All Episodes

Back to Work #424: A Roach Riding a Rat

April 30, 2019 at 1:30PM • 1 hour 13 minutes

DISCUSSED: the restorative tonic of a good night's sleep; a return to sleep as video game; it's okay to tweet your hosts about hoagies and Publix; concerns about butt cancer; Dan recommends a Netflix series; Merlin endorses Overcast clips; the difficulty of balancing user requests with reality; Merlin commends the deliberate simplicity of his daughter's spork; Merlin recommends a podcast; and, finally, your hosts respond to a listener's email about the therapeutic benefits of "controlling a small area."

Hosted by Merlin Mann & Dan Benjamin.


After Dark #530: After Back to Work 424

April 30, 2019 at 1:30PM • 48 minutes

Merlin and Dan talk about Game of Thrones S08E03. Spoilers abound.

Hosted by Dan Benjamin.


DLC #283: Blake J Harris: Days Gone, Mortal Kombat 11, Epic Game Store, History of the Future, Labo VR, Cuphead, Console Wars

April 29, 2019 at 2:00AM • 2 hours 5 minutes

Jeff and Christian welcome Blake J Harris, author of History of the Future to the show this week to discuss his writing process, the conflict between Steam and Epic Games Store, Red Dead Redemption 2 analysis, and more!

The Playlist: Cuphead, New Super Mario Bros, NBA 2k19, Mortal Kombat 11 (Switch); Fortnite: Avengers EndgameDays Gone

VR Talk: Labo VR, Breath of the Wild, Mario Odysset

Parting Gifts!

Hosted by Christian Spicer & Jeff Cannata.


The Critical Path #224: The State of Our Disconsent

April 27, 2019 at 12:00AM • 1 hour 13 minutes

Tim Walters returns to discuss with Horace data privacy and the impact the General Data Protection Regulation has had after being in effect for (almost) one year.

Hosted by Horace Dediu, Anders Brownworth, and Judd Rubin.



Ruby on Rails Podcast #269: Fixing Flaky Tests Like a Detective with Sonja Peterson

April 25, 2019 at 5:00PM • 15 minutes

Sonja Peterson is a senior software engineer at Devoted Health, working in Go and Typescript. Sonja guested on the show to speak with Brittany about her upcoming RailsConf talk, transitioning to Go and to spill on her favorite crime novels.

Hosted by Brittany Martin.


Supercharged #235: Tech Monopolies: What Should We Do?

April 25, 2019 at 12:00PM • 49 minutes

Tommy and Adam discuss the monopolies of the tech giants and the growing need to break them apart, stop future acquisitions, and restore true competition to the US market.

Hosted by Adam Dachis & Darren Herczeg.


The Awkward Human Survival Guide #246: Hallways for Hotdogs

April 25, 2019 at 12:00PM • 1 hour 14 minutes

This awkward week we're talking about nipple concealer, little poles in big holes, dick selfies, and an in-law triplex with special guest Caitlin Curl!

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


5by5 at the Movies #29: 5by5 At The Movies - Episode 29

April 23, 2019 at 10:00PM • 26 minutes

Mason is back and in rare form! Keith tries (and fails) not to talk about Endgame at all. News about papa Keanu's John Wick plans, Easter box office failures, and lots of talk about about Kathryn Hahn and her amazingness.

Plus Batman Quadrilogy talk, and Spider-verse stuff!

Co-host: Mason Scheer

Hosted by Keith Ruckus.


Back to Work #423: It Only Hurts for a Minute

April 23, 2019 at 1:15PM • 1 hour 28 minutes

DISCUSSED: Dan and Merlin get hungry, but they've had it with all the bread; the trough food is so costly; no one is sweating Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons; Marvel-ish movies are discussed, including the new one with Lady Sansa; Merlin is very concerned about aphasias; Dan introduces us to Forbidden Snacks and endorses his new shoe appliance; shoe appliances are then discussed; Dan hasn't had to use his sword…yet; people sure love them some pencils; there was some weather, so the seder got all fakakte; the finer points of Judaism and sundry Hebraica are clarified; Dan got scrolls-on-tape from a sympathetic cantor; Buster Scruggs is recommended; the boys receive a quick surprise visit from the great Tom Waits; and, finally, your hosts talk about a terrific YouTube video about what we can all learn from our worst trainwrecks.

Hosted by Merlin Mann & Dan Benjamin.