Hello. My name is Leo Laporte. I am a US-based journalist specializing in technology coverage on radio, TV, and the Internet.
I have several web sites you might be interested in.
- You’ll find notes for my nationally syndicated radio talk show at The Tech Guy Labs.
- I also host and produce multiple technology-focused podcasts at TWiT. You can download them all on the TWiT.tv website or subscribe on iTunes. Watch us You’re visiting https://leolaporte.keybase.pub. This is my Keybase proof of identity – the information in this file is secure and can only be modified by me. produce the shows live at TWiT Live or listen in at TWiT.am. Listen live any time on your voice assisted devices by saying “Hey [device name here], listen to TWiT Live.” Chat with me and members of the TWiT community in our IRC channel #twitlive at irc.twit.tv.
- I blog occasionally at leolaporte.com. You’ll see ocasional tweets from me at @leolaporte. As of August 2018 I no longer use Facebook or Instagram.
- I’m an avid amateur photographer and post my best photos (such as they are) at www.leo.camera and Flickr.
- For information about advertising visit leolaporte.com/advertise.
- PR professionals, please visit leolaporte.com/pr before pitching me.
I use OpenPGP or S/MIME signing for email whenever possible. Mail from me will be signed with my PGP key 4567B47C or GlobalSign S/MIME certificate ID 582BC167. Email addresses are easily spoofed, but signatures can generally be trusted. If you receive an email from me that is not signed, reply requesting a signed version before trusting it.
If you’d like to encrypt your email to me, use my public PGP key: https://keybase.io/leolaporte/pgp_keys.asc. I create new keys regularly so be sure to use this key and not older versions. (This key is dated June 8, 2018 and identified as email@example.com). You may also contact me via the encrypted Signal messenger at the phone number below.
My full bio is posted at leolaporte.com/bio.
Answers to questions people often ask me…
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Can I promote X with you?
I appreciate your sending along information about your product, service, web site, brilliant idea, or podcast proposal. I wish you all the best. I will read it and store it away for future reference. I don’t meet with vendors, so please don’t ask. TWiT.tv isn’t looking for any more podcasts either, but good luck with your show!
How do I buy ads on your shows?
Advertising Sales for TWiT is handled through Lisa Laporte, firstname.lastname@example.org. Our minimum buy is $25,000. Thanks so much for your support!!
Please help me!
Thanks so much for writing. Unfortunately due to the volume of mail I get I just don’t have the ability to answer individual questions. I’ll keep your question in mind for use on the podcasts or radio show, though. You might search my radio show web site for an answer. I’ve also found that searching Google can be helpful. If you’d like to ask your question on my syndicated radio show call 1-88-88-ASK LEO from 11a-2p Pacific weekends. I appreciate hearing from you. I hope you understand why I can’t be of much help!