What a great show

I have been listening for the past 2 years and I love it. There is something for everyone. They bring great news and they discuss. The audio quality and production value is outstanding!!! I do not know how anybody can give less than a 5 star review!

Perfect. (Almost)

Ticks all the boxes. Disgust, right on point. Sarcasm, not nearly enough. (Yeah right!) Politics, piss off if your views don’t match my own! Tech, enough to keep the title. Security news is the most helpful, especially when giving macOS upgrade advice. Right, Dave? Thankfully, these dummies match by innate bias, which is all that’s important in news these days, amirite?!?

My favorite podcast

Thanks Grumps!

Look forward to it every week!

Need someone to bash every tech idea that's out there? This is the show for you - negativity at its best (:

A few last f*cks to give

Yeah, f*ck you guys. F*ck you guys. F*ck both of you. F*ck both of you. F*ck you Jason and f*ck you Brian. F*ck you both. F*ck you, f*ck you, f*ck you. I don’t like to curse, you know I generally don’t, it’s generally somethingI don’t want to do. Let me just say, without reservation: f*ck you guys. Both of you. F*ck you guys.

The Podcast we need, not the one we deserve

Need a reminder that it’s the world that is insane, not you? Join these soothsayers as they weekly (in ‘Precedented times’ more frequently) highlight tech and security news interspersed with the right amount of media news and nostalgia. The banter, rants, and news make this a Podcast that’s well worth your time. My only gripe is that they often present arguments/insights that force you into action (hence why I am writing this on my first Apple product).

Everything I want from a podcast

Funny, nerdy, well-produced, opiniony. I look forward to this podcast every week.

Excellent perspective

The PI 400+just shows everything goes full circle. Remember the commodore Vic 20, 64 and Amiga 500? A keyboard with all computing built into it. When are we going to see the return of the 5 1/4” floppy? Just sayin.



An eclectic collection of tech, sci-fi, and life

Jason and Brian offer opinions on everything from sci-fi fiction, movies and TV, life in Southern California, and how the tech industry has gone to hell in a wicker basket. If that doesn't catch your attention enough, listen to how Jason is constantly digging himself out of a finanacial hole or pull a foot out of an early grave. For spice, Dave Bittner will jump in to sing a few lines from the Music Man or discuss his furry adiction along with the day's security topics. Sounds weird? Oh, yeah.

Don’t die Jason

I’ve been a listener to pretty much every episode for a couple years now and really enjoy the show.. I’m sad to hear that they are only doing one episode per week now (I understand though) and am pulling for Jason to stay alive.. come on man!!!! Also I love when Dave comes on the show to talk about security (same also when Dave’s coworker filled in for him.. y’all should have both of them on more often if possible :) .. anyways keep it up y’all and STAY ALIVE JASON!!!

Funny, irreverent, informative

This is one of the two or three podcasts that I always make time to listen to every week. Even during the pandemic! Despite no longer having the commute + walking that was my dedicated podcast time! The two cohosts of the show do not suffer fools gladly. Their down-to-earth reviews of tech, tech leaders and the horrible economics of startups are always fair, honest and relevant; and frankly funny. Even when they’re castigating some wannabe tech titan. Occasionally some politics creep in - but real world politics do affect tech and in my opinion it’s an appropriate amount. Regular contributor Dave Bittner (CyberWire and many other awesome infosec-related podcasts) contributes the great “Security Ha!” segment. I also enjoy hearing from their occasional guests eg Seth from famous NYC photo/video/audio store Adorama. I always feel more informed about tech news, tech in general, and even if I disagree with their opinions it’s still an awesome show.

Most Entertaining Tech Podcast

Have been listening for years. These two bring a much needed sense of reality to tech news and life in general. I look forward to the shows every week. Keep up the excellent work!

Keep on keeping on

Oddly enough I discovered y’all whilst in jail and I’m now hooked! Love you guys real ness!

Calling the industry out on its crap while giving credit where credit is due

A comprehensive and critical take on the technology industry presented with much-needed grump humor, because if you can’t laugh at some of the crap going on these days, you’ll just go mad. It’s not all negativity, though. They definitely give credit where it’s due. I just wish it was due more often! I have one request that would make this perfect for me: with COVID, my routine is shot (like many) and I end up marathoning to catch up on GOG when I can. And I would love it if someone said the day and date of recording in the intro to give context. Keep on grumpin’

You’ve gotta fight for your right to be grumpy!

Just started listening to you guys this year, and I’m surprised it’s taken me so long to find this podcast. I love the insights and recommendations, and the fact that you two, while similar in many ways, disagree on many things, too. Thanks for all you do; looking forward to becoming a Patreon supporter soon!

