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.



#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).


#164: Circulating Tapes

December 10, 2015 at 4:00PM • 1 hour 8 minutes

Andy and Dan talk about newspapers, book stores, unique benefits of "the new ways", Shipping and Shyp, save mst3k, Apple smart battery, intern lawyers, seeing-eye nerds, Nexus 5x, holding on to party favors, good causes, circulating tapes, and more


#163: Shaking a Stick at the Monolith

December 3, 2015 at 3:00PM • 1 hour 8 minutes

Andy and Dan talk about Thanksgiving, the joys of eating alone, pretending to be a restaurant critic, being on Flickr for 14 years, "Friendsgiving", sou vis cooking, the iPad Pro, the Nexus 5x, the Rasberry Pi for $5, and more.


#162: The Fingerbone of St. Peter

November 20, 2015 at 1:15PM • 1 hour 26 minutes

Andy talks with Dan about his experience using the iPad Pro, the Pencil, the Smart Keyboard, the Logitech CREATE keyboard, and more. It's an iPad Pro party!


#161: Project Doneway

November 10, 2015 at 2:30PM • 1 hour 41 minutes

On the eve of the finale of "Project Runway," Andy and special guest Merlin Mann talk about Season 14. Along the way, they talk about creativity, working under pressure, and the differences between how one processes failure in their Twenties and failure in their Forties.


#160: The Turkeys Are Back

October 23, 2015 at 4:00PM • 1 hour 22 minutes

Andy and Dan talk about procedural photography, Google and Apple taking advantage of mobile phone camera tech, picking one phone (iPhone vs. Android), Scandinavian design in the real world, dancing pandas, and more.


#159: Proletariat Friendly

October 16, 2015 at 3:45PM • 53 minutes

Andy and Dan talk about the new Microsoft Surface Tablet, the iPad Pro, the new Magic devices, the new iMacs, and more.


#158: The Ihnatko Report

October 5, 2015 at 12:30PM • 1 hour 7 minutes

Andy talks with his childhood friend, John, about the Colbert Report, and more!