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The Awkward Human Survival Guide #174: Asexual Turd Twisters

July 27, 2017 at 10:00AM • 1 hour 6 minutes

This awkward week we're talking about asexual discovery, turd twisters, nasty step sisters, and Poo-Pourri! Questions/comments/stories/whatevers? Visit awkward.email or call/text 509-AWKWARD! Special guests: Jeffrey Jay (Comedian) and AJ Jackson (Saint Motel).

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


Back to Work #334: The Little White One

July 25, 2017 at 2:00PM • 1 hour 15 minutes

TOPIC: Mapping Your Focus and Motivation

This week, Dan talks about a cool new addition to his Fireside.fm service, and Merlin interviews him about how he likes to choose, plan, and evolve the features of an app.

Two questions this week, both from Listener Jonathan.

First, your hosts address the era of Peak TV, including how they choose their TV services and how they recommend narrowing in on finding the best stuff to watch (and when).

Next, the evergreen topic of calendars and todos returns. How do you decide what goes where? And how do combine focus and motivation to derive a functional map of your time terrain?

Dan considers acquiring a house mammal.

Hosted by Merlin Mann & Dan Benjamin.


Ruby on Rails Podcast #228: From the ashes...

July 25, 2017 at 2:00PM • 42 minutes

After a bit of a haitus, Kyle is back and introducing you to the newest co-host, Britt Martin! Learn about her background and the group affinity for Hamilton.

The Ruby on Rails Podcast returns weekly starting August 1st!

Hosted by Kyle Daigle.


On Taking Pictures #274: The Unatographer

July 25, 2017 at 11:30AM • 1 hour 29 minutes

We begin this week with a little tech talk around monitors. Is 4K the way to go, or is an ultrawide 1080 the better play? In the end it’s just pixels, but most photographers want as many as they can get. We also talk about elevating photography into an art form, exemplified by the career of John Szarkowski, an iconic photo curator who recently passed away. Plus, what makes a portrait? Robert Freeman is our Photographer of the Week.

Hosted by Bill Wadman & Jeffery Saddoris.


DLC #190: Borked a Thing

July 24, 2017 at 3:30PM • 2 hours 16 minutes

Jeff and Christian welcome Julian Murdoch from Gamers With Jobs to the show this week to discuss Pokemon Go Fest bungles, Nintendo's multiplayer app baffles, N64 Classic Edition bundles, and more!

The Playlist: Fortnite Early access, Destiny 2 Beta, Fire Pro Wrestling World, Aladdin Genesis, Antihero

VR Talk: SuperHOT VR, Lone Echo

Tabletop Time: Exit, Escape the Room, Ethnos

Parting Gifts!

BONUS CONTENT: Christian interviews Stephen E. Cox and Danny McIntyre, composers on Farpoint

Hosted by Christian Spicer & Jeff Cannata.


The Awkward Human Survival Guide #173: A Dead Man's Foreskin

July 22, 2017 at 10:30AM • 1 hour 12 minutes

This awkward week we're talking about sweaty romance, un-circumcision, and tampon physics! Also, Darren's back! Got questions/comments/stories/whatevers? Call/text 509-AWKWARD or visit awkward.email!

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


Supercharged #161: Systems of Consciousness, Part III: Heisenberg in the Machine

July 22, 2017 at 10:00AM • 51 minutes

Tommy and Adam continue last week's discussion on machine consciousness by examining a bizarre eight-month experiment with Google's recommendation algorithm and the application of Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle.

Hosted by Adam Dachis & Darren Herczeg.


Quit #111: Emotional Cost

July 21, 2017 at 5:45PM • 1 hour 4 minutes

Dan is joined by Haddie to discuss the possible guilt that comes with doing work for profit, new business owner advice from Listener Brian, the right way to encourage (not pressure) your partner to make the leap into a more fulfilling job, how to engage with freelancers, and the services you need to look into when starting your business.

Hosted by Dan Benjamin.


Diagnostics & Usage #122: I'd Hate to Get a Season

July 21, 2017 at 6:00AM • 27 minutes

This week Cody and Joe discuss force-quitting apps, iPhone 8's rumored supply chain issues, Hulu, YouTube TV, Pokemon Go, and more.

Hosted by Cody Coats & Joe Caiati.


Back to Work #333: Your Whiteboards Will Not Survive Reality

July 18, 2017 at 2:00PM • 1 hour 20 minutes

TOPIC: Help! My bosses are doing a really dumb thing!

This week, Dan and Merlin help a listener and his youngster get started with Spider-Man. Also, hey, support your Local Comic Shop!

Listener Molly asks how to help prevent a terrible, damaging change from happening inside her company.

Dan talks about War for the Planet of the Apes, and Merlin knows when to exit on a good bit.

Hosted by Merlin Mann & Dan Benjamin.