Episode 1 Season 2: Alexa, can you hear me?

Alexa Voice Commands

In this Episode:

Alexa lands at Roy’s house and they mostly get along. Adventures in Voice Assistants (Siri, Alexa, Google Now, Google Home), Virtual Assistants, and trying to get them to tell you what you really want to hear or know. Plus we learn Amazon’s Alexa makes a great DJ if you are in the mood for Heavy Metal Christmas, Heavy Metal Classical Music, or the Chris Tomlin station. Actually you find she is really good at all things music. Quite fun there. Be sure to listen to the end for the “Moment of Zen”.

Links:

Alexa is taking part in a murder investigation

Alexa buys you a doll house

How to keep Alexa from buying stuff

 

Episode 10: The Making of the Podcast… Podcast

 

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On Episode 10 of the One-Off Technology Podcast…

The Making of the Podcast… Podcast aka Look Ma, I’m on a Podcast.

In this episode we talk about how we lovingly bake each podcast in our EZ Bake oven.

Each episode is created by reaching a Skype call using Call Recorder for Skype and with the Blue Yeti Microphone.

Garageband

Then it is GarageBand‘ed together with our theme song and the intro, the outro, and our closing theme music. Then it is imported into Audacity where it is converted from Stereo to Mono.

Blue Yeti Microphone

Then it is uploaded to Amazon S3 cloud storage and the link is posted on the blog faithandtech.com using the WordPress plugin Bluburry PowerPress. Once it is published this updates our RSS feed. Eventually Apple iTunes and Google Play and Stitcher will figure out there is an update and will update the listings so you can see our podcast and listen to the latest or the oldest or whatever.

I use Canva to make the graphics for the site. Here is how we look in iTunes

The podcast on iTunes