Techathlon podcast: The best way to stream, web history, and internet story time

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Hulu recently added several seasons of the 2007-era game show, Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader, to its streaming service. It’s a show in which Jeff Foxworthy asks people who all seem to shop at the same Gap store questions kids typically learn in grade school. There’s a panel of smug kid actors there to help the adults answer the questions while Foxworthy dishes out sick burns about the contestants’ intelligence. It’s kind of a fun concept, but you only get about five questions in each show because they need to make room for all the old-school network TV pomp and circumstance. Luckily, that’s not the case with Techathlon. This week’s episode is wall-to-wall edutatinment.

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Here’s a look at what to expect from this week’s episode.

Techathlon Decathlon

We’re switching up the way we break down tech headlines. Our panel now faces 10 trivia questions about the biggest tech news stories of the week. Contestants buzz in, try to steal points from each other, and mix trash talk with valuable insight. It’s like those shows on ESPN where guys dress up in suits and yell about football, only funnier and more interesting.

Caught in the Web

The World Wide Web recently celebrated its 30th birthday. The Web celebrated by growing a goatee, buying an impractical Corvette, and learning how to play Fortnite in an effort to recapture its youth. We celebrate with a Web history trivia game that tests our knowledge of the connected past.

Story Time: Web Edition

Our panelists share some of their cherished web memories regarding the first websites to which they became hopelessly addicted. It’s a fun and wildly embarrassing trip down the memory super highway.

Battle Royale: Streaming Services

Apple is reportedly working on its own video streaming service that will debut next month, but what’s the best way to stream right now? Each one of our hosts champions a player: Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime. Then, it’s an intellectual battle to the death in which no one actually dies and you, dear listener, get some useful insight into which one actually makes the most sense.

Play along!

New episodes come out every Monday, so be sure to subscribe to keep up on the most recent games, and follow us on Twitter so you can talk trash, share your scores, or say mean things about those kid actors from Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader without judgment. We're all very impressed that you remember who the first president to get impeached was, Jeremy, now give me your lunch money!