About

The Show

Technorama is an award winning audio podcast that takes a light-hearted look at tech, science, sci-fi, and all things geek. Chuck Tomasi and Kreg Steppe have a good time covering odd and quirky news stories that many blogs, and most podcasts don’t cover. It’s like hanging out with your geeky friends and having a good time. Here’s a list of some of the fun topics Chuck and Kreg have covered since starting in 2005.

  • Pigeons in zero gravity
  • A woman who owns the sun
  • A man who reverse engineered the atom bomb
  • How DnD is responsible for gang violence
  • The trials and tribulations of being a cat with artificial limbs
  • Why a certain breed of fish has mustaches
  • Campus kids with a motorized couch
  • Legos used in all sorts of unusual ways
  • Light sabers that can’t be called light sabers
  • Dr. Who news
  • Star Trek news
  • Strange stories from yester-year
  • and of course, Unicorn meat

Of course, like a stock analyst – past trends are no indication of future performance. 🙂

Along with fun, geeky stories, Chuck and Kreg also do original comedy segments, audio tours, and interviews with some really cool people. Here’s some of the places they’ve been in the past:

  • Hoover Dam
  • Star Trek – The Experience (Las Vegas)
  • The Computer History Museum (Mountain View, CA)
  • Paramount Farms (Lost Hills CA)
  • Carnival Cruise Lines

Previous interviews include:

  • Apple co-founder, Steve Wozniak
  • Mythbusters hosts, Adam Savage and Grant Imahara
  • History Channel’s Deep Sea Detectives hosts, John Chatterton and Richie Kohler
  • Revision3 and Digg’s founder, Kevin Rose
  • NASA Division Chief, Bud Thacker
  • X-Files star, inventor, and comedian, Dean Haglund
  • Theoretical physicist and author, Dr. Michio Kaku
  • Game designer and astronaut, Richard Garriott
  • Tech evangelist, Robert Scoble
  • Sr. Astronomer at SETI, Dr. Seth Shostak
  • and many more

Did I mention awards? Technorama was a finalist for a Parsec Award for excellence in podcasting in the technology category in 2007 and a 2011 winner of a Parsec Award for best comedy/parody podcast.

The Hosts

Chuck Tomasi HeadshotChuck Tomasi is an IT professional with nearly 30 years experience in a variety of topics from networks to databases to programming to management. He is a recognized leader in providing innovative and effective IT solutions to global Fortunate 500 organizations. He hosts several podcasts hosted at chuckchat.com including Freestyle, Radio Yesterday, and Gmail Podcast. Chuck is also the co-author of Wiley Publishing’s Podcasting for Dummies. In his spare time he has served as the VP of Communications and President of his local HDI chapter, Titletown HDI and founder of the Fox Cities Managers group. In 2011, Chuck also received his 2nd degree black belt in karate.

Kreg Steppe has several interests in creative writing, photography, audio production, and web application development. Currently working as a web developer, and have been for the last 10 years, working with web technologies including HTML, JavaScript, PHP, MySQL, Apache, and IIS. Kreg’s work has lead him to create rich and robust solutions including writing a custom intranet, extranet, and workflow applications. Previously in another IT life, Kreg has worked as a bench tech all the way up to network integration as well as at one point running his own ISP.

Not only do Chuck and Kreg host and produce Technorama, they also collaborate on another podcast, Interface To Face, dedicated exclusively to in-depth interviews.

Chuck and Kreg are co-authors of Pearson’s Teach Yourself WordPress in 10 Minutes and the follow up Teach Yourself WordPress 3 in 10 Minutes and host the companion podcast Teach Yourself WordPress in 10 Minutes… in 10 Minutes.

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