The NoRights Podcast: S5E5 – Puppy Monkey Baby

  • On February 8, 2016 ·
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This week Ian and Ben are joined by Frank. But before anything useful can start: Puppy Monkey Baby

The fellas do some catching up and discuss plans for Don’t Starve Together and Chill. Then Ian brings us today’s headlines.

Popular YouTubers Try To Trademark ‘React’ [UPDATE]

Sony is trying to trademark ‘Let’s Play’ videos

Scientists get ‘gene editing’ go-ahead

The Chemical Brothers – Wide Open ft. Beck

Behind the Scenes: The Chemical Brothers ‘Wide Open’

Lego ‘Ghostbusters’ set gives hints for the upcoming film

Then Ben brings a few headlines of his own.

Joe Alaskey, R.I.P.

‘Weird Al’ Yankovic Joins Disney Series ‘Milo Murphy’s Law’

Jim Gaffigan, Carl Reiner Join ‘Duck Duck Goose’ Cast

DreamWorks Debuts ‘Trolls’ Teaser

Universal Releases Expanded Look at ‘Secret life of Pets’

Nick Animated Shorts Names 2015 Selections, Opens Submissions

Finally, all three hunker down for some actor trivia. Who will emerge victorious this week? Tune in to find out!

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The NoRights Podcast: S5E4 – Website Retool

  • On February 1, 2016 ·
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This week Ian and Ben are joined by Frank to take a look at recent changes made to the site. There’s also a late appearance by friend of the show Doug. But first, Ian brings us today’s headlines.

PancakeBot prints flapjacks in any shape you can trace.

Lucid Physics for 3dsmax is out.

What’s stupid this month: Xerox patents sharing documents online.

Warrantless stingray case finally arrives before federal appellate judges.

US Commerce Department wants courts to be kinder, gentler to file sharers.

Then Ben brings us a few more headlines.

What The Hell YouTube?

Netflix Picks up ‘Stretch Armstrong’ Series from Hasbro Studios.

‘The Angry Birds Movie,’ Now With Piss-Swapping and Piss-Swallowing Gags.

WATCH: New Trailer Arrives for LAIKA’s ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’.

Jared Hess to Write and Direct ‘NickToons’ Film.

The Life and Death of the Flash Cartoon.

Moving on to the main topic for this episode, Ben discusses with Ian why he feels it’s important to have your own site and not simply a profile on social media. He asks the guys to take a look at what the site used to look like. Then he tells us about going from looking at portfolio plugins to deciding to change to GridStack – Responsive Agency WordPress Theme. He shows them the demo page for the theme and then asks them to click around NoRightsProductions.com to give him feedback. They share their opinions that he should keep on keepin’ on.

All three hunker down for some movie trivia. Who will emerge victorious this episode? Tune in to find out!

Then, as things are wrapping up, Doug joins in to say hi to everybody. Fun times are had.

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The NoRights Podcast: S5E3 – Gig Economy

  • On January 25, 2016 ·
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This week Ian and Ben are joined by Frank in an early show to discuss the Gig Economy. But first Ian brings us today’s headlines.

Internet of Things security is so bad, there’s a search engine for sleeping kids.

Walmart will close 269 stores this year, affecting 16,000 workers.

Pornography actor opens up ‘Porn University’ for aspiring adult film performers.

And, following up on a discussion with Frank over why he went with AMD over Intel in his recent PC build, Intel paying up after allegedly ‘manipulating’ benchmarks 15 years ago.

Ben then shares a few headlines of his own.

The Asylum Launches Animation Division with ‘Izzie’s Way Home’.

What Is The Animation Wage-Fixing Lawsuit? An Explainer for the Community.

Interview: Richard Williams Talks About His Oscar and BAFTA-Nominated Short ‘Prologue’.

Aaron Augenblick To Direct R-Rated Feature ‘The Adventures of Drunky’.

Aardman Animates Stephen Hawking Lecture.

Today’s show is a discussion of the Gig Economy, where freelancers and independent contractors use apps to find work. There’s been a number of articles written on the possible exploitation; Apploitation in a city of instaserfs; Word of the year candidate ‘gig’ reflects a new economic order; Goodbye Jobs, Hello ‘Gigs’: How One Word Sums Up A New Economic Reality; and at least one In praise of the gig economy. As always, everyone on the podcast is in favor of security and protection for the working class. Apps may make things easier for clients and consumers, but there’s a balance to be struck in terms of convenience when considering people’s livelihoods.

