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The IT in the D Show

So what do a couple of IT guys from Detroit talk about when they go to the bar?
Welcome to the IT in the D show, brought to you by long-time Detroit IT veterans Bob Waltenspiel (The Sales Guy), and Dave Phillips (The Geek).
The duo has been putting on free networking events for the metro Detroit information technology community for over 10 years, helped more than 1,200 people find new jobs, and been featured in local and national news stories and publications for their efforts. After taking on speaking engagements starting in 2011 that helped refine their message, in 2013 they took their ramblings to a broadcast format that has proven to be far more popular than anyone expected.
The IT in the D show is more conversational and less instructional – it is far more geared toward entertainment and local goings-on in the metro Detroit area than a deep-dive about specific technical issues. It’s a bar chat, not technical seminar. You’ll hear more movie quotes than MySQL queries and more Depeche Mode than development methodologies. Not that the guys don’t roll up their sleeves and deep dive from time to time, but with guests ranging from local CIOs and CEOs to roller derby girls and pop culture icons from the 80s, don’t let the “IT” in “IT in the D” scare you.
Each weekly two-hour show typically includes current events and stories, guests ranging from local entrepreneurs to local IT rock stars to people with great local stories to tell, rants, raves and everything you’d expect from a couple of guys who have known each other and been drinking together for nearly two decades.
The show has been listened to over five million times to date and has been heard in all 50 states and 41 countries. We appreciate the time spent with us and welcome all feedback.

Episode 397 with Jer Staes of Daily Detroit

Jer Staes of Daily Detroit is back! Topics included movie and television news and reviews, TVs making money from ads, a meat industry cyber attack, and Amazon Sidewalk. Jer also shares some of his favorite new patios in Detroit. Visit

Episode 396 Tom Lawrence of Lawrence Systems

Tom Lawrence of Lawrence Systems joins us to talk about hackers, masks, and details on his YouTube projects like The Homelab Show and how he organizes his content himself. (Sorry for Randy's audio issues--he's working on it.)

Episode 395 with Caston Thomas

Caston Thomas has a new role at a healthcare cybersecurity company called MedSec. He joins Bob and Randy to discuss the Colonial Pipeline ransomware and other tech news stories.

Special Edition: Remembering Dave with Ming and Mike

Ming Chen and Mike Zapcic (from "I Sell Comics", "The Ming & Mike Show", A Shared Universe PodcaStudioor "AMC's Comic Book Men" ) join Bob and Randy to tell stories about Dave Phillips, who passed unexpectedly a month ago.…

The OK, Boomer Episode

Damn we sounded like a bunch of grumpy old men in this one. Which... well, I guess we sort of are.