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The Morning Dump #112: People Rollbacks

July 15, 2015 at 9:00AM

I rant about Amazon's Prime Day & Walmart's rival sale, Facebook's personal shopper service, the continuing saga at Reddit, Twitter investors duped by a fake news story, and criminals tracked down through their streaming media accounts.

Hosted by Jordan Cooper.

After Dark #518: After Back to Work 229

July 14, 2015 at 1:30PM • 4 minutes

Dan and Merlin talk after Back to Work, episode 229.

Hosted by Dan Benjamin.

Back to Work #229: Shrimp in the Desert

July 14, 2015 at 1:15PM • 1 hour 32 minutes

TOPIC: The perils and joys of just getting started.

This week's episode is chockablock with awesomeness, from the sublime to the ridiculous. It ends on a very inspiring note. But, en route:

  • Mexican guys love Morrissey
  • Shabbos goys cause fire to be created
  • An eruv is an ad hoc house described by string
  • Merlin has Aloha for Judaism
  • Teaching History is hard
  • America owes some apologies
  • Endorsing "Ordinary People Change the World" books
  • Endorsing Mr. Robot and Humans
  • Thanks for great Holacracy feedback (more later)
  • Feedback on Merlin's lightning cable corrosion
  • Dan's Concern: Acura recall
  • What's up with "over the shoulder syndrome?"
  • Is it dangerous to talk on a phone in the car?
  • Is it dangerous to approbate?
  • HUGE followup on "perfect is the enemy of the good"
  • Just make a mark on a page.

Hosted by Merlin Mann & Dan Benjamin.

On Taking Pictures #168: This Is Not How We Play Bridge

July 14, 2015 at 1:00PM • 1 hour 27 minutes

This week, we geek out a little over the New Horizons images of Pluto. Think about this: it will take four months to receive all of the data from nearly 4 billion miles away. We also discuss Chris Arnade’s photos from Hunt’s Point and whether or not being a good person is unethical. Plus, can you sell out as an artist anymore? Magnum photographer Alex Webb is our Photographer of the Week.

Hosted by Bill Wadman & Jeffery Saddoris.

The Awkward Human Survival Guide #70: Bisexual Brain Vomit

July 14, 2015 at 11:45AM • 1 hour 5 minutes

This awkward week we're joined by Lindsay and John Bring to talk about testicular cancer, bisexual brain vomit, and the Anal Pleasure and Health Challenge! Want to ask a question on the show? Email or call 323-456-3345 to leave us a voicemail.

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

The Dan Benjamin Hour #73: Haddie Takes A Call

July 13, 2015 at 5:30PM • 36 minutes

Dan talks about sharks living in a volcano, walking sharks, the game Tacoma, a fully transparent solar cell, Heroes Reborn trailer, Nintendo Chief Executive dies at 55, Pao is out as Reddit CEO, and the return of Bloom County.

Hosted by Dan Benjamin.

The Ihnatko Almanac #148: Six Thousand Places To Sit

July 13, 2015 at 4:45PM • 1 hour 14 minutes

Andy and Dan talk about Google Cardboard, Conan in Cuba, Comic Con 2015, and more.

Hosted by Andy Ihnatko & Dan Benjamin.

DLC #82: Do Honor to the Lore

July 13, 2015 at 3:00PM • 1 hour 42 minutes

Jeff and Christian welcome Anrea Rene from Gamestop and Gametrailers back to the show this week to remember Nintendo President Satoru Iwata and talk about the delay of Batgirl DLC, Marvel's plans for AAA games, the Transformers Devastation trailer, Jade Raymond's new studio and more.

In the Playlist, Andrea and Christian talk about getting stuck and unstuck in Arkham Knight, and Andrea explains her continued devotion to Destiny. Jeff returns to Card Hunter, now on Steam.

For Tabletop Time, Andrea got to play the new game from the Cards Against Humanity designers, called Secret Hitler.

All that, plus your Q's and our A's.

Hosted by Christian Spicer & Jeff Cannata.

The Morning Dump #111: Robot Employment Program

July 13, 2015 at 10:15AM

I rant about Ellen Pao's ousting as Reddit's CEO, Comcast's 'Stream' internet TV service, Microsoft's machine learning initiative, and trees with e-mail addresses.

Hosted by Jordan Cooper.

Pipeline Classic #10: Jeffrey Veen

July 13, 2015 at 10:00AM • 30 minutes

Dan Benjamin interviews "Jeffrey Veen":, author and speaker, founder of "Typekit": They discuss the web, being acquired by Google, working at Adaptive Path, Wired, WebMonkey and HotWired, launching a successful startup, working with local and virtual teams, and where we're headed as a web community.

Original Air Date: May 13, 2010

Hosted by Dan Benjamin.