Pipeline Classic

Pipeline Classic

Classic episodes of The Pipeline, an interview show featuring in-depth conversations with innovators, designers, geeks, newsmakers, entrepreneurs, and people who create amazing things.

Hosted by Dan Benjamin.



#6: Adam Lisagor

June 23, 2015 at 11:00AM • 43 minutes

Dan Benjamin talks with Adam Lisagor about leaving a life of editing TV commercials and creating visual effects to become a pitchman for a new generation, lending his unique approach and personality to innovative tech companies to help them spread their word about their products. We discuss going independent, creativity, authenticity, creativity, and more.

Original Air Date: July 26, 2010


#5: Marco Arment

June 23, 2015 at 11:00AM • 39 minutes

Dan Benjamin talks with Marco Arment, creator of Instapaper and co-founder of Tumblr about inspiration, development, design, creativity, making the transition to independence, and more.

Original Air Date: October 8, 2010


#4: John Siracusa

June 18, 2015 at 10:00AM • 40 minutes

Dan Benjamin talks with John Siracusa about writing, development, technology, the changing audience for gaming, and the future of content creation for the web.

Original Air Date: August 18, 2010


#3: Andy Ihnatko

June 15, 2015 at 2:00PM • 43 minutes

Dan Benjamin interviews Andy Ihnatko, noted author, columnist at The Chicago Sun Times and Macworld, a regular on Mac Break Weekly, frequent speaker, Apple guru, and geek extraordinaire.

They discuss the craft of writing, being on television, finding a path, embracing your inner geek, his inspiration and writing-role-models, authenticity, Apple, and more.

Original Air Date: April 27, 2010


#2: Merlin Mann

June 12, 2015 at 2:00PM • 38 minutes

Merlin Mann is an independent writer, speaker, and broadcaster. He's the creator of 43 Folders, the co-host of You Look Nice Today, a regular guest on MacBreak Weekly, and the author of an upcoming book entitled Inbox Zero.

We discuss figuring out and focusing on your values, a new perspective on productivity, ignoring the lizard brain, doing what you like, rejecting novelty, serving the right audience, Picaso, cognition, action, self-discovery, mindfulness, buddhism, and the new book.

You can find out more about Merlin on his website, via his weblog, Kung Fu Grippe, and by following him on Twitter.

Original Air Date: March 16, 2010


#1: Markus "Notch" Persson

May 14, 2015 at 3:00PM • 24 minutes

Markus "Notch" Persson, creator of the indie game Minecraft, talks with Dan Benjamin about inspiration, creativity, and the future of gaming.

Original airdate: 10 November 2010.