NosillaCast Apple Podcast

Reviews For NosillaCast Apple Podcast

Allison Sheridan continues to be abrasive towards her star guest host (and the reason I tune in) - Bart Busschots. What kind of behavior is this when she scolds and berates him. I'm surprised how Bart can just take this abuse and bad-behavior. Allison continues to be the number one irritant on the podcast scene, and I imagine she's pretty proud of herself.
As an Apple fan, I love this! It’s not clickbait, cause the titles are an overview of the podcast. Some other podcasts are short, and take a long time to get to the point. Not this one! Nice and long, but also you explain it a bit so it’s not just q/a basically. This is great! I absolutely love it! It’s funny too! What I really like is that yes, it’s only very slightly Apple biased. You just talk a bout Apple. It’s like you like apple 51% and Windows 50%. (Okay, maybe a little less windows) also how can I comment on a specific episode? I really want to be able to. Also 2: macstock is $169!?!? Ok, it’s $89 for ONLY ONE DAY! Really!?!? Also 3: you gave yourself 5 stars!?!? Really! I’m giving you 4 stars Also 4: is nosilla a play on words of Mozilla? Also 5: I also wanted to also note that I also said also a lot.
Very responsive when I’ve emailed her. Super helpful, inspiring, and never makes people feel dumb because of their questions. Makes it fun to discover cool stuff and learn new tricks! Love Bart’s “security bits” but I’m always a little worried about something new after his segment... 😵
Allison's podcast is way more than a fabulous spot to get great reviews and tips-she and her guests are funny and very entertaining. I've been listening regularly and looking forward to each new episode for 4 years before writing this review-way too long. Thank you Allison for putting together such a terrific, big hearted podcast, better described as amazing edutainment!
I have listened to NosillaCast for years and have to say that Allison puts together a wonderful mix of Mac/iOS/other tech content week after week and presents it so it's always entertaining and chock full of info and tips. The security segment with Bart is great too. Recommend highly.
The NosillaCast presents a lot of information in a way that is easy to understand, and fun to listen to. I enjoy Allison's approach of "what is the problem to be solved?". The information presented in the Security Bits portion of the podcast is always educational. As a recent convert to the Mac, I have learned a lot and picked up some valuable product recommendations.
I have three favorite Apple podcasts. The host has a beautiful voice and always calls it straight; with just the right touch of sarcasm (for me, anyways). Great website. Consistently good.
Long-time listener (a/o 2014) here: this is always interesting, regardless of your experience level. Update (May 2016): still one of my favs.
I first heard Allison Sheridan on the Mac Reviewcast (now, unfortunately, off the air). She is so infectious and high-energy, she just carries the listeners along. She makes everything she discusses something you want to know more about. She’s great at interviewing people at trade shows (which she captures in both audio and video). She’s really experienced when it comes to technology, but she’s also an everyperson, representing the average technology user, when interviewing technical heavyweights (such as very frequent guest Bart Busshots). I can’t recommend this podcast highly enough.
I wrote the following a couple of years ago, but it still holds true! This is my all-time favorite podcast! I’ve been listening for several years now, and it never disappoints. Allison is fair in her review and tackles subjects that can interest a wide range of people interested in tech, though her focus is admittedly skewed toward Mac and iOS devices. Still, she also discusses other platforms, giving reviews, answering questions, and generally tackling her subjects with humor and insight.
This is the first podcast I subscribed to way back whenever and I'm still here today for good reasons. Now we (yes, WE are all a part of this podcast) are up to the bazillionth episode... and counting! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ MY ORIGINAL REVIEW: The NosillaCast is more than a person talking about a subject - it's a gathering, a group of friends of all descriptions coming together under a virtual roof to listen to Allison - who, in spite of her super powers, is just like them. The NosillaCast is always interesting, wide-ranging (not limited to Mac-only subjects) and thoroughly engaging. The production values surpass many other podcasts and Allison continuously strives for improvement. She has avoided a major podcast pet peeve - all volumes - her speech, a Skype call, a recording - are at the same level. No sudden need to grab the iPod to hear the other person or protect your hearing. Allison carefully prepares a script and although she is not a slave to it there is structure to her podcasts that can be lacking in other podcasts. Allison's show notes are meticulous, complete, and supplemented with the blog, the chatroom, and her tutorials. The two hundredth show has just been celebrated. It's worth a listen!
