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Voluntary Input

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Understanding China With Jason Szeftel

January 5th, 2022


With a historic tapestry woven with turmoil, peace, mystery, and beauty, it is now all but demonized in the U.S. - primarily on the political stage. …

Merry Christmas From Voluntary Input!

December 25th, 2021


Wishing you a very Merry Christmas filled with love and cherished memories! 

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Special Guest - Dawn From Scottish Murders

December 13th, 2021


The True Crime category of Podcasts has exploded over the past couple of years. On this episode, Dawn from Scottish Murders joins us to talk about why she started her podcast, its prenominal growth, and dealing with …

WTF Crypto!?

December 9th, 2021


Just as you thought you got your head wrapped around Bitcoin, along came Ethereum. Then Dogecoin. And now Floki Inu and literally countless more! This can all leave you scratching your head! We TRY to make sense of at …

Special Guests - Jay & Kay

November 16th, 2021


You could be sitting on untapped MILLIONS and not even know it! Jay & Kay from F**K My Work Life talk about how we can claim our fortunes!

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Special Guests - Kevin & Erin From The Podcast That Wouldn't Die

November 10th, 2021


You like movies? Who doesn’t!!

On this episode I get to chat with Kevin and Erin - hosts of one of my favorite podcasts “The Podcast That Wouldn’t …

Special Guest - Jordan Skopp

November 3rd, 2021


There is a risk to fans and families attending baseball games that seems to get little to no attention, although it should. Worse yet, there is a …

My Horror History - Chapter 5

November 1st, 2021


What if your dream home became a nightmare?

Welcome to the 5th and final chapter of My Horror History.

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Special Guest - Emily McGill

October 25th, 2021


Emily McGill joins us to talk about healing, tarot, and finding the magic within us all!

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My Horror History - Chapter 4

October 20th, 2021


Have you ever realized you were trusting all the wrong people around you? Did you realize it when it was far too late? 

Welcome to chapter 4 of My …

My Horror History - Chapter 3

October 7th, 2021


I thought I was ready... I'd heard rumors from friends and older siblings.... I'd seen many other Horror movies. ...I thought I was ready...

This …

My Horror History - Chapter 2

September 29th, 2021


Welcome to Chapter 2 of "My Horror History" 

In this episode I share with you a movie that disturbed me to the point that it literally shook my soul!

My Horror History - Chapter 1

September 22nd, 2021


Welcome to Chapter 1 of "My Horror History" where I share with you one of the first (if not THE first) Horror movies I ever saw as a kid that sparked …

My Horror History Trailer

September 15th, 2021


Tune in to this special spooky series in which I'll be sharing some of the movies that I consider to foundational to my life-long love of Horror. …

Free TV Bundle - 2021 Edition

September 6th, 2021


According to the website the average cost of cable now exceeds the average cost of all household utilities combined, and the cost …

Special Guest - Alex Norimaki

September 1st, 2021


Alex Norimaki joins us to talk about the successes, opportunities, and challenges she's encountered as a content streamer.  

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Special Guest - Anca Trifan

August 25th, 2021


Anca Trifan of Tree-Fan Events ( talks about her 20 year journey to greatness, and how she inspires other women to pursue a career in event planning and production! 
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More Crypto Please

August 18th, 2021


Dogecoin has a one-month surge, thanks to Mark Cuban and Elon Musk. One crypto analyst believes Cardano is poised for a big run. And some more …

They're Watching You

August 11th, 2021


Apple announces its plan to scan your photos - should you be worried? Facebook is seeing users return Oculus units, but not for reasons you'd …

Summer Blizzard

August 4th, 2021


Blizzard Entertainment president steps down. Cedar Fair wants to build an Esports arena. Google's Pixel6. And were we wrong about Steam Deck? All …

Special Guest - Robert DIBlasio

July 28th, 2021


Robert DIBlasio, author and host of "The Gentle Rambler" podcast, joins us to talk everything from Democratic Socialism to the United States' current …

Letting Off Some Steam

July 21st, 2021


Valve rocks the cloud gaming world just as Netflix throws their hat in the ring. Samsung jumps into the cord-cutting world (but doesn't tell anyone). And has Elon Musk admitted the Cyber Truck is ugly? All this and more!


July 7th, 2021


Muse Group acquires Audacity, and breaks the internet with its privacy policy, Microsoft loses the Pentagon's JEDI contract, Apple TV+ desperately …

Robo Rampage

June 30th, 2021


We all STILL get them. We all STILL hate them. It’s 2021, so why do robocalls only seem to be getting worse? Most importantly, what (if anything) can …

Special Guest - Reyn Aubrey

June 16th, 2021


Social Media has certainly had its share of ills over the past several years. Is there a better way? CEO Reyn Aubrey of PocketChange ( certainly thinks so!

