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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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Sep 14, 2017

Hello Gearboxers and welcome back to the Mandatory Downtime Podcast! On episode #190 the Gearbox Union crew talk about the return of the Nintendo mini consoles, the mysteries of the Apple iPhone X, DOTA 2 terms, playing Sonic Mania, whether Destiny 2 is awesome or terrible, how bad the Netflix Death Note movie is, various shows we are currently watching, our favorite beer from Rails & Ales Brewfest Candy Coal from Coal Country Brewing, our excitement for the opening of Escape Rooms Altoona, and much more! Then after the official episode, we dive into a spoiler riddled discussion of Game Of Thrones, so check it out if you're caught up on the series!

Aug 17, 2017

Hello Gearboxers and welcome back to the Mandatory Downtime Podcast! On episode #189 the Gearbox Union crew talk about helping out Brianne Sew Crafty Embroidery, the Robinhood stock market app, all the news with Rick & Morty, our ridiculous hot sauce challenge, how awful The Room is as a movie, thoughts on copyright laws, Blizzard stuff, and much more!

Aug 10, 2017

Hello Gearboxers and welcome back to the Mandatory Downtime Podcast! On episode #188 the Gearbox Union crew talk about their hot sauce challenge, words they hate, highlights from The International, the Pokemon GO Fest scandal, Rick & Morty related news, how much we love Sheetz, the origins of their last names, the disappearing Nintendo Switch preorders from Walmart, issues with GoPro, Who Goes There? on Kickstarter, Universal Studios filled with Harry Potter, and much more!

Aug 5, 2017

(This episode contains Samurai Jack SPOILERS)

Hello Gearboxers and welcome back to the Mandatory Downtime Podcast! On episode #187 the Gearbox Union crew talks about various Google projects, playing Stump with our local weatherman, playing Deadrising 2 thanks to Humble Bundle, how much we liked Netflix's Castlevania series, the new episode of Rick & Morty, the Ready Player One trailer, the Futurama mobile game, how neat ARMS is, Splatoon 2 and it's multiplayer issues, our thoughts on Will Smith being the genie in the live action Aladdin, Mike Myers secretly being the host of the Gong Show, how awesome the Rocko's Modern Life movie is going to be, the ending of Samurai Jack, and much more!

Jul 22, 2017

Hello Gearboxers and welcome back to the Mandatory Downtime Podcast! On episode #186 we recorded live at Sci-Fi Valley Con​ 2017! There were cheers, laughs, screams, and much more! Including tons of FREE STUFF! Along with all of that we chatted a little bit about ourselves, explained what we do, and talked about our charity work for Extra Life​/Child's Play​. So tune in and relive the live show!w!

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!

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!

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!

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!

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!

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