Instanews #52: 2012-08-23

1 hour 9 mins - Published Thu, Aug 23, 2012 by Breki Tomasson and Jack Marshall

It’s Geek Positive for August 24th, 2012!

Today, Jack and I talk about lots and lots and lots of things! First the dreary bits, like tortillas, energy drinks, sorting things into their rightful folders, and so on, before moving on to the meat within the tasty bread of the show. Yeah, that’s a tortilla reference. There’s the Halo: Reach walkthrough guide and the Twitter accounts of ItsSadWhen, The Dolby Lama, Chase No Face, Kim Jong Un, Bored Ghost, Queen_UK, Drunk Hulk, Sarah Palin, and the God Damn Batman. Also, there’s Psygnosis closing down, a painting restoration fail, Movie 43, Item 47, and much much more.

Musical feature is a Bioshock Song by Brent “brentalfloss” Black.

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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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