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Back to Work #453: Shoulder the Brunt

November 27, 2019 at 10:00AM • 1 hour 19 minutes

DISCUSSED: Merlin has an email confession; Dan steps up with a shoulder; listeners have given your hosts a season of the show; praise for HBO's Watchmen; a discussion of curating media for kids; Merlin exercises Personal Privilege; everybody is different!; praise for the new MacBook Pro (and who it may or may not be good for); the beginnings of what could be an extensive series on reclaiming control of your own media; some Plex homework for both listeners and your hosts; a brief rant on the downsides and limitations of renting other people's music; Merlin is birthday-gifted with Planty II plus some awesome @pants materials.

Hosted by Merlin Mann & Dan Benjamin.


5by5 at the Movies #60: 5by5 At The Movies - Episode 60

November 27, 2019 at 12:00AM • 26 minutes

"At the top of the episode, we say it's episode 59. Disregard. -Keith"

This week is chock full of Episode 9 dealings and hot takes! Plus - who gets capes in "Black Adam", who the smartest exec's thought should play Harriet Tubman, and so much more!

Co-host: Dan Richardson

Hosted by Keith Ruckus.


Ruby on Rails Podcast #297: The Functional Rubyist with Joe Leo

November 25, 2019 at 5:00AM • 36 minutes

Joe Leo is the CEO of Def Method, an agile Ruby software consultancy, and the co-author of The Well-Grounded Rubyist, Third Edition. He and Brittany discussed functional programming in Ruby and their thoughts on the Ruby community after Rubyconf 2019.

Hosted by Brittany Martin.


DLC #314: Lana Bachynski: Half-Life: Alyx, WolfEye Studios, Amazon streaming, Stadia, Pokeman Sword, Ringfit Adventure, Control, Gloomhaven

November 25, 2019 at 1:00AM • 2 hours 11 minutes

Jeff and Christian welcome Lana Bachynski from Riot Games to the show this week to talk about WolfEye Studios, the announcement of Half-Life Alyx VR, and the possibility of an Amazon game streaming service.

The Playlist: Ring Fit Adventure, Control, Breath of the Wild, Monster Hunter, League of Legends, Heroes of the Storm, Stadia, Jedi Fallen Order, Pokémon Sword.

Tabletop Time: Gloomhaven

Parting Gifts!

Hosted by Christian Spicer & Jeff Cannata.


Puromac #547: Episode 547: No podes forzar a un caballo, y posible solucion para los airpods

November 21, 2019 at 6:00PM • 27 minutes

Posible solucion para la duración de la batería de tus AirPods, cambios internos para iOS 14, cambio en el AppleCare+, cuidado con el tentador Black Friday, nuevos estuches para todos los iPhones 11, periodo de devoluciones extendido , dinero en las reparaciones, Xiaomi Mi Note 10 y criticas a Adobe

Hosted by Federico Hatoum & Flavio Guinsburg.


Ruby on Rails Podcast #296: Conscious Coding Practice with Noah Gibbs

November 20, 2019 at 11:00AM • 34 minutes

Brittany is live from Rubyconf 2019! Noah Gibbs is a Ruby Fellow for AppFolio, working on the core Ruby language and related tooling. After over 30 years of communicating with computers, Noah now believes that communicating with humans may not be a passing fad, and he's trying it out.

Hosted by Brittany Martin.


5by5 at the Movies #59: 5by5 At The Movies - Episode 59 - Red Carpet: Stephen Lang

November 19, 2019 at 11:00PM • 25 minutes

This week we dive into more news! Snyder cut, Henry Cavill's closet, 'Sonic' rumors, and more!

BONUS: Red carpet interview from "Fantastic Fest" with Stephen Lang (Avatar, Tombstone) right before the premiere of "VFW".

Co-host: Dan Richardson

Hosted by Keith Ruckus.


Back to Work #452: Wine is My Travel Drink

November 19, 2019 at 5:00PM • 1 hour 27 minutes

  • updates on travel and packing
  • a new notebook Merlin likes
  • finding a notebook that accommodates both your brain and the shape of your day
  • Merlin's bespoke six-block notebook method
  • Dan struggles mightily with his hotel room
  • a notional badge for gauging lifetime exposure to a ubiquitous TV celebrity
  • some more travel talk, including the promise for a future dedicated episode on travel updates
  • a suggestion for trying iOS Voice Control
  • finally, in some detail, we return to Synology Corner

Hosted by Merlin Mann & Dan Benjamin.


Road Work #169: The Soil

November 18, 2019 at 8:00AM • 1 hour 16 minutes

John and Dan discuss the ambition treadmill.

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Hosted by John Roderick & Dan Benjamin.


DLC #313: Alanah Pearce: Star Wars Jedi the Fallen Order, X019 Grounded, Everwild, Tell Me Why, Google Stadia, Need for Speed: Heat, Afterparty

November 18, 2019 at 12:30AM • 1 hour 43 minutes

Jeff and Christian welcome Alanah Pearce from Inside Gaming and FunHaus back to the show this week to discuss Microsoft's X019 event in London announcing Tell Me Why, Grounded, Everwild, and more, and the Google Stadia launch lineup.

The Playlist: Star Wars: Jedi The Fallen Order, Afterparty, Need for Speed: Heat

Parting Gifts!

Hosted by Christian Spicer & Jeff Cannata.