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Kim Komando Explains

Want to learn more about this digital life we’re all immersed in? Grab this podcast as Kim Komando explores topics that impact us each and every day. From scammers to hackers and social media to product reviews, Kim finds top experts to give us their side of the story or explain what Big Tech is doing now. Kim pulls back the curtain so you know what’s really going on.

Latest episodes

Full episode of The Kim Komando Show

April 13, 2021
This week's exclusive episode of Kim Komando Explains is a full hour of The Kim Komando Show, airing on more than 420 stations across the U.S. Listen to the full show on your schedule for 30 days free at getkim.com. Coming up, in the first hour, another massive data breach involving Facebook, this time involving more than 530 million people. Find out what to do. Plus, while doctors might tell you it’s a bad idea to Google medical symptoms, a new study says otherwise. And be on the lookout for “Zoom Zombies” on the road. Sounds like a bad movie, but it’s real.

Tech Refresh: Facebook data breach, PC vs. Mac, display photos on your TV

April 9, 2021
The U.S. government is buying up phone, power and water records. If you have smart devices in your home, you need to hear this. More bad news from Facebook: Half a billion user records were leaked. Plus, the best ways to display photos on your TV. And can Allie fool Ben and Mike in this week's Brand New or Not True?

A new social network takes on Facebook putting privacy first

April 6, 2021
Social media used to be fun. Remember those days? You'd chat with old friends, post a few photos and move on. Fast forward to today and social media is addictive, intrusive and even harmful. Jim Fournier, the mind behind a new social media platform, says it's even a threat to our democracy. Kim jumps into the murky world of social media, from data collection to insurance schemes. There’s a lot you have to watch out for, and we’ll shed light on the greatest threats in this episode.

Tech Refresh: Crypto 101, deepfake warning, free up computer space

April 2, 2021
In this episode, Kim breaks down PayPal's new addition: Paying with cryptocurrency. Why would you want to do this? Find out. Plus, a deepfake warning from the FBI and tips for spotting fake videos and photos. And two simple ways to free up storage space on your computer. See if Ben can beat Mike and Allie in Brand New or Not True.

Marty Cooper 'Father of the Cellphone' shares the history and future of the cellphone

March 30, 2021
Cellphones changed the world. They revolutionized the way we communicate and paved the way for today’s Big Tech companies to emerge. In this episode, Kim takes a trip to the past with Marty Cooper, a tech legend known as the father of the cellphone. You’ll learn a ton of surprising and funny stories behind your smartphone. For example, cellphones were once shaped like shoes. Find out even more in this fun and informative episode.

Tech Refresh: Windows woes, NFT craze, Clubhouse copycat app

March 26, 2021
The latest Windows 10 update is a mess. Find out if it's finally safe to download. Plus, the team dives deep into the NFT craze. Why are people ponying up millions for things they'll never touch? Plus, there's a copycat of the social media app Clubhouse floating around. Get the details on how to spot the fake.

Insider tricks to make money on Amazon

March 23, 2021
Amazon can seem like a jungle to new sellers. But this jungle is ripe with opportunities for those who are willing to research market data, listen to customers and pounce on trends. In this episode, Kim’s talking with Jason Boyce, an Amazon expert and an e-commerce veteran. Together, they’ll share some top-secret tips for making the most out of the world’s largest online realtor. This is a must for anyone who sells online!

Tech Refresh: Travel scams return, military jetpacks, stimulus warning

March 19, 2021
As the COVID vaccine rolls out, travel-related searches are booming. Scammers have caught on and Allie has details on what to watch out for. The Pentagon's research agency opened up bids for tech that sounds an awful lot like superhero gear, and Netflix says no more password sharing. Plus, as the next round of stimulus payments roll out, a quick warning to protect your wallet.

Right to Repair: The fight to fix our own tech

March 16, 2021
Farmers have always been ready to jump into the dirt and fix their tools. But over the past few decades, tractors and other farm gadgets have complex software that’s hard to decode. The same has happened with our computers, phones, appliances and just about any other tech you can think of. In this episode, Kim dives into the nitty-gritty world of repair politics. Do we really own our tech if we can’t fix it? Are large manufacturers monopolizing the right to repair? Kim talks to Gay Gordon-Byrne, a consumer rights advocate at the heart of this debate, as well as a farmer on the front lines.
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