All Episodes

Back to Work #376: Alexa, Light It Up!

May 15, 2018 at 2:30PM • 1 hour 10 minutes

Discussed: lame patents, Salvador Dalí, allergy season, backpack discrimination, friend cosplay, things Dan can't say, AT&T woes, Merlin saw a bear, a YouTube rabbit hole, and some excellent historical Disney content.

Dan and Merlin answer a listen's questions about sleep tracking and leveraging Alexa at the office.

Hosted by Merlin Mann & Dan Benjamin.


On Taking Pictures #316: Nice Sallah There

May 15, 2018 at 12:30PM • 1 hour 32 minutes

This week, a pre-show discussion about Tom Petty and crafting the perfect pop song leads into our sense memories around specific film stocks. It sounds strange, but there’s a throughline there if you give it a chance. Also, is Instagram just one big performance art piece? Plus, a listener question prompts a discussion around objective vs subjective challenges and moving the needle. Jojakim Cortis and Adrian Sonderegger are our Photographers of the Week.

Hosted by Bill Wadman & Jeffery Saddoris.


DLC #232: Sorry on Behalf of Canada

May 14, 2018 at 12:00AM • 2 hours 2 minutes

Jeff and Christian welcome Marissa Roberto from Heads Up Daily TV to the show this week to discuss Walmart Canada's potential E3 leaks, Nintendo's Switch Online service, the death of the Virtual Console, and more!

The Playlist: Fortnite x Thanos, Far Cry 5, Roller Coaster Tycoon, Jurassic Park Genesis; X-Men 2: Clone Wars, The Sword of Ditto

Quick Questions

Parting Gifts!

BONUS CONTENT: Jeff interviews Sam Robinson, level designer on The Sword of Ditto

Hosted by Christian Spicer & Jeff Cannata.


The Awkward Human Survival Guide #209: BFF: Business, Fighting, and Fucking

May 13, 2018 at 7:00PM • 60 minutes

This awkward week we're talking about Gay Sugar Baby Cluster: Part II, Winning Back Your Ex, and Relationship Recycling with special guest Darren Herczeg!

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


Supercharged #199: Immersive Experience

May 12, 2018 at 8:15PM • 1 hour 15 minutes

This week Tommy and Adam speak with immersive experience creator Spencer Williams about what it takes to elevate film, theater, video games, and more beyond a simply interactive experience. Also, the big news coming out of Google I/O this week and Adam's thoughts on the Oculus Go.

Hosted by Adam Dachis & Darren Herczeg.


Supercharged #198: Tommy Gets a Laptop!

May 12, 2018 at 7:00PM • 55 minutes

Tommy talks about his new laptop, and he and Adam discuss a few casual news stories of the week—including some confusing aspects of everyone's favorite too-good-to-be-true deal: MoviePass.

Hosted by Adam Dachis & Darren Herczeg.


Road Work #110: The Story of John Roderick

May 12, 2018 at 6:00PM • 1 hour 54 minutes

John and Dan discuss the unauthorized database of John Roderick's life.

Hosted by John Roderick & Dan Benjamin.


Puromac #491: Go West

May 10, 2018 at 7:00PM • 1 hour 46 minutes

Hoy en Puromac Fede le cuenta a Flavio de su mudanza a Santa Mónica. Hablamos de vs cosas y consejos para macOS, iOS

Hosted by Federico Hatoum & Flavio Guinsburg.


On Taking Pictures #315: A New Branch On The Tree

May 9, 2018 at 5:00AM • 1 hour 6 minutes

This week, we talk about refining the scope of personal projects so that they can be more productive and less of just a time suck—sometimes, you just need to tweak the brief. Also, what happens when a portrait is not a portrait but is still manages to capture the essence of a person? Plus, does your love for photography wax and wane, or is it constant? Jim Krantz is our Photographer of the Week.

Hosted by Bill Wadman & Jeffery Saddoris.


Back to Work #375: Night Punching

May 8, 2018 at 3:15PM • 1 hour 19 minutes

Discussed: time flies, nesting dolls, cloud saves for Switch, oy vey the service subscriptions, wheat and chess boards, WiFi and health, abdomen cinchers, more Netflix recommendations, the hollow face illusion, Marked 2 update, and a couple more recommendations.

Dan and Merlin answer a listener's question about balancing work momentum and "down time."

Hosted by Merlin Mann & Dan Benjamin.