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The independent audio magazine devoted to mashing up pop culture, technology and more. J.D. Biersdorfer and Pedro Rafael Rosado are your hosts. It's an Internet Radio revolution!

The independent audio magazine devoted to mashing up pop culture, technology and more. J.D. Biersdorfer and Pedro Rafael Rosado are your hosts. It's an Internet Radio revolution!

Location:

New York City, NY

Description:

The independent audio magazine devoted to mashing up pop culture, technology and more. J.D. Biersdorfer and Pedro Rafael Rosado are your hosts. It's an Internet Radio revolution!

Twitter:

@PopTechJam

Language:

English


Episodes

On the Big Apple Bus

6/13/2022
El Kaiser and J.D. find a few minutes to discuss Apple's various announcements from this month's World Wide Developers conference — along with a roundup of recent TV-viewing options. Boot up PTJ 365 right here!

Duration:00:22:15

Yo! Can We Get a Little Help Here, Obi-Wan Kenobi?

6/8/2022
June is here, and with it, the old-new adventures of a certain Jedi Master — and plenty of other fine programs to stream. El Kaiser and J.D. also mull recent tech news, and, for the audio-curious, El Kaiser discusses the digital audience interfaces he uses in his recording work. You can find it all here on PTJ 364!

Duration:00:33:43

Bye, ’Pod

5/18/2022
On this episode, El Kaiser and J.D. catch up after an unintentional hiatus to discuss current events — including Elon Musk's fluctuating deal to buy Twitter, the rapid demise of CNN+ and Apple's decision to retire the iPod after 21 years. Spin up PTJ 363 right here!

Duration:00:32:30

New Galaxies

2/18/2022
Samsung has kicked off the year in new phone hardware with updates to its Galaxy line — including a $1200 Ultra model that comes with five cameras, a stylus and a 6.8-inch screen. El Kaiser and JD ponder the possibilities, along in a roundup of other tech headlines and a preview of this year's new crop of emoji (disco ball!) coming to iOS and Android. El Kaiser also continues his exploration of Marvel and DC Comics adaptations for the big and small screens. All this and more on PTJ 362!

Duration:00:36:55

WeBb Slingers

1/27/2022
As 2022 spins up, El Kaiser and J.D. check in on NASA's big new fancy space telescope and other recent tech headlines. This week's episode also features some thoughts on The Expanse and tips for adjusting your privacy settings in Android 12 and iOS 15. You can find it all here on PTJ 361!

Duration:00:38:39

All Hailing Frequencies Open

12/15/2021
El Kaiser and J.D. are back with a new episode and the opportunity to praise the work of Nichelle Nichols, the trailblazing actress who portrayed Lt. Uhura on the original Star Trek as she retires from public life. Also in the mix: a discussion of recent headlines, including Big Tech's increasingly warm seat in front of government regulators, and El Kaiser takes a listen to a new pair of Bowers & Wilkins Bluetooth headphones. All this and more on PTJ Episode 360 !

Duration:00:31:01

Face Plant

10/27/2021
Facebook's very bad month continues after more testimony and interviews by Frances Haugen, the whistleblower and main source behind The Wall Street Journal's "Facebook Files" series — as well as a report from its own Oversight Board about the company's lack of transparency. El Kaiser and J.D. discuss it all along other recent tech headlines, including Apple's second fall product event and Google's new Pixel phone. And for audio fans looking for great big sound on a budget, El Kaiser has a...

Duration:00:31:45

Sound Check

9/21/2021
On this week's episode, El Kaiser takes a listen to several USB microphones designed for podcasting and J.D. hauls out the headlines for a discussion of recent consumer-technology news — including The Wall Street Journal's inside look at Facebook. All this and a whole lot more on PTJ 358!

Duration:00:30:49

Looking for Satellites

9/3/2021
Changes are coming to the way the big app stores do business, the U.S. government spins up a fellowship program for new technologists and children in China get their gaming time regulated — El Kaiser and J.D. roll through the news of the past few weeks with plenty of opinions along the way. El Kaiser also has a public-service warning about a show to avoid and J.D. offers tips for those nervously heading back to the classroom or office before the pandemic wanes. Click right here to join us on...

