Disruption

Disruption

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Caution! Listening to this weekly show about technology and culture may cause the following symptoms: uncontrollable laughter, onset confusion, chronic empathy, and heightened awareness. Listen at your own risk! Hosted by Brianna Wu, Georgia Dow, Mikah Sargent and Steve Lubitz.
67: Maximum Misery
Jul 23 • 71 min
We fly down to Florida to stay in the Star Wars hotel, and leave anonymous reviews for our barefoot seatmate on the plane. (Disrespecting personal space is the path to the Dark Side.)
66: I Voted for Rodimus Prime
Jul 16 • 70 min
What to say to your sexy therapist after witnessing a collision between a self-driving car and a kangaroo makes you spill your Pokemon McFlurry all over your KFC smartphone.
65: I Have a Price Tightening
Jul 9 • 74 min
Hey baby, I’m swirked to gave ever to say it for drive.
64: Doctor of Shade
Jul 2 • 57 min
In which Bri drives a Winnebago to DisneyQuest, Georgia tries to assassinate Steve via Canadian confections, and Mikah reveals his unusual beliefs about books.
63: “Accidentally”
Jun 25 • 64 min
Looking for some funny show description text here? Yeah, well. You don’t always get what you want, do you? Sort of like America’s goal to go on living if Trumpcare is passed. Ugh.
62: Mario Took My Kidneys
Jun 18 • 65 min
In which E3 has Bri lining up to buy a new Pokemon game, Mikah buying tickets to Japanese arcades, and Steve trying (and failing) to pronounce Mario’s name correctly for a full hour.
61: Hetero Georgia
Jun 11 • 74 min
No one should listen to this trainwreck of a WWDC show: Brianna gives you the full Brianna. Steve is happy(?), Mikah isn’t down with Babadook pride, and Georgia is heterosexual.
60: God Bless the USA
Jun 4 • 55 min
In which we’re thankful that there’s no Siri Speaker yet to record evidence of Bri’s Nerf rifle’s inaugural outing.
59: Estrogen Overdrive
May 28 • 65 min
In which Google ruins Bri’s impending marital Nerf ambush by sharing photos automatically.
58: Retraction
May 21 • 58 min
In which Mixed Feelings’ Quinn Rose joins us to discuss sexism in VR, Bri’s Star Wars recriminations, and other things that make us WannaCry.
57: Shark Shagger
May 14 • 59 min
In which cameras installed on outdoor advertisements bear witness to the inevitable conclusion of Bri’s feud with the Nintendo Switch.
56: Vaguecom? Vajcom?
May 7 • 62 min
In which we resort to playing Puyo Puyo Tetris and lusting after new Microsoft laptops to temporarily distract us from the debacle that is Trumpcare.
55: Inferior Masticating Juicers
Apr 30 • 67 min
Not even Travy K’s very bad day at Uber or Mikah’s secret double life as a spy can distract us from getting down to the most important question of the day: Exactly how many augurs does your juicer need?
54: The Monkey Flies Alone
Apr 23 • 67 min
In which our only respite from a dystopian future of racist AI and disappearing tech jobs is the siren’s song of the Unicorn Frappuccino.
53: Hey, Sorry
Apr 16 • 61 min
Georgia’s back just in time to smuggle Nerf weapons across the border for Bri, judge Steve’s taste in fast food, and counsel Mikah through his existential crisis brought on by a terrible Burger King ad.
52: We Did the D
Apr 9 • 64 min
In which the Internet’s Jessica Dennis joins us to convince Mikah that a magic internet connected wristband could finally help him learn to love Disney World, creepy robots and all.
51: Georgia Judgement
Apr 2 • 69 min
Georgia learns why Twitter’s default avatar is an egg just in time, Mikah finds a phone made just for him, and Bri tells Steve just enough about Mass Effect: Andromeda to send him back to Hearthstone.
50: The Nintendo Ministry of Truth
Mar 26 • 57 min
It’s our 50th episode, just in time for ISPs to start selling our secrets, which has Steve photoshopping Hearthstone wins, Bri scrubbing Switch searches from her Amazon account, Mikah putting faith in snow ninjas, and Georgia literally hiding in a closet.
49: Domaino Name
Mar 19 • 80 min
In which Bri hacks her car, Mikah hacks his house, and Steve and Georgia plan the saddest rave ever.
48: Surgery on a Squirrel
Mar 12 • 71 min
We start discussing universal basic income to prepare for the day that the robots take over. (Hopefully Nintendo isn’t supplying the hardware.)
47: Lured to the Van
Mar 5 • 58 min
As Brianna’s campaign defends against a phony scandal perpetuated by right-wing news, Georgia tries to resolve the very real issue of Steve hating on the Nintendo Switch, while Mikah defends eating in the shower with diagrams.
46: A Joycon in a Banana
Feb 26 • 74 min
Steve and Bri innovate the FRAK out of bad Trump news with a complaining contest, Georgia’s plans to buy a Hummer are decimated like the environment, and Mikah gets excited about younger, sexier planets.
