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Vs The Net
63 minutes | Mar 17, 2014
Vs The Net EP74 - Yahoo
This week, Lewis, Mat, and Jack talk the Donnie Wahlber of Websites, Yahoo! Lewis takes a stand to defend numa numa guy. Mat is really into watching video resumes and thinks they're stupid. Jack has to get face surgery.Mat takes over explaining the history of the topic from Jack who is very unhappy about it. They all agree that Yahoo's homepage is pretty awful, but has some good features. They want to answer questions in yahoo answers and give incorrect information. They don't spend that much time talking about Yahoo! and instead, Mat tries to get Jack to try 100 days of happiness.
73 minutes | Mar 12, 2014
Vs The Net EP73 - Shock Sites
Get your scared and frightened pants on cuz we're talking about shock sites.Also, check out our new show Vs The Set! Lewis, Mat, and Jack killed all the characters from past shows. Jack is starting a new podcast where he exclusively reads Wikipedia pages, called Jack reads the Wikipedia page vs. everyone.Mat's friends used to watch Shock Videos in a friend's basement all the time, but he's never KISSED a dude. Jack is really not into shock videos and is not looking forward to watching them. They watch Meatspin, Kids in a sandbox, Bansai Kittens, and Lemonparty. We learn that diseased body parts freak Mat out. Blue Waffle is the most disgusting thing that Jack has ever seen. This all builds up to the BME Pain Olympics. Jack watches it for the first time. And doesn't enjoy it.Be sure to watch these videos at home, and play along using the Jack Baker Dick Magnet Scale of Uncomfortableness FineLittle UncomfortableI don't like this Get me out of hereI'm going to pass out
87 minutes | Mar 3, 2014
Vs The Net EP72 - Chum Bucket
This week Jack is away so Mat, and Lewis are joined by Jocelyn Hulme.With Jack gone, Mat, Lewis, and Jocelyn do thing a bit different this week. Instead of one long topic they talk about a group of short ones. but mostly just kind of tell personal stories.Topics:The WWE Network.Google no longer cares about college.Beauty gurus aren't so great after all.
74 minutes | Feb 24, 2014
Vs The Net EP71 - TED Talks
This week, Lewis, Mat, and Jack talk TED after failing to record earlier in the week. They agree that the previous failed attempt was better and attempt to make up for it with playful banter. Mat sings about Jack reading the wikipedia page and coming with the power of 1,000 Thor hammers.They talk about apples for some reason, and Lewis has a t-shirt that says #tshirt.Then they actually talk about TED Talks and immediately gets heated. Mat and Jack have a logical fallacy off and they learn that Mat enjoys the taste of death in a Chinese taste test. Mat and Jack continue to argue about TED talks, and Jack learns that he is a very bitter person and basically hates everything. Then they do a QUESTION REMIX for the first and last time.
63 minutes | Feb 17, 2014
Vs The Net EP70 - Viral Videos
This week, Lewis and Jack talk about viral videos without Mat who is sick. The guys talk about a lot about breakfast and Jack's hatred of it. They decide that Jack is going to start a dairy free restaurant called Not Milk. They also want to start a Denny's Podcast and talk about Hobbit Holes. They are going to promote the restaurant and podcast with viral videos.They both don't really like viral videos because they just appeal to people's emotions. Jack thinks that videos used to be better and now hates all viral videos because he's a bitter old man and all the videos today are hack garbage.They both agree that the Dollar Shave Club video is the best one and explain why. Jack hasn't seen the Kony2012 video and Lewis explains it to him. Then they talk about the problem with viral videos and foreshadow their upcoming big expose on Ted Talks.
64 minutes | Feb 10, 2014
Vs The Net EP69 - Online Dating
Lewis, Mat and Jack talked Online Dating live in front of a studio audience at Cairo Bar in West Chicago.Jack told stories from his experiences on Tinder and OkCupid. Mat shared a list of super weird dating websites. (Jack is thinking of joining the food allergy one) And Vs The Net friend and superfan Katie Keller provided a whole bunch of creepy messages that she had received from dudes online. Then, DJ Rebel Ron showed up for help with setting up his OkCupid profile and may or may not have derailed the entire show.
80 minutes | Feb 3, 2014
Vs The Net EP68 - Snopes
This week, Lewis, Mat and Jack finally put on their mythbustin' pants and talk about Snopes. The guys all like Snopes because people on the internet are stupid and don't think critically about anything. Jack talks about his research from college, which helped prove the people are stupid point.Instead of competing against each other, Lewis and Mat team up during the game where they have to guess if wacky situations were either real or fake.
71 minutes | Jan 27, 2014
Vs The Net EP67 - WWE Network
This week, Mat and Jack cohost with out Lewis. Surprisingly, Mat and Jack stayed on topic for most of the show even without Lewis there to stifle their brilliant creativity. The guys discuss the recent overturning of Net Neutrality and how much they hate. They talk about the changing of media and how they think that TV is going to go online, except for Football which is too powerful. They then talk about the new WWE Network where Mat is excited and Jack knows nothing about wrestling.
