The Bob & Kevin Show
Ep. 058 - Jeffery Epstein did not kill himself memes, social media engineering political viewpoints and Joe Rogan #1386 with Matt Taibbi

Ep. 058 - Jeffery Epstein did not kill himself memes, social media engineering political viewpoints and Joe Rogan #1386 with Matt Taibbi

November 28, 2019

In this episode Bob & Kevin discuss the recent troubles with YouTube and content geared towards children and the violation of child data privacy rights. We also discussed how the various social media platforms each have their unique rule sets and personalities.

We also tackled the apparent flooding of social media with Jeffery Epstein memes and how they are influencing public opinion and speculate what (or who) may be driving this agenda.

As always, feel free to reach out to us on twitter - https://twitter.com/bobandkevinshow and let us know what you think of this episode or anything else we have covered!

Thanks,
- Bob & Kevin

Ep. 057 - Apple credit card and Goldman Sachs algorithmic bias analysis and is cord cutting really working out the way we wanted it to?

Ep. 057 - Apple credit card and Goldman Sachs algorithmic bias analysis and is cord cutting really working out the way we wanted it to?

November 21, 2019

In this episode, Bob & Kevin kick things off discussing all the various streaming services that are popping up as fast as javascript libraries were a couple years ago. After the break, they get into the meat of the episode and discuss the topic of algorithmic bias and the recent accusations against the Apple credit card and Goldman Sachs.

Feel free to reach out to us on twitter at https://twitter.com/bobandkevinshow and let us know what you think. If you listen on Apple Podcasts, please consider giving us a star rating and/or leaving us a review - it is greatly appreciated.

Thanks for listening!
- Bob & Kevin

Ep. 056 - Is TikTok really a Huawei sized problem or is it the new cheap keyboard you just got - and did Edward Snowden foreshadow all of this?

Ep. 056 - Is TikTok really a Huawei sized problem or is it the new cheap keyboard you just got - and did Edward Snowden foreshadow all of this?

November 14, 2019

Bob & Kevin continue their crusade against sketchy tech practices and in this episode discuss how the U.S. Government is taking issue with Tik Tok because it is an app developed out of China and it might be stealing our data... but apparently Facebook, Google and the like are just fine, because the government can actually request any of their data - or so Edward Snowden says!

We talk about some other tech stuff too. Hey, as always, reach out to us at https://twitter.com/bobandkevinshow and let us know what you like, what you don't like, or what you want to hear us discuss more of.

Thanks for listening!

- Bob & Kevin

Ep. 044 - The Great Hack - Cambridge Analytica, Project Alamo, Brittany Kaiser and more

Ep. 044 - The Great Hack - Cambridge Analytica, Project Alamo, Brittany Kaiser and more

August 8, 2019

Bob & Kevin both watched the Netflix documentary "The Great Hack" and, of course, they both had thoughts! Tune in to hear how your two favorite tech news podcasts hosts debate how to fix what is wrong with personal data rights today.

Feel free to reach out to us on twitter: https://twitter.com/bobandkevinshow and let us know what you think of the show! Like, Subscribe, give us some stars and/or leave a review on your favorite podcast app and thanks for listening!

Ep. 043 - Sidewalk Labs Quayside proposal, new Twitter and alphabet soup

Ep. 043 - Sidewalk Labs Quayside proposal, new Twitter and alphabet soup

August 1, 2019

In this episode, Bob & Kevin discuss a planned neighborhood in Toronto, Ontario, Canada being proposed by Alphabet (formerly Google) subsidiary, Sidewalk Labs. We discuss both the technological and non-tech innovations that are being proposed and discussed. It actually gets a little intense when Bob & Kevin discuss the application of the word 'utopia'. In addition to Quayside, we discuss new Twitter, a recent podcast from Land of the Giants (https://pca.st/V7d9) on the topic of the rise of Amazon Alexa and where the future may be. We wrap up the episode going over the list of all the companies that make up Alphabet - https://abc.xyz . We hope you enjoy and would love for you to reach out to us on https://twitter.com/bobandkevinshow - let's connect!

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. 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. 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. 019 - How much privacy do our browsers really give us, and are there alternatives?

Ep. 019 - How much privacy do our browsers really give us, and are there alternatives?

September 5, 2018

Yup, we talked about browsers tonight... something along the lines of browser wars version 3.0. Apparently firefox is coming out with a new version that blocks all tracking out of the box... then we find out that a browser called Brave also already does this out of the box! Kevin talked about a chrome plugin that lets you pick which scripts to block and Bob worried about what all this new browser stuff will do to his robust event tracking in google analytics. We also talked a bit about the social media hearings on the Hill today and what this all means for the future of truth in our worlds... tune in and let us know what you think!

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. 009 - So, you wanna be a developer?

Ep. 009 - So, you wanna be a developer?

July 4, 2018

In this episode, we are joined by special guest, 

Ep. 003 - Did Google redefine the robocall and we discuss tech companies like family members

Ep. 003 - Did Google redefine the robocall and we discuss tech companies like family members

May 10, 2018

We are just cranking out the content as fast as tech is spitting out the headlines! In this episode, we discuss the recent demo of Google Duplex and just how creepy robot calling could get. Then we try to identify any of the tech giants that we are okay with... it was hard to find any, but the banter is hilarious. We even talked some flying cars, the Turing Test and a bunch more. Be sure to follow us on Twitter @bobandkevinshow - https://twitter.com/bobandkevinshow