Static Podcast with Lifehacker, Gizmodo & Kotaku Australia

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Jun 29, 2018

Sports Games, Born Again Jocks, Android Olympics and we ask: If we do create perfect, benevolent AI, do we have a moral responsibility to turn over global control to it?

May 21, 2018

What is a dating sim and why are they so weird? Why do we define ourselves by things we hate, rather than those we love? Should you trust Facebook to be your dating app of choice? And what is your best online dating story?

On this episode of Static, we are talking about love. 

Apr 16, 2018

Is it ethical to track your kids? Who is the worst video game dad? And what's an appropriate age to introduce younglings to the Star Wars universe? This week on Static we're all about the weird parenting questions, and we certainly have some opinions. Especially about Krotos in God of War.

Mar 23, 2018

They say there are only two certain things in life - death, and taxes. And taxes are boring - so on this episode of Static, we talk about death.

Join us as we lament the death of our favourite characters, explore donating your body to science, respawning IRL and extinct tech that just didn't deserve to die.

Feb 19, 2018

This week on Static we are all about the dollar dollar bills y'all. We talk smart phone prices, microtransactions, tips for saving money (including some questionable ones) and the cost of going to space!

Jan 31, 2018

In the first episode of 2018 we chat (and argue) about all of the entertainment that will be hitting our eyeballs in 2018!

We talk Solo, Westworld, Far Cry 5 and a whole lot more. 

Nov 18, 2016

In this best of season four compilation we ask how to take down the internet, talk about rediscovering our love of games, invent the fantastical gadgets we want in our lives and discuss the legality of playing retro games on an emulator.

Plus, we're looking at a question you've always wanted the answer to: which Pokemon is the best to eat?

Nov 9, 2016

In this special episode of Static host Rae Johnston speaks with Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead), Jonathon Banks (Breaking Bad), Vince Gilligan (Better Call Saul), Ben Penrose (Forza Horizon 3), Brian Horton (Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare), Justin Lin (Star Trek: Beyond), Roland Emmerich (Independence Day: Resurgence) and Dr Brian Greene (String Theorist and Physicist). 

Nov 2, 2016

Videogame reviews: redundant or important? Is it legal to carry a knife? How to take down the internet and how much it costs, plus we answer your question: Is the F word offensive anymore?

Oct 26, 2016

Does eSports have an image problem, is it legal to become a citizen of a space nation, Giz Explains self driving cars plus we answer your question: are you addicted to any mobile games?

Oct 19, 2016

We rant about transitions in videogames, is it legal to hit your kids, the most surprising tech disappointments plus we answer your question: which life experience would you like enhanced by tech that doesn't yet exist? 

Oct 12, 2016

Rediscovering the joy in videogames, is it legal for Elon Musk to send us to Mars, Virtual Reality hits mainstream and we answer your question: what is your useless superpower? 

Oct 5, 2016

Mundane gaming moments that are actually awesome, Mind Your Language, Giz Explains the Kardashev Scale, plus we answer your question: what does Amazon offer that other video streaming services don't?

Plus: We talk to games industry veteran, art director Brian Horton about why we should care about the narrative in Call of Duty.

Sep 28, 2016

Why GG EZ needs to D.I.E, UVB-76 debunked, is it legal to charge money for psychic services, plus we answer your question: which Pokemon would you rather eat?

Host Rae Johnston is joined by Kotaku Australia's Amanda Yeo , Lifehacker Australia's Spandas Lui and Gizmodo Australia's Hayley Williams.

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?

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