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The Mandatory Downtime Podcast

The Mandatory Downtime Podcast, brought to you by The Gearbox Union, is a weekly podcast about everything and nothing for your listening pleasure. We discuss movies, technology, cartoons, gaming, animals, books, conventions, the internet, life's deepest/shallowest questions, comics, and much more. Its just good fun! Classic episodes 1-98 of the Mandatory Downtime Podcast can be found here on the Gearbox Union's website: http://www.gearboxunion.com/podcast
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Nov 3, 2016

Hello Gearboxers and welcome to episode 174 of the Mandatory Downtime Podcast! The crew of Aftyne, Matt, Chris, Dan, Allie, Rod, Jodi, and Joe talk about the ridiculous amount of stuff we have planned for Extra Life Game Day 2016, how everyone's Halloween was, issues with cars, what Uber is like, MacGyver, and much more!

Oct 27, 2016

Hello Gearboxers and welcome to episode 173 of the Mandatory Downtime Podcast! The crew of Lee and Joe have a wonderful dinner date making a delicious meal from Blue Apron while talking about the Harry Potter Festival in Chestnut Hill, Destiny's Halloween event, updates on PokemonGO, Terror Behind The Walls at Eastern Penitentiary, the Google Pixel phone, the Liberty Bell, the mind bending Black Mirror series, the amazing Reading Terminal Market, and much more!

Oct 13, 2016

Hello Gearboxers and welcome to episode 172 of the Mandatory Downtime Podcast! The crew of Aftyne, Matt, Chris, Dan, and Lee talk about our upcoming Extra Life event, the return of Fraggle Rock, Overwatch's Halloween event, owning digital content, Cartoon Fight Club, the newly discovered room at the Winchester Mystery House, how awesome West World is, our plans for Halloween costumes, and much more!

Oct 6, 2016

Hello Gearboxers and welcome to episode 171 of the Mandatory Downtime Podcast! The crew of Aftyne, Joe, Jodi, and Lee talk about our upcoming Extra Life event, being excited for Harry Potter, if the Google Pixel is better than the iPhone 7, the rampant clown mania, Facebook's internet airplanes, stuff about American Horror Story, the announce of an east coast DOTA 2 international tournament, and much more!

Oct 6, 2016

Hello Gearboxers and welcome to episode 171 of the Mandatory Downtime Podcast! The crew of Aftyne, Joe, Jodi, and Lee talk about our upcoming Extra Life event, being excited for Harry Potter, if the Google Pixel is better than the iPhone 7, the rampant clown mania, Facebook's internet airplanes, stuff about American Horror Story, the announce of an east coast DOTA 2 international tournament, and much more!

Oct 6, 2016

Hello Gearboxers and welcome to episode 171 of the Mandatory Downtime Podcast! The crew of Aftyne, Joe, Jodi, and Lee talk about our upcoming Extra Life event, being excited for Harry Potter, if the Google Pixel is better than the iPhone 7, the rampant clown mania, Facebook's internet airplanes, stuff about American Horror Story, the announce of an east coast DOTA 2 international tournament, and much more!

Oct 6, 2016

Hello Gearboxers and welcome to episode 171 of the Mandatory Downtime Podcast! The crew of Aftyne, Joe, Jodi, and Lee talk about our upcoming Extra Life event, being excited for Harry Potter, if the Google Pixel is better than the iPhone 7, the rampant clown mania, Facebook's internet airplanes, stuff about American Horror Story, the announce of an east coast DOTA 2 international tournament, and much more!

Oct 6, 2016

Hello Gearboxers and welcome to episode 171 of the Mandatory Downtime Podcast! The crew of Aftyne, Joe, Jodi, and Lee talk about our upcoming Extra Life event, being excited for Harry Potter, if the Google Pixel is better than the iPhone 7, the rampant clown mania, Facebook's internet airplanes, stuff about American Horror Story, the announce of an east coast DOTA 2 international tournament, and much more!

Oct 6, 2016

Hello Gearboxers and welcome to episode 171 of the Mandatory Downtime Podcast! The crew of Aftyne, Joe, Jodi, and Lee talk about our upcoming Extra Life event, being excited for Harry Potter, if the Google Pixel is better than the iPhone 7, the rampant clown mania, Facebook's internet airplanes, stuff about American Horror Story, the announce of an east coast DOTA 2 international tournament, and much more!

Oct 6, 2016

Hello Gearboxers and welcome to episode 171 of the Mandatory Downtime Podcast! The crew of Aftyne, Joe, Jodi, and Lee talk about our upcoming Extra Life event, being excited for Harry Potter, if the Google Pixel is better than the iPhone 7, the rampant clown mania, Facebook's internet airplanes, stuff about American Horror Story, the announce of an east coast DOTA 2 international tournament, and much more!

Oct 6, 2016

Hello Gearboxers and welcome to episode 171 of the Mandatory Downtime Podcast! The crew of Aftyne, Joe, Jodi, and Lee talk about our upcoming Extra Life event, being excited for Harry Potter, if the Google Pixel is better than the iPhone 7, the rampant clown mania, Facebook's internet airplanes, stuff about American Horror Story, the announce of an east coast DOTA 2 international tournament, and much more!

Sep 29, 2016

Hello Gearboxers and welcome to episode 170 of the Mandatory Downtime Podcast! The crew of  Cabin Boy Aftyne, Rear Admiral Joe, Canister Chris, and Balthazar Lee talk about our time at Nittany Con, our hardest/most fun moments in video games, news about the Google phone, the DIY headphone jack for the new iPhone, our feelings about Sci-Fi Valley Con's Workshops announcement, and much more!

