All Episodes

DLC #276: John Phipps: Devil May Cry 5, EA E3, Google Stream, Switch VR, Final Fantasy IX, Audica, Shadow Legend, Astro Bot Rescue Mission

March 11, 2019 at 12:00AM • 2 hours 24 minutes

Jeff and Christian welcome John Phipps from Super Deformed Gamescast to the show this week to discuss EA not having an E3 press conference this year, a leaked controller design for Google Stream, Switch getting VR... in the form of Labo, and more!

The Playlist: Devil May Cry 5, Final Fantasy IX

VR Talk: Astro Bot Rescue Mission, Audica, Shadow Legend

Parting Gifts!

Hosted by Christian Spicer & Jeff Cannata.

Road Work #141: Zone Defense

March 8, 2019 at 6:00PM • 1 hour 15 minutes

John is feeling extreme anxiety.

Hosted by John Roderick & Dan Benjamin.

5by5 at the Movies #22: 5by5 At The Movies - Episode 22

March 5, 2019 at 10:00PM • 40 minutes

Guess who's back? Back again? Mason's back! Keith has a friend!

This week we're back with... you know... a lot of Marvel news. What Feige has to say about Disney Plus shows, what's up with the lego sets, Captain marvel's AMAZING pre-box office numbers, and Kraglin's (Sean Gunn) thoughts on Guardians III.

Non-comic book* things include: Terminator 6 talk, Sonic The Hedgehog reactions, and Morbius is STILL a thing.

Co-host: Mason Scheer

*J/K there's comics for all these properties.

Hosted by Keith Ruckus.

Ruby on Rails Podcast #263: Abstractions and Generalist Strategy with Sarah Withee

March 5, 2019 at 8:00PM • 28 minutes

Sarah Withee is a polyglot software engineer, public speaker, and mentor located in Pittsburgh, PA. As the Director of Programming for Abstractions, a multi-disciplinary conference with an open CFP, Sarah offered advice for potential speakers and shared her thoughts on being a generalist.

Hosted by Brittany Martin.

Back to Work #416: A Squishy for the Ages

March 5, 2019 at 1:30PM • 1 hour 15 minutes

DISCUSSED: Merlin is living the Domino lifestyle; R.I.P. Two Cats Comics; praise for iA Writer; Merlin needs help with his sudden Gmail spam; a meditation on comics as some awesome fun and an ugly damned business; nostalgia for hobby shops and Expedition to the Barrier Peaks; and finally Merlin reintroduces the concept of "Power Puttering."

Hosted by Merlin Mann & Dan Benjamin.

DLC #275: Steven Spohn: Pokemon Sword and Shield, Borderlands 3, Dune, ToeJam & Earl Back in the Groove, Dead or Alive 6, Fortnite, Ape Out, Dead by Daylight

March 4, 2019 at 1:00AM • 1 hour 51 minutes

Jeff and Christian welcome Steven Spohn from Able Gamers to the show this week to discuss a potential Borderlands 3 announcement, new 8th Gen Pokemon games, Funcom dong Dune, THQ Nordic's bad PR, and more!

The Playlist: Rocket League, Dead by Deadlight, Toejam & Earl: Back in the Groove, Dead or Alive 6, Destiny 2; Fortnite Season 8, Ape Out

Quick Questions!

Parting Gifts!

Hosted by Christian Spicer & Jeff Cannata.

The Awkward Human Survival Guide #241: Whisper Torture

March 2, 2019 at 3:00PM • 54 minutes

This awkward week we're talking about whisper torture, all-you-can-eat anal, and unintended gift-giving consequences with special guest Tommy Honton!

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

Micromobility #22: Micromobility Standards - what are they and why do they matter?

February 28, 2019 at 9:00PM • 55 minutes

In this episode, Horace and Oliver discuss vehicle standards and classifications based on Horace's recent discussions with the Society of Automotive Engineers.

Specifically, we cover:
- what are automotive standards, why are they important, and how does this change how we look at the world?
- the history of the term 'microcomputing' and how the significance of this faded away over time, and what parallels we might be able to see with mobility.
- how is the SAE thinking about classifying micromobility vehicles, and what are the likely implications of this.
- what variables regulators should be thinking about when looking at vehicles, and which they should avoid (hint: speed)
- what value the German system for classifying low-powered electric vehicles could offer globally.
- the parallels to Horace's time at Nokia, and how he foresaw the rise of the battle of iOS and Android.

As always, let us know what you think - @oliverbruce and @asymco on Twitter.

Hosted by Oliver Bruce & Horace Dediu.

Supercharged #229: HoloLens II

February 28, 2019 at 12:00PM • 58 minutes

Tommy and Adam discuss the upcoming HoloLens II. They'll update with the more official info next week!

Hosted by Adam Dachis & Darren Herczeg.

Ruby on Rails Podcast #262: Reasonably Up-To-Date with Jan Krutisch

February 27, 2019 at 8:00PM • 23 minutes

Jan Krutisch is a software developer from Hamburg, Germany and the cofounder of, a service that helps teams to keep their dependencies up to date. Jan and Brittany discuss dependency management, publishing and marketing tools to developers.

Hosted by Brittany Martin.