Blackout's Box Podcast

Blackout's Box Podcast

By Blackout / Michael Biggins
All new insanity from an insane man with a hat in an outsane world. THE old school original live streamer & podcaster before it was even called podcasting! From prank / crank / improvisation calls & comedy bits to long philosophical and spiritual rants on the nature of reality, life , death, the Law of Attraction and your grandma at a strip club - this is Blackout's Box, old and new - remastered classics and all new audio gold. SPIRITUALITY & STUPIDITY - COMEDY CULTURE ART MUSIC PHILOSOPHY FILM RANDOMNESS LOVE LIGHT LAUGHTER KINDNESS CREATIVITY & ABUNDANCE FOR ALL ALWAYS!
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Take Your Medicine
You should always take your medicine, because if you don't, you could have traumatic fits! In these calls, I play a slightly modified version of John Dandell who is now a pharmacist, along with his outspoken assistant pharmacist Hector, and yes, good old lovable Gladys Ridgeford even makes an appearance. Come spend a day in the life of the Cronigs and listen to their sanity and patience slowly dwindle away as they fall victim to the insanity of the Blackout's Box world characters.
23:11
January 15, 2020
Corporate Shit (featuring Gladys Ridgeford)
You may think that infomercials and scam commercials are a thing of the past, only for those enough stupid enough to still subscribe and pay for cable TV on an old tube, and you would be right, but they are still here and your grandma and other old people with high credit limits and high insomnia are the targets of such things.  Fear not though, for Gladys Ridgeford Fights BACK! Or at least gives you a chuckle. (C) Blackout aka Michael Biggins & Blackout.com & Blackout's Box Studios.
22:44
January 9, 2020
Doggy Ease - Gladys Ridgeford deals with Dog Anxiety
The modern world is miraculous to behold. What a truly amazing and great society we live in, where technology has advanced so much - that CDs are now available for dogs.  Hey now, don't protest, aren't dogs entitled to the same clarity, fidelity, convenience, and listening enjoyment that compact discs provide for humans? Dog's are actually lucky creatures aren't they, because they started right out with the compact disc. They didn't have to fiddle around with bulky and lame sounding 8 track tapes, hissy cassettes, or scratch prone records.  Nope... dogs jumped right to the CD, and apparently just in time too, because as it turns out - dogs are really stressed out - and CDs calm them down.  At least that is what one corporation that makes the dog CDs is saying, and corporations don't lie.
16:42
December 30, 2019
Tesser & Requiem for a Dream Gay Bar
In this episode of the Blackout's Box Podcast we flashback trip unto the stupid fantastic with call ins about watching Requiem for a Dream while on a passenger flight & listen to Tesser's dreams of film production, all while going to a really bad gay bar. S1 EP10
32:20
December 27, 2019
Depression & Buttworms
Do buttworms (butt worms) cause depression? Does depression cause buttworms? How scary are empty buffet restaurants? In this episode of the Blackout's Box Podcast I open up on what depression does to creativity, how you can going from being an extrovert into a introvert,  and what buttworms do to your ass.  Remember that you can send replies, messages, and requests via voice on https://anchor.fm/BlackoutsBox or e-mail box @blackout.com
37:55
December 16, 2019
The Breakfast Club & Fat Albert
Sound boards used to be a thing. To be able to manipulate them live and choose the appropriate response in time was hard.  Now everything is easy as shit. Yeah. I'm a generation beta alpha zen master.
05:40
December 12, 2019
Christian Slater Prank Call (FULL UNEDITED VERSION)
Before the Apple Iphone hit it big in 2007, the big deal was a phone called the Sidekick. The sidekick had issues though, in that Paris Hilton used it and it was very easy to hack it or copy your entire contact list.   Of course, all the celebrity telephone numbers on Paris Hilton's sidekick were released and copied and spread around the net in certain hacker communities within about an hour. Before any of the numbers were changed, I got a chance to look at the list and give Christian Slater a call.  Howard Stern even listened to it and talked about it and aired a very highly edited version without giving any credit.  This is the absolute full version.
