All Episodes

On Taking Pictures #139: Nothing But A Mirror

December 23, 2014 at 12:00PM • 1 hour 33 minutes

This week, we discuss a documentary on last week’s Photographer of the Week, Jane Bown, who recently passed away at 89. Can photography be “just” a job and still be important? Or do we have to approach it as art (whatever that means to you) for it to have any sort of deeper meaning? Pioneer of early motion studies, Eadweard Muybridge is our Photographer of the Week.

Hosted by Bill Wadman & Jeffery Saddoris.


Asymcar #20: Iconic Design

December 23, 2014 at 12:00PM • 60 minutes

We consider Uber’s street smarts, “cash on the hood” driver acquisition tactics and their ability to operate over the top, that is above local regulations and norms. The proposed elimination of diesel cars in Paris and London ignites a side trip through today’s regulatory labyrinth. Horace reflects on a recent Tesla test drive while evaluating innovation on jobs to be done, form factor design, production methods and their business model. Jim considers Sandy Munro’s recent BMW i3 teardown, which lead him to conclude that “this car makes money”. Might BMW have leaped ahead of Tesla while pumping out 500,000 traditional 3 series this year? We close with news that Porsche has once again rejected an “entry level” sports car project. This, despite their growing SUV and large car portfolio.

Hosted by Horace Dediu & Jim Zellmer.


On the Grid #95: Working Out New Material

December 22, 2014 at 7:00PM • 53 minutes

Recorded December 18th, 2014. We reflected on our conversations in 2014.

Hosted by Andy Mangold, Dan Auer, and Matt McInerney.


The Ihnatko Almanac #126: My Cesarean Christmas

December 22, 2014 at 4:00PM • 1 hour 32 minutes

Andy talks about his recent Christmas-focused trip to New York City, where he saw the very last Letterman Christmas Special.

Hosted by Andy Ihnatko & Dan Benjamin.


Ruby on Rails Podcast #180: Josh Smith - Separating Server and Client Applications

December 22, 2014 at 6:00AM • 1 hour 12 minutes

Josh Smith joins Sean Devine to talk about when and why to separate server applications from their clients, when you should roll your own authentication solution (never), and the precise location of Sean's mother-in-law.

Hosted by Kyle Daigle & Sean Devine.


Isometric #34: PokeRapper.com

December 22, 2014 at 4:00AM • 1 hour 38 minutes

The 2014 season of Isometric is hurtling to a close and nothing will ever be the same! Special guest Andrea Rene of GameTrailers.com gives Maddy the inner strength to be a Pokerapper, Bri is less than excited that Hatred fans are requesting her addition as a killable character, and Steve has been playing Day of the Tentacle all wrong.

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


Mac Power Users #231: Sticking It to the Man with Jason Snell

December 21, 2014 at 7:30PM • 1 hour 49 minutes

David and Katie sit down with Jason Snell, now an independent technology writer and podcaster, to talk about how his workflows have changed.

Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!

Hosted by David Sparks & Katie Floyd.


Tech Douchebags #39: The Millenial Duo

December 21, 2014 at 10:45AM • 54 minutes

In this week’s meeting, Liz Furl and Sara Stewart of 5by5's LadyBits work through step ten by sharing how their whole lives revolve around their smartphones, their obsessive-compulsive behavior in managing their schedule with calendars, getting twitchy over e-mail, cheating at Instagram, their hatred of Pinterest despite the gender stereotype, and how blurred the lines are for them between online and "real life".

In addition, we discuss how millenials use their phones differently than older generations, dealing with people who are unaware of simple technological solutions to their problems, how Google has ruined betting on trivial facts, whether or not certain mediums have a gender affinity, and the misconceptions the public has regarding the narcissistic relationship twenty-somethings have with technology.

Hosted by Jordan Cooper.


The Changelog #135: EOY 2014 with Adam and Jerod

December 19, 2014 at 9:00PM • 60 minutes

Adam and Jerod close out the year and give thanks to everyone who helps support The Changelog -- everyone from members, listeners, readers, sponsors and our various partners. We also discuss The Changelog Weekly and how we use Trello as a CMS, contributing to the topics we cover through our Ping repo on GitHub and what's to come in 2015, as well as top topics from 2014.

Hosted by Adam Stacoviak & Jerod Santo.


In Beta #127: The Fish? Thank You For All of Them

December 19, 2014 at 6:00PM • 41 minutes

"Live coverage" of the Sony hack & response, Neal Stephenson's new thing, and a very special Kevin & Christie announcment.

Hosted by Christie Koehler & Kevin Purdy.