The Impromptu


The Impromptu is a weekly podcast, hosted by Michael Norton and Alex Knight. It’s a multi-faceted show discussing how technology, design, and economics converge on topics that matter most to us. We examine the creative process and how the decisions we make, shape our perceptions and lives.

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  • 61: Exploding Washing Machines

    Today on the program, a Samsung class action lawsuit and recall of their top-loading washing machines and tendency to explode. The U.S. Election is next week and the nightmare is almost over. When is Apple going to get away from Intel processors? What Mac would be the first to get Apple made chips?

  • 60: There’s No Escape from This

    Today on the program, brief follow-up on the Nintendo Switch discussion from last week. Apple announced some new hardware last Thursday: the 13" and 15" redesigned MacBook Pros with OLED Touch Bar, but nothing for iMac and Mac Pro fans (does that Q1 2017?). Microsoft announced a surprisingly capable and well made multi-touch all-in-one desktop computer: The Microsoft Surface Studio.

  • 59: And We All Switched

    The moment we’ve all been waiting for: Nintendo announces their next generation console/handheld hybrid, called the Switch. Is this the console we’ve been waiting for? Can it revitalize Nintendo and instil confidence and excitement again in its fan base?

  • 58: Let It Go

    Samsung made an official statement it has stopped selling the Galaxy Note 7. Michael and Alex followed-up last week's presidential debate discussion and the recent release of the nasty comments Trump made about Lindsey Lohan in the early '00s.

  • 57: The Man Who Blew Up The World

    Synopsis: Michael can’t stop his obsession with Samsung’s continued failure to reissue Galaxy Note 7 phones that don’t have the exploding battery issue. For a third time this week, we […]