Techathlon Logo
You can listen in the player embedded right below this image. PopSci Staff

It can take some effort to get your brain fully functioning again after a weekend, but luckily, the latest episode of Techathlon is here to massage your neurons with the equal parts entertainment and information. Here’s a peek at what to expect from each segment this week.

Last Week in Tech

We recap some of the most notable recent technology stories. This week’s topics:

  • Samsung introduced a bunch of new smartphones, including the impressive Galaxy S10, but one of them folds out into a tablet and totally overshadowed everything else.

  • Audi announced the expansion of its Traffic Light Information system that can help prevent you from having to sit at red signals.

  • Google turned on the microphone in its Nest Secure hub. The problem? Nobody knew it was there in the first place.

Show and Tell

We get a lot of weird stuff in the office and this week’s is one of the weirdest. We check out the Johnsonville Sizzling Sausage Grill, which works surprisingly well and makes the entire podcast studio smell like bratwursts.

Wait, There’s a Crypto For That?

Cryptocurrencies can get really outrageous. In this game, we try to figure out which coins are real and which ones Corinne invented. If you didn’t know how ridiculous the crypto world has gotten, this will be an eye-opener.

Hacking Poetic

We revisit some of Apple’s biggest blunders in the form of sonnet poems. Don’t worry if you don’t know what a sonnet it, some of our competitors had to hit up the Wikipedia page, too.

Gadget Auction Action

Recently, a pristine copy of a rare Super Mario Bros. variant pulled down more than $100,000 at auction, but that’s not the only piece of electronics out there that’s worth big bucks. We hunt down some of the most expensive devices ever to hit the auction block, including a vintage pair of Apple sneakers that your dad probably would love.


The new episodes of Techathlon drop every Monday, so be sure to subscribe and listen on iTunes, Stitcher, Anchor, or wherever you get your podcasts. The 10,000th subscriber will be our big winner and we’ll mail you one of the sausages we cooked on this week’s episode (Legal disclaimer: This isn’t a real contest and we won’t mail you a sausage). Also, be sure to follow us on Twitter so you can play along, brag about your performance, or just make fun of us for our answers.

See you next week!