Komando On Demand
USA Today Columnist and National Radio Host Kim Komando gives you insider know-how on tech from security, privacy, and making money to access to top movers and shakers. Kim created her own multimedia empire with no debt and no investors.
info_outline Yahoo's famous yodel and the man behind it 06/23/2020
Yahoo's famous yodel and the man behind it In the '90s, Wylie Gustafson recorded a yodel heard 'round the world: The famous "Ya-hoo-ooo" no doubt stuck in your head every time you read the company's name. He was paid just a few hundred dollars to record that famous clip ... until he sued Yahoo. Kim and Wylie talk about his iconic voice and the Super Bowl ad that kicked off his battle to get what he was owed.
info_outline Anonymous: Who are they and how they work 06/19/2020
Anonymous: Who are they and how they work You've probably heard of the hacktivist group Anonymous, but what do you know aside from some famous cyberattacks and those signature masks? Kim dives into everything Anonymous with Dr. Gabriella Coleman, an anthropologist and professor at McGill University. She studies hacktivist groups and tells us what Anonymous is up to these days and how you can help stop the spread of their sensational messages.
info_outline Everything you need to know about working from home in 30 minutes 06/16/2020
Everything you need to know about working from home in 30 minutes The unemployment numbers so far in 2020 are astounding, with 44 million people filing for unemployment since mid-March. That number is even higher if you factor in self-employed and gig economy workers. So what can you do if you've lost your job or fear you might? Kim talks to a man who makes $10,000 a year in the free time he could be wasting on Netflix. Plus, a teacher making extra cash at home and a caller who wants to take on a new side gig.
info_outline Everything you need to know about social media misinformation in 30 minutes 06/12/2020
Everything you need to know about social media misinformation in 30 minutes In the age of social media, news spreads fast. Not just real, trustworthy news either. Kim talks with Darren Linvill, Associate Professor of Communication at Clemson University, who studies social media misinformation. Learn about the unbelievable level of sophistication that goes into fake tweets to make them go viral, plus important advice on how you can spot and avoid spreading misinformation.
info_outline Everything you need to know about online contests in 25 minutes 06/09/2020
Everything you need to know about online contests in 25 minutes Carolyn Wilman, the "Contest Queen," has raked in $250K in online contests, sweepstakes and giveaways. She can enter more than 200 sweepstakes in an hour-long sitting, and she joins Kim to tell you how to find the best online contests and how to maximize your chances of winning. Plus, they talk about how contests — and prizes — have changed during the pandemic.
info_outline Everything you need to know about ransomware in 30 minutes 06/05/2020
Everything you need to know about ransomware in 30 minutes By now, you’ve heard of ransomware attacks that take over computers of people like you but also businesses, hospitals and government agencies. These attacks are up 41% over the last year and it begs the question, why is this tactic so popular? Simply put, it nets hackers big money. In this Komando On Demand, Kim talks to a knight in shining software armor who has made it his mission to thwart ransomware attacks. Plus, cybersecurity tips from Etay Maor, Chief Security Officer at IntSights.
info_outline Kim takes your questions: Contact tracing, voice recognition, smart plugs and more 06/02/2020
Kim takes your questions: Contact tracing, voice recognition, smart plugs and more In this episode of Komando On Demand, Kim answers listener questions and talks to a few special guests. She gives advice on the best smart plugs, voice recognition software for writing a book, recording webinars automatically and more. Plus, Kim chats with a reporter who took the COVID-19 contact tracer training to see exactly how it works and a staff writer for Wired magazine who gets calls and emails meant for MacKenzie Bezos, Jeff Bezos' billionaire ex-wife.
info_outline T-Mobile exec on managing crisis - What's it like to have Elon Musk's old phone number? 05/29/2020
T-Mobile exec on managing crisis - What's it like to have Elon Musk's old phone number? In March, T-Mobile closed 80% of its stores due to the coronavirus pandemic. How did they manage a huge workforce of more than 110,000 employees? Kim chats with Jon Freier, T-Mobile's Executive Vice President of Consumer Markets, about the company's pivot during the pandemic, how to lead during a crisis and T-Mobile's on-going commitment to the military. Plus, can you guess what kind of calls and texts Elon Musk gets? Kim chats with a woman who knows firsthand.
info_outline Bonus: Full hour of The Kim Komando Show 05/25/2020
Bonus: Full hour of The Kim Komando Show This week's exclusive episode of Komando On Demand is a full hour of The Kim Komando national radio show. Listen on your scheduled on the Komando Community. Try it free for 30 days with code "Kim" at getkim.com.
