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Techathlon

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Techathlon

Techathlon

Popular Science

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Popular Science’s Techathlon tackles tech news through games, trivia, and (mostly) friendly competitions. Jason Lederman hosts a panel of experts—including PopSci superstars Stan Horaczek, Corinne Iozzio, and Rob Verger—in a weekly throwdown designed to help you better understand tech, the internet, and everything.

Latest Episodes

Evil Quote Fact or Fiction, Baby Yoda's Price Tag, Auto-Fill in the Goodbye

On this episode of Techathlon, Jason Lederman, Corinne Iozzio, Stan Horaczek, and Rob Verger bid farewell to the show by revisiting some of their favorite games, and catch up on the week’s headlines, including Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's comments on an 'edit tweets' feature, and Baby Yoda's price tag. Sign up for PopSci's 30 Day Digital Deep Clean! Get the latest tech news at PopSci.com. Pick up Techathlon merch on our Threadless store. Hosted by Jason Lederman. Theme music by Billy Cadden. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

24 MINJAN 20
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Evil Quote Fact or Fiction, Baby Yoda's Price Tag, Auto-Fill in the Goodbye

Sonos Sues Google, Crazy CES Products, Sony's Surprise Sedan

On this episode of Techathlon, Corinne Iozzio, Amy Schellenbaum, and Rob Verger must guess if truly bonkers tech products are on display at CES or the brainchild of Stan Horaczek, and catch up on the week’s headlines, including a wireless phone charger with a hole for a PopSocket. Sign up for PopSci's 30 Day Digital Deep Clean! Get the latest tech news at PopSci.com. Pick up Techathlon merch on our Threadless store. Hosted by Jason Lederman. Theme music by Billy Cadden. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

29 MINJAN 13
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Sonos Sues Google, Crazy CES Products, Sony's Surprise Sedan

BONUS GAME: The Best Tech of the Decade

On this special year-end episode of Techathlon, Corinne Iozzio, Stan Horaczek, and Rob Verger reflect on the last decade, and try to recall the most popular gadgets, apps, music artists, and more. Sign up for PopSci's 30 Day Digital Deep Clean! Get the latest tech news at PopSci.com. Pick up Techathlon merch on our Threadless store. Hosted by Jason Lederman. Theme music by Billy Cadden. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

11 MIN2019 DEC 30
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BONUS GAME: The Best Tech of the Decade

2019's Top Tech Stories

How well can you remember the most important tech stories of 2019? Jason Lederman, Corinne Iozzio, Stan Horaczek, and Rob Verger look back on the biggest headlines, including an eavesdropping bug on group FaceTime, acquisitions by Facebook and Google, and the launch of Disney+. Sign up for PopSci's 30 Day Digital Deep Clean! Get the latest tech news at PopSci.com. Pick up Techathlon merch on our Threadless store. Hosted by Jason Lederman. Theme music by Billy Cadden. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

31 MIN2019 DEC 16
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2019's Top Tech Stories

PlayStation Sounds, Year's Best Tech, Google Shake-Ups

On this episode of Techathlon, Corinne Iozzio, Stan Horaczek, and Rob Verger remember 25 years of sounds from PlayStation games, reflect on the best tech of this and past years, and catch up on the week’s headlines, including Australia's new A.I.-powered cameras for detecting drivers with cell phones. Sign up for PopSci's 30 Day Digital Deep Clean! Get the latest tech news at PopSci.com. Pick up Techathlon merch on our Threadless store. Hosted by Jason Lederman. Theme music by Billy Cadden. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

35 MIN2019 DEC 9
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PlayStation Sounds, Year's Best Tech, Google Shake-Ups

BONUS GAME: Cyber Monday Reviews

On this episode of Techathlon, Corinne Iozzio, Jason Lederman, and Rob Verger must name the hottest and deal-worthy Cyber Monday products based off of unusual reviews collected by Stan Horaczek. Sign up for PopSci's 30 Day Digital Deep Clean! Get the latest tech news at PopSci.com. Pick up Techathlon merch on our Threadless store. Hosted by Jason Lederman. Theme music by Billy Cadden. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

11 MIN2019 DEC 2
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BONUS GAME: Cyber Monday Reviews

Black Friday Bargains, CEO vs. Customer Complaint, Disney+ Drama

On this episode of Techathlon, Corinne Iozzio, Stan Horaczek, and Rob Verger attempt to figure out the right price for this year's Black Friday deals, guess if tweets are T-Mobile CEO John Legere making fun of competitors or customers complaining about their carriers, and catch up on the week’s headlines, including Google's new push to replace SMS as the default texting protocol. Sign up for PopSci's 30 Day Digital Deep Clean! Get the latest tech news at PopSci.com. Pick up Techathlon merch on our Threadless store. Hosted by Jason Lederman. Theme music by Billy Cadden. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

