- Mason Greenwood, Naira Notes, M2 Macs, 2023 Predictions
After a long break, we're back to talking! What does Mason Greenwood's dropped charges mean for these types of cases going forward? How much of a mess is the new Naira bills rollout? How far can Apple go with their M-series chips in terms of performance? Who will win the upcoming Nigerian elections?
Mason Greenwood attempted rape charges dropped - BBC
Apple unveils MacBook Pro featuring M2 Pro and M2 Max - Apple34m | Feb 4, 2023
- Queen Elizabeth II, iPhone 14 Pro, Naija poor oil output
The biggest news in a while is of the passing of Queen Elizabeth II. We discuss some of the ongoing commentary about her life and legacy and you can be sure that it is not without controversy.
Before Apple's September iPhone event was upstaged by much bigger news, it showcased some of their new devices. We talked about what we like and what we didn't.
Nigeria is exporting oil at it's lowest capacity in over three decades. Can the country ever bounce back from this, and if so how?
Queen Elizabeth II - BBC
Apple Event: The full recap on iPhone 14, Apple Watch Ultra, and much more - 9To5Mac
Nigeria's oil output at 32-year low as thieves hobble output - Reuters49m | Sep 12, 2022
- Anthony Joshua and Kamaru Usman, House of The Dragon and M.I's new album
A dark week for Nigerian fighters as both Anthony Joshua and Kamaru Usman lost their bouts. We look forward to what's next for them in the near future.
The pilot for HBO's new series seems to be a success already. We talk about the inevitable competition and comparison with Amazon's Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.
Manchester United needed a performance to remember as they faced Liverpool this past weekend and boy did they deliver.
M.I Abaga dropped a new album that is both a good listen and an all round dope body of work.
Joe Biden's camp are trying to relieve some Americans of their student loan debt. We discuss who this affects and what the discussions are around this type of initiative.
Nigeria’s Usman Kamaru, British Anthony Joshua Lose Titles To Opponents - National Insight
‘House of the Dragon’ gets renewed for season 2 after setting an HBO record with premiere episode - CNBC
Man Utd 2-1 Liverpool: Erik ten Hag gets big calls right as Manchester United stun Liverpool - BBC
FACT SHEET: President Biden Announces Student Loan Relief for Borrowers Who Need It Most - The White House
M.I. Abaga - The Guy - M.I. Abaga34m | Aug 26, 2022
- Manchester United in Shambles, She Hulk, Samsung Z Flip & Z Fold, Asake don blow
Man U is in hot soup. They need goals, they need wins and lately it looks like they'll be getting a new owner. Elon Musk has entered the chat
She Hulk Premieres on Disney+ this week. Anticipation is mixed, but it seems like we will definitely be watching it.
Samsung just launched new generations of their foldable devices. Are we getting closer to a time when foldables will replace the current candy bar style phone?
DALL-E2, Midjourney.ai - what is up with these machines trying to become artists? Are they a threat to digital artists, or is there a universe where both peacefully coexist?
Unlike Man U, Asake is really on a hot streak. May it be long and may he prosper.
Elon Musk sparks controversy again with tweet about buying Manchester United - Global News
She-Hulk: Series Premiere Review - IGN
How to preorder the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Z Flip 4 - The Verge45m | Aug 18, 2022
- Religious Extremism, Gun Violence, & The Economy
Hoping this episode isn't too much of a downer, we take a look at a good amount of bad news we've heard in recent times. From the mob lynching of an innocent christian woman, to the constant gun violence in the US as well as the market correction we've witnessed in the stock market recently.31m | Jun 7, 2022
- Netflix Woes, Biafra protests, Elon Musk & Twitter
Netflix is feeling the pinch from a lot of competition. It's time to see if their business model can survive the storm.
How can the Biafra movement get their message across without sacrificing the legitimacy of their work? We discuss our recent interfacing with them at a football game.
Severance is a really dope show on AppleTV+ which draws some parallels with reality and makes us question an ideal work/life balance.
Twitter have finally accepted Elon Musk's bid for a takeover. We talk about the potential of a takeover before it went through.
This episode was recorded just before the takeover was announced
Links to some of the topics we talked about:
Elon Musk to buy Twitter for $44 billion - Reuters
NETFLIX LOSES 200K SUBSCRIBERS - Rotten Tomatoes
U.S. will no longer enforce mask mandate on airplanes, trains after court ruling - Reuters38m | Apr 26, 2022
- Guest Edition: Finance & Fashion with Shasha
In this episode we debut our first guest on the show. Shasha is a finance professional and fashion blogger based in Vancouver, BC. We dive into conversations about healthy money habits, trends in investing, and some excellent fashion tips.
