A thoughtful, unpretentious, mostly weekly conversation about the companies, ideas and products that are transforming our world. We look at what it is, why it matters and where it fits in the broader business of consumer technology. So, grab your favorite Blue Barn sandwich, put the Giants game on mute and join us.
Hosted by Ryan Fretwell and Carlos Gomez.
October 30th, 2023 | 1 hr 22 mins
[leans in over flashlight] And they weren’t done yet. After murdering the Touch Bar, the perpetrators cackled manically as they introduced a Pro laptop with just eight gigabytes of RAM. In 2023!
This week: artificial coffee, ciders, and Apple’s ghoulish fall Mac event. 🎃.
October 17th, 2023 | 1 hr 57 mins
We understand our programming schedule has been a little inconsistent, so we’re going to make it up to you with the “most affordable” episode ever. Find the hidden USB-C mention and you win a prize.
This week: East Bay CarPlay blues, when CPG products get the Mona Lisa treatment, and Ryan’s accidental haunted house. 👻.
October 3rd, 2023 | 1 hr 43 mins
You remember that scene in Rataouille where Anton Ego takes a bite and his entire life flashes before his eyes? That story, but it involves french fries and elderflower liquer.
This week: “croissaint inspired” and other freezer aisle abominations, the fruit company, and Zaz introduces Shaq Paq for Max. 🏀.
August 29th, 2023 | 1 hr 41 mins
“Hi, yes — we don’t mean to be a bother, but this podcast is stale and we never got our second ad break.”
“Sir, this is a Wendy’s.”
This week: car phones, car charging standards, and even cars that drive themselves. 🚗.
August 15th, 2023 | 1 hr 42 mins
With AI and Machine Learning becoming more core to the iPhone experience, we’re probably one release away from App Store notifications based on your calendar, heart rate, and mood that suggest “redownload the Taco Bell app?” at your lowest life moments.
This week: boring cars, kids entertainment, and ringing the bell for a master of the small screen. 🛎️.
August 1st, 2023 | 1 hr 35 mins
Ryan has returned from vacation with a head cold but a renewed appreciation for the iPad. Carlos didn’t go anywhere but did get Aloha-by-osmosis.
This week: Bill Simmons’ ads reads, Bobby Flay’s questionable judgment, and we all learn what a Pack-n-Play is. 👶🏻.
July 11th, 2023 | 1 hr 39 mins
It turns out all it took to make Mark Zuckerberg look like the protagonist was alt-right Tony Stark buying Twitter. Who knew? And by that we mean: Happy Threads Day.
This week: chicken restaurants that aren’t Los Pollos Hermanos, pizza restaurants that only sometimes serve pizza, and EV makers collectively throw CCS under the battery powered bus..
June 6th, 2023 | 2 hrs 17 mins
It’s like David vs. Goliath, except this time it’s Carlos picking a fight with a Marin County coffee roaster trying to pull a fast one on home baristas.
This week: the definitive take on Apple’s Vision Pro headset that will definitely be accurate six months and six years from now. Yes. 🥽.
May 23rd, 2023 | 1 hr 40 mins
We promise this episode isn’t sponcon for the Chrysler Pacifica, but also, we’ve got unsold ad slots and its a tough media environment rn so hit us up auto industry we are for sale.
This week: air traffic patterns, EV charging in the real world, and the only thing french fries can’t make better. 🌯.
April 25th, 2023 | 1 hr 28 mins
Star Wars fans love a quality brunch, but what happens when there are too many cooks in the kitchen at Disney? In this analogy, Baby Yoda is an egg scramble?
This week: elephants in the desert, more on EV deliveries, and Taylor didn’t pull a Tom Brady. 🧣
April 4th, 2023 | 1 hr 49 mins
As it enters retirement, history will remember that the Satechi 108W USB-C travel charger walked so the Anker 747 GaN brick could run.
This week: cars, cars, cars. After a week behind the wheel, Carlos has many thoughts on the Model 3. 🚗
March 28th, 2023 | 1 hr 35 mins
Everything is bigger in Texas, which apparently applies to the number of food trucks, polo shirts, and those dang scooters.
This week: Fixer Upper cupcakes, DPReview closing up shop, and recapping our last session for a while with Han Solo LMFT. 🧁
March 14th, 2023 | 1 hr 32 mins
The Star Wars cinematic universe is in disarray under Iger, so says Ryan. How many more actors will have to hang up their taun-tauns and change careers to quippy, jaded therapists just to get a payday from Tim Apple?
This week: Animal Planet x Home Depot collabs, Michael Trout’s crib, and the continued messy world of midwestern cable sports rights. 🐟.
March 7th, 2023 | 1 hr 20 mins
Well, I suppose “Charge your non-Tesla” was the third least ****-ish way to title the option so kudos, Elmo & Co.?
This week: our bi-monthly pizza chat, Amazon scales back the “Go” concept in SF and NY, and Stevie B. in a hard hat. 🍕.
February 21st, 2023 | 1 hr 12 mins
Look, until Overcast adds a tip screen for when you finish each podcast episode, just use Venmo or Cash App: $ShedDaddy415 and $LightroomBarista.
This week: Martha Stewart’s sour grapes, magic beans, and Eddy Cue introduces Han Solo to Sigmund Freud. 🛋️.
February 15th, 2023 | 1 hr 41 mins
If Apple were a teenager, which SVP would be the one running to the mailbox to try to get the report card before their dad Tim saw it?
This week: right and wrong opinions on fast casual, dollar menu thoughts on streaming, and putting on our Judge’s Table hats for Apple in 2022. Which one of us is Gail in this analogy? 🔪.