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Grounded Reason Podcast - Cord Cutting and Internet Issues
By Dennis Restauro and Joel Rives
About this podcast
Dennis Restauro and Joel Rives cover Internet technologies and how they affect our everyday lives. The duo nerd out on just about everything while boiling down technology concepts so anyone can understand them. Join us each week for a new episode and share the laughs as we discuss topics like cord cutting, Net Neutrality, ISP privacy, artificial intelligence and other internet relevant topics.
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Episodes (Total: 10)
Nov. 17, 2017 · 00:52:15
Today we’re going to discuss heavy subscriber losses in the pay TV industry. We’re also going to talk about why a move by everyones favorite FCC Comish, Ajit Pai, is likely to raise cable TV bills. Then finally we’re going to cover a brand new TV streaming service that’s all about non-sports pay TV channels. Please Subscribe to The Show on iTunes, Stitcher, or your Podcast App. Be sure to visit https://www.groundedreason.com  for more tech tips and subscribe to the podcast on your favorite player using the links below. Subscribe Free on iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/grounded-reason-podcast/id1140661229?ls=1&mt;=2 Subscribe Free on Android - http://subscribeonandroid.com/groundedreason.libsyn.com/rss Subscribe Free on Stitcher - http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/grounded-reason-podcast Subscribe Free on Google Play - https://play.google.com/music/m/Ijyw42al3inofdsxd3s44v6rxny?t%3DGrounded_Reason_Podcast Please rate and review the show on iTunes. If you want to send us questions or comments please use any of the methods below. For more information on cutting the cord visit - https://www.groundedreason.com Grounded Reason Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/GroundedReason/ Email us at podcast@groundedreason.com
Nov. 7, 2017 · 01:06:40
Trump's FCC head Ajit Pai is at it again. This time he was corporations to be able to buy up local news channels and not even require them to have a local newsroom.  We discuss this absolute insanity on the show today. We also discuss ISPs attempt to stop your state from protecting Net Neutrality. The FCC rules under attack - https://www.fcc.gov/consumers/guides/fccs-review-broadcast-ownership-rules Another attack on Net Neutrality - http://www.latimes.com/business/technology/la-fi-net-neutrality-20171106-story.html Please Subscribe to The Show on iTunes, Stitcher, or your Podcast App. Be sure to visit https://www.groundedreason.com  for more tech tips and subscribe to the podcast on your favorite player using the links below. Subscribe Free on iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/grounded-reason-podcast/id1140661229?ls=1&mt;=2 Subscribe Free on Android - http://subscribeonandroid.com/groundedreason.libsyn.com/rss Subscribe Free on Stitcher - http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/grounded-reason-podcast Subscribe Free on Google Play - https://play.google.com/music/m/Ijyw42al3inofdsxd3s44v6rxny?t%3DGrounded_Reason_Podcast Please rate and review the show on iTunes. If you want to send us questions or comments please use any of the methods below. For more information on cutting the cord visit - https://www.groundedreason.com Grounded Reason Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/GroundedReason/ Email us at podcast@groundedreason.com
Oct. 26, 2017 · 01:01:11
Dennis and Joel geek out over the horror movies you can stream for Halloween this year. Please Subscribe to The Show on iTunes, Stitcher, or your Podcast App. Be sure to visit https://www.groundedreason.com  for more tech tips and subscribe to the podcast on your favorite player using the links below. Subscribe Free on iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/grounded-reason-podcast/id1140661229?ls=1&mt;=2 Subscribe Free on Android - http://subscribeonandroid.com/groundedreason.libsyn.com/rss Subscribe Free on Stitcher - http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/grounded-reason-podcast Subscribe Free on Google Play - https://play.google.com/music/m/Ijyw42al3inofdsxd3s44v6rxny?t%3DGrounded_Reason_Podcast Please rate and review the show on iTunes. If you want to send us questions or comments please use any of the methods below. For more information on cutting the cord visit - https://www.groundedreason.com Call and leave a question or comment for the show: (650) 825-5477 (TALK-GRP) Grounded Reason Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/GroundedReason/ Email us at podcast@groundedreason.com
