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CATV Tech Talk

CATV Tech Talk

By CATV Tech Talk
CATV Tech Talk is a podcast dedicated to the hard working, blue collar, cable technicians. Here you will find episodes that are based on the day to day work of your average cable technician. The hosts, Drew and Jesse, want to help you succeed in the field. We will have shows like defeat the repeat where we will have a top technician tell us their secret to good numbers. We also want to have some fun, so be sure to look for the “grossest house” episode. We’re here to get your cable questions answered.
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Hack and Dash AKA vacation needs to start now!
Coming back from vacation is always the worst, but those last days leading up to it can be just as bad. Think we're boring?  Think you know better?  Think you've seen worse?  Let's hear it.  Send us an email at CATVTechTalk@gmail.com or if you like hearing yourself talk, call us at (302) YAP-CATV and maybe you'll hear yourself on the show. Listen to us on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Stitcher, and anywhere else you  listen to podcasts. Go here to see them all! Like to help the show? Cash App $catvtechtalk Venmo  @CATVTechTalk
50:11
March 1, 2021
The end already?😭😭
End of season update of when we’ll be back with season 2. 👽🚀🤤 Think we're boring?  Think you know better?  Think you've seen worse?  Let's hear it.  Send us an email at CATVTechTalk@gmail.com or if you like hearing yourself talk, call us at (302) YAP-CATV and maybe you'll hear yourself on the show. Listen to us on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Stitcher, and anywhere else you  listen to podcasts.  Go here to see them all! Like to help the show? Cash App $catvtechtalk Venmo  @CATVTechTalk
02:05
January 11, 2021
No repeats 😎 to ohh repeat 😤
Backup supervisors...good, bad, or indifferent? Think we're boring?  Think you know better?  Think you've seen worse?  Let's hear it.  Send us an email at CATVTechTalk@gmail.com or if you like hearing yourself talk, call us at (302) YAP-CATV and maybe you'll hear yourself on the show. Listen to us on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Stitcher, and anywhere else you  listen to podcasts.  Go here to see them all! Like to help the show? Cash App $catvtechtalk Venmo  @CATVTechTalk
09:39
January 6, 2021
The 5G Bomber
Drew and Jesse discuss the recent Nashville, TN bombing. Think we're boring?  Think you know better?  Think you've seen worse?  Let's hear it.  Send us an email at CATVTechTalk@gmail.com or if you like hearing yourself talk, call us at (302) YAP-CATV and maybe you'll hear yourself on the show. Listen to us on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Stitcher, and anywhere else you  listen to podcasts.  Go here to see them all! Like to help the show? Cash App $catvtechtalk Venmo  @CATVTechTalk
35:52
January 4, 2021
Jesse's Canadian Question Corner
Canadian glory holes, drugs, and football. Think we're boring?  Think you know better?  Think you've seen worse?  Let's hear it.  Send us an email at CATVTechTalk@gmail.com or if you like hearing yourself talk, call us at (302) YAP-CATV and maybe you'll hear yourself on the show. Listen to us on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Stitcher, and anywhere else you  listen to podcasts.  Go here to see them all! Like to help the show? Cash App $catvtechtalk Venmo  @CATVTechTalk
11:06
December 30, 2020
Differences between Canada & USA feat. Mitch….eh?🍁🇨🇦
Mitch shares some of the differences between Canada & the US. Think we're boring?  Think you know better?  Think you've seen worse?  Let's hear it.  Send us an email at CATVTechTalk@gmail.com or if you like hearing yourself talk, call us at (302) YAP-CATV and maybe you'll hear yourself on the show. Listen to us on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Stitcher, and anywhere else you  listen to podcasts.  Go here to see them all! Like to help the show? Cash App $catvtechtalk Venmo  @CATVTechTalk
47:50
December 28, 2020
The 12 Days of Cable 🎅🎄🎁
The 12 Days of Cable 🎅🎄🎁 Think we're boring?  Think you know better?  Think you've seen worse?  Let's hear it.  Send us an email at CATVTechTalk@gmail.com or if you like hearing yourself talk, call us at (302) YAP-CATV and maybe you'll hear yourself on the show.  Listen to us on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Stitcher, and anywhere else you  listen to podcasts.  Go here to see them all!  Like to help the show?  Cash App $catvtechtalk  Venmo  @CATVTechTalk
04:23
December 23, 2020
On Call - Worth It or Not?
