The Ihnatko Almanac

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.



#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.


#168: An Expert on Microwave Burritos

January 28, 2016 at 6:00PM • 1 hour 19 minutes

Andy and Dan discuss the intricacies surrounding the reheating of food, smartphone cameras, video lighting, the Apple TV update, and more.


#167: Sacred Screenings

January 14, 2016 at 4:00PM • 1 hour 25 minutes

Andy and Dan talk about movie watching and enjoying movie theaters, needed improvements to the movie watching experience, and plan for their Star Wars Force Awakens discussion.


#166: The Andy Ihnatko Holiday Goodwill Tour

January 7, 2016 at 1:00PM • 1 hour 9 minutes

Andy and Dan talk about Christmas Eve in New York City, taking photographs when you live above the law, transitional holiday times, ornament choices, and more.


#165: One Good Knife

December 17, 2015 at 6:00PM • 1 hour 34 minutes

The cooking episode! Andy and Dan talk about the ins and outs of sous vide cooking, their experiences with their Anova Precision cookers, their favorite recipes (from steaks and burgers to salmon and perfect green beans).