I can't remember when I started listening to Allison's podcasts - I can't stop! I'm a fairly knowledgeable tech-geek and I learn something new every week. This show is definitely for everyone - from newbies to us geeks. One of a handful of go-to podcasts for new and interesting info
This tech podcast is fun to listen to, and I always come away having learned something. I could seriously listen to Allison talk about anything, but she has my respect for her ability to convey her vast tech knowledge (and I love how she embraces the "dumb question".)
The truly amazing aspect of this podcast is the array of guests each week. Often I am surprised when I listen to an entire interview and realize that instead of scrolling past it I was 100% enthralled. Either come for the commentary, or the reviews, or the guests (or even for the security updates) but download and stay subscribed.
I love this podcast. Lots of useful information, presented in an accessible way. Really enjoy the guest appearances (e.g., chat across the pond), and the way she brings in reviews by various members of the community. It’s so nice to hear a woman talking about the geeky stuff I like, with that “ever* so slight Mac bias.
For anyone who is interested in learning more about your mac this podcast is a must. The consistent quality of the reviews, information, and geeky tech stuff is top notch and has often lead me to become a more efficient mac user. I cannot recommend this podcast enough! The level of technical discussion can every once in a while feel slightly daunting, but not so much that I feel lost to the discussion. This in turn has helped me become more interested in the workings of my computer as I feel challenged to learn about what I don’t quite understand, while not feeling overwhelmed by technical jargon that is prevalent in many other computing podcasts. Allison even has a “dumb questions” section of her podcast, where uses like me are lovingly encouraged to ask about anything concerning computing no matter how simple (like what do those technical terms mean?). This podcast and the community it has created is a great way to dip your toes into computing and many other issues that go hand in hand with computers these days, like photography, audio recording, and our electronic devices.
It's one of my fav Mac podcasts.
The Nosilla Cast is something I look forward to each week. Interesting and challenging. Not enough picking on Guy Serle for me though. :)
While the show has an “ever so slight” Macintosh bias, it really is more about tech and the fun of being a geek. Allison and guests share their insight on Apple products and tech in general in a way that is informative and entertaining. Allison has built a strong an loyal following that participates in a chat room while she records the program weekly. Her connection with her audience and that community makes the show special in a field of tech and Apple related podcasts.
I’m a bit biased being related to the host, but Allison’s handle on technology combined with her delivery and sarcasm and her strong community put the NosillaCast on my top five list of tech podcasts. You can be sure this podcast will be delivered like clockwork every Sunday evening as it has been for the past 9.5 years.
Neat show from a great lady in tech. She’s an engineer and she knows how to talk to “real” people. She also gets great info from others. The focus is on Mac and iOS, but she’s interested in all sorts of tech stuff.
Allison provides a great look and perspective on the technology gear and subjects she covers. She makes all topics fun and interesting. The weekly “Chit Chat across the Pond” segment has had many fascinating guests. Bart Busschotts who appears regularly provides simple and easy to understand security advice as well as a fun look at other geeky topics. Behind the scenes Allison’s husband Steve manages all of the video she produces and helps proved support to all of the Nosillacast community. Have a listen and you will agree an awesome show.
Really like this podcast 😄
This is one of the most informative and interesting podcasts I’ve encountered. Although very Macintosh-centric, it also covers a wide range of topics from digital photography to information security (e.g., how SSL works). There are plenty of product reviews and information on solving productivity problems. The core audience is tech. savvy, and yet the podcast takes the time to ensure that concepts are explained well enough that a technology novice will feel right at home. On top of that, the banter and good humor of the host make it quite entertaining as well.
What a great show! ...and wonderful way to start off the week! Thanks Allison
I have been a fan of Allison for a while. But she was always only a guest on other podcast.. (well so I thought). Soon as I heard that she actually had her own podcast, subscribing was a No brainer.. I am currently in the process of listening to ALL the past podcasts and enjoying every bit of it… Great Podcast.. Great Work Allison.
