583 episodes

As one of the longest-running podcasts, "Grumpy Old Geeks" discovers what went wrong on the Internet, and who's to blame. Every week they cut through the BS from big tech and tell you what's really going on. With wide-ranging topics, this show has something for everyone. There is a reason Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg, and that crowd all hate this podcast. Listen and find out for yourself!

Grumpy Old Geeks Jason DeFillippo & Brian Schulmeister with Dave Bittner

    • News
    • 4.9 • 6.1K Ratings

As one of the longest-running podcasts, "Grumpy Old Geeks" discovers what went wrong on the Internet, and who's to blame. Every week they cut through the BS from big tech and tell you what's really going on. With wide-ranging topics, this show has something for everyone. There is a reason Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg, and that crowd all hate this podcast. Listen and find out for yourself!

    #DystopiYAY!

    #DystopiYAY!

    Claritin to the rescue; Jack wasn't all that great; Trump is back, no he's not; celebrities leaving Twitter, questioning social media; Scrooge McMusk not paying contractors, charities; Sam-Bankman-Fried, FTX lawsuits; New York restricts crypto mining; EU investigating TikTok; Elizabeth Holmes sentences for fraud; Foxconn protests in China; FCC finally cuts off a voice provider for robocalls; A Christmas Story Christmas; Slow Horses; the Peripheral; Andor; Downton Abbey; Love, Actually; Disney Bobiverse; 1899; ScreenFlow Pro; self-driving betas for Christmas; social media alternatives; robots with deadly force; voice assistants are failures, financially; Meta's leaky Pixel; death by selfie.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Something Elon This Way Comes

    Something Elon This Way Comes

    Breaking news on Twitter, Twitter is breaking; it's World Cup time; Black Friday spam; Coachella VIP NFT's go poof; outdated Twitter news - move fast, break things; FTX & celebs being sued; Amazon layoffs; the end of the tech boom; the Mole 2022; the Crown Season 5; Netflix updates; the Peripheral; Andor; Jason's Audible Anniversary & inclusion; the Great Filter theory; Dennis E. Taylor - Roadkill, Outland; White Trash Wins Lotto; musical theater; Thriller in 4k; doom scrolling & ditching social media; Adobe Mic Check and audio utilities; Shasta Cola; an actual security story.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    The Psychosis of Billionaires

    The Psychosis of Billionaires

    Moving to Mastodon; doom scrolling & would you really miss social media; Boot Up shanghai'd; lingering COVID societal effects; Twitter's insane week continues - a masterclass is what not to do; Tesla's recalls; collapse through small cascading failures; META layoffs; Wings delivery via Wing; Welcome to Wrexham; Star Trek: Lower Decks; Disney+ catches up to Netflix; AMC attempts another pivot; Brave cookie blocking not working; Spotify Apple Watch update; still no iPad Instagram app; Eyes of the Void by Adrian Tchaikovsky; Magic Journeys, more Captain EO, Michael Jackson, Disney & Star Wars memories.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Self Driving Twitter

    Self Driving Twitter

    A two-factor pain; Jason hops on Brian's soapbox; the self-driving Twitter crash; Meta ditches human-curated newsfeed; verification has always been a joke, but this is really hilarious; Amazon pauses corporate hiring; Google buys an AI startup to compete with... TikTok?; Adobe's Pantone, Figma issues; the Peripheral; the Witcher renewed, recast; the Machine; drone swarms for Candy Crush; Playstation VR2; Instagram plans NFT minting; Captain EO, amusement parks and mixed media theater; sharing iPads.

    • 1 hr 19 min
    It’s a Meat Problem

    It’s a Meat Problem

    Elon is in the Birdhouse; is social media on the way out; we were right about Kanye & self-driving cars; smiles are the new eggs; Ford pivots to data mining; Shutterstock embraces AI-generated art; Apple begrudgingly embraces USB-C; Spotify doesn't follow Apple rules, gets mad; Internet "Radio"; Brian Eno; Andy Prieboy; the Perephrial; big-ass TVs; Doctor Who comes to Disney+; Netflix massive servers; Spark Mail; Bumble AI cyberflashing; stuff of nightmares audio from magnetic field; smart-locks, Level Lock+; Apple OS updates; Andor & Tales of the Jedi; smart Samsung privacy feature; cord-cutting through anger; live theater & the death of public norms; RIP Cracker, Hagrid.

    • 1 hr 36 min
    Regretted Attrition

    Regretted Attrition

    Automated-tech vehicle deaths; Twitter tumbles as Musk deals reviewed; Amazon's bad news week - unions, attrition costs & lawsuits; Bird migrating out of markets; in Uber ads are coming; Microsoft layoffs; Reddit NFTs booming; Kanye & Parler; Metaverse attrition; Meta has to sell Giphy; Unstoppable Domains stopped; Keanu returning to franchises; She-Hulk gets too meta; Nope is a yep; WB launches LOTR NFTs; Netflix "extra user" fees; Directed by David Lynch; TikTok adult-only livestreams; DuckDuck No Thank You; Discmaster; Apple & Adobe updates; the Forever War; the Walk of Life; Flash, ahhhaaaa!

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
6.1K Ratings

6.1K Ratings

Jmob466 ,

Enjoyable banter

I was looking for an everyday podcast, one that I could throw on while driving to work or just walking around the store or what have you, came upon this podcast and I’m sincerely enjoying at, even after 18 episodes (we’ll see about 19 haha) all in all, it’s enjoyable and I would suggest it to other peeps, assuming they have a general geeky aloofness about them

Dan K. P. ,

Better than So-So Sex

None of us would turn down a hot night, but if that's not in the works give Grumpy Old Geeks a try. They'll give you great tech advice about bad investments, They'll give you good info on the latest tech gadgets, and steer you away from bad Star Trek.

pramjockey ,

Always learning, always grumpy

I’ve been enjoying GoG for quite a while now. They bring humor and insight to a variety of aspects of modern life, from data security and privacy to the bewildering variety of gadgets that impact our lives. And, despite their grumpiness, there is a real kindness to them and the way they respect the people and world around them.

Not the snarky review rhymes ask for, but the five stars they deserve

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