You can find her on all social media platforms @awahshasha and at her blog on https://www.awahshasha.com26m | Mar 24, 2022
- Back to the office, Academy Awards, Chelsea FC vs. sanctions.
Mask mandates are being lifted in many places. How will this affect the inevitable callback for office returns by many companies? What hybrid options are available?
The Academy Awards are almost here. We discuss leading films and performances by lead actors. Russia's invasion of Ukraine has spurned many sanctions and freezing of assets. We talk about how this has left some Chelsea supporters feeling blue. Finally, word on the street is that Microsoft is looking to integrate ads into file explore in Windows 11 at some point. How creepy is that?
Links to what we talked about:
Get Ready For The Return-To-Office Showdown - Forbes
OSCARS 2022 NOMINATIONS - ABC
Chelsea frozen, Roman Abramovich sanctioned: Can teams still play? How does it impact transfers, spending? - ESPN FC
Microsoft Experiments With Ads in Windows 11 File Explorer - PC World23m | Mar 17, 2022
- War in Ukraine, The Batman, Apple Announcements
After being away from the backyard for a couple of weeks, we talk about the current war in Ukraine and how it's affecting everyone.
We touch on the new release of The Batman without spoilers and Temi sheds light on some of the performances he likes. Apple announced some new toys in the past week and we talk about how they're innovating the computer chip space.
Finally we talk about Ryan Coogler's arrest and the ingrained stereotypes associated with men of color.
Links to some of the things we talked about:
‘Black Panther’ director Ryan Coogler mistaken for bank robber, arrested - Global News
Russian forces crawl closer to 'fortress' Kyiv - BBC
The Batman - IMDb
Apple unveils all-new Mac Studio and Studio Display - Apple24m | Mar 11, 2022
- Lagos Edition: Naija Banks, Startup Scene, Facebook Woes
In this Lagos edition of the podcast, I spend time with Dapo Olaopa and we touched on some local and international topics.
The stock market has a way of reacting or overreacting to news. We talk about how this affected Facebook recently. Quite a few Naija banks are getting into mergers and acquisitions. Could this be a way to be a proactive measure to keep them relevant in an industry dominated by FinTech? We also talk about Apple's new solution for businesses as well as China's gigantic foray into the Cocoa industry. Finally we touch on the very divisive gist of Spotify and Joe Rogan.
Links to some of the things we talked about:
China - the next cocoa superpower? - Confectionery News
Facebook’s $232 billion fall sets record for largest one-day value drop in stock market history - CNBC
Apple empowers businesses to accept contactless payments through Tap to Pay on iPhone - Apple
Spotify is more confused about Joe Rogan than ever - The Verge
This episode was recorded on Wednesday February 9th, 202238m | Feb 15, 2022
- Naija out, Omicron Jabs & Mega Microsoft
The Super Eagles have been eliminated from AFCON by Tunisia. The way forward now is to look to the World Cup. Are variant-specific vaccines a necessity or are they doomed to fail on arrival if another mutation occurs? Microsoft seem to be taking gaming way too seriously for them to have any competition.
Corrections: It was mentioned that Sony lost 20% of their marketshare after the Microsoft announcement when in fact it was 13% which is approximately $20billion. Numbers eh! Worthy of note also is the cost of Xbox's GamePass which is $15/mo USD.
Links to some of the things we talked about:
- Sony stock drops $20 billion thanks to Microsoft/Activision Xbox deal - Techradar.
- Good calls with Sony - Phil Spencer's Twitter Account.
- Pfizer and BioNTech start trials of new Omicron-specific jab - BBC
This episode was recorded on Tuesday January 25th, 202218m | Jan 27, 2022
- 2021: Year in Review vs 2022: Outlook
We're back! In this episode we talk about some of the more notable news from 2021 and all the things we look forward to in 2022.
Some of the things we talked about:
- God of War Ragnarök - Wikipedia
- Tesla delays Cybertruck to early 2023 - The Verge
- Attack on Titan Season 4 - Crunchyroll
- 2022 FIFA World Cup controversies - Wikipedia
This episode was recorded on Wednesday, January the 12th.31m | Jan 20, 2022
- R. Kelly back in court, Instagram is changing, Rihanna's billion.
R. Kelly is back in court and we are about to witness yet another trial involving him. We talk about how he's be acquitted before and what make this trial different. Elections in Canada are in the horizon. We talk about the popularity of the Prime Minister and how this could've informed the decision to go to the polls. Instagram is planning a shake-up which will essentially change how we use the platform. They claim to no longer be a photo sharing platform and will now be introducing monetization for creators. We quickly touch up on what Konami is trying to accomplish with PES eFootball 2022, and OMG Rihanna is a billionaire.
