The Talk Show With John Gruber

The director’s commentary track for Daring Fireball.

Episodes
May 22, 2020 285: ‘Fahrenheit Truthers’, With Ben Thompson
Ben Thompson returns to the show and there’s no sports talk because there’s no sports. Instead: temperature scales, Joe Rogan …
May 8, 2020 284: ‘30 Years of TidBITS’, With Adam Engst
Special guest Adam Engst joins the show to celebrate 30 years of TidBITS — the only publication going strong today …
April 30, 2020 283: ‘Some Kind of Sandwich’, With Dieter Bohn
Dieter Bohn joins the show to talk about the iPad Magic Keyboard, the new iPhone SE, and the state of …
April 14, 2020 282: ‘Everybody Is an Expert’, With Joanna Stern
Joanna Stern returns to the show to talk about working from home, the utter suckitude of laptop webcams, the new …
March 31, 2020 281: ‘A Kryptonian Baby’, With Rene Ritchie
Rene Ritchie returns to the show to talk about going independent after 11 years at iMore. Topics include the new …
March 26, 2020 280: ‘The Subtle Difference Between Hand Sanitizer and Vodka’, With Matthew Panzarino
Matthew Panzarino returns to the show. Topics include the brand new MacBook Air and iPad Pros, and, you know, global …
March 17, 2020 279: ‘Chain of Precision’, With Jason Snell
Jason Snell returns to the show. Life during the COVID-19 pandemic, WWDC going online-only, Apple's in-person on-campus workplace culture, speculation …
Feb. 29, 2020 278: ‘Dot Net Party’, With Federico Viticci
First-time guest Federico Viticci joins the show. Topics include how the coronavirus outbreak might affect WWDC, speculation on a possible …
Feb. 24, 2020 277: ‘Polish Stink Eye’, With John Moltz
Special guest John Moltz returns to the show. Topics include Larry Tesler and his “no modes” mantra for UI design, …
Jan. 31, 2020 276: ‘Bring It On, Haters’, With Ben Thompson
Special guest Ben Thompson returns to the show to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the iPad.
Jan. 23, 2020 275: ‘Fake Faces’, With Glenn Fleishman
Special guest Glenn Fleishman returns to the show. Topics include iPhone encryption, the privacy implications of widely-available reverse image search …
Jan. 18, 2020 274: ‘Sport Mode’, With Merlin Mann
Special guest Merlin Mann returns to the show. Topics include the renewal of U.S. law enforcement officials' disingenuous campaign against …
Dec. 31, 2019 273: ‘My Cousin Hans’, With Rene Ritchie
It’s the last show of the decade. Special guest: Rene Ritchie.
Dec. 24, 2019 272: ‘The Save Twitch’, With Rich Siegel
For your holiday listening enjoyment, very special guest Rich Siegel joins the show to talk about BBEdit's past, present, and …
Dec. 12, 2019 271: ‘A Perfect Wheel’, With Jason Snell
Special guest Jason Snell returns to the show for a brief chat about the new Mac Pro and Pro Display …
Nov. 27, 2019 270: ‘Talking About Crimes’, With Matthew Yglesias
Very special guest Matthew Yglesias joins the show to talk about Tim Cook cozying up to Trump for tariff relief …
Nov. 19, 2019 269: ‘Maximally Thin’, With Casey Johnston
Very special guest Casey Johnston joins the show to talk about the butterfly MacBook keyboard saga and the just-released 16-inch …
Oct. 31, 2019 268: ‘With Ham I’d Be Better’, With Dave Mark
Special guest Dave Mark joins the show, for a discussion mostly about AirPods Pro and partly about the 2019 World …
Oct. 29, 2019 267: ‘Just the Tips’, With John Moltz
Special guest John Moltz returns to the show. Topics include the just-released AirPods Pro (and the pluralization thereof), the history …
Oct. 24, 2019 266: ‘iPhone-Colored Glasses’, With Rene Ritchie
Special guest Rene Ritchie returns to the show. Topics include Google's new Pixel 4 phones, Apple's travails in Hong Kong …
Oct. 8, 2019 265: ‘Thompson’s Razor’, With Ben Thompson
Special guest Ben Thompson returns to the show. Topics include the latest Surface hardware announcements from Microsoft, the state of …
Sept. 25, 2019 264: ‘Apple Is Not a 4-Star Company’, With Joanna Stern
Very special guest Joanna Stern returns to the show. Topics include Apple’s event earlier this month, the iPhone 11 and …
Sept. 9, 2019 263: ‘The Dumbest Thing Possible’, With Dan Frommer
Special guest Dan Frommer returns to the show for a preview of this week’s Apple event.
