Grumpy Old Geeks

Grumpy Old Geeks
A no-holds-barred show about the Internet and how it’s affecting our lives for good or bad. Hosts Jason DeFillippo & Brian Schulmeister have over 40 years of online experience and aren’t afraid to tell it like it is.

385: Pump Up the TikTok
Oct 16 • 53 min
Dipping our feet in the UBI waters; Libra, out; Facebook refuses to take down fake ads, looking out users; Uber pink slips; Samsung stops Blue-ray production; yet another scooter company; El Camino; Lost in Space; warp speed is really slow; music, on the…
384: Jeff-Luc Picard
Oct 12 • 70 min
Dead AirPods; Amazon workers watch footage you let them watch; Dominos loses ADA case; Postmates IPO delayed; Waymo driverless cars are coming, maybe; tech sabotages public safety; Bezos makes it so; Facebook fines pile up; D-link router flaws; Twitter…
383: Gimme the Damn Coconuts!
Oct 9 • 59 min
Catalina; 23andMe making some guesses; Waymo comes to LA; Deepfakes laws; Russian hackers modify browsers; Picard & The Expanse; IT Chapter 2; Bill Gate’s brain; Dead Can Dance; Ali Wong; Han Solo Carbonite Roaster; Disney+ ruins childhood memories;…
382: Zuckerberg Blue
Oct 5 • 64 min
WeWork, a struggling non-tech company; cutting scooter brakes; drone-ramming drones; self driving cars, not in my backyard; TikTok says no to political ads; Words With Friends data breach; Google’s bad facial recognition tactics; ghost protocols; Yahoo…
381: Self-Deflating Morale
Oct 2 • 56 min
Meat, the new eggs; Facebook leaked audio; Kickstarter says no unions; Musk breaks laws with tweets; online child sex abuse explosion; tech breaking the border; new iPhone hack; uBiome down the toilet; Stranger Things, the Good Place, Mr. Robot; Harry…
380: Echo Chamber
Sep 28 • 66 min
Adventures with Apple; Goop isn’t science; Facebook gives up on fixing itself; Uber looking for a pivot, still bad; Amazon wants to write facial recognition rules; tech unicorns not doing well; Match sued; burner emails; right to be forgotten, forgotten;…
379: Computers Gonna Compute
Sep 25 • 57 min
MoviePass R.I.P; The Daily Show Rip-off; DeepFakes are coming fast; Cloudflare plants trees; AI burns the world; Be Indistractable; Bluetooth gone wild; Snap Conjures Voldemort; Girls named Fred; McDonalds goes AI; Twitter cures financial scams. Show…
378: Doctors In a Tube
Sep 21 • 63 min
Hot Apple OS update talk; Wells Fargo stablecoin; naruto run; Alexa crowd-sourcing; Facebook oversight board; Amazon pledges to combat climate change; AI stereotypes; Walmart takes on health care; Descript audio deep fakes; medical information out in the…
377: I’ll Be Watching You
Sep 14 • 49 min
WeWork overvalued; scraping isn’t hacking; Milo & Ryan; Uber layoffs; California disrupts the gig economy, Uber says see you in court; Kickstarter fires union organizers; Facebook warns uses may be unsettled by iPhone privacy change; Replica; stingrays &…
376: Beardy Robots
Sep 11 • 41 min
More MIT Media Lab; that Equifax settlement; Facebook’s cheating, er dating app; please regulate us, says Microsoft; AI coming for small tasks; Walter Mosley quits Star Trek; the Spy; Whitney Cummings; vinyl rising; Korn’s podcast; robot priests help your…
375: Wild Wild West
Sep 7 • 73 min
MIT & Epstein’s money; Google & children’s privacy; fixing YouTube; Facebook’s bad year continues; Yahoo data breach settlement; mental health info sold; facial recognition changes; AI deepfake detection funding; Google’s GDPR workaround; ad traction &…
374: Gone Fishin’
Sep 4 • 55 min
Uber & Lyft take a hit; teens & screen time; Apple privacy; Jack Twitter gets “compromised”; Pinterest takes on “vaccine hesitancy”; Amazon brings chaos; Moviepass lays off 1/3 of staff; open-source AI; The Cure’s Pasadena Daydream; grumpy ol’ Neil Young;…
373: We’re a Happiness Podcast
Aug 31 • 59 min
Jason’s morning security encounter; Apple fires contractors; Uber & Lyft take more from drivers than they say; BeauBer; Peloton’s insane prospectus; iPhones have been hacked for years; crimes in SPPPPAAAAACCCCCEEE; biometric boarding scans; open-source…
372: My Little Homies
Aug 28 • 49 min
Messing about with Google; cutting down facial recognition towers; studying digital technology’s societal impacts; questionable benefits; ISS has better internet than we do; trusted partners; Another Life; the Great Hack; Star Wars news; Breaking Bad;…
371: Meesa in the Matrix!
Aug 24 • 64 min
CEO shenanigans; the Silicon North; robotexts are coming; that Instagram post; Palantir employee uprising; DoorDash & Scotty Labs; Apple Card & rubbing alcohol; exposed adult site data; MoviePass continues to mess up; DNA data woes; iPhone jailbreaking is…
370: Weaponized Winona
Aug 21 • 62 min
China retaliates against Cisco; CEOs change corporate accountabilities; banks look to blockchain; IRS wants its crypto-cut; Uber cuts balloons; Facebook moderators in India get pay hike; News tab will be people not AI; Idiocracy coming true; Mrs. Maisel;…
369: Scroll and Weep
Aug 17 • 69 min
Snooping to improve “AI”; podcasting music; AI exaggerations & lies; WeWork’s insane IPO; Google employees “refuse to be complicit,” sign petition; robocalls; biometric data exposed; Rekognition; hacking cameras; Null license plate; mission statements;…
368: Schnitzel On Demand
Aug 14 • 65 min
Ch-ch-changes; no self-driving cars; Taco Hotel; Tesla surveillance; Verizon sells Tumblr; HarmonyOS; Nein, Deliveroo!; turning off the experiment; social media censorship; manual switches; Lord of the Rings; Football; the Boys; the Family; Nein,…
367: The SnuggieNet
Aug 10 • 65 min
Microsoft is listening too, but are we really surprised; 8chan goes peer-to-peer; we need to revisit safe harbor; the techlash has come; a potentially bigger Facebook class-action lawsuit; Amazon warehouse workers do PR; Uber lost billions; ride sharing…
366: Spider People
Aug 7 • 62 min
Stop the ladies in the tube recording you; we’ve had enough, 8chan; Google whack-a-mole with paywalls; “AI” bar systems; e-scooters not so green; Snap wants more money; millennials have no friends; the -yawn- MCU; Sackhoff rules; Idles; spider people;…
365: Supreme Pizza Court
Aug 3 • 96 min
Google and Apple about face on creepy voice recording; Lyft bikes go boom; Facebook reads your mind; YouTube is racialist; Domino’s hates the blind; Tesla hates dogs; The FTC hates Amazon and Apple; The best furry ever; Bronies say farewell; Ringworm!…
364: I Want My 2 Dollars
Jul 31 • 42 min
You have a moral obligation to claim your Equifax money; Uber layoffs; Facebook lied, shocking; Github blocks some foreign developers; Bird loses money, wants more; mobile consolidation; YouTubers unionizing; Tesla streams; anonymizing data does nothing;…
363: 99 Cent Store Mushrooms
Jul 27 • 71 min
Food poisoning & the Canadian flu; the harsh Faceapp truth; San Fran plan to fix inequality; Tinder rebels against Google; drone down; neuroscientists take on free will; Picard is back; the Orville goes to Hulu; inheriting text and chat data; Google’s…
362: Naratu Run
Jul 20 • 53 min
We were just kidding, guys; Baader-Meinhof redux; Libra, paused; AI takes over poker, Rubik’s cube; Elon Musk wants braiiiins; Apple goes peak podcast; Netflix growth lower than expected; streaming TV costs are piling up; all finances of Bulgaria hacked;…
361: Thumbsy Uppies
Jul 17 • 54 min
YouTube’s toxic feedback loop; e-scooter death; Facebook’s $5 billion wrist-slap; Assange’s war room; FBI social media surveillance; streaming eco-footprint; AT&T sued for location data; Jessica Jones; the Grand Tour; Eric Idle; getting to the Moon;…
360: Slackers
Jul 13 • 77 min
AI in music; Amazon upskill training; Microsoft vs Slack; running your home like a business; Tesla code stealer; T-Mobile arbitration terms of service; be a plumber; the internet cops are here; Zoom; license plate readers; satellite surveillance; Google…
359: 19% Upside?
Jul 10 • 51 min
Apple to fix keyboards; Amazon owns everything; ICE mines driver’s licenses for facial recognition; Congress wants to halt Libra; Uber and labor unions meeting; bad optics; Chinese surveillance apps; AI recreates the universe, we don’t know how; Running…
358: Inverted Schulmeister
Jul 1 • 67 min
China shuts down podcasts; deepfakes & deepnudes; free TV; we don’t own anything; Huawei; outsourcing the important things; Black Mirror; Picard; id Software; Sandman; Pessimists & Cops; Children of Time & the Traveler; Arby’s Megetables; NASA tapes;…
357: Precious Little Dolphins
Jun 29 • 66 min
Civic duty; Bill Gates calls for regulation of platforms; Jony Ive; Reddit & Twitter reign in Trump; border crossings; facial recognition bans; Facebook’s digital ID push; NASA hacked; heartbeat recognition; secret surveillance scores; aggression…
356: CRISPR Bacon
Jun 26 • 53 min
Regulating Big Tech; cost of an ad-free internet; Facebook class action continues; Amazon pays no taxes, AT&T gets tax breaks, no repercussions; Google’s Be Internet Awesome; gaming Maps; new Firefox; Spotify wants its money back; the Chef Show;…
355: Phone Bones
Jun 22 • 63 min
Are phones making us horny; Quibi & Kodi; Slack IPO; YouTube considers change; is the problem content moderation or people; Comcast breaks law 445,000 times; porn-id brexit; Cellebrite breaks iPhones; LinkedIn scans; ransomware payments; Apple & Best Buy;…
354: Viva Le Libra!
Jun 19 • 77 min
Questions about Facebook crypto Libra; going low tech to fight surveillance; photoshopping women into tech; Meeker’s trends; Jessica Jones; lyric battles; the reality of being a musician; CDs are back; Huawei; Fall, or Dodge in Hell; the impossible…
353: Reality Apathy
Jun 15 • 65 min
Rosy retrospection & validation; income disparity; the platform excuse is dying; what did Zuck know & when did he know it; Uber’s path of destruction; Fiverr goes public; express yourself; content moderation & irony; we told you so; Amazon Alexa &…
352: The Quibi Must Flow
Jun 12 • 62 min
Yet another streaming service; broadcast regulation & the internet; gaming the algorithm; Airdropping kids; busting deepfakes; Maker Faire needs help; Ghostbusting Lebowski; bizarre bundles; the spice will be flowing; Mars (of which the Moon is a part);…
351: Let Them Poke Cake
Jun 8 • 78 min
Politicians don’t understand big tech; more e-scooter madness; Uber-copters; Facebook internal revolt; YouTube’s baffling enforcement of it’s policies; the no-tell motel challenge; iPhone fraud; police building surveillance network with Ring; sign-in with…
350: Cangaroooooo!
