4: The Value of Community

Episode 4 · June 29th, 2020 · 26 mins 13 secs

About this Episode

Episode 4: The Value of Community



In this week’s episode:

Andy Mac’s YouTube channel deleted.

Community members collaborating to make a challenge lock.

The value of the locksport community.

Another new black belt picker


Thank you to everyone that contributed to this episode. And to everyone that has shared this podcast with others.  It really helps.  


If you feel you are getting value from this show, please help us by supporting the show in one of the following ways.

Help me make this podcast a resource for the community by sending me any news or information you would like to share.  Share anything you have that is locksport related, even if you don’t think it’s important. It might just be the bit of info I needed. If not, no harm done.

Contribute financially to allow me to spend more time working on the show or help cover the costs of hosting and equipment.

Spread the word.  Share this podcast with your lock picking buddies.  


Contact Information

Email: podcast@thelocksportscast.com

Reddit: currentc57 on r/locksport

Discord: Lockpickers United as Current, Extraordinary League of Pickers as Current, CBC as Current






The locksport rules:  

     Rule 1: never pick a lock that you don’t own or do not have permission to pick.  

     Rule 2: do not pick locks that you rely on or that are in use


Remember this podcast can’t exist without your support.

Please keep sending in your news, links and giveaways.


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Community News:

Andy MAC’s YouTube channel deleted last week.

He created a new channel. But lost all his videos and had to start from scratch again.

Please go subscribe to his new channel and subscribe.


You can check what apps have access to your google account and remove access at


If suspect your account has been hacked or hijacked, check out these links





Lockmania taking a break from locksport videos.



RoonPicker, GeorgiaJim, and PickingPatriot, are all working on a handmade challenge lock that will be picked by Mr. Paradise.

RoonPicker https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0uDsWpm4sISpzKlB0XVFDw

PickingPatriot https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChvImrbx06n19XCG8rJyY8g

Georgia Jim https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd2U2lOG9BE3Alh_KJ4lKLA

Mr. Paradise https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOMjPvIz7iAIpNuRRZHZNsA


The Value of Community:

Link to my Reddit post and the responses 




Starrylock on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/user/DrSteveSick

Weekly #shoutoutMonday where I highlight a channel with fewer than 100 subscribers and then try to incentivize people to subscribe to that channel by having a monthly giveaway of a 20GBP gift certificate from Law Lock Tools. Likely easier for you to watch one of the giveaways then try to explain how a winner is chosen. 


Charles Builds Crap https://www.youtube.com/user/MrCharlesCurrent

Paclock a Month giveaway


Content for this episode provided by:

Roonpicker on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0uDsWpm4sISpzKlB0XVFDw

Mogzy on YouTube and discord https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChfZNZfriTTUa_CHBV4dOHg

HelpfulLockpicker on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCloseNEb6epWL36Ap_zZmow

Starrylock on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/user/DrSteveSick

And for the comments left on my Reddit Post

Grain_ORice https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEVjx1wx19nFC9_VmvahtGw






Special Thanks to:

South Hampton Lock Picking Club for the Topic Idea https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIBDaPaoP3nbaT8UsoQ3rIQ

Mogzy https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChfZNZfriTTUa_CHBV4dOHg


State of the podcast:

Remember this podcast needs your support.  

I’m having fun doing this. So, I’ve paid for a year of hosting in advance and I registered thelocksportscast.com for the podcast.

Since I’m trying to make this a weekly podcast, I’m currently having to spend time researching and creating a weekly topic to keep it to about 30 min and hopefully keep it interesting. With the amount of time that takes, I may have to temporarily suspend making my YouTube locksport videos until I can streamline my workflow.  This just feels like it has more purpose than what I was doing on YouTube.  If that happens, I will have to decide whether to suspend the PAM giveaways or try to move them to the podcast somehow.