All Episodes

On Taking Pictures #273: Kenneth Is Funded With Advice

July 18, 2017 at 12:00PM • 1 hour 33 minutes

This week, a listener asks for advice on how to fund a print project, which leads us on a discussion around potential solutions as well as options for compromise on what the end product looks like — something anyone who has made anything will likely be able to relate to. Also, a few stories that re-open the discussion around copyright and what a slippery slope it can be to navigate on both sides of the equation. Plus, “fake” is the new “it” word — fake news, fake photos, fake fame — but what happens when we really do lose our ability to tell fact from fiction? Martin Munkácsi is our Photographer of the Week.

Hosted by Bill Wadman & Jeffery Saddoris.

Unwound #13: Baby Bull

July 17, 2017 at 4:00PM • 1 hour 3 minutes

Seth and Dan talk about chronographs and shock resistance.

Hosted by Seth Roberts & Dan Benjamin.

Road Work #73: Future John

July 17, 2017 at 3:45PM • 1 hour 32 minutes

John shares his existential perspective.

Hosted by John Roderick & Dan Benjamin.

DLC #189: Omega Me Crazy

July 17, 2017 at 3:00PM • 1 hour 43 minutes

Jeff and Christian welcome Brandon Winfrey from Inside Gaming on Machinima to the show this week to discuss Kingdom Hearts 3's release year, a Marvel VR game announcement, a new Star wars AR headset, Oculus for $200, the Ataribox and more!

The Playlist: PUBG, The Beginners Guide, Saints Row IV, The End is Nigh, Infamous First Light; Metroid II; Marvel Heroes Omega, Jotun

VR Talk: The Mage's Tale, Vive Deluxe Audio Strap

Tabletop Time: Raptor, Dark Souls, Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, Spiel des Jahres winners

Parting Gifts!

Hosted by Christian Spicer & Jeff Cannata.

Supercharged #160: The Starcat's Prisoner Dilemma

July 15, 2017 at 5:30AM • 1 hour 24 minutes

Tommy and Adam speak with three of the creators of the indie game Starcats (Quentin Young, Ryan Hughes, and Gage Melton) about game development and the complex ideas behind cooperative gameplay.

Hosted by Adam Dachis & Darren Herczeg.

The Big Web Show #161: Cultivating a Creative Culture with Justin Dauer

July 14, 2017 at 2:15PM • 1 hour 2 minutes

As designers, we create human-centered interactions and experiences. Empathetic purpose drives our every decision. This same mentality, turned inward, forms the cornerstone of something amazing: a creative culture. Jeffrey Zeldman interviews designer, creative director, iconist, and author Justin Dauer (@pseudoroom) about his new book, Cultivating a Creative Culture—now available everywhere.

Hosted by Jeffrey Zeldman.

Diagnostics & Usage #121: Episode 121

July 13, 2017 at 6:00AM • 26 minutes

This week Cody and Joe discuss Fire TV TV's, Google's new Mac app, iOS 11 betas, Outlook's iOS update, iPhone 8, and more.

Hosted by Cody Coats & Joe Caiati.

Back to Work #332: Piggybacking on Anger

July 11, 2017 at 3:00PM • 1 hour 40 minutes

TOPIC: Making the spice flow.

This week, Dan and Merlin dive into the thriving ecosystem of Florida's ad hoc roofing and lawn care professionals. Merlin gets The Boeing Contract, and Dan leaves a check under the mat.

Your hosts admit they don't really understand the big kerfuffle over 1Password, but they admit to feeling the pain of being an indie developer today. Dan just wants the beef ribs he'd been promised.

Around 1:19:30, the spoiler horn fires off for a squee-filled celebration of Spider-Man: Homecoming. (Seriously. Just go see this movie.)

Hosted by Merlin Mann & Dan Benjamin.

Supercharged #159: Systems of Consciousness, Part II: Small Talk into the Void

July 11, 2017 at 1:00PM • 50 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.

On Taking Pictures #272: If I Stand Still, That’s When the Cobwebs Grow

July 11, 2017 at 11:15AM • 1 hour 41 minutes

This week, we discuss the possibilities of stepping outside our comfort zones. Sometimes, the beginning of a project seems too far out of reach — maybe even more than we can handle — but we find that the sweet spot in the Venn diagram between challenge and uncertainty is exactly what we need to take the work somewhere it couldn’t have gotten to any other way. Also, where have all the Renaissance men gone? William Christenberry is our Photographer of the Week.

Hosted by Bill Wadman & Jeffery Saddoris.