The DC Rainmaker Podcast

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This is a 30 minute live-to-tape Q&A format show where listeners ask Ray Maker of DCrainmaker.com questions about sports technology and other random topics. Ray offer his expert opinion, and co-host Ben Hobbs of TRStriathlon.com offers smart-ass commentary. To leave a voice message for Ray or Ben, visit trstriathlon.com/radio.

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http://dcrainmaker.libsyn.com/podcast
Description
This is a 30 minute live-to-tape Q&A format show where listeners ask Ray Maker of DCrainmaker.com questions about sports technology and other random topics. Ray offer his expert opinion and co-host Ben Hobbs of TRStriathlon.com offers smart-ass commentary. To leave a voice message for Ray or Ben, visit trstriathlon.com/radio.
Language
ūüá¨ūüáß English
last modified
2017-11-23 16:16
last episode published
2017-07-08 21:46
publication frequency
12.83 days
Contributors
A TRS Radio Production author  
Ben Hobbs owner  
Explicit
false
Number of Episodes
64
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Categories
Technology Sports & Recreation Health Gadgets

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Episodes

Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
8.07.2017

DCR64 We're Back

Ben and Ray catch up after a long spring break. They discussed tiny drones, a new trainer, bike computers and they even answered a question from the audience.  Links: Ray's Amazon Link. Visit Ray's website to ask a question and read in-depth product re...
30.03.2017

DCR63 Facebook Live

This is a replay of Ray's recent Facebook Live session.  Links: Ray's Amazon Link. Visit Ray's website to ask a question and read in-depth product reviews. Rate this Podcast on iTunes and leave a review. Check out the new Ben Hobbs Podcast here or get...
29.03.2017

DCR62 Artificial Intelligence + Preview of a New Podcast

In this episode, Ray and Ben get right to the listener questions. Among other things, they talked about training software, the Fenix 5, alleged artificial intelligence and the actual future of sports tech.  Links: Check out the new Ben Hobbs Podcast he...
6.03.2017

DCR61 Which way is the Beach?

In this episode, Ray and Ben discuss the death of Computrainer, Mobile World Congress and why it makes sense to fly to Barcelona just to use the pool. Then they answered questions ranging from 1 week to 4 months in age.  Links: Ray's Amazon Link. Visit...
16.02.2017

DCR60 The Analyzer

In this episode, Ray and Ben discuss his Apple Watch review, his new Analyzer software and they answer listener questions related to a stolen heart rate strap, power meter selection and more.  Links: Ray's Amazon Link. Visit Ray's website to ask a ques...
9.02.2017

DCR59 Catching Up

In this episode, Ray and Ben continue to catch up on past listener questions that accumulated over the break.  Links: Ray's Amazon Link. Visit Ray's website to ask a question and read in-depth product reviews. Rate this Podcast on iTunes and leave a r...
2.02.2017

DCR58 They're back!

In this episode Ray and Ben catch up after a long break. Ray talks about spending time in Australia, the CES show, ISIS using drones, motor doping and more. They wrapped up with listener questions. Links: Ray's Amazon Link. Visit Ray's website to ask a...
2.12.2016

DCR57 The OZ Episode

In this episode, Ray talks about the best holiday deals, great deals still available and other news from November. They also touched on the GoPro drone recall before answering listener questions.  Links: Ray's Amazon Link. Visit Ray's website to ask a ...
27.10.2016

DCR56 Failure to Launch

In this episode Ray and Ben discuss the collapse of Brim Brothers, the annual DCR open house in Paris and a disastrous triathlon watch launch by Suunto. Then they answered a couple of listener questions.  Links: Ray's Amazon Link. Visit Ray's website t...
18.10.2016

DCR55 Motor Dopes

In this episode Ben and Ray discuss the ANT+ Symposium, trainers and drones. Then they answered questions from the audience. They finished up with a thought provoking conversation about motor doping, if Ray thinks pro cyclists have been cheating, and h...
7.10.2016

