The Tech Guy (Audio)
The Tech Guy (Audio)
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No one does a better job of explaining technology, computers, and the Internet than Leo Laporte. This feed contains the full audio of his twice weekly radio talk show as heard on stations all over the US on the Premiere Radio Networks. For show notes and more visit techguylabs.com. Records live weekends at 2:06pm Eastern / 11:06am Pacific / 18:06 UTC.
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Reeeeeeeeee
Digital style -green duck guy
crazyscientistfarmer
No politics
Keep to the tech stay away from politics
Jbarron4
Long time fan!
I started watching Leo on screensavers and recently found him on Twit TV and listen to his podcast. He is really knowledgable on tech and knows how to handle his chat callers questions.
Topilot
A Lot Of Talk Off Topic
I have been listening for a while. So glad I listen to the recorded podcast and not live as there is a lot of nonsense in this show. Leo rambles on sometimes on non-tech topics, like politics, or needs to fill time so he gives the same answer many times, just stating an answer differently in order to fill the time. Occasionally Leo does provide some meaning info on personal tech issues, but you have to hunt and find it sometimes. A lot of Baby Boomers and non-tech types who have no idea how to use tech call in and many questions answered are very basic and reoccur on the show. He has regular guests that talk about Audio (which basically is listening to the guest expert laugh through the whole segment, limited value), a Travel Tech guy (frequently ends up just being travel tips or talking about Leo’s last trip), a Photo guy (which I don’t listen to as I have no interest in the topic and limited tech is discussed) and a Car tech guy (which is usually good). Leo also has a thin skin. He doesn’t take criticism well and will hang up on folks at times and can get condescending. So why do I listen? Well, I usually listen while working around the house because there may be nugget of information I can use. And I will say I do learn something sometimes. However, you have to listen to a lot of rambling or basic advice to get the nuggets.
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SigEpGov
LEO
He’s the best. Been a listener since the late 80’s
bogot
Leo is the Best
I’ve listened to Leo for years, back to the Screen Savers day, I only write this because of the negative reviews, really becuz of an advertisement? And the others! Just losers, I don’t agree with Leo on a lot, having been a Computer Science student myself, but Leo is so patience with his callers, he will talk with his callers while off the air, I don’t know many radio host that will do that, to many of them have a ego bigger than their head to do that, but Leo does! He is a special host, respectful, honest and very cordial, Leo is the Best.
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CRod76
Best podcast
Since I was 13 it’s now been 8 years that I’ve been listening. Throughout them I would listen to Leo while I worked. I remember a time when sky lake was just getting announced. I’ve only used this podcast app for Leo and his shows and has made working enjoyable.
Culprit.
Leo is the BEST!
Leaving a review because of the recent negative reviews. They seem a bit silly to me. Just some very specific personal opinions IMO. Issue with an advertiser? Don’t buy their stuff! Leo handles the manscape adds with shyness and tact and in this business it is not so easy to pay the bills. Being so sensitive that you down rate Leo’s very excellent service to the community just because you can’t handle an aspect of anatomy is a bit silly. Perhaps you might find a good church/faith podcast to spend your time on. Apple hate? No way... you are clearly not listening well. Leo is largely platform agnostic. He has been a fan of Apple for decades, but is not afraid to call them out when they make poor decisions. We can’t always like every aspect of every product, and Leo is very balanced in calling out what even great designs do poorly. Global warming is established science. Why should Leo on his own show allow proselytizing less-than-factual comments that merely lead to the dumbing down of an increasingly ill informed right wing leaning blind populace? Perhaps you might consider one of the MANY right wing podcasts to listen to and to continue pursue your journey in ignorance. Sheesh! The Tech Guy is one of the last great spaces to receive balanced factual information,, and fully disclosed intelligent editorial opinions. hell... where else can you get free tech help from such a calm, accepting helper who readily helps people at ALL LEVELS of experience with kindness and concern. If you have not yet subscribed, I cannot imagine why you wouldn’t give this amazing free resource a try. - A Lifelong fan of the tech guy
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Matthew-ofFosterCity
Manscape?
