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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

One Giant Leap

7/16/2019
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It was 50 years ago this week mankind’s greatest achievement was made. But did Neil Armstrong blow his big line? And what music were we listening to in July of 1969 as he stepped onto extra-terrestrial soil for the first time? Plus, an update on our Live on Location show Friday August 23rd in Toronto. The post One Giant Leap appeared first on The Geeks and Beats Podcast with Alan Cross and Michael Hainsworth.

Duration:00:47:36

The Day The Music Burned

7/10/2019
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The New York Times recently exposed what could be possibly the most devastating cover-up of the music industry in recent history. In 2008, there was a massive fire at Universal Music… and no one knew about it until now. Thousands upon thousands of original masters were obliterated leaving many well-known artists at a loss with […] The post The Day The Music Burned appeared first on The Geeks and Beats Podcast with Alan Cross and Michael Hainsworth.

Duration:00:42:30

The Death of iTunes

7/3/2019
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iTunes is dead. Long live iTunes. The post The Death of iTunes appeared first on The Geeks and Beats Podcast with Alan Cross and Michael Hainsworth.

Duration:00:32:24

The Science of Drumming

6/26/2019
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Doctor Nadia Azar drops by the G&B studios to talk about her work at the University of Windsor on the impact a lifetime of drumming has on the human body. Plus, we learn how Michael lost a $1,000 bet with his teenager thanks to technology. The post The Science of Drumming appeared first on The Geeks and Beats Podcast with Alan Cross and Michael Hainsworth.

Duration:00:26:37

Auto-Motives

6/19/2019
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Why the battery electric autonomous car isn’t guaranteed, and what could replace the internal combustion engine as Donald Trump rattles his sabre at the only country with the key ingredient for the industry. Plus, plans for our Season 7 live fundraiser for CES 2020. The post Auto-Motives appeared first on The Geeks and Beats Podcast with Alan Cross and Michael Hainsworth.

Duration:00:39:05

Uncensoring Sex at CES

6/13/2019
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A sex toy designed for and by women was set to be honoured at CES. Until it was deemed indecent. But hey, look at those sexbots! The post Uncensoring Sex at CES appeared first on The Geeks and Beats Podcast with Alan Cross and Michael Hainsworth.

Duration:00:41:28

Live on Location at CosmoFEST 2019

6/5/2019
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Join Alan Cross and Michael Hainsworth and 14,000 of their friends, fans, and musicians at CosmoFEST 2019! We’ll find out if Drake can be blamed for the Raptors’ performance in the NBA Finals, we’ll definitely not listen to a Donald Trump tribute CD, and we’ll find out what Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales told Michael about the […] The post Live on Location at CosmoFEST 2019 appeared first on The Geeks and Beats Podcast with Alan Cross and Michael Hainsworth.

Duration:01:08:55

Making Music with U2

5/22/2019
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Recording engineer, mixer, and producer Mark Howard drops by the G&B studios to talk about how U2 starts off sounding like a garage band, and ends up selling Platinum records. Plus, life in the studio with Gord Downie, Bob Dylan, and why Tom Waits doesn’t like his drums “beige.” Plus, how to make music in […] The post Making Music with U2 appeared first on The Geeks and Beats Podcast with Alan Cross and Michael Hainsworth.

Duration:00:34:36

Dadbod Garage Band

5/15/2019
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Most who played in a garage band dodged the Wedding Singer bullet. But they’re the inspiration for your favourite music, and some of the biggest albums were recorded in garages. We’ll play you the original version of Springsteen’s recording of Born in the USA. It’ll blow your mind. Shaun Jette, G&B’s live truck director and […] The post Dadbod Garage Band appeared first on The Geeks and Beats Podcast with Alan Cross and Michael Hainsworth.

Duration:00:51:55

Toto’s Rosanna, Deconstructed

5/8/2019
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Music producer Brent Bodrug drops by the G&B studios to protest Michael’s claim the 1982 track is little more than corporate rock written by committee. At least Michael softened-up Brent with his classic dry Dirty Martini, first. The post Toto’s Rosanna, Deconstructed appeared first on The Geeks and Beats Podcast with Alan Cross and Michael Hainsworth.

