All Episodes

The Dan Benjamin Hour #63: Gwen Stacy Had No Plastic in Her Hair

June 22, 2015 at 5:30PM • 1 hour 3 minutes

Dan talks about Taylor Swift's letter to Apple and their reaction, Amazon's new plan to pay authors by each page that is read, Dollar Shave Club valued at $615 million, Mikme, Twitter doesn't want Jack Dorsey back if he's still at Square, Samsung's new Safety Truck, and more.

Hosted by Dan Benjamin.


The Ihnatko Almanac #145: Two Bearded Hippies in a Garage

June 22, 2015 at 5:30PM • 1 hour 9 minutes

Andy and Dan talk about Apple's policy change after Taylor Swift's open letter, Apple Music, Marc Maron interviewing Barack Obama, and more.

Hosted by Andy Ihnatko & Dan Benjamin.


DLC #79: E3 2015 Part 2: Is it really, though?

June 22, 2015 at 4:45PM • 1 hour 44 minutes

Jeff and Christian welcome Ben Silverman from Yahoo Games back to the show for a very special E3 wrap up episode. The guys start with a sneak peak of Batman Arkham Knights, and then launch into a discussion of the most impressive games of the show, including No Man's Sky, Mirror's Edge Catalyst, Street Fight V, Horizon Zero Dawn, Uncharted 4, Halo 5, Cuphead, Wattam, and much much more. Plus, the guys debate their heads-on VR experiences with Project Morpheus and Oculus Rift. This is a jammed packed episode of E3 goodness you won't want to miss.

Hosted by Christian Spicer & Jeff Cannata.


The Critical Path #153: Across the USA

June 22, 2015 at 12:30PM • 1 hour 33 minutes

On the heals of an epic driving trip across the United States, Horace discusses WWDC and takes listener questions from Twitter.

Hosted by Anders Brownworth & Horace Dediu.


The Morning Dump #96: Occupy Apple Music

June 22, 2015 at 9:15AM

I rant about Taylor Swift vs. Apple over streaming music royalties during their free trial period, Amazon paying authors based on turns of a page, and Heinz bottles linking to hardcore porn.

Hosted by Jordan Cooper.


Tech Douchebags #65: The Cartoon Egalitarian

June 21, 2015 at 1:30PM • 49 minutes

In this week’s meeting, Alex Knight returns to share his penchant for dissecting cartoons and how he has to constantly defend comic books and video games against the notion that the medium is just for children's entertainment.

In addition, we discuss cultural diversity in entertainment, cartoons as a defined line for kids to escape reality, the death of 'Saturday morning cartoons' in an on-demand world, and whether or not animators have a responsibility to provide moral lessons in their work.

Hosted by Jordan Cooper.


Diagnostics & Usage #22: An App Problem

June 19, 2015 at 8:00PM • 46 minutes

Disclaimer: This was recorded prior to Dark Sky's app update and the Twitter lightning news.

This week Joe and Cody discuss podcasting gear and software, Google Photos, new email apps, the Twitter CEO shuffle, AT&T's "unlimited data", and cap off the show with app picks.

Hosted by Cody Coats & Joe Caiati.


Quit #66: Pick up the Bandsaw

June 19, 2015 at 6:45PM • 1 hour 36 minutes

Quit is back! Dan talks about the name change back to Quit, having enough energy for the thing you love, applying to a job out of state, and more.

Hosted by Dan Benjamin.


The Dan Benjamin Hour #62: Comedian is Above Magician

June 19, 2015 at 6:15PM • 1 hour 8 minutes

Dan is joined by Brian Brushwood in studio to talk about bizarre magic, the news, and more.

Guest: Brian Brushwood (@shwood)

Hosted by Dan Benjamin.


Steady #11: Quality Over Quantity

June 19, 2015 at 2:15PM • 42 minutes

Virginia gets schooled about happn, and helps a caller figure out how to express more of her real personality and energy so she stops going on boring dates with more passive guys.

Hosted by Virginia Roberts.