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.
September 15th, 2021 | 1 hr 58 mins
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This week: steering the Apple cart, real life Screen Time limits, and a drone's eye view of the fall iPhone event. 👀.
September 8th, 2021 | 1 hr 32 mins
In our independent testing, we found that the best product for most trillion dollar companies abusing their market position is an agile regulatory environment with the support of the judiciary.
Why you should trust us: we have a podcast on the Internet.
Flaws but not deal breakers: boomers don’t always understand technology.
This week: an Apple Watch sleeps with the fishes, movers and cocktail shakers, and Oakland’s likely future as a sports desert. ⚾.
August 25th, 2021 | 1 hr 5 mins
Pfizer, just call Nate Silver and license the name TopShot® from the NBA. If we want to solve vaccine hesitancy, offer a Pumpkin Spice version for the coasts and a BBQ one for the southwest.
This week: direct democracy do-overs, summer beta season, and leveraging organic brand synergies across apps to deliver greater value to ride-sharing Americans. 🚘.
August 18th, 2021 | 1 hr 42 mins
Welcome to California Adventure. Yes, it'll be $300 to breathe clean air, $17 for the mouse themed cocktail, $8 to cross that bridge and see Woody.
Wait, who said anything about Disneyland?
This week: feet fingers, live sports on TV, and Ryan got a Peloton. 🚴🏻♂️
August 11th, 2021 | 1 hr 37 mins
If skateboarding is considered an Olympic sport now, surely they can carve out a category for sparkling water adjacent podcasters to juice the ratings. Call us, NBC.
This week: pigs in a blanket as American as apple pie, suing Disney because direct-to-streaming feels like a lie, and Apple sets up their website for people who want to click “buy”. 💸.
July 28th, 2021 | 1 hr 52 mins
We’re probably about six months away from holding a Mac OS 9 style funeral for TiVo but it’s not quite time. Stay tuned.
This week: putting the “tube” in YouTube, Olympic fever nears pandemic designation, and we use our TI-83 to find the mathematical limit to the boozy seltzer craze. 📺.
July 21st, 2021 | 1 hr 38 mins
Have the Democrats considered revising the infrastructure bill to more of a loot crate model for states? Oh nice, this one has light rail funding! All Mississippi got was a Fortnite skin and 2 miles of protected bike lanes...
This week: cocktail multipliers, fry inflation, and the Guy Fieri moneyback guarantee. 🥞.
July 14th, 2021 | 1 hr 32 mins
Ready or not, we’re bringing our unique talents to the world of sparkling wine. Introducing a craft California champagne that shines brilliantly in a Philips Hue lit kitchen and pairs with any Trader Joe’s based charcuterie spread.
This week: #teamwetzel or #teamauntannies, EV patriotism, and PVOD Wakandavisionalorian. 🚛.
June 23rd, 2021 | 1 hr 33 mins
Summer is here. Temperatures are rising and California’s power grid will be strained. We humbly present the following solution to prevent rolling blackouts: one free Popeye’s chicken sandwich for every 10KwH of peak energy usage saved.
Your move, Texas.
This week: Apple’s new lose-lose regulatory reality, home audio portmanteaus, and Optimus Prime’s plan to run for governor in 2024. 🤖.
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. 🍨.