All Episodes

Road Work #100: The Intimacy Membrane

February 15, 2018 at 12:00PM • 1 hour 15 minutes

John and Dan talk about brushing away static, the "For Better or for Worse" comic, and the boundaries people want.

Hosted by John Roderick & Dan Benjamin.

Back to Work #363: She's My Horcrux

February 13, 2018 at 4:00PM • 1 hour 20 minutes

This week, Dan and Merlin talk about lots of recent experiences with the weird and often-frustrating world of streaming TV. What a mess.

There's also some discussion of sauna suits, The Eagles, Mummers, and Dan's victorious t-shirt.

Also, Dan needs your help with solving a terrible problem with one of Cash's iPad games.

Hosted by Merlin Mann & Dan Benjamin.

On Taking Pictures #303: Who The Hell Goes To Picasso’s House?

February 13, 2018 at 12:30PM • 1 hour 25 minutes

This week, making art because you have to and how context can elevate humble materials to something extraordinary. Also, connecting to the past through the tangential experiences of the present. Plus, why is serious subject matter taken more...seriously as important work? Donna Ferrato is our Photographer of the Week.

Hosted by Bill Wadman & Jeffery Saddoris.

The Big Web Show #169: Whitney Hess – Being Ready to Change

February 13, 2018 at 9:00AM • 1 hour 4 minutes

Are you at a crossroads and need help figuring out the next step Do you have big goals, but don’t know how to accomplish them? Whitney Hess, empathy coach for activist executives, is Jeffrey Zeldman’s guest.

The journey from UX to coaching. Changing our business model to better meet the client’s needs. The joy of research. Why asking the right questions is more important than having all the answers. Charging more to give more back. Animal rescue.

Sponsored by A List Apart.

Hosted by Jeffrey Zeldman.

DLC #219: 40 to 50 Sweat Bands

February 12, 2018 at 1:15AM • 1 hour 34 minutes

Jeff and Christian welcome voice actor and gamer Sarah Elmaleh to the show this week to discuss Activision's massive micro-transaction revenue, the studio working on Metroid Prime 4, a new Kingdom Hearts 3 trailer, and more!

The Playlist: Shadow of the Colossus, Night in the Woods, West of Loathing, A Mortician’s Tale, OK, KO, Let’s Play Heroes, Kingdom Come: Deliverance, Ash of Gods: Redemption

VR Talk: Sprint Vector, Skyrim VR, Subnautica

Parting Gifts!

Hosted by Christian Spicer & Jeff Cannata.

The Awkward Human Survival Guide #198: Super Oops

February 11, 2018 at 12:00PM • 1 hour 17 minutes

This awkward week we're talking about "micro-cheating," creepy stalkers, and accidentally coming on to your friends. Questions/comments/stories/whatevers? Call/text 509-AWKWARD or visit for more options!

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

Road Work #99: Bandit

February 9, 2018 at 7:00PM • 1 hour 36 minutes

John talks with Dan about working on songs, sports, and frisbee dogs.

Hosted by John Roderick & Dan Benjamin.

Puromac #478: Siri en el HomePod

February 8, 2018 at 5:00PM • 1 hour 41 minutes

Hoy Federico y Flavio hablan de Net Neutrality, aprenden algo nuevo de la vuelta de Steve Jobs a Apple, Youtube TV, Google, iBoot y primeras impresiones con el nuevo HomePod. También nos cuentan unos trucos para iOS y macOS y responden a unas preguntas que recibieron por Twitter

Hosted by Federico Hatoum & Flavio Guinsburg.

Back to Work #362: A Yuck and a Yum

February 6, 2018 at 4:00PM • 1 hour 9 minutes

This week, Dan and Merlin talk about the Eagles' big win, what constitutes a catch, Dan's cool new shirt, Merlin's surprisingly positive interactions with Kabletown, the seeming magic of Movies Anywhere, some recent TV recommendations, and a great listener tip for using Nuzzel.

Your hosts also respond to Listener Daniel's question about new job responsibilities making him feel like an impostor.

Hosted by Merlin Mann & Dan Benjamin.

On Taking Pictures #302: The Audience Holds You Accountable

February 6, 2018 at 1:30PM • 1 hour 35 minutes

This week, we start with a question we missed on last week’s Q&A show around balancing available light and flash using speedlights. Also, a discussion around accepting not only who, but also where you are on your creative curve. Plus, what do you look for from a podcast? Eugene Richards is our Photographer of the Week.

Hosted by Bill Wadman & Jeffery Saddoris.