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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

#83: On Derek Jeter

Matt, a New York Mets fan, gives his personal reflections on Derek Jeter, his career, and how his retirement makes you think about 20 seasons and its interconnectedness with your own life.  Derek Jeter discussion starts at 14:00.

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Photo Credit: Getty Images

Thursday, September 25, 2014

#82: Andrew Pangert

Andrew Pangert makes his second appearance on the show, this time in-studio.  Discussion touches on music, sports, parenting, working out, fast food, September 11th, podcasts, and more.

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Sunday, September 21, 2014

#81: Nicholas Remondelli

Nick Remondelli joins the show for a second time, talking fatherhood, expectations of husbands, Apple's new products, Amazon, punk and hardcore music, ISIS, podcasts, and much more.

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Friday, September 19, 2014

#80: Yahoo Has Cracked the News

Matt talks about Yahoo News Digest, the great mobile application that he believes has figured out the modern news conundrum.  Discussion touches on Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, her acquisitions - such as teenager Nick D'Aloisio's Summly (which became Yahoo News Digest) - and the big hirings she has made - such as Katie Couric, David Pogue, and Matt Bai.

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Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

"It was a very good year"

One year ago today, I released my first podcast episode ("Podcasts are the new garage band": It has been a really fun year of recording rewarding conversations with friends, people I look up to, and experts in their fields.
Here are the top 10 episodes of the year (by downloads):

Friday, September 12, 2014

#79: Aleks Ozolins

Aleks Ozolins joins Matt McQueeny to talk about Apple's newest products and services, including iPhone 6, Apple Watch, and Apple Pay.

On top of being a huge follower of technology and Apple products, Aleks is professionally an orchestral performer who has played in a number of countries throughout Europe, Asia and Central America.

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Monday, September 8, 2014

#78: ISIS, Therefore ISIL

Matt attempts to break down the current state of affairs with the Islamic State, also known as ISIS and ISIL.  What led to its rise, and where do we go from here?

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Photo Credit: Associated Press