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GeekSpeak’s Lyle Troxell Celebrates 20 Years of Hosting

Source: Geek Speak

August 13, 2020 — Santa Cruz, CA

Episode: Motivations of Podcasting and Fretless Instruments

This week on Geek Speak, host Lyle Troxell celebrates 20 years of hosting GeekSpeak, guest Ben Jaffe talks about deciding to end his fantastic podcast Linear Digressions, and Lyle and Ben geek out on playing instruments that do not have “frets” like the Cello and Trombone.

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On celebrating 20 years of hosting GeekSpeak:

“That’s right, this week celebrates 20 years of me hosting Geekspeak, of having conversations with interesting people— lots of conversations with lots of interesting people. And I thought, to celebrate those 20 years, why not contact a few of of them, get in touch, see how they’re doing , and have some interesting geeky conversations with them.” — Lyle Troxell

On deciding to end machine learning podcast Linear Digressions:

“At some point you say, we’ve accomplished our objective… It’s been an interesting process reflecting, now that it’s ended” — Ben Jaffe

On playing fretless instruments:

“It’s kind of like when you speak a lot of languages, which I don’t, I’ve heard it’s a lot easier to pick up the next language. I think the same is true for instruments.” — Ben Jaffe

GeekSpeak is a a weekly talk show about technology, science, and human creativity that excites, educates, and fosters curiosity. Episodes touch on how technology affects society and how society reacts to that change. The hosts are passionate about explaining complex concepts in simple, easy to digest, chunks, and bridge the gaps between Geeks and the rest of humanity.

This episode is available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Overcast, RSS Feed, and the Geek Speak website.


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