All Episodes

After Dark #65: After Back To Work #44

December 7, 2011 at 7:45AM

Dan and Merlin after Back To Work episode 44.

Hosted by Dan Benjamin.


Back to Work #44: Circuitous Bridge of My Own Design

December 7, 2011 at 7:30AM • 1 hour 13 minutes

Topic: Moving from dumb nouns to awesome verbs.

This week, Dan and Merlin talk about the problem with Capital Letter Nouns; how real and specific verbs will always trounce Excellence, Effectiveness, and Mission Statements--even in the Best-of-Breed Pursuance of Five-Nines Quality Across The Enterprise.

They also look at transitive and intransitive flavors of "feasance," finding your keyboard's Excellence Key, opting-in for The Johnson Treatment, lancing that actionable boil, and (as ever) shooting the obvious fish in the obvious barrel.

Hosted by Merlin Mann & Dan Benjamin.


Latest in Paleo #42: Counterfeit Food

December 7, 2011 at 3:00AM

In this week's episode, your host Angelo Coppola covers: the flavorists, the secret to perfect teeth, whether meat-eaters are egotistical, what's normal about 1 in 4 women using mental health drugs, canned soup & BPA, reconditioned foods, aspirin & heart health, and vitamin K2 - plus "Phases of Paleo" during the 'Moment of Paleo' segment and Dr. Terry Wahls 'After the Bell.'

Hosted by Angelo Coppola.


The Ihnatko Almanac #10: You've got yourself a Johnny Depp

December 5, 2011 at 7:45PM

Andy Ihnatko and Dan Benjamin discuss Michael Palin's awesome journals, explore journaling as a tradition, techniques and apps for keeping a journal, movie openings, listeners mail, a note about the Kindle Fire, and more.

Hosted by Andy Ihnatko & Dan Benjamin.


After Dark #64: After Build and Analyze #54

December 5, 2011 at 7:15PM

Dan and Marco after Build and Analyze episode 54.

Hosted by Dan Benjamin.


Build and Analyze #54: Snob Blend

December 5, 2011 at 7:00PM • 1 hour 7 minutes

Dan and Marco discuss inverted Aeropresses, what Marco would do if he were in charge of Starbucks, app marketing responses and being featured in the App Store, avoiding creepy mobile analytics, and static blogging engines.

Hosted by Marco Arment & Dan Benjamin.


The Incomparable #69: Love Conquers All, But So Do Guns

December 5, 2011 at 12:00PM

Break out your gaming laptop and pass the ammunition: It's time to discuss Neal Stephenson's "REAMDE." Why does the book's plot take a hard left turn halfway through? Why does Stephenson struggle to write endings--and does he succeed this time? Is this book about family, the victory of the outsider, or blowing things up? (Can't it be all three?)

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


Mac Power Users #65: Workflows with Horace Dediu

December 5, 2011 at 9:00AM

Katie and David are joined by Asymco publisher Horace Dediu, who talks about how he researches and publishes his analysis of the mobile marketspace and his thoughts on the future of presentation tools.

Hosted by David Sparks & Katie Floyd with special guest Horace Dediu.


The B&B Podcast #36: People to See, Places to Go

December 2, 2011 at 1:03PM

Shawn and Ben talk about making videos and Shawn's dislike of iMovie. The help you get from a GorrilaPod and a Glif. Ben's troubles with shooting product photos with the iPhone 4S. The Fitbit and Jawbone UP. They also rave about Doxie Go, while lamenting the case. Lastly it is all about the monitor that Ben cheaped out on.

Hosted by Ben Brooks & Shawn Blanc.


Let's Make Mistakes #28: Taking Responsibility

December 2, 2011 at 1:00PM

Mike and Katie discuss bias and design flaws in Siri and about how people should respond to mistakes online, both their own mistakes and others'. After the topical business, they discuss what it means to "move up" in a design career and how to make decisions about promotions your work.

Hosted by Katie Gillum & Mike Monteiro.