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Special Guest - Dorsey Ross

June 9th, 2021


Dorsey teaches us that although life is hard, and obstacles and trials will come, you can overcome those obstacles and trials with God’s help!

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You Can't Handle The Cloud!

May 26th, 2021


Tim Cook takes the stand in the Epic v Apple (with a splash of Microsoft) case, but what did U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers think about what he had to say? Android 12 Beta is out in the wild. Is there a …

It's Not Netflix

May 19th, 2021


Apple fires back at the argument likening the app store to Netflix. Microsoft is nearly giving away its foldable phone (do you want one?). And more!

Cloudy With A Chance Of Cicadas

May 12th, 2021


This week we talk about how wrong we've been about Sony's cloud gaming presence (and how it's not our fault!), Clubhouse coming to Android nearly a …

May The Doge Be With You

May 5th, 2021


Dogecoin's price spikes again, but why? Apple & Epic finally go to court, Stadia gets a search bar and announces a surprise game, there is a pending Cicada invasion, and more! Tonight at 9PM Eastern.

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(Air)Tag! You're It!

April 28th, 2021


We're back from our Spring hiatus! We'll be talking about everything from XCloud's soft launch,  more crypto, and the new Apple Air Tags.

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Special Guest - Cetvies

April 1st, 2021


We are joined by blogger, MA graduate in social sciences and political sciences  (human rights single honor specialty) Cetvies who speaks to us about …

No Bridge Too Far

March 24th, 2021


This week we talk about clever crypto miners, how Google AND Apple make a killing while app devs don't, Jade Raymond's big splash at Sony, and how you can own the Brooklyn Bridge!  

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I Want My NFT

March 17th, 2021


This week we catch up on a few things like - Apple killing the Homepod. The underwhelming demand for the iPhone 12 Mini. What in the world is Atari thinking? GameStop (again...). Cloud gaming. And what the heck are …

Special Guest - Michaela S. Cox

March 10th, 2021


Michaela S. Cox joins us to talk about overcoming adversity in her life to go on to become a published author, and being an inspiration to others, all while juggling the challenges of being a single mom.

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Special Guest - Bob DePasquale

March 3rd, 2021


Cancer survivor Bob DePasquale ( joins us to talk about living a life of fulfillment, encouraging others, and fostering our …

Into The Clouds

February 17th, 2021


Microsoft teases a first look of xCloud for the web, who's sending Elon Musk binary messages, and is Facebook secretly building a smartwatch?

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The Fallout

February 11th, 2021


Casualties of last week's meme stock surge, the Stadia community suffers another loss, and is Apple making a folding phone?

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Did That Just Happen?

February 3rd, 2021


Did a bunch of kids really take down a Hedge Fund? Did Google kill Stadia? Did Elon Musk's luck run out? We discuss all this and more this week on …

Buy, Sell, Trade! (And Don't Forget To Game)

January 27th, 2021


In this episode, Leo and Adam discuss everything from investing in the stock market to gaming on Google Stadia!

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Special Guest Taylor Turntime

January 20th, 2021


Growing up in foster care, living in poverty, Taylor knew life had something more to offer. She joins us to talk about how she has grown to live a …

Special Guest Angel Jimenez

January 13th, 2021


Young author Angel Jimenez joins us to speak about overcoming challenges he faced early in life to go on to publish a book nominated for a Reader's Choice Award and more!

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2021 Kick Off

January 6th, 2021


The new year is finally here! Tonight we talk about some of the highlights that actually came out of 2020, as well as what we look forward to in 2021.

UX and Customer Service Technology with Filippo Lovatti

December 16th, 2020


Filippo Lovotti, head of UX in the Customer Service Tech team at Zappos, joins us to talk about what exactly is UX, how technology should be used to …

Special Guest Brenden Kumarasamy

December 5th, 2020


Brenden Kumarasamy, founder of Master Talk, joins us with important info to help us navigate how to present effectively online and share free …


December 3rd, 2020


William Stodden returns to help clear the air about what The U.S. Constitution actually says about censorship, and whether or not social media platforms are actually engaged in it. We also talk about the …

The Real Story Of Thanksgiving

November 18th, 2020


Although 2020 may be a little different, there will still be food, family, and football. But how did it all begin? Javi Benz from @JavzWorld joins us to talk turkey! (and history!)

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Choppin' It Up with Samurye

November 11th, 2020


This week we talk with Samurye about those scary DMCA warnings some streamers have received, the ill-fated idea that streamers should pay game …

You Mad Bro?

