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Very Hicken Bros.

89 EpisodesProduced by Alexander HickenWebsite

Two brothers co-host, sharing their interests, experiences, and thoughts. Trevor and Alex will be hosting friends and family regularly on their weekly podcast. Among their many interests are technology and current events; plus, it’s Pokémon season! Support this podcast:… read more

89 Episodes | 2019 - 2021

Best of November 2021, including Nick Chao's song Roses & Lead Paint

December 11th, 2021


This is the first official monthly highlights episode of the Very Hicken Bros podcast; therefore, the edited episode jumps around within the month of November 2021. I put in many topics in the episode from the Talk to …

Nick Chao composes a new theme song for season 5.

October 30th, 2021


Nick joins Trevor and I on this episode a first of Season 5 and more than a month for the Very Hicken Bros podcast. Kyler was offered double pay to work the night of recording the podcast, so he did not make it. I …

Whoop debuts Sila Nanotechnologies’ 17% more energy dense batteries.

September 12th, 2021


Kyler was too busy to join us after a week off. Recovering from an illness, Nick joins us. We discuss the following topics: Wisdom Audio Community …

Waymo now offers free rides to Trusted Testers in San Francisco.

August 29th, 2021


Kyler did not join us for this episode because he had bad allergies. Nick, Trevor and I did speak about the OnlyFans policy fiasco, but I will …

Virtual Riot's new album is introduced with their song Chroma.

August 22nd, 2021


We got the entire team together for the second time. We discussed joining the LaunchPadOne Self Made contest. ( We also discussed Nick's possibly last photo-shoot with his long time …

Nick Chao's "Paradise" is a vocal focused song.

August 15th, 2021


This episode is the first with the full team. We introduce Nick Chao ( to Kyler Jeffrey (

The London Hard-fork of Ethereum is Live.

August 7th, 2021


Neither Nick or Kyler joins us for this episode. I did not publish an edited version of the last episode because it was too long to edit within the weekend. The livestream unedited version of the podcast is found at the …

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July 25th, 2021


Kyler Jeffrey joins the Very Hicken Bros, and we talked about the following topics: Marko: Beyond Brave - an epic hand-drawn metroidvania (

Nick Chao explains his song "Promise the World".

July 18th, 2021


Nick joins us with a song to share! We talk about the following things: The Black Widow movie, the Gameboy  Advance in 2021, Final Fantasy XIV Is So …

Halo delivers cars driver-less for their new rideshare business.

July 10th, 2021


We launched the Season 4 of the Very Hicken Bros podcast, and Season 4 is about livestreaming. You can participate by asking question during the conversation in the comment section of the Spotify Greenroom. This feature …

Introducing Kyler: Music Producer and @Developerrr_

July 4th, 2021


Trevor and I finally introduce Kyler! He has been very active in the creativity and technology realm, working in ROM communities and music …

Stephen Hawking's black hole theories are confirmed with 95% confidence.

June 27th, 2021


Meet the Red Hot Chilly Penguin (🌶🤘⭐🐧 Trevor and I talk about the following topics: JioPhone Next smartphone launched, Google says it runs …

Esports team changes their name after a 210 million dollar contract

June 13th, 2021


How is your week, Trevor?

Hi, I am Chill Penguin.

and I am Dragonbolt. Check out my yat at 🐉🔩🤑, if you want to follow me more closely.

Trevor …

Autonomous Vehicle company TuSimple cuts 10 hours off a 24 hour long haul.

June 5th, 2021


Trevor and I record a normal episode again finally. We talk about the following topics: Target reverses drastic decision on selling Pokemon cards …

An Introduction to Web3

June 2nd, 2021


Trevor and I were so busy moving this past weekend that we were unable to record a podcast together, so I recorded a quick thing about my Web3 experience. 

IPFS & Blockchain Domains: How To Launch An Unstoppable …

Trevor gets his 2021 iMac

May 23rd, 2021


Trevor and Nick talk about the following topics:🌶🤘⭐🐧, his new iMac, Apple’s lossless music streaming announcement, Google wins cloud deal …

Luminar reveals their new design focused lidar system with a partnership with

May 16th, 2021


Trevor and I are still preparing for the launch of season 4, assembling a team. This is the backup episode; just in case the team could not …

Argo AI shows that they keep pace with the autonomous vehicle industry leaders.

