All Episodes

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.


Road Work #175: Exploration Mentality

January 31, 2020 at 3:30PM • 1 hour 15 minutes

John and Dan talk about reading, exploration mentality, and tang.

The sponsorless version of this episode and the bonus content can be found here.

Hosted by John Roderick & Dan Benjamin.


Ruby on Rails Podcast #305: Rails Camp USA with Bobbilee Hartman

January 30, 2020 at 7:00AM • 21 minutes

Bobbilee Hartman is a Developer Advocate at Square. She is more widely known as the founder of Rails Camp West, the long-standing unplugged retreat for web developers in the United States. She pitches Brittany on attending this year and answers all of her questions about the getaway.

Hosted by Brittany Martin.


The Critical Path #239: Q42019

January 29, 2020 at 2:00PM • 1 hour 3 minutes

In an almost live episode, Horace anticipates what we'll learn In the minutes leading up to Apple reporting its results for Q42019, then shares his initial reaction after the numbers are released.

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


5by5 at the Movies #69: 5by5 At The Movies - Episode 69 - "Episode 69, giggle."

January 29, 2020 at 12:45AM • 34 minutes

This week we dive into what we can do better according to reviews, tons of stories about reboots/remakes, and how much we like Adam Driver.

PLUS what did Neon and Hulu just buy for millions of dollars and exactly sixty nine cents.

Co-host: Dan Richardson

Hosted by Keith Ruckus.


Back to Work #462: A Contract About Your Future

January 28, 2020 at 12:45PM • 1 hour 9 minutes

Merlin is pretty out of it this week, and Dan shares some listener questions.

Hosted by Merlin Mann & Dan Benjamin.


Road Work #174: So Many Milks

January 27, 2020 at 4:00PM • 1 hour 16 minutes

John and Dan talk about proxies and tarot readings.

Please check out the bonus content and sponsorless version of this episode. They're the best.

Hosted by John Roderick & Dan Benjamin.


DLC #323: Stephanie Bendixsen: Ninja Theory Project Mara, Half-Life Alyx, Call of Duty dominance., Journey to the Savage Planet, Indivisible, Disco Elysium, Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order, Sea of Thieves

January 27, 2020 at 1:00AM • 1 hour 43 minutes

Jeff and Christian welcome Australian gamer and presenter, Stephanie Bendixsen back to the show this week to discuss a new direction for Ninja Theory, no delays for Half-Life Alyx, a decade long dominance for Call of Duty in the NPDs, and more!

The Playlist: Sea of Thieves, Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order, Journey to the Savage Planet, Genesis Tetris, Witcher 3, Indivisible, Disco Elysium, Ring Fit Adventure

Hosted by Christian Spicer & Jeff Cannata.


Ruby on Rails Podcast #304: Legacy Code Wisdom with Alexey Chernov

January 23, 2020 at 6:00AM • 19 minutes

Alexey Chernov is a Ruby on Rails consultant at JetThoughts. Over the years, he has built MVPs and consulted to improve legacy code, scale up the remote team and achieve an effective development process. He and Brittany dive deep into approaching legacy RoR projects.

Hosted by Brittany Martin.