All Episodes

Back to Work #416: A Squishy for the Ages

March 5, 2019 at 1:30PM • 1 hour 15 minutes

DISCUSSED: Merlin is living the Domino lifestyle; R.I.P. Two Cats Comics; praise for iA Writer; Merlin needs help with his sudden Gmail spam; a meditation on comics as some awesome fun and an ugly damned business; nostalgia for hobby shops and Expedition to the Barrier Peaks; and finally Merlin reintroduces the concept of "Power Puttering."

Hosted by Merlin Mann & Dan Benjamin.


DLC #275: Steven Spohn: Pokemon Sword and Shield, Borderlands 3, Dune, ToeJam & Earl Back in the Groove, Dead or Alive 6, Fortnite, Ape Out, Dead by Daylight

March 4, 2019 at 1:00AM • 1 hour 51 minutes

Jeff and Christian welcome Steven Spohn from Able Gamers to the show this week to discuss a potential Borderlands 3 announcement, new 8th Gen Pokemon games, Funcom dong Dune, THQ Nordic's bad PR, and more!

The Playlist: Rocket League, Dead by Deadlight, Toejam & Earl: Back in the Groove, Dead or Alive 6, Destiny 2; Fortnite Season 8, Ape Out

Quick Questions!

Parting Gifts!

Hosted by Christian Spicer & Jeff Cannata.


The Awkward Human Survival Guide #241: Whisper Torture

March 2, 2019 at 3:00PM • 54 minutes

This awkward week we're talking about whisper torture, all-you-can-eat anal, and unintended gift-giving consequences with special guest Tommy Honton!

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


Micromobility #22: Micromobility Standards - what are they and why do they matter?

February 28, 2019 at 9:00PM • 55 minutes

In this episode, Horace and Oliver discuss vehicle standards and classifications based on Horace's recent discussions with the Society of Automotive Engineers.

Specifically, we cover:
- what are automotive standards, why are they important, and how does this change how we look at the world?
- the history of the term 'microcomputing' and how the significance of this faded away over time, and what parallels we might be able to see with mobility.
- how is the SAE thinking about classifying micromobility vehicles, and what are the likely implications of this.
- what variables regulators should be thinking about when looking at vehicles, and which they should avoid (hint: speed)
- what value the German system for classifying low-powered electric vehicles could offer globally.
- the parallels to Horace's time at Nokia, and how he foresaw the rise of the battle of iOS and Android.

As always, let us know what you think - @oliverbruce and @asymco on Twitter.

Hosted by Oliver Bruce & Horace Dediu.


Supercharged #229: HoloLens II

February 28, 2019 at 12:00PM • 58 minutes

Tommy and Adam discuss the upcoming HoloLens II. They'll update with the more official info next week!

Hosted by Adam Dachis & Darren Herczeg.


Ruby on Rails Podcast #262: Reasonably Up-To-Date with Jan Krutisch

February 27, 2019 at 8:00PM • 23 minutes

Jan Krutisch is a software developer from Hamburg, Germany and the cofounder of Depfu.com, a service that helps teams to keep their dependencies up to date. Jan and Brittany discuss dependency management, publishing and marketing tools to developers.

Hosted by Brittany Martin.


5by5 at the Movies #21: 5by5 At The Movies - Episode 21

February 26, 2019 at 10:00PM • 41 minutes

Back recording in the home studio because Keith is sick again! Or it's allergies. Or he's just a baby. We may never know. Hot takes this week include Green Book's Oscar, the Rotten Tomatoes controversy, and is Luke Skywalker a bitch?

Rumors include: Knight Rider reboots, Eternals Movie in phase 4, Detective Pikachu, and more! Plus - we compare James Cameron to Coffee Dad because he's got a twitter. And a sex window.

Co-host: Dan Richardson

Hosted by Keith Ruckus.


Back to Work #415: Fifty and Monogamous

February 26, 2019 at 1:15PM • 1 hour 10 minutes

DISCUSSED: Dan has an awesome new video; Spider-Verse is out!; Merlin's dorky Segway is discussed; app recommendations for a clean new Gmail and an even-smarter Dark Sky; Dan spills the beans on his new sound bar setup; TV selection and purchase is a known thistle; idiot trolls hassle poor Carol Danvers; Dan has an important new egg technology; and, finally, the boys fret about Apple's new 2FA requirements a little.

Hosted by Merlin Mann & Dan Benjamin.


The Critical Path #220: Ex Machina: The Railroad, Part 1

February 25, 2019 at 8:30AM • 47 minutes

The conversation begins with Horace and Judd discussing Wolfgang Schivelbusch's The Railway Journey, then expands to include sea faring, the trouble with boilers and one of Horace's historical fantasies.

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


DLC #274: Olivia Grace: Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo, Xbox on Switch, Hololens 2, Anthem, Metro Exodus, Nier Automata, Toad Treasure Tracker, Typoman

February 25, 2019 at 1:00AM • 2 hours 18 minutes

Jeff and Christian welcome Olivia Grace, formerly of Blizzard, to the show this week to discuss Reggie's retirement from Nintendo, Xbox Game Pass coming to Switch, Hololens 2, and more!

The Playlist: Diablo 3, Toad Treasure Tracker, NieR: Automata, Anthem, Metro Exodus, Typoman

Parting Gifts!

Hosted by Christian Spicer & Jeff Cannata.