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.



#18: I'm Fixing a YouTube Hole

January 30, 2012 at 11:00AM • 48 minutes

Andy and Dan talk about The Beatles concert videos via Rock Band, do-it-yourself bootleg Hobbes stuffed toys, and more.


#17: Proof of Life

January 23, 2012 at 12:00PM • 1 hour 13 minutes

Andy and Dan talk about comic strips, specifically: “Looking For Calvin And Hobbes” by Nevin Martell and “Only The Pearls,” the “Pearls Before Swine” iPad app, by Stephan Pastis.


#16: Some Assembly Required

January 19, 2012 at 5:00PM • 39 minutes

Andy and Dan talk about Apple's Education event and the capabilities and limitations of the new iBooks Author app which Andy used to create a book entitled "Readme.Quack".


#15: One Click Installer

January 10, 2012 at 11:00AM • 1 hour 1 minute

Andy Ihnatko talks with Dan Benjamin about Penn Jillette's book "God, No!", atheism, and some follow-up on 3D movies.


#14: Mocap

January 2, 2012 at 10:00PM • 47 minutes

Andy Ihnatko talks with Dan Benjamin about Disney’s “A Christmas Carol 3D”, the use of motion capture and 3D as a new direction for cinema, the so-called impending demise of Netflix Instant, Scorsese’s “Hugo” and Spielberg’s “Tintin”, and more.


#13: $20.12

December 26, 2011 at 3:00PM • 49 minutes

Andy Ihnatko and Dan Benjamin talk about the huge Comicraft's huge annual sale, using Comicraft fonts in presentations, web fonts, and typeface in web design. They also respond to some listener feedback, and cover photo-stitching in more detail.


#12: The Veneer of Thoughtfulness

December 19, 2011 at 8:00AM • 56 minutes

Andy Ihnatko and Dan Benjamin discuss their digital gift-giving guide with items such as the Roku, Kindle, Flickr Pro, Netflix and New York Times subscriptions as well as digital comics and more.


#11: Occupy White Christmas

December 12, 2011 at 10:00AM • 1 hour 24 minutes

Holiday edition of The Ihnatko Almanac in which Andy and Dan discuss Irving Berlin's White Christmas, stripping it of its classic movie status.


#10: You've got yourself a Johnny Depp

December 5, 2011 at 7:45PM • 1 hour 2 minutes

Andy Ihnatko and Dan Benjamin discuss Michael Palin's awesome journals, explore journaling as a tradition, techniques and apps for keeping a journal, movie openings, listeners mail, a note about the Kindle Fire, and more.


#9: Fresh Air and Daylight

November 25, 2011 at 4:00PM • 1 hour 19 minutes

Andy Ihnatko and Dan Benjamin talk about the Kindle Fire and the proliferation of negative reviews, the tablet ecosystem as a whole, "The People vs. George Lucas", and more.