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.


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#110: A Gently Smoking Bag of Ice Cream

July 21, 2014 at 4:15PM • 1 hour 16 minutes

Andy and Dan talk about establishing and abiding by "House Rules", caffeine, compulsive consumption, destroyed lunches, listener mail, and more.


#109: Appreciation for Supermarket Sushi

July 14, 2014 at 3:45PM • 1 hour 13 minutes

Andy and Dan respond to listener feedback, discuss the casting choices for the 2015 release of the Fantastic Four movie, and how features win out over design when it comes to choosing a phone.


#108: A Hunger Game Situation

July 7, 2014 at 2:00PM • 1 hour 31 minutes

Andy and Dan talk about Apple's recent hirings as they related to the future of wearables.


#107: The Heroes Journey

June 30, 2014 at 12:15PM • 1 hour 28 minutes

Andy and Dan talk about the Google IO conference, smart watches, the genetic structure of companies, and more.


#106: Wiretapped by a Huge Store

June 23, 2014 at 11:00AM • 1 hour 9 minutes

Andy and Dan talk about the Amazon Fire Phone, the Amazon and Apple ecosystems, the Vessyl, Yo, and more.


#105: Five Years Worth of Payback

June 16, 2014 at 12:00PM • 1 hour 40 minutes

Andy Ihnatko and Dan Benjamin talk about their thoughts about Apple post WWDC 2014, the Tor Project, the Swift programming language, the upcoming Amazon phone, the NSA, Automator, and learning to code.


#104: High Value Rumors

May 26, 2014 at 1:00PM • 1 hour 28 minutes

Andy and Dan talk about rumors and predictions for WWDC, Apple's update cycle, how the iPad fits into Apple's plan (Good, Better, Best), wearables, 12-inch MacBook Airs, the venerable Mac mini, the Beats rumor, Chromebooks, and more.


#103: The Velvet Glove of Patience

May 19, 2014 at 11:00AM • 1 hour 13 minutes

Andy and Dan talk about online impersonations, the Lulu app, people's acceptance and support of different communities, and more.


#102: Jumping Ships

May 12, 2014 at 11:00AM • 1 hour 20 minutes

Andy talks with Dan about his HTC One M8 experiment, market-driven Android phone development, smartphone camera performance, so-called "Selfie cameras", the state of iOS, Android parity, smartphone customization, and more.


#101: A Tainted Origin Story

May 5, 2014 at 11:00AM • 1 hour 31 minutes

Andy Ihnatko and Dan Benjamin talk about Free Comic Book Day, Marvel's Original Sin, the comics industry, and more.