episodes featuring Jae Bloom

Jae, Rachel, and James recording this episode.
Ban

Banned!

Jae and James are joined by Rachel Hanson to take a look at what lies beneath the myriad of potential ‘TikTok Ban’ legislations and other bills like the UK’s ‘Online Safety Bill’ to see what it actually means for our online freedom and privacy.

Catherine, James, and Jae recording this episode on SquadCast
AI

Chatting AI Ethics

Jae and James are joined by returning guest, Dr. Catherine Flick, to have a chat about the ethics of tools like ChatGPT and the general concepts of LLMs (Large Language Models) in AI. We also look at some of the privacy concerns around using such tools.

Wireless Functionality

Jae and James are joined by good friend of the show, Alex, to take a deep dive into the hows and whys of WiFi. We chat about mesh, the problems with boosters / extenders, and look at what you can to do improve your existing setup if you can’t upgrade your WiFi gear.

FrazlCast - Interview with John Staats
Blizzard

From the Archives: Interview with John Staats

Jae brings back an episode from her former podcast, FrazlCast. She and Ali of the Dungeon Fables podcast talked with John Staats, who designed and built half of Vanilla WoW’s dungeons and raids. This was a lovely look into game design and the challenges that John and his team faced while building the iconic game of World of Warcraft.

Sascz, Jae, and James recording this episode on SquadCast
1Password

CyberSecurity 101

Jae and James are joined by good friend Alexander (aka Sascz) to take a crash course on some of the common terms in CyberSecurity, as well as exploring the importance of multi-factor authentication, good password hygiene, and modern ways to authenticating with systems and services.

Jae, Craig, and James recording this episode.

Be Our (Podcast) Host

For our 50th episode, Jae and James are joined by Craig Hewitt, founder of Castos, to talk all about podcast hosting and all the challenges that come along with distributing a podcast like ours.

Jae, James, and Bradly recording this episode of the podcast.
American Heart Association

Heartfelt Streaming

Bradly of The American Heart Association joins James and Jae to discuss charity fundraising on Twitch. We discussed how streaming could help raise money for charitable organisations online. We also discuss heart health and how technology can help/hinder one of the most vital organs in our body.

Jae, Berzerker, and James recording this episode of the podcast.
Behaviour

Make Community, and Warcraft

James and Jae talk with Berzerker of Unshackled Fury about World of Warcraft and finding/creating community in MMORPGs.

James, Jeff, and Jae recording this episode.
Announcement

Purple MacBook

Jae and James are joined by Jeff Butts from The Mac Observer to dissect some of Apple’s recent product updates, including the new M2-powered Macs!

James, Jae, and Noah recording this episode.
Emulation

Steam Life on Deck

Jae and James are joined by Noah Kupetsky, the founder of Steam Deck HQ, to talk about Valve’s amazing portable, Linux powered, gaming device and how it’s shaken up PC gaming in a way not seen for quite some time. As a bonus, James recorded this episode entirely on his Steam Deck.