All Episodes

The Critical Path #241: Ex Machina: The Tin Can

February 16, 2020 at 4:00PM • 56 minutes

Horace and Judd pay homage to one of the most powerful enabling technologies of the early 20th Century: The Tin Can.

Hosted by Horace Dediu, Anders Brownworth, and Judd Rubin.


Ruby on Rails Podcast #307: Choosing the Right Tech Stack with Dave Paola

February 13, 2020 at 9:30AM • 31 minutes

Dave Paola was cofounder and CTO at Bloc. He is now the cofounder of Jellyswitch, unleashing the power of the distributed workforce. Dave and Brittany converse about choosing frameworks, bootcamps and frontend frameworks.

Hosted by Brittany Martin.


5by5 at the Movies #71: 5by5 At The Movies - Episode 71 - "How Did Parasite So Well With No Host?"

February 12, 2020 at 12:00AM • 31 minutes

THREE CHEERS FOR PARASITE!!! BEST MOVIE OF THE YEAR!

This week we talk Oscar things, Razzie things, DCEU stuff and just a little sprinkle of everything else.

Plus... go see "Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey." Go. Do it. Plz.

Hosted by Keith Ruckus.


Back to Work #464: Winter's Not Done with Me Yet

February 11, 2020 at 12:45PM • 1 hour 35 minutes

DISCUSSED: new muting!; infrastructure is hard; on dogs; Dan gets a podcast recommendation from his fish guy; who we're 'shipping on Star Trek; a free musical performance for a beloved sponsor; some good TED talks; do we like ligatures in monospace fonts?; Dan is getting restarted with OmniFocus, and Merlin has many, many thoughts and suggestions; finally, your hosts conclude by communicating The Pig Joke. Classic.

Hosted by Merlin Mann & Dan Benjamin.


DLC #325: Todd Oxtra: Animal Crossing, Dan Hauser leaves Rockstar, Xbox Series X, Activision goes mobile, Geforce Now, Children of Morta, Control, Hades, Gylt, Ape Out, Scourgebringer, Until You Fall

February 10, 2020 at 12:00AM • 1 hour 56 minutes

Jeff and Christian welcome Todd Oxtra from the Secret Friends Unite podcast to the show this week to discuss Animal Crossing on Switch not allowing saves, Dan Hauser leaving Rockstar, Xbox isn't competing with Sony, and more!

The Playlist: Geforce Now, Children of Morta, Control, Hades, Gylt, Ape Out, Scourgebringer

VR Talk: Ghost Gian, Deadly Burrito, Until You Fall

Parting Gifts!

Hosted by Christian Spicer & Jeff Cannata.


The Critical Path #240: Health Kick

February 9, 2020 at 8:30PM • 1 hour 16 minutes

Horace considers what body parts Apple needs to colonize next to achieve its goals in Health. Also, the coronavirus.

Hosted by Horace Dediu, Anders Brownworth, and Judd Rubin.


Ruby on Rails Podcast #306: Ask For The Job with Brian Mariani (Part II)

February 5, 2020 at 7:00AM • 33 minutes

Back by popular demand, Brian is back! Brian Mariani, founder of Mirror Placement, a Ruby on Rails focused recruiting firm, came back to share his wisdom on financial negotiations, what it is like to recruit from both the client and developer side and that one overlooked tip to get the job.

Hosted by Brittany Martin.


5by5 at the Movies #70: 5by5 At The Movies - Episode 69 - "More in-depth - less in-depth"

February 5, 2020 at 12:00AM • 38 minutes

Back with more fan reviews, a check in on Bryan, and we start looking at Box Office Mojo (and we'll continue to!).

We chat about all the Super Bowl trailers that caught our attention, some musical news, and more! PLUS personal feelings on certain groundlings stars and what sparked Keith's childlike wonder!

Co-host: Dan Richardson

Hosted by Keith Ruckus.


Back to Work #463: Begloved in Otherness

February 4, 2020 at 12:00PM • 1 hour 4 minutes

DISCUSSED: thoughts on hand-washing and habit-building; Dan has a really good scarecrow joke; Merlin still can't figure out how many 12-year-olds Dan owns; Dan has a question about laptops and backpacks; the Tao of Backpacks; how to listen to a podcast; Dan has a question about iPhone cases; what we talk about when we talk about ad blocking; Merlin recommends a TED talk and a podcast about delight; Dan's new Picard podcast is going well; Dan has questions about OmniFocus; finally, Dan has questions about Los Angeles and, then, repeatedly ruins Merlin's very good endings.

Hosted by Merlin Mann & Dan Benjamin.


DLC #324: Daanish Syed: Sony on Switch, Torchlight 3, Atari hotels. Disintegration Beta, The Pedestrian, Children of Morta, Wargroove, Kingdom 2 Crowns, Space Park, Blockbuster, Linkee, Pigasus

February 3, 2020 at 12:00AM • 1 hour 54 minutes

Jeff and Christian welcome Daanish Syed from Someone Should Make This podcast back to the show this week to discuss streaming breaking exclusives, Torchlight 3, Atari Hotels, and so much more!

The Playlist: Disintegration Beta, The Pedestrian, Children of Morta, Wargroove, Kingdom 2 Crowns

Tabletop Time: Space Park, Blockbuster, Linkee, Pigasus

Parting Gifts!

Hosted by Christian Spicer & Jeff Cannata.