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.



#8: To Which, Zaphod Replied

November 14, 2011 at 12:00PM • 1 hour 9 minutes

Andy and Dan discuss author Douglas Adams, including his books Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency and Last Chance to See, along with other works like the computer game Starship Titanic and more.


#7: Grain-o-Rice Who-Touched-It Meter

November 7, 2011 at 11:00AM • 49 minutes

Dan and Andy talk old school Television, looking at the classic favorite Columbo and relatively unknown 12th century Welsh detective monk, Cadfael. Also, follow up on DC's new 52.


#6: Walter Isaacson: So That's Steve Jobs

October 31, 2011 at 4:00PM • 53 minutes

Andy Ihnatko and Dan Benjamin talk about Walter Isaacson's new biography on Steve Jobs.


#5: My Sci-Fi Disability

October 24, 2011 at 11:15AM • 56 minutes

Dan and Andy talk about Science Fiction and all the ways it has disappointed them. Up for discussion: Dune, Ender's Game, and Masquerade among others.


#4: Misinterpreted as Creepy

October 17, 2011 at 11:00AM • 45 minutes

Andy and Dan discuss New York Comic Con, the proper way to photograph people in costume, speed dating comic nerds, digital comics and irradiated glass.


#3: Hermetically Sealed Penguin

October 10, 2011 at 10:00AM • 51 minutes

Andy and Dan discuss the MIT Flea Market, decorating your house with geek stuff...because you never know when you’ll need a prop (like an Apple II motherboard), Trendspotting, tech nostalgia, and Andy's upcoming trip to New York Comic Con.


#2: Activated Enzymes

October 3, 2011 at 11:30AM • 53 minutes

Roger Ebert's new memoir, "Life Itself," inspires a discussion of movie critics in general and an online critics in specific. Plus, email about DC Comics' reboot.


#1: DC Comics Does a Clean Install

September 26, 2011 at 10:15AM • 47 minutes

In this inaugural episode, Andy Ihnatko and Dan Benjamin discuss the DC Reboot, the New 52, digital downloads and the Comixology app, the future of physical comics, global events, a humanoid rabbit, egg bread, and more.