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The Web Ahead #112: Imagining the Web of Things with Stephanie Rieger and Jonas Sicking

February 10, 2016 at 7:30PM • 1 hour 45 minutes

Talking about the Internet of Things is all the rage these days. What is it about, and why is there so much hype? Will an ecosystem of internet-connected “devices” take over our lives? What role does the web play in all this? Stephanie Rieger joins Jen Simmons to discuss. Then Jonas Sicking joins Jen for a second interview, to talk more about what how the web might be involved.

Hosted by Jen Simmons.


Supercharged #94: Smartphone Psychology

February 10, 2016 at 5:00PM • 1 hour 12 minutes

This week on Supercharged we’re talking about Twitter’s new timeline, Amazon’s weird promotions, and smartphone psychology! Questions/comments? Visit awkward.email or call/text 509-AWKWARD!

Hosted by Adam Dachis & Darren Herczeg.


The Morning Dump #184: Disco Bowl

February 10, 2016 at 4:30PM

I rant about Zenefits selling insurance without a license, the ROI of emojis, robotic trash cans, and a night light for your toilet.

Hosted by Jordan Cooper.


The Awkward Human Survival Guide #100: The Big 100 (AKA Don't Eat My Boyfriends!)

February 10, 2016 at 2:30AM • 1 hour 7 minutes

This awkward week we're celebrating our 100th episode anniversary, asking random people to give you advice, and watching the world's most awkward masturbation video! Stay tuned for part two of this episode (101) next week. Want to ask a question on the show? Visit akward.email!

Hosted by Adam Dachis, Darren Herczeg, Erica Elson, and Richard Cardenas.


Back to Work #258: Means of Egress

February 9, 2016 at 3:45PM • 1 hour 45 minutes

TOPIC: Feelings, Slide Rules, and The Franklin Test

This week Merlin hasn't had enough coffee and may have early-onset toxoplasmosis, so he and Dan respond to great feedback from listeners, mostly on feeling feelings.

Hosted by Merlin Mann & Dan Benjamin.


The Morning Dump #183: Canine Poop Detector

February 9, 2016 at 3:45PM

I rant about Instagram account-switching, Apple Notes supporting Evernote imports, robot cockroaches, and products made during a "stupid" hackathon.

Hosted by Jordan Cooper.


On Taking Pictures #198: Ghost of Familiarity

February 9, 2016 at 3:15PM • 1 hour 12 minutes

This week, we’re starting off with Cindy Crawford—she’s worked with some of the top photographers in the world and in her new book, Becoming, she shares what she’s learned from them. Also, we discuss the seesaw that is balances humility and confidence and how we may need to find a new struggle. Plus, technical details from Taylor Wessing and Instagram gives you more ways to share. Gilbert Garcin is our Photographer of the Week.

Hosted by Bill Wadman & Jeffery Saddoris.


The Changelog #194: Elixir with José Valim

February 9, 2016 at 4:15AM • 1 hour 35 minutes

This week we talk with José Valim about Elixir! We learned about the early days of José's start as a programmer. José took us back to the beginning of Elixir and shared why Erlang got him so excited, we broke down features of the language, we talked about functional programming, concurrency, developing for multi-core systems, we talked about the Elixir community, the future of Phoenix, Ecto, and so much more.

Hosted by Adam Stacoviak & Jerod Santo.


DLC #112: Side Quest Guy

February 8, 2016 at 6:30PM • 1 hour 45 minutes

Jeff and Christian welcome Chris Bergman from Choremonster.com back to the show this week to discuss XCOM 2's exclusive support of the Steam controller, Titanfall 2's confirmed single player campaign, Unreal engine editing inside VR, another failed Kickstarter, and more!

In the Playlist, Chris has been playing XCOM 2, Christian has been enamored with Unravel, and Jeff gushes about Firewatch.

For Tabletop Time, Chris plays in a cabin in the woods, and yearns for Codenames, and Jeff can play with a lot of friends in Between Two Cities.

All that, plus YOUR emails.

Hosted by Christian Spicer & Jeff Cannata.


On the Grid #152: Man Replies with More Tweets

February 8, 2016 at 6:00PM • 48 minutes

Recorded February 4th, 2016. This week: All the reasons Andy was wrong about logos.

Hosted by Andy Mangold, Dan Auer, and Matt McInerney.