Jun 5 • 64 min
Tech don’t care; more unintended consequences; FTC, DOJ mull tech antitrust; blitzup bop; Hyperloop, scaled down; Apple news; iTunes is dead, finally; YouTube’s pedophilia algorithm is a feature, not a problem; Deadwood wrap-up; Good Omens; Britpop;…
349: Pika-Poo
Jun 1 • 68 min
Space nets; Amazon goes to NYC; FCC takes on robocalls; selling your data; Uber eats bigger than rides; Cameo celeb shout outs; running out of spectrum; gaming Wikipedia & Google images; database of banned bar patrons; what’s on your iPhone doesn’t stay…
348: No Country for No Men
May 29 • 57 min
Power washers & smart hotels; orbital junk; Zuck says screw you, Canada; Amazon’s small supplier purge; ba-Zynga; Google’s shadow work force; robocall bill; Deadwood; GOT BTS; Rim of the World; The Church on the Cure; History of Horror; Cory Doctorow; Ark…
347: Meh ¯\(ツ)/¯
May 25 • 62 min
Facebook removes billions of fake accounts; CrossFit leaves FB & IG; Apple privacy-preserving ads; Amazon investors reject all that’s good and holy; gamifying work; security fatigue; how is GDPR doing; Snapchat’s SnapLion; tracking on the tube; delivery…
346: A Honeycomb and a Jackass
May 22 • 51 min
Gmail tracks your purchases; Instagram influencer data scrape exposed; don’t advertise your criminal services; China may be getting drone data; the Big Bang, Game of Thrones finales; Rammstein & Bad Religion; Chernobyl, Succession & Downton Abbey;…
345: Farewell Tard
May 19 • 64 min
We lose our spirit animal; do we really like privacy; where’s our manuals; Twitter sets policies; Wing delivery in Finland; smart walls; Señorita needs a Margarita; San Fran bans facial recognition; end to end encryption, cryptocurrency not as safe as you…
344: Dorf on Glue
May 16 • 69 min
Uber’s unsurprising IPO; airport facial recognition; Facebook steps up for moderators; Google backs out of the cloud; Amazon get cash, cashiers; fear-based social media; Amazon’s automation plan; be a delivery entrepreneur; Game of Thrones; the Wandering…
343: A Whimsical Dream
May 9 • 50 min
The big business of loneliness; high decibel drones; pseudo science; living with smart devices; Amazon & big business; Alexa eavesdropping; Facebook reads your posts; AI Clippy; Microsoft news; Netflix tweets; bundle battles; the Predator; Daniel Suarez;…
342: Fortress of Loneliness
May 6 • 81 min
The dark of war; unionization efforts in tech; Facebook’s new push to “privacy” & problems with “AI”; Google’s voodoo doll avatars; bored lonely angry stupid; conspiracy correlation matrix; Latch problems; no more getting lost; respect my authority!; what…
341: Pizza or Pancreas
May 2 • 58 min
Slack warns investors; Sinemia calls it quits; Facebook’s White Walkers; drone parts delivery; give us our walls; Land Rover crypto; Twitter is not America; the Long (very dark) Night; Endgame; the Orville & Gotham finales; surveillance capitalism;…
340: Spoiler Alert, Everyone Dies
Apr 29 • 70 min
How to hide from AI survelliance; Amazon tracking workers; Facebook hit with 3 privacy fines in one day; Twitter Jack meets Trump; Slack goes public; FB $5 billion FTC fine; Instagram & influencers; Musk’s Tesla promise; Google Wing drone delivery…
339: Let Them Eat Cake
Apr 25 • 56 min
Capitalism in crisis; viva la revolution; shutting down social media; rejecting Silicon Valley education; Facebook antitrust case; Alexa, let me tell you about my mother; firefighting drones; the Spiderverse; punk podcasts; ex-goth President; feedback;…
338: Farting in the Wind
Apr 21 • 35 min
Ethics alone can’t fix tech; 20 years since Columbine; India leads the world in internet shutdowns; the tyranny of Arial; UK porn block; Pinterest is a legit business, guys; Mueller report on CD-ROM; Facebook forgot millions of Instagram passwords were…
337: Semper Malevolum
Apr 18 • 65 min
Flickr login freedom; scooter body counts; Star Wars goes VR; Facebook VR avatars; EU passes copyright law; UK pushes privacy for under 18s; tour Amazon fulfillment centers; we get more dystopian every day; Apple wins in Spotify’s battle with songwriters;…
336: You’ll Get Used to It
Apr 15 • 74 min
Lyft & Uber IPOs; Amazon minimum wage challenge; Google Calendar & Hangout spam; China calls bitcoin “seriously wasted resources”; drone delivery is a go; Assange arrested; robocalls & ringless voicemails; hotel data leaks; Amazon is listening; Activision…
335: Putting the F-U in FUN
Apr 11 • 66 min
Is it good or bad, again; big telecoms suppressing fast internet; accountable & ethical AI: Facebook tracks you after deactivation; Lyft threatens Morgan Stanley; sharing Netflix passwords; Tesla Sentry Mode; bye bye app economy; shoe gazing returns;…
334: Shrodinger’s Cancer
Apr 8 • 70 min
Amazon & Whole Paycheck; AI ethics; the Internet Archive; political texts; Australia’s knee jerk reaction;; Snap ads; Tesla’s autopilot; scooter news; privacy for plants & birds; bumbling Chinese spies; malware created cancer nodes; more exposed…
333: Halfway to Hell
Apr 4 • 70 min
Remembrance of internets past; what is tech ethics; Lyft stock rises, tanks; EU won’t wreck internet; Zuck asks for government help; Google employee backlash; Apple shifts to rentier creep; YouTube lets YouTube go wild; the Dirt; Twilight Zone; the Cure;…
332: 3 Hots and a Cod
Apr 1 • 78 min
Social media & memory; Facebook bans white nationalism; HUD charges FB with discrimination; Article 13; hedge funs don’t believe in Lyft; Twitter considering labeling Trump; the gloaming web; ditching credit card numbers; Grindr a national security risk;…
331: Flat Bubbles
Mar 28 • 88 min
Digital shabbat follow-up; AI for the American People; Psychedelic Warlords; podcast news; Alexa in the hospital; LA fights for e-scooter data; burn out in China’s Silicon Valley; drunk shopping; McDonald’s big data buy; YouTube cancels big-budget…
330: Bush League
Mar 25 • 92 min
Our 6 year anniversary; Florida Man meme; escooter fatalities; everything is good, no wait bad; FCC’s commenting problem; Myspace blanked; Moviepass does not understand unlimited; Patreon goes Pro; EU fines Google, again; Clint Watts; AI art & memories of…
329: Patines Del Diablo
Mar 18 • 64 min
Continuing Facebook fiascos; unionize, podcasters; the devil’s skates; Apple takes Spotify to task; who’s worse, Zuck or Dorsey; Telegram rises; a “dirty little secret” IBM scrapes legal photos; BreedReady Chinese databases; a year after Cambridge…
328: Slanderous & Unnecessary
Mar 14 • 71 min
CDC studying e-scooters; Warren’s Tech Antitrust Plan; Facebook fighting on all fronts now; Apple’s video service; Lucky Palmer Luckey; inside Twitter’s health plan; Amazon ousts merchants, caught selling counterfeits of books, again; Shockwave gone; cash…
327: The King is Dead, Long Live the King
Mar 11 • 65 min
Amazon gets subsidy to move into Arlington County; scooters sued in San Diego; UK requires age verification for porn; the last time unprofitable companies went public; almost half of AI startups have no AI; Airbnb buys hotel company; US & Mexico tracking…
326: Whiskey in the Morning
Mar 7 • 60 min
Net Neutrality back on the table; Lyft growing, losing $1 billion; Workism; Google wage equality’s surprising twist; China’s social credit score in action; Tesla’s Model 3; Jibo out; YouTube culture; winter is coming; Discovery & the Orville; New Order;…
325: One Hot Pocket at a Time
Mar 4 • 73 min
E-Scooter braking problems; Facebook’s clear history tool & “stablecoin”; FTC takes on tech, finally; Amazon pulls out of Seattle; government finally looking at “we’re just a platform”; get those lithium-ion batteries off of planes; some Star Wars…
324: Down with the CRISPR
Feb 28 • 70 min
Unintended CRISPR consequences; YouTube, Bill Gates takes on anti-vaxxers; facial recognition regulations; (not an ad); scooter software glitches; HoloLens; Ev out from Twitter; BMW’s AI; the horrible lives of moderators; Vice; Clear & Vivid;…
323: This One Goes to 11G
Feb 25 • 60 min
Digital ads take over traditional; Zuck explains ad-free Facebook isn’t simple; NASA bringing drone traffic control; Trump brings us… 6G?; latest list of dildos that steal your personal data; a peek into Chinese surveillance state; Google’s forgotten…
Feb 23 • 68 min
On Twitter, delete = set visibility to zero; Open Markets against monopolies; AI fake faces; Google’s shell corps; UK wants to regulate Facebook; don’t give Instagram your credit card; RIP Oppy the Mars Rover; Oscar screeners; Netflix completes Marvel…
321: Contact!
Feb 18 • 74 min
Regulation matters, mostly; Facebook multi-billion fine; Amazon pulls out of NYC; rejecting side hustles; conversational Twitter; not all fun and memes; Blizzard layoffs; 500px hacked; police & Ring Neighborhoods; smartwatches; LoveSync; cilantro rice &…
320: Thanks, I Hate It
Feb 14 • 60 min
Living without the tech giants; what does delete mean with Facebook; America first in AI; Paris sues Airbnb; Mars One is dead; more scooter disasters; Generation Wealth; MASH; Carolla news girl podcasts; Deadly Class; John Twelve Hawks frees your mind;…
319: The United States of Apathy
Feb 11 • 65 min
Facebook fatigue; scooter injuries; Bezos Fire Stick; the Grammies & Oscars out of touch; facial recognition self-regulation; Silicon Valley tax avoidance; Snap, Twitter & manipulating the numbers; bounty hunters accessing GPS data for years; Germany…
318: Sweet Dreams
Feb 7 • 69 min
The American dream; Google raking it in; self-aware robot overlords; Snopes checks out of Facebook; your brain off social media; Slack goes public; Russia outlaws fake news; the end of crypto; self-driving parking; Gotti; Jim Jefferies; Sex Education;…
317: Is That An Arm In Your Pocket?
Feb 4 • 69 min
Cutting out the big five; Apple spanks Facebook & Google; nothing seems to hurt Facebook; people really don’t care about their privacy; execs scoot out of Lime; Buzzfeed’s unpaid UGC; get some sleep and don’t detox; Japan’s hacking IoT devices; xDedic…
316: Balldazzled
Jan 31 • 66 min
Facebook furor; Davos reveals our AI future; data saving except for ads; Huawei charged; electric scooters are dangerous, shocking; scoot scooping; Net Neutrality benefits don’t exist; the Punisher; Ted Bundy; the Passage; the Dropout; the Traveler;…
315: Under Pressure
Jan 28 • 67 min
The tech revolt; Netflix stats; Buzzfeed, HuffPo, Gannett lay off journalists; flagging fake news; Moviepass is back; Rekognition is biased; Pledge Music out of other people’s money; Facebook’s “facts”; the Cyber Diplomacy Act; Facebook Show notes at…
314: Everyone is Garbage
Jan 24 • 65 min
Unintended consequences; targets & metrics; scooters & word salad; Google GDPR fine; DNS hijacking; resistance is futile agains social media; WhatsApp fights fake news; Facebook ethics; no escaping Amazon; Fyre fyre burning bright; new shows; YouTube…
313: All I See is Hitler
Jan 21 • 71 min
Seriously, that new Slack logo; Apple & Microsoft fight the good fight; YouTube bans dangerous pranks & challenges; Tidal, like everyone, fakes stats; Netflix price hike; Google trolls the EU; Snap falls, again; the MegaBreach; Oklahoma’s not OK; feds…
312: Red Hot Chili Tomatoes
Jan 17 • 50 min
Worldwide data grabs; sunscreen & science; I am the eggman; Bird censoring; WeChat about Chinese dystopias; now that’s a spicy CRISPR tomato; AI translation; Bird Box challenges; suing Bandersnatch; [email protected]; Clear & Vivid; Star Trek timelines;…
311: Fursona Non Grata
Jan 14 • 69 min
Patreon isn’t just a platform; wherefore art tho, fiber internet; mommy blogging; Amazon ad strategy; ghosting government style; data suckers; bounty hunting phones; Amazon Ring whistleblower; Apple trolls at CES; Ikea expands their IoT; Air fryers are…
310: Spark Grumpiness
Jan 10 • 50 min
Sparking joy & saying thank you; AI happiness nudging; 23andMe makes a deal with a drug giant; German leaks; Apple to become a service; WeWork rebrands; Travelers; Aquaman, Ocean’s 8, The Predator; A Simple Favor; Starbuck is back; smells like litigation;…
309: Stay Furry
Jan 7 • 91 min
Drone crazy; BanderBirdSnatchBox; Ellison’s questionable home decor; Apple in China; Facebook philanthropy; shocking, most of the internet is fake; deep dive into non-lethal force; earthquake apps; Childhood’s End; the cable guy; #Watergate & PLATO;…
308: Merry Crapulence
Dec 24, 2018 • 72 min
Holiday cheer & good wishes abound in our final episode of the year; Netflix slides into your DMs; for once, Facebook made sense; WhatsApp moderation problems; Target targets Amazon; Pinterest goes public; copyright infringement; defining cybersecurity; a…
307: Alexa, I’m Leaving
Dec 20, 2018 • 55 min
Facebook’s bad policies continue, but hey, blockchain; Russian social media influence; Wikipedia’s “nuclear option”; Verizon writes off Oath; Grumpy Old Birds; secondhand MP3s; Alexa Guard; teasers & trailers; 2010; WallCoin; glitter bombs & Bambi.…
306: VanderZanden Event Horizon
Dec 17, 2018 • 79 min
Dipping into the genetic pool; Airbnb regulations; Lyft & Uber’s bad business models; Bird is not the word; taxing texts; piracy gone wild on YouTube; crypto’s very bad year; Facebook screws up, again; employee spying; Taylor Swift facial recognition…
305: Stay Classy
Dec 13, 2018 • 68 min
A whopper of a deal; walled gardens coming down; app tracking data; Uber has a whistleblower; learning to code; AI dystopia or utopia; bird in the water; Russell Brand; Avengers; Anchorman – Jason loves lamp; Def Leppard & Depeche Mode; a real mechanical…
304: Grumpy Old Furries
Dec 10, 2018 • 97 min
We learn something new about an old friend; Predictim doesn’t; Australia passes stupid encryption law; Tumblr bans porn; Facebook has been doing exactly what we all thought they were; robots gone wild; license plate tracking; quantum crackers; Face ID…
303: Sigh
Dec 6, 2018 • 79 min
We’re good for you; can you quit Amazon; touchscreens full of feces; Tesla’s troubles; Buster Scruggs; Bodyguard, Homeland & Ron Burgandy; Christmas songs for Goths; moron DJs twerking; more scooters; a real use for the blockchain; hot browser talk. Show…
302: Security Badgers
Dec 3, 2018 • 84 min
Come on bring the rage; tech enters meatspace; Tesla logs a billion miles; Google, Amazon & Microsoft employees push back, wherefore art tho Facebook employees; Airbnb “invents” hotels; fake science; Marriott 1/2 billion breach; your mattress has a…
301: Useful Idiots
Nov 29, 2018 • 56 min
Facebook admissions; everyone’s an influencer; fake trumps real; Russia fines Google; holiday tech talk; GPS as a tech prosthetic; Elon goes to Mars; Ohio wants your bitcoin; no collusion; Singularity Trap; ban billionaires; normalizing new age; pooping…
300: Tonight, We Dine in Hell!
Nov 22, 2018 • 54 min
Our 300th episode; Amazon’s amazing deal; science FTW; data leaks don’t cost enough; Instagram crackdown; Apple Maps and sharing map data; Snap’s new spectacles; Bitcoin has new low; Justified Ancients of Mu Mu; Tay-tay; Lower Decks; Narcos; Patriot;…
299: Donate Your Data Today!
Nov 19, 2018 • 75 min
Self-driving car futurism; Facebook’s REALLY bad week; Lime car dump; cities dance for Amazon; Snap subpoena; Indiegogo changes the model; WeWork starts a school; Bitcoin hard fork selloff; Kars4Kids breach; creepy holiday gadgets; ya basic, Microwave;…
298: Excelsior!
Nov 15, 2018 • 64 min
Twitter on fire; deep fakes going mainstream; get rid of that red dot; Amazon to sell (most) Apple; Snapchat still hemorrhaging employees; Iron Fist; Salt Fat Acid Heat; more Star Trek is coming; fires destroy movie & TV history; HotnHairy72; Threatin…
297: Double Rage Latte
Nov 12, 2018 • 71 min
That doctored video; LA is burning; #GoogleWalkout working; Big Blue on the ‘chain; Facebook discovers lying; Ev Williams is a hypocrite; Bird corrals; Amazon: kill & replicate; USPS Informed Delivery; you can tell by the way they walk; Microsoft sounds…
296: Coordinated Inauthentic Behavior
Nov 8, 2018 • 48 min
Oh, Facebook, not again; virtual goes brick & mortar; internet freedom in decline; Google walkout for “real change”; humans are getting botlike; Bird suing cities; House of Cards; Daredevil; Spotify banks on podcasting; Robert Greene; the Winklevi; HQ…
295: Vitamin Melanoma
Nov 5, 2018 • 73 min
We take the red pill; scooters killed Kenny; WeWork while WeDrink; scanning actors; AI stories; the sun giveth, taketh away; Wyden’s smart privacy plan; Siri on Helium; smart thermometers; truth machines at the border; turn off autocorrect; instascams;…
294: We Broke the World
Nov 1, 2018 • 70 min
The digital gap; alt-right on the blockchain; Twitter’s still too late; Silicon Valley vs the homeless; Google & Amazon employee rebellions; radicalizing the world; Daredevil; Discworld’s punk-rock Watch; Massive Attack Banksy tour; Muderbots; bottled…
293: Data Industrial Complex
Oct 29, 2018 • 48 min
Blockchain as a service; Tim Cook vs the Data Industrial Complex; class action lawsuits against scooters, social media; Tesla’s Boring good week; self-driving ethics; let Google teach your kids; Trump’s phone; jQuery zero-day; pop-up elections; Bing;…
292: Ethical Old Geeks
Oct 25, 2018 • 53 min
Apple data; Lime life; AI, Silicon Valley & ethics; holistic cybersecurity; drone armies; salaries on the blockchain; Disgraceland; Daredevil, Iron Fist, Luke Cage & Netflix; Quincy; coddling the American mind; Dungeons & Dragons; Lestat; Assange; Orinoco…
291: Disambiglyuationess
Oct 22, 2018 • 61 min
Disambiguation & this week in dystopia; Disney drones; streaming leading to piracy; Amazon poaching eBay; Facebook’s pivot to video lie; Uber Works; virtual empathy; a real use for blockchain; Apple vs Bloomberg; whisper mode; insects are disappearing;…
290: The Other Shoe
Oct 19, 2018 • 59 min
Nice guys finish last; Legend or Loser?; RIP Paul Allen; Russians scrape faces off Facebook; IRC turns 30; your DNA is out there; Magic Leap may be a leap, someday; Good Omens; Music Modernization Act; Pod Save America; 99 Cents; My god, it’s full of…
289: Tanqueray Beavers
Oct 17, 2018 • 68 min
Reddit dumpster fire; fitness trackers on bananas; Google has AI Principles!; Amazon’s sexist AI; Lime’s sour grapes; scooter hacking; SnapTV; a billion points of hacked data; more Bloomberg & China; lady in a tube security & lack thereof; brutalist web…
288: Ten Times the Nerve
Oct 11, 2018 • 57 min
SpaceX launch; police use Fitbit data; IoT privacy, botnets & California; Google+ gone; your Smart Speaker friends; Facebook Portal, Verizon’s lies; Bird delivery; SnapCrap; Mr. Bean; Jawbreaker; Banksy; listener feedback; we have reached peak stupid.
