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.



#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.


#141: Dogs Don't Talk Like That

September 2, 2013 at 8:00PM • 1 hour 27 minutes

Haddie and Dan are celebrating Labor Day by discussing their visit to test-drive a Tesla car, their visit to Rackspace's shopping mall and Smitty's BBQ in Lockhart, Texas, marijuana to be legalized in Colorado and Washington, part of the SOPA is back, New Zealand banning software patents, the Twitter app's new blue conversation lines, a site dedicated to funny Twitter bios, and the possibility that scientists may have found the lost city of Atlantis.


#140: As Smooth As Portrayed / Dancing with the Nakeds

August 27, 2013 at 3:30PM • 1 hour 1 minute

Dan and Haddie Steve Ballmer leaving, Apple TV expanding its apps, Uber fighting for its place in Dallas, TWC customers can now stream live TV on the XBOX 360, how many days till the NFL, Instagram lets you straighten photos, and what made all those poor dolphins die. It's all so good we had to go with two titles.

APP OF THE WEEK: justWink

KICKSTARTER OF THE WEEK: FoS

TUMBLR OF THE WEEK: Things Fitting Perfectly Into Other Things


#139: Put A Sock on the Door

August 19, 2013 at 4:45PM • 1 hour 3 minutes

Haddie and Dan discuss the next iPhone rumored to be "gold", Ubuntu Edge possibly setting the crowdfunding record, Yahoo's weather app comes to Android, Windows 8.1 will launch October 18th, and more.

Kickstarter of the Week: Wally Case App of the Week: Carrot Alarm Clock Thing of the Week: Cookoo Watch


#138: We All Want a Willing Partner

August 12, 2013 at 3:30PM • 1 hour 5 minutes

Haddie and Dan discuss the rumored Apple September 10th event, the Snapchat Lawsuit, the discovery of super-healing honey, and more with a brief interruption by TWiT's Tech News Today.


#137: A Different Kind of Honeypot

August 8, 2013 at 2:15PM • 1 hour 16 minutes

Haddie and Dan discuss Jeff Bezos' purchase of the Washington Post, CBS blocks Time Warner Cable subscribers from full episodes on CBS.com, a Chinese hacking team, terrible UK Twitter trolls threaten high-profile women, Apple applies for patent on 'audio hyperlinking' system for podcasts, the first lab-grown burger is described as 'close to meat', Lego photography, Bebo goes clean, and how to make a tiny toilet out of a banana (and a pretzel)!

App of the Week: Minutely
Kickstarter of the Week: Range
Video of the Week: SharkCat for Shark Week