July 22, 2014 at 12:00PM • 1 hour 40 minutes
This week, using Garry Winogrand’s current retrospective as an example, we discuss what happens when practice means different, not necessarily better. Also, in a submission from a listener, we look at a list of 10 ways we may be making our lives harder than they have to be. How many are you guilty of? Plus, Magnum photographer Gueorgui Pinkhassov is our Photographer of the Week.
Hosted by Bill Wadman & Jeffery Saddoris.
July 21, 2014 at 10:00PM • 1 hour 6 minutes
On today's show, we start off with a trailer to a pretty cool looking food documentary; we talk about further 'advances' in the artificial food industry...this time, it's man-made cow's milk; Taco Bell is jumping on the protein bandwagon and being associated with the Paleo diet; we discuss the connection between food and stress; and finally, we take a look at the latest findings regarding youth fitness levels. The Moment of Paleo segment is called 'Stressing Over Food'; and it's Alan Watts After the Bell.
Hosted by Angelo Coppola.
July 21, 2014 at 6:00PM • 5 minutes
The News for Monday, July 21, 2014
Hosted by Dan Benjamin.
July 21, 2014 at 4:15PM • 1 hour 16 minutes
Andy and Dan talk about establishing and abiding by "House Rules", caffeine, compulsive consumption, destroyed lunches, listener mail, and more.
Hosted by Andy Ihnatko & Dan Benjamin.
July 21, 2014 at 4:15PM • 1 hour 43 minutes
Jeff and Christian welcome Ben Silverman from Yahoo! Games to talk about The International DOTA Championships, Microsoft laying off 18,000 and ending the Xbox Entertainment Studios, a new DOOM, the Yogscast Kickstarter debacle, and high-earning MMOs.
In the Playlist, Jeff and Ben have lots to say about the Destiny Beta, while Christian talks Walking Dead season 2. Ben has paid money to enjoy Magic: Duels of the Planeswalkers 2015, and Jeff loves the beauty of elegance of Monument Valley on the iPad.
For Tabletop Time, Ben describes his epic quest to acquire 1981's Dark Tower board game, and Jeff finally got to play the 2014 Kennerspiel des Jahres winner, Instanbul - and he is impressed. The segment ends with Ben and Jeff talking about Pathfinder and D&D tabletop RPGs.
All that, plus YOUR phone calls.
Hosted by Christian Spicer & Jeff Cannata.
July 21, 2014 at 1:00PM • 1 hour 13 minutes
Thor's a lady! Batgirl's a younger lady! Archie is dead, married and a teenager! Thom and Brian talk that as well as about Thom's trip to Fiesta Equestria in Houston, Texas, where he goes from being a utility infielder to a marquee guest. Thom and Brian also chat about the writing process for "Love and Capes", "My Little Pony" and other stories. And, as always, find out what the boys are reading.
Hosted by Brian Ward & Thom Zahler.
July 21, 2014 at 9:00AM • 58 minutes
In this week’s meeting, John Chidgey of the Pragmatic podcast shares his discomfort & guilt spying on his children's internet activity, how technology has make it both easier & harder for parents to monitor their kids' communications, and why giving fairly free access to information online is the digital version of letting children go outside to "play in the mud".
In addition, we discuss the double standard that exists between couples who both continuously check their smartphones, why geeks are typically not blinded by traditionally held values and beliefs, how much you can learn about someone just through their browser history, and how the internet and communication regulations killed ham radio.
It concludes with John completing step eight by considering to find a trustful middle ground for his 11-year old daughter and inform her that he does sporadically look into the details of her iPad usage, browser and chat history.
Hosted by Jordan Cooper.
July 21, 2014 at 2:00AM • 1 hour 15 minutes
With Revolution 60 about to launch, Amanda Winn-Lee joins Bri to tell us everything we wanted to know about the game, including the decisions that went into the character design, writing a story starring powerful women, designing morality, allowing for endings where the player fails, fan fiction, making games accessible to non-gamers, what really happens in playtesting, and what drove the decision to make the game free with in-app purchase.
Hosted by Brianna Wu, Georgia Dow, Maddy Myers, and Steve Lubitz.
July 20, 2014 at 8:30PM • 1 hour 33 minutes
David and Katie talk about the subject of David's latest books, Presentations and how you can create powerful and compelling presentations yourself.
Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
Hosted by David Sparks & Katie Floyd.
July 19, 2014 at 1:00PM • 1 hour 56 minutes
"Doctor Who" will be returning shortly, with Peter Capaldi stepping into the role. But what if you're "Doctor Who"-curious, but intimidated about where to jump in? Our panel of extraordinary "Doctor Who" fans has lots of recommendations for you. Then we survey the highs and lows of the show's revival era, which featured Christopher Eccleston and David Tennant in the role of The Doctor.
With panelists Glenn Fleishman, Chip Sudderth, and Erika Ensign.
Hosted by Jason Snell.