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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

CES 2019, Part 2: Electric Boogaloo

1/16/2019
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We covered so much ground in Las Vegas at the Consumer Electronics Show, we just had to do a two-parter. This week we visit the “Apple Store of Weed” for insight into what Canada can expect when stores open April 1st, we played a modern day Pinball machine made by industry guru Gary Stern, and […] The post CES 2019, Part 2: Electric Boogaloo appeared first on The Geeks and Beats Podcast with Alan Cross and Michael Hainsworth.

Duration:00:40:10

Live from CES 2019

1/9/2019
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The boys made it down to Sin City for the world’s biggest geekfest, spoke to BMW’s head designer about the future of the self driving car’s interior once we don’t have to pay attention to the road, we’re introduced to an app-controlled wireless and silent breast pump “you can use in a board meeting”, meet […] The post Live from CES 2019 appeared first on The Geeks and Beats Podcast with Alan Cross and Michael Hainsworth.

Duration:00:57:54

Happy Bandersnatch Year

1/2/2019
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Welcome to the new year, just like the last year. Everyone’s going nuts over the Netflix interactive movie Bandernsnatch, unless you’re in Apple’s Walled Garden. 2019 will be a year to please both Trekkies and Star Wars fans. And we’ll look back at what Isaac Asimov predicted this year would look like 35 years ago. The post Happy Bandersnatch Year appeared first on The Geeks and Beats Podcast with Alan Cross and Michael Hainsworth.

Duration:00:41:31

2018 Gadget Gift Guide

12/19/2018
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Before you get on that plane to Grandma’s house, we’ve got a few gadgets to help get you through the holidays — and insight into why it’s taking so long to board to the goddamned plane. Plus: the secret behind an iconic track from The Clash, and our plans for CES 2019. Read the gift […] The post 2018 Gadget Gift Guide appeared first on The Geeks and Beats Podcast with Alan Cross and Michael Hainsworth.

Duration:00:31:24

The Short Episode

12/12/2018
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Why Will Ferrell will be remembered not for Ron Burgundy or his work on Saturday Night Live, but for the movie “Elf.” Michael reveals his revealing Buddy-related undergarments, and we learn how to give Clark Griswold a run for his Christmas light money thanks to a G&B listener. The post The Short Episode appeared first on The Geeks and Beats Podcast with Alan Cross and Michael Hainsworth.

Duration:00:17:50

Christmas Music Creep

12/5/2018
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We learn why Christmas music is arriving earlier and earlier, how it works on our brains as we shop, and what we can do about it with Dr. Brynn Winegard. Plus, the geeks reveal their favourite holiday songs, although it seems Michael is largely trolling Alan. Christmas music too early can be bad for you. […] The post Christmas Music Creep appeared first on The Geeks and Beats Podcast with Alan Cross and Michael Hainsworth.

Duration:00:38:41

Atari’s Nolan Bushnell

11/28/2018
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Duration:00:58:39

Don’t Fear the Reefer

11/14/2018
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Duration:00:54:12

The Ultimate Geek Guide to Travel Tech 2018

11/4/2018
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The World’s Most Popular Podcast™ has the gadget guide for anyone looking to make their escape this holiday season. And a quick getaway to somewhere warm doesn’t mean you have to give your tech the cold shoulder. Here’s the Ultimate Geek Guide to Travel Tech 2018: Nintendo Switch The most sought-after video game console of […] The post The Ultimate Geek Guide to Travel Tech 2018 appeared first on The Geeks and Beats Podcast with Alan Cross and Michael Hainsworth.

Duration:00:42:17

Roger Ashby Signs Off After 50 Years

10/31/2018
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Canadian broadcasting legend Roger Ashby of CHUM Radio joins Alan and Michael to talk about 50 years of being on the radio, the secret to a successful marriage to work-wife Marilyn Denis, and how his “sound” evolved over the course of his career. Meantime, Michael admits he should have taken Amber MacArthur’s advice and avoided […] The post Roger Ashby Signs Off After 50 Years appeared first on The Geeks and Beats Podcast with Alan Cross and Michael Hainsworth.

Duration:00:44:45

5G Wireless is Coming (for you)

10/24/2018
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A technological revolution is literally almost here and you probably didn’t even know it. Why 5G wireless is about more than just faster downloads with Intel’s head of Global Markets and Partners, Shannon Poulin. The post 5G Wireless is Coming (for you) appeared first on The Geeks and Beats Podcast with Alan Cross and Michael Hainsworth.

Duration:00:38:40

Courage (for Gord Downie)

10/17/2018
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It’s our 200th episode and the 1 year anniversary of the death of The Tragically Hip’s Gord Downie. Hip historian and author Michael Barclay joins us mid-book tour to talk about the last year of Downie’s life, the band’s place in music history, and why they ran the business like no other in the music […] The post Courage (for Gord Downie) appeared first on The Geeks and Beats Podcast with Alan Cross and Michael Hainsworth.

Duration:00:31:54

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