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.
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. 🚗.
September 25th, 2019 | 1 hr 35 mins
Quick! Download this episode before TiVo gets the bright idea to sell pre-roll ad inventory against podcasts too!
This week: what we talk about when we talk about always on displays, long exposure risotto, and Carlos hates on an Ed Sheeran collab before getting all the facts. smdh. 🍔.
September 18th, 2019 | 1 hr 28 mins
When the robots come for our jobs, what they’ll remember was if you were mean to those autonomous Bolt EVs in San Francisco rush-hour traffic and if you helped a Roomba off a cliff. Choose wisely.
This week: shucking hard drive oysters ordered from Amazon at 3AM, waking up early is the new staying up late, and seasonal food gimmicks for millennials. 🧀.
September 12th, 2019 | 1 hr 33 mins
Due to the passage of California AB-11, which puts a mandatory waiting period on issuing hot takes, this week’s show was recorded a day late for compliance purposes. Please enjoy these cogent, room temperature takes.
This week: mixed recycling, the villains of the Trader Joe’s line, and a new way to make cold brew. 🎃.
September 4th, 2019 | 1 hr 24 mins
Look. We'll make you a deal. Become a founding member of our show before Flag Day and we'll give you three years for the price of one. That's only... wait — what's zero divided by 36?
This week: problematic TV of the '90s and early aughts, ice baseballs, and fresh margs in a pickle jar. 🥒.
August 28th, 2019 | 1 hr 42 mins
With the Chase Center opening up in just over a month, we, as biz dev and synergy experts, have an incredible opportunity to help a deserving brand acquire the naming rights for what was formerly known as Oracle Arena. Leading candidates include: the Allbirds Center, Blue Bottle Stadium, and our personal favorite, the Uber Cactusdome®.
This week: smart appliance Jenga, annual passholder culture, and we do the math on the Taylor Swift economy, feat. Shawn Mendes. 🎤.
August 21st, 2019 | 1 hr 31 mins
“Teddy told me that in Greek, “nostalgia” literally means, “the pain from an old wound”. It’s a twinge in your heart, far more powerful than memory alone. This device isn’t a spaceship. It’s a time machine. It goes backwards, forwards. It takes us to a place where we ache to go again. It’s not called the Wheel. It’s called a Fancy Camera®.” - Carlos G.
Or maybe Don Draper said it. We have no way of possibly looking it up.
This week: road trips, making memories, and a primer on how to clean and care for your iPod Hi-Fi. 🛁.