What we talked about:
- "R. Kelly Is Going To Trial For Alleged Sex Crimes. Here's What To Know" from NPR
- "Changes Coming to Video" from Adam Mosseri
- "PES 2022 new name, release date, demo, PS5 and Xbox Series X details and everything you need to know" from Gamesradar.
- "Canada's Trudeau takes gamble, calls 'pivotal' snap election for Sept. 20" from Reuters
- "Fenty’s Fortune: Rihanna Is Now Officially A Billionaire" from Forbes
The song with Rihanna Temi was referring to is the PartyNextDoor track feat. Rihanna - Believe It.25m | Aug 22, 2021
- The Olympics, Apple vs. Privacy, Premier League is back!
We took a bit of a summer break, but now we're back! Big shoutout to our subscribers who've been waiting for the new episode drop.
In this episode we talk about the recently concluded Olympics. We also talk about the very controversial decision from Apple, Inc. to essentially scan devices for images that could contain child pornography.
Premier League is back! And Arsenal remains the banter club for us all. Suicide Squad was really fun and we talked about some of the characters and the difference between DC and Marvel with projects like these.
Finally, we touched on the horrifying situation unraveling in Afghanistan and how devastating it is.
I blanked on what the acronym CSAM stood for and it's Child Sexual Abuse Material.
Related links on what we talked about:
https://olympics.com/tokyo-2020/olympic-games/en/results/all-sports/medal-standings.htm: Tokyo Olympics medal count
https://youtu.be/G05nEgsXgoI: Wall Street Journal Interviewing Apple's software chief Craig Federighi
https://ourworldindata.org/covid-vaccinations?country=OWID_WRL: Tracking Covid-19 vaccinations21m | Aug 16, 2021
- Euros, D'Tigers & wait, Fleets are dead?
What happens when you put the fate of the supposed founders of football, in the hands of a 19 year old? He has to score a crucial penalty for his nation's hope to be kept alive. Did we mention that he's black and will definitely get racially abused if he misses?
In this episode we not only talk about the Euros and all the racial abuse targeted at Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka. We also talk about D'Tigers getting insulted by an ESPN anchor.
Twitter moved fast and broke things and they will have to do that all over again when they remove the snapchat clone, fleets from their platform just months after its launch. We also touch up on Valve's steam deck as well as Osita Iheme getting his feet wet with NFTs.
Correction: We mentioned that Beeple collaborated with Sotheby's and sold art worth billions. Lol yeah right, it was actually Christie's and it went for $69million: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/11/arts/design/nft-auction-christies-beeple.html26m | Jul 18, 2021
- Heat Wave, F9 & Haiti Assassination
We reach out to you today as survivors of the recent heat wave that affected the N. American West. Yes, it was that serious.
We also talk about the new installment in the Fast and the Furious franchise, and our prediction of Richard Branson trying to one-up Jeff Bezos in the billionaire space race from the last episode came true.
We talk about the assassination of Jovenel Moise as well as the recent kidnapping of students from a Baptist school in Kaduna.19m | Jul 8, 2021
- Windows 11, Semenya's plight & Space Bezos!
It's hot outside. That hasn't stopped us from reflecting on what we consider apparent discrimination against the South African athlete, Caster Semenya. I personally geek out over the Windows 11 announcement and we discuss Bill Gates' plan to block out the sun.
Microsoft crossed the 2 Trillion market cap and joins Apple in an exclusive club. Shout out to Ireland for pioneering the 4-day work week.
Oh and we got Space Bezos!26m | Jun 25, 2021
- Spotify's Greenroom, Chimamanda's essay & Juneteenth
If you hear the sound of ice cubes in a glass, it's because we invented a new Ribena cocktail.
In this episode we talk briefly about Chimamanda's post (essay?), Spotify's Greenroom which is basically a green Clubhouse clone. We discuss the declaration of Juneteenth as a federal holiday as well as Facebook integrating podcasts into the platform.
Oh, and there's a new ocean.21m | Jun 19, 2021
- Thank you, stay safe.
In this episode we thank all of our listeners for taking us to the top of the charts in the News & Commentary category. We also inevitably talk about the June 12 protests and the need for people to stay safe as they exercise their civil liberties.12m | Jun 12, 2021
- Buhari's Tweet, AMC Stock & Canada's Mass Grave
In this episode we talk about President Buhari's tweet that was taken down by twitter, how people are cashing out with the AMC stock, The UK reopening for business, Brazil hosting CONMEBOL as well as the mass grave of indigenous children found in Kamloops, BC Canada.31m | Jun 3, 2021