Instanews #33: 2012-06-11

43 mins - Published Mon, Jun 11, 2012 by Breki Tomasson and Jack Marshall

It’s Monday Evening, and Jack and I sit down for an episode of Geek Positive!

As WWDC was quite literally going on at the same time as our podcast was being recorded, a number of things from that live stream made their way into the podcast. Apart from that, however, we spoke about the sour taste left in our mouths after E3 2012, the swordfighting Kickstarter gaming project Neal Stephenson wants us to fund, Apple’s secret spy planes, Black Mesa soon being possibly near a release date maybe if we’re lucky, and Kary Perry possibly taking on the role of Freddy Mercury’s girlfriend in an upcoming biopic.

Our musical feature was The Lonely Island (feat. Michael Bolton), with their track named Jack Sparrow.

Find us at @BrekiT and @Tofu_Jack and the show’s own Twitter; @Geek_Positive; we’ll be back in a couple of days! Also, remember to join the CSICON Network on Reddit! We’re at /r/CSICON.


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.

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