The Ihnatko Almanac Retired

The Ihnatko Almanac

The Ihnatko Almanac is a weekly discussion that mostly focuses on the Clickable Arts: the movies, music, books, comics, articles, and other bits of entertainment and news that Andy and Dan have been reaching through a mouse click recently. Warning: the Almanac is a designated meme-free zone. We prefer our pianos to be played by expert human artists, not by poorly-Photoshopped cats.

Hosted by Andy Ihnatko and Dan Benjamin.



#178: New York Comicon

October 19, 2016 at 11:00AM • 1 hour 1 minute

Andy talks about his weekend at Comicon. The phrase "I'm clearly no longer a young man" comes into play. And...he did cosplay?!?


#177: Unboxing Day

July 18, 2016 at 8:30PM • 48 minutes

Andy opens a pile of packages from eBay and Amazon Prime Day...and each box has a story.


#176: The Live Q&A

June 7, 2016 at 11:00AM • 1 hour 14 minutes

This time, Andy answers questions about favorite tools, frugal tech, dough acquisition, and a myriad of other topics. And because the recording was streamed live to YouTube, Andy also responded to comments about that very show, mere moments after recording it.


#175: Dusted with Glitter

May 26, 2016 at 12:00PM • 1 hour 3 minutes

Andy and Dan talk about Kickstarter projects and how they help independent creators, Marvel's summer comic book announcements, DC's Rebirth, comic and character reboots, and more.


#174: Greg Pak

May 13, 2016 at 7:00PM • 53 minutes

Greg Pak is almost as well known for his Kickstarter-backed projects as he is for his work for traditional publishers...which is saying something, considering his successful runs writing The Hulk and Superman. His latest Kickstarter is for a book about running successful Kickstarter campaigns. Andy chats with him about the book as well as the ways that self-funded projects are changing the role of creators.


#173: Hoodies and Hats

April 15, 2016 at 6:00PM • 1 hour 21 minutes

Andy and Dan talk about having kids and caring for loved ones, being the weird internet guy at weddings, when men must stop wearing hoodies, clothing affectations, Andy's hat, planetbox lunch boxes, and Bob Ross.


#172: Happy Brain Chemicals

March 24, 2016 at 12:30PM • 1 hour 23 minutes

Andy talks about his recent trips, the art of photography, durability, construction, and speed as they relate to cameras, shooting raw, following the sun, phone cameras, traveling and WiFi, Apple's recent event (the iPhone SE and New iPad Pro), USB storage and devices with the iPad Pro, and the USB 3 Camera Adapter.


#171: Running Toward Storm Troopers

March 4, 2016 at 8:00AM • 1 hour 36 minutes

Andy and Dan talk about the Star Wars Silver Screen Edition, McDonald's french fries, road trips, Cracker Barrel, riding high in the 90's, running toward Storm Troopers, and other teaching moments.


#170: I've Met His Bees

February 18, 2016 at 4:45PM • 1 hour 14 minutes

Andy and Dan talk about coziness, going to bed when it's cold outside, stay warm, taking walks, buying new used cars (and not buying cars), ZipCar, adult bikes, an Apple Bike, the copenhagen wheel, and getting people to enjoy their lives.


#169: With Noah Virani

February 12, 2016 at 4:15PM • 1 hour 9 minutes

This week I'm joined by special guest Noah Virani, 13-year-old app developer and fully-qualified multidisciplinary geek. We chat about death in comics, how we relate to characters, and his part-ownership of a kick-butt Superman statue before being joined by his dad for a great second conversation about guiding a young geek. This was one of my favorite shows ever.