This was a great podcast with Bart, Alison and Mike Potter! I learned a lot and enjoyed the back and forth in the discussion about "why eliminating save as in Lion is either good bad or just to be endured! Keep up the good work.
I discovered the Podfeet and the Castaways about a year ago and have been listening ever since. Sometime this summer I started going to the live chat while Allison is recording. Once you are in there and people get to know you, you'll be welcomed like an old friend. It is a small and lively group to hang out with.
Listen to this podcast - lots of good insights into technology which you can use to solve problems. Also love the tech-geeky content from the guests as well as the "every other week" regular Bart Busschots. Everything from computers to the LHC (Large Hadron Collider). Subscribe and you won't regret it! (PS There's an ever so slight Macintosh bias… :)
Allison podcast is alot of fun. Like how she mixes up what is on the show. She always has great guests.
I love this podcast! This has become one of my staple tech podcasts. One that I always make sure that I listen to and wait for each week. Not only is Allison a joy to listen to but joining in the live chat room, as the show is being made, is a wonderful and welcoming experience. This show is filled with wonderful reviews, tips and tricks as well as interviews from other respected podcasters. It is a pleasure being one of the Nosillacastaways and I am always staying subscribed.
Quality of this Podcast is spotty, and it's really a shame. Some segments are truly stellar, especially when Bart Busschots is on, approximately every other episode - his segment on episode #326, for example. However, another semi regular guest, 'Knightwise' is an atrocious troll. (For example, his segment on episode #329.) Likely the host is a somewhat naive American, who doesn't realize the degree to which she is being used as a vehicle for the troll. Under the guise of 'all opinions are welcome', she may be an innocent here. Hopefully, for her sake, Mac related sponsors don't hear the insults directed at their prospective customers. Given that there are so many high quality tech and Mac related podcasts out there, -- Mac OS Ken, Macworld, Mac Power Users, MacNotables, Mac Geek Gab, etc., Noscillacast presents a dilemma. If one has the time, do listen, and fast forward through the segments of poor quality - or make better choices.
I'm an ancient Apple consumer with lots of time on the road. Allison produces an excellent podcast with a great mix of tech and humor. She and her 'regulars' provide good quality info and put the time & distance to good use.
I have been listening to the Nosilla Cast for almost 4 years not. Honestly, I could have been watching longer but a good show makes time past quickly. I have been lucky enough to provide audio reviews, tips, and participate in a show. The community around the Nosilla Cast is what makes the show special. Allison is an amazing host and as wonderful one-on-one as she appears when hosting. This is a podcast you should subscribe to and participate in the life show. It is packed with great information and you will make friends quickly.
Allison Sheridan's Nosillacast Mac Podcast is a shining jewel in a sea of tech podcasts. The reviews and information presented is top-notch, and it's not just about Apple products. It is also about phones and WiFi and other tech related products and software. She also answers tech questions and solves tech problems with a real life perspective which cannot be found on other podcasts. She is self -effacing, funny, and most importantly, honest and real. If she doesn't understand something, she will let you know. On each podcast, in addition to reviews, she interviews someone in the tech and/or podcast field about photography, or software, or back ups and other related tech topics. Allison's podcast is always interesting, sometimes surprising, and just plain fun. The podcast is always produced on time, released on Sunday nights, and it my GO TO podcast for my Monday morning commute. If you are serious about your Mac and Apple products and serious about learning more about tech possibilities to support your life, check out this podcast.
Allison, your ever so slight Macintosh bias makes for a great Podcast as it covers lots of topics and platforms and your wit and straight forward no holds approach to what you do is fun and refreshing for every week I have an idea of what I am going to get for topic coverage but never in what way you are going to critique it. Makes for great listening! I first heard you on Surfbit's podcast by Tim Verpoorten and now I get both of the podcasts. Thanks for taking the time every week or so to tell us about many platforms and some of your experiences with products, developers and lets not for get chit chat across the pond - stream or neighborhood. Wish Bart B my best I really miss him and you in some technology banter. Lee
I was a dumb user until i found Allison. What a great starting point for learning about all things Mac, (not to mention car waxing, kitchen re-models, photography, and apps that do just about anything)
Allison Sheridan is an incredible teacher. She is patient and never puts anyone down for not knowing something. She will work hard to find an answer for your questions or find someone who has an answer. Her show is fun and informative and the Chitchat Across The Pond segment with Bart Buschotts is a lot of fun wrapped by some really good information. I have never know Allison to say or do anything that would be hurtful to any individual or class of people and she truly loves what she does. That's what makes this a great show - you can tell that she does this because she loves it. The live show at 5PM Pacific time on Sundays and is a blast so make sure you join us at Ustream... the chat room people always have a blast as are sad when recording is over... you will too! Update: 2011 - All of this holds true today. I'm very happy Allison has not pod-faded. I look forward to her show every week and the chatroom is a blast where I can meet with my friends to chat about whatever comes up. There is always something for everyone from absolute beginner to pro. There is also an active Twitter list where we can keep in touch throughout the week. Allison is always available, as her schedule permits of course, which is a special bonus for me! Hurry back Bart - we miss you!
