Episode 50: Get Off My Lawn

 

Welcome to our golden anniversary Talkers! Pls email us for the address you can send us all the gold jewelry you got us. We knew you wouldn’t forget.

This week we can’t seem to stop talking about facebook. They are reaching out from the computer screens and looking to take over your TV screens. Jess is working on pilots for Jess and Mishka in the Morning. The first talk show co-hosted by a Pomeranian. Rob is reserving judgment, and Sarah already can’t figure out how to use the remote.

This week in Whoopie, a quick shout out to Whoopi Goldberg being 100 percent chiller than everyone else and sticking up for Tiffany Trump when NYFW fashion editors started bullying her on twitter.

Next we have an inappropriately long conversation about how much we love robes. #Robeup.

If you need it, Romeo and Juliet has been re-written as a text message string.

Since it’s such a slow week politically, and Texas lawmakers apparently have nothing better to do, they are trying to outlaw use of the Chilean flag emoji as the Texas Flag Emoji (Which doesn’t exist). Known rival of the podcast, and governing body on all things emoji, the unicode consortium, will surely be upset when they find out someone else is trying to dictate emoji law.

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Episode 49 – It’s The #IceCreamOfthePast

Hey talkers,

We are trying out some new recording equipment and software so hang in there with us if you notice the audio is different. Also super open to recommendations.

Facebook takes on a snap like quality with all the new messenger updates. With the new filters and bots they clearly want to take over snapchats market, but we aren’t sure they can. We dig into the different video options on social media. Rob explains snapchat to Jess and Sarah. Again.

Next Jess and Rob talk job hunting in the digital age. From working with recruiters, and job searching sites, to forcing yourself to keep cool on social media even when the Press Secretary is in a twitter war with GD Dippin Dots. Sarah talks about using job posting apps from the hiring side and how hard it is to wade thru applicants. We also talk salary negotiations, and bullshit job titles.

Lastly we get some general bitching out of the way regarding the current administration and living in a world where Lindsey Graham and President Bush suddenly feel like political allies. We are Mucho Sad….  

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Episode 48: I feel fine. fine.

Hey Talkers,

Most importantly, Will & Grace has been picked up for a 10 episode revival. Also Donald Trump was sworn in as president of the United States of America and the end is nigh. Sad.

Sarah weighs in on a U.S. News & World Report panel ranking the Whole30 as the worst diet out of a list of 38 diet plan. This is of course, completely insane. The Whole30, while not for everyone, is still a diet that recommends real, whole foods, and advocates that participants learn how to read food labels. A skill they will take with them long after the 30 days is over. But whatever U.S. News & World Report panel, tell people to chug Slimfast, the 2nd ingredient of which is Sugar, followed by Rancid Canola Oil, Fructose, Calcium Caseinate, Gum Arabic, Cellulose Gel, Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Mono and Diglycerides…. Bottoms up.

The name naked chicken might lead you to think this is a healthier option. You would be wrong. Photo Credit @itsmemikepe

Next, we talk about how hard working American, Randall Prince, found proof that Hillary Clinton stole the election by stuffing ballot boxes with ballots pre-checked with her name. If fucking only, Randy.

Of course, this never happened, Randall Prince is a fake person, and Hillary Clinton lost the election. This was just a big bullshit story that some guy wrote on the internet and made thousands of dollars off of. So now President Trump is in office, and fake news and alternative facts are just a reality of modern journalism. *Chugs Wine* Congratulations America.

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Episode 45 – Kinda Breaking But Mostly Just Broken

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Hello, Talkers!

Do you like emojis? Do you like Twitter? Do you like being lazy? Google has you covered in their latest update, which allows you to Tweet an emoji at @Google, and they’ll kick back some relevant search results for you. We recommend caution when tweeting the peach, banana, and eggplant emojis. It could get weird without safe search on. (3:02)

If you’ve been paying attention to anything lately, you have likely been hearing about “fake news” and what we can do about it. Facebook may have a solution that somewhat takes it out of their hands and puts the responsibility on you. But with great responsibility comes great…power? (8:00)

As if the impending robot overlord takeover wasn’t clear enough, Amazon has announced that it is opening a completely automated store in 2017 in Seattle. Walk in, be monitored by computers to see what you pick up and put down, walk out. If you hate human interaction, this could be your thing. But at what cost? We discuss. (19:30)

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Episode 9: Hopelessly Hooked on Facebook Dementors

Episode 9: Hopelessly Hooked on Facebook Dementors

Join us this week as we discuss technology addiction, security, and the #FreeKesha movement.

Rob ponders the possibility that we are all “hopelessly hooked” to our devices after a traumatic experience at the gym. We also talk about how tethered our lives are to our phones, and weigh in on the Apple-FBI Saga. (2:01)

Jess talks about Facebook’s view into her sleep patterns, and what else they’re tracking. She also imagines an amazing app where Dementors come out of her phone and suck all her data. It looks kind of like this. (14:20)

And finally, we discuss the #FreeKesha movement and how it has banded female musicians and other women together on the Internet in a way that is unprecedented. (Jess’ note: The Kesha “Blow” video is required viewing, if only for the exchange at the 2:40 mark.) (21:50)

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