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 20th, 2021 | 1 hr 43 mins
Turns out John Ternus was never a big fan of The Rolling Stones, but he took a shot at rewriting the lyrics to one of their hit songs.
“You can’t always get what you want...
But if you try sometimes, well, you might find...
You get a pro laptop that doesn’t compromise on performance and has a feature set and design that matches the needs of its end users for the first time in six years.”
A little wordy but we like this version way better.
This week: measuring cups, spicy tweets, and oh hey — a new laptop. 💻.
October 13th, 2021 | 1 hr 8 mins
We shaved off some extra battery, chamfered some edges to give you a lean episode this week. ⚾.
Perhaps that will give you extra time to watch baseball.
Or you could spend it reviewing your customer sat numbers.
Seems like as a good a time as any to make some french fries!
Even if you don’t have fresh garlic, pretend you’re at the ballpark.
You just need to save some for your old pal Buster.
October 6th, 2021 | 1 hr 32 mins
When the MLB inevitably shoe-horns corporate sponsors on the uniforms, we think Picco should get first dibs for the Giants. The A's get Homeroom. None of this Rakuten and Bumble nonsense.
This week: playoff bandwagoning, vanity stock picking, and paternity leave guest hosting. 🎙️
September 29th, 2021 | 1 hr 37 mins
You know how they say never meet your heroes? That, but sparkling water.
This week: it’s new iPhone week, smartening up the ghost lights, and Amazon throws more Echo spaghetti at the wall. 🍝.
September 22nd, 2021 | 1 hr 26 mins
We got a sneak peek at the season finale of Ted Lasso and we can’t believe that Keeley sues Apple over their 30% cut of Bantr subscriptions. I mean, it’s super meta but we’re here for it.
This week: KenTacoHuts, California blues, and the third time’s the charm. 🥤.
September 15th, 2021 | 1 hr 58 mins
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This week: steering the Apple cart, real life Screen Time limits, and a drone's eye view of the fall iPhone event. 👀.
September 8th, 2021 | 1 hr 32 mins
In our independent testing, we found that the best product for most trillion dollar companies abusing their market position is an agile regulatory environment with the support of the judiciary.
Why you should trust us: we have a podcast on the Internet.
Flaws but not deal breakers: boomers don’t always understand technology.
This week: an Apple Watch sleeps with the fishes, movers and cocktail shakers, and Oakland’s likely future as a sports desert. ⚾.
August 25th, 2021 | 1 hr 5 mins
Pfizer, just call Nate Silver and license the name TopShot® from the NBA. If we want to solve vaccine hesitancy, offer a Pumpkin Spice version for the coasts and a BBQ one for the southwest.
This week: direct democracy do-overs, summer beta season, and leveraging organic brand synergies across apps to deliver greater value to ride-sharing Americans. 🚘.
August 18th, 2021 | 1 hr 42 mins
Welcome to California Adventure. Yes, it'll be $300 to breathe clean air, $17 for the mouse themed cocktail, $8 to cross that bridge and see Woody.
Wait, who said anything about Disneyland?
This week: feet fingers, live sports on TV, and Ryan got a Peloton. 🚴🏻♂️
August 11th, 2021 | 1 hr 37 mins
If skateboarding is considered an Olympic sport now, surely they can carve out a category for sparkling water adjacent podcasters to juice the ratings. Call us, NBC.
This week: pigs in a blanket as American as apple pie, suing Disney because direct-to-streaming feels like a lie, and Apple sets up their website for people who want to click “buy”. 💸.
July 28th, 2021 | 1 hr 52 mins
We’re probably about six months away from holding a Mac OS 9 style funeral for TiVo but it’s not quite time. Stay tuned.
This week: putting the “tube” in YouTube, Olympic fever nears pandemic designation, and we use our TI-83 to find the mathematical limit to the boozy seltzer craze. 📺.
July 21st, 2021 | 1 hr 38 mins
Have the Democrats considered revising the infrastructure bill to more of a loot crate model for states? Oh nice, this one has light rail funding! All Mississippi got was a Fortnite skin and 2 miles of protected bike lanes...
This week: cocktail multipliers, fry inflation, and the Guy Fieri moneyback guarantee. 🥞.
July 14th, 2021 | 1 hr 32 mins
Ready or not, we’re bringing our unique talents to the world of sparkling wine. Introducing a craft California champagne that shines brilliantly in a Philips Hue lit kitchen and pairs with any Trader Joe’s based charcuterie spread.
This week: #teamwetzel or #teamauntannies, EV patriotism, and PVOD Wakandavisionalorian. 🚛.
June 23rd, 2021 | 1 hr 33 mins
Summer is here. Temperatures are rising and California’s power grid will be strained. We humbly present the following solution to prevent rolling blackouts: one free Popeye’s chicken sandwich for every 10KwH of peak energy usage saved.
Your move, Texas.
This week: Apple’s new lose-lose regulatory reality, home audio portmanteaus, and Optimus Prime’s plan to run for governor in 2024. 🤖.
June 16th, 2021 | 1 hr 24 mins
To truly hear a podcast, you have to listen with your eyes closed. If you can, get it on vinyl. It's even better. Much like jazz, it's not the hot takes you hear, it's the ones you don't.
This week: on the lookout for the newest Pokemon CHAdeMO, shacking up at a Supercharger, and KPMG wins the bid for AFC Richmond's kit sponsorship. ⚽️.
June 9th, 2021 | 1 hr 55 mins
We looked and can’t find the intersection of Liberal Arts and Technology anywhere. Someone said it was by the corner of Happy and Healthy, but there’s just a Walgreens here. Is this is an Apple Maps thing? It’s not in Daly City is it?
This week: Dora needs a map for this mountain of entertainment, the laziest word in the English language, and one of us took good notes during this week’s Apple Services keynote. 💸.