Stack the Steal

It's a Stack-quisition! Wait that sounds familiar...

Stack the steal!

Dollar bills, ya'll! Developer community Stack Overflow, one of the 50 most popular websites in the world, was acquired this week for a juicy $1.8 billion, an absolute steal by Github standards.

What else?

- Lowe's has a drive-thru hiring strategy?

- The boys play a little Buy-or-Sell, w/ 1) Pyn 2) and 3) WorkRise - discuss the ongoing nightmare that is labor shortages,

- vaccine mandates

...and chase it all with a little change in weed testing at Amazon. Turns out potheads can organize warehouse merchandise too.

It's another shot of aural goodness, powered by Jobvite, Sovren, and JobAdx.


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INTRO (1s):

Hide your kids! Lock the doors! You're listening to HR’s most dangerous podcast. Chad Sowash and Joel Cheesman are here to punch the recruiting industry, right where it hurts! Complete with breaking news, brash opinion and loads of snark, buckle up boys and girls, it's time for the Chad and Cheese podcast.

Joel (21s):

Oh yeah, dude. I would've just let the bear mall my pets, sorry, peepers. Hey kids. It's Joel "AARP" Cheesman.

Chad (32s):

And this is Chad "did you read my blog?" Sowash.

Joel (36s):

On this week show the Stack-quisition, buy or sell, and the number one listened to album at the Amazon warehouse this week, Dr. Dre's The Chronic. Just say no kids. We'll be right back after this smoke break.

Sovren (53s):

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Sovren (1m 37s):

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Joel (1m 55s):

It's pronounced Louisville kids, Louisville.

Chad (1m 58s):


Joel (1m 59s):


Chad (2m 0s):

So great story. Coming from North Central Ohio, 1995, I plant my ass here in Columbus, Indiana. We're all Midwesterners for God's sakes. I'm just a state over, I go on a sales call and actually say, yeah, I'm going to Louisville. This weekend. Guy looked at me and he's like, you're not from around here are you. It's pronounced Lowville.

Joel (2m 24s):

So yeah, let's beat this dead horse. We had a birthday recently and we were in Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky for our birthday and had a great time. My liver still hates me, but other than that, it was a great, great couple of days.

Chad (2m 39s):

Big shout out to your wife, Christine for planning, Boozefest, by the way, it was our half century birthdays. And after a week of drinking MicheLadas on the beach in Costa Rica. I come home to a long weekend of bourbon and Louisville, I love my life.

Joel (2m 58s):

Yeah, how's the detox going this week? Is it going pretty good?

Chad (3m 2s):

Oh, I think my liver has definitely was stood the onslaught. So I think I'm good.

Joel (3m 7s):

Nice, Nice little recommendation. If you go there, check out the Peerless Distillery kind of off the beaten path. It's not old Forester, one of the big guys, but it was, it was quite a nice experience. And also if you can make it to the Brown hotel and get yourself a Hot Brown, if you know, you know, very tasty.

Chad (3m 26s):

Yeah, I'm not allowed back there. So we've got a special segment that, that we want to go ahead and, and start listeners. If you have a shout out that you want to send us, go ahead and record it and send it to us via email and who knows it might make it on Chad and Cheese Shout Outs.

Joel (3m 44s):

Would that be email via or just our personal email.

Chad (3m 49s):

Reach out to us on We'll make the connection and it'll happen. Don't worry about it.

Joel (3m 53s):

I think we can all also take questions in addition to shout outs!

Chad (3m 57s):

We could!

Joel (3m 57s):

Or just, or just you guys suck, fuck off. Yeah. Let's open it to all kinds of audible opportunities,

Chad (4m 4s):

Whatever you want to say to us. Shout outs to your buddies. We suck. You love us. You want beer, whatever it is. Go ahead and do it.

Joel (4m 13s):

All rightm here we go. Without any further ado, our first send in Shout Out.

Listener (4m 18s):

Massive Shout out to Wouter Goedhart, who recently stepped down as the CEO of programmatic advertising giant Vong to pursue our dreams. He's pursuing one of those dreams cycling with one of his mates from Paris to Santiago de Compostela in Spain, enjoying the local wines, the scenery and his bike. One way to start your intermediary retirement, man.

Joel (4m 41s):

We're so international.

Chad (4m 43s):

I don't think Voss pronounced that name, right?

4 (4m 46s):

No, Oh, hell no.

Chad (4m 50s):

Shout out to Steven Rothberg as well for all the Zip Recruiter, stock updates. Really appreciate that, Steve. Yeah,

Joel (4m 58s):

That thing is taken off. Oh, taking off! It it'll be 25 bucks a share by the end of this podcast. Yeah. Shout out to speaking of Louisville estate near nearby West Virginia, shout out to them, they looked at Ohio's million dollar giveaway and said, hold my beer West Virginia will give away firearms as a reward for residents who have received a vaccine. This is part of a Father's Day lottery that also includes trucks, scholarships, and $1 million in prizes. You'd go West Virginia!

Chad (5m 32s):

Idiots Just, all I got to say, I'm going to follow that up with message from 2008, they want their marketing plan back. That's right. Trump and his blog is dead.

