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New year is a great time for making lists. You can now vote on your favorite episodes, in February I will publish a list 5 episodes with most 5 star ratings.

There is a rating widget on every episode page on the Daily Giz Wiz, allowing you to rate an episode from one to five stars. You can rate as many episodes as you wish.

To help you find older episodes that may by worth voting on I asked the person who knows about the Daily Giz Wiz more than anyone else - Alfred Chan from the Inside DGW blog. He nominated 30 episodes (see the list below). Some of them are milestones of the Daily Giz Wiz history, some of them are just funny. All of them are interesting.

You can use Giz Wiz Search to find and rate your favorite episodes, or listen to episodes nominated by Alfred, and than rate those.

Nominations

Daily Giz Wiz 670: GFX-100 Indoor Dish Antenna
Friday 3 October 2008
Dick has mentioned a few scams, but the cleverly crafted and almost completely truthful promotional material of this Indoor Antenna was a wonder. Other listeners may "prefer" other dodgy gadgets, and the Electron Echo Mini Piano (Episode 465) seems to have generated more searches on Ludwik's website, and more comments and enquiries on mine, than any other.
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Daily Giz Wiz 598: UroClub
Wednesday 25 June 2008
The wacky companion to Radar Golf.
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Daily Giz Wiz 552: Canon HV30 HD Camcorder
Tuesday 22 April 2008
A good example of how enthusiastic listeners' response can be. Someone challenged the claim by the makers of the 500XL Desktop Earbuds Speakers (500 times the size of the iPod earbuds). Another reminisced about the metal plate that thawed frozen foods but couldn't remember the name - the Miracle Thaw. Floods of emails in response.
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Daily Giz Wiz 528: 500XL Desktop Earbud Speakers
Wednesday 19 March 2008
The gadget itself is wacky enough, but perhaps this show is more noteworthy for the first appearance of an official DGW theme from Dan Lueders - Theme Free Wednesday.
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Daily Giz Wiz 463: Vat19's Talking Photo Album
Wednesday 12 December 2007
Despite Leo's ADD condition and always trying to do ten things at a time, he seldom slips up really badly. But this time Leo just doesn't get it. One of Dick's favourite episodes.
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Daily Giz Wiz 406: Zelco PurseGuard Ultra
Monday 24 September 2007
It's not often that Leo gets a real chance to trash Dick's gadgets, and Leo isn't about to let it slip away.
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Daily Giz Wiz 391: Bed Fan
Monday 3 September 2007
Another of the nonsense pieces from Dick and Leo gives us another slogan, "The worse your life is, the better we sound."
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Daily Giz Wiz 364: HP R937 Pet Eye Camera
Thursday 26 July 2007
The beginning of a lovely relationship between the Daily Giz Wiz and a computer wiz from Poland, Ludwik Trammer, of GizWizSearch, who Dick thought for a very long time was 15 years old. As far as I know, Ludwik is now 22, going on 23? Still eligible.
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Daily Giz Wiz 291: The Smart Cab
Monday 16 April 2007
Listener Shane has a risky plot for his marriage proposal to his then pish-posh girlfriend. Will it work? Follow the story in Episodes 299 and 312.
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Daily Giz Wiz 282: Toothpick Bird
Tuesday 3 April 2007
Exactly 100 episodes after the Spork comes another piece of crap from under Leo's desk. Leo was to have his revenge in Episode 413 when Dick gives us another bird, Squawkers McCaw.
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Daily Giz Wiz 253: The Databreaker
Wednesday 21 February 2007
In the early days, Dick and Leo used to joke about the lack of sponsors, and beg for sponsorship. Here is the start of one of their most spectacular attempt, and failure, with To[s]tino.
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Daily Giz Wiz 246: A Visit To The Gadget Warehouse
Monday 12 February 2007
Right from the very first Warehouse Friday (Episode 5), Dick described what the real Gadget Warehouse was like, but many listeners still thought that it was just a piece of imaginatiion. In this episode, Leo took some time off while filming Regis and Kelly in New York, to visit Dick in his warehouse. A real treasure trove.
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Daily Giz Wiz 208: Viewsonic Viewdock Monitor
Wednesday 6 December 2006
