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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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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!

May 27, 2016

Hello Gearboxers and welcome to episode 156 of the Mandatory Downtime Podcast! The crew of Lee, Chris, Aftyne, and Joe talk about the McSoss guys not drawing us naked, Lee's issues with the Micro Drone 3.0, risqué workout routines, Japan's plan for a man made meteor shower at the Olympics, a gun that shoots skin, getting mad over Overwatch versus Battleborn, and much more!

May 20, 2016

Hello Gearboxers and welcome to episode 155 of the Mandatory Downtime Podcast! The crew of Lee, Dan, Aftyne, Joe, and Matt talk about "Gearin' Up" for SciFi Valleycon and the ConQuest, buddyin' up in the shower, more spoopy houses, escape rooms, trampoline fun, games, and failures, Battle Bots, girlfriends and their hatred for white socks, messed up movies that we enjoy (and don't), more showering, doing the dirty with warm feet, and much much more!

May 14, 2016

Hello Gearboxers and welcome to episode 154 of the Mandatory Downtime Podcast! The crew of Aftyne, Chris, Joe, and Matt talk about all the weird locations we've recorded at, things that come up in Google's Smart Search, cybernetic cows, pacifying kids with technology, how to internet journalism, the Civilization games, Battleborn versus Overwatch, voice technology, and much more!

May 5, 2016

Hello Gearboxers and welcome to episode 153 of the Mandatory Downtime Podcast! The crew of Lee, Aftyne, Chris, Joe, Allie, Rod, and Dan talk about May the 4th, International Tabletop Day, their favorite Star Wars media, aging and dying digitally for fun, how Joe isn't going to spooky houses, weird wildlife control methods, and much more!

Apr 28, 2016

Hello Gearboxers and welcome to episode 152 of the Mandatory Downtime Podcast! The crew of Lee, Aftyne, Chris, and Dan talk about all the awesome stuff we have coming up, our first impressions of Dark Souls 3, brand new computer hardware, new information about the upcoming Alien 5 movie, playing around in the Mirror's Edge Catalyst beta, biting into a tainted stick of meat, punk bands getting into fights, our general thoughts on Dungeons & Dragons, Penny Arcade's Acquisitions Incorporated series, and much more!

Apr 21, 2016

 

Hello Gearboxers and welcome back to episode 151 of the Mandatory Downtime Podcast! The crew of Lee, Aftyne, Chris, and Matt talk about karaoke, fake testicles, the upcoming Men In Black and 21 Jump Street crossover movie, saying things backwards, genitalia in video games, the power outage that occurred in Altoona, the large number of shooter MOBAs about to be released, the excellent Dickey's Barbecue Pit that just opened up downtown, and much more!

 

 

Apr 7, 2016

Hello Gearboxers and welcome to an extra sized episode 150 of the Mandatory Downtime Podcast! The crew of Lee, Aftyne, Chris, Dan, Rod, Allie, and and Andy the baby talk about breaking the internet, the brewing virtual reality wars, various MOBA style shooters coming out soon, ridiculous IndieGoGo's, things that happened on April's Fools Day, developers tricks for trolling pirates, and much more!

All that and we're giving away prizes to celebrate or 150th episode!

Apr 3, 2016

Hello Gearboxers and welcome to an extra sized episode 149 of the Mandatory Downtime Podcast! The crew of Matt, Lee, Aftyne, Chris, Joe and Dan talk about the magic of magnets, our art challenge for the McSoss Podcast, Chris' adventure with the state police, ideas for shows with product placement, the butt controversy in Blizzard's Overwatch, eyewear for sex, and much more!

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