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 11th, 2018 | 1 hr 39 mins
Okay, follow me here. Pre-made Christmas lights for your roof that spell out “stay in your lane”. Get our lawyers on the phone — it’s going to be big.
This week: cable companies, gutter robots, and Carlos does some mythbusting by explaining the profound unexceptionalism of 2018 Apple. You can’t have your cake and eat it too, and then sell the leftovers at 40% margins while pretending it’s $300 off, Tim. 💰.
November 28th, 2018 | 1 hr 27 mins
With the holidays upon us, it’s so important we not forget the reason for the season: Gritty, the Philadelphia Flyers mascot. This week: an even-handed evaluation of how unmistakably doomed Apple is, Google Home Hub and the voice assistant market, and Away’s new $700M suitcase. 🥅.
November 14th, 2018 | 1 hr 37 mins
Life comes with some hard truths. For instance: your time on earth is limited, iPads will likely always be poor productivity devices, and the most difficult of all: JoJo probably isn’t writing her own tweets. We’re sorry.
This week: 538's projections on the Lakers taking the Senate in 2020, Disney+, M&M minis, and Ryan sneakily embraces the multipad lifestyle. 🥀.
November 7th, 2018 | 1 hr 49 mins
"It's been said that iPads are the worst form of computing, except for all those other forms that have been tried." - Winston Chruchill, working at an Apple Store, probably.
This week: crawl spaces, elections, and Internet shoes for thirty somethings. 👟.
October 24th, 2018 | 1 hr 49 mins
Apologies for the two week absence but Carlos really wanted a fresh croissant. This week: travel business, baguette spotting, electric car pricing shenanigans, and Ryan goes about kid-proofing his light switches. 💡.
October 4th, 2018 | 1 hr 48 mins
If the past three decades have proven anything, it’s that new software solves every problem This week: diving into to OmniFocus 3, getting things done, and fractured attention as a service, FAaaS for short. 🤯.
September 26th, 2018 | 2 hrs 10 mins
PITCH MEETING, Sand Hill Road, Palo Alto, CA: “we believe we’re strongly positioned to be the market leader for direct to consumer cute lil’ Apple Watch sleeping bags. We’ll give them quirky names like Jasper and Thimble, offer a home try-on, and we’ll be super passive aggressive to anyone that doesn’t sign up for our dumb newsletter and coupons.”
This week: talking microwaves, lox and schmear, some grade-A flip floppin’, and as a special bonus — an avocado toast recipe from a prolific Michelin-starred chef! 👨🏻🍳.
September 19th, 2018 | 2 hrs 20 secs
“imma let you finish but the lakers had one of the best sports dynasties of all time.” Not quite, but 1989 and 2014 share more in common than you might expect! This week: color temperature, Guy Fieri, an in-car navigation summer miracle, and iOS automation with our pal, British Siri. 🇬🇧.
September 12th, 2018 | 1 hr 37 mins
Like the Swallows back to Capistrano each year, as do the press to Cupertino every September. This week: Apple hits the clay with their new iPhone Tennis and Tennis Max, fall detection gets added to the Apple Watch just in time for PSL season, and Ryan does his best to argue a small uppercase “S” and a lowercase “s” are different things. 😑.
September 5th, 2018 | 1 hr 54 mins
Stumpgrades and cold brew, smart homes and scooters. This week: Ryan is tired of seeing those Uber ads while Carlos is watching Giants games just for that one Buster Posey commercial at Picco. 🛴.
August 29th, 2018 | 1 hr 47 mins
Grammarians and mobile payments aficionados, rejoice! There’s a little something for everyone in this [v good] episode.
This week: teaching your pup fetch using your busted eeros, the problematic tweets of a perennially problematic CEO, Amazon’s pie hands, and a supremely awkward comparison of musical taste. 🎧.
August 22nd, 2018 | 1 hr 42 mins
With Twitter and @jack struggling to make the hard choices about their platform, we play a round of everyone's favorite game: Incompetence, Ambivalence, or Willful Abdication of Responsibility!
This week: Pepsi ramps up adoption of Apple Pay, Tesla moves to integrate SodaStreams into the Model S, and Saul Goodman is installed as Uber's new CFO. Wait. I may have jumbled my notes. 🥤.
August 15th, 2018 | 1 hr 17 mins
After a month away for summer vacation, we’re back — and for one week and one week only, this is an all good news show. Join us to hear tales of marital bliss, calming Italian mountain roads, contactless transit payments, and the best canned cold brew you can find this side of The East Cut. 🥂.
July 18th, 2018 | 1 hr 21 mins
And now the 2-2 pitch. A swing and a high drive to left. Runners back. It is out of here! A, uh, 107 meter home run for the Montreal Expos?
This week: Ryan bricks his electric car, the DOJ takes another swing at blocking the AT&T/Time Warner merger, and Apple drops a mid-cycle diss track for the MacBook Pro haters. It’s lit, fam. 🔥.
July 11th, 2018 | 1 hr 41 mins
Location, location, location. LeBron is leaving the dreary, post-RNC wasteland that is the city of Cleveland for the blue skies of Los Angeles, while the Apple Maps team works on charting out just how far it is from Cupertino to the Canadian province of Bublé-ton.
This week: taking your electric car down the California coast, Casper out-Caspers itself, and MoviePass looks for change in the theater seat cushions. ¡Dale! 😎.
June 27th, 2018 | 1 hr 42 mins
If a bipartisan coalition of legislators installed some Hue lights and a Nest in the Capitol building, would that be enough to make it a ‘Smart House’ … of Representatives? Ha. It’s funny because compromise is dead and we’re all so screwed.
This week: eight of nine Supreme Court justices make it through busy season, Carlos gets peer pressured into connecting his front door to the Internet, and Ryan says “I do” to Elon Musk. 🚗.