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 14th, 2021 | 1 hr 20 mins
Just once, I want Michael Barbaro to break character and start The Daily with “Act One: a Texas high school’s challenge to reopen in the era of the coronavirus. From WBEZ in Chicago, it’s This American Newspaper.” He’ll never do it, but with second dose fever dreams looming, anything is on the table.
This week: bad Scooters, remotes get a little less universal, and half-hearted predictions around the forthcoming hum-drum spring Apple event. 🎵.
April 7th, 2021 | 1 hr 39 mins
Now congregants, if you would please turn to Exodus 31:18, we will read of Phil Schiller’s arduous journey to Mount Sinai where he received the App Store rules — rules that persist to this very day!
This week: keyboards that go clickety clack, Tim’s relationship with the truth is sort of whack, and a new Sonos speaker small enough to take to the track. ⌨️.
March 31st, 2021 | 1 hr 23 mins
“Mr. Owl, how many bites does it take to get to the shame center of In-N-Out Animal Style fries?” Let’s find out. One... Two... Two bites…¹ oh no was that american cheese?
This week: tax shelters, email notifications, and a meatless alternative to Sunday Night Football. 🏈.
¹ If you don’t get this reference, ask your nearest boomer.
March 17th, 2021 | 1 hr 27 mins
We’re almost done writing our screenplay: “The Curse of the iPod Hi-Fi”. It’s a working title, but we think it’d be a great fit for TV+. Any listeners know someone who can get us a meeting with Tim or Eddy?
This week: new threads, slow streets, and Larry Page watches you sleep. 💤 .
March 10th, 2021 | 1 hr 46 mins
Seems kind of unprofessional for a veterinarian to write “a bit chonky” under weight on a dog’s chart, tbh.
This week: Britishisms, millennial chip marketing, and yet another entrant into the very un-socially distanced streaming wars. 🐶.
March 3rd, 2021 | 1 hr 30 mins
We’ll get Blue Barn to stop calling sandwiches “sandos” if British folks agree to stop calling vaccinations “jabs”. Deal, Boris?
This week: food and beverage reviews, vine voices, and the lead barrister of AFC Richmond finally gets the recognition he deserves. ⚽️.
February 24th, 2021 | 1 hr 39 mins
This new generation with their dabbing and Tiktok will never understand what it was like in the 1990s. There was no Spotify. We had to walk uphill, in the snow, both ways to Fry’s to get a spindle of CD-Rs for our sick Sugar Ray mixes.
This week: chicken sandwiches, mass transit, and a more jacked era of the Gerber baby. 🍼.
February 17th, 2021 | 1 hr 42 mins
Up is down. Black is white. Congress is effective. Carlos had embraced the multi-pad lifestyle?
This week: barnstorming the HGTV vault, swiping on niche dating apps, and supercruising in the new Mach-EUV. 🚗.
February 3rd, 2021 | 1 hr 37 mins
Sure an Apple Car might sound fine on paper, but how is your average driver supposed to flip it over to plug in the Lightning cable for charging?
This week: living más, steering the climate climate policy agenda, and going over the top in Waco. 🏡.
January 27th, 2021 | 1 hr 43 mins
Short squeezes over quiet sneezes all day every day.
This week: cable sports, ultra wideband figs, and the case for why Apple might give in and make the computer people actually want. 💻.
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. 🍎.