All Episodes

Amplified #104: A Little Google Elf at Your Door

August 7, 2014 at 12:00PM • 1 hour 30 minutes

Dan and Jim talk about the Apple/Samsung lawsuit, and the death of, Russian Hackers, 1Password, Google and Barnes & Noble's partnership, anonymity online, Wampler pedals, Godsmack, and more.

Hosted by Jim Dalrymple & Dan Benjamin.

Better Know a Jackal #7: bluevolcano

August 7, 2014 at 8:00AM • 46 minutes

bluevolcano, AKA April Ellington, talks about live concert photography, road trips, vinyl designer art, and not quite becoming a writer.

Hosted by Mike Beasterfeld.

Mac Power Users #207: MPU Live: Functionally Inspirational

August 6, 2014 at 4:00PM • 1 hour 35 minutes

Equipping remote workers, Daylight for Mac office management, tech for going back to school, listener workflows and more vacation gadgets.

Hosted by David Sparks & Katie Floyd.

Back to Work #181: A Broom Pusher for Johnny Carson

August 6, 2014 at 11:00AM • 1 hour 7 minutes

While Merlin takes a short sabbatical, Dan is joined by special guest David Sparks to talk about presentations, making your thing, balancing acts, iBooks author, paying for your kids' school with side projects, old man glasses, and more.

Hosted by Merlin Mann & Dan Benjamin.

Ruby on Rails Podcast #162: Olga Raskina - Operations Research PhD

August 6, 2014 at 7:00AM • 1 hour 9 minutes

Olga Raskina joins Sean Devine to discuss her journey from secondary school in Soviet Russia to her undergraduate degree at Moscow State University to her PhD at Columbia University in NYC to her professional career in Operations Research and programming. They discuss formal vs informal education and the upside of each approach along with lots of related topics.

Hosted by Sean Devine.

Systematic #108: Measures of Success with Michael Simmons

August 5, 2014 at 8:00PM • 1 hour 7 minutes

Michael Simmons, co-founder of Flexibits and HockeyApp, stops by to talk about Fantastical, making it as an indie developer, the Tesla Model S and the real roots of capitalism.

Hosted by Brett Terpstra.

On Taking Pictures #119: Glacial Evolution

August 5, 2014 at 12:45PM • 1 hour 55 minutes

This week, for some people making lists and setting goals are the only way to feel like progress is being made. For others, “goal” is just a four letter word. How do you gauge your creative progress? Inspired by last week’s discussion, paparazzi photographer Ron Galella is our Photographer of the Week.

Hosted by Bill Wadman & Jeffery Saddoris.

DLC #34: Uncle George At The Ranch

August 4, 2014 at 3:45PM • 1 hour 29 minutes

Jeff and Christian welcome David Nottingham, the co-founder and creative director at Dynamighty to the show to talk about his upcoming game, Counterspy, his history working at Lucasarts and Rockstar, and his choice to develop at a smaller studio.

In Story of the Week, they talk about EA's new subscription service, EA Access, endgame details for Destiny, Bioshock on iOS, and problems curating the Apple App Store.

In the Playlist, David has been playing Wolfenstein and Christian has been rocking Rogue Legacy on Vita.

For Tabletop Time, David tried Dungeon Dice, and Christian had a party with Knee Jerk.

All that, plus YOUR phone calls!

Hosted by Christian Spicer & Jeff Cannata.

Supercharged #13: Candy Is Encouraged

August 4, 2014 at 11:00AM • 1 hour 2 minutes

This week on Supercharged we’re talking about the controversy over ride sharing. We’re also answering your questions about OS X shortcuts, subscribing to a sock club, and organizing photos.

Guests: (Lifehacker) and Mari (Lyft).

If you want a $25 Lyft credit as mentioned on the show, click here or enter promo code PARTY619 when you sign up.

Hosted by Adam Dachis.

Tech Douchebags #19: The Passive-Aggressive Rage Quitter

August 4, 2014 at 8:15AM • 1 hour 6 minutes

In this week’s meeting, Kevin Purdy of 5by5's In Beta confesses to his obsession with Foursquare and shares his recent attempt to leave Facebook despite the reactions from his friends & family, how Facebook is too ubiquitous of a communication method to quit for most people and why geeks treat quitting a product, service or platform as an opportunity for narcissistic activism compared to mainstream folk who just do so in silence.

In addition, we discuss our tendency to record every minutiae of our lives, explore Kevin's fixation on his data & privacy, why the lower right corner in Windows is a bastion of both good intentions and pure evil, and how seeking an "outcast" community to fit into is simply an effect of technological acuity no longer being counterculture.

It concludes with Kevin committing to step eight by making a list of all the local acquaintances in Buffalo that he's failed to make a "real life" human connection due to inadequacy, arrogance or just plain laziness.

Hosted by Jordan Cooper.