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The Black Techies Podcast

The Black Techies Podcast

By The Black Techies

Where black culture meets the world of technology. We talk about consumer tech, smartphones, gaming, and a whole host of stuff and how it relates to the black community as a whole...and laugh while doing it.

Website: www.theblacktechies.com
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YouTube: bit.ly/blacktechiesyoutube
Contact: theblacktechies@gmail.com
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66: Sony State of Play and new Apple's new Mac Studio

The Black Techies PodcastMar 18, 2022

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83: Discussing SCOTUS Affirmative Action Decision

83: Discussing SCOTUS Affirmative Action Decision

We're back at it again as Herb and Leslie discuss the recent SCOTUS decision regarding affirmative action.


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Jul 07, 202301:25:12
82: Will ChatGPT take over the world?

82: Will ChatGPT take over the world?

After a hiatus, David and Leslie are back to talk about ChatGPT, why PC games are trash right now, and what would happen if Hogwarts was an HBCU.

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May 08, 202301:05:53
81: Can Tech Close the Racial Wealth Gap

81: Can Tech Close the Racial Wealth Gap

It's a new year and the gang is back with a new episode. Herb, Leslie, and David rap about the racial wealth gap and how tech can be used to close it. We also talk about our favorite tech stories and pour one out for Google Stadia.

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Feb 10, 202301:00:31
80: Wakanda Forever

80: Wakanda Forever

The TBT crew talk about Black Panther Wakanda Forever (non-spoiler!!), being verified (or not) on Twitter, and Black Friday hopes and dreams. The Black Techies are going on a break until the New Year, but keep up with us on the socials!

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Nov 13, 202201:19:06
79: The Twitter Takeover is complete

79: The Twitter Takeover is complete

The TBT Crew is back for the first show of November. What's on the agenda? The completed takeover of Twitter by the Dark Lord Elon, HBCU Homecoming season, and Consumer tech to keep an eye on for the Holidays. Tune in and check us out! #HailWakanda #HBCUDigital #ThisIsHome

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Nov 06, 202201:09:43
78: Will the Super Mario Bros. movie be any good?

78: Will the Super Mario Bros. movie be any good?

On the 78th episode of The Black Techies Podcast, the crew discuss the teaser trailer for the Super Mario Bros. movie and talk about Google's updated Pixel 7 and Pixel Watch.

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Oct 14, 202201:07:18
77: Apple Event, The Queen, & Our Favorite Fighting Games

77: Apple Event, The Queen, & Our Favorite Fighting Games

Apple had their big hardware event where they unveiled the iPhone 14/14 Pro, new AirPods Pro, and new Apple Watches. We talk about ongoing popularity despite quality competition from Google and Samsung. We also talk about Queen Elizabeth's legacy, and nerd out on fighting games.

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Sep 11, 202201:08:47
76: She-Hulk the Stallion

76: She-Hulk the Stallion

For episode 76, the crew talk about the growing eSports presence at HBCUs and why people don't like She-Hulk

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Sep 06, 202201:05:10
75: Do we really want a black Superman?

75: Do we really want a black Superman?

In this episode, the TBT gang discuss representation in comics and Samsung Unpacked. Shoutout to our friends at AT&T for their support of black culture.

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Aug 14, 202201:17:17
74: HBCU eSports and Blerd Stuff

74: HBCU eSports and Blerd Stuff

The Techies talk about the impact of eSports in HBCUs and finally talk about blerd comic book movie stuff! 

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Aug 07, 202201:19:50
73: The Elon Musk/Twitter Drama Continues!!

73: The Elon Musk/Twitter Drama Continues!!

Herb and David discuss the ongoing of saga of the sale of Twitter to Elon Musk. They also discuss the Steam Deck and the impact on the wider gaming landscape.

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Jul 10, 202201:05:56
72: Roe v. Wade & January 6th Committee

72: Roe v. Wade & January 6th Committee

The Black Techies aren't normally a political podcast, but on this episode the panel discusses the recent SCOTUS ruling and the ongoing January 6th committee hearings. Note that the opinions expressed are of the individual panel members and don't reflect the entirety of the Black Techies nor the HBCU Digital Network. 

