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Never forced. Never coerced.
Open discussions about things in life that matter to you most.
Questions, comments, show ideas? Or would you like to be a guest on the show? Visit voluntaryinput.com and select Contact, or feel free to email voluntaryinput@voluntaryinput.com.
We would love to hear from you!
Voluntary Input is produced and hosted by Leo Allen.
Find all the ways you can connect with us here - linktr.ee/VoluntaryInput
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Moving Forward with William Adams

Moving Forward with William Adams

When we speak about equality, the conversation is almost always centered around pay. We tend to talk about how women still earn roughly 84% of what men earn, and how the median income of Black families still hovers around $41,000 whereas White families have a median household income of more than $70,000. But is the focus on pay gaps really what's most important, or should we be looking at something far more significant? On this episode of Voluntary Input, I speak with William Adams about this very thing. With a tech career spanning some 30 plus years, he was one of the first Black entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley, was recently profiled by the Computer History Museum, he is co-founder of Microsoft's LEAP apprenticeship program, is currently the Technical Advisor to the CTO at Microsoft, and quite frankly one of my heroes in tech.  Connect with William -  Website: https://www.william-a-adams.com/  Linkedin: thewilliamaadams  Twitter: @LeapToTech  The EV3NT: https://www.theev3nt.com/ And be sure to check out parts 1 & 2 of "Oral History of Stephan and William Adams" on the Computer History Museum YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQsxaNhYv8daKdGi7s85ubzbWdTB36-_q
Mar 02, 202255:50
Keep It Social with Syed Ashmal ur Rehman

Keep It Social with Syed Ashmal ur Rehman

Syed Ashmal ur Rehman (@AshmalurRehman) joins us to talk about the importance of maintaining a social media presence, and how Social Champ (@SocialChampSays) makes it easy to do so. Whether you're an Entrepreneur, Indie Creator, or a large scale Enterprise looking for a Social Media Management solution, go to socialchamp.io to find out more about how take control of your social media presence and to get started for FREE today!
Feb 23, 202231:04
From Surviving To Thriving with Jenna Ashlyn

From Surviving To Thriving with Jenna Ashlyn

Author Jenna Ashlyn shares how she went form Surviving to Thriving, and how you can too! WARNING: This episode contains material that may be upsetting or disturbing. Voluntary Input stands by Jenna in educating, empowering, and supporting any woman victimized by domestic abuse. If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, please be sure to reach out for help: In Ohio - https://www.odvn.org/ Nationally - https://www.thehotline.org/ Call 800.799.SAFE (7233) or text "Start" to 88788 Be sure to grab your copy of her latest novel "Sheila's Men" here! - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09M5K7XZT as well as "Within The Gray" - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08F2WW46S/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i1 Be sure to visit https://voluntaryinput.com to learn more, contact us, or to Register as a Guest - we are always looking for great guests like you!
Jan 29, 202234:13
It's All Coming Together

It's All Coming Together

More big gaming news from Microsoft, Block to start mining Bitcoin. and Musk gives Dogecoin an 18% boost. Be sure to visit https://voluntaryinput.com to learn more, contact us, or to Register as a Guest - we are always looking for great guests like you!
Jan 21, 202255:34
Understanding China With Jason Szeftel

Understanding China With Jason Szeftel

With a historic tapestry woven with turmoil, peace, mystery, and beauty, it is now all but demonized in the U.S. - primarily on the political stage. But is China truly a dark giant that we need to fear?  On this episode of Voluntary Input I speak with author Jason Szeftel  who hosts the China Unraveled Podcast.  Be sure to visit https://voluntaryinput.com to learn more, contact us, or to Register as a Guest - we are always looking for great guests like you!
Jan 05, 202201:06:31
Merry Christmas From Voluntary Input!

Merry Christmas From Voluntary Input!

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas filled with love and cherished memories!  Be sure to visit https://voluntaryinput.com to subscribe, learn more, contact us, and Register as a Guest - we'd love to hear from you!
Dec 25, 202105:59
Special Guest - Dawn From Scottish Murders

Special Guest - Dawn From Scottish Murders

The True Crime category of Podcasts has exploded over the past couple of years. On this episode, Dawn from Scottish Murders joins us to talk about why she started her podcast, its prenominal growth, and dealing with researching horrific crimes.  If you have information about any crime covered on Scottish Murders, or if you would like to learn more, please be sure to visit https://scottishmurders.com Be sure to visit https://voluntaryinput.com to learn more, contact us, or to Register as a Guest - we are always looking for great guests like you!
Dec 13, 202122:28
WTF Crypto!?

