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Voluntary Input

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Never forced. Never coerced.Open discussions about the things in life that matter to you most.Questions, comments, show ideas? Or would you like to be a guest on the show? Visit https://voluntaryinput.com and select Contact, or feel free to email voluntaryinput@voluntaryinput.com.We would love to he… read more

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My Horror History - Chapter 2

September 29th, 2021

49:47

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

30:14

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

1:20

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

29:23

According to the website decisiondata.org 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

35:16

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

1:07:15

Anca Trifan of Tree-Fan Events (https://treefanevents.com/) talks about her 20 year journey to greatness, and how she inspires other women to pursue a career in event planning and production! 
#podcast #podcastshow …

More Crypto Please

August 18th, 2021

38:13

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

1:09:09

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

1:33:36

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

1:05:51

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

1:39:46

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!

The AUDACITY Of It All!

July 7th, 2021

1:01:39

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

30:56

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

24:55

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

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Special Guest - Dorsey Ross

June 9th, 2021

27:24

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!

Become …

You Can't Handle The Cloud!

May 26th, 2021

1:47:36

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

58:29

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

1:24:35

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

1:18:57

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

1:29:55

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.

Become a …

Special Guest - Cetvies

April 1st, 2021

1:44:06

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

1:36:36

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

1:22:40

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

36:02

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.

Become a …

Special Guest - Bob DePasquale

March 3rd, 2021

59:14

Cancer survivor Bob DePasquale (https://bobdepasquale.com) joins us to talk about living a life of fulfillment, encouraging others, and fostering our …

Into The Clouds

February 17th, 2021

50:23

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

1:23:15

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

1:06:59

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

1:11:59

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

28:27

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

18:55

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!

Be sure to check out his website Age of the Kings

2021 Kick Off

January 6th, 2021

1:17:44

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

55:37

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

26:40

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

Censorship

December 3rd, 2020

1:25:14

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

1:04:23

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!)

For more information, as well as the …

Choppin' It Up with Samurye

November 11th, 2020

35:05

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

1:36:07

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

58:39

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

42:16

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

42:49

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

Be sure to catch Samurye on Twitch at twitch.tv/samurye

The Convenience Factor

September 16th, 2020

1:02:57

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

September 10th, 2020

1:01:06

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

1:46:34

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

Be sure to check out William's new …

What's On?

August 26th, 2020

1:09:13

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

1:12:17

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

59:28

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

26:49

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

7:07

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

30:42

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

9:35

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

13:08

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

54:45

 

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

26:31

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

24:53

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

22:36

 It's been a month since the last episode because there have been a lot of exciting changes being made! 
If you haven't already, please subscribe to …

Episode 5 - "The End Of The World, Made By Google"

July 26th, 2019

22:31

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

31:22

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

20:40

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

39:44

 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

29:50

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

0:32

Never forced. Never coerced.

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

Questions or comments? Please feel free to email them …

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