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247: ‘I Have Faith in the Rice’, With Special Guest Paul Kafasis

2:14:24 | Mar 25th

Special guest Paul Kafasis returns to the show. Topics include last week’s Apple product releases — new iPads, iMacs, and AirPods — and the de-Steve-ification of Wynn Las Vegas.

246: ‘Loan It to Nien Nunb’, With Special Guest Matthew Panzarino

3:20:33 | Mar 17th

Matthew “Hondo” Panzarino returns to the show. Topics include WWDC 2019, the 30th anniversary of the World Wide Web, Apple and privacy, the Boeing 737 Max, and Disney’s upcoming Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge theme park lands.

245: ‘40 Hours a Day of Murder’, With Special Guest Rene Ritchie

2:52:27 | Mar 1st

Special guest Rene Ritchie returns to the show. Topics include, but are not limited to, privacy concerns with apps from the App Store, Google's payments to Apple to keep Google Search the default in Safari, Apple's Shot on iPhone contest winners, and...Show More

244: ‘Plagiarists and Fabulists’, With Special Guest Glenn Fleishman

3:04:31 | Feb 23rd

Glenn Fleishman returns to the show. Topics include: rumors of new Mac hardware and Marzipan at WWDC, Samsung’s new phones unveiled at their “Unpacked” event, 5G networks, Apple’s purported foray into the credit card business, and more — including Gl...Show More

243: ‘The God Awful Truth’, With Special Guest Rich Mogull

2:41:42 | Feb 15th

Special guest Rich Mogull joins the show. Topics cover a range of security and privacy-related issues: the Jeff Bezos/National Enquirer saga, laptop webcams, abuse of Apple’s enterprise developer program to enable sideloading of iOS apps, Amazon’s ac...Show More

242: ‘The Butts Incident’, With Special Guest John Moltz

2:03:31 | Jan 31st

John Moltz makes his long-awaited return to the show. Three big topics this week: the Facebook VPN app fiasco (and the company’s pattern of ethical violations), the Group FaceTime bug that allowed callers to listen to audio before the call was answer...Show More

241: ‘More Smarter’, With Special Guest Joanna Stern

1:47:33 | Jan 23rd

Joanna Stern returns to the show. Topics include the iPhone XR (and the argument that it might be the best phone in Apple's current lineup), Apple's new Smart Battery Cases, Apple Watch, and, of course, the new MacBook Air.

240: ‘Drastically Shakier’, With Special Guest Ben Thompson

2:47:55 | Jan 14th

Special guest Ben Thompson returns to the show. Topics include Apple's horrible no good very bad earnings warning, the Chinese market, Apple's push toward services for revenue growth, antitrust issues regarding the App Store, and more.

239: ‘Proprioceptive Lie’, With Special Guest Rene Ritchie

2:26:36 | Dec 31st, 2018

Rene Ritchie returns to the show for a year-in-review look back at Apple’s 2018: the Mac, iPad, iPhone, Apple Watch, Siri and services, and more.

238: ‘Fort Jason Sudeikis’, With Special Guest Jason Snell

3:00:50 | Dec 24th, 2018

Special guest Jason Snell returns to the show. Topics include BBEdit’s 25th anniversary, the saga of Word 6 for Mac in the 1990s, Mac iOS user interface differences (including an extensive discussion of Mojave’s craptacular “Marzipan” apps, and a few...Show More

237: ‘Out on Home Video’, With Special Guest Matthew Panzarino

2:06:52 | Dec 15th, 2018

Matthew Panzarino returns to the show. Topics include recent blockbuster movies, motion smoothing on TVs, iPhone demand rumors, Apple’s Made For iPhone (MFi) program, and more. Recorded live from The Overlook Hotel in Sidewinder, Colorado.

236: ‘A Vivid Nightmarescape’, With Special Guest Dieter Bohn

2:32:52 | Dec 1st, 2018

Special guest Dieter Bohn joins the show to talk about Google’s new Pixel Slate Chrome OS tablet/laptop, the Pixel 3, Google’s fascinating new Night Sight camera mode, speculation on how Apple might move the Mac to ARM chips, and more.

235: ‘Jony White’s Universe of Objective Purity’, With Special Guest Rene Ritchie

2:33:41 | Nov 22nd, 2018

Rene Ritchie returns to the show to talk about iPad Pro — the new Pencil, the new amazing new hardware, keyboard options, and the OS that in many ways still feels meant for a phone. Also: the state of Apple’s MacBook lineup, and a plea to Apple to pl...Show More

234: ‘Welcome to Dongletropolis’, With Special Guest Merlin Mann

2:53:19 | Nov 10th, 2018

Special guest Merlin Mann returns to the show. Topics include the new iPad Pro and the state of iOS as a work platform, the mid-term election results, and holiday parties of yore.

233: ‘North Korean USB Fan’, With Special Guest John Moltz

1:43:17 | Nov 1st, 2018

You wanted more Moltz, you get more Moltz. Our thoughts and observations on Apple’s “There’s More in the Making” event at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and the products they announced: new MacBook Airs, Mac Minis, iPad Pros, and Apple Pencil.

232: ‘I’ll Eat My Hat’, With Special Guest John Moltz

2:35:18 | Oct 28th, 2018

Special guest John Moltz returns to the show (finally). Topics include the iPhone XR, next week's Apple event at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and more.

231: ‘It’s a Deep Notch’, With Special Guest Dan Frommer

2:27:53 | Oct 17th, 2018

Dan Frommer returns to the show. Topics include Apple Watch Series 4 and the notion of third-party watch faces, Google’s Pixel 3 phones and Pixel Slate two-in-one tablet/notebook, and Bloomberg’s disputed “The Big Hack” story.

230: ‘Flabbergasting’, With Special Guest Nilay Patel

1:54:08 | Sep 24th, 2018

Nilay Patel returns to the show to talk about the iPhone XS and XS Max. We got so caught up talking about cameras, we never even mention headphone jacks.

229: ‘iPhone 🍸’, With Special Guest Rene Ritchie

1:51:06 | Sep 5th, 2018

Rene Ritchie returns to the show for a deep dive into what was revealed (and what wasn’t) by Guilherme Rambo’s release last week of product marketing images of the apparently-named iPhone XS and Series 4 Apple Watch.

228: ‘Smallen Up the Bezels’, With Special Guest Jason Snell

2:36:30 | Aug 24th, 2018

Special guest Jason Snell returns to the show. Topics do include mechanical keyboards, but do not -- I swear -- include baseball. Also: speculation on what Apple might do with the non-Pro MacBook lineup.

227: ‘Little Q&A’

1:39:12 | Aug 1st, 2018

Answering actual questions from actual listeners.

226: ‘Cut That Mustache With Scissors’, With Special Guest Marco Arment

2:51:02 | Jul 28th, 2018

Special guest Marco Arment returns to the show for a brief discussion about the new MacBook Pro models and the state of Apple's MacBook lineup.

225: ‘Resources Up the Yang’, With Special Guest Matthew Panzarino

1:42:30 | Jul 1st, 2018

Special guest Matthew Panzarino returns to the show to talk about his exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the new maps coming to Apple Maps, Google’s project Duplex, and the MacBook keyboard repair program.

224: ‘AirPower, What’s That?’, With Special Guest Serenity Caldwell

2:08:51 | Jun 15th, 2018

Serenity Caldwell returns to the show for a post-WWDC wrap-up discussion. Topics include iOS 12, Memoji, Siri Shortcuts, Screen Time, Apple Books, MacOS 10.14 Mojave, dark mode, UIKit apps on the Mac, and more.

223: Live From WWDC 2018 With Greg Joswiak and Mike Rockwell

1:20:28 | Jun 6th, 2018

Recorded in front of a live audience at The California Theatre in San Jose, John Gruber is joined by Greg Joswiak and Mike Rockwell to discuss the news from WWDC: ARKit 2, the new USDZ file format, iOS 12, MacOS 10.14 “Mojave”, UIKit apps on MacOS, a...Show More

222: ‘Pseudorandom Gibberish’, With Special Guest Rene Ritchie

1:32:32 | May 31st, 2018

Rene Ritchie returns to the show. Topics include MacBook keyboard failures, iOS passcode security, Google’s odd Duplex “demo”, Steam Link’s curious rejection from the App Store, AirPlay 2, and, of course, conjecture about next week’s WWDC.

