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.



#30: Best Ever

February 16, 2011 at 1:00PM • 58 minutes

With John Gruber at Webstock in New Zealand this week, we dug into the annals of The Talk Show to find the best moments and brought them together into an hour-long, totally epic episode.


#29: Spear in the Back

February 9, 2011 at 2:00PM • 1 hour 36 minutes

John Gruber and Dan Benjamin discuss Dan’s switch to the Verizon iPhone, bars and reception, wifi hotspots and plans, the Superbowl and its ads, the Motorola Xoom, Nokia's burning platform, competition reinforcing Apple as the top monkey in the tree, and Thunderball, the next installment of #5bybond.


#28: Market Share

February 3, 2011 at 6:00PM • 1 hour 30 minutes

John Gruber and Dan Benjamin talk about market share, The Daily, Apple's in-app purchase rules, and more, while taking a break from Bond for one week.


#27: Macworld Update

January 28, 2011 at 4:00PM • 33 minutes

John Gruber reports in from the field with a Macworld update. Dan and John also discuss the bizarre nature of the impending Verizon iPhone release.


#26: The Worst Way to Get Cut in Half

January 24, 2011 at 12:00PM • 1 hour 4 minutes

In a special pre-Macworld edition, John Gruber and Dan Benjamin discuss the TikTok band for the iPod nano, notes from yourself and time travel movies, Apple’s new joint-carrier iPhone commercial, Google’s executive split, the third installment of the #5bybond Film Festival, Goldfinger, and promise a mini-Macworld show.

Be sure to listen to Part Two from Macworld.


#25: Chess

January 19, 2011 at 12:00PM • 1 hour 34 minutes

John Gruber and Dan Benjamin discuss AppleTV, TiVO, cable cards, Apple’s quarterly results, Claim Chowder for 2010 iPad sales, Apple's secret investments and immaculate timing, growing the platform, and the second installment of the #5bybond Film Festival.


#24: Decoy Vodka

January 12, 2011 at 2:00PM • 1 hour 32 minutes

John Gruber and Dan Benjamin discuss the now-official Verizon iPhone, speculate regarding the still unofficial hotspot plan costs, whether John will switch to Verizon, the future of a unified iPhone, what a Verizon iPhone means for Verizon Android phones, and Google’s public statement that Chrome will drop h.264 in favor of WebM. They also kick off the 5by5 Bond Film Fest with a discussion of Dr. No.


#23: Scrambled

January 5, 2011 at 1:00PM • 1 hour 19 minutes

John Gruber and Dan Benjamin talk a little about the development of Daring Fireball, before discussing the impending Mac App Store, whether a micro-USB port is better than a 30-pin connector, the Amazon App Store for Android, downloading podcasts on mobile devices, the perpetual Verizon iPhone rumors, and uniformity versus consistency in Apple’s Human Interface Guidelines.


#22: Bee Phobic

December 22, 2010 at 1:57PM • 1 hour 17 minutes

John Gruber and Dan Benjamin discuss the death of Delicious, the Motorola tablet buzz, timing the Verizon iPhone, the latest in the long line of Microsoft pre-announcements, the sea of MacBooks that spells trouble for Microsoft and what could be done about it, the missing 17 minutes, and Net Neutrality.


#21: Now I'm Upset

December 15, 2010 at 1:39PM • 1 hour 19 minutes

John Gruber and Dan Benjamin discuss how to beat colds and daylight savings, excessive celebration, how the Phillies can be like Apple, Verizon iPhone sales estimates, the Nexus S and the inevitable “iPhoneification” of smartphones, slates and desktops, transitioning to an SSD, and consider the future of Chrome OS.