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Back to Work #295: I’m Not Talkin’ for Clapping

October 25, 2016 at 3:30PM • 1 hour 19 minutes

  • Dan's still a little under the weather
  • What home automation is good at right now (and what it mostly isn't)
  • Updates on Hiya and call-blocking apps not working so much
  • Merlin is getting pretty good at making Trump hands
  • Hey! Follow-up and listener questions!
  • Listener Greg wisely reframes the communication problem
  • If you want to help people: offer something specific
  • John Siracusa just wants toast in a reasonable amount of time
  • Listener Johnathan has trouble getting timely responses from his busy manager
    • Tip: It pays to ask around and maybe escalate
  • Everybody feels vulnerable about something
  • Listener Brian doesn't want to pester people about his side project
    • Tip: Scale up and act like a magazine editor
  • Ooooo…The Monty Hall Problem!
  • Listener Matt needs tips on being a new dad
    • Tip: You're not as bad at this as you think (or fear)

Hosted by Merlin Mann & Dan Benjamin.

DLC #150: Top 20 Top 5

October 24, 2016 at 3:00PM • 2 hours 27 minutes

Jeff and Christian welcome Wil Harris from Conde Nast to the show this week to discuss the Nintendo Switch, Red Dead Redemption 2, the SAG VO strike, and more!

The Playlist: Battlefield 1, Civilization VI, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Gears of War 4, Uncharted

VR Talk: PSVR, Rex Infinite, Batman, Sports Bar VR, Rush of Blood, Job Simulator

Tabletop Time: The Contender, Wits and Wagers, ROFL, Going Going Gone

Parting Gifts!

Hosted by Christian Spicer & Jeff Cannata.

Latest in Paleo #169: Whole in the Wall

October 23, 2016 at 6:15PM • 58 minutes

On this week's show, we discuss some of the latest research and findings in our News & Views segment. Our stories are about how the soda industry plays politics to advance its agenda, whether salt is good or bad in the human diet, and whether calcium supplements pose a heart-health risk. The Moment of Paleo segment offers ideas about how we can think about areas of our lives, by analogy, based on what we know about whole foods vs. processed foods and supplements. In the After the Bell segment a truly thought-provoking talk about how we create ourselves with our thoughts.

Hosted by Angelo Coppola.

Supercharged #130: The Switch

October 21, 2016 at 11:00PM • 1 hour 17 minutes

This week we're just going over the news, because there was a lot of it. Microsoft's nearing the peak of their comeback, AT&T's taking over Time Warner, Nintendo's taking their last shot at a console that does it all, and Apple plans to prove they still care about media professionals next week. (And more, of course!)

Hosted by Adam Dachis & Darren Herczeg.

Puromac #414: Porfa, Apple

October 21, 2016 at 2:45PM • 2 hours 6 minutes

En este episodio Flavio y Fede hablan más sobre los problemas con el Galaxy Note 7, los JPOD, instalación de macOS a distancia, rumores del evento Mac del 27 de octubre, IBM y el costo de Macs, corte suprema de USA, Google Pixel, Google y su nuevo servicio de TV, chips Qualcomm versus Intel in el iPhone 7, el iPhone 4 es obsoleto, ¿Y eso?, Twitter de Fede y Flavio, en tu Mac, Programas Recomendados y Saludos Finales.

Hosted by Federico Hatoum & Flavio Guinsburg.

Diagnostics & Usage #90: MagSafe-C

October 20, 2016 at 9:00PM • 28 minutes

This week Joe and Cody discuss Apple's upcoming October Mac event and Google Pixel reviews.

Hosted by Cody Coats & Joe Caiati.

The Critical Path #190: Niche Time

October 20, 2016 at 6:00PM • 1 hour 12 minutes

Horace and Anders discuss the car industry, hiring products for smaller and smaller slices of time and take listener questions.

Hosted by Anders Brownworth & Horace Dediu.

The Ihnatko Almanac #178: New York Comicon

October 19, 2016 at 11:00AM • 1 hour 1 minute

Andy talks about his weekend at Comicon. The phrase "I'm clearly no longer a young man" comes into play. And...he did cosplay?!?

Hosted by Andy Ihnatko & Dan Benjamin.

Latest in Paleo #168: Dr. Loren Cordain—The Paleo Diet

October 19, 2016 at 12:30AM • 1 hour 38 minutes

Loren Cordain, Ph.D. joins us on today's show. Dr. Cordain is widely regarded as the father of the modern Paleo approach to diet. We discuss everything from whether the diet should be standardized, the high-protein component of Paleo, how data about hunter-gatherer dietary patterns were collected and analyzed, why the Paleo Diet restricts legumes and potatoes, the role of plant foods, anti-nutrients, the consumption of oils, aging and longevity, calorie restriction, the Blue Zones, and much more. He is the author of The Paleo Diet, The Paleo Diet for Athletes, The Paleo Answer, The Real Paleo Diet Cookbook, many other books, and several research papers. Whether or not you've previously heard Cordain speak or lecture, you'll come away from today's show with new information. There is also a Moment of Paleo and a talk by Staffan Lindberg After the Bell.

Hosted by Angelo Coppola.

Back to Work #294: Sufficiently Advanced Friendship

October 18, 2016 at 5:30PM • 1 hour 48 minutes

TOPIC: How to pester people responsibly.

  • Dan's a little under the weather.
  • Maybe kids should be in balls. Who knows?
  • "Wrap a hot towel around your head."
  • Westworld. It's definitely a thing.
  • Follow-up…
  • TaskPaper 3.5 is awesome.
  • Yes. There are good board games. Sorry about that.
  • How Merlin made Candyland more interesting. But only a little.
  • Followup on smoke detectors. What a mess!
  • More advice on covering up dumb LED lights.
  • Merlin has an amazing rice cooker.
  • Harry Potter talk. Movies we like, etc.
  • Cool new Harry Potter prints.
  • MAIN TOPIC: How to pester people responsibly.
  • Trouble getting a response: what's the real problem here?
  • Merlin learned a lot from being an unsuccessful project manager.
  • If your results are at odds with your expectations? Something isn't working.
  • Dan talks about his new interest in informal journaling.
  • Writing is a 3D printer for your thoughts.

Hosted by Merlin Mann & Dan Benjamin.