Duration:00:34:47

Season's Greetings!

8/22/2021
Like Clippy in a Microsoft Teams background, El Kaiser and J.D. are back after a somewhat inadvertent hiatus! The new season of Pop Tech Jam kicks off with El Kaiser's thoughts on the most recent Suicide Squad reboot/remake/reimagining and includes J.D.'s usual roundup of technology and nerd news headlines — plus some tips for tidying your phone's home screen and making the most of shortcut menus and widgets. Join us here on PTJ 356!

Duration:00:54:46

The Empire Hacks Back

6/10/2021
In this week's episode of Pop Tech Jam, El Kaiser and J.D. discuss the headlines from the world of tech, including the U.S. government's own Bitcoin grab as it claws back the Colonial Pipeline ransom. El Kaiser would like Batman to have at least one nice day and J.D. ambles through the major announcements from this year's Apple's World Wide Developers Conference. Just push play to hear it all on PTJ 355!

Duration:00:37:36

Infrastructure, Weak

5/14/2021
This month's Colonial Pipeline hack, the massive bot farm lurking on Facebook last fall and Amazon's constant battle with counterfeit products illustrate the huge vulnerabilities that exist in many U.S. companies as the world grows ever more digital. But in cheerier news, El Kaiser and J.D. also discuss the country's broadband connectivity fund to help narrow the digital divide and kweliTV, a streaming service that highlights authentic Black stories. El Kaiser also shares his views on...

Duration:00:36:57

Deep Purple

4/27/2021
On this week's episode, El Kaiser and JD ponder the purple iPhone and Apple's other pile of spring product announcements, as well as other headlines from around the tech world. And space nerds everywhere celebrated NASA's historic week as the Ingenuity helicopter took its inaugural flight on Mars — and then another — all while bringing a little piece of American aviation history along for the ride. Spin up PTJ 353 to hear it all!

Duration:00:37:12

What the FLoC?

4/15/2021
New stuff! We finally have lots of new products to talk about! El Kaiser and JD discuss a flurry of hardware announcements from several tech companies, as well as Google's new FLoC tracking system and the results of Amazon's union vote, El Kaiser also shares his thoughts on HBO's His Dark Materials series and JD has tips for home design before you actually move into the home. Join us here on PTJ 352!

Duration:00:36:22

Going Places

4/2/2021

Duration:00:45:17

Red Rover

2/10/2021
After a seven-month commute through space, NASA's Perseverance rover is due to arrive on Mars next week! So, some science to go with our science-fiction television on this week's episode, as El Kaiser shares his thoughts regarding later seasons of The Expanse on Amazon Prime and WandaVision on Disney+ . And J.D. has a smattering of tech news, including reports that Twitter is looking at subscription possibilities, along with resources on how to find out when you and your family can get the...

Duration:00:31:53

Now, Voyagers

1/27/2021
As the last week of January rolls in, so do the Internet themes and memes — including TikTok's flirtation with sea shanties and the cold-weather fashion of Senator Bernie Sanders. El Kaiser and J.D. ponder the latest Web whimsy, as well as Google and Apple's fight against the ongoing problems of the world, other tech news and fun things to do with your smartphone's camera. Hear it all on PTJ 349!

Duration:00:40:27

Beer Me, Rosie

1/13/2021

Duration:00:36:24

Out With a Bang

12/24/2020

Duration:00:41:16

Pour One Out for Arecibo

12/11/2020
After long, unintended absence, El Kaiser and J.D. are back to praise The Mandalorian, chew on the news, talk audio hardware and mourn the loss of the iconic radio telescope at Puerto Rico's Arecibo Observatory. As 2020 continues its quest for Worst Year Ever (Modern Edition), we remind ourselves to stay flex in the Q-Zone. PTJ 346 is here for you.

Duration:00:44:31