TCASP EP:074 – Chris has his rant pants on, and Batman V Superman

Summary:

Chris isn’t impressed with the Boaty McBoat Face idea, he then gets even more old man like and has an issue with a professor that got “fired” for writing a letter to the newspaper.

We hear from a true “geek” Sash Nixon on what he thought about Batman V Superman.

The TV show Story drove us crazy with their crap talk, made us think we could do better than them.

The results are in, we as a country aren’t changing our flag this week, we discuss this and Chris gets on a roll and starts sounding like a talkshow host.

More ranting as Chris doesn’t understand easter trading and wants to know why he can’t go to the supermarket and buy baked beans.

Is the laugh of Chris the real reason we have a bunch of Chinese listeners?  Is he unknowingly popular in China?

Banksy was almost doxxed by a bunch of math geeks.

Cheap coffee has come to Hamilton, lots of news articles about this and how other places just charge crazy prices.

Robots are going to take over some jobs according to some experts, but some of the jobs they are taking and the ones that are going to stay safe all seem a bit weird and sceptical to us.

We don’t know what a recreational therapist does, anyone out there able to explain it to us?  We can’t be bothered Googling it.
Sam found out Chris tried standup comedy once and had to find out more.

Continue reading “TCASP EP:074 – Chris has his rant pants on, and Batman V Superman”

TCASP EP:073 The Chinese Love us, Chris has a workshop

Summary:

Sam has gotten over a cold this week, we also have Chinese fans of the show.  Chris is the king of sneaky apparently after getting his mate finally to Auckland for his surprise 40th birthday party.

Sam went to Rainbows end and started getting sick from that point on.

Chris has a speaking and presenting workshop coming up in Hamilton, in an attempt to fund his trip down to Queenstown.

He is also looking for a cheap venue in Auckland to run one as well.

Meeerkat has died, we weren’t that surprised.

Some hackers lose out on a billion dollars due to not knowing how to spell.

Breast feeding at Uni has upset people, we weigh in and think that people should pay more attention to the lecturer then some boobs.

The pentagon wants to buy that bomb you are building in your shed, in an almost weird reality TV kinda way DARPA wants to find people making bombs with ordinary things.

Indiana Jones 5 is on it’s way and apparently Chris uses proper english in his pronunciation of it.

Argentina blew up an illegal Chinese shipping vessel, should this be something that we do in NZ?

Idiot accidentally shoots his mate after shooting at him while he wears a bullet-

We’ve just seen sneaky cards, anyone else out there using these in the wild?  Plus much more and find out what made Chris swear in this episode.

Continue reading “TCASP EP:073 The Chinese Love us, Chris has a workshop”

TCASP EP:072 – TEDx Wellington, Bambillo is crap and more research needed.

Summary:

Chris starts the podcast off with his own special rendition of a theme song, try and guess what it is.

Our extensive research we put into each and every show let us down last week, find out what story was complete crap.

Along the same lines, the Scorpion guy mentioned a while back may also not be as amazing as first thought, did he dupe Tim Ferriss?

Turns out the “amazing” bambillo pillow might actually be crap.  

A dumbass American woman who advocates the use of guns gets shot by her 4 year old while driving.

Some dude shot some cops here in NZ, luckily not fatally and he also lived once they got him out of the house he was in.

Find out how TEDx Wellington went for Chris and how the workshop the next day was.

Chris didn’t like the parking prices in Auckland recently and ended up with a parking ticket.

We talk about what it’s like to burn a house down and how some volunteer firefighters get to burn down a $14.2 million dollar home.

Chris’s acting gig this week was pretending to be a mine rescue worker, but he didn’t end up doing anything.

What makes the DJI Phantom 4 a pretty cool quadcopter?  We discuss the new version.

Michael Keaton was spotted in NZ the other day, hope he’s been having a great time.

Trello has a new chrome plugin which is awesome, you need to check Trello out and the plugin as it will help you out a lot.

Continue reading “TCASP EP:072 – TEDx Wellington, Bambillo is crap and more research needed.”

TCASP EP:071 Content Marketing Conference, Tropfest and a Good Vein

Summary:

Chris was in Auckland this week at the content marketing summit and he saw the biggest yacht ever that blew his mind, also he talks a bit about the conference.

He also went down to Tropfest and talks about the Hamilton film that made it into the finals and friend of the show Allan George won third  with his film titled Lon-Done 

TEDx Wellington is where Chris is off to this week, and why we have to record this early in the morning again.

Sam has veins that are champions apparently after getting some blood tests done this week.

NZ’s bachelor star gets the world record for the loudest apple crunch.

We learnt a new fact about Keanu Reeves this week, which we thought was pretty awesome.

A postman has been found to have fathered around 1300 children in the US.

Auckland has a tech peeper on the prowl, using technology to take photos of people while they are asleep, but he was foiled in the process.

My Kiwi life intro tune is stuck in Chris’s head, good work Will.
Banksy on advertising, an interesting perspective on advertising.

Continue reading “TCASP EP:071 Content Marketing Conference, Tropfest and a Good Vein”