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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

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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#Atari The post Atari’s Nolan Bushnell appeared first on The Geeks and Beats Podcast with Alan Cross and Michael Hainsworth.

Duration:00:58:39

Don’t Fear the Reefer

11/14/2018
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#420 The post Don’t Fear the Reefer appeared first on The Geeks and Beats Podcast with Alan Cross and Michael Hainsworth.

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

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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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