221: ‘Slathered in Incompetence’, With Special Guest Ben Thompson

3:07:18 | May 8th, 2018

Ben Thompson returns to the show. Topics include Apple's quarterly results, the discontinuation of Apple's AirPort product line, and more.

220: ‘$270 Worth of Unneeded Keyboards’, With Special Guest Jim Dalrymple

1:58:59 | Apr 27th, 2018

Special guest Jim Dalrymple returns to the show. Topics include the litany of problems with MacBook keyboards, speculation regarding why Apple’s AirPower multi-device charging mat still isn’t shipping, Google’s proposal to replace SMS with a new prot...Show More

219: ‘Top Men’, With Special Guest Matthew Panzarino

2:13:48 | Apr 12th, 2018

Matthew Panzarino returns to the show to talk about his exclusive behind-the-scenes profile with Apple’s Pro Workflow Team and state of Apple’s professional Mac hardware and software.

218: ‘Spending Tim Cook’s Money’, With Special Guest Serenity Caldwell

1:55:38 | Apr 1st, 2018

Serenity Caldwell returns to the show to talk about Apple's education-focused event last week in Chicago.

217: ‘Our Name Is Our Address’, With Special Guest Jason Kottke

2:19:11 | Mar 24th, 2018

Finally. Jason Kottke is on the show to talk about 20 years of writing his eponymous website.

216: ‘Podcast Amnesia’, With Special Guest Jason Snell

2:31:09 | Mar 9th, 2018

Jason Snell returns to the show. Topics include Apple and China, the 10th anniversary of the iPhone SDK, the future of the MacBook Air, and more. No baseball talk, except a little.

215: ‘The “Press Real Hard” Era’, With Special Guest Marco Arment

3:53:44 | Feb 18th, 2018

Special guest Marco Arment returns to the show for a brief discussion. Topics include Apple’s OS development strategy, HomePod and Siri, the sad state of Apple TV apps, where to get a good cheesesteak, and more.

214: ‘Only Wireless. Less Smart Than an Echo. Lame.’, With Special Guest Paul Kafasis

2:10:15 | Feb 9th, 2018

Special guest Paul Kafasis returns to the show. Topics include Apple’s new HomePod, [Farrago](https://rogueamoeba.com/farrago/) (Rogue Amoeba’s new soundboard app for the Mac), the Philadelphia Eagles’ triumph over the “New England” Patriots in Super...Show More

213: ‘Don’t Tap the Monkey’, With Special Guest John Moltz

1:22:32 | Feb 1st, 2018

John Moltz returns to the show. We talk about the HomePod, the “cancellation” of iPhone X, Steve Jobs and the orange button, and Super Bowl 52. And a surprising amount of talk about dates.

212: ‘Arbiter of Finallys’, With Special Guest Rene Ritchie

2:27:52 | Jan 26th, 2018

Special guest Rene Ritchie returns to the show to talk about HomePod, clickbait, the Spectre/Meltdown security exploits, and a look back at Apple’s 2017 in review.

211: ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Holiday Spectacular, With Special Guests Guy English and John Siracusa

2:55:16 | Jan 1st, 2018

As per holiday tradition at The Talk Show, a brief chat about ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’, with a cavalcade of special guests, including Guy English and John Siracusa.

210: ‘Australian Battery Scam’, With Special Guest Jason Snell

2:24:22 | Dec 30th, 2017

Special guest Jason Snell returns for the penultimate episode of 2017. Topics include the iPhone battery performance-throttling saga, Google Maps vs. Apple Maps, new versions of iOS running slow on older iPhones, the new iMac Pro, iOS file management...Show More

209: ‘Blaming a Platypus’, With Special Guest Matthew Panzarino

2:07:04 | Dec 19th, 2017

Matthew Panzarino returns to the show to talk about Apple’s new iMac Pro lineup: gaming, VR, medical use, software development video, and more. Also: a spoiler-free preamble on “Star Wars Ep. 8: The Last Jedi”.

208: ‘Disgusting Inception’, With Special Guest John Moltz

1:33:41 | Dec 1st, 2017

John “With an H” Moltz returns to the show. Topics include the ongoing deluge of sexual harassment scandals, our beloved SodaStreams, the Mac OS 10.13 High Sierra root login fiasco, *App: The Human Story*, and more.

207: ‘Christmas Mitzvah’, With Special Guest Merlin Mann

2:24:06 | Nov 18th, 2017

Merlin Mann returns to the show for a Thanksgiving-week holiday spectacular. Topics include the history of Markdown, nerding out with Keyboard Maestro, kids today and the computers they want to use, caring about idiomatic native UI design, a look bac...Show More

205: ‘If You Trust Your Twin’, With Special Guest Jim Dalrymple

1:39:57 | Nov 1st, 2017

Jim Dalrymple returns to the show to talk about the iPhone X.

204: ‘Flaunting That Notch’, With Special Guest Rene Ritchie

1:43:44 | Oct 27th, 2017

Rene Ritchie returns to the show on the eve of iPhone X pre-orders opening. Topics include iPhone X (duh), Google’s Pixel 2 and the goofy OLED display on the “XL” version, Face ID FUD, and more.

203: ‘Unused VIPs’, With Special Guest Serenity Caldwell

2:02:01 | Oct 21st, 2017

Serenity Caldwell returns to the show. Topics include watches, the problems with the current MacBook keyboards, iOS 11 battery life, my massive windfall from the iBooks antitrust settlement, and more.

202: ‘You Tell Me If It’s a Dongle’, With Special Guest Joanna Stern

1:37:30 | Sep 30th, 2017

Special guest Joanna Stern returns to the show. Topics include Apple Watch Series 3, our mutual fear of heights, Velcro, and more.

201: ‘Much More Smarter’, With Special Guest Matthew Panzarino

3:02:28 | Sep 19th, 2017

Matthew Panzarino joins the show for an in-depth look at last week’s Apple event in the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park. We talk about iPhone X, iPhone 8, Apple Watch Series 3, Apple TV 4K, and the new Apple Park campus and Steve Jobs Theater.

200: ‘Episode CC’, With Special Guest Craig Federighi

30:10 | Sep 15th, 2017

Very special guest Craig Federighi returns to the show to talk about Face ID, the perils of live demos, Apple’s approach to designing the iPhone X, privacy, security, and more.

199: ‘Under Rumored’, With Special Guest Jim Dalrymple

2:27:13 | Sep 10th, 2017

Jim Dalrymple returns to the show for a preview of next week's Apple event. We speculate (wrongly, it seems to have turned out) on the naming of the new iPhones, facial recognition in lieu of Touch ID, third-generation Apple Watches, Apple TV, HomePo...Show More

198: ‘Prison Oreos’, With Special Guest Jason Snell

2:40:04 | Aug 25th, 2017

Special guest Jason Snell returns to the show. Topics include Daring Fireball's 15th anniversary, fruit fly infestations, clicky keyboards, sandwich cookies, the birth of Markdown, iOS 11's new "cop mode", favicons in Safari, Apple's Project Titan, l...Show More

197: ‘Nancy Reagan Was Right’, With Special Guest Glenn Fleishman

2:39:13 | Aug 6th, 2017

Special guest Glenn Fleishman returns to the show. Topics include China forcing Apple to remove VPN apps from the Chinese App Store, Wi-Fi vs. LTE networking, the open workspaces in Apple Park, Glenn's new letterpress project, the HomePod OS leak and...Show More

196: ‘Actually, You Can Buy a Better Coke’, With Special Guest Rene Ritchie

2:06:52 | Jul 21st, 2017

Rene Ritchie returns to the show to talk about the rumors and speculation regarding this year’s upcoming new iPhones.

