This week marks the 500th episode of Gadgets Lab. This is a surprisingly huge number. To pay tribute to him, we’ve invited some of our former co-hosts to come to this week’s show and share their memories.
Our guests, Mat Honan, David Pierce, and Arielle Pardes, speak in their own words (with their own voices!) About what it was like working at WIRED and doing a weekly personal tech show. It’s a fun walk down memory lane for sure. But this special episode also offers a rare look behind the scenes of Gadgets Lab, so you can get a feel for how the show is put on and how it has evolved over the years.
Read Mat Honan’s feverish dream of a guilty gadget journalist here. Read his story on Slack here. Read Arielle’s Chris Evans cover story here. Discover his story on breast pumps here and its history in technological workplaces in the pandemic here. Read Lauren’s cover on Simone Giertz here. Subscribe to David Pierce Source code bulletin here, and listen to it Source code Podcast here. Read Mike’s Coffee Machine Review here. We have no recommendations this week.
Mat Honan can be found on Twitter @carpet. Arielle Pardes is @pardesoteric. David Pierce is @pierce. Lauren Goode is @LaurenGoode. Michael Calore is @snack. Bling the main hotline at @GadgetLab. The show is produced by Boone Ashworth (@booneashworth). Our theme music is by Solar keys.
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