All Episodes

The Cocktail Napkin #46: Let's Consume Everything

October 27, 2011 at 3:30PM • Computer Video

A well-rounded mind is a hungry mind, and San Francisco journalist Anna Rascouët-Paz tells Jeremy about all the ways she expands her world via unfettered curiosity.

Hosted by Jeremy Fuksa with special guest Anna Rascouët-Paz.

The Talk Show #64: They Had to Burn the Sheets

October 27, 2011 at 3:00PM • 1 hour 49 minutes

John Gruber and Dan Benjamin talk about Richard Stallman, the Apple TV (and possible iTV), cable cards, cable television and network controls, iCloud, Dropbox, and plan for an upcoming episode about the Steve Jobs biography.

Hosted by John Gruber & Dan Benjamin.

The Incomparable #63: Like a Good Book Exploded

October 27, 2011 at 11:45AM

Is "The Wise Man's Fear" a rich fantasy novel about storytelling and myth-making, or is it a collection of good story elements scattered across an overlong plot? Could it be both? Ninjas! Off-camera shipwrecks! Board games! Sexism! Off-camera courtroom drama! Discursions within digressions within framing sequences! Join us as we discuss yet another 1000-page fantasy novel, the sequel to "The Name of the Wind."

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

Founders Talk #23: Vitaly Friedman / Smashing Magazine

October 26, 2011 at 6:00PM

Vitaly Friedman, Founder of Smashing Magazine, joins Adam Stacoviak to talk about the beginnings of Smashing Magazine, taking chances, not being copyable, experimenting to find what works, supporting the community, developing content, paying writers, developing publishing principles and philosophies and also shares a bit about what's next on the horizon for him and his team.

Hosted by Adam Stacoviak with special guest Vitaly Friedman.

The Critical Path #11: The Thermonuclear Option

October 26, 2011 at 11:00AM

Dan and Horace talk about patents and litigation as a means of defending innovation. We go way back to the beginning of the last century and talk how patent wars have played out in the past and how they affected the fortunes and fates of innovators.

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

Back to Work #38: Sorry. You Can't Have a Candle.

October 25, 2011 at 3:00PM • 1 hour 19 minutes

On improving presentation culture.

Dan and Merlin talk about bombing the deck, advancing the slides, and striving to improve the self-perpetuating bad culture of presentations.


(Also, kid germs in the spaghetti, meeting the angry corn guy, and moving closer to the metal with our Showbot hero.)

Hosted by Merlin Mann & Dan Benjamin.

Write For Your Life #26: Two ideas are better than one

October 24, 2011 at 6:00PM

It’s easy to think that when you have a good idea for a piece of writing, that’s your job done. But most great pieces of work have two ideas. In this episode of the podcast I talk about this concept and attempt to use my own novel as an example. Spoiler alert.

Hosted by Donna Sørensen & Iain Broome.

Build and Analyze #48: Zero Inputs

October 24, 2011 at 12:00PM

Dan and Marco discuss the MacBook Pro update, what an Apple television might be like, VoiceOver considerations and testing for your apps, power switches on computers, and encouraging words from Hacker News.

Hosted by Marco Arment & Dan Benjamin.

The Ihnatko Almanac #5: My Sci-Fi Disability

October 24, 2011 at 11:15AM

Dan and Andy talk about Science Fiction and all the ways it has disappointed them. Up for discussion: Dune, Ender's Game, and Masquerade among others.

Hosted by Andy Ihnatko & Dan Benjamin.

Mac Power Users #60: Evernote

October 24, 2011 at 9:00AM

Katie and David are joined by Brett Kelly to discuss using Evernote, along with usage cases and limitations.

Hosted by David Sparks & Katie Floyd.