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Announcing the Ratchet and the Geek Podcast, My Latest Project!

It either I’m a glutton for punishment or I’m a busybody or a combination of both but I’m here to announce my newest side project!

The Ratchet and the Geek podcast with my friend, technology OG Scott Hanselman!

For those who might not know, a podcast is basically a radio show that you can download and listen to on your phone or mp3 players. When you subscribe to it via iTunes, you get new ones sent to you automatically. Podcasts are awesome. They’re not just your regular BlogTalkRadio shows. You might already know of one called This Week in Blackness.

I decided to do this show with Scott because we’ve been talking about it for a long while. Both of us are techies with ratchet sides and we love to talk to folks about technology. We met at Blogging While Brown 2010 and have been connected in geekery and friendship since!

So we bought the domain last year and we’ve sat on it waiting for the right time to do it. This summer was supposed to be our launch but our busy scheduled kept making us miss opportunities. So Scott called me last week and said “LET’S DO THIS ALREADY!” and VOILA!

Ratchet and the Geek is a show where we’ll be talmbout all things social media, TV, gadgets, stories of fail, dumbest tweets and more! Who’s the ratchet on and who’s the geek? You might think you know already but both of us are both! Trust me. Scott is ratchet. Don’t let the “White man who got sense” look fool you!

Ratchet and the Geek podcast

Sidenote: That picture of me and Scott when we were young will NOT stop making me laugh. Chile WUT?!? HA!

Scott and I (and our friend Adria) collaborated before. We gave the opening keynote at this year’s Blogging While Brown Conference, and it was called “Personal Branding: It IS all about you.” It rocked. So this podcast will rock too. And if it doesn’t we’ll act like it never happened and go into hiding. By hiding, I mean tweet about our shame.

So we’ll be bringing you Ratchet and the Geek every 2 weeks. Unless you hate it. Then like I said before, act like this never happened. Ratchet and the Geek? WHAT’S THAT? I NEVER HEARD OF IT! *runs away*

We recorded our first episode last night so check it out below and the Ratchet and the Geek site. Tell me what you think. If you like it, put a SUBSCRIBE on it! We’re even on iTunes, so you know we’re official! You’ll also be able to subscribe to get new eps via iTunes soon!

P.S. Shourrout to Shansel for sounding like an AM radio announcer in our opener. Y’all see him using his “Smooth Listening” voice? HA!

P.P.S. We’re on Twitter as @Luvvie and @Shanselman.

Edit: WOW!!! Our podcast has been downloaded 700 times in the past 5 hours! That is AWESOME!

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13 Comments

  1. October 26, 2012 at 12:30 pm — Reply

    “kerry washington’s cheekbones are my spirit animal.”

    X . X
    here i lay

    • October 26, 2012 at 1:02 pm — Reply

      LMAO! Scott is a plum fool!

  2. October 26, 2012 at 12:30 pm — Reply

    Congrats! Starting a podcast is hard work, but they’re so awesome! I almost love it a little more than blogging. I’ll be sure to check you both out.

    • October 26, 2012 at 1:02 pm — Reply

      Thanks, Erin!

  3. Trina
    October 26, 2012 at 8:02 pm — Reply

    Listened so I googled Scott and

    “… I have nice teeth and love cheese amongst other things. I like Tools, and I’ve co-written some books. I’m diabetic. I like studying Amharic and Zulu/Ndebele and listening to African Music as well as other more diverse music. I know Black Hair and can both braid and cornrow. I have a podcast. I hack on hardware and waste time. I do Open Source. I have a large forefive-head. I am good at Excel and keep my resume mostly up to date for no reason. We speak Sign Language to my son and my wife speaks Ndebele…”

    Had me cackling for no reason. Cant wait to hear the next one.

    • Trina
      October 26, 2012 at 8:05 pm — Reply

      I got that same five-head bruh. I feel yos pains and thangs. Double point for being from Portland and keeping it weird.

  4. Capricorn
    October 26, 2012 at 10:28 pm — Reply

    Yes, Scott was giving me all kinds of AM late night announcer.

    And yeah, this is like a phone call that I am listening in on! :)

    And cool points for the pictures!!

  5. October 27, 2012 at 5:02 pm — Reply

    Really Enjoyed the podcast! I’d love it if you put in the notes for the episode links to the things you all talk about for easy finding but either way awesome! Also Congrats on the 1000 downloads! Very Cool!

  6. Anonya
    October 28, 2012 at 9:29 am — Reply

    Funny! Y’all sound how me & friends be like on the phone sometimes. Professional hot messes. Luvvie Above-the-dictionary, Kerry W is probably taking out a restraining order against you for your comments on her lips and Scott’s on her cheekbones, LOL. Nice SEO tip! Looking into it now.

    Oh, all I know is, Scott, I’ma need you to introduce me to one of your friends (I dig vanilla) that can also braid and cornrow (I peeped your bio). If he’s also a geek like me, awesome! And I’m not even playing.

  7. Jay
    October 28, 2012 at 11:42 pm — Reply

    Ok his voice has me swooning. This gave me childhood flashbacks to NPR. I want to unmarry and date you. Ok I take that back don’t tell my husband.

    Luvvie,
    I love your voice. You sound so happy and lovely. I love it.

  8. Mikkimu
    October 29, 2012 at 10:25 am — Reply

    Locked and loaded…..I have officially subscribed. I luv it…you two are super entertaining and funny. Y’all are right, there is not enough room in my life for all of these new shows cropping up. Scandal is THE show! Give it up for the Ratchet Techetry!!! Woo hoo, I am definitely here for this!

  9. October 29, 2012 at 11:19 pm — Reply

    I like the chemistry…good one!

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