All Episodes

Back to Work #20: Muscle of Failure

June 14, 2011 at 5:00PM • 1 hour 13 minutes

Merlin and Dan talk about getting started, putting on your shoes instead of shopping for pedometers, false dilemmas, doing as much work with your hands as you've done in your head, why you should leave some water in the pump, meta-fiddling, and getting better.

Hosted by Merlin Mann & Dan Benjamin.


After Dark #29: After Back To Work 020

June 14, 2011 at 5:00PM

Dan and Merlin after Back To Work episode 20.

Hosted by Dan Benjamin.


Latest in Paleo #19: Worst Diet on Earth

June 13, 2011 at 10:00AM

This week, your host Angelo Coppola covers: bacon cologne, US News Best Diets & Dr. Loren Cordain's response, sitting as bad as smoking, don't-fry day, styrofoam toxicity, Monsanto, more about GMO food PLUs, coconut milk hazards, Blog of the Week, Moment of Paleo & Alan Watts After the Bell.

Hosted by Angelo Coppola.


The Incomparable #44: Emperor Aquaman

June 12, 2011 at 1:00PM

DC decides to stick a fork in continuity and reboot its universe. Publicity stunt, bold creative move, or both? Andy Ihnatko joins Lisa, Jason, and the good Jason to discuss this latest attempt to save the comics industry.

Hosted by Jason Snell with special guests Andy Ihnatko & Jason Brightman.


Mac Power Users #51: MenuBars, Docks and Dashboards

June 11, 2011 at 8:14PM

Katie and David look at their menubars, docks, and dashboards. Links of Note MenuBar iFreeMem SoundSource Caffeine Better Snap Tool CNET Tech Tracker Mouseposé Evernote LogMeIn FlashFrozen Click to Flash Dropbox XMarks Transmit Crashplan MenuMeters iStat Menus BusyCal TextExpander CrashPlan ChronoSync Dock Dockless Secrets Dashboard Tea Timer Dashquit Harmonic Earth Airlock Mighty Monitor Typo Clock.

Hosted by David Sparks & Katie Floyd.


Hypercritical #21: Reading Playboy for the Articles

June 10, 2011 at 5:00PM • 1 hour 43 minutes

John Siracusa and Dan Benjamin talk about WWDC: iCloud, iOS 5, Lion, and yes, John's toaster, a gift from fellow 5by5 hosts Marco Arment and Merlin Mann (a.k.a. The Best Guys Ever).

Hosted by John Siracusa & Dan Benjamin.


Let's Make Mistakes #9: Portuguese Inquisition

June 10, 2011 at 2:00PM

Mike takes his first steps as an interviewer while Katie sits in the hot seat about research methodology in design. The discussion veers into manipulation vs. getting the best out of people, how research helps talk clients out of bad ideas, and a lot about chocolate brown pants suits.

Hosted by Katie Gillum & Mike Monteiro.


The Talk Show #46: I Float Above It

June 8, 2011 at 8:00PM • 1 hour 24 minutes

John Gruber reports in from WWDC as he and Dan Benjamin discuss OS X Lion, iOS 5, Twitter integration, and perhaps the most significant announcement from Apple, iCloud.

Hosted by John Gruber & Dan Benjamin.


Back to Work #19: Corner Casey Kasem

June 7, 2011 at 5:30PM • 1 hour 22 minutes

Merlin and Dan talk about mindful tool adoption, screwdriver museums, why Vi users may (or may not) be cannibalistic insects—plus debate on whether a home video of a toy horse falling down in someone's bathroom is about Humanity. Also, Dan effs with Merlin's head. Again.

Hosted by Merlin Mann & Dan Benjamin.


After Dark #28: After Back To Work 019

June 7, 2011 at 5:30PM

Dan and Merlin after Back To Work episode 19.

Hosted by Dan Benjamin.