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

#342: Goodbye, Fleets

July 15th, 2021 · 66 minutes

The New York Times has a killer new story on Facebook's relationship with CrowdTangle. And then, speaking of driving engagement, Twitter is killing Fleets? WHAT ARE WE GONNA DO!!

#341: Social Media Astir

July 8th, 2021 · 64 minutes

Christina and Simone are tackling the newest model of the Nintendo Switch with its fancy new OLED screen. Is it the Switch we've been waiting for!? Maybe not!? Is it the Switch we have? Yes. And then, social media companies are facing consequences abroad, while Section 230 is under attack in the United States.

#340: Breaking Windows

July 1st, 2021 · 73 minutes

This week Christina and Bri are talking about Windows 11, the various events from the launch and they detour into the state of Windows in general.

For dessert, Bri and Christina extol the virtues of F9 and the Fast and Furious franchise.

#339: Snap Swears

June 24th, 2021 · 57 minutes

This week we're hitting the road again with Peloton — any paying the price!? Peloton's PR problems are not getting better, with a new update soft-locking their treadmills for non-subscribers. And then, a Supreme Court Snap swears settlement! In a very alliterative episode of Rocket.

#338: Hype House!!

June 17th, 2021 · 65 minutes

We have special guest Ashley Carman of The Verge on the show to talk about her INCREDIBLE story about the rise and fall of HiStudios and the podcast hype house that collapsed dramatically over the last year. And then we talk about E3 and all the good games!!

#337: MoviePass: Back in the News

June 10th, 2021 · 70 minutes

It’s another WWDC with Rocket. We’re chatting about the coffers announcements from Apple’s keynote, and giving yet another dramatic update on MoviePass. What could possibly have happened now?!

#336: Cheaters Prosper

June 3rd, 2021 · 65 minutes

Aunt Christina is having baby-time, but she's still here because we absolutely can't talk about GPUs and Stack Overflow without her! Nvidia has released an updated 3080, the RTX 3080 Ti. But it's $500 more than last year's card? What is HAPPENING? Then, speaking of large numbers, Prosus has acquired Stack Overflow for 1.8 billion, with a B. Is thi…

#335: AIRBN-BS

May 27th, 2021 · 60 minutes

Christina is at Microsoft Build this week, but what's this?? HOOFBEATS ON THE HORIZON? BRIANNA WU IS RETURNED FROM FLORIDA and she's SO ready to talk about the remastered Mass Effect trilogy. But first, we talk about Valve's new Switch-like CP and AirBnB's whole deal.

#334: Apple is Killing Games

May 20th, 2021 · 63 minutes

Christina and Simone are mourning Christina's Dogecoin dreams. But wait, what's this?? Apple is doing one good thing and two weird ones!? Unprecedented behavior from our problematic fave. Find out what's up on Rocket!

#333: Apple vs. Epic: Puritanical Edition

May 13th, 2021 · 60 minutes

This week Simone and Christina are interrogating Apple vs. Epic! Would you download an unspeakable game… to your phone?? Would you?? We'll answer that and more as we examine Apple's puritanical behavior in the courtroom, and then pivot to the crummy future of smart toasters and their ilk, as the chip shortage persists.