The Frequency

The Frequency

The Frequency is a weekly news and talk show focused on bringing you the top stories from the real world, the tech world, and sometimes the weird world.

Hosted by Haddie Cooke and Dan Benjamin.


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#151: I Removed Your Botfly

December 20, 2013 at 4:15PM • 58 minutes

Haddie and Dan are joined by 5by5's new engineer Zak Holder to discuss Google's acquisition of Boston Dynamics, a buffalo that stands up for his buffalo friend, the possibility of iOS in your car, the telemarketing robot could be a soundboard, beautiful bee portraits, crazy awesome mugshots from the 1920s, and more!


#150: The Shlemiel Spills The Soup On The Shlimazel

December 13, 2013 at 3:00PM • 1 hour 5 minutes

Haddie and Dan are back from the flu and discuss Instagram Direct, the languages of Twitter, a Santa brand book, Ryan Seacrest's $1 million investment in a keyboard for the iPhone, a man arrested on Black Friday for 'making it snow' $1 bills, Pantone's color of 2014, the new Godzilla movie trailer, the rumors of a Sinister Six and Venom movie, bizarre paper sculptures from Li Hongbo, and a mashup of all the Mickey Doyle laughs from Boardwalk Empire.


#149: I'm Not Rosalinda

November 26, 2013 at 3:30PM • 1 hour 22 minutes

Haddie and Dan talk about cool stuff including 100 cats being let loose in Ikea, Instagram coming to Windows Phone, the Miss Ping video being debunked by Captain Disillusion, some news, and more!


#148: Strawberry Great Dane

November 18, 2013 at 9:00PM • 1 hour 11 minutes

Haddie and Dan discuss someone infecting a Russian space station, the Onion going digital, Angelina Jolie as Maleficent, Typography the video game, a new selfie app, US Airways and American Airlines merger, Dropbox hitting 200 million users, the history behind Bluetooth, and more!


#147: Straight Into Irregular

November 8, 2013 at 9:30AM • 56 minutes

Haddie and Dan record this episode in San Francisco at New Relic's new podcast studio. They talk about some Halloween costumes and pumpkins, visiting San Francisco, Ashton Kutcher joining the Lenovo team, getting to use our electronic devices on planes, and more!


#146: Dr. Ridley Scott

October 23, 2013 at 8:30PM • 60 minutes

Dan and Haddie discuss the new iPad Air and Retina iPad mini, Haddie totally calling it that iOS 7 sounds were created by musician Owl City, Vox Media raising $34 million in funding, COdy Foster stealing independent artist's artwork, Pogue leaving the New York Times, people with laser pointers creating landing problems for pilots, and how germy planes can be.


#145: Mousing Like a Natural Man

October 15, 2013 at 2:00PM • 51 minutes

Haddie and Dan are back from NYC to talk a bit about their trip, Dan's new NeXTstation, the iPhone 5S outselling the 5C two to one, Comcast data cap, AT&T trying to out-fiber Google in Austin, Amazon coming out with set-top boxes, HTC One max review, the original voice of Siri is revealed, and a study that shows there's probably feces in women's purses.


#144: You'll Never Use That Hand Again

September 30, 2013 at 5:30PM • 1 hour 12 minutes

Haddie and Dan are joined by Ryan Considine and Chloé Yingst to discuss Facebox, link-rot, Paul Karason aka the blue man has died, Duncan's iPhone 5s slo mo video of Haddie being featured on Boing Boing, the Samsung Galaxy S4's 'Smart Phone Line', Steve Ballmer's tearful goodbye, Apple overtaking Coca-Cola as most valuable brand, and more.
Runner Up Title: "Miss Merlin"
VIDEO OF THE WEEK: #Hashtag
APP OF THE WEEK: Instagram for iOS7
KICKSTARTER OF THE WEEK: Cubtab
TUMBLR OF THE WEEK: Ugly Renaissance Babies


#143: Social Robot Partner

September 16, 2013 at 2:00PM • 52 minutes

Haddie and Dan talk about the rumored Oct. 15th Apple Event, Google buying Bump, Kindle Fire photos leaked, Microsoft starts iPad buyback deal to get you to switch to a Surface, the Google Maps Street View Car causing accidents, Ray Dolby passes away, a study that seems to show dogs like robots as much as they like humans, J.K. Rowling is writing a new film related to Harry Potter, and a fun language game!


#142: Sleeping Dating Vomiting

September 13, 2013 at 11:00AM • 1 hour 4 minutes

Haddie has recovered from her wisdom teeth surgery, so she and Dan discuss their new studio window, her surgery experience, why Steve Ballmer bled on a table, Android KitKat, the Pinterest and Path battle, the new PlayStation, Disney's Little Mermaid 'second screen' showing, AT&T's 9/11 Twitter marketing error, people being nasty in Ikea, the Ikea monkey not being returned to its owner, how to make an Instagram Cake, and more.