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.
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. ⚖️.
March 21st, 2018 | 1 hr 40 mins
That’s a real nice democracy you have there. Would be a shame if something were to happen to it.
This week: Facebook has its psychographs full with a privacy controversy that just might stick, Uber’s autonomous driving project is involved in its first fatal crash, and Apple heads to the Windy City. 🌬.
March 14th, 2018 | 1 hr 40 mins
Elon Musk thinks he can get to Mars by 2019 but can’t even get a supercharger installed at King’s Cross station for muggles to charge their Model 3s. This week: midterm elections, sad hamburgers, an update on wearables, and much ado about iPhone X. 🔌.
March 7th, 2018 | 1 hr 14 mins
In light of the recent boom of big money moving into spoken audio, we are proud to announce we have become the official podcast partner of the Washington Wizards. This week: airport wine, the health of the Mac, and an investigation into Italy’s most prized export. 🇮🇹.
February 28th, 2018 | 1 hr 19 mins
The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world there was money to be made in streaming music. This week: Ryan and Carlos have a difference of opinion about Spotify’s IPO filing, Amazon really wants you to buy those other six waffle makers you were looking at, and proven tips for becoming an eBay power seller. 🏷.
February 21st, 2018 | 1 hr 32 mins
"Your honor. If the State of California and City of San Francisco didn't want us Uber drivers to use bike lanes as UberX waiting areas, you shouldn't have painted them the same color as a cactus. That's entrapment."
This week: spending money to make money, hobby horses, and one of your hosts forgets the teachers edition for his digital life. 📙.
February 13th, 2018 | 1 hr 40 mins
Struggling to break our Olympic fever, the conversation gets weird early and often; this is one of the good ones. This week: Mikey B. and the NYT failing all the way to the bank, 4K uphill skiing, Omni’s roadmap for 2018, and PepsiCo’s sparkling water ambitions run afoul of M. Bublé. 💦 .
February 7th, 2018 | 1 hr 52 mins
"Waiting is the hardest part." - Tom Petty, as quoted by Elon Musk.
This week: space junk, Model 3 delays, fancy cameras, and Netflix pulls a Beyoncé. 🤫 .
January 31st, 2018 | 1 hr 29 mins
Much like the upcoming Amazon/JPM/Berkshire Hathaway health care experiment, we too are “free from profit-making incentives and constraints”. This week: production cut rumors for iPhone X, sizing up Apple’s 2017, and starting out 2018 centered by meditating with Jeff. 🛎.
January 24th, 2018 | 1 hr 45 mins
If a HomePod debuts in a forest and nobody is around to give Siri a request it can’t answer, does it really exist?
This week: Amazon’s line-less concept store Amazon Go opens to record lines, Ryan hits the slopes and one of us gets hoodwinked by the Coca-Cola corporation. ⛷.
January 17th, 2018 | 1 hr 27 mins
Grab your shovel and put on your best suit, it’s time to market the hell out of this corproate tax giveaway.
This week: Coke is thirsting after those adventurous millennial consumers while Walmart and Apple go fishing for a pat on the back from Fox & Friends’ biggest fan. 🍊 .
January 10th, 2018 | 1 hr 38 mins
This week's episode is a rerun. It's all new content, sure, but it feels like watching Hamilton for a seventh time — rewarding except you already know the lyrics by heart.
On the docket: economic nationalism, unpopular policy positions, and our sincerest apologies to Bowser and Princess Peach.
January 3rd, 2018 | 1 hr 45 mins
New year, new us! This week, we talk squad goals for 2018 and our new year's resolutions (spoiler: rosé all day! 😊 ). Plus: our bestie Jeff had an a-maz-ing holiday season while Tim and fam took it slow over the Xmas break.
December 20th, 2017 | 1 hr 59 mins
Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of a garbage fire of a year. This week, we look back on 2017 and search for the gems in a sea of fake news and unsold Snapchat glasses. Plus: Disney’s mousetrap caught a Fox while net neutrality gets the golden scissors treatment. 🦊 .