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Jul 04, 202201:01:48
68 - The State Of EVs, Tech and Ukraine, and our Favorite Consumer Tech
Apr 21, 202201:04:11
67 - Playstation Plus, No E3 for You, and the Slap Heard 'Round The World
Apr 21, 202201:16:39
Short Black Techie: Why the Steam Deck is literally a game changer

Short Black Techie: Why the Steam Deck is literally a game changer

Just Processing is now Short Black Techie...I promise it's my last name change

The Steam Deck is finally out and reviews seem to be pretty good for the most part. While this is definitely a first generation product, I think the Steam Deck's promise as a portable PC gaming device cannot be overstated.

YouTube: www.youtube.com/shortblacktechie

Twitter: @shortblktechie

Mar 19, 202208:23
66: Sony State of Play and new Apple's new Mac Studio

66: Sony State of Play and new Apple's new Mac Studio

In this episode, the Black Techies talk about the games they're most excited from Sony's State of Play livestream. They also talk about Apple's crazy powerful Mac Studio and why the price may not be that bad.

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Mar 18, 202201:01:36
65: Tech In The Courtroom

65: Tech In The Courtroom

The Black Techies are joined by P. Danielle Nellis, a former assistant district attorney who is running for District Attorney of Nashville, Tennessee. We talk about technology used in the courtroom and how the COVID-19 pandemic rapidly changed the landscape of our legal system for better or worse.

If you want to know more about Danielle's campaign and platform, check out www.nellisfornashville.com

Disclaimer: The Black Techies Podcast and The Black Techies, LLC do not officially endorse political candidates

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Mar 18, 202201:01:44
Black History Month Spotlight: Dr. Mark Dean
Feb 14, 202203:59
64: Console Wars Are Getting Interesting Again

64: Console Wars Are Getting Interesting Again

After a long hiatus, The Black Techies are back with some BIG announcements. We will be partnering with HBCU Digital Network to feature our podcast and add a tech side to their coverage of everything HBCU. Of course, there's the big news about the Microsoft buying Activision and Sony buying Bungie. The crew talks about all of these and more!

Note: Episode 63 is on our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPRz42pwW5I6lfvR4rhgFuw 

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Feb 06, 202201:14:30
Just Processing: The Future of Xbox

Just Processing: The Future of Xbox

It's ya boy David aka PacketStealer and I'm back with another episode. This time I muse about Microsoft's recent announcement about the future of Xbox and it's implications. 

Twitter: @packetstealer

YouTube: www.youtube.com/packetstealer

Jun 13, 202106:12
The Black Techies Spotlight: David Matthews

The Black Techies Spotlight: David Matthews

In a first of a trio of interviews, The host of The Black Techies Podcast (Herb Seward) sits down with the TBT's founding member, David Matthews. The two chop it up about the new book, "The HBCU Experience: HBCU Band Alumni Edition", and reminisce about their mutual experiences in HBCU Culture. Check It Out!

May 24, 202127:35
62: We're Back!

62: We're Back!

The TBT crew is back in the saddle after a LONG hiatus. Herb Seward and Leslie Moore welcome a brand new addition to the ranks of The Black Techies, Ebony Burroughs. We cover everything from Bitcoin to the STEM and the HBCU Experience in the episode. Check it out!
May 24, 202101:32:59
61: Cyberpunk Madness & Russian Hacking

61: Cyberpunk Madness & Russian Hacking

It's been quite the buzz around the launch of Cyberpunk 2077. Unfortunately, most of it hasn't been great news. On top of that, the numerous U.S. Government agencies were hacked by the Russians. The gang talk about all of it including a big announcement from David! You don't wanna miss it!

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Dec 21, 202001:14:21
60: Post-Election Discussion

60: Post-Election Discussion

While we're normally not a political podcast, we couldn't avoid talking about the election. Particularly, how social media was used during the election and if there's a possibility of voting over the internet.

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Nov 09, 202001:20:07
59: The iPhone 12 is here....so what?

59: The iPhone 12 is here....so what?

