DTD191 Ditty

August 8, 2017

Easily turn any spoken phrase into a truly painful listening experience with this simple songification skill.


DTD190 Fanfare and The Hangman Game

August 7, 2017

Ta-daaah! Don't hang around, have a go at guessing today's skills.


DTD 189 Awkward Puns and Cat Puns

August 6, 2017

It's a punishing episode full of terrible jokes today. My advice with regards the best approach to take when listening to today's episode is to resign yourself to not finding any of them remotely funny and then, if one does tickle you just a little bit, it's a net win.


DTD188 Awesome Cat Facts and Fun Doggy Facts

August 5, 2017

Whether you're a dog person or a cat person, we've got you covered with today's skills. If you're both then it's a double dose of pet pronouncements for you.


DTD187 Television Red Dwarf

August 4, 2017

This skill probably needs no introduction to UK listeners - and for everyone else, I do enough waffling about it in the actual episode to make typing anything else here simply borderline gratuitous. BTW as a touch-typist I think the word 'Dwarf' is possibly the most awkward word I've ever had to type.


DTD186 AnyPod

August 3, 2017

Yes, I know that you can already play podcasts on the Echo from TuneIn, but AnyPod has a few additional bits of cleverness that makes it stand out. And I can't wait to pitch AnyPod against Apple's HomePod later in the year...


DTD185 Puzzle Prison

August 2, 2017

This is one of my all-time fave skills to date - it's a simple 'Get yourself out of this room if you can' scenario so feel free to just fiddle with things and you'll do fine.


DTD184 One Minute Maths

August 1, 2017

Pit yourself against the A-Lady to find out how many easy, moderately difficult or hard maths questions you can successfully answer in a minute. Or repeatedly bang yourself on the head with your favourite mug. Whichever you'd prefer.


DTD183 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s Letters

July 31, 2017

Today's four skills are all about bands and artists from the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s and, like all other '... Letters' skills, you need to be a quick thinker when finding answers that all start with the same letter in each round. I'm sure you'll do better than I did. Oh and I also throw out another plea for your contributions. Send your demos to me at robin.christopherson@gmail.com.


DTD182 Additional (Call it 182.5) - IFTTT

July 30, 2017

We're half way through a year of episodes and, in this extra one to mark the moment, we look at connecting your Echo to the IFTTT service and some of the groovy additional capabilities that will then be at your fingertips... Well, er, larynx.