4 (5m 43s):

Oh hell, no.

Joel (5m 48s):

Isn't this fuck stick just do a podcast. Just put a mic in front of them and go

Chad (5m 52s):

No! no ideas. No ideas, no ideas.

Joel (5m 57s):

But yeah I love the excuse that it was only an intermediate strategy, which lasted a month. Yeah. Right. Total bullshit it, which is the social media platform is coming. So I can't, I can't wait for this thing to come, but yeah, hasta la vista to Trump's blog. And what was it from the desk of or something?

Chad (6m 17s):

I have no clue because nobody read it. So yeah.

Joel (6m 20s):

We'll shout out from West Virginia rednecks to my favorite redneck ad in the UK, Matt that-British-guy Alder celebrating a birthday this week. Matt, get crazy buddy.

Chad (6m 33s):

Happy Birthday! Yeah, that's right. Shout out to people PeopleHum for including our three clicks, two apps, one higher podcast episode in their latest newsletter. Yeah. Appreciate that. That's if you, if you haven't checked it out, it's fairly simple. Go to or anywhere you listen to podcasts. It's pretty simple.

Joel (6m 56s):

Shout Out to coach Mike Krzyzewski after Bobby Knight, the best coach in college basketball history in my opinion, 74 years old, 30 some seasons. And he's calling it quits. Five titles. I think 12 final fours over 1200 victories. A couple of gold medals in there, I think. The dude done good. Mama's proud. Coach K shout out to you, man.

Chad (7m 21s):

A staple in basketball. No question.

Joel (7m 24s):

By the way. I hope I look that good at 74. Good God that guy's got a good plastic surgeon or a great workout regimen. I don't know which one.

Chad (7m 32s):

Who cares? Guy looks good! So shout out to Lowe's who was hosting a drive through hiring event for call center employees. You can apply early and drive up for on the spot interviews in your car. This is how bad it's getting kids. They're trying to hire 400 positions for the call center. Big question is I wonder if any of those positions are work from home?

Joel (7m 59s):

Yeah, and I don't think it was in the news, but I think they all got a Wendy's breakfast sandwich for showing up.

4 (8m 7s):

Oh, hell no.

Joel (8m 10s):

A shout out to free shit. Let's just talk about that real quick guys. If you love whiskey, if you love tri-blend t-shirts and you love whiskey, what are you do? You got to head to We got t-shirts sponsored by Emissary. We got beer sponsored by its AdZuna. And we got whiskey powered by our friends at Sovren. No charge. Shows up at your doorstep, not delivered by us, but delivered by somebody. What could be better? And then if you're game, we'll do a zoom tasting and have a little chat and talk shop. I mean, it's a hell of a deal for free!

Chad (8m 46s):

Two bottles of bourbon or beer and maybe a t-shirt and time with Chad, and Cheese, I mean, who the fuck doesn't want that? It doesn't get any sexier baby.

Joel (8m 58s):

And speaking of sexy, Matt Charney was on the show recently. Goddamn. If you haven't heard that episode, I actually got some texts from people that I don't usually get texts from saying great interview with Charney. So you got to check that out, folks!

Chad (9m 13s):

Got to check that out. Also have to check out the Lynn Bailey podcast interview. She melts our brains, dude. She is incredibly smart and I think we might get her and Tyler Weeks on the program and just, allow them to melt everybody's fucking brains. But yes.

Joel (9m 35s):

I'll bring the edibles. I'll bring the edibles. It'll be Banff redox.

Chad (9m 42s):

Here we go. Nice. And last but not least for me. Hey kids. It's Pride month. That's right. And we are dropping a special series of podcasts called, are you ready? It will be LGBTQ plus for dummies every Monday in June to celebrate pride, Joel and I thought, you know who better to ask uncomfortable questions about LGBTQ plus than a couple of white straight cisgender males.

Joel (10m 9s):

This feels like a trap. This feels like a trap.

Chad (10m 12s):

It possibly could be thanks to Michelle Raymond and my G work for helping creating the mini podcasts that answer those uncomfortable questions about the LGBTQ plus community. So look for those every Monday in June.

Joel (10m 27s):

Soon to be canceled near you. Okay.

Chad (10m 34s):


Joel (10m 35s):

The stack-quisition. Okay. That was good. That was good. That was good process. I assume I'm pronouncing that correctly. A global consumer internet group and one of the largest technology investors in the world announced on Thursday that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Stack Overflow, a knowledge sharing platform for the global community of developers and technologists for approximately $1.8 billion. Couple of highlights here: Stack is one of the 50 most popular websites in the world. It was founded in 2008. The company has expanded to include Stack Overflow for Teams and knowledge and collaborations solution for enterprise.

Joel (11m 18s):

Over 85% of its learning focus community visit the platform every week to access more than 52 million questions and answers,

Chad (11m 27s):

They what?

Joel (11m 27s):

Will now reach 90% of the fortune 100 across its corporate learning companies, including Stack Overflow, Skill Soft, Udemy, and Code Academy. New York based