287: 20 Grand Wang
Oct 8, 2018 • 61 min
California vs Everyone; Presidential Texts; Coinbase; Ponzi schemes on the blockchain; Uber income; Path shuts down; the Mandalorian; forced face unlock; China’s chips & dips; Instagram location; Alexa audio hacks; Russians vs Star Wars; giant skull…
286: Back With Another One of Those Blockchain Beats
Oct 4, 2018 • 68 min
Leave Facebook, if you dare; Amazon wage increase; Musk SEC settlement; CA sued for Net Neutrality Bill; Devil’s Triangle; shoe gazing supergroup; Tea & booze with the Dames; the Notorious RBG; Joan Jett; Molly’s Game; Blockchain for Brexit, Lettuce &…
285: Don’t Go Breaking My Heart
Oct 1, 2018 • 67 min
Migraines & wet brains; the mess of measurements; SEC sues Musk; Stories, stories & more stories; DNA playlists; blockchain voting; Uber wins then loses; workers lose then win; Assange out; OpSec; facial scanning; Facebook’s shadow contact info & network…
284: Dark Mode Nipple Patch
Sep 27, 2018 • 71 min
Dark mode Mojave; ChairGate2018; IoT California Bill; microtasking & gig economy problems; SiriusXM & Pandora; Instagram’s not CEO leaving; NYT sues FCC; our Mosquito overlords; Tenacious D; Picard; Dan Rather; Dark Matter leaves us hanging; don’t steal…
283: Hi, Victim.
Sep 24, 2018 • 64 min
Banning memes; Bird vs Pentagon; Ticketmaster scandal; BitCoin bug; Cody Wilson; building for addiction; Podcasting industry collapse; the National Cyber Strategy (on WordPress); Magecart; Tiger Text; onanism; dash cams; Amazon Alexa products; damn good…
282: An Apple Under My Butt
Sep 20, 2018 • 68 min
Disappearing digital “purchases”; meme-checking AIs that work, maybe; Twitter goes chronological; drunk shopping economy; the Emmys; Coen Brothers yee-haw; let’s get goth; Iron Fist 2; Play Bigger; X-Files answers; all kinds of feedback; Whoa! Alright!…
281: The InterCops
Sep 17, 2018 • 71 min
Meet-cute; AI finds aliens; real X-Files; EU passes Copyright Directive, breaks internet; the Great Crypto Crash; Kimmel hates Bird; piling on Tesla; you own nothing; JPEG on the blockchain; Apple kills Fitbit; Trend Micro oops; rules of Cyberwar; mSpy,…
280: People Are the Bottlenecks
Sep 13, 2018 • 54 min
Fireside follow-up; creepy TVs; Zuck ain’t enough; Uber safety; Snapchat’s slow steady decline; OCR is now AI; Adware removal tools spying; dangerous drones; drunk on a plane movie reviews; yes, the Orville; deleting your social media; feedback loop;…
279: Live from Fireside 2018
Sep 10, 2018 • 37 min
Coming to you live in front of a studio audience from the 2018 Fireside Conference in Canada, where the milk comes in bags and the vodka comes in cans; AI buzzword bingo; what not to do as a start up; Elon Musk, up in smoke; Stop BEZOS Act; you can’t give…
278: A Sinking Ship Brings Down All Boats
Sep 6, 2018 • 56 min
Rejected by Instagram; Petro nonexistent; genesis of the gig economy; unpaid moderators & “volunteers”; Facebook’s private groups; UBI is hard; robot-safe jobs; NASA product endorsements; Follow This; ASMR; Mr. Robot goes offline; Jaron Lanier; we gotta…
277: I Am A Cautionary Tale
Sep 3, 2018 • 68 min
Google’s Rigged!; the dangers of opt-out; FTC investigating crowdfunding; Amazon vs Bernie; Yahoo still reading your email; NotPetya, cyberwar; McAfee hacked, again; everything’s better on the blockchain; Alexa & Santa Claus; Nikon; Instagram…
276: Perfectly Imperfect
Aug 30, 2018 • 57 min
AirBnb sues for you; border phone seizures; Musk steps back; YouTube boxers; Mozilla data tracking; Big Bang Burnout; Foundation is coming; Preacher; Upgrade; Nirvana live; the Divine Comedy; Hollywood nannies; watching nothing on Twitch; run, journalist,…
275: Now With More Breasts
Aug 27, 2018 • 58 min
Nobody trusts Twitter or Facebook, what is Snapchat doing? WeWork; we’re all screwed; reputation scores; the anti-VPN; moderating billions; hacking insider trading; DNC hacked, wait, nope; Reality Winner; Spyware exposed; Screens4; Brizzly; water on the…
274: Beer Saves the Day
Aug 23, 2018 • 68 min
San Fran Poop Patrol; AI art; who disrupts the disruptors; Twitter’s left leanings & nose rings; AR ads; Verizon throttling firefighters; Empire; Watchmen; Infinity War; Warren Ellis; Hemingway’s guide to life; listener feedback; the Podchain! Show notes…
273: Hacky Hack Hack
Aug 20, 2018 • 59 min
GoFundMe healthcare; Apple hacked by fan; Moviepass, limited; this is Jack’s alt-right Twitter; Google employees draw the line; Facebook loses billions of views; AI investing; Elon Musk needs sleep; Blackhat roundup; imposter Fortnite; camping power, Le…
272: Vulcan Tighty-Whities
Aug 16, 2018 • 66 min
SPACE FORCE! WeWork at losing money; Google still tracking you; hacking voting machines; A New Spock; new Monty Python; streaming killed the music star; sand & salt; murderbots; Snapchat Dysmorphia; Seagal & Rodman 2020; Airbnb breaking down walls; the…
271: There are FOUR lights!
Aug 13, 2018 • 58 min
Picard to the rescue; rigged gig economy; Moviepass changes plan; Facebook regrets; Twitter stands with Alex Jones; NYC caps Uber; music on the blockchain; podchaining; Snapchat fail; DARPA vs Deepfake; going cashless; Cozmo; Magic Leap; yay, asbestos!…
270: The Mean Cul-de-sacs
Aug 6, 2018 • 96 min
FB’s got 99 problems; burning down the scooter; DNA deals; delete old Tweets; Moviepass lumbers on; Apple trillion; working up from the middle; chairs, desks & monitors, oh my; Bourdain, bad TV & British slang; Reddit hack; Quiet Skies; bad actors; super…
269: Winehousestein
Jul 30, 2018 • 119 min
Bad QI; Bird graveyards; Toronto tech; Twitter trending twitches; Facebook takes a hit, finally; Moviepass plunges; GM goes peer-to-peer; abandoning cash; Google’s DTP; Fairy Vulcan earbuds; Deadwood; Luke Cage; social prisons; hacking SIMs; ASCII art…
268: Fiddlesticks
Jul 24, 2018 • 108 min
Tech news overload; Uber background checks; Twitter’s lack of “bandwidth”; Apple autonomous cars; AI decision learning tree bullcrappery; Prime Day; Google fined; Moviepass copycats; Facebook’s many problems; facial recognition; Samsam, election, IoT…
267: Everybody’s Heard About the Bird
Jul 16, 2018 • 80 min
More scooter wars; pseudo-AI; Apple moves; Uber purges; fair use on the Internet gone insane; haptic vaporware; laser rifles & 3d printed guns; Lando’s back; Goliath, Mrs. Maisel & Sneaky Pete; Murderbot Diaries; DNC hacks; California’s GDPR; 25 locations.
266: Explain to Me Like I’m Five with Jordan Harbinger
Jul 9, 2018 • 99 min
Facebook may listen to your TV; AirBNB can suck it in Santa Monica; IoT gone wrong; Lyft gets even more cash; AI Orb to take over ISS; Massive Law Enforcement breach; Far Cry 5 rocks; Plex is dope; Synology’s still rule; Anker power goodies; Airbags for…
265: 5 Easy Ways To Keep Facebook from Listening To You
Jun 25, 2018 • 82 min
Yes, that again; mea culpa advertising; distracted parenting & gaming disorders; Amazon Show & Buttons; browser battles; the cyclical Internet; Hypernormalisation; Moviepass, hold my beer; a win for privacy; filtering AI out; we really do care. Show notes…
264: Now with Extra Italy
Jun 18, 2018 • 71 min
Sherlock Escapes; Bird/Weed Connection; Net Neutrality is DEAD; FBI get the goods; Shatner and IBM go blockchain; Star Trek VR; Bunkers are bad; China hates monkeys; Google can’t translate rules judge; Smart water bottles are back. Show notes at…
263: Bird Flu Epidemics
Jun 11, 2018 • 72 min
Scooters spreading; Sherlock, hero; RIP Bourdain; browser swapping; streaming scandals; Facebook data trending; declining crypto-crap; Buzzfeed pivots; Apple WWDC; Riverhead holo-phones; VR doilies; revisionist memories; Scalzi; an incomplete list of…
262: Domin-Uh-Ohs
Jun 4, 2018 • 67 min
Really bad pizza; Pinterest; teens abandoning Facebook, really; Expanse, saved; 5 types of Alexa users; Jet-black; Common Sense; Roseanne’s Twitter; Letterman; Evil Genius; the Americans; Goldfrapp & Gorillaz; the Bleak State; Google’s Do A Little Bit of…
261: Money For Nothing
May 31, 2018 • 97 min
We’ve updated our Privacy Policy; GDPR; tech & defense; scooter madness; internet ghost towns; Uber profits; ICO scams; break up Facebook; the Expanse, saved; Vevo, dead; phone security; facial recognition for fun & profit; Alexa, open the pod bay doors.…
260: A Laurel and Hardy Handshake
May 21, 2018 • 84 min
Google faked AI? More scooters, bikes; Net Neutrality; are you really the product; Bitcoin energy use; SEC fakes ICO; Alexa development; holographic blockchain phones; the Expanse; AI songwriting; YouTube; keys to the cyber; phone location tracking. Show…
259: All Your Blockchain Are Belong To Us
May 14, 2018 • 103 min
Customer non-service; nothing matters; robocalling, phone-scheduling overlords; Musk & Grimes; Facebook is just fine; Klout out; AI cones; sadness porn; exploiting voice assistants; Uber ignores people; drone swarms; android app oops; TaTaTuuuuuuie. Show…
258: Divestment Of Responsibility
May 7, 2018 • 104 min
A bird in the bush; personal investment; Spotify & the gym business model; Stories rising; Facebook’s F8 Fate; BeyondMenu’s brazen scam; pirate radio on YouTube; Facebook Watch; Palantir; robot assassins; your genome has been hacked; hotdog/not hotdog.…
257: Is AI Porn?
Apr 30, 2018 • 90 min
Our own Betteridge’s Law; Facebook & Twitter’s good news; YouTube drops more creators; the Internet is growing up; Bitcoin is a scam; Alexa game changers; disenfranchised franchises; the DNA police; tech task forces; more AI & ML; customer service bots.…
256: You Can Call Me AI
Apr 21, 2018 • 81 min
Live from Los Angeles; San Fran Scooter debacle; your customers are terrible; AI, AGI, ML & decision trees; Snap streaks; robot Ikea overlords; Apple Watch; the Expanse; Lost In Space; the Cure, Shirley Manson & the Scully Effect; mutant enzyme; eSwatini.…
255: Community Service
Apr 16, 2018 • 96 min
Our all Q&A episode as Jason heads back to Cali. We discuss the ethics of our trips to Sweden; encryption, VPNs & the right amount of paranoia; Spotify & labels; smart home devices; blockchain; WARNING: This episode may self-destruct, just like Facebook.…
254: Pedantic Fail
Apr 9, 2018 • 107 min
More Facebook fails; the Zuck Community drinking game; YouTube shooting; France goes AI; Google military projects; Phantom Auto; Virgin Galactic is back; Apple ditches Intel; put the camera down; RIP Meltdown; mini-podcasts; mapping music; data spills;…
253: Too Little, Too Late
Apr 2, 2018 • 104 min
Too little, too late, Zuck, Wylie & Jack; Bird Wrangling; folding socks; you agreed to this; Trump vs Amazon; the Americans; X-Files; Ready Player Dumb; Vezt; Assange offline; Under Armor breach; privacy & death; oldest sites online; SpaceX; Marlon Bundo.…
252: Cluster Zuck
Mar 26, 2018 • 134 min
Uber has a body count; Zuckerberg has a crappy week; Kalanick goes slumlord; Opera gets better; Blockchain kiddie porn and tipping; Blue Compass review; Earworm Removal Machine; YouTube Hates Guns; Deliveroo on the Darkweb; Poop Emoji Retargeting. Show…
251: SpaceForce2000
Mar 19, 2018 • 77 min
Rogue satellites; uplifting Musk; migrating Birds; AirBnB reality; YouTube & Wikipedia; Equifax CIO caught; Theranos fraud; Trim app; hodl the door; privacy review; citizen scores; Yahoo class-action; the Gall—Peters Projection; YouPic; RIP Hawking. Show…
250: Useful But Creepy
Mar 12, 2018 • 107 min
250 episodes of mild grump; not making $ w/ YouTube & Uber; fighting Birds; unintended consequences; baffling Snap; Bat Day; Netflix, rising; Dirty Coin; bad UI; Jessica Jones; the Cure; Moviepass tracking; Alexa laughing; the Narc Squad; Goop; the Cyber.…
249: Distributed Excel Spreadsheet
Mar 5, 2018 • 138 min
Blockchain, explained; more completely wrong headlines; rat race to the bottom; Spotify; social media rules; removing yourself from searches; adventures in PC land; ello, Vero; expensive cameras & bad bags; upcoming shows; DNA barcodes; predictive…
248: Side Hustle
Feb 26, 2018 • 110 min
Uber & the gig economy; Airbnb cheats & Spotify swindles; FCC order; death of the web; Snapchat user revolt; the great Twitter purge; Facebook peaks; grim AI future; Youtube trending; Maps, quantified; reboots; GDPR; game malware; biohack; the Grump Boat.…
247: Thoughts and Prayers
Feb 19, 2018 • 81 min
Here we are, again; Doggie DNA; Apple glass accidents; cryptomining instead of ads; Magic Leap’s some amount of money; Amazon layoffs; Berlin bans Airbnb; facial analysis bias, informed consent & data ethics; Star Trek; Smashing Pumpkins; Mac viruses.…
246: Ground Control to Grumpy Tom
Feb 12, 2018 • 108 min
Cars on Mars; Bird tweets; Deepfakes; Facebook flaws; Twitter & Snapchat fake news; paywalls; MoviePass math; Sodastream hacks; Blade Stunners; Solo & Jessica Jones; ID10T; data ethics; Minecraft mining; phishing tricks; magically delicious detergents.…
245: The Internet of Moisture
Feb 5, 2018 • 104 min
Hot humidifier talk; peak media saturation; cryptocurrency woes; dropping Facebook; Amazon, Apple earnings; follower factories; fake porn & Nic Cage; boring flamethrowers; Dr. Demento; Groundhog Day; Strava Island; cheeserolling; Lennny Skutniks;…
244: So Proud of Me
Jan 29, 2018 • 92 min
A grandiose gabfest about data ethics; beer debts; blockchain consent; demonized smartphones; Amazon Go; Musk goes all in; Twitter trolls; Flicktime; baby, you’re a bitcoin; Whopper neutrality; HomePod; babies on Roombas; Hide ‘N Seek; Grumpy Cat; AIVD.…
243: Never Grow Old
Jan 22, 2018 • 82 min
Doggie DNA; Walmart, Apple & tax cuts; YouTube dumps small video producers; about those new Google & Facebook jobs; consensual ICO app; Electric Dreams; old music; Ned’s Wonder; Twitter god mode; VR security; bad UI & sticky notes in Hawaii; RIP, Dolores.…
242: The Last Shithole
Jan 15, 2018 • 103 min
We finally talk Last Jedi; Alexa & Spotify; the 2018 web; cryptocurrency bandwagons; Amazon’s tax breaks; jacking Google bikes; Kodi trouble; new music; CES kids toys; Mac spyware; the return of Fancy Bear; Dunning-Kruger; Schnurzelpurzel; drunk droning.…
241: Very Stable Raw Geniuses
Jan 8, 2018 • 109 min
2018, hold my alt-right beer & raw water; robots & robocalls; cryptocurrencies; Magic Leap; Affinity & Xfinity; Live PD; Bright, Black Mirror, Lovesick & X-Files; drunk on a plane movie reviews; Meltdown & Spectre; Apple’s oops; Clash Royale Clans. Show…
240: Hard Out
Dec 25, 2017 • 30 min
Another year has come & gone! Holiday plans including Data Ethics & website revamps; eggnog; Dan Carlin’s back; the Crown, BSG, X-Files & Dirk Gently; recent reads; wrapping up Hunting Unicorns & cryptocurrencies; and a big thank you for listening! Show…
239: Adult Nyquil
Dec 18, 2017 • 107 min
The FCC & Net Neutrality; Spotify & Patreon; Facebook says social media is bad; more adventures with cryptocurrency; Uber’s for the Bird; “aggressively entrepreneurial wet dreams”; Brian’s Gift Guide; BSG, Mr Robot & the Crown; muy mal malware. Show notes…
238: Same as It Ever Was
Dec 11, 2017 • 106 min
Patreon problems; Apple’s quality control issues; adventures with bitcoin; Waze in a blaze; voice wars; poking Facebook; ICO scams; real AI; trivia apps; Jason’s Gift Guide; Grand Tour; alternative Xmas; hacker stereotypes; debt collectors; Meow!
