May 30, 2012 at 12:00pm • 1 hour 3 minutes
This week, Horace follows up on his discussion of automobiles and road infrastructure by talking about how road networks were rebuilt in European countries to accommodate cycling. That leads to hints about the challenge of re-building energy infrastructure to support new power train technologies. Finally He and Dan also analyze comments made by Tim Cook at the recent D10 conference about Apple TV and disruption of the entertainment industry.
Hosted by Horace Dediu & Moisés Chiullan.
May 29, 2012 at 5:30pm • 1 hour 37 minutes
TOPIC: Boogers and Expectations
Are you making perfect reports when your boss just wants them on time? Are you making crème brûlée when you should be jumping in a trench? Are wangs and boogers causing problems at work?
This week, Dan and Merlin talk more about expectations – whether you're willing to or not – and the risks of expectations of partners, bosses, and kids.
How can you handle expectations? There aren't a lot of easy answers. As you'd probably expect.
Hosted by Merlin Mann & Dan Benjamin.
May 29, 2012 at 4:15pm • 1 hour 17 minutes
iPhone camera apps, Facebook vs G+, why Scott Bourne is moving to Lightroom, getting sued for protecting your copyright, the genius of Saul Leiter, and more.
Hosted by Bill Wadman & Jeffery Saddoris.
May 29, 2012 at 2:00pm • 1 hour 40 minutes
Dan and Marco discuss Twitter's neglected desktop and iPad apps, Flattr followup and Instacast's rejection for integrating it in-app, Zynga, personal standards and dignity, originality, getting stuck on hard problems, types of web hosting, tips for self-managed servers, and basics of web scaling.
Hosted by Marco Arment & Dan Benjamin.
May 28, 2012 at 9:00am • 1 hour 52 minutes
John Siracusa joins David and Katie to talk about productivity, writing, Mac utilities, and gaming.
Hosted by David Sparks & Katie Floyd with special guest John Siracusa.
May 28, 2012 at 7:00am • 28 minutes
Join “The Mikes” as they set out to discuss disruption and distractions. Vardy wanted to examine the difference between the two, but Schechter (hopefully) made him realize that the difference doesn’t matter nearly as much as how you deal with them both. Follow along as what could have been a semantic debate evolves into an examination of how you can deal with the all of the disruptions and distractions that tend to get in your way.
Hosted by Michael Schechter & Mike Vardy.
May 26, 2012 at 8:15pm • 1 hour 34 minutes
Avengers assemble! We discuss Joss Whedon's Marvel movie, which has been a hit with audiences and critics. But some members of our panel don't agree. How much do expectations factor in to one's enjoyment of a movie? Has the bar for summer action blockbusters been set too low by the likes of "Transformers 2"? Should every action-adventure movie aspire to be something more? Why is this the first time that the Hulk has been portrayed properly in a film? Grab your cosmic cubes and prepare for 90 minutes of movie-smashing discussion.
Hosted by Jason Snell with special guests Andy Ihnatko, Dan Moren, John Siracusa, and Ben Boychuk.