News Talk 989

Tool Talk Radio: 8.06.2022: From Glass to Pagodas

Joe and Allan start the show with a salute to glass, from history to future. Next, Joe wants to know why there are so many dead limbs falling this season. The must have item is a new LED utility flashlight. Max leads the guys in the building lessons of ancient pagodas. This leads to the evolution of remodeling your home over time and the power of effective project management.

Tool Talk Radio: 7.23.2022: The Construction of the Statue of Liberty

Joe and Allan start off with the construction of the Statue of Liberty. A lot of the lessons learned then are still in use today. Joe has a new must have tool, a metric tape measure. Allan talks about the advancements in mycelium-based leather now being used for furniture, hats, and clothing. That’s right, a leather made from mushrooms. Larry Brown joins the conversation to talk about the Summer heat and your air conditioning system. They wrap up with eco architecture and building techniques designed for humans and nature.

Geek Tank Radio: 7.23.2022: So Much New Stuff

Allan does a shallow dive into all the media coming out over the next few months and comes up with too much stuff to cover in just an hour. Brandon provides a guiding light to follow into next year. Then, Joe and Max take us into the anime genre of space westerns complete with a new version of Trigun on the way.

The Food Dude: 7.21.2022: Strawberry Jelly Tart

Allan treats Jeff and Ditch to a simple chilled treat. Topped with strawberry flavored cream cheese, the center is blueberry and blackberry muffin over a layer of strawberry jelly. A simple and refreshing snack or dessert. The conversation gets hijacked by the news of smuggled edible snails which leads into where does our food really come from.

Geek Tank Radio: 7.16.2022: The James Webb Space Telescope

Allan and Joe are joined this week by Scott J. Carroll and they start out with the K2 comet passing the earth. It was found by the Hubble Telescope and now the James Webb Space Telescope is taking over in a very big way. Scott dives in with the pros and cons of the surge of geeky fan base shows and movies now being the mainstream of entertainment. Max tackles a few philosophical questions posed by the third season of The Orville.

Tool Talk Radio: 7.16.2022: The Leaning Tower of Pisa

Joe and Allan start off the show with a salute to pliers complete with lots of historical speculation. Jay Hill from Big M Roofing and Remodeling drops in to answer questions about your roof in the Summer heat. The guys take a quick salute to the humble washer then head over to The Leaning Tower of Pisa and bring up several of the peculiar features besides leaning. They wrap up with a few words about finding money while renovating old properties.

Tool Talk Radio: 7.09.2022: How Hammers Are Made

Joe and Allan start off with a salute to the front porch and front porch culture. Next, they hand out some painting tips for working in the Summer heat. Then, Allan goes on a short rant about misinformation about electricity. Joe leads a discussion about the effect of Gothic architecture on cities and entertainment. The guys talk about the uses for a rivet gun and wrap up with how hammers are made.