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By Voluntary Input

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
Also be sure to join us Fridays at 11PM Eastern and Saturdays at 11PM GMT for Weekend Chill exclusively on Mixcloud.
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Voluntary InputOct 25, 2021

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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

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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!?
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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!

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Nov 16, 202136:28
Special Guests - Kevin & Erin From The Podcast That Wouldn't Die
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Special Guest - Jordan Skopp
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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.

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#indiepod #podcasting #PodcastRecommendations #podcasts #podfamily #spooky #horror #HorrorMovies

Nov 01, 202134:53
Special Guest - Emily McGill
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.

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#indiepod #podcasting #PodcastRecommendations #podcasts #podfamily #spooky #horror #HorrorMovies

Oct 20, 202144:42
My Horror History - Chapter 3
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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
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

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Special Guest - Anca Trifan

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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!
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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
Aug 04, 202101:33:04
Special Guest - Robert DIBlasio
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Letting Off Some Steam
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The AUDACITY Of It All!
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Robo Rampage
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Special Guest - Reyn Aubrey
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Special Guest - Dorsey Ross
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You Can't Handle The Cloud!
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May The Doge Be With You
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(Air)Tag! You're It!
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Special Guest - Cetvies
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No Bridge Too Far
Mar 24, 202101:36:04
I Want My NFT
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Special Guest - Michaela S. Cox
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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

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Into The Clouds
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The Fallout
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Did That Just Happen?
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Special Guest Taylor Turntime
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Special Guest Angel Jimenez
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2021 Kick Off
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UX and Customer Service Technology with Filippo Lovatti
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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

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Censorship
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