DTD254 AnyPod

October 10, 2017

Play almost any podcast with this great skill. AnyPod let's you subscribe to all your favourite podcasts, lines them all up in a handy digital row, and then let's you sit back and listen with the smile of a frude who really knows where his towel is (don't ask me why I went off into H2G2 territory there - absolutely no idea...)


DTD253 Programming Jokes and Developer Trivia

October 9, 2017

Today's episode is somewhat niche in the same way that a Raisin and Biscuit Yorkie is somewhat tasty. If you're not into, say, humour on the topic of binary numbers or the more hilarious aspects of inheritance in object-oriented languages then you may want to avoid this one like you would an infinitely-long shower and shampoo session with a perpetually pragmatic programmer.


DTD252 Geordie Slang

October 8, 2017

If you love Geordie (I'm a bit biased as  I love a Geordie), or if you're ever planning a trip to, say, Durham Castle where they filmed some of the Harry Potter movies and you want to understand the locals then this is the skill for you.


DTD251 Asking the A-lady what’s new and Meal Ideas

October 7, 2017

Today we look at a couple of new ways of asking Alexa for new stuff she can do and then finish off with a tasty skill called Meal Ideas which serves up, er, meal ideas. It pretty much does what it says on the tin. There may even be some tins involved - it really depends upon what the mysterious ingredient 'Half and Half' comes in....


DTD250 Ambient Audio

October 6, 2017

We've got nature sounds galore in today's thoroughly relaxing ambient audio skill. Lie back and let the waves of wonder gently wash over you whilst birds sing softly and sweetly straight into your lug 'oles.


DTD249 Popcorn Quiz and Movie Tagline Quiz

October 5, 2017

Two quizzes that will leave you gasping in disbelief at just how little I know about, well, anything really - but most specifically today about anything to do with films old and new. They're good skills so don't let that put you off too much. 


DTD248 Timeless Adventure

October 4, 2017

Take your time exploring this chronologically challenging choose-your-own adventure game. Will it end up being a timeless classic? Only time will tell. Done with the puns? About time.


DTD247 Radio Clare Community

October 3, 2017

Care in the community? Watch out as Clare is providing it and that's not a good recipe for success. This skill shows us the other side to social work and it'll make you simultaneously smile and squirm.


DTD246 Podcast Sightless (and with a twisted ankle too)

October 2, 2017

I bring today's episode to you with a twisted anckle. Actually, not at the beginning of the episode but from around a minute and a half in. Don't ask - just listen to today's instalment which is all about a groovy skill which brings us audio described old time movies for your aural enjoyment.


DTD245 Tongue Twister Challenge

October 1, 2017

Repeat; "Trying recitations of tongue-wrangling randomness, Robin routinely Really rather torturously renders them radically irregular."