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The User Friendly Show is dedicated to those that love everything technology and dream of how that tech will improve and change their lives.
2019 - User Friendly 2.0 Season 1 - Radio Format.
Season  Episode  Title Listen  Length  Air Date  Topics
1 16 TBD Listen on-air Saturday 9/28 at 5:00 p.m. at AM 860 The Answer TBD September 28, 2019 TBD
1 15 Rose City Comic Con 36:57 September 21, 2019 Join us this week for live coverage of the Rose City Comic Con recorded directly from the show floor. Also an interview with the cast of the upcoming show "Stumptown" set in our home city Portland, Oregon.

This week also includes a Q&A and the latest in Technology/Pop Culture news. >br?William Sikkens, Jeremy and Gretchen Winkler
1 14 RoboPop 38:59 September 14, 2019 Congressman Greg Walden joins us to talk about his legislation to stop the menace of robocalls. This interview gives us a "behinds the scenes" look about a solution as well as details on these popular scams.
Ron Brewster with Rose City Comic Con tells us about this premier event happening this weekend and how you can attend.
1 13 Accessible Tech and FEMA Advise 35:24 September 7, 2019 FEMA joins us this week to talk about getting prepared for the unknown while your children head back to school.  We talk about what should be in your preparedness kit.
Our guest this week discusses technology for those who are disabled.  His company creates unique equipment for mobility and other needs.
We also present our Q&A this week as well as the latest in tech news.
William Sikkens, Jeremy and Gretchen Winkler
1 12 Around The House 37:29 August 31, 2019 The One and Only Eric G, Host of "Around The House", joins us to talk home improvement and home tech.
William Sikkens, Jeremy and Gretchen Winkler
1 11 Steve Wozniak's Silicon Valley Comic Con LIVE! 38:35 August 24, 2019 Join us this week for live coverage from Steve Wozniak's 2019 Silicon Valley Comic Con (#svcc2019) in San Jose. Interviews include the NASA Rover, a behind the scenes look at cosplay and the costume content and much more.
This unique convention by Apple is one of the team's favorites.
William Sikkens, Jeremy and Gretchen Winkler
1 10 Tech Overload 2.0 35:45 August 17, 2019 Join us this week for a discussion on how to become a software developer. Our guests has been in the industry for about 6 years - coming over from being an educator.
Also this week we take a behind the scenes look at the User Friendly 2.0 show.
William Sikkens, Jeremy and Gretchen Winkler
1 9 Black Hat Live From Las Vegas 38:33 August 10, 2019 Join us for coverage of the 2019 Black Hat cyber security conference recorded live on the floor in Las Vegas. Reporter Chaz Wellington brings us the latest in news and activity with interviews from the exhibitors.
Bill Sikkens, Jeremy and Gretchen Winkler, Chaz Wellington
1 8 Rock & Roll & RPG's 38:42 August 3, 2019 This week we talk about cyborgs and health! Elon Musk is creating a device to connect bluetooth to your brain. (Not scifi - real deal). What could go wrong?
Best Selling author Daniel Newman of the book "Human Machine" joins us to talk about cybernetics. Ready or not they are here.
Also joining us today is author Joan Lubar of "Rock & Roll at Any Age" who tells us how to stay fit and happy. A rebellious look at life, health & spiritual wisdom from the Sassy Sage.
Bill Snodgrass joins us this week to tell us about the new Pathfinder Role Play Game.
Technical discussions include the Capital One data breach, unlocked cell phones and more.
Bill Sikkens, Jeremy and Gretchen Winkler, Bill Snodgrass
1 7 Jobs 2.0 38:23 July 27, 2019 This week we welcome special guest Jenni Glatz of VanderHowen, a local women owned technology job agency which has been around since 1987.  She tells us about what it's like to apply for a job now that tech has replaced the old way of applying.  How can you make your resume stand out among the crowd?
Also today Gretchen and Jeremy review a Star Wars novel and special guest host "G" joins us for an User Friendly favorite - I Hate Technology!
This weeks listener questions explore what's really different between landline and the new Internet and Cable phones.   Also how to (try) and get tickets to San Diego Comic Con 2020.  (Spoiler alert, you have to start now!)
Bill Sikkens, Jeremy and Gretchen Winkler
1 6 Emergency Technology 36:49 July 20, 2019 Join us this week to hear the advise of the experts at FEMA in the event of a disaster. How do you use technology correctly and what resources are available to you? Radio is one.
Also we take a look back at how User Friendly got started and what is coming in the future.
