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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#49: Demon A, Demon B

November 8, 2012 at 4:15pm • 1 hour 11 minutes

Andy and Dan discuss DC Comics going digital, the ComiXology phenomenon, the paper vs. digital debate, John Constantine and the end of Hellblazer, and more.


#48: Massage the Octopus

November 4, 2012 at 9:15pm • 1 hour 4 minutes

Andy and Dan discuss the impending end of the Amazing Spider-Man, the upcoming Superior Spider-Man, the Microsoft Surface, and hurricane Sandy.


#47: The Wimp Factor

October 28, 2012 at 6:45pm • 53 minutes

This week, Andy and Dan discuss fresh food, surviving a hurricane, and snow days.


#46: Hormonal Gadget

October 21, 2012 at 1:15pm • 1 hour 4 minutes

This week, Andy and Dan discuss the impending small form-factor iPad announcement and how the device stacks up to the offerings from Amazon.


#45: How Many Times Can You Blow Up New York?

October 11, 2012 at 11:45am • 1 hour 5 minutes

Andy and Moisés Chiullan (host of 5by5's Screen Time) discuss Andy's answers to the questions asked on Marvel editor Tom Brevoort's Formspring. In doing so, they delve into the deep, dark problems that trouble today's comic nerds. Will they steer clear of the Negative Zone, or will their assault on repetitiveness and their defense of Ant Man come at any cost? Beware, some Namor, Black Panther, and Storm-related AvX spoilers reside within, 5by5ers!


#44: Daring Ihnatko

October 3, 2012 at 1:00pm • 48 minutes

On this week's Ihnatko Almanac, Andy discusses writing, journalism, and the process of crafting a great review.


#43: A Giant Chrome Bean

September 26, 2012 at 11:15am • 1 hour 3 minutes

This week, Andy and Dan discuss the new iOS 6 Maps application, public transport app alternatives, and travel luggage.


#42: You Know What 42 Means

September 14, 2012 at 5:30pm • 53 minutes

Andy reports in from San Francisco this week. He is joined by the fill-in Wong to Andy's Sorcerer Supreme, Moisés Chiullan (host of Screen Time here on 5by5). Together, The Uncanny Unpronounceables (last names, that is) discuss Apple's recent event, the benefits of Up In the Air-style minimalist travel, and Apple's transition into the post-Next Big Thing era. If our dynamic duo does their job, this week the Almanac will finally deliver and delight with the answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything. This episode also brought to you by Brawndo: it's what dudes crave.


#41: Don't Love the Logo

September 6, 2012 at 11:00am • 1 hour 18 minutes

On this week's Ihnatko Almanac, Andy discusses his experience using the Samsung Galaxy S III, and what Apple needs to do with the next iPhone to keep him as a loyal user.


#40: Superhero Hills 90210

August 30, 2012 at 2:15pm • 54 minutes

On this week's Ihnatko Almanac, Andy and Dan discuss Jeph Loeb and Jim Lee's "Batman: Hush", and a new Justice League of America series written by Geoff Johns and drawn by David Finch featuring Catwoman.