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.



#50: Buttering Both Sides

July 6, 2011 at 4:30PM • 1 hour 19 minutes

John and Dan discuss the persistent rumors of fall iPhones and iPads, the awesome (but broken) glass on Dan's phone, managing John's email, Microsoft's Android profits, Google+, 115054901319079500672, and the next film in #5byBond: Goldeneye.


#49: We Gave Her a Nice Honeymoon

June 29, 2011 at 1:00PM • 1 hour 42 minutes

Filmmaker and Timothy Dalton-lookalike Adam Lisagor joins the show to discuss Apple's tumultuous introduction of Final Cut Pro X and License to Kill.

Special guest Adam Lisagor.


#48: Hard Stop

June 22, 2011 at 6:00PM • 1 hour 14 minutes

John Gruber and Dan Benjamin discuss Amazon Tablets, the next iPhone, the Nokia N9, Stanley Kubrick's letter to projectionists, the FBI seizure of web servers, and the Dropbox security issue.


#47: Nice Shirt, Handsome

June 16, 2011 at 4:00PM • 1 hour 54 minutes

Dan and John discuss the latest post-WWDC Apple news, Project Spartan, Mobile Me's transition to iCloud, The Living Daylights, and more.


#46: I Float Above It

June 8, 2011 at 8:00PM • 1 hour 24 minutes

John Gruber reports in from WWDC as he and Dan Benjamin discuss OS X Lion, iOS 5, Twitter integration, and perhaps the most significant announcement from Apple, iCloud.


#45: Secret Horse-Doping Lab

June 1, 2011 at 2:00PM • 1 hour 48 minutes

John Gruber and Dan Benjamin discuss Amazon's music downloads, Bill Gates and Microsoft, Eric Schmidt, the ASUS Padfone, Logical Punctuation, Apple's cash, their WWDC predictions, iOS Twitter integration, and a View to a Kill.


#44: I Only Eat Apples

May 25, 2011 at 2:00PM • 1 hour 18 minutes

Dan Benjamin and John Gruber discuss Mac Defender, the new Nook, fonts, and latest Apple and tech news.


#43: Free Radicals

May 18, 2011 at 6:00AM • 2 hours 10 minutes

John Gruber and Dan Benjamin ask whether Microsoft should have bought Sprint instead of Skype, talk about the value of a physical store, review the HP Veer, discuss the potential of WebOS and the next #5byBond, Never Say Never Again.


#42: Palming the Egg

May 11, 2011 at 3:00PM • 2 hours 17 minutes

John Gruber and Dan Benjamin discuss phone contracts, the iOS book and subscription market even though John isn't interested in it, the Skype bungle, Google I/O announcements and some #5byBond "FU" before turning their attention to Octopussy.


#41: Frigate

May 4, 2011 at 2:00PM • 1 hour 49 minutes

John Gruber and Dan Benjamin have some followup from last week before they discuss curse words, the situation room, the thickness of the white iPhone, why John prefers doing audio shows, syncing via iCloud (maybe), and the next installment of #5byBond, For Your Eyes Only.