All Episodes

Back to Work #490: Penetration Engineer

August 11, 2020 at 8:00AM • 1 hour 6 minutes

DISCUSSED: Dan is joining a campaign, and Merlin's eyesight now precludes him from being an AD&D dungeon master; Dan has a concern about his laptop screen and needs your help; then, the boys settle in for a good, old-fashioned recommendations episode; podcasts, pens, video editing apps, a 3D printer, a new SoundSource, hard drives, and even a moisturizing cream for your little patch.

Hosted by Merlin Mann & Dan Benjamin.


DLC #351: Anthony Taormina: Godfall, Crash Bandcoot 4, Marvel's Avengers, Hitman VR, Fall Guys, Horizon Zero Dawn PC, Sony State of Play

August 9, 2020 at 11:00PM • 2 hours 9 minutes

Jeff and Christian welcome Anthony Taormina from Gamerant.com back to the show this week to discuss Son'y latest State of Play event, Apple's refusal to play ball with Project Xcloud or Stadia, Spider-Man being exclusive to PS4 in Avengers, and more!

The Playlist: The Avengers Beta, Horizon Zero Dawn PC, Fall Guys Ultimate Knockout

Parting Gifts!

Hosted by Christian Spicer & Jeff Cannata.


Road Work #193: Sounding Fatter

August 6, 2020 at 3:15PM • 1 hour 2 minutes

The bloodwave washes over us.

The sponsorless version of this episode can be found here.

Hosted by John Roderick & Dan Benjamin.


Ruby on Rails Podcast #329: All My Best Programming Tips with Jason Swett

August 6, 2020 at 7:00AM • 33 minutes

Jason Swett is a developer, speaker, author and the host of The Rails with Jason podcast. He and Brittany discussed bringing diversity into the podcasting space and some of his favorite tips from his blog post, "All my best programming tips".

Hosted by Brittany Martin.


5by5 at the Movies #96: 5by5 At The Movies - Episode 96 - "No Title, No Script"

August 5, 2020 at 3:00PM • 42 minutes

This week we plunge into the HUGE "MULAN" NEWS, talk about Tom Cruises' weird ambitions, and so much more!

Co-host: Dan Richardson

Hosted by Keith Ruckus.


Back to Work #489: Not a Monkey Man

August 4, 2020 at 1:15PM • 42 minutes

DISCUSSED: the joys of a movie that reveals itself over multiple viewings; good storytelling is difficult but so rewarding; as you know, Bob, a lot of movies have that Walk Hard problem; Merlin has questions about Dan's day-to-day in Travis County; people are cooking the books; why do so many people have the Extremis virus these days?; we could still make a big dent; and, finally, wow, the demands for performance sure can be exhausting.

Hosted by Merlin Mann & Dan Benjamin.


Home Work #236: Side Hustles

August 3, 2020 at 1:00PM • 32 minutes

This week, Harry and Dave talk about starting a side hustle, balancing hobbies and side projects with your 9-5, and turning what you love into a viable business.

Hosted by Dave Caolo & Harry Marks.


DLC #350: Trikslyr: Halo Infinite, Ghost of Tsushima, Beyond Good & Evil and Splinter Cell on Netflix, Carrion, Faeria, Grounded, Valorant

August 2, 2020 at 11:00PM • 1 hour 56 minutes

Jeff and Christian welcome God-tier streamer Trikslyr back to the show this week to discuss 343 reacting to the Halo Infinite reveal backlash as well as that game going free to play for multiplayer, Netflix announcing more video game IP shows and movies, and new data that suggests not having E3 hasn't been bad for the industry.

The Playlist: Dark Souls, Ghost of Tsushima, Spider-man PS4 DLC, Valorant, Frostpunk DLC, Last of Us 2, Grounded, Carrion, Faeria

Parting Gifts!

Hosted by Christian Spicer & Jeff Cannata.


The Critical Path #248: Business as Usual

August 2, 2020 at 1:00PM • 1 hour 5 minutes

Horace shares his thoughts on Apple's Q2 earnings call, takes some #CriticalQuestions and mutters, 'Oy Vey.'

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


Road Work #192: The Libertarian Knife

July 30, 2020 at 5:00PM • 43 minutes

It's hard to build a crappy bridge.

In the bonus show, Dan shares his personal journey with debilitating OCD.

Hosted by John Roderick & Dan Benjamin.