Posts Tagged ‘podcast’
“If you prick us do we not bleed? If you tickle us do we not laugh? If you poison us do we not die? And if you wrong us shall we not revenge”?
The title of my new podcast comes from a passage in The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare. I simply changed the pronoun in an attempt to make it more personal.
The Merchant of Venice is seen by many modern readers and theatregoers as a plea for tolerance. Something appropriate in this day and age of cultural clashes that fall on issues of gender and race and this is what my new podcast is actually about.
Anyway, besides announcing it here, I wanted to show that Apple saw fit to bleep out the title of the podcast.*
First why and second what’s the point when the words still exist in the logo? Is it because of the very loose sexual association? It’s a very standard verb and isn’t as focused in use like the verb ‘fuck’ for instance. You can’t even say, ‘prick me’ to somebody and have it make sense. So because Apple sees something sexual with it, now everybody needs to do so as well. It’s like where Apple decides to tell us what pornography is or isn’t in content like here (that’s with only a depiction of flesh, there’s nothing pornographic about it. It’s only because they think they see something pornographic). Or when Apple bans words relating to female anatomy, but not male when it comes to iPad engraving.
I would expect more open mindedness from a company that is now proud of it’s many human issues that it’s engages in now, (now that Steve Jobs has passed away). I would expect more from a company that has a gay man as its CEO and I would expect more from a company that is located in one of the most liberal places on the planet.
Some fucking tolerance please.
That aside, the new podcast is going to deal with issues of feminism, sexuality, relationships, dating, race and some news critique. The first episode discusses the issue of starting a conversation with these new mobile dating apps, how do we need to greet each other and are the problems of starting a conversation a consequence of the success of playing with these apps like Tinder and OKCupid? Hopefully the perspectives gathered in this series will be engaging and informing.
It’s on the iTunes store now, new episodes will be out every week until February at the moment.
*You can still find the podcast using the words ‘prick me’.
Episode 22 has landed and it’s Game of Thrones related again as Adam is still playing too much Playstation again. It could be work related, but it sounds more adventurous if I pretend he does what he wants rather than acts like a responsible person.
Anyway, Charmaine joins me once again for the discussing of the first half of season three.
Music by Jez Aditore
- The Queen’s continued quest for power.
- Our love and hate relationship with Stannis. Is there a devil and an angel on his shoulders?
- How Stannis’ story changes from the book and TV series.
- Storm’s End and Dragon Stone (I get the castles mixed up sorry, but you’ll understand).
- I sussed out what Theon did to the two boys correctly.
- Littlefinger vs Varys.
- Dany vs slavery.
- End of episode music.
- There is never a good sword fight at the right time!
- Nitpicking at the introduction of new characters with significant actors.
We quickly discuss a TV series that I’ve introduced to Charmaine (Deep Space Nine), the first five episodes to be exact. But also we touch on how it has aged as a series. It has been 20 years now.
Then we get back to GoTh discussion with our stand out moments from the series.
- Finding out who the King beyond the wall is.
- The introduction of the White Walkers.
- Theon’s torture.
- Mormonts death.
- Margeemry and her relationship with Joffery.
- More female characters as the series progresses.
- Dragons and people’s lack of reaction to them.
You can find the show on iTunes here.
In episode 18 we go against one another in the review of Marvel’s latest creation.
In this special episode we dig deep into the latest announcements from Apple.
http://www.technologytell.com/apple/140358/iphone-6-release-delayed-china-due-regulatory-issues/ – Apple can’t release the iPhone in China
http://appleinsider.com/articles/13/11/27/foxconn-building-500k-iphone-5s-units-for-apple-per-day-with-nonstop-production-lines – China makes 500,000 phones a day.
http://www.asymco.com/2014/09/11/tentpoles/ – Tentpoles of Apple Watch
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Enedx9lBUSU – Apple advert
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyCzbXx9i-M – One More Thing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpQNw46Sl24 – Shaun of the dead – Winchester Plan
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8binC2Lm0BM – apple store opening in china
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJZZNHekEQw – You Shall Not Pass
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3tzQqKWf1o – Hand in Jar
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Enedx9lBUSU – iPhone 6 Advert
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjW9UXoKU2s – To Be The Man (Ric Flair ‘woo’)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8nJKWJTsUg – Are you Geared Up?
It’s amazing to me that Thanos is pink skinned! A quick discussion of gender and racial representation in Marvel.
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