All Episodes

DLC #46: Stuff is just BIG

October 27, 2014 at 4:00PM • 1 hour 38 minutes

Jeff and Christian welcome Cam Robinson from Gamespot UK and the Reality Check show to discuss the PS4 SharePlay update, the Xbox One price cut, 50 new things for Super Smash Bros WiiU, Titanfall's co-op mode, Assassin's Creed Unity's crazy PC specs, Extralife 2014 and more.

In the Playlist, Cam has been playing games for 24 hours, including Wolfenstein and more, Christian digs the SOuth Park pinball boards, and Jeff loves Legend of Grimrock 2. Also, Diablo 3 is back and better than ever.

For Tabletop Time, Jeff reacts to Tom Vasel's Top Ten board games of all time for 2014.

Hosted by Christian Spicer & Jeff Cannata.

The Ihnatko Almanac #119: Behind the Scenes at the Glitter Factory

October 27, 2014 at 1:00PM • 1 hour 12 minutes

Andy Ihnatko and Dan Benjamin talk about taking risks, exploring freedoms, dressing down, and more.

Hosted by Andy Ihnatko & Dan Benjamin.

Systematic #119: Pioneering in Media with Jason Snell

October 27, 2014 at 11:00AM • 60 minutes

Jason Snell, prolific writer and podcaster, joins Brett to talk about long-term employment in the tech world, exploring job independence, 5K iMacs, and much more.

Hosted by Brett Terpstra.

Overtired #19: Schooled

October 27, 2014 at 11:00AM • 1 hour 10 minutes

Brett and Christina discuss very different challenges in school, as well as podcasts, music, and the expected talk about movies old and new. Christina admits to watching Fight Club 10 times in the theater, and Brett admits to his love of Sinéad O'Connor.

Hosted by Brett Terpstra & Christina Warren.

Mac Power Users #221: Academic Workflows with Aleh Cherp

October 27, 2014 at 5:30AM • 1 hour 37 minutes

David and Katie talk academic workflows with Professor Aleh Cherp about the tools he uses for scholarly research, writing and teaching.

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

Hosted by David Sparks & Katie Floyd.

Isometric #25: Bri's Parenting Corner

October 27, 2014 at 4:00AM • 1 hour 24 minutes

In a return to normalcy, Bri dispenses questionable parenting advice, Georgia auditions for her next career as a game show host, and Steve yells at Nintendo (yes, again), all as Maddy tries to convince us how excited she is about everything.

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

Latest in Paleo #123: Two Degrees

October 26, 2014 at 7:00PM • 1 hour 29 minutes

This week’s news stories: Soda linked to rapid aging; Green coffee study made famous by Dr. Oz has been retracted; we’ll talk about sleep for teenagers, camping, and hunter-gatherers; a new study suggests hunter-gatherers were smarter than we previously thought. Also: self-sufficiency, Babies, what we might learn from one airline disaster, and Michael Pollan After the Bell.

Hosted by Angelo Coppola.

Tech Douchebags #31: The Contact Completist

October 26, 2014 at 5:30PM • 1 hour 8 minutes

In this week’s meeting, Matt Stratton of Chef Software and Arrested DevOps reaches the breaking point of obsessively maintaining 3000+ contacts in his address book, syncing everything across devices, dealing with unlabeled phone numbers and incomplete profiles, and his need to have consistent, normalized personal information across all data sources.

In addition, we discuss the confusion behind what DevOps actually is, the endless contention inside companies between software developers and system administrators, how DevOps breaks down silos to create a better way of doing work, and how organizations can instill a blameless culture and produce quicker and more qualitative results.

It concludes with Matt completing step three by finally declaring "contact bankruptcy" and relying solely on Gmail's search functionalities to find the people he wishes to contact.

Hosted by Jordan Cooper.

Overtired #18: Death to Pop Culture

October 25, 2014 at 7:00PM • 1 hour 6 minutes

It starts with a rather intense discussion about death, loss, and grieving. Then it moves on to pretty much entirely unrelated movies. We can only handle heavy topics for about 30 minutes. You probably feel the same, so it works out...

Hosted by Brett Terpstra & Christina Warren.

The Incomparable #217: Weird Reverse Hidden Charisma

October 25, 2014 at 12:45PM • 1 hour 18 minutes

Come with us if you want to live! It's time for our re-watch of 1984's classic sci-fi/horror/monster/car chase movie "The Terminator." It's a film that offers a fine distillation of everything '80s, from Linda Hamilton's Guess jeans to the pulsating Casio keyboard soundtrack. How do Kyle Reese's stolen pants remind him of home? And whatever you do, keep an eye out for a gigantic Austrian!

With panelists Erika Ensign, David J. Loehr, and Steve Lutz.

Hosted by Jason Snell.