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The Big Web Show #171: Art Directing the News – with ProPublica Design Director David Sleight

March 2, 2018 at 4:30PM • 58 minutes

David Sleight, Design Director at ProPublica, is Jeffrey Zeldman’s guest. ProPublica is an independent, nonprofit newsroom that produces “investigative journalism with moral force.” David is a web designer, creative director, and leader at the intersection of publishing and digital technology.

Topics include: Stop blaming the algorithm. Design ethics. Stories as products. How the role of the story affects art direction. Our medium needs design that is faster and design that is slower. The renaissance of The Washington Post. How reporting creates products. Can reporters be part of the Resistance?

Hosted by Jeffrey Zeldman.


Asymcar #42: The Empire Strikes Back

March 1, 2018 at 6:00PM • 1 hour 17 minutes

We consider the news that BMW's i3 will revert to metal in its next iteration. A question of business models engages much of our conversation, from optimized cars designed for transportation as a service to dynamic routes, pricing and arrival options. Dyson's rumored auto ambitions divert our attention. We close by musing on the utility of big data and the evolution of transportation.

Hosted by Horace Dediu & Jim Zellmer.


Unwound #29: Finger Flying

February 28, 2018 at 8:30PM • 1 hour 9 minutes

Seth and Dan talk about mob debts, Helmut Sinn, why blue is best, missing case backs, the fate of Baselworld, and yet another giveaway.

Hosted by Seth Roberts & Dan Benjamin.


Killing Time #4: Stab At Thee

February 28, 2018 at 5:00PM • 1 hour 4 minutes

Haddie and Dan talk about shark bites, turmeric, Zelda Breath of the Wild, and recommend some great TV shows for those unsure what to watch next.

TV Show List Coming Soon!

Hosted by Haddie Cooke & Dan Benjamin.


Puromac #481: Hackearon al iPhone X

February 28, 2018 at 5:00PM • 1 hour 15 minutes

Hoy Federico y Flavio hablan de los viejos routers y nuevos mesh, el Galaxy S9, ARM, mudanza, visitas, y recomiendan varios programas. También nos cuentan unos trucos para iOS y macOS, un web site para seguridad y responden a preguntas que recibieron por Twitter.

Hosted by Federico Hatoum & Flavio Guinsburg.


Back to Work #365: Volume Eight

February 27, 2018 at 2:30PM • 1 hour 23 minutes

This week, Dan and Merlin talk about weather as a thing and giving up on Cash's dumb iPad problem. This leads to discussion about the risks, opportunities, and frustrations of having lots of data in different places (probably).

The main topic this week is an exploration of TickTick. Neat app.

They also almost talk about Black Panther.

Hosted by Merlin Mann & Dan Benjamin.


On Taking Pictures #305: I Really Like The Deep Dives, Ted

February 27, 2018 at 12:15PM • 1 hour 23 minutes

This week, we’re talking about planning purchases — specifically, how do you determine what gear you want, versus what you need? Also, a recent gallery show inspires a discussion around editioning work and the value (or potential caveat) of arbitrary editions in a digital world. Plus, a new social media platform is gaining ground, but is it the new Instagram? Finally, a bit of gear talk musing over the latest offerings from Fuji and Sony. Isabel Magowan is our Photographer of the Week.

Hosted by Bill Wadman & Jeffery Saddoris.


DLC #221: The Tofu of Video Games

February 26, 2018 at 1:00AM • 1 hour 58 minutes

Jeff and Christian welcome The Completionist, Jirard Khalil, to the show this week to discuss the DICE awards, Burnout Paradise remaster, the Sonic the Hedgehog Movie, and more!

The Playlist: Secret of Mana, Monster Hunter World, Florence, Metal Gear Survive, Celeste, Legendary Gary, Alto's Odyssey

Quick Questions

Parting Gifts!

BONUS CONTENT: Jeff Interviews Chris Alderson and Tam Armstrong about Moss

Hosted by Christian Spicer & Jeff Cannata.


Diagnostics & Usage #144: I Don't Download Apps Anymore

February 23, 2018 at 8:00AM • 35 minutes

Hosted by Cody Coats & Joe Caiati.


Supercharged #188: A Conspiracy of Violence

February 22, 2018 at 7:30PM • 1 hour 21 minutes

In the wake of the Parkland tragedy, amongst many others, Tommy and Adam discuss whether or not science and psychology can help prevent disinformation (like conspiracy theories) and mass violence.

Hosted by Adam Dachis & Darren Herczeg.