Duration:00:46:29

Muse VR

5/1/2019
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Microsoft’s Amy Sorokas on the pre-concert VR experience by Muse, Michael’s VR space simulation addiction, and Jerry Seinfeld’s night at a party leads to a book. We read it. We’ve recently talked on the big show about artists like American DJ, Marshmello, hosting a live concert in the video game, Fortnite. We’ve also talked over […] The post Muse VR appeared first on The Geeks and Beats Podcast with Alan Cross and Michael Hainsworth.

Duration:00:37:32

Algorithmic Anarchy

4/24/2019
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When X + Y = Conspiracy. This week's latest misogynist trolling campaign targeted a 29 year-old female computer scientist and the algorithms embedded in popular social media channels allowed it to happen. The post Algorithmic Anarchy appeared first on The Geeks and Beats Podcast with Alan Cross and Michael Hainsworth.

Duration:00:29:57

Game of Thrones Season 8

4/17/2019
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Remixes happen, a lot, but not all of them are done legally. Dubset wants to help DJs get paid for their work while the original artist gets the credit (and payment) they're due. The post Game of Thrones Season 8 appeared first on The Geeks and Beats Podcast with Alan Cross and Michael Hainsworth.

Duration:00:45:44

All That Jazzcast

4/10/2019
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Once the Province of Ontario softened up their liquor laws in 1946, Toronto came alive. This is when Toronto’s jazz scene really started to flourish. The city grew a large base where it became a regular stop on the Jazz tour circuit. Jazzcast is a new venture in music, born from the creative brains of Dani […] The post All That Jazzcast appeared first on The Geeks and Beats Podcast with Alan Cross and Michael Hainsworth.

Duration:00:33:04

The Ongoing History of Michael Hainsworth Part 2

4/3/2019
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It’s the 1 year anniversary of walking away from a steady mainstream media career and Michael. Lessons learned about management styles, what he actually does in a day, and why the Boomer generation is to blame for destroying the news business. On Medium, Michael wrote: 1 year ago today I jumped from an airplane […] The post The Ongoing History of Michael Hainsworth Part 2 appeared first on The Geeks and Beats Podcast with Alan Cross and Michael Hainsworth.

Duration:00:35:01

Dashboard Decision: The Evolution of In-Car Entertainment

3/27/2019
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From basic radio to seamless smart phone connectivity, in-car entertainment has gone from luxury option to standard feature. The post Dashboard Decision: The Evolution of In-Car Entertainment appeared first on The Geeks and Beats Podcast with Alan Cross and Michael Hainsworth.

Duration:00:47:20

Hit Songs Deconstructed

3/13/2019
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Has the art of writing a hit song become a matter of science? Hit Songs Deconstructed tracks the latest trends. The post Hit Songs Deconstructed appeared first on The Geeks and Beats Podcast with Alan Cross and Michael Hainsworth.

Duration:00:30:49

Pop Song Shrinkage

3/6/2019
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Once upon a time, the belief was that pop songs should be short, catchy, inoffensive and lighthearted. That time has returned. But the reason why is dramatically different this time around. In 1957, the first year of the Billboard Top 100 Chart, the song of the year was Elvis Presley’s “All Shook Up,” which ran […] The post Pop Song Shrinkage appeared first on The Geeks and Beats Podcast with Alan Cross and Michael Hainsworth.

Duration:00:31:19

Oscars Uncovered

2/27/2019
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The best compliment you could pay 2019 Oscar winner Jos Stam is that you didn’t see his work. And you’ve seen a movie in the last 5 years, you’ve watched his films. The artist turned computer geek went from Holland to Hollywood and turned computer generated film into an art form. We’ll find out why […] The post Oscars Uncovered appeared first on The Geeks and Beats Podcast with Alan Cross and Michael Hainsworth.

Duration:00:41:47

Bohemianly Rhapsodizing

2/20/2019
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Have you ever actually listened to the song? It’s SO WEIRD. And it was even weirder when it was released on Halloween of 1975. Music producer Brent Bodrug joins us to deconstruct why almost 45 years later, it’s every headbanger’s favourite song to rock out with in the car. Alan explains the theory it’s Freddie […] The post Bohemianly Rhapsodizing appeared first on The Geeks and Beats Podcast with Alan Cross and Michael Hainsworth.

Duration:00:38:57