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.



#187: Poetry and Perseverance

September 18, 2016 at 2:00PM • 1 hour 32 minutes

Horace and Anders discuss Apple's event, the iPhone 7, the AirPods and touch on the iPhone economy. Horace takes questions from listeners on Twitter using the hash tag #CriticalQuestion.


#186: Mini Me

August 26, 2016 at 2:00PM • 1 hour 5 minutes

Horace and Henri go for a drive.


#185: Lithium Iron Phosphate

August 22, 2016 at 8:00AM • 1 hour 46 minutes

Horace gives an update on his EVW electric car project and takes listener questions in this extended episode.


#184: Playing the Long Game

August 18, 2016 at 2:00AM • 1 hour 22 minutes

Horace discusses Apple services numbers, Fast Company's interview of Tim Cook and takes listener questions.


#183: A Billion iPhones

August 8, 2016 at 8:00PM • 1 hour 30 minutes

Horace and Farshad discuss Apple's recent milestone of one billion iPhones shipped. They also answer a slew of #CriticalQuestions.


#182: The Apple Production System

July 9, 2016 at 7:30AM • 1 hour 9 minutes

Horace and Anders discuss the evolution of production systems and take listener questions.


#181: Tesla and SolarCity

June 26, 2016 at 5:00PM • 1 hour 15 minutes

Horace and Anders discuss Tesla's proposed takeover of SolarCity.


#180: Asking the Right Question

June 16, 2016 at 7:00PM • 1 hour 6 minutes

Horace and Anders discuss the numbers from WWDC, what didn't come from WWDC and cars!


#179: Pre-WWDC

June 9, 2016 at 7:00PM • 1 hour 32 minutes

In this special pre-WWDC show, Horace and Anders discuss the enterprise, NSA and landing a helicopter at the bottom of the Grand Canyon.


#178: Special Edition

June 1, 2016 at 6:00PM • 1 hour 13 minutes

Horace and special co-host Farshad Nayeri discuss Log Log Scale, the iPhone SE and Artificial Intelligence.