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Micromobility #5: Scooters and transport ecologies

September 25, 2018 at 2:00AM • 58 minutes

In today’s show we cover the rise of scooter sharing and how different localised constraints result in different micromobility solutions blooming. Specifically:

- The scooter sharing model that Bird pioneered, why it emerged in Santa Monica and why it might not apply to other contexts.
- The history from the Segway to the hoverboard, Boosted Board and on to the current scooter form factor.
- The local variables that need to be considered for micromobility fleet operators.
- The parallels of the rise of micromobility with early cellular, and the Galapagos scenario of ecosystem development.

Note - aware that the last 9 minutes of audio from this episode were mistakenly added (as a hidden gem!) to the end of last week’s podcast. Not everyone caught it, and contextually makes far more sense here! Apologies for any confusion.

Hosted by Oliver Bruce & Horace Dediu.

DLC #252: Alanah Pearce: Telltale, Playstation Classic, Death Stranding, Spider-Man, Destiny 2 Forsaken

September 24, 2018 at 1:00AM • 2 hours 9 minutes

Jeff and Christian welcome Alanah Pearce from Funhaus to the show this week to discuss Telltale Games shutting down, the Playstation Classic, a new Death Stranding trailer, and more!

The Playlist: Spider-Man, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Destiny 2 Forsaken, Overcooked, WoW

VR Talk: Chronos, Beat Saber, Windlands 2

Parting Gifts!

Hosted by Christian Spicer & Jeff Cannata.

Supercharged #213: MDMA for Octopods

September 24, 2018 at 12:00AM • 28 minutes

Tommy and Adam discuss the recent study in which scientists gave MDMA to octopods to find out how they'd react despite their decentralized nervous systems.

Hosted by Adam Dachis & Darren Herczeg.

Diagnostics & Usage #157: Happy iPhone Day!

September 20, 2018 at 7:00PM • 42 minutes

This week Cody and Joe discuss iOS12, iPhone XS pre-orders, iPhone XS reviews, Apple Watch reviews, AirPower, and much more!

Hosted by Cody Coats & Joe Caiati.

Puromac #507: Sexo con el Apple Watch

September 20, 2018 at 6:00PM • 1 hour 53 minutes

Hoy Federico y Flavio hablan si de ios12, que compramos para probar entre el nuevo AppleWatchy el nuevo iPhone Xs,Xs Max y el iPhone Xr de Apple, preguntas y respuestas, comentarios y trucos en tu Mac.

Hosted by Federico Hatoum & Flavio Guinsburg.

Road Work #124: Benjafet

September 20, 2018 at 4:00PM • 1 hour 6 minutes

Dan and John compare blues to linoleum flooring. Wood paneling is discussed. John would choose a robot dragon over a robot owl.

Hosted by John Roderick & Dan Benjamin.

The Big Web Show #178: Pay attention to that woman behind the curtain – with Katel LeDu

September 20, 2018 at 1:00PM • 1 hour 4 minutes

Katel LeDu, Co-founder of the No, You Go podcast and CEO of A Book Apart, is Jeffrey Zeldman’s guest. Topics include: Getting comfortable putting yourself out there when you’re really more of a behind-the-scenes person. Starting a podcast. The life of a photo director at National Geographic. Asking for help. Community outreach—diversity and inclusion. What it’s like to have your therapist as a guest on your podcast. Leading by example. Walking the walk. Finding new authors and new voices. Imposter anxiety and narcissism.

Hosted by Jeffrey Zeldman.

Back to Work #392: Gentleman's Calling

September 18, 2018 at 1:30PM • 1 hour 20 minutes

A classic odds-and-sods episode, featuring important discussions about sleep tracking, the Apple Watch, Succession, sound bars, Chris Nolan's Batman, and Nintendo Online.

Hosted by Merlin Mann & Dan Benjamin.

Micromobility #4: Marchetti's constant and the power-network-intelligence matrix of micromobility

September 17, 2018 at 10:00PM • 59 minutes

In this episode, we look at Marchetti's constant and why commute times tend to aggregate at under 1 hour per day. In this episode we also cover:

- how the 1 hour daily commute has been a constant across time, and how that affects how our cities form.
- What the Marchetti's constant is, and how it has driven the explosion in shared scooters and bikes.
- the Segway, why it failed and what it can teach us about the emergent micromobility phenomena.
- The problems with traditional bikeshare systems, and why new layers of technology have helped this.
- The power-network-intelligence matrix for thinking about emergent trends in micromobility.
- How networks can creatively use incentives to solve for the limitations of the vehicles

Plus a conversation about what both Horace and Oliver think the future might look like in a hidden bit at the end.

Transcript of this show is available on our Medium page.

Hosted by Oliver Bruce & Horace Dediu.

DLC #251: Kat Bailey: Dragon Quest XI, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Forza Horizon 4, Animal Crossing Switch

September 17, 2018 at 1:00AM • 1 hour 56 minutes

Jeff and Christian welcome Kat Bailey from U.S. Gamer to the show this week to discuss the big Nintendo Direct News: Animal Crossing on Switch, Final Fantasy on Switch, Luigi's Mansion 3 on Switch, and everything else... on Switch!

The Playlist: Dragon Quest XI, NBA 2K19, Valkyria Chronicles 4, CoD Black Ops 4: Blackout Beta, Destiny 2 Forsaken campaign, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Forza Horizon 4 demo


Parting Gifts!

Hosted by Christian Spicer & Jeff Cannata.