A podcast by nerds

Each episode, our hosts, Chris (jazzsequence) and Gary (binarygary) are given a topic they know nothing about in advance, and attempt to carry on a conversation about it. Hijinks ensue.

It’s the Balderdash of podcasts.


Gary (binarygary), Chris (jazzs3quence) and Allison (allisonplus) are all WordPress developers who worked together at the same agency. They are all extremely sarcastic geeks and Binary Jazz was a bad idea that was accidentally a good idea. (If you’re curious about the origin story, it all started here.)

The rules are simple:

Allison conjures up a topic. Gary and Chris are not shown the topic before recording but attempt to discuss, riff, and elucidate their knowledge on said subject despite their ignorance about the subject.


Episode 11000: Brannock Device

The Brannock Device obviously describes some form of torture device — whether intended as a device of torture or just is a device of torture unintentionally — and Gary and Chris parlay about the various uses of such a device. But it could be a tool that serves a single purpose. Or a linguistic construct. …

Episode 10110: Snellen Chart

Gary and Chris contemplate and commemorate the life and achievements of Sir Jonathan Snellen, inventor of the Snellen Chart — a chart that describes shore depths, or is the predecessor of the burndown chart, or something businessy. Also, the opposite of erosion, the appropriate use of acronyms, webmastering, and “go bags”.