Botanist, sous-chef, dog father of two fur-babies. Not really, but legally that's how all internet bios are required to be written these days. We checked.
In brief, Carlos is a UCSB grad and Bay Area transplant that dreams of owning the San Francisco Giants but will settle for a day game in the shade with some garlic fries. On the show, he serves as the grizzled, set in his ways character that has seen it all and adds the context and skepticism necessary in a world full of the new and exciting. He's going to go out on a limb and say that this whole "Internet" thing may have legs.
April 15th, 2020 | 1 hr 11 mins
We’re all learning a lot during this pandemic. About ourselves, about government, about humanity. But also we’ve also learned something we already kind of knew: ain’t nobody buying Bubly®.
This week: paper product supply chains, the Pepsi Universe, and an extremely specific reference for people who remember where North Hall Room 1110 is.
April 8th, 2020 | 1 hr 14 mins
Sure, Top Chef gets the class-leading sparkling water sponsors like San Pellegrino, but where does that leave Bubly? Even the people at Last Chance Kitchen asked them to “pack their bubbles and go”.
This week: cronchifying some potatoes, trying to remember how to spell Kracizynski, and watching as Sterling Cooper helps decade old startup Zoom navigate a PR crisis. 🥃.
April 1st, 2020 | 1 hr 19 mins
In uncertain times, it's helpful to remember this ancient proverb: sometimes to keep moving forward, you have to stop at every green light.
This week: the iPad gets some pointers from its brother Mac, Disney also finds time has no meaning, and pod listening habits in the shelter-in-place era. 🦠 .
March 18th, 2020 | 1 hr 7 mins
Um. Anything eventful happen while we were gone?
This week: sleep is canceled, sports are canceled, outside is canceled. Bull market conditions for existential dread, tho. 📈.
February 5th, 2020 | 1 hr 12 mins
It’s a shame Herman Melville isn’t still around to finish writing his magnum opus, Moby Dick 2: Watts in the Box. Or put another way: a multi-year journey through the world of travel chargers reaches its climax.
This week: sleep shirts, subscription software, and Xzibit heard you like smart home hubs so he added a hub to your hub to control you bridges. 🤯.
January 28th, 2020 | 1 hr 11 mins
Okay. Open Overcast. Tap play.
"This episode will begin after a brief message from Tom Steyer..."
Wait what the?
This week: car dealership slogans, a Peacock gets its feathers, and we mark 10 years of the iPad not being very good. 😬.
January 22nd, 2020 | 1 hr 18 mins
Rumor has it that Amazon is considering a reboot of "Field of Dreams" but this time it stars Pete Buttigieg getting lost in a cornfield on his way to the next wine cave fundraiser.
This week: encryption quid pro quo, paper towel math redux, and a special impeachment edition of Still or Sparkling. 💦.
January 15th, 2020 | 1 hr 21 mins
Our podcast makes one guarantee: fall asleep to it for up to 100 nights and if you don’t love it, we’ll refund you your time. Really. Just draft a signed affidavit saying you didn’t laugh once and mail it to the Treasury Department, care of Steven Mnuchin. Terms and conditions apply, see our S-1 for details.
This week: going to the mattresses, USB-C whale watching, and Ryan makes a troubling admission. ⌨️.
January 8th, 2020 | 1 hr 19 mins
In 1992, then President George H.W. Bush was forced to admit he didn’t know how much a gallon of milk cost, painting him as out of touch with the general electorate. In light of a recent smart home catastrophe, we want the 2020 candidates to answer two questions:
1) How much is a 4-pack of AAA store brand batteries?
2) How many Hue lights is too many Hue lights?
This week: Carlos has a head cold, Ryan almost has his kitchen back, and LeBron thinks you need to Calm down. 🧘♀️.
December 18th, 2019 | 1 hr 3 mins
OH in Mill Valley: “This week is bananas. B-A-N-A-N-A-S. This week is — wait did someone say affordable housing? Not on my watch. Get the Range Rover, Jeeves.”
On this episode: transit trends, a circuitous burger conversation, and Carlos may or may not know what espresso is.
December 11th, 2019 | 1 hr 2 mins
Okay, follow me here: it’s an alarm clock that orders a case of coconut La Croix every time you hit the snooze button. Boom: insomnia solved. Get Shark Tank on the phone.
This week: ABC Family’s 25 Days of Christmas — but make it app updates, first class startup scandals at coach prices, and mulling over the new Mac Pro. ✈️.
December 4th, 2019 | 1 hr 11 mins
When everything is bad, sometimes — if you wish hard enough, a hero appears. That hero is: Baby Yoda.
This week: Ryan joins Team Fancy Camera®, Carlos kicks the tires on a Model 3, and the scourge that is Bublé station creep. 🇨🇦.
November 13th, 2019 | 1 hr 4 mins
We take a couple of weeks off for some R&R and demo days and all of a sudden two new streaming services launch. Cord-cutters beware: the holiday season is nigh and it appears we have the power to double your entertainment budget at the drop of a mic.
This week: Carlos discovers his true calling as a Trader Joe’s influencer and spills the beans about store mascots, Ryan outs himself as an unrepentant 12:30AM email sender, and an iconic coffee sugar bomb pairing is back. ☕️.
October 23rd, 2019 | 1 hr 25 mins
We've accidentally pivoted to being Car Talk for people in the 25-34 demo.
This week: the King James Version of the NBA controversy, Disney going hard in the paint, and feeding the customer sat machine. 🏀.
October 9th, 2019 | 1 hr 29 mins
Worlds are colliding. Joanna Gaines just installed Still or Sparkling® taps at her new coffee shop and we couldn't be happier. There's a 10% royalty attached to that branding though and we only accept payment in Chalk Paint.
This week: backup shaming, infrastructure talk, and for the first time ever, we circle back, literally, to something from last week's parking lot.
October 3rd, 2019 | 1 hr 32 mins
When Bryce Harper was traded to the Phillies by the Washington Walgreens, fans in America’s capital did not find it quite so Nice!. #expiredjokes
This week: taking a number at the IKEA DMV, browsing the aisles at Target, and pondering the looming regulation of a 4,000 pound pack of batteries on wheels. 🚗.