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After Dark #501: After Internet Outrage Machine 6

January 13, 2015 at 9:15PM • 15 minutes

Jordan, Kyle, Victor & Jason rage about selfie sticks, Inbox for Gmail and CES after Internet Outrage Machine 6.

Hosted by Dan Benjamin.


Internet Outrage Machine #6: Fish Prison

January 13, 2015 at 9:00PM • 1 hour 1 minute

On this week's show, Victor Agreda Jr. and Jason DeFillippo join us to judge & score the outrage at the Charlie Hebdo shooting, selfie sticks at CES, a Celebrity Apprentice firing over Bill Cosby, Marriott blocking wifi hotspots, anti-vaxxers embracing the Amish, the Starbucks Flat White, the return of foie gras in California, and play a game of "Worse Than Hitler".

Hosted by Jordan Cooper & Kyle Roderick.


After Dark #502: After Back to Work 204

January 13, 2015 at 3:15PM • 6 minutes

Dan and Merlin talk after Back to Work 204.

Hosted by Dan Benjamin.


Back to Work #204: Space Geisha

January 13, 2015 at 3:00PM • 1 hour 43 minutes

TOPIC: "I am NOT talking about bartending."

A kind of two-parter this week.

First up, a meditation on invasive thoughts, how they can take over our lives, and how we can maybe learn to deal with them.

Second (starting about 38 minutes in), a VERY SPOILER-HEAVY dissection of the amazing new time travel movie, Predestination.

Hosted by Merlin Mann & Dan Benjamin.


On Taking Pictures #142: Time Capsule Effect

January 13, 2015 at 2:30PM • 1 hour 24 minutes

This week, a few shorter discussions around work for hire vs licensing your work, work that becomes relevant years after it was produced and whether or not your work should continue after you are no longer the one producing it. Deborah Parkin is our Photographer of the Week.

Hosted by Bill Wadman & Jeffery Saddoris.


The Awkward Human Survival Guide #44: Daddy's Little Hot Pocket

January 13, 2015 at 1:45AM • 1 hour 16 minutes

This awkward week we're talking about girls playing games, sex at Starbucks, and an overprotective father.

By the way! If you wanted to see Rob's special Christmas ornament mentioned on our holiday episode, check it out here.

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


DLC #56: The Bloodspicer

January 12, 2015 at 10:00PM • 1 hour 39 minutes

Jeff and Christian welcome Alex Berg from UCB Theatre, Key & Peele, Reno 911, and more back to the show to discuss Call of Duty in China, no Nintendo in Brazil, 2400 MS-DOS games emulated in your browser, the WGA writing awards for video games, Blizzard's Overwatch trademark troubles, WoW's "Veteran Mode" and more!

For the Playlist, Alex is playing The Swapper and Dragon Age: Inquisition, Christian is playing Far Cry 4, and Jeff describes raiding Highmaul in WoW: Warlords of Draenor.

In Tabletop Time, Alex loves cooperative deduction in Hanabi, and Jeff introduces his wife to Caverna, and his nephew to Monza.

Hosted by Christian Spicer & Jeff Cannata.


The Ihnatko Almanac #129: There's a Hole in My Bucket

January 12, 2015 at 12:30PM • 1 hour 24 minutes

Andy Ihnatko talks with Dan Benjamin about fixing old things, upgrading to new things, and the charm of fixability.

Hosted by Andy Ihnatko & Dan Benjamin.


Isometric #37: Steve is a Special Snowflake

January 12, 2015 at 5:00AM • 1 hour 26 minutes

Since we're still recovering from the Game of the Year discussion, we decided to take it easy this week and answer some listener questions. In between a couple of Bri's Mass Effect rants, Maddy's stint as a Girl Scout, and a discussion of pictures of Georgia's butt online, that is.

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Hosted by Brianna Wu, Georgia Dow, Maddy Myers, and Steve Lubitz.


The Critical Path #136: An Interview about The Interview

January 12, 2015 at 12:30AM • 1 hour 13 minutes

Moisés Chiullan returns to join Horace Dediu in a discussion of the film "The Interview". Could the unique circumstances surrounding this film spur a renaissance in content creation in Hollywood?

Hosted by Anders Brownworth & Horace Dediu.