All Episodes

After Dark #489: After Internet Outrage Machine 1

December 9, 2014 at 4:30AM • 20 minutes

Jordan, Kyle, Brian & Virginia rage about Christmas decorations, Steve Wozniak's eating habits, needing sleep, and Hitler giving Powerpoint presentations after Internet Outrage Machine 1.

Hosted by Dan Benjamin.


Internet Outrage Machine #1: #WhiteDeveloperCrime

December 9, 2014 at 4:15AM • 1 hour 1 minute

On this week's show, Brian S. Hall and Virginia Roberts join us to judge & score the outrage of Apple's App Store rules, hate-watching Peter Pan, tone-deaf reactions to the Eric Garner decision, Cyber Monday fails, the implosion at The New Republic, U.K. porn restrictions, the most disgusting My Little Pony doll ever, and play a game of "Worse Than Hitler".

Hosted by Jordan Cooper & Kyle Roderick.


The Awkward Human Survival Guide #39: Abusive Flatulence: The Poetic Novella

December 9, 2014 at 2:00AM • 58 minutes

This week on the Awkward Human Survival Guide, we're talking about befriending your enemies, disclosing STDs, and escaping wallflower status.

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


On the Grid #93: Last Line of Defense

December 8, 2014 at 10:00PM • 1 hour 8 minutes

Recorded December 4th, 2014. This week we discussed whether ethics are inherent in design.

Hosted by Andy Mangold, Dan Auer, and Matt McInerney.


DLC #52: By The Way, I'm a Gerbil

December 8, 2014 at 4:45PM • 1 hour 47 minutes

Jeff and Christian welcome Justin McElroy from Polygon.com, My Brother My Brother and Me, Quality Control, and Sawbones to the show to about all the big news from The Game Awards and The Playstattion Experience. Uncharted 4, Zelda for WiiU, No Man's Sky, Hazelight, The Order 1886, Adrift, Drawn to Death and lots more are on on the docket. Plus, Witcher 3 delayed again, Stream Broadcasting changes everything, and the next Assassin's Creed is in Victorian London.

In the Playlist, Justin is playing Dragon Age: Inquisition and Spiderman: Unlimited, Christian is playing Bayonetta 2, and Jeff is level capped in Warlords of Draenor.

For Tabletop TIme, Justin discusses his new adventures in D&D 5th edition, and Jeff talks Splendor and print-and-playing Spyfall.

Hosted by Christian Spicer & Jeff Cannata.


Latest in Paleo #126: Tamiflu Season

December 8, 2014 at 9:00AM • 1 hour 18 minutes

On this episode of Latest in Paleo, we discuss a new study indicating that the Mediterranean Diet leads to a longer life, a couple of new food industry products, a raw milk study, flu season, and a new study about campfires. The Moment of Paleo segment is about taking a "sensitive" approach to food. And After the Bell features a TEDx talk about sleep.

Hosted by Angelo Coppola.


Isometric #32: Going Full Siracusa

December 8, 2014 at 4:00AM • 1 hour 52 minutes

Ultimate geek rockstar John Siracusa stops by to throw down his Power Glove and to fact check the show AS WE RECORD IT. Also, Brianna Super Scope Sixes Nintendo's future in VR, Steve bristles, and Maddy calmly explains that she could destroy everything in Super Smash if she wanted. Georgia is bemused.

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


After Dark #488: After Isometric 32: "Dark Souls Plus Journey"

December 8, 2014 at 4:00AM • 9 minutes

We finally get John Siracusa to pin down his best game of all time.

Hosted by Dan Benjamin.


Mac Power Users #228: Rocket Science with Skip Owens

December 7, 2014 at 7:45PM • 1 hour 33 minutes

David and Katie chat with NASA Scientist Skip Owens about how he uses his Mac to put rovers on Mars.

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

Hosted by David Sparks & Katie Floyd.


Tech Douchebags #37: The Knowledge Collector

December 7, 2014 at 11:15AM • 1 hour 12 minutes

In this week’s meeting, Matt McInerney of 5by5's On The Grid confesses his obsession with bookmarking Wikipedia entries, fawning over the useless knowledge he's accumulated, how he decides what links are worth saving in Pinboard, and what the future holds for services that cater to digital information hoarders like himself.

In addition, we discuss the font design, how fonts are named, whether or not Amazon should add more font options on Kindles, the argument against putting a case on your smartphone, the economics of cronuts, and why you should never get medical advice from Yahoo Answers.

It concludes with Matt balking on step three by failing to turn his pursuit of trivial knowledge into the care of full-text algorithmic searches.

Hosted by Jordan Cooper.