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.
November 9th, 2022 | 1 hr 29 mins
We’re happy to report that we’ve been offered our own show on Peacock. Follow us as we upgrade one of the Painted Ladies with the latest in smart home connectivity and gadgetry. Uh, you’ll understand why it’s rated TV-MA for language pretty quickly.
This week: proper puck prep, network naming nuances, and assorted ancillary alliteration. 🏡.
November 2nd, 2022 | 1 hr 34 mins
Fivey Fox told us the best predictor of partisan lean during a midterm election cycle is average spend at Dunkin’ Donuts divided by number of Casper mattresses discarded per year in a particular district.
This week: anti-social shared photo libraries, sports media rights, and a reluctant look at Tesla bro’s purchase of twitter dot com. 🐦.
October 26th, 2022 | 1 hr 44 mins
Yeah yeah, sure the Matter standard is finalized but when will someone come out with a smarter ‘hide-a-key’ rock? Is that what Thread is about?
This week: Gonger’s food truck, Carlos’ haunted iPhone, and Taylor’s new album. 🕛.
October 19th, 2022 | 2 hrs 4 mins
The defining quality of strong character is being willing to change your mind when presented with new information — about mesh WiFi. Nothing else though, stick to your priors politicians.
This week: golden sandwich ratios, watchOS 9 can’t catch a vibe, and Apple’s non-event fall event.🍎
October 5th, 2022 | 1 hr 40 mins
What would you do-ooo-ooooh — to avoid a deposition after you reneged on a binding agreement to buy a social media company?
(read in the tune of the Klondike bar jingle)
This week: tapbacks, bridge trolls, and midnight fingerprints. 🥅
September 28th, 2022 | 1 hr 51 mins
They say the shortest, saddest story ever comprised in a single sentence is “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.” One of your cohosts reminds us that that is untrue. “No tip.”
This week: Clipper ships, AirBuds, and Disney considers a hard Brexit. ⛴️.
September 21st, 2022 | 1 hr 36 mins
Turns out if you run enough independent bookstores out of business, you eventually amass enough money and marketshare to force people that are just trying to buy trash bags to watch a mediocre football game. Who knew?
This week: software updates, Ryan has a new phone, and Carlos has a stroke of genius if only he had a time machine. 🥃.
September 7th, 2022 | 1 hr 54 mins
Why did elementary school classrooms all have those yard sticks that you never ended up using? Well, turns out educators were playing the long game to help you understand this week’s episode.
It’s Apple event time, kids. Buckle up. 🍎.
August 30th, 2022 | 1 hr 43 mins
In economics, a mouse price spiral occurs when consumers get so desensitized to a media conglomerate raising fees that they no longer cry at the end of Pixar movies.
This week: David Zaslav channels his inner Jojo and has a demo day with the HBO Max streaming catalog while Carlos can’t stop watching his new slightly less dumb Roomba. 📺.
August 17th, 2022 | 1 hr 31 mins
Well that was certainly a long one week. What’d we miss?
This week: one last attorney client meeting with Jimmy and Kim, a tiny new listener joins the fold, and a summer vibes check in. ⛱️.
June 22nd, 2022 | 1 hr 26 mins
New Mac desktop who dis? Seriously though, it’s tough to tell through this potato of a webcam.
This week: moving day, sports deals, and the universal truth that everything that proclaims to be smart is actually dumb.
June 8th, 2022 | 2 hrs 3 mins
Maybe the 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar is like that weird blood orange flavor of San Pellegrino. I mean, someone has to be buying it otherwise they wouldn’t keep making it?
This week: bottle service, volcano bread, and generally accepted Kabletown accounting practices.💰.
June 1st, 2022 | 1 hr 6 mins
Smart home technology is a lot like government: the more mature it gets, the less well it works. Susan Collins is Zigbee in this analogy I guess?
This week: the final mention of CableCARDs on the show, last minute WWDC thoughts, and a quick look at Disney+'s new wookie mini-series. 🐭.
May 25th, 2022 | 1 hr 22 mins
Podcasting alfresco — when in Rome, as they say. Or rather, when it's still 88° at 9 o'clock at night.
This week: Clifford Main, cliffhangers, and cliffs notes on the Better Call Saul mid-season finale.
Many spoilers, don't say we didn't warn you. 🤐
May 11th, 2022 | 1 hr 22 mins
"Hey Sonos, can Giancarlo Esposito come to my house and troubleshoot these eeros?"
This week: clearing the docket, speed reading out of necessity, and the day the music died. 📚.
May 4th, 2022 | 1 hr 54 mins
First we were joking, but we are seeking investors for IronAdvisor's seed round. This is getting ridiculous.
This week: 1:1 previews, Jim's travel coffee setup, and Sally Draper's oddly accurate assessment of the Manhattan. ☕