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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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Feb 2, 2017

Hello Gearboxers and welcome back to the Mandatory Downtime Podcast! On episode #176 the crew of Lee, Aftyne, Matt, and Chris talk about the cosplay girls on Patreon, the new dress code on Twitch, apps for getting into shape, how many times we can say 'Okay Google', the world's most exclusive website, getting back into Payday 2, the nearest Sheetz to our location, and much more!

Feb 2, 2017

Hello Gearboxers and welcome back to the Mandatory Downtime Podcast! On episode #176 the crew of Lee, Aftyne, Matt, and Chris talk about the cosplay girls on Patreon, new dress code on Twitch, apps for getting into shape, how many times we can say 'Okay Google', the world's most exclusive website, getting back into Payday 2, the nearest Sheetz to our location, and much more!

Jan 26, 2017

Hello Gearboxers and welcome back to the Mandatory Downtime Podcast! After our winter sabbatical the crew of Lee, Aftyne, Matt, Jodi, and Joe talk about Extra Life 2016, what they got for Christmas, Google Home versus Amazon Echo, what are the best movies to watch twice, Final Fantasy 15, how awesome Nick Offerman is, whether Resident Evil 7 is scary, the upcoming Power Rangers movie, fast food social media, how to make finger nails grow, and much more!

Mar 3, 2016

Hello Gearboxers and welcome to episode 145 of the Mandatory Downtime Podcast! The crew of Lee, Aftyne, Joe, Dan, and new GBU intern Kyle talk about attempting to say some words correctly, what videos games made us cry/break controllers, the Legends Of The Hidden Temple movie announcement, the blob versus the thing, twenty years of Pokémon, and much more!

Jul 2, 2015

Welcome (hopefully) new fans and veteran listeners to this week's episode of MDP! Join Lee, Matt, Kaydee, and Bethany along with our guest Dane from the Punisher Body Count podcast as they chat about Battlebots, the darkness hidden inside Adventure Time, if milk really does a body good, Adam Sandler movies, Keanu Reeves being at his best when not speaking, which Bill & Ted movie was the most radical, Scare Tactics being way too much, Hulu being the best, and much more!

Jun 25, 2015

This week's podcast Matt, Lee, and Chris discuss how tasty genetically modified animals might be, creepy murder mysteries, Rust's procedurally generated genitalia, more about Fallout 4, being villains, and much more!

Jun 18, 2015

This week Matt, Lee, Kaydee, Allie, Rodney and Ethan talk about E3, Fallout 4, launch day downloadable content, weird measurements and street names, Jurassic Park, and much more!

Jun 11, 2015

This week, Matt, Allie, Rodney, Chris, Megan and Mark discuss who's under that Disney mask, blind people, first world problems, mystery items, the longest fan fiction, streamers, and much more!

Jun 4, 2015

This week, Matt, Lee, Ethan, Allie and Rodney discuss colors, face mites, fancy lights, edible things, Simon Pegg, and much more!

May 28, 2015

Hello there folks and welcome to the party! It's a special edition of Mandatory Downtime because it's Bethany's birthday! She's joined by Kaydee, Allie, Rod, and regular guest Dane from the Punisher Body Count podcast for a night to remember as they discuss fan fiction, reminisce about the good old days, literary topics, being the innkeepers of nerd culture and not the gatekeepers, and much more!

May 21, 2015

Hello and welcome Gearboxers to the first official post Sci-Fi Valley Con 2015 Mandatory Downtime Podcast! This time join Matt, Lee, Bethany, Allie, and Rod as they talk about all the craziness of the convention, the upcoming Muppets show, the new Mad Max movie, our Extra Life team, and much more!

May 16, 2015

It's that time of year again when we unleash the chaos of a GBU podcast on the general public at Sci-Fi Valley Con 2015! Tune in to hear the entire ridiculous mess as we attempt to utter anything intelligent, not murder each other in a room full of witnesses, and give away free stuff! We also have special guests Dane from the Punisher Body Count Podcast, Matt and Paul from McSoss, Scott Markley fromTime For Hugs Entertainment, the talented Jason Lenox, and the amazing Chris Campana!

May 14, 2015

This week Matt, Ethan, Kaydee, Allie, Rodney, Dane and Chris talk about why Toy Story is depressing, Nineteen Kids And Counting, what month May is, famous laughs, and much more!

May 7, 2015

You there! Listen to Matt, Lee, Ethan, Kaydee, Bethany, Dane, Rodney and Allie talk about Avengers: Age Of Ultron, color blind animals, great mixing flavors, the new Mortal Kombat game, and much more! Do it! If you want!

Apr 30, 2015

That's right Gearboxers, we made it! Welcome to the 100th episode of Mandatory Downtime. For this special occasion the MDP veterans Lee, Matt, Ethan, Kaydee, Allie and Rodney discuss all the fun they have had in the 99 episodes leading up to this, share some of their favorite moments, express their gratitude towards friends/listeners, and much more!

Apr 23, 2015

It's Mandatory Downtime Podcast #99, which is one away from #100! This week Matt, Lee, Kaydee, Bethany, Ethan, Allie, and Rod along with guest podcaster Dane get deep about salads, showers, Hodor spinning sick beats at Rave Of Thrones, head transplants, how Google doesn't know how to Ethan anymore, the definition of transient, excellent adventures at Tekko Con, and much more! All that and we start to reflect a bit back on our time spent doing the show.

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