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5by5 at the Movies #76: 5by5 At The Movies - Episode 76 - "A Very Special Episode"

March 18, 2020 at 12:00AM • 37 minutes

This week we talk seriously about everything that's going in in the world. How that effects movies. And how we're dealing.

Also, where's Bryan?

Co-host: Dan Richardson

Hosted by Keith Ruckus.


Back to Work #469: Israel, Jr.

March 17, 2020 at 2:15PM • 1 hour 18 minutes

DISCUSSED: “CATS — Now and Forever!”; BokBok.wtf; on civic responsibility; Dan browses worms, and Merlin finds him a spider; Dan wants some keyboard advice, and Merlin just needs a ride; some thoughts on engaging versus escaping right now; praise for Danny Elfman and Oingo Boingo; suggestions for leveraging the wonder of libraries today; Dan is working on a big Minecraft project, also some listener letters.

Hosted by Merlin Mann & Dan Benjamin.


DLC #330: Heather Alexandra: E3 canceled, LEGO Super Mario, Naughty Dog crunch, Silent Hill reboot, Doom Eternal Stadia, Nioh 2, Ori and the Will of the Wisps

March 15, 2020 at 11:00PM • 1 hour 41 minutes

Jeff and Christian welcome Heather Alexandra from Kotaku back to the show to talk E3 being canceled due to COVID 19, LEGO Super Mario sets, bad crunch reports out of Naughty Dog, rumors of new Silent Hill games, and more!

The Playlist: Nioh, Final Fantasy XIV, Ori and the Will of the Wisps

Parting Gifts!

Hosted by Christian Spicer & Jeff Cannata.


Ruby on Rails Podcast #309: Upgrading Rails & Skunk for Scoring with Ernesto Tagwerker

March 12, 2020 at 6:00AM • 28 minutes

Ernesto Tagwerker is the Founder of Ombu Labs, a small software development company dedicated to building lean code and reducing tech debt. He and Brittany enthusiastically discuss blockers in upgrading Rails, tech debt and Ernesto's future plans for his code scoring library, Skunk.

Hosted by Brittany Martin.


5by5 at the Movies #75: 5by5 At The Movies - Episode 75 - "Big D*ck Bagel" Guest: Owen Egerton

March 11, 2020 at 12:00AM • 1 hour 17 minutes

This week's top box office is causing concern! Will "Onward" be Pixar's next "The Good Dinosaur"? Plus Vin Diesel's muscular foot and why it's sitting in his mouth, friend of the show Stephen Lang's Avatar predictions, and what other film is getting the "No Time To Die" treatment.

AND - Special returning guest: OWEN EGERTON! This time it gets weird!

Co-host: Dan Richardson

Hosted by Keith Ruckus.


Back to Work #468: Cancellation Christmas

March 9, 2020 at 4:00PM • 1 hour 11 minutes

DISCUSSED: heck, yeah, there's a lot of uncertainty; the woeful knock-on effects of COVID-19, from SxSW to presidential handshaking; Dan graciously accepts Merlin's apology; it's so important that you not touch the fish's face; Dan's Podcast Method is back, baby; you can tell an ecosystem is healthy when the advice about it diversifies; Dan explains the Kelvin Timeline and why he hates it; a Celebration of Bones emerges; Merlin is intrigued by Otter and a little unsure about Jumbo; Dan wants you to know it's still him; breaking handshake news; the boys get a nice letter from a listener; Merlin kinda busts a gut about where his head was at when Back to Work launched; audio is afoot; recommended starter episodes are offered; and, finally, praise for Lost and Japanese Queer Eye.

Hosted by Merlin Mann & Dan Benjamin.


DLC #329: Tim Rogers: Last of Us at HBO, Ghost of Tsushima, Half-Life Alyx, Division 2: Warlords of New York, Curse of the Dead Gods

March 9, 2020 at 1:00AM • 1 hour 49 minutes

Jeff and Christian welcome Tim Rogers from Action Button Entertainment to the show this week to discuss the upcoming Last of Us HBO show, a release date for Ghost of Tsushima, more Half-Life games coming, and more!

The Playlist: Tim's new PC, The Division 2: Warlords of New York, Curse of the Dead Gods

Parting Gifts!

Hosted by Christian Spicer & Jeff Cannata.


Road Work #178: Free Floating Anxiety

March 7, 2020 at 1:00PM • 1 hour 4 minutes

With the COVID-19 virus looming and John about to embark on a cruise, Dan and John talk about sacred sparm, burying poop, and the After Karen time period of John's life.

The sponsorless version of this episode can be found here.

The bonus content for this episode can be found here.

Hosted by John Roderick & Dan Benjamin.


5by5 at the Movies #74: 5by5 At The Movies - Episode 74 - "Artist vs. Artistry"

March 3, 2020 at 11:00PM • 29 minutes

This week we have a good long look at Roman Polanski's legacy of garbage, some distressing Tom Holland rumors, and what the hell does "duct tape gamer" have to do with movies?

PLUS - "McScam" moving forward despite the HBO doc, and Simon Pegg's hot take on the "Star Trek" franchise.

Co-host: Dan Richardson

Hosted by Keith Ruckus.


Back to Work #467: I Loved My Garden

March 3, 2020 at 3:00PM • 1 hour 15 minutes

DISCUSSED: Merlin's uvula thing is back; some handy one-liner suggestions; the boys are loving uBar, and this leads to a dive on how they use the macOS Dock; praise for Witch; Ultraman is back, baby!; 500,000° is very, very hot; some nebulous, initial thoughts about a bracing call to focus on doing the work (and not how it looks to others when you're doing the work); a listener letter on alternatives for music hosting and streaming in the Apple ecosystem; wow, hard drives sure got super-cheap, huh?; nostalgia for those awesome old Jasmine BacPac hard drives; and, finally, a listener needs your help finding good episodes about surviving and thriving while working in a corporate environment.

Hosted by Merlin Mann & Dan Benjamin.