What’s worse than having to work just your normal schedule...adding on call to that.. Think we're boring?  Think you know better?  Think you've seen worse?  Let's hear it.  Send us an email at CATVTechTalk@gmail.com or if you like hearing yourself talk, call us at (302) YAP-CATV and maybe you'll hear yourself on the show. Listen to us on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Stitcher, and anywhere else you  listen to podcasts.  Go here to see them all! Like to help the show? Cash App $catvtechtalk Venmo  @CATVTechTalk
37:23
December 21, 2020
Rolling in the deep...south
Behind the scenes shenanigans. Think we're boring?  Think you know better?  Think you've seen worse?  Let's hear it.  Send us an email at CATVTechTalk@gmail.com or if you like hearing yourself talk, call us at (302) YAP-CATV and maybe you'll hear yourself on the show. Listen to us on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Stitcher, and anywhere else you  listen to podcasts.  Go here to see them all! Like to help the show? Cash App $catvtechtalk Venmo  @CATVTechTalk
06:38
December 16, 2020
Internet Data Caps - Cap it or shove it? You decide.
Because these corporations are REALLY struggling for money right now… Think we're boring?  Think you know better?  Think you've seen worse?  Let's hear it.  Send us an email at CATVTechTalk@gmail.com or if you like hearing yourself talk, call us at (302) YAP-CATV and maybe you'll hear yourself on the show. Listen to us on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Stitcher, and anywhere else you  listen to podcasts.  Go here to see them all! Like to help the show? Cash App $catvtechtalk Venmo  @CATVTechTalk
40:07
December 14, 2020
Cable Short: The RG11 fitting don't fall far from the tree...
Nope, that wasn't an accidental bloody nose... Listen to us on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Stitcher, and anywhere else you  listen to podcasts.  Go here to see them all! Think we're boring?  Send in a new topic.  Think you know better?  Prove it!  Think you've seen worse?  Let's hear it.  Have questions?  Let us know.  Send us an email at CATVTechTalk@gmail.com or if you like hearing yourself talk, leave us a voice message and maybe you'll hear it.
04:02
December 9, 2020
5 Biggest Mistakes Cable Companies Make - Let’s point the finger back at them! Pt. 2
They’re always pointing fingers at us, maybe it’s time to point some back at them...metrics and contractors always seem to top our list. Listen to us on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Stitcher, and anywhere else you  listen to podcasts.  Go here to see them all! Think we're boring?  Send in a new topic.  Think you know better?  Prove it!  Think you've seen worse?  Let's hear it.  Have questions?  Let us know.  Send us an email at CATVTechTalk@gmail.com or if you like hearing yourself talk, leave us a voice message and maybe you'll hear it.
43:14
December 7, 2020
Cable Short: Pregnancy, Molestation, & Pushing Old Ladies...
Is Jesse the father??  Does Drew abuse the elderly??  Join us and find out! Listen to us on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Stitcher, and anywhere else you  listen to podcasts.  Go here to see them all! Think we're boring?  Send in a new topic.  Think you know better?  Prove it!  Think you've seen worse?  Let's hear it.  Have questions?  Let us know.  Send us an email at CATVTechTalk@gmail.com or if you like hearing yourself talk, leave us a voice message and maybe you'll hear it.
10:21
December 2, 2020
5 Biggest Mistakes Cable Companies Make - Let’s point the finger back at them! Pt. 1
They’re always pointing fingers at us, maybe it’s time to point some back at them...metrics and contractors always seem to top our list. Listen to us on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Stitcher, and anywhere else you  listen to podcasts.  Go here to see them all! Think we're boring?  Send in a new topic.  Think you know better?  Prove it!  Think you've seen worse?  Let's hear it.  Have questions?  Let us know.  Send us an email at CATVTechTalk@gmail.com or if you like hearing yourself talk, leave us a voice message and maybe you'll hear it.
