BSP-089: Google, The New Apple

On episode 89 of the BSP, I talk about all the devices announced at the Google Pixel event in 2017. I also cover some changes that google made to their Search Algorithm, as well as youtube demonetizing videos that cover controversial topics and the hypocrisy in their moves.

In terms of security news I talk about the status of the FBI tool used to unlock the iPhone 5c from San Bernadino, the Pentagonn using off the shelf security software, and Equifax being hired by the IRS to manage tax payer information verification.

In the ask bandrew segment, I answer some questions about music and share some recommendations for budget XLR mics.

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00:00 - Intro
01:15 - Google Home Mini
01:56 - Google Home Max
04:01 - Google Pixelbook
07:53 - Google Pixelbook Pen
09:45 - Google Pixel 2 & Pixel 2XL
13:55 - Google Lens
14:40 - Google Pixel Buds
16:20 - Google Clips
17:40 - Google is the New Apple!!!
19:10 - YouTube Updated It’s Search Algorithm
22:04 - YouTube Demonetizing Videos for YouTubers but Not Large Media Organizations
25:43 - FBI Hacking Tool Will Remain Secret
27:45 - Pentagon Uses Off the Shelf Security Software
30:25 - Equifax Hired by the IRS
32:43 - Ask Bandrew
33:00 - Songs From Your Life Soundtrack?
36:25 - Budget Dynamic XLR Mic Upgrade?
39:45 - Outro 

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BSP-048: Welcome to the Clutter Cave

On episode 48 of the BSP, I talk about my favorite piece of news in the last decade; scientists have discovered a new vaccine to stop the spread of Ebola!!! 

Before that, I start with discussing the mic I’m recording this weeks podcast with & my run in with minimalism. As far as computer news, I talk about Apple giving up on Mac OS X and Raspberry Pi rolling out their OS to PC & Mac computers!

In security news, there has been  push by The House to legislate the use of the Sting Ray device, which tracks devices using geo-location. Following that I briefly talk about Facebbok’s report regarding government data requests.

Finishing up the podcast, I recommend a travel show starring Karl Pilkington and an album by Cult of Luna & Julie Christmas, and lastly I talk about my thoughts and first impressions on my new iPhone 7+.

00:00 - Intro
02:57 - It’s Christmas
03:14 - Recording with Rode NT1
04:04 - Minimalism & The Clutter Cave
05:25 - THERE’S A VACCINE FOR EBOLA! HOLY SHIT!!!!
09:30 - Apple is Giving Up on Mac OS X
13:31 - Raspberry Pi’s OS Now On PC & Mac
16:25 - Legislation on Sting Ray Geolocation Device
18:30 - Government’s Facebook User Data Requests Up 27% (https://govtrequests.facebook.com)
22:19 - The Moaning Of Life
23:08 - Cult of Luna & Julie Christmas - Mariner
23:42 - Initial Impressions of the iPhone 7+

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The Shrieker Podcast 011: Scott Rhymer

Scott Rhymer, owner of Black Cambell Entertainment  joins us to talk about starting a small publishing company. He has has been writing novels for 16 years and has written for Victoriana (which you can try at one of our Thursday games) and other games. Many of his games and writing are fueled by his interest in history and research. He plans to start by releasing modules for FateUbiquity, and Savage Worlds. The first should be White Apes of the Congo, due out in October. If those are successful, he hopes to eventually follow that up with his own system.

For your downloading pleasure, Scott has written a couple interesting characters for Hollow Earth Expedition. I threw in some quick character sketches and now they’re here for you to enjoy.

The Free RPG Society: The Deep Forest, a hack of The Quiet Year where you play as a community of D&D monsters reclaiming your land after a human occupation. That theme, the pacing, set by a deck of cards, the artifact of the map the players create all make this a wonderfully thoughtful and different game than your typical RPG. Look for a full a review on the Geeks Rising blog.


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Podcastage Q&A Live Stream Episode 1

I'm trying something new here. I am giving facebook live a shot and will be doing live Q&A sessions to help answer questions in a more timely fashion. This was my first attempt and I was actually missing out on the questions I was getting. I will announce on facebook & twitter when the next live stream is so make sure to go like/follow the following pages!

BSP-027: YouTube Drama

00:00 - Intro
01:13 - Shoutout?
01:30 - Giving Up Sugar
02:55 - Murdered At The Door
04:37 - YouTube Drama
08:50 - New NES
11:13 - New Han Solo
12:20 - Jupiters New Satellite
13:05 - Stranger Things
15:20 - I Love the 80’s
17:35 - FitBit Customer Service
19:10 - Favorite Mic in your Collection?
20:56 - What’s a good audio interface?
22:05 - What’s most important in reducing hiss?
24:10 - Low Budget Studio?
29:21 - Outro

On today's episode of BSP, I talk about a new lifestyle I will be embarking on, and it requires your help. I talk about my thoughts on all the youtube drama going, what I think is causing it, and how I think it can be avoided.