Frank ducks out early to attend a birthday party but Ian and Ben hunker down for some cartoon trivia. Who will emerge victorious this week? Tune in to find out!

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The NoRights Podcast: S5E2 – Metal Trivia

  • On January 18, 2016 ·
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This week Ian and Ben are joined by Frank, Doug, and Nate. First up, Ian brings us today’s headlines.

Driverless, out-of-control car does doughnuts on street.
Bernie Sanders lawyers to Wikipedia: Take down our logo, you’re violating DMCA [Updated].

Hideo Kojima exits Konami, signs with Sony for new PS4 exclusive.
How malware developers could bypass Mac’s Gatekeeper without really trying.

Woman takes to crowdfunding site to get back her Powerball losses.

Then Ben brings us a few news stories of his own.

This 3D Printer Builds Full-Color Paper Models!

Every Single Movie Critic In North America Hated ‘Norm of the North’.
‘Simpsons’ Creator Matt Groening In Talks with Netflix For Animated Series.

Finally everybody hunkers down for some trivia. First they try one about movies but eventually decide to go with heavy metal. Who will emerge victorious this week? Tune in to find out!

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The NoRights Podcast: S5E1 – Happy 2016

  • On January 11, 2016 ·
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Returning from the New Year’s break Ian and Ben are joined by Frank and Nate this week. After some catch up and talk about Frank’s new computer, Ian brings us today’s headlines.

Making 3-D imaging 1,000 times better

Will Supreme Court tackle 1st Amendment issue in Madden NFL litigation?

Disney, Animators Launching Contract Negotiations

DreamWorks Animation Wins Big ‘Kung Fu Panda’ Lawsuit (Exclusive)

New 3D printer makes models out of paper, ink, and glue

Ben then brings us some news stories of his own.

Introducing Movi, the Live Event Camera

Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson Talk “Anomalisa”

‘Gravity Falls’ Creator Alex Hirsch Landing at Fox

Can You Make A Career Out of Internet Animation? The Pegbarians Are Definitely Trying

Learn How Pixar Makes Its Films with the Free Pixar in a Box Program

Finally everybody hunkers down for some tech trivia. Who will emerge victorious this week? Tune in to find out!

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The NoRights Podcast: S4E49 – 2015/2016

  • On December 21, 2015 ·
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This week Ian and Ben are joined by Frank and Doug as they take a look back at the year and plan ahead for the next one. But first, Ben sparks conversation by sharing TOO LIKED TO FAIL – Get rich or die vlogging: The sad economics of internet fame by Gaby Dunn. This leads to a discussion on YouTube, social media in general, Patreon, and the realities of success online. Everyone shares memories of the year, challenges they face looking to 2016, and has a grand old time.

Doug bows out but everyone else hunkers down for a round of Christmas trivia. Who will emerge victorious this week? Tune in to find out!

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The NoRights Podcast: S4E48 – Crystal Pepsi

  • On December 14, 2015 ·
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This week Ian and Ben are joined by Ben’s bro Frank to discuss things on the internet. Kicking off that discussion, Ian brings us today’s headlines.

Pixar co-founder warns virtual-reality moviemakers: ‘It’s not storytelling’

Crystal Pepsi is Ready for a Comeback

Ordering Domino’s pizza just became as easy as pushing a button

Patience, people. USB’s getting better, but first comes confusion

UK citizens may soon need licenses to photograph some stuff they already own

Then Ben shares a few headlines of his own.

Teaser: Laika’s ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ Is A Stop Motion Action-Adventure Film

Can Cartoon Saloon’s Amazon Pilot ‘Eddie of the Realms Eternal’ Make It To Series?

Toonz Inks Broad Content Deal with Gummybear

Finally, all three hunker down for a round of copyright trivia. Who will emerge victorious this week? Tune in to find out!

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The NoRights Podcast: S4E47 – Dino

  • On December 10, 2015 ·
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This week Ian and Ben are joined by Ben’s bro Frank and Doug pops in for a minute. Ben saw The Good Dinosaur so he’s going to tell us about that. But first Ian brings us today’s headlines.

