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.
January 20th, 2021 | 1 hr 37 mins
New administration who dis?
This week: crimes against coffee and eggs, sparkling water bitters, and Apple's plan to restore dignity and decorum to the Mac. 🇺🇸.
January 13th, 2021 | 2 hrs 5 mins
Well, we certainly won't make the mistake of mixing up Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio again after this week.
This week: deplatforming, flight simulating, and America's favorite new game: bourbon or old timey candy? 🥃.
December 16th, 2020 | 1 hr 29 mins
Excerpt from the Disney earnings call: “You get a Star Wars spin-off! And you get a Star Wars spin-off! Everyone gets a Star Wars spin-off!”
This week: Miami’s Gavin Newsom, NBA bubble coffee shops, and Tim Cook presses the thumbs down button on his TiVo remote.
December 9th, 2020 | 2 hrs 1 min
Just in time for your long holiday car rides to distant family get-togethers, we have a special Max-sized episode for ya'll. Wait, there's a global pandemic going on? And you should all stay the h*ck home? Oh...
This week: Fieri chat, home audio talk, and the big deal that is WarnerMedia's 2021 streaming strategy. This is a good one. 🎥.
December 2nd, 2020 | 1 hr 38 mins
How’s the weather in Yountville this time of year?
This week: washing dishes is as easy as 1-2-3, picking an espresso machine for all of you but mostly me, and home audio upgrades for boomier Bublé around the Christmas tree. 🎄.
November 18th, 2020 | 1 hr 45 mins
Capitalism is a fickle beast. Sure it’s why a health emergency can bankrupt a family, but sometimes Apple will only charge you 6x what something should cost instead of 12. So there’s that.
This week: beefy camera bumps, mid-Atlantic coffee chain merch, and your hosts’ surprisingly diametrically opposed takes on Apple’s new app store commission scheme. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know who is right. 🍎.
November 11th, 2020 | 1 hr 24 mins
It’s time to settle the age old question of the what the correct viewing order is for newcomers to the Star Wars films.
The definitive answer is: Episode 4, Episode 5, The Lion King because Han Solo played Mufasa, the Clone Wars, the one with BB-8 bein’ all cute, and then maybe the one where Buzz Lightyear had a cameo in it.
This week: corporate money in elections, more on Apple TV+’s Theodore Lasso, and an exciting, much overdue product discontinuation. 🇺🇸 .
November 4th, 2020 | 1 hr 12 mins
Quiet week. Certainly there was nothing anyone should have remember in November. Wait, why is everyone wearing a sticker...
This week: seven year old Carlos' pragmatic approach to Halloween, Still or Sparkling with Ted Lasso, and Price is Right rules on wool runner crab t-shirts. 🦀 .
October 28th, 2020 | 1 hr 21 mins
Sometimes on a Sunday in between chores, it’s important to lie down on the couch for a minute to see how the Instagram Corgis are doing. It’s not scandalous, it’s called self care. #normalizesiestas.
This week: fancy camera-ing, recycling day market research, and a Disneyland for Tesla drivers except it’s in the Nevada desert to help them test their sketchy af autopilot software. 🚗.
October 21st, 2020 | 1 hr 12 mins
Variety has off-the-record sources that are totally not us reporting that Oprah and Tom Hanks are in a bidding war to buy the rights to the show for upwards of $220 million. The ball is in your court, Spotify.
This week: direct democracy, accidental Kalanick, and Quibi we hardly knew ye.
October 14th, 2020 | 1 hr 58 mins
You have a new memory! "Existential dread for American democracy through the years."
Would you like to continue receiving those notifications? "No, thanks."
This week: yurt living in rural Idaho, buying wine at a MittMo in Utah, and a speed run through the October Apple event. 🍎.
October 1st, 2020 | 1 hr 24 mins
The NBA already has a history of theme nights to try to diversify viewership: your throwback nights, your Noches Éne-Bé-A. But why not try to make politicians feel special too?
Picture it. The Miami Marco Rubios. The New York DeBlasios. And our personal fave, the Golden State Newsoms.
This week: debates, services bundles, and one YouTuber's origin story. ☕️.
September 23rd, 2020 | 1 hr 33 mins
How to properly eat an ice cream sandwich:
Step 1: grab a steak knife and fork
Step 2: unwrap your preferred sugar sandwich
Step 3: slice into bite-sized triangles
Step 4: lather, rinse, repeat
This week: enhanced self-cash grab, regional food slang, and a preview of Solo Loop: An Apple Watch Story. Beep boop. 🌌.
September 16th, 2020 | 1 hr 42 mins
In another major bust for US Customs and Border Protection, agents at SFO seized an app labeled "Instagram" that appears to just be an unconvincing counterfeit of TikTok and Snapchat.
This week: Little Free Libraries, fruit company news, and the grossest corporate food brand crossover to date (and yes we're aware of that KFC Cheeto sandwich). 🏔.
September 9th, 2020 | 1 hr 32 mins
Retail may be dying, but that's not stopping IKEA from opening up an urban concept store downtown. Perhaps that's why Herb Caen always lovingly referred to San Francisco as Jokkmokk-by-the-Bay.
This week: an update on Epic Games' $257,000,000 free ride, Consumer Reports gives Tesla FSD the business, and Peloton doubles down on its pandemic prospects. 🏃♀️.
September 2nd, 2020 | 1 hr 36 mins
Look, it's like Sam Hinkie always said: trust the app review process. Or was that Eddy Cue? Guess we'll never know — there's no possible way of looking it up.
This week: Hue light seances, mixologist plumbers, and a double dose of Still or Sparkling (with a PSL cameo). 🎃.