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.



#157: Modular Revolution

August 28, 2015 at 4:00PM • 1 hour 32 minutes

Horace discusses the recent market turmoil and takes listener questions on everything from Alphabet to SpaceX.


#156: Power and Charm

August 25, 2015 at 6:00PM • 1 hour 29 minutes

Horace and Anders discuss Uber's transportation business and discuss how software modularizes the world. In the second half of the show, they take listener questions posted to Twitter using the hashtag #CriticalQuestion.


#155: New Production Method

August 7, 2015 at 12:30PM • 1 hour 20 minutes

Horace and Anders discuss car production methods, the BMW i3, tubular and composite frame construction and how Uber could change the landscape.


#154: Come Fly With Me

July 6, 2015 at 4:00PM • 1 hour 43 minutes

Horace and Anders talk about the "Plug Bug", safety in the aircraft industry and take listener questions.


#153: Across the USA

June 22, 2015 at 12:30PM • 1 hour 33 minutes

On the heals of an epic driving trip across the United States, Horace discusses WWDC and takes listener questions from Twitter.


#152: Chief Jobs Officer Part 2

June 4, 2015 at 9:45PM • 1 hour 22 minutes

Horace talks about Jony Ive's promotion and answers listener questions on everything from Apple TV to the need for companies to "have children".


#151: Why Herbivores Could Never Read

June 2, 2015 at 12:30PM • 1 hour 18 minutes

Horace and Anders discuss Comcast, cable companies and lowest common denominator content on television screens everywhere. After the break, Horace takes listener questions from Twitter.


#150: Circling Back

May 21, 2015 at 6:00PM • 1 hour 28 minutes

Horace interviews Anders about Goldman Sachs' investment in Internet finance company Circle and we take listener questions over Twitter.


#149: Whippersnapper

May 4, 2015 at 3:30PM • 1 hour 20 minutes

From impressive iPhone sales to slowing iPad revenues, Horace and Anders recap the most recent Apple earnings. In the latter half of the show, Horace takes questions from Twitter.


#148: Fight for the Wrist

April 30, 2015 at 8:15PM • 1 hour 27 minutes

What does the Apple Watch mean? Can it be considered disruptive? Horace and Anders consider if the Apple Watch represents a meaningful "real estate" business.