All Episodes

The Incomparable #47: Death Star University

July 1, 2011 at 10:00AM

Continuing our discussion of "Star Wars," the original film. We praise the jump to hyperspace, explain why TIE fighter pilots wear black, ponder how Han and Leia somehow turn up in an Aaron Sorkin scene, reveal why there is no Space OSHA, comment on Ben Kenobi's old man slippers and incomparable pseudonym, and expose the rebellion so rich it can have its own university and mint its own medals. (Part 2 of 2.)

Hosted by Jason Snell with special guests Dan Moren, John Siracusa, Scott McNulty, and Greg Knauss.


The Big Web Show #52: Greg Hoy

June 30, 2011 at 8:00PM • 31 minutes

Happy Cog president Greg Hoy joins Dan and Jeffrey to discuss business, design, and more.

Hosted by Jeffrey Zeldman with special guest Greg Hoy.


Build and Analyze #31: Google Percent 2B

June 30, 2011 at 7:00PM • 1 hour 34 minutes

Dan and Marco discuss Final Cut Pro X, the pro-software market and transition periods, the Mac Pro's future, the HP TouchPad, tablet responsiveness and fun, the 80-20 fallacy applied to app markets, and Google+.

Hosted by Marco Arment & Dan Benjamin.


Write For Your Life #15: Getting funky with rhythm and prose

June 30, 2011 at 6:00PM

Iain is on a solo mission to tell the world about rhythm and meter and how they have as much to do with prose and fiction as they do poetry. He reckons rhythm is what separates the wheat from the writerly chaff.

Hosted by Donna Sørensen & Iain Broome.


The B&B Podcast #17: Aviators and BBQ

June 30, 2011 at 11:11AM

This week Shawn and Ben talk about Google+, the HP TouchPad, and Kansas City BBQ.

Hosted by Ben Brooks & Shawn Blanc.


The Cocktail Napkin #32: Famous Last Words

June 30, 2011 at 11:00AM • Computer Video

Kansas City filmmaker Brian Boye has been thinking about an idea that's very near to his heart for years. And now, with the help of Kickstarter, he is working toward making his documentary, "Famous Last Words" a reality.

Hosted by Jeremy Fuksa with special guest Brian Boye.


The Talk Show #49: We Gave Her a Nice Honeymoon

June 29, 2011 at 1:00PM • 1 hour 42 minutes

Filmmaker and Timothy Dalton-lookalike Adam Lisagor joins the show to discuss Apple's tumultuous introduction of Final Cut Pro X and License to Kill.

Hosted by John Gruber & Dan Benjamin with special guest Adam Lisagor.


After Dark #32: After Back To Work 022

June 28, 2011 at 7:30PM • 16 minutes

Dan and Merlin after Back To Work episode 22.

Hosted by Dan Benjamin.


Back to Work #22: My Baby Likes Aluminum Foil!

June 28, 2011 at 7:00PM • 1 hour 10 minutes

This week, Merlin and Dan share their Pick: The Macintosh Computer.

Also, a 17-minute experimental startup sound, catching conflicts, shivving the stagecoach, machine-gunning with SoundMaster, the dangers of ResEdit, and the future of recumbent bike baskets. But not Charcoal. Are you KIDDING me?

Hosted by Merlin Mann & Dan Benjamin.


Internet Superhero #15: The First Rule of Tweet Club

June 28, 2011 at 3:00PM

Someone wants to talk about Dave's Tweets in real life.

Hosted by Dave Pell.