October 28th, 2020


This week @LeoJAllenJr and @adamparshall get a few things off their chest!

Recorded live, Tuesday October 28th 2020.

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The Death Wobble

October 22nd, 2020


This week, Leo and Adam talk about Oculus Quest 2 users getting permabanned, the new iPhone (and whether or not Leo is "aging out" of tech), Sweden's …

Talking Horror With Rachel Riley

October 14th, 2020


Special guest Rachel Riley joins us to talk about acting, her upcoming directorial debut "The Neighbor", and things that go bump in the night!

We're Just Gamers with Samurye

September 30th, 2020


Special guest Samurye joins us to talk about the current climate for females in the streaming community, and tells us the one thing we all need to stop saying

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The Convenience Factor

September 16th, 2020


This week we talk about Apple's pseudo embrace of XCloud and Stadia, the Apple device launch, Tik Tok (again) and more!
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He's Back!

September 10th, 2020


Adam returns and we talk the Fortnite / Apple / Google battle, what it costs to have a foldable phone (and whether or not we think it's worth it, a …

Maybe You're A Socialist

September 2nd, 2020


William Stodden joins us to talk about politics, capitalism, and to hopefully help clear the air about socialism.

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What's On?

August 26th, 2020


2020 has been a year of so many challenges - one of the biggest being locked inside due to Covid-19! Although we have countless entertainment options, sometimes we find ourselves at the point of asking, "What's on?"

Tik Tok To The Hip Hop

August 13th, 2020


Recorded live Tuesday August 11th, 2020

This week, Leo and Adam talk about what may be the final nail in the Tik Tok coffin, some Raspberry Pie sweetness, a delicious Beer Of The Week and more! 

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Format: VI

August 7th, 2020


Welcome to the all-new Voluntary Input simulcast! This week, new co-host Adam Parshall joins, and we talk about the congressional "Big Tech" …

Defund Or Abolish?

July 26th, 2020


What does "defund police" really mean, and does it make sense to do so? Further, would it make sense to completely abolish police and the prison …

Entrepreneur Spotlight - Yesss Gurl!!! with Latasha Barber

November 4th, 2019


Latasha Barber is featured in this special episode, highlighting her very own entrepreneur endeavor Yesss Gurl!!! Online Beauty Supplies. She tells about her hard work, her successes, and offers some advice to anyone …

September 2019 Recap

September 30th, 2019


My takes on some of the most interesting tech stories of 2019, as well as this week's Retro Game pick! Important told mentioned in this episode - …

Intro To Retro Gaming

September 21st, 2019


Love Retro Gaming? Were you around when classics like Pong, Breakout, and Galaxian were new? Or are you among the ever growing community of players world wide who simply appreciate and enjoy playing these classics?

In …

Entrepreneur Spotlight - #HappyAF with Aaron Allen

September 2nd, 2019


Day to day it seems we are bombarded with negativity. From mass shootings, political bickering, social media bullying and natural disasters - it …

Understanding Data and Privacy with Bill Kilgallon

August 14th, 2019



It seems like on an almost daily basis, we hear talk about data and privacy. Stolen data, privacy breaches, data mining….the list goes on! But what …

4th Of July Re-Cap

July 26th, 2019


Hope you've been enjoying a happy 4th of July weekend!
Thanks for listening!
This week, just wanted to touch base on a few headlines that I found …

New This Week - Week of June 10th, 2019

July 26th, 2019


From E3 2019, to Sony's massive PlayStation outage and a few notable things in between. Thank you for listening, and please be sure to subscribe to …

Welcome Back!

July 26th, 2019


 It's been a month since the last episode because there have been a lot of exciting changes being made! 
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Episode 5 - "The End Of The World, Made By Google"

July 26th, 2019


This week's shutdown of Google Plus has many long-time Google faithful declaring this as the final nail in the coffin! Although Google has a track …

Episode 4 - "The Wrap Up"

July 26th, 2019


A quick wrap up of some tech news events of interest that occurred during the month of March. 


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Episode 3 - "Consider A Chromebook"

July 26th, 2019


Although Spring Break is just around the corner, you are someone you know may need to look into getting a new laptop - either for school or work. …

Episode 2 - "Cord Cutting Revisited"

July 26th, 2019


 The Cord Cutting Revolution continues! In this episode, I will tackle some of the common questions I receive by those who are still on the cable / …

Pilot - Owning Your Online Self

July 25th, 2019


Thank you for tuning in! For this pilot episode, I'll be talking about my decision to focus on "Owning My Online Self", and why you may want to consider doing so as well. Remember, you can always find me at

Welcome To Voluntary Input

July 24th, 2019


Never forced. Never coerced.

Open discussions about the things in life that matter to you most.

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