All Episodes

The Critical Path #109: Google Ventures

January 22, 2014 at 11:45AM • 1 hour 37 minutes

Horace builds on his discussion of Google from the previous episode in light of the Nest acquisition news. We also look at the relatively unreported news regarding China lifting its 13-year ban on game consoles and the variables it introduces to a "big niche" industry.

Hosted by Horace Dediu.


After Dark #435: The One Where Merlin Plays Guitar...Kinda....

January 21, 2014 at 5:15PM • 15 minutes

After Back to Work episode 155

Hosted by Dan Benjamin.


Back to Work #155: Newton's Fifth Law of Politeness

January 21, 2014 at 5:00PM • 1 hour 31 minutes

TOPIC: Isolation and Identity

This week, Dan and Merlin talk about civility, identity, Florida, and how you can't unsee Idiocracy.

Hosted by Merlin Mann & Dan Benjamin.


Systematic #80: Graham Lampa - Digital Diplomacy

January 21, 2014 at 4:30PM • 1 hour 19 minutes

Graham Lampa has an intriguing job working in US government diplomacy. We talk about diplomacy in the digital age, from hardware to social media. And Windows XP.

Hosted by Brett Terpstra.


On Taking Pictures #91: Isn’t That The Fun Of It?

January 21, 2014 at 4:00PM • 1 hour 41 minutes

This week, a discussion about The Secret Life of Walter Mitty gets us talking about art, specifically whether or not we tend to romanticize the life and work of the artist (spoiler: Penn should have taken the shot!). Also, with so many resources available, how do we step away from the learning and get down to doing? Our photographer of the Week, Duane Michals make brilliant use of mixed media and image sequences to tell stories not possible with a single photograph.

Hosted by Bill Wadman & Jeffery Saddoris.


Five Minute Tech News #230: Monday, January 20, 2014

January 20, 2014 at 6:45PM • 4 minutes

The news for Monday, January 20, 2014

Hosted by Dan Benjamin.


The Pen Addict #90: The Perfect Pen For Now

January 20, 2014 at 6:15PM • 52 minutes

In this episode Brad and Myke dive deeper into finding the perfect pen for his friend. The list is getting narrowed down and getting larger at the same time. Is that even possible? We also discuss a Visionnaire convert, ink and Ink, and a slew of new pen reviews, including the Tactile Turn Mover.

Hosted by Brad Dowdy & Myke Hurley.


DLC #3: William Shatner Mask

January 20, 2014 at 3:45PM • 1 hour 35 minutes

Jeff and Christian welcome video game industry veteran John Davison from First for Gamers to DLC, and kick things off with a spirited discussion on the state of Nintendo in the wake of their disappointing sales forecast for the WiiU. Even better, Garnett Lee from Shacknews and Weekend Confirmed joins in on the debate, as the guys ask what would make you want to buy a WiiU. Christian thinks the delay of the Batman vs Superman film is a positive thing, while Jeff ponders a potential Superman video game. And Michael Myers in Call of Duty? The guys talk about the new mode and the idea of IP mashups. Then, in light of Hollywood award season, the guys imagine what might make for a great video game awards show. Finally, it is Tabletop Time! John has just gotten on board with the fantastic roll-and-move game, Formula D from Asmodee, while Jeff is still in love with the Brewster's Millions game, Last Will from Rio Grande Games. All that, plus your phone calls!

Hosted by Christian Spicer & Jeff Cannata.


After Dark #434: ALL YOU GUYS ARE IN L.A.!!

January 20, 2014 at 3:45PM • 11 minutes

The short discussion after DLC Episode 3.

Hosted by Dan Benjamin.


Mac Power Users #173: 1Password Revisited

January 19, 2014 at 3:30PM • 1 hour 39 minutes

Katie and David revisit the password manager 1Password, why it's important, what it does, how they use it and alternatives.

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

Hosted by David Sparks & Katie Floyd.