Parental Geekery
Parental Geekery Episode 3 - Eat, Fast, Live Long and Prosper

Welcome to our third episode, and this one is rather special as it was recorded on our 14th wedding anniversary. Yes, when you're an old married couple you apparently have nothing better to do on your anniversary than sit around producing podcasts!

John reveals who the harshest critics of his photography are, and we both reveal that neither of us reads the other's blog - shocking I know!

We talk about the 5:2 diet and how we're getting on with it - there is some more information about this on Ruth's blog, and you can see the Horizon documentary here on YouTube although as we mentioned there's something weird going on with the camerawork.

Our big topic for the week is Catherine starting school, and we talk about the process of choosing a school. John rants about religion in schools, and we talk about trying to make the most of our time before she starts, and how well we've done at that.

We have listener feedback, thanks to Melitsa from the Raising Playful Tots podcast - well worth adding this one to your podcatcher if you look after pre-school kids in any capacity.

We flash back to old-fashioned computing again, and John talks about his love for Blue Meanies.

What we're playing this week: Puzzle Craft (iOS only I'm afraid) and Temple Run (iOS and Android). John's had good experiences with Doggcatcher and Pocketcasts on Android, and we're looking forward to seeing Brave in the cinema. John's been listening to Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card and The Road by Cormack McCarthy on audiobook, and Ruth's going to try to read The Joy of Less on Kindle. Make sure you don’t miss our future episodes! You can subscribe via iTunes, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and circle us on Google+. We’d love to hear from you – please leave comments on the blog post for this show, contact us by email, or leave us a voicemail via the website or Facebook page.

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This episode has been slightly taken over by John's new-found obsession with Korean rap music. The video he talks about is Gangnam Style by PSY, but I warn you, it's 4 minutes of your life you'll never get back! We talk about whether David is giving up his daytime nap, and about Catherine's complaints of being tired. Ruth talks about a day out which she recently had with Catherine, which didn't quite go as planned (you can read more about this on Ruth's geekmummy blog post). We talk a lot about tablets, comparing John's new Nexus 7 to the iPad. We start off talking about how much you can do on the iPad these days, with a lot of talk about how good Avid Studio is for video editing on the iPad. We mention our favourite apps for listening to podcasts - Downcast for iOS and BeyondPod for Android. For Twitter we recommend Twicca or Plume for Android, and mention that Slices might be worth a try. We don't mention it on the show, but Ruth always recommends Tweetbot for iOS. We speculate as to what Apple might announce in September - a new iPhone? The iPad mini? We talk about the Kurio, an interesting-looking family Android tablet. John explains the Android naming scheme for release versions, and also tells us what Nexus actually means. What we're playing this week: My Kingdom for the Princess II on iPad and Android, Pyramid Rising for iPad and Android, Bloons TD 4 HD for iPad and Android. We advise that if you haven't already downloaded Where's My Water? on iOS or Android and Where's My Perry? on iOS or Android then you should! We also mention Spy Mouse HD on iOS and Android, and spend a while talking about an app we really like that teaches kids algebra without them realising: Dragon Box on iOS or Android. Make sure you don’t miss our future episodes! You can subscribe via iTunes, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and circle us on Google+. We’d love to hear from you – please leave comments on the blog post for this show, contact us by email, or leave us a voicemail via the website or Facebook page.

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Parental Geekery Episode 1 - Introductions

Welcome to Episode 1! In this episode new listeners can meet Ruth and John, and listeners from our previous podcast, Just Relax It'll Happen, can catch up with us again as we tell you a bit about our family.

You can also find us on the web at Ruth's geekmummy blog and John's PhotoWalkthrough site.

We talk about various tech-related things including John's new Raspberry Pi and tech we remember from our childhoods. Ruth also talks about this BBC video about the Commodore 64 being introduced to today's school children.

Make sure you don't miss our future episodes! You can subscribe via iTunes, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and circle us on Google+. We'd love to hear from you - please leave comments on the blog post for this show, contact us by email, or leave us a voicemail via the website or Facebook page. We ask the question - what are you geeky about?

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A little teaser for you - Parental Geekery is coming!

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