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.



#160: Metamorphosis

October 2, 2015 at 5:30PM • 1 hour 39 minutes

Apple's 13 Million iPhone weekend and the iPad Pro and listener questions on the 160th episode of The Critical Path.


#159: The Appification of TV, Revisited

September 23, 2015 at 4:00PM • 1 hour 56 minutes

Horace and Anders revisit Apple TV and answer listener questions in this special 2 hour episode.


#158: Disrupt Yourself with Whitney Johnson

September 4, 2015 at 3:00PM • 1 hour 1 minute

Horace interviews Whitney Johnson about her new book Disrupt Yourself. How can the theory of disruptive innovation be applied to you? How can you disrupt yourself?


#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.