Countdown to excitement! Every week Christina Warren, Brianna Wu and Simone de Rochefort have accelerated geek conversation. Tech, comics, movies, games and books, no galaxy is off limits!



Latest Episodes

#445: Many People Are Saying This

July 6th, 2023 · 60 minutes

Meta has launched its major Twitter competitor, Threads, and there’s a LOT to talk about – from privacy issues, to onboarding, to BRANDS!! How will it fare in the Twitterclone-verse, much less… the fediverse?

#444: Who are the Mac Pro Pros?

June 29th, 2023 · 71 minutes

This week we’re discussing the Wall Street Journal’s extensive reporting on drug use among tech workers on Silicon Valley and why it’s such a complicated issue. Then, the Mac Pro is here. For dessert, an update on Bri’s search for the perfect drone!

#443: The Thrust is Wrong

June 22nd, 2023 · 55 minutes

The FTC is shaking and baking, with a lawsuit against Amazon for alleged dark patterns in the sign-up and cancellation process for Amazon Prime. Then, a feature at The Verge goes into the human labor that trains AI. For dessert: Brianna buys a drone!

#442: Reddit Black-out

June 15th, 2023 · 58 minutes

The Reddit black-out has begun, and there is a lot of news coming out of Reddit’s conflict with Christian Selig and other third-party app developers, in the wake of Reddit’s API changes Plus, it was Summer Game Fest this weekend!

#441: How to Spend A Lot Of Money

June 8th, 2023 · 85 minutes

In news surprising no one, it’s an almost all-WWDC week here on Rocket! The story is Apple Vision Pro headset. Christina interviews Inverse’s Raymond Wong, who demo’d the headset . Plus, a choice by Reddit threatens beloved third-party apps.

#440: Build-ing a Mystery

June 1st, 2023 · 53 minutes

Christina is back from Microsoft Build, with her take on all the tools that were announced during the event! Then, a panel of AI researchers has issued a statement. And finally, Elizabeth Holmes has reported to prison and a debt is fulfilled.

#439: Human Errors

May 25th, 2023 · 60 minutes

Microsoft Build happened this week, along with a slew of AI-centric announcements! Brianna and Simone tackle the AI-integrated future of Windows 11. Then, a disastrous Twitter Space has launched a new presidential candidate.

#438: Touching Livestock

May 18th, 2023 · 56 minutes

Simone is off touching sheep so Bri and Christina are left to their own devices. This week, that means a spoiler-free dessert-up-front segment on The Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom, and discussion about whether AM radios should still come with cars.

#437: Puff Peace

May 11th, 2023 · 59 minutes

Google is bringing AI to its search — for select users. And our favorite scamster Elizabeth Holmes appears in the New York Times this week. For dessert, our old friend Bug of Spooky Pinball is back to talk about the new Scooby-Doo table!

#436: Bluesky Raya

May 4th, 2023 · 60 minutes

A new form of a terrible old bill is before the Senate, and we can see indications of its effects in state-level bills in Utah and Louisiana. What’s KOSA and why should you be concerned? We’re returning to Bluesky.