Podcasting in July

Things have slowed down this month due to timing and illnesses. But things are coming back together.

JPG (Subscribe Here)

Only one episode this month from the JPG crew. In that one episode Adam and myself discuss the probable death of King Stannis Baratheon and look back on his contributions to the Game of Thrones series.

Hello From Hong Kong (Subscribe Here)

My new Hong Kong themed podcast started off without a hitch, episodes should be out every two weeks, two episodes have indeed landed. In episode one I chat with a popular Periscoper named John in Hong Kong and we discuss this new medium. We also see where it can be taken and discuss what its like being first on a new platform. Episode two is an episode I never published from my Prick Me podcast, it has been easily adapted for Hello From Hong Kong and my guest and myself discuss the dating scene in Hong Kong.

  • Notice episodes are coming out on Thursdays (Wednesday in the US) for both shows? It's probably going to be like that for the foreseeable future. :-)
  • I'm also looking into getting a portable mic for on location podcasts instead of lugging my laptop and yeti mic around, things would be a lot easier. Let's see.

Watch this Watch

The Internet is discussing the pricing of these Apple watches and we now have just over a month before we actually find out. Collectively we're wondering and denying how high they could be. People who don't believe these things won't cost much more than $1,000 for the stainless steel and gold editions don't understand the Chinese market (or the basic pricing of material costs).

Living in Hong Kong for me reinforces the idea that Apple is on a winner with $10,000+ watches ($350 as well for that matter). The mainland Chinese know no bounds to obtaining and then wanting to show off the ownership of their luxury goods. This is a huge part of Chinese culture just like big cars are to American culture. Americans love their big cars, the Chinese love showing off how wealthy they are. These cultural trends are that obvious.

Do people realise how many luxury watch shops there are in Hong Kong alone? This watch wasn't meant for you, you as in the western market. I feel like the West is going to be by-standing on this one with a collective 'WTF', and learn something about Eastern Culture in the next Apple earnings report. Who knows, maybe even before that.