May 8th, 2021


Trevor and I discuss the following articles: Overwatch gained 10 million players last year despite no new heroes or modes (

Blockchain-ownership of Online Identity becomes accessible natively for the first time on mainstream Opera browser.

May 2nd, 2021


The quick topics that we had were Playstation 5's Returnal, purchasing the iMac, finally getting my Eth off an non-custody exchange, and Toyota; purchasing Lyft's self-driving car division (

Scientists discover a solution for our plastic waste disaster.

April 24th, 2021


We cover the latest Apple Event with Nick ( Trevor and I talk about the following topics: …

DARPA subsidizes Spacecraft with Nuclear Thermal Propulsion.

April 18th, 2021


Trevor and I review the OnePlus 9 Pro and the PinePhone. Trevor introduces Final Fantasy XIV Beta for PS5 as I do the Oura Ring. We discuss the …

Waymo CEO John Krafcik passes the baton to two new CEOs.

April 10th, 2021


I don't have time to add a description. I am rushing of to a bonfire.

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Africa unites to wall itself from the expanding Saharan Desert.

March 27th, 2021


Nick joins Trevor and I, discussing the following: Milky Way mosaic took 12 years, 1250 hours (

Blockchain enables us to own our online identity, not relying on our email address or phone number, which we don't actually own.

March 6th, 2021


Sorry. I can't put in the description of the podcast at this time. I rushing off to see Raya and the Last Dragon, but Nick did join us for this episode.

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OnePlus thrives at T-Mobile's Metro

February 28th, 2021


Trevor and I spoke about the following topics: 15% of Metro customers use OnePlus (; …

Final Fantasy introduces four new developments.

February 27th, 2021


Trevor and I talk several topics. The order is the following: Hayao Miyazaki's 'Spirited Away' to Get Stage Adaptation (

Astrophysicists rekindle 12 billion mile connection with voyaging spacecraft

February 14th, 2021


We almost had a guest for this episode, but he was called in to work early on Friday. Trevor and I talked about the following topics: Wearable …

Net Zero Carbon Fuels are being commercially developed.

February 7th, 2021


This episode is one defined by passion. We had more than 25 topics, and Nick Chao joined us. Trevor had 15 topics. They are the following: Sony, not …

"Silver Bullet", a Cyberpunk 2077 inspired song, by Nick Chao

January 30th, 2021


Nick Chao joins us for the first episode of 2021. We discuss the following topics before he introduces his new song: video gaming is a bigger …

Brave Browser supports ipfs://, the Interplanetary Filing System.

January 23rd, 2021


First of all Trevor starts it off with a surprise. I discussion my decision to abandon Android and iOS, buying a PinePhone. The news topics are the …

Scientists hack photosynthesis in algae to produce hydrogen.

December 13th, 2020


Trevor and I discuss the following topics: Streaming on Stadia, going live (

Lightyear introduces their photovoltaic electric vehicle that you may never need to charge.

November 28th, 2020


I am so grateful for Nick Chao, joining us for this one year anniversary episode of the podcast. I did not feel that my topics were a meaningful …

Wind Generating Solar Tower to power millions of homes in CA and AZ.

November 18th, 2020


This episode is a classic. We talk about developing technologies after Trevor talks about the new policies of transferring Pokemon to Pokemon Home …

Klein Vision looks to sell their flying car within a year.

October 29th, 2020


Welcome to season 3 of the Very Hicken Bros. podcast. The reason that it is season three is because Trevor is going to launch a YouTube Channel. Nick …

Waymo takes public lead in self-driving car race from Tesla.

October 15th, 2020


This episode was a little funny because Trevor starts with three third topics, and closes with two half topics, and we have three full topics in the …

The quantum internet doesn't require an internet connection.

October 12th, 2020


Trevor and I researched some in-depth articles. I learned about the quantum internet (

Atari takes lead on a universal gaming currency

October 8th, 2020


The General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was so inspiring this past weekend that Trevor and I decided to make a new …

Nick Chao explains "The End of Us", a song sketch.

October 2nd, 2020


Nick Chao ( joined us to share his latest song sketch. I was planning to edit this podcast episode today, but I had two spontaneous job interviews. Trevor and I decided to publish the …

Twitter's decentralized, blockchain future

September 29th, 2020


Sorry if the podcast editing feels off. Publishing and listening to many podcast lately, I feel that my ears are fried. They need a break. Before we alternating discussing Amazon's new products and tiny home companies, …

If Zuckerburg does all his meetings in virtual reality, we can.

