The Bob & Kevin Show
Ep. 040 - Facebook introduces Libra Crypto Currency and Kevin gets some smart home security tech installed

Ep. 040 - Facebook introduces Libra Crypto Currency and Kevin gets some smart home security tech installed

June 21, 2019

Well, we really wanted to have three topics for this episode, but wow, did we have too much fun discussing this new, and frightening crypto development around Facebook! We kicked off the episode discussing all the new smart home security tech that Kevin is putting into his new house and we fully intended to talk about podcast tech and other pods that we like and or dislike and why... but we totally got carried away discussing Libra. Take a look at one of the articles we were referencing https://techcrunch.com/2019/06/18/facebook-libra/ while listening and let us know how you think this will all play out! We also gave some quick hits on the block chain while discussing this new crypto currency - https://www.ibm.com/case-studies/large-financial-services-company

Ep. 038 - Deep Fakes from Jordan Peele, Bill Hader, Nancy Pelosi and Joe Rogan

Ep. 038 - Deep Fakes from Jordan Peele, Bill Hader, Nancy Pelosi and Joe Rogan

May 29, 2019

This week, Bob & Kevin talk deep fake technology and where they think it is headed. We open the show with audio from a very well known deep fake and begin the conversation with the ability to model audio to generate audio based deep fakes and we spiral down the rabbit hole from there. Take a listen and always feel free to reach out to us on twitter - https://twitter.com/bobandkevinshow or drop us an email at [email protected] - be sure to check out the deep fakes we referenced in the show.

Jordan Peele as Barrack Obama - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQ54GDm1eL0

Bill Hader deep fake with Arnold Schwarzenegger - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPhUhypV27w

Joe Rogan audio deep fake - https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=DWK_iYBl8cA

and out of respect for not spreading #fakeNews - we will NOT be posting a link to the Nancy Pelosi slowed down video "fake".

Ep. 035 - Facebook in 5 years and Sam Harris “The Trouble with Facebook” recap with guest Roger McNamee

Ep. 035 - Facebook in 5 years and Sam Harris “The Trouble with Facebook” recap with guest Roger McNamee

April 19, 2019

Show Notes Galore for this Episode! We started things off sharing our thoughts about a Sam Harris podcast episode where special guest Roger McNamee discussed his book "Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe" You can catch that episode in full here: https://samharris.org/podcasts/152-trouble-facebook/

We also discussed what facebook might look like in the next five years. That conversation was sparked by this article: https://www.wired.com/story/facebook-mark-zuckerberg-15-months-of-fresh-hell/

We also had some discussion around youTube and Twitter regarding content and responsibilities sparked by a tweet from one of our favs - Tim Pool https://twitter.com/Timcast/status/1118140799676506112 - of course this got us talking AI and the Achilles Paradox - https://www.britannica.com/topic/Achilles-paradox 

We wrapped the episode with a little PSA about our friends Microsoft and their apparent security risk of a browser - IE11... read more here: http://flip.it/9WMBiv

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Ep. 034 - Carl Sagan’s 1995 prediction, IOT Security and Sean Carroll and artificial intelligence stock market battles

Ep. 034 - Carl Sagan’s 1995 prediction, IOT Security and Sean Carroll and artificial intelligence stock market battles

April 11, 2019

The latest episode of the Bob & Kevin Show can best be summed up by the following quote:

"I have a foreboding of an America in my children’s or grandchildren’s time — when the United States is a service and information economy; when nearly all the key manufacturing industries have slipped away to other countries; when awesome technological powers are in the hands of a very few, and no one representing the public interest can even grasp the issues; when the people have lost the ability to set their own agendas or knowledgeably question those in authority; when, clutching our crystals and nervously consulting our horoscopes, our critical faculties in decline, unable to distinguish between what feels good and whats true, we slide, almost without noticing, back into superstition and darkness. The dumbing down of America is most evident in the slow decay of substantive content in the enormously influential media, the 30-second sound bites (now down to 10 seconds or less), the lowest common denominator programming, credulous presentations on pseudoscience and superstition, but especially a kind of celebration of ignorance."
- Carl Sagan 1995, The Demon-Haunted World

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Ep. 033 - Mark Zuckerberg Wants More Internet Regulation and Article 13 is now Article 17?

Ep. 033 - Mark Zuckerberg Wants More Internet Regulation and Article 13 is now Article 17?

April 2, 2019

This week, your dynamic duo of Bob & Kevin discussed Mr. Z's 4 simple rules - or the biggest corporate cop out we have seen in quite some time. Anyway, we digress. In addition to discussing the op ed that appeared in the Washington Post, we discussed the recent events surround Article 13, or is it now Article 17? Anyway, we talk master copyright databases mixed in with a little bit of Star Trek governmental wisdom and we finally end up talking about Google's ethics committee for AI that apparently can't even sit at the same table with each other. As usual, you can find us on twitter as the @bobandkevinshow and we are instagram as @bobnkevinshow (not sure why they limit those characters... grrr) - drop us a line! You can also email the show directly at [email protected]. Thanks!

