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Crystal Lake, IL


The Talk Zone is a show hosted by Byron Lee. Tune in for 2 hours of tech, sci-fi, nerd culture, and death defying stunts!






The Talk Zone for 07/02/2017 – Nostalgia Nerd

This week we talk about 56k Modems and the Y2k Bug. We also talk about the generation of people between Generation X and the Millenials. Weird Al gets a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame! This and much more on The Talk Zone!

Duration: 00:59:07

The Talk Zone for 06/25/2017 – Playing with Things

This week I’ve been playing with things at work (don’t tell Rachy) and we talk about them on the air! We discuss the OrCam and the Hooke 3D Audio Headset. We also talk about social anxiety. We also narrowly escape an Apple Shitstorm.

Duration: 00:58:52

The Talk Zone for 06/11/2017 – How to C.B.

This week we are playing a record that tells us all about C.B. Radio. I have killer allergies and don’t feel like talking but thought some of my friends might find this interesting.

Duration: 00:59:59

The Talk Zone for 5/21/2017 – Mahna Mahna!

This week we talk with Brett Glass about Net Neutrality, WannaCry RansomeWare, and owning an ISP. We also discuss the original Mahna Mahna song, Star Trek Discovery, and Hernia! This and more on The Talk Zone!

Duration: 00:59:21

The Talk Zone for 05/14/2017 – Girls Don’t Fart!

This week we talk about feeling old because songs of our childhood are now on the Oldies Station. We also talk about my Synology getting old. We also investigated the man behind the band Strangely Brown, who did the song Girls Don’t Fart. Rachy reads the news… TOOT TOOT… we play some tunes, and more!

Duration: 00:57:51

The Talk Zone for 05/07/2017 – Rachy’s Hotspot

This week we talk about switching back to Verizon from T-Mobile, Cellular Internet in Australia, and Virtual Reality. Also, SirMars and Bianca call in. Tune in for this thrilling episode of The Talk Zone!!!!

Duration: 01:00:11

The Talk Zone for 04/30/2017 – We’re Engaged!

Byron is back from Australia and Rachy calls in to help him talk about how the trip went. We went an extra hour because there was just so much to talk about. By the way… we’re engaged!

Duration: 01:58:36

The Talk Zone – Corn Shoes

This week we talk about a man's quest for free chicken nuggets. Carrie Fisher, Teletext, idiots who blindly follow their GPS into the river, and more. Check it out!

Duration: 00:59:28

The Talk Zone for 04/02/2017 – Dude, Where’s My Passport!

This week SirMars and Venison drop by and say hello, Rachy tells us everything we didn't know about pee, and I rant about absolutely nothing! Check out the show... please?

Duration: 00:58:25

The Talk Zone for 03/26/2017 – Sunday Night Smorgasbord

This week we talked about the future of The Talk Zone. Should we keep the show going or should we merge it into The Fun Zone and make it one giant smorgasbord! SirMars and Blair call in and talk Amazon Echo. We talk more about The Mystery Restaurant, you can help figure out where this place is by going to We also discuss my trip to Australia, how my Instagram got hacked, and an embarrassing situation at work. Tune in for this and The Rachy News...

Duration: 00:59:50

The Talk Zone for 03/19/2017 – Picard Got High

This week we talk about Big Bang Theory spinoff "Young Sheldon" and Star Trek Discovery. We also discuss IKEA shelving system "Kallax", Australian Power Adapters, Tim Horton's, and Marijuana. Rachy reads the news, Byron gets distracted... hey... the formula works why change it! Enjoy!

Duration: 00:59:16

The Talk Zone for 03/12/2017 – Where In The World is Australia?

This week I do a bunch of stuff, play Rachy's news articles (2 of them at least) and then I blew up and ended the show early. It's still good though!

Duration: 00:45:41

The Talk Zone for 02/26/2017 – Anti-Spit Scanner

This week Rachy tells us about some weird gadgets in her news segments. We also talk about Darth Vader's injuries and how they affected him psychologically. Do you use anti-virus software? I don't! Find out why. This and more on The Talk Zone!

Duration: 00:59:39

The Talk Zone for 02/19/2017 – Duane’s Hard Drive

Duane's sister sent me a box of hard drives after he passed away a year ago, and I only just now was emotionally able to plug one in. This week's show is an exploration of the depths of The RadioDude Archive!

Duration: 00:59:11

The Talk Zone for 1/29/2017 – Yo Quiero Taco Bell

This week Byron tries out the Naked Chicken Chalupa from Taco Bell, which is a Taco with a shell MADE OUT OF CHICKEN MEAT! What will the world think of next? Also, we find out that John Hurt died, he was well known for many movies and TV shows, but the one that sticks out the most is his role as The War Doctor in the 50th Anniversary Special of Doctor Who. Rachy reports the news, Byron has a frog in his throat.... this and more on this weeks episode of The Talk Zone!

Duration: 00:59:26

The Talk Zone for 01/15/2017 – 10th Anniversary of the iPhone

This week we talk about the iPhone, which has been with us for 10 years now. Rachy and I put together a special tribute to the birth of the iPhone. Apple takes up a lot of time on the show this week as there's a lot about them in the news. Also, Verizon is dropping unlimited data plans all together, so to all you grandfathered subscribers out there... your time has finally come! This and a whole lot more in this jam-packed episode of The Talk Zone!

Duration: 00:59:50

The Talk Zone for 01/08/2017 – The Penultimate Vinyl Sin

Byron seeks absolution from Father Impaler for committing the Cardinal Sin of Vinyl. Find out what he did by listening to this podcast! Also, Byron talks about what's new from CES 2017, including a Ukulele that practically plays itself. Rachy brings us news about Robots for the Elderly and Apps for Depression. This and more on The Talk Zone!

Duration: 00:59:18

The Talk Zone for 01/01/2017 – Red Solo Cup

This week we talk about Byron having a Nerd Fight with someone at work, doing tech support for dad, privacy issues regarding the Amazon Echo. We also pay tribute to the guy who invented the Red Solo Cup. That and more on The Talk Zone!

Duration: 01:00:22

The Talk Zone for 12/25/2016 – Blind Inc. Graduation

This week we play some audio of my graduation from Blind Inc. We also talk about my Christmas with the family. Bad winter weather nearly kept me from doing the show tonight, Uncle Mike didn't want to drive me home during icy road conditions. We play more articles read by Rachy the News Lady! Be sure to check it out!

Duration: 00:59:47

The Talk Zone for 12/18/2016 – Buzzed Head

This week Sarah "Titpunch" McGee is in the studio. It's nearly Christmas and that means visits from good friends! This week we get a call from Derek who we haven't heard from in a long time. Also... Byron shaves his head!

Duration: 00:59:19

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