Instanews #78: So Many Dumb Ways to Die

Published Thu, Nov 22, 2012 by Breki Tomasson and Jack Marshall

This is episode #78 of Geek Positive, coming to you on Thursday the 22nd of November! Happy Thanksgiving!

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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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