Amplified Retired


Amplified is an award winning talk show about Apple, Mac, iPad, iPhone, iOS, guitars, amps, music, and recording. Get ready to rock.

Hosted by Jim Dalrymple and Dan Benjamin.

#107: Clappin' Like A Seal

August 27, 2014 at 1:00PM • 1 hour 30 minutes

Shawn King fills in for Dan, Jim talks 13” iPads, The iTunes Festival and his favorite headphones!

#106: I'm Going to Have to Go Smash a Guitar Now

August 20, 2014 at 1:30PM • 56 minutes

Jim and Dan talk about Balmer's final departure from Microsoft, Apple commercials, Pokemon coming to the iPad (and the iPad gaming ecosystem), Dan tries to stump Jim's music knowlege, and more.

#105: Cheeseburger at a Sushi Restaurant

August 13, 2014 at 12:00PM • 1 hour 11 minutes

Jim and Dan talk about Microsoft's new ad campaign for the Surface Pro 3, pitting it agains the MacBook Air. They discuss the changing paradigm of keyboard vs. touch, iPhone 6 rumors, and more.

#104: A Little Google Elf at Your Door

August 7, 2014 at 12:00PM • 1 hour 30 minutes

Dan and Jim talk about the Apple/Samsung lawsuit, and the death of, Russian Hackers, 1Password, Google and Barnes & Noble's partnership, anonymity online, Wampler pedals, Godsmack, and more.

#103: A Monster Deal

July 16, 2014 at 1:00PM • 55 minutes

Jim and Dan talk about Apple's announcement to work with IBM on business software and more.

#102: Very Smart, Good Looking People

July 2, 2014 at 2:00PM • 1 hour 10 minutes

Jim and Dan talk about the demise of Aperture, the future of Final Cut Pro and Logic,, iTunes Match, subscription services, the Sony Walkman, wearables, and more.

#101: Sitting Outside

June 25, 2014 at 4:00PM • 1 hour 12 minutes

Jim and Dan discuss Google Glass streaming live video, Google TV, Apple TV, HBO Go and cable companies, Apple's iCloud strategy, The New York Times and Walmart, placing trust in news organizations, Dropcam, Nest and privacy limits, the MacBook Air to Surface Pro 3 upgrade path, Bono's (Red) rant, and more.

#100: Do You Keep Canaries?

June 18, 2014 at 3:00PM • 55 minutes

Jim returns from his well earned vacation to talk to Dan about the potential for an Amazon phone, WWDC two weeks later, the new iMac's importance as a serious production machine, operating systems as a product, Apple's veil of secrecy, and more.

#99: Like Hodor with a Better Vocabulary

June 13, 2014 at 5:00PM • 1 hour 24 minutes

Dan Benjamin is joined by Peter Cohen of to talk about the future of Apple, working in Appe retail, predictions for hardware in 2014 (iWatch, Apple TV, Thunderbolt displays), and more.

Is the iWatch a certainty? Will we see Apple TV's with games? Listen to find out.

#98: The Nature of The Beast

June 4, 2014 at 7:30PM • 47 minutes

Jim and Dan meet in San Francisco to talk about the future of iOS 8, Yosemite, and apple hardware after the 2014 WWDC keynote.