All Episodes

Road Work #85: The Humidity

October 11, 2017 at 1:45PM • 1 hour 2 minutes

John and Dan discuss the sun, humidity claustrophobia, the end times, parkas, warm tunnels, and drinking at noon.

(Audio is all fixed now, sorry about that kids!)

Hosted by John Roderick & Dan Benjamin.

Back to Work #345: Chow Mein Hour

October 10, 2017 at 3:00PM • 1 hour 21 minutes

TOPIC: Surface Tension.

This week, Dan and Merlin discuss names of cities in Florida, wireless neckbands, elliptical bikes, chore systems (and parental withholding), iOS battery life, canny Mac laptop battery monitoring, how battery cycles work, Todd, and things you already know (unless you don't already know them).

Two pretty good YouTube channels are recommended.

Your hosts talk about that weird thing where iOS throws up a password pop-up, including some recent bad news on how it might be exploited. Gross.

There's also some exciting news about possible Brand Synergies.

Things wrap with responding to listener questions about smart home location woes and choosing a VPN.


Hosted by Merlin Mann & Dan Benjamin.

On Taking Pictures #285: The Composition Within the Chaos

October 10, 2017 at 11:15AM • 1 hour 28 minutes

This week, how do you approach a new project or body of work? Is the making more important than the potential juice? Or is potential monetization always a component? Also, a discussion around creating work vs. seeing work, using photojournalism as an example. Plus, a spoiler-free discussion of the making of Blade Runner 2049 from the perspective of practical vs CG environments. Lynn Gilbert is our Photographer of the Week.

Hosted by Bill Wadman & Jeffery Saddoris.

The Big Web Show #164: Meet Ben Jackson, Onboarding For The Win

October 9, 2017 at 3:15PM • 1 hour 2 minutes

Ben Jackson, founder & principal of Brooklyn advising firm For the Win, and creator of the open-source onboarding app Aloha, is Jeffrey Zeldman’s guest.

Ben and Jeffrey discuss service design, the opportunity cost of bad onboarding experiences, the 4Cs of good onboarding (compliance, clarity, culture, and community), the Aloha chatbot and how it fits into the broader trend of HR tech consumerization, and more.

Programming since 1992, Ben is a designer, engineer, editor, and entrepreneur, a past director of Mobile for VICE Media, past mobile lead for Longform, and past iOS lead for The New York Times. He has written and edited bylines for The New Yorker, The Atlantic, and VICE; spoken at SXSW, Ignite NY, and Social Media Week; and volunteers on the curriculum Advisory Board, Coalition for Queens.

Hosted by Jeffrey Zeldman.

DLC #201: I'm Helping!

October 9, 2017 at 3:00PM • 2 hours 19 minutes

Jeff and Christian welcome Raj Deut from Reckoner in Australia to the show this week to discuss Wolfenstein doubling down on Nazi killing, Star Wars Battlefront 2 embracing loot boxes, Microsoft's Mixed Reality, and more!

The Playlist: Cuphead, Star Wars Battlefront 2 Beta, Road Redemption, Fortnite Battle Royale, SNES Classic Mini, Destiny 2

Tabletop Time: The 7th Continent, Coach Jay's Chess Academy

Parting Gift!

BONUS CONTENT: VR Talk, Jeff interviews John Pearl from Gunfire Games

Hosted by Christian Spicer & Jeff Cannata.

The Awkward Human Survival Guide #185: A Very Weird Sensation

October 8, 2017 at 7:00PM • 1 hour 8 minutes

This awkward week we're talking about bi-curiosity, new gays, and the best friend versus boyfriend dilemma. Questions/comments/stories/whatevers? Call/text 509-AWKWARD or visit for more options!

Special Guest: Adam's sister Ali Dachis, while on a road trip!

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

Puromac #461: 39% versus 0,2%

October 6, 2017 at 4:00PM • 2 hours 3 minutes

En este episodio Fede y Flavio hablan sobre macOS High Sierra y lo que nos gusta, APFS, Centro de Control, iPhone X, iOS 11, Android Oreo, Presentación de Google, en tu mac, preguntas y respuestas a tweets

Hosted by Federico Hatoum & Flavio Guinsburg.

Diagnostics & Usage #130: Real Life Willy Wonka

October 6, 2017 at 6:00AM • 32 minutes

This week Joe and Cody discuss Steve Jobs, Google's event, Dropbox's redesign, Apple design, and much more.

Hosted by Cody Coats & Joe Caiati.

Supercharged #172: The Encyclopedia of Human Terror

October 5, 2017 at 11:30PM • 1 hour 29 minutes

On this week's Supercharged, Tommy dives deep into the machinations of Marvel Comics and Adam dreams of owning a new Pixelbook.

Hosted by Adam Dachis & Darren Herczeg.

Road Work #84: Editor in Chief

October 5, 2017 at 5:00PM • 1 hour 12 minutes

John discusses his dining room table.

Hosted by John Roderick & Dan Benjamin.