Techathlon podcast: Electric cars, essential video games, and the week’s biggest technology news

Test your tech knowledge and maybe even learn something.

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Here we are in the first week of spring, which means it’s time to clean up everything in your life. For your house, there’s Marie Kondo’s Netflix show that will inspire you to throw away all the junk you’ve accumulated over the years. For your vehicle, a full-service car wash can take care of all the winter grime and salt that’s currently eating away at it. And we’re here at the Techathlon to help scrape all those cobwebs out of your brain.

New episodes arrive every Monday. You can listen in the player above, subscribe via iTunes, add us on Stitcher, check us out on Anchor, keep up on Spotify, or find us wherever fine podcasts are served.

Here’s what you can expect from this week’s episode.

Techathlon Decathlon

As always, we start with a 10-question deathmatch that pits our players against one another to find out who knows the most about the week's big tech stories. It's a great way to catch up on the headlines and feel intellectually superior to our hosts. Questions this week include topics like the latest trend in food delivery, Apple's latest lawsuit, and Google's new game streaming tech, Stadia.

Game of Games

How much do you know about the most popular titles in video game history? Jason tests our knowledge of the best selling games for each console and I fill everyone in on my irrational hatred for that greedy, yellow jerk, Pac-Man.

Don't Stat Me: Electric Cars

Last week, Elon Musk announced the arrival of the Model Y electric SUV that we've been hearing about since 2015. The long-awaited vehicles don't start rolling out until next year (and that's if there are no Model 3-style delays), but we take a look at the EV landscape as it is right now. Do you know the top speed of the fastest road-legal electric car? How about the percentage of EVs on the road in the U.S. last year? Listen and find out.

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