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.

It Forked ・31.03.2021

I've got an NFT bridge to sell you; Substack raises millions; Anti-Vax Mondays at Krispy Kreme, Zoom-Free Fridays at Citi; Jack Dorsey multi-tasks; nowhere on Earth without satellite light pollution; Moderna vaccine posted on GitHub; Moroccan bit-bros; OpenAI spewing words; BitClout; Vi... Read More

Players Only Love You When They’re Playing ・25.03.2021

500 episodes & 8 years of grump; crushing Dreams because copyright; still no self-driving cars; buy your Tesla with Bitcoin; Dispo gonna disappear; men behaving badly; India says no Bitcoin; your NFT is gonna disappear; Facebook's AI kicks off punk rockers; paying creators to pump up pl... Read More

Forever Old ・17.03.2021

Facebook censorship & playbooks; Kalanick, again; Twitter Spaces; Clubhouse upgrades; Bitcoin's problems; Uber, Lyft sharing banned driver data; Amazon gamification expands; NiFTy News; crypto-grifters; the Grammys weren't bad; Pivot; Netflix cracking down on password sharing; iPhone 12... Read More

Snakes on a Blockchain ・10.03.2021

NFT bubble grows; music & art blockchain applications; Banksy Morons; NFTs are the new eggs; ChiaCoin; Google eats their cookies; gig worker shortage; UBI seems to work; Facebook SEER AI; McAfee crypto fraud; Square aquires Tidal; Patrice O'Neal; Condor; Jungle Books; Coming to America ... Read More

Not F’n Tangible ・03.03.2021

Baseball cards on the blockchain, NFT's go mainstream; Grimes 133tsp33k; Coinbase admits Bitcoin could crumble; pandemic stats; Twitter announces Super Follows; Star Trek news; Frasier's listening; the Lady and the Dale; Boss Obama not-a-podcast; Gell-Mann Amnesia; bye, bye Fry's; gadge... Read More

The 34 Days of Christmas ・25.11.2020

We give, it's Christmastime; how's that crypto going, bro; Apple lowers their app store cut; Buzzfeed acquires HuffPo because…?; Facebook's E.gg on the face; Comcast data caps; its a mess at the FCC & FTC; Facebook, Twitter face content moderation problems; adios, Arecibo; RadioShack in... Read More

Space Karen ・18.11.2020

Pick your machine learning bias; TikTok ban forgotten; DoorDash taking the money & dashing; Uber selling off self-driving unit; Airbnb has some bigots; Austria wants to censor worldwide; another day, another Google fine; Zoomsgiving; Dave's bum is fine; yes, your computer phones home; B... Read More

What is “Loser.com”? ・12.11.2020

Canadian complaints; the never ending election; if I only had a brain; Uber, Lyft & DoorDash lie to buy their law, make millions; EU hits Amazon with antitrust charge; AI cracks PDEs; Eric Schmidt moves to Cyprus; fast radio bursts; Silk Road's bitcoin; Furry Season Landscaping; Carfax ... Read More

Choose Wisely ・04.11.2020

It's election day, let's just lie on the floor & scream together; Twitter explains how they will handle results; CISA says everything is going ok (from external threats, anyway); more cyberattacks against hospitals; Zoom adds end-to-end encryption; diving deep with the Mandalorian; Joe ... Read More

18.09 Scaramuccis ・28.10.2020

Quibi is toast, Scaramuccis galore, Wisconsin gets Foxconned, Tesla lies about self-driving tech, Police can read your phone, Twitter probably not hacked, creepy video bro's don't get fired, Animaniacs and Supermarket Sweep are back, Ghostbusters delayed, James Bond is homeless, Photosh... Read More

BeelzeYeezy ・21.10.2020

TikTok's back (in Pakistan); China's law fighting addiction in kids; living with influencers; Instagram EU probe; about Biden's hard drive; Facebook really quashing left-leaning stories; relocating while working remotely & your salary; YouTube fighting conspiracy theories, again; BA hit... Read More

Good to the Last Click ・15.10.2020

Aging Millennials embracing Folgers; Prime Day ridiculousness; a dip into COVID corner; Facebook bans Holocaust-denial content, finally; Quibi has no takers; Disney focuses on streaming; Yelp takes a stand against racism; phantom images fool autopilots; keeping e-scooters off sidewalks;... Read More