40:38
November 30, 2020
Cable Shorts: Psshhh...what FCC...
Some people just don’t understand how the FCC works… Listen to us on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Stitcher, and anywhere else you  listen to podcasts.  Go here to see them all! Think we're boring?  Send in a new topic.  Think you know better?  Prove it!  Think you've seen worse?  Let's hear it.  Have questions?  Let us know.  Send us an email at CATVTechTalk@gmail.com or if you like hearing yourself talk, leave us a voice message and maybe you'll hear it.
09:43
November 25, 2020
Self Install Kits - We all hate them...
Self installs seem to be terrible all around.  We’re talking about both the positive and negative sides of self install kits. Listen to us on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Stitcher, and anywhere else you  listen to podcasts.  Go here to see them all! Think we're boring?  Send in a new topic.  Think you know better?  Prove it!  Think you've seen worse?  Let's hear it.  Have questions?  Let us know.  Send us an email at CATVTechTalk@gmail.com or if you like hearing yourself talk, leave us a voice message and maybe you'll hear it.
49:03
November 23, 2020
Cable Shorts: Houses that made us go ewww
THE grossest house we’ve been in… Listen to us on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Stitcher, and anywhere else you  listen to podcasts.  Go here to see them all! Think we're boring?  Send in a new topic.  Think you know better?  Prove it!  Think you've seen worse?  Let's hear it.  Have questions?  Let us know.  Send us an email at CATVTechTalk@gmail.com or if you like hearing yourself talk, leave us a voice message and maybe you'll hear it.
07:30
November 18, 2020
How El Presidente Will Fix the Broken System
We’re running for office!!  We pledge to raise the repeat percentage, abolish meter scans, and more!! Listen to us on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Stitcher, and anywhere else you  listen to podcasts.  Go here to see them all! Think we're boring?  Send in a new topic.  Think you know better?  Prove it!  Think you've seen worse?  Let's hear it.  Have questions?  Let us know.  Send us an email at CATVTechTalk@gmail.com or if you like hearing yourself talk, leave us a voice message and maybe you'll hear it.
50:23
November 16, 2020
Cable Shorts: Bees...We all hate them
Fuzzy little flying f$@ks!!! Listen to us on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Stitcher, and anywhere else you  listen to podcasts.  Go here to see them all! Think we're boring?  Send in a new topic.  Think you know better?  Prove it!  Think you've seen worse?  Let's hear it.  Have questions?  Let us know.  Send us an email at CATVTechTalk@gmail.com or if you like hearing yourself talk, leave us a voice message and maybe you'll hear it.
07:18
November 11, 2020
COVID in the Field Feat. Steve M.
Because the job wasn’t stressful enough, let's throw a pandemic in there to spice things up. Listen to us on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Stitcher, and anywhere else you  listen to podcasts.  Go here to see them all! Think we're boring?  Send in a new topic.  Think you know better?  Prove it!  Think you've seen worse?  Let's hear it.  Have questions?  Let us know.  Send us an email at CATVTechTalk@gmail.com or if you like hearing yourself talk, leave us a voice message and maybe you'll hear it.
01:06:53
November 9, 2020
CATV TTKC -The CATV Tech Talk Knowledge Check
Lets see if we actually know what we’re talking about!  Probably not… Listen to us on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Stitcher, and anywhere else you  listen to podcasts.  Go here to see them all! Think we're boring?  Send in a new topic.  Think you know better?  Prove it!  Think you've seen worse?  Let's hear it.  Have questions?  Let us know.  Send us an email at CATVTechTalk@gmail.com or if you like hearing yourself talk, leave us a voice message and maybe you'll hear it.