Sikkens, William, Winkler Gretchen, Winkler Jeremy
1 5 FCC 37:48 July 13, 2019 User Friendly 2.0 reporter Chaz Wellington brings us coverage of VidCon 2019 with interviews recorded live on the convention floor.
Check out Stumptown SuperCon 2019 - a superhero pub crawl by Stumptown Events.
Also the Federal Communications Commission joins us with the latest on their battle with Robocalls - and what you can do to protect yourself. William Sikkens, Jeremy and Gretchen Winkler, Bill Snodgrass, Chaz Wellington
1 4 4th of July 36:10 July 6th, 2019 Happy 4th Of July from the team at User Friendly 2.0!
Join us this week as we look at some 4th of July activities including the Portland Zoo and the technology behind fireworks.
This week we also take another look at the Robo Caller problem and our efforts to find out about the new rules. We describe "data breach notification fatigue".
Q&A from listeners this week include security and password updates, Internet browsers and a question from the San Jose Comic Con.
William Sikkens, Jeremy and Gretchen Winkler, Bill Snodgrass
1 3 Screen Time 38:54 June 29, 2019 This week’s User Friendly 2.0 podcast investigates the issue of Technology and Screen Time for children. What is too much screen time? Clinical Psychologist Dr. Lindman and our own host Bill Snodgrass discuss their views on this topic.
Also join us this week as we dive into the massive problem of Robocalls and what the FCC plans to do about it.
Finally, for our Popular Culture fans we review the Portland Geek Expo.
William Sikkens, Jeremy and Gretchen Winkler, Bill Snodgrass
1 2 The Magic of Pixar 37:52 June 22, 2019 Join us this week for an interview with Ruthy Aldrich, the Feature Hall Science Educator at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) as she takes us behind the scenes of their national Pixar exhibit.
Also this week is a review of the popular Toy Story 4, the latest in the franchise.
Tech Topics include the DHS hack of 645,000, Facebook's venture into cryptocurrency, 5G and cord cutting. POP Topics include the GeekExpo 2019 in Portland.
William Sikkens, Bill Snodgrass, Gretchen and Jeremy Winkler
1 1 Emerald City 36:07 June 17, 2019 User Friendly 2.0, a reboot of the popular User Friendly show, airs it's pilot this week on Salem Media Group's KPAM The Answer.
Join us this week for coverage of the Emerald City Comic Con with live from the floor interviews. Check out the latest in technology and pop culture news.
William Sikkens, Gretchen Winkler, Jeremy Winkler, Bill Snodgrass
2018-2019 - User Friendly Season 6 - 1 Hour Format.
Season  Episode  Title Listen  Length  Air Date  Topics
7 1 Wizard World Portland 2019 25:04 March 15, 2019 Join us for LIVE on the floor coverage of the Portland Wizard World Comic Con!
6 15 Black Hat 2018 26:42 August 18, 2018 This week is a special edition show covering Black Hat 2018. Las Vegas Reporter Chaz Wellington attends the show and delivers interviews from the floor.
6 14 Comic Con International 2018 72:01 July 28, 2018 LIVE from San Diego Comic Con 2018!
6 13 Antman, Cowboys and Hacking 50:27 July 12, 2018 Join us this week as we prepare for the San Diego Comic Con. And with the topic of conventions we interview the producers of the Cowboy Con in Las Vegas and Reno Nevada. Technology covers the Exacts Data Breach and Moviepass. Mr. Movie covers this summers blockbusters including Antman and the Wasp.
6 12 Privacy Where No One Has Gone Before 57:01 June 22, 2018 This week we take a look at why all your privacy agreements have been updated as well as changes coming from new copyright laws. Star Trek has announced updates for the franchise including 4 new projects. We also look at the "free" smart thermostats being offered by the power companies and what strings are attached. Electric lawn mowers are reviewed.
6 11 Phil Ortiz and the Animation of the Simpsons 54:02 June 15, 2018 Join us this week with our celebrity guest Phil Ortiz. Phil brings 30 years experience as a professional animator as well as background design supervisor for the Simpsons. Also this week we take a look at hiring and working with programmers and Mr. Movie reviews "Incredibles 2".
6 10 Cyber Secure 52:34 May 25, 2018 This week we have the return of a feature from our first and second season - "I Hate Technology" with Gary Wolcott. Have you ever had issues with customer service from a tech company? We have and we talk about it. We also discuss "Infinity War Part 1" and the live theater play "The Watson Intelligence".
Reporter Chaz Wellington interviews our special guest this week, Mr. Chase Norlin, CEO of Transmosis. He tells us about how to get into the cyber security field and some special opportunities for our Veterans.
