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The Big Web Show #182: It Doesn’t Have to be Crazy at Work, with Jason Fried

November 29, 2018 at 10:00AM • 1 hour 1 minute

Basecamp founder, New York Times best-selling author, and web software pioneer Jason Fried is Jeffrey Zeldman’s guest. The two discuss Jason’s latest book (co-authored with David Heinemeier Hannson), It Doesn’t Have to be Crazy at Work, which The Economist called “by far the best thing on management published this year.” Also: the secrets of Basecamp, the magic of sleep, the sameness of agencies’ portfolio sites, why Basecamp doesn’t user test, and more.

Note: We apologize for Jeffrey's audio quality in this episode, but Jason Fried says so many smart things we decided we had to share this conversation anyway. It's worth it!

Hosted by Jeffrey Zeldman.


Micromobility #13: The environmental implications of micromobility with Dr Chris Cherry

November 28, 2018 at 10:00PM • 47 minutes

On today's episode, we're joined by Dr Chris Cherry (@drchrischerry), Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Tennessee and Director of Light Electric Vehicle Education and Research (LEVER) Initiative, an international academic/industry research consortium on lightweight and low speed EV's about the environmental and social implications of micromobility.

We discuss:
- How China's electric micromobility sector has grown to lead the world, and how Chris and his colleagues have worked to understand it.
- The framework that they use to understand the benefits that lightweight electric utility vehicles offer users - notably low cost, point to point, low emission transport.
- The emission and energy use of micromobility vehicles compared to other options.
- How to think about whether micromobility is additive or substitutive trips vs. incumbent modes of transport.
- What the role of fun plays in micromobility adoption.
- Which cities will benefit the most from the ride of micromobility and why.

Apologies for the slightly jerky editing - had a few audio editing issues.

Be sure to let us know what you think on Twitter at @asymco and @oliverbruce!

Hosted by Oliver Bruce & Horace Dediu.


5by5 at the Movies #8: 5by5 At The Movies - Episode 8 - Guest Host: Professional Wrestler A.C.H.

November 27, 2018 at 11:00PM • 33 minutes

This week we talk about sneaking rotisserie chicken into theaters, spider-verse news, Hugh Jackman rumors, more info from the 'Child's Play' reboot, and we talk about Netflix's upcoming Roald Dahl universe. PLUS we debate if the new 'Lion King' is live-action or not.

Guest Host: Professional Wrestler A.C.H.

Co-host: Mason Scheer

Hosted by Keith Ruckus.


Back to Work #402: Watches & Barbecue

November 27, 2018 at 2:15PM • 1 hour 23 minutes

Discussed: Thanksgiving; spatchcock chicken; kids and their stupid eating; Dan's concern about how we talk to each other; Merlin encourages people to try not to be terrible.

Also, some odds and sods on iPad Pro updates, and thanks to our nice listeners.

Hosted by Merlin Mann & Dan Benjamin.


DLC #261: Kahlief Adams: Red Dead Redemption 2, Fallout 76, Darksiders 3, Assassins Creed Odyssey, Tetris Effect, Magic Leap, Warframe Switch

November 26, 2018 at 12:00AM • 2 hours 6 minutes

Jeff and Christian welcome Kahlief Adams from Spawn on Me back to the show this week to discuss a new Pokemon tamagotchi, Black Friday for video games, Super Smash Bros Ultimate pre-sales, and more!

The Playlist: Red Dead Redemption 2, Fallout 76, Warframe Switch, Darksiders 3, Assassin's Creed Odyssey

VR Talk: Tetris Effect, Beat Saber PSVR, Magic Leap

Parting Gifts!

Hosted by Christian Spicer & Jeff Cannata.


The Critical Path #212: Ex Machina: The Telescope, The Reformation and The Historian's Dilemma

November 25, 2018 at 11:00PM • 52 minutes

Henri Dediu joins Horace and Judd to discuss lenses, rebels and weighing the what vs. the why when looking to the past.

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


Supercharged #220: The Trouble with Voting

November 22, 2018 at 1:00PM • 51 minutes

Tommy and Adam discuss the issues with voting and why the methods can sometimes make it very confusing.

Hosted by Adam Dachis & Darren Herczeg.


Puromac #516: Lo que nos tienta

November 21, 2018 at 6:00PM • 2 hours

Hoy Fede y Flavio nos cuentan en Puromac de varios historias personales, WiFi Mesh de Orbi, tarjetas robadas, trucos, preguntas y respuestas de Twitter

Hosted by Federico Hatoum & Flavio Guinsburg.


Micromobility #12: The Scooter Ecosystem with Michal Naka

November 21, 2018 at 6:00AM • 43 minutes

In today’s episode, we’re joined by Twitter micromobility celebrity Michal Naka (@michalnaka), to talk about scooters, how they’re evolving in hardware and their interactions with cities and what the future might look like. It’s a packed episode.

Specifically we cover:
- How Michal ended up in micromobility through his skepticism of autonomous cars. (5:50->)
- How the most valuable miles travelled are likely to be addressed by micromobility and not autonomous. (9:20->)
- The history of the scooter supply chain.(13:00->)
- The tradeoff that companies are making between opex and capex. (25:50->)
- What future evolutions we’re likely to see in (29:30->)
- How cities are responding to these new business models, and what we’re likely to see in the future. (33:46->)
- How the diffusion theory applies to scooters and their evolution. (40:30->)

We are no longer publishing transcripts (but are working on something exciting related to that - more soon!). Please let us know what you think on Twitter at @asymco or @oliverbruce. Thanks!

Hosted by Oliver Bruce & Horace Dediu.


5by5 at the Movies #7: 5by5 At The Movies - Episode 7 - Guest: Luke Mullen

November 21, 2018 at 12:00AM • 34 minutes

This week we talk about Amazon's early ticket push, YouTube's 'movies on them', the Disney/Fox merger, and our hot take on Fantastic Beasts 2.

Listen to Keith troll our wonderful guest Luke Mullen, a film festival programmer and DIT technician.

Co-host: Mason Scheer.

Hosted by Keith Ruckus.