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.



#70: Pre-Lit

December 7, 2011 at 1:00PM • 1 hour 34 minutes

John Gruber and Dan Benjamin talk about CarrierIQ, the Penny, Starbucks, Apple's Grand Central Terminal Store, The Verge, Johnny Carson on David Letterman, the Apple TV rumors, and more.


#69: Half Wacko

November 30, 2011 at 12:00PM • 1 hour 45 minutes

John Gruber and Dan Benjamin discuss game consoles, Retina Displays coming to the the iPad 3 and future MacBooks, a 15-inch MacBook Air, Zuckerberg's apology, the Carrier IQ scandal, the allure of free shipping, and the demise of Hypercard.


#68: I Skip the Turkey

November 23, 2011 at 1:00PM • 1 hour 35 minutes

John Gruber and Dan Benjamin talk about the evolution and failure to evolve of print media as it tried to move to the web, independent and corporate journalism, the beginnings of Daring Fireball, classifieds, good vs. bad sponsorships, Android's lack of traction, the tablet industry, and Thanksgiving around the world.


#67: Half-n-Half

November 16, 2011 at 2:00PM • 1 hour 30 minutes

Dan Benjamin and John Gruber discuss the new AIM, MUJI gloves, the Kindle Fire, Steven Levy, the Macintosh llci, iTunes Match, the promised revamping of the Netflix iPad app, Siri and more.


#66: Stuck Watching the Seahawks

November 9, 2011 at 12:00PM • 2 hours 3 minutes

John Gruber and Dan Benjamin discuss iCloud, streaming movies, Adobe killing Flash for Mobile, the future of the television industry, satellite TV and the NFL, the new Apple Store App and making purchases, and the Steve Jobs biography.


#65: Nerdy Stripper

November 2, 2011 at 4:30PM • 1 hour 49 minutes

John Gruber and Dan Benjamin talk about the new Siri ads, compare iMacs and Mac Pros and discuss whether the Mac Pro is going away, christen the Most Serious Mac Gamer in the History of the World, Apple's new In-Store pickup and changing Org Chart, Gmail, GoogleTV, the decline of Sony and HP, what printer John should buy, and iPhone 4S battery life.


#64: They Had to Burn the Sheets

October 27, 2011 at 3:00PM • 1 hour 49 minutes

John Gruber and Dan Benjamin talk about Richard Stallman, the Apple TV (and possible iTV), cable cards, cable television and network controls, iCloud, Dropbox, and plan for an upcoming episode about the Steve Jobs biography.


#63: Skyping a Deuce

October 19, 2011 at 12:00PM • 1 hour 20 minutes

John Gruber gets tech support from Dan Benjamin with AirDrop and the Finder's sidebar before discussing Markdown, Siri, Apple's earnings announcement, why John doesn't carry business cards, the Roboto typeface, Dropbox, iOS Twitter integration, the Çingleton Symposium, Badger Face, the Galaxy Nexus, iPhone cases, and more.


#62: El Presidente

October 12, 2011 at 12:00PM • 1 hour 33 minutes

John Gruber and Dan Benjamin discuss iOS 5, the iPhone 4S, Siri, the new camera, RAM usage and battery life on the iOS platform, the conclusion of the 2011 baseball season, and hints about the next series of movie reviews. John also shares a recent dream, and grants permission to release the Bond segments as independent episodes.


#61: Worst Sleeper Agent Ever

September 28, 2011 at 12:00PM • 1 hour 39 minutes

John Gruber and Dan Benjamin talk about the newly announced Kindles and whether they are too many of them, the iPhone(s?) to be announced next week, talking to your phone, and the last #5byBond film: Quantum of Solace.