Aug. 31, 2019 262: ‘Freakishly Snappy’, With Brent Simmons
Special guest Brent Simmons returns to
Aug. 28, 2019 261: ‘Contact Heineken’, With Jim Dalrymple
Special guest Jim Dalrymple returns to the show. Topics include Apple Card and the latest rumors on Apple’s upcoming product …
Aug. 10, 2019 260: ‘A Clear Eyed Look at Dishwashers’, With John Siracusa
Special guest John Siracusa finally returns to the show. Topics include the Siri voice recording fiasco, Siracusa’s epic Mac OS …
July 31, 2019 259: ‘Start a Bakin’ Timer’, With Marco Arment
Special guest Marco Arment returns to the show. Topics include MacBook Pro rumors, breakfast cereal, Siri frustrations, and more.
July 29, 2019 258: ‘Pousse-Café’, With John Moltz
Special guest John Moltz returns to the show for a mid-summer Q&A episode, answering actual questions from actual listeners.
July 23, 2019 257: ‘A Beautiful Sandwich’, With Daniel Jalkut
Special guest Daniel Jalkut returns to the show. Topics include app notarization, nonconsensual technology (including Zoom, Dropbox, and Superhuman), and …
June 30, 2019 256: ‘A Bit Too Thin’, With Ben Thompson
Special guest Ben Thompson returns to the show to talk about Jony Ive’s departure from Apple.
June 25, 2019 255: ‘Zap the PRAM’, With Jason Snell
Special guest Jason Snell returns to the show. Topics include everything announced at WWDC: SwiftUI, Catalyst, and all the new …
June 7, 2019 254: Live From WWDC 2019 With Craig Federighi and Greg Joswiak
Recorded in front of a live audience at The California Theater in San Jose on Tuesday, 4 June 2019, John …
May 31, 2019 253: ‘An Italicized “Finally”’, With Rene Ritchie
Special guest Rene Ritchie returns to the show for a look at what we expect — and hope — to …
May 30, 2019 252: ‘The Dustin Egress Problem’, With Cabel Sasser, Steven Frank, and Greg Maletic From Panic
Special guests Cabel Sasser, Steven Frank, and Greg Maletic join the show to talk about Playdate, Panic’s exciting and surprising …
May 14, 2019 251: ‘Parking Meters in a Dirt Lot’, With Merlin Mann
Very special guest Merlin Mann returns to the show. Topics include sleep and sleep-tracking (with Apple Watch), regional fast-casual dining, …
April 30, 2019 250: ‘A Couple of Awkward Swipes’, With MG Siegler
Very special guest MG Siegler returns to the show. Topics include Apple’s original content strategy and a general look at …
April 24, 2019 249: ‘Better Than Nothing’, With John Moltz
John Moltz returns to the show. Topics include AirPods 2, Samsung’s Galaxy Fold debacle, the trove of iOS 13 and …
April 6, 2019 248: ‘Equally Confused’, With Peter Kafka
Special guest Peter Kafka — executive editor at Recode and longtime reporter in the fields of media and technology — …
March 25, 2019 247: ‘I Have Faith in the Rice’, With Paul Kafasis
Special guest Paul Kafasis returns to the show. Topics include last week’s Apple product releases — new iPads, iMacs, and …
March 16, 2019 246: ‘Loan It to Nien Nunb’, With Matthew Panzarino
Matthew “Hondo” Panzarino returns to the show. Topics include WWDC 2019, the 30th anniversary of the World Wide Web, Apple …
Feb. 28, 2019 245: ‘40 Hours a Day of Murder’, With Rene Ritchie
Special guest Rene Ritchie returns to the show. Topics include, but are not limited to, privacy concerns with apps from …
Feb. 22, 2019 244: ‘Plagiarists and Fabulists’, With Glenn Fleishman
Glenn Fleishman returns to the show. Topics include: rumors of new Mac hardware and Marzipan at WWDC, Samsung’s new phones …
Feb. 15, 2019 243: ‘The God Awful Truth’, With Rich Mogull
Special guest Rich Mogull joins the show. Topics cover a range of security and privacy-related issues: the Jeff Bezos/National Enquirer …
Jan. 31, 2019 242: ‘The Butts Incident’, With John Moltz
