All Episodes

Back to Work #31: You Can Polish AC/DC All Day Long

August 30, 2011 at 4:00PM • 1 hour 42 minutes

With Dan on sabbatical, Merlin is joined by John Roderick of The Long Winters to talk about life as a bull in a china closet, craving real-world constraints, making better records, and being banned for life from Interpol’s corn chip bowl.

Hosted by Merlin Mann & Dan Benjamin with special guest John Roderick.


Content Talks #14: Cameron Koczon

August 30, 2011 at 2:30PM

Cameron (one of the geniuses behind Fictive Kin, TeuxDeux, and Brooklyn Beta) talks about entrepreneurship, creating the ideal workspace, and why his latest app GimmeBar will radically change the way we curate content online. “Orbital content” FTW.

Hosted by Kristina Halvorson.


The Incomparable #54: Put on this Mask and Strut for Mama

August 30, 2011 at 2:00PM

Strap on your jet pack and locate your pet monkey! Our Comic Book Club reconvenes to discuss works by writer Brian K. Vaughan, who excels at the high-concept premise. In the spotlight: "Runaways," "Y: The Last Man," and "Ex Machina." With plenty of digressions along the way, about feminism, parenting, sexism, and (once again) how hard it is to write an ending.

Hosted by Jason Snell with special guests Lisa Schmeiser & Jason Brightman.


Mac Power Users #56: Mail

August 29, 2011 at 4:00PM

Katie and David go soup to nuts on e-mail protocols, services, applications, and best practices.

Hosted by David Sparks & Katie Floyd.


Latest in Paleo #30: Gary Taubes

August 29, 2011 at 2:00AM

On this week's show, host Angelo Coppola talks with best-selling author Gary Taubes (Good Calories, Bad Calories & Why We Get Fat). They discuss Gary's early work, science, carbs, exercise, the Ancestral Health Symposium, and much more. They even run through a speed session of listener questions.

Hosted by Angelo Coppola.


The Incomparable #53: Let's Quilt Hitler

August 29, 2011 at 12:00AM

Flash podcast! A largely unedited Skype conversation after this weekend's "Doctor Who" midseason premiere, "Let's Kill Hitler."

Hosted by Jason Snell with special guests Dan Moren, Glenn Fleishman, Scott McNulty, and Serenity Caldwell.


The Talk Show #56: That Day Has Come

August 26, 2011 at 6:00PM • 1 hour 33 minutes

John Gruber and Dan Benjamin (returning early from paternity leave) discuss Steve Jobs' resignation, his succession, and Apple's future.

Hosted by John Gruber & Dan Benjamin.


The B&B Podcast #24: Weed Whackers

August 26, 2011 at 3:43PM

Shawn and Ben start with some Keyboard Maestro tricks as weed whackers run in the background. Then they start talking about the new The Brooks ...

Hosted by Ben Brooks & Shawn Blanc.


Write For Your Life #20: Ideas, beating writer’s block and the science behind your muse

August 25, 2011 at 6:45PM

Iain is joined by Tom Evans from The Bookwright. Tom is an author’s mentor who specialises in helping writers think clearly and unblock their blockages. They covered all sorts of subjects, from how the muse works to understanding what success and failure is.

Hosted by Donna Sørensen & Iain Broome.


Hypercritical #31: Strong Arguments for and Against

August 24, 2011 at 4:30PM • 1 hour 21 minutes

John Siracusa and Ryan Irelan discuss the future of the Mac Pro, what HP's exit from the PC business and Google's acquisition of Motorola mean for Microsoft, and whether or not Amazon should buy webOS.

Hosted by John Siracusa & Dan Benjamin.