Posts Tagged ‘room 404’

Ten weeks later, the Room 404 podcast is still going strong

Friday, April 8th, 2011

Previously, the B3ta newsletter launched the idea of Room 404 – a podcast “where nerdy guests talk about four vintage gadgets they’d like to recover from the vaults of Room 404, plus one current techy thing they’d like to consign to oblivion.”

From a one shot “that’ll be funny” it’s now run ten shows, with a number of guests lined up for the future, and I’m pretty sure that It’s going to run now until at least the end of May. Beyond that, and being brutal, if it can pick up some income from the show then it’ll keep going.

If you’re interested in reaching out to the connected geeks of the world, then drop me an email and let’s see what we can work out.

In the meantime, recent guests have included:

The easiest way to catch up with Room 404 is to subscribe to the show in iTunes or go old school with the RSS feed.

Room 404 now available in iTunes

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

In the haste to get the new podcast, Room 404, open in time for the B3ta Newsletter, the normal way of starting a new show didn’t actually happen – there was only one podcast available when people started to flood in, the next guests weren’t lined up, the format of the show was still in flux…

…and there was no listing for Room 404 in iTunes. Much as RSS feeds are readable by many devices and clients, I’ve continued to hear that “people will listen once it’s in iTunes.”

Well, it’s in iTunes now, what are you waiting for?

Room 404 on iTunes

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Room 404 Returns, this time with Ian Kendall

Friday, February 18th, 2011

So, three weeks ago B3ta posted a little item saying they’d like a podcast with geeks as guests, talking about old technology they want to come back. I picked up the baton and started Room 404, with Chris Dunphy as the first guest.

As that show went out, I got a text from Ian Kendall, who wanted to have a go himself. And so Room 404 got its second guest…

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B3ta and the curious tale of Room 404

Friday, February 4th, 2011

Starting with a quote from this week’s B3ta Newsletter (#465):

Room 404 is a podcast, where nerdy guests talk about four vintage gadgets they’d like to recover from the vaults of Room 404, plus one current techy thing they’d like to consign to oblivion. "To be honest grabbing some geeks on Skype and getting them to talk wistfully about old computers is pretty easy," confesses Ewan. Still, this is a rare instance of somebody making one of the things we ask for at the end of the newsletter, so massive kudos to him.

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Now, should I keep on going and do another one.