Katie Dudas is not only a veteran ScareHouse director, manager, and actor but an experienced paranormal investigator who has regularly explored some of Western Pennsylvania's most active paranormal hotspots ... including the dark halls and haunted history of our 100 year old building! Katie will reveal the fascinating history of our iconic home and share the creepiest moments of unexplained phenomenon observed by our cast, crew, and other investigators.
November 28th, 2023 | Season 11 | 54 mins 58 secs
assassin’s creed, comics, drawing apps, gaming, geeky, giving tuesday, ifttt, ikea, iphone privacy, kidmental, music, netflix games, pittsburgh, podcast, pop culture, sketchbook pro, smart home, sorgotron media, sweet gamer abgh, technology, teenage engineering, yakuza, youtube mini games
November 21st, 2023 | Season 11 | 54 mins 8 secs
apps, authentication, cases, chess, duolingo, gadgets, games, giveaways, guitar, iphone, magsafe, math, news, passwordless, podcasting, podcasts, public transit, sd cards, security, technology, transportation, wallets, yubikey
AwesomeCast is a weekly tech podcast hosted by Sorgatron, Dudders, and Chilla. They discuss new gadgets and apps, share their "awesome things of the week," and cover tech news stories. Recent topics have included Dudders' new Hello Kitty iPhone case, Chilla's MagSafe wallet stand, Pittsburgh public transit improvements, using guitar picks to remove SD cards, YubiKeys for passwordless authentication, Duolingo adding chess and math lessons, and the hosts sharing what technology they are thankful for this year. The hosts bring humor and personality to their commentary on the latest consumer tech and apps.
November 7th, 2023 | Season 11 | 54 mins 12 secs
The AwesomeCast is a fun, geeky podcast hosted by Katie "Dudders" and Mike Sorg. In this episode, they discuss new tech like the iPhone 15, Meta smart glasses, AI innovations from companies like Google, Amazon, and YouTube, and upcoming movies based on video games. Dudders shares her experience with the new iPhone camera while Sorg is excited about the Ray-Ban Stories glasses. They also talk about new AI features like chatbots, generated ads and reviews, and safety alerts in apps like Waze. Other highlights include NASA's new free streaming channel NASA Plus launching soon and changes to Instagram messaging. The hosts keep things lively with their energetic banter about the latest in tech and pop culture.
October 25th, 2023 | Season 11 | 1 hr 31 mins
The trio discussed highlights from WWE's NXT Halloween Havoc event, including new champions being crowned. They reminisced about classic wrestling theme albums and joked about having wrestler Harakas mist kids trick-or-treating at the wrestling studio for Halloween.
October 17th, 2023 | Season 11 | 59 mins 31 secs
ai, alltrails, cancer, cyberpunk 2077, earbuds, gaming, interview, local news, meta, news, playstation, podcast, social media, tech news, threads, twitter, voice acting, vr, xbox
Hosts Michael Sorg, John Chichilla, and Katie Dudas discussed the Microsoft-Activision merger and when new games may hit Xbox Game Pass. They also talked about AI being used to recreate a deceased actor's voice for Cyberpunk 2077 and the spread of Meta's new VR headsets being called "Meta Glassholes." Other topics included Threads getting an edit button, using social media for news, AllTrails' new National Park guides, Chilla's new wireless earbuds for VR, Katie talking about her cancer journey on the radio, and sources for local news. The hosts covered the latest tech and gaming news while highlighting cool new products and digital trends.
September 26th, 2023 | Season 11 | 54 mins 26 secs
accessibility, ai, aldi, apple, auction, chatgpt, clothes, dinosaurs, email, fitness, fossils, fundraising, gadgets, google, health, iphone, money, pajamas, pittsburgh, podcast, tech, youtube
This episode of AwesomeCast dives into the latest tech gadgets and news with hosts Sorg, Dudders, and Podnar. They discuss new iPhone features like live voicemail transcription, voice isolation for clearer calls, and creating custom stickers from photos. Sorg reviews the Wellitory app which analyzes Apple Watch data to provide health ratings and recommendations for better sleep, exercise, and reducing stress. The hosts also explore iOS accessibility features that allow you to record your voice before potential speech loss, and then use it for text-to-speech. Plus, updates to ChatGPT like new voice and image capabilities, though concerns remain around impersonation and fraud. Podnar demos Google's Bard AI extensions which summarize your personal info and activities from Gmail, YouTube, Maps, and more. And the gang chats about the complexities of purchasing dinosaur fossils, after Dudders learns skeleton "Barry" is being auctioned for over $1 million. They get tips from ChatGPT on fundraising ideas. Finally, Dudders raves about the new cozy Aldi-branded apparel line with sweatshirts, tees and pajamas perfect for working from home.