237: Dad Jokes
Dec 4, 2017 • 105 min
We’re back with stand-ups; phone & email scams; cryptocurrency; AI? no, it’s not AI; Net Neutrality; lying step counters; broken Alexas; super liking as a service; privacy & data breaches; Apple’s oops; Max Headroom & Long Island Ice Teas.
236: Unnecessary Reboots
Nov 21, 2017 • 104 min
Fake news & foreign interference (in)action plans; free money; Communications Decency Act; premium APIs; Robotdog overlords; Dirk Gently & Discovery; Dune, Crow reboots; Face ID & Amazon Key hacks; SkyDong; your phone is tracking you & SafeGraph pwns you.…
235: Facebooty
Nov 13, 2017 • 116 min
Automation; verified ass; Snap tank; Kodi non-pirates; Amazon rivets; blockchain & destroyed coin; iPhone glitch; Jason, enhanced; something is wrong on the Internet; Facebook wants your nudes; ransomware shame; Sorry app; arbitrary endpoint traps Show…
234: Degauss the House
Nov 6, 2017 • 112 min
Stats are meaningless; ad-driven dystopia; Google lockouts; social media hearings; Gothamist shutdown; Toothbrush as a service; neural network nightmares; subscriptions, because 2017; Reaper; fooling AI; cheeseburger emojis; take me to the good part. Show…
233: Fork Disruption!
Oct 30, 2017 • 120 min
Cell brain drain; FCC shenanigans; Facebook pay-to-play; Twitter turns a profit; Pravda problems; Citizen Robot; Amazon Key & drugs; dev stacks; Forks 2.0; Queens of Quirk; Tim O’Reilly; IoT bot; fingerprint security; antipodes; Mandela, Mandela, Mandela.…
232: Remember the Almono
Oct 23, 2017 • 107 min
Our TL;DR episode; smartphone dystopia; three claps; DNA testing’s privacy policies; AI vs machine learning, again; Facebook serves up food & elections; your memory slideshow; Uber’s fake city; Star Trek loses it’s heart & soul; Light Grey Web; Bigly FTW!…
231: Unbingeable
Oct 16, 2017 • 92 min
Open kimonos & making your nut; Magic Leap to nowhere; Google really is listening; Twitter is burning, arbitrarily; Facebook’s FYMK secrets; Run Pee; Blade Runner’s VO; Star Trek concerns; Mr. Robot what?; dark web scans; let’s Disqus your pwned password.
230: Inflection Point
Oct 9, 2017 • 119 min
Nerves are frayed & tensions are high; we squabble in front of Daddy Bitner; the numbers are bad!; broken news; AIM shuts down; Uber’s very bad deed; Babblefish is here; Star Trek: Upptäckt; fun with Spotify; hoisted by his own beard; heroes in monocles.
229: I Am Altering the Deal
Oct 2, 2017 • 112 min
Zuckerberg gets Lando’d; 23 & Me; Twitter’s Arbitrary 280; Ikea, tech leader; Dubai drones; Amazon’s EchoEverywhere; Star Trek: Discovery, in Swedish; Orville; Terminator Redux; Tinder data; being “retired”; mining crypto-coins; when delete means delete.…
228: Netzwerkdurchsetzungsgesetz
Sep 25, 2017 • 110 min
Toys Aren’t Us; kids these days; online abuse algorithm fails; e-commerce corrections; Uber falls in London; iOS 11; Canon Keepers; Iron Danny; Googling Avril; BlueBorne; Cleaner malware; Facebook big data; 90’s websites; book recommendations; raw water.
227: Bots & B.S.
Sep 18, 2017 • 102 min
Lone gun developers; hunks of glass & metal; snoozing social influencers; bad Bodega; our Amazon carts; Tesla range; Riot Fest; Star Trek & Orville; Equifax; Apple’s puzzling approach to security; habits of mediocre people; RIP Cassini; it’s complicated.
226: A Badder Meinhof
Sep 11, 2017 • 84 min
Grumpycoin; UBI; Uber needs a pick me up; is your cellphone listening?; autonomous cars are not coming soon; Facebook lies; Netflix, & Chill; Equifax; getting AI off our chests; selfie sticks & dog toys; ruining the Alien mythology; Bond, Amazon Bond.
225: A Beacon of Light and Hope
Sep 4, 2017 • 96 min
Broadly 23 & Me; #hashtag; Ikea’s smart home; tin foil tents; Uber’s new CEO; WhopperCoin; Echo sync; Defenders; the Tick; Depeche Mode & KMFDM; Netflix & toke; Little Snitch; suing Yahoo; Messenger virus; security cam roundup; Harvey Manfrenjensenden.
224: Grump on Grump with Sean Bonner
Aug 28, 2017 • 56 min
Jason goes down memory lane with a special Grump on Grump episode from December 23rd, 2015. We talk art, music, crappy LA drivers, Safecast, Apple Music, how crappy iTunes is, and a whole lot more. Show notes at
223: But… His Nazis!
Aug 21, 2017 • 94 min
A very special Nazi episode; Musk’s AI; the slippery slope of shutting down hate; Godwin chimes in; Uber’s audits; silly ice cube trays; It; Good Omens, the series; Obi-Wan; Revisionist Beach Boys; doxing; security camera showdown; Booze; the Bobiverse.…
222: Grumpy Old Manifestos
Aug 14, 2017 • 90 min
Dwindling earnings; Tech-bro manifestos; Snapchat stock drop; Uber board’s b*tch-fight; Amazon’s secret brands; charging with FIRE; 3-D tires; Disney uncouples from Netflix; Lemmysuchus; Hardcore History; Audible for Dogs; DNA malware; N3v$r M1^d!.
221: The Snark Tower
Aug 7, 2017 • 92 min
The smartphone generation; Facebook FTW; Uber on fire, literally; Hyperloop is a go; Bitcoin split; Shatner being Shatner; the Circle; Cobra Kai; Themis Files; #LeakTheAnalyst; IoT regulation; hacker vacations; be bored; non-melting ice cream, alright!…
220: Road to Nowhere
Jul 31, 2017 • 99 min
AI nerdfight; siliCONs; Paint, undead; App-ocalypse; Taco Mode; Twitter tanking; Roomba mapping; drones falling out of the sky, the Cheetos of the Beast; Alexa slacking; pizza-taco-burgers; Take On Me; the darkening Web; Comic-Con trailers; goodbye, iPod.
219: Wow! Wow! Wow!
Jul 24, 2017 • 118 min
Star Trek utopia vs Star Wars dystopia; dark web takedowns; sex-bots; robot drowning; SnapMap; Google Glass 2.0; self-driving disease havens; droning drones; Doctoress Who; SocialStar camp; Microsoft fights back; panoramas gone wrong; DPRK news service.
218: Shaka, When the Walls Fell
Jul 17, 2017 • 86 min
Net Neutrality Day of (in)Action; What Did We Do; Amazon’s Geek Squad; Snap, Blue Apron stock; ads within ads; Magic Leap’s Mixed Reality; Sous-vide botnets; Twin Peaks; 80s & 90s music love; Laundry Files; Verizon hack; AlphaBay; MOMA texts; Coke’s
217: Surveil and Chill
Jul 10, 2017 • 98 min
Measuring AI; retail apocalypse continues; robot journalists; Soundcloud, Microsoft layoffs, Jawbone shutters; drone identification; Xbox One; hackintosh; internet TV; MeDoc; cryptocurrency hacks; Zip Bomb; Panda solar farms; Panopticon; OK Computer.
216: Lunchroom of Effervescent Healing
Jul 3, 2017 • 101 min
The Dumb Ages; misogynist silicon valley losers; Google’s $2.7b fine; Kiwi coders; 10 years of iPhones; drop in on Alexa; hackintoshes; YouTube TV fails; is vinyl back, no; Eddie Izzard; Petya NotPetya; InspiroBot; scamming Nigerians; stupid Jenners.
215: I Have a Bad Feeling About This
Jun 26, 2017 • 97 min
Apple giveth, Apple taketh; Kalanick Uber’s out; Tesla streams; battery tech; AI language; social media for introverts; world building is hard; Opie Solo; Payola 2.0; Banksy unveiled, maybe; Jazz chickens & Harry Potter; Mac malware; send nudes, Iceland
214: Evil as a Service
Jun 19, 2017 • 114 min
Amazon & Whole Foods; Goop Gone Wild; Uber’s Peace Room; Snap down; Katybot; Goodbye, Hello; Russian vending machines; iPads; The Dollar, TJ Miller & The Grift; Planet of the Apps; Rakka; Rise & Fall of D.O.D.O; Mac Ransomware; Piñata drones; where’s Hen
213: A Pinch of Wrath
Jun 12, 2017 • 105 min
Robot clothes & AI futures; net neutrality; Uber firings; billionaire CEOs on sinking ships; Amazon vs Walmart; building a better web; make America fast again; WWDC; Don Quixote; overthinking the Leftovers; printer steganography; Goop; hacking Britney.
212: High Heals and Dyslexia
Jun 5, 2017 • 101 min
Covfefe & tea; trickle-down workaholism; self-driving car news; the “passenger economy”; CRISPR beer; anticipated slide decks; EFF sues FBI; plastic surgery hacks & backend exposures; Kodi & dots; House of Cards; Twin Peaks; 3 seashells; Icelandic Costco.
211: Fire in the Hole
May 29, 2017 • 103 min
C-YA, Imzy; burrito hacks; net neutrality; Uber owes; patent trolls; Mossberg signs out; beatings iris scans; tainted news; Amazon’s brick & mortar; Fire stick & Alexa; Opera FTW; Adam Curry’s still at it; Twin Peaks returns; AI paint colors; Ask Jeeves.
210: Beyond Burgerdrone
May 22, 2017 • 100 min
Twitter is sorry; Google/Uber Goober, Lyft/Waymo Laymo; drones & robots; information does not want to be free; WannaCry; hacking Mar-a-Lago; Redshirts; Home vs Echo; Opera, reborn; YouTube TV; Star Trek: Discovery; paying for tap water; goodbye, MP3?
209: Smalt & Pppr
May 15, 2017 • 108 min
Job-killing robots; dropping tech giants; Amazon Echo Show; worldwide WannaCry ransomware attack; Astrophysics in a hurry; make some music; the IoT jumps the shark; a damn fine cup of coffee; K.Flay, Cranberries; You Should Be Happy; lightsaber churros.
208: Vive La France!
May 8, 2017 • 86 min
Jason drops into LA, mystery meat, a live audience & alcohol so possible topics include: France, Snowflakes, podcasting, scoundrels, Uber. an AI called Luna, Huma’s Weiner, Bob, Gibson, Office Space, landlines, vampires, the Dark Tower & Faraday cages.
207: Light my Fyre
May 1, 2017 • 77 min
Hacking Netflix; Silicon Valley horsepuckey; Net Neutrality; Unuber.Me; Facebook’s malicious actors; retail apocalypse; Look, Amazon; You Are Not So Smart; shadowbanning; leaving Buzzfeed; Fyre Festival Fail; Doctor Who; Dog vs. Roomba; Tao Te Grump.
206: Sarah’s Law
Apr 24, 2017 • 105 min
Our AI law; voice recognition; Ballmer’s new quest; Facebook’s future; Old Man Streaming; Schadenfacebook; AI gone rogue; Linksys security; outsourced ransomware; the Bobiverse; Fahrenheit 451; X-Files, again; Expanse wrap-up; make America grumpy again!
205: Grump-a-Lago
Apr 17, 2017 • 84 min
Apple’s self-driving cars; Burger King & Google Home; Snapchat stats; Uber’s Hell; Millennial slackers & mixtapes; Mac ransomware; Old Man’s War; Amazon’s parent dashboard; the Last Jedi; YouTube TV; MST3k; that dress; coachella-industrial complex.
204: We’re Lit!
Apr 10, 2017 • 112 min
Thanks, Scott; Oath; Twitter’s rotten eggs; Uber’s cat fishing; LiveJournal; 23&me; the Shadowbrokers; IoT malware; more Old Man’s War; health apps; smart pet doors; Jason goes Android; S-Town & Bernie pods; lunch shaming; Beouf; Pepsi; Casper Babypants.
