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These short top tips and skills for the Amazon Echo are for everyone who's simply dotty about Alexa

These short top tips and skills for the Amazon Echo are for everyone who's simply dotty about Alexa
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These short top tips and skills for the Amazon Echo are for everyone who's simply dotty about Alexa

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DTD869 Hypno Therapist

6/18/2019
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I would tell you more about today's hypnotically-good skill but I've just listened to a snatch of the relaxation session and am feeling far too chilled to summon up the necessary… The necessary… Mmmmmm.

Duration:00:10:15

DTD868 Whisper Mode (revisited)

6/17/2019
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SShh - don't tell anyone but we've covered this before. I'm hoping that by my asking Thomas Domville (thomas@themickeyhouse.com) to cover this nice US-only nighttime feature once again, it'll nudge Amazon into bringing it to the rest of us.

Duration:00:07:41

DTD867 Secret Animal

6/16/2019
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This skill is a bit like Twenty Questions - covered in episode 4 and then again in episode 730 (because it's so good) - but with everything taken out that isn't an animal and then turned backwards. In this skill the A-lady chooses the animal, and you're the one asking up to 20 Yes/No questions. What's smaller than a dog, doesn't have fur, lays eggs and is a vegetarian? I guess we'll never know…

Duration:00:06:41

DTD866 Alexa Skills Spotlight

6/15/2019
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* Warning - lots of "Alexa"s being spoken in today's episode * Phillip Chalker is back to bring us a brilliant demo of a monthly A-lady skills round-up podcast direct from Amazon HQ. Not available here in the UK, but hopefully where you are.

Duration:00:10:24

DTD865 Dream Time and Dream Time II

6/14/2019
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Two beautifully relaxing mood music skills today; the first with over an hour of ambient audio on which to all but physically float away and the second around 30 minutes. Only the whalesong (episode 822) was more relaxing methinks.

Duration:00:06:30

DTD864 Radio Mystery Theatre (revisited)

6/13/2019
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Sometimes you just want to spend half an hour listening to something great. Covered over 500 episodes ago, this one's well worth a revisit. Thomas Domville (thomas@themickeyhouse.com) reminds us why Radio Mystery Theatre is a must-have skill for everyone whose into thrilling audio. If you'd like to submit a demo or two too, please email me at robin.christopherson@gmail.com

Duration:00:08:01

DTD863 The Sunken Temple

6/12/2019
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Apart from there being no sound effects (sad trombone) this looks like a really good skill full of Eastern promise (well, geometrical promise anyway).

Duration:00:07:42

DTD862 Daily Question

6/11/2019
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Another fantastic Drew Cosgrove (of all the 'Feel the Pressure' skills and so, so many more) skill today, brought to us by Phillip Chalker from Down Under. It's basically a sonically-sublime daily dose of the 'Who Wants to be a Millionaire' game.

Duration:00:10:00

DTD861 Game of Thrones Conquest

6/10/2019
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By Voxogenic Technologies again, this one's a great, unofficial Game of Thrones trivia skill wrapped up in a battle to the death. Top tip; just say "B" every time.

Duration:00:07:18

DTD860 The Last Dragon

6/9/2019
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He's back - and now with added dragons. Thomas Domville (thomas@themickeyhouse.com) brings us a choose-your-own-adventure game with his inimitable professionalism and panache. Good job.

Duration:00:12:01

DTD859 Infinity Game

6/8/2019
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It's a quiz about the Marvel characters today and Faith and I fail big time. Is that what they call a #failwhale? It was a failure of approximately that scale.

Duration:00:10:52

DTD858 The A-lady speaks with a funny voice

6/7/2019
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Our Australian cousins have all the fun. If it isn't singing about maidens being munched by crocs, it's making the A-lady go all alternative. Phillip Chalker's got the low-down from Down Under.

Duration:00:05:45

DTD857 King Minister Thief Police

6/6/2019
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Opened with 'Catch the Thief', this simple game for four players is actually lots of fun. Don't be confused by the (what may be) Hindi words it offers as alternatives - just stick to the English names and you'll do fine.

Duration:00:13:29

DTD856 True Crime Radio

6/5/2019
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Today Thomas Domville (thomas@themickeyhouse.com) brings us some distinctly disturbing true crimes on demand. Actually, let me rephrase that; he brings us some distinctly disturbing tales of true crimes on demand. There's quite a drastic difference between those two statements and it's definitely the latter, thank goodness.

Duration:00:09:38

DTD855 Escape the Hideout

6/4/2019
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by Voice Apps LLC, today we have an excellent escape the room skill with superior sound-effects. Can you escape its fiendish riddles with your wits in tact?

Duration:00:10:19

DTD854 The Fake News Game

6/3/2019
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Also by Labworks.io, today's skill lacks the pizzazz of yesterday's, but it's a great game nevertheless. Can you guess which of the many news stories reported in the press and served up here are true and which are fake? Clearly, I can't!

Duration:00:08:12

DTD853 The Daily Quiz

6/2/2019
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By Labworks.io, today's skill is a superb example of a quality quiz with snazzy sound-effects. And the questions are nice and easy too and that suits me just fine.

Duration:00:07:45

DTD852 Double's Trouble

6/1/2019
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Thomas Domville (thomas@themickeyhouse.com) does it again. Another fab skill demo today. If you're half of a double and arrange an evening with friends who are also doubly-blessed, then this skill will be a sure-fire success (although it may concievably end in a double divorce too I suppose).

Duration:00:09:05

DTD851 Headspace (revisited)

5/31/2019
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Officially 'Headspace: Guided Meditation for Everybody', this is another 2019 Webby award-winner and also covered many hundred episodes ago. If all this revisiting of skills simply because they won an award is stressing you out then don't worry - just give today's excellent skill a spin.

Duration:00:08:39

DTD850 BBC Good Food (revisited)

5/30/2019
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Today we look at another 2019 Webby award-winner. Featured over 300 episodes ago, this excellent recipe resource is well worth a revisit and I really hope it's available wherever you are.

Duration:00:13:12