DTD431 Bandit Buttons

April 5, 2018

Yah gotta be fast on the draw to stay alive in this town pardner. Grab an Echo Button and have your trigger-finger, er thumb, poised and ready for action. This 'ere kitchen aint big enough for the both of us...


DTD430 Milton’s Brain

April 4, 2018

Journey with us - well, the brilliant Penny Golden (pengold2@gmail.com) - as we travel through various bits of Milton's brain. There's also an unexpected additional guest at the end who sounds a bit like me trying to do a cockney accent - let's call him Dave. Dave (who probably works on a market stall in Covent Garden selling fruit and veg) reminds us that contributions are always welcome. Just send them in to robin.christopherson@gmail.com.


DTD429 Additional - Interview on the ‘Alexa in Canada’ podcast

April 3, 2018

This is just a quick additional episode to plug this great podcast. I'm on today's episode talking all about A-lady goodness. Do check out and consider subscribing to 'Alexa in Canada' which, incidentally, isn't just for Canadians.


DTD429 Tribute to Prof Stephen Hawking

April 3, 2018

We start with a skill that provides quotes from Professor Hawking (they would have been so cool in his own voice - that's the original Dynavox II synthesiser in case you're interested) and follow it up with a recording of his acceptance speech on receiving a UK Tech4Good Special Award. Do check out all the tributes and articles relating to Stephen Hawking on the AbilityNet website.


DTD428 Supernanny

April 2, 2018

With the help of a simple Echo skill, the mild-mannered Phillip Chalker turns into Suuuuuupeeeernanny!!!! Quieting children with a single bound (that sounds quite ominous actually), no amount of marauding hyperactive hoards can thwart Suuuuupeeeernanny! (Imagine some pretty significant echo-effect on that last word.)


DTD427 Easter Would You Rather and Easter Facts

April 1, 2018

Today we look at two skills; an Easter version of Would You Rather that explores your preferred passtimes over passover and the second that serves up Easter-related facts - some of which seem egg-stremely suspect to me…


DTD426 Don’t Cut That Wire

March 31, 2018

Faith's back to help us defuse an otherwise explosive situation today as we look at another skill that uses both Echo Buttons and eyes. If we're not back tomorrow you'll know that something went horribly wrong…


DTD425 Mystery Sound

March 30, 2018

There are sound-effects galore in today's skill. We've got them coming out of our ears there are so many. Atually no - make that going into your ears. Good luck identifying the oh-so-many mystery sounds - and suggestions re #9 using #DTDPod please.


DTD424 Wise Words

March 29, 2018

Can you complete the well-known proverb? Of course you can. But what about the not-so-well-known ones? Penny Golden (pengold2@gmail.com) is back with some wise words about today's skill.


DTD423 Alien Decoder

March 28, 2018

Faith's here to help, as today we look at a skill that uses those oh-so-cute Echo buttons - in this case to decrypt strange messages from aliens with an unhealthy fascination with gaseous eruptions. Maybe they're from Enceladus.