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Comics, Assembled! #8: You Always Need a Heather Thomas

September 4, 2014 at 7:00AM • 1 hour 14 minutes

Brian and Thom discuss Thom's recent trip to DragonCon (and quick turnaround to Baltimore Comic-Con) and, after a detour into the glamourous world of tracking books, discuss networking and getting gigs. The life of a freelancer!

Hosted by Brian Ward & Thom Zahler.

Ruby on Rails Podcast #166: Tom & Nick Mango - Rails Rumble 2014 Preview

September 4, 2014 at 7:00AM • 59 minutes

Tom & Nick Mango - organizers of the Rails Rumble - join Sean Devine to preview the this year's competition. This is the first in a series of episodes about the Rails Rumble (a 48 hour application development competition in October). If you've participated in the past or are thinking about participating this year, you should definitely listen to this episode.

Hosted by Kyle Daigle & Sean Devine.

Latest in Paleo #119: Rewild Your Gut

September 3, 2014 at 11:00PM • 1 hour 5 minutes

On this week’s show we dive into the micro and consider the implications for the macro. We look at the current state of gut research via the ABC’s Catalyst program ‘Gut Reaction’ in which the Hadza play a big role. Plus, two additional gut flora studies: one dealing with a potential cure for food allergies and the other dealing with food cravings. There’s a Moment of Paleo with some thoughts on biomes and rewilding. After the Bell it’s Dr. Sylvia Earle.

Hosted by Angelo Coppola.

Back to Work #185: David Foster Wallace Morning

September 2, 2014 at 3:00PM • 1 hour 29 minutes

TOPIC: The Durable Impossibility of Email.

This week, Dan and Merlin return to an evergreen topic: the impossibility of email.

Chaotic, paradoxical, debilitating, frustrating, buoyant, and occasionally capable of causing short-term madness, email is still the medium that we'll never get right.

But, quixotically, it never stops us from trying.

Hosted by Merlin Mann & Dan Benjamin.

On Taking Pictures #123: The Weegee of the Modern World Doesn’t Exist

September 2, 2014 at 2:30PM • 1 hour 48 minutes

This week, we discuss the terrific documentary on the life and work of Dorothea Lange. Topics include getting lost in your work and questions like is art an act of total attention? Also, Bill raises the question of whether models should have a say as to how they are treated in post. Howard Schatz is our Photographer of the Week.

Hosted by Bill Wadman & Jeffery Saddoris.

Systematic #112: Internet Anonymity with Patrice Brend'amour

September 2, 2014 at 12:00PM • 1 hour 13 minutes

Patrice Brend'amour has spent a lot of time studying Internet anonymity. He talks with Brett about that, as well as internationalizing Jekyll, doing a cooking show, and the Top 3 Picks, of course.

Hosted by Brett Terpstra.

The Web Ahead #81: Changing the Shapes with Sara Soueidan

September 2, 2014 at 7:00AM • 1 hour 8 minutes

So far, page layout on the web has consisted of a lot of boxes stacked on top of boxes — rectangular columns everywhere. That's about to change. New specifications, including CSS Shapes and CSS Exclusions, are about to the change the shape of page. Sara Soueidan joins Jen Simmons to explain.

Hosted by Jen Simmons.

The Awkward Human Survival Guide #25: Creeper's Anonymous

September 2, 2014 at 1:45AM • 1 hour 15 minutes

Allison and Rachel tell the tragic love story of Prestint and Shoshannah.

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

DLC #38: Look At My Bust

September 1, 2014 at 8:00PM • 1 hour 40 minutes

With Garnett Lee filling in for Christian this week, he and Jeff welcome special guest Rich Grisham from the Press Row Podcast to the show to discuss the New 3DS, Sony's big TGS announcements, including Persona 5, Yakuza Zero, and more, GOG offering DRM-free movies, Pokken Tournament, Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell, and more.

In The Playlist, Rich and Garnett break down Madden 15 in depth, and Jeff played the Star Trek simulator, Artemis.

For Tabletop Time, Rich is trying Risk, and Jeff lost to 8 year olds in King of Tokyo. Plus, Space Cadets Dice Duel.

All that, plus YOUR phone calls.

Hosted by Christian Spicer & Jeff Cannata.

Isometric #17: The 90s Were a Dark Time

August 31, 2014 at 7:30PM • 1 hour 21 minutes

In a surprisingly lucid episode, Maddy talks about the necessary evil of PAX. Steve gets twitchy when it’s suggested that an F-Zero remake might not be the best, and Georgia recommends gateway games to a life-destroying habit. Plus, Bri talks about her smackdown of a harasser that went ridiculously viral.

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