September 26th, 2023 | Season 11 | 12 mins 14 secs
Jim Ellermeyer reflects on the words of Mister Rogers in a time of unrest and analyzes the Parable of the Good Samaritan from the Jesus of the Christian Bible.
"When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, 'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping." — Mister Rogers
September 12th, 2023 | Season 11 | 1 hr 2 mins
appleevent, applewatchultra, assassinscreed, beatboxing, crashtests, creators, honda, iosgaming, iphone15, mediaproduction, musicians, newtech, ohioadventures, pittsburghpodcasts, podcasting, portraitmode, residentevil, roadtrip, techforartists, weirdroadsideattractions, windtunnels
The AwesomeCast podcast hosted by Michael Sorg and Katie Dudas welcomes musical guest Kidmental for a lively discussion of technology and culture. The show begins by highlighting Kidmental's musical talents, with him providing custom intro songs and sound effects throughout the episode. Kidmental demonstrates his impressive beatboxing and looping skills using analog hardware like the RC 505 loop station.
The hosts then recap their recent trip to rural Ohio, hilariously detailing their visits to strange roadside attractions like a massive empty basket building and a 24-foot tall cuckoo clock. Shifting to tech news, they analyze Apple's latest product announcements including the new Ultra Apple Watch aimed at extreme athletes and the iPhone 15 Pro with advanced camera capabilities like automatic portrait mode.
Sorg and Dudas share their hands-on experiences testing out Honda's impressive wind tunnel and crash test facilities. With helpful context and enthusiasm, they evaluate how the new Apple features could benefit media creators. Kidmental pops in with funny reactions as Sorg geeks out about playing console-quality iOS games on the go and directly recording videos to external drives using the new USB-C port. Overall, the conversational tone provides an accessible yet insightful take on how tech innovations intersect with art and culture.
September 5th, 2023 | Season 11 | 16 mins 14 secs
athletics, behavior therapy, career goals, costumes, dealing with fans, doors open pittsburgh, female wrestler, feud, highland park, interview, jessie notarius, meditation, memories, mental health, mindfulness, mindfulness tour, paying attention, podcast, professional wrestling, social media, sports, tatiana the unwilting, upcoming match, valerie vermin, women in sports, women's wrestling, wrestling
August 22nd, 2023 | Season 11 | 54 mins
acquisition, assassin's creed: mirage, awesomecast, calm app, desktop meta threads, dslr, dvd customers., gpus, high school nasa rover programs, intel cpus, katie, mega cat, movo mic, netflix, podcast, rovio, sega, space exploration, transformers, wrestlequest
In this episode of the Awesomecast Podcast, a range of intriguing topics are discussed. The hosts dive into "Wrestlequest" by Pittsburgh's Mega Cat, exploring wrestling-related content. Katie shares her experience using the Movo Mic alongside her DSLR camera to enhance audio quality. Exciting news arrives for some users with the introduction of Desktop Meta Threads. Gamers investing in Intel CPUs and GPUs are in for a treat as they now receive a complimentary copy of Assassin's Creed: Mirage. Sega's recent acquisition of Rovio takes center stage, with a substantial deal amounting to $776 million. An unexpected collaboration is noted as Transformers content finds its way onto the Calm meditation app. Shifting focus, the podcast sheds light on High School NASA Rover Programs, highlighting the remarkable contributions of young talents in space exploration. Lastly, Netflix's creative move involves sending an additional 10 movies to DVD customers, albeit with a playful hint that these movies aren't meant to be kept permanently.
