From the The 404 Podcast Blog
The 404 1,275: Where we give Tony Hale a hand (podcast)
We're very proud to have actor Tony Hale on the show today. You know him from "Arrested Development" and "Veep." He tells us about auditioning for the role of Buster, the Internet's hand in the success of "Arrested Development," and the cinematic future of the series.
The 404 1,274: Where Microsoft makes the same mistakes (podcast)
On today's show, Jeff and Polygon's Russ Frushtick will speak the unsaid about the Xbox One and predict this year's hellish Black Friday, then Justin will read an excerpt from the worst fan fiction ever written.
The 404 1,273: Where overall we think it's necessary (podcast)
Sharon Vaknin reports on last night's Webby Awards and the new Xbox One gaming console. Then she sticks around to talk GIFs, her favorite Urban Dictionary entries, and her upcoming how-to reports.
The 404 1,272: Where Tumblr takes the cake (podcast)
Justin's back from a sabbatical harvesting McNuggets and McSalad Shakers, Nintendo takes money from fan, a politician goes to Facebook school, and Yahoo buys Tumblr for $1.1 billion almost exactly five years after CEO David Karp appeared on The 404.
The 404 1271: Where we Carey on just fine without Yu (podcast)
Aside from today's show having the best title ever, we're chatting with Bridget Carey about Google I/O 2013 and nerd fights. All this, plus a new giveaway contest!
The 404 1270: Where it's like comparing apples and googles (podcast)
With Google I/O 2013 underway, we chat with Jill Schlesinger about the company's $900 stock price. Also on the docket is college loans, Sony's fragmentation, hockey and more.
The 404 1269: Where rad goes viral (podcast)
Spotify's Shanon Cook delivers the top 10 viral songs from Spotify, then Mark and Jeff preview Deadpool and The Bureau: XCOM Declassified.
The 404 1,268: Where we buy beats behind bars (podcast)
Today we'll report a handful of stories, including a study of the "lost boy" generation and the Machinima network, NSA's secret Google tricks, "Pinterest Stress" affecting your Mom, and the music business in American prisons.
The 404 1,267: Where we fang with briends (podcast)
A new single-serving Tumblr page makes every New Yorker hate their apartment, a San Franciscan put a van on Airbnb, a new font lets dyslexia sufferers read, and Bang With Friends saddles up for life on the run.
The 404 1,266: Where our boss fights are anticlimactic (podcast)
Mark Licea jumps back into the guest seat today for a chat about Wolfenstein: New Order, a hack that gives you a spoiler-free Internet, and Nintendo's big problem in advance of E3.
The 404 1,265: Where we build weapons of mass distraction (podcast)
Did you know that Dave Chappelle was in a "Home Improvement" spinoff sitcom in the 1990s? All of the episodes are on YouTube right now, and we'll trace its history on today's 404 episode.
The 404 1264: Where we try and stay Glassy (podcast)
404 friends Scott Stein and Ty Pendlebury jump on to co-host today's show filled with Google Glass ridicule, videogame gambling and piracy crackdown ineffectiveness.
The 404 1,263: Where Caroline bribes us with bacon (podcast)
After a two-year absence, Caroline McCarthy finally makes her return to the show to tell us about her time at Google and why she did the impossible and left.
The 404 1,262: Where we lock the gates with Marc Maron (podcast)
Comedian Marc Maron usually interviews his friends on his WTF Podcast, but today we're turning the tables and getting his take on tracking down Internet trolls, his development as a humorist, and his new TV show on IFC.
The 404 1,261: Where we pass Glass (podcast)
Cybertronic Bridget Carey guest stars on today's episode and dons her newly purchased Google Glass Explorer Edition headset! She'll give us her first impressions, and we'll try on the future of wearable technology.
The 404 1,260: Where we work out the bugs (podcast)
Leaked from today's 404 episode: The original Apple iPhone will soon reach "obsolete status," an awful 'Gangnam Style' parody at the Indian Samsung Galaxy unveiling, and Calls from the Public!
The 404 1,259: Where we blow smoke up your tower (podcast)
San Francisco has a big problem with iPhone theft, so the SFPD has taken to undercover sting operations to get to the source of the racket. Some say their tactics entrap law-abiding citizens into a transaction; others applaud its ingenuity. This and more on today's 404!
The 404 1,258: Where we get a GIF from Peter Ha (podcast)
Peter Ha, 404 regular and Gizmodo editor, returns with toys on his mind. We talk about Transformers and other favorite action figures from the '90s, NY subways getting Wi-Fi and cell service, a giant head in the Hudson, and the Mars Rover's subliminal messaging.
The 404 1,257: Where we're blank on the inside (podcast)
Jeff's been sent plenty of strange gifts from video game PR, but a marketing gimmick for "Beyond: Two Souls" that just came in the mail this morning has us all scratching our heads, Bridget Carey included.
The 404 1,256: Where we go off the charts with Shanon Cook (podcast)
Spotify trend expert Shanon Cook is our guest on today's 404 episode. She'll tell us what's cool on Spotify this week and introduce us to a few new artists. Programming note: This is a Macklemore-free show.
The 404 1,255: Where we don't know what to do with our hands (podcast)
Mark Licea's helping us out on the engineering board for the week, and today he'll help us answer two questions: has anyone ever taken a good photo of a live band, and is it possible to lose weight playing video games?
The 404 1,254: Where can you spare a Bitcoin? (podcast)
Aunt Jill has breaking news to tell The 404! We'll also talk to her about plummeting Apple stock, the Bitcoin bubble, and the usual round of financial questions from our listeners.
The 404 1,253: Where there ain't nothing wrong with a little Bjork and grind (podcast)
With just over 300,000 people living in Iceland, it's safe to say that everyone is related. You can imagine what this does to the dating pool, so the country developed an app...to prevent incest. Yep, 100 percent serious.
The 404 1,252: Where we rock the couch with Ben Hoffman (podcast)
We don't chat with guests over Skype very often, but how could we say no when Comedy Central offered us Ben Hoffman, creator and host of The Ben Show? Check out today's episode for the full interview!
The 404 1,251: Where we find the cipher in the sound (podcast)
Leaked from today's show: Facebook cryptography, steganography in social media, crowd-sourcing a witch hunt, and demonic portraits purposely hidden beneath waves of electronic music.