September 26th, 2020


Firstly Trevor shares his wisdom, ordering the PS5 without much frustration. After he covers the news about media of TikTok (, Playstation, …

Flying cars will have force-field protection.

September 24th, 2020


After Trevor introduced the Sony's new flagship smartphone, we discuss the topics, which he organized that I found following themes: [I typically …

Join Pebble's Rebble alliance.

September 6th, 2020


Trevor starts off the podcast with many short topics before we got into the main topics like Unlock Ubuntu using your face. ( The Andromeda galaxy has a huge …

Nick Chao shares his new song, "Neon Lights."

August 30th, 2020


Trevor and I catch up with Nick Chao, who shares his new song 'Neon Lights.' Trevor shares his review of the Pixel Buds. We discuss the odd devices of the Amazon Halo (

Newly detected fastest star orbits black hole at 53.6 million mph.

August 23rd, 2020


Trevor and I follow up on a few things before talking about the topics of the week. I introduce Tilt Five. ( These …

Xiaomi's products announcement is more exciting than Apple's.

August 16th, 2020


Trevor discusses his new phone, sharing his favorite icon pack. ( He got the green OnePlus 8 Pro that he wanted! Trevor and I talk health, planning to get …

Nick Chao's "Dark Romance", a working demo tape song

August 9th, 2020


Trevor hosted this episode because he had a lot of topics as he has in the past few episodes, transitioning between each other topic; however, his recording did not save properly, since his computer died. I had to …

Dhirubhai Ambani of Reliance Industries' Origin Story

August 2nd, 2020


Trevor starts us off with a review of the animated film "A Whisker Away". We talk construction, and Trevor introduces the new development of Studio Ghibli's theme park (

Reliance Jio, India's rising power house tech company, flexes.

July 26th, 2020


In this episode, I review Pikachu's Origin Story (, UpRight Go 2, and OnWatch app after Trevor discusses Pokemon Season 2 and BabyBay retiring from the Atlanta Reign of the Overwatch League. …

Scientists and Robots Join Forces to Expedite Research.

July 14th, 2020


Trevor & I spoke about the following topics: "My Journal is Written to be Read." - Alex Hicken | 15 July 2020 (

Google acquires North with Project Myo, which is Project Soli on steroids.

July 5th, 2020


Trevor and I covered a lot of topics. I list them as follows: UpRight Go 2 (, OnePlus - New Beginnings Episode 1 (

Digital Heart: Are you a cyborg?

June 28th, 2020


Nick joins us today, and we reveal one of his new songs. The following link will lead to my personal blog post about my week:

The Exotic Fifth State of Chemical Elements

June 21st, 2020


Trevor and I discuss the following topics: The Hunt Is On for Elusive Ghost Particles in Antarctica (

Google Currents is coming July 6th to keep businesses and their teams current

June 11th, 2020


Trevor and I discuss the following topics: We've NEVER seen cooling like this! - Poco F2 Pro Teardown! (, A New Switch …

Elon Musk's Starlink to serve North America gigabit internet by end of the year

June 6th, 2020


Trevor and I did two sessions of recordings because we were not satisfied with the first, discussing the following topics: The Internet of Bodies is …

Interviewing Nick Chao about his latest song "American Gothic"

May 30th, 2020


Sorry that this episode is published late. We are going to have to figure out a new schedule, since I got a new job. This episode is the interview …

Clarifying my Ethereum newb explanations

April 30th, 2020


Trevor and I discuss the following topics: trying Lubuntu 20.04 (, following up of my Ethereum newb knowledge (

Imagine flying a drone on Mars from Earth

April 16th, 2020


Nick joins us, telling us about his progress on his music. I talk about exploring the Linux world. Trevor started the topics by reviewing the OnePlus event. Trevor and Nick talk about the LG Velvet and the 2020 iPhone …

The 200 Year Proclamation of the First Vision

April 6th, 2020


Trevor and I discuss "The Restoration of the Fulness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ: A Bicentennial Proclamation to the World" given on April 5, 2020.

Making Nostalgia Food Extravagant

April 2nd, 2020


Trevor and I talk about the following topics: OnePlus 8, Trevor's new daily driver (

Talking creativity with Nick Chao

March 26th, 2020


The following articles inspired some of the conversations of this podcast: No more cookies on the Safari browser (

Thai hospitals deploy droids

March 22nd, 2020


We discuss the following topics: Pigweed clarification (

Renault Morphoz: a two in one car

March 19th, 2020


Trevor and I discuss the following topics: Renault Morphoz (, Google Advanced Protection Program (

Drug Testing is about to be revolutionized.

