EPISODES

I wanted to create a podcast that anyone listening in would immediately feel like this was for them. A smart and informative space that’s also fun and welcoming. No one has to prove themselves here because tech is for everyone.”

– Tegan Jones

Episode 150: Christmas Gift Guide 2022

The year has once again come to an end quite quickly. Rude! This also means the holiday season is here, so the Queens are making some cheeky gift suggestions for you to get your loved ones – especially if its for yourself. First up, Rae has fallen in love with the HidrateSpark Pro, partially because […]

Episode 149: Tegan Goes Up Down

In this episode the Queens travel back to 16th century Bavaria to help solve a murder mystery that spans almost 25 years. Well, not literally.  Tegan has been playing the hell out of Pentiment, the latest game by Obsidian that takes the player into a world where it very much feels like art and manuscripts […]

Episode 148: My Webcams Are Yelling At Me

In this very special gadget chat, Rad and Rae are left to their own devices to test, well, some devices. On the tech menu this week is the brand new Apple TV 4K, the AnkerWork B600 Video Bar and the very fancy July luggage. As a sidebar, Tegan has also been testing a July backpack, […]

Episode 147: Deep Dive: Twitter Chaos

If you’ve been online at all over the past few weeks, you’ve probably caught a whiff of rapid decline of Twitter. Since Elon Musk was forced to spend a cool court-ordered US$44 billion on the platform, each day has brought a fresh crop of twists, turns, backflips, and of course, memes. If it feels like […]

Episode 144: Climate change

If you wanted to get depressed, boy we have an episode for you. This week we’re looking at some of the things that are contributing to or being caused by climate change. Rad explains urban heat islands and how city infrastructure is significantly heating up specific pockets of land across the country. She also looks […]

Episode 143: Sterilising Undies in a Kettle

In the episode the Queens are reviewing environmentally focused products in the lead up to to their climate change deep dive later in the week. Stay tuned for that one! Rae spills the tea on the Philips Eco Conscious kettle and toaster, which is made from sustainable bio plastics. She also looks at what that […]

Episode 142: Fujifilm X-T5 and Amazing Glass Tech

Oh baby, it’s camera Christmas! Rad gets hands on with the new flagship Fujifilm X-H2 and the just announced Fujifilm X-T5. She runs through some of the specs, differences, and shooting experience. Then Rad and Amanda chat about one of technology’s most unsung heroes: glass! From bulletproof (or bullet resistant) glass, to Pyrex, to whether […]

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Episode 141: Deep Dive: Ancient Tech

Sure, new tech is cool… but what about very, very old tech? In this Deep Dive the Queens discuss the lost art of Damascus steel, ancient mechanical computers, steel wire recordings, and the iconic boomerang. This Deep Dive was originally released as part of episode 14: Roger Federer Is A Boomerang. You can read those […]

Episode 140: Mushroom and Fungi Halloween Special

For this year’s Halloween Special, the Queens are delving into the low horrifying world of mushrooms and fungi. Don’t get us wrong, they’re awesome. But they can also rate pretty highly on the creep scale. Their interconnected mycelium network, how they spew spores around the place, and how fast they can pop up overnight – […]

Episode 139: Don’t wear AirPods in a mosh pit

The Queens have been shoving something a little bit special in our ear holes recently. Don’t be weird, they’re earphones! Specifically, the brand new Apple AirPods Pro 2nd gen. We’ve been playing stuff through them for a few weeks now and have some thoughts about the updated sound quality, noise cancellation and comfort factor. They […]

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