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.
December 8th, 2021 | 1 hr 25 mins
With IKEA dipping more than a toe these days into the smart home world, how long until the meatballs get HomeKit compatibility?
This week: unfettered rodent capitalism, hard-coded subs, and clickbait push notifications. 🏰.
December 1st, 2021 | 1 hr 12 mins
In the surprise collaboration nobody saw coming, Nintendo and Peloton are teaming up to bring MarioKart 64 to the Bike+. Rumble pack sold separately.
This week: egg whites, pineapple coffee, and the friction tape for your AirBuds. 🎧.
November 17th, 2021 | 1 hr 36 mins
You can spend $700M to call it the Crypto.com Arena, but to true Los Angeles sports fans, it’ll always be known as the Dunder Mifflin Center.
This week: Comcast house calls, Red re-release merch, and Big Mac headphones. 🍔.
November 10th, 2021 | 1 hr 14 mins
Due to unforeseen supply chain issues, this week’s show doesn’t come with quality show notes. Apparently creativity is heavily reliant on “legacy nodes”. Who knew?
This week: free throws, college housing, and getting back on that bike. 🏀.
November 3rd, 2021 | 1 hr 45 mins
“Success comes from knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming.” — Mitt Romney, as quoted by Wayne Gretsky
This week: beach tacos, water parks, and first impressions of the new MaxBook Pro. 🚰.
October 27th, 2021 | 1 hr 49 mins
Scheduling note: next week's 49ers game will be exclusive to Discovery+ subscribers who are wearing 3D glasses while petting a cat.
This week: AirBud socks, rainy Sundays, and initial impressions of the latest Watchmen release. ⌚.
October 20th, 2021 | 1 hr 43 mins
Turns out John Ternus was never a big fan of The Rolling Stones, but he took a shot at rewriting the lyrics to one of their hit songs.
“You can’t always get what you want...
But if you try sometimes, well, you might find...
You get a pro laptop that doesn’t compromise on performance and has a feature set and design that matches the needs of its end users for the first time in six years.”
A little wordy but we like this version way better.
This week: measuring cups, spicy tweets, and oh hey — a new laptop. 💻.
October 13th, 2021 | 1 hr 8 mins
We shaved off some extra battery, chamfered some edges to give you a lean episode this week. ⚾.
Perhaps that will give you extra time to watch baseball.
Or you could spend it reviewing your customer sat numbers.
Seems like as a good a time as any to make some french fries!
Even if you don’t have fresh garlic, pretend you’re at the ballpark.
You just need to save some for your old pal Buster.
October 6th, 2021 | 1 hr 32 mins
When the MLB inevitably shoe-horns corporate sponsors on the uniforms, we think Picco should get first dibs for the Giants. The A's get Homeroom. None of this Rakuten and Bumble nonsense.
This week: playoff bandwagoning, vanity stock picking, and paternity leave guest hosting. 🎙️
September 29th, 2021 | 1 hr 37 mins
You know how they say never meet your heroes? That, but sparkling water.
This week: it’s new iPhone week, smartening up the ghost lights, and Amazon throws more Echo spaghetti at the wall. 🍝.
September 22nd, 2021 | 1 hr 26 mins
We got a sneak peek at the season finale of Ted Lasso and we can’t believe that Keeley sues Apple over their 30% cut of Bantr subscriptions. I mean, it’s super meta but we’re here for it.
This week: KenTacoHuts, California blues, and the third time’s the charm. 🥤.
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”. 💸.