WTF Crypto!?

Just as you thought you got your head wrapped around Bitcoin, along came Ethereum. Then Dogecoin. And now Floki Inu and literally countless more! This can all leave you scratching your head! We TRY to make sense of at least some of it. #podcast #podcaster #podcasting #ohiopodcast #indiepodcast #podcastshow #podernfamily #crypto #podcastsofinstagram #podcasts Be sure to visit https://voluntaryinput.com to subscribe, learn more, contact us, and Register as a Guest - we'd love to hear from you!
Dec 09, 202101:12:30
Special Guests - Jay & Kay

Special Guests - Jay & Kay

You could be sitting on untapped MILLIONS and not even know it! Jay & Kay from F**K My Work Life talk about how we can claim our fortunes! Be sure to check out their F**K My Work Life everywhere you listen to podcasts! Visit our website with any comments, show ideas, or if you'd like to be a quest on the show! - https://voluntaryinput.com/ Advertise With Voluntary Input - https://youtu.be/hWSe4m4iEYw
Nov 16, 202136:28
Special Guests - Kevin & Erin From The Podcast That Wouldn't Die

Special Guests - Kevin & Erin From The Podcast That Wouldn't Die

You like movies? Who doesn’t!! On this episode I get to chat with Kevin and Erin - hosts of one of my favorite podcasts “The Podcast That Wouldn’t Die”, where they review, rate, and often hilariously shred movies from Hollywood blockbusters down to cult classics. Be sure to check out The Podcast That Wouldn't Die everywhere you listen to podcasts! Visit our website with any comments, show ideas, or if you'd like to be a quest on the show! - https://voluntaryinput.com/ Advertise With Voluntary Input - https://youtu.be/hWSe4m4iEYw
Nov 10, 202146:32
Special Guest - Jordan Skopp

Special Guest - Jordan Skopp

There is a risk to fans and families attending baseball games that seems to get little to no attention, although it should. Worse yet, there is a seemingly simple fix that also appears to be largely overlooked. My guest for this episode is Jordan Skopp. Recorded via phone call on October 8th, 2021, Jordan speaks to us about this issue, past and present incidents, as well as the solution that baseball seems to want to ignore. To find out more about the work Jordan is doing and to sign the petition visit www.foulballsafetynow.com Visit our website with any comments, show ideas, or if you'd like to be a quest on the show! - https://voluntaryinput.com/ Advertise With Voluntary Input - https://youtu.be/hWSe4m4iEYw
Nov 03, 202144:06
My Horror History - Chapter 5

My Horror History - Chapter 5

What if your dream home became a nightmare? Welcome to the 5th and final chapter of My Horror History. Advertise With Voluntary Input - https://youtu.be/hWSe4m4iEYw Visit our website with any comments, show ideas, or if you'd like to be a quest on the show! - https://voluntaryinput.com/ #indiepod #podcasting #PodcastRecommendations #podcasts #podfamily #spooky #horror #HorrorMovies
Nov 01, 202134:53
Special Guest - Emily McGill

Special Guest - Emily McGill

Emily McGill joins us to talk about healing, tarot, and finding the magic within us all! Be sure to find out about all of the magical things she's been up to by visiting https://www.emilymcgillentertainment.com/ Interested in learning more about Pink Tank? Please be sure to reach out - https://www.thepinktank.co/ Want to be a part of the party? Check out S.N.O.B. - https://snobbway.com/ Advertise With Voluntary Input - https://youtu.be/hWSe4m4iEYw Visit our website to learn more! - https://voluntaryinput.com/
Oct 25, 202137:31
My Horror History - Chapter 4

My Horror History - Chapter 4

Have you ever realized you were trusting all the wrong people around you? Did you realize it when it was far too late?  Welcome to chapter 4 of My Horror History. Advertise With Voluntary Input - https://youtu.be/hWSe4m4iEYw Visit our website with any comments, show ideas, or if you'd like to be a quest on the show! - https://voluntaryinput.com/ #indiepod #podcasting #PodcastRecommendations #podcasts #podfamily #spooky #horror #HorrorMovies
Oct 20, 202144:42
My Horror History - Chapter 3

