All Episodes

Supercharged #216: Corporate Espionage!

October 18, 2018 at 2:00PM • 54 minutes

This week Tommy and Adam take go deep and tackle the topic of corporate espionage as Apple, Amazon, Google and others combat this fake or real trend.

Hosted by Adam Dachis & Darren Herczeg.

The Big Web Show #180: Where AI Meets IA: Improving Digital Personalization with Jeffrey MacIntyre

October 18, 2018 at 10:30AM • 46 minutes

Jeffrey MacIntyre, a long-time independent UX consultant and researcher specializing in thoughtful digital personalization, is Jeffrey Zeldman’s guest. The two Jeffreys discuss personalization and its intersection with AI, the business opportunity of responsible personalization, aligning personalization with business operations, the secret history of berry picking, the value of a good taxonomy, personalization versus customization, avoiding the “creep” factor, and much more. A worthwhile episode for business executives and marketers as well as the designers and coders who serve them.

Hosted by Jeffrey Zeldman.

Ruby on Rails Podcast #248: Diving Into Ruby Weekly with Peter Cooper

October 18, 2018 at 8:00AM • 36 minutes

Brittany chats with Peter Cooper, founder of Cooperpress. Cooperpress publishes weekly email newsletters to an audience of over 415,000 developers and software engineers, including Ruby Weekly.

Hosted by Brittany Martin.

Micromobility #8: The Total Addressable Market for Micromobility

October 17, 2018 at 10:00PM • 52 minutes

Micromobility has an addressable market of more than $1.4 trillion dollars annually just in the US, a figure that makes it more valuable than longer distance transport addressable by cars.

That's the message in this episode where we run through the talk 'When Micromobility Attacks' that Horace gave at the recent Micromobility Summit in Copenhagen.

We look at:
- how US trip data typically exhibits log-normal disibutions (and an explanation of what this means!)
- how many of the 2 trillion vehicle trips taken in the US annually would potentially be served by micromobility (min 20)
- how Marchetti's constant (one hour of travel a day) relates to micromobility's benefits (min 23)
- how adoption of micromobility would impact car demand, and why this is relevant to automakers (min 26)
- why these high volume, short trips are actually more valuable than average car trips on a dollar basis. (min 30)
- how time spent travelling will actually drive adoption of micromobility in highly congested cities. (min 34)
- Why 3 times more time is spent on short trips than longer trips in vehicles, and the implications for micromobility (min 36)
- The impacts this explosion in micromobility might have on carbon emissions and how we can measure that (min 42)

Be sure to check out the slides here ( and the transcript on our Medium page.

Hosted by Oliver Bruce & Horace Dediu.

The Awkward Human Survival Guide #227: The Nuggs Fairy

October 17, 2018 at 5:45PM • 1 hour 1 minute

This awkward week we're talking about dick pic ratings, a shushy pussy, and lez befriending, with special guest Katherine Alyse!

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

5by5 at the Movies #2: 5by5 At The Movies - Episode 2 - Guest: Rita Walsh

October 16, 2018 at 8:00PM • 27 minutes

Episode 2 - Electric Boogaloo

This week we talk about the DCEU, rumors about Todd McFarlane's Spawn, Amblin's Micro, and of course... The Brady Bunch.

Guest Interview: Rita Walsh - producer of "I Used To Be Normal: A Boyband Fangirl Story"

Co-host: Mason Scheer

Hosted by Keith Ruckus.

Back to Work #396: Bean in the Sleeve

October 16, 2018 at 11:00AM • 1 hour 21 minutes

This week, Dan and Merlin talk about the FitBit Charge 3 and where it fits into their worlds—as well its place in the larger tracker and smart watch ecosystems.

Excursions also include: BroBot, weather stations, weather apps, some TV and movie talk, some space talk, plus children's failures to understand how time basically works.

Hosted by Merlin Mann & Dan Benjamin.

DLC #255: Daanish Syed: COD BlackOps 4, Assassin's Creed Odyssey, Fallout 76, Mega Man 11, Star Citizen, Project xCloud

October 15, 2018 at 1:00AM • 2 hours 5 minutes

Jeff and Anthony Taormina from welcome Daanish Syed from NetherRealm Studios to the show this week to discuss CitizenCon, Fallout 76, Microsoft's streaming service, and more!

The Playlist: Mega Man 11, Forza Horizon 4, Jurassic World Evolution, Call of Duty: BlackOps 4, Assassin's Creed Odyssey

VR Talk: Werewolves Within, Astro Bot Rescue Mission

Tabletop Time: Selling a boardgame, The Mind, Dropmix

Hosted by Christian Spicer & Jeff Cannata.

The Critical Path #207: Ex Machina: Telegraph

October 15, 2018 at 12:00AM • 59 minutes

In the first of a series of special episodes of The Critical Path, Horace aims his lens at a seminal innovation from the past, compares and contrasts adoption patterns of yesterday and today, and delineates the reasons why pigeons were not ideal.

Hosted by Horace Dediu, Anders Brownworth, and Judd Rubin.

Road Work #127: You're Just Marching

October 14, 2018 at 3:00PM • 1 hour 28 minutes

John and Dan try and figure out politics.

Hosted by John Roderick & Dan Benjamin.