George Wood's original Letters Jingle was a favourite for many listeners, but this Festive Letters Jingle was an instant hit, and every year it gets played earlier and earlier. Somehow it seems to embody all the cheers, joy and anticipation that is the Daily Giz Wiz itself.
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Daily Giz Wiz 188: Kingston K-PEX 100
Wednesday 8 November 2006
A listener bust a gut listening to DGW. Proof positive that DGW is not good for your health.
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Daily Giz Wiz 182: Titanium Spork
Tuesday 31 October 2006
A hot favourite, on Halloween. Dick calls it El Crappo Plus, but the audience love it, and it still gets talked about in fan emails.
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Daily Giz Wiz 173: Plantronics Discovery Bluetooth Headset
Wednesday 18 October 2006
Leo loves doing his phoney accents, and the Scottish one is one of his favourites. Here he gives a Scottish rendition of the Letters Jingle.
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Daily Giz Wiz 169: Garmin Forerunner 305
Thursday 12 October 2006
A listener makes a suggestion for the Halloween show, but Dick says, "We don't have time." Leo makes good fun of it. As it turned out, the Halloween show for that year was to become another classic.
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Daily Giz Wiz 151: Joby's Gorillapod
Monday 18 September 2006
An off-beat choice perhaps, but despite its ear-jarring tendency, this early Finnish letters jingle submission was actually missed after it was discontinued - which generated a search, during which Dan Lueders's earlier gravy jingle submission was retrieved.
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Daily Giz Wiz 149: Keybuoy
Thursday 14 September 2006
Another classic, with an important health advisory.
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Daily Giz Wiz 145: Dejaview
Friday 8 September 2006
"Visa - the diaper of credit cards". Leo will probably hate me for this, but Leo was on good form, getting a little wild maybe, but please don't tell the sponsors.
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Daily Giz Wiz 138: Radar Golf
Wednesday 30 August 2006
Another wacky gadget, with a touch of the risque.
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Daily Giz Wiz 137: Altec Lansing Computer Speakers
Tuesday 29 August 2006
After Dick and Leo started reading a letter each day, Leo got the idea that they should have a Letters Jingle. This is where Leo invited submissions. It also had a letter from Seth, a sweet story of how he was "saved" on the road by simply listening to DGW.
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Daily Giz Wiz 118: Energizer Quick Switch Flashlight
Wednesday 2 August 2006
Paul Minshall\’s Closing Theme started appearing in downloads from Episode 116 onwards, but it was in Episode 118 that it was first officially aired. A milestone in DGW history, the first of many jingles to come.
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Daily Giz Wiz 115: SunSquirt
Friday 28 July 2006
We are now all very familiar with Dan Lueders and his prolific output of themes and jingles for DGW. When Leo invited submissions of a gravy jingle for DGW, Dan was one of the participants.
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Daily Giz Wiz 101: Cruzin' Cooler
Monday 10 July 2006
Dick has always prided himself on showing us wacky gadgets. This is one of the earlier classic ones.
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Daily Giz Wiz 99: Oakley O Rokr
Thursday 6 July 2006
Before this episode, Dick has been saying "I'll be here" on and off, at the end of the shows. But it is not until this episode, after listeners write in about it, that Dick realises it, and ever since then, it's become Dick's official tag line.
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Daily Giz Wiz 97: Flag Waver
Tuesday 4 July 2006
Dick is a true eccentric, and his way of watching the 4th of July fireworks is further evidence of this.
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Daily Giz Wiz 95: Franklin Rex
Friday 30 June 2006
After winning the Podcast Alley vote, Leo says "We were Number 1 on Podcast [Alley]. That's all we care about. So now, the rest is gravy. It makes its own gravy, this podcast." A non-sequitur which is to become the slogan of DGW.
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Daily Giz Wiz 76: A Tribute to William M. Gaines
Monday 5 June 2006
Dick has often talked about Mad and in particular entertaining stories about Bill Gaines. Here on the anniversary of Bill Gaines's death, Dick gives us some heart-warming stories about Bill Gaines.
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Daily Giz Wiz 61: Pack Flat
Monday 15 May 2006
Dick talks about how he disposes of his old clothes, which generates a lot of empathetic emails from fellow listeners.
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