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HabloGeek #58: Consultor Ambiental

October 24, 2017 at 8:15PM • 1 hour 8 minutes

Fede entrevista a Reinaldo Javier Polero, un biólogo y asesor ambiental sobre su trabajo en una consultoría en Buenos Aires.

Hosted by Federico Hatoum.


Unwound #21: The Back of a Napkin

October 24, 2017 at 3:15PM • 1 hour 2 minutes

Dan and Seth talk about the history of Audemars Piguet, Gerald Genta, and how Dan managed to get a Rolex without spending any money. They also announce the winner of the vintage watch giveaway.

Hosted by Seth Roberts & Dan Benjamin.


Back to Work #347: Beast Coast

October 24, 2017 at 2:00PM • 1 hour 29 minutes

TOPIC: Too much ambiguity in time.

This week, your hosts discuss hot weather adjustments, Merlin's Skype woes, the state of the union on Skype replacement contenders, ruminations on Mac troubleshooting, the fraught future of retail comic book stores, a side rant on the really dumb economics of the comics industry, hobby shop nostalgia, lobby bell techniques and triangle mounting options, some great tips for pressing things on iOS Safari, the joys of Safari Reader mode, Chrome vs. Safari, changing our browser habits, and Dan's weird screen problem.

Then, Merlin just goes freaking OFF on the problems with how we talk about time.

Hosted by Merlin Mann & Dan Benjamin.


On Taking Pictures #287: If It Sounds Good Now, It’ll Sound Good Later

October 24, 2017 at 11:30AM • 1 hour 42 minutes

This week, when do great cameras (or any other tools for that matter) cease to be great? Many of us chase the latest and greatest, but even the older version was great once. Also, some thoughts on photos as objects, courtesy of Wim Wenders and his collection of thousands of Polaroids. Plus, managing expectations about what we put out into the world. Taryn Simon is our Photographer of the Week. As a teaser for next week, what defines a “cultural experience” for you?

Hosted by Bill Wadman & Jeffery Saddoris.


Back to Work #346: Disagreement of the Genders

October 23, 2017 at 5:00PM • 1 hour 19 minutes

TOPIC: Turns out.

This week, the boys talk about audio problems, hot dogs, kegeling, Merlin's next meet-up, Tsum Tsums, comic suggestions, Battle of the Sexes, excellent recent TV series, All the President's Men, the app Pacifica, warming buns, Dan's encounter with Koo Koo Kanga Roo, a dearth of good information about VPNs (yikes!), levels of "Turns Out," a podcast episode about gluten, and hot phones with possibly low batteries.

In a very surprising "turns out," Dan has a surprising call that leads to a very interesting experience with a hardware device. Dan really wants macOS on an iPad. Don't at him.

There's also some fruitful if fraught discussion about habit-building. Merlin is not a fan of "The Countdown."

Dan is attacked by a sky spider and might have to move now.

Hosted by Merlin Mann & Dan Benjamin.


DLC #203: 5 King-Sized Snickers

October 23, 2017 at 4:00PM • 1 hour 46 minutes

Jeff and Christian welcome Cicero Holmes from Spawn On Me to the show this week to discuss the closing of Visceral Games, Activision's new patent, NeoGAF's controversy and more!

The Playlist: Destiny 2, Madden 18, Gran Turismo Sport, Elite Dangerous

VR Talk: Luna, Megaton Rainfall, Arktika 1, The Gallery: Episode 2: Heart of the Emberstone

Tabletop Time: Scandal: The Board Game, Exit: The Abandoned Cabin

Parting Gifts!

Hosted by Christian Spicer & Jeff Cannata.


The Awkward Human Survival Guide #186: Pubic Afffairs

October 22, 2017 at 5:00PM • 53 minutes

This awkward week we're talking about fast food dates, pubic tension, and spousal flirtation. Questions/comments/stories/whatevers? Call/text 509-AWKWARD or visit awkward.email for more options!

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


Supercharged #174: Bigger Data

October 22, 2017 at 3:00PM • 1 hour 1 minute

Liam Broza (of Bitscoop) joins Tommy and Adam to talk about all this data that's been going around in our digital lives.

Hosted by Adam Dachis & Darren Herczeg.


Road Work #86: The East/West Perspective

October 20, 2017 at 4:30PM • 1 hour 28 minutes

John sets himself a bedtime.

Hosted by John Roderick & Dan Benjamin.


On Taking Pictures #286: You Don’t Need To Make New Friends

October 20, 2017 at 10:45AM • 1 hour 50 minutes

This week, the amount of new post-production tools (including the newly announced Lightroom CC) inspires a discussion around workflow and the potential need for evolution in how we catalog and process our photographs. While some photographers (ourselves included) tend to prefer the “old” ways of doing things, tools seem to be making a shift, both in capability and in target audience. Also, we begin a look at whether or not you even need a website anymore. There doesn’t seem to be a definitive answer either way and, in the end, it really depends on what you want to get out of your work. Eugene Richards is our Photographer of the Week.

Hosted by Bill Wadman & Jeffery Saddoris.