Tuesday, April 19, 2022

This Week in Space Is Here & Going Strong

The TWiT.tv Network is proud to announce our newest audio podcast, TWIS! This Week In Space premiered on Friday, March 4th, and TWiT fans are excited. Tech and space are incredibly connected, and we thought a show with experts Rod Pyle and Tariq Malik was the beginning of something intergalactically extraordinary. 


The first episode did not disappoint either. It was interesting to get a new perspective on the war in Ukraine and how space politics are just as much a part of this conflict as regular politics. We also heard about the 3 tons of space junk landing on the moon's far side and the inside scoop on atomic rockets!


Since the first episode, TWIS has received some much-deserved attention! It made the Top 10 New Shows to listen to on Apple Podcasts, so don’t just take our word for it, it’s impressive, and Apple says so too.


As TWIS has settled in, Rod and Tariq continue to bring you the space headlines, a little space history, random facts about star names, light-years, and all the fantastic knowledge to infinity and beyond!


If you haven’t listened yet, all 7 episodes are ready for you to binge right now wherever you get your podcasts! Don’t miss another episode. Subscribe today! You don’t have to be a space junky or astrophysicist to understand the content - Tariq and Rod will explain it all. 



 


Sunday, February 27, 2022

This Week in Space Lanches Friday, March 4th

 

Space. The Final Frontier. Our fascination with our universe extends beyond the unknown.  Space exploration and space travel are taking over, and everyone is reaching for the moon or Mars.  


Space and technology go hand in hand.  It’s why TWiT has a new audio-only podcast on this exciting topic. Introducing  This Week In Space, a new podcast covering all the hot galaxy news lighting up the headlines. Hosts Rob Pyle, the Editor-in-Chief for Ad Astra Magazine, and Space.com’s Tariq Malik will dive into the weekly news, conduct interviews with experts, and take you on a deep dive into humanity’s most incredible adventure.

TWIS will have new episodes every Friday, launching on March 4, 2022, to the public.  If you are interested in listening to our beta episodes, join Club TWiT.  All new TWiT shows will be beta-tested in our Club before releasing to the public. 

Saturday, February 26, 2022

The Tech Impact - When Russia invaded Ukraine


 When Jason Howell said, “Vladimir Putin launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine” on Tech News Weekly, it was a sobering moment. Is it newsworthy? Absolutely. But what is the tech angle?

Jason mentioned, “digital warfare plays a huge part in this conflict.” Ukrainian banks and government agencies were hit with a new malware called Wiper, which essentially wipes data and makes it unrecoverable. In other words, Russia is conducting cyber warfare as part of its attack strategy. 


On Tuesday’s Security Now episode, Steve Gibson discusses this in more detail, explaining Russia’s precursor to war in the form of cyberattacks on Ukraine the week before.  He provides context by giving us a cyberattack play-by-play for deeper insight into how the attacks occurred with Russia using Denial of Service Attacks. 


Mainstream news can impact the tech world, whether it's an exciting release of the newest smartphone or the impact from the Russia/Ukraine War.  Tech is integrated into almost everything, and it’s essential to understand how.


Subscribe to Tech News Weekly and Security Now or visit TWiT.tv and subscribe to your favorite shows.




Friday, February 18, 2022

Club TWiT.tv Fireside Chats With Ant

 


I know we talk about Club TWiT a lot, but the subscription service we launched last year is fun, and we are adding more features as our club grows. Check out our Fireside Chats. As a club member, you have the opportunity to get to know our TWiT hosts/guests on a whole new level. We discuss who they are, what makes them tick, and take a deeper dive into their lives. And the best part is you can ask questions and participate.

Our host, Ant Pruitt, interviews our guests. He has questions planned out, but if members have questions, he’ll ask those as well.  We love it when our hosts weigh in on important tech topics and give us a glimpse into their lives. So when you become a Club TWiT member, you’ll have the inside scoop of our host’s side projects, passions, careers, and hobbies.  It’s an intimate experience.

Sign up for Club TWiT now and join the fun!. Once you’re a member, you have two ways you can watch Fireside Chats. The first is through our Discord Channel. Scroll down to #club-twit-events and join the Zoom meeting where you can see the show live! Raise your hand if you have a question you’d like Ant to ask. The second way is to watch the Fireside Chat later if you cannot watch it live.  Sign in to Club TWiT, select “Podcasts,” scroll to “TWiT+ [Club TWiT Exclusive],” and subscribe using your preferred podcast app. You have the option of audio, video, or both.

Are you ready to watch the next Fireside Chat? Join Club TWiT today, and you’ll never miss out.



Thursday, February 10, 2022

The TWiT.tv Book Club

If you’ve been up to date on all things TWiT, you might know that we love our listeners, fans, and the entire TWiT Army. And we love them so much that we enjoy interacting with them daily.


Our Club TWiT has allowed members and the TWiT family to delve into a massive range of topics on our discord channel. One of these topics is focused on books! If our show This Week In Google hasn’t been on your radar, Stacey Higginbotham and Ant Pruitt mention it from time to time, but Discord is truly where it’s at.

The Book Club is mainly geared toward Science Fiction from authors who are BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and who aren’t always in the mainstream eye. Ant and Stacey post a vote after each book to determine the next read, and you are welcome to throw in some recommendations as well.

What are you waiting for? Join Club TWiT and dive into the fun!
 

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Tech Break on TWiT.tv


Don’t you wish you could take one of the best pieces out of a podcast and hear a snippet about a particular topic? Well, the hosts of TWiT thought it was a good idea too and made it happen. Take a moment and check out TWiT’s Tech Break. These are podcast shorts taken from TWiT’s full-length episodes that our hosts felt deserved to be highlighted all on their own. The content ranges from new gadgets, apps, unboxings, interviews and excerpts, and anything else our hosts deem highlight-worthy. And sometimes, the content is brand new; if a story breaks, our hosts want to be sure you hear about it right away.


Take Tech Break 7124, for example, published on January 9th. Amy Webb, Leo Laporte, and Fr. Robert Ballecer discuss NASA’s Webb Telescope deployment. The event was exceptionally newsworthy, but the conversation that ensued about people’s perception of reality, society, and coming together, expanded upon this legendary event. It’s more than just a telescope.


That was a fantastic conversation. Check it out. You truly don’t want to miss any episode. Subscribe and download today and take a tech break.


Saturday, January 29, 2022

The TWiT.tv Annual Survey

 


One of TWiT's annual events is putting out a survey to all of our TWiT listeners. Why? Because TWiT is an ad-supported network, we work with partners who want to know about our audience reach. Unlike Facebook, Google, etc., we prefer to ask instead of track our audience. We need our audience's participation to help us out outside of podcast attribution because we only want to super-serve our fans. We also need input on what we should do next. We are super excited to beta-test our newest show, "This Week in Space," in Club TWiT and want your feedback on future shows.


Please help us out and take the survey. We appreciate your support!