45: Do You Wanna Build a Strawman?
Feb 19 • 82 min
In which Unconsoleable’s Jessica Dennis joins us to solve whitewashing in Hollywood, decide once and for all if Steve’s heart is too cold for Frozen, and bring peace to the warring Girl Scout cookie factions.
44: …A Duck
Feb 12 • 58 min
In which we take the W3C to task for proposing policy that could leave security holes in browsers that Bombergirl could blow wide open.
43: The Safe Word Is “Sponsor”
Feb 6 • 57 min
In which we take on the president’s Muslim ban, look at how medical advances are helping those with locked-in syndrome communicate, and go on a joy ride in Bri’s new (to her) 2001 Audi TT.
42: My Comfy EULA Chair
Jan 29 • 73 min
In which we decide once and for all how sexy the Microsoft Surface Studio is, on a scale of Supaboy to Superboy.
41: Switch Your Attitude
Jan 22 • 77 min
In which we realize that we can’t make fun of Canada anymore, so we pivot to taunting Georgia into buying a Nintendo Switch instead.
40: Subordinate Pants
Jan 15 • 70 min
Disrupticons, reporting for duty! Mikah’s dealing with cognitive distress, Georgia’s can’t upgrade her bacon to a drone, Steve ushers in the bug apocalypse, and Bri fails to choose her words carefully in church.
39: Storytime With Simone
Jan 8 • 59 min
De RocheFAIL strikes Disruption this week as Simone De RocheFORT infiltrates the show. Ugly laptops upset Bri, Georgia gets bad makeup ideas, and Steve engages complaining Beast Mode.
38: Score Some Fierce Guzzlord
Jan 1 • 74 min
In which we turn to virtual reality to save us from the pain of Georgia ruining green M&Ms forever.
37: Stuck on a Teal Pantsuit
Dec 25, 2016 • 64 min
In which we gear up for the Nerf War on Christmas.
36: Bri Run
Dec 18, 2016 • 64 min
Bri’s back, and she has big news to share! And then it’s right back to business as usual, because there are VR games to gush over and Nintendo games to argue about.
35: Killer Robot Toasters
Dec 11, 2016 • 64 min
In which guest Tanya DePass visits the Disruption holiday party, which inevitably leads to the gadget apocalypse. Sorry, not sorry.
34: A Briny Sea of Salty Steves
Dec 4, 2016 • 75 min
In which guest Braydon Beaulieu joins to to marvel at smoking toxic hellstew that Reddit has been and continues to be, and threaten to play Nickelback at the people accusing No Man’s Sky of false advertising.
33: General Tso’s Ice Cream
Nov 27, 2016 • 55 min
In which we’re joined by sci-fi legend and space dinosaur enthusiast Frank Wu to discuss Kanye West’s recent struggles. But can he survive Bri’s pop quiz?
32: Brianna Party
Nov 20, 2016 • 51 min
We spend Bri’s last episode before vocal surgery the only way we possibly could - with a Brijacked rip-off of, er, homage to Mario Party.
31: The Happiest Episode All Year
Nov 14, 2016 • 68 min
In which we discuss the US election, and what to do next.
30: That Boston Sports Team
Nov 6, 2016 • 71 min
In which we turn to VR therapy to help us conquer the fear of quitting our jobs to become professional eSports players.
29: Get the Puck Outta Here
Oct 30, 2016 • 80 min
In which we celebrate Halloween by discussing things that scare us, like horror movies, the new MacBook Pros, and the possibility of switching to Windows.
28: Breakdancing Surgeons
Oct 23, 2016 • 87 min
In which the only thing more contentious than our opinions about the Nintendo Switch’s prospects are Mikah’s Switch-related dad jokes.
27: Apocalypse Exhaustion
Oct 16, 2016 • 82 min
It’s time to talk about Trump. Again. But not before running each other off the road and jumping out of tall buildings. (In video games, sheesh. What did you think we meant?)
26: Generic Hobbit #3
Oct 9, 2016 • 49 min
In which we welcome Oculus and Google into our homes with varying degrees of open arms, and then figure out which fantasy worlds we’d like to escape to once they inevitably take over.
25: Canadian Stop and Frisk
Oct 2, 2016 • 74 min
In which we imagine a future where the Amazon delivery driver uses your smart lock to break into your house, then makes a fashionable escape in a purple getaway car with eyeliner headlight accents.
24: Colossus Fastball Special
Sep 25, 2016 • 78 min
In which the wi-fi analyzes our emotions after reading about the alleged hostile work environment at Apple, and offers a bucket of sloths as consolation.
23: My Panda Bodyguard
Sep 18, 2016 • 65 min
In which we balance an in-depth discussion about how the women in the Obama White House support each other by also discussing what happens when your devices give away that you’re secretly “voting Republican”.
22: The Georgia Bar
Sep 11, 2016 • 70 min
In which none of the controversies surrounding the Apple Event can compare to the shocking confession that Steve nonchalantly drops on everyone. HOW RUDE.
