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LIFEHACKER [PODCAST] – REVIEW (80%)

Lifehacker is tips & tricks show for improving your life using tech is released by Revision 3.

Lifehacker is a weekly video podcast which highlights articles from the lifehacker website and gives useful hints and tips on ways to be more productive or save time.

The sound and presentation are very good, and is generally well presented. The podcast comes in three size options so you could watch in HD if you wished.

On the upside:

  • Some very useful tips, that I have used.
  • Lots covered in one show.

On the downside:

  • Mixed content, may be a week with nothing of interest.
  • The presenters do not always look comfortable in front of the camera.

Overall, this is a presented video podcast. The content is generally good and the tips are useful and time saving. They cover a lot of subjects so one week may not appeal, but the next does.

Rating: 80%

Average Running Time: 10 minutes

Price (at time of review): Free

Link: Lifehacker (Large MP4)

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Posted by on September 20, 2011 in Podcasts - Video, Reviews

 

SESAME STREET [PODCAST] – REVIEW (80%)

The Sesame Street Podcast is another spin off from Sesame Street covering letter and numbers.

The show is basically a short weekly show that covers a singlar subject, a letter of the alphabet, a number or a word.

The shows are around 5 minutes long and made up mostly from clips from the show.

The podcast fun and great for younger kids. They will enjoy the songs and characters. This is great from parents who have kids who love Sesame Street, but cannot afford to buy content for the kids to watch.

There are a large back catalogue of podcasts here, with 84 at the time of writing.

The sound and presentation are both very professional put together, some of the clips look outdated, as pulled from the early days of Sesame Street.

On the upside:

  • Generally Fun
  • Lovable Character

On the downside:

  • Same advert for the Sesame street website at the end of podcast.

Overall, this is a fun and educational podcast for kids, they will love it and you will feel that they are at least learning something with the time they watch it. If your kids love Sesame Street or the Muppets, then this is a must have podcast.

Rating: 80%

Average Running Time: 5 minutes 

Price (at time of review): Free

Link: Sesame Street Podcast

 
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Posted by on June 14, 2011 in Podcasts - Video, Reviews

 

ROBERT LLEWELLYN’S CARPOOL [PODCAST] – REVIEW (75%)

Richard Llewellyn’s CarPool is a video podcast of interviews done while in a car.

The show is basically a weekly show where Robert Llewellyn give a lift to someone of interest and then films them talking in the car, the journey is then editted and the show comprises of what are the best bits of the conversions.

The podcast is presented by Robert Llewellyn (of Red Dwarf and Scrapheap Challenge fame) and I personally like him. The people he has had in the car varies from week to week, so one week you may have a famous actor the next a near unknown.

The sound and presentation are both very professional considering it is filmed inside a car.

On the upside:

  • Quite funny at time
  • The guests normally have something interesting to say.

On the downside:

  • Show is very random on content (depending if you are interested in the person interviewed).

Overall, this is a very good video podcast and generally enjoyable. There have been some great guest on in the past, people that you would not see interviewed on TV, so this is wonderful. However, sometimes the guests are a little off the wall and have no real interest to me, however, sometimes I will watch and find they are more interesting then I believed.

Rating: 75%

Average Running Time: 20-25 minutes 

Price (at time of review): Free

Link: Robert Llewellyn’s CarPool

 
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Posted by on May 3, 2011 in Podcasts - Video, Reviews

 

RICHARD HAMMONDS TECH HEAD [PODCAST] – REVIEW (73%)

Richard Hammond’s Tech Head is a short tech show released by ChannelFlip.com

The show is basically a weekly comedy rant about technology. It is more of a comedy clip than a true technology show. If you are looking for tech news, you are better off looking elsewhere. If you love gadgets and tech and want to make fun about it then this podcast could be for you. 

The podcast is presented by Richard Hammond, and I personally like him as a presenter, and I do not think the show would work without him. However, if you dislike Richard Hammond, then you best steer clear.

The sound and presentation are both very professional.

On the upside:

  • Quite funny

On the downside:

  • Show is very random on content

Overall, this is a good video podcast and fairly enjoyable if you have five minutes to kill. It is really just a shot comedy show based around tech. If you like Richard Hammond then you will enjoy this, otherwise, you will probably find it a complete waste of time.

Rating: 73%

Average Running Time: 5 minutes 

Price (at time of review): Free

Link: Richard Hammond’s Tech Head

 
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Posted by on April 5, 2011 in Podcasts - Video, Reviews

 

SCREENCASTONLINE [PODCAST] – REVIEW (80%)

ScreencastOnline (Free Version) is a “How To” released by Wizzard Media.

The show is basically a how to show, for the Mac, iPhone and iPad. Each week there is a show (once a month / or more if there is a sponsed show) there is a free version released. These shows cover different software applications and how to use them, and get the best from them. 

The podcast is presented Don McCallister.

The sound and presentation are both excellent.

On the upside:

  • If you have the software or want the software covered this is a great show.
  • Presentation is excellent.

On the downside:

  • Shows can be a bit random, and if you are not interested in the software then the show is of no interest.

Overall, this is a very good video podcast, and often interesting and informative. Depending on the software covered you will find this podcast useful to have in your feed. The only real downside of this free podcast is that you may want to subscribe to the members service to see the paid shows.

Rating: 80%

Average Running Time: 20 to 60 minutes 

Price (at time of review): Free

Link: ScreenCastsOnline Free Version

 
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Posted by on March 29, 2011 in Podcasts - Video, Reviews