84 minutes | Jan 14, 2014
Vs The Net EP66 - Upworthy
The guys prepare an Evening of Mat Elfring with Edward Smathers, Joey Savior, Stevie Legit, and Teddy Beers. Lewis will play a mirror. They also promote the movie Murder Blown starring Steven Baldwin.Then they talk about Upworthy. Mat flies a rocket ship and go through what it takes to work at Upworthy. They break down a bunch of different videos and categories on Upworthy and hate them because they're all fake, heart-warming infotainment garbage.Upworthy takes videos from people and shares content without really ever getting credit. As a professional journalist, Mat doesn't like this. They all hope that Upworthy is just the greatest trolling idea ever. Mat said, "Upworthy is the Lifetime Network of websites" and it is wonderful.The guys play a game again!
39 minutes | Jan 8, 2014
Vs The Net EP65 - 2014 Predictions
This week Mat, Jack, and Lewis give their predictions for 2014. In this mini sode the three give some ideas of what they think the new year hold for the internet. Mostly robots fighting.
75 minutes | Dec 31, 2013
Vs The Net EP64 - Best of the Net 2013
This week Mat, Jack, and Lewis take a look back at the biggest things that happen on the net in 2013This week the guys go back and talk about the things they feel where the big happens on the net in the past year.
63 minutes | Dec 13, 2013
Vs The Net EP63 - Tila Tequila
This week Mat, Jack, and Lewis talk about the Myspace Queen Tila Tequila.This week the guys ask the question is Tila Tequila really crazy or just desperate for attention. Jack had some birthday plans. Mat poses as a space lawyer. Why do the jews get blamed for so much stuff?
28 minutes | Dec 1, 2013
Vs The Net EP62 - Online Education Part 2
This week Mat, and Lewis revisit online education.After listing to Sode 56 about online education Mat has a bone to pick with Lewis about what he had to say.
79 minutes | Nov 22, 2013
Vs The Net EP61 - Memes
This week the three are back together and their talking Memes!Mat, Lewis, and Jack are together again. They talk about Memes, are they the worst? We meet a man who deals in Meme stocks, and they say me me me me way too much.
83 minutes | Nov 15, 2013
Vs The Net EP60 - Bitcoin
This week Jack is in Rockford so Mat, and Lewis are joined by Bear to talk Bitcoins.Mat, Lewis, and guest host Bear discuss the online currency Bitcoin. What are they, where did they come from, and how do you get them? Are the good or bad? What happens if China gets them all. Seriously, Bear is really scared about China getting all the Bitcoins.
73 minutes | Nov 8, 2013
Vs The Net EP59 - Net Neutrality
This week Mat, and Lewis are joined by Jocelyn to talk about Net Neutrality.Mat, Lewis, and Jocelyn discuss if net neutrality is good or bad. Should Comcast be able to do what they want with their infrastructure. Jocelyn reads a paper she wrote in high school thats kind of about the typic. and DJ Rebel Rod gives out some advice.
61 minutes | Nov 1, 2013
Vs The Net EP58 - Halloween Spooktacular
Mat and Jack ignore their topic and instead try to solve Mat’s depression issues. They reminisce about their favorite Vigo Mortensen roles. Claude Pickens stops in to tell a ghost story for Halloween and then also critique ghost related costumes. They are visited by a real life ghost hunter, Trey Diamond, who plays some secret ghost recordings for them. Then, they answer questions even though they never talked about the topic.Lewis is trick-or-treating during the time of recording and does not appear on the show.
87 minutes | Oct 25, 2013
Vs The Net EP57 - Healthcare.gov
Lewis and Jack are joined by Jocelyn this week to talk about the new Healthcare.gov website. Jack reads the history of the term "Obamacare." Then they talk about healthcare, something none of them have ever paid for, or know much about. The website was really expensive and they all tried to figure out why. Lewis needs healthcare, so they go on the website to see if it will work. Jack started filling out information about Claude Pickens, but stopped because he was afraid of committing fraud.
70 minutes | Oct 18, 2013
Vs The Net EP56 - Online Education
This week both Mat, and Jack out gone, so Lewis is joined by Eric Younglove, and Jocelyn Hulme to talk about Online Education.Lewis, Eric, and Jocelyn talk about online classes, why college is horrible. Why code academy is awesome, Do people even need class rooms anymore or can it all be done online. Lewis can't seem to understand not just teaching yourself stuff. Eric, and Jocelyn are going to be lab partners.
72 minutes | Oct 11, 2013
Vs The Net EP55 - Viruses
Lewis and Jack are joined by Eric Younglove to talk about computer viruses . . . sort of. They talk about Leonard Nemoy a lot. Eric interrupts Jack reading the Wikipedia page. Lewis leaves to go to another dimension and brings back multi-dimensional cookies. Then, they preview Lewis' new podcast, "Independence Day Plot Holes." They finally talk about viruses, before playing a game of Hoax or Beware. They are also joined by a peep from the Marshmallow Dimension.
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