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New York City, NY

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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. Geek radio for all!

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Episodes

PTJ 247: Hello, Epic Equifail! Goodbye, Cassini!

9/18/2017
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As the scale of the epic security fail at the Equifax credit bureau comes into focus, El Kaiser and J.D. throwback to Episode 159 and a previous conversation about freezing your credit to ice out identity thieves. Among other headlines this week: The end of NASA’s historic Cassini mission to Saturn. Later in the show, … Continue reading PTJ 247: Hello, Epic Equifail! Goodbye, Cassini! →

Duration: 00:41:22


PTJ 246: What’s the Frequency, Siri?

9/11/2017
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After a two-week summer vacation, El Kaiser and J.D. return to the studio to catch up on the week’s technology news: Facebook ‘fesses up to a chunk of Russian ad buys during the election, Amazon looks to expand its corporate footprint, researchers have discovered a way to hack most of the popular voice-activated assistant programs … Continue reading PTJ 246: What’s the Frequency, Siri? →

Duration: 00:36:51


PTJ 245: Blasts From the Past

8/16/2017
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You have your good history and you have your bad history — and both kinds are mashed up here this week on Pop Tech Jam. The violent protests in Charlottesville last weekend were amplified in all directions thanks to social media and the technology industry finds itself entwined with current events, as El Kaiser and … Continue reading PTJ 245: Blasts From the Past →

Duration: 00:30:22


PTJ 244: Across the Universe

8/9/2017
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Whether it be The Defenders kicking butt across the New York City zone of the Marvel Universe or NASA’s assorted spacecraft exploring the real universe, this week’s episode of Pop Tech Jam has you covered. El Kaiser and J.D. get their geek on with plenty of chatter about comics, consumer technology and spaaaaaace! Won’t you … Continue reading PTJ 244: Across the Universe →

Duration: 00:37:03


PTJ 243: Sound and Fury

8/2/2017
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After a discussion about the stirring audio mix used to back the film Dunkirk, El Kaiser and J.D. make a lot of noise about this week’s technology news — including new government regulation around the world. However, if it all gets to be too much, perhaps a nice friendly drone will deliver a tureen of soup … Continue reading PTJ 243: Sound and Fury →

Duration: 00:31:10


PTJ 242: So Long, Old Paint?

7/29/2017
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Close Encounters of the Third Kind is coming back for a 40th-anniversary run, but a couple of old standbys are getting boxed up for the software attic. El Kaiser and J.D. take a stroll through the week’s headlines and talk later about Google Street View — and how those who love it can make their own outdoor … Continue reading PTJ 242: So Long, Old Paint? →

Duration: 00:29:38


PTJ 241: Glass Houses

7/20/2017
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After a two-week hiatus, El Kaiser and J.D. are back with the tech news of the week — including Amazon’s latest experiments for making money and Google Glass finally finding a home of sorts. And how about that Doctor Who announcement last weekend, eh? Oh, and if you have to ride the New York City … Continue reading PTJ 241: Glass Houses →

Duration: 00:28:22


PTJ 240: Hall Monitor

7/1/2017
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It’s almost like we needed the Justice League to come sort things out with all the disruptions erupting all over the technology scene this week. So, you ask, what happened? Yet another ransomware attack spread rapidly worldwide, the European Commission got all up in Google’s business on an antitrust charge, and Walmart had a slapfight with … Continue reading PTJ 240: Hall Monitor →

Duration: 00:39:06


PTJ 239: Leak Week

6/24/2017
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June is Internet Safety Month, but it hasn’t been very safe for the personal information of 198 million people, which got exposed by sloppy data handling. The notoriously private Apple got trolled as well when a top-secret meeting about stopping data leaks got, er, leaked. After wading through the tech headlines of the week, El Kaiser … Continue reading PTJ 239: Leak Week →

Duration: 00:36:40


PTJ 238: Thank You for Our Childhoods, Adam West

6/14/2017
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Geek hearts around the globe were broken this past week with the passing of Adam West, the actor who created the iconic interpretation of Batman on the eponymous mid-1960’s television show. Dan Greenfield, editor of the 13th Dimension website devoted to comics, joins El Kaiser and J.D. for a discussion about West’s impact as a … Continue reading PTJ 238: Thank You for Our Childhoods, Adam West →