My Horror History - Chapter 3

I thought I was ready... I'd heard rumors from friends and older siblings.... I'd seen many other Horror movies. ...I thought I was ready... This movie has always had a huge impact on my history with Horror, and my love of it. It serves as one of the quintessential basis by which I judge every Horror move.  Advertise With Voluntary Input - https://youtu.be/hWSe4m4iEYw Visit our website with any comments, show ideas, or if you'd like to be a quest on the show! - https://voluntaryinput.com/
Oct 07, 202101:01:09
My Horror History - Chapter 2

My Horror History - Chapter 2

Welcome to Chapter 2 of "My Horror History"  In this episode I share with you a movie that disturbed me to the point that it literally shook my soul! Questions, comments, show ideas? Would you like to share your first Horror movie? Better yet, would you like to be a guest one the show? Just go to https://voluntaryinput.com and select "Contact" - we'd love to hear from you!
Sep 29, 202149:15
My Horror History - Chapter 1

My Horror History - Chapter 1

Welcome to Chapter 1 of "My Horror History" where I share with you one of the first (if not THE first) Horror movies I ever saw as a kid that sparked my love of Horror movies! Questions, comments, show ideas? Would you like to share your first Horror movie? Better yet, would you like to be a guest one the show? Just go to https://voluntaryinput.com and select "Contact" - we'd love to hear from you!
Sep 22, 202129:42
My Horror History Trailer

My Horror History Trailer

Tune in to this special spooky series in which I'll be sharing some of the movies that I consider to foundational to my life-long love of Horror.  Coming soon!!  Visit voluntaryinput.com to learn morn, subscribe, and contact us.   #podcast #podcasting #PodcastAndChill #PodcastRecommendations #ohiopodcast #podcastsofinstagram #podcastshow #podcasts #podfamily #spooky #horror #HorrorMovies #Halloween
Sep 15, 202101:21
Free TV Bundle - 2021 Edition

Free TV Bundle - 2021 Edition

According to the website decisiondata.org the average cost of cable now exceeds the average cost of all household utilities combined, and the cost continues to rise year after year! This leaves many consumers considering the "Cut The Cord" option. But with so many paid streaming options now available, the end result can lead people back to paying for cable anyway. But are there any alternatives? Is it possible to have truly zero-cost television in the streaming age? Absolutely! In this episode, we'll explain how! Visit https://voluntaryinput.com/ to learn more, contact us, and for ways you can support us! Featured in this episode: tubi - https://tubitv.com Crackle - https://www.crackle.com Pluto - https://pluto.tv Kanopy - https://www.kanopy.com
Sep 06, 202128:51
Special Guest - Alex Norimaki

Special Guest - Alex Norimaki

Alex Norimaki joins us to talk about the successes, opportunities, and challenges she's encountered as a content streamer.   #podcast #podcasts #ohiopodcast #PodcastRecommendations #Streamer #gaming Voluntary Input is supported by listeners like you! Visit us on Patreon to help support the show - https://www.patreon.com/voluntaryinput?fan_landing=true
Sep 01, 202134:44
Special Guest - Anca Trifan

Special Guest - Anca Trifan

Anca Trifan of Tree-Fan Events (https://treefanevents.com/) talks about her 20 year journey to greatness, and how she inspires other women to pursue a career in event planning and production!  #podcast #podcastshow #podcasts #podcastsofinstagram #podcaster #ohiopodcast #events
Aug 25, 202101:06:42
More Crypto Please

More Crypto Please

Dogecoin has a one-month surge, thanks to Mark Cuban and Elon Musk. One crypto analyst believes Cardano is poised for a big run. And some more unfortunate fallout at Blizzard Activision. Visit https://voluntaryinput.com to learn more and subscibe!
Aug 18, 202137:41
They're Watching You

They're Watching You

Apple announces its plan to scan your photos - should you be worried? Facebook is seeing users return Oculus units, but not for reasons you'd suspect. And why is everyone ditching Firefox? Be sure to visit https://voluntaryinput.com and select Subscribe! Questions, comments, show ideas? Or would you like to be a guest on the show? Select Contact - we'd love to hear from you!
Aug 11, 202101:08:37
Summer Blizzard

Summer Blizzard

Blizzard Entertainment president steps down. Cedar Fair wants to build an Esports arena. Google's Pixel6. And were we wrong about Steam Deck? All this and more! Visit our website to learn more! - https://voluntaryinput.com/ Become a patron! - Support the show on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/voluntaryinput?fan_landing=true Thank you this week's sponsor Happy360! Be sure to book your event today - https://happy360.biz/
Aug 04, 202101:33:04
Special Guest - Robert DIBlasio

