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.



#20: Galaxy Dingus

December 8, 2010 at 1:02PM • 1 hour 11 minutes

John Gruber and Dan Benjamin come up with a plan to settle the spelling of The Festival of Lights, and discuss RIM’s horse in the tablet race, Google’s Chrome laptop, why exclusive apps are the new killer apps, how button order can be open, the definition of menu, the Verizon iPhone (of course), and [spoiler alert!] this time they save the sports talk for the end of the show.


#19: Tin Ear

December 1, 2010 at 2:43PM • 1 hour 21 minutes

John Gruber and Dan Benjamin briefly dissect the masculinity of smartphones before a tribute to Irvin Kershner leads to a runaway discussion of Star Wars, Indiana Jones, the best Bond, Star Trek and underwater cars.


#18: That's Why Daddy Drinks

November 24, 2010 at 1:39PM • 1 hour 31 minutes

John Gruber and Dan Benjamin discuss Twitter Apps, games with one button, the absurdity of Windows NT on floppy disks, iOS 4.2, the mystery TJ Maxx iPads, and John’s Christmas Predictions. Plus, John did his homework so they can also discuss the Galaxy Tab (finally!) and the experience of shopping for one.


#17: Magic Flute

November 17, 2010 at 1:11PM • 1 hour 29 minutes

John Gruber and Dan Benjamin discuss The Beatles, their best records, killer apps for Android, the RIM Playbook, the Jambox, dropping your pants for TSA, and more.


#16: Everyone Should Get the Fly

November 10, 2010 at 1:05PM • 1 hour 12 minutes

John Gruber and Dan Benjamin discuss user agent strings, Flash, the Verizon iPad, the MacBook Air, iPad updates, the Xserve, Apple's iPhone schedule, proximity sensors, and the original Transformers.


#15: It Needs a Joystick

November 3, 2010 at 2:18PM • 1 hour 21 minutes

John Gruber and Dan Benjamin briefly recap the World Series, then move on to discuss Game Center, iOS 4.2, the iPad Home Button, the MacBook Air, installation thumbdrives vs. DVDs, SSD drives, the Galaxy Tab, the Kindle vs. iPad, hybrid Mac OS/iOS devices, Near Field Communication, and more.


#14: Bubble Gum Apps

October 27, 2010 at 5:55PM • 1 hour 22 minutes

Special guests Marco Arment and Craig Hockenberry join hosts John Gruber and Dan Benjamin to discuss Apple's new App Store, Flash, and more.

Special guests Craig Hockenberry & Marco Arment.


#13: Better than Wang

October 20, 2010 at 2:00PM • 59 minutes

John Gruber and Dan Benjamin discuss Apple's Back to the Mac event, Tim Cook, the new iLife, FaceTime, Mac OS X Lion, and the new MacBook Air.


#12: It's Weird

October 13, 2010 at 1:32PM • 1 hour 21 minutes

John Gruber and Dan Benjamin discuss the Windows Phone 7 ads, the Verizon iPhone, Palm Pre 2, the MacBook Air and the Back to the Mac event, Kindle Singles, and Back to the Future.


#11: Han Solo's Dog

October 5, 2010 at 4:00PM • 1 hour 19 minutes

John Gruber and Dan Benjamin discuss Chewbacca, Windows Phone 7, Twitter's new CEO, Glif, Android's popularity, a new Palm phone, the Power Mac G3, and the MLB.