All Episodes

On Taking Pictures #317: You’re Gonna Need A Bigger SIM

May 23, 2018 at 12:15PM • 1 hour 33 minutes

This week, what happens when you decide to get off of the hamster wheel of social media and rely on your own website? Are you leaving money on the table or controlling your brand? Also, getting out of your comfort zone via the great American road trip. Plus, finding meaning in what you do beyond just what you make and share. Vanessa Winship is our Photographer of the Week.

Hosted by Bill Wadman & Jeffery Saddoris.


Back to Work #377: Packs a Lot of Lux

May 22, 2018 at 2:30PM • 1 hour 17 minutes

Discussed: trust my method, beards, foo bar baz, casting Mysterio, villains of Peter Spiderman, an unpaid debt to Dan, medieval electric billing, endorsing Evil Genius and Belief, the power of Spotify podcasts via Alexa, more on Apple TV and voice commands, the pain of scrubbing, 4k HDR via Movies Anywhere, a question on soundbars, Hulu's awesome new "Live Guide" (finally!), a word on TV remote usability, eero's new "Labs," updates to Spark, a new light therapy lamp, and some suggestions on getting a FitBit.

Hosted by Merlin Mann & Dan Benjamin.


DLC #233: Make the Kid Take the Trash Out

May 21, 2018 at 12:00AM • 2 hours 4 minutes

Jeff and Christian welcome Rob Davis and Louis Sanchez from Sony Santa Monica to the show this week to talk about level design in God of War. Plus, The RAGE 2 trailer, Call of Duty Black Ops 4's strange reveal, new game delays, No Man's Sky multiplayer, and more!

The Playlist: God of War, Dreams, Darksiders

Parting Gifts!

Hosted by Christian Spicer & Jeff Cannata.


The Awkward Human Survival Guide #210: Building a Mystery

May 20, 2018 at 5:00PM • 1 hour 7 minutes

This awkward week we're talking about Richard's Threat, Erica for Sale, Blanket Reviews, Uncomfortable Hoarding Discoveries, and Drippy Penises with special guest Michael Cobian!

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


Road Work #111: John's Noodles

May 18, 2018 at 8:00PM • 1 hour 30 minutes

John talks frankly about his noodles.

Hosted by John Roderick & Dan Benjamin.


Supercharged #200: Lifehacker Reunion: Part I

May 18, 2018 at 12:00PM • 59 minutes

Whitson Gordon joins Tommy and Adam for an old-school Lifehacker-style podcast to discuss tips, tricks, downloads, and tools for doing things better.

Hosted by Adam Dachis & Darren Herczeg.


Puromac #492: Convencete con iCloud

May 17, 2018 at 7:00PM • 1 hour 29 minutes

Hoy en Puromac Fede y Flavio hablan de la importancia de iCloud, sucios políticos, Net Neutrality, Samsung, el Apple Watch salva vidas y trucos y recomendaciones

Hosted by Federico Hatoum & Flavio Guinsburg.


Back to Work #376: Alexa, Light It Up!

May 15, 2018 at 2:30PM • 1 hour 10 minutes

Discussed: lame patents, Salvador Dalí, allergy season, backpack discrimination, friend cosplay, things Dan can't say, AT&T woes, Merlin saw a bear, a YouTube rabbit hole, and some excellent historical Disney content.

Dan and Merlin answer a listen's questions about sleep tracking and leveraging Alexa at the office.

Hosted by Merlin Mann & Dan Benjamin.


On Taking Pictures #316: Nice Sallah There

May 15, 2018 at 12:30PM • 1 hour 32 minutes

This week, a pre-show discussion about Tom Petty and crafting the perfect pop song leads into our sense memories around specific film stocks. It sounds strange, but there’s a throughline there if you give it a chance. Also, is Instagram just one big performance art piece? Plus, a listener question prompts a discussion around objective vs subjective challenges and moving the needle. Jojakim Cortis and Adrian Sonderegger are our Photographers of the Week.

Hosted by Bill Wadman & Jeffery Saddoris.


DLC #232: Sorry on Behalf of Canada

May 14, 2018 at 12:00AM • 2 hours 2 minutes

Jeff and Christian welcome Marissa Roberto from Heads Up Daily TV to the show this week to discuss Walmart Canada's potential E3 leaks, Nintendo's Switch Online service, the death of the Virtual Console, and more!

The Playlist: Fortnite x Thanos, Far Cry 5, Roller Coaster Tycoon, Jurassic Park Genesis; X-Men 2: Clone Wars, The Sword of Ditto

Quick Questions

Parting Gifts!

BONUS CONTENT: Jeff interviews Sam Robinson, level designer on The Sword of Ditto

Hosted by Christian Spicer & Jeff Cannata.