Tagged With podcasts

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I get it. You're trying to market a product that's inherently uninteresting or difficult to explain, so regular forms of communication are no good. This is the challenge VMware — a company that specialises in virtualisation software — likely faces on a daily basis. So what's a sales department to do? Cook up a bunch of sci-fi parodies in podcast form, taking the piss out of everything from The Matrix and Star Wars, to TRON and 2001.

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How Aid Works is a podcast from the Australian Red Cross. It's actually one of the most popular podcasts in its category in Australia, and it's all about how the Red Cross's aid workers operate around the world — in war zones and disaster areas. If you've ever wondered where the money from your street corner charity donation goes, this is how you can find out.

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Truckies have it pretty good, really. They've got their own network of CB radios to talk to each other. They've got Truck and Bus magazine. They've got truck stops. Now they have their very own podcast, about trucks, and it's from Australia's very own National Heavy Vehicle Regulator. Podcasts aren't all Serial and This American Life, guys.

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The podcast is the breakout communications medium of the last couple of years. Fans have Serial to thank for its explosive popularity, and although the story of Adnan Syed well worth a listen, it’s not the only game in town. This is the golden age of podcasting, after all. 2016 has seen a brilliant crop of new podcasts join the fray. Check out the year’s most binge-worthy below and update your subscriptions asap. Your commute is about to get a whole lot more interesting.

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When you're tired of your music library and audiobooks, podcasts are there to fill the void. There's never been a greater choice of podcasts to subscribe to either. What you need next is a rock-solid, feature-packed podcast player you can rely on, and we've picked out seven of the best for your consideration.

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Earlier this month, we asked a question: Why did WNYC delete an episode of its internet-focused podcast TLDR that criticised Vivek Wadhwa, a professor frequently quoted as an expert on the issue of women in technology? The updated episode is now available online, complete with a painfully tense interview between host Meredith Haggerty and Wadhwa.

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Apple's Podcasts app has long been a horrid example of Scott Forstall's most epic crime as a software designer: skeuomorphism. Why do I need a graphic of a reel-to-reel tape machine in my app? HOW CLEVER! Get it? Yes, radio used to be recorded and edited on reels of tape, but that design reference doesn't do anything good for consumers.

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Patent trolls are awful. They want money for themselves and misery for the rest of us. Trolls have targeted tech giants like Apple and Samsung, music giants and now, they're targeting podcasters in a move that might wipe some of our favourite shows off the map. You bastards.

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Corporate offsite events aren't anything new. Companies have them once a year to take their employees somewhere nice to reward them and tell them about the strategy for the company going forward. Quite often, the conference will include some entertainment, and for Microsoft Australia's recent corporate offsite, that entertainment was comedian and TV host Wil Anderson. Thankfully, Wil has a podcast and is here to tell us all about the inner workings of Microsoft's employee event.

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We had something of a collective revelation at the Gizmodo office: we never listen to podcasts. They were once seen as the great killer of radio, but they've instead become something more of a compliment.