It's that time of year again when a new iPhone comes out. However, is it even worth upgrading to the iPhone 12 this time? The Techies talk about that and more.  

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Twitter: @theblacktechies

Oct 18, 202001:00:57
Black Techie Spotlight: GetWreckt-ech Support

Black Techie Spotlight: GetWreckt-ech Support

We're featuring yet another black woman for Black Techie Spotlight! This time it's Leslie Moore, founder of Get Wreckt-ech Support, the tech site for women, by women. Leslie and David chat about how she went about forming the idea for the website and the need for there to be greater representation of black women (and women in general) in the tech space. We also may or may not have chatted about the recent gaming news.  

Check out Leslie's website: 

https://getwrecktechsupport.com  

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Sep 26, 202001:02:60
58: Microsoft buys Bethesda

58: Microsoft buys Bethesda

After the bombshell that was the news of Microsoft buying Zenimax Media, parent company of Bethesda, the Techies try to understand why Microsoft made that move and what it means for gaming long term.

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Sep 24, 202001:17:18
Just Processing: Next-gen gaming is here, now what?

Just Processing: Next-gen gaming is here, now what?

On episode 4, David talks about what next-gen gaming means now that we finally know what prices and availability are. What does it mean that both Sony and Microsoft have all-digital editions of their consoles? Will console sales matter in the long term? Which one should you buy? Find all of that out now!

Twitter: @justprocesspod

Sep 18, 202008:09
Black Techie Spotlight: Lisa Love
Sep 16, 202043:32
Just Processing: Apple vs Fortnite

Just Processing: Apple vs Fortnite

Epic Games, the makers of Fortnite are suing Apple for monopolistic practices after Apple kicked Fortnite off the App Store. But that isn't the whole story. Let's process...

Follow me @JustProcessPod and subscribe to the Just Processing podcast anywhere you like your podcasts!

Sep 07, 202010:54
57: Remembering Chadwick Boseman

57: Remembering Chadwick Boseman

Yall already know we had to talk about it. The Black Techies reflect on the impact that Chadwick Boseman had on black culture and the film industry. Rest in power Chad, Wakanda Forever.

Aug 31, 202001:40:15
56: Xbox Showcase & Apple's Greed

56: Xbox Showcase & Apple's Greed

We're a little late to the party but we discuss our reactions to Microsoft's Xbox Games Showcase. We also talk about the growing beef between Apple and game streaming services like xCloud and Stadia. Is Apple being fair or are they trying to protect their own revenue stream?   

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Aug 09, 202058:11
Just Processing: Are The Console Wars Over?

Just Processing: Are The Console Wars Over?

Each major gaming platform seems to have a different measure of success. If everyone wins, is it really a war?   

Twitter: @JustProcessYT  

Article: https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2020-07-23-the-console-war-is-over-opinion

Aug 07, 202031:18
55: HBCUs & eSports Pt. 2

55: HBCUs & eSports Pt. 2

Professor John Cash from Johnson C. Smith joins us once again to discuss how HBCUs can have a huge impact in eSports.  

Follow Mr. Cash: @johnlcash 

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Jul 22, 202055:45
54: Why is Apple breaking up with Intel?

54: Why is Apple breaking up with Intel?

Better late than never right? We discuss #WWDC and why #Apple is switching its Macs over to its own silicon. What does that mean for Intel? What does that mean for the iPad Pro? Be sure to subscribe using your favorite podcast app and leave a review on iTunes!

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Jul 07, 202001:16:09
Black Techie Spotlight: SoldierKnowsBest

Black Techie Spotlight: SoldierKnowsBest

For this edition of Black Techie Spotlight, we are pleased to welcome Mark Watson better known as SoldierKnowsBest to the show! We chop it up about his journey to YouTube, Apple's WWDC event and more! Subscribe so you don't miss out on any other interviews with prominent creators!  

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Twitter: @soldierknowbest

Jun 28, 202047:40
Just Processing: Why Apple is DITCHING Intel

Just Processing: Why Apple is DITCHING Intel

At WWDC 2020, Apple confirmed that it's switching from Intel to its custom ARM silicon. But why is Apple is doing that? It's all about control.  

