Podcasts for techies and geeks alike cover a wide range of topics. When you’re looking for a podcast that does more than just zero in on crypto talk or hyperfocus on cybersecurity, then you want to listen to Solid State.
Weekly topics run the gamut from the latest in smartphone technology to home electronics. Because the show doesn’t balk or stop at just one or two topics, you can easily catch a show on a subject that interests you. The commentators will always keep you guessing as to what their next topic and next show will be.Read More »
Commentators Know Their Stuff
With some tech podcasts, you just become frustrated with the lack of knowledge on the topic. They just want a podcast show and they really aren’t doing the research or delivering quality content. That isn’t the case with Solid State.
The info they provide on a weekly basis is, for lack of a better word, solid. The commentators know what they are talking about, they have done the research extensively, and they are providing not just their opinions but valuable facts. What’s more, they are very passionate about the subjects of their podcasts. The content isn’t lacking in energy or desire to share what they know or have learned.
They Don’t Shoot for Length, They Shoot for Content
Some podcasters have a habit of pushing for an hour or more of content. That really doesn’t work if your content only needs twenty or thirty minutes to discuss. It ends up being several minutes of wasted time and wasted air space.
Solid State doesn’t push for time. They push for content quality. If talking about the most recent Mac Book takes more than an hour and talking about audio quality on your gaming computer takes less than twenty minutes, that is exactly what is delivered. Your time is precious, even on a commute, and you should only have to listen to quality content.
Guests Know What They’re Talking About Too
It’s kind of funny but also kind of irritating when podcasters invite guests on their shows who don’t know what they’re talking about. They offer opinions and projected ideas about the show’s topics, but don’t really add substance.
With Solid State, the goal is to invite guests on who contribute in meaningful ways to the show. That’s good news for listeners who don’t want to hear someone banter for several minutes on an unrelated subject or their personal opinions of tech products. Some editorial commentary is expected, but it shouldn’t be all a guest contributes to every show.
It’s Apple Ready
Sure, a lot of Solid State’s content is about Apple products and reviews, but when you consider that it’s Apple sponsoring the show, you can’t blame Solid State for that. The podcast is “Apple ready” and available on Apple for listening. That said, some competitors may find it difficult to listen unless they can download iTunes onto their non-Apple phones.
Access Older Podcasts or Wait for Newer Ones
Solid State uploads its recorded casts after every show. Miss one, catch it later in the day or the next day. Miss several weeks of shows because you were stranded on a boat in the middle of the ocean? No problem! They have all their shows from the start through the most recent all available for you to binge when you are ready.
Going Down Rabbit Holes
Does the show get pedantic at times? Rarely, if ever does this show become pedantic. It will, however, fall down a few rabbit holes and climb onto tangential limbs, but it happens even with the best of podcasts. You just have to take those episodes in stride and consider how and why those tangents developed. It makes you think, and after all, isn’t that what a tech show should be about?
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