All Episodes

Road Work #196: The 15th Panel

September 4, 2020 at 10:30AM • 1 hour 19 minutes

John and Dan discuss shadow armies, flying cars, and cloud giants.

The bonus content for this episode can be found here.

Hosted by John Roderick & Dan Benjamin.


The Critical Path #250: Regular Eggs

September 2, 2020 at 5:00PM • 1 hour 11 minutes

Horace explores his AAPL share price trepidation while Judd pesters him about health.

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


Ruby on Rails Podcast #334: Simple Lovable Complete with Michael Springer

September 2, 2020 at 7:00AM • 20 minutes

The announcer of the podcast, Michael Springer guested on the show. Michael is a software engineer at JazzHR and he spends his free time tinkering on hobbyist projects ranging from writing chat bots to building plastic robots.

Hosted by Brittany Martin.


5by5 at the Movies #100: 5by5 At The Movies - Episode 100 - Guest: Ricky Starks

September 1, 2020 at 10:00PM • 50 minutes

We hit 100 episodes! Triple DIGGYS!!!!!!!!

We do some news. Some sad, some happy. Some release speculations and then we bring in a pro-wrestler to take Keith down peg.

Guest: ABSOLUTE Ricky Starks

Co-host: Dan Richardson

Hosted by Keith Ruckus.


Back to Work #493: Flimsy, but Useful

September 1, 2020 at 2:00PM • 1 hour 11 minutes

DISCUSSED: Rabbit, rabbit!; Dan wants to be sedated; at some point, Merlin had most of the optimism bred out of him; a lot of problems and small beefs get overlooked for survival and sanity reasons right now; Dan shares listener recommendations for movies like the Missions Impossible; time was, you went to the weird video store and just hoped you got the good guy; Dan wants to remind you that he signed a letter of agreement—a CONTRACT; maybe it's time we abandon that increasingly meaningless term, "screen time"; Merlin thinks you can give a baby a name that's funny in only one way, but never in more than one way; every generation demonizes a new technology that they're sure will corrupt the youths; Dan has strong thoughts on the Indiana Jones trilogy (yes, there are exactly three and only three); no one is as persuasive as Sean Connery; Merlin made some movie lists; sometimes you get something that's "mostly for your kid" when it's totally not for your kid; Dan draws inspiration from Roald Dahl's work setup; this is probably a pretty good time to be risk-averse; a reminder that there are still always opportunities to improve how you operate; this leads to an examination of "desire paths" and learning from what your intuition and previous behaviors are trying to tell you; Merlin's Infrastructure Week is extended as he goes ham on speeding up his Mac; and, finally, Merlin discusses a useful Mac utility before putting it on blast.

Hosted by Merlin Mann & Dan Benjamin.


Home Work #240: Managing Time vs. Tasks

September 1, 2020 at 7:45AM • 37 minutes

Harry and Dave discuss the fallacy of spending 8 hours in an office “working” vs. effectively managing tasks in a short amount of time. They also talk about setting SMART tasks, automation, and other ways to increase productivity.

Hosted by Dave Caolo & Harry Marks.


DLC #354: Lana Bachynski: CoD Blackops Cold War, Ratchet & Clank Rift Apart, Gamescom, Wasteland 3, Fall Guys, Risk of Rain2, Gunfire Reborn, Control AWE, The Girl of Glass, Dragon Age 4, Unknown 9, Teardown, Star Wars Squadrons

August 31, 2020 at 12:00AM • 2 hours 8 minutes

Jeff and Christian welcome Lana Bachynski from Riot Games back to the show this week to discuss all of the huge announcements from Gamescom 2020. So many games! SO MANY!

The Playlist: Risk of Rain 2, Fall Guys, Gunfire Reborn, Control AWE, Wasteland 3, The Girl of Glass

Parting Gifts!

Hosted by Christian Spicer & Jeff Cannata.


Ruby on Rails Podcast #333: Logic That Serverless Logic with Ken Collins

August 26, 2020 at 7:00AM • 22 minutes

Ken Collins is an AWS Serverless Hero & Principal Engineer at Custom Ink where he focuses on growing their DevOps culture within the Ecommerce teams. With a love for the Ruby programming language and serverless, Ken continues his open source Rails career by focusing on solutions that leverage AWS Lambda with Rails using a gem called Lamby.

Hosted by Brittany Martin.


5by5 at the Movies #99: 5by5 At The Movies - Episode 99 - "DC Fandome Extravaganza!"

August 26, 2020 at 1:00AM • 51 minutes

This week we break down the incredible details that came from DC FANDOME!!!!! Plus some movie news. And a "Borat" prediction.

Plus Legendary Pictures' new endeavors, some good advice from Scott Derickson, and why you shouldn't die for "Sonic The Hedgehog".

Co-host: Dan Richardson

Hosted by Keith Ruckus.


Back to Work #492: Siracusa Daylight Time

August 25, 2020 at 12:00PM • 1 hour 25 minutes

DISCUSSED: Merlin has a lot of infrastructure going on; your hosts share strong feelings on time zone discrimination and its attendant big-timing; Dan has more cool videos coming to his channel; some boring nerd talk on voice recording options; Dan needs your suggestions for more movies like the Missions Impossible; in Follow-Up, there's some good news and some bad news related to both COVID and San Francisco; hurricanes are coming!; Merlin figures out why Safari on his Mac got so slow; thoughts on DNS Server choices; Merlin endorses a podcast episode that involves some very Back To Work ideas; everything is copy; and, finally, some concerns about nicknames plus several important questions about the consensuality of Jake Robert's titular snake.

Hosted by Merlin Mann & Dan Benjamin.