All Episodes

In Beta #110: Upgrades and Other Unnatural Disasters

July 29, 2014 at 9:00AM • 54 minutes

Why do we all do day-of upgrades, when we know what can go wrong? What's the worst upgrade you've been through? Kevin & Christie kick off the chorus of woe.

Hosted by Christie Koehler & Kevin Purdy.


DLC #33: Losing Friends to MOBAs

July 28, 2014 at 2:15PM • 1 hour 26 minutes

Jeff and Christian welcome Veronica Belmont to the show to talk about all the big Comic Con news, including the Mako coming back to Mass Effect, a redesign of Batman, the Halo: Nightfall trailer and more. Also, Gamestop customers don't know you can trade in games? A free browser based Catan? Bravely Default sells a million?

In the Playlist, Veronica is loving Tropico 5, Christian level caps the Destiny Beta, and Jeff is doing the Blizzard one-two punch of Hearthstone: Curse of Naxxramas and Heroes of the Storm Alpha.

In Tabletop Time, Jeff tries to convince Veronica that Monopoly is bad, and brings friends into the hobby with Love Letter and For Sale.

All that, plus YOUR phone calls!

Hosted by Christian Spicer & Jeff Cannata.


Overtired #6: Love, a #00 Phillips, and a Dremel is All You Need

July 28, 2014 at 9:15AM • 60 minutes

It would be crazy to try to write a description for this episode. Both even more overtired than usual, Christina and Brett talk through an astonishing array of topics with a level of continuity that only the most ardent students of abstract thought processes will follow.

From MacBook Air home repairs to rock collections to privacy issues in the modern age, episode #6 is the kind of mental Jenga® that pretty much defines Overtired.

Hosted by Brett Terpstra & Christina Warren.


Tech Douchebags #18: The Judgy Comedian

July 28, 2014 at 8:15AM • 1 hour 16 minutes

In this week’s meeting, Scott Simpson shares how insularity in the technology industry is similar to that of the stand-up comedy world, why those closer to the source build a high tolerance for what they'd consider "amazing", and how his experience working for Apple & Amazon definitely sheds a light on corporate culture that brainwashes employees into believing they're changing the world.

In addition, we discuss both the valid and short-sighted criticism of services like Uber & AirBNB, how making things cheaper and more efficient for the privileged set can wipe out options for the poor, how every person has a worldview that is overlaid on every single thing they say or do, and that "success" can simply be a moment of connection as most people spend their lives seeking to just be the hero of their own story.

It concludes with Scott completing step eleven by admitting that he pegs people as "stupid" too quickly and will make a concerted effort to acknowledge their motivations are as valid as his own - even if the way they go about fulfilling them are decidedly idiotic and wasteful.

Hosted by Jordan Cooper.


Isometric #12: Mech Suit President

July 28, 2014 at 1:00AM • 1 hour 17 minutes

Brianna rants epically on the Yogscast decision to not refund their Kickstarters. The ecstasy of the Destiny beta to the agony of the human race after Mech Suit Georgia becomes president.

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


Mac Power Users #205: Vacations for Geeks

July 27, 2014 at 7:30PM • 1 hour 30 minutes

David and Katie talk about how they use their tech for vacation planning, organization and travel.

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

Hosted by David Sparks & Katie Floyd.


The Incomparable #204: Where Cynicism Meets Optimism

July 27, 2014 at 9:45AM • 1 hour 16 minutes

On Comic-Con weekend, we convene to discuss the latest rash of re-casting comic book heroes. Thor is now a woman! Captain America is black! We're all for increasing diversity in a medium whose classic characters are dominated by white men, but what are the right ways to do it? And are there wrong ways, or does every little bit help?

With panelists Brianna Wu, Andy Ihnatko, Monty Ashley, and David J. Loehr.

Hosted by Jason Snell.


Supercharged #12: Lost, Found, and Followed

July 25, 2014 at 3:00PM • 59 minutes

This week on Supercharged we’re talking about how to keep track of your gadgets and recover them when they’re lost or stolen. We’re also answering your questions about re-programming your Mac’s function keys, the best apps for the “don’t break the chain” productivity method, and tricking an Android tablet into conserving data. This week's guests: Whitson Gordon (Lifehacker) and Ken Westin (GadgetTrak).

Got a question? Email it to supercharged@toasterdog.com!

Hosted by Adam Dachis.


Ruby on Rails Podcast #160: Sean Devine - Interviewee & Pony

July 25, 2014 at 11:00AM • 1 hour 20 minutes

Sean Devine is the interviewee and Eric Steele plays host. Topics include how Sean started to program, web scraping via Mechanize and Watir, the Ruby Quiz as therapy, the evolution of Ruby's testing culture and much much more.

Hosted by Sean Devine.


Home Work #120: This is What You Pay Me For

July 25, 2014 at 6:00AM • 1 hour 17 minutes

Aaron is joined this week by Jordan Cooper, comedian and web developer, and they talk about clients, running a freelance business, and being professionals. Aaron might also say something about auto mechanics, but it's taken totally out of context, we swear. And Bill Cosby.

Hosted by Aaron Mahnke & Dave Caolo.