Instanews #54: 2012-08-30

58 mins - Published Thu, Aug 30, 2012 by Breki Tomasson and Jack Marshall

This is Geek Positive for August 30th!

Today’s episode was marred by a weird technical issue that I haven’t encountered in ages. For some reason, the resultant recording of Jack and me didn’t match up, so even though we start off talking in sync with each other, we ended off with me reacting to things he said a few seconds before he even said them. Thankfully, I record us in separate channels, so I was able to fix much of this in postproduction, but certain bits and bobs might still sound a little weird. I hope you don’t mind. It should all be fixed by next episode, though.

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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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