John Moltz makes his long-awaited return to the show. Three big topics this week: the Facebook VPN app fiasco (and …
Jan. 23, 2019 241: ‘More Smarter’, With Joanna Stern
Joanna Stern returns to the show. Topics include the iPhone XR (and the argument that it might be the best …
Jan. 14, 2019 240: ‘Drastically Shakier’, With Ben Thompson
Special guest Ben Thompson returns to the show. Topics include Apple's horrible no good very bad earnings warning, the Chinese …
Dec. 31, 2018 239: ‘Proprioceptive Lie’, With Rene Ritchie
Rene Ritchie returns to the show for a year-in-review look back at Apple’s 2018: the Mac, iPad, iPhone, Apple Watch, …
Dec. 24, 2018 238: ‘Fort Jason Sudeikis’, With Jason Snell
Special guest Jason Snell returns to the show. Topics include BBEdit’s 25th anniversary, the saga of Word 6 for Mac …
Dec. 15, 2018 237: ‘Out on Home Video’, With Matthew Panzarino
Matthew Panzarino returns to the show. Topics include recent blockbuster movies, motion smoothing on TVs, iPhone demand rumors, Apple’s Made …
Nov. 30, 2018 236: ‘A Vivid Nightmarescape’, With Dieter Bohn
Special guest Dieter Bohn joins the show to talk about Google’s new Pixel Slate Chrome OS tablet/laptop, the Pixel 3, …
Nov. 22, 2018 235: ‘Jony White’s Universe of Objective Purity’, With Rene Ritchie
Rene Ritchie returns to the show to talk about iPad Pro — the new Pencil, the new amazing new hardware, …
Nov. 9, 2018 234: ‘Welcome to Dongletropolis’, With Merlin Mann
Special guest Merlin Mann returns to the show. Topics include the new iPad Pro and the state of iOS as …
Oct. 31, 2018 233: ‘North Korean USB Fan’, With John Moltz
You wanted more Moltz, you get more Moltz. Our thoughts and observations on Apple’s “There’s More in the Making” event …
Oct. 27, 2018 232: ‘I’ll Eat My Hat’, With John Moltz
Special guest John Moltz returns to the show (finally). Topics include the iPhone XR, next week's Apple event at the …
Oct. 16, 2018 231: ‘It’s a Deep Notch’, With Dan Frommer
Dan Frommer returns to the show. Topics include Apple Watch Series 4 and the notion of third-party watch faces, Google’s …
Sept. 24, 2018 230: ‘Flabbergasting’, With Nilay Patel
Nilay Patel returns to the show to talk about the iPhone XS and XS Max. We got so caught up …
Sept. 4, 2018 229: ‘iPhone 🍸’, With Rene Ritchie
Rene Ritchie returns to the show for a deep dive into what was revealed (and what wasn’t) by Guilherme Rambo’s …
Aug. 24, 2018 228: ‘Smallen Up the Bezels’, With Jason Snell
Special guest Jason Snell returns to the show. Topics do include mechanical keyboards, but do not -- I swear -- …
July 31, 2018 227: ‘Little Q&A’
Answering actual questions from actual listeners.
July 27, 2018 226: ‘Cut That Mustache With Scissors’, With Marco Arment
Special guest Marco Arment returns to the show for a brief discussion about the new MacBook Pro models and the …
June 30, 2018 225: ‘Resources Up the Yang’, With Matthew Panzarino
Special guest Matthew Panzarino returns to the show to talk about his exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the new maps coming …
June 15, 2018 224: ‘AirPower, What’s That?’, With Serenity Caldwell
Serenity Caldwell returns to the show for a post-WWDC wrap-up discussion. Topics include iOS 12, Memoji, Siri Shortcuts, Screen Time, …
June 5, 2018 223: Live From WWDC 2018 With Greg Joswiak and Mike Rockwell
Recorded in front of a live audience at The California Theatre in San Jose, John Gruber is joined by Greg …
May 31, 2018 222: ‘Pseudorandom Gibberish’, With Rene Ritchie
Rene Ritchie returns to the show. Topics include MacBook keyboard failures, iOS passcode security, Google’s odd Duplex “demo”, Steam Link’s …
May 8, 2018 221: ‘Slathered in Incompetence’, With Ben Thompson
Ben Thompson returns to the show. Topics include Apple's quarterly results, the discontinuation of Apple's AirPort product line, and more.