XLS Extreme! ・12.10.2020

Show news; Raised by Wolves; Pixar releasing new movie on Disney+; podcast unions; Facebook, Twitter play whack-a-mole with bad actors; Twitter's different rules for Trump; Amazon's Rivian electric vans; Waymo driverless rides in Phoenix; UK's Excel problem; Pantone, period; Google shar... Read More

This is Triller, Triller Night ・08.10.2020

A Stairway to lawyers; Triller's suspect statistics; Instagram labeling state-controlled media; frickin' laser beams taking down drones; Ted Lasso; Enola Holmes; West Wing special; movie industry learned nothing from the music industry; Dune, the Batman and Bond all pushed back; the Go ... Read More

Pickle Me Elmo ・01.10.2020

It's been a week; no self-driving cars anytime soon, shoooocking; Google & Fitbit deal with the EU; Hold For Me; Whole Foods employees angry at Amazon workers; cussing Parrots; Amazon's Utopia; Deep Questions with Cal Newport; Tehran; Borat's back; Hackers Part Deux; The Last Dance; RIP... Read More

Stay Drunky ・26.09.2020

A rare late night show with socially distant lubrications; Facebook blinks; rethinking contracting; streaming consolidation; Apple issues; the horrors of content moderation; Bezos wants your kid as a customer; words matter; VR as a Facebook platform; what happens if there's election cha... Read More

Boring Guy ・23.09.2020

Client statue of limitations; Apple updates causing issues; the TikTok deal stinks; coronavirus work from home continues; Facebook vs Europe; iPhone voice memo "tracking"; Quibi exploring "options"; Microsoft buying up gaming companies; Amazon Sidewalk, why?; Palmer's podcast; Peacock o... Read More

GOG+ ・19.09.2020

Dead mediums doing well; Paramount joins the pluses; TikTok, WeChat ban from US app stores; TikTok brain; Arizona goes after Uber safety driver, not Uber; Amazon e-bikes in NYC; Spotify defends Joe Rogan, sort of; Hamm's Hog & internet freedom; don't post pictures of anything with a bar... Read More

Trash Behaving Consistently ・16.09.2020

Still on fire; sarcasm is hard; maybe CEOs should pay employees well; Oracle gets to host TikTok; NVIDIA acquires arm, costs arm & leg; Bitcoin bugs; QAnon site runner not so Anon; lady in the tube gets eyes; blurring your house; normal things, forgotten; Hamilton; Ted Lasso, finally; T... Read More

We're Number 28! ・12.09.2020

The spice must flow; TikTok's algorithm; the real reason there was a beer shortage; Amazon's exploding products; Facebook launches an app for... college kids; NFL in Microsoft Teams; I want my MTV; Los Angeles's contact tracing app rolls out; Amazon appointes ex-NSA director to board; l... Read More

Mountains of Inane Faffery ・09.09.2020

No more phones in trees; Amazon Fresh review; new (old) memories; another Wordpress plugin bug; Instagram stories in Facebook; Zuck says there may (?) be violence & civil unrest; disinformation in Animal Crossing; Apple vs Epic continues; Twitter trends; Raised by Wolves; Away; The Boys... Read More

Assed Vigilantes ・05.09.2020

New sci-fi, film production is back; Walmart+ launching; Facebook & Twitter catch Russian fake news site; more podcast unions; smart homes for landlords; Amazon drivers gaming the system, still being spied on; Apple-Google contact tracing gets an upgrade; Ben Yelin joins us; Ring camera... Read More

Three Little Piggies ・02.09.2020

It was a very bad week; what's new?; big tech offices aren't dead; tech salaries revealed; Apple's new products, fixing the app store; Amazon gets drone delivery approval; Elon Musk creates cyber pigs, neuroscience theater; guillotine outside of Bezos' home, again; Zuckerberg admits Fac... Read More

A Desire for Desires ・29.08.2020

Slow week in tech news; another Tesla autopilot crash; Ladies in a Tube in your hotel rooms; Facebook apologizes for Apple's attempts to protect privacy; gaming Instagram; the pandemic devastated Instacart workers; too fast mopeds in NYC; the ongoing TikTok saga; Star Wars 4K77; busting... Read More

Batman Prime ・26.08.2020

Giant Meteor 2020; not-good Covid news; Uber & Lyft could have complied with the law, chose not to; Overcast & Spotify testing; why tech isn't exciting anymore; TikTok sues US government; Facebook war-gaming for election meddling; Facebook back taxes; FAA testing drone detecting tech; f... Read More