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 Horace Dediu, Anders Brownworth, and Judd Rubin.



#252: The Network Persuasion

October 17, 2020 at 9:00PM • 1 hour 3 minutes

Horace on iPhone 12, MagSafe, HomePod mini and 5G.


#251: Going Horizontal

September 27, 2020 at 11:00AM • 1 hour 7 minutes

Horace on the iPod of exercise vs Fitness+, and Search.


#250: Regular Eggs

September 2, 2020 at 5:00PM • 1 hour 11 minutes

Horace explores his AAPL share price trepidation while Judd pesters him about health.


#249: A Sane Amount of Cash

August 16, 2020 at 1:00PM • 1 hour 29 minutes

Horace answers even more #CriticalQuestions about Apple's Q2 Earnings call, shares his thoughts on P/E and explains why it's better to not have 750 billion dollars.


#248: Business as Usual

August 2, 2020 at 1:00PM • 1 hour 5 minutes

Horace shares his thoughts on Apple's Q2 earnings call, takes some #CriticalQuestions and mutters, 'Oy Vey.'


#247: Usually, You Say CPUs

July 1, 2020 at 9:00AM • 1 hour 8 minutes

Horace looks back on WWDC 2020 and shares his thoughts on Apple Silicon and the road ahead.


#246: Sea Peoples

June 6, 2020 at 1:00PM • 1 hour 3 minutes

Horace on COVID-19, empathy and being manipulated by, among other things, the Harry Potter books.


#245: All Technologies Eventually Disappear

April 4, 2020 at 10:00AM • 1 hour 7 minutes

Horace is joined by the one and only Brian Roemmele (@BrianRoemmele) to discuss pattern matching, Joseph Campbell and wisdom.


#244: That The Children Cannot Do

March 20, 2020 at 12:00AM • 56 minutes

Horace shares his thoughts on the just announced but still untouched iPad Pro, WWDC at home, brief thoughts on Covid-19 and mentions something Hana better not hear him say.


#243: Ex Machina: The Intermodal Shipping Container

March 1, 2020 at 6:00AM • 51 minutes

Horace and Judd celebrate one of the best boxes of all time, The Intermodal Shipping Container on this episode of The Critical Path: Ex Machina.