203: What Really Grinds Our Gears
Apr 3, 2017 • 77 min
Revolting against experts; mobile app report; Musk’s empire; burnin’ down the Samsung store; killer drones, here & abroad; sold out to the ISPs; chatbots; MySpace photos; Neal Stephenson & Daniel Suarez; storage solutions; IT; Britpop; Rogue One on VHS.
202: Big Bang Weary
Mar 27, 2017 • 120 min
Weaponized GIFs; gig economy; AI radar; Uber’s not-Ford Escorts; YouTube ad issues; Wall-Drone; Medium’s pay-for-nothing; Virus Zero; hacking tractors; Scalzi; Pokemon’s long tail; Kodi FTW; kitchen tech; Circle; the Expanse and more!
201: We’re Driving to Florida!
Mar 20, 2017 • 117 min
Being tech support; social media consumer rights; twitter accounts gone rogue; fixing the web; Uber bombshells; hacking with sound; privacy rights & border crossings; Sweden in a box; sequels & reboots, take the red pill; meat in a vat; Tibetan Peach Pie.
200: Let Them Eat Pop Tarts
Mar 13, 2017 • 103 min
2/3 Sparta; the rise of the useless; Fiverr bums us out; Snap stock; atom drives; quizzing trolls; Uber hires HAL; Wikileaks Vault 7; encrypted messaging apps; Amazon brick & mortar; AirPods; burgerbots; Try a Pod; Martian potatoes; streaming Bugs Bunny.
199: Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Cat
Mar 6, 2017 • 113 min
Snap’s IPO; SpaceX to the Moon; Yahoo breach again; FCC kills privacy requirements; Uber has another bad week; Amazon S3 typo outage; scary malware, super freaks; rage circuits; YouTube TV; Dropbox rebrand; smart condoms; Johnson’s Potato; but the emails.
198: Game Over Man, GAME OVER!
Feb 27, 2017 • 84 min
We lose a legend; 3310 returns w/ snake; new planets; Stockholm heating syndrome; limits of free speech; Uber issues; chatbots; memory leaks; Echo’s useless skills; Snow Drones; Moby’s ambiance; naked chicken chalupas; media detox; All Things Must Pass.
197: Last Night in Sweden
Feb 20, 2017 • 74 min
Alphabet’s Loon is a go; PewDiePie bye-bye; Zuckerberg’s opus; Not-Unlimited plans are back; robot tax; Uber Q&As; Pornhub providing sex-ed; self-flying taxes & fire-spewing drones; crossing borders with phones; Gaiman’s Norse Mythology; emotional labor.
196: Nordstradamus
Feb 13, 2017 • 101 min
What the bleep happened?; FB bots; Twitter slipping; recursive pixels; spying TVs; tech takes sides; file-less hacking; surviving our faster future; gaming Tinder; Spotify as a loss-leader; Burger King’s instagram; Ikea’s secret taxonomy; Back in Black.
195: Never Remember, Always Forget
Feb 6, 2017 • 101 min
Tech leaders on Trump; #DeleteUber; Medium goes subscription; brain hackers; Musk gets boring; IRS scams; cracking iOS; Arrival; Concrete Blonde; Blumoo; SelfieFeet aka a magnet; Lovesick & Chance; on self-abuse; the heroes of BGM; Where’s the revolutio
194: 2 1/2 Minutes to Midnight
Jan 27, 2017 • 88 min
Computer, what is plural for Jedi? PodcastOne; AltGOGPodcast; Doomsday Clock; Die with your Boots on; AI Partnership; Yahoo pushes back; Jay Z, Sprint & Tidal; dashing rogue scientists; voice apps hitting walls; escape from LA tunnels; Brave New World.
193: Injecting Digital Magic
Jan 20, 2017 • 101 min
Podcasting for exposure; to the Moon, grumps; hoverbikes & airUbers; Netflix & Net Neutrality; Google picking over Twitter and more!
192: Bob Is Your Dark Uncle
Jan 13, 2017 • 101 min
Buzzfeed, what hath you wrought? Yahoo becomes Altaba; Verified God banned from Facebook; Unlimited data definition limited; Amazon misleads; paper drones; Trust us, we’re the Geek Squad; Big Picture; Viva Amiga; Bright Lights; Goat Yoga; CES of πŸ’©.
191: I Am Jack’s Mesentery
Jan 6, 2017 • 108 min
We’re back for 2017 & Alexa Ruxpin’s gone wild; Zweckentfremdungsverbot; Medium’s broken system; Snapchat faked growth; self-driving cars are here NO THEY AREN’T; the Boring company; TV ransomware; bad TV & Swedish apps; surviving nukes; hunting u
190: Merry Weltschmerzmas
Dec 16, 2016 • 109 min
Closing out 2016 with a self-driving, AI-written, crowd-sourced, drone-delivered, kick-started bang; billions upon billions of breaches; PopcornTime; Waymo; Magic Leap; masterclasses; pigs in space; chemical texts; digital pills; picturesque places to poo
189: Ello, Dolores
Dec 9, 2016 • 82 min
A.I., isn’t; Facts, aren’t; News, isn’t; Amazon Go; Uber Ponzi schemes; behold, the LingLong DingDong; Reflectacles; surviving the faster future; the Gadget Apocalypse; genderless nipples; stocking stuffers for geeks; violent delights have violent e
188: Because of Copyright!
Dec 2, 2016 • 92 min
It’s the universal basic income, stupid; the future of work; Cyber Monday; it’s not AI; Snooper’s Charter; Net Neutrality dies; Yelfies; EmDrive; the Bobiverse; Millennials: the Musical; chunky fashion; follow the White Rabbit; this sucker’s elect
187: Marc Canter, The Godfather of Multimedia
Nov 25, 2016 • 51 min
This week we’re joined by the “godfather of multimedia” Marc Canter. Marc tells us some great stories from the early days of multimedia and shares his thoughts on what’s coming down the road.
186: Back with a Vengeance
Nov 18, 2016 • 94 min
Disney drones; Canada tries UBI; Rule 41; Firefox Focus; Facebook metrics & fake news problems; robot dinosaurs & CRISPR; DCMA; data caps; PoisonTap; texting China; modern happiness; Washington; rendered va-ja-jas; Spotify junk; courageous Apple book.
185: What Plants Crave
Nov 11, 2016 • 59 min
Anything happen this week? Archiving @POTUS; Universal Basic Income; DisneyDrones; Adobe VoCo; rainbow-vomiting clouds; Skype hacking; shrinking Toblerones; USB HIV tests; Samsung folding phones; no one’s paying for YouTube; the case against reality; an
184: Peak Segal
Nov 4, 2016 • 72 min
Auto-correcting humanity; shocking, collusion; a peach is now just a peach; community commitments; indentured Ubertude; Slack smarmy; Google’s bony finger of shame; Pzizz on you; Trainspotting 2; AuthaGraph map FTW; bomb sniffing spinach; In-N-Out rules
183: Throwing Pagers at Squirrels
Oct 28, 2016 • 91 min
Ello, Echo; Vine is dead, Twitter on life support; gig economy; Microsoft rising; autonomous beer delivery; the botnet that broke the internet; Death’s end; Fahrenheit 451 irony; taking down drones; expat 2.0; shoegazing; LostWorld; painting Blade Runne
182: Trump for 500, Alex
Oct 21, 2016 • 83 min
Nomophobia; Bad hombres & nasty women; Uber drone ads; fact-checking fails; false unlimited data; 50TB of stolen classified data; Lessig’s high road; creepy VR games; Amazon Echo; new Queen; facial recognition; this check goes to $11; the unreadable web
181: Instant Gratification Generation
Oct 14, 2016 • 77 min
Silicon Valley visionless; Samsung on fire; Comcast caught; Facebook’s Workplace; Inept IoT; social media surveillance; Airmail, Pzizz & Trumpwalling; Rogue One, Says You!, Fraggle Rock & the Grand Tour, your vacuum attachments; facepalm facecradle.
180: Chabuduo!
Oct 7, 2016 • 82 min
Fridges are heating up; Coolest investigation; Ewww Apron; digital rights; Facebook gets local; Google unveils hardware; Yahoo surveillance; Prime reading; bloated apps; superheroes, robots & Mr Robot; bad passengers; the web’s past; R2, get my coff
179: Streaming Gouda
Sep 30, 2016 • 68 min
Uber trucking, vertical take-off planes; Google Express hits New England; Amazon starts own delivery service; Elon delivers to Mars; Snap brings Spectacles; Blackberry is done; DOS attacks get bigger; Meerkat’s Houseparty; Netflix Tax; watch out for Sch
178: Taste the Hate-bow
Sep 23, 2016 • 82 min
Soylent but not deadly; YouTube Heroes; because science; Tesla for California; Amazon’s screw you algorithm; dark-web design; ransomware everywhere; Ello, Allo; Star Trek, Delayed; McAffee, Gringo; smart candles; 2 ferns and a candidate; Sullivan unplug
177: Benedict Pleepleusbatch
Sep 16, 2016 • 109 min
Zane Lamprey drops in; iOS 10; cookies everywhere; the tech bubble; elephant charts; exploding batteries; Facebook annoys Norway; stank cyber hygiene; stream ripping; Penn, King & Tolhurst; laser tag backpack; ethical hacking; Sherlock & the Grand Tour.
176: Ready Player Pobama
Sep 9, 2016 • 79 min
Apple’s premature tweet; exploding Samsungs; Airbnb’s “constitutional rights”; costly cord-cutting; Americans not into self-driving cars, ride-sharing; Attack of Things!; slogging through the Gunslinger; baby apps; the build team & the triplets ar
175: We Are the Dreamers of Dreams
Sep 2, 2016 • 86 min
Paternity leave is over; psychology on the ropes; Ireland doesn’t want Apple’s taxes; Olds & Emojis; dark forests & Dresden bombing; big ol’ TVs; pinch & zoom & knuckle drag; unbundling gets pricey; Mac Sabbath; putting on the ritz.
174: Morphable Faraday
Aug 26, 2016 • 96 min
DNS is Ok; Uber still sucks; Facebook WTF; Pokemon Plateau; WiFi is tracking you; Sleep Rules; The Monkees are back; Kanye loves fries; Baltimore No-Fly Zone; Jason and Brian need sleep.
173: Economy Drone.0
Aug 19, 2016 • 80 min
1 Drone, 2 Drone, Red Drone, Blue Drone; R2D2’s final beep; No Hyperloop for us; Uber’s shoe drops; the Great Con; NASA research free; phishing ain’t just for suckers; IoPoop; tin foil hat news; revisiting Gopher; Dune in Emoji; Scum & Villainy Cant
172: No Wood for Vader
Aug 12, 2016 • 99 min
Social network fails; your friends don’t like you; flawed design; FTC crackdown on sponsored posts; ad-block wars; data-fusion; Golden Key; read for health; Meat is Murder 8bit; Mr. Robot FTW; Stranger Things; WTF America; the other Solo; Electric Mayhe
171: Faradayspotting
Aug 5, 2016 • 93 min
Peak app; elevated buses; Pokemon mind control; Faraday caged bars; stupid chip payments; uber mapping; Netflix tax; IoT disasters; hacking autonomous vehicles; Australia moving; emoji political correctness; Mr. Robot back on track, stand ups; Matt Damon.
170: Brian’s Getting a Drone!
Jul 29, 2016 • 80 min
CEOs paid to be average; Pono down; Yahoo deconstructed; Facebook value rising; 7-11 wins the drone race; Apple’s billionth iPhone; DNC hack & treason; IoT code audits; Star Wars drones; Star Trek; Moby; Lucy; drink beer for cash; meet the Allens.
169: Tinfoil Toupe
Jul 22, 2016 • 104 min
Power surges; suing the government over the DMCA; storing biometrics; Musk’s Master Plan 2.0; mesh Guifi; the Disobedience Award; Pokeman robot societies; hacking the RNC; music rivalries; Stranger Things; winter is delaying; Bezos dons a redshirt.
168: Crowd Based Pokeman Capital Management Solutions
Jul 15, 2016 • 131 min
Addressing the Pikachu in the room; Silicon Valley solving the wrong problems; disrupting truth; breaking the 1st law; Sharding your passwords; 360 degree Prisma content; bionic internet of poop; Apollo 11 code; not another social network!
167: Come and Knock On My Tor
Jul 8, 2016 • 71 min
The world’s news is bleak & Facebook is sorta reporting it; smart pirates; music sales tank; burn, Google, burn; fair & balanced email scandals; a load of cameras; bye, bye Blackberry; watch us eat; endless wine; Disney obsessions; because Calendars.
166: Bye, Bye Kanye
Jul 1, 2016 • 76 min
Tech monopolies; 1st autopilot death; Facebook pulls the rug under businesses; booze & books; the sky’s gone out; Apple camera blocking; US customs wants to tweet you; Symantec fail; OITNB; NASA Juno Mission; Chatbot lawyers; 1kg not 1kg; laser bazooka!
165: Brexit Through the Gift Shop
Jun 24, 2016 • 95 min
UK leaves EU, UK preps to leave GB; Tronc propaganda; Apple & Ticketmaster class action payouts; machine learning; blockchain code fails; Supreme Court backs illegal evidence; #Rule41; new apps; Legos big in Japan; breaking up with Top Gear, Mini-Moon!
164: NerdWatch 2016!
Jun 17, 2016 • 88 min
WWDC; Napster’s back; Microsoft’s LinkedIn & Twitter’s Soundcloud folly; telecoms want love, too; internet makes you dumb; Swedes go cashless; Olli & Watson; Russian DMC hack; gadgets in naughty places; we come around to VR & AR, Smashmouth & Guy Fi
163: Da Da Da
Jun 10, 2016 • 85 min
What makes a song? Silicon Valley of hardware; 3d printing hype; Atari pivots; sports tech; scrubbing google for Hillary & #fataxl; hacking Zuckerberg; Oklahoma is not OK; Viva la France; Emoji bacon; The Americans; Gibson’s Jesus 2; all aboot Atlas Obs
162: Tronc in the Trunk
Jun 3, 2016 • 70 min
Gates on AI, Stephenson; Musk on neural lace; Troncin’ it; Periscope’s lynch mobs; Facebook ads & deep text; Uber brings back indentured servitude; Daltrey done with new music; Top Gear, Rouge One in trouble; Star Trek swimsuits; Holy Caffeine Batman!
161: Everything We Know Is Wrong
May 27, 2016 • 64 min
Gig economy, robots & hijacking people’s minds; logo heat mapping; Thiel vs Gawker; Uber monitors your battery, won’t use info, wink wink; pwned checker; nuclear floppies; Gen-X’rs vs Millennials; competitive vaping.
160: Get your drone off my wall!
May 20, 2016 • 77 min
Hamburgers everywhere; Tesla takes on touts; Amazon takes over; home automation not worth it; .blog; the death of class action lawsuits; LinkedIn hack; Babelfish; Kapture; Intuit sucks; conspiracy morons; deep thoughts by the Geeks; our law of reboots.
159: The Text Pistols
May 13, 2016 • 53 min
Austin takes a stand against Uber, Lyft, Apple invests in Didi Chuxing; Parsey McParseface; Web brutalism; Facebook news curation; Twitter & Dataminr spy but not for the government; Rule 41; The Grand Tour; Peachy Printer building houses; Drink ’Murica!
158: It’s Neat!