April 27, 2018 220: ‘$270 Worth of Unneeded Keyboards’, With Jim Dalrymple
Special guest Jim Dalrymple returns to the show. Topics include the litany of problems with MacBook keyboards, speculation regarding why …
April 11, 2018 219: ‘Top Men’, With Matthew Panzarino
Matthew Panzarino returns to the show to talk about his exclusive behind-the-scenes profile with Apple’s Pro Workflow Team and state …
March 31, 2018 218: ‘Spending Tim Cook’s Money’, With Serenity Caldwell
Serenity Caldwell returns to the show to talk about Apple's education-focused event last week in Chicago.
March 24, 2018 217: ‘Our Name Is Our Address’, With Jason Kottke
Finally. Jason Kottke is on the show to talk about 20 years of writing his eponymous website.
March 9, 2018 216: ‘Podcast Amnesia’, With Jason Snell
Jason Snell returns to the show. Topics include Apple and China, the 10th anniversary of the iPhone SDK, the future …
Feb. 18, 2018 215: ‘The “Press Real Hard” Era’, With Marco Arment
Special guest Marco Arment returns to the show for a brief discussion. Topics include Apple’s OS development strategy, HomePod and …
Feb. 9, 2018 214: ‘Only Wireless. Less Smart Than an Echo. Lame.’, With Paul Kafasis
Special guest Paul Kafasis returns to the show. Topics include Apple’s new HomePod, [Farrago](https://rogueamoeba.com/farrago/) (Rogue Amoeba’s new soundboard app for …
Jan. 31, 2018 213: ‘Don’t Tap the Monkey’, With John Moltz
John Moltz returns to the show. We talk about the HomePod, the “cancellation” of iPhone X, Steve Jobs and the …
Jan. 25, 2018 212: ‘Arbiter of Finallys’, With Rene Ritchie
Special guest Rene Ritchie returns to the show to talk about HomePod, clickbait, the Spectre/Meltdown security exploits, and a look …
Dec. 31, 2017 211: ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Holiday Spectacular, With Special Guests Guy English and John Siracusa
As per holiday tradition at The Talk Show, a brief chat about ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’, with a cavalcade …
Dec. 30, 2017 210: ‘Australian Battery Scam’, With Jason Snell
Special guest Jason Snell returns for the penultimate episode of 2017. Topics include the iPhone battery performance-throttling saga, Google Maps …
Dec. 18, 2017 209: ‘Blaming a Platypus’, With Matthew Panzarino
Matthew Panzarino returns to the show to talk about Apple’s new iMac Pro lineup: gaming, VR, medical use, software development …
Nov. 30, 2017 208: ‘Disgusting Inception’, With John Moltz
John “With an H” Moltz returns to the show. Topics include the ongoing deluge of sexual harassment scandals, our beloved …
Nov. 18, 2017 207: ‘Christmas Mitzvah’, With Merlin Mann
Merlin Mann returns to the show for a Thanksgiving-week holiday spectacular. Topics include the history of Markdown, nerding out with …
Nov. 10, 2017 206: ‘Bed Is Where My Problems Are’, With Ben Thompson
Ben Thompson returns to the show to talk about the iPhone X.
Oct. 31, 2017 205: ‘If You Trust Your Twin’, With Jim Dalrymple
Jim Dalrymple returns to the show to talk about the iPhone X.
Oct. 26, 2017 204: ‘Flaunting That Notch’, With Rene Ritchie
Rene Ritchie returns to the show on the eve of iPhone X pre-orders opening. Topics include iPhone X (duh), Google’s …
Oct. 21, 2017 203: ‘Unused VIPs’, With Serenity Caldwell
Serenity Caldwell returns to the show. Topics include watches, the problems with the current MacBook keyboards, iOS 11 battery life, …
Sept. 30, 2017 202: ‘You Tell Me If It’s a Dongle’, With Joanna Stern
Special guest Joanna Stern returns to the show. Topics include Apple Watch Series 3, our mutual fear of heights, Velcro, …
Sept. 18, 2017 201: ‘Much More Smarter’, With Matthew Panzarino
Matthew Panzarino joins the show for an in-depth look at last week’s Apple event in the Steve Jobs Theater at …
Sept. 15, 2017 200: ‘Episode CC’, With Craig Federighi
Very special guest Craig Federighi returns to the show to talk about Face ID, the perils of live demos, Apple’s …
Sept. 9, 2017 199: ‘Under Rumored’, With Jim Dalrymple
Jim Dalrymple returns to the show for a preview of next week's Apple event. We speculate (wrongly, it seems to …
Aug. 25, 2017 198: ‘Prison Oreos’, With Jason Snell
Special guest Jason Snell returns to the show. Topics include Daring Fireball's 15th anniversary, fruit fly infestations, clicky keyboards, sandwich …
Aug. 6, 2017 197: ‘Nancy Reagan Was Right’, With Glenn Fleishman
Special guest Glenn Fleishman returns to the show. Topics include China forcing Apple to remove VPN apps from the Chinese …
July 21, 2017 196: ‘Actually, You Can Buy a Better Coke’, With Rene Ritchie
Rene Ritchie returns to the show to talk about the rumors and speculation regarding this year’s upcoming new iPhones.
