the technical difficulties we persisted and the big show went 90 freaking minutes with Brittlestar, the Internet’s Favourite Dad, and Chef Mike Benninger cooking up an amazing rack of ribs, lovely mango and red onion salad, and a […] The post Live on Facebook Live from Michael’s Back Deck Show appeared first on The Geeks and Beats Podcast with Alan Cross and Michael Hainsworth.

Duration:01:30:07

Not The Live Show

8/22/2018
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The boys got a little distracted this week getting ready for the big Live on Facebook Live from Michael’s Back Deck Show (it’s Sunday August 26th, 7pm ET). When they did finally pull it together, we learn of a woman who used music as a weapon. Against the neighbour’s dog. Michael may or may not […] The post Not The Live Show appeared first on The Geeks and Beats Podcast with Alan Cross and Michael Hainsworth.

Duration:00:31:52

Respect

8/15/2018
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Aretha Franklin, feed.fm, 50th Anniversary of the Elvis Comeback Special The post Respect appeared first on The Geeks and Beats Podcast with Alan Cross and Michael Hainsworth.

Duration:00:41:50

Make It So

8/8/2018
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#backtoschool The post Make It So appeared first on The Geeks and Beats Podcast with Alan Cross and Michael Hainsworth.

Duration:00:42:58

Scientologadgetry

8/1/2018
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Noted Scientology debunker Scott Simpson joins us to break down the breakdown of that E-Meter used for the weird-o street-side “personality tests” after talking about Tom Cruise. It turns out the secret to the box office success of the high-ranking officer in the cult is running. Lots of running. Aliens less ancient than the ones […] The post Scientologadgetry appeared first on The Geeks and Beats Podcast with Alan Cross and Michael Hainsworth.

Duration:00:33:56

The Jetpack Cometh

7/25/2018
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If you’ve got a bit of walkin’ around money, you might consider not walking at all. Alan’s uncovered the Jetpack that Michael’s been pining for all his life thanks to brit Richard Browning and the Gravity Daedalus suit. Meantime, some business nerds crunched the numbers to come up with the most danceable songs ever. Legendary […] The post The Jetpack Cometh appeared first on The Geeks and Beats Podcast with Alan Cross and Michael Hainsworth.

Duration:00:35:28

The Sci-Fi Future is Female

7/18/2018
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#podcast The post The Sci-Fi Future is Female appeared first on The Geeks and Beats Podcast with Alan Cross and Michael Hainsworth.

Duration:00:37:30

Twice in a Lifetime

7/11/2018
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iPhone owners are richer, Talking Heads' Once in a Lifetime isolated vocal, Facebook Live show The post Twice in a Lifetime appeared first on The Geeks and Beats Podcast with Alan Cross and Michael Hainsworth.

Duration:00:37:21

Canadiana Day

7/4/2018
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Definitely not our Canada Day Episode 4 Days Late The post Canadiana Day appeared first on The Geeks and Beats Podcast with Alan Cross and Michael Hainsworth.

Duration:00:51:28

Pot Heads

6/27/2018
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Everything you wanted to know about legal weed in Canada but forgot to ask The post Pot Heads appeared first on The Geeks and Beats Podcast with Alan Cross and Michael Hainsworth.

Duration:00:33:38

Uber Ex’d

6/20/2018
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The cold war at NASA, Careless Whisper into the Abyss, Uber's killer car The post Uber Ex’d appeared first on The Geeks and Beats Podcast with Alan Cross and Michael Hainsworth.

Duration:00:37:16

The Definitive Gift Guide for Geek Dads 2018

6/13/2018
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Anthony Bourdain's musical tastes, a very stereotypical Father's Day gift guide, the death of iTunes The post The Definitive Gift Guide for Geek Dads 2018 appeared first on The Geeks and Beats Podcast with Alan Cross and Michael Hainsworth.

Duration:00:34:49

The Matrix Revisitloaded

6/6/2018
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Filming one of the best sci-fi films of all time began 20 years ago. The post The Matrix Revisitloaded appeared first on The Geeks and Beats Podcast with Alan Cross and Michael Hainsworth.

Duration:00:39:18

Hand Solo

5/30/2018
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5 (spoiler-free) things we learn about Han Solo, Weezer does Toto's Rosanna, Astronaut Alan Bean saved Apollo 12 to land on the Moon The post Hand Solo appeared first on The Geeks and Beats Podcast with Alan Cross and Michael Hainsworth.

Duration:00:37:34