I've istened to Leo for years, and have always looked forward to his weekend shows and podcasts. I am pretty disappointed though, in that he has started to advertise "Manscape" products. I used to feel comfortable playing the show throughout the house, but with the addition of this new advertiser, cannot do so anymore. I don't listen to the Tech Guy to hear about shaving pubic hair. Ridiculous!
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dkaff
Simply Excellent
Best tech podcast out there. Leo is not only incredibly tech Davy but also a great conversationalist!
GJMJR
Apple Hater
I’m so sick of every example is about Apple and how much he hate them. Trust me we’re all sick of hearing it STOP. There are people millions that love Apple products an none of your nasty comments will change that idol
CBWH
Apple Hater
I use to enjoy his show but Leo Hatred for Apple is ridiculous and I’m sick of hearing it. It’s nine stop he use Apple in every example to say something negative and praise whatever Android and Google are doing . Can you please stop.
llmfhjnbgrhg4(?!!
Best podcast that talks about tech
I love Leo
Yay1457
Fantastic!
Leo is the man! Great advice and very professional. Thanks for making this available on iTunes. Been following Leo since Tech TV days... Update: I love Sam the car guy for this year! Learned a lot from listening to him. Thank you Leo!
Bdawgno1
Rich Demuro is terrible! Bring Back Scott W as substitute!
Rich Demuro is TERRIBLE and gives very bad advice! Most of the time he’s either wrong or misunderstands the question or ignores the question and gives advice on what he thinks is more important. Make Scott Wilkinson the substitute again! Scott is great!!!
_111_1_
Over it.
Tired of hearing about what Leo drives and his next vacation. Tech is inherently interesting. Leo turns it into the Laporte story, self-serving and egomania. He demeans Kim Schaffer. The Tech Guy is to technology as Inside Edition is to news. The slide into mediocrity is picking up speed.
shopguyal
Lost me when he hung up on a caller
Leo hung up on a caller that basically didn’t follow Leo’s beliefs on climate change and or global warming. He told him he was wrong. I found that to be very intolerant of someone else or their views. Perhaps it could have been handled differently rather than to try to silence someone. Perhaps they could have debated if he wanted to or he could simply say, “I disagree, so how else can I help you?”
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Drummindog
Great podcast!
Leo is a “must listen” for anyone interested in technology!
icurnvus
Thanks
No one explains better and with more concern and passion than Leo.
Relax056
Love this podcast
Always enjoy listening to this podcast and learn so much about tech. I listen to it religiously every week.
abe619
Head in the sand
Leo's head is in the sand when it comes to health and privacy issues around Tech. He plays down possible health issues with RF, EMF exposure and seems to be clueless when it comes to the mass data collection that is going on by government and private industry. There are definitely still some gems to be found in his podcast when he's talking in areas he's expert at.
in2now
Stuck in the past...
It’s the same old formulaic tech call-in show: bumbling senior citizen phones in with an esoteric question. Host fumbles around for an answer, wishing he could just google it. Nobody learns a darn thing. Time for a commercial break! Repeat.
JoeCassara
Tell your friend and family.
Leo has the great ability to brake down technical subjects so my mom and das understand them.. This is a pod cast of his Saturday and Sunday syndicated radio show. If you have friends who are technically challenged see if Leo is on one of the local stations and ask tem to listen. Also I steel Leo's explanations and this helps me enplane what's going on to my family and coworker's.
Camera Mam
Helpful
I enjoy Leo, he makes tech fun
Bill Lyndhurst Oh
Where is the advice
Most of the time spent on photography or travel. Where is the computer advice and problem solving?
Spidie6
Awesome show
Enjoying the insight on tech news etc.
