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5by5 at the Movies #17: 5by5 At The Movies - Episode 17 - Guestless

January 29, 2019 at 9:00PM • 33 minutes

This week the boys fly guest-less with some news and rumors! Bill & Ted 3, Black Panther stuffs, Splash remake, and some info on the Chucky-verse! Oh and even MORE Fyre talk.

Co-host: Mason Scheer

Hosted by Keith Ruckus.

Back to Work #411: It's Not Butt

January 29, 2019 at 2:00PM • 1 hour 21 minutes

DISCUSSED: Dan's fighting his computer and explores font corruption; Merlin hates pebbles in his shoe; Dan has an anecdote about massages; Merlin has an anecdote about the FaceTime exploit; this leads to discussion about how big companies deal with huge-scale, unexpected problems; some thoughts on The Gell-Mann Amnesia Effect; the problem with journalism about stuff we actually know about; remembering Michael Crichton; Heartbeeps!; a clever way to reduce damage from careless delivery; is there a new Browser War underway?; and answering a question from Listener Stephen about life after Editorial.

Hosted by Merlin Mann & Dan Benjamin.

Micromobility #19: Creating an internet of mobility - Boyd Cohen of Iomob

January 29, 2019 at 2:00PM • 40 minutes

On today’s show we have Boyd Cohen, CEO of Iomob, to discuss building a marketplace operating system for city transportation, and what is enabled having all modes of transport interoperable and discoverable.

Specifically, we dig into:
- What the benefits to customers and operators are for an open marketplace for mobility.
- Why micromobility is specifically well suited to open marketplaces/interoperability.
- Why Boyd doesn’t think the current scooter/micromobility operators will survive in their current form.
- The benefits and pitfalls of having system wide integrations for all transport options.
- How this will scale in the face of competition from Uber, Google Maps and others.

Looking forward to seeing many of you at Thursdays Micromobility Summit in the Bay Area! Please come and find us and say hi.

As always, let me know what you think on Twitter - @asymco and @oliverbruce

Hosted by Oliver Bruce & Horace Dediu.

DLC #270: Carolyn Petit: Metroid Prime 4, Resident Evil 2 Remake, Anthem Demo, Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes, Blizzard, The Fisherman's Tale

January 28, 2019 at 12:00AM • 1 hour 38 minutes

Jeff and Christian welcome Carolyn Petit from Feminist Frequency to the show this week to discuss Nintendo starting over on Metroid Prime 4, Blizzard picking up a Cyberpunk 2077 developer, Facebook defrauding gamers, and more!

The Playlist: Resident Evil 2, Life Is Strange 2, Episode 2, OutRun, Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes, Anthem demo; Shadow of the Tomb Raider

VR Talk: The Fisherman's Tale

Parting Gifts!

Hosted by Christian Spicer & Jeff Cannata.

The Awkward Human Survival Guide #237: Pears!

January 27, 2019 at 12:00PM • 59 minutes

This awkward week we're talking about grandma's chores, war fantasties, and resilient taint rashes with special guest Darren Herczeg! Also, if you have any questions about Awkward Human history that you've always wondered about, please ask us! We are putting together an abridged history for our fifth anniversary. :)

Hosted by Adam Dachis, Darren Herczeg, Erica Elson, and Richard Cardenas.

Ruby on Rails Podcast #257: Apprenticing at thoughtbot with Sarah Dawson

January 26, 2019 at 4:00PM • 18 minutes

Brittany is on the road in NYC! Her company is a new client with thoughtbot, a creative studio that helps clients build applications. Brittany took a coffee break to chat with Sarah Dawson, their newest apprentice about thoughtbot's apprenticeship program, the thin line between junior developer and established developer and her initial reaction to Rails.

Hosted by Brittany Martin.

Road Work #138: John Cusak Is Me and I Am He

January 25, 2019 at 2:00PM • 1 hour 18 minutes

John and Dan discuss what's in Jude Law's backpack, the girding of loins, and John's bête noire.

Hosted by John Roderick & Dan Benjamin.

Micromobility #18: Micromobility Safety with Steve Anderson

January 25, 2019 at 1:00AM • 1 hour 4 minutes

In this episode, we have Steve Anderson (@Rashomon2) as a guest on the podcast. Steve has a long history in motorcycle safety and engineering forensics, and more recently has been working on low powered electric vehicles. He will be speaking at the upcoming Micromobility Summit in California on the 31st of January.

We cover:
- The role of vehicle design, infrastructure and speed in micromobility safety.
- The coming emergence of different form factors, including cabin motorcycles and enclosed cargo trikes
- Different avoidance and damage mitigation options for micromobility.
- Helmets - their impact and how their role in micromobility. Be sure to check out the Danish airbag helmet, the Hovding, at
- The role of fun and joy in micromobility’s appeal.

Our sponsor for the show is Joyride, a software platform that lets you launch your own bike or scooter share system under your brand, with full consumer facing apps, and backend fleet management and integrations. Check them out at

Hosted by Oliver Bruce & Horace Dediu.

Puromac #523: Despedida de Fede

January 24, 2019 at 7:00PM • 52 minutes

Federico se va de Puromac y hablamos de eso y de que es lo que paso

Hosted by Federico Hatoum & Flavio Guinsburg.

5by5 at the Movies #16: 5by5 At The Movies - Episode 16 - OSCAR NOMINATION SPECTACULAR

January 22, 2019 at 9:00PM • 45 minutes

This week the boys discuss a BUNCH of superhero news. Like... way too much. Also a lot of disagreement over which Fyre documentary is best.

Most important - we read off all the Oscar noms! Plus our best guesses on the winners.

Co-host: Mason Scheer

Hosted by Keith Ruckus.