All Episodes

Build and Analyze #36: Jobs (Not The Steve Kind)

August 4, 2011 at 8:00PM • 1 hour 26 minutes

Dan and Marco revisit patents and then discuss various types of jobs in the tech industry: how certain languages qualify you more for certain jobs, the myth of job security, the partial myth of being your own boss, big companies versus small, full-time work versus contracting, selling standalone products versus hourly work, what you truly cost your employer, and the risks and hidden costs of going out on your own.

Hosted by Marco Arment & Dan Benjamin.


Write For Your Life #17: Seven-week books and airport writing

August 4, 2011 at 6:00PM

In what will be Manuela’s last podcast for a while, she discusses with Iain the big seven-week book debate prompted by his post on the subject earlier this week. The good news is that they remain friends. Other topics include the Booker longlist, which was announced last week and features four novels published by independent presses. In ‘My favourite thing’ Manuela talks about Tony Parsons’ appointment as writer-in-residence at Heathrow airport.

Hosted by Donna Sørensen & Iain Broome.


After Dark #38: After Build and Analyze 036

August 4, 2011 at 5:00PM

Dan and Marco after Build and Analyze episode 36.

Hosted by Dan Benjamin.


The Cocktail Napkin #37: Surfing The Flow

August 4, 2011 at 11:00AM • Computer Video

Geoff Barnes discusses radical shifts in career focus from painting instructor to user experience strategist and the fine art of letting go just enough to keep from being a control freak in the things you make with others. We eventually wander into the waters of ADD conversation and we just surf the flow from there.

Hosted by Jeremy Fuksa with special guest Geoff Barnes.


The Changelog #66: RVM and BDSM with Wayne Seguin

August 4, 2011 at 8:00AM

Steve and Wynn caught up with Wayne Seguin to talk about his Ruby enVironment Manager and BDSM shell scripting framework projects.

Hosted by Adam Stacoviak & Jerod Santo.


After Dark #37: After Back To Work 027

August 2, 2011 at 4:45PM

Dan, Merlin, and Faith after Back To Work episode 27.

Hosted by Dan Benjamin.


Back to Work #27: Danny, Hold the License Plate

August 2, 2011 at 4:30PM • 1 hour 24 minutes

Merlin and Dan discuss the shameful state of film school, the realities of Ape Law, Merlin's rock opera, and the subliminal downside of Spongebob's big promotion.

Hosted by Merlin Mann & Dan Benjamin.


Content Talks #10: Karen McGrane

August 2, 2011 at 10:00AM

Karen has been a pioneer in information architecture, user experience design, and content strategy for 15 years. She looks back on the evolution of UX in the late '90s, her content strategy "a-ha" moments, and how our approach to content needs to fundamentally change, starting now.

Hosted by Kristina Halvorson with special guest Karen McGrane.


Latest in Paleo #26: Be the Change

August 2, 2011 at 3:00AM

This week, Angelo Coppola talks about: Crossfit, Reddit, more Caveman Diet in the mainstream, counting calories, McDonald's, organic vs non-organic, exercise and the brain, food industry tricks, and also wheat belly. There's a new Blog of the Week, Moment of Paleo, and After the Bell segment, too.

Hosted by Angelo Coppola.


The Incomparable #49: It's Like "Working Girl" With Monsters

August 1, 2011 at 2:00PM

Old men with balloons! Wisecracking monsters! Superheroes with mid-life crises! The films of Pixar are in our sights this week. Join us as we pick our favorite films and explore why Pixar's movies are better than those from other animation studios. (Part 1 of 2.)

Hosted by Jason Snell with special guests John Siracusa & Steve Lutz.