Oct. 19, 2017 · 00:45:04
Dennis and Joel cover how to watch the 2017/18 NBA season without having a pay TV Subscription. They also share some special announcements on The Season 8 premiere of "The Walking Dead" and the new Movies Anywhere app. NBA Without Cable - https://www.groundedreason.com/watch-nba-online-without-cable/ Walking Dead Without Cable - https://www.groundedreason.com/watch-walking-dead-without-cable/   Please Subscribe to The Show on iTunes, Stitcher, or your Podcast App. Be sure to visit https://www.groundedreason.com  for more tech tips and subscribe to the podcast on your favorite player using the links below. Subscribe Free on iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/grounded-reason-podcast/id1140661229?ls=1&mt;=2 Subscribe Free on Android - http://subscribeonandroid.com/groundedreason.libsyn.com/rss Subscribe Free on Stitcher - http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/grounded-reason-podcast Subscribe Free on Google Play - https://play.google.com/music/m/Ijyw42al3inofdsxd3s44v6rxny?t%3DGrounded_Reason_Podcast Please rate and review the show on iTunes. If you want to send us questions or comments please use any of the methods below. For more information on cutting the cord visit - https://www.groundedreason.com Call and leave a question or comment for the show: (650) 825-5477 (TALK-GRP) Grounded Reason Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/GroundedReason/ Email us at podcast@groundedreason.com
Oct. 13, 2017 · 00:53:19
Dennis and Joel talk a bit about what LA Podfest was like. They then discuss a great new service that will show all the movies you have purchased in a single app regardless of where you bought them online. Also on the docket: Pay-TV subscriber Losses, Google WiFi, and Ajit Pai's recent troubles. Movies anywhere - https://www.theverge.com/2017/10/12/16462824/movies-anywhere-digital-movie-locker-disney-warner-bros-universal-twentieth-century-fox-sony ATT losing video subs - http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/cord-cutting-rears-ugly-head-as-at-t-discloses-falling-video-subs-1047949 Comcast Unappealing pitch to cord cutters - https://www.techhive.com/article/3232444/streaming-services/comcasts-unappealing-pitch-to-cord-cutters.html Cool Take on Cord Cutting - http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/business/technology/sd-fi-cordcutting-channels-20171007-story.html Google WiFi - https://store.google.com/product/google_wifi FCC under investigation - http://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity/355174-watchdog-to-probe-fcc-cyberattack Please Subscribe to The Show on iTunes, Stitcher, or your Podcast App. Be sure to visit https://www.groundedreason.com  for more tech tips and subscribe to the podcast on your favorite player using the links below. Subscribe Free on iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/grounded-reason-podcast/id1140661229?ls=1&mt;=2 Subscribe Free on Android - http://subscribeonandroid.com/groundedreason.libsyn.com/rss Subscribe Free on Stitcher - http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/grounded-reason-podcast Subscribe Free on Google Play - https://play.google.com/music/m/Ijyw42al3inofdsxd3s44v6rxny?t%3DGrounded_Reason_Podcast Please rate and review the show on iTunes. If you want to send us questions or comments please use any of the methods below. For more information on cutting the cord visit - https://www.groundedreason.com Call and leave a question or comment for the show: (650) 825-5477 (TALK-GRP) Grounded Reason Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/GroundedReason/ Email us at podcast@groundedreason.com
Oct. 6, 2017 · 00:39:52
