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Five Minute Tech News #200: Monday, December 2, 2013

December 2, 2013 at 2:00PM • 4 minutes

The news for Monday, December 2, 2013

Hosted by Dan Benjamin.


The Critical Path #103: The Amazon Electric Car

December 2, 2013 at 1:15PM • 1 hour 33 minutes

A history of retail as a series of innovations in transportation. How to think about Amazon in a continuum of changing consumer behavior. The source of Amazon's market power and its hypothetical disruption. What would Amazon do and not do to improve its business.

Hosted by Horace Dediu.


The Critical Path #102: The Advertiser's Dilemma

December 2, 2013 at 1:00PM • 1 hour 46 minutes

A history of Cinema as seen through disruptive lenses. How did the medium evolve from novelty to experimentation to establishment of a predominant business model to concentration of power, regulation and ultimate stagnation. How to measure "performance" of a medium via the median age of the audience and how that affects the advertiser's calculus.

Hosted by Horace Dediu.


Mac Power Users #166: Using Siri and Dictation

December 2, 2013 at 11:00AM • 1 hour 36 minutes

David and Katie talk about how to maximize productivity using Siri on iOS and dictation on iOS and Mac.

Thanks to MPU listener Hay Oborn for assistance with the shownotes this week!

Hosted by David Sparks & Katie Floyd.


Write For Your Life #104: A sense of otherness

November 30, 2013 at 5:00PM • 44 minutes

In this week’s episode of the Write for Your Life podcast, Iain and Donna look at what it takes to be a ‘creative person’. Are we/they particularly special? A bunch of nonsensical contradictions? Other topics include how you know when a nice story you’re writing should become a novel, 50 Shades of Grey and herpes. Those last two go together. Apparently. Yuck.

Hosted by Donna Sørensen & Iain Broome.


After Dark #421: More Glenning (The Incomparable #171)

November 29, 2013 at 10:45PM • 13 minutes

The gang talks books, Glenn mentions famous people, we geek out a little bit about Doctor Who--you know, the usual.

Hosted by Dan Benjamin with special guests David J. Loehr, Erika Ensign, Glenn Fleishman, Jason Snell, Lisa Schmeiser, and Scott McNulty.


The Incomparable #171: Pirate Politics: A Winter Reading List

November 29, 2013 at 10:30PM • 1 hour 37 minutes

Winter's here and it's time to light a fire, get under a blanket, and curl up with a good book. Our panelists are well read and of exquisite taste, so we've got a boatload of suggestions for you. From funny to serious, there's a book in our list that will hit the spot the next time you're looking for something to read.

Hosted by Jason Snell with special guests David J. Loehr, Erika Ensign, Glenn Fleishman, Lisa Schmeiser, and Scott McNulty.


Five Minute Tech News #199: Friday, November 29, 2013

November 29, 2013 at 4:15PM • 4 minutes

The news for Friday, November 29, 2013

Hosted by Dan Benjamin.


Home Work #87: Behind the Curtain

November 29, 2013 at 7:00AM • 46 minutes

This week, Dave and Aaron take a look at a great freelancer survey that was recently published, and discuss the insights and lessons learned from the data it reveals.

Hosted by Aaron Mahnke & Dave Caolo.


Workflowing #96: Choosing Stagnation

November 28, 2013 at 11:00PM • 44 minutes

"The Mikes" have a long overdue episode with no guest. Schechter and Vardy discuss some changes they are considering for the show as it continues to evolve. They also look at several recent and significant changes in their lives as well as the choices they've been making of late. Speaking of choices, they also jump into a recent debate on Twitter and App.net about working for others (which Schechter does) vs. working for yourself (which Vardy has been doing for some time now).

Hosted by Michael Schechter & Mike Vardy.