LogOff Podcast Author
hosted by Ryan Perry
Exploring the convergence of real lives and the Internet, and how to navigate the complicated web we've tangled ourselves in.
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EPISODE 14 – DAVE DOBSON
EPISODE 14 – DAVE DOBSON
05/03/2024 | 1hr 5min

Dave Dobson is the creator of the addictive shareware computer game Snood, which captivated the early Internet. In this episode of LOG OFF, we find out how the game came about and hear how it impacted Dave’s life—and the lives of over one-hundred million other people. Dave also reveals just how much money he made during the game’s peak.

EPISODE 13 – BEN GRAVY
EPISODE 13 – BEN GRAVY
04/26/2024 | 48min

Ben Gravy is a semi-pro surfer, a prolific vlogger, a chaser of novelty waves, a purveyor of stoke, and a New Jerseyan whose family once hosted Paris Hilton and Nicole Ritchie for an episode of The Simple Life. In 2019 he completed his goal of surfing in all 50 states—yes, even the landlocked ones—earning himself a world record and a tidal wave of subscribers to his YouTube channel.

EPISODE 12 – RACHEL FELTMAN
EPISODE 12 – RACHEL FELTMAN
04/12/2024 | 1hr

Rachel Feltman was the Executive Editor at Popular Science, a run that spanned multiple National Magazine Awards and the tumultuous COVID-19 outbreak. She also authored the book Been There, Done That: A Rousing History of Sex, and hosts and produces the popular podcast The Weirdest Thing I Learned This Week, which was recently nominated for its first Webby Award.

EPISODE 11 – ANDY ISAAC
EPISODE 11 – ANDY ISAAC
03/29/2024 | 1hr 17min

17 years ago, Andy Isaac started a blog to chronicle his cancer battle. He’s still fighting that good fight, and has since broadened his posting portfolio to include viral snack reviews and rabid Detroit sports chatter. He’s also gained the title Sausage King of Detroit, and has become synonymous with the terms Faturday and Deez Nuts.

EPISODE 10 – ERIC RITTER
EPISODE 10 – ERIC RITTER
03/15/2024 | 1hr 54min

Eric Ritter has racked up hundreds of thousands of Instagram followers in a few short months, simply by testing everything for lead. He discusses why and how he risks his life to make wildly informative content.

EPISODE 09 – WILL LEITCH
EPISODE 09 – WILL LEITCH
03/08/2024 | 52min

Will Leitch founded the influential sports blog Deadspin in 2005. He’s a contributing editor to New York Magazine, a National Correspondent for MLB.com, the co-host of three podcasts, and the author of six books. Will joined LOG OFF to discuss his many projects, his online journey, one of Ryan’s favorite stories Will ever published, and how he stays so productive.

EPISODE 08 – SCOTT DIKKERS
EPISODE 08 – SCOTT DIKKERS
03/01/2024 | 34min

The Onion founder Scott Dikkers discusses building a comedy empire and how to write funny.

EPISODE 07 – AMANDA CHICAGO LEWIS
EPISODE 07 – AMANDA CHICAGO LEWIS
02/23/2024 | 1hr

Writer and reporter Amanda Chicago Lewis discusses whether SEOs or Google are ruining the Internet, the history and future of search results, how she became a successful journalist, and her best advice for aspiring writers.

EPISODE 06 – JOE BERKOWITZ
EPISODE 06 – JOE BERKOWITZ
02/09/2024 | 1hr 14min

Author and opinion columnist Joe Berkowitz discusses the Internet trends he’s following, his big LinkedIn experiment, the George Carlin AI drama, Bluesky backlash, his Death Cab for Cutie deception, and how he became a professional writer despite not publishing anything until his 30s.

EPISODE 05 – BAILEY CARLIN
EPISODE 05 – BAILEY CARLIN
02/02/2024 | 1hr 31min

Social media pro Bailey Carlin discusses his rapid rise to working with Stephen A. Smith, Amazon, Barstool Sports, Dave & Buster’s, Sports Illustrated, Chris Bosh, Fan Duel, the XFL, and many more impressive names.

EPISODE 04 – DR. WALTER SCHEIRER
EPISODE 04 – DR. WALTER SCHEIRER
01/26/2024 | 57min

Dr. Walter Scheirer, Notre Dame computer science professor and author of “A History of Fake Things on the Internet,” joins LOG OFF to talk deepfakes, artificial intelligence, hacking, the longer-than-you-realized history of memes, and whether we should actually be scared about all this fake stuff.

EPISODE 03 – LEIGH ELLIS
EPISODE 03 – LEIGH ELLIS
01/19/2024 | 2hr 16min

International man of mystery Leigh Ellis, who is on a journey to play 20 pickup basketball games in 20 cities across 20 countries, joins LOG OFF for a fascinating talk about podcasting, travel, hoops, and his online adventures.

EPISODE 02 – ART BUT MAKE IT SPORTS
EPISODE 02 – ART BUT MAKE IT SPORTS
01/12/2024 | 38min

How does a social media account like “Art But Make It Sports” become so entertaining and popular? LJ Rader tells all in episode two of LOG OFF.

EPISODE 01 – BRIAN GRUBB
EPISODE 01 – BRIAN GRUBB
01/05/2024 | 1hr 13min

UPROXX editor-at-large Brian Grubb discusses the internet mischief he’s made over the years, and his fascinating career journey, including his Danger Guerrero era and “the wheelchair stuff.”