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.


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#62: iSniper

May 23, 2012 at 2:00PM • 59 minutes

Shawn and Ben talk about BBQ Smokers, the bigger-screened iPhone rumors, and Readlist, the new service from Readability.


#61: The One Where Ben Gets Fired

May 18, 2012 at 9:45AM • 44 minutes

Shawn and Ben talk about laser tag, some of the recent 4-inch iPhone rumors, Mac App Store sandboxing rumors, and advertising on the Web. A very special thanks to Sean Sperte and Chris Wahlmark for making this episode possible.


#60: You Sound Great To Me

May 10, 2012 at 11:00AM • 54 minutes

Shawn and Ben talk about cloth diaper technology, the sad state of Skype's call quality, and advertising on the web.


#59: Pen Pal Podcast

May 3, 2012 at 2:00PM • 60 minutes

Ben and Shawn talk briefly about the Samsung Galaxy S III (which was announced during the show), Paul Miller leaving the Internet, and the ethics of linking to a Kickstarter project.


#58: Again With the Ys

April 26, 2012 at 2:00PM • 1 hour 5 minutes

This week Ben and Shawn talk about BBQ grills, wallets, and accessories which aim to turn your iPad into a MacBook Air.


#57: Lottery Ticket Business Model

April 19, 2012 at 2:00PM • 57 minutes

Shawn and Ben talk about mechanical keyboards (again), Pocket (the app formerly known as Read it Later), and business models which have no source of revenue.

(Note from Ben: Sorry I had to cut this short, family emergency. All is OK now though.)


#56: Tilt-Shifted Lemonade

April 12, 2012 at 2:00PM • 60 minutes

Ben and Shawn talk about Ben's life as a brand-new dad, Instagram and Facebook, and the Pebble smartwatch.


#55: I'm Not Getting Rid of the Keyboard

April 5, 2012 at 1:45PM • 42 minutes

Shawn and Ben talk about keyboards (specifically the new Das Keyboard), Google's Project Glass, and UI-less UI in iOS apps (such as Clear and Paper).


#54: Distraction-Free Sweater

March 29, 2012 at 1:00PM • 54 minutes

Shawn and Ben talk about the weather, using the iPad as a work device, the differences between an iPad and a MacBook Air, Ben's workflow for writing and posting links, and Twitter, ads, and business models.


#53: Five iPads Later

March 22, 2012 at 2:00PM • 48 minutes

Shawn and Ben talk about the difference between the iPhone and iPad Retina displays, 4G LTE speeds, Vitamix blenders, and Keyboard Maestro macros.