The Conversation Retired

The Conversation

A talk show featuring discussions with special guests, the latest tech and development news, and your calls.

Hosted by Dan Benjamin.



#30: Can I Eat That?

August 20, 2010 at 7:29PM • 59 minutes • Computer Video

Dan Benjamin talks with Dr. Donald Schaffner and Dr. Benjamin Chapman, expert food scientists about foodborne illness, parasites, food safety, contamination, and more.

Special guests Dr. Benjamin Chapman & Dr. Donald Schaffner.


#29: News Overload

August 13, 2010 at 3:07PM • 52 minutes • Computer Video

Dan Benjamin talks with Mike Davidson, CEO and founder of Newsvine, about founding the company, why Twitter is both good and bad, the future of news, creativity and the zone, email overload, the value of time, and more.

Special guest Mike Davidson.


#28: Designing with Keynote?

August 6, 2010 at 4:30PM • 48 minutes • Computer Video

Dan Benjamin is joined by Luke Wroblewski and Travis Isaacs to discuss agile prototyping and designing using Keynote rather than traditional tools.

Special guests Luke Wroblewski & Travis Isaacs.


#27: Missionless Statements

July 30, 2010 at 5:20PM • 56 minutes • Computer Video

In this special episode, Dan Benjamin talks with two of his heroes, Merlin Mann and Jeff Veen about independence, free thinking, email, productivity, and changing your game.

Special guests Jeff Veen & Merlin Mann.


#26: The Telephone is Ringing

July 22, 2010 at 8:04AM • 56 minutes • Computer Video

Dan Benjamin talks with Christina Warren of Mashable and Nilay Patel of Engadget about the current state of mobile devices like the iPhone 4, Android, and the Windows Phone 7.

Special guests Christina Warren & Nilay Patel.


#25: After Dark

July 20, 2010 at 3:15PM • 51 minutes • Computer Video

Dan Benjamin talks with Clayton Morris of Fox News and Jim Harold of The Paranormal Podcast about UFOs, Bigfoot, conspiracy theories, and more.

Special guests C.B. Morris & Jim Harold.


#24: Straight to the Web

July 14, 2010 at 4:10PM • 48 minutes • Computer Video

Dan Benjamin talks with Jeroen Wijering, Anthony Stauffer, and Jason Seifer about video, Flash, HTML5, and the future of TV.

Special guests Jason Seifer, Anthony Stauffer, and Jeroen Wijering.


#23: Indy Software Dev

July 9, 2010 at 8:30AM • 49 minutes • Computer Video

Dan Benjamin is joined by Chad Pytel to discuss independent business, software development, staying small, slow growth, and success through open source.

Special guest Chad Pytel.


#22: The Secret Sauce

June 30, 2010 at 5:30PM • 53 minutes • Computer Video

Dan Benjamin talks with Matt Tanase of Slicehost and DevStructure. They discuss creating demand for a product and your business, marketing on a budget, building an audience, getting your users to help market for you, the importance of a co-founder, acquisitions, and more.

Special guest Matt Tanase.


#21: Indy Mac

June 23, 2010 at 4:30PM • 52 minutes • Computer Video

Dan Benjamin is joined by "Paul Kafasis of Rogue Amoeba":http://rogueamoeba.com and "Dave Nanian of Shirt Pocket":http://shirt-pocket.com to talk about being independent Mac developers. Topics include the state of developing for the Mac, iOS development, offices vs. virtual teams, and more.