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Stolendroids Podcast is a three-time finalist for Best Tech Podcast of the Year. Listen as they bring the latest news from the world of technology and all things geek-culture.
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2019-5-21

Bald Love

Season 2, Ep. 372

I know that it's more complicated than this, but basically, chaos theory states that a small change at a starting position can lead to large, unpredictable changes over time. That pretty much sums up this episode. 

As I'm preparing to move to Texas, Collin got a whole bunch of guests to join in on the fun at Watchtower Cafe. Joining us this week are the team from Movies That Make Us, Rachel from Create Loud (which isn't a Stolendroids show but she's our friend so she's always welcome), and a few of our writers: Tom and Justin. Mike, the proprietor of Watchtower also makes an appearance. (Thanks to him for letting us take over part of his place. Be sure to check out their Kickstarter campaign to help fund their new location.)

Despite the fact that the show comes off the rails repeatedly, we do manage to discuss angry fans, Batman casting rumors, Game of Thrones, Disney, and Marvel. 

Again though, chaos theory. Hopefully, you enjoy listening to this episode as much as we enjoyed recording it.


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2019-5-21

Bald Love

Season 2, Ep. 372

I know that it's more complicated than this, but basically, chaos theory states that a small change at a starting position can lead to large, unpredictable changes over time. That pretty much sums up this episode. 

As I'm preparing to move to Texas, Collin got a whole bunch of guests to join in on the fun at Watchtower Cafe. Joining us this week are the team from Movies That Make Us, Rachel from Create Loud (which isn't a Stolendroids show but she's our friend so she's always welcome), and a few of our writers: Tom and Justin. Mike, the proprietor of Watchtower also makes an appearance. (Thanks to him for letting us take over part of his place. Be sure to check out their Kickstarter campaign to help fund their new location.)

Despite the fact that the show comes off the rails repeatedly, we do manage to discuss angry fans, Batman casting rumors, Game of Thrones, Disney, and Marvel. 

Again though, chaos theory. Hopefully, you enjoy listening to this episode as much as we enjoyed recording it.


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2019-5-14

Google Leaves the Nest

Season 2, Ep. 371

Samsung is up to their old tricks with phones that explode and Collin is up to his old ways of dying again, but this week he's doing it in Ireland where they filmed scenes from Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Apparently, if you upset the Ahch-To Nuns, they'll toss you right off the side of a cliff. No worries though as Jake from Movies That Make Us was kind enough to fill in and provide his always entertaining insight into the news of the week. 

Speaking of... Google continues to prove to consumers that if you buy their hardware, you'll regret your decision. Kind of like if you bought Uber stock the morning of their IPO. Also, it seems that Disney may be turning Hulu into a grown-up version of Disney+ and a familiar face is returning to video game consoles. And while we're on the subject of video games, how about them loot boxes? Aren't they just the worst? Well, there's a U.S. Senator who seems to think so and he's taking steps to make them illegal. I really don't like government getting involved in basically anything, but I'm all for this. 


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2019-4-30

The Contravention of Facebook

Season 2, Ep. 370
2019-4-23

Bullies Gonna Bully

Season 2, Ep. 369

Because we posted two episodes last week, and because we are still recovering from spending the weekend at FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention, we honestly had no intention of posting an episode this week. I intended to record a quick something saying "We're not doing an episode this week because of the previously mentioned reasons" and that would be that. Instead, though, I saw a few things that I felt I needed to share my thoughts on so instead of no episode, you get an abbreviated Zohner only episode. If you like it, maybe I'll do it again. Or not. It was really hard. And does anyone want to listen to just me? I know that I don't.



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  • Equifax is still awful

2019-4-18

The Twilight Zone with Arlen Schumer

Season 2, Ep. 368

Few television shows have had such a cultural impact as The Twilight Zone. Its episodes are just as entertaining and culturally relevant 60 years later as they were when the series premiered in 1959. The show was the brainchild of Emmy Award-winner Rod Serling, who served as host and wrote more than 80 episodes of the original show's 150-plus episode run through 1964. 

And just as there are few shows that have had the type of impact that The Twilight Zone has, there are few individuals that I know of who know more about the series than Arlen Schumer. Arlen will be making his first appearance at FanX 2019 this weekend where he will be giving a VisuaLecture entitled "The 60th Anniversary of The Twilight Zone" on April 19 at 2:00 PM. 

Additionally, Arlen will also be doing lectures celebrating Steve Ditko and Neal Adams. "Ditko: Spider-Man, Dr. Strange & More" will be April 19 at 6:00 PM and "50 Years or Neal Adams' Batman" will be on April 20 at 3:00 PM. Right now all three panels are scheduled for room 150G in the Salt Palace; however, the times and location may change so pay close attention to your app if you're planning on attending. And if you're not planning on attending, you should. This is a great opportunity to learn something new. 

You can follow Arlen on his website, Facebook, InstagramTwitter, Tumblr, and YouTube. And if you're not able to pick up a copy of his book, The Silver Age of Comic Book Art at FanX, you can always get it here.

2019-4-15

Google's Graveyard

Season 2, Ep. 367

It seems that we recorded this episode a day too soon this week since a lot of news (like the Star Wars trailer) happened to come out the following day. I guess that's what we get for trying to be effective. Don't worry on that though. There will definitely be a podcast coming your way where we discuss some of what we missed. 

As for tech news, Google seems to dominate our discussion with its decision to raise prices on YouTube TV. They're doing some good stuff though when it comes to Microsoft Office files but then there's the question of how long they'll have products that will actually support what they're doing. This is where the Google Graveyard comes into play. Did you know that Google's average product lifespan is just over four years? That seems short to me. But with as many products as Google has, maybe it's actually long. 

One day we'll figure this thing out. Until then, enjoy this week's show.



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