Internet Citizen

Internet Citizen

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Michael and Randolph talk about the Internet way too much.
31: Unwanted Songs and Cut Scenes
Nov 4 • 62 min
News of Telltale Games shutting down leads to questions about their production model, original IP, and stories of overworked developers. Randolf has lots to say about Spiderman on the PS4, and Michael tried the Black Ops 4 battle royale mode a while back.…
30: Twitter and Other Birds
Oct 22 • 73 min
Michael’s having a reflective moment about his Twitter usage. When is this often frustrating platform actually good for us to use? And when should we reconsider using it? Randolf keeps finding this weird, clever moments on Reddit threads. Lots of games…
29: Pokemon Don’t Go
Sep 9 • 55 min
It turns out that using your phone numbers to identify yourself online is pretty unsecure, as a recent T-Mobile hack shows us. That plus Pokemon Go is in the news again, and it isn’t any good news. Randolf’s playing a pun-tastic game, Michael’s seen a…
28: Mattress Wars
Aug 22 • 66 min
What happened to the one guy who ruled over the entire online mattress market with his review site? We discuss that ridiculous story, as well as Game of Thrones Season 8: who will live, who will die, who becomes a zombie? Plus some gaming nostalgia,…
27: Real World Memes
Aug 15 • 67 min
There’s a statue in the middle of London of a shirtless Jeff Goldblum, and of course someone’s complaining about it online. Do memes belong in the real world, or should they stay on the Internet? The DC Cinematic Universe keeps trying without much…
26: Westworld, MMORPGs, and Nightmare Comedy
Aug 11 • 66 min
Was Westworld Season 2 actually any good? Michael and Randolf discuss (with spoilers) the show’s pacing and compare it to other premium TV dramas. Plus, Randolf does a deep dive into a Final Fantasy MMORPG, Michael is stressing out over Darkest Dungeon,…
25: Roguelike Games 101
Jul 12 • 63 min
For our 25th episode, we’re talking all about gaming. We discuss What We’re Playing This Week, including a game that got looked over because of Breath of the Wild. Then, we discuss roguelike games. What’s with these super tough, unforgiving games, and…
24: Parenting and Flamethrowers
Jun 24 • 74 min
Plenty of media outlets have been paying attention to Elon Musk for his antics with flamethrowers. Is he trying to avoid scrutiny of Tesla? Randolf’s found a blogger who found a bug in a 17-year-old game after a full year of sleuthing. Kingdom Hearts lets…
23: Is This A Meme?
Jun 10 • 65 min
Forget Yanny or Laurel, we found a sound debate that’s even weirder. Plus, Reddit’s seeing huge design changes and Michael’s asking about the meme that’s the new hotness. Gaming Corner has some classic RPGs and a single-player farming simulator. In our…
22: How Far Down Does This Subreddit Go?
May 23 • 57 min
A new study says that Americans, especially young people, are lonely. But what can we really take away from these findings? We find some utterly fantastic ASCII art, a discussion of games much-anticipated and not so anticipated, and GIBI features a grab…
21: Fighting the YouTube Algorithm
May 6 • 60 min
A discussion of the premiere of Westworld Season 2. Buzzfeed has an utterly bizarre story out that involves Jordan Peele and reminds us of a technology we’ve discussed previously. Randolf’s deep in JRPGs, both of us have tried PUBG Mobile and have very…
20: A Starship of Chameleons
Apr 22 • 65 min
A look at a crazy Google Glass-like invention that purports to understand a person’s inner monologue. We have yet another conversation about Facebook, with Zuckerberg’s Messenger history in the news. Michael’s playing a more casual survival game, PUBG…
19: Surprise, Facebook is Bad
Apr 8 • 62 min
Michael and Randolf dive into the complex story of Cambridge Analytica and Facebook, and what a “good” social network should be. They also discuss Randolf’s “new” gaming system, a spectrum of battle royale games, and Michael finally has tried Breath of…
18: What’s With Alexa?
