Fifty (Podcast) Years

Last week, Bionic turned 50.  (Accurately, in this instance.)

In other words, Myke and I have been broadcasting our show for over a year. During that time, Bionic has won an award or two, been subject to its fair share of controversy, and has moved to 5by5. Not to mention sexy cruises, android toilets, tearaway trousers, and other such valuable  content.

For those who don't know the back-story, it took Myke several weeks to convince me to co-host the show with him. He'd arranged the name, artwork, concept, and sponsorships, but I was simply not ready to dive into the world of podcasting. Of course — Myke being a persuasive British personality — I eventually signed up.

And I couldn't be more grateful that I did so. 

Today, as I'm becoming ever-increasingly involved in the startup ecosystem in the U.S. and Europe, OneThirtySeven suffers due to my lack of time. I simply don't have the cognitive freedom to sit down and write a few thousand words about Instagram the same as I did six months ago.

In its place, however, Bionic keeps me very much attuned to the technology world. From an agnostic perspective, Myke and I cover the biggest entities in the technology ecosystem. And, for those who listen, you'll be aware that my opinions can often be expressed just as they would here on OneThirtySeven  (i.e., lengthy monologues about the state of the industry).

In many respects, Bionic is better than it has ever been. We've hit our stride post-70Decibels (rest in peace) and my opinions are often exclusively being aired via the show. 

So, for those who miss more frequent content here, I highly recommend experimenting with Bionic.  We're a mature, 50-year-old podcast now. (A PILF, if you will?)

For those who simply want to see more content right here, I've made it a goal to do just that, too. I'll be writing one or two long-form articles every week.

Although people have expressed a desire to see more ephemeral content on OneThirtySeven  — as it was in the early days — I simply will not have the time to do such content justice. Accordingly, various pieces of (frequently inappropriate) ephemera will be shared almost exclusively on Twitter.

OneThirtySeven  will be home to regular columns about the state of our industry, Bionic will be home to my long-form, specific thoughts on the latest news, and Twitter will be where I link to BuzzFeed listicles.

This site's readership continues to grow on a month-to-month basis, for which I am outrageously humbled and grateful. And I will do my utmost to serve that readership in the very best way possible. 

So, subscribe to OneThirtySeven 's RSS, Bionic via 5by5 (or iTunes), and find me on Twitter. It'll be glorious.

"Backflip Over a Cow"

Myke Hurley:

This week Matt and Myke talk about LG and the future of Nexus devices, HTC's current problems, Yahoo! potentially buying Hulu and the Nokia Lumia 520.

Returning from a long weekend, Myke and I had a lot of fun on this week's episode of Bionic.

We discussed the possible future of Google's Nexus line — our thoughts stirred by the recent release of a stock Galaxy S 4 and a white Nexus 4 — and pondered whether or not we might be witnessing the beginning of our oft-discussed "Nexus Certification Program."

Delving into the rumor of a stock HTC One, we also spared a moment to discuss the apparent problems within HTC's executive line-up, the forced delay of the HTC First in Europe, and what the company might do next.

We touched on the potential $800 million acquisition of Hulu — a company which has been sought after unsuccessfully by many suitors in recent years. And, once again, I gushed without restraint about Marissa Mayer.

Finally, we spoke about Myke's newly acquired Lumia 520 and his initial thoughts regarding the device and the Windows Phone ecosystem.

Also, somewhere within all of this, I managed to discuss the physics of backflipping over a cow (and handstanding on a horse). As you'd expect.

Bionic 44 is available, as always, from 5by5.

"A Bionic Spectacular"

Myke Hurley, 5by5:

This week Matt and Myke discuss the Lumia 925, HTC First, Blackberry Messenger, what happened when Myke went back to the iPhone for 24 hours and Google I/O.
Nokia's aluminum Lumia 925 is the best Windows Phone yet, but that's not enough (hands-on) | The Verge
HTC First discontinued by AT&T: First ‘Facebook phone’ a flop | BGR
BlackBerry announces BBM 'Channels' social platform for brands and celebrities | The Verge
Star Command for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad on the iTunes App Store
Punch Quest - Android Apps on Google Play
Everything announced at the Google I/O 2013 keynote in one handy list - The Next Web

Following all the Google I/O, Nokia, HTC, and Blackberry news this week, Myke and I recorded an extra-special episode of Bionic.

For those new to the show and trying to get a grasp as to why we have Bionic, this might be a good starting point. We work hard to have an even-handed dialog about the industry and, considering all the news this week, it's probably the perfect embodiment of all that we've wanted the show to become.

Bionic is available from its new home at 5by5.