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.



#40: Gaucho

April 27, 2011 at 5:30PM • 1 hour 51 minutes

Dan and John discuss the iPhone location tracking controversy and subsequent company response, arrival of the white iPhone 4, how Apple might spend their pile of cash, and the latest #5byBond installment, 'Moonraker'.


#39: Agent Backhair

April 20, 2011 at 3:00PM • 2 hours 18 minutes

In a tour de force, Dan Benjamin and John Gruber are joined by Adam Lisagor to discuss Final Cut Pro X, a possibly foray by Apple into making televisions, the Samsung lawsuit, and, of course, #5byBond. Nobody does it better!

Special guest Adam Lisagor.


#38: Ducks with Anger Problems

April 13, 2011 at 9:30AM • 2 hours 3 minutes

John Gruber has some followup before he and Dan Benjamin discuss Final Cut Pro X, Looney Tunes, the schism between Apple and Google, the ad-supported Kindle, the death of the Flip, and the next installment of the #5byBond festival: The Man with the Golden Gun.


#37: Man in a Tub

April 6, 2011 at 5:00PM • 1 hour 45 minutes

Dan Benjamin talks with John Gruber, who is fascinated by Android versions, the app market and terrible advice about it, bored with creepy games, and convinced Amazon is the appstore wildcard because Google's in it for the ads. Before discussing Live and Let Die and #5byBond they consider whether a normal person should switch from Windows to the Mac or to the iPad.


#36: Attacked by a Duck

March 30, 2011 at 6:00PM • 1 hour 24 minutes

Netflix has announced that the Bond films will soon be available streaming so John Gruber and Dan Benjamin aren't doing #5byBond this week. Instead they talk over boats and ducks about the future of Amazon platforms, music licensing at Amazon and Apple, WWDCs past and future, and what to expect out of iPhone 5, iOS 5, and Lion.


#35: I Wear My Jeans Real Tight

March 23, 2011 at 3:00PM • 1 hour 51 minutes

John got a new computer and he’s making Dan guess what it is. This leads to discussion of setting up a new computer, how long to keep a screen, and laptop bags. They also discuss the twitter API change, the departure of Bertrand Serlet, the Benjamin Corollary, the Amazon Android appstore and the next installment of #5bybond: Diamonds are Forever.


#34: A Very Puffy Shirt

March 16, 2011 at 2:00PM • 1 hour 31 minutes

John and Dan discuss SXSW, Netflix, the future of television and media subscriptions, Twitter's smackdown on new clients and the use of their API, and "On Her Majesty's Secret Service."


#33: Extortion is my Business

March 10, 2011 at 1:00PM • 1 hour 41 minutes

John Gruber and Dan Benjamin talk about the iPad 2, GarageBand and iMovie on the iPad 2, John’s favorite moment from Hypercritical, the Smart Cover, blackout rules and MLB apps, the fall iPad theory, the iPad 2’s “disadvantages,” sports on iOS Devices, and resume #5bybond with You Only Live Twice.


#32: One-Handable

March 4, 2011 at 4:00PM • 1 hour 45 minutes

John Gruber joins Dan Benjamin to discuss the iPad 2 event, the iPad 2 itself and how it got thinner, Apple’s new Smart Covers, the timing of an iPad update and iOS 5, lines and pre-orders, iPad button placement, aspect ratios, moving files between iPhones, iPads, and Macs, the 18 models, iOS 4.3, and reschedule #5bybond for next week.


#31: You Can’t Beat a Computer

February 23, 2011 at 4:00PM • 1 hour 14 minutes

After a week away, John Gruber is back with Dan Benjamin to discuss New Zealand, travel, Apple’s in-App subscription rules, App platforms and revenue supplanting publishing platforms and revenue, Apple’s pending product announcements, and how to do scrolling right on a smartphone.