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.
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. 💸.
June 2nd, 2021 | 1 hr 45 mins
Vis a vis our plans to open the kimono ahead of our Q2 all hands, the ask here is that the biz. dev. team get their heads in the game if we truly want to be a 10X kind of organization. @channel
This week: Trader Joe’s acknowledges The Cider House Rules, Amazon Studios hopes to Die Another Day, and Apple didn’t spend all that money on Office Space for you folks to sit at home watching Ted Lasso during the Webex. 📎 .
May 26th, 2021 | 15 mins 13 secs
Off again this week, but we left you a double shot on the counter.
In this mini: pro sports and Las Vegas angling to be Nevada’s Oakland. 🏀.
May 19th, 2021 | 15 mins 21 secs
We’re off this week, but we’ve got a cappuccino-sized episode for you anyhow.
In this mini: Carlos finds new ways to make sleep as complicated as humanly possible and Ryan has surprisingly strong feelings about candy nomenclature. 🍬.
May 12th, 2021 | 1 hr 18 mins
Tax day is approaching and while you should have filed months ago, we got your back in case you’re just barely trying to log into TurboTax. Stay on the right side of Uncle Sam by keeping the following in mind:
1) You cannot claim your Roomba as a dependent.
2) Having watched Ted Lasso means you legally have to change your declared occupation to “football hooligan”.
3) If you bought a Tesla with Bitcoin in the 2020 tax year, go straight to jail, do not collect $200.
This week: boozy cold brew, two new Spinny flavors by way of Still or Sparkling®, and we wonder what was the Matter with CHIP? 🥔.
May 5th, 2021 | 1 hr 35 mins
The Pepsi challenge, but make it Bubly.
This week: Hamilton comes to Cupertino, putting iPad OS on a PIP, and a stroll down the freezer aisle at TJ's. 🍨.
April 21st, 2021 | 1 hr 59 mins
You know, a phone company with the defacto podcast directory is a little like the mule with a spinning wheel. No one knows how he got it, and danged if he knows how to use it!
This week: Taylor Swift B-sides, ZIP disks, and a newly jacked Tim Apple continues flirting with antitrust regulators.
April 14th, 2021 | 1 hr 20 mins
Just once, I want Michael Barbaro to break character and start The Daily with “Act One: a Texas high school’s challenge to reopen in the era of the coronavirus. From WBEZ in Chicago, it’s This American Newspaper.” He’ll never do it, but with second dose fever dreams looming, anything is on the table.
This week: bad Scooters, remotes get a little less universal, and half-hearted predictions around the forthcoming hum-drum spring Apple event. 🎵.
April 7th, 2021 | 1 hr 39 mins
Now congregants, if you would please turn to Exodus 31:18, we will read of Phil Schiller’s arduous journey to Mount Sinai where he received the App Store rules — rules that persist to this very day!
This week: keyboards that go clickety clack, Tim’s relationship with the truth is sort of whack, and a new Sonos speaker small enough to take to the track. ⌨️.
March 31st, 2021 | 1 hr 23 mins
“Mr. Owl, how many bites does it take to get to the shame center of In-N-Out Animal Style fries?” Let’s find out. One... Two... Two bites…¹ oh no was that american cheese?
This week: tax shelters, email notifications, and a meatless alternative to Sunday Night Football. 🏈.
¹ If you don’t get this reference, ask your nearest boomer.
March 17th, 2021 | 1 hr 27 mins
We’re almost done writing our screenplay: “The Curse of the iPod Hi-Fi”. It’s a working title, but we think it’d be a great fit for TV+. Any listeners know someone who can get us a meeting with Tim or Eddy?
This week: new threads, slow streets, and Larry Page watches you sleep. 💤 .
March 10th, 2021 | 1 hr 46 mins
Seems kind of unprofessional for a veterinarian to write “a bit chonky” under weight on a dog’s chart, tbh.
This week: Britishisms, millennial chip marketing, and yet another entrant into the very un-socially distanced streaming wars. 🐶.
March 3rd, 2021 | 1 hr 30 mins
We’ll get Blue Barn to stop calling sandwiches “sandos” if British folks agree to stop calling vaccinations “jabs”. Deal, Boris?
This week: food and beverage reviews, vine voices, and the lead barrister of AFC Richmond finally gets the recognition he deserves. ⚽️.
February 24th, 2021 | 1 hr 39 mins
This new generation with their dabbing and Tiktok will never understand what it was like in the 1990s. There was no Spotify. We had to walk uphill, in the snow, both ways to Fry’s to get a spindle of CD-Rs for our sick Sugar Ray mixes.
This week: chicken sandwiches, mass transit, and a more jacked era of the Gerber baby. 🍼.
February 17th, 2021 | 1 hr 42 mins
Up is down. Black is white. Congress is effective. Carlos had embraced the multi-pad lifestyle?
This week: barnstorming the HGTV vault, swiping on niche dating apps, and supercruising in the new Mach-EUV. 🚗.