Special Guest - Robert DIBlasio

Robert DIBlasio, author and host of "The Gentle Rambler" podcast, joins us to talk everything from Democratic Socialism to the United States' current role on the world stage. Become a patron! - Support the show on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/voluntaryinput?fan_landing=true Be sure to visit our Merch Store - https://merch.streamelements.com/voluntaryinputpodcast
Jul 28, 202101:05:19
Letting Off Some Steam

Letting Off Some Steam

Valve rocks the cloud gaming world just as Netflix throws their hat in the ring. Samsung jumps into the cord-cutting world (but doesn't tell anyone). And has Elon Musk admitted the Cyber Truck is ugly? All this and more! Become a patron! - Support the show on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/voluntaryinput?fan_landing=true
Jul 21, 202101:39:14
The AUDACITY Of It All!

The AUDACITY Of It All!

Muse Group acquires Audacity, and breaks the internet with its privacy policy, Microsoft loses the Pentagon's JEDI contract, Apple TV+ desperately gets a Roku remote button, and Sony closes its Japan studio while indie developers complain that it's impossible to succeed with them. All this and more! Become a patron! - Support the show on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/voluntaryinput?fan_landing=true Be sure to visit our Merch Store - https://merch.streamelements.com/voluntaryinputpodcast
Jul 07, 202101:01:07
Robo Rampage

Robo Rampage

We all STILL get them. We all STILL hate them. It’s 2021, so why do robocalls only seem to be getting worse? Most importantly, what (if anything) can be done about them? Become a patron! - Support the show on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/voluntaryinput?fan_landing=true Be sure to visit our Merch Store - https://merch.streamelements.com/voluntaryinputpodcast
Jun 30, 202130:24
Special Guest - Reyn Aubrey

Special Guest - Reyn Aubrey

Social Media has certainly had its share of ills over the past several years. Is there a better way? CEO Reyn Aubrey of PocketChange (https://pocketchange.social/) certainly thinks so! Become a patron! - Support the show on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/voluntaryinput?fan_landing=true Be sure to visit our Merch Store - https://merch.streamelements.com/voluntaryinputpodcast
Jun 16, 202124:23
Special Guest - Dorsey Ross

Special Guest - Dorsey Ross

Dorsey teaches us that although life is hard, and obstacles and trials will come, you can overcome those obstacles and trials with God’s help! Become a patron! - Support the show on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/voluntaryinput?fan_landing=true Be sure to visit our Merch Store - https://merch.streamelements.com/voluntaryinputpodcast
Jun 09, 202126:52
You Can't Handle The Cloud!

You Can't Handle The Cloud!

Tim Cook takes the stand in the Epic v Apple (with a splash of Microsoft) case, but what did U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers think about what he had to say? Android 12 Beta is out in the wild. Is there a better alternative to lithium-ion batteries? Who has the hottest jersey in the NFL? All that and more - including a special weekly cicada report! Be sure to visit our Merch Store - https://merch.streamelements.com/voluntaryinputpodcast Become a patron! - Support the show on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/voluntaryinput?fan_landing=true
May 26, 202101:47:04
It's Not Netflix

It's Not Netflix

Apple fires back at the argument likening the app store to Netflix. Microsoft is nearly giving away its foldable phone (do you want one?). And more! Be sure to visit our Merch Store - https://merch.streamelements.com/voluntaryinputpodcast Become a patron! - Support the show on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/voluntaryinput?fan_landing=true
May 19, 202157:57
Cloudy With A Chance Of Cicadas

Cloudy With A Chance Of Cicadas

This week we talk about how wrong we've been about Sony's cloud gaming presence (and how it's not our fault!), Clubhouse coming to Android nearly a year later, new sensors on the Quest Pro, and - wait for it - Tim Tebow's return to the NLF as a tight end. And where are the Cicadas Adam promised? Become a patron! - Support the show on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/voluntaryinput?fan_landing=true Be sure to visit our Merch Store - https://merch.streamelements.com/voluntaryinputpodcast
May 12, 202101:24:02
May The Doge Be With You

May The Doge Be With You

Dogecoin's price spikes again, but why? Apple & Epic finally go to court, Stadia gets a search bar and announces a surprise game, there is a pending Cicada invasion, and more! Tonight at 9PM Eastern. Become a patron! - Support the show on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/voluntaryinput?fan_landing=true Be sure to visit our Merch Store - https://merch.streamelements.com/voluntaryinputpodcast
May 05, 202101:18:24
(Air)Tag! You're It!

(Air)Tag! You're It!

