All Episodes

Back to Work #40: Dirty South Is Off the Menu

November 8, 2011 at 8:15PM • 1 hour 39 minutes

Dan and Merlin talk about what it means for Google to change the meaning of "plus," and how it might bolster the production of "stuff and needy."

They also consider options for "getting unstuck" with a creative project—how, sometimes, the constraints can help a lot more than the options.

Hosted by Merlin Mann & Dan Benjamin.


Build and Analyze #50: Container of Worms

November 7, 2011 at 1:00PM

Dan and Marco discuss the difficult design decisions in Instapaper 4, managing customer expectations and habits when changing features, the iOS 5.0.1 fix and how to argue effectively with Apple, the Steve Jobs biography, and Keurig coffee minivans.

Hosted by Marco Arment & Dan Benjamin.


The Ihnatko Almanac #7: Grain-o-Rice Who-Touched-It Meter

November 7, 2011 at 11:00AM

Dan and Andy talk old school Television, looking at the classic favorite Columbo and relatively unknown 12th century Welsh detective monk, Cadfael. Also, follow up on DC's new 52.

Hosted by Andy Ihnatko & Dan Benjamin.


The Incomparable #65: Maine is Purgatory

November 6, 2011 at 12:30PM

A new TV season is here! We analyze the new shows, plus some returning favorites. Among our targets: Revenge, Homeland, Terra Nova, Once Upon a Time, Grimm, Person of Interest, American Horror Story, Ringer, A Gifted Man, Boss, and returning shows The Walking Dead, Fringe, Community, Supernatural, Haven, and Dexter. Also: Why does Scott McNulty think every show is Prime Suspect?

Hosted by Jason Snell with special guests Dan Moren, Lisa Schmeiser, Scott McNulty, John Siracusa, and Ben Boychuk.


The B&B Podcast #33: A Show

November 4, 2011 at 2:11PM

Shawn and Ben talk about the new design of The Verge, Shawn's AT&T data usage issues, battery backup packs for iPhones, and why they won't be friends if Shawn buys a minivan.

Hosted by Ben Brooks & Shawn Blanc.


After Dark #55: After Hypercritical #41

November 4, 2011 at 2:00PM

Dan Benjamin and John Siracusa after Hypercritical episode 41.

Hosted by Dan Benjamin with special guest Jeff Atwood.


Hypercritical #41: The Homer

November 4, 2011 at 1:15PM • 1 hour 39 minutes

John Siracusa and Dan Benjamin are joined by special guest Jeff Atwood, cofounder of the Stack Exchange Q&A network and creator of the popular programming blog codinghorror.com. John and Jeff try to rekindle the old Mac vs. PC flames and end up talking about the light and dark sides of Apple as a platform owner.

Hosted by John Siracusa & Dan Benjamin with special guest Jeff Atwood.


Let's Make Mistakes #25: Bitching, Pitching, and "Innovation"

November 4, 2011 at 11:30AM

Mike and Katie talk about olfactory hallucinations, discuss whether there is any real innovation, and make plans for the Let's Make Mistakes field trips while fielding a variety of good questions from the loyal listeners of the show. Since recording we have found that Katie's problem with local water was not all in her head.

Hosted by Katie Gillum & Mike Monteiro.


Geek Friday #6: Sequestered In The Fortress Of Solitude

November 4, 2011 at 11:00AM

Faith and Dan discuss Trick-or-Treating codes of conduct, why Geeks love taking pictures of their computers (and food, and cats), the non-Geek friendly nature of Facebook and the irrefutable awesomeness of Indiana Jones .

Hosted by Faith Korpi & Jason Seifer.


The Cocktail Napkin #47: Creative Aversion Therapy

November 4, 2011 at 7:00AM • Computer Video

The Industrial and Labor Relations School at Cornell University published a study on human response to creativity. Apparently even though we value creativity and innovation, truly novel and innovative ideas turn our stomach. My friend Jacob Edenfield and I discuss how knowledge work can be aversion therapy against this.

Hosted by Jeremy Fuksa with special guest Jacob Edenfield.