Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Panel Podcasts Have A Lot of Advantages

Podcasts come in so many different genres, shapes, and colors it’s hard to even know where to start. There is one type of podcast, however, that everyone should really give a chance to, and it’s one that features a panel of people. Podcasts that feature a panel of experts are great for a few reasons. 

A Well Rounded Look 

If you have experts from different walks of life, you’re really going to get coverage on a topic from a lot of different angles. For example, the TWiT podcast, This Week In Tech starring Leo Laporte includes other tech journalists and sometimes an attorney or another tech expert to cover the hottest tech stories of the week. You’re not just getting the opinion of one side, you’re able to see views from all angles. 

Perpetual vs Alternate 

Some panels will have different experts each week with the same host, while others may have the same panel each week. Both have their advantages. For those who feature different people each week, guests can really give richness to topics that may have been covered in past episodes. This is great for audiences who have been listening for some time and adds to the knowledge they’ve acquired. For those with the same panelists every week, there is a comfort between the individuals that allow for healthy debate. If you don’t know someone as well, you may not be as inclined to disagree.

It’s Not Just One Person 

Single-hosted podcasts can be great! It’s an intimate relationship between the host and their audience, but there are great things about panels in that you hear more than one opinion.

The next time you’re searching for a podcast that brings you news and perspective from multiple angles, check out You’re going to find tech journalists and experts who really know the ins and outs of the tech world. Their discussions have listeners tuning in every week because they love the dynamics and information that every episode brings to them.

Saturday, November 13, 2021

Multitask While Listening To TWiT


Here at, we all know the difficulties of staying up to date with the latest news, but that’s what makes our tech podcasts so great! makes it easy for you to get the latest tech news while getting all your chores done.

While you commute

Whether you’re driving, flying, or taking public transportation, you can listen to your favorite TWiT podcast. Live stream or download and listen or watch when it’s convenient for you.

While you do housework

If you have to fold the laundry, mow the lawn, or get that picture gallery put up, let the dulcet tones of your favorite host get you up to speed on the latest tech news.

When you’re serious about it

Die-hard tech enthusiasts love TWiT because our network, after all, is focused on tech. But that doesn’t mean you have to be a tech enthusiast. The world around you is all about tech these days! From social media, politics, and meeting your everyday needs, you can’t get news without technology playing a part. If you want to get a great perspective from top tech experts, TWiT is going to bring you it all.

Whether you’re looking for just tech news or panel discussions that dive into the intricacies of the tech industry, TWiT’s got it. So before you sit down at the table or start your commute, download one of our amazing shows, and you’ll be a little bit smarter than the average bear and a fantastic multitasker. 

Friday, November 12, 2021

Who Is Responsible For Tech Waste?

There’s a sad truth. We are a throw-away society. Harsh, I know. Taking a hard look at where waste goes and what it does is intense. Have you tried it? From your candy wrapper to your vacuum and everything in between, it adds up. 

Some of us have really been taking a closer look into waste lately, while others really don’t want to see it. And who could blame them? Knowing that waste is compromising the planet, animals, and ourselves is a challenging and uncomfortable reality. 

When it comes to tech, we are always looking for the newest, most up-to-date technology, and we want it now. After all, new tech is sleek, beautiful, and does amazing things to improve our lives. It’s better, faster, and bigger, in smaller packages, and ultimately it makes our lives easier. 

But what happens when tech items become obsolete? What happens when they break? A LOT of materials went into making these items, and throwing them away into landfills isn’t a solution and is often dangerous for you, the earth, and our water supply. So who is responsible for E-waste, and what are the solutions? As with any type of waste in this world, the solution is a combined one, and of course, not easy. 


If you think you should just throw your old phone into the trash, think again. Most companies allow you to bring your old phone or device into their store. Not only will they make sure that your device is correctly disposed of, whether it’s recycled, broken down, or refurbished, they’ll also make sure your device is wiped clean of your information, further protecting your personal information. Can this be done with your old Roomba that the dog chewed up? A better question might be: are you asking companies what they do with their old or damaged tech products? Suppose that company really doesn’t do anything and tells you to throw it away. In that case, you are, at the very least, subtly reminding them that they also have a responsibility to properly manage their waste and that people are paying attention. You, as the consumer, have the responsibility to question the waste practices of businesses and have the ability to spend your money with companies who take it seriously. That’s a lot of power. 


As mentioned, many companies should be taking back waste to be handled appropriately, but what does that look like? Do they store it in some major warehouse, to be forgotten completely? Hopefully not, but they do have work to do. Waste management isn’t just finding a place to dump your trash. It’s “management.” Therefore companies should be looking at how they can reuse and repurpose old or broken tech into new tech. Is their trash another company’s treasure? Gold is a part of the cool gadgets in your hands, and others have taken it and turned it into jewelry. And the materials that are used to create your next laptop. It should be common knowledge by now that plastic isn’t as easy to recycle. If a company can forgo an unsustainable material in their tech’s design, they should. And while

being carbon neutral should be everyone’s goal. Carbon neutrality does not make up for the massive amounts of waste that their products are producing. 


While I am sure many companies do not want the government meddling in their affairs, who else would be able to hold businesses accountable if they continue to generate massive amounts of dangerous E-waste? Huge companies get their products to the masses, but that means a ton of materials that will eventually be discarded. If tech companies are required to change what they use to create their products, the downstream effects will be more sustainable in the long run. That also means that governments actually have to care about it. 

Ultimately, individuals, companies, and governments are all intertwined in their responsibility for e-waste management. After all, individuals elect representatives in their government and individuals who choose where they spend their money. If all three entities are working together, we may be able to find a way out of the proverbial rubble, but it will take time and effort. Suppose we can eventually create a sustainable economy in all facets of waste. In that case, we can address cleaning up the mess we’ve made, and the future will look wonderful for the generations to come.