Follow me on Twitter: @JustProcessYT 

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Jun 26, 202008:08
53: PS5 Reveal Reactions

53: PS5 Reveal Reactions

The PlayStation 5 has finally been revealed at long last. The Techies break down the announcement and talk about their favorite games from the PS5 reveal.  

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Jun 12, 202001:06:46
52: How Social Media Enables Social Justice

52: How Social Media Enables Social Justice

It's time to talk about it. Systemic racism and injustice is nothing new, however, the way that activism is done has changed with the times. How has technology and social media changed how people fight for their rights?  

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Jun 06, 202001:21:41
51: HBCUs & eSports Part 1

51: HBCUs & eSports Part 1

For this episode, we are pleased to have Professor John Cash from Johnson C. Smith University chop it up with us about how HBCUs can leverage the power of eSports. Due to technical issues, we were forced to split this into two episodes but the conversation is definitely worth it.

The Metropolitan College of Professional Studies and JCSU is launching an esports and gaming management program as a minor in the fall semester, the first of their kind at a historically black college. JCSU will also offer a non-credit bearing certificate program, which consists of four courses.

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May 25, 202034:35
Just Processing: How PS5 Beats Xbox Series X

Just Processing: How PS5 Beats Xbox Series X

The follow up is here! Xbox has done a great job with revealing their new console, but you can't ignore the tremendous amount of exclusive games in Sony's back pocket.

May 16, 202007:10
Just Processing: How Xbox Series X could beat PS5
May 10, 202008:26
50: Xbox Series X vs PS5 vs Stadia
Apr 27, 202056:33
Black Techie Spotlight: Techme0ut

Black Techie Spotlight: Techme0ut

For this month's Black Techie Spotlight, we are pleased to welcome Techme0ut to the show! She is a down to earth tech YouTuber with over 200,000 subscribers and growing! Herb and David ask her various questions about life as a YouTuber and how Covid-19 has affected her content creation. It's a great discussion that you don't want to miss, especially the ladies!

Apr 15, 202001:06:19
49: Ladies Talk Tech

49: Ladies Talk Tech

In honor of Women's History Month, we are proud to have our first all-ladies episode. Join Mignon, Krystal, and Tiffany as they talk about technology they use personally, smart home tech, and the struggles with online schooling.

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Mar 23, 202001:02:18
Black Techie Spotlight: Kevin the Tech Ninja

Black Techie Spotlight: Kevin the Tech Ninja

Introducing the Black Techie Spotlight. A monthly segment where we interview prominent black content creators in the tech, gaming, or geeky space. For our inaugural episode, we are pleased to invite Kevin Nether aka The Tech Ninja. Kevin is a tech YouTuber with over 200,000 subscribers. We talk about how he came up with the name "Tech Ninja" and his journey on YouTube. 

Follow Kevin: @TechNinjaSpeaks 

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Mar 16, 202053:23
48: Coronavirus & Tech

48: Coronavirus & Tech

One of the biggest stories right now is concerning the spread of the coronovirus aka COVID-19. This is affected the tech world in major ways including the cancellation of Mobile World Congress and the Game Developer Conference. How else has the tech world been affected and does the Internet play a role in the spread of information about the virus (and other diseases)? David, Herb, and Dominique discuss all of these and more!

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Mar 01, 202051:01
47: Marching Bands & Technology

47: Marching Bands & Technology

We are joined by special guests Dr. Christy Walker and Mr. Kerry Gilliard to discuss music, technology, and how it has affected how music is composed and performed. Fans of HBCU marching bands will want to tune in especially!

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Feb 16, 202001:12:18
46: CES 2020 and our favorite 2019 tech

46: CES 2020 and our favorite 2019 tech

Happy New Year! We start this year off by recounting our favorite tech of 2019 and the future tech we liked at the Consumer Electronics Show last week. This year is gonna be chock full of content so be sure you're subscribed so you don't miss it! 

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Jan 16, 202001:01:26
45: Google Stadia & Pixel 4
Dec 12, 201901:09:35