Sep 22, 2016

Hello Gearboxers and welcome to episode 169 of the Mandatory Downtime Podcast! The crew of Aftyne, Joe, and Lee talk about creepy clowns being everywhere, the upcoming Nittany Con, digital media versus physical media, how awful Sausage Party was, our excitement for Battlefield 1, how cool Blue Apron is, and much more!

Sep 15, 2016

Hello Gearboxers and welcome to episode 168 of the Mandatory Downtime Podcast! The crew of Aftyne, Dan, and Lee along with special guest Jason Lenox - Illustrator talk about the upcoming Nittany Con, World of Warcraft: Legion, hoarding items in video games, possibly unauthorized Halo on PC, how awesome Metallica is, how popular Dragon's Lair was, the treasures found on GOG.com, the scourge of print farmers at conventions, and much more!

Sep 9, 2016

Hello Gearboxers and welcome to episode 167 of the Mandatory Downtime Podcast! The crew of Matt, Aftyne, Dan, and Lee talk about their top strategy games, Kingdom Hearts, Battlefield 1, the new Greenman Gaming bundles, candle tricks, getting sweaty with Cops, the latest YouTube controversy, if cable TV is catching up to streaming, our thoughts on the new iPhone, and much more!

Sep 1, 2016

Hello Gearboxers and welcome to episode 166 of the Mandatory Downtime Podcast! The crew of Matt, Rod, Allie, and Aftyne talk about weird food combinations, adventures at Niagara Falls, Canadian zombies, the end of the slender man games, if Pokemon GO is faltering, learning to fly, things to do outside of Comic Con, the release of WoW: Legion, and much more!

Aug 4, 2016

Hello Gearboxers and welcome to episode 165 of the Mandatory Downtime Podcast! The crew of Lee, Chris, and Aftyne talk about the psychology of colors, facts about milk, how Suicide Squad is doing, awkward characters, Apple attempting to phrase out headphones, adult stuff, the brand new Iron Mountain chapter of Dagorhir, opening statements about the DOTA 2 International, and much more!

Jul 28, 2016

Hello Gearboxers and welcome to episode 164 of the Mandatory Downtime Podcast! The crew of Lee, Chris, Dan, and Aftyne talk about their favorite N64 games, more Pokemon GO adventures, the giant update to Fallout Shelter, the new Justice League trailer, the hilarious Harmon Quest, the recently released on early access We Happy Few, being disgruntled with survival games, DOTA pub stomps, how they feel about the new Ghostbusters movie, the controversy surrounding Batman: The Killing Joke, and much more!

Jul 13, 2016

Hello Gearboxers and welcome to episode 163 of the Mandatory Downtime Podcast! The crew of Joe, Chris, Jodi, Aftyne, and Dan talk about their obsession with Pokémon GO, their adventures in obtaining their motorcycle licenses, horror stories of their past terrible jobs, even more about Pokémon GO, and much more!

Jul 8, 2016

Hello Gearboxers and welcome to episode 162 of the Mandatory Downtime Podcast! The crew of Lee, Aftyne, and Chris talk about the CS:GO Lotto controversy, the arrival of Pokemon GO, our excitement for playing Dungeons & Dragons, our disappointment with the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, our rage over the upcoming Ghostbusters movie, different ways to get rid of bodies, and much more!

Jun 30, 2016

Hello Gearboxers and welcome to episode 161 of the Mandatory Downtime Podcast! The crew of Danny, Aftyne, Matt, and Chris talk about yelling at technology, quizzes and mobile gaming, that Dan hates children, what has given them nightmares, slappy hands, expensive ferris wheels, adventures in camping, and much more!

Jun 25, 2016

Hello Gearboxers and welcome to episode 160 of the Mandatory Downtime Podcast! The crew of Lee, Dan, Chris, Aftyne, Joe, Jodie, Allie, and Rod talk about all the gaming news coming out of E3, the brand new Pipboy from Fallout 4 that is coming out, the return of the Aggro Crag, all kinds of ridiculous stories from this year's Sci-Fi Valley Con, and much more!

Jun 16, 2016

Hello Gearboxers and welcome to a very special episode 159 of the Mandatory Downtime Podcast recorded live at this year's Sci-Fi Valley Con! The entire Gearbox Union crew hangs out with our fans as we attempt to talk about ourselves, intimidate the crowd to donate to the Child's Play and Extra Life charities, cause a chaotic mess, throw out random topics, force audience participation, give away FREE STUFF like cutting someone's hair, and much more including a beatbox intro by Daniel Harmon/Clickstep!

Jun 10, 2016

Hello Gearboxers and welcome to episode 158 of the Mandatory Downtime Podcast! The crew of Lee, Chris, Aftyne, and Matt talk about the community event going on right now in DOTA 2 for the upcoming International, Blizzard cracking down on hackers in Overwatch, fun facts about the Men In Black and Super Mario Brothers movies, using Dungeons & Dragons as therapy, everything we have planned for Sci-Fi Valley Con, hypothetical situations involving your clone, and much more!

Jun 2, 2016

Hello Gearboxers and welcome to episode 157 of the Mandatory Downtime Podcast! The crew of Lee, Chris, Allie, Rod, and Joe talk about details of this year's Con-Quest, Total War: Warhammer, Joe's inability to tweet, awesome Dagorhir garb that can be made for only $20, their recent adventures in Dungeons & Dragons, Lee's fear of being awful in front of a TV audience, an updated on the Micro Drone 3.0 from Extreme Fliers, some of the ridiculous stuff we have planned for the upcoming Sci-Fi Valley Con, and much more!

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