195: ‘I Do Like Throwing a Baby’, With Special Guest John Moltz

1:53:39 | Jun 27th, 2017

Special guest John Moltz returns to the show. Topics include more follow-up from WWDC 2017, the iPad Pro models and ProMotion, Scott Forstall's interview with John Markoff regarding the 10-year anniversary of the original iPhone, the ongoing shitshow...Show More

194: ‘Egg Freckles’, With Special Guest Serenity Caldwell

2:06:09 | Jun 20th, 2017

Serenity Caldwell returns to the show to talk about WWDC 2017 -- iOS 11, the new iPad Pro models, MacOS 10.13 "High Sierra", updated Mac hardware and a tease at the upcoming iMac Pro, where Apple might go with VR and AR, San Jose as the venue for the...Show More

193: ‘Crack Marketing Team’ — Live From WWDC 2017 With Phil Schiller and Craig Federighi

1:31:46 | Jun 8th, 2017

Recorded in front of a live audience at The California Theatre in San Jose, John Gruber is joined by Phil Schiller and Craig Federighi to discuss the news from WWDC: new Mac hardware, the new iPad Pro, Mac OS 10.13 “High Sierra”, iOS 11, the upcoming...Show More

192: ‘The Original Sin Is XML’, With Special Guests Manton Reece and Brent Simmons

1:58:52 | Jun 1st, 2017

Manton Reece and whisky-soaked baritone Brent Simmons join the show to talk about JSON Feed, the new spec they co-authored for syndicating things like blog posts and podcasts. We talk about their longstanding mutual interest in [Userland Frontier][f]...Show More

191: ‘He Ends Up Fighting Hervé Villechaize’, With Special Guest Jim Dalrymple

2:25:22 | May 28th, 2017

Special guest Jim Dalrymple returns to the show to speculate about what Apple might announce at the upcoming WWDC 2017: Apple Watch, iPad, iOS, updated MacBooks, Apple TV, and more. Also: a celebration of the great Roger Moore.

190: ‘Anything Luxury’, With Special Guest Ben Thompson

3:22:16 | May 13th, 2017

Ben Thompson returns to the show. Topics include Microsoft's announcements from Build 2017, search engines, Amazon's new (confusingly-named) Look and Show devices, the need for HAL 9000, Apple's WeChat problem in China, and more.

189: ‘Long Press on the French Fries’, With Special Guest Rene Ritchie

2:14:13 | May 7th, 2017

Rene Ritchie returns to the show. Topics include Apple’s Q2 2017 financial results, the iPhone’s decline in China over the past two years, Microsoft’s new Surface Laptop and Windows 10 S, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick getting called to Tim Cook’s office r...Show More

188: ‘Apple VP Lisa Jackson’

56:25 | Apr 21st, 2017

Special guest Lisa Jackson — Apple’s vice president of Environment, Policy, and Social Initiatives — joins the show for an Earth Day discussion of the state of Apple’s environmental efforts: climate change, renewable energy, responsible packaging, an...Show More

187: ‘Forget About Frodo and Sam’, With Special Guest MG Siegler

2:26:33 | Apr 19th, 2017

MG Siegler returns to the show. Topics includes Virgin America's sad fate as a subsidiary of Alaska Airlines, the Touch Bar on the new MacBook Pros, "doing work" on an iPad Pro, Walt Mossberg, the absurd bloat of iOS apps, Clips, Netflix and Amazon's...Show More

186: ‘Good News, My House Burned Down’, With Special Guest Matthew Panzarino

2:03:33 | Apr 13th, 2017

Matthew Panzarino returns to the show for an in-depth discussion of last week's "future of the Mac Pro" round table discussion between a handful of Apple executives and journalists who cover the company. We talk about what went wrong with the 2013 Ma...Show More

185: ‘Warmest Regards’, With Special Guest Dan Frommer

2:21:40 | Apr 1st, 2017

Special guest Dan Frommer returns to the show. Topics include the end of The Deck ad network, my weird story about getting kicked out of Amazon’s affiliate program, Apple’s new products announced last week (Red iPhone 7 models, larger-capacity iPhone...Show More

184: ‘Hubbo Is in Decline’, With Special Guest Merlin Mann

1:34:06 | Mar 22nd, 2017

The one and only Merlin Mann returns to the show. Topics include modern plumbing technology and product marketing, the intricate ordeal of switching from iCloud’s old two-step authentication to the modern two-factor authentication, and the future of ...Show More

183: ‘A Very Masculine Bark’, With Special Guest Serenity Caldwell

2:06:51 | Mar 5th, 2017

Serenity Caldwell returns to the show. Topics include the Best Picture fiasco at last week’s Academy Awards, Tim Cook speaking vaguely of “the pro area” at Apple’s shareholders meeting, the conflict between Apple’s culture of secrecy and the glaring ...Show More

182: ‘AAA Podcast’, With Special Guest Marco Arment

2:39:58 | Feb 23rd, 2017

Special guest Marco Arment returns to the show. Topics include WWDC moving back to San Jose, the latest rumors about this year’s new iPads and iPhones, and the thinking behind the design changes in the just-released Overcast 3.0.

181: ‘Corporate Stiffy’, With Special Guest John Moltz

1:40:37 | Feb 10th, 2017

John Moltz returns to the show. Topics include: 🐩💨, iPad vs. Mac for productivity (and why the iPad isn’t a self-sufficient platform), nostalgia for System 7, speculation on this year’s upcoming new iPhones, and more.

180: ‘Yay or Nay to Their POV’, With Special Guest Matthew Panzarino

1:48:53 | Feb 1st, 2017

Matthew Panzarino returns to the show. Topics include Apple’s Q1 2017 financial results (including record iPhone sales and continuing cooling iPad sales), issues with LG’s new 5K UltraFine display (not so fine if you use it near a Wi-Fi router), the ...Show More

179: ‘iPhone Is the New Hitler’, With Special Guest Ben Thompson

2:14:29 | Jan 26th, 2017

Ben Thompson returns to the show. Topics include the state of the Mac (and our shared belief that its death has been greatly exaggerated), the NFL playoffs, Chris Lattner leaving Apple for Tesla (and the general problem of talent retention), ruminati...Show More

178: ‘Now Banned in China’, With Special Guest Jim Dalrymple

2:08:29 | Jan 10th, 2017

Jim Dalrymple returns to the show for the first episode of 2017. Topics include New Year’s Eve, Siri/Alexa/Google Assistant, Apple’s aging AirPort and Mac Pro lineups, the future of desktop Macs, Apple Watch battery life, and rumors of upcoming new i...Show More

177: ‘Surface Curious’, With Special Guest Rene Ritchie

2:02:19 | Dec 28th, 2016

Rene Ritchie returns to the show. Topics include Siri vs. Alexa, and whether Wynn Las Vegas’s announcement that they’re putting Amazon Echos into their 4,700+ guest rooms is a sign that Amazon is building a meaningful long-term lead in the nascent vo...Show More

176: ‘Frolic’, With Special Guest Craig Hockenberry

2:02:26 | Dec 17th, 2016

Craig Hockenberry returns to the show with his gigantic fleshy palms. Topics include Donald Trump's highly publicized meeting with a handful of U.S. tech company leaders (including Tim Cook), the release of Nintendo's Super Mario Run for iPhone, Uber...Show More

175: ‘Uncle Joe’s Bathtub Gin’, With Special Guest Glenn Fleishman

1:58:44 | Dec 11th, 2016

Glenn Fleishman returns to the show. Topics include indoor plumbing, a spoiler-free discussion about HBO’s excellent “Westworld”, our favorite beverages, Apple’s AirPods launch debacle, Apple TV single sign-on, and more.

174: ‘Election Escape Key’, With Special Guest Joanna Stern

2:01:50 | Dec 1st, 2016

Joanna Stern returns to the show to talk about the new MacBook Pros (and their keyboards), stockpiling old MacBook Airs, dongles, Touch ID, SnapChat Spectacles, and more.

173: ‘Fork the Universe’, With Special Guest Jason Snell

2:41:03 | Nov 19th, 2016

Jason Snell returns to the show to talk about the new MacBook Pros and the Touch Bar, and Apple’s new book chronicling the last 20 years of their industrial design, “Designed by Apple in California”.

172: ‘Holiday Party’, With Special Guest Merlin Mann

2:07:03 | Nov 9th, 2016

Merlin Mann returns to the show to discuss the election, by which I mean we mostly talk *around* the election. I hope we never do another show again with such heavy hearts, but whatever you think about this election, I think you'll like this show.

171: ‘Prisoner’s Dilemma Multitasking’, With Special Guest John Moltz

2:06:01 | Oct 26th, 2016

Special guest John Moltz returns to the show. Topics include what we expect from this week's Apple Event for new Mac hardware, and my impressions of the Google Pixel phone after a week using one.

170: ‘Kicking Dirt on Them While They’re on Fire’, With Special Guest Ben Thompson

2:51:19 | Oct 16th, 2016

Special guest Ben Thompson returns to the show. Topics include voice control with AirPods, how to get your entire music library onto an iPhone while using iCloud Music Library, Apple Watch durability, the Dash/App Store controversy, the disappointing...Show More

169: ‘A Murder of Eeros’, With Special Guest Matthew Panzarino

1:59:00 | Oct 6th, 2016

Matthew Panzarino returns to the show. Topics include Google’s “Made by Google” hardware announcements (the Pixel phones, Google Wi-Fi routers, their Amazon Echo competitor Google Home), mobile photography, Samsung’s acquisition of Viv, and more.