Joel and Dennis discuss how to watch the NHL when you don't have a cable TV subscription. They also cover the new Roku devices that are hitting the shelves on October 8th. The show closes with a bit of information on FCC Chairman Ajit Pai. Please Subscribe to The Show on iTunes, Stitcher, or your Podcast App. Be sure to visit https://www.groundedreason.com  for more tech tips and subscribe to the podcast on your favorite player using the links below. Subscribe Free on iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/grounded-reason-podcast/id1140661229?ls=1&mt;=2 Subscribe Free on Android - http://subscribeonandroid.com/groundedreason.libsyn.com/rss Subscribe Free on Stitcher - http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/grounded-reason-podcast Subscribe Free on Google Play - https://play.google.com/music/m/Ijyw42al3inofdsxd3s44v6rxny?t%3DGrounded_Reason_Podcast Please rate and review the show on iTunes. If you want to send us questions or comments please use any of the methods below. For more information on cutting the cord visit - https://www.groundedreason.com Call and leave a question or comment for the show: (650) 825-5477 (TALK-GRP) Grounded Reason Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/GroundedReason/ Email us at podcast@groundedreason.com
Sept. 28, 2017 · 01:01:13
In today's episode Dennis and Joel discuss how CBS has angered legions of Trekkies by complicating how one can watch Star Trek Discovery. Of course the media uses this to push a dystopian TV future - http://www.popularmechanics.com/culture/tv/news/a28344/cbs-all-access-bad/  (CBS ALL ACCESS BAD) Traditional pay TV companies are waking up to what customers want .  . . sort of.    Here is what Verizon is doing - https://www.groundedreason.com/switched-verizon-fios-internet-access/ Comcast jumps into streaming - http://variety.com/2017/digital/news/comcast-xfinity-instant-tv-launches-1202573808/ Amazon released a New Fire TV https://www.theverge.com/2017/9/27/16375134/new-amazon-fire-tv-announced-4k-hdr-price-date-2017 FuboTV Picked up MSG Networks so that’s good for New York and the NHL this season -http://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2017/09/26/1132828/0/en/fuboTV-to-Launch-MSG-Networks.html   Please Subscribe to The Show on iTunes, Stitcher, or your Podcast App. Be sure to visit https://www.groundedreason.com  for more tech tips and subscribe to the podcast on your favorite player using the links below. Subscribe Free on iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/grounded-reason-podcast/id1140661229?ls=1&mt;=2 Subscribe Free on Android - http://subscribeonandroid.com/groundedreason.libsyn.com/rss Subscribe Free on Stitcher - http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/grounded-reason-podcast Subscribe Free on Google Play - https://play.google.com/music/m/Ijyw42al3inofdsxd3s44v6rxny?t%3DGrounded_Reason_Podcast Please rate and review the show on iTunes. If you want to send us questions or comments please use any of the methods below. For more information on cutting the cord visit - https://www.groundedreason.com Call and leave a question or comment for the show: (650) 825-5477 (TALK-GRP) Grounded Reason Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/GroundedReason/ Email us at podcast@groundedreason.com
Sept. 22, 2017 · 00:56:32
We’re back after a break. Joel and Dennis cover the number of broadcast networks jumping on the streaming bandwagon, They also discuss how streaming services kicked cable TV’s butt at the Emmys this year. Articles Discussed in this episode DirecTV Now – https://www.groundedreason.com/direct-now-cable-tv-over-internet/ YouTube TV - https://www.groundedreason.com/?s=youtube+tv Hulu TV - https://www.groundedreason.com/tv-shows-hulu-worth-cost/ NFL without Cable - https://www.groundedreason.com/how-to-watch-nfl-football-online/ Please Subscribe to The Show on iTunes, Stitcher, or your Podcast App. Be sure to visit https://www.groundedreason.com  for more tech tips and subscribe to the podcast on your favorite player using the links below. Subscribe Free on iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/grounded-reason-podcast/id1140661229?ls=1&mt;=2 Subscribe Free on Android - http://subscribeonandroid.com/groundedreason.libsyn.com/rss Subscribe Free on Stitcher - http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/grounded-reason-podcast Subscribe Free on Google Play - https://play.google.com/music/m/Ijyw42al3inofdsxd3s44v6rxny?t%3DGrounded_Reason_Podcast Please rate and review the show on iTunes. If you want to send us questions or comments please use any of the methods below. For more information on cutting the cord visit - https://www.groundedreason.com Call and leave a question or comment for the show: (650) 825-5477 (TALK-GRP) Grounded Reason Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/GroundedReason/ Email us at podcast@groundedreason.com