We're back from our Spring hiatus! We'll be talking about everything from XCloud's soft launch,  more crypto, and the new Apple Air Tags. Become a patron! - Support the show on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/voluntaryinput?fan_landing=true Be sure to visit our Merch Store - https://merch.streamelements.com/voluntaryinputpodcast
Apr 28, 202101:29:23
Special Guest - Cetvies

Special Guest - Cetvies

We are joined by blogger, MA graduate in social sciences and political sciences  (human rights single honor specialty) Cetvies who speaks to us about issues such as human trafficking, veganism, and child marriage. *PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT SOME INFORMATION PROVIDED MAY BE DISTURBING* Become a patron! - Support the show on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/voluntaryinput?fan_landing=true Be sure to visit our Merch Store - https://merch.streamelements.com/voluntaryinputpodcast
Apr 01, 202101:43:34
No Bridge Too Far

No Bridge Too Far

This week we talk about clever crypto miners, how Google AND Apple make a killing while app devs don't, Jade Raymond's big splash at Sony, and how you can own the Brooklyn Bridge!   Become a patron! -  Support the show on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/voluntaryinpu...   Be sure to visit our Merch Store - https://merch.streamelements.com/volu... Visit https://linktr.ee/VoluntaryInput to learn more
Mar 24, 202101:36:04
I Want My NFT

I Want My NFT

This week we catch up on a few things like - Apple killing the Homepod. The underwhelming demand for the iPhone 12 Mini. What in the world is Atari thinking? GameStop (again...). Cloud gaming. And what the heck are NFTs?  Become a patron! - Support the show on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/voluntaryinput?fan_landing=true Be sure to visit our Merch Store - https://merch.streamelements.com/voluntaryinputpodcast
Mar 17, 202101:22:08
Special Guest - Michaela S. Cox

Special Guest - Michaela S. Cox

Michaela S. Cox joins us to talk about overcoming adversity in her life to go on to become a published author, and being an inspiration to others, all while juggling the challenges of being a single mom. Become a patron! - Support the show on Patreon Be sure to visit our Merch Store
Mar 10, 202135:30
Special Guest - Bob DePasquale

Special Guest - Bob DePasquale

Cancer survivor Bob DePasquale (https://bobdepasquale.com) joins us to talk about living a life of fulfillment, encouraging others, and fostering our own creativity! Become a patron! - Support the show on Patreon Be sure to visit our Merch Store
Mar 03, 202158:42
Into The Clouds

Into The Clouds

Microsoft teases a first look of xCloud for the web, who's sending Elon Musk binary messages, and is Facebook secretly building a smartwatch? Become a patron of the show! - Support us on Patreon Be sure to visit our Merch Store
Feb 17, 202149:51
The Fallout

The Fallout

Casualties of last week's meme stock surge, the Stadia community suffers another loss, and is Apple making a folding phone? Become a patron of the show! - Support us on Patreon Be sure to visit our Merch Store
Feb 11, 202101:22:43
Did That Just Happen?

Did That Just Happen?

Did a bunch of kids really take down a Hedge Fund? Did Google kill Stadia? Did Elon Musk's luck run out? We discuss all this and more this week on Voluntary Input! Become a patron of the show! - Support us on Patreon Be sure to visit our Merch Store
Feb 03, 202101:06:27
Buy, Sell, Trade! (And Don't Forget To Game)

Buy, Sell, Trade! (And Don't Forget To Game)

In this episode, Leo and Adam discuss everything from investing in the stock market to gaming on Google Stadia! Become a patron of the show! - Support us on Patreon Be sure to visit our Merch Store
Jan 27, 202101:11:27
Special Guest Taylor Turntime

Special Guest Taylor Turntime

Growing up in foster care, living in poverty, Taylor knew life had something more to offer. She joins us to talk about how she has grown to live a life of inspiration and personal growth. Become a patron of the show! - Support us on Patreon Be sure to visit our Merch Store
Jan 20, 202127:55
Special Guest Angel Jimenez

Special Guest Angel Jimenez

Young author Angel Jimenez joins us to speak about overcoming challenges he faced early in life to go on to publish a book nominated for a Reader's Choice Award and more! Be sure to check out his website Age of the Kings and pick up a copy of his book on Amazon, Nook, and Walmart! Become a patron of the show! - Support us on Patreon Be sure to visit our Merch Store
Jan 13, 202118:23
2021 Kick Off