15:57
November 4, 2020
Damaged Cable Techs - On the Job Mishaps
Between drilling pipes, rolling vans, and having customers knock their poles down to try to bury them...we may have seen it all. Listen to us on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Stitcher, and anywhere else you  listen to podcasts.  Go here to see them all! Think we're boring?  Send in a new topic.  Think you know better?  Prove it!  Think you've seen worse?  Let's hear it.  Have questions?  Let us know.  Send us an email at CATVTechTalk@gmail.com or if you like hearing yourself talk, leave us a voice message and maybe you'll hear it.
01:12:30
November 2, 2020
Halloween Special
Relive some on the job H-O-R-R-O-R stories!! Listen to us on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Stitcher, and anywhere else you  listen to podcasts.  Go here to see them all! Think we're boring?  Send in a new topic.  Think you know better?  Prove it!  Think you've seen worse?  Let's hear it.  Have questions?  Let us know.  Send us an email at CATVTechTalk@gmail.com or if you like hearing yourself talk, leave us a voice message and maybe you'll hear it.
26:51
October 31, 2020
Cable Shorts: Drugs....Hookers...
These weren’t your average installs… Listen to us on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Stitcher, and anywhere else you  listen to podcasts.  Go here to see them all! Think we're boring?  Send in a new topic.  Think you know better?  Prove it!  Think you've seen worse?  Let's hear it.  Have questions?  Let us know.  Send us an email at CATVTechTalk@gmail.com or if you like hearing yourself talk, leave us a voice message and maybe you'll hear it.
07:42
October 28, 2020
Satellite VS Cable Feat. Josh M - There’s stardust blocking the dish!!
This week we have a special guest!  Josh tells us some similarities and differences between being a satellite tech and a cable tech.  He also has way better excuses to tell customers, between space junk and mars!! Listen to us on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Stitcher, and anywhere else you listen to podcasts. Go here to see them all!  Think we're boring?  Send in a new topic.  Think you know better?  Prove it!  Think you've seen worse?  Let's hear it.  Have questions?  Let us know.  Send us an email at CATVTechTalk@gmail.com or if you like hearing yourself talk, leave us a voice message and maybe you'll hear it.
01:06:21
October 26, 2020
Metrics - Because you don’t hear about them enough!
This episode is a listener suggestion.  Don’t shoot the messenger!  We discuss the different metrics, what they are, and how they affect the technician.  We also give some tips to hopefully improve your metrics (if you care to that is). Listen to us on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Stitcher, and anywhere else you  listen to podcasts. https://anchor.fm/catv-tech-talk Think we're boring?  Send in a new topic.  Think you know better?  Prove it!  Think you've seen worse?  Let's hear it.  Have questions?  Let us know.  Send us an email at CATVTechTalk@gmail.com or if you like hearing yourself talk, leave us a voice message and maybe you'll hear it.
01:04:55
October 21, 2020
How to attack the trouble call - Should’ve just taken the repeat...
Think you know the best way to attack a trouble call?  In this episode our hosts discuss different ways they would troubleshoot in different situations.  We cover troubleshooting video, internet, phone, and security.  Let us know your troubleshooting tips! Listen to us on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Stitcher, and anywhere else you  listen to podcasts. https://anchor.fm/catv-tech-talk Think we're boring?  Send in a new topic.  Think you know better?  Prove it!  Think you've seen worse?  Let's hear it.  Have questions?  Let us know.  Send us an email at CATVTechTalk@gmail.com or if you like hearing yourself talk, leave us a voice message and maybe you'll hear it.
01:09:44
October 19, 2020
How to attack the install - We need a tech assist over here!!!
Think you know the best way to attack an install?  Drew does it one way while Jesse does it another.  Who do you think knows what they’re doing...tap to equipment...equipment to tap. Listen to us on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Stitcher, and anywhere else you  listen to podcasts. https://anchor.fm/catv-tech-talk Think we're boring?  Send in a new topic.  Think you know better?  Prove it!  Think you've seen worse?  Let's hear it.  Have questions?  Let us know.  Send us an email at CATVTechTalk@gmail.com or if you like hearing yourself talk, leave us a voice message and maybe you'll hear it.
