All Episodes

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.


The Changelog #69: Spree with Sean Schofield and Brian Quinn

November 3, 2011 at 8:00AM

Wynn sat down with Sean and Brian from Spree to talk about ecommerce in Rails, SpreeConf, and their recent $1.5M funding round.

Hosted by Adam Stacoviak & Jerod Santo.


The Talk Show #65: Nerdy Stripper

November 2, 2011 at 4:30PM • 1 hour 49 minutes

John Gruber and Dan Benjamin talk about the new Siri ads, compare iMacs and Mac Pros and discuss whether the Mac Pro is going away, christen the Most Serious Mac Gamer in the History of the World, Apple's new In-Store pickup and changing Org Chart, Gmail, GoogleTV, the decline of Sony and HP, what printer John should buy, and iPhone 4S battery life.

Hosted by John Gruber & Dan Benjamin.


The Critical Path #12: Back to the Future

November 2, 2011 at 4:00PM • 57 minutes

Dan and Horace talk about the tension between relying on data and using intuition to make strategy decisions. We also apply this dual approach to think through the next evolution of user interaction and the jobs we might hire mobile computers to do for us.

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


After Dark #54: After Back To Work #39

November 1, 2011 at 5:30PM

Dan Benjamin and Merlin Mann after Back To Work episode 39.

Hosted by Dan Benjamin.


Back to Work #39: A Source of Rice with Velocity

November 1, 2011 at 5:15PM • 1 hour 20 minutes

On strength and tolerance.

Dan and Merlin talk about the many facets of strength, including the complexity of knowing what to be strong about, to whom, and when.

It's about way more than nailing the "clean and jerk" or yelling at Sips-His-Coffee-Really-Loud Guy. It's also about accepting all the things they just can't stand about you.

Also covered: the inescapability of Italian disco, maintaining an unassailable lawn, confronting skinny ladies in heels, negotiating D-minus hip-hop, and finding the will to spelunk all the way down the personal productivity stack.

Hosted by Merlin Mann & Dan Benjamin.


Latest in Paleo #39: Mark Sisson

November 1, 2011 at 3:00AM

On this week's episode, host Angelo Coppola interviews Mark Sisson! They discuss the Primal approach, how to get started, conventional wisdom, what happens to people when they go Primal, women & primal, and everything from chronic hunger and cardio to bathroom scales that measure body fat and much more.

Hosted by Angelo Coppola.


After Dark #53: After Build and Analyze #49

October 31, 2011 at 4:30PM

Dan Benjamin and Marco Arment after Build and Analyze episode 49.

Hosted by Dan Benjamin.