DTD236 Guard Dog and Catastrophic Cat Jokes

September 22, 2017

Today's episode is a bit of a catastrophe all-round really. It starts strong with the opening jingle and then kinda goes downhill from there... Actually I've just thought of something vaguely funny to pep up this episode; fend off cat burglars with your own virtual guard dog! (3 out of 10)

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DTD235 National Grid and Number 10

September 21, 2017

Two skills today; National Grid provides a real-time break-down of power supply across the UK from a range of sources, and Number 10 gives you the latest tweet from our esteemed Prime Minister's office. If you need perking up after this one then why not go back and listen to the 4ABurp episode? :)

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DTD234 Star Trek tribute episode

September 20, 2017

Today we look at a few built-in Star Trek-related abilities of the A-Lady, and then follow it up with a go at the Star Trek TOS Fan Trivia skill that quizzes you on the original series (hence 'TOS') that's now 51 years young. It's podcasting Jim, but not as we know it.

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DTD233 Mental health matters

September 19, 2017

Today's episode is all about mental health and includes a few reminders about earlier episodes that touch on this topic, an update on Reminders and how they can now also notify you on your phone, and lastly we look at the Depression Tracker skill which can advise on whether you may be experiencing depression. Look after yourselves out there.

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DTD232 Gallifrey Fan Trivia

September 18, 2017

Today we look at another Dr Who-related skill, topped and tailed with what is probably the best theme tune of all time...

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DTD231 As the Crow Flies

September 17, 2017

With some slightly suspicious distances dished out in this demo, we take a look at how far a weary crow would have to wing it to get from A to B around the world. As you'll see for yourself, someone should really point these crazy corvids in the right direction before they set off...

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DTD230 Food Jokes and Banana Trivia

September 16, 2017

Two food-related skills today; some (I think) groovy jokes about consumables in general, followed by some fascinating facts about everyone's favourite curved yellow fruit. BTW if you don't like bananas please do show your displeasure by recording a podcast (of around 5mins or so) on your favourite echo skill and send it to me at robin.christopherson@gmail.com

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DTD229 Earplay again: Codename Cygnus and Half

September 15, 2017

We've looked at Earplay in a previous episode in which we covered the demo and I mentioned that there was one story available; Cygnus. Now there's a second called 'Half' so let's take a quick look, or listen, to see what's what.

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DTD228 Radio Elven Quest

September 14, 2017

If you're into The Hobbit and you like comedy then you'll love this skill. Hilariously funny, it's a spoof of all things fantasy and well worth a lengthy listen. Definitely a case of one skill to rule them all.

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DTD227 Jingle Pop and Mind the Gap

September 13, 2017

Two completely unrelated skills today, except that they cater to the interests of both sides of the li'l old pond that separates us from our American cousins. If either advertising jingles or avoiding falling between tube train and platform are your thing then there may be something in today's episode for you. I also put out a plea for suggestions and/or contributions to either @usa2day or robin.christopherson@gmail.com - and of course for reviews on iTunes. Ta.

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