John Chow on The Lab with Leo Laporte

Here is the video of the interview I did on the Lab with Leo Laporte. I want thank Greg Morgan for ripping the interview off his TiVO and uploading it to YouTube. Greg did need my help to do it however. He had no way to transferring a TiVO show into his computer so I gave him a cool little video capture device from ADS Tech call InstantDVD + MP3. The device did a great job. Enjoy the video.

87 thoughts on “John Chow on The Lab with Leo Laporte”

  1. Art says:

    you may take the title of “King of All Media” from Howard Stern

    1. that’s a such casual talk show

      i rather like it

      i’m quite surprised that leo laporte did not know ReviewMe

      1. MrGPT says:

        Yeah, me too.

      2. Goob says:

        From listening to TWIT (the tech podcast of Leo’s), I’ve found that sometimes he doesn’t know some of the most general things the slightly more then casual Internet surfer would know. Then he’ll come out of nowhere and surprise me with the amount of other tech stuff he does know!

    2. cooliojones says:

      But how many media outlets does John use? Maybe he can take the internet title away from Al Gore! :mrgreen:

    3. ritchie says:

      Definitely – what about a worldwide radioshow? :mrgreen:

  2. Thanks, I look forward to watching this

    1. simon says:

      No one want to miss this one.

    2. Just watched it. SO cool, I must say. That Leo guy is so adorable. Well, you are, too, John, but I guess you already knew that. 🙂

      1. Don Wilson says:

        Wow, I’m surprised that you guys don’t know about Leo. He’s very famous amongst geeks, at least those who watched TechTV before it was bought out by that horrible G4TV network.

        1. MrGPT says:

          Oh, I know! G4TV is sooo… bleh. TechTV was way better!

        2. I agree TechTV was much better than G4TV. ‘Call For Help’ and ‘The Screensavers’ with Leo was great back then.

  3. Ron says:

    Very nicely done, saw this over on Harpzon first :P.

  4. Lewis Empire says:

    Great promotion for your blog. I noticed your RSS has gone way up recently.

    1. simon says:

      Traditional media still a good way to promote websites. My blog has been noticed on some news paper then in that day or two they brought me lots traffic.

      1. Goob says:

        Same here. Anybody who thinks TV, radio, or print is useless for promoting a website obviously needs to try it! Chances are they’ll be pleasantly surprised.

    2. MrGPT says:

      Wow, yeah! A 218 jump in the readers!

  5. Stas K. says:

    I agree with Lewis Empire, it’s a great promotion for the blog 🙂

  6. Nice done.
    Keep the great job.

    take care

  7. John, did you get any traffic from doing the show?

    1. Goob says:

      Yeah, I was about to ask that exact same question! Any decent traffic spike recently?

    2. simon says:

      No doubt, john will get some traffic from the interview.

      1. Well, just 2 days ago John Chow had around 5k feed readers…today John has reached 6k readers the whole day. I would believe he has received a nice “spike” of traffic (even tho i don’t know when the show went live, or when was the video uploaded).

        1. i’m sure it helps

        2. ritchie says:

          there’s always some figures that remain after such spikes.

    3. MrGPT says:

      I believe he did, at least in RSS readers. Unless it was just a coincidence, but it does look like he got a good chunk of new readers.

  8. simon says:

    Great! Thanks for ripping the interview. Now everyone can enjoy it.

  9. Michael Kwan says:

    Nice stuff. Maybe you should ask for some sort of kickback from ReviewMe, TLA, and Kontera for plugging them in the interview. 😆

    1. simon says:

      Good point! I think john don’t need ask for it. Eventually, those ad networks will pay him. More people know about those ad networks, more advertiser will come to either buy reviews or links. Good for John.

    2. John is not that 👿

      But he should get a kickback from The Lab with Leo for promoting the show with is blog. Now, that would be 👿

    3. Oh they’re probably already thinking of taking John out for lunch or something. Those sponsored meals aren’t too bad, if you ask me.

  10. John Cow says:

    3 reviews $1200? Shouldn’t that be $600 since reviewme takes 50% ?

    1. Yes but it’s the speed of the interview that did not left him time to correct Leo on that.

    2. simon says:

      You are right, JohnCOW :mrgreen:

    3. Santosh P says:

      They just misunderstood with the 400$ reviewme banner, and Our Mr.Chow just kept quite

      I would see 😈 in that too..

      @ John… Any updates about ur ranking in Google ??

    4. MrGPT says:

      Really? I had no idea they took 50% of it…
      That kind of … sucks.

