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Ruby on Rails Podcast #313: Strangler Fig Pattern & God Objects with Adrianna Chang

April 9, 2020 at 5:00AM • 30 minutes

Adrianna Chang is a developer intern at Shopify and a member of the inaugural cohort for Shopify’s Dev Degree program, a 4-year work-integrated learning program. She joined Brittany to discuss her latest blog post, "Refactoring Legacy Code with the Strangler Fig Pattern”.

Hosted by Brittany Martin.


5by5 at the Movies #79: 5by5 At The Movies - Episode 79 - "Ezra Killer"

April 8, 2020 at 1:00AM • 42 minutes

This week we update with more pushbacks and our first movie to go into the ether. Plus "Artemis Fowl" gets pulled from theatrical release and is doing to Disney+. PLUS a whole lot of talk about the "Buttholes" of "Cats".

Then we break down what exactly is going on with Ezra Miller.

Co-Host: Dan Richardson

Hosted by Keith Ruckus.


Back to Work #472: Sunday Afternoon Feeling

April 7, 2020 at 2:00PM • 1 hour 18 minutes

TW: very brief mention of suicide around minute 24.

DISCUSSED: a classic three-act episode! Expertise is difficult to explain—let alone to teach; the Sunday Scaries are real; it's an interesting (and surprising) time for people with anxiety and depression; let's keep trying to give each other a break; some follow-up on Descript and the One-Drawer Project; You Look Nice Today is back; finally, Dan has some tips on surviving working from home.

Hosted by Merlin Mann & Dan Benjamin.


DLC #333: Trikslyr: Last of Us 2 delay, Nintendo remaking Mario, Rogue Legacy 2, Hearthstone Battlegrounds, Doom Eternal, Control, Resident Evil 3, Divinity 2, Ori and the Will of the Wisp, Art of Rally, West of Dead, Half-Life Alyx, Vader Immortal

April 6, 2020 at 12:30AM • 2 hours 1 minute

Jeff and Christian welcome profession game streamer Trikslyr back to the show this week to discuss the indefinite delay for Last of Us 2, Nintendo's plan to remake older Mario games for Switch, an announcement of Rogue Legacy 2, and more!

The Playlist: Hearthstone Battlegrounds, Doom Eternal, Control, Resident Evil 3, Divinity 2, Ori and the Will of the Wisp, Art of Rally, West of Dead

VR Talk: Half-Life Alyx, Vader Immortal

Parting Gifts!

Hosted by Christian Spicer & Jeff Cannata.


The Critical Path #245: All Technologies Eventually Disappear

April 4, 2020 at 10:00AM • 1 hour 7 minutes

Horace is joined by the one and only Brian Roemmele (@BrianRoemmele) to discuss pattern matching, Joseph Campbell and wisdom.

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


Ruby on Rails Podcast #312: (PFN) Podcasting From Home with Brittany & Nick

April 2, 2020 at 6:00AM • 30 minutes

Nick Schwaderer popped on to the show to talk about his recent job search (Ruby & Rails are thriving!) and his recent commit to Rails core. Brittany discussed how she is taking the opportunity to work on her Googlepay gem and the recent conference cancellations.

Hosted by Brittany Martin.


5by5 at the Movies #78: 5by5 At The Movies - Episode 78 - "Home Deliveries, and Shoe Humping"

April 1, 2020 at 1:00AM • 36 minutes

This week we have received a delivery from a fan!

But we did not give him our address.

Plus all your Corona related movie news, delays, push backs, and more! Plus who we think should play Joe Exotic in the eventual biopic!

And why Dan Fogler is the greatest actor ever. AND MORE!!!!

Co-host: Dan Richardson

Hosted by Keith Ruckus.


Back to Work #471: One-Drawer Project

March 31, 2020 at 1:30PM • 1 hour 6 minutes

In this very intimate episode, Dan and Merlin share some ideas for positive yet do-able projects to improve your life and world in these dumb, scary times.

Also, covered in this episode: recommendations for Max Richter's Sleep and an insane new podcast production app called "Descript".

Hosted by Merlin Mann & Dan Benjamin.


DLC #332: David Chen: Half-Life Alyx, Doom Eternal, Ori and the Will of the Wisps, Animal Crossing, Control The Foundation, Dragon's Lair movie, Nintendo Direct, NASCAR

March 30, 2020 at 12:00AM • 2 hours 17 minutes

Jeff and Christian welcome David Chen from the Culturally Relevant podcast to the show this week to discuss some great games coming to Switch, Ryan Reynolds making a Dragon's Lair movie, some gaming positives that persevere through the pandemic, and more!

The Playlist: Ori and the Will of the Wisps, Doom Eternal, Control: Foundation, Animal Crossing New Horizons

VR Talk: Half-Life Alyx

Parting Gifts!

Hosted by Christian Spicer & Jeff Cannata.


Road Work #180: The Kitchen Floor of the World

March 27, 2020 at 3:00PM • 59 minutes

John and Dan talk about dead men’s hands, five mustards, and history.

Get the sponsorless version of this episode here.

Get the bonus content, "A Jester for a Lesser King" right here.

Hosted by John Roderick & Dan Benjamin.