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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.

#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, 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

#136: Blossom, Like Flowers

August 2, 2013 at 8:30AM • 1 hour 5 minutes

Haddie and Dan discuss visiting TWiT, Bob Mansfield is still at Apple, cop selfies, Facebook moving everyone over to https, map typefaces, and a straw that tells you if a drink has been rufied.

#135: 5 People, 3 Dogs and A Hamster

July 22, 2013 at 3:45PM • 1 hour 7 minutes

Haddie and Dan discuss Apple's security breach, the arrival of the Royal baby boy, ads on smartphone lock screens, and Microsoft taking a $900 hit on Surface RT tablets this quarter.

App of the Week: Frontback

Kickstarter of the Week: NFC Ring

Video of the Week: Livestream - Royal Baby Watch

#134: Did We Meet This Woman?

July 15, 2013 at 6:30PM • 1 hour 30 minutes

Haddie and Dan discuss cleanliness of cats and bathrooms along with the exit of Tim Stevens of Engadget, how men's clothes should fit, Instagram finally getting web embeds, and more.

Kickstarter of the Week: Animator vs Animation App of the Week: Afterlight Concept of the Week: Handtree Personal Air Purifier Gadget of the Week: ChargeCard for iPhone

#133: Under the Influence of Scones

July 8, 2013 at 3:15PM • 1 hour 11 minutes

Dan and Haddie are back this week to talk about this week's news and tech links, including, the end of Boxee, the maiden flight of a solar powered plane, and some passive Quake 3 bots. Later Dan tests Haddie's ability to guess CB Radio slang and they discuss UFOs, the Roswell-inspired Google Doodle, and the difference between blazers, sport coats, and suit jackets.

#132: The World is Trolling Me Too

July 1, 2013 at 4:45PM • 1 hour 1 minute

Dan and Haddie discuss Dan's appearance on Jordan Cooper's Blenderhead Podcast, Haddie's foot trauma, and later, the links of the week, app of the week, Kickstarter of the week, video(s) of the week, the study of the week, and more.

#131: My Shrimps are Dying in the Window!

June 24, 2013 at 4:15PM • 1 hour 19 minutes

Dan and Haddie are back from their weekend in LA to recount their favorite meals during their visit. Later Dan tests Haddie's knowledge of restaurant slang and they discuss Instagram's new video feature, California's cease and desist letter to Bitcoin, Disney and Sony's move against piracy, new networks joining up with Apple TV, updates to the Xbox one, and later they share their favorite apps, videos, and more. For a special treat, Dan and Haddie take a dive into Joss Whedon's film adaptation of The Avengers (2012) and they analyze the unique portrayals of the heroes therein.

#130: Two Sandwich Places and a Japanese

June 17, 2013 at 5:00PM • 1 hour 13 minutes

Dan and Haddie are joined by Shawn Blanc and Myke Hurley to talk about last week's Apple World Wide Developers Conference in San Francisco, the best and worst airports, iOS 7, the app of the week: "Hell is Other People", Kickstarter of the week: Lumu, video of the week: the trailer for Scorsese's new film The Wolf of Wall Street, and more.

#129: Hands Like Alligator Clips

June 3, 2013 at 4:15PM • 1 hour 5 minutes

Haddie and Dan talk about choosing Dan's new camera, selling Haddie's Swedish camera, getting the Jackal shirts shipped out in time for WWDC, the babies in mugs meme, password tattoos, why people are moving to Texas, Zynga closing three more offices, a Google Glass marriage proposal, and hilarious photos of smartphones being replaced with sandwiches.

App of the Week: WWDC App Kickstarter of the Week: "It's Dangerous to Go Alone" - A Legend of Zelda documentary

#128: The Woman Completed Her Purchase

May 27, 2013 at 3:00PM • 1 hour 2 minutes

Dan and Haddie spend Memorial Day talking about the new season of Arrested Development, catching up on Game of Thrones (no spoilers), Google flying the internet over Africa, and an interview with Dots creator Patrick Moberg.