All Episodes

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.


Home Work #239: Six Month Check-In

August 24, 2020 at 5:00PM • 43 minutes

Harry and Dave talk about how the last six months under lockdown have gone so far and share tips on how to avoid burnout, keeping your work life separated from the rest of your life, and developing routines to maximize productivity.

Hosted by Dave Caolo & Harry Marks.


DLC #353: Jesse Cox: Suicide Squad Kills the Justice League, Gotham Knights, Nintendo Indie World, Fall Guys, Final Fantasy XIV, There Is No Game, Battletoads, Rogue Legacy 2, Manifold Garden, Spiritfarer

August 23, 2020 at 11:00PM • 1 hour 47 minutes

Jeff and Christian welcome the Internet's Jesse Cox to the show this week to discuss the DC Fandome announcements, including Suicide Squad Kills Justice League and Gotham Knights. Plus, more Apple vs Epic news, Nintendo's new Indies, and Half-Life Alyx speedrunning.

The Playlist: Fall Guys, Final Fantasy XIV, There Is No Game, Ms Pacman, Battletoads, Rogue Legacy 2, Manifold Garden, Spirit Farer

Tabletop Time: Star Wars RPG, Inhuman Conditions, Mondo Puzzles, Roll for the Galaxy

Parting Gifts!

Hosted by Christian Spicer & Jeff Cannata.


Road Work #195: The Ghost of Kurt Cobain

August 20, 2020 at 6:00PM • 1 hour 14 minutes

John and Dan discuss music.

The sponsorless version of this episode is here for our supporters.

Hosted by John Roderick & Dan Benjamin.


Ruby on Rails Podcast #332: 2020 Ruby on Rails Community Survey with Robby Russell

August 19, 2020 at 12:00PM • 30 minutes

Robby is the creator of Oh My Z-Shell, host of the Maintainable Software Podcast, and CEO of Planet Argon. On his second appearance, he and Brittany review the results of the 2020 Ruby on Rails Community Survey.

Hosted by Brittany Martin.


5by5 at the Movies #98: 5by5 At The Movies - Episode 98 - "13 Year Old Me Was Awful"

August 19, 2020 at 4:00AM • 41 minutes

Whew... this week we talk about what theaters are doing, why they're doing it, and what we think they should do. I mean... there is some news, but we focus on the seats.

PLUS: "Space Jam 2"'s new awful uniform, Blumhouse is a powerhouse, and why won't Kevin Smith ever get to take a nap?

Co-host: Dan Richardson

Hosted by Keith Ruckus.


Home Work #238: The Unfunded Mandate of Technology with Mike T. Rose

August 18, 2020 at 3:00PM • 59 minutes

This week, Harry and Dave chat with TUAW Fellow, Mike T. Rose, who goes in-depth on his virtual whiteboard plan for holding successful and efficient remote meetings.

Hosted by Dave Caolo & Harry Marks.


Back to Work #491: You and Your Hog

August 18, 2020 at 2:45PM • 1 hour 7 minutes

DISCUSSED: time is hard; X-Men for eight cellos; in follow-up, Dan has some clues for troubleshooting his jumpy screen; it's valuable to understand what problem you didn't solve; then, of course, comes the extended weekly airing of COVID grievances; Merlin needs advice on choosing a Zoom recorder; check out Dan's new thing!; recommendations for Ted Lasso and Ethan Hunt; some lessons to bring home from vacation; plus, some more reckons on life after COVID.

Hosted by Merlin Mann & Dan Benjamin.


DLC #352: Danny Peña: Halo Infinite delay, Fortnite removed from iOS, Zelda Skyward Sword on Switch, Avengers Beta, Tony Hawk Pro Skater, Touryst, Undermine

August 17, 2020 at 1:00AM • 1 hour 47 minutes

Jeff and Christian welcome Danny Pena from Gamertag Radio to the show this week to discuss the Halo Infinite delay to 2021 and it ramifications for Xbox Series X, Fortnight being pulled from Google and iOS app stores, another Zelda remake possibility, and more!

The Playlist: Streets of Rage 4, Final Fantasy VII, Phantasy Star Online 2, Tony Hawk Pro Skter 1 & 2, Avengers Beta, Touryst, Undermine

Parting Gifts!

Hosted by Christian Spicer & Jeff Cannata.


The Critical Path #249: A Sane Amount of Cash

August 16, 2020 at 1:00PM • 1 hour 29 minutes

Horace answers even more #CriticalQuestions about Apple's Q2 Earnings call, shares his thoughts on P/E and explains why it's better to not have 750 billion dollars.

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