2021 Kick Off

The new year is finally here! Tonight we talk about some of the highlights that actually came out of 2020, as well as what we look forward to in 2021. Become a patron of the show! - Support us on Patreon Be sure to visit our Merch Store
Jan 06, 202101:17:12
UX and Customer Service Technology with Filippo Lovatti

UX and Customer Service Technology with Filippo Lovatti

Filippo Lovotti, head of UX in the Customer Service Tech team at Zappos, joins us to talk about what exactly is UX, how technology should be used to help people, as well as some delicious Italian food! Learn more about Filippo on his website which can be found here. And be sure to check out his podcast "The Industry of UX" Become a patron of the show! - Support us on Patreon Be sure to visit our Merch Store
Dec 16, 202055:05
Special Guest Brenden Kumarasamy

Special Guest Brenden Kumarasamy

Brenden Kumarasamy, founder of Master Talk, joins us with important info to help us navigate how to present effectively online and share free resources with folks during this difficult time. Be sure to check out his YouTube channel! - Mastek Talk Videos Become a patron of the show! - Support us on Patreon Be sure to visit our Merch Store
Dec 05, 202026:08
Censorship

Censorship

William Stodden returns to help clear the air about what The U.S. Constitution actually says about censorship, and whether or not social media platforms are actually engaged in it. We also talk about the responsibilities these platforms have, if any, concerning free speech, as well as some of the behaviors seen by certain high profile individuals on these platforms. Be sure to check out William's new podcast Supernova Earth, and grab a copy of his book The Practical Effects of Time Travel: A Memoir The Congressional wealth graph mentioned in this episode can be found here. Become a patron of the show! - Support us on Patreon Be sure to visit our Merch Store
Dec 03, 202001:24:42
The Real Story Of Thanksgiving

The Real Story Of Thanksgiving

Although 2020 may be a little different, there will still be food, family, and football. But how did it all begin? Javi Benz from @JavzWorld joins us to talk turkey! (and history!) For more information, as well as the complete timeline discussed in this episode, visit javzworld.com Be sure to visit VoluntaryInput.com for show times, past and present podcast episodes, and info on how you can support the show. Become a patron of the show! - Support us on Patreon Be sure to visit our Merch Store
Nov 18, 202001:03:51
Choppin' It Up with Samurye

Choppin' It Up with Samurye

This week we talk with Samurye about those scary DMCA warnings some streamers have received, the ill-fated idea that streamers should pay game developers, and an "interesting" trend being seen in a lot of mobile games. Catch Samurye streaming on Twitch at twitch.tv/samurye Be sure to tune in live every Tuesday at 9:00PM Eastern. Visit https://voluntaryinput.com/ for more details. Become a patron of the show! - Support us on Patreon Be sure to visit our Merch Store
Nov 11, 202034:32
You Mad Bro?

You Mad Bro?

This week @LeoJAllenJr and @adamparshall get a few things off their chest! Recorded live, Tuesday October 28th 2020. For more details, please be sure to visit https://voluntaryinput.com/ Become a patron of the show! - Support us on Patreon Be sure to visit our Merch Store
Oct 28, 202001:35:34
The Death Wobble

The Death Wobble

This week, Leo and Adam talk about Oculus Quest 2 users getting permabanned, the new iPhone (and whether or not Leo is "aging out" of tech), Sweden's ban on Hauwei, and Adam takes playing XBox on his iPhone for a test drive. And more! Be sure to visit the new Voluntary Input website for more! Become a patron of the show! - Support us on Patreon Be sure to visit our Merch Store
Oct 22, 202058:07
Talking Horror With Rachel Riley

Talking Horror With Rachel Riley

Special guest Rachel Riley joins us to talk about acting, her upcoming directorial debut "The Neighbor", and things that go bump in the night! Recorded live, Tuesday October 13th, 2020 Become a patron of the show! - Support us on Patreon Be sure to visit our Merch Store
Oct 14, 202041:43
We're Just Gamers with Samurye

We're Just Gamers with Samurye

Special guest Samurye joins us to talk about the current climate for females in the streaming community, and tells us the one thing we all need to stop saying Be sure to catch Samurye on Twitch at twitch.tv/samurye Music by Harmologik Get your hands on some Voluntary Input merch! Check this out to find out how!
Sep 30, 202042:17
The Convenience Factor

The Convenience Factor

This week we talk about Apple's pseudo embrace of XCloud and Stadia, the Apple device launch, Tik Tok (again) and more! Music by Harmologik Get your hands on some Voluntary Input merch! Check this out to find out how!
Sep 16, 202001:02:22
He's Back!

