The Divide Podcast

Join us as we take a pub-meet approach to a specific geeky topic every fortnight. Anything from gaming and technology to comic books and RPGs are up for discussion as we try to take apart topics we find interesting.

15. Virtually Reality

Subtitle: In which John tells us about his fancy VR headset
Published: Fri, 5 Aug 2016 18:00:00 GMT
Length: 83:16 minutes

After a short summer break we're back with an episode all about virtual reality. John has a fancy new HTC Vive, Ben is trying to convince himself he doesn't need one, and Chris just wants to be on the bridge with Captain Janeway...

Show Links

- Sonic Mania trailer

- HTC Vive

- Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes

- Pool Nation VR

- Star Trek Bridge Crew

Download Episode: iTunes / M4A Format (34MB)

14. WWDC 2016 - "iTunes with tabs"

Subtitle: Unpacking the WWDC 2016 keynote
Published: Wed, 15 Jun 2016 09:00:00 GMT
Length: 99:02 minutes

We take look at the new announcements from Apple for watchOS, tvOS, macOS, and iOS in a special episode almost as long as the WWDC keynote itself. We also have a brief chat about the latest news from E3 and Chris gets upset about the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man.

Show Links

- Ghostbusters Deviations #1

- Xbox E3 Briefing

- Playstation at E3 2016

- LEGO Dimensions E3 Trailer

- Titanfall 2 Trailer

- South Park: The Fractured But Whole Trailer

Download Episode: iTunes / M4A Format (42MB)

13. Console Yourself

Subtitle: Chatting about our history with video game consoles
Published: Wed, 25 May 2016 09:00:00 GMT
Length: 82:37 minutes

This week we're discussing video game consoles from our first tentative steps in the 8-bit era to the almost HD consoles of the modern day. We also discuss the Flic button, Day of the Tentacle, the Nvidia GTX 1080, Stellaris, and our predictions for WWDC.

Show Links

- Flic: The wireless smart button

- Day of the Tentacle

- Nvidia GTX 1080

- Stellaris

- Angry Video Game Nerd on Michael Jackson's Moonwalker

Download Episode: iTunes / M4A Format (35MB)

12. Reboots - "John BoyTiger vs Jason Seagull"

Subtitle: A discussion on reboots
Published: Wed, 4 May 2016 09:00:00 GMT
Length: 81:33 minutes

This month we're going in-depth with a lengthy discussion on reboots, particularly in movie franchises like Spiderman, Batman, and that film by that director we're not allowed to mention in front of Chris. In addition, we address some board game follow-up, tell you how to test a HTC Vive in the UK, and get all excited at the prospect of a new Red Dead Redemption game.

Show Links

- Profanity Buzzer

- Niles The Pug

- Dark Souls: The Board Game

- Widows Walk

- Meizu PRO 5 Ubuntu Edition

- Trans-Dimensional Turtles

- Overclockers VR Experience

- New Star Trek series not in JJ Abrams universe

Download Episode: iTunes / M4A Format (33MB)

11. 3D Printing - "A lemon with Trogdor arms"

Subtitle: Chatting about 3D printing
Published: Wed, 6 Apr 2016 12:00:00 GMT
Length: 66:54 minutes

We're talking about 3D printing this week with a focus on John's experience of the Da Vinci AIO 1.0. In addition, Chris has some updates on DC Rebirth, John is interested in the Xbox One development kit, and Ben proposes an experiment in the measurement of canine happiness...

Show Links

- Xbox One Dev Kit

- Unreal Tournament

- Planet Coaster

- Da Vinci AIO 1.0

- OLO 3D Printer

- Lemon with Trogdor arms


Download Episode: iTunes / M4A Format (51MB)

10. Let us loop you in. Again.

Subtitle: Discussing Apple's "Let us loop you in" event
Published: Wed, 23 Mar 2016 15:00:00 GMT
Length: 66:01 minutes

This week we discuss the recent Apple event in which the iPhone SE and 9.7" iPad Pro were unveiled. Chris has a rant about his internet provider (before promptly being disconnected), Ben talks about Twilight Princess HD, and John gets excited about a box of replacement Apple Pencil nibs...

Show Links

- Ghostbusters Trailer

- Rollercoaster Tycoon 2 on iOS

- Let us loop you in event

- Apple Pencil tips

Download Episode: iTunes / M4A Format (28MB)

09. Board Games and Tangents - "MithRail: One does not simply ride to Mordor"

Subtitle: Chatting about board games
Published: Wed, 2 Mar 2016 10:00:00 GMT
Length: 82:43 minutes

We're discussing board games this week including such gems as 1861: The Railways of the Russian Empire, Terra Mystica, Takenoko, and Betrayal at the House on the Hill. We also have time to mention Super Hot, Deadpool, the HTC Vive, and some PC games that Ben has supported on Kickstarter!

