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The Web Ahead #106: Focusing on Customer Top Tasks with Gerry McGovern

September 16, 2015 at 8:30PM • 1 hour 21 minutes

As soon as you have many people chiming in on the direction of a website, you get disagreements, conflicting idea, and turf wars. What about what customers want? Gerry McGovern has developed a specific step-by-step methodology for identifying what matters to your customers, focusing effort on those things, and objectively testing the performance of those tasks. Helpful and well-gathered data can quickly end debates and focus a team. Gerry joins Jen Simmons to walk through the process.

Hosted by Jen Simmons.

On Taking Pictures #177: The Reflection Isn't Perfecto

September 16, 2015 at 6:00PM • 1 hour 7 minutes

This week, we’re going West Wing and doing a walk and talk LIVE from the National Mall in Washington DC. We’re talking about the connection between tools and process and their effect on the work we produce and we wonder whether it’s better to just keep using the tools that are familiar, rather than always chasing the latest pieces of kit. Since we are on the Mall, home to the many of the Smithsonian museums, our Photographer of the Week is the first photographer and curator of photography for the Smithsonian, Thomas Smillie.

Hosted by Bill Wadman & Jeffery Saddoris.

Steady #21: Snail Mail Love Letters

September 16, 2015 at 3:15PM • 38 minutes

Virginia takes a call from Gayle, who's conflicted about a man she can only contact via snail mail. Gayle figures out how hurt she feels when he left her after seventeen years of dating, and mulls over her options for what to do next.

Hosted by Virginia Roberts.

The Big Web Show #134: This Machine Kills Pixels: Khoi Vinh on Design & Design Tools

September 16, 2015 at 2:45PM • 1 hour 3 minutes

Khoi Vinh is Jeffrey Zeldman's guest this week. Khoi is a Principle Designer at Adobe, design chair at Wildcard, and former design director at He blogs at The two designers discuss the surprising results of Khoi's recent design tools survey; being creative on the iPad; the inspiration behind Adobe Comp CC; juggling multiple projects to stay fresh; choosing an extracurricular project; how design has changed in the past two years; how to watch TV; and more.

Hosted by Jeffrey Zeldman.

After Dark #520: After Back to Work 238

September 15, 2015 at 2:15PM • 11 minutes

Dan and Merlin talk after Back to Work, episode 238.

Hosted by Dan Benjamin.

Back to Work #238: A 100-Year Problem

September 15, 2015 at 2:00PM • 1 hour 55 minutes

TOPIC: Knowing what you'll need to know.

This week, Dan and Merlin answer a listener question about how the "slow your roll" thought technology can apply to learning new skills.

Hosted by Merlin Mann & Dan Benjamin.

HabloGeek #11: La Privacidad, 1era parte

September 14, 2015 at 7:15PM • 1 hour 33 minutes

En el primero de dos episodios, Fede lo pasa genial con su invitado Félix (locutor profesional y podcaster) mientras charlan sobre el que de la privacidad y muchas otras cosas que no tienen nada que ver con el tema del episodio.

Hosted by Federico Hatoum.

On the Grid #132: Exposure

September 14, 2015 at 6:45PM • 1 hour 35 minutes

Recorded September 8, 2015. This week Dan made some music for the show, we started a new made-up segment, and Andy wonders how dangerous exposure to new ideas really is....

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

DLC #91: Knick-knacks for Your Paddy-Wagon

September 14, 2015 at 3:45PM • 1 hour 36 minutes

Jeff and Christian welcome Chris Watter from Gamespot to the show this week to talk about announcements of Pokemon Go, Starcraft 2: Legacy of the Void, the new President of Nintendo, and a settlement against a delinquent Kickstarter.

In the Playlist, there is lots more Metal Gear Solid V discussion, as well as Mad Max, Rocket League, Lara Croft GO, Armello, Geometry War 3, Crastle Crashers Remastered, Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime, and more!

For Tabletop Time Chris is king of King of Tokyo, and Jeff still likes Dead of Winter.

Hosted by Christian Spicer & Jeff Cannata.

The Ihnatko Almanac #156: Refrigerator Toasters

September 14, 2015 at 1:00PM • 1 hour 53 minutes

Andy and Dan talk about XOXO festival in Portland, Apple events, the iPad Pro, and more.

Hosted by Andy Ihnatko & Dan Benjamin.