561 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

    • Society & Culture
    • 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!

    I Chat Therefore I Am (Not)

    I Chat Therefore I Am (Not)

    Crypto-crash; grifters gonna grift; Google chat-bot building system builds a really good chatbot, not an AI; how not to get people to track your jet; Uber & Lyft lose in Massachusetts; smart license plates; Spotify's safety council; 10 strikes and you're out at Facebook; Barry; Umbrella Academy; For All Mankind; Apple+ sports streaming; festival pee; Google Nest Protect; audio weapons; Internet Explorer, big in Japan; Peter Danielsson; Warren Ellis; Adrian Tchaikovsky; Obi-Wan; adapters & NFC cards; fingerprint scanning; Rage Against the Winklevii.

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    FOLLOW UP

    The rise and fall of Adobe Flash

    Uncut

    Tanner Campbell - @tannerhelps - I'm getting sucked into NFTs.

    Anna Sorokin wants to move away from her 'scammer' persona... by selling NFTs




    IN THE NEWS

    Google places engineer on leave after he claims group’s chatbot is “sentient”

    The teen who tracks Elon Musk's jet agreed to stop monitoring Mark Cuban's flights on Twitter after the billionaire offered business advice: 'By ending this you have me as a friend for life'

    Massachusetts court rejects proposed gig worker ballot measure

    Michigan approves digital license plates by startup Reviver

    Crypto Exchange Coinbase to Lay Off 18% of Staff

    After Rogan COVID-19 controversy, Spotify forms a safety council to rethink its content moderation policies

    Facebook enforces ban on gun sales with 10-strikes-and-you’re-out policy




    MEDIA CANDY

    Grace and Frankie

    Somebody Feed Phil

    Barry

    Umbrella Academy Season 3

    For All Mankind

    Apple TV will stream every MLS game for a decade starting in 2023

    Drug-Laced Pee Seeps Into Rivers Near Music Festivals, Threatening Rare Eels

    No talent required in the new and lucrative era of the gentleman amateur

    ‘Most tragically hilarious/infuriating thing’: Winklevoss twins perform Rage Against the Machine cover—after laying off staff




    APPS & DOODADS

    Google Nest Protect

    US Navy Develops Weapon That Could Make It Impossible To Speak

    Report reveals half of Japan's businesses had yet to ditch Internet Explorer

    Bosu Balance Trainer, 65cm "The Original"

    Elgato Key Light Professional - Mac, PC, iOS, Android (Renewed)

    Anker USB C Charger, 735 Charger (Nano II 65W), PPS 3-Port Fast Compact Foldable Wall Charger for MacBook Pro/Air, iPad Pro, Galaxy S20/S10, Dell XPS 13, Note 20/10+, iPhone 13/Pro, Pixel, and More




    AT THE LIBRARY

    The year under the Machine by Peter Danielsson

    The year under the Machine by Peter Danielsson - Kindle

    Orbital Operations by Warren Ellis

    Normal: A Novel by Warren Ellis

    Shards of Earth (The Final Architecture Book 1) by Adrian Tchaikovsky




    SECURITY HAH!

    The CyberWire

    Dave Bittner

    Hacking Humans

    Caveat

    Control Loop

    Syntech USB C to USB Adapter Pack of 2 USB C Male to USB3 Female Adapter Compatible with MacBook Pro 2021 iMac iPad Mini 6/Pro MacBook Air 2022 and Other Type C or Thunderbolt 4/3 Devices Space Grey

    50PCS 215 NFC Round Cards, 25mm(1 inch) NFC Tags Ntag215 Chip Blank PVC Coin Card NFC Coin Cards Enabled Mobile Phones & Devices

    Cops Will Be Able to Scan Your Fingerprints With a Phone




    CLOSING SHOUT-OUTS

    Autopilot indeed, built in deniability as a feature!