June 26, 2017 195: ‘I Do Like Throwing a Baby’, With John Moltz
Special guest John Moltz returns to the show. Topics include more follow-up from WWDC 2017, the iPad Pro models and …
June 19, 2017 194: ‘Egg Freckles’, With Serenity Caldwell
Serenity Caldwell returns to the show to talk about WWDC 2017 -- iOS 11, the new iPad Pro models, MacOS …
June 8, 2017 193: ‘Crack Marketing Team’ — Live From WWDC 2017 With Phil Schiller and Craig Federighi
Recorded in front of a live audience at The California Theatre in San Jose, John Gruber is joined by Phil …
May 31, 2017 192: ‘The Original Sin Is XML’, With Special Guests Manton Reece and Brent Simmons
Manton Reece and whisky-soaked baritone Brent Simmons join the show to talk about JSON Feed, the new spec they co-authored …
May 27, 2017 191: ‘He Ends Up Fighting Hervé Villechaize’, With Jim Dalrymple
Special guest Jim Dalrymple returns to the show to speculate about what Apple might announce at the upcoming WWDC 2017: …
May 13, 2017 190: ‘Anything Luxury’, With Ben Thompson
Ben Thompson returns to the show. Topics include Microsoft's announcements from Build 2017, search engines, Amazon's new (confusingly-named) Look and …
May 7, 2017 189: ‘Long Press on the French Fries’, With Rene Ritchie
Rene Ritchie returns to the show. Topics include Apple’s Q2 2017 financial results, the iPhone’s decline in China over the …
April 21, 2017 188: ‘Apple VP Lisa Jackson’
Special guest Lisa Jackson — Apple’s vice president of Environment, Policy, and Social Initiatives — joins the show for an …
April 18, 2017 187: ‘Forget About Frodo and Sam’, With MG Siegler
MG Siegler returns to the show. Topics includes Virgin America's sad fate as a subsidiary of Alaska Airlines, the Touch …
April 13, 2017 186: ‘Good News, My House Burned Down’, With Matthew Panzarino
Matthew Panzarino returns to the show for an in-depth discussion of last week's "future of the Mac Pro" round table …
March 31, 2017 185: ‘Warmest Regards’, With Dan Frommer
Special guest Dan Frommer returns to the show. Topics include the end of The Deck ad network, my weird story …
March 22, 2017 184: ‘Hubbo Is in Decline’, With Merlin Mann
The one and only Merlin Mann returns to the show. Topics include modern plumbing technology and product marketing, the intricate …
March 4, 2017 183: ‘A Very Masculine Bark’, With Serenity Caldwell
Serenity Caldwell returns to the show. Topics include the Best Picture fiasco at last week’s Academy Awards, Tim Cook speaking …
Feb. 22, 2017 182: ‘AAA Podcast’, With Marco Arment
Special guest Marco Arment returns to the show. Topics include WWDC moving back to San Jose, the latest rumors about …
Feb. 10, 2017 181: ‘Corporate Stiffy’, With John Moltz
John Moltz returns to the show. Topics include: 🐩💨, iPad vs. Mac for productivity (and why the iPad isn’t a …
Jan. 31, 2017 180: ‘Yay or Nay to Their POV’, With Matthew Panzarino
Matthew Panzarino returns to the show. Topics include Apple’s Q1 2017 financial results (including record iPhone sales and continuing cooling …
Jan. 26, 2017 179: ‘iPhone Is the New Hitler’, With Ben Thompson
Ben Thompson returns to the show. Topics include the state of the Mac (and our shared belief that its death …
Jan. 9, 2017 178: ‘Now Banned in China’, With Jim Dalrymple
Jim Dalrymple returns to the show for the first episode of 2017. Topics include New Year’s Eve, Siri/Alexa/Google Assistant, Apple’s …
Dec. 28, 2016 177: ‘Surface Curious’, With Rene Ritchie
