Episode 17 of Upon Further Review!

We’re charging down that eclectic highway with our multi-subject episode 17 of Upon Further Review! In this episode we send a shoutout to our listeners before moving on to the show proper: first, we get lost and then are found with our review of GPS (Global Positioning Systems) portable receivers; second, we look at glass and grass (no, not THAT kind!) in our review of the Chihuly exhibit at the New York Botanical Garden; and finally, we look into the future as we review the Silent Universe podcast. As always, we thank you for listening, telling friends, and generally being all around nice people…and ask that you keep all of that up! :) (As usual, podsafe intro music is provided by Sharif (“You’re My Girl”), outro by David Henderson (“We Gotta Go”).)

Reviewed in this show:


New York Botanical Garden, Chihuly Exhibit

Silent Universe

One part of the Chihuly Exhibit at the New York Botanical Gardens, courtesy of Clea!


  1. Bernadette in Australia:

    I’m waiting for a GPS that has Sean Connery’s voice (why doesn’t someone do celebrity voice gadgets?) but otherwise your review has me itching to buy one :)

  2. Tim:

    I would like to get a GPS for my Aprilia SportCity motor scooter. I can’t justify it at the moment as I mostly use it for commuting to work.

    Great show as always guys. We both rated Silent Universe a 7.

  3. admin:

    We will have an update about the GPS on our next show…Clea has something to say about how “cheesy” it actually is. :)

    As always, thanks for the comments!


  4. Chris:

    Greg, Clea,

    That Chihuly glass is BEAUTIFUL! Hope I have a chance to see it live sometime. I’m definitely going to bookmark that site. (BTW, the link you have is broken now :-( no more Chihuly page on the nybg site).

    An odd comment, but Greg opened the show with remembrances of his 17th b’day. 20 years ago on my 17th b’day (Oct 4, 2 days after this episode aired) I had to stomp through over a foot of snow (unusual for October, even in the Northeast (Saratoga Springs area)) to get to my job at J.C. Penney. Hadn’t thought about that in a while, but it was an oddly fond memory.

    Don’t think I’m that interested in listening to Silent Universe, but the idea of fiction podcasts is intriguing. Something I’ll look around for…

    Looking at Tim’s comment above, got an idea. Do you think listeners might want to guess what you’ll review things and then you reveal the numbers at the end? I know that it wouldn’t work all the time b/c a lot of great discussion comes when it’s time to quantify the review, but still… some type of interactivity like that might be fun? Mightn’t it?

    Still loving this show! You both are so great to listen to, I’m recommending all my friends and coworkers. Hope it helps!

    See you on 18…

    – Chris

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