32 MIN2019 NOV 25
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Black Friday Bargains, CEO vs. Customer Complaint, Disney+ Drama

Trick Google's Transcriber, Rough Redesigns, Movies on Glass

On this episode of Techathlon, Corinne Iozzio, Stan Horaczek, and Rob Verger try to stump the Google Pixel's transcription feature, attempt to name companies based on rebranding disasters, and catch up on the week’s headlines, including the new Tesla "CyberTruck" and Airbnb's ambitious plan to verify 100% of its listings and hosts. Sign up for PopSci's 30 Day Digital Deep Clean! Get the latest tech news at PopSci.com. Pick up Techathlon merch on our Threadless store. Hosted by Jason Lederman. Theme music by Billy Cadden. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

34 MIN2019 NOV 11
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Trick Google's Transcriber, Rough Redesigns, Movies on Glass

BONUS GAME: Horror Text Messages

At a recent live show for our sibling podcast, The Weirdest Thing I Learned This Week, we played a game to see if audience members could guess which classic horror movie villains were texting them.. Play along and let us know how you did by tweeting @TechathlonShow! Get the latest tech news at PopSci.com. Pick up Techathlon merch on our Threadless store. Hosted by Corinne Iozzio and Stan Horaczek. Theme music by Billy Cadden. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

11 MIN2019 NOV 4
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BONUS GAME: Horror Text Messages

Wicked Tech Words, Bringing Back Dead Products, Zombie Skittle Suffering

On this episode of Techathlon, Corinne Iozzio, Stan Horaczek, and Rob Verger must guess evil-inspired tech terms based on their definitions, debate which obsolete tech product should rise from the dead, and catch up on the week’s headlines, including Google’s “quantum supremacy” and a professional music video shot on an iPhone 11 Pro. Sign up for PopSci's 30 Day Digital Deep Clean! Get the latest tech news at PopSci.com. Pick up Techathlon merch on our Threadless store. Hosted by Jason Lederman. Theme music by Billy Cadden. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

32 MIN2019 OCT 28
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Wicked Tech Words, Bringing Back Dead Products, Zombie Skittle Suffering

Latest Episodes

Evil Quote Fact or Fiction, Baby Yoda's Price Tag, Auto-Fill in the Goodbye

On this episode of Techathlon, Jason Lederman, Corinne Iozzio, Stan Horaczek, and Rob Verger bid farewell to the show by revisiting some of their favorite games, and catch up on the week’s headlines, including Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's comments on an 'edit tweets' feature, and Baby Yoda's price tag. Sign up for PopSci's 30 Day Digital Deep Clean! Get the latest tech news at PopSci.com. Pick up Techathlon merch on our Threadless store. Hosted by Jason Lederman. Theme music by Billy Cadden. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

24 MINJAN 20
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Evil Quote Fact or Fiction, Baby Yoda's Price Tag, Auto-Fill in the Goodbye

Sonos Sues Google, Crazy CES Products, Sony's Surprise Sedan

On this episode of Techathlon, Corinne Iozzio, Amy Schellenbaum, and Rob Verger must guess if truly bonkers tech products are on display at CES or the brainchild of Stan Horaczek, and catch up on the week’s headlines, including a wireless phone charger with a hole for a PopSocket. Sign up for PopSci's 30 Day Digital Deep Clean! Get the latest tech news at PopSci.com. Pick up Techathlon merch on our Threadless store. Hosted by Jason Lederman. Theme music by Billy Cadden. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

29 MINJAN 13
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Sonos Sues Google, Crazy CES Products, Sony's Surprise Sedan

BONUS GAME: The Best Tech of the Decade

On this special year-end episode of Techathlon, Corinne Iozzio, Stan Horaczek, and Rob Verger reflect on the last decade, and try to recall the most popular gadgets, apps, music artists, and more. Sign up for PopSci's 30 Day Digital Deep Clean! Get the latest tech news at PopSci.com. Pick up Techathlon merch on our Threadless store. Hosted by Jason Lederman. Theme music by Billy Cadden. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