He's Back!

Adam returns and we talk the Fortnite / Apple / Google battle, what it costs to have a foldable phone (and whether or not we think it's worth it, a little Tik Tok, and so much more! Recorded live, Tuesday September 8th 2020.
Sep 10, 202001:00:28
Maybe You're A Socialist

Maybe You're A Socialist

William Stodden joins us to talk about politics, capitalism, and to hopefully help clear the air about socialism. Be sure to check out William's new book, "The Practical Effects Of Time Travel: A Memoir" available now on Amazon And read his musings on Medium at The New Haberdasher
Sep 02, 202001:46:02
What's On?

What's On?

2020 has been a year of so many challenges - one of the biggest being locked inside due to Covid-19! Although we have countless entertainment options, sometimes we find ourselves at the point of asking, "What's on?" Thankfully, our special guest Lola Lola Lariscy is here to the rescue to give us some great suggestions and ideas! Be sure to check out this talented author and overall entertainment lover at https://lariscy.libsyn.com/ for some great conversations and interviews!
Aug 26, 202001:08:38
Tik Tok To The Hip Hop

Tik Tok To The Hip Hop

Recorded live Tuesday August 11th, 2020 This week, Leo and Adam talk about what may be the final nail in the Tik Tok coffin, some Raspberry Pie sweetness, a delicious Beer Of The Week and more!  Be sure to tune in live every Tuesday at 9:00PM eastern on Twitch, dlive, Facebook and Twitter! Questions, or comments? Please email us at voluntaryinput@gmail.com
Aug 13, 202001:11:44
Format: VI

Format: VI

Welcome to the all-new Voluntary Input simulcast! This week, new co-host Adam Parshall joins, and we talk about the congressional "Big Tech" anti-trust hearing, the president's case for wanting to ban Tik Tok, and some gaming goodies! Recorded live, Tuesday  August 4th 2020. Be sure to catch Voluntary Input LIVE every Tuesday at 9:00PM EDT! Subscribe on YouTube , Twitch , Twitter, dlive , and follow on Facbook to be sure to catch live airings and to view past episodes!
Aug 07, 202058:55
Defund Or Abolish?

Defund Or Abolish?

What does "defund police" really mean, and does it make sense to do so? Further, would it make sense to completely abolish police and the prison system? In this episode, I talk about what I have learned about these things and whether or not I believe either could help. Recorded via live broadcast on 7/24/2020.
Jul 26, 202026:17
Entrepreneur Spotlight - Yesss Gurl!!! with Latasha Barber

Entrepreneur Spotlight - Yesss Gurl!!! with Latasha Barber

Latasha Barber is featured in this special episode, highlighting her very own entrepreneur endeavor Yesss Gurl!!! Online Beauty Supplies. She tells about her hard work, her successes, and offers some advice to anyone pursuing their own dreams. Be sure to follow Yess Gurl!!! on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/yesssgurl  and Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/yesss_gurl_hair_supplies/ And don't forget to place your orders at https://www.yesssgurlonlinehairandbeautysupplies.com As well as https://yesssgurlonlinehairbeautysupplies.com
Nov 04, 201906:33
September 2019 Recap

September 2019 Recap

My takes on some of the most interesting tech stories of 2019, as well as this week's Retro Game pick! Important told mentioned in this episode - Last Pass: https://www.lastpass.com and Privacy: https://privacy.com/
Sep 30, 201930:06
Intro To Retro Gaming

Intro To Retro Gaming

Love Retro Gaming? Were you around when classics like Pong, Breakout, and Galaxian were new? Or are you among the ever growing community of players world wide who simply appreciate and enjoy playing these classics? In this episode, I talk about the game that started it all for me! Retro Gaming will be an on-going segment with each episode from here on out. Please feel free to email your favorite Retro Game classics to voluntaryinput@gmail.com, or leave a voice message if listening via Anchor.
Sep 21, 201909:03
Entrepreneur Spotlight - #HappyAF with Aaron Allen

Entrepreneur Spotlight - #HappyAF with Aaron Allen

Day to day it seems we are bombarded with negativity. From mass shootings, political bickering, social media bullying and natural disasters - it often seems like happiness is nowhere to be found in today's world. Fortunately, there are people like my nephew Aaron Allen who remind us that happiness often isn't that hard to find! It can literally start as simply as deciding to change one's state of mind, as well as wearing one of his cool new #HappyAF T-shirts! Be sure to reach out to Aaron on Facebook to order your T-Shirt today!!
Sep 02, 201912:32
Understanding Data and Privacy with Bill Kilgallon

