5: Potluck

Episode 5 · July 6th, 2020 · 24 mins 51 secs

About this Episode

Episode 5: Potluck



In this week’s episode:

  -More evidence of community generosity

  -More chances to win one of my Paclocks

  -Locksport may help with PTSD

  -A few famous lock pickers


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.


Corrections and Additions 

  -WilliamsBrain on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRGmm9FQqF6HMu9-wq9ODSQ


Recent stories related to locksport:

Mako Locks:

 Doing is custom engraving now. https://www.instagram.com/p/CB_NHqTgPvA/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

 Just posted on Instagram that they have an aluminum LOTO type padlock https://www.instagram.com/p/CCMrPw7A6X9/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link


 Instagram post requesting that you share photos of your Paclocks in use for them to use in their new catalog. https://www.instagram.com/p/CCJPrQ_AzXA/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link


Community News:

Pocket Women: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaJka3C3AnZYkUbNGbeAx3Q

Don’z Lockz https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnpCB0Icq9_NCPBPiBk8_rw


Main Topic:

Charles Babbage: Pioneer in the computer arena https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=https://www.hindustantimes.com/ht-school/charles-babbage-pioneer-in-the-computer-arena/story-aJ6K2d1aMqqjbUG2VwftmO.html&ct=ga&cd=CAEYACoUMTc1MTYxODA3MzU4MTE3NTkzOTIyGjhlMzUyODljNzRhMmIwYTM6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNEE2IkNjCT1FWmtnTVrEgyJfFu28g

Richard Feynman: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Feynman

Alfred C. Hobbs: https://slate.com/human-interest/2013/03/alfred-c-hobbs-the-american-who-shocked-victorian-england-by-picking-the-worlds-strongest-lock.html https://gizmodo.com/in-1851-a-man-picked-two-unpickable-locks-and-changed-1698557792

Bramah Lock https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z33RRBzH5gE

Chubb Detector https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Q6rsbeJZMs



Starrylock on YouTube - Weekly #shoutoutMonday where he highlights a channel with fewer than 100 subscribers and then tries 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. https://www.youtube.com/user/DrSteveSick/

Charles Builds Crap on YouTube - In order to encourage you to send me information for the this show, I’m changing the rules for my PAM Giveaway (see rules below) or https://www.thelocksportscast.com/p/paclock-a-month-giveaway/https://www.youtube.com/user/MrCharlesCurrent


Executive Producer:

James with his donation of $20  THANK YOU!!!


Content Producers for this episode:

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


Special Thanks to:

PickPals https://www.pickpals.com.au/


State of the podcast:

Remember this podcast needs your support.  


“PacLock a Month” Rules:

This year (2020), I’m giving away one of my custom PacLock 100A padlocks a month. 

To be entered, you must:

  1.Provide me with locksport or locksport community news that I can use on my weekly podcast.

    -Submit your news via one of the following:

      +Email: podcast@thelocksportscast.com

      +Reddit: currentc57 on r/locksport

      +Discord: You can find me on the following servers as “Current”

        ~Lockpickers United 

        ~Extraordinary League of Pickers 


    -You will receive 1 entry for each news item I use in the podcast that month.

  2.Share the podcast on social media

    -Make sure I know about it by tagging me and/or emailing me a screenshot or other proof.

The winner will be drawn and announced the following month.  The winner will have 1 week to contact me via email to claim the prize.

I will pay for shipping within the U.S.  If you live outside the U.S., you can still enter, but must pay shipping if you win.

I reserve the right to change these rules as I need to during the course of the year.

I reserve the right to disqualify anyone for any reason.  My decisions are final.

This giveaway is a thank you to the subscribers that watch my videos, listen to my podcast and help me produce it.  

YouTube is in no way a partner to this contest and all applicants agree to release YouTube from any and all liability related to this contest.

Personal data collected as a part of this contest will be used only for the purposes of this contest and will not be released to third parties.

Any entries that violate YouTube's community guidelines will be disqualified: http://www.youtube.com/t/community_guidelines