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.
June 8th, 2022 | 2 hrs 3 mins
Maybe the 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar is like that weird blood orange flavor of San Pellegrino. I mean, someone has to be buying it otherwise they wouldn’t keep making it?
This week: bottle service, volcano bread, and generally accepted Kabletown accounting practices.💰.
June 1st, 2022 | 1 hr 6 mins
Smart home technology is a lot like government: the more mature it gets, the less well it works. Susan Collins is Zigbee in this analogy I guess?
This week: the final mention of CableCARDs on the show, last minute WWDC thoughts, and a quick look at Disney+'s new wookie mini-series. 🐭.
May 25th, 2022 | 1 hr 22 mins
Podcasting alfresco — when in Rome, as they say. Or rather, when it's still 88° at 9 o'clock at night.
This week: Clifford Main, cliffhangers, and cliffs notes on the Better Call Saul mid-season finale.
Many spoilers, don't say we didn't warn you. 🤐
May 11th, 2022 | 1 hr 22 mins
"Hey Sonos, can Giancarlo Esposito come to my house and troubleshoot these eeros?"
This week: clearing the docket, speed reading out of necessity, and the day the music died. 📚.
May 4th, 2022 | 1 hr 54 mins
First we were joking, but we are seeking investors for IronAdvisor's seed round. This is getting ridiculous.
This week: 1:1 previews, Jim's travel coffee setup, and Sally Draper's oddly accurate assessment of the Manhattan. ☕
April 20th, 2022 | 1 hr 12 mins
Who cuts the cordcutters? Sounds like the perfect premise for an Apple TV+ show.
This week: technical difficulties, do-overs, and catching up with our legal counsel in New Mexico. ⚖️.
April 13th, 2022 | 1 hr 15 mins
Mimosa flavored Oreos. You can have that one for free, Nabisco.
This week: rotisserie chicken Sabermetrics, bad French accents, and Ryan tastes the Orion nebula. 🥤.
April 6th, 2022 | 1 hr 18 mins
WWDC will remain virtual this year but in an effort to build community, Apple will be sending everyone that's ever opened up Xcode a boxed lunch and a bag of Popchips.
This week: red pandas, pizza phoning, and Marshawn's new smart home play. 💡
March 23rd, 2022 | 1 hr 31 mins
4K monitors are a lot like grocery store bagels. I mean sure — technically it's food, but do you really want to edit video on one for 10 hours a day?
Wait, maybe this analogy doesn't really work...
This week: bipartisanship, parenting tips, and a trip to Whole Foods. 🐣
March 16th, 2022 | 1 hr 53 mins
Turns out the key to making pineapple on pizza tolerable is to make the pizza a square. Who knew? Detroit knew.
This week: apartment hunting on Sesame Street, recycled John Mulaney bits, and a couple of creative professionals talk extensively about the new Mac Studio. 🍎.
February 23rd, 2022 | 1 hr 31 mins
Hypothesis: more people can locate Bolivia on an unlabeled map than can tell Bobby Flay and Tyler Florence apart.
This week: unlit cigars, unwatched Olympic games, and unverified Apple rumors. 🥇.
February 15th, 2022 | 1 hr 6 mins
For a limited time, check under the lid of select gallons of Magnolia Home paint for your chance to win a free year of Discovery+!
This week: cafeteria food, Mac rumblings, and good news coming out of New Mexico. 🌵
February 9th, 2022 | 1 hr 47 mins
“So Tim, it says you’re getting an A in Macs but in Services, the teacher wrote “is greedy and anticompetitive, at risk of being held back.“
This week: morning CEO habits, twenty seven percent, and Ryan demands to see figure skating in no less than IMAX resolution. 🔭 .
February 2nd, 2022 | 1 hr 40 mins
The 5. The Safeway. The Batman. Sure, why not?
This week: coin flips, fast casual Nashville tendies, and a reverse mortgage for your Google Calendar. 📆
January 26th, 2022 | 1 hr 41 mins
Kate Chopin’s novel The Awakening, but this time Edna is a gingerbread mug cookie.*
This week: dark patterns in the snack aisle, the exposure triangle of cocktails, and taste testing the Animal Crossing game cartridge. 📷.
- If literally anyone gets this reference without Googling, I will eat my library card.
January 19th, 2022 | 1 hr 44 mins
Some folks are worried that 1Password, our north-of-the-border password manager friends, just raised a huge round and might be abandoning their everyday users. We disagree. Their history of sustainable growth and most notably, having rebuffed a hostile takeover bid Bublé/Drake Partners in 2017, speaks volumes.
This week: gin and juice, sick Beats, and Microsoft’s M&A bet on Call Of Duty 3.11 for Workgroups being the cornerstone of its subscription gaming ambitions. 🍸.