Static Podcast with Lifehacker, Gizmodo & Kotaku Australia

Where we take a moment with the brains behind the words at Lifehacker, Gizmodo and Kotaku Australia to chat about the stories that have captured our attention.
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Static Podcast with Lifehacker, Gizmodo & Kotaku Australia



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Sep 21, 2016

Videogames are too hard, what's the deal with USB-C, is it legal to be fired for having tattoos, plus we answer your question: should I buy the iPhone 7?


Plus we interview Ben Penrose, Art Director of Forza Horizon 3 about the challenges of setting the game in Australia. 

Sep 14, 2016

Apple's courageous headphone jack removal, the PS4 Pro's Blu-ray player (or lack therof), is it legal to play retro game ROMs on emulators, plus we answer your question: Have you ever seen a ghost?

Plus we interview Vince Gilligan, Creator, Writer and Director of Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul, and he tells us what spin-off he'd like to make next.

Sep 7, 2016

Spontaneous human combustion, backseat gamers, is it legal to burn the Australian Flag, plus we answer your question: Will voice control lead to the end of the hands-on experience?

Also we interview Jonathan Banks, AKA Mike from Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul, who has lost his Emmy tickets.

Aug 24, 2016

In this best of season three compilation we chat about video game movies, foods from our childhood, gadgets that are listening to you and the intersection of gambling and gaming.

Plus we interview creators/directors Justin Lin (Star Trek), Roland Emmerich (Independence Day) and Ryan Griffen (Cleverman).

Aug 17, 2016

In the season 3 finale, we take a look back at the games, tech and ridiculous food trends that got us talking in 2016 - so far. 

Aug 10, 2016

What videogame would you take to a deserted island, teeny tiny incremental improvements in tech, is it legal to eat cats and dogs plus Spooky Stories debunked with science.

Aug 3, 2016

Nintendo NX, nostalgia, would you eat 340 year old cheese, plus we answer your question: is Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson a viable world leader?

In this episode of Static, host Rae Johnston is joined by Lifehacker Australia's Chris Jager, Gizmodo Australia's Hayley Williams and Mark Serrels from Kotaku Australia.

Jul 27, 2016

Open world vs linear video games, how we consume music, all our favourite foods are dead, plus we answer your question" What are the best video games for kids?

Jul 20, 2016

When gambling meets gaming, app privacy, night owls vs early birds and we answer your question: what was the first comic you got into?

Jul 13, 2016

Mobile gaming, the gamification of fitness (basically we can't stop talking about Pokemon Go), gadgets that mean well, plus we answer your question: how long will it be before we don't use cash anymore? Plus we interview Star Trek: Beyond and Fast and the Furious director Justin Lim.


Jul 6, 2016

In this week's episode: Pokemon Go, Lies, book characters vs their movie and TV counterparts, plus we answer your question: what was the first smart (or dumb) phone you had?

Jun 29, 2016

The problem with Kickstarter for games, would you AirBnB your home?, the worst movie we have ever seen, plus we attempt to make tax interesting. Plus we chat with Ryan Griffen, creator of Australia's first Indigenous superhero TV show, Cleverman.

Jun 22, 2016

E3 highlights, the lifespan of tech, brand loyalty plus we answer your question: what will the real benefits of high speed internet be? Plus Edward Snowden talks national policy, privacy and protection for whistleblowers.

Jun 15, 2016

Video game movies, Facebook messenger, the ins and outs of jury duty plus we answer your question: should kids be learning to code in primary school?

Plus we interview iconic disaster movie director Roland Emmerich about Independence Day: Resurgence and what it takes to make a great disaster film.

In this episode of Static, host Rae Johnston is joined by Gizmodo Australia's Amanda Yeo, Lifehacker Australia's Spandas Lui and Hayley Williams from Kotaku Australia.

Jun 8, 2016

Video game review scores, gadgets that are listening to you, cheap date ideas and we answer your question: how do you make a podcast?

Plus we interview cosplayer Ardella about how dressing up in costumes can relate to your identity. 


May 30, 2016

Tech pranks, can a relationship survive different video game preferences, annoying Facebook groups and we answer your question about cross-platform gaming.

Plus: We interview Bioscientist and Medicinal Cannabis Advocate Dr Stuart Washer.

Apr 13, 2016

It's Static's Greatest Hits! Our favorite segments from seasons one and two, we chat about That Dragon, Cancer, sourdough made from vaginal yeast, e-Sports in Australia and feelings about hoverboards.

Also, we find out: is it legal to sunbathe naked, be fired for being overweight or smash a car window to save a pet in an overheating car?

Plus - we chat to prominent string theorist Professor Brian Greene.

In this episode of Static, host Rae Johnston is joined by Kotaku Australia's Mark Serrels and Alex Walker, Lifehacker Australia's Chris Jager and Spandas Lui, Campbell Simpson and Hayley Williams from Gizmodo Australia and Early morning Editor Amanda Yeo.


Mar 30, 2016

Games for good, letting the internet decide things for you, and we answer your question: are smartwatches worth it?

Mar 23, 2016

Finding the motivation to get healthy, the good the bad and the illegal of 3D printing, is it legal to give your child a stupid name and we answer your question: at what age should you introduce your kids to video games?




Mar 16, 2016

The best Easer Eggs in video games, ridiculous gadgets for the home, a handy lifehack for cosplayers and we answer your question: when will Indies take over the gaming world?



Mar 9, 2016

Emotional attachment to gadgets, eyeball tattooing and monitoring your children’s online habits.

Plus, we answer your question: which Virtual Reality tech is most likely to succeed, and is the market big enough for more than one?

Mar 2, 2016

Online scams, the resurgence of tabletop games, the pros and cons of going off-grid and we explore: are video games really good for you? We also answer your question: Is Googling everything a risk to your online security?

Feb 23, 2016

When movies are too real, tech company screw ups, the pros and cons of early access games and is it legal to sunbake naked, be fired for being overweight or to smash a window to save an animal in a hot car? We also answer your question: is it possible to love on nothing but pizza, and still live a healthy life?

Feb 16, 2016

Sex in videogames, Pornhub gaming, using tech to cheat at sports and what to do if your Facebook is hacked. We also answer your question about what gadgets might be lurking in Chewbacca's bandoleer. 

Feb 11, 2016

Facebook friends, why do people line up for stuff, the pros and cons of open plan offices, and you ask us - what's the nerdiest way to ask someone out on a date?

We also chat to Stef Dawson, best known as Annie Cresta from The Hunger Games.

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