Great show

I am a HVAC mechanic and work by myself so podcasts and audible are how I get through my day. Even though I am not a tech person I enjoy the show. I get great reading and media tips, plus it’s fun. Can’t wait to hear about Brian’s love for scooters.

Great grumpiness!

Love these guys. Love the banter between them. I always put them at the top of the list when the show arrives. Security Ha is one of my favs as is the library. I have gotten some great suggestions and I even tried some they stated weren't good (and they were right!) Dave Bitner is a great addition to Security Ha. Just got back from vacation 😢 and had 5 episodes to listen to. Score! Keep on grumping!


One of my favorite shows. A lot of great info; and you’ll find yourself talking back to the speaker 🔊 in agreement or disagreement. —not that they can hear you. Luls 🤪

Still great

Fun fun fun! Jason & Brian deserve a major talk show!

Great Great Podcast

I stumbled upon GOG about 7 months ago and their new episodes quickly became my most anticipated They offer a great discussion about how tech is invading our lives, but do so in a fun and light-hearted manner. Once things stabilize I will be throwing my money at these guys, because they really work hard to deliver for their listeners, and deserve way more than they are getting. Great podcast, and always worth your time!

grumpy old geeks awesome

This is quite simply the best podcast... period. Any detractors can just go jump in a lake. A perfect blend of topical, political, financial (well once you bring back the stock stuff) and good old grumpiness. My week is sad in between the shows and euphoric when a new one is dropped. My company recently gave all employees new iPhone Se’s to have their own contract tracing for C19 ... not for spying on them of course 🙈🙉🐵 🤣😂🤣 This is my first apple device, so I’m taking the opportunity to mash stars in overcast and write this review. Chin up chaps and grump on. Marts

Frustrated Incorporated

Fun banter by some grumpy tech dudes. Love hearing them vet and tear down new products. I pictured Brian as a bald dude, it appears he’s exactly the way a dude making websites for the goo goo dolls in LA should look. More nostalgic tech references and AI tear downs please.

Grumpy too

Hey Grumps, I started listening to your podcasts a few months ago. Been loving it! When I told my wife that I was listening to this podcast, she laughed, and laughed… and laughed… Then proceeded to say “That’s you!”. Yep, I have a Grinch ornament dedicated to me on our Xmas tree and I’m also an older web dev who’s still trying to figure out how to make money… So if you ever need a substitute grump, let me know! Brian, good luck with the toddler and quarantine. We have a 3 year old and 1 year old and this is pure torture. Everything will be easy after this nonsense. Also, Farscape is the best and has legs, BUT the 1st and good part of the 2nd season are not great. It redeems itself in the 3rd and 4th and is one of my favorites of all time, but you gotta pay for it… Anyhow, thanks for all the info and stuff you like! Keep grumpin!

Great show and appreciate political commentary

These guys are great frankly. While some (obvious) trump supporter whined, the hosts are only talking about the most obvious. I was actually wondering when they would start simply confronting the facts (not alternative facts but real facts). I think they did a great job without question. I listen to every show when it’s published.

Long live chillmeister!

For the longest time I thought his name was Brian Chillmeister! So awesome, my mind will never stop hearing it that way. Started listening a few years ago when Jason low-key plugged it on another podcast it. Been hooked ever since! Im class of 2000: too young for web 1.0 too old for web 2.0 and Im super grumpy about that! I missed the boat on both! This podcast keeps me chuckling about that fact. Listening from an undisclosed location in the outer rim of Silicon Valley. Thank you! Long live CHILLMEISTER!

Tech Never Felt So... Grumpy?

I look forward to every episode! Jason, ever tried a Florida Woman?

Fun ride

Every podcast is informative and fun to listen to while I take a break from griping and moaning about the world.

Tech w/ Snark!

Tech tech snarky tech. I’ve been listening to and recommending this pod for years. GOG’s healthy skepticism of Big Tech and refusal to drink the cool-aid keeps them ahead of the curve again & again. Love to hear their thoughts on possible Quarantimes Pt. 2 in the fall. Are there new strategies to employ and essentials to gather? Move to family or friends before a 2nd mass lockdown?

Best Tech Podcast with Grumpy Humor

Been listening to these guys since 2016 and I’ve enjoyed almost every episode! Jason and Brian are reason I feel like I have somewhat of a decent knowledge of whats going on in the tech world. Especially when they discuss the news with their banter and grumpy humor. I’m in my mid-twenties and its somewhat enlightening to listen in on their grumpy wisdom on tech. Thanks for helping me be informed and for all the tech tips. Keep up the good work and.... Deliveroo