Matt's Projects

Here's what I've been up to in addition to what's on my Home Page:

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The Technical Difficulties

Tom, Gary, Chris and I are The Technical Difficulties. In most of the things we've done, we combine facts and laughter.

Citation Needed is our most recent show. After five series released on YouTube, we did our first live show in August 2016, which sold out in 24 hours!

Previously, we made a reverse-trivia podcast. You can still listen to all 33 episodes of The Technical Difficulties Podcast on iTunes or at

The Technical Difficulties started off as a show on University Radio York, winning two Student Radio Awards: The inaugural Kevin Greening Award for Creativity in 2008 and a Bronze for Best Entertainment in 2009.

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Emojli was the emoji-only messenger for iOS and (experimentally) for Android. We closed it down in July 2015 because it was way too much effort to keep.

Tom and I spoke about the development of Emojli at Electromagnetic Field festival in 2014.

Watch Emojli: Behind the Scenes and Why You Should Never Build An App .

We will not be developing Emojli for any more platforms and have no plans to make the code available.