Ep. 032 - WTF: What the Facebook? Bob & Kevin discuss Facebook and their plain text password issues and Apple TV+

Ep. 032 - WTF: What the Facebook? Bob & Kevin discuss Facebook and their plain text password issues and Apple TV+

March 26, 2019

Join your favorite technology consumer advocates Bob & Kevin as they discuss Facebook giving us a real-time, Black Mirror prequel. Bob & Kevin also take a deep look at the "new monopoly" in tech, which is basically coming up with the most ubiquitous platform imaginable... hardware, software, original content... you know, what Apple is trying to become with the release of their fill in the blank plus original content platform. Oh, wow, guess what, this is also straight out of a potential Black Mirror prequel... have you seen 'Nosedive'? or watched our YouTube episode - https://youtu.be/wX-_GNGZXG8 ?

Like what you are hearing? Have a topic you want us to cover in an upcoming episode? Drop us a line at https://twitter.com/bobandkevinshow

Until next week!

Bob & Kevin

Ep. 031 - Boeing Software Update and Parody Twitter Accounts - yes you @DevinCow

Ep. 031 - Boeing Software Update and Parody Twitter Accounts - yes you @DevinCow

March 21, 2019

This week might be one of our darkest episodes - at least early on. Bob & Kevin discuss the difficult subject of software and the recent Boeing tragedies. Unfortunately, the darkness carried on a bit when we discussed the responsibilities of tech/social giants like YouTube and Facebook in the wake of the New Zealand tragedy.

On an odd turn of events, we were able to look toward TWITTER to lighten the mood of the episode... all we can say is MOOOOOO! We closed things out with discussions around the recent Facebook outage and if we should have the rights to repair our super expensive cell phones.

We covered a lot, but we had some fun. Let us know if you liked what you heard! Hit us up at https://twitter.com/bobandkevinshow 

Thanks,

Bob & Kevin

Ep. 030 - Ethics of encryption backdoors and Joe Rogan Experience recap with Jack Dorsey, Vijaya Gadde & Tim Pool

Ep. 030 - Ethics of encryption backdoors and Joe Rogan Experience recap with Jack Dorsey, Vijaya Gadde & Tim Pool

March 8, 2019

Well, in this week's episode, Bob & Kevin kick things off discussing a recent Joe Rogan Experience podcast episode with Jack Dorsey, Vijaya Gadde & Tim Pool because, well, it was an amazing cast on an amazing show. The funny thing is, when we listen to shows like that, we get a TON of validation of our topics for discussion. At about the midway point... we actually broke into the INTENDED topic for the show - encryption backdoors... and the ethics of such things!

The conversation was kicked off by a published paper that Kevin found online and our on-going debate about tech and ethical choices. The paper can be found here: https://digitalcommons.spu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?referer=https://www.google.com/&httpsredir=1&article=1062&context=honorsprojects and the discussion is in the audio file attached with this episode... so what are you waiting for? Hit the play button already!

Ep. 029 - All In, Baby! Rapid fire role reversal and more - call for interns!

Ep. 029 - All In, Baby! Rapid fire role reversal and more - call for interns!

February 28, 2019

So, apparently Apple doesn't like episode numbers in titles any more... a topic for another episode for sure. In this non-numbered episode (sure we will play the game), Bob & Kevin switch roles and come up with some of the best audio quality to date (what took us so long?). Kevin drives the conversation with some difficult questions for angry Bob to deal with. Oh and we send out a call for interns - wanna work with two crazy old dudes that hate the idea of folding screen phones? Then you need to intern with the B&K Show! Hit us up on our tweeters, yo! https://twitter.com/bobandkevinshow

Ep. 028 - Flat Earth

Ep. 028 - Flat Earth

February 18, 2019

Well, it has been a minute, as the kids say, but Bob & Kevin are back at it with a fun new episode where we discuss about the control of truth, various conspiracies and how social media contributes. We discuss the roles that big social play in the spread of mis- and dis-information and the potential personal implications of our own social media accounts in the process!

Ep. 024 - The gender dropdown discussion

Ep. 024 - The gender dropdown discussion

November 15, 2018

I wish we could say we were sorry for the click bait, but one of the topics we covered tonight was the dropdown menu for gender. You will have to listen to the episode to hear how we covered it, but trust us... it is something worthy of discussion. We also discussed how our combined journalistic talents are on par with the rest of the world of tech news, in our humble opinions... LOL

As always, give it a listen and let us know what you think! Until next week...