168: ‘You’ve Got the Nubbin’, With Special Guest Serenity Caldwell

2:35:10 | Sep 27th, 2016

Serenity Caldwell returns to the show to discuss Apple’s new stuff: the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, Apple Watch Series 2 (and the semi-new Series 1), iOS 10, MacOS Sierra, and more.

167: ‘Hey Bruh You Bumped Muh Hat’, With Special Guest Jim Dalrymple

2:27:20 | Sep 17th, 2016

Jim Dalrymple returns to the show, to discuss last week's Apple event in San Francisco, the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, Apple Watch Series 2, and more.

166: ‘Way of the Future’, With Special Guest Rene Ritchie

1:51:47 | Sep 5th, 2016

Rene Ritchie returns to the show to discuss what we expect to see at Apple’s upcoming event in San Francisco: new iPhones (without headphone jacks, and with a radical new two-lens camera on the Plus-sized model), Apple Watch 2 (and a new fall lineup ...Show More

165: ‘I Do Feel the Pea’, With Special Guest Guy English

2:08:27 | Aug 28th, 2016

Special guest Guy English returns to the show. Topics include Tim Cook’s five year anniversary as Apple CEO, Steven Levy’s behind-the-scenes look at Apple’s AI and machine learning efforts, Apple’s decision to change the pistol emoji from a realistic...Show More

164: ‘Enjoyably Clicky’, With Special Guest Jason Snell

2:24:24 | Aug 12th, 2016

Jason Snell returns to the show. Topics include the latest rumors regarding the upcoming new iPhones and MacBook Pros, Rick Tetzeli’s cover story for Fast Company on Tim Cook’s Apple, and the connection between baseball and mechanical keyboards.

163: ‘Low Grade Scam’, With Special Guest Joanna Stern

1:25:28 | Jul 31st, 2016

Wall Street Journal columnist Joanna Stern returns to the show. Topics include media gossip on Eddy Cue negotiations with cable TV companies, Apple's aging notebook lineup, Apple's upcoming product announcement event, the Windows 10 upgrade fiasco, a...Show More

162: ‘Special Bullying Venue’, With Special Guest Glenn Fleishman

2:38:40 | Jul 23rd, 2016

Special guest Glenn Fleishman returns to the show. Topics include security vulnerabilities on MacOS and iOS, ransomware, counterfeit products and outright fraud on Amazon, and online harassment and “free speech”.

161: ‘Mumbles and Grunts’, With Special Guest John Moltz

2:06:01 | Jul 17th, 2016

John Moltz returns to the show. Topics include parenting thoughts on controlling the amount of time our kids spend playing games and watching YouTube and Netflix, why Google's apps for iOS are better than their apps for Android, Chromebooks in school...Show More

160: ‘Fresh Out of Prison’, With Special Guest Nilay Patel

1:47:10 | Jul 1st, 2016

Special guest Nilay Patel joins the show. Topics include The Verge and Recode (and the state of the media industry at large), what’s going on with the lack of updates to professional Mac hardware, and, of course, Apple’s purported removal of the head...Show More

159: ‘Phil Z’, With Special Guest Marco Arment

2:44:50 | Jun 26th, 2016

Marco Arment returns to the show. Topics include WWDC 2016, Phil Schiller and Craig Federighi's appearance on the live episode of this show during WWDC, the purported removal of the standard headphone jack from the upcoming new iPhones, and more.

158: Live From WWDC 2016, With Guests Phil Schiller and Craig Federighi

1:18:05 | Jun 18th, 2016

Recorded in front of a live audience in San Francisco, John Gruber is joined by Phil Schiller and Craig Federighi to discuss the news from WWDC: WatchOS 3, MacOS 10.12 Sierra, iOS 10, and more.

157: ‘A Nokia Phone and Some Pills (WWDC Prelude)’, With Special Guest Dan Frommer

2:24:52 | Jun 11th, 2016

Dan Frommer returns to the show. Topics include Jeff Bezos’s and Elon Musk’s appearances at last week’s Code 2016 conference, Apple’s changes to the App Store (subscriptions for all app categories, search ads, and huge improvements to app review appr...Show More

156: ‘Yo, Dingus’, With Special Guest Merlin Mann

1:58:35 | Jun 4th, 2016

Merlin Mann returns to the show to talk about artificial intelligence and Eddy Cue’s flip-flops.

155: ‘Medium Rare MacBook’, With Special Guest MG Siegler

2:22:50 | May 28th, 2016

Special guest MG Siegler returns to the show. (Finally.) Topics include rumors of an upcoming Siri SDK and an Amazon Echo-like device from Apple, the future of the MacBook lineup, Peter Thiel's secretive role as the financial backer of Hulk Hogan's l...Show More

154: ‘Facebook on Your Face’, With Special Guest Rene Ritchie

2:11:33 | May 21st, 2016

Rene Ritchie returns to the show. Topics include Apple’s new flagship retail store in San Francisco, recent improvements to App Store approval times, and Google’s announcements at I/O this week — Google Home and Google Assistant, Allo and Duo, and An...Show More

153: ‘Chock Full of Whimsy’, With Special Guest Ben Thompson

2:58:42 | May 7th, 2016

Ben Thompson returns to the show to talk about Apple’s recent quarterly results, what we think is going on with iPhone sales, Tim Cook’s misleading guidance, Apple Music, and a lot more.

152: ‘The Greatest Mic Drop I’ve Ever Seen’, With Special Guest Guy English

2:44:14 | Apr 25th, 2016

Special guest Guy English returns to the show. Topics include Ben Thompson’s argument that Apple’s functional organizational structure is hindering their efforts in online services, recalling our first Apple computers and the elegance of the classic ...Show More

151: ‘Option P’, With Special Guest Serenity Caldwell

2:09:28 | Apr 13th, 2016

Serenity Caldwell returns to the show. Topics include the new 9.7-inch iPad Pro, using an iPad for “work”, podcasting microphones, the damn Siri Remote for the new Apple TV, the *Star Wars: Rogue One* teaser, and more.

150: ‘Strict Robot Definer’, With Special Guest Jason Snell

2:51:13 | Mar 28th, 2016

Jason Snell returns to the show for an in-depth look at last week's Apple Event, and the two products that were introduced: the iPhone SE and the 9.7-inch iPad Pro. Other topics include the ongoing FBI/Apple encryption soap opera, what's wrong with t...Show More

149: ‘With Apologies to Hamilton’, With Special Guest Glenn Fleishman

2:19:08 | Mar 17th, 2016

Glenn Fleishman joins the show. The primary topic: Apple’s legal battle against the FBI regarding the iPhone and encryption. Other topics include Aaron Burr’s resurgence in popularity, the U.S. founding fathers’ use of cyphers and codes in their corr...Show More

148: ‘Occupy Portland’, With Special Guest John Moltz

2:20:55 | Mar 3rd, 2016

Special guest John Moltz returns to the show. Topics include the Apple/FBI encryption fight, Apple’s upcoming event and the products they’re expected to announce. And Campo Santo’s fantastic new video game “Firewatch”.

147: ‘iTools or Whatever’, With Special Guest Jim Dalrymple

1:58:47 | Feb 21st, 2016

Special guest Jim Dalrymple joins the show to talk about the Apple/FBI legal showdown, the debate over Apple software quality, and more.

146: ‘“They Might Be Giants” With a Spanish Accent’, With Special Guests Eddy Cue and Craig Federighi

56:35 | Feb 12th, 2016

Very special guests Eddy Cue and Craig Federighi join the show. Topics include: the new features in Apple's upcoming OS releases (iOS 9.3 and tvOS 9.2); why Apple is expanding its public beta program for OS releases; iTunes's monolithic design; how p...Show More

145: ‘Anthropomorphic Human Bowel’, With Special Guest Ben Thompson

1:49:35 | Feb 11th, 2016

Special guest Ben Thompson returns to the show. Topics include last Sunday’s Super Bowl 50 (and its mostly terrible commercials), Tim Cook’s tweet with a photo he took from the sidelines post-game, Twitter’s algorithmic timeline and the state of toda...Show More

144: ‘Hopped Up on Holiday Juice’, With Special Guest Matthew Panzarino

2:14:28 | Feb 1st, 2016

Special Guest Matthew Panzarino. Topics include Apple's quarterly financial results, rumors of Apple working on VR handsets and "wireless" charging for iPhones, Bezos charts, and more.