For news, I briefly talk about the new NES, and Han Solo, and then I talk about an amazing new TV show titled "Stranger Things" which is available on Netflix. I then share my experience with FitBit's customer service department.

Then I go into the questions which include my favorite mic, good audio interface, reducing hiss/line noise, and a complete low budget studio.

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BSP-026: How I Make Money on YouTube

00:00 - Intro
00:50 - Why I Missed Last Weeks Episode
02:25 - How I Make Money on Youtube (Full Disclosure)
10:11 - New Podcast?
11:45 - Self Driving Death!
13:38 - New Nasa Rocket
14:27 - Apple Buying Tidal?
17:08 - Show & Tell
17:50 - TV/Movies/YouTube of the Week
18:55 - Blink 182 California
20:19 - Magpul  iPhone Case
21:00 - FitBit Fail
21:33 - How to Differentiate Your Podcast / YouTube Channel
21:35 - Tech (Reliable Gear)
26:08 - Content
31:30 - Outro

On episode 26 of The Bandrew Says Podcast, I briefly discuss why I missed last week’s episode and why I did not announce it prior to missing it. I then talk about plans for a new podcast I will be launching. If you don’t hear anything else about this show, Hound me on twitter to keep me motivated.

Then I talk about about some Apple, Nasa, and Tesla News, as well as give my thoughts on a youtube channel and the new Blink-182 Record. I briefly discuss a new iPhone case I’m testing, and some problems I have with my fit bit.

Lastly, I cover very basic ways to differentiate your podcast and youtube channel. I briefly discuss some information about tech used in your podcast, and then discuss a few ways to differentiate your content. I may revisit this topic on a later podcast.

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PHXCCC: Do You Even Podcast? Panel

On the last day of Phoenix Comic Con 2016, Logan from The Paper Robots, Matt from Absolute Geek Podcast, & Bandrew from The Bandrew Says Podcast ran a panel titled "Do You Even Podcast?".

In this panel, they briefly touched on their podcasting motivations and history, and then dive into Q&A with an awesome audience. The topics covered range from what's the best audio gear to start a podcast with to how do you host your podcast to how do you prepare for a podcast episode. If you are new to podcasting or if you plan on starting your own podcast, this is a must watch.

BSP-019: Choosing the Right Mic for YouTubing / Podcasting / Gaming

00:00 - Intro
00:36 - Hateful YouTube Comments
07:57 - Canon DSLR Mic
09:56 - Hyperloop Test
12:15 - Lost Mayan City
14:52 - Allie Goertz - Sad Dance Songs
15:32 - Doom & Diablo 3
17:37 - Howl.FM Podcast App
21:38 - Podcast Questions
33:49 - Choosing The Right Mic for YouTube / Podcasting / Gaming
45:06 - Outro

On this episode of The BSP, there is discussion of a few youtube comments that I believe warranted a deeper discussion. There is talk of Canon Camera, Hyper Loop, and Lost City news. For the music of the week, I talk very briefly about Sad Dance Songs by Allie Goertz.

I talk about my experiences with the new DOOM as well as Diablo 3, and then share my thoughts on the Howl.FM Podcasting App. 

For podcast questions, I answer questions from @EHVV666, @Benjamin Ewald, Jake Grainger, AnaReeceWeston, Leowyx, Toast n Beans, and Aziz Bettaieb.

And lastly, I talk about how to choose the right mic for your youtube channel, your podcast or for gaming. 

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BSP-010: Why Does Your Audio Suck!?

In this episode of BSP, Bandrew provides a brief review of the Netflix Original: Love. He also gives his first impressions on some new tech that he has been testing out. Lastly, he discusses how to improve your audio if you're having problems with excessive noise.

  1. Keep Gain Low
  2. Place Mic Close to Sound Source
  3. Control Recording Environment

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BSP-009: How To Become a Video Creator

There has been an awakening...have you felt it. I'm back with new episodes of The Bandrew Says Podcast, but things are a little bit different. If you remember the first 8 episodes, you'll know that they consisted of me researching the news, finding statistics about dark things, and discussing them in depth and attempting to solve these issues that people have been trying to solve for hundreds of years. I am no longer able to do that because it took too much of a toll on me. So here's what we're doing now.

This podcast will now focus on a more personal reflection on my weeks and what I've been working on (in regards to geeks rising, podcastage, bsp, etc.) as well as a discussion of interesting tech news, and my opinions on how to do certain things.

For instance, in this episode I discuss how to become a video creator. I may go more in depth in terms of the technology actually required to do such a thing, but this is a very top level look at the process and what I think is important. 

I also discussed some photography and mentioned an image I took that I was pretty proud of. I have included it to the left of this paragraph and I hope you think it's cool.

Other than that, I hope you enjoy the relaunch of BSP, and I hope you're excited for the new direction I decided to take it. I personally cannot wait to make some more episodes and share my experiences and knowledge with you. i hope you find useful information and a large benefit from this podcast.

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