21: I Drive a Dodge Stratus
Sep 3, 2016 • 72 min
In a world where trees are out for blood, Siri sends you in the wrong direction and YouTubers are upset about “censorship”, only one thing can save us: Tacosaurus Rex.
20: The D Word
Aug 28, 2016 • 77 min
Does the world have you feeling down, with Twitter verification FUBAR, burkinis banned on French beaches, and neighborhood community sites used for racial profiling? Don’t worry, dinosaur pants are here to the rescue. FTFY!
19: Brianna’s Vivid Analogy
Aug 21, 2016 • 76 min
Brianna has a vivid analogy we can’t get into because we’re a FAMILY SHOW, Georgia wants to kill things using temporary tattoos, Mikah wants to nuke comments from orbit (just to be sure), and Steve is an iron-fisted patriarch. AGAIN.
18: Where’s My Mouth Hole?
Aug 14, 2016 • 80 min
With Mikah off fighting crime, Bri debates between Soylent and buffalo wings to fuel her No Man’s Sky marathon, Snapchat’s latest terrible decision validates Steve’s refusal to sign up, and Georgia solves all the world’s problems.
17: Low Quality Banter
Aug 7, 2016 • 82 min
In which Bri saves budding game designers $100K, Mikah patiently explains why Apple can’t create emoji, Georgia reminds us repeatedly why Canada is the greatest nation on earth, and Steve finally goes full black hat with his image searching skills.
16: Mikah Hargent, Hacker at Large
Jul 31, 2016 • 69 min
Georgia’s grief that Sesame Street actors were let go exposes her as an Elmo fan, prompting Bri to defend Cookie Monster’s honor, while Steve pines for the days of sausage styluses and Mikah tries to come to terms with his new nickname.
15: Georgia Drumpf
Jul 24, 2016 • 81 min
Georgia is definitely on this episode. Bri makes it weird discussing Apple Music, Steve classifies stuff and gets made fun of, and even Mikah is mad about the election.
14: Level Ten Side-Eye
Jul 17, 2016 • 77 min
In which Mikah tries to explain why he’s OK if Pokemon Go ends up using False Swipe on his personal data. (It’s not very effective.)
13: Georgia Dow, Zombie Chow
Jul 10, 2016 • 81 min
Countdown to Bri stealing Steve’s toaster! Georgia’s zombie playlist stardom is thwarted by Apple Music, then Mikah gets serious with the wave of police violence in America.
12: You Wouldn’t Steal a Toaster
Jul 3, 2016 • 74 min
How will Apple buying Tidal and brushing up on 90s music prepare you for a zombie apocalypse?
11: Disrupt Your Bank Account
Jun 26, 2016 • 74 min
It’s time to talk about VR’s true cost of ownership, like a new house. Luckily, Georgia has a timeshare to sell you.
10: The Bri Fly-By
Jun 19, 2016 • 56 min
WWDC and E3 happened, the future is amazing, and Steve hates pretty much all of it.
9: Drive Dancing
Jun 12, 2016 • 73 min
“Siri, navigate the party car to WWDC.” “Now playing: The Postal Service.”
8: They Called Me Deathwing, Dragonlord
Jun 5, 2016 • 55 min
In which we put forward a modest proposal for eliminating therapistphobia everywhere. And tell Apple what to do.
7: Adorable Walking Machine of Death
May 29, 2016 • 83 min
In which the only legal justification for not playing Overwatch this week is getting an HTC Vive delivered to your house.
6: Mirror Mikah
May 22, 2016 • 43 min
In which Bri discovers Georgia’s salacious Justin Bieber secret, Mikah develops incredibly strong feelings about people who are bad at video games, and Steve seems… Changed… Somehow.
5: Automatic Tongue Machine
May 15, 2016 • 71 min
“Siri, how many licks does it take to get to the center of Game of Thrones?” “I’m sorry, I didn’t understand that.”
4: Salty Steve is Broken
May 8, 2016 • 79 min
Georgia unveils her new therapy program to make people fear her, Bri puts her husband through NES boot camp, and Mikah’s plan to endear Steve to dogs goes horribly, horribly wrong.
3: D&D Legal Services
May 1, 2016 • 84 min
We have a lot of questions about the things Georgia keeps in her office. Serious questions. Ethical questions.
2: Peek, Pop and Plop
Apr 23, 2016 • 71 min
Bri disrupts Steve’s kids’ lack of puppies, Mikah has WWDC FOMO and needs professional intervention, Georgia wants a wall made out of Jello, hooves be damned. This text was written by Brianna. Have you rated the show? HAVE YOU?! GO RATE THE SHOW.
1: We Crashed The Isometric Starship
Apr 18, 2016 • 64 min
Do you know what Disruption is? Don’t worry, neither do we! But we do tell you how to dominate the new Sailor Moon phone game, why Sprint wasn’t thinking when they released their latest ad, and how to sleep better despite staring at screens all day.