DCR54 Oh Canada

In this episode, Ben and Ray take questions from Canadiens ONLY!! But first, they talked about drones and other cool stuff. Links: Ray's Amazon Link. Visit Ray's website to ask a question and read in-depth product reviews. Rate this Podcast on iTunes ...
29.09.2016

DCR53 Vegas Baby, Vegas

In this episode, Ray talks about his trip to Interbike where an amazing number of product launches DID NOT take place. Ray will tell you everything you need to know about trainers, so that you can make your final fall purchase decision. They also answe...
9.09.2016

DCR52 Eurobike

In this episode, Ray talks about his RV trip to Eurobike where an amazing number of product launches took place. Ray will tell you everything you need to know about trainers, power meters, bike washing, head units and more. They also took time to discu...
26.08.2016

DCR51 Pump Up the Base

In this episode Ray fills us in on the new $1500 Garmin fashion GPS watch, a new trainer from Cyclops, a swim tracker from Hong Kong and a new Stryd running power meter. Links: Ray's Amazon Link. Visit Ray's website to ask a question and read in-depth ...
19.08.2016

DCR50 Took a Pill in Ibiza

In this episode, Ray talks to Ben from an outdoor cafe in Ibiza. Because of some excess wind, we had to do some significant noise reduction in post-production and it sounds a bit wonky. We apologize. Nevertheless, it's a great episode that hits all the...
14.08.2016

DCR49 Live Airstreaming

After a month long hiatus, Ray and Ben explain why they've been absent before answering all of your sports tech questions.  Links: Ray's Amazon Link. Visit Ray's website to ask a question and read in-depth product reviews. Rate this Podcast on iTunes ...
11.08.2016

DCR48 Facebook Live

Here’s a unique Facebook Live Q&A with DCR, covering a million and one questions.  View the video here: https://www.facebook.com/dcrainmaker/videos/1306175926067111/ Links: Ray's Amazon Link. Visit Ray's website to ask a question and read in-depth ...
9.07.2016

DCR47 Prexit

In this episode, Ben and Ray discuss the birth of his daughter, some less important sports tech stuff and then they answer all of your terrible sports technology questions.  Links: Ray's Amazon Link. Visit Ray's website to ask a question and read in-de...
23.06.2016

DCR46 Stac that Cheese

In this episode, Ben and Ray discuss the new totally silent Stac trainer. Then, they answer all of your fascinating sports technology questions.  Links: Ray's Amazon Link. Visit Ray's website to ask a question and read in-depth product reviews. Rate t...
1.06.2016

DCR45 Elite

In this episode, Ben and Ray discuss the new Elite trainers that were launched over the weekend. Then, they answer your sports technology questions.  Links: Ray's Amazon Link. Visit Ray's website to ask a question and read in-depth product reviews. Ra...
24.05.2016

DCR44 Magic Mic

In this episode, Ben and Ray answer lots of questions after a discussion about Ironman Texas and bad conditions for racing. Links: Ray's Amazon Link. Visit Ray's website to ask a question and read in-depth product reviews. Rate this Podcast on iTunes ...
16.05.2016

DCR43 Retraction

New product announcements from Garmin and CycleOps, plus lots of amazing and terrible questions.  Links: Ray's Amazon Link. Visit Ray's website to ask a question and read in-depth product reviews. Rate this Podcast on iTunes and leave a review.
2.05.2016

DCR42 Love Child

In this episode Ray answers hard hitting sports tech and other totally unrelated questions from a hotel room in Venice, Italy. Links:Ray's Amazon Link.Visit Ray's website to ask a question and read in-depth product reviews. Rate this Podcast on iTunes ...
22.04.2016

DCR41 Ladies Night

This is ladies night, and the feeling's right. This is ladies night, oh what a night. In addition to answering questions from the ladies, Ray and Ben discuss Sea Otter and his visit to UCI headquarters. Links:Ray's Amazon Link.Visit Ray's website to as...
8.04.2016

