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Trends With Benefits


May 13, 2016

On this episode of Trends With Benefits, we step outside of our normal format, to take a look back at the early days of Digital Trends with a Throwback Podcast. From "behind-the-scenes" moments at CES and E3, to celebrity encounters, to company-wide Dawn of War battles, there's a little of everything.

The panel on today's show includes Nick Mokey (Managing Editor), Greg Mombert (Content Director) and Leif "Icebreaker" Iverson. Leif was the host of DT's original adventure into Podcasts, where he had to crank out an incredible amount of content, in a short amount of time. We open up the Digital Trends vault and play some clips from such past podcast episodes as Tech for Cats, DT Weekly Burger King and Relationship and Dating Text Messaging Etiquette. Listen for the Cat Tech, stay for the techno music beds!

CES and E3 are always a big part of DT's coverage and while conventions are a lot of fun, but they can also be extremely stressful. With quick deadlines and little sleep, things can go off-the-rails, very quickly. Nick and Leif let us know about some of their adventures at the many events, including a full sleep-deprived breakdown and the many things that have been left behind in random hotels. Leif will also let you know how to get free lemonade at Press Conferences, although you may not want to try it yourself.

Without spoiling the rest of the show, I'll just let you know that there are tales of MC Hammer, water-proof phone flirtation and a Street Fighter battle projected on the side of a Vegas Casino. We'll probably be doing some more of these Throwback Podcasts, so let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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