All Episodes

Diagnostics & Usage #134: I Got My First Scratch

November 15, 2017 at 6:00AM • 36 minutes

This week Cody and Joe continue to discuss their iPhone X impressions, upcoming iOS features, and more.

Hosted by Cody Coats & Joe Caiati.

Unwound #23: A Conversation Piece

November 14, 2017 at 4:00PM • 1 hour 11 minutes

Seth and Dan talk about watch branding and slogans, Mad Men, the Rolex Explorer as "the perfect watch", Seiko's "five attributes", the Milsub, and new vintage.

Hosted by Seth Roberts & Dan Benjamin.

Supercharged #177: Mixing the Oil and Water of New Hollywood

November 14, 2017 at 4:00PM • 59 minutes

Tommy and Adam attend HETFest (Hollywood Entertainment Technology Festival), a collaborative effort between America and China created to examine how two vastly different cultures found a way to work together to create the future of entertainment. At least, that's the story through a romantic lens. Reality paints a more tumultuous endeavor, but nevertheless an important and fruitful one.

Hosted by Adam Dachis & Darren Herczeg.

Back to Work #350: Stacking Stones and Inspiration

November 14, 2017 at 3:45PM • 1 hour 42 minutes

TOPIC: Integrity and Fear.

This week your hosts discuss: sandwiches, solar power, some recent movies and what makes them memorable (or not), the glory of Edgar Wright, fun movie commentaries, Dan's rowing machine, big changes for Chairman Bendis, a cool free font from IBM, awesome creativity from a listener, some thoughts on apps for meditation and relaxation (and the important distinction between those things), the downside of Competitive Mindfulness and similar, some excellent feedback on last week's episode, the fear of integrity loss, Dan's trip to NYC, follow-up on resetting an iPhone, and the fine art of computer troubleshooting.

Hosted by Merlin Mann & Dan Benjamin.

On Taking Pictures #290: That’s The Recipe For Me

November 14, 2017 at 11:30AM • 1 hour 36 minutes

This week, with the actual hardware making so many drastic changes and computational photography gaining more interest and capability, we discuss the potential future of photography, beginning with the question “what is a photograph?” Does that definition change depending on your entry point into the medium? Also, a reprint of a collaboration between Richard Avedon and James Baldwin inspires a discussion around how and why we critique art. Plus, is augmented reality the future or simply tomorrow’s 3d? Be sure to check the show notes for an article we will be discussing next week. Pierpaolo Ferrari is our Photographer of the Week.

Hosted by Bill Wadman & Jeffery Saddoris.

Supercharged #176: Now!

November 13, 2017 at 6:00PM • 1 hour 16 minutes

This week Tommy and Adam discuss the upgrade treadmill and the negative effects our urgency for novelty has on us and the companies who seek (and often fail) to fulfill it.

Hosted by Adam Dachis & Darren Herczeg.

Killing Time #2: Conurbation

November 13, 2017 at 4:30PM • 1 hour 26 minutes

Haddie and Dan talk about cropdusting (yes that kind), Instagram stories, speaking your truth, their recent trip to New York, the difference between a town and a city, and the rules of a 4-way stop.

Hosted by Haddie Cooke & Dan Benjamin.

DLC #206: Statues for Engineers

November 13, 2017 at 4:00PM • 2 hours 10 minutes

Jeff and Christian welcome Bryan Intihar, the Creative Director of Spider-Man at Insomniac Games to the show this week to discuss EA purchasing Respawn, Bluehole announcing their next game, Star Wars Battlefront 2 grinds, and more!

The Playlist: Star Wars Battlefront 2, Need for Speed, Hellblade, Xbox One X, Hand of Fate 2, Destiny 2, Uncharted: Lost Legacy

Quick Questions

BONUS CONTENT: Christian Interviews Bloodborne composer Michael Wandmacher

Hosted by Christian Spicer & Jeff Cannata.

The Big Web Show #166: Floating Words and the Mechanics of Delight – with designer Michael Simmons

November 13, 2017 at 10:00AM • 1 hour 1 minute

Michael Simmons, designer and CEO of Flexibits (makers of Fantastical and Cardhop) is Jeffrey Zeldman’s guest. Designing “professional but not professional boring” experiences. Usefulness versus “garnish.” How animation can convey brand values. Creating experiences instead of feature sets. Instagram vs Snapchat. “The car that sells itself” and marketing by letting the product speak for itself.

Hosted by Jeffrey Zeldman.

The Awkward Human Survival Guide #189: Oops, I Peed in Your Mouth!

November 12, 2017 at 5:00PM • 1 hour 7 minutes

This awkward week we're talking about not-boyfriends, stress therapy, and cum pee. Questions/stories/comments/whatevers? Call/text 509-AWKWARD or visit!

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