143: ‘A Squirrel Eating a Duck’, With Special Guest Merlin Mann

2:48:17 | Jan 24th, 2016

Merlin Mann returns to the show. Topics include Winter Storm Jonas, the politics of sick kids, sweating out a fever, people going insane over the rumors that the next iPhones will omit the standard headphone jack, the seven-hour *The Godfather Epic*,...Show More

142: ‘They Sherlocked F.lux’, With Special Guest Dan Frommer

2:13:23 | Jan 14th, 2016

Special guest Dan Frommer returns to the show to deliver his first-hand report from last week’s CES in Las Vegas. Other topics include Periscope, Peach, why Apple never participated at CES, El Chapo’s re-capture, iOS 9.3, Apple Watch, Apple’s finance...Show More

141: ‘“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” Holiday Spectacular’, With Special Guests Guy English, Amy Jane Gruber, and More

2:29:06 | Jan 1st, 2016

A brief holiday chat about ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’, with a cavalcade of special guests, including Guy English and Amy Jane Gruber.

140: ‘Apple’s 2015 Year in Review’, With Special Guest Rene Ritchie

3:07:33 | Dec 30th, 2015

Rene Ritchie returns to the show for a look back at the Apple year that was: the new one-port MacBook, Apple Watch's launch, WWDC and Apple Music, the iPhones 6S, iPad Pro, Apple Pencil, Apple TV, iPad Mini 4, iOS 9, Mac OS X 10.11, and, of course, t...Show More

139: ‘How Many Fingers Should This Baby Have?’, With Special Guests Craig Federighi and John Siracusa

3:20:33 | Dec 15th, 2015

Apple senior vice president of software engineering Craig Federighi joins the show for a wide-ranging half-hour discussion about Swift -- Apple's new programming language that just went open source. Next, John Siracusa returns to the show to follow u...Show More

138: ‘I’ve Been Using Mine More in Bed’, With Special Guest Joanna Stern

2:19:11 | Dec 8th, 2015

Joanna Stern returns to the show to talk about the iPad Pro, Microsoft's Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book, what's going on with Yahoo (spoiler: not much), how best to sell old iPhones when upgrading, and Mark Zuckerberg promising to donate 99 percent o...Show More

137: ‘Peak Rumor Season’, With Special Guest John Moltz

1:46:14 | Dec 1st, 2015

Special guest John Moltz returns to the show to discuss rumors that the iPhone 7 might not have a standard headphone jack and that Apple is working on new MacBook Airs. Also: a parenting guide to the Star Wars and James Bond franchises.

136: ‘Fully Charged Pencil’, With Special Guest Jason Snell

2:13:55 | Nov 21st, 2015

Special guest Jason Snell joins the show to talk about iPad Pro, Apple Pencil, how iOS still feels like *iPhone OS* at a fundamental level, and Don Norman and Bruce Tognazzini’s overwrought “How Apple Is Giving Design a Bad Name” article for Fast Com...Show More

135: ‘Put a Nipple on It’, With Special Guest Adam Lisagor

2:34:53 | Nov 7th, 2015

Special guest Adam Lisagor returns to the show. Topics include the new Apple TV (why we both love it, despite several 1.0 flaws), 4K video, 3D movies, and Adam’s excellent new series “Computer Show”.

134: ‘Field Sobriety Test’, With Special Guest Guy English

2:29:02 | Oct 31st, 2015

Special guest Guy English returns to the show for an in-depth discussion about the new Apple TV.

133: ‘The MacGuffin Tractor’, With Special Guest Serenity Caldwell

2:33:05 | Oct 17th, 2015

Serenity Caldwell returns to the show. Topics include this week’s new iMacs; the new “Magic” mouse, trackpad, and keyboard; an overview of Apple Music and iCloud Photos; Facebook’s outrageous background battery usage on iOS; Elon Musk’s gibes on Appl...Show More

132: ‘Peace, Porn, and Privacy’, With Guest Marco Arment

3:14:22 | Oct 3rd, 2015

Marco Arment joins the show for a brief chat on ad blockers, advertising in general, and the new iPhones 6S.

131: ‘If Only the Death Star Had That’, With Guest Rene Ritchie

2:39:02 | Sep 18th, 2015

Rene Ritchie joins the show to discuss last week's blockbuster Apple Event and the products that were announced: Apple Watch updates, the iPad Pro (and Smart Keyboard, and Apple Pencil), the all-new Apple TV, and the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus. Also: iOS ...Show More

130: ‘A Full Canseco’, With Guest John Moltz

2:40:02 | Sep 8th, 2015

Special guest John Moltz is back. Topics include Google’s new logo, the Tacoma Tahomas, and our speculation regarding what to expect at this week’s Apple event in San Francisco.

129: ‘90 Minutes or Bust’, With Guest Ben Thompson

1:56:00 | Aug 29th, 2015

Special guest Ben Thompson returns to the show. Topics include: our top complaints about Apple Watch, Apple making a car, the New York Times's profile of Amazon's work culture, and more.

128: ‘Did You Ever Take a Photograph?’, With Guest Matthew Panzarino

2:26:17 | Aug 9th, 2015

Special guest Matthew Panzarino returns to the show. Topics include Twitter (their musical chairs game at CEO, the @MagicRecs feature, and whether their declining stock price makes them an acquisition target), the end of Google Plus, why the new Phot...Show More

127: ‘A Sack Full of Plucked Feathers’, With Guest John Moltz

1:59:46 | Jul 30th, 2015

Special guest John Moltz returns to the show. Topics include bluetooth headphones, Apple Music and iCloud Photo Library, phone sizes (including speculation on the lineup of new iPhones in September), El Chapo’s social media intern, Apple’s stock pric...Show More

126: ‘Tommy Got Made’, With Guest Jason Snell

2:53:03 | Jul 21st, 2015

Jason Snell returns to the show, with a lot to talk about: Pebble's new Pebble Time smartwatch, the "Safari is the New IE" argument, the state of web advertising (and its adverse effects on performance and privacy) and monetization, and more.

125: ‘They Buy a Hole in the Wall’, With Guest Horace Dediu

1:56:26 | Jun 28th, 2015

Special guest Horace Dediu joins The Talk Show for the first time. Topics include the state of the maps industry, Apple's functional organizational structure, what the WWDC keynote said about the state of the company today, and more.

124: ‘Schiller Did Not Have to Put Up With This Bullshit’, With Guest Guy English

2:19:03 | Jun 20th, 2015

Guy English returns to the show, and we make a valiant but failed effort to cover all of the technical/developer news from last week’s WWDC. Among the topics we did hit: app thinning, Bitcode, WatchKit 2.0, CloudKit (and opening it up to web develope...Show More

123: Live From WWDC 2015, With Guest Phil Schiller

1:08:38 | Jun 10th, 2015

Recorded in front of a live audience at Mezzanine in San Francisco, John Gruber is joined by Phil Schiller to discuss the news from WWDC: OS X 10.11 El Capitan, iOS 9, the new native app SDK for Apple Watch, Apple Music, and the 2004 American League ...Show More

122: ‘Everyone Needs a Jerk’, With Guest Mark Gurman

2:22:21 | Jun 7th, 2015

Prelude to WWDC 2015 episode, featuring special guest Mark Gurman. We cover anything and everything you’d want to know heading into WWDC.

121: ‘He Was Sort of Anti-Golf’, With Guest Rene Ritchie

2:18:09 | Jun 1st, 2015

Special guest Rene Ritchie returns to the show. Topics includes Jony Ive’s promotion to Chief Design Officer and the implications for Apple; the differences in Apple’s internal design culture now that industrial and user interface design are under on...Show More

120: ‘The Move to Frisco’, With Guest Dan Frommer

2:18:13 | May 23rd, 2015

Special guest Dan Frommer returns to the show. Topics include David Letterman, iPhone docks, the space black steel Apple Watch, whatever happened to the Edition collection, San Francisco as the new system font for iOS and Mac OS X, and more.

119: ‘Workin’ in Pajamas’, With Guest David Sparks

2:32:45 | May 16th, 2015

Special guest David Sparks joins the show for the first time. Topics include “power users”, Markdown, Apple Watch, the new MacBook, iCloud Photo Syncing and the new Photos for Mac, WWDC, and wearing slippers as “work” shoes.

