Episode 4: Giving Props to Sonos, and We Fight For Your Right to Rage Against AI!

This episode is sponsored by: Sonos 

Join hosts Joe WhitakerCorey MossKym Frank and Kaleo Lee as they welcome their guests:

Chris Thorp – US Head of Field Sales at Sonos, Inc.

Rich Ventura – Vice President of Strategy at NEC Display Solutions

JJ Canon – Owner at Digital Delight

So originally, there were four hosts and two invited guests. Then one guest couldn’t make it. Then Kym called Rich and he put aside his digital signage hat (for NY Digital Signage Week) to join as a guest for the second time. Then, not to be outdone, Joe conjures up his good friend JJ Canon, another resident Sonos expert, who brings the unexpected – but most excellent.



All begin talking, getting to know one another, trying to get on track — and Joe and Corey can’t figure out who’s hosting this show.

Kym saves the day (In Kym We Trust), and Kaleo – he’s always happy to be along for the ride!

The show begins with the brand new segment “The **** That Joe Says!” Does Joe deliver?

And what does Chris think about it? (the sponsor, y’know).

Joe pops out, Corey talk a bit about NYDSW, Nashville and more (the #AVRoadTrip) – and then Joe pops back in…

With a special hat!

Joe talks Sonos with Chris as he’s had a long relationship with the company, as has JJ. He also talks about #SonosDoesCare – listen in.

Stories for Episode 4:

The “They Might Be Giants?” department:

“Sonic Switzerland” Can Sonos beat back the tech giants? – The Economist.

There is also an unscheduled unauthorized #KymData segment which wasn’t sponsored by Sonos. Find out who did.

The They’re Big in Japan” department: 

Sonos Launches Full Lineup of Premium Speakers in Japan – Business Wire.

The “(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Listen!)” department: 

Sonos Play:5 Beastie Boys Edition Brings Epic Sound to Live & Direct Tour – AP.

After some more classic (?) banter – it’s time! Corey and Joe’s teams are chosen again to return to…

The Firing Range!

The “Rage Against the AI – is this Art?” department: 

Christie’s sells its first AI portrait for $432,500, beating estimates of $10,000 – by James Vincent/The Verge.

No reverse round this time, as there is a hands-down winning team…

So grab a bar stool, rock out with Sonos (& the Beastie Boys!) – and enjoy the show!

Note: There’s language, and we just can’t blame Joe for this **** anymore. 


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