    5. Goob says:

      We all misspeak from time to time, right? 🙂

  11. Cool! I cant wait to watch!

  12. Santosh P says:

    for me watching from India, where I dunno whats this Lab with Leo all about… I feel is promoting his site with help of JohnChow…

    John you should have charged him or a review too 😛

  13. Dave says:

    “That’s always a possibility, but at the moment, NO”

  14. Debo Hobo says:

    Watched it once, now I gotta watch it again. You know just to make sure I got all the tips even the subliminal ones. 😈

    1. there’s no point watching it twice as you know it all by reading john’s blog

      1. Debo Hobo says:

        Or perhaps I just like to watch the master at work. 😛

        1. Lewis Empire says:

          Maybe John’s subliminal messages are forcing you to watch again and again…

    2. MrGPT says:

      John’s evil laugh is trying to tell me something …

  15. Jamaipanese says:

    great interview

    kudos John!

  16. Debo Hobo says:

    I like that you showed him what he was doing wrong. He clearly had not read your other wise he would have known how to become part of the Kontera profit making empire. Oh well too bad for him. I’m sure you had him sit down and read it immediately off the air. 😈

    1. MrGPT says:

      Hahaha, he probably did make John sit there and ask a lot of questions after. Did he do that John?

  17. John, you are now a star! Time to start going out in public in disguises so you don’t get mobbed!

    1. With a guy that tall and good looking? It’s gonna be tough disguising himself in public. 😆

    2. ritchie says:

      time for your own reality tv-show!

  18. D&D says:

    Out of curiosity, how nervous were you on the set John? You seemed rather quiet.

    And I thought you were more charismatic than what I saw in that vid! :-p

    1. MrGPT says:

      Yeah, it did look like he was a little nervous, but I’m sure that’s because he hasn’t done a lot of on-air interviews before.

  19. Awesome interview. I think Leo was able to get a lot of info from John in such a short time. Good stuff, great show. Thanks for sharing the clip with us!

  20. John,

    You look good on TV!


    1. simon says:

      John not just looks good. He looks GREAT!

  21. shman says:

    Great interview. That was something! Grats John, one more time. 😎

  22. cooliojones says:

    It’s cool that you got the interview, more exposure and more money!! But I hate it when they ask those questions and they either already know the answer or they are just following their script. But hey, if we wanna be like you John, it’s just something we’ll have to deal with!! :mrgreen:

  23. MrGPT says:

    Congrats on the interview John! It looks like your RSS readers has increased by a great amount!

  24. Shawn Knight says:

    Nice clip, thanks for sharing. This is the first time I’ve seen Leo since back in the TechTV “The ScreenSavers” day.

  25. That’s pretty cool John. How long have you lived in Canada? Your voice doesn’t sound like you’ve lived there long. Or is english your second language?

  26. rob says:

    The more exposure the better – John’s got the internet on lockdown, now it’s time for the small screen. Who knows, maybe we’ll see a promo on a summer blockbuster movie next!

    1. simon says:

      That would be amazing!!

  27. Mybloggo says:

    Thats For that Video..

  28. Zac Johnson says:

    Awesome video, though it was funny because all the info was so obvious to all your current readers. I liked it!

  29. Aaron Martin says:

    I am new to all of this, but I have found everything I have read, and now watched very helpful. Thanks for helping the future possibilities of others. Peace!! 😎

  30. Haven’t been keeping up with what Leo has been up to, but I thought it was a nice video, and contained some interesting information about your blog John.

  31. Eli says:

    Saw this on Mitch’s blog, I found it really interesting. Congrats 🙂

  32. Hip Hop says:

    hey that looks pretty cool

    1. ritchie says:

      yeah, a born media professional!

  33. Carl Pei says:

    I’ve been waiting for this video. Thanks.

    1. ritchie says:

      how long have you been waiting? 😎

  34. kingkong says:

    😈 haha loved you on the lab, any tips for beginners for adding widgets and ratings on posts?

  35. cyberjack88 says:

    Saw u on Lab w Leo… cool.

    Does that little dvd gizmo also rip Rogers Motorola PVR?

    How about making your site a little more mobile friendly?

    Thanks 4 all the great ideas.


    1. John Chow says:

      Yes it can rip from any PVR.

  36. I finally got a chance to watch this. It was great, everything John talked about on the show he has blogged about.

  37. Richard Miller says:

    John, have you ever thought of starting a vlog with like the latest tips and tricks told by you and recorded on a video clip? I guess that this could drive a great interest towards you and the thing you do and tell people.

  38. Miss604 says:

    Great spot! Thanks for the tips, John.

  39. ouchs says:

    great media coverage john!

  40. I don’t care what the critics say, John. I thought you did a great job with the interview and you got across the main points that you discuss in your blog. I have learned a lot by reading your blog over the past few weeks and have started a blog of my own. It’s still a work in progress but I am learning a lot by reading your site. Keep up the great work!

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