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Vergecast Live at SXSW Part 2: films, fasten, and Pandora Premium

Vergecast Live at SXSW Part 2: films, fasten, and Pandora Premium


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On Sunday, Nilay and Dieter brought The Vergecast to Austin, Texas for South by Southwest 2017 and streamed it live on Facebook.

Today we did it again! This time, we welcome culture reporter Megan Farokhmanesh and senior editor Chris Plante on to talk about what happened so far in the culture world at SXSW, most notably the film festival.

Also, with addition to more tech news that’s happened since Sunday, we open the floor for questions from the audience.

For those who prefer audio only, here’s that!

01:58 - Atomic Blonde is a good movie improved by an exceptional soundtrack

04:54 - The new Pennywise terrified the young cast of Stephen King’s IT reboot

14:54 - A short film gets to the heart of being targeted by an internet mob

25:14 - Paul’s weekly segment “Stronger Together

28:07 - Sure, slap an Android touchscreen on some headphones. Why not?

29:33 - Fasten / Ride Austin

35:10 - Tag Heuer and Intel are making another $1,600 Android Wear smartwatch

39:36 - Pandora Premium

45:47 - Audience Q&A

Thanks for tuning in to the show! If you attended live, show us your pictures! Let us know how you liked it and what we can improve for future live events.

But if you enjoyed this podcast and wished you attended in person, we have more stuff you can listen to! We have Ctrl-Walt-Delete with Walt Mossberg and Nilay Patel, which dives deep into tech. We have Verge Extras, which experiments with audio and podcasting in new and interesting ways. You might also want to check out Recode Decode, hosted by Kara Swisher, and Too Embarrassed to Ask hosted by Lauren Goode! You can find them all in iTunesGoogle PlaySpotify, and anywhere you get your podcasts nowadays.