118: ‘Sloppy on the Side’, With Guest Adam Lisagor

2:12:28 | May 8th, 2015

Special guest and longtime friend Adam Lisagor returns to the show. I don’t know anyone who’s more excited about Apple Watch than Adam, except, maybe, my son. It’s easy to lose sight of the fact that Apple just released a brand-new thing, and they do...Show More

117: ‘I Touched Ron Johnson’, With Guest John Moltz

2:32:47 | May 1st, 2015

John Moltz returns to the show. Topics include Gruber’s retina, Apple Watch backorders and the watch itself, news from Microsoft’s Build conference, how to introduce yourself to people you’ve publicly branded a “jackass”, and more.

116: ‘Browser Pooped on the Wee-Wee Pad’, With Guest Joanna Stern

2:34:01 | Apr 16th, 2015

Special guest Joanna Stern of The Wall Street Journal joins the show to talk about Apple Watch and the new MacBook (and her reviews thereof).

115: ‘Turd on the Front Porch’, With Guest Ben Thompson

2:34:16 | Apr 3rd, 2015

Special guest Ben Thompson returns, with the intention of not talking about Apple Watch — and so of course we spend two hours talking about Apple Watch. Other topics include the launch of Jay Z’s streaming music service Tidal, audience ceilings faced...Show More

114: ‘All of Us Assholes in Journalism’, With Guest Serenity Caldwell

2:19:58 | Mar 20th, 2015

Special guest Serenity Caldwell joins the show. Topics include last week’s “Spring Forward” Apple media event; the new Force Touch Trackpad for MacBooks, and the prospects for force touch in future iOS devices; and of course, Apple Watch.

113: ‘A Tube of Lubricant for Your Life’, With Guest Matthew Panzarino

2:57:14 | Mar 13th, 2015

Special guest Matthew Panzarino joins the show to talk about this week’s “Spring Forward” Apple media event, for the new MacBook and Apple Watch.

112: ‘Retina Quality’, With Guest Paul Kafasis

2:22:15 | Mar 5th, 2015

Special guest Paul Kafasis returns to the show. Topics include the new Pebble Time watch, the imminent arrival of Apple Watch, Paul’s clever new doorbell (and unfortunate refrigerator situation), a little bit of baseball, and why I can’t attend next ...Show More

111: ‘12 Hours a Day’, With Guest John Moltz

1:59:02 | Feb 24th, 2015

Special guest John Moltz returns to the show. Topics include Apple Watch; rumors that Apple is working on a secret car project; our love of old Mac hardware; and a long discussion on Ian Parker’s extraordinary New Yorker profile of Jony Ive and his d...Show More

110: ‘Rats in the Lobby’, With Guest Merlin Mann

2:08:45 | Feb 13th, 2015

Merlin Mann returns to the show to talk about movies and shit.

109: ‘How Many Keys?’, With Guest MG Siegler

1:53:37 | Feb 5th, 2015

MG Siegler returns to the show, reporting from London. Topics include last week’s blockbuster earnings report from Apple, the increasingly imminent Apple Watch, phone display sizes, the impact of China on sales, rethinking the intended purpose and su...Show More

108: ‘Malaprops’, With Guest Ben Thompson

3:10:33 | Jan 24th, 2015

Topics include Apple’s pseudo “sabbaticals” (employees who leave the company but then return after a year or two); Google’s cultural similarities to Microsoft; the ways that Apple (and iOS users) might miss Scott Forstall; accessibility as a high pri...Show More

107: ‘Now It’s All Floppy’, With Guest Marco Arment

3:04:49 | Jan 13th, 2015

Special guest Marco Arment returns to the show. Topics include microphones; Marco’s much-publicized article last week on Apple’s seemingly declining software quality; talking to the press and agreeing to interviews; Apple’s relatively tiny developer ...Show More

106: ‘Star Wars Holiday Spectacular’, With Guests John Siracusa and Guy English

3:44:53 | Jan 1st, 2015

A brief chat about the Star Wars movies, with special guests John Siracusa and Guy English.

105: ‘George Lucas Called’, With Guest Jason Snell

2:17:04 | Dec 31st, 2014

Special guest Jason Snell joins the show for a year-end extravaganza. Topics include Jason’s first three months writing (and podcasting) as an indie at his new Six Colors; a look back at his 20-year career at MacUser and soon thereafter Macworld; tri...Show More

104: ‘2014 Year in Review’, With Guest Rene Ritchie

2:18:14 | Dec 27th, 2014

Special guest Rene Ritchie returns to the show for a special Apple 2014 year-in-review episode. Just a few of the many topics covered: Apple’s Beats acquisition; WWDC 2014 in hindsight; an aside speculating on the alternate universe where Google acqu...Show More

103: ‘Robotitize the Assembly’, With Guest Dan Frommer

1:55:20 | Dec 17th, 2014

Special guest Dan Frommer joins the show to talk about prop bets in Vegas, more *Star Wars*, some follow-up on James Bond, what Apple should do with its mountain of cash, speculation on why iPad sales growth has stagnated, and more. Also, some in-dep...Show More

102: ‘Maybe You Don’t Take an Apprentice’, With Dave Wiskus

2:56:34 | Dec 6th, 2014

Special guest Dave Wiskus joins the show to talk about the new teaser trailer for *Star Wars: The Force Awakens*, and just-announced title and cast for the 24th EON Productions Bond movie, *Spectre*. Other topics include the untapped potential of pod...Show More

101: ‘Like a Butt Crack’, With Christa Mrgan

1:29:57 | Nov 25th, 2014

Special guest Christa Mrgan joins the show to talk about Yosemite UI design, Apple TV’s aesthetics (and its shitty IR remote control), Apple Watch speculation (including using it as an Apple TV remote), the Watch’s new San Francisco font, bling in ic...Show More

100: ‘People Are Gay All the Time’, With John Moltz

2:26:59 | Nov 15th, 2014

Who else but very special guest John Moltz to ring in The Talk Show’s centurial episode. Topics include iPhone display sizes (and in particular, our mutual preference for the old 5S 4-inch size over the 4.7-inch iPhone 6); the new book Moltz co-wrote...Show More

XCIX: ‘The Smoker Channels’, With Merlin Mann

2:39:15 | Nov 8th, 2014

Very special guest Merlin Mann returns to the show to talk about Comcast customer service, cable-cutting, Marlins Man (no relation) and his showboating-spectator predecessors, and the state of podcasting today. Also: daylight saving time and Roman nu...Show More

98: ‘Far Less Eloquent as You’, With John Siracusa

3:04:33 | Oct 25th, 2014

Special guest John Siracusa returns to the show to discuss last week’s Apple event (introducing the iPad Air 2), and OS X Yosemite (and his review thereof).

97: ‘Copious Software Projects’, With Guy English

2:45:20 | Oct 10th, 2014

Special guest Guy English returns to the show to talk about iOS 8 quality concerns, and whether Apple’s annual software cycle is stretching the company too thin. Then things devolve into a bitter argument over the merits of file name extensions.

96: ‘The Edition Edition’, With Ben ‘Bengate’ Thompson

2:50:10 | Sep 28th, 2014

Special guest Ben Thompson joins the show for an Apple Watch discussion: what it’ll cost, what it’ll do, how it will be sold, and more. Other topics include “Bend-gate”, Apple’s growing prowess in mobile chip design, and Derek Jeter.

95: ‘Twenty-One Thousand Words’, With Rene Ritchie

1:55:44 | Sep 20th, 2014

Special guest: Rene Ritchie. Topics: What else? The iPhones 6, iOS 8, and last week’s special event at the Flint Center in Cupertino.

94: ‘Very Few Outhouses Anymore’, With Jason Snell

2:26:12 | Sep 8th, 2014

Special guest Jason Snell joins the show on the cusp of Apple’s September 9 event, where the company will purportedly introduce two new iPhones and a breakthrough wearable device. Topics include the purpose and advantages of a 5.5-inch iPhone, why on...Show More

93: ‘Toner-Perfect Design’, With Craig Hockenberry

2:23:53 | Aug 29th, 2014

Speculation on the purportedly-imminent new 4.7- and 5.5-inch iPhones, and the rise of adaptive user interface layout and design on iOS. @3x, here we come.

92: ‘That New Laptop Smell’, With Joanna Stern

1:54:45 | Aug 22nd, 2014

Topics include Joanna’s recent review of over 20 laptops; the HTC One M8 for Windows Phone; why Windows Phone is still struggling to gain traction; the role of Microsoft Office in today’s world; and speculation on Apple’s upcoming iPhone event.