11 MIN2019 DEC 30
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BONUS GAME: The Best Tech of the Decade

2019's Top Tech Stories

How well can you remember the most important tech stories of 2019? Jason Lederman, Corinne Iozzio, Stan Horaczek, and Rob Verger look back on the biggest headlines, including an eavesdropping bug on group FaceTime, acquisitions by Facebook and Google, and the launch of Disney+. Sign up for PopSci's 30 Day Digital Deep Clean! Get the latest tech news at PopSci.com. Pick up Techathlon merch on our Threadless store. Hosted by Jason Lederman. Theme music by Billy Cadden. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

31 MIN2019 DEC 16
Comments
2019's Top Tech Stories

PlayStation Sounds, Year's Best Tech, Google Shake-Ups

On this episode of Techathlon, Corinne Iozzio, Stan Horaczek, and Rob Verger remember 25 years of sounds from PlayStation games, reflect on the best tech of this and past years, and catch up on the week’s headlines, including Australia's new A.I.-powered cameras for detecting drivers with cell phones. Sign up for PopSci's 30 Day Digital Deep Clean! Get the latest tech news at PopSci.com. Pick up Techathlon merch on our Threadless store. Hosted by Jason Lederman. Theme music by Billy Cadden. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

35 MIN2019 DEC 9
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PlayStation Sounds, Year's Best Tech, Google Shake-Ups

BONUS GAME: Cyber Monday Reviews

On this episode of Techathlon, Corinne Iozzio, Jason Lederman, and Rob Verger must name the hottest and deal-worthy Cyber Monday products based off of unusual reviews collected by Stan Horaczek. Sign up for PopSci's 30 Day Digital Deep Clean! Get the latest tech news at PopSci.com. Pick up Techathlon merch on our Threadless store. Hosted by Jason Lederman. Theme music by Billy Cadden. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

11 MIN2019 DEC 2
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BONUS GAME: Cyber Monday Reviews

Black Friday Bargains, CEO vs. Customer Complaint, Disney+ Drama

On this episode of Techathlon, Corinne Iozzio, Stan Horaczek, and Rob Verger attempt to figure out the right price for this year's Black Friday deals, guess if tweets are T-Mobile CEO John Legere making fun of competitors or customers complaining about their carriers, and catch up on the week’s headlines, including Google's new push to replace SMS as the default texting protocol. Sign up for PopSci's 30 Day Digital Deep Clean! Get the latest tech news at PopSci.com. Pick up Techathlon merch on our Threadless store. Hosted by Jason Lederman. Theme music by Billy Cadden. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

32 MIN2019 NOV 25
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Black Friday Bargains, CEO vs. Customer Complaint, Disney+ Drama

Trick Google's Transcriber, Rough Redesigns, Movies on Glass

On this episode of Techathlon, Corinne Iozzio, Stan Horaczek, and Rob Verger try to stump the Google Pixel's transcription feature, attempt to name companies based on rebranding disasters, and catch up on the week’s headlines, including the new Tesla "CyberTruck" and Airbnb's ambitious plan to verify 100% of its listings and hosts. Sign up for PopSci's 30 Day Digital Deep Clean! Get the latest tech news at PopSci.com. Pick up Techathlon merch on our Threadless store. Hosted by Jason Lederman. Theme music by Billy Cadden. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

34 MIN2019 NOV 11
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Trick Google's Transcriber, Rough Redesigns, Movies on Glass

BONUS GAME: Horror Text Messages

At a recent live show for our sibling podcast, The Weirdest Thing I Learned This Week, we played a game to see if audience members could guess which classic horror movie villains were texting them.. Play along and let us know how you did by tweeting @TechathlonShow! Get the latest tech news at PopSci.com. Pick up Techathlon merch on our Threadless store. Hosted by Corinne Iozzio and Stan Horaczek. Theme music by Billy Cadden. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

11 MIN2019 NOV 4
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BONUS GAME: Horror Text Messages

Wicked Tech Words, Bringing Back Dead Products, Zombie Skittle Suffering

On this episode of Techathlon, Corinne Iozzio, Stan Horaczek, and Rob Verger must guess evil-inspired tech terms based on their definitions, debate which obsolete tech product should rise from the dead, and catch up on the week’s headlines, including Google’s “quantum supremacy” and a professional music video shot on an iPhone 11 Pro. Sign up for PopSci's 30 Day Digital Deep Clean! Get the latest tech news at PopSci.com. Pick up Techathlon merch on our Threadless store. Hosted by Jason Lederman. Theme music by Billy Cadden. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

32 MIN2019 OCT 28
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Wicked Tech Words, Bringing Back Dead Products, Zombie Skittle Suffering
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