August 15th, 2023 | Season 11 | 56 mins 45 secs
ai for adhd with chatgpt., blank youtube homepage issue, chicken soup for the soul entertainment cost-cutting, hello kitty apple arcade game, leettus lavalier wireless microphone for iphone, stray - the post apocalyptic cat game, threads app new features, whistle pet tracker, x's impact on website speed
The "AwesomeCast" podcast covers a variety of tech-related topics. In this episode, Katie shares her experience using the Leettus Lavalier Wireless Microphone for iPhones. There's also a discussion about the Whistle pet tracker, a device similar to a Fitbit for pets, offering initial impressions. Katie's gameplay of "Stray," a post-apocalyptic cat game, is highlighted. The hosts also discuss the Hello Kitty Apple Arcade Game. There's a segment on X's impact on website speed. The issue of blank YouTube homepages is explained. The podcast covers new features in the Threads app. Additionally, Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment's cost-cutting measures post-Redbox acquisition are discussed. Lastly, there's a segment on using AI, like ChatGPT, to help with ADHD.
August 15th, 2023 | Season 11 | 18 mins 57 secs
college challenges, disappointment, fishing without bait, jessie notarius, jim ellermeyer, podcast, pro wrestling, resilience, seeking help, singing, theater design, triumphs, unwilting tatiana
Join host Jim Ellermeyer in this episode of "Fishing Without Bait" as he sits down with special guest Jessie Notarius, also known as "The Unwilting Tatiana" in the world of pro wrestling. Together, they dive into Jessie's unique path – from discovering her love for singing and theater design to overcoming college admission challenges and finding a new passion in theater painting at Point Part University. Don't miss this inspiring conversation about resilience, managing disappointment, and the importance of seeking help. Tune in for a journey from setbacks to triumphs on "Fishing Without Bait."
July 18th, 2023 | Season 11 | 56 mins 27 secs
In this episode of AwesomeCast Podcast, we cover some new updates to AllTrails, our favorite trail app, including weather, trail conditions, and mosquito levels. Sorg and Katie share their first-time experience at Hershey Park, discussing HPGo wristbands, Fast Track, All Day Dining, and other tech features that worked (and sometimes didn't). We also highlight the OWO Assassin's Creed Haptic Feedback Shirt, Antstream Arcade's 1,000 retro games on Xbox, the Mister Roger's Neighborhood Lego Set, and the Amazon Astro Home Robot, reminiscent of Jetsons' Rosie Robot. Tune in for all the exciting tech news and discussions!
July 18th, 2023 | Season 11 | 16 mins 45 secs
Tune in to this enlightening episode of "Fishing Without Bait" as Jim Ellermeyer skillfully navigates through the intriguing landscapes of choices, self-trust, and the complex world of self-help. Prepare to be inspired and motivated to embrace your own power and embark on a journey of self-discovery.
July 11th, 2023 | Season 11 | 56 mins 48 secs
barbenheimer, electric sleep masks, ezcast ultra, fire tv cube, ios 17 preview feature watch, meta's threads, miracast, zooaux usb c to usb adapter
Welcome to the AwesomeCast podcast! In this episode, we dive into the excitement of Prime Day, exploring the impressive features of the Fire TV Cube and Electric Sleep Masks. We also discuss the intriguing Barbenheimer event and share our insights on Meta's Threads, a new social media app designed for Twitter users. Additionally, we provide an exclusive preview of iOS 17 and highlight the remarkable capabilities of a wireless touchscreen when combined with MiraCast, ZOOAUX USB C to USB Adapter, and EZCast Ultra. Don't miss out on our tech-filled discussions! Subscribe to the AwesomeCast podcast at awesomecast.com or find us on the Sorgatron Media Podcast Network Feed at sorgatronmedia.fireside.fm.
July 5th, 2023 | Season 11 | 55 mins 15 secs
$400 bumblebee robot, ai money-making for a porn star, chatgpt ai in google search, disillusionment with twitter after rate limit gate., hello kitty swag from walmart, threads by meta release
Welcome to the "AwesomeCast" podcast, your go-to source for tech news from Pittsburgh! Join hosts Katie and Sorg as they discuss the latest in technology. From quirky Hello Kitty swag to experimenting with ChatGPT AI in Google searches, they cover it all. Tune in as they explore a $400 Bumblebee robot's impressive moves, a porn star's AI venture, and the release of Threads by Meta. They also delve into the disillusionment with Twitter after Rate Limit Gate. Stay informed and entertained with "AwesomeCast" as they bring you the hottest tech stories from the Steel City!