All Episodes

Back to Work #479: Use or Avoid

May 26, 2020 at 2:30PM • 1 hour 12 minutes

DISCUSSED: Skype struggles; nobody likes parsnips; Dan remotely teaches Merlin to cut his own hair; Dan introduces a new game show, and Merlin is dealing with poop; life is not currently optimized for multiple-event days; Merlin challenges you to remember when exactly eight minutes has gone by; why we'll eventually each discover what the hell happened on our personal Galápagos; the exhaustion of Zoom calls; an omnibus recommendation related to movies; finally, Dan Columbos Merlin with a question about napping, which leads to some surprising insights on our feelings about success and failure.

Hosted by Merlin Mann & Dan Benjamin.

Home Work #226: Relaxed Fit

May 25, 2020 at 11:00AM • 37 minutes

Harry and Dave consider the pandemic's lasting affects on the nature of work and let off a little quarantine steam.

Hosted by Dave Caolo & Harry Marks.

DLC #340: Michele Morrow: Fortnite Tenet, Mafia Remake, WoW Shadowlands, Animal Crossing, Pony Island, Final Fantasy VII, Monster Train, Legend of Keepers, Wolf & Pigs, Spectro

May 24, 2020 at 11:00PM • 1 hour 48 minutes

Jeff and Christian welcome Michele Morrow back to the show this week to discuss Fortnite showing a Christopher Nolan movie, Mafia getting Definitive Edition remakes, a 20 million brick Minecraft city, and more!

The Playlist: World of Warcraft Shadowlands Alpha, Final Fantasy VII Remake, Animal Crossing, Pony island, Sea of Thieves, Monster Train, Legend of Keepers.

VR Talk: The best Oculus titles, Wolf & Pigs, Spectro

Tabletop Time: Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective, Codenames, Just One

Parting Gifts!

Hosted by Christian Spicer & Jeff Cannata.

Road Work #186: John's Prostate

May 21, 2020 at 5:00PM • 1 hour 18 minutes

John and Dan talk about watchful waiting and small dogs.

You can find a version of this episode without sponsors right here.

Hosted by John Roderick & Dan Benjamin.

5by5 at the Movies #85: 5by5 At The Movies - Episode 85 - "Coitus'd"

May 20, 2020 at 10:00AM • 40 minutes

This week we talk about what that pesky red pill does, what else is going straight to VOD, and fresh "SnyderCut" rumors.

PLUS - what new career defining honor does Jonah Hill get, is Rick Moranis cherry picking his post retirement roles, and will the Oscars even happen?


Co-host: Dan Richardson

Hosted by Keith Ruckus.

Ruby on Rails Podcast #319: Gap Here and 10x Customers with Sean Devine

May 20, 2020 at 6:00AM • 36 minutes

Sean Devine, CEO of XBE, is welcomed back to the show to discuss hiring Rails developers in this climate, introduce XBE's innovative new program for graduating high school seniors ("Gap Here") and reveal the value of a 10x customer. Join Brittany in cheering Sean on to write a book!

Hosted by Brittany Martin.

Back to Work #478: Morbidly Obese Clemenza

May 19, 2020 at 2:30PM • 1 hour 13 minutes

DISCUSSED: discussion of The Freshman and thoughts on what makes a movie "hold up"; has anyone ever craved a three-star movie?; what Merlin really wants is a smart friend; Dan is enjoying On Becoming a God in Central Florida; the difficulty of making weird good; I didn't buy it a beer; your mask is not a case for your beard; Dan has follow-up on bikes; Merlin has follow-up on companies and WFH help; thoughts on what we know and don't know about the difficulties of ““reopening””; the benefits and challenges of being a chain-worrying project manager; praise for the Austin Grackles.

Hosted by Merlin Mann & Dan Benjamin.

Home Work #225: Guest Jeff Gamet

May 18, 2020 at 12:00PM • 1 hour 2 minutes

This week Harry and Dave are joined by TextExpander's Jeff Gamet to talk tools and productivity.

Hosted by Dave Caolo & Harry Marks.

DLC #339: Geoff Englestein: Unreal Engine 5 on PS5, Ghosts of Tsushima, Paper Mario Origami King, Old World, Tabletop Simulator, Fortnite, Fury Unleashed, Fort Triumph, Super Skill Pinball, Pax Pamir, Unmatched

May 18, 2020 at 12:00AM • 2 hours

Jeff and Christian welcome board game designer Geoff Englestein back to the show this week to discuss the eye-popping Unreal Engine 5 demo, the surprise Paper Mario reveal, the new info about Ghosts of Tsushima, and more!

The Playlist: Old World, Tabletop Simulator, Fortnite, Monster Hunter World, Fort Triumph, Fury Unleashed

Tabletop Time: Super Skill Pinball, Pax Pamir, Unmatched, Through the Ages

VR Talk: Half Life Alyx, Box VR, Oh Shape, Mini Moto Racing X, Tetris Effect on Quest

Parting Gifts!

Christian is raising money for St Jude Children's Research Hospital! You can donate directly to St Jude here:

Download the print and play version of Geoff's Super Skill Pinball here:

Hosted by Christian Spicer & Jeff Cannata.

Home Work #224: iPad Workflow

May 14, 2020 at 1:15PM • 50 minutes

Harry goes into detail about how he gets 99% of his work done on his iPad, from podcasting to writing novels and everything in-between.

Hosted by Dave Caolo & Harry Marks.