Aug. 28, 2017 · 00:37:57
With football season quickly approaching Dennis explains how you can watch both NFL and College football without a Pay TV subscription. Watching the NFL without cable TV in 2017: https://www.groundedreason.com/how-to-watch-nfl-football-online/ What about NCAA College Football: https://www.groundedreason.com/college-football-online/ All about TV Antennas: https://www.groundedreason.com/watch-tv-free-antenna-guide/   Please Subscribe to The Show on iTunes, Stitcher, or your Podcast App. Be sure to visit https://www.groundedreason.com  for more tech tips and subscribe to the podcast on your favorite player using the links below. Subscribe Free on iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/grounded-reason-podcast/id1140661229?ls=1&mt;=2 Subscribe Free on Android - http://subscribeonandroid.com/groundedreason.libsyn.com/rss Subscribe Free on Stitcher - http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/grounded-reason-podcast Subscribe Free on Google Play - https://play.google.com/music/m/Ijyw42al3inofdsxd3s44v6rxny?t%3DGrounded_Reason_Podcast Please rate and review the show on iTunes. If you want to send us questions or comments please use any of the methods below. For more information on cutting the cord visit - https://www.groundedreason.com Call and leave a question or comment for the show: (650) 825-5477 (TALK-GRP) Grounded Reason Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/GroundedReason/ Email us at podcast@groundedreason.com
Aug. 21, 2017 · 01:02:17
This episode we discuss everybody losing their heads on Disney’s announcement about their new streaming services. We also discuss some Ajit Pai shadiness at the FCC as it pertains to broadband standards. We also conflicted over Nazis being more popular than the FCC’s plan on repealing Net Neutrality. We live in the upside down.  (2:10) Ajit Pai is trying to lower broadband standards: https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170809/15282637966/fcc-begins-weakening-definition-quality-broadband-deployment-to-aid-lazy-uncompetitive-isps.shtml (9:50) Net Neutrality Update (18:17) Net Neutrality vs Nazis (23:45) Everyone is loosing their mind over Disney’s Cord Cutting move Sources: Tech Crunch : https://techcrunch.com/2017/08/11/dont-ruin-streaming-by-turning-it-into-cable/ NY Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/13/technology/the-messy-confusing-future-of-tv-its-here.html WaPo Article: https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/freedom-from-cable-isnt-free-flood-of-streaming-services-will-make-cutting-the-cord-more-complicated/2017/08/11/01f9ade0-7d1f-11e7-a669-b400c5c7e1cc_story.html Most Watched Shows: http://www.indiewire.com/2017/05/most-watched-tv-show-2016-2017-season-the-walking-dead-this-is-us-football-1201832878/ Please Subscribe to The Show on iTunes, Stitcher, or your Podcast App. Be sure to visit https://www.groundedreason.com  for more tech tips and subscribe to the podcast on your favorite player using the links below. Subscribe Free on iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/grounded-reason-podcast/id1140661229?ls=1&mt;=2 Subscribe Free on Android - http://subscribeonandroid.com/groundedreason.libsyn.com/rss Subscribe Free on Stitcher - http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/grounded-reason-podcast Subscribe Free on Google Play - https://play.google.com/music/m/Ijyw42al3inofdsxd3s44v6rxny?t%3DGrounded_Reason_Podcast Please rate and review the show on iTunes. If you want to send us questions or comments please use any of the methods below. For more information on cutting the cord visit - https://www.groundedreason.com Call and leave a question or comment for the show: (650) 825-5477 (TALK-GRP) Grounded Reason Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/GroundedReason/ Email us at podcast@groundedreason.com
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