All Episodes

Ruby on Rails Podcast #246: Trust Arts, Trust Rails with Patrick FitzGerald and Danielle Greaves

October 5, 2018 at 5:00PM • 16 minutes

Brittany put her tickets aside to invite her web team at the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Patrick FitzGerald (Director of eCommerce) and Danielle Greaves (Frontend Developer) on to the show. They discuss their origin stories, their team dynamics and their favorite aspects of Rails.

Hosted by Brittany Martin.

Diagnostics & Usage #159: About a Drop of a Device

October 4, 2018 at 8:00PM • 32 minutes

This week Cody and Joe discuss stereo HomePods, Fire TV 4K, iOS 12 niceties, Facebook's hack, Apple's potential October event, and much more!

Hosted by Cody Coats & Joe Caiati.

Puromac #509: Apple no es un desastre

October 4, 2018 at 7:00PM • 1 hour 30 minutes

Hosted by Federico Hatoum & Flavio Guinsburg.

Supercharged #214: Social Media and the Law

October 4, 2018 at 12:00PM • 47 minutes

Tommy and Adam take a look at how social media will affect legal proceedings in the future, when online evidence will be in surplus.

Hosted by Adam Dachis & Darren Herczeg.

Back to Work #394: Dead or Angry

October 2, 2018 at 1:00PM • 1 hour 16 minutes

This week: some TV and movie stuff, Dark Mode and accessibility, OS stability and beta temptation, Merlin has an anecdote, the powers and frustrations of Siri via Apple Watch, updates to the Fitbit family, tech that does enough, Dan tried Bear, updates on the Chrome login thing, and an intriguing listener comment about Apple's ASP/inch3.

Hosted by Merlin Mann & Dan Benjamin.

Micromobility #6: Going Premium: The iPhone of bikesharing with Corinne Vogel of Smide

October 1, 2018 at 8:30PM • 40 minutes

On today's episode Horace and Oliver are joined by Corinne Vogel, head of operations at Smide bikeshare based in Zurich, Switzerland.

Smide is a high-end e-bike share system, with speed pedelec bikes that travel up to 30mph/45kph. It's using a completely different approach to the rapid blanket approach from e-scooter rollouts we're seeing elsewhere. It's a fascinating discussion.

Specifically, we touch on:
- who and what their customers are, why they choose Smide over other options and how this parallels to iPhone market positioning.
- the importance of having good relationships with cities (and how they're loved by the governments they work with)
- their unique crowdlending model for financing the launch of new cities
- how they deploy user incentives to help load-balance the network, and the importance of having vehicles that go >70km / 50miles per charge

As always, please find the transcript of the show on our Medium page, or let us know what you think on Twitter at @asymco or @oliverbruce. Thanks!

Hosted by Oliver Bruce & Horace Dediu.

The Big Web Show #179: The Future and Past of Web Typography with Jason Pamental

October 1, 2018 at 12:00PM • 1 hour 18 minutes

Long-time (since 1994) web design practitioner Jason Pamental, author of Responsive Typography from O’Reilly, is Jeffrey Zeldman’s guest. For more than an hour, the two designers geek out over responsive typography, the history of type on the web, and the explosive creative potential of the new variable fonts.

Multiple Masters. FF Meta. Storing the offsets of the curve points. The three second timeout. Why FOUT is a feature, not a bug. Compensating for the differences between the web font and the backup font. The tragedy of Typecast, the new hope of Figma. Adidas. Nick Sherman. Paula Scher. Mandy Michael. And more.

Hosted by Jeffrey Zeldman.

DLC #253: Chris Bergman: Fortnite, Spider-man, Astro Bot Rescue Mission, Pathfinder Kingmaker, Oculus Quest

October 1, 2018 at 11:00AM • 2 hours 16 minutes

Jeff and Christian welcome Chris Bergman from Choremonster back to the show this week to discuss Fortnite going cross platform on PS4, no PSX this year, Oculus Connect 5, and more!

The Playlist: Pathfinder: Kingmaker, Ring of Elysium, PocketRun, Spider-Man, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Battle for Azeroth

VR Talk: Astro Bot Rescue Mission

Parting Gifts!


Hosted by Christian Spicer & Jeff Cannata.

The Critical Path #205: Lisa's Thesis

September 30, 2018 at 11:45PM • 1 hour 23 minutes

Horace shares his thoughts on the recent iPhone and Apple Watch event, his insights into the shift announced by Apple VP Lisa Jackson and what we might extrapolate about future products from the Watch’s user interface(s). Horace is joined by Judd Rubin, who fills in for Anders.

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

The Awkward Human Survival Guide #225: Cucooking and Organisming

September 30, 2018 at 11:00PM • 1 hour 4 minutes

This awkward week we're talking about tourette syndrome, neighbor affairs, Russian satanism, and being less overwhelming with special guest Darren Herczeg!

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