All Episodes

Back to Work #426: New Wave Night

May 14, 2019 at 2:15PM • 1 hour 28 minutes

DISCUSSED: Dan has a new setup, and Merlin randomly recommends a kids' book; your hosts remember too much; Dan realizes he took the wrong shop class, and Merlin realizes why Generation X was (and remains) mostly useless; Dan walks us through his new setup, and the boys talk about the joys of VNC; Merlin is excited about the new "Guard" functionality of the Amazon voice dingus; Ferris Bueller's Day Off is still very good; what is the sound of one Koan falling?; your hosts discuss an article proposing why everything should take 20 minutes; Merlin dives deep on his own longstanding use of this heuristic; this leads to some classic #productivity talk; there's some instamatic camera nostalgia; Dan has a new project, and you should maybe contact him; Once AGAIN!; the glory of Spirited Away is discussed; Dan recommends a good TV show for date night; and, finally, Dan and Merlin admit they'd probably watch basically anything about Watchmen.

Hosted by Merlin Mann & Dan Benjamin.


DLC #285: Shareef Jackson: Final Fantasy VII Remake, Predator: Hunting Grounds, Ghost Recon: Breakpoint, Nintendo E3, Mortal Kombat 11, Baba Is You, Phoenix Wright trilogy, Cuphead, Steamworld Heist

May 13, 2019 at 1:00AM • 1 hour 40 minutes

Jeff and Christian welcome Shareef Jackson from Spawn on Me to the show this week to discuss a new Predator game revealed, a trailer for Final Fantasy VII remake, the Ghost Recon: Breakpoint announcement, and more!

The Playlist: Mortal Kombat 11, Baba Is You, Phoenix Wright trilogy, Cuphead, Comix Zone; Virtua Racing; Outrun, Steamworld Heist, Steamworld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech

VR Talk: Oculus Quest, Ghost Giant

Tabletop Time: Being a DM in D&D

Hosted by Christian Spicer & Jeff Cannata.


Road Work #148: Wire Mothers

May 10, 2019 at 10:30AM • 1 hour 31 minutes

John and Dan discuss life planning, goals, and emotional pressures.

Hosted by John Roderick & Dan Benjamin.


5by5 at the Movies #31: 5by5 At The Movies - Episode 31

May 8, 2019 at 12:00AM • 41 minutes

This week we talk about "It: Chapter Two", How Keanu wants Wick to die, Erotic Australians, and we get excited about "SONIC!"

Plus we talk about the GIGANTIC Disney timeline that got dropped, the "Far From Home" trailer, and even more "Endgame" recapping.

Co-host: Dan Richardson

Hosted by Keith Ruckus.


Back to Work #425: Off the Cushion

May 7, 2019 at 4:30PM • 1 hour 30 minutes

DISCUSSED: Dan explains what the photos he sends mean; Merlin encourages Dan to air a beef, and Dan kindly assents; Oh, boy, Windows! My old nemesis…Windows!; the Mac's interoperability glory days were amazing; it really sucks to watch a computer start up and start up and start up; ports confuse Merlin, who is now officially an old; Dan and Merlin talk about a few things they enjoyed watching on YouTube; Merlin has a recommendation for downloading internet videos (purely for educational reasons); Merlin also recommends a really good podcast episode about "data-driven parenting"; then, Merlin kinda pops off a little; hey, listen: you can rarely have benefits without risks (and kinda vice-versa); Dan's watching Deadwood again, and Merlin gets kinda excitable again and does lots of quotes for some reason; and, finally, Merlin has a super-tip about improving your results in Apple Health.

Hosted by Merlin Mann & Dan Benjamin.


Ruby on Rails Podcast #271: MEGA Railsconf 2019 Recap with Chris Oliver

May 7, 2019 at 10:00AM • 53 minutes

Chris Oliver, creator of GoRails and co-host of the Remote Ruby podcast, joined Nick Schwaderer to discuss his experience at Railsconf 2019. They also dive into form builder changes, documentation and ponder when Rails 6 will be released.

Hosted by Brittany Martin.


The Critical Path #225: P/E Ratio Revisited

May 6, 2019 at 5:00PM • 1 hour 9 minutes

Horace answers some #CriticalQuestions and discusses the latest Apple earnings call from a secret location in the southern hemisphere.

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


DLC #284: Aaron Morales: Borderlands 3, Valve Index, Sonic the Hedgehog movie, Days Gone, Mortal Kombat 11, Steampunk Quest: Hand of Gilgamech

May 6, 2019 at 2:00AM • 1 hour 39 minutes

Jeff and Christian welcome Aaron Morales back to the show this week to discuss changes coming to the Sonic the Hedgehog movie, new details about Borderlands 3, the Valve Index, and more!

The Playlist: Mortal Kombat 11, Days Gone, retro Genesis games, Steamworld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech

Quick Questions!

Parting Gifts!

Hosted by Christian Spicer & Jeff Cannata.


The Awkward Human Survival Guide #247: Not Married Without Children

May 5, 2019 at 4:00PM • 58 minutes

This awkward week we're talking about possible pity problems, not getting married, and snapchat romance with special guest Will Sterling!

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


Road Work #147: I Don't Come Back Till Morning

May 3, 2019 at 10:00PM • 1 hour 18 minutes

John explains why he must not be observed.

Hosted by John Roderick & Dan Benjamin.