91: ‘BlackBerry Is Still Technically in Business’, With Dan Frommer

2:17:18 | Aug 12th, 2014

Topics include speculation — seriously, just speculation — on Apple’s purported upcoming wrist wearable thing, Apple’s fall event schedule, polarized sunglasses, market share in the post-PC era, and Beats’s integration into Apple (including a clever ...Show More

90: ‘Jamming More RAM in for Free’, With John Moltz

1:59:54 | Jul 28th, 2014

Topics include Apple's quarterly results, how much Apple's cable and peripheral prices contribute to the popular conception that their products are "expensive", presbyopia and large-screen phones, and more.

89: ‘Cat Pictures’, With Marco Arment (Side 2)

1:39:23 | Jul 20th, 2014

Topics include the design and development of Marco’s new iOS podcast player, Overcast, custom UI fonts, the difficulty of low-level audio programming, and pricing strategy — with digressions on U.S. politics and other non-controversial subjects.

88: ‘Cat Pictures’, With Marco Arment (Side 1)

1:45:30 | Jul 20th, 2014

Topics include the design and development of Marco’s new iOS podcast player, Overcast, custom UI fonts, the difficulty of low-level audio programming, and pricing strategy — with digressions on U.S. politics and other non-controversial subjects.

87: ‘Free Alcoholic Beverages’, With Ben Thompson

2:03:46 | Jul 12th, 2014

Topics include Samsung getting pinched from Apple on the high end and Xiaomi (at least in China) on the low end, Android and the importance of software differentiation, wearable devices, and more.

86: ‘Diddling Your Feeds’, With Dave Wiskus

2:27:02 | Jul 1st, 2014

Topics include the new look and feel in OS X Yosemite (10.10), Google’s new “Material Design” look and feel for Android, smartwatches (including the new ones Google showed at I/O last week), and Dave’s new behind-the-scenes role at The Talk Show.

85: ‘Oh Man, Soccer’, With Paul Kafasis

1:52:20 | Jun 26th, 2014

Topics include the ongoing World Cup and the sport of soccer, Google Glass, mockups of devices in rumor reports, Amazon's Fire Phone, the New York Times's profile of Tim Cook last week, Apple's growth, and the agonizingly slow death of Blackberry. La...Show More

84: ‘Doctoring the Ball’, With Guy English

1:51:58 | Jun 17th, 2014

Special guest Guy English. Topics center on WWDC 2014, particularly how XPC — interapplication communication — is playing a fundamental but largely behind-the-scenes role in many of the new features for iOS and OS X. The new much-improved WebKit API ...Show More

83: Live From WWDC 2014, With Marco Arment, Casey Liss, John Siracusa, and Scott Simpson

1:48:58 | Jun 7th, 2014

Recorded in front of a live audience of 500 people on Tuesday, 2 June 2014 at Mezzanine in San Francisco. John Gruber is joined by the ATP trio — Marco Arment, Casey Liss, and John Siracusa — to discuss the news from WWDC: OS X 10.10 Yosemite, iOS 8,...Show More

82: ‘We're Allowed to Make Stuff Up; It's a Podcast’, With Dan Frommer

1:50:15 | May 28th, 2014

Special guest Dan Frommer. Topics include Dan’s new gig as senior tech editor at Quartz, tablets as a form factor for full-featured PCs (and the now-aging design of the MacBook Air), WWDC rumors, the rumored iOS-style redesign of Mac OS X, previous M...Show More

81: ‘Bring Back Jerry Yang’, With John Moltz

1:34:47 | May 22nd, 2014

Special guest John Moltz joins the show for a discussion regarding Apple's still-only-rumored acquisition of Beats, WWDC rumors, the ringer switch on the iPhone, the ZTE Open C Firefox OS phone (spoiler: it's a turd), and the transition of The Talk S...Show More

80: Beats by Tim

1:48:07 | May 13th, 2014

Mule Radio honcho Mike Monteiro joins John Gruber for a very special episode. Topics include the nature of podcasting and the future of The Talk Show; design legend Massimo Vignelli; ComiXology's abandonment of in-app purchasing now that they're owne...Show More

79: Whatever Jobs Had His Pants on Fire For

1:52:27 | Apr 22nd, 2014

Special guest Mark Gurman from 9to5Mac joins John Gruber for a discussion of Mac journalism, rumors surrounding upcoming Apple products, and UI design chief Greg Christie’s retirement from Apple later this year.

78: Live From Build 2014

1:26:44 | Apr 8th, 2014

Special guest Ed Bott joins John Gruber in an episode recorded in front of a live audience at Microsoft’s Build developer conference in San Francisco. Topics include last week’s news out of the conference — including Windows Phone 8.1 — and a broader...Show More

77: Stampy in the Hunger Games

1:45:34 | Apr 1st, 2014

Special guest John Moltz joins John Gruber to discuss the just-completed Macworld/iWorld conference and expo, Microsoft Office for iPad, and more.

76: Here’s a Frickin’ Pipe Dream

1:54:03 | Mar 21st, 2014

Special guest Craig Hockenberry joins John Gruber to discuss wearable devices in general, smart watches in particular, and orange juice.

75: We Used to Finger Each Other

1:42:55 | Mar 17th, 2014

Special guest star Brent Simmons joins John Gruber to talk about the past and future of Apple programming languages, how to make coffee and popcorn (albeit not together), whether links should be underlined on web pages, and Brent's new podcast (co-ho...Show More

74: Heart of a Gambler

2:23:40 | Mar 7th, 2014

Special guest Glenn Fleishman joins John Gruber to discuss Bitcoin — how it works, the problems it solves, where it's going, and more. Also, Apple's "goto fail" security bug, and some Jeopardy and Blackjack game theory.

73: Do Not Retweet the Band-Aid

2:08:11 | Feb 28th, 2014

Special guest Joanna Stern joins John Gruber to discuss tablets as laptop replacements, the appeal of large-screen smartphones, wearables, and more.

72: Go To The Mat On Stickers

2:31:28 | Feb 22nd, 2014

Special guest Ben Thompson joins John Gruber to discuss Facebook's blockbuster acquisition of WhatsApp, the wide world of mobile messaging in general, the no-win scenario Microsoft has seemingly fallen into with Windows Phone and mobile computing, an...Show More

71: Construction Kit Food

1:29:38 | Feb 14th, 2014

Special guest Jason Fried joins John Gruber; topics include 37signals’ decision to rebrand as Basecamp and focus on just one product, aligning customer interests with your business interests, the future of sports broadcasting, and more.

70: Ken Turns Effect

2:05:12 | Feb 10th, 2014

Special guest MG Siegler returns to the show to discuss Microsoft’s future under new CEO Satya Nadella, Facebook’s new Paper app for the iPhone, and more.

69: Peter's Going To Want His Money Back

2:25:54 | Jan 31st, 2014

Special guest Marco Arment returns for the second half of a two-part episode. Topics include the new Mac Pro, retina Macs, hard drives vs. SSDs, and a thorough examination of the implications of a big screen iPhone.

68: We're Gonna Get Email

1:38:04 | Jan 28th, 2014

Special guest Marco Arment joins John Gruber for part one of a two part episode. Topics include the history of the Mac, the differences between programming for the web and native apps, the recent iPhone sales numbers, and the supremacy of Fahrenheit ...Show More

67: The Floppy 2: The Zip Disk

1:35:02 | Jan 18th, 2014

Special guest John Moltz joins John Gruber; topics include A-Rod's suspension, Google's acquisition of Nest and the meaning of "innovation", Tim Cook’s public speaking, larger iPads, full screen mode on Mac OS X, and Moltz's new show.

66: Geared Up For CES

1:45:39 | Jan 11th, 2014

Special guest Dan Frommer joins John Gruber to discuss the news from CES this week — 4K TV sets, wearables, phone integration with car dashboards, and more. Also: Pappy Van Winkle.

65: 2013 Holiday Spectacular

2:51:53 | Dec 24th, 2013

Guy English and a cavalcade of surprise guests join John Gruber for conversation, singing, dancing, and holiday cheer.

64: One Star

1:33:16 | Dec 14th, 2013

Special guest Daniel Jalkut joins John Gruber to discuss podcast transcription, coerced App Store reviews, and the iRate project.

63: Would You Pay A Quarter For That?

2:02:16 | Dec 7th, 2013

Special guest Glenn Fleishman joins John Gruber to discuss "Diane in 7A" and reality TV, long-form journalism, Apple's plan for Newsstand, and The Magazine's Kickstarter campaign.