    Character Actor Mike Hagerty— Who Appeared on ‘Friends,’ ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm,’ More — Dead at 67



















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    Grumpy Old Geeks Trailer

    Grumpy Old Geeks Trailer

    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!

    • 57 sec
    Vanna Screwed Up

    Vanna Screwed Up

    Pamping the Twetch redesign; NFTs are dead; more crypto lawsuits & investigations; Starbucks shuts down unionized location; Amazon VP pushes sellers to oppose bill good for Amazon; Microsoft cleans up their policies; Apple gets in on Pay Later; Reply All is kaput; Strange New Worlds continues a good run; Rat in the Kitchen; The Orville pivots; Sandman causes uninformed internet to have a cow; Jason gears up new studio; two IKEA turntables & a Marshall stack; Feeting Woices; the Leia show; Tim Horton's app tracking & hockey lawsuits, hoser!

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Leaning Out

    Leaning Out

    More crypto fails; Sheryl Sandberg leans out of the Metaverse; PayPal & other tech firms tighten their belts, lay off workers; Amazon stops in-app purchases on Android; Jonas Brothers launch Scriber for established artists like themselves; Netflix password-sharing plan isn't much of a plan; unions are good for workers; Legendary; Stranger Things; Yvonne Orji; Norm MacDonald; Willow; Starz; Groove Belt; Jiffy Reader; Obi Wan Kenobi; toxic fans; China anti-starling measures; I want to be a dog.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Zuck Bucks on Black

    Zuck Bucks on Black

    More cyypto & NFT fails; proper gambling with class action cash; Uber won, we lose; Amazon delivery partners accident prone; Starlink for RVs; Adam Neumann is back with a new scam; Meta sharing data with researchers; Walmart drones; Kids in the Hall; George Carlin; Ricky Gervais; Westworld; the Bad Guys; Sirius XM picks up Team Coco; time zones; Sennheiser; Magic Leap; gaming consolidation; the Sims; we Google it for you; USB SuperDrives; 5k iMac project; Top Gun; finding orphaned accounts; ClearView AI fined; delete versus erase; GoodWill, Hunted.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Dicky Do

    Dicky Do

    Eggs redux; work from home debate, the Great Whiplash; Hotel Suicide; Twitter sale on hold, over Musk's antics; Youtube isn't a website according to Texas; adtech RTB breach; CityCoins crash; tempests in teapots at Apple; Grubhub's bad promo; Netflix layoffs; HBO app issues; Slower Horses; Kids in the Hall return; Barry; Naked Lunch; back on Brave; social media breaks & violent content on Facebook; AI characters, Artbreeder & title tags; Star Wars excitement; tracking period apps; pay with a smile; Dave's Favorite Things returns.

    • 1 hr 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
6.1K Ratings

6.1K Ratings

Ethan Morlock ,

For real tho…

“Richie Rich and Nancy Pelosi Discuss the News”: 3/5 stars

”Bittner’s Tidbitts on Star Wars, Paintball Guns, Prepping, and Occasionally Even Security”: 1337/5 stars, A+++ would listen again

[REDACTED] USER ,

boring and definately grumpy

POST COVID UPDATE: Nope. Political echo chamber virtue signaling.

COVID19 UPDATE: I really enjoyed the show with these two grumpy ole geeks when they talk about technology. Which is 80% of the show. I stopped listening in 2019. i just couldnt take all of the political conversations and political jabs! their political views mirror the latest main stream media headlines. main stream media is quite biased and polarized. so are these guys and are void of critical thinking. However, PLEASE, FOR GOD’s SAKE, STOP TALKING ABOUT POLITICS and other stuff you have “opinions” about that have nothing to do with what most people want to hear from you. based on what you think is going on anywhere in a very complex and fluid world you have very little clue about other than the fake news from main stream media you read, hear or see. Especially stop getting upset what politics you see on social media! You should know better;)

bob hellbringer ,

Great Show!

Jason and Brian are worth at most 2 1/2 stars each but that adds up to 5 stars so there you go!

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