All Episodes

Back to Work #427: C. Thomas Hobbled

May 21, 2019 at 2:00PM • 1 hour 38 minutes

DISCUSSED: nasty, brutish, and short sleep; watching TV with a game controller; Dan has to deal with suite concatenation; your hosts crave the expertise of a craftsman; Merlin realizes he and his lady friend see very different forests (spoiler: hers is way better); popcorn ceiling comes in cans; your hosts contrast their views on kipple, sentimentality, and need; Dan struggles to turn off his buttons, and Merlin loves his iPad's Paste button; provisional, anecdotal praise for AT&T's Call Protect service; there's a distinction between long sleep and good sleep; Dan has to stab a prestige TV doppelgänger, and Merlin learns about Night Company; Merlin has recommendations for a Mac automation app, a new David Sparks Field Guide, and a handy new IoT dingus; speculation that smart home adoption truly won't tip until the interactions get less dorky; mobile charging options for travel are debated; everybody needs a Dad Hat; and, finally, with only three days of school left, Dan receives a very concerning email.

Hosted by Merlin Mann & Dan Benjamin.


DLC #286: Chloe Dykstra: Minecraft Earth, Epic Game Store fail, WoW Classic, Rage 2, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, Ghost Giant

May 20, 2019 at 1:00AM • 1 hour 41 minutes

Jeff and Christian welcome Chloe Dykstra to the show this week to discuss Minecraft Earth, the ups and downs of the Epic Game Store sale, confusion for WoW: Classic, and more!

The Playlist: Portal, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, Rage 2

VR Talk: Ghost Giant

Parting Gifts!

Hosted by Christian Spicer & Jeff Cannata.



Supercharged #237: Preparing for the Future: Part I

May 16, 2019 at 12:00PM • 51 minutes

Tommy and Adam discuss an interesting law suit against Apple's alleged use of facial recognition technology, DNA security issues, and more reasons you need to be informed and prepared for rapidly evolving future technologies.

Hosted by Adam Dachis & Darren Herczeg.


5by5 at the Movies #32: 5by5 At The Movies - Episode 32

May 16, 2019 at 12:00PM • 30 minutes

LATE EPISODE:

This week we talk about REBOOTS! A LOT! 'Honey I Shrunk The Kids', 'Mortal Combat', and 'Space Cases'!

Some interesting 'Star Wars' news from Disney and Bob Iger. Bond 25 filming news, Waititi's Akira (say that 5 times fast), and the Disney Deal for Hulu. PLUS: We talk about Mason's weird fandoms!

Co-host: Dan Richardson

Hosted by Keith Ruckus.


Back to Work #426: New Wave Night

May 14, 2019 at 2:15PM • 1 hour 28 minutes

DISCUSSED: Dan has a new setup, and Merlin randomly recommends a kids' book; your hosts remember too much; Dan realizes he took the wrong shop class, and Merlin realizes why Generation X was (and remains) mostly useless; Dan walks us through his new setup, and the boys talk about the joys of VNC; Merlin is excited about the new "Guard" functionality of the Amazon voice dingus; Ferris Bueller's Day Off is still very good; what is the sound of one Koan falling?; your hosts discuss an article proposing why everything should take 20 minutes; Merlin dives deep on his own longstanding use of this heuristic; this leads to some classic #productivity talk; there's some instamatic camera nostalgia; Dan has a new project, and you should maybe contact him; Once AGAIN!; the glory of Spirited Away is discussed; Dan recommends a good TV show for date night; and, finally, Dan and Merlin admit they'd probably watch basically anything about Watchmen.

Hosted by Merlin Mann & Dan Benjamin.


DLC #285: Shareef Jackson: Final Fantasy VII Remake, Predator: Hunting Grounds, Ghost Recon: Breakpoint, Nintendo E3, Mortal Kombat 11, Baba Is You, Phoenix Wright trilogy, Cuphead, Steamworld Heist

May 13, 2019 at 1:00AM • 1 hour 40 minutes

Jeff and Christian welcome Shareef Jackson from Spawn on Me to the show this week to discuss a new Predator game revealed, a trailer for Final Fantasy VII remake, the Ghost Recon: Breakpoint announcement, and more!

The Playlist: Mortal Kombat 11, Baba Is You, Phoenix Wright trilogy, Cuphead, Comix Zone; Virtua Racing; Outrun, Steamworld Heist, Steamworld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech

VR Talk: Oculus Quest, Ghost Giant

Tabletop Time: Being a DM in D&D

Hosted by Christian Spicer & Jeff Cannata.


Road Work #148: Wire Mothers

May 10, 2019 at 10:30AM • 1 hour 31 minutes

John and Dan discuss life planning, goals, and emotional pressures.

Hosted by John Roderick & Dan Benjamin.


5by5 at the Movies #31: 5by5 At The Movies - Episode 31

May 8, 2019 at 12:00AM • 41 minutes

This week we talk about "It: Chapter Two", How Keanu wants Wick to die, Erotic Australians, and we get excited about "SONIC!"

Plus we talk about the GIGANTIC Disney timeline that got dropped, the "Far From Home" trailer, and even more "Endgame" recapping.

Co-host: Dan Richardson

Hosted by Keith Ruckus.


Back to Work #425: Off the Cushion

May 7, 2019 at 4:30PM • 1 hour 30 minutes

DISCUSSED: Dan explains what the photos he sends mean; Merlin encourages Dan to air a beef, and Dan kindly assents; Oh, boy, Windows! My old nemesis…Windows!; the Mac's interoperability glory days were amazing; it really sucks to watch a computer start up and start up and start up; ports confuse Merlin, who is now officially an old; Dan and Merlin talk about a few things they enjoyed watching on YouTube; Merlin has a recommendation for downloading internet videos (purely for educational reasons); Merlin also recommends a really good podcast episode about "data-driven parenting"; then, Merlin kinda pops off a little; hey, listen: you can rarely have benefits without risks (and kinda vice-versa); Dan's watching Deadwood again, and Merlin gets kinda excitable again and does lots of quotes for some reason; and, finally, Merlin has a super-tip about improving your results in Apple Health.

Hosted by Merlin Mann & Dan Benjamin.