361 Podcast

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

198 episodes of 361 Podcast since the first episode, which aired on 27 April 2011.

  • Our ‘smart-homes’ a year on [S14E06]

    9 February 2017  |  Season 14  |  46 mins 57 secs

    This week the team re-visit home automation, a year on from our ‘smart-home challenge’. Ewan tells us about a break in (or was it?) and we discuss what we kept from he challenge and what we’ve added since, along with the frustrations of ‘dumb’ systems with apps and new houses built without smart features. This episode was originally scheduled for release in early January - sorry about all that Christmas chat.

  • What did we learn at CES? [S14E05]

    2 February 2017  |  Season 14  |  53 mins 13 secs

    This week the team look back at Consumer Electronics Show, trying to understand the themes that emerged: voice (and Alexa) everywhere, home automation and ‘emotional’ robots. Rafe, our ‘man on the ground’ gives us his view. Ewan’s still in Denmark and has discovered it has a land border with Germany… who knew?

  • On the road again… [S14E04]

    8 January 2017  |  Season 14  |  51 mins 4 secs

    Happy New Year! We’re back and - seasonally - talking about our travel experiences again and how mobile influences it. Ewan’s saved from disaster by Amazon Prime Now in San Francisco (seriously, how are they not sponsoring this yet?), Rafe’s excited by a QR code in a cathedral (don’t judge) and Ben wants to talk to Alexa in his hotel room (who needs friends?).

  • 2017: Year of mobile (first) [S14E03]

    29 December 2016  |  Season 14  |  47 mins 38 secs

    This week we look forward to 2017 - we think it’s the year of mobile… again (but this time it’s all about ‘mobile first’). We talk about what this really means, how we know, where it’s happening and why consumers’ preference is a far more important factor than the technology. It’s still a bit chilly in Denmark.

  • It’s a very Echo Christmas [S14E02]

    22 December 2016  |  Season 14  |  48 mins 56 secs

    This week the team talk about Amazon’s smash-hit home assistant ‘things’ - the Echo and the Dot - and the on-board personality Alexa. We think they’ll sell by the ton this holiday season and wonder why we enjoy them so much compared to Siri. We discuss how we use them, the extra ’skills’ you can add and setting up simple home automation. WARNING - we say ‘Alexa’ a lot this episode so mute your Echo!

  • Pop goes the phablet [S14E01]

    16 December 2016  |  Season 14  |  43 mins 28 secs

    The team are back, now only two-thirds London-based. Ewan provides in-depth coverage of whether it gets cold in Denmark in winter and we (eventually) turn our attention to the fall-out from Samsung’s disastrous Galaxy Note 7 launch. Is the Samsung brand terminally damaged, did they do the right thing and will consumers trust them again after months of negative press coverage?

  • Android challenge wrap-up [S13E10]

    3 September 2016  |  Season 13  |  53 mins 55 secs

    As season 13 draws to a close and Ewan heads to t…

  • Ben: Origin Story [S13E09]

    26 August 2016  |  Season 13  |  43 mins 10 secs

    This week it's Mr Smith's turn to tell his backgr…

  • Rafe: Origin Story [S13E08]

    18 August 2016  |  Season 13  |  1 hr 1 min

    This week we put Rafe Blandford in the spotlight …

  • What next for apps? [S13E07]

    4 August 2016  |  Season 13  |  52 mins 37 secs

    This week we turn the whole episode over to liste…

  • Ewan: Origin story [S13E06]

    26 July 2016  |  Season 13  |  46 mins 11 secs

    This week we track Ewan's history in tech - incit…

  • The on-demand economy & #RubRafe [S13E05]

    19 July 2016  |  Season 13  |  52 mins 57 secs

    The day we (but especially Rafe) didn’t think wou…

  • Holidays & travel (2016 update) [S13E04]

    12 July 2016  |  Season 13  |  44 mins 28 secs

    This week, as summer arrives in the UK with storm…

  • Unscripted: Politics, fitness and LinkedIn [S13E03]

    4 July 2016  |  Season 13  |  51 mins 47 secs

    Ewan’s taken over again this week and he doesn’t …

  • Rafe sets a challenge [S13E02]

    28 June 2016  |  Season 13  |  49 mins 58 secs

    This week Rafe takes control to set the season’s …

  • Google I/O, WWDC 2016 and… #RubRafe [S13E01]

    20 June 2016  |  Season 13  |  53 mins 28 secs

    The team are back with season 13 and some big new…