62: Checkin’ Out Butts with Siri

1:44:06 | Nov 26th, 2013

Special guest John Moltz joins John Gruber to discuss TextExpander and changes to iOS 7, Buttsgate, Microsoft's "Scroogled" campaign, and Apple's R&D spending.

61: My_Feedback.ppt

1:54:33 | Nov 16th, 2013

Very special guest Merlin Mann joins John Gruber for an as-usual rambling discussion about presentation slides, the new iPads, the Major League Baseball schedule, and Malcolm Gladwell.

60: Anti-Elop Bias

1:34:10 | Nov 11th, 2013

Special guest Paul X. Kafasis joins John Gruber to discuss planned obsolescence and Apple, Stephen Elop and Nokia, the Twitter IPO, and more.

59: A Dog Named Maverick

2:35:04 | Nov 2nd, 2013

Special guest John Siracusa joins John Gruber to discuss the tragic Red Sox victory, Apple's product naming scheme, Siracusa's as-ever epic Ars Technica review of OS X Mavericks, and more.

58: iPad Square

1:40:17 | Oct 26th, 2013

Special guest Dan Frommer joins John Gruber to discuss this week's Apple announcements: the event itself, the new iPads, new MacBook Pros, the controversial new iWork suite, and more.

57: One For The Pedants

2:32:41 | Oct 19th, 2013

Special guest Marco Arment joins John Gruber. Topics include speculation regarding what Apple will and won't announce at next week's special event in San Francisco — iPads, Mac Pros, MacBook Pros, iPods, Apple TV — jailbreaking as a reason for holdin...Show More

56: OS X El Camino

2:24:38 | Oct 7th, 2013

Special guest Guy English joins John Gruber for a discussion ranging from the practical performance advantages of the A7 and iOS going 64-bit, Steve Jobs's cars-vs.-trucks analogy, the future of Microsoft, and more.

55: Black to the Mac

1:49:08 | Sep 28th, 2013

Special guest John Moltz joins John Gruber. Topics include Martha Stewart, patent trolls, Touch ID and the iPhone 5S, making booze in prison, and more.

54: Green iPhone 5C Hidden In A Beard

2:09:27 | Sep 19th, 2013

Special guest Jim Dalrymple joins John Gruber to talk about the new iPhones 5S and 5C on the cusp of their release, as well as iOS 7.

53: If They Had Asked Us

1:31:38 | Sep 14th, 2013

Special guests Brent Simmons and Dave Wiskus join John Gruber for a discussion of last week's Apple announcements and news — the iPhones 5S and 5C and iOS 7.

52: A Little Bit Of Dancing On Their Grave

2:22:59 | Sep 3rd, 2013

Special guest John Siracusa joins John Gruber to talk about Microsoft and Nintendo.

51: Amazon First Citywide Change Bank

1:35:18 | Aug 15th, 2013

Special guest MG Siegler joins John Gruber for a discussion about Amazon, Jeff Bezos, and what Apple might have planned for this fall.

50: Gold-Plated USB Cables

1:43:44 | Aug 7th, 2013

Special guest Marco Arment joins John Gruber; topics include Jeff Bezos's purchase of The Washington Post, working environments for programmers and web workers, how one person's "disruption" is another's "predatory pricing", in-app game purchases as ...Show More

49: Mountains of Garbage

1:06:10 | Jul 23rd, 2013

Special guest star Dan Frommer joins John Gruber to discuss the future of television, their experiences as iOS app developers, App Store strategies, and crazy top-level domains.

48: Eddy Cue Is Going to Jail

1:12:12 | Jul 13th, 2013

Special guest John Moltz joins John Gruber to discuss the Yankees, Apple's recent e-book price-fixing trial, Apple's role in your browsing habits, and being a nervous flyer.

47: Extreme Minimal Guns

1:08:01 | Jul 8th, 2013

Designer Christa Mrgan joins John Gruber for a discussion on iOS 7, typography, App Camp for Girls, and more.

46: Close Encounters of the Seventh Kind

1:37:10 | Jun 29th, 2013

Special guest Craig Hockenberry joins John Gruber for a discussion on the design changes in iOS 7, and the similarity to graphic design and color palette trends in decades past. Also: tagging as the future of inter-application file sharing.

45: I Missed OK

1:33:56 | Jun 21st, 2013

Special guest Adam Lisagor joins John Gruber for a considered discussion on the design changes in iOS 7.

44: Code 47: Live From WWDC 2013

1:23:57 | Jun 13th, 2013

Recorded in front of a live audience in San Francisco, John Gruber is joined by Guy English, Scott Simpson, and a cavalcade of very special surprise guests.

43: All The Leaks Are Wrong

1:16:44 | Jun 8th, 2013

Special guest John Moltz joins John Gruber for some pre-WWDC speculation. Will there be new Macs? Might Apple release an SDK and App Store for Apple TV, and if so, would it require a new remote control? All that and more, including this week's allega...Show More

42: No One Has A Higher Horse

1:36:14 | May 31st, 2013

Special guest Daniel Jalkut joins John Gruber for this week's show. Topics include his work at Red Sweater Software and his new blog and podcast, Bitsplitting; why there's not an iPhone version of MarsEdit; why Mac developers might want to rethink th...Show More

41: See You on Larry's Island

1:20:46 | May 20th, 2013

Very special guest Merlin Mann joins John Gruber to discuss 43-year-old Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera, career-ending injuries for writers and podcasters, and whether Larry Page more resembles a Bond villain or Magneto. In other words, the usual.

40: A Look At Mail In Cyberdog

1:12:00 | May 13th, 2013

Special guest Dan Frommer joins John Gruber, with topics including Windows 8's "have it all" design leading to it failing both as a tablet and PC OS; the loyalty of new Apple customers; Netflix's commanding and growing lead as a provider of streaming...Show More

39: iOS 7 Deforestation

1:48:53 | May 4th, 2013

Special guest Marco Arment joins John Gruber to discuss reports of iOS 7's new system-wide appearance and where Apple might be heading stylistically; Microsoft's scrapping of the "Hotmail" brand and their generally inscrutable branding as a company; ...Show More

38: Up To The Creepy Line

1:33:32 | Apr 29th, 2013

Special guest John Moltz joins John Gruber for a discussion on Apple's quarterly results, the asinine idea that Tim Cook's job is possibly in jeopardy, and more.

37: Live from Úll 2013

50:38 | Apr 16th, 2013

Recorded in front of a live audience at the Úll conference in Dublin, Ireland, Michael Lopp joins John Gruber. Topics include: Ron Johnson’s stint as CEO at JC Penney, Apple’s lack of new products so far this year, and the design of tech conferences.

36: Stockpiling the Nuclear Weapons of Design War

1:22:59 | Apr 8th, 2013

Special guest Om Malik joins John Gruber for a discussion about Facebook Home, and the potential for Facebook to eventually make their own mobile OS, Andy Rubin's ouster as leader of Android, Apple's challenges with iCloud, and more.

35: Bozos and BlackBerrys

1:25:51 | Mar 25th, 2013

Special guest Erica Ogg, senior writer and Apple beat reporter for GigaOM, joins John Gruber to discuss Apple’s hiring of Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch, Apple’s PR department, the BBC running a story on a survey conducted by a subsidiary of Samsung’s adverti...Show More

34: I Don't Want To Put Down My Drink

1:55:14 | Mar 16th, 2013

Special guest star MG Siegler joins John Gruber to discuss a week jam-packed with news: Phil Schiller's Android-trashing interviews; Samsung's bizarre introduction of the interesting Galaxy S4; Andy Rubin stepping aside (or, as seems more likely, bei...Show More

33: Apple's Actual Problems

1:37:28 | Mar 7th, 2013

Special guest Guy English joins John Gruber to talk about the gaping holes in the "Apple is working on a watch" rumors and the actual major problems and risks Apple faces during the next few years.

32: Denied Permission for an Emergency Landing at Clavius

1:11:03 | Feb 22nd, 2013

Special guest Jim Coudal joins John Gruber to discuss Stanley Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey", The Deck network and the state of online advertising, and the just-completed Webstock conference in Wellington, New Zealand.

31: Velocity Hotels

1:09:09 | Feb 5th, 2013

Very special guests Paul Kafasis and Scott Simpson join John Gruber for an episode recorded in Mule Radio's studio in San Francisco, at the end of this year's Macworld/iWorld conference and trade show. Topics include the Macworld event and an innovat...Show More