Ep. 022 - Bob & Kevin catch up and cover all the random topics

Ep. 022 - Bob & Kevin catch up and cover all the random topics

October 31, 2018

We jump back into it this week after both of us have been crazy at work, traveling all over, and just dealing with everything that life has been throwing at the two of us the past couple of weeks. Don't worry, we still talk about twitter and facebook... we even discuss the new facebook video calling thingy??? What the heck is that all about anyway. Not gonna lie, we are both a little out of practice and we even forgot to really start AND end the episode... so, we hope you enjoy this completely raw and barely edited, very special episode. As always, feel free to hit us up on twitter (https://twitter.com/bobandkevinshow) and let us know what you think of the episode. Have a great week!

Ep. 021 - Remote work habits - good, bad and ugly

Ep. 021 - Remote work habits - good, bad and ugly

October 17, 2018

This episode could be title true confessions of a remote worker... but we thought that was a bit too click bait-ish... who are we kidding... We just thought of it as we were uploading the episode and the artwork was already done! Anyway, in this episode, our two courageous hosts give us a glimpse into the real life struggles of remote work in the 21st century. Frightening tales of killer chairs, bare feet, shower schedules and so much more. We really enjoyed this episode, because it is just another shining example of how two close friends can be completely different human beings.

Ep. 020 - Bob & Kevin talk tech with self-produced rockstar and application developer Richard Terris

Ep. 020 - Bob & Kevin talk tech with self-produced rockstar and application developer Richard Terris

September 30, 2018

Richard Terris joins B&K from Glassgow to talk about producing an album and things that developers can do to fill their free-time. We talk travel, music, art and a little bit of the new Apple tech that was announced a couple weeks back. I hope you enjoy this one as much as we did recording it. You can check out Richards website at https://wailingrecluse.com/ and have a listen to a live cut from his album at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfRPc2oWmKQ which we also feature in this episode. Enjoy!

EP. 018 - Bob & Kevin go unscripted and just have a chat about a lot of stuff!

EP. 018 - Bob & Kevin go unscripted and just have a chat about a lot of stuff!

August 30, 2018

We had so much fun with this episode! We discussed everything from Dependency Injection, to the Surfacebook 2 and pretty much everything in between. If you are interested in learning Bob's & Kevin's thoughts on many current TV shows and more, this is the episode for you! We talk Westworld, House of Cards, Game of Thrones and Silicon Valley. As usual, please let us know what you want to hear more of, or less of... and be sure to rate us on Apple Podcasts if you can... Thanks! 

Ep. 016 - Would Bob & Kevin ban Alex Jones and Infowars from their social network?

Ep. 016 - Would Bob & Kevin ban Alex Jones and Infowars from their social network?

August 16, 2018

This was by far our most controversial episode! Bob & Kevin discussed propaganda, brainwashing, cults and more as it relates to when something should be banned from various social outlets and the slippery slope that comes with deciding when someone no longer has the right to spread their message. We also talk about the blurred lines between entertainment and reality and if anyone is really EVER telling the full truth and sharing all the facts. Where the heck are we supposed to get our news these days? Heck is this chart even legit? https://www.facebook.com/vanessa.otero.9619/posts/10155006385626062 - who the hell knows!

Ep. 013 - How trustworthy are product reviews? With special guest Andrew Barta

Ep. 013 - How trustworthy are product reviews? With special guest Andrew Barta

July 27, 2018

We did eventually get to our main topic of product reviews and how trustworthy we think they are with our special guest, Andrew Barta, but it did take us a while! We had tons of fun talking about many other topics including tech industry job interview controversies, social media audience building techniques and more. Oh, and we also had a few audio issues along the way that made for some entertaining space filling conversations from Bob & Kevin. Be sure to check out Andrew's social media properties after listening!

https://www.instagram.com/sbartafitness/

https://www.instagram.com/4seasonsxpedition/

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Ep. 011 - Do you even javascript, bro? - with Special Guest Kyle Weems

Ep. 011 - Do you even javascript, bro? - with Special Guest Kyle Weems

July 19, 2018

Yup, you guessed it... we talk about javascript frameworks tonight... but we also talked about a BUNCH of other stuff too! We are joined in this episode by Kyle Weems... who is a javascript developer, but he is so much more than that. He is a fellow podcaster, award winning cartoonist, and just a great all around person! As per our usual, we do some Facebook bashing and if you listen through to the end there is a special segment that was dubbed podcasting after dark... check it out! Find us on all the networks... just search Bob & Kevin Show!

Ep. 002 - Is Facebook bad for you? Leaving Facebook, deleting your profile and more…

Ep. 002 - Is Facebook bad for you? Leaving Facebook, deleting your profile and more…

May 8, 2018

This episode is actually a throwback to our YouTube show, but the audio stands up pretty well, in our opinion. Kevin is pretty fed up with how Facebook is behaving, and it appears that Bob really just doesn't care... or does he. We explore the various data points that Facebook has collected on each of us and discuss where we think this will and end... or even will it. Take a listen and be sure to follow us on twitter @bobandkevinshow. Also, you can follow us as individuals - Bob is @bootnumlock and Kevin is @KevinGiszewski