39:14
December 9, 2019
The Dog Beaters Prank Call with Gladys Ridgeford
Everyone's favorite bourbon drinking narcissistic old lady in her first and biggest prank / crank call where she convinces a accuses an eventually convinces a married couple that they will never kick a dog in the as again. S1- Ep6
22:50
December 2, 2019
The Sins of Kilty O'neil
A live exorcism over the phone from calling a televangelist. Yeah, I swear. This was all real. I had the sound fx piped through the phone line and everything.
06:19
November 30, 2019
A Crackhouse (Crack House) Christmas & I've Got Talent Remastered with commentary
Double feature! Remember those 90's style commercials and infomercials that would try and get you to buy a compilation of either soft rock, 80s hits, 70s ballads, or Christmas compilations?  That's where I got the idea for A Crack House Christmas. I wanted to make a parody of those cheesy commercial styles  but position it from the point of view of  hard ghetto drug pimp.  I've Got Talent is a prank call that came from the idea of a completely talent-less kid, but who is ultra confident that he is the best that ever lived.  Remember to subscribe and rate if you want this continue and also, if you are able to, support on https://patreon.com/BlackoutsBox  Thanks! - Blackout
25:31
November 29, 2019
For Kids or Not for Kids? How YouTube is being unclear with creators about FTC COPPA laws
YouTube (the actual entity that collects data on everyone who uses it) is trying to shift blame on their data collecting of minors to individual creators by parsing videos into only two categories: for kids or not for kids & not providing a middle ground (for general audiences) which most channels fall under.   They are NOT BEING honest, realistic, or transparent about the FTC fines & COPPA (Children's Online Privacy Protection Act) law, how compliance actually works, and are dodging having to fix their broken system by shifting the blame from their data collection of 12 and under (which they have control of) to creators because of a few bad acting channels. You can fight back! What YouTube has told you is very unclear and misleading.  COPPA clearly DOES NOT consider "General Audience" or "Mixed audience" videos such as gaming, animation, or vlogs that both adults and children might enjoy to be in the "directed at children" category. You are only in that category if YOU ARE DIRECTLY AND PURPOSELY directing and targeting children as your audience. YouTube is not taking this into account and the burden should be on them to update their data collection techniques.  This whole fiasco is leaving many channel creators highly disturbed and upset and some even quitting their channels all together. Don't take this lying down - fight back for YouTube to institute a true general audience or mixed categorization that actually represents and complies with COPPA without throwing creators under the bus.  Educate yourself and let your objections be know to @TeamYouTube  @YouTube @YTCreators as well as the FTC at https://www.ftc.gov/about-ftc/commiss... and the online COPPA petition https://www.change.org/p/youtubers-an... YouTube's Creator Compliance & Warning Video: https://youtu.be/-JzXiSkoFKw Social Media Lawyer Ian Corzina full videos on COPPA & other Social media Law: https://youtu.be/3GwDrHOe43E (what youtube's not telling you about coppa) https://youtu.be/pwnvjuCTb54 (COPPA INSIDER Update - What YouTube is hiding)  FTC Press Conference on 170 million dollar Google  / YouTube settlement: https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/audio... Tweet @TEAMYoutTube & @YTCreators  #CreatorsFightBack #Coppa #FTC Help keep this channel alive! - support on https://patreon.com/BlackoutsBoxand bring back remastered classics and all new material!
21:06
November 27, 2019
I Ain't Don't Got No Turkey
It’s Thanksgiving somewhere in the 90s, and I, as usual, was not celebrating with my family because they hated me.  Instead, I decided to stay on live the whole day at 88.5 WKPX, and I make up this little song about how I ain't don’t have any turkey…  you don’t have any turkey.. where the hell IS the turkey? This has been lost for a long time and I found it on a crappy cassette tape of my old NO CLASS radio show - so the quality level is a little lacking, but the heart’s still there.  You’ll be singing along before you know it.  I dedicate this to all those turkeyless Thanksgivings, Christmases, and any other Holidays that had to be spent alone.
03:04
November 23, 2019
Blackout's Box Podcast Beta Test
A time traveling  way before the internets was a thing gets into the internets and finds just how internets it might be, Are we Gods? Are we God itself? Are we peasants controlled by a manipulative magical occult authority type god, group or mass consciousness?  Or are we just all of the above - the paranoia? Welcome to Blackout's Box - the Podcast
03:06
November 14, 2019