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Packets and Bolts

Packets and Bolts is the podcast about technology, life, philosophy, and everything in between. Your hosts, Muskrat and Mongoose, are network engineers and architects with a combined experience of over 30 years in the industry. Join Us on Discord: Follow us on Mastodon: Email:


Last Episode Date: 4 May 2024

Total Episodes: 55

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4 May 2024
Dare to Rethink D.A.R.E.

After surviving the total solar eclipse in April we take a look at the DARE program Is it effective or is it a waste of time and money? Do we dare to say no or yes to DARE? As usual, we review headlines and read listener emails before diving in. Grab a chair and your drink o...

88 min
6 April 2024
Solar Eclipse and the End of the World?!?

Tonight we discuss the upcoming Total Solar Eclipse which occurs on Monday, April 8th. Is this the coming of the end? Let’s dive into the superstitions, bazaar events, and other obscure phenomena tonight as we drink a favored libation. As always, we review headlines first ...

96 min
11 February 2024
Juniper Acquisition and FPGAs with CG!

Tonight CG returns to discuss the HPE acquisition of Juniper along with news in the world of FPGA's. Interview begins at 01:00:40. Settle in as we begin the sixth season of Packets and Bolts with some headlins and a cocktail in this, the first episode of 2024 and the Year of...

96 min
31 December 2023
2023 Year in Review!

It's been another year and 2023 is coming to an end. Grab a drink as we sit down to discuss what has happened in the previous twelve months and what might be to come in 2024.   Gather around as we review headlines, read listener emails, and have some cocktails as we prepare...

82 min
18 December 2023
Interview with Midnight $wami!!!

Today we sit down with audio, recording, and mixing expert, Myron Fett, better known as Midnight $wami, to discuss his time with Sweetwater. Leaving Sweetwater lead him to his new company, "Song Writer's Support" details of which can be found at his website, vi...

94 min
29 November 2023
Interview with James Corbett!!!

Tonight I sit down wtih James Corbett of The Corbett Report to discuss a variety of topics, including tech censorship and geopolitics. The Corbett Report is an independent, listener-supported alternative news source. It operates on the principle of open source intelligence a...

59 min
22 October 2023
Once more unto the breach!!!

It's October and that meanse Cybersecurity Awareness Month! With all the recent breaches and 0-day vulnerabilities going on we are once again discussing the poor state of cybersecurity, especially in the USA. Is your data safe? Pull up a chair while we review headlines, read...

109 min
26 August 2023
The Return of Covid???

New Covid-19 variants are appearing in the news again and some online are predicting new rounds of lockdowns by fall. Is this paranoia or a legit concern?   Join us tonight as we discuss recent Covid news along with headlines while sipping margaritas.   Join Us on Discord:...

99 min
29 July 2023
SysAdmin Day 2023!!!

Happy SysAdmin Day for 2023!!! Join us again as we celebrate all of the System Admins that help the modern world go 'round! Your tireless efforts haven't gone unnoticed at Packets and Bolts. Let's trade war stories over a drink on this stormy July evening...   Join Us on Di...

113 min
17 July 2023
Interview with Michael Horn - July 2023!

Interview with Michael Horn! Michael Horn joins us again to talk about all the recent news dealing with UFOs along with the current turmoil around the world. Muskrat is flying solo today and there are no headlines but in a couple weeks we will be back with the full crew for ...

64 min
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