info_outline Making thousands a day online with Zoom - Smarter small biz advertising 05/22/2020
Making thousands a day online with Zoom - Smarter small biz advertising Meet a bar worker and promoter named Steven Walsh who went from unemployed thanks to the pandemic to hosting trivia on Zoom and making thousands of dollars a day. Then, learn how small and mid-sized businesses can use data to advertise like the Fortune 500. Kim chats with Robert Brill, CEO of Brill Media. Plus, Kim talks to a caller who wants to get set up teaching a course online.
info_outline How to make money with email marketing 05/19/2020
How to make money with email marketing You can find success on social media or become a star on YouTube, but at the end of the day, you're reliant on that platform. Your success is tied to it, for better and for worse. But build up an email list and your contacts are yours. Kim chats with PowerInbox CEO Jeff Kupietzky about converting your email list into a living, while keeping your subscribers happy. Learn the best days and times to send email and insider tips to increase your open rates.
info_outline Feeding a remote Alaskan town during the pandemic 05/15/2020
Feeding a remote Alaskan town during the pandemic On this episode, Kim brings you the story of a man feeding a remote Alaska town with a Costco card and a ship. Toshua Parker went from a quarter-million dollars in debt to the owner of a successful grocery story that's keeping Gustavus, Alaska stocked during the coronavirus pandemic. Plus, meet Jonathan Bass, Head of Marketing and Communications at Wing, a subsidiary of Alphabet. Wing has built an autonomous fleet of small, lightweight delivery drones that can transport small packages to homes in minutes.
info_outline The season the Phoenix Suns never saw coming 05/12/2020
The season the Phoenix Suns never saw coming When pro sports organizations canceled games for the foreseeable future, players packed up and went home. But the Phoenix Suns carried on the season in an unconventional way: Streaming virtual games through NBA 2K20 on Twitch. They got the stream up and running overnight, and millions and millions of viewers tuned in. Kim talks with Suns Chief Marketing and Communications Officer Dean Stoyer about how they pulled it all together.
info_outline Coping with COVID-19 - Helping those on the front lines 05/08/2020
Coping with COVID-19 - Helping those on the front lines Howard Scott Warshaw is infamous for designing and programming Atari games Raiders of the Lost Ark and E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, often referred to as the world's worst video game. Warshaw is also known as the Silicon Valley Therapist. He and Kim talk about how to cope with the stress of the pandemic. Plus, Ryan Welch is on a mission to provide personal protective equipment through his nonprofit, Give Kits. The PPE is going to first-responders across the country.
info_outline How businesses are pivoting amid the pandemic 05/05/2020
How businesses are pivoting amid the pandemic For nearly 50 years, enthusiasts from all over the world have flocked to the Barrett-Jackson collector car auctions. But the global pandemic hit, and now a crowd of people is off the table. Kim talks to Craig Jackson, Barrett-Jackson Chairman and CEO, about how they can capture that amazing auction energy online.
info_outline Coronavirus: How trends are shaping the future - DIY broadband internet 05/01/2020
Coronavirus: How trends are shaping the future - DIY broadband internet We're staying six feet apart, gas is cheap and the middle seat on airplanes may be empty for a while yet. But what about our businesses and our future? Kim talks with Steph Smith, Senior Analyst at the Hustle, about which trends are worth watching to make sense of the complicated world. Plus, meet Nate Walowitz, regional coordinator and creator of Project THOR. After getting fed up with slow satellite internet options, Colorado residents took matters into their own hands to build their own solution.
info_outline Kim and Dr. Laura: How to stay sane while self-isolating 04/28/2020
Kim and Dr. Laura: How to stay sane while self-isolating Kim is joined by fellow radio host and relationship expert Laura Schlessinger. They talk about managing the stress of the coronavirus pandemic, from fear of the future to the anxiety you're feeling to struggling to get through the day. Plus, laptop buying tips on a budget and cybersecurity tips from a white hat hacker.
info_outline Purdue virologist: Here's what's coming - How to cut the cord - Finding WFH jobs 04/24/2020
Purdue virologist: Here's what's coming - How to cut the cord - Finding WFH jobs In this episode, Kim talks to a virologist about the spread of COVID-19, the importance of technology in the fight and what it means for the future of healthcare. Plus, the best way to start streaming to lower your cable bill and advice on cutting the cord. And hear the hilarious story of a Zoom class gone wrong.
