The Talk Show Retired

The Talk Show

The Talk Show features discussion about technology, Apple, Mac, iPhone, iPad, movies, directors, and the Web. It’s America’s favorite podcast.

Hosted by John Gruber and Dan Benjamin.



#80: Nobody's Cutting Our Eyeballs

February 22, 2012 at 3:00PM • 1 hour 42 minutes

John and Dan discuss the Nightline Foxconn report, fake Pokemon apps, Google's HUD glasses, lasik, cookies and privacy, the iPad 3, the MLB, and Nielsen/Arbitron ratings in the modern day world.


#79: 8:31 AM

February 17, 2012 at 3:00PM • 1 hour 27 minutes

On this truly Big Week, John Gruber and Dan Benjamin are joined by John Siracusa to discuss Gruber's personal keynote, who Apple is competing with, the new features in Mountain Lion, the future of the Mac and iCloud, and being off the record.

Special guest John Siracusa.


#78: Wow, is that a Pen?

February 9, 2012 at 3:00PM • 1 hour 19 minutes

John Gruber and Dan Benjamin talk about the rumors of iPad 3, Windows 8 on ARM, LTE hardware, and Google Drive, about the Super Bowl ad Apple didn't run, the Samsung stylus, and Path doing the wrong thing the wrong way.


#77: Caviar and Champagne

February 1, 2012 at 4:00PM • 1 hour 41 minutes

John Gruber and Dan Benjamin discuss the evolution of MacWorld|iWorld, the evolution and future of cameras and camera makers, the Y-Combinator startup caught red-handed, Final Cut Pro Updates, laptop bags, Super Bowl winners that make John sick, the inevitable Facebook IPO, search engines, and Apple factories.


#76: The Stink of a Loser

January 24, 2012 at 2:00PM • 1 hour 32 minutes

John and Dan discuss Thorsten Heins and the future of RIM, Verizon's new numbers, the camera-less Singaporean iPhone, Zeldman's accident, and the iPad 3 rumors.


#75: A Mute Point

January 18, 2012 at 1:00PM • 1 hour 27 minutes

John Gruber and Dan Benjamin discuss the iPhone ringer switch, the behavior of switches and buttons on smartphones, how many levels of volume you need, dedicated camera buttons, keyboards, Apple's upcoming education event, and some of the most important follow up ever.


#74: Don't Hide the Apple Monkeys

January 11, 2012 at 2:45PM • 1 hour 38 minutes

John Gruber and Dan Benjamin talk about every single interesting thing at CES, employees and monkeys that Apple sends to the show, Steve Jobs' education pre-announcement, more iOS multitasking, taking Samsung into Enderle territory, John's predictions for 2012, Bond on Blu-ray, quantum leaping back to high school.


#73: A Donkey's Got Nothing To Lose

January 4, 2012 at 3:00PM • 1 hour 32 minutes

This week, John Gruber and Dan Benjamin discuss the TSA, Siracusa's and The New York Times' possessives, financial transaction processors, Apple Geniuses killing flies with flamethrowers, an Apple announcement in New York, coin-op games, and bring the episode to a shocking conclusion.


#72: H.R. Fluffypuff

December 23, 2011 at 3:45PM • 1 hour 29 minutes

This week, John Gruber and Dan Benjamin wonder about girl hobbits, updating HR FluffyPuff to Ice Cream Sandwich, transforming tablets, RIM and Baghdad Bob, all the Kindle Fires under Christmas Trees, John's driving record, and John makes someone a millionaire with whiteout diamonds.


#71: Hashcow

December 14, 2011 at 1:00PM • 1 hour 41 minutes

This week, John Gruber and Dan Benjamin talk about John's appearance On The Verge, the new Apple Store in Grand Central Station, John's pro-fact bias, rooting for underdogs, laggy interfaces in Mac OS X and Android, new Twitter, the titles and bits of Bond films, and Louis CK's indie content and success.