DCR40 That Ain't a Knife

In this episode, Ray and Ben talk about the upcoming Sea Otter show in California before answering all kinds of interesting questions about sports technology and Donald Trump.Links:Ray's Amazon Link.Visit Ray's website to ask a question and read in-dep...
3.04.2016

DCR39 Two for Tuesday

In this episode, Ben and Ray answer 2 questions about Garmin and 2 questions about Scosche Rhythm HR monitors. They also discuss how NOT to die during your first sprint triathlon.Links:FREE SHIPPING on the website theracery.com and use coupon code HUSK...
26.03.2016

DCR38 Heart Rate Tonight

In this episode, Ray and Ben answer lots of questions about HR... and other topics. Links:Ray's Amazon Link.Visit Ray's website to ask a question and read in-depth product reviews.Rate this Podcast on iTunes and leave a review.
18.03.2016

DCR37 British Men

In this episode, Ben and Ray answer sports technology questions asked by British men.Links:FREE SHIPPING on the website theracery.com and use coupon code DCNERDMAKER for a 5% discount. Ebay store address: http://stores.ebay.com/theracery/. Like The Rac...
7.03.2016

DCR36 Smart Bike Lights

In this episode Ray calls in from the Canary Islands to discuss smart bike lights, the best choice for tracking fitness related to pilates, and questions about Garmin data.Links:Ray's Amazon Link.Visit Ray's website to ask a question and read in-depth ...
18.02.2016

DCR35 Gingerbreadcrumbs

In this episode Ben and Ray discuss the SRAM Red Etap, the new Power Pod wind based powermeter, Ray's trip to Mallorca and finally they answer all of your questions. Links:Ray's Amazon Link.Visit Ray's website to ask a question and read in-depth produc...
12.02.2016

DCR34 Power Meter Price Drops

In this episode Ben and Ray discuss the new addition to the DCR family, power meter price drops, the overwhelming response to the gingerbread man discussion and much, much more. Links:Ray's Amazon Link.Visit Ray's website to ask a question and read in-...
4.02.2016

DCR33 What's Up, Air Dog?

Links:YouTube video link of Airdog: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9J3q-mRTCEAmazon Link: http://dcra.in/AirdogSportsSupport this podcast:Visit Ray's website for in-depth product reviews.Rate this Podcast on iTunes and leave a review.To hear more of ...
28.01.2016

DCR32 Night Riding

In this episode, Ben and Ray discuss the largest sports trade show in the world and we answer all of your sports tech questions about topics like ear buds, training partners and the Timex trainer.Links: Ben's recording set-up.Jaybird X2’s: http://amzn....
20.01.2016

DCR31 Expensive Coins

In this episode Ray tells you where to look for the next round of product announcements, then they take lots of questions. Links:Trainer App In-depth Guide1907 Indian $10 CoinSupport this podcast:Visit Ray's website for in-depth product reviews.Rate th...
14.01.2016

DCR30 CES Part 2

In this episode Ray and Ben discuss FitBit, 360 degree action cams and then Ray answers all of your questions.Support this podcast:Visit Ray's website for in-depth product reviews.Rate this Podcast on iTunes and leave a review.In need of a trustworthy,...
5.01.2016

DCR29 CES Part 1

Ray joins us from Las Vegas where he is covering the annual Consumer Electronics Show. In this episode, Ben and Ray discuss product launches by Garmin, Polar and Under Armour before answering listener questions. Support this podcast:In need of a trustw...
11.12.2015

DCR28 Treadmill of the Future

In this episode Ray and Ben discuss BLack Friday and Cyber Monday as well as the future of treadmills. Support this podcast:In need of a trustworthy, no-nonsense, no-gimmick training plan at a very reasonable price? Click here. Visit Ray's website for ...
4.12.2015