May 6, 2016 • 62 min
The grumps are back in the saddle; bots in the wild; Uber, Airbnb, Lyft, Tinder & Facebook shenanigans; Apple Music steals music, Reznor to the rescue; OpenAI; BeautifulPeople hacked; Tilt Brush; ResetPlug; Twin Peaks cast; Star Trek is back; Oldchella!
157: U.S.S. Irony
Apr 22, 2016 • 51 min
Dig if you will, this podcast; big GOG news; drone attack; science replication crisis; suing Kanye; get to know your new cash; Comcast kills the box; Alphabet rewards negative realities; Twilight Zone returns as a choose your own adventure; black holes!
156: I Can’t Believe It’s Not Buddha
Apr 15, 2016 • 74 min
Bots, bots & bots; Tesla’s real innovation; Apple ends allowances; augmented reality caffeine environments; no texting in AMC; Homeland Security hates Quicktime; blocklisting Sweden; the IllumiBowl; Star Wars history; the worst Kickstarter, ever; BEES!
155: Let Them Eat Cake
Apr 8, 2016 • 70 min
Panama Papers & Wordpress security; AirBnb’s revisionist history; NFL no longer tax exempt; buy a failing business; the 1099 economy; the singularity is not near; 3d printing coolness; robot naughty bits; bots, bots & more bots; spies in the skies!
154: Fool Free Zone
Apr 1, 2016 • 63 min
Google’s April Fool’s joke; Gig economy falters; millennials love Facebook; Spotify pivoting to video, because money; Messenger becoming a platform; hospitals need security, badly; FBI opening more phones; not so smooth drone operators; the Rift is here.
153: We Face a Shining Future
Mar 25, 2016 • 72 min
It’s our 3rd anniversary show & there were drinks; we meander through biocoding, universal basic income, VR, death of Moore’s Law, Apple is 40, basic security (again!), drones, things we’re sick of there even being a debate about & Bad Santa 2. Or
152: Don’t Kick Our Robot Overlords!
Mar 18, 2016 • 61 min
Modern life is rubbish; fast food moves to robots; Uber gets disrupted; Alzheimer’s breakthrough; DARPA derps; Feds find Fappening phisher; Amazon Echo; funded fan films; sponsored content kills journalism, internet; LSD microdoses for internet addiction.
151: There IS a Spoon
Mar 11, 2016 • 56 min
Social media can be good, really; music startup fails; brain pain via dyslexia & FBI; McAfee & idiots; drones in the USA; 8k/VR Olympics; Darth Maul; old school spying; printing Wikipedia; the trouble w/ popular music & transporters; Rugmpy Dlo Eegks FTW!
150: The Truth is On Hiatus
Mar 4, 2016 • 72 min
Financial & emotional repercussions of social media; app bubble burst; big data & Banksy; Yahoo & Linkedin WTFs; McAfee, show your work; do not use 23andMe; active listening; X-Files; 3-Body Problems; no science on Sci; good & bad casting; listener love!
149: Now, to Be Fair to Uber…
Feb 26, 2016 • 68 min
Uber’s not to blame; don’t write open letters to your boss; more journalism woes; Facebook emojis; Team Apple; Project Shield; Shatner & Nimoy; apps for everything; Vinyl, AbFab, Massive Attack & the Cure; where to live; the contest winner!
148: Give Me Secure iPhone or Give Me Death!
Feb 19, 2016 • 72 min
Apple takes a stand against the US Government; Twitter loses Stephen Fry, many others; Snapchat publishing; Moore’s Law on the ropes; hospital pays off hackers; new scifi reads; Kanye again; AbFab, PeeWee, Daredevil, (T)error; the great unbundling begins.
147: Jesus Take the Wheel
Feb 12, 2016 • 56 min
Brian’s recording from his Lanai; Jason charms a Lyft driver; Stupid Hackathons; Google kills Picassa, Jason longs for Flicker; Twitter Pivots; Flash is finally dead; no one is registering their drones; Top Gear jumps shark; Gravity waves & sheet cake.
146: Beyond BananaDrone
Feb 5, 2016 • 57 min
The greatest hits collection: streaming & bandwidth charges; Uber logo idiocy; Alphabet, Amazon & Apple; Yahoo still clueless; copyright infringements; self-driving hack targets; drones & bananas; photoshop tricks; Top Gear, X-Files, Billions
145: The Curse is Real
Jan 29, 2016 • 55 min
The Grumps strike again, RIP Abe; more income inequality news, so meditate the pain away; our robot overlords are on the way; what’s going on at Twitter?; Amazon on the march; Ello, Peach; X-Files; Hipster Vodka; Tyson takes on B.O.B.; Cthulhu wallpaper!
144: Internet of Poop
Jan 22, 2016 • 58 min
The Internet’s taken a scatological turn this week; bad news from the WEF; Tidal’s billing problem; Verizon kills Net Neutrality; blinding us with science; quantified break-ups; coffeeshop cube-farms; your stupid password; building a better pyramid.
143: Flux Decapitator
Jan 16, 2016 • 59 min
Facebook’s death-feed; RIP middle class, Bitcoin, desktops, Soundcloud, Foursquare; sexual harassment in Silicon Valley; going post-mobile; hidden Airbnb cams; Internet of Things hackery; Cloverfield 2?; Epic Tea Time; silly, Snapchat is for kids!
142: That Drone Really Tied the Room Together
Jan 8, 2016 • 49 min
The grumps abide news from CES; pre-net life; Lumosity lied; Zuck’s Hoodie Home AI; taking down power grids; Everkey vaporware; Oculus Rift, Drone B4UFLY & cutting cords with Tablo; drunk movie reviews; Sobchak meets Trump; the great dogs pants debate
141: Should Auld Grumps Be Forgot
Jan 1, 2016 • 56 min
Sending out 2015 and ringing in 2015 2.0 with robot birds, leaving it at the office, suing Spotify, stealing art, crowdfunding intellectual properties, Uber, legislating not-hoverboards, voter record hacks, crazy McAfee, saving Matt Damon & Star Wars.
140: Rapid Unscheduled Disassembly
Dec 18, 2015 • 89 min
A holiday potpourri of delights: Force blockers; internet famous, cash poor; Elon Musk; Taylor Swift; music windowing; driverless cars; phishing, hacking & drone nets; the fate of Abrams; schadenfreude’n Shkreli; new Yule log v2; Tiffani Amber Thiessen!
139: The Bill Murray Disruption Clause
Dec 11, 2015 • 86 min
Marissa Mayer, Martin Shkreli, Airbnb, Zano, Trump, Apple Music, Silicon Valley job production & other fails; whiskey pronunciations; to-do apps & “offboarding”; Ricky Gervais & Carrie Fisher; emoji history; passive aggressive texting; orgasmic fungus
138: We Are 138!
Dec 4, 2015 • 54 min
Kickstarter, delayed; 7,728 years of Adele; Zuckerberg does good, gets yelled at; Apple changing cables again; Li-Fi from light bulbs; big hacks & lifetime subscriptions on the Dark Web; Pornhub wins Christmas; sipping whiskey with Nick Offerman.
137: I’m a Belieber!
Nov 20, 2015 • 45 min
Ello again; the digital prophet has no clothes; streaming is the future unless we make money; 30 years of Windows; Man in the High Castle; Jason on a Train; you can’t un-McConaughey McConaughey; Emojis; science based actuary tables; genetic wanderlust.
136: Morale Removal Machine
Nov 13, 2015 • 57 min
More fun and lack of profit with Kickstarter; solving the last problem in the world, Dog Vacays; on asking permission; VHS FTW; gamified gunning; Rumblr & 3nder; announcing the announcement about an announcement; it’s going to be ok; where is Luke?
135: The Satchel of Life
Nov 6, 2015 • 74 min
Working on spec; paying rent with reach; #BenCarsonWikipedia & the Temple of Grain; Oyster dies & Amazon goes brick & mortar; Candy Crush worth more than Star Wars; Mr. Null; the TSA snowjob; Pandora Pods… One; Muons!; Security, HAH! takes a bow.
134: Gimme Some Sugar Baby
Oct 30, 2015 • 54 min
Yet another spying bill dressed up as cybersecurity; slowing down the net for fun & profit; Google gets podcasts; YouTube didn’t Google it’s pay scheme’s name; IoT’s password distributing kettle; survival tips on the crapper; Bruce Campbell; booze comet!
133: A German and an Irishman Walk into a Waterpark
Oct 23, 2015 • 85 min
Jason’s taking a personal day so guest host Fergal Lyons joins to talk waterparking, Star Wars, parenting in the digital age, Uber, hacking your fitbit & plane tickets, religion, AbFab & Mythbusters all while drinking high alcohol content beers.
132: Achtung Grumpy
Oct 16, 2015 • 64 min
Brian’s back from Europe; drunk on a plane movie reviews; Jason’s figuring out sportsball; no nudes is good nudes at Playboy; Twitter execs don’t tweet; Tesla robot car; aliens!; the age of profile anxiety; Flash is bad throughout the known universe.
131: The Billion Dollar Show
Oct 9, 2015 • 77 min
Jordan Cooper and Gigi Edgley join the show to fill in for Brian while he’s on holiday. We talk drone camo, poop maps, luxury selfie sticks, Waze-holes, sports-splaining, fat pets and fitbits, bitchy guys named Bob, Facebook glitch makes 2 people happy.
130: Pre-Hacking so You Don’t Have To
Oct 2, 2015 • 50 min
Apple Music & Google Inbox fails; getting screwed as a business; static salaries & rising costs; no peeple please; Derbycon recap; Amazon no longer a store; Scrotal Recall; Facebook copyright morons; that Patreon thing…
129: Selfie Selection
Sep 25, 2015 • 45 min
Jason’s live at DerbyCon; a # is not consent; offloading our memories; Du Hast vomiting rainbows; algorithms will beat your fantasy team; dislike this; #KardBlock’n the dom; mystery emojis; making Steve Jobs boring; Snowden, Maher & Dawkins lose it.
128: Demand your Replicator
Sep 18, 2015 • 64 min
Is Star Trek’s Utopia coming? Is HP irrelevant? Do e-books earn more at lower prices? Is Twitter going to lose a lawsuit over scanning DMs? Is the ad-blocking Peace app still available? Are we trapped in a closet? Do we like Betteridge’s law of headlines?
127: Give Me Porn, or Give Me Death
Sep 11, 2015 • 88 min
Quiznos burns Burning Man; Apple’s new crap; McAfee 4 Prez; Augmented v Virtual reality; Russia bans porn, still into voyeurism; not into OverSuccess; new chairs, mail apps; welcome to the race, Homo naledi; Trainspotting 2, electric boogaloo?
126: #ForceOpenYourWalletFriday
Sep 5, 2015 • 67 min
Star Wars has awakened to your wallet; Ashley Madison who?; Uber’s pesky human problem; Google logos; free-dronin’; networkin’ on the Playa; comfy butts & phantom wrist syndrome; Mr. Robot shows there’s nothing new under the dystopian sci-fi sun.
125: Brony Madison
Aug 28, 2015 • 66 min
What do Ashley Madison & the Middle Ages have in common? Flying Penises & Bronies! Rich idiots; Dismaland & Disneyland; Facebook billion day; Spotify “sorry-2”; cops get weaponized drones; Howard Stern kills advertising; tech chicks, don’t get pregnant.
124: Come and Knock on My Door
Aug 21, 2015 • 68 min
Jason slammed for Apple Watch, Brian slammed for Uber; that whole Ashley Madison thing; the real cost of YouTube stardom; Amazon burn & churn; AT&T sells you out; Tarintino, Matt Damon, Patrick Stewart & Simon Pegg plus Bill Murray in Underoos!
123: ABC, As Easy as Episode 123
Aug 14, 2015 • 70 min
Apple Music almost as broke as musicians; Google, sorry, ABC’s MusicKey MIA; rent explosions; Sesame Street for the privileged; CIA apology drafts; OverSuccess & Superheros; Blackberry Redux; Top Gear, Westworld & We Are Blood; turn on Ludicrous Speed!
122: The Middleman Economy
Aug 7, 2015 • 68 min
Big data for cities, transparency in music, the Middleman Economy, no good deed goes unpunished, our first salvo against Canada, Facebook’s illegal video problem, hacking through audio, Germans invent Warp Drive & we’ve got a Berenst#in Bears problem.
121: We Don’t Need Another Hero
Jul 31, 2015 • 74 min
Your job will never love you; WIFI isn’t making you sick; mind your own business, twitter vigilantes; RIP Google+; Win10; air-gapped hack, Rowhammer, Black Darts, hacking sniper rifles, breaking Brinks, FBI plane surveillance & the Hoff, oh my vlog!
120: Podcasting from the Parking Lot
Jul 24, 2015 • 61 min
San Fran fails to fall into the ocean, NASA finds new ones; Americans working longer, 80s lessons learned; Russell Brand vs. Uber, Instagram #ban, jerks with drones; hackings cars, butt dialing & self redacting fonts; M. Night Shyamalan’s Electric Banana.
119: The First Rule of Glee Club
Jul 17, 2015 • 58 min
Apple Music fail, Neil Young hissy-fit, Sinead slam. Sharing economy & Internet of Things stumbling blocks, Java & Flash on the ropes, geek reminiscing & disappointments: Armada, Coin & singing, dancing Fight Club. I am Brian’s exploding b
118: The Bug Out Episode
Jul 10, 2015 • 65 min
The world is running down and we’re bugging out to Canada and Estonia. Ecological collapses, depressed start ups, death by selfie, Greeks without Apple Music, Reddit burns, the Hacking Team fallout… maybe we need a guided meditation. F That.
117: The Rental Economy
Jul 3, 2015 • 62 min
You own NOTHING & double billed for it. Beats headphones suck, does Beats/iTunes mashup Apple Music? Facial recognition faux-pas. Uber ups & downs. Facebook wants to stream, too! Robot uprisings, cable cuttings, corporate sponsored documentaries, oh my!
116: Australian Justice
Jun 26, 2015 • 60 min
Taylor Swift takes down Apple, or does she? France says non to Uber. Microsoft charging for Win10, or are they? CIA can’t keep propaganda straight, or can they? Pratchett Estate says no more Discworld, we say more Long Earth. And screw you, Belle Gibson.
115: Game of Bored
Jun 19, 2015 • 47 min
The episode that almost didn’t happen flies by with talk of flying, Apple Music, AT&T & Uber spankings, new Top Gear hosts, committing future sins, drone regulations, post-App landscapes, American Gods, Game of War, Star Wars Battlefront & Cyn
114: Ghost in the Prius
Jun 12, 2015 • 83 min
Jason’s already hating on LA, Brian’s worried about big data, crunching Spotify #s, investing basics, John Oliver effects, Kaspersky hacks, Anime recos, Babymetal, don’t clear that browser, comments galore! You like us, you really really like us!
113: No Food, No Poop… No Level Up.
Jun 6, 2015 • 108 min
The boys are back in LA with a new theme song, despairing at new tech offerings but rejoicing at new books, attempting to play games without getting played, taking a bumper dump, kung fury, personalizing your aural world & a plethora of morons. Bueller!