Mar 25 • 76 min
Michael gives his review of Black Panther, he and Randolf discuss whether Black Mirror is hitting its stride or going off the rails, and lots of detailed gaming talk around a PUBG imitator. That plus more Netflix #content, people’s Alexa speakers are…
17: Split Screen Mind
Mar 10 • 63 min
Is a rare brain disorder proof that having hard drives in our heads to store memories would be a good idea? Lots of gaming discussion around PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and Randolf’s current obsession has gone mobile. Plus wholesome YouTube videos, some…
16: Why We Can’t Have Nice Things
Feb 15 • 71 min
There’s a lot of weird stuff in this one. Michael and Randolf discuss the DeepFake trend on Reddit that has been in the news. Weird cryptocurrencies you’ve never heard of, as well as some Bitcoin discussion. Some bloody indie gaming, and then a GIBI about…
15: Pineapple on a Leash
Feb 2 • 67 min
Michael and Randolf return for their first (publishable) episode of 2018. Some people aren’t liking the Last Jedi, a discussion of the merits of sleep, and some weird GIF based subreddits. Randolf is playing a cool Early Access game, and GIBI features…
14: A Year in Review
Dec 23, 2017 • 73 min
A spoiler-free preview of Star Wars The Last Jedi (AKA Michael and Randolf make a bunch of guesses about the movie), and an episode reviewing the year that was 2017. We look at Reddit novelty accounts gone by, what’s happened in podcasting, and our…
13: An Ever-Present Sense of Impending Doom
Dec 10, 2017 • 71 min
China goes off the rails with smart bikes, Michael has been reading a self-help book, and Michael and Randolf spend good bit of time agreeing about the importance of Net Neutrality (made up for with a good bit of disagreeing about an article later in the…
#12: Pugs All The Way Down
Nov 21, 2017 • 69 min
We start off with a discussion of the recent Paradise Papers revelations, followed by a supersized gaming corner wherein Randolf gives his verdict on Super Mario Odyssey and Michael is confused by play-to-win gamers. Then a Good Internet, Bad Internet…
#11: The Conspiracy Podcast
Nov 13, 2017 • 60 min
Michael and Randolf discuss how the Internet is handling the JFK Files release, polarized opinions around Blade Runner 2049, and what games we’re playing this week. That plus a Good Internet, Bad Internet segment featuring Halloween costumes, healthcare,…
#10: The Dumbest Story of 2017
Nov 1, 2017 • 63 min
This episode features possibly the dumbest story of the year, the McDonald’s Rick and Morty Szechuan sauce debacle. Michael and Randolf also talk about how online communities celebrate Halloween and the games we’re interested in right now. In Good…
#9: Voice Chats from Hell
Oct 29, 2017 • 65 min
This week Michael and Randolf get into Elon Musk’s new Big Fucking Rocket project and the weirdness of r/Pyongyang and other Reddit-specific memes. Also Pewdiepie’s racist slur controversies, Michael’s busy playing PUBG, the SNES Classic, and some GIBI…
#8: A Nightmare KFC
Sep 19, 2017 • 48 min
This week Michael and Randolf talk about: the history and mechanics behind Discord chat, all the coverage of Hurricane Irma, and a breakdown of an Internet listicle of the “Best Games on Switch”. Also, Good Internet, Bad Internet featuring a bonkers VR…
#7: Moving the Space Goalposts
Sep 13, 2017 • 51 min
Michael and Randolf cover this week: a heated Reddit thread about Mars colonization and Elon Musk’s ambitious plan to get us there; Overwatch hero changes; PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds; a lawsuit about reaction videos on YouTube; the trailer for Bojack…
#6: Google Diversity, Dream Daddy, and Coconuts
Sep 9, 2017 • 52 min
Michael and Randolf discuss (and disagree about) the Google memo controversy and people voicing minority opinions on forums. Plus SoundCloud updates, Randolf’s foray into Dream Daddy, the disaster that is For Honor, and some genuinely gross Bad Internet.…
#5: You Only Have Yourself to Blame
Aug 30, 2017 • 53 min
Michael is joined by his new co-host, Randolf (Alex got lost while playing PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds). They kick things off by getting into the consumptive content on YouTube, why taking a break from the news and listening about WWI carnage has been a…
#4 : A Comprehensive List of Our Enemies
Apr 6, 2017 • 75 min
In which Michael and Alex discuss what is and isn’t offensive and how distracted we get all the time. Alex also breaks down the Yooka-Laylee game and both Chrissy Teigen and ISPs makes a return in GIBI. Piece on distraction by Andrew Sullivan Yooka-Laylee…
#3: The Adequate Show
Sep 30, 2016 • 62 min
Michael and Alex talk about being wrong on different types of Internet outlets and take turns hitting the pinata that is No Man’s Sky. In Good Internet/Bad Internet, they have a surprisingly high brow discussion of ISPs and talk about the missed…
#2: Pokemon Go Ruined Our Childhoods
Sep 9, 2016 • 63 min
Michael and Alex discuss watching lots of YouTube and bad movies (of both the blockbuster and internet-cult-classic variety). They also dig into the mess that is Pokemon Go, and have their first Good Internet/Bad Internet Corner. Show Notes Red Letter…
Episode 1: Everything is a Complete Waste of Time
Aug 31, 2016 • 47 min
In their inaugural show, Michael and Alex discuss terrible news outlets spoiling TV shows on Twitter, the E3 conference, and reaction videos. They also discuss video games for way too long. Show Notes: News Outlets (e.g. Time) spoiling GoT on Mondays…