All Episodes

The Web Ahead #108: Improving Humanity with Pamela Pavliscak

October 27, 2015 at 12:15PM • 1 hour 24 minutes

We often focus on improving user experience — making it easier for people to use the sites and products we create. But when do we get to focus on a bigger picture? Are we making true improvements to people's lives? Are they happier because they use our work? Pamela Pavliscak has been deeply researching this question. What does it take to improve humanity? How are different generations being affected differently? What will life look like for our children?

Hosted by Jen Simmons.

On Taking Pictures #183: We’re Playing It Blue Today

October 27, 2015 at 5:00AM • 1 hour 42 minutes

This week, Bill is on his honeymoon in Europe, so we’re doing another Q&A show that we actually recorded last week before he left. Ironically, we did the show on Back to the Future Day, which means that while we were recording it for the future, you’re really listening to it in the past. Science!

Hosted by Bill Wadman & Jeffery Saddoris.

HabloGeek #17: BitTorrent

October 26, 2015 at 8:00PM • 1 hour 41 minutes

Fede habla sobre el Qué y el Cómo de BitTorrent con David Patini, podcaster y blogger. Explican como se distingue BitTorrent a otras redes punto a punto, la forma de utilizarlo y el efecto que ha tenido sobre varias industrias.

Hosted by Federico Hatoum.

On the Grid #138: A Very Practical Show

October 26, 2015 at 6:45PM • 1 hour 23 minutes

Recorded October 22nd, 2015. This week we talked about negotiating.

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

DLC #97: Jingle This!

October 26, 2015 at 5:45PM • 2 hours

Jeff and Christian welcome Phil Kollar from back to the show this week to talk about PayDay 2's bungled micro transactions, Destiny's bungled launch, Sony's bungled Vita, and much more!

The Playlist is huge this week, as Phil discusses Assassin's Creed Syndicate and Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns, Jeff finishes the Halo 5 campaign, and Christian roll around in Yoshi's Wooly World.

And not one, but TWO Tabletop Time segments this week. Phil is eager to try Pandemic Legacy, Christian muses about Subterfuge, and Jeff takes part in a Fiasco.

AND SPECIAL BONUS: Jeff has a spoiler-filled discussion of the first half of Pandemic Legacy with Quintin Smith from Shut Up and Sit Down!

Hosted by Christian Spicer & Jeff Cannata.

The Morning Dump #151: The iPhone Guy

October 26, 2015 at 12:15PM

I rant about the 'Steve Jobs' movie box office numbers, Shyp eliminating the need to know someone's address, popular Halloween costumes according to Google, and a cancelled robot sex conference.

Hosted by Jordan Cooper.

The Big Web Show #137: The Law is an Ass: Digital Law & Web Design with Heather Burns

October 23, 2015 at 4:30PM • 1 hour 16 minutes

Digital law specialist Heather Burns is Jeffrey Zeldman’s guest. Heather is the author of The Web Designer’s Guide to the Consumer Rights Directive, a “recovering web designer,” and the founder of a monthly ebulletin with digital law and policy news you need to know.

She explains: “While I am not a lawyer, the legislators who create digital laws are not internet users, much less designers or developers. Therein lies the problem. I view my work on digital law and policy as an attempt to build a bridge between the two parties.”

Heather and Jeffrey discuss absurd and unjust laws governing transactions on the web, including the birth of the EU cookie law (all 27 versions of it), the slow pace of government versus lightning internet development, and why web design and development need consultative status and a seat at the table.

Hosted by Jeffrey Zeldman.

The Ihnatko Almanac #160: The Turkeys Are Back

October 23, 2015 at 4:00PM • 1 hour 22 minutes

Andy and Dan talk about procedural photography, Google and Apple taking advantage of mobile phone camera tech, picking one phone (iPhone vs. Android), Scandinavian design in the real world, dancing pandas, and more.

Hosted by Andy Ihnatko & Dan Benjamin.

Road Work #9: The Hill People

October 23, 2015 at 3:00PM • 2 hours 8 minutes

John and Dan talk cover tremendous ground, from grammar rules to Libertarianism and Marxism, restrained chaos, things you can do in a restaurant, Benghazi tweets, getting punched by strangers, wearing the wrong baseball cap, american tribalism, and traveling with a ukulele.

Hosted by John Roderick & Dan Benjamin.

The Morning Dump #150: Hot Dog Is The New Eggplant

October 23, 2015 at 3:00PM

I rant about ESPN shutting down its YouTube channels, Instagram's Boomerang app, Facebook universal search, and a dating app that can only end badly.

Hosted by Jordan Cooper.