The Uncast Show

The Uncast Show

Owning an Unraid server gives you the ultimate control over your data and reduces your dependence on The Cloud. Join host Ed Rawlings to learn how to get the most out of your Unraid server, stay up to date on relevant news and topics, and get to know members of the Unraid community!


July 24, 2023 115 mins

Imagine transforming your understanding of Network Attached Storage (NAS) from a complex, jargon-filled mystery to an easy-to-grasp concept. Our special guest, Robbie Andrews from the YouTube channel NASCompares, is here to help us navigate this complex landscape. Robbie's knack for breaking down complex topics in an engaging, whimsical way permeates through this long-form conversation.

From the intricacies of storage...

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Episode 18 of the Uncast Show is all about Unraid Connect:
Lime Technology's newest offering that will take your Unraid server to the next level as your one-stop shop for server management, monitoring, and maintenance.

Ed chats with three members of the Lime Technology team about Unraid Connect's current and future features, the company as a whole and much more!

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May 3, 2023 74 mins

Plex Master Jason from ByteMyBits pops by to chat with Ed about AI, Plex, Emby, Unraid apps and plugins, and much more!
Big thanks to Jason for spending the time with us answering user questions and getting to know the man behind ByteMyBits a little more.  

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01:00- Hellos and Intros

02:20 - Internet Speed Discussion: Upload Throttle Limits 

03:35 - What Are You Watching, Jason?

05:00 - Unraid 6.12 release ...

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Get to know Andrew Zawadzki, aka Squid, an Unraid legend responsible for the Community Applications, Fix Common Problems, and User Scripts plugins, among many others. 

On this episode, Join Ed and Andrew as they discuss Unraid 6.12-rc2, ZFS pros and cons, answer listener questions, and more!

⏱️ Discussion Timestamps
0:45 -Intros and getting to know Andrew

2:30 - Origin of the Squid moniker

3:50 - What Ed and Squid are watching


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February 15, 2023 54 mins

Stefano stops by the Uncast Show for a lively chat with Ed about ZFS, homelabs and gear, a listener Q&A, and much more!


~:30 Intro and Hellos

~1:50: Good shows on and games currently playing

~3:30: Steamdeck talk

~4:30: Who is Stefano, and what is SPXLabs?

~6:30: Making homelab content: best practices 

~9:05: Current hardware and daily driver talk 

~11:15: Browser talk! 

Listener Question Time

~12:15: Question from orlando500...

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Season 2 of the Uncast pod is back and better than ever, with new host Ed Rawlings, aka Spaceinvader One. 👾 

On this episode, Bob from RetroRGB joins the Uncast to talk about all things retro gaming, his discovery and use cases for Unraid, a deep dive into RetroNAS, and much more! 
Check out the show links below to connect with Bob or learn more about specific projects discussed.

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December 10, 2021 10 mins

Have a hard-to-shop-for tech-savvy friend?  Need a last-minute gift idea for them?  Great news!  You can now buy Unraid as a gift directly from our website!  Listen to the podcast for more details on how to do this or check out the new pricing page at

In addition on this episode, Jon goes into common pitfalls users can run into with Docker containers and how to avoid them.

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November 12, 2021 15 mins

In episode 12, Jon covers the recent announcement by Facebook regarding "The Metaverse."  Is this really a good idea and is Facebook the right organization to launch it?  Could this be the beginning of an Orwellian future?

In addition, Jon also provides a public service announcement regarding Linux driver support of hardware and how some users with specific gear may need to hold back on updating the OS to the lat...

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In today's episode of the Uncast, Jon goes over this week's announcements regarding Intel Alder Lake CPUs and their new performance vs. efficiency core architecture.  More specifically, we get into details about how this might affect virtualization setups especially those using GPU pass through.  In addition, Jon talks a bit about his new Pixel 6 Pro phone and closes out the episode highlighting a new video from our frien...

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In this episode, hear an update on Windows 11 support for VMs on Unraid, the process for updating, and potential pitfalls.  
In addition, Jon goes deep on VM gaming and how anti-cheat developers are wrongfully targeting VM users for bans.


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October 1, 2021 51 mins

In this episode of the Uncast, Jon is joined by Sycotix, DiskDuck, and Hawks from the Ibracorp community.  These guys have been producing content for the Unraid community since the beginning of the year, showing users how to get the most out of their servers.  We talk about how they got started with Unraid, the value of owning your own data, and some of their personal interests!


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September 17, 2021 13 mins

On this episode of the Uncast, I get hyped up over the recently released Matrix Resurrections trailer and talk about some popular fan theories on how the movie could be set up.  In addition, I cover the news from the latest Apple product announcement event and their controversial policy on CSAM.  Lastly I highlight a few popular content creators and their most recent contributions to the Unraid community.

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September 3, 2021 16 mins

In version 6.10 of Unraid OS, we've added a new element to the webGui known as the User Profile Component.  This element is used to help simplify key management, but due to some confusion in the community, we wanted to record an episode to further explain this new component and how it works.  This dovetails into talking further about My Servers, your privacy, and our promise to existing customers.

And after that, we s...

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July 16, 2021 39 mins

Thinking about getting your own Unraid server?  Not sure if you should buy it or build it?  Need help sizing your needs?  Well then you found the right episode for you!  Join Jonathan Panozzo, CSO of Lime Technology, for a deep discussion on how to pick the right hardware.  Learn about the difference between real and non-real time applications, how to size for VMs, and of course, gaming!

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Join Jon Panozzo for a sneak peak at some of the security changes being made in Unraid 6.10 as well as for a deep dive discussion about 10gbps performance over SMB on Unraid.

Need a refresher on Unraid security best practices?  Check this out:

Curious about SMB Multichannel Support?  Check this out:

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Join Bill Kleyman and Jon Panozzo for a fireside chat.  Learn about industry trends relevant to cloud, on-premise, and hosted (co-located) solutions.   In addition, learn about how an IT professional uses Unraid to further enhance their home computing environment and create a dividing line between personal and lab infrastructure equipment.

You can learn more about Bill here:

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June 4, 2021 55 mins

Join Jon Panozzo, Paulus Schoutsen (Founder, Home Assistant), and Doug Roberson (CTO, Allterco Robotics US) for an in-depth discussion on Home Automation.  Learn more about the movement to automate tedious tasks and how to  monitor and be alerted to key events in your home.

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May 21, 2021 31 mins

In this episode of the Uncast, Jon goes deep on VMs and passing through GPU devices to them.  Get a complete history of how this feature got implemented, the other technologies that were considered, and some tips and tricks to getting the best gear and configuration for this.

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May 4, 2021 34 mins

For the first episode of the Uncast, host Jon Panozzo covers the top 3 reasons you should own your own server.  Personal data responsibility, reducing cloud dependence and discovering what's possible with modern hardware all lead to getting a box that you own and control to house all of your most important data. 

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