Engadget Podcast: Diving into our Holiday Gift Guide

Also, we follow the continued fall of Twitter and the FTX debacle.


This week, Cherlynn and Devindra chat with Senior Commerce Editor, Valentina Palladino, about our massive Holiday Gift Guide. If you’re looking for a decent laptop to gift, or maybe some budget gear for yourself, we’ve got you covered! Also, they dig into the FTX debacle (which got much worse than last week!), and Elon Musk’s ongoing fail whale Twitter acquisition. And on a surprising note, we end up having strong feelings about Amazon’s chat-based virtual healthcare service.

Listen below or subscribe on your podcast app of choice. If you've got suggestions or topics you'd like covered on the show, be sure to email us or drop a note in the comments! And be sure to check out our other podcasts, the Morning After and Engadget News!



  • Engadget 2022 Holiday Gift Guide – 1:24

  • NASA’s Artemis 1 rocket finally launches – 27:20

  • Cherlynn got to try Apple’s SOS satellite text message service – 28:56

  • Qualcomm announces Snapdragon chips with hardware-accelerated ray tracing – 34:33

  • Tuvalu turns to the metaverse to save its culture from climate change – 38:38

  • Meta axes its Portal video chat device – 40:21

  • FTX continues to collapse as regulator investigations begin – 43:15

  • Elon Twitter is a mess: your weekly update – 48:36

  • Working on – 1:02:47

  • Pop culture picks – 1:05:59


Hosts: Cherlynn Low and Devindra Hardawar
Guest: Valentina Palladino
Producer: Ben Ellman
Music: Dale North and Terrence O'Brien
Livestream producers: Julio Barrientos
Graphic artists: Luke Brooks and Brian Oh

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