From pencils and paper, and each-others â€œweird quirksâ€ to the current and future of technology, the hosts discuss whatever they like.
I thought this year would be busy for me, and I can safely say (in November) that it was even busier than I expected. Phew.
One of the new things I decided to take on this year was a podcast… and I’m really pleased with the results. While I haven’t had enough time to do as much writing on my website, I’m glad I have the podcast an outlet for some of my ideas… and excellent co-hosts to discuss them with.
I’ve enjoyed doing the first ten episodes of Mavis, and I look forward to doing more.
You can find out more about Mavis at mavispodcast.com, or follow @mavispodcast on Twitter.
Episode 1: I Hope I Wonâ€™t Be Dead in 5 Years
Starting with why Jules says â€œbing itâ€ and doesnâ€™t like Google, it doesnâ€™t take long for the guys to discuss device authentication and Essential phone. Swiftly moving on to where the big-5 tech companies get their revenue from, and where it could go in the future.
Episode 2: A Coke Problem
Does a Lemsip count as a hot drink? The ongoing debate is sparked again, in a discussion of why Andrew doesnâ€™t drink hot drinks. Then moving on to an introduction in to the hosts stationery, notebooks and daily-carries.
Episode 3: Package Full of Mess
Messy fountain pens, a Bing notebook, a review on the Kuru Toga Advance pencil and a discussion on how the hosts stay productive day in and day out.
Episode 4: Emojay
After clearing up some stationery follow up, including a revised review on the Kuru Toga Advance from Jordan, the guys discuss Windows Phones, Julian considering a temporary iPhone and a heated discussion on iPhoneâ€™s and Samsung Phones vs their release cycles.
Episode 5: Itâ€™s Not a Problem If You like It
Why wouldnâ€™t someone clean out their tabs, and why would you use a handful of browsers at once?! Jordan and Julian try to explain. Andrew gets a new machine, but finds himself in a predicament. Slack vs Teams, why both and how do they compare?
Episode 6: Money Plus Sunset Deluxe
Recapping the Lemsip & hot drink discussion following Andrews brief illness, before moving on to follow up with the use of tabs, Jordans new Sharbo LT3 and the new Campfire Field Notes. Andrew then discusses his new iMac, the setup process and how heâ€™s finding the trackpad. Finishing up with some casual talk about personal financial management, modern banking and how AIâ€™s could help with management and investments.
Episode 7: The Notch
Julian fixes his Lumia 950 XL in a â€œsmartâ€ way. The iPhone 8 finally gets itâ€™s discussion, back to Touch ID nightmares and more importantly, how will The Notch turn out?! Ending the show with a good old chat about gaming histories, feeling nostalgic and getting stupidly close to relapsing our addictions with games.
Episode 8: Iâ€™m Actually Daredevil
Follow up with RuneScape, did the hosts play it? Take a guess. Whatâ€™s the difference between Redstone in Windows and Minecraft? Given the news of Microsoft and Amazons collaboration, how will Alexa and Cortana mingle? What are the pain points and how weâ€™d prefer to interact with them. Jordan and Andrew are having sleeping problems, whatâ€™s good for sleep and whatâ€™s bad for sleep? How can we resolve our sleeping problems?
Episode 9: The Functionality? Stupid.
New Apple TV, Apple Watch, iPhone 8 and iPhone X. Issues with iOS 11 GM. Jordans new Baron Fig notebook set. Finishing up with some stories on how we got in to software engineering.
Episode 10: Thatâ€™s When I Stopped Doing Birthday Cards
Welcome to the 10th Episode of the Mavis podcast! After the celebrations, we turn to hating on Facebook and discussing our issues with their stupid notifications. We also discuss the social ethics of birthday messages. Jordan picked up a new iPad Pro 10.5â€, In which we then hate on iOS 11, or at least Jordan does. Initial thoughts for the first 2 episodes of Star Trek Discovery and finishing up with a surprise Field Notes review!