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Michael and Randolf talk about the Internet way too much.

Michael and Randolf talk about the Internet way too much.
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Michael and Randolf talk about the Internet way too much.

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English


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IC 29: Pokemon Don’t Go

9/9/2018
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It turns out that using your phone numbers to identify yourself online is pretty unsecure, as a recent T-Mobile hack shows us. That plus Pokemon Go is in the news again, and it isn’t any good news. Randolf’s playing a pun-tastic game, Michael’s seen a cringe-inducing but excellent indie movie by Bo Burnham, and GIBI … Continue reading IC 29: Pokemon Don’t Go

Duration:00:55:05

IC 28: Mattress Wars

8/22/2018
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What happened to the one guy who ruled over the entire online mattress market with his review site? We discuss that ridiculous story, as well as Game of Thrones Season 8: who will live, who will die, who becomes a zombie? Plus some gaming nostalgia, Randolf continues to serve up some very odd subreddits, and … Continue reading IC 28: Mattress Wars

Duration:01:06:18

IC 27: Real World Memes

8/15/2018
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There’s a statue in the middle of London of a shirtless Jeff Goldblum, and of course someone’s complaining about it online. Do memes belong in the real world, or should they stay on the Internet? The DC Cinematic Universe keeps trying without much success. In What We’re Playing/Watching This Week, Randolf’s spent hours on a … Continue reading IC 27: Real World Memes

Duration:01:07:42

IC 26: Westworld, MMORPGs, and Nightmare Comedy

8/11/2018
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Was Westworld Season 2 actually any good? Michael and Randolf discuss (with spoilers) the show’s pacing and compare it to other premium TV dramas. Plus, Randolf does a deep dive into a Final Fantasy MMORPG, Michael is stressing out over Darkest Dungeon, and we’ve found some surreal and adorable subreddits for Good Internet, Best Internet. … Continue reading IC 26: Westworld, MMORPGs, and Nightmare Comedy

Duration:01:06:59

IC 25: Roguelike Games 101

7/12/2018
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For our 25th episode, we’re talking all about gaming. We discuss What We’re Playing This Week, including a game that got looked over because of Breath of the Wild. Then, we discuss roguelike games. What’s with these super tough, unforgiving games, and what are some of the best examples of the genre? Randolf walks Michael … Continue reading IC 25: Roguelike Games 101

Duration:01:03:43

IC 24: Parenting and Flamethrowers

6/24/2018
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Plenty of media outlets have been paying attention to Elon Musk for his antics with flamethrowers. Is he trying to avoid scrutiny of Tesla? Randolf’s found a blogger who found a bug in a 17-year-old game after a full year of sleuthing. Kingdom Hearts lets us down, what we’re playing this week, plus a renamed … Continue reading IC 24: Parenting and Flamethrowers

Duration:01:14:31

IC 23: Is This A Meme?

6/10/2018
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Forget Yanny or Laurel, we found a sound debate that’s even weirder. Plus, Reddit’s seeing huge design changes and Michael’s asking about the meme that’s the new hotness. Gaming Corner has some classic RPGs and a single-player farming simulator. In our altered Good Internet, Bad Internet, some lawful Good Internet, Boston Dynamics is creating our … Continue reading IC 23: Is This A Meme?

Duration:01:05:35

IC 22: How Far Down Does This Subreddit Go?

5/23/2018
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A new study says that Americans, especially young people, are lonely. But what can we really take away from these findings? We find some utterly fantastic ASCII art, a discussion of games much-anticipated and not so anticipated, and GIBI features a grab bag of subreddits that are incredible and/or horrifying. If you liked this episode, … Continue reading IC 22: How Far Down Does This Subreddit Go?

Duration:00:57:49

IC 21: Fighting the YouTube Algorithm

5/6/2018
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A discussion of the premiere of Westworld Season 2. Buzzfeed has an utterly bizarre story out that involves Jordan Peele and reminds us of a technology we’ve discussed previously. Randolf’s deep in JRPGs, both of us have tried PUBG Mobile and have very different takeaways, and Good Internet, Bad Internet has a subreddit that’s the … Continue reading IC 21: Fighting the YouTube Algorithm

Duration:01:00:44

IC 20: A Starship of Chameleons

4/22/2018
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A look at a crazy Google Glass-like invention that purports to understand a person’s inner monologue. We have yet another conversation about Facebook, with Zuckerberg’s Messenger history in the news. Michael’s playing a more casual survival game, PUBG throws the book at some imitators, and in Good Internet, Bad Internet, Randolf shares a truly awesome set … Continue reading IC 20: A Starship of Chameleons

Duration:01:05:20

IC 19: Surprise, Facebook is Bad

4/8/2018
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Michael and Randolf dive into the complex story of Cambridge Analytica and Facebook, and what a “good” social network should be. They also discuss Randolf’s “new” gaming system, a spectrum of battle royale games, and Michael finally has tried Breath of the Wild. Plus GIBI sees a cute school project, possible deepfakes, memes in the … Continue reading IC 19: Surprise, Facebook is Bad

Duration:01:02:53

IC 18: What’s With Alexa?

