Instanews #7: 2012-02-29

Published Wed, Feb 29, 2012 by Breki Tomasson and Jack Marshall

Today’s the extra-special Leap Day episode, in which we do everything just the way we normally do it – but with twice the awesome!

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It’s Geek Positive, so Jack and I sit down to talk about the latest and greatest news. We chat about my still-absent television and the story I wrote on my personal blog, the latest news from Simon Pegg, the new Avengers trailer, and all the thoughts we have about what happened at The Academy Awards.

The musical feature this episode is Cassetteboy vs The News, a fantastic cut and paste job.

Find all the links to all the things we’ve talked about on and post links to anything you would want us to talk about!

Find us at @BrekiT and @Tofu_Jack; 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.

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