Duration: 00:37:21


PTJ 237: Days of Wonder

6/8/2017
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Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference opened this week, bringing a ton of announcements and new-product demos to the faithful. Don Donofrio drops by to sort it all out with El Kaiser and JD. Meanwhile, governments fight with the Internet on multiple fronts and a certain Amazon Princess conquers the worldwide box office. All this and more on Episode 237! … Continue reading PTJ 237: Days of Wonder →

Duration: 00:38:38


PTJ 236: Corporate Spies

5/26/2017
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On this week’s show. El Kaiser and J.D. discuss Google and Twitter’s current wave of privacy-policy changes and data-sharing with advertisers (all taking place before Facebook’s latest flap). Also in the news this week: patent trolls, resolution motion-sensor camera, Russian hackers actually hacking Russians and Iris, the data-sniffing dog. Buffer up and have a listen to … Continue reading PTJ 236: Corporate Spies →

Duration: 00:32:12


PTJ 235: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

5/20/2017
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Journalist Laura M. Holson is back in the house this week with a discussion of how the cosmetics superstore Sephora is using technology and social interaction to sell beauty products. On the opposite side beauty, though, is the ugly — and last week’s massive global ransomware outbreak even got into fugly territory. El Kaiser and J.D. … Continue reading PTJ 235: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly →

Duration: 00:27:25


PTJ 234: Winging It

5/12/2017
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Facebook scrambles to blunt the effects of fake news on the United Kingdom’s upcoming election, John Oliver and his fans have suggestions for the Federal Communications Commission, Amazon’s been busy and could a fried-chicken sandwich be headed for space? El Kaiser and J.D. chew through this week’s headlines and Don Donofrio drops by with an Apple … Continue reading PTJ 234: Winging It →

Duration: 00:32:24


PTJ 233: Tweet TV

5/5/2017
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Twitter continues its experiments with live streaming video, Facebook is handing out coupons, there’s a new flavor of Windows 10 coming to town — and also maybe an Apple-branded talking Siri speaker on the way. El Kaiser and J.D. discuss it all on this week’s episode, while throwing a Tech Term and a (Hopefully) Helpful … Continue reading PTJ 233: Tweet TV →

Duration: 00:30:30


PTJ 232: Love and Rocket

4/26/2017
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Love is all around as the unofficial 2017 Geek Summer Movie Season gets ready to roll next week with the arrival of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 in theaters ‚ with Wonder Woman, King Arthur, and another Spider-Man right behind. After a stomp through the week’s tech headlines (including the hunt to shoot down fake news and … Continue reading PTJ 232: Love and Rocket →

Duration: 00:40:12


PTJ 231: Veni, Vidi, Vendi

4/20/2017
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Are we ready for the vending machines to silently judge us based on our snack habits? Some New Yorkers will find out soon as new models equipped with artificial intelligence are making their way to town. Meanwhile the disruptors are getting some disruption themselves, Facebook’s F8 conference brings new announcements, there’s a new Star Wars trailer … Continue reading PTJ 231: Veni, Vidi, Vendi →

Duration: 00:40:19


PTJ 230: Siren Songs

4/13/2017
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Things got loud last week down in Dallas, but it wasn’t just at a Mavericks game as hackers managed to set off every public-safety alarm in the city and freak out a lot of people. Meanwhile, a Russian spam king got collared, a new version of Windows 10 rolled out and Google confronted accusations about a … Continue reading PTJ 230: Siren Songs →

Duration: 00:33:10


PTJ 229: Private Investigations

4/8/2017
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Protections for consumer privacy and data collection took a hit this past week, as regulations were rolled back into nonexistence — sending some concerned Netizens to software they hope will help shield their online activity. The big question: Does it work? Meanwhile, Yahoo and AOL take an Oath, Samsung’s Galaxy S8 reveals some enviable features, Amazon … Continue reading PTJ 229: Private Investigations →

Duration: 00:32:44


PTJ 228: A.I., Ay Yi Yi

3/30/2017
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It’s not been a great week for the algorithms: Elon Musk downloaded a few concerned thoughts on the state of artificial intelligence to Vanity Fair, the F.B.I.’s facial recognition database has some glitches and Amazon’s shopper-tracking software gets confused when you put something back on the wrong shelf. But on the bright side, Hidden Figures, … Continue reading PTJ 228: A.I., Ay Yi Yi →

Duration: 00:33:34

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