DCR27 Ray does TRS

Support this podcast:In need of a trustworthy, no-nonsense, no-gimmick training plan at a very reasonable price? Click here. Visit Ray's website for in-depth product reviews.To hear more of Ben, subscribe to TRS Radio.Rate this Podcast on iTunes and le...
12.11.2015

DCR26 Mind Bottling

Topics include the ANT+ symposium, Ray's beard, his negative review of the Limits power meter, Black Friday, and a discussion around crowd-sourced projects in the sports tech space. Support this podcast:In need of a trustworthy, no-nonsense, no-gimmick...
5.11.2015

DCR25 Ray's Retirement

Don't quit your day job, unless you're Ray Maker. In this episode, Ray and Ben discuss his retirement from Microsoft. Will he expand the scope of his reviews? How will he fill his free time?Support this podcast:In need of a trustworthy, no-nonsense, no...
30.10.2015

DCR24 Crank Region

In need of a trustworthy, no-nonsense, no-gimmick training plan at a very reasonable price? Click here.To hear more of Ben, subscribe to TRS Radio.Rate the DC Rainmaker Podcast on iTunes and leave a review.Visit Ray's website for in-depth product revie...
21.10.2015

DCR23 Garmin Announcement

In need of a trustworthy, no-nonsense, no-gimmick training plan at a very reasonable price? Click here.To hear more of Ben, subscribe to TRS Radio.Rate the DC Rainmaker Podcast on iTunes and leave a review.Visit Ray's website for in-depth product revie...
14.10.2015

DCR22 Slackers

In need of a trustworthy, no-nonsense, no-gimmick training plan at a very reasonable price? Click here.To hear more of Ben, subscribe to TRS Radio.Rate the DC Rainmaker Podcast on iTunes and leave a review.Visit Ray's website for in-depth product revie...
25.09.2015

DCR21 The Girl

In this edition, Ben interviews The Girl at Interbike in Las Vegas. To hear more of Ben, subscribe to TRS Radio.Rate the DC Rainmaker Podcast on iTunes and leave a review.Visit Ray's website for in-depth product reviews and much, much more.
18.09.2015

DCR20 Interbike

In this edition, Ben and Ray hit Las Vegas for the Interbike trade show. First Ben and Ray chat about some big news and announcements and then Ben hits the tradeshow floor to bother the vendors. Subscribe to TRS Radio.Rate the DC Rainmaker Podcast on i...
4.09.2015

DCR19 EuroBike

Links:Tapirik AppRay's Review of Bike Fit/Measurement AppsBook: Power of HabitSubscribe to TRS Radio.Rate the DC Rainmaker Podcast on iTunes and leave a review.Visit Ray's website for in-depth product reviews and much, much more.
21.08.2015

DCR18 Miserable Bastards

Check out Aeroweenie.com. Find out if your TT position is Aeroweenie approved in this thread. Subscribe to TRS Radio.Rate the DC Rainmaker Podcast on iTunes and leave a review.Visit Ray's website for in-depth product reviews and much, much more.
13.08.2015

DCR17 Apologies

If you are in the US or Canada, you can get a free pair of xx2i sunglasses by filling out a brief 2 minute survey. Pay for only shipping and processing. Click here to take the survey.Links:Nike Story Ray talked about.Article about Bahrain 13 Endurance....
7.08.2015

DCR16 Podcast Extravaganza

If you are in the US or Canada, you can get a free pair of xx2i sunglasses by filling out a brief survey. Pay for only shipping and processing. Click here to take the survey. Note: when I recorded the intro, I was under the impression that this was a s...
30.07.2015

DCR15 Le Tour

In this episode Ben and Ray discuss the Tour de France, whether or not Chris Froome is racing clean and Ray's Croatian sailing trip. Then, Ray answers a few listener questions.Links:Strava Plugin: http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2015/02/stravaplus-extension...