112: Counting to Potato
May 29, 2015 • 57 min
From a basement in Canada and a pile of suitcases in Chicago, the Geeks talk Nocebo effects, dystopian futures, Walmart nomads, the Bank of Facebook, art jerks, FBI hacks, the Kingsman and ultra-violence, potatoes, Amy Schumer, FIFA and Seveneves
111: Hyper Caffeinated Disruption Robots
May 22, 2015 • 73 min
The coffee kicks in big time; tech billionaires like their own privacy; trucking a bellwether for the death of the middle class; here come the robots; who needs a Starbucks app; Barack twitter & crypto problems; Twin Peaks back on; we rock our Suitsy.
110: Poor Pierre
May 15, 2015 • 88 min
Meditating on Prius; digital death; don’t quit school to code; the Singularity will kill us all; Die Wordpress Die!; Jason really didn’t like an app; Brian doesn’t like social PR teams; Waldorf & Statler are back but we’re more bitter & miserable.
109: Generalization Specialists
May 8, 2015 • 83 min
Being well rounded; You know nothing, Jon Millennial’s; Betteridge’s Law of Headlines; HuffPo & Ello; A.I.s & Ex-Machina; smiling happy computers; Maximum Homerdrive; Spiderpacalypse; starting, quitting & starting again; Fight 215; Wordpress still sucks.
108: Just Sayin’
May 1, 2015 • 83 min
Back on the FitBit, gun caches in every city, Morrissey calls crowdfunding insulting, #TidalFail, Tesla batteries, Amazon rockets, AirBNB bans & topless Venetians, Microsoft Edge, tattoos stymie your watch, & we’re having our musical mid-life crisis.
107: Grump on Grump with Tim Ferriss
Apr 28, 2015 • 55 min
Jason talks to master experimenter Tim Ferriss about crazy Ketogenic dieting tips, Tim’s recipe for rocket fuel tea, and disaster prep stuff before rolling into what happened to his TV show and the future of Tim Ferriss on the small screen.
106: Smack Your Remix Up!
Apr 24, 2015 • 79 min
Rise of the techno-libertarians; Jason says he’s not getting an Apple Watch, so next week he’ll be reviewing one; Tidal streamlines, Yahoo remixes pink slips; mobilegeddon is upon us; the return of Uber; makers vs Silicon Valley fakers; you own NOTHING.
105: The Lone Chimp
Apr 17, 2015 • 73 min
Is it real tech news or a joke in Silicon Valley? We’re having a hard time telling the difference. Star Wars trailers, emojis & plane wraps; Putin on the Ritz; China’s Great Cannon; your password is still “admin”, isn’t it? oh and… Han freakin’ Solo.
104: is the Loneliest Number
Apr 10, 2015 • 77 min
Losing yourself in your digital world, John Oliver attempts to get people to care about privacy, disrupting booze, Bukowski, Hugo’s get gamed, backup tips, Beiber, it’s a Facebook Life & we finally agree with the FBI on something: Wordpress sucks!
103: A Tidal Wave of Stupid
Apr 3, 2015 • 78 min
We welcome, Tidal, the Ello of streaming; Garbage, photographers & wanting things for free; Periscope harassment; Meer-who?; for fun & profit; Mobilegeddon is coming; Going Clear; Motivational Morrissey; night vision injections! Science FTW
102: 10,000 Moderately Interested Fans
Mar 27, 2015 • 86 min
Subscription model evolution from shady to standard, Jenni-Meerkat-Periscope-Cam, content for fun not profit, banging our heads against the privacy wall, all your news are belong to Facebook, X-Files fears,, you & your #@$!ing bubble.
101: Meerkats Without Pants
Mar 20, 2015 • 114 min
Our 2 year anniversary talking elitist buses in SF, legal tender, the Mars One scam, working Tinder, Twitter TV, Meerkat’s mistakes, Facebook suicide, Greedo fish, Rollin’ Coal, Sexy Time Steaks, Jason sans pants & no one caring about privacy. Again.
100: So Much Universe, and so Little Time
Mar 13, 2015 • 82 min
It’s our 100th episode & we’ve put on our finest black t-shirts to celebrate. We wax nostalgic over guests & listeners, bid a fond farewell to Terry Pratchett & still find time to pick apart Apple, Yik Yak, Google, Twitter, the NSA… you know, the usual.
99: Because Freedom!
Mar 6, 2015 • 89 min
Troll fails & wins, Hillary’s email, hot Prius talk, the literal poop hits the fan turbine, Kickstarter fails yet again, Tinder goes ageist, Facebook looks at your account, there is no blue, ad agency tearjerkers & lasers on sharks!
98: Live Long & Prosper
Feb 27, 2015 • 75 min
The geeks get sad as news that Leonard Nimoy has passed hits mid-podcast; Net Neutrality wins until the lawsuits hit; that damn dress & those silly llamas break the internet; big storage & big data; Tesla & uBeam, House of Cards & the three little pigs.
97: Airgapping Our Grievances
Feb 20, 2015 • 87 min
Complaining for good health; the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week in security; the Winter is Coming rule; drones, faux skylights and King Tut; brain games and HQ audio debunking; wallet (sans chain); retweeting to make a difference!
96: The BS Engineers
Feb 13, 2015 • 66 min
Blockin’ ads, lyin’ fitbits, dumpin’ on Prius, searchin’ on the dark web, brewin’ expensive tea, laughin’ at Kayne, talikin’ to TVs, dyin’ on Facebook, cryin’ for Aibo, feelin’ bad for shaming, baskin’ in comment love. Or did we misremember it all?
95: We’re Driving to Germany!
Feb 6, 2015 • 81 min
We’re moving to Germany, on a plane with a parachute, taking selfies, reading Kindle Unlimited, listening to Neil Gaiman’s sexy voice on a Pono while playing with Jason’s blue balls! Also, Uber, Ayn Rand and the big fat lie.
94: Shiny Happy Puppies Holding Hands
Jan 30, 2015 • 68 min
Uber & GoDaddy, contrasting case studies in using Puppies to win hearts & shut down minds. Drunk Droning! Brian updates hardware, Jason trains his mind. Everyone screws musicians! Every movie ever is being rebooted & m**ther f**kin dragon faucets!
93: We’re in the Wrong Racket.
Jan 23, 2015 • 60 min
Brian says Nukular & points to the Doomsday Clock. Jason discovered the show Sex Box. Lots of people are getting rich on Kickstarter that aren’t us. Microsoft and the government do some stuff plus book reviews. Shazam and the Mythbusters pivot. Scully
92: The World’s Greatest Yeast Infection
Jan 16, 2015 • 57 min
Everyone is back on their respective coasts and the show is back to normal. We deliver on the long promised new bumpers only we care about. Selfie-sticks abound. People can make their own gut beer. Brian reviews an app. Jason ruins a movie. The usual!
91: I am Jacks Awesome Podcast
Jan 9, 2015 • 56 min
In a very rare in-person episode the guys hang out at Brian’s Santa Monica pad and go over the weeks fun Internet news. Topics discussed Amazon going all you can eat. Space-X doing cool stuff. Great books of the week and the best new website on the Int
90: Back in the Saddle Again
Jan 2, 2015 • 47 min
Ravaged by the elements and in-laws the guys rally to get back on the horse and discuss grammar atrocities, the Lizard Squad foibles, WSJ making silly moves, car radios under attack in Sweden, why middle-men are a bad idea, and other silliness.
2014 Year End Special
Dec 26, 2014 • 19 min
In their final show of the year, Brian and Jason wrap up with their own version of the holiday listicle and thank you’s to the listeners. Jason’s noise gate is still broken so holiday apologies.
89: Better Safe than Sony
Dec 19, 2014 • 63 min
In the last full show of the year the guys take on Sony and their cowardice. Oprah is going full Amanda Palmer. Rappers are morons. And the best gift you can get this year is a box of bullshit. Happy holidays everyone and thank you for listening!
88: I Want My Four Dollars!
Dec 12, 2014 • 79 min
Jason dives into the sharing economy with bizarre results. Brian has never had sex on acid. Sony is still hosed. The Newsroom gets weird. Jason can’t find a cuddle buddy. Brian finds the best website on the Internet. Ever!
87: A Reasonably Sized Poo
Dec 5, 2014 • 62 min
The true purpose of Twitter has been discovered and it’s unsurprisingly about poo. San Francisco moves to Silicon Beach. Bring on man-poo beach. Security is off the hook. A bunch of new podcasts to check out. And Jason finally gives up on the FitBit.
86: Recycle Bin Zero
Nov 28, 2014 • 69 min
Still full from Thanksgiving the guys cover topics such as the new Star Wars trailer, deleting becoming obsolete, the death of ethics in journalism, the lack of transparency in Spotfy, Kickstarter pivoting to a storefront and more. Pass the leftovers…
85: You and I are Pilgrims of the Grid
Nov 21, 2014 • 70 min
In the strangest episode to date, Jason buries the tin-foil hat & Brian takes up the mantle of Grumpy Prime. Uber Incompetence is on the rise. WTF was Mattel thinking? Podcasting renaissance is balderdash. No sparks actually fly over Amanda f’in Palmer.
84: No Talent Ass Clown
Nov 14, 2014 • 81 min
Tara “Tiger” Brown joins us to talk about her new project and super fun stuff. No, she is NOT the no talent ass clown of which this episode is named. You get one guess who that is. But humanity did land on a comet! And Brian still reads vampire novels.
83: The Grump Awakens
Nov 7, 2014 • 89 min
This is a very long episode where we cover a metric-ton of epic stuff. That said I’m extremely late for an appointment so just listen to it ok? Thanks!
82: I Can Haz Ubercorn?
Oct 31, 2014 • 69 min
Brian hammers home some more bad news about the sharing economy and Uber. Many people are in search of the elusive Ubercorn. Why is hash-tagging done so poorly. Anonymity online is a fools errand. More books, podcasts, and even an app!
81: Congratulations… Now Get Off My Internet!
Oct 24, 2014 • 71 min
Fur flies in this action packed episode where two people, without actual fur, go fisticuffs over the future of social networks. Astute business advice from a chronically broke dude. The ‘Horribleification’ of the Internet. And the music biz is still dead.
80: Mmmmm, Cloud Bacon!
Oct 17, 2014 • 66 min
Yosemite upgrade hell. Pros and cons of too much tech. Unplugging for fun, profit, and sanity. Breech fatigue is now a thing plus hacks of the week. Ed Snowden’s drinking habits and new film career. Good books and music biz epitaphs.
79: A Smorgasbord of Stupid
Oct 10, 2014 • 72 min
In their best episode yet, we discuss the NFL and not paying their taxes, flying cars, drone racing, San Francisco doing something right, Bugzilla, Silk Road, the open source security farce, big social data, Twin Peaks, and even more goodies!
78: Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out.
Oct 3, 2014 • 73 min
This week the guys go full Luddite and discuss the erosion of humanity from too much technology and the vapid obsessions of an always on society.
77: Ello Clarice…
Sep 26, 2014 • 62 min
Big fingers required. Apple just won’t stop screwing up. Facebook gets drones. The great gay exodus and the future of Ello. Bash is broken and nerds everywhere pull an all-nighter. Kevin Mitnick is cashing in. And oh so much more…
76: Preferably, Without You…
Sep 19, 2014 • 63 min
Stay the hell out of our thought experiments! You’re stuck with Twitter’s shenanigans for a few years. Jason dumps his technolust. Brian got his Uber reach-around finally. The 1099 economy hits new lows. We review some crappy young adult novels.
75: Applesauce Bitch
Sep 11, 2014 • 76 min
Best value at a bar. Ask A Geek: why we don’t build apps, why we work on the web, and what’s up with our personal projects. How to handle getting hacked. Pizza and domestic violence. They love crowdfunding money, not so keen on providing those rewards.
74: Dear Hackers, Go Fap Yourself…
Sep 5, 2014 • 65 min
Arguments about the nature of security and The Fappening. Uber needs a come to Jesus moment soon. Musicians as CEO’s. Musicians as stalker/hacker victims. Some Joan Rivers love. Home Depot customers are allegedly screwed. And don’t trust your cellphone!
73: Phantom Butthurt Syndrome
Aug 29, 2014 • 59 min
iPhone 5 recall. The NFL is what? Podcast Nazis. Google drones. Wordpress GOOD news. Hacks of the week. Tony Soprano silliness. App downloads discussed. Facial recognition makes good. Don’t buy ice cream. More on the click-bait wars. Facebook explains.
72: The Grumpy Old Geeks Nominate You!
Aug 22, 2014 • 89 min
We’re back on track this week with some mockery of ice buckets, enhanced security section with copious tinfoil hattery, and enough news to choke a horse. Basically, we’re back in the saddle!
71: Too Soon?
Aug 15, 2014 • 62 min
T’was a banner week for bad news delivered via the Internet. Brian get a cold. Jason gets down on landing page psychology. Both grumps think TMZ got scammed and lament the news coming out of BuzzFeed.
70: No Furries in Space
Aug 8, 2014 • 89 min
This week we talk with Jordan Harbinger from The Art of Charm podcast about creativity, social engineering, and other assorted goodies. We also discuss stuff we like and some Star Trek fanfic. Spoiler alert, there are no furries in space.
69: Rabbit Rabbit
Aug 1, 2014 • 81 min
This week we debut an as yet unnamed segment on defense against the dark arts of Internet marketers. We discuss the Uber ratings kerfuffle and other big data nonsense as well as some epic book reviews.
68: Open Source Shenanigans with Sean Bonner
Jul 25, 2014 • 78 min
Miscreant and misanthrope Sean Bonner joins us this week to talk about his art/music project, Hope X, open hardware, Safecast, and more. We also run down some cool new books and the general tomfoolery on the Internet this week. You know the drill.
67: Wanted! 1000 Crazies Like Us.
Jul 18, 2014 • 107 min
This week, Jordan Cooper joins us to talk about new media, blow job machines, and shares some awesome tips and tricks to build your online fanbase. We also talk about burnout and getting old and giving up on the Internet. It’s a HAPPY SHOW!
66: German Potato Salad
Jul 11, 2014 • 66 min
Some TMI follow-up from last weeks episode. We touch on the obligatory potato salad story. Brian doesn’t even gloat about the Germany win. We dish on some books and software. A little disruption sneaks in too.
65: Not Your Parents Sex Toy
Jul 4, 2014 • 87 min
For the Birthday of ‘Murica episode we discuss the technology of “self-love” and the rise of the F’ables. A little talk about the MKNewsfeed scandal, the future of the indie music biz, and Brian shares his best travel tip to avoid a sprain at the TSA.
64: Grumpy Old Geeks 3.0! Sorta…
Jun 27, 2014 • 83 min
This week’s show is a work in progress and we were strapped for time so our new bumpers are pretty rough. All apologies. Otherwise, we make more fun of Yo!, Google I/O, Android “L”oser, and toss in some productivity talk.
63: Yo! Can I have a quarter?
Jun 20, 2014 • 74 min
It’s a good week for us. Yo!, Slingshot, and Washboard are all the buzz and we’re all left scratching our heads on what the hell is going on. Brian apologizes. Jason is sick as a dog and contrary to Brians accusations, there was only 1 swig of Jamesons.
62: Quantified Laziness
Jun 13, 2014 • 59 min
We discuss the dark side of the quantified self and discuss the tools of laziness, which for the next 30 days are mainly beer and soccer. Some goodness in the world of patents and how F-Me money might just save the day.
61: Good Evening Monsters
Jun 6, 2014 • 85 min
It’s an interestingly grumpy and funny week as the guys talk about Orange is the New Black, WWDC, the state of the Internet and Google and Facebooks stranglehold on content as well as a journalist who’s gone rogue. Some interesting security news & more!
