All Episodes

Back to Work #27: Danny, Hold the License Plate

August 2, 2011 at 4:30PM • 1 hour 24 minutes

Merlin and Dan discuss the shameful state of film school, the realities of Ape Law, Merlin's rock opera, and the subliminal downside of Spongebob's big promotion.

Hosted by Merlin Mann & Dan Benjamin.


Content Talks #10: Karen McGrane

August 2, 2011 at 10:00AM

Karen has been a pioneer in information architecture, user experience design, and content strategy for 15 years. She looks back on the evolution of UX in the late '90s, her content strategy "a-ha" moments, and how our approach to content needs to fundamentally change, starting now.

Hosted by Kristina Halvorson with special guest Karen McGrane.


Latest in Paleo #26: Be the Change

August 2, 2011 at 3:00AM

This week, Angelo Coppola talks about: Crossfit, Reddit, more Caveman Diet in the mainstream, counting calories, McDonald's, organic vs non-organic, exercise and the brain, food industry tricks, and also wheat belly. There's a new Blog of the Week, Moment of Paleo, and After the Bell segment, too.

Hosted by Angelo Coppola.


The Incomparable #49: It's Like "Working Girl" With Monsters

August 1, 2011 at 2:00PM

Old men with balloons! Wisecracking monsters! Superheroes with mid-life crises! The films of Pixar are in our sights this week. Join us as we pick our favorite films and explore why Pixar's movies are better than those from other animation studios. (Part 1 of 2.)

Hosted by Jason Snell with special guests John Siracusa & Steve Lutz.


Let's Make Mistakes #16: In the Mood for Client Services

July 29, 2011 at 6:15PM

Mike Monteiro is in a bad mood as he and Katie Gillum are joined by Erika Hall to discuss client services and the discussion about whether we have come to the "end of client services." There is ego to be discussed; ego, what gets delivered to clients, selecting a backend.

Hosted by Katie Gillum & Mike Monteiro.


Build and Analyze #35: Fair and Balanced

July 29, 2011 at 5:45PM • 1 hour 17 minutes

Dan and Marco discuss version numbers as marketing, Twitter's sponsored tweets, the incredibly exciting world of home networking speeds, the baggage of browser chrome in web apps, needing to be more "fair" toward Google, and meaningless corporate entities set up specifically to receive public anger and bad press at no cost to their real backers.

Hosted by Marco Arment & Dan Benjamin.


After Dark #36: After Back To Work Episode 026

July 29, 2011 at 5:15PM

Dan and Merlin after Back To Work episode 26.

Hosted by Dan Benjamin.


Back to Work #26: Spaghetti Guy Hits Close to Home

July 29, 2011 at 5:00PM • 1 hour 33 minutes

This week Wutang Dan and The MZA bring the ruckus to finding a job, selling your Mustang, and putting your house on the market: remember that you can't negotiate with reality, Merlin can't do anything to make you love him, enthusiasm is irreplaceable, and you've got to find your position of strength. Protect ya neck!

Hosted by Merlin Mann & Dan Benjamin.


The Cocktail Napkin #36: The Beer Epiphany

July 29, 2011 at 11:00AM • Computer Video

If you're like me, you've thought about how great it would be to make your own beer. Hopefully you're not like me in buying a brewing kit from a home furnishing store. Mike Reinhardt, Jr. and Nate Watson are not like me. They brew bold and unique craft beers under the name Wilderness Brewing.

Hosted by Jeremy Fuksa.


Hypercritical #28: Trust, But Verify

July 28, 2011 at 5:00PM • 1 hour 23 minutes

John Siracusa and Dan Benjamin talk more about Lion, following up on the animation and disk encryption topics from last week, then diving into sandboxing and the state of the file system. ARC discussion has once again been postponed until the next show.

Hosted by John Siracusa & Dan Benjamin.