All Episodes


Road Work #157: Sitting In Your Eden

August 14, 2019 at 11:45AM • 1 hour 28 minutes

John and Dan discuss John's idea of the true nature of humanity.

The Secret Private Personal After Show can be found here.

Hosted by John Roderick & Dan Benjamin.


5by5 at the Movies #45: 5by5 At The Movies - Episode 45

August 13, 2019 at 11:00PM • 26 minutes

This week we dive into controversy! Universal's amazing decision to postpone "The Hunt" - Walt's weird feeling about "Jojo Rabbit" and all the "Coming to America" love you can handle!

PLUS - our take on the "Candyman" reboot, and a bunch of TV stuff for some reason.

Co-host: Dan Richardson

Hosted by Keith Ruckus.


Back to Work #438: The Mashed Potatoes Need You

August 13, 2019 at 3:00PM • 1 hour 13 minutes

DISCUSSED: Merlin has a little visitor today. Dan has some thoughts on conference scheduling. This leads to a broader discussion of the sensitivities we may or may not have to other peoples' limitations and constraints. It's nice to meet people.

For some reason, religion, churches, and clergy are discussed. "This is what Peter did say!"

Finally, the guys answer a listener question about working from home. Merlin poses a challenge.

Hosted by Merlin Mann & Dan Benjamin.


Ruby on Rails Podcast #282: Rails on Windows is Fabulous with Scott Hanselman

August 12, 2019 at 2:00PM • 38 minutes

Scott Hanselman is a programmer, teacher, speaker, technologist, podcaster, writer and a diversity advocate. He joined Britt to explain how Ruby on Rails on Windows can now be an excellent experience. Windows runs Linux at near-native speeds with an actual shipping Linux Kernel using WSL2, Ruby on Rails folks using Windows should do their work in WSL2.

Hosted by Brittany Martin.


DLC #299: Parris Lilly: No Man's Sky Beyond, Discord Go Live, Twitch Studio, Loot Boxes, Mario Maker 2, Children of Morta, Wolfenstein Youngblood, Valve Index

August 12, 2019 at 12:00AM • 1 hour 41 minutes

Jeff and Christian welcome Parris Lilly from Gametag Radio to the show this week to discuss whether No Man's Sky is fully redeemed, the next step of the streaming platform wars, loot box odds notifications, and more!

The Playlist: Mario Maker 2, Destiny 2, Witcher 3, Children of Morta, Wolfenstein Youngblood, Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3

VR Talk: Valve Index

Parting Gifts!

Hosted by Christian Spicer & Jeff Cannata.


5by5 at the Movies #44: 5by5 At The Movies - Episode 44 - Guest: Jonathan McMahon

August 7, 2019 at 1:00AM • 57 minutes

This week we dive into some rumors about the future of Tarantino, what reboots are coming from the Disney+ app (and how much it's going to cost ya), and some really startling news about 'Event Horizon'! Plus Andy Serkis taking over 'Venom 2' and Ghostbusters stuff!

This week I talk to Jonathan McMahon! Movie enthusiast. Star Wars guru. Legion M lover.

Co-host: Dan Richardson

Hosted by Keith Ruckus.


Ruby on Rails Podcast #281: Automating & Shipping Value with Sean Devine

August 6, 2019 at 5:00PM • 35 minutes

Sean Devine returns to the podcast to discuss a new feature he just shipped (Automatic Production Incident Detection) for XBE. Brittany and Sean discuss the technical implementation, why features should be built and automating your software to use the software you've already written.

Hosted by Brittany Martin.


Back to Work #437: The Credit Section

August 6, 2019 at 2:45PM • 1 hour 5 minutes

Dan and Merlin explore the complexities of personal style. Not personal style as in fashion, but as in preferences, identity, and modes of interaction. How do we let others know how we are?

How do we derive a sense of what works best for us, and why is it such a shameful struggle to effectively communicate that to others? What do AirPods, Snapchat, and Bloomberg Terminals potentially have in common?

And, would it be cool if I just listen to this podcast instead of talking about my blouse and the weather?

Hosted by Merlin Mann & Dan Benjamin.


DLC #298: Adam Leonhardt: E3 leak, Ninja on Mixer, COD Dark edition, Ghostbusters remaster, Sea of Solitude, Wolfenstein Youngblood, Pandemic, A Plague Tale: Innocence

August 5, 2019 at 12:00AM • 1 hour 34 minutes

Jeff and Christian welcome Adam Leonhardt from Mega Dads Blog to the show this week to discuss gun violence in the real world and in video games, E3 leaking info, Ninja leaving Twitch, Ghostbusters The Video Game getting a remaster, Call of Duty Multiplayer reveals, and more!

The Playlist: Sea of Solitude, Wolfenstein Youngblood, Warframe, A Plague Tale: Innocence

Hosted by Christian Spicer & Jeff Cannata.