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LIVE from SXSW, It’s the Ritual Misery Podcast!

The Ritual Misery PodcastOnce a year, I get to visit the decidedly weird and energetic town of Austin, TX to attend SXSW Interactive. And it’s become a tradition that I connect with my friends Amos and Kent, the hosts of The Ritual Misery Podcast, while I’m there.

The year, they recorded the first live episode of their show at Darwin’s Pub on 6th Street. Yes…the 6th Street. I was thrilled to share the stage with them as their guest and honorary game show host for a few rounds of Geek Out! How much of a geek are you? Play along in this episode as members of the audience challenge Amos and Kent’s self-proclaimed geek cred! [Spoilers: the audience won.]

You can find the episode at or in all the usual places, including iTunes. Or you could just watch it from YouTube, below. The usual NSFW disclaimers apply.

EYE Chart Radio

Eye Chart RadioDespite my knowledge, interest, and background in Microsoft products, I’m a Mac. And I listen to Mac OS Ken daily for my fix of Apple-related news. When Ken started EYE Chart Radio, a weekly news analysis show with Mike LaPlante, I was all in. Well Ken’s now moved on to new adventures, and Mike has carried the show forward with a rotation of guest hosts.

I was thrilled to be this week’s co-host (and on Mike’s bench of rotating hosts now for) EYE Chart Radio. In this episode, I posit that now would be a good time for Apple to buy Sonos, we discuss some of the recent departures from Apple to Tesla, and I get all frustrated by yet another lawsuit that Apple could soon face.

So if you’re curious about my Mac side, give this latest episode of EYE Chart Radio a listen. And if you like it, subscribe to the show at iTunes or at this Libsyn site.

The Smart Home Show

The Smart Home ShowMike Wolf is the go-to analyst in the smart home space, and I always enjoy the opportunity to share a mic with him to discuss what’s going on in the industry.

In this episode, we look at Logitech’s new Pop switch for connected devices, IFTTT’s new services for connected device apps, Samsung acquiring premium brand DACOR, and Echostar’s surprising abandonment of their SAGE smart home and security platform.

You can hear this and other episodes of The Smart Home Show in iTunes or at Technnology.FM.


thEndUsrAfter about a year of struggling with schedules, the guys at thEndUsr decided to call it done. Josh Pollard and I joined hosts Chris Barnes and Taylor Maher for their final episode, reminiscing about how they got started and then how they came to be at The Digital Media Zone. We’ll miss this fun show, but we hope to still hear Chris’s radio voice and Taylor’s insightful perspective on other shows going forward.

You can catch this final episode of thEndUsr at The Digital Media Zone.

Talking HomeKit on the Daily Tech News Show

Daily Tech News ShowI join Tom Merritt and Veronica Belmont on this episode of Daily Tech News Show to talk about Apple’s latest moves to bring HomeKit front and center as the method of choice for iPhone users to manage and control their connected home products.

This episode of DTNS is available in audio or video.

HomeTech Podcast #116 – HomeKit Take 2

Screen+Shot+2014-04-13+at+8.09.56+AMAs listeners of the HomeTech.FM podcast are aware of, Jason is in the midst of a move. And things can go wrong when you move. Hopefully we’ll hear Jason back at the mic soon, but in the meantime I was happy to stand in for Jason and discuss the latest Apple WWDC announcements with Seth.

Remember those predictions we made about HomeKit the last time I was on this show? Yeah, we were all way wrong…and glad to be! This year, HomeKit was front and center in Apple’s keynote presentation, and there’s a lot to parse through. No #SiriInaCan, but we do get HomeKit on mobile, watch, and TV.

You can find the episode at HomeTech.FM in iTunes, or at Technology.FM.

HomeTech Podcast #110 – Siri in a Can

Screen+Shot+2014-04-13+at+8.09.56+AMI love any opportunity to talk tech with my friends Jason and Seth, hosts of the HomeTech.FM podcast. In this latest appearance, I get to weigh in on the state of the popular DIY platforms in the market today, some of which—ahem, Staples Connect, Revolv—aren’t long for this world.

Despite all my angst about HomeKit this past year, I’m still optimistic about its potential. Meanwhile, Seth wants to see Apple release Siri as an appliance (#siriinacan), but that just doesn’t interest me until Siri gets way more reliable.

You can find the episode at HomeTech.FM in iTunes, or at Technology.FM.

Nest, Revolv, and Home Automation on Pop Tech Radio

cover170x170Nest has been in the news a bit over the past few weeks, and the press has been spreading quite a lot of FUD—fear, uncertainty, and doubt. And since it’s been bash-on-Nest month, suddenly people noticed what I’d reported months ago: Revolv is shutting down all services in May.

I appeared on Popular Technology Radio this past weekend with the intent of clarifying all of this sensationalist news. Rest assured: Your Nest thermostat is not dying, and if you did invest in the Revolv hub, you probably saw the writing on the wall when they were acquired a year and a half ago.

The show is available now in iTunes and online at

Ritual Misery Podcast b64

The Ritual Misery PodcastThere’s nothing like a good rant, and in a recent episode of the Ritual Misery Podcast, my friends Amos and Kent were, unbenounced to me, goading me to rant on against things that annoy me, as I’ve previously expressed on Twitter.

You can find the episode at or in all the usual places, including iTunes. As always with The Ritual Misery Podcast, this show is explicit and is not safe for work. Oh…and if you’re [any segment of the human population] or sport a man-bun with your undercut, we may offend you.

Catching Up with HomeKit and CEDIA on The Smart Home Show

The Smart Home ShowIt seems like I’m always talking about HomeKit on The Smart Home Show. This episode is no exception, particularly since the next wave of HomeKit devices is starting to swell. Will the next devices pique more interest and (perhaps more importantly) work more reliably, or are we starting to see a bunch of “me too” commoditized products?

Mike and I also catch up on some of my observations from CEDIA Expo since he missed the event this year. My most interesting picks? The direct-to-consumer Savant Remote stands out as an offering from a traditionally installer-focused company; Fibaro is soon releasing a swipe controller that can work through countertops; and Webee offers a unique TV-based home hub solution in a sea of otherwise undifferentiated product ecosystems.

You can find the episode at Soundcloud or in iTunes.