Brent Basham
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Brent Basham

Brent is the father of three little monkeys: Cody, Taylor, and Kenna. When he isn't busy chasing them around he also likes to write and podcast.

DD14-Video-Games
podcast

Video games have come a long way since we were kids. Back then, two paddles and a bouncing ball was all it took to provide hours worth of entertainment. And it didn’t even matter if the TV was black & white or not since that game wasn’t even in color.

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DD13-Weird-Science
podcast

This is our very first edition of our new weird science episodes. We simply can’t make this stuff up. Each of this style episode will feature the most peculiar science related stories we can find. And then we’ll talk about it. Simple right? As an added bonus this is also

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DD12-Bitsbox
podcast

This week we got the chance to speak with the founders of Bitsbox, a brand new website created to make learning to program easier and more accessible for children.  Aidan Chopra and Scott Lininger wanted to create something that encourages kids to create things with code. As fathers themselves, they understood this was no

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DD11-The-Birds-and-The-Bees
podcast

The sex talk. Admittedly, my wife and I have been dragging our feet on telling our 10-year-old son about it. That all changed when he overheard us mention it one time while scanning the IMDB app on the iPad. Pretty soon he figured out that “the talk” was the only

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DD10-Texting
podcast

Text messages. My kids got iPods for Christmas and I’m afraid we have ushered in a whole new era of communication. It started out innocently enough. Taylor (age 7) was sitting on the couch enjoying some tunes on her new device with her headphones plugged in. After hearing my wife

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DD9-Movies
podcast

Well, it happened. New Year’s day came and went turning the page on whatever was left of last year. You’ve visited with family and had your fill of turkey and candied yams. Now, it’s 2015’s turn in the sun. And although there are lots of exciting things around the bend

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Potential Level Conceptual Meter
blog

Are you living in your biggest strengths? Do you get to spend every day energized and fulfilled as a result of using your gifts and skills with the world? If not, maybe it’s time for that to change. Let me say this. I have zero interest in turning this into

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DD8-Women-Programmers
podcast

It’s not every day that a couple of every day dads get to talk to a bona-fide beauty queen. Literally. But that’s exactly what happens in this episode. During research on the topic of girls in programming, we stumbled onto an unlikely advocate. So we reached out to Miss USA 2013

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DD7-Rise-of-Robots
podcast

Is this the beginning of the end? Will emerging advancement in Artificial Intelligence (AI) forever alter the course of human history? Does Arnold Schwarzenegger have enough left in the tank to save humanity from an army of robots? Join us as we dig into the exciting topic of total world domination by

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Lyft_Pink_Mustache
blog

“Hello, my name is Hilary and I’ll be your driver tonight.” So began my very first experience with the popular Lyft driver-on-demand service. Standing outside the VA Medical Center in downtown Los Angeles I found myself in need of a ride back to my hotel near LAX airport. At first

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