The Critical Path

The Critical Path

The Critical Path is a talk show contemplating the causality of success and failure in the evolving story of mobile computing and related industries. Using Apple as a lens to look at existing and emerging tech markets, we try to understand what it means to be great.

Hosted by Anders Brownworth and Horace Dediu.



#204: Organic

November 9, 2017 at 5:00AM • 1 hour 49 minutes

Horace and Anders discuss Apple earnings, the iPhone X and take listener questions.


#203: ICOs with Ryan Zurrer

August 9, 2017 at 9:00PM • 1 hour 3 minutes

Horace and Anders speak with Ryan Zurrer of Polychain Capital about the disruptive possibilities of Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) and the blockchain token model.


#202: GDPR with Tim Walters

August 7, 2017 at 1:00PM • 1 hour 31 minutes

The big privacy switch. How legislation is affecting perception of privacy and vice versa. The European regulation GDPR is something everyone will be talking about next year. Find out why.


#201: Like a Costco Pickle Jar

June 7, 2017 at 1:15PM • 37 minutes

Horace and Carolina Milanese discuss WWDC 2017 minutes after the Keynote and Hands-on with the new products.


#200: Recap

May 2, 2017 at 5:00PM • 1 hour 29 minutes

In this special 200th episode, Horace and Anders discuss the history of the show, what was done well, what wasn't and what might come.


#199: Transport

March 16, 2017 at 7:00PM • 1 hour 16 minutes

Horace and Anders discuss two wheeled vehicles, commute times and tunnel boring!


#198: The Most Valuable Business

March 3, 2017 at 6:00PM • 1 hour 13 minutes

Horace and Anders discuss Apple amongst the new top five tech companies and take listener questions.


#197: Death of an Algorithm

February 23, 2017 at 9:00AM • 1 hour 23 minutes

Horace and Anders discuss Bond movies, cars, commute habits, streaming services and take listener questions through the hashtag #CriticalQuestion on Twitter.


#196: Antifragile

February 3, 2017 at 6:00AM • 1 hour 18 minutes

Horace and Anders discuss Apple's fiscal 2017 first quarter results and take listener questions from Twitter.


#195: Anthropological Constant

January 25, 2017 at 5:00PM • 1 hour 19 minutes

Horace and Anders discuss the AirPods, commute time, the future of the automotive industry and answer questions posted to #CriticalQuestion on Twitter.