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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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Jun 8, 2017

Hello Gearboxers and welcome back to the Mandatory Downtime Podcast! On episode #185 the Gearbox Union crew talks about all the crazy stuff we have planned for Sci-Fi Valley Con, the favorite cosplays from last year, our thoughts on Kong: Skull Island and Wonder Woman, what could be the end of Battleborn, podcast bingo, and much more!

May 25, 2017

Hello Gearboxers and welcome back to the Mandatory Downtime Podcast! On episode #184 the Gearbox Union crew talks about our plans for the Sci-Fi Valley Con, the "Hot Ones" YouTube series, the endings of Dexter and Samurai Jack (no spoilers), the new Cooking Mama and mobile gaming in general, wood working accidents, the death of Chris Cornell, gross toes, and much more!

May 24, 2017

Hello Gearboxers and welcome back to the Mandatory Downtime Podcast! On episode #183 the Gearbox Union crew talks about animal companions, smart light poles, the ever increasing speed of the internet/technology, light based wifi, the upcoming Deadpool cartoon, memberships to the Pittsburgh Zoo, some thoughts on the Fallout series, tasty hot sauces, Player Unknown's Battlegrounds, and much more!

May 9, 2017

Hello Gearboxers and welcome back to the Mandatory Downtime Podcast! On episode #182 the Gearbox Union crew talks about our thoughts on the new Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Bill Nye Saves The World, the Dark Souls board game, The Pokemon trading card game, the Son Of SAC Dagorhir event, bread feasts, Magic The Gathering, a trip to virtual jail, and much more!

May 9, 2017

Hello Gearboxers and welcome back to the Mandatory Downtime Podcast! On episode #181 the Gearbox Union crew talks about the upcoming Invader Zim and Hey Arnold! movies, dad jokes, different sizes of beer, the new Mystery Science Theater 3000, boomerangs that don't come back, and much more!

Apr 3, 2017

Hello Gearboxers and welcome back to the Mandatory Downtime Podcast, episode 180!

Apr 3, 2017

Hello Gearboxers and welcome back to the Mandatory Downtime Podcast, episode 179!

Mar 9, 2017

Hello Gearboxers and welcome back to the Mandatory Downtime Podcast! On episode #178 the crew of Lee, Chris, and Joe talk about our plans for this year's International Tabletop Day, Joe's hope to see Ian Sharpley and the rest of the McSoss crew at Sci-Fi Valley Con, our thoughts on preordering Ghost Recon Wildlands and Mordor: Shadow Of War, the DLC of Total War: WARHAMMER, copies of Secret Hitler being sent to government officials, first impressions of Nintendo's Switch and how it tastes, and much more!

Feb 15, 2017

Hello Gearboxers and welcome back to the Mandatory Downtime Podcast! On episode #177 the crew of Lee, Aftyne, and Joe talk about our article in the Altoona Mirror, the next season of Rick & Morty, Netflix's Castlevania series, Time Stories and other 'legacy' boardgames, the new Samurai Jack that is almost here, Lee playing Astroneer, the development of the video game Tooth & Tail by Pocketwatch Games, and much more!

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!

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