March 12th, 2020


Trevor and I covered the following discussion topics:
Reminiscing about Usain Bolt,
Usain Bolt's world record race,
Chloe Dygert's world record race;

Huawei aims to become China's Google

March 6th, 2020


Before I get into the contents of the podcast, I would like to apologize to Nick Chao. Somehow the call cut out right when he began to tell us about …

Blood, Sweat, and Sega

February 27th, 2020


Trevor gives an update on Google, and I follow up on the Square conversation from last week; then, we talk about Sony Playstation and Sega.

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Sonic the Hedgehog and The Mystery of Pigweed

February 20th, 2020


Trevor and I discuss the success of Sonic the Hedgehog, TCL's Sliding "Folding" Phone, Huawei's Origin, Blizzard Leaks, Twitter CEO’s secret, and …

Delain, Nightwish, Samsung's Unpacked, MWC, GeForce NOW 2020; & more

February 14th, 2020


Sorry that we are late publishing this podcast. Trevor was sick. Trevor and I talk the new products of Delain, Nightwish, Samsung's Unpacked Event, Overwatch League and Mobile World Conference 2020.

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Analysts believe that Facebook feared Whatsapp before acquisition. Nike's Next% is no longer banned.

February 3rd, 2020


Nick Chao joined us, and Trevor is back. I realized that we should have mentioned Whatsapp in previous episode together during our Top Ten Most …

Introducing Thomas Hicken: What is art? Theme Song Challenge

January 26th, 2020


We have a surprise for you! Thomas provided a theme song for the podcast. He kicked off the challenge for us (meaning Trevor, Nick, and I) to record personal theme songs. After discussing that, I introduce him; then, we …

Why Disney almost acquired Twitter, Xenobots, and Hydropanels

January 20th, 2020


I had one last technology to talk about from CES before Trevor tells me of another cutting edge technology called Xenobots. Trevor was interested …

Predicting the Next Decade in Tech & Our Best of CES 2020

January 13th, 2020


We talk about CES, revealing our best of CES choices, after discussing predictions for the next decade. We are on Apple Podcasts now! 

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Loving CES 2020: Day 2

January 8th, 2020


Trevor and I discuss wide variety of technologies from cloud services, battery-free Bluetooth chips, to WiFi 6. I hope that you enjoy today’s …

Our favorites from CES 2020 day 1 after talking the YOUTUBE FTC Children content changes

January 7th, 2020


Trevor and I talk about the YOUTUBE FTC Children content changes with COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act passed in 1998 put into effect 2000) before talking about our favorite things of the first day of CES.

Top Ten Influential Things of the 2010s

December 30th, 2019


Welcome! We are excited to begin season 2 on the podcast with a new audio quality. 

The year 2020 is starting soon, and the podcast discusses what we think are the top ten influential things of the past decade. 

Nick …

Delayed 2020 Motorola Razr & FF Crystal Chronicles; Sundar Pichai’s first few weeks; Latercase: TTYL

December 23rd, 2019


We discuss the indefinitely delayed 2020 Motorola Razr until further notice and the delay of the Remastered Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles until …

Stadia, Pokemon, and Resigning CEOs especially Alphabet’s Larry Page

December 16th, 2019


There has been so many CEOs resigning this year. We discuss that, focusing on Google and Alphabet after Larry Page resigned a couple weeks ago.


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Reacting to the Game Awards

December 14th, 2019


Editing delays the publishing of podcasts, and I am still editing the fourth episode. I heavily relied on it to make the conversation sound smooth. I hope that you will still enjoy our early work as we develop our …

Introducing Nick Chao

December 2nd, 2019


Nick Chao is a high school friend of Trevor’s, and he is going to be a regularly hosted guest. We are planning to have him monthly until he has his …

Pokémon Season Begins

November 24th, 2019


This episode is Trevor and I, talking about the new Pokémon Sword and Shield game for the Nintendo Switch. The initial conversation follows up on a …

Meet the Very Hicken Bros

November 17th, 2019


In the first episode of the Very Hicken Bros, Trevor introduces Alex, and Alex introduces Trevor; sharing their personality, current efforts, experience, and interests. The introduction opens up the many types …

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