3/25/2018
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Michael gives his review of Black Panther, he and Randolf discuss whether Black Mirror is hitting its stride or going off the rails, and lots of detailed gaming talk around a PUBG imitator. That plus more Netflix #content, people’s Alexa speakers are acting weird, and a live on-air meltdown. If you liked this episode, please … Continue reading IC 18: What’s With Alexa?

Duration:01:16:16

IC 17: Split Screen Mind

3/10/2018
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Is a rare brain disorder proof that having hard drives in our heads to store memories would be a good idea? Lots of gaming discussion around PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and Randolf’s current obsession has gone mobile. Plus wholesome YouTube videos, some troubling Reddit posts, and more. If you liked this episode, please consider taking 30 seconds … Continue reading IC 17: Split Screen Mind

Duration:01:03:09

IC 16: Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

2/15/2018
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There’s a lot of weird stuff in this one. Michael and Randolf discuss the DeepFake trend on Reddit that has been in the news. Weird cryptocurrencies you’ve never heard of, as well as some Bitcoin discussion. Some bloody indie gaming, and then a GIBI about social networks, Disney, and beautiful HBO shows we love. If … Continue reading IC 16: Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

Duration:01:11:30

IC 15: Pineapple on a Leash

2/2/2018
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Michael and Randolf return for their first (publishable) episode of 2018. Some people aren’t liking the Last Jedi, a discussion of the merits of sleep, and some weird GIF based subreddits. Randolf is playing a cool Early Access game, and GIBI features both climate change denial and appreciation of fruit. Listen on: Apple Podcasts // Google Play // Overcast // Player FM // RSS … Continue reading IC 15: Pineapple on a Leash

Duration:01:07:55

IC 14: A Year in Review

12/23/2017
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A spoiler-free preview of Star Wars The Last Jedi (AKA Michael and Randolf make a bunch of guesses about the movie), and an episode reviewing the year that was 2017. We look at Reddit novelty accounts gone by, what’s happened in podcasting, and our favorite games of the past year. We also replace Good Internet, … Continue reading IC 14: A Year in Review

Duration:01:13:54

IC 13: An Ever-Present Sense of Impending Doom

12/10/2017
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China goes off the rails with smart bikes, Michael has been reading a self-help book, and Michael and Randolf spend good bit of time agreeing about the importance of Net Neutrality (made up for with a good bit of disagreeing about an article later in the episode). In our Gaming Corner, Electronic Arts screws up … Continue reading IC 13: An Ever-Present Sense of Impending Doom

Duration:01:11:04

IC #12: Pugs All The Way Down

11/21/2017
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We start off with a discussion of the recent Paradise Papers revelations, followed by a supersized gaming corner wherein Randolf gives his verdict on Super Mario Odyssey and Michael is confused by play-to-win gamers. Then a Good Internet, Bad Internet with amazing Reddit comments in odd places, the onslaught of sexual harassment news stories, and … Continue reading IC #12: Pugs All The Way Down

Duration:01:09:02

IC #11: The Conspiracy Podcast

11/13/2017
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Michael and Randolf discuss how the Internet is handling the JFK Files release, polarized opinions around Blade Runner 2049, and what games we’re playing this week. That plus a Good Internet, Bad Internet segment featuring Halloween costumes, healthcare, creepypasta and a very weird animal behavior. JFK files download link r/JFKFiles British paper received tip to … Continue reading IC #11: The Conspiracy Podcast

Duration:01:00:32

IC #10: The Dumbest Story of 2017

11/1/2017
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This episode features possibly the dumbest story of the year, the McDonald’s Rick and Morty Szechuan sauce debacle. Michael and Randolf also talk about how online communities celebrate Halloween and the games we’re interested in right now. In Good Internet, Bad Internet they discuss a $100 hamburger in the middle of nowhere, some hard truths … Continue reading IC #10: The Dumbest Story of 2017

Duration:01:03:38