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.



#28: He's Spider The Man

May 24, 2012 at 5:30PM • 1 hour 8 minutes

Andy and Dan talk about this summer's movie blockbusters.


#27: Zeppo Kardashian

May 18, 2012 at 9:00PM • 44 minutes

Andy and Dan discuss Kevin Smith, the relevance of film criticism, and more.


#26: Starting from Zero

May 10, 2012 at 11:45AM • 48 minutes

Andy and Dan return from an unintentional hiatus and talk about the value of unitasking apps, complex interfaces, antiquated computing concepts, the changing digital landscape, old folk problems, flared trousers, and more.


#25: Hostility as a Form of Love

April 6, 2012 at 11:00AM • 27 minutes

Andy and Dan discuss the Andy's upcoming talks at the Conference on World Affairs in Colorado, and the future of the Ihnatko Almanac.


#24: The Big Edit

March 30, 2012 at 11:00AM • 40 minutes

This week, Andy and Dan discuss patience, resisting the torrent, and the possibility of living without "things".


#23: Jumping Off at The Point of Empire

March 9, 2012 at 1:00PM • 40 minutes

This week, Andy and Dan discuss their impressions of the third-generation iPad announcement. They talk about the possible significance of the naming choice, iPhoto for iOS, and more.


#22: The Oscars 2012: Nothing Gold Can Stay

February 27, 2012 at 2:30PM • 43 minutes

Andy and Dan talk about the 2012 Oscars, how its changed, and the future of the program.


#21: Arching Eyebrows On Windswept Beaches

February 20, 2012 at 12:00PM • 1 hour 6 minutes

Andy and Dan discuss reality television, The Amazing Race, the trouble with the NFL, and listener mail.


#20: Prequels and Sequels

February 13, 2012 at 11:00AM • 51 minutes

Andy and Dan discuss DC Comics' plan to release prequels to the Watchmen series, Alan Moore's reaction to the news, Marvel's lawsuit against the creator of Ghost Rider, Fantastic Four Season One, and listener email.


#19: Argument Clinic

February 9, 2012 at 5:00PM • 50 minutes

A special format this week: “Argument Clinic,” in which Andy Ihnatko and Dan Benjamin argue competitively on a series of random topics, from Darth Vader and Agent Smith to muddy pants, the Enterprise D, and the best blue civilization.