While I wouldn't consider myself a regular one of the castaways, I always listen, and always enjoy it!
Allison is a real person, like the rest of us. She is not afraid to show somethings she doesn't know and ask for help. A good following of people shows she has her heart into this podcast. The live show gives a look into what it really takes to get such a great entertaining and informative show produced. If you are new to the Mac or a seasoned veteran, give this podcast some time. You might just find yourself having a "slight bias" to the Mac.
I can't believe that I have waited this long to write a review of my favorite podcast. I really love the show and look forward to it every week. Allison presents all the info in such a down to earth way - even the really geeky stuff. I love the Mac and photography, and both get good attention on the show. Chit-chat across the pond is one of my favorite parts of the show (Bart get better soon - we miss you). Keep up the great work Al !!
Get more then just Mac stuff. Just a great way to geek out without too much geek. Thanks Allison!
l LOVE Allison's Podcasts, they are so full of warmth and enthusiasm - and the fact that sometimes they are less totally Mac-Centric than other podcasts is fine, it complements the other Mac podcasts I subscribe to perfectly, she is passionate about her 'Mac lifestyle' and I would rather have Allison's more personable style of broadcasting than some of the more 'serious' (read - dull) Mac Podcasts any day. Allison Sheridan, - YOU ROCK - I wouldn't miss my weekly dose of Nosilla for anything.
One of my must haves for the mobile playlist every week. Lots of information, tips, and, never a waste of time.

5/5

Allison makes so much sense in her approach to all things Mac. Her humour is appreciated along with her quest for her listeners to get the best information available. Her topics are timely and she can make the most boring things seem interesting. I look forward to her podcasts which are posted as soon as she is done every Sunday without fail.
If I could only have one Mac podcast, this would be the ONE! Allison is very skilled on the Mac but I don't think she comes off as the "all-knowing" Mac expert. But she sure does know who to call if she can't answer a question in "Dumb Question Corner". She has a mix of content in the show, which I really wish I could join in the live session on Sunday evenings. I want to buy a Honda just to have Honda Bob work on it (you'll understand if you listen)! One thing that really makes this show is the Security Light session with Bart. Bart is an easy to listen to voice and always has good advise. I also love it that Bart has been getting into Mac photography. If you can only have one Mac Podcast, this should be the one!
I wish she would polish up her delivery of her script. She stammers and stumbles all over the place. She starts to correct herself before she has even made a mistake. I know she can talk right, because when she's not doing a script, (chit chatting with Bart, e.g.), she does just fine. I've been listening to her for quite awhile now and her content never fails and I find it very informative. I just wish she would make an effort to improve her recital of her script reading, or just throw'em out altogether and just us notes. I can almost predict when she gonne stumble. It's annoying, but I tolerate it because of the great content and her conversations with Bart.
I like the podcast
A great mix of tech news and information. There's something here for everyone.
Absolutely the best show notes, full transcript of the podcast with links. The show is consistently fun, always there week after week for subscribers to download. Contributors from around the globe. Weekly segment with Bart Busschots in Ireland feeds the "tech need" and provides the great back-and-forth dialog that makes for a well rounded 'cast. Allison delivers as only she can, she is one-of-a-kind. There are plenty of hardware and software reviews. She has no fear when it comes to ignoring the manual. This is a family friendly podcast, no need to worry about playing it with the kids in the car.