18 episodes

Hate telemarketing? I am a telephone engineer who builds robots that talk to telemarketers. While entertaining, the goal is to consume telemarketing manpower and disrupt the industry. This podcast is about the bots and this process. The recordings are entertaining, but some of the telemarketers get nasty, so the recordings can be explicit.

Jolly Roger Telephone Company Podcast Roger Anderson

    • Society & Culture

Hate telemarketing? I am a telephone engineer who builds robots that talk to telemarketers. While entertaining, the goal is to consume telemarketing manpower and disrupt the industry. This podcast is about the bots and this process. The recordings are entertaining, but some of the telemarketers get nasty, so the recordings can be explicit.

    Episode - 019 - JollyRogerTelephone - Podcast

    Episode - 019 - JollyRogerTelephone - Podcast

    EXPLICIT! In this episode we play a bunch of calls where the telemarketers get mad and swear and the robots. Also, I update you on the new web site and some new features of the bots. I really love and appreciate you all and thank you for listening. If you are new to the Jolly Roger Telephone Company, I encourage you to listen to the origin story in Episode 1.

    • 44 min
    Episode - 018 - JollyRogerTelephone - Podcast

    Episode - 018 - JollyRogerTelephone - Podcast

    As I post this, I realize there is no episode 17! I did not complete it yet so I will get it posted soon.

    In this episode, we talk about recent enhancements to the Jolly Roger bots and the upcoming web site. We also share a couple calls that showcase some new "Artificial Stupidity" in the bots. Thanks for listening!

    • 40 min
    Episode - 016 - JollyRogerTelephone - Podcast

    Episode - 016 - JollyRogerTelephone - Podcast

    After a long delay I have recorded episode 16 of the Jolly Roger Telephone podcast. In this episode I discuss "ringless voicemail" and the "Can you hear me now?" scam that have both been circulating around the internet for a few weeks. I share three fantastic (and extremely vulgar) calls with you. If you don't have time to listen, here's what I basically think about these two issues:

    Ringless Voicemail:

    Somehow this turned into a partisan issue. I guess someone at the Republican National Committee supported a proposal to the FCC and now the headlines are saying it's a Republican idea. But it's just a proposal by various trade organizations to get around the "opt in" nature of telemarketing calls to your mobile. I cannot imagine this will ever be approved, but if it is, we will all just sign up for a voicemail transcription service and these messages will be filtered by a junk mail algorithm. Or we all just shut off our voicemail. I don't think it's a big deal.

    "Oh my headset slipped. Can you hear me now?"

    The headlines say "Don't say yes! They can use your recording to force you to pay later!" This is another issue that surprises me. Even the FTC and BBB tell you not to engage. There's a great article from the Archer Security Group at http://www.archersecuritygroup.com/robocallers-pretend-real/ that discusses this. Kerry Tomlinson traced it back to the source and it seems pretty benign. A scammer threatened to take a business to court because they supposedly had a recording of him agreeing to purchase the services. I'm sure if the business had pushed, it would have fallen apart in court. But rather than deal with it, they just paid. Have any of you heard of a telemarketer successfully suing anyone because of a doctored recording? Yeah, me neither. And I don't think we ever will. There are hundreds of recordings of me saying 'yes' on YouTube. Snip one of those and bring it on, telemarketers!

    Anyway, here's the podcast. There are three calls in here, and two of them are extremely raunchy so you have been warned.

    Thank you for listening!
    Roger

    • 48 min
    Episode - 015 - JollyRogerTelephone - Podcast

    Episode - 015 - JollyRogerTelephone - Podcast

    Is it legal to disrupt an illegal "Windows Support" call center? Also, what has Roger been doing for the last month to protect the world from unsolicited telemarketing? Actually, quite a bit and I tell you about it in this podcast.

    • 43 min
    JollyRogerTelephone - Podcast - Episode - 013

    JollyRogerTelephone - Podcast - Episode - 013

    In episode 13, I briefly describe the first three bots and give a small background of their creation. I didn't know what I was doing back then (I still don't!), but somehow managed to deploy multiple bots as I develop an evil genius plan to eradicate unsolicited telemarketing from planet Earth.

    • 33 min
    JollyRogerTelephone - Podcast - Episode - 014 about Google Voice

    JollyRogerTelephone - Podcast - Episode - 014 about Google Voice

    In this podcast, I discuss Google Voice integration and how Jolly Roger Telephone service is the PERFECT companion to any Google Voice service. In order to prevent abuse, Google has placed some restrictions on their simultaneous ring features, but I have managed to work within these restrictions so the Jolly Roger bots can intercept telemarketers to Google Voice numbers.

    This podcast discusses how I do this, how you set it up, and the reasons why there are a few more steps than the traditional Landlubber service. However, it's totally worth it. As I try to tell everyone - do not block telemarketers, but send them to Jolly Roger bots instead. Every minute spent with a bot is one minute less that they can spend with someone else. If you have Google Voice, then please let me take your telemarketing calls!

    This podcast includes an call intercepted automatically to a Google Voice subscriber who is using the Jolly Roger Telephone service. Please enjoy and help spread the word that there is a solution to outbound unsolicited telemarketing! Please let me know what you think of the service, the calls, and the podcast.

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

MM38866 ,

Fabulous public service.

Great show. Very entertaining. Roger’s delivery is perfect. Bravo!

Chris Stetson ,

So good!

Love what Roger is doing. This podcast is a great entertaining front row seat to one of the best disruptive businesses today.

1l1l11ll1l ,

Informative and entertaining

Fantastic podcast from the creator of the Jolly Roger group of bots. This guy is literally our very own dr noonien soong

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