Show Links

- A Place for the Unwilling

- Pinstripe - An Adventure Through Hell

- Super Hot

- HTC Vive

- 1861: The Railways of the Russian Empire

- Terra Mystica

- Takenoko

- Betrayal at the House on the Hill

Download Episode: iTunes / M4A Format (62MB)

08. Drunkstarter: A discussion on crowdfunding

Subtitle: Discussing Kickstarter and crowdfunding
Published: Wed, 17 Feb 2016 13:00:00 GMT
Length: 88:14 minutes

We chat about crowdfunding (John loves it, Ben hates it, Chris hasn't tried it) and some of our favourite Kickstarter campaigns. We also check in on Mass Effect 4 pricing, dissect the Code 53 issue, and wonder if Nicolas Cage movies can fix online dating.

Show Links

- Firewatch

- Vulkan

- Atelier Playing Cards

- Quickdraw Cable

- Yooka-Laylee

- BBC report on Star Citizen

- Air Bonsai

- MyHangover

- Cage Match

Download Episode: iTunes / M4A Format (66MB)

07. Mind Missiles and The Internet of Stuff

Subtitle: Chatting about 'The Internet of Things'
Published: Wed, 27 Jan 2016 08:00:00 GMT
Length: 67:00 minutes

We discuss 'The Internet of Things' and a number of cool pieces of internet enabled hardware you can go and buy today. We'll give examples of how to connect your home together with IFTTT, HomeKit, and devices like the Arduino. It turns out that John wants more Raspberry Pi's in his life, Ben wants a Tesla, and Chris has an interesting idea for a TV show...

Show Links

- Music Tracker for iPhone (shameless self-promotion from Ben)

- Lifeline...


- Controlling a WeMo with HomeKit

- Summon update for Tesla

Download Episode: iTunes / M4A Format (51MB)

06. Upcoming Video Games of 2016 - "The 'JJ Abrams' of game lists"

Subtitle: Talking about the new releases in 2016 we're most looking forward to.
Published: Wed, 13 Jan 2016 10:00:00 GMT
Length: 90:36 minutes

We discuss around 40 games that we're excited for in 2016 on PC, PS4, and Xbox One including Crackdown 3, Final Fantasy XV, Zelda, Mass Effect, Street Fighter V, and Yooka-Laylee. In addition, we spend some time discussing the Oculus Rift pre-order and the rumour that the iPhone 7 won't have a headphone port. Finally, Chris is still upset with JJ Abrams...

Show Links

- Free Code Camp

- Oculus Rift

- Crackdown 3 Tech Demo

Download Episode: iTunes / M4A Format (46MB)

05. "Jar Jar Abrams", a Star Wars special!

Subtitle: Geeking out about everything Star Wars.
Published: Sun, 3 Jan 2016 10:00:00 GMT
Length: 126:55 minutes

Two hour special where we geek out about everything Star Wars - from taking another look at the original films (and prequels) to talking about our favourite Star Wars spin-off games and comics. The Force Awakens spoilers are confined to the last segment of the show with plenty of warning!

Show Links

- Changes in the special editions of Star Wars (why add CGI rocks!?!?)

We did have some more but we forgot to make a note of them... shout at us on Twitter if you want a link for anything specific we mentioned!

Download Episode: iTunes / M4A Format (60MB)

04. Getting into code: MARQUEEs, HotDog, and PHP

Subtitle: How we learned to code and tips for beginner developers.
Published: Wed, 16 Dec 2015 10:00:00 GMT
Length: 64:06 minutes

Join us as we discuss the routes we all took to becoming software developers. We take a look at how the programmer market is evolving while sharing our experiences of how we learned to code. We close with some musings and tips on where new coders might start to learn to join the digital gold rush.

Show Links

- The slowest Rollercoaster Tycoon ride ever

- War For The Overworld (or as we like to call it, Dungeon Keeper III)

- Open Source Swift

- Eulogy for Objective-C

Download Episode: iTunes / M4A Format (31MB)

03. Fitting in with all of the stereotypes

Subtitle: We take a look at how media consumption is evolving.
Published: Wed, 2 Dec 2015 10:00:00 GMT
Length: 68:53 minutes

Join us for a round-table discussion of how we consume media such as audio, video and books in the modern day.

Download Episode: iTunes / M4A Format (33MB)

02. Three Geeks and a Toddler

Subtitle: Will tablets and laptops ever become one?
Published: Wed, 18 Nov 2015 10:00:00 GMT
Length: 57:53 minutes

With the recent release of the iPad Pro, we discuss how the divide between Tablets and Laptops is getting thinner and whether one day we might find a device that strikes a perfect medium between the two.

Download Episode: iTunes / M4A Format (28MB)

01. Episode 1, The Phantom Keeper

Subtitle: The definitive list of the best PC games of all time.
Published: Wed, 4 Nov 2015 10:00:00 GMT
Length: 60:33 minutes

Join us for the inaugural episode of The Divide and get to know us while we debate and select our top 6 PC games of all time.

Download Episode: iTunes / M4A Format (29MB)