Instanews #25: 2012-05-10

54 mins - Published Thu, May 10, 2012 by Breki Tomasson and Jack Marshall

It’s Geek Positive for May 10th, starring Breki Tomasson and Jack Marshall!

This time around, we talk about Sacha Baron Cohen‘s new movie, The Dictator, as well as the new trailer for Assassin’s Creed 3, the first screenshots from Elder Scrolls Online, how Bioshock Infinte has been postponed, our plans for E3 2012Benedict Cumberbatch‘s role in Star Trek 2, a bit of random stuff about The Avengers, the future of Kickstarter, an Australian billionaire building a replica of the Titanic, and much, much more.

Today’s musical feature is the Lord of the Rings medley by Lindsey Sterling.

Find us at @BrekiT and @Tofu_Jack and the show’s own Twitter; @Geek_Positive; we’ll be back in a couple of days!


Instanews was another one of Breki's attempts to create a tech news podcast in the long chain of iterative podcasts that includes Geek Positive, CSICON Radio, The Brainstorm and Geekdays. It ran for 129 episodes, initially co-hosted by Jack Marshall and, in the final run of episodes, by Teppo Tastic.

Both Petter Mårtensson and Arkenor Oakshadow featured as regular guests for a segment known as The Deathmatch of Death and More Death, a ladder-style competition that pit heroes and villains from popular culture against each other. Petter and Arkenor would argue the case for their randomly picked hero of the week, and listeners would vote via the website.

If you want to get in touch with the people behind the episode or talk to others who like it, feel free to join the CSICONauts chat room. Alternatively, you can find some of this episode's hosts and/or guests on Twitter: Breki Tomasson and Jack Marshall.