Understanding Data and Privacy with Bill Kilgallon

  It seems like on an almost daily basis, we hear talk about data and privacy. Stolen data, privacy breaches, data mining….the list goes on! But what does it all mean? Are the likes of Facebook, Google, and Amazon really stealing our data? And is Apple the only good egg among them all? How can we protect our data if we don’t understand what’s really going on? I reached out to a good friend who just so happens to be an expert in the field, Bill Kilgallon. We try to shed some light on the truth about what data actually is, how companies actually use it (the good and the bad), and hopefully clear up some of the fear and confusion that's often caused by stories repeated in the media. Recorded live, August 10th, 2019 Questions or comments about this or any other episode? Please be sure to leave a message at https://anchor.fm/voluntary-input/message ! Or email them directly to voluntaryinput@gmail.com
Aug 14, 201954:13
4th Of July Re-Cap

4th Of July Re-Cap

Hope you've been enjoying a happy 4th of July weekend! Thanks for listening! This week, just wanted to touch base on a few headlines that I found interesting that you may have missed, as well as review an affordable smart watch alternative. Also, please by sure to check out the YouTube webcast here - https://youtu.be/6E_3RGc7Ahk And don't forget to like and subscribe to the channel!
Jul 26, 201925:59
New This Week - Week of June 10th, 2019

New This Week - Week of June 10th, 2019

From E3 2019, to Sony's massive PlayStation outage and a few notable things in between. Thank you for listening, and please be sure to subscribe to the Voluntary Input YouTube channel -   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHyw2CdcfKc  Please feel free to reach out at voluntaryinput@gmail.com or visit  https://leojallenjr.com/  and select "Contact Me" to stay in touch!
Jul 26, 201924:20
Welcome Back!

Welcome Back!

 It's been a month since the last episode because there have been a lot of exciting changes being made!  If you haven't already, please subscribe to the Voluntary Input YouTube Channel to catch simulcast episodes -  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDzbq1S1On_vq3pEgMRMmLA  Thank you for listening to the series "For The Least", and please rest assured that the series isn't over yet. There are more episodes to come! This week I briefly cover some of the biggest news in tech - from Trump's war on telecom, to Google's entry into the gaming sector. To view the simulcast episode of this podcast, please visit https://youtu.be/7tWDiDZtrmQ and be sure to subscribe to watch future live simulcasts.
Jul 26, 201922:36
Episode 5 - "The End Of The World, Made By Google"

Episode 5 - "The End Of The World, Made By Google"

This week's shutdown of Google Plus has many long-time Google faithful declaring this as the final nail in the coffin! Although Google has a track record of shuttering services that many come to love, which has now lead to a climate of distrust, I believe there's something far more important at play here.
Jul 26, 201921:59
Episode 4 - "The Wrap Up"

Episode 4 - "The Wrap Up"

A quick wrap up of some tech news events of interest that occurred during the month of March. 
Jul 26, 201930:50
Episode 3 - "Consider A Chromebook"

Episode 3 - "Consider A Chromebook"

Although Spring Break is just around the corner, you are someone you know may need to look into getting a new laptop - either for school or work. Consider a Chromebook!
Jul 26, 201920:08
Episode 2 - "Cord Cutting Revisited"

Episode 2 - "Cord Cutting Revisited"

 The Cord Cutting Revolution continues! In this episode, I will tackle some of the common questions I receive by those who are still on the cable / satellite fence that are still hesitant to jump! I'll also provide some technical insight about setting it all up for optimal experience.
Jul 26, 201939:11
Pilot - Owning Your Online Self

Pilot - Owning Your Online Self

Thank you for tuning in! For this pilot episode, I'll be talking about my decision to focus on "Owning My Online Self", and why you may want to consider doing so as well. Remember, you can always find me at https://leojallenjr.com and select "Contact" to reach out to me!
Jul 25, 201929:18
Welcome To Voluntary Input

Welcome To Voluntary Input

Never forced. Never coerced. Open discussions about the things in life that matter to you most. Questions or comments? Please feel free to email them to voluntaryinput@gmail.com, or leave a voice message at anchor.fm/voluntary-input/message Your comments may be used on a future episode! Be sure to subscribe to the Voluntary Input YouTube channel to catch all simulcasts - www.youtube.com/channel/UCDzbq1S1On_vq3pEgMRMmLA
Jul 24, 201900:33