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.



#60: I Tip Profusely

September 21, 2011 at 4:00PM • 1 hour 54 minutes

John Gruber and Dan Benjamin discuss the Netflix split, Apple's upcoming iPhone 5 announcement, Tim Cook, Microsoft's 30% take, HP's webOS layoffs, Steven Speilberg's regrets, the magic of Amazon Prime, and Casino Royale.


#59: Siracusa Says It's True

September 14, 2011 at 1:00PM • 1 hour 59 minutes

John Gruber and Dan Benjamin discuss John's plan for Microsoft, Windows 8, Metro, touch on the desktop, keeping legacy environments around, Windows everywhere vs. iOS everywhere, and the death of Star Wars.


#58: Detective Latchkey

September 7, 2011 at 1:00PM • 1 hour 55 minutes

John Gruber and Dan Benjamin discuss the Lost iPhone 5, iPhone 5 hardware, the iPod Touch's future, AT&T buying T-Mobile, Sprint getting the 5, HP splitting WebOS and burying it in a Brazil-like bureaucracy, Carol Bartz out as Yahoo! CEO, the Starz/Netflix Split, and Die Another Day.


#57: The Banana Window

September 1, 2011 at 4:00PM • 2 hours 17 minutes

On this special episode recorded while Dan was still on paternity leave, John is joined by guest host Merlin Mann. Merlin and John discuss Vegas, Disney, Pixar and more!


#56: That Day Has Come

August 26, 2011 at 6:00PM • 1 hour 33 minutes

John Gruber and Dan Benjamin (returning early from paternity leave) discuss Steve Jobs' resignation, his succession, and Apple's future.


#55: More Babies

August 19, 2011 at 4:00PM • 1 hour 34 minutes

With Dan out, Ryan Irelan fills in and talks to John about the Google purchase of Motorola Mobility, the HP TouchPad meltdown, getting traction in a competitive mobile market, what it all means for Amazon and Apple and, finally, why Dan should have more babies.


#54: Shenanigans

August 10, 2011 at 5:30PM • 1 hour 50 minutes

John Gruber and Dan Benjamin discuss the iPhone 5 launch date, Walmart, Amazon'g Web-based Kindle Cloud Reader, iPhonegate, Mark Cuban, the new Airport Extreme, Lion's app-quitting behavior, the Apple IIGS, the New Apple, and The World Is Not Enough.


#53: Anniversary

July 28, 2011 at 4:30PM • 1 hour 19 minutes

John and Dan celebrate the anniversary of The Talk Show and the birthday of DOS by talking about iPhone prototype rumors, home buttons, TextMate, the shape of Macs, storage, and displays to come, and life after #5byBond.


#52: Keep It Secret, Dude

July 22, 2011 at 6:00PM • 1 hour 55 minutes

John Gruber and Dan Benjamin talk about Apple's new stuff this week: new mini, new Air, new display, new OS, new scrolling, new launching, and along with special guests Faith and Jonas, talk about a new #5by5Bond: Tomorrow Never Dies.


#51: iPhone Jr.

July 18, 2011 at 5:00PM • 1 hour 41 minutes

John Gruber and Dan Benjamin discuss Vegas, Baccarat, the iPad HD/Pro, the next generation of the iPhone, Apple's recent numbers, make predictions about what's coming this week, and dive deeper into Goldeneye.