info_outline Coronavirus: Clever ways criminals are using your fears against you 04/21/2020
Coronavirus: Clever ways criminals are using your fears against you Misinformation, hoaxes and scams are rampant on the web. People are scared, and cybercriminals are taking advantage — hawking fake test kits, vaccines and financial aid, among other things. What do you need to know to stay safe? Kim talks to Tom Edwards, U.S. Secret Service Special Agent in Charge, and Lori Hodges, Vice President of North America Risk at Visa, about the dangers you're facing online right now and the right steps to take if you've been scammed.
info_outline Protect yourself from COVID-19 scams 04/17/2020
Protect yourself from COVID-19 scams Scams, hacks and cyberthreats exploded in March and show no signs of slowing down as the coronavirus spread continues. Kim talks with Etay Maor, Chief Security Officer at IntSights, a company that helps enterprises defend against security threats. They dive into the outlandish scams finding traction and the more believable ones fooling people across the web.
info_outline The trouble facing ISPs - Zoombombing and other WFH dangers 04/10/2020
The trouble facing ISPs - Zoombombing and other WFH dangers The internet is strained, and ISPs are dealing with more malicious activity than before the coronavirus pandemic. Kim talks with Kevin Hart, CTO for Cox Communications, about how to maximize your bandwidth. Plus, Kim's chat with fellow radio host Joe Pags. They talk all things work from home, including the dangers of Zoombombing.
info_outline Cybersecurity tips from a white hat hacker 04/07/2020
Cybersecurity tips from a white hat hacker Coronavirus scams are spreading at an alarming rate. To make matters worse, the junk email and bogus texts that normally flood our inboxes and phones become a lot harder to weed out when we're desperate for information. Kim talks to IBM social engineer Stephanie Carruthers, aka _sn0ww, about the surge in spam capitalizing on our fears and confusion. Learn about the biggest spam campaigns making the rounds right now and how you can stay safe online.
info_outline Tips for living in isolation from a NASA astronaut 04/03/2020
Tips for living in isolation from a NASA astronaut When it comes to being isolated, astronauts are the real pros. In this episode, Kim talks to retired NASA astronaut Scott Kelly, who holds the American record for the longest time spent in space. He’s shares the tactics he used to stayed sane in isolation for a year on the International Space Station and tips for leading a team through crisis.
info_outline Bonus episode: Full hour of The Kim Komando Show 03/31/2020
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info_outline What it’s like to be an Uber driver during the COVID-19 pandemic 03/27/2020
What it’s like to be an Uber driver during the COVID-19 pandemic The coronavirus pandemic is ravaging the economy and closing down businesses. In one week alone, a stunning 3.28 million people have filed for unemployment in the United States. Independent contractors and workers in the gig economy are among those hit the hardest. Kim talks to rideshare expert Sergio Avedian, Senior Contributor at TheRideshareGuy.com, about how dramatically decreased demand and more dangerous working conditions are impacting drivers.
info_outline Bonus episode: Full hour of The Kim Komando Show 03/24/2020
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info_outline Coronavirus tech insights and how I'm doing my national radio show from home 03/20/2020
Coronavirus tech insights and how I'm doing my national radio show from home The world feels like a different place right now. We're working from home, distancing ourselves from others and staying glued to the news as the coronavirus spreads and developments unfold. Kim and Mike dive into the impact technology is having in the fight against the virus, and what we're doing as a nation to stay safe, informed and sane. Plus, learn how the Komando team will pull off filming and broadcasting the national radio show right from Kim's house this weekend.
info_outline Online banking: Can you trust it? 03/17/2020
Online banking: Can you trust it? Skip the lines at the bank and do your financial transactions from the comfort of your own home? No brainer, right? Well, not so fast. There's no security guard standing watch over your online transactions, so you need to look out for yourself. Here’s how.
info_outline 81-year-old TikTok star - Gamer who earns $12K a month 03/13/2020
81-year-old TikTok star - Gamer who earns $12K a month Stephen Austin isn't your typical TikTok star. To start, he's 81 years old. But that's a big part of what has made "Old Man Steve" such an endearing figure on the video platform. He and Kim chat about how he became the internet's grandpa. Plus, Kim interviews a gamer who makes $12,000 a month streaming through Twitch. All that and more on this episode of Komando On Demand.