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MashReads Podcast: 'Goodbye Days' dives into the messy feelings of young grief

MashReads Podcast: 'Goodbye Days' dives into the messy feelings of young grief Or at least that's the case with YA author Jeff Zentner's latest novel Goodbye Days.Now instead of spending his senior year with his closest friends, Carver is mourning the loss of lives that passed far too young.

MashTalk: Is Apple's Mac Pro apology enough to stop users from defecting to Windows?

MashTalk: Is Apple's Mac Pro apology enough to stop users from defecting to Windows? But is the apology and promise of a do-over (that, again, won't come for another year) enough to smooth things over with frustrated Pro users?Tech Editor Pete Pachal, Chief Correspondent Lance Ulanoff, Senior Tech Correspondent Raymond Wong, and Assistant Tech Editor Louise Matsakis discuss just that on this week's MashTalk podcast.

MashTalk: Did Burger King cross the line with its Google Home stunt?

MashTalk: Did Burger King cross the line with its Google Home stunt? Needless to say, Google Home users were pissed at the invasiveness of the marketing stunt, and Google moved quickly to block the phrase.But did Burger King really screw up big time and cross the line, or should we expect more brands to start "hijacking" our smart speakers (3:04)?

MashReads Podcast: Why you should reread 'The Great Gatsby' as an adult

MashReads Podcast: Why you should reread 'The Great Gatsby' as an adult There are few books that capture the pursuit of — and utter disenchantment with — the American Dream as well as F.Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby.

ESPN killed something else with its layoffs, its best hope to reach millennials: TrueHoop podcasts

ESPN killed something else with its layoffs, its best hope to reach millennials: TrueHoop podcasts The news that the podcasts will shut down comes along with the massive layoffs announced earlier this week.As the TrueHoop podcast brand grew, more of ESPN's more vibrant voices joined the mix, along with something very different: podcast co-hosts who had no official relationship with ESPN (shouts to Big Wos, an early member of the TrueHoop family).

ESPN launches new podcast series, bringing back TrueHoop cast to NBA fans

ESPN launches new podcast series, bringing back TrueHoop cast to NBA fans But there's a catch: the pop-culture-meets-sports-talk series of podcasts have a brand-new name, and a slightly different, but mostly familiar lineup.Beginning Friday, most of the people behind the popular TrueHoop series of podcasts will return under a new name: The Basketball Analogy.

Does Microsoft now make more exciting computers than Apple?

Does Microsoft now make more exciting computers than Apple? Along with Windows 10 S, Microsoft announced its very first clamshell notebook, the Surface Laptop — and what a laptop it is.5 hour battery life, the Surface Laptop seems to have it all.

Side Hustle Pro is the perfect entrepreneurship podcast

Side Hustle Pro is the perfect entrepreneurship podcast That's why Nicaila Matthews created Side Hustle Pro, a podcast that features black women entrepreneurs explaining how they turned their side hustles into successful businesses.One year after its launch, Side Hustle Pro gets 400,000 downloads and 65,000 unique listens per month.

MTV is already discussing a future 'Teen Wolf' reboot before the current 'Teen Wolf' even says goodbye

MTV is already discussing a future 'Teen Wolf' reboot before the current 'Teen Wolf' even says goodbye Just look at Teen Wolf, which is reportedly being discussed for a revival before the current series even closes.The Hollywood Reporter shared on Wednesday that MTV is already discussing a reboot of its beloved werewolf teen drama, which may seem like madness considering.

Debate settled: The plural of emoji is...

Debate settled: The plural of emoji is... It's been a big week for emoji 😎 After Monday kicked things off with the fourth annual World Emoji Day 🙌 Apple announced a new set of emojis coming to the iPhone later this year, including Woman With Headscarf and Zombie.🎬 It hits theaters on July 28, and Sony Pictures hosted a ceremony at the Empire State Building to both promote the movie and commemorate World Emoji Day, with the movie's cast — including Patrick Stewart 🚀 and Maya Rudolph 😂 — hosting an event where the iconic skyscraper was lit up in "emoji yellow" 👊 Also in attendance: Jeremy Burge, the founder and Chief Emoji Officer of Emojipedia.

How the podcast boom is finally forcing radio to become more diverse

How the podcast boom is finally forcing radio to become more diverse For decades, radio has been the domain of middle-class white folks, most often of the straight male variety.But podcast-obsessed millennials aren't the first ones to recognize the need to tackle the lack of diversity in radio.

The latest trend in podcasts? Making them into movies

The latest trend in podcasts? Making them into movies In just a few years, Gimlet has put together a lineup of podcasts —  including "Reply All," "Homecoming," and "Crimetown" — that rivals the offerings of incumbents like NPR and Slate.That's why Gimlet's already got a few big projects in the pipeline, including "Alex, Inc.

This shower speaker might finally make you a morning person

This shower speaker might finally make you a morning person The few minutes you spend in the shower each morning give you a precious respite from the chaos of the day.If that’s the case, you should consider purchasing a powerful, Bluetooth-enabled shower speaker like the XXL Shower Speaker.

A perfect hack if Apple's earphones don't fit your ears

A perfect hack if Apple's earphones don't fit your ears But, life goes on, and whether you own AirPods (the newer, wireless earphones) or remain a proud, EarPod-wearing member of the resistance, they generally sound and look pretty good.While we cannot convince the folks in Cupertino to chill out about headphone jacks, we do have an easy fix for those fit issues: Earhoox 2.

The world is once again safe for podcasting after patent trolls lose in court

The world is once again safe for podcasting after patent trolls lose in court Podcasters can breathe easy this week, after a court shut down an invalid patent threatening their craft.The case was being fought by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, who have closely watched the status of a supposed patent for podcasting, owned by a company called Personal Audio.

'Grief Is The Thing With Feathers' is a postmodern novel about grief, and it's so damn sad and so damn perfect

'Grief Is The Thing With Feathers' is a postmodern novel about grief, and it's so damn sad and so damn perfect Toward the end of Max Porter's novel Grief Is The Thing With Feathers,' Porter is tasked with explaining what grief is: "Grief?This week on the MashReads Podcast, we read and discuss Porter's Grief Is The Thing With Feathers.

Listen to music—and nothing else—with these noise-cancelling headphones

Listen to music—and nothing else—with these noise-cancelling headphones The first, obviously, is because you want to listen to something, like music or a podcast.But the second is because you don’t want to listen to something, like those loud bros on the train or your roommate's, uh, amorous pursuits.

6 business podcasts to listen to this fall

6 business podcasts to listen to this fall With summer winding up, it’s time to get back to business and if you’re in need of a little extra inspiration or insight, these seven podcasts are perfect for binge-listening this fall.There are the expectations that come with getting a business off the ground and then there are the realities.

What 'Star Trek' star LeVar Burton learned as first-time podcaster

What 'Star Trek' star LeVar Burton learned as first-time podcaster The former Star Trek and Roots star just wrapped the first season of his weekly podcast, LeVar Burton Reads, where Burton lends his reassuring, emotive voice to various works of short-form fiction.(It wasn't without controversy, however — Burton's company settled a lawsuit from Reading Rainbow's rights holder, Buffalo public broadcaster WNED, at the end of August.

MashReads Podcast: Marie Lu says her new book 'Warcross' is a love letter to all of her favorite things

MashReads Podcast: Marie Lu says her new book 'Warcross' is a love letter to all of her favorite things For YA novelist Marie Lu, Warcross, her latest novel, is more than a book.The novel follows a young hacker and bounty hunter, Emika Chen, tasked with finding petty criminals in 'Warcross,' an internationally loved virtual reality video game.