Archive | March, 2012

Medialoper Bebop Episode 33: Drug Test

This week, Tim, Kirk & Jim start off by banging their heads against the LA Times paywall. (4:40 – 10:35)

Next up, what’s worse than taking a drug test to get a job? Having a prospective employer login to Facebook as you. (10:36 – 18:30)

Then, we all plan to go see The Hunger Games, after convincing Kirk that it’s a sequel to Moneyball. (18:31 – 22:21)

Also, we look at how the new iPad’s Retina Display doesn’t play nicely with app developers who took shortcuts or tried to control the experience too tightly. (22:22 – 32:20)

All that, and what’s in Tim’s mix: Bruce Springsteen, Esvbjorn Svensson Trio and The Shins. (32:21 – 42:59)

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Medialoper Bebop Episode 32: Rehab Rehab

And we’re back! Kirk, Tim & Jim start off by discussing Daylight Saving Time and the logistics of attending SxSW in a wheelchair, and wonder Kirk didn’t do just that following his knee surgery. (4:28 – 10:00)

You wonder why e-book prices have gone up in the past couple of years? And they’re all pretty much the same wherever you happen to shop? It’s because of a thing called “agency pricing,” and the U.S. Department of Justice are considering suing Apple and the major book-publishers over colluding to fix prices. (10:01 – 26:33)

Then: we discuss artists asking Rush Limbaugh not use their songs on his show. (26:34 – 33:40)

Finally, it’s Kirk’s turn for In The Mix. This week, it’s Ben Kweller, Chuck Prophet and The Died Pretty. (33:41 – 39:52)

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