01:10:42
October 14, 2020
Organization - Where do you stick your glow rod...
Ever run out of connectors and swore you had another bag in the truck?  Can you only find 4 out of the 5 boxes you thought you had?  If this sounds like you, you’ve come to the right place!  Organizational tips and tricks from our hosts on how they organized to help them work faster in the field. Listen to us on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Stitcher, and anywhere else you  listen to podcasts. https://anchor.fm/catv-tech-talk Think we're boring?  Send in a new topic.  Think you know better?  Prove it!  Think you've seen worse?  Let's hear it.  Have questions?  Let us know.  Send us an email at CATVTechTalk@gmail.com or if you like hearing yourself talk, leave us a voice message and maybe you'll hear it.
46:33
October 12, 2020
The Evolution of The Install
Remember the good old days?  When paper work orders existed?  Listen as we discuss how installs have grown in size and become more complicated.  Listen to us on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Stitcher, and anywhere else you  listen to podcasts. https://anchor.fm/catv-tech-talk  Think we're boring?  Send in a new topic.  Think you know better?  Prove it!  Think you've seen worse?  Let's hear it.  Have questions?  Let us know.  Send us an email at CATVTechTalk@gmail.com or if you like hearing yourself talk, leave us a voice message and maybe you'll hear it.
41:02
October 7, 2020
Storm Recovery feat. Chris R.
This week we're talking about storm recovery.  Our hosts have experience with tornados and hurricanes, while our guest has experience with the fires out west.  Have an experience of your own or dealt with a different type of storm?  Be sure to let us know! Think we're boring?  Send in a new topic.  Think you know better?  Prove it!  Think you've seen worse?  Let's hear it.  Have questions?  Let us know.  Send us an email at CATVTechTalk@gmail.com or if you like hearing yourself talk, leave us a voice message and maybe you'll hear it.
52:45
October 5, 2020
In House Technician VS Contractor
Join us as we discuss the pros and cons of both, being an in house technician and being a contractor.  If you would like to share insight on the topic, don't forget to let us know! Think we're boring?  Send in a new topic.  Think you know better?  Prove it!  Think you've seen worse?  Let's hear it.  Have questions?  Let us know.  Send us an email at CATVTechTalk@gmail.com or if you like hearing yourself talk, leave us a voice message and maybe you'll hear it.
36:17
September 28, 2020
Introduction to CATV Tech Talk
Come join us and get to know our hosts, Drew and Jesse.  In this episode they're going to tell you a little bit about themselves, how they came together, and what this show is going to be about. Think we're boring?  Send in a new topic.  Think you know better?  Prove it!  Think you've seen worse?  Let's hear it.  Have questions?  Let us know.  Send us an email at CATVTechTalk@gmail.com or if you like hearing yourself talk, leave us a voice message and maybe you'll hear it.
33:27
September 28, 2020
Cable Shorts: Is there a possum in that hole?!?!
Ever had your head lamp go out on you while crawling under a trailer?  Well we sure have... Think we're boring?  Send in a new topic.  Think you know better?  Prove it!  Think you've seen worse?  Let's hear it.  Have questions?  Let us know.  Send us an email at CATVTechTalk@gmail.com or if you like hearing yourself talk, leave us a voice message and maybe you'll hear it.
05:33
September 25, 2020
Trailer
CATV Tech Talk is a podcast dedicated to the hard working, blue collar, cable technicians.  Here you will find episodes that are based on the day to day work of your average cable technician. The hosts, Drew and Jesse, want to help you succeed in the field.  We will have shows like defeat the repeat where we will have a top technician tell us their secret to good numbers. We also want to have some fun, so be sure to look for the “grossest house” episode.  We’re here to get your cable questions answered. Think we're boring?  Send in a new topic.  Think you know better?  Prove it!  Think you've seen worse?  Let's hear it.  Have questions?  Let us know.  Send us an email at CATVTechTalk@gmail.com or if you like hearing yourself talk, leave us a voice message and maybe you'll hear it.
01:23
September 19, 2020