The B&B Podcast Retired

The B&B Podcast

The B&B Podcast is a weekly technology talk show co-hosted by Ben Brooks and Shawn Blanc. Show topics include Apple, productivity, writing, software, iPhones and iPads, and the like.

Hosted by Ben Brooks and Shawn Blanc.

#92: Yam Benjamin

February 7, 2013 at 2:30PM • 1 hour 18 minutes

For the final episode of The B&B Podcast, Shawn and Ben talk about the history of the show, the Pebble smartwatch and watches in general, doing an OmniFocus workflow audit, Monoprice's new 27-inch monitor, and the iPad as a "pro" PC.

#91: The Penultimate Episode

January 31, 2013 at 4:00PM • 34 minutes

This week Shawn and Ben talk about responsive web design, side projects, and Netbot going free on Also, as the title suggests, this is the second-to-last episode of the B&B Podcast.

#90: The Core Power Tools

January 24, 2013 at 3:00PM • 39 minutes

Shawn and Ben discuss what should be on the short list of apps which most moderately computer savvy people should be using.

#89: Twitter, Coffee, and Cookies

January 18, 2013 at 8:15AM • 40 minutes

Back from the holidays and kicking off the first episode of 2013, Shawn and Ben talk about scaling back on Twitter followers and the problems with Americanos from Starbucks.

#88: Legacy Twitter Relationships

December 13, 2012 at 4:00PM • 52 minutes

For the final show of 2012, Shawn and Ben record a show in their old style of casual conversation. Topics include teething, Amazon Prime, OmniFocus, scaling back on Twitter followers, Time Magazine's top 10 gadgets of the year, and more.

#87: Listener Q&A

December 6, 2012 at 1:00PM • 32 minutes

Shawn and Ben answer questions submitted by you guys, the listeners. Ranging from, Twitter clients, website memberships and Ben's paywall, what podcasts we listen to, and more.

#86: Interview with Shaun Inman

November 29, 2012 at 3:00PM • 33 minutes

This week Shawn and Ben are joined by special guest and Internet Hero, Shaun Inman. Shaun is a designer and developer, the creator of Mint, Fever, The Last Rocket, and much, much more. We talk about web design, development, growing in your skill sets, learning new skills, video game jams, and launching a Kickstarter campaign.

#85: The Circle of Confusion

November 15, 2012 at 5:30PM • 32 minutes

Shawn and Ben talk about photography and cameras and lenses.

#84: Tips and Tricks: Keyboard Maestro

November 8, 2012 at 3:00PM • 35 minutes

In an action-packed tips and tricks episode, Ben and Shawn talk about the powerhouse app that is Keyboard Maestro. They give an overview of how Keyboard Maestro works and some of the basics for using it as well as sharing many of the custom macros they use.

#83: Listener Q&A

November 1, 2012 at 2:00PM • 38 minutes

Shawn and Ben answer questions from the listeners, covering topics about Pinboard, budgeting, tech purchases, Apple Care, upgrades, covering Apple news, and more.