60: It Could Be Sunshine
May 30, 2014 • 79 min
Brian’s up in arms about crowdfunding again but in a good way. Jason reviews the Shine by Misfit and a new book on sleep. Google has a crappy new car and we both agree that the Internet needs to consciously uncouple from Gwyneth Paltrow for good.
59: Is Edward Snowden in a Dystopian Gay Mafia?
May 23, 2014 • 76 min
After a week of epic media consumption the guys defend Adam Carolla, crap on Julian Assange, review a ton of books and podcasts, drink tasty tea, and run down the top NSA stories this week. A full-on frenzy of goodness with minimal grump.
58: A Podcast of Biblical Proportions
May 16, 2014 • 88 min
The ice caps are melting, Jason is stocking up on knives, Brian is becoming a coffee snob, neither of the guys want to talk about the Apple Beats non-story, and *GASP* it’s hard to get a writing job in Los Angeles.
57: Time, Ain’t On My Side
May 9, 2014 • 55 min
In this special bitchfest episode the guys talk about time, the Internets warping of said time, and how there is no such thing as a sharing economy.
56: Some Things in this Podcast are True
May 2, 2014 • 95 min
Jason discusses his plans to join the Russian mafia. Brian rants about Facebook’s new algorithm. Both guys talk about how programming sucks and is melting our brains. Self-driving cars are going to be needed because of aforementioned brain drain.
55: Premium Providers of Negative Value
Apr 25, 2014 • 74 min
Jason cuts back on the caffeine after his Cornholio impersonation in episode 54. The guys talk home ownership vs. being a technomad. Some iOS battery fixes, software updates and books we love, and the general nerdery you love, as always.
54: Belfie Marketing Secrets of the Rich and Famous
Apr 18, 2014 • 81 min
This week Jason breaks free of the hell of MediaTemple, Brian gets furnished, Jason gets caffeinated with a dirty apparatus, Brian talks cool ways to get badass signed books, Jason discovers the app of his dreams, as well as nightmares. And belfies!
53: You’ve Got Red on You
Apr 11, 2014 • 109 min
Friend of the show Jay Goldman joins us from NYC to talk about Facebook shenanigans and his new book “The Decoded Company.” Jason has one of his patented epiphanies about how tech is cooler than ever but the people making it just aren’t.
52: Money is the Fruit of Sin
Apr 4, 2014 • 112 min
We’re joined again by Dr. David Teter to talk about douchebaggery in the government and silliness in the private sector. Brian and Jason agree to agree about Wil Wheaton only after disagreeing vehemently. Many new apps and stuff like that.
51: Conscious Ungrumping
Mar 28, 2014 • 65 min
It’s the one year anniversary of Grumpy Old Geeks! Jason’s off his meds, literally and Brian is having mid-life buyers remorse. This leads to a classic grump fest like we used to do while everything we love is ripped from us, as usual.
50: Over the Hill
Mar 21, 2014 • 67 min
Brian has officially joined the middle-class and hates his life! Between his contractors banging around and Jason’s neighbors fleet of lawn mowers it was a miracle we got this thing done. Please enjoy episode 50 where we did nothing at all to celebrate!
49: Painfully Unintuitive Fuster Cluck
Mar 14, 2014 • 76 min
Ruminations on train travel in the digital age. Jason has gone back to Squarespace kicking and screaming and it almost cost him a laptop. The age old discussion of ageism in tech continues. Brian discovers crowd beer. Jason has his last WordPress fit. Eve
48: Clear Your F’in Cache
Mar 7, 2014 • 71 min
This episode is dedicated to anyone who has had to utter the words “Clear your cache and reload.” We feel your pain and just want you to know that you’re not alone. This show was edited and posted from an Amtrak Southwest Chief train from Chicago to LA!
47: Too big to goto fail
Feb 28, 2014 • 70 min
In this action packed episode we discuss how Jason busted open the underground ring of hackers who have infiltrated Apple and are breaking iOS for cash. Brian introduces a new coalition of musicians who aren’t standing for it any more. And more!
46: A New Hope
Feb 21, 2014 • 74 min
This week, a discussion on the emerging landscape of middle-tier funding sites for indy artists. Touch on the WhatsApp sale and dig deeper on other Facebook internals like news feed fisting and dating data. Jason talks about his new iOS recording rig.
45: Quantified Non-Ferrous Mind Boner
Feb 16, 2014 • 73 min
We finally have the proof that you should never advertise on Facebook! Ever! We put the stake in the bird of flappy and replace it with an actually AWESOME game. We uncover the secret to pageview journalism, riff on John Oliver and review some new apps!
44: 68 Minutes You Totally Have to Hear To Believe!
Feb 9, 2014 • 67 min
The guys talk about their fun on Twitter with the Secret App team, Jason’s got a spiral fracture in his leg and should have seen a health care professional sooner, Facebook turns 10 but are still jerks, our African listener mystery is solved and more!
43: The Gloves Are Off
Feb 2, 2014 • 119 min
Jason still hasn’t slept more than 3 hours a night for 2 weeks. We had so much fun we could barely stop. Much to Brians chagrin. Jason defends his honor. We talk some workflows and software. We uncover some cool new podcasts and apps too!
42: The Answer to the Ultimate Question
Jan 27, 2014 • 77 min
Jason is injured, sleep deprived, and at an existential crossroads so we call in Dr. David Teter and Jordan Harbinger to sort out this mess of a nerd which is totally appropriate for episode 42.
41: The Undisruption Revolution is Coming
Jan 20, 2014 • 87 min
We follow-up on last week’s app recommendations with surprising results. A listener asks about podcasting tips and we do our best to answer. Also included, two rants and talk about how net neutrality being shot-down will cause major un-disruption.
40: A Hot Bowl of Sharkfin Disruption Soup
Jan 13, 2014 • 90 min
The guys are back together for a special in-person episode in the Venice Beach Studio. They talk about lots of things that make them grumpy and Jason keeps confusing Terminator and Transformers. Brian busts out some new apps and the like.
2013 Year End Special
Dec 30, 2013 • 9 min
Thanks to everyone who has listened to our show and joined us as guests this year! Have a safe and happy New Years and see ya on the flip side!
39: Beyoncé doesn’t take Bitcoin
Dec 22, 2013 • 90 min
Sean Bonner joins the guys in the studio this week to enlighten us on Bitcoin and other baubles. Brian gets belligerent about Beyoncé news. Billionaire Bill Gates plays Santa, and more news about how everyone is saying screw-it to privacy.
38: No real limits of any kind apply here…
Dec 15, 2013 • 100 min
In this pre-holiday run up we clear out our libraries and dump our brain buckets on you. Books may be the new TV but we talk some TV too. Zombies tech takes leap forwards and Snowden is still chillin in Russia. Basically, the usual, but fresher! For…
37: Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now
Dec 7, 2013 • 85 min
In this episode we try and take some user feedback to heart and do a more lighthearted show filled with goodness, light, and the brighter side of the human condition. Yeah, didn’t work. But at least we had a really good laugh doing it!
36: Thanksgiving with Tim Ferriss
Nov 29, 2013 • 67 min
This week our special guest is author Tim Ferriss. Tim sat with us for an hour and we talked about his new show on HLN, his amazing new book club, cool stuff about the quantified self, sleep hacking, and more. We even got a story that wasn’t in the books!
35: Take a Smile Challenge in the Failure Olympics!
Nov 24, 2013 • 84 min
The guys are swamped this week so they take an informal chat approach like the old days while still covering the usual goodies and the guys cut loose on get rich quick schemes.
34: Sexbots, money, and honey
Nov 16, 2013 • 109 min
In this episode of Grumpy Old Geeks we talk the dystopian future of The Circle, what are they smoking at Snapchat, anti-rape clothing, sleep tips, working tips, business tips, just the tips. It’s a humdinger!
33: Within one decimal point of FU
Nov 9, 2013 • 88 min
This week our show sounds like an homage to Edward R. Murrow’s reports from the London Blitz. Brian explores the pubs and sweet shops of Jolly Old and has a run in with the Royals. Jason requires caffeine but opts for a morning Miller to liven things up.
32: Big butts, statistics, and hot sauce!
Nov 3, 2013 • 113 min
Happy Halloween from the geeks! Our first Halloween episode is very long and extremely salty. Definitely NOT for the puritanical. Hot sauce. Big butts. Facebook riddles. Stupid nerds. Smart writers. Nefarious employees. Inept government. More!
31: Godzilla, Wyoming, and Apple. Oh My!
Oct 26, 2013 • 87 min
Apple released a bunch of new goodies. Japan needs to lay the hell off with their “science”. What the hell is up with Wyoming? The fastest week in security news ever and a bunch of other stuff we usually do.
30: The American Dream 2.0
Oct 19, 2013 • 85 min
Jason tempts the fate of the Pod Gods and gets smote upside the head. The American Dream is a fallacy. Scaling back can lead to a happier and healthier life. Kickstarters, podcasts, and books we actually like! And we visit the happiest place on Earth.
29: Coin Ops & Sweat Shops
Oct 12, 2013 • 55 min
Mike Vinikour joins GOG this week for a fascinating talk about the dirty underbelly of how video games are really made and interesting career paths.
28: Hitmen & Hookers
Oct 5, 2013 • 80 min
In a world where the government has collapsed, journalism is a ghost, and people really use the word “twerk”… Two grumpy geeks take to the Internet to bring you their weekly dose of fart jokes and gravitas.
27: By-products of a Lifestyle Obsession
Sep 29, 2013 • 78 min
Meandering through the twists and turns of this weeks news and events the guys hit on many absurdities and curiosities until ending up somewhere completely unexpected.
26: Sympathetic Belch Response
Sep 23, 2013 • 75 min
After some extreme technical difficulties the guys shat out one of their best episodes to date. Not really but c’mon. They can’t all be winners. Amiright? Just kidding! It’s awesome as always. Jason has a new iPhone 5S so what else ya gotta say?
25: The Breakout Viral Podcast of the Year
Sep 15, 2013 • 72 min
Wherein we discuss The World’s End & the awesomeness of the Cornetto Trilogy, Facebook induced mass hysteria, bad grammar & dumb ideas, the ethics of fake viral videos, how to fix your bike, and your dog, some internet history revealed. Join us!
24: The Best Productivity Podcast Ever!
Sep 8, 2013 • 83 min
How to become a programmer, productivity apps, douchery of the NSA and subversion tactics, and free music!
23: The Best Technology Podcast Ever!
Sep 2, 2013 • 76 min
The Best Technology Podcast Ever!
22: Bare Knuckle Geekery
Aug 26, 2013 • 84 min
We took a break from our parade of guests this week to have a follow-up chit chat on many previous topics and finally finish the damn book! We also discuss the future of GoG as well as a new show and Brian goes all epic ranty. Good times!
21: Ye Good Old Days with Scott Beale
Aug 19, 2013 • 98 min
Ye Good Old Days with Scott Beale
20: Booze, beef and books with Mike Malinin
Aug 12, 2013 • 75 min
Mike Malinin, drummer for the Goo Goo Dolls joins the guys this week to discuss vat grown beef, the decline of beer, and how to not use your Kindle properly when going on tour.
19: Meat and booze camp with Shane Nickerson
Aug 5, 2013 • 74 min
Shane Nickerson is on the show this week to talk creativity after 40, how awesome podcasting for yourself is, the fundamental problem with crowd funding, and the future of meat and booze camp. The guys also get threatened by a publisher and other stuff.
18: A Cornucopia of Crazy Making
Jul 29, 2013 • 74 min
Celebrity weddings, hearty stouts, class clowns ruin it for everyone, private armies, another kickstarter rip-off, Japan rules at crazy, and Kanye West is still a total douchebag. They also discuss the future of making money on the internet.
17: There is no spoon
Jul 21, 2013 • 81 min
Jason and Brian talk Seneca and Stoics, creepy homeschooling, Microsoft, plagiarism, remixing, downright thievery, iOS apps and Facebook.
16: Sum Ting Wong
Jul 14, 2013 • 67 min
Asiana Fox Faux Pas, the death & ressurection of Hulu, Atari Alums hit the slums, Jobs screwing Apple from beyond the grave, dorky algorithms, DEF CON biting the hand that spies, stalkers delight in new creepy, more crap you can’t afford.
15: The Boys are Back in Town
Jul 9, 2013 • 55 min
Several thousand miles and a few weeks later Brian and Jason re-unite over the Internet to keep things going. Topics include: overcoming analysis paralysis, the sad demise of Google Reader, app redemptions and the defense of their honor.
14: Round the World with Felicia Michaels
Jun 24, 2013 • 77 min
This week the guys are joined by renowned comedian and photographer Felicia Michaels and some serious tomfoolery ensues.
13: Upward spiral of innovation
Jun 17, 2013 • 70 min
Dr. David Teter joins the guys this week to talk clean water, nuclear weapons (no shit) and the Edward Snowden debacle among other things. If we disappear it’s because of this episode.
12: And now for something completely different
Jun 10, 2013 • 66 min
The gents try a new peppier format and introduce some new segments.
11: Social media burnout. Fact or Fiction?
Jun 2, 2013 • 69 min
Jason and Brian discuss social media burnout, the evils of tech support, and a movie review of a hacker classic.
10: Who checks the lady boys?
May 26, 2013 • 43 min
Joey Rabier a.k.a. Joey the Intern from TechTV/G4/Revision3 joins Jason and Brian this week for some serious inappropriateness that’s guaranteed to offend the entire family.
09: Tend your own garden
May 21, 2013 • 41 min
Jason realizes he’s a whiny brat and starts to eat his own dogfood. A conversation ensues about the dangers of giving up your content to so many sites that you don’t own and Brian tries to make his brain grow.
08: I’ll bet you think this podcast is about you. Don’t you?
May 12, 2013 • 55 min
Brian is back from Hawaii and Jason has advice for the young ones and shares his experience enduring the interview process.
07: Must learn balance Daniel-san!
May 5, 2013 • 55 min
​In this episode the geeks talk about how they’ve gotten screwed by bad business practices and dish out some serious wisdom on how you can avoid the same fate. ​
06: Yeah, that sounds expensive.
Apr 28, 2013 • 67 min
We have our first guest! Rudy Jachan of Timey Wimey TV and Galacticast fame kindly joined us this week for an awesome conversation about coding, getting old, and how Hollywood works. There is a bit of problem with the audio on this episode and we apologiz
05: We’re all screwed…
Apr 22, 2013 • 58 min
How Facebook is screwing up their privacy initiative, what you need to get started with security and some awesome sci-fi books!
04: How we got our groove
Apr 16, 2013 • 56 min
This week the guys talk about free online education, how free software can bite you in the ass and wonky design.
03: You just gotta hump it!
Apr 8, 2013 • 60 min
Nostalgia, Romance, Cash and the HuffPo disaster.
02: No, we are still not the media.
Mar 29, 2013 • 60 min
In this episode we solve the problem of useless profile photos for a cause. Tear Kickstarter a new one and tell you how to be healthy and travel in style.
01: How to make money on the Internet. Sorta.
Mar 25, 2013 • 78 min
In the inaugural episode of Grumpy Old Geeks we meet the guys for the first time as they walk us down a bit of memory lane. Jason explains to Brian how people make money on the Internet and some nefarious things people should watch out for.