Louie Girardot

Louie Girardot has been working as an IT professional since 1996 and has weathered a dizzying array of technological innovations since that time. Louie has previously never had a job that lasted this long - which he credits to the incredibly diverse range of industries that he gets to service - there is just never a dull moment. Some of his most interesting projects include a video system that captures video from inside underground sewer lines and a system that integrated two offices - one in New York City and one in Carbondale to function as if under the same roof. Louie's lifetime goal as a geek is to "dumb down" technical matters and use analogies to make technology accessible to the common man. As a Geekspeak host this translates into making the show as un-technical as possible; connecting with listeners who would normally roll their eyes and change the channel.

Ways to Connect

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Andrea Orrego, found and CEO of Atelier, and Chris Beebe, founder of GloBe Map, join Matt and Louie to chat about designing apps and local opportunities to get involved.

Louie Girardot and Matt McBrayer are KDNK's trusted geeks. In this week's show, they encourage critical engagement with news media and remind listeners to jiggle their cables and restart devices. Donna calls to talk about Google Lens.

MacBooks have a history of being challenging to fix, especially the ones with glued-in batteries! Donna calls to affirm this and The Geeks respond by acknowledging that some Macs don't seem to ever die. This evolves into a thoughtful discussion of the Right to Repair Movement.

KDNK Geeks Talk About "The Ring"

May 20, 2019
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What ring, you ask? Foreign correspondent Donna calls in to explain.

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Between answering calls, KDNK's Geekspeak shares the latest in tech, including Amazon's venture into package delivery, and gives tips for safeguarding passwords.

Guest Tanner Stirrat joins Matt McBrayer to discuss the European Union's Articles 11 and 13 and what changes those may bring to the Internet. 

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April Fools! Matt and Louie explain "Poe's Law" and share some April Fools fun. Plus, Japanese talking toilets?

The Geeks give details about Google Chrome's "zero-day vulnerability," providing tips for password security and answering live calls with tech questions.

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This month's episode of Geek Speak warns against accepting phone calls from someone representing "the Internet." And the Geeks answer your general tech questions.
 

Geek Speak airs twice monthly on KDNK. It's a live call-in tech talk show with Matt McBrayer, Louie Girardot, Foreign Correspondent Donna, and occasional special guests. Hear past episodes here.

The Geeks weigh in on Facebook's 15-year anniversary and ponder whether the social media network is a glowingly wonderful thing, or just plain evil. Geek Speak airs two Mondays a month on KDNK. The live call-in show features hosts Matt McBrayer, Louie Girardot, Foreign Correspondent Donna, and occasional special guests. Hear archived episodes here.

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On this week's Geek Speak, hosts Louie Girardot and Matt McBrayer talk tech, including the relationship between iCloud and Google Photos. Catch Geek Speak every first and third Monday on KDNK. Hear archived episodes here.

The program Geek Speak returns for a new year. DNA testing starts the conversation. Later, a caller wants to know more about so-called "fake news."

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Louie and Matt say farewell to the craziness of 2018 with more advice for protecting oneself from online hackers.

Host Matt McBrayer is joined by KDNK News Director Raleigh Burleigh Shopping Safely and Louie Girardot by phone to give provide tips about shopping safely and smartly online.

Today on Geekspeak, Matt and Louie are joined by special guest Bryan Ward, founder of Sopris Health and Wellness and a lifetime geek, to discuss how technology may unite us when it seems to be so steadily dividing us.

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The Geeks talk about problems with OS X 10.14, computer security, changes to Outlook.com mail and IBM buying the largest Unix distributor.

Matt McBrayer calls Louie Girardot for engaging conversation on Geekspeak.

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The Geeks return to answer tech questions and give helpful advice about staying safe while surfing the web.

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The Geeks return for a September show, reminding listeners to renew their support on the eve of KDNK's Fall Membership Drive.

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After a considerable hiatus the Geeks are back with a new schedule. From now on out, you can catch Geekspeak every first and third Monday at 4:30. Louie also takes the opportunity to announce his semi-retirement before pondering some worst case scenarios of new tech like Alexa's improved memory recall.

The Geeks tell the latest in tech news and answer calls with helpful computer advice.

Steve Tarver joins the geeks discuss enterprise, public cloud, CenturyLink DSL, and an issue with Avast Antivirus and the latest Windows update.

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The Geeks ponder a moment of silence for the death of net neutrality and go on to answer calls on other topics including the impending Robot Revolution.

The Geeks Return

Jun 4, 2018
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After a short vacation, the Geeks are back to answer computer related questions and ponder peculiarities of the cyberverse, such as: Louie's untapped talents as a private detective.

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Louie and Matt answer the pleas of callers with helpful computer advice and share their thoughts on the latest in tech and Facebook. The Geeks will be taking a deserved rest for the month of May.

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The Geeks discuss privacy, security, and tech while taking calls from fans with computer-related questions.

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On today's show Louie and Matt ask listeners what it would take to regain confidence in Facebook following recent data/ privacy breach scandals. Computer-related questions are also answered live on air.

Cambridge Analytica

The Geeks discuss the recent Facebook and Cambridge Analytica  scandal and help a caller with her hijacked webpage.

SBDC consultant Jonathan Stokely returns to update the Geeks about the GlenX Business Incubator pitch competition, seeking an audience to help judge the 15 remaining contestants on Thursday, March 20, at 7pm at the Third Street Center. The winner will receive $10,000 funding towards their business idea.

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KDNK's Geeks ponder tech and answer the questions of callers.

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