6 9 Furries! 59:46 May 18, 2018 This week show is a look at the Furry Fandom and a story about everyone coming together to help a little 9 year old Tiger. Also this week Mr. Movie reviews "Deadpool 2" and we look at this weeks tech news.
6 8 Google 60:38 May 9, 2018 Join us this week for a complete report on all the new products being introduced at Google I/O. This is the year of artificial intelligence. Also this week a review of the Admiral Thrawn and Legends Trilogy and a look at why Twitter asked you to change your password. Finally the team visits a "May the 4th" party - and one of our hosts takes first place in the costume contest!
6 7 Mobile World Congress 55:22 April 26, 2018 Join us this week for a look at the new tech from the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. We also look at the role of a tech freelancer and how to become one as well as the new service from Amazon to deliver to your home and car when you aren't there.
6 6 The Fandemic Tour 55:39 April 20, 2018 Fandemic CEO John Macaluso joins us to talk about what goes into a Comic Con - from production to celebrities. Learn about who we will see at Sacramento in June. Also this week we talk about house and car tech and take a look at the "Rampage" movie.
6 5 Actors, Astronauts & Astrophysicists, Oh My! Live from Silicon Valley Comic Con! 48:48 April 12, 2018 Join us live from the floor of Steve Wozniak's Silicon Valley Comic Con!
6 4 Silicon Valley Tech News 53:45 April 4, 2018 Join us this week before our live show from Steve Wozniak's Silicon Valley Comic Con as we take a look at the latest news from this innovative part of California. Sikkens William, Winkler Gretchen, Winkler Jeremy. Edited by Bill Snodgrass.
6 3 The Dark Side of Tech 45:51 March 16, 2018 This weeks episode dives into the recent failures of Alexa and Smart Things - what happened? Also a review of Canto Bright (Book), A Wrinkle in Time and Black Panther (Movies) We also remember Dr. Hawking who left us this week. Sikkens William, Winkler Gretchen, Winkler Jeremy, Wolcott Gary. Edited by Bill Snodgrass.
6 2 Seattle Busted 53:58 March 9, 2018 Join us this week to find out what happened on our trip to Seattle. Our Mr. Movie gives his take on the Oscars. We look at the new Samsung Galaxy phone as well as the rumors around the Sony Playstation 5. In addition we discuss model building and upcoming events. Sikkens William, Winkler Gretchen, Winkler Jeremy, Wolcott Gary. Edited by Bill Snodgrass.
6 1 Technology Overload 51:13 March 3, 2018 In our Season 6 opener our Mr. Movie interviews the hero's from the movie "The 15:17 to Paris". We discuss several issues with new technology and talk about what's coming up for this year.
2019 - KPAM Radio Tech Tuesday on First Edition
Season  Episode  Title Listen  Length  Air Date  Topics
1 7 Lake Oswego School Tech, Bluetooth and Fingerprint Hacking 6:54 August 27, 2019 Join us to learn about a new technology the Lake Oswego School District is using to keep your children safe.
Also we discuss security issues with Bluetooth and another hack - this time fingerprints.
1 6 Microsoft Update, Hillsboro Internet and Facial Recognition 6:34 August 20, 2019 Did you have a difficult Windows update? If so you are not alone. Listen to find out what happened and how to fix it.
Also the City of Hillsboro updates us on their high speed Internet progress and news on facial recognition.
1 5 How To Recover From Capital One 6:55 August 13, 2019 Are you a victim of the Capital One hack? If so, or even if you might be, please listen today on how to protect yourself.
1 4 8chan 6:31 August 6, 2019 Website 8chan is dropped by Internet service CloudFlare. Join us for details.
1 3 Capital One Breech 5:13 July 30, 2019 Capital One has been hit by a hack affecting over 100 million clients. A Seattle woman has been arrested in conjunction with this crime. Listen for information on how you can protect your money.
1 2 5G, Add Blockers and Apple Watch 5:50 July 23, 2019 5G by the end of the year? We also look at add blockers for your browser and the eavesdropping issue with Apple Watch and iOS
1 1 FaceApp 5:13 July 18, 2019 We look at FaceApp and it's security
Around the House with Eric G
Part Episode Title Listen Air Date Topics
1 731 Smart Homes 2.0 May 25, 2019 Hour 1 - join us to look at what has changed in smarthomes since December. Spoiler alert - A lot!
1 731 Smart Homes 2.0 May 25, 2019 Hour 2 - join us to look at what has changed in smarthomes since December. Spoiler alert - A lot!
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December 1, 2018 12:00 Noon PST What to expect when setting up a tech savvy home automation system.
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December 1, 2018 1:00 PM PST How home automation can help the elderly.