Reinventing a small business: Why branding is a big deal.

Adobe Kills Flash Name, Rebrands It As Animator-Friendly Animate CC. Ben also shares some more links for this story.

Geoff Keighley: Konami blocked Metal Gear creator from accepting award.

Hello Barbie: She’s just insecure.

Intel Skylake CPUs bent and broken by some third-party coolers.

Ben then shares some news stories he’s come across this week.

Lawsuit Alleges Disney’s Board of Directors Knew About Artist Wage-Fixing Conspiracy. Frank mentions a few links on the subject of paying artists.

PSYCHONAUTS 2 IS IN DEVELOPMENT, AND ANYONE CAN PROFIT FROM ITS SUCCESS.

Dragon’s Lair: The Movie Kickstarter (Canceled)

Krita 2.9 Animation Edition Beta released!

Review: Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suite Ultimate 2016.

Niki Yang’s Empowered Fantasy ‘Yoyotoki’ Energizes Amazon Pilot Season.

Samurai Jack will return to Cartoon Network in 2016.

‘Waking Life’ Animation Director Bob Sabiston: It’s OK To Not Work in the Animation Industry.

Ben then shares with us his opinions on Pixar’s recent release, The Good Dinosaur.

Finally, all three hunker down for some sitcom trivia. Who will emerge victorious this week? Tune in to find out!

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The NoRights Podcast: S4E46 – Hats

  • On November 23, 2015 ·
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This week Ian and Ben are joined by Frank to discuss thoughts on marketing/SEO hats. But first Ian brings us today’s headlines.

For-Profit College System Expected to Pay Millions.

Why Most Internships Are Actually Illegal.

Last call sounds for Adobe Revel cloud service.

Ford creates a drugged-driving suit to show why you shouldn’t toke behind the wheel.

Free Amazon scriptwriting app lets scribes pitch directly to Amazon Studios.

Following a discussion with Ian over older people being open to new things, Ben gives us his headlines.

Meet Shirley Curry, A 79-Year-Old YouTube Gamer.

Edgar Wright to direct shadow film for Dreamworks Animation.

Drawing Tablets Head-to-Head: iPad Pro/Pencil vs. Surface Pro vs. Wacom Cintiq Companion.

Sergio Pablos Project ‘Klaus’ Is Moving Forward with Toon Boom as Tech Partner.

Adult Swim Gives ‘Dream Corp’ Greenlight.

‘Family Guy’ Creator Seth Macfarlane Receives WGAW Lifetime Achievement Award.

Moving on to the main topic this episode, Ben asks about hats. Specifically, what kind of promotion and advertising is above board and what isn’t? This takes it’s definition from hacker types, (Hacker Hat Colors Explained: Black Hats, White Hats, and Gray Hats) but it’s common in the world of online marketing and SEO. See: SEO 101: Meet the White Hats, Gray Hats, Black Hats & Asshats.

Finally, all three hunker down for some early computer trivia. Who will emerge victorious this week? Tune in to find out!

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The NoRights Podcast: S4E45 – MST3K Talk

  • On November 16, 2015 ·
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This week Ian and Ben are joined by Frank and Doug. Catching up spirals into more PC part talk as Frank discusses his plans for building a gaming rig. Then Ian brings us his headlines.

World’s only JetPack flies in New York (Capable of 10 Minute Flights!)

NASA has trialled an engine that would take us to Mars in 10 weeks.

Become An Action Figure at @Target With SUPER AWESOME ME.

Post arguing for separation of church and state gets pulled by Facebook.

Cops pull over Google car for doing 24mph in a 35mph zone.

Ben then pulls out his headlines for us.

Bring Back MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000.

Ten Minutes of New ‘Cuphead’ Gameplay Footage.

The VR View-Master is Google Cardboard for kids.

View-Master Virtual Reality Starter Pack.

Enter Virtual Reality.

Fabric Software Prototypes New Editing Tools for Virtual Reality.

Ben then shares his thoughts after watching the new James Bond movie, Spectre.

Then he gives his thoughts on the new Peanuts Movie.

Though Doug bows out early, everyone else hunkers down for some difficult Peanuts trivia. Who will emerge victorious this week? Tune in to find out!

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