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Off the Mothership

Former Apple employees discussing current Apple events

RocketPress Media 2012 Holiday Special

January 7, 2013 |

The RocketPress Media staff sit down and review the year, reminisce and review movies. This podcast includes Jason from “Jason tells Jeremy what to watch”, Macy from “Off the Mothership”, Mike from “Comics are Rad” and Jeremy from all three … Read More

017 Adam G and the 603e

December 19, 2012 |

Macy and Mike are out so Jeremy reminisces with special guest Adam G. The two talk about old powermacs, video editing, old people using computers and the future of television.

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016 Leslie Bradshaw and the experimental program

December 13, 2012 |

We break the gender barrier and have our first female guest on the podcast. The group discusses gender roles, discrimination and expectations working in retail. We also talk about the experimental holiday alumni program that our guest Leslie Bradshaw … Read More

015 Black Friday

November 29, 2012 |

The trio of Mike, Macy and Jeremy discuss the horror of working retail during the holiday season, especially Black Friday. They also talk about the watering down of customer service and the reason for their exodus. Then Mike gets … Read More

014 As American as Apple Pumpkin Pie

November 13, 2012 |

We discuss a wide range of topics such as innovation through confrontation and how Apple has a great bottom up culture of listening to innovation from its lowly employees. We also talk about a future in which Mike has … Read More

013 Joe Besser and the Genius Bar Drunks

November 6, 2012 |

We are joined by the only (that we know of) Market Lead Genius, Mr. Joe Besser. He tells us about the early days of Apple retail and dealing with a genius bar that had no appointments.

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012 Hurricane Sandy and the Missing Guest

October 30, 2012 |

A last minute cancellation forces us to talk about the slew of Apple News. We do a rundown of the iPad mini keynote and talk about the departure of Scott Foristall and John Browett.

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011 iLounge’s Nick Guy

October 23, 2012 |

This week we have Nick Guy currently the accessories editor for iLounge and formerly of the Apple Store Walden Galleria in Buffalo New York. We discuss his time as a business specialist and visuals lead at Apple. We then … Read More

010 Jeremy can’t remember nouns

October 17, 2012 |

No guest this week so Jeremy, Mike and Macy got to rant about all the things that we haven’t had a chance to rant about. Some of those things include: The Beatles Playlist, Post launch anger, and fancy new … Read More

009 Andy Reed and the Quick Exit.

October 9, 2012 |

We are joined this week by former Family Room specialist Andy Reed. He shares his long love of all things Apple and his quick exit from Apple retail. We then talk about patent disputes. Fun!

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008 Remembering Steve Jobs

October 2, 2012 |

In this special episode of “Off the Mothership” we honor the one year anniversary of Steve Jobs’ passing by remembering the man who started the company we all love so much. We also discuss a few recent Apple events … Read More

007 Chris Phillips and the Apple Firewall

September 25, 2012 |

This week we welcome former Lead Genius Chris Phillips. Chris tells us about being being poor and not growing up with a computer and how he was first introduced to computing. He then tells us of his adventure to … Read More

006 Adam Hecker: First Creative in the Midwest

September 19, 2012 |

This week we have Creative and former manager Adam Hecker. We talk about early Apple retail, being one of the first creatives and when it all changed with the iPhone customers. We of course talk about iPhone 5 and … Read More

005 Ben Bergthold goes Inside the Mothership

September 12, 2012 |

In this week’s episode we have Ben Bergthold a former concierge, specialists, family room specialist and genius formerly from the Fresno Apple Store. We get the inside scoop of easy pay testing, a secret Apple retail facility and learn … Read More

004 Malcolm Johnson and the ambiguity of management.

September 4, 2012 |

Former part time specialists and Apple fanatic Malcolm Johnson joins us to discuss his time at Apple. We discuss managerial communication issues, working visuals and the racists in west county. It gets raw and uncensored in this episode of … Read More