Late 20s/Male/San Francisco. That's how people still introduce themselves on the internet, right?
Originally from the OC (don't call it that), Ryan has slowly migrated north, first with a stop in Santa Barbara to attend UCSB and next to his current home in San Francisco. In between Uber rides and his day job as a CPA (no, he can't do your taxes), Ryan enjoys listening to a variety of t word and political podcasts, many of which have inspired the show. As they say in the business, he has a perfect face for radio.
August 22nd, 2018 | 1 hr 42 mins
With Twitter and @jack struggling to make the hard choices about their platform, we play a round of everyone's favorite game: Incompetence, Ambivalence, or Willful Abdication of Responsibility!
This week: Pepsi ramps up adoption of Apple Pay, Tesla moves to integrate SodaStreams into the Model S, and Saul Goodman is installed as Uber's new CFO. Wait. I may have jumbled my notes. 🥤.
August 15th, 2018 | 1 hr 17 mins
After a month away for summer vacation, we’re back — and for one week and one week only, this is an all good news show. Join us to hear tales of marital bliss, calming Italian mountain roads, contactless transit payments, and the best canned cold brew you can find this side of The East Cut. 🥂.
July 18th, 2018 | 1 hr 21 mins
And now the 2-2 pitch. A swing and a high drive to left. Runners back. It is out of here! A, uh, 107 meter home run for the Montreal Expos?
This week: Ryan bricks his electric car, the DOJ takes another swing at blocking the AT&T/Time Warner merger, and Apple drops a mid-cycle diss track for the MacBook Pro haters. It’s lit, fam. 🔥.
July 11th, 2018 | 1 hr 41 mins
Location, location, location. LeBron is leaving the dreary, post-RNC wasteland that is the city of Cleveland for the blue skies of Los Angeles, while the Apple Maps team works on charting out just how far it is from Cupertino to the Canadian province of Bublé-ton.
This week: taking your electric car down the California coast, Casper out-Caspers itself, and MoviePass looks for change in the theater seat cushions. ¡Dale! 😎.
June 27th, 2018 | 1 hr 42 mins
If a bipartisan coalition of legislators installed some Hue lights and a Nest in the Capitol building, would that be enough to make it a ‘Smart House’ … of Representatives? Ha. It’s funny because compromise is dead and we’re all so screwed.
This week: eight of nine Supreme Court justices make it through busy season, Carlos gets peer pressured into connecting his front door to the Internet, and Ryan says “I do” to Elon Musk. 🚗.
June 20th, 2018 | 1 hr 17 mins
Legend has it, the original WALL-E screenplay was actually about the development of the next generation Mac Pro but was scrapped when it didn’t test well with the pro workflows team. This week, we go to the movies and stack rank all the Pixar films.
Also: AMC pulls a MoviePass, ESPN’s AM radio aesthetic, and the donkey that couldn’t find its way out of the barn because it was too busy yelling at Maggie Haberman. 📽.
June 13th, 2018 | 2 hrs 12 mins
Steal a pod on the road, steal a Doritos Locos Taco. This week: public/private pizza pothole partnerships, the return of Still or Sparkling, and a tale of two Amazon retail concepts.
Re: last week's absence. We were trying out App Limits and locked ourselves out of Skype. Whoops. 🤷♂️.
May 30th, 2018 | 1 hr 30 mins
Ryan has low expectations for WWDC, Carlos has low expectations of Disney, and Larry Bird has low expectations of scooter regulatory compliance. This week: Basketball Twitter®, grilled cheese, and assigning a special counsel to french fries. 🏀.
May 23rd, 2018 | 1 hr 31 mins
Elon Musk has voiced concerns about the way Tesla has been covered in the media recently, questioning the legitimacy of the media’s ethics and connection with the truth. Here’s some of that inconvenient reporting from the past year.
- Consumer Reports reports “big flaws” in the Model 3
- Tesla fires factory workers suspected of unionization activities
- Musk promises free frozen yogurt as remedy to unionization concerns
- Tesla continues to burn cash at alarming rate and miss ambitious Model 3 deadlines
- Tesla to “scrub off the barnacles” with mass firings of contractors
- Tesla overpromises on self-driving tech with “auto-pilot” feature
- Tesla considered adding eye tracking and steering-wheel sensors, opts not to
- Tesla booted from crash investigation by NTSB for not following roles, protocol
- Tesla PR to family of auto-pilot crash driver: “the reason that other families are not on TV is because their loved ones are still alive.”
We’re living in a post-facts world where the rich try to define what’s true. Maybe blindly cheering on the bro who launched his sports car into space might not have been the best idea.
This week: novelty entrees from 1990s family restaurants, slacking off, and Ryan considers converting his spare bedroom into a WeWork style ad-hoc collaboration space. 🤝.
May 16th, 2018 | 1 hr 34 mins
When the algae blooms, sometimes you just have to do the show standing up. This week: counting the rings on your suitcase, IKEA’s new butterfly switch meatballs, and recovering sunken treasure in the San Francisco Bay. 🛴.
May 9th, 2018 | 1 hr 28 mins
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, a brand marketing and IP licensing deal was forged between a direct-to-consumer luggage startup and mouse themed mega-corporation. The UPS driver was their only hope. This week: speculation on when LeBron will get tired of all the winning, grabbing a mimosa at the multiplex, and we pour one out for the late Ford Fiesta. 🚗.
May 3rd, 2018 | 1 hr 37 mins
More cardboard boxes, more weekends spent in a crawl space — that's the power of Home Depot. This week: Pocket Casts gets acquired for an undisclosed number of tote bags, some well placed little birdies, and the ketchup Rorschach test for food. 🏡.
April 17th, 2018 | 2 hrs 4 mins
We wanted you to hear this straight from us before someone goes and leaks it to Bloomberg News. Okay. Ready? Opening up this wall would really brighten up your ranch style home!
This week: Bird gets its wings clipped by the city, GOAT iPhone Power Rankings presented by FanDuel, and we try our hand at being eccentric billionaires — minus the billions. 💸.
April 11th, 2018 | 1 hr 45 mins
The American dream is alive and well — turns out it was just hiding in Waco, Texas.
This week: Congress asks if Facebook is the worst house on the best block, Uber bets on e-bikes adding some curb appeal, and Apple's professional product line as the ultimate metaphorical fixer upper. 👷🏻♀️.
April 4th, 2018 | 1 hr 40 mins
Hi, Listener. We have your large Silken Splendor and a pound of fair trade media industry news to take home.
Plus: Apple's rumored move away from Intel processors for the Mac, Buster Posey's new restaurant, and Backstage®️ presented by American Express. Made with love by Carlos and Ryan. 🤗.
March 27th, 2018 | 1 hr 38 mins
If, even as an adult, one truly never stops learning — where’s your 200GB? This week: new developments on Uber’s autonomous vehicle struggles, Facebook’s oddly consistent position on user privacy, and Carlos takes Ryan to task for irresponsibly overstating the scope and importance of Apple’s education event. Heckin’ churlish. ⚖️.