№22 – Rants and Pants 👖

In this weeks profane episode, Si has all the rants and James makes a political metaphor.

In this week's profane episode, Si has all the rants and James makes a political metaphor.

THIS WEEK

  • We have a new mic setup to try
  • Derby County comeback to Dirty Leeds (reference The Damned United)
  • SSE don’t mess with me
  • EU elections upcoming – but how does it work?!
  • What have we been watching or listening to? NOT GOT but Line of Duty, GLOW & Ozark

ARTICLE OF THE WEEK

Why WhatsApp Will Never Be Secure (by Pavel Durov from Telegram)

№21 – Preprepared Bants 😤

This week, James reads show notes to himself during the recording while Si wonders why he bothered.

This week, James reads show notes to himself during the recording while Si wonders why he bothered.

THIS WEEK

  • A “ton of tons” in the Snooker World Championships
  • Facebook apparently focuses on privacy
  • TIL that pilots departing from California’s John Wayne Airport are required by law to cut their engines and pitch nose down shortly after takeoff for about 6 miles in order to reduce noise in the residential area below (🔗Reddit)
  • According to our stats, 179 listens this week, up from 129 last week. People are actually listening! Get in touch with hashtags #OhYesIListenToVerbalDiaryEveryWeek or #ThisIsMyFirstEverEpisodeOfVerbalDiary
  • Overcast’s new clip sharing feature is amazing

ARTICLE OF THE WEEK

The End of App Stores Is Rapidly Approaching” by Owen Williams

№20 – Binary Accelerator 🚕

This week, Si and James catch up after an Easter break talking about the joys of podcasting and rants about air travel.

This week, Si and James catch up after an Easter break talking about the joys of podcasting and rants about air travel.

ARTICLE OF THE WEEK

Are podcasts killing music or just wasting our time?

№19 – That’s A Big Egg 🥚

This week, Si and James compare online subscriptions and rant about the point of April Fools.

This week, Si and James compare online subscriptions and rant about the point of April Fools.

RECENTLY…

ARTICLE OF THE WEEK

Can’t mess with this: new Screen Cleaner in the Files app

№18 – Heavy Metal 🔩

This week, Si & James talk about mesh networks, behemoth organisations and railways.

This week, Si & James talk about mesh networks, behemoth organisations and railways.

This Week

Article of the Week

Antitrust: Commission fines Google €1.49 billion for abusive practices in online advertising

Let us know your thoughts with hashtag #bigfines

№17 - Rap It Up 🏅

This week, Si and James get lyrical about rubbish weekends, empathy in the workplace and the origins of iPhone.

This week, Si and James get lyrical about rubbish weekends, empathy in the workplace and the origins of iPhone.

RECENTLY…

The Lego Movie 2 – The Second One

ARTICLE OF THE WEEK

Empathy is described as not just understanding another person’s perspective, but truly putting yourself in their shoes and feeling those emotions alongside that person.

4 Reasons Your Remote Team Needs Extra Empathy At Work by Lauren Moon

№16 - A Near Miss ✈️

This week, Si and James talk about Sunday dinners, sensational aviation headlines and refuse collection.

This week, Si and James talk about Sunday dinners, sensational aviation headlines and refuse collection.

THIS WEEK

ARTICLE OF THE WEEK

The Independent and The Mirror both publish sensational headlines about “near-miss” flight-paths and “emergency” airplane stops (links redacted out of the principle of the matter)

№15 - Round Bottom 🍑

This week, Si & James discuss good whiskeys, The Monument, the ambiguity of emoji and flash cars.

This week, Si & James discuss good whiskeys, The Monument, the ambiguity of emoji and flash cars.

THIS WEEK

  • Training has begun for this year’s Ultra Challenge
  • The nicest whiskey ever – a 2003 single malt from Inverleven – only deserves to be served in whiskey flutes
  • The Monument for the Great Fire of London

ARTICLE OF THE WEEK

So far, the emoji and emoticons have rarely been important enough to sway the direction of a case, but as they become more common, the ambiguity in how emoji are displayed and what we interpret emoji to mean could become a larger issue for courts to contend with.

Emoji are showing up in court cases exponentially, and courts aren’t prepared from Si

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№14 - Rest Your Meat 🥩

After missing a week, Si and James return with some unconventional discussions about plummeting insect numbers, steak dinners and more movie homework.

After missing a week, Si and James return with some unconventional discussions about plummeting insect numbers, steak dinners and more movie homework.

THIS WEEK

  • More Apple Watch fun
  • Upcoming holidays and walking challenges

ARTICLE OF THE WEEK

Plummeting insect numbers ‘threaten collapse of nature’

№13 – #BIGBOYPOSTER4U 🖼️

This Week Si and James discuss the challenges and joys of remote working, flexible working and iconic movie posters.

This Week Si and James discuss the challenges and joys of remote working, flexible working and iconic movie posters.

ARTICLE OF THE WEEK

“For us, flexibility is not about working less, but it is about encouraging people to work differently. It’s a two-way street.”

What PwC learned from it’s policy of flexible work for everyone by their US People Experience Leader, Anne Donovan

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