Hjhfksuidhvk
Great way to keep up with tech
I am a regular listener of this podcast, which also airs on many major networks such as KFI AM 640, and streams online on YouTube and a few other places. Leo Laporte usually begins the show with some current event/technology conversation and those are usually quite informative. After the first break, calls begin to come in and the best part about this is the variety that is not normally possible in a regular show type. Leo does a great job of explaining tech, but there’s also a chat room where many people weigh in, making this a very valuable source of information. Covering smartphones, smart watches, virtual/augmented reality, software and apps, ethics, and many other tech related items means it gets to the everyday issues but with just the right amount of geekiness for expert users. If it’s brand new, chances are it’s a topic of the show. If you want to follow tech, this is a great place to start, and the rest of Leo’s network TWiT is a great place to follow many other topics of interest. Highly recommend this podcast!
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poweredbyh2o
Love this TWIT Network
I listen to most of the podcast from this network they always provide great content but there are ppl like Rushifier who just here to troll by giving one star to this network
Kps909
A great start to my week.
You guys are the best. I listen to your shows on Monday whilst working and they always cheer me up. I usually get a good laugh from Brian and Jason. You are the best tech podcast since the old Maximum PC No BS podcasts from back in 2007-2008. Keep it up!
Rushifier
Let’s get back to knowledge and less chatter!
It has become more a talk...talk...less the great information we got used to? Still listen just not as often...
Ya!Baby
Great tech show
I’ve been listening to this podcast for a few years and wanted to say that I really enjoy how Leo presents the contact and assists users everyday with their technology issues. I’m a techy too so can relate!!!!!
Woodsb1231892
This show changes lives
1) Got me into computers at a young age 2) studied engineering in college as result 3) moved to city cause of acquaintance from college 4) met my wife in said town 5) I owe it to Leo
cabboootle
I love the TWiT network
Leo Laporte is always energetic and entertaining! So much information on the technology that effects all of our lifes!
TomTone
Great Podcast
The go to podcast for tech info. Leo is great. Very patient and genuinely cares.
onesaintsfan
Review with a complaint
Hello, I love the show. 👍 I listen to the recorded shows. I have been using the IPAD app to listen and have been using the Play for 10, 15, 30 min so Leo could talk and help me relax 👏😊. I just upgraded my IPad to ver 11 and the play option for 5, 10, 15, etc is missing. Now I have to get up walk across the room and open the iPad and turn off. 😩
Georgethe4th
Awesome tips on many technical things
Great recommendations for computers, cameras, programs. Etc. must listen every week
Dent Action pdr
Not much tech in the Tech Guy
It is mostly banter, self-promotion, and ads. No real compelling content or questions.
N74JW
Continues to talk non tech
I liked Leo and his whole network of podcasts but have slowly stopped listening to his shows as he continues to talk politics. It is ok to have an opinion but when you are a tech journalist who comes off as smug and degrading to half the country it will eventually catch up to you. (Especially when you apparently know very little about the political topics you speak of). Too bad.
Jdogmt
Dongle
Dongle
Iansimpson
Awesome
Thanks for all the great advice
Snowwmman
Leo is great
Great content but I never end up finishing any of them unless I have plenty of windshield time.
LanMind
Great podcast
Leo really has a knack for helping the callers. Sure, some questions are pretty basic but some aren't and his breadth of knowledge is impressive. He's never condescending no matter what the subject. I also always enjoy his monologues on current issues.
Quakefan
Leo's the best!
Have learned so much from listening to Leo. Everyone should listen to this podcast! Keep up the great work!
Magicwafflez
Useless
Useless tech laced with politics. If I wanted to listen to that, I'd marry my ex wife again.
Bluesteel7697
The Best Tech show!
Leo is the best, Love his show!
Rick..M
The best
Hands down!!!
Dchotel
Need to listen more!
Not a techhead so maybe my experience isn't a common one. But every time I tune in, I discover something new.
Rutherford Beehave
Killing Time
How much time does Leo have to waste?? Here is a guy full of knowledge in the real world of technology, and he is talking randomly about butter and eggs.
making7
horrible
terrible podcast
lequinhoz
Yay!
Love this! ... So very helpful! YAY!!!
2bDanish
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