Rene Ritchie returns to the show. Topics include Siri vs. Alexa, and whether Wynn Las Vegas’s announcement that they’re putting …
Dec. 16, 2016 176: ‘Frolic’, With Craig Hockenberry
Craig Hockenberry returns to the show with his gigantic fleshy palms. Topics include Donald Trump's highly publicized meeting with a …
Dec. 10, 2016 175: ‘Uncle Joe’s Bathtub Gin’, With Glenn Fleishman
Glenn Fleishman returns to the show. Topics include indoor plumbing, a spoiler-free discussion about HBO’s excellent “Westworld”, our favorite beverages, …
Nov. 30, 2016 174: ‘Election Escape Key’, With Joanna Stern
Joanna Stern returns to the show to talk about the new MacBook Pros (and their keyboards), stockpiling old MacBook Airs, …
Nov. 18, 2016 173: ‘Fork the Universe’, With Jason Snell
Jason Snell returns to the show to talk about the new MacBook Pros and the Touch Bar, and Apple’s new …
Nov. 9, 2016 172: ‘Holiday Party’, With Merlin Mann
Merlin Mann returns to the show to discuss the election, by which I mean we mostly talk *around* the election. …
Oct. 26, 2016 171: ‘Prisoner’s Dilemma Multitasking’, With John Moltz
Special guest John Moltz returns to the show. Topics include what we expect from this week's Apple Event for new …
Oct. 16, 2016 170: ‘Kicking Dirt on Them While They’re on Fire’, With Ben Thompson
Special guest Ben Thompson returns to the show. Topics include voice control with AirPods, how to get your entire music …
Oct. 6, 2016 169: ‘A Murder of Eeros’, With Matthew Panzarino
Matthew Panzarino returns to the show. Topics include Google’s “Made by Google” hardware announcements (the Pixel phones, Google Wi-Fi routers, …
Sept. 27, 2016 168: ‘You’ve Got the Nubbin’, With Serenity Caldwell
Serenity Caldwell returns to the show to discuss Apple’s new stuff: the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, Apple Watch Series …
Sept. 16, 2016 167: ‘Hey Bruh You Bumped Muh Hat’, With Jim Dalrymple
Jim Dalrymple returns to the show, to discuss last week's Apple event in San Francisco, the iPhone 7 and 7 …
Sept. 5, 2016 166: ‘Way of the Future’, With Rene Ritchie
Rene Ritchie returns to the show to discuss what we expect to see at Apple’s upcoming event in San Francisco: …
Aug. 27, 2016 165: ‘I Do Feel the Pea’, With Guy English
Special guest Guy English returns to the show. Topics include Tim Cook’s five year anniversary as Apple CEO, Steven Levy’s …
Aug. 12, 2016 164: ‘Enjoyably Clicky’, With Jason Snell
Jason Snell returns to the show. Topics include the latest rumors regarding the upcoming new iPhones and MacBook Pros, Rick …
July 31, 2016 163: ‘Low Grade Scam’, With Joanna Stern
Wall Street Journal columnist Joanna Stern returns to the show. Topics include media gossip on Eddy Cue negotiations with cable …
July 23, 2016 162: ‘Special Bullying Venue’, With Glenn Fleishman
Special guest Glenn Fleishman returns to the show. Topics include security vulnerabilities on MacOS and iOS, ransomware, counterfeit products and …
July 17, 2016 161: ‘Mumbles and Grunts’, With John Moltz
John Moltz returns to the show. Topics include parenting thoughts on controlling the amount of time our kids spend playing …
July 1, 2016 160: ‘Fresh Out of Prison’, With Nilay Patel
Special guest Nilay Patel joins the show. Topics include The Verge and Recode (and the state of the media industry …
June 25, 2016 159: ‘Phil Z’, With Marco Arment
Marco Arment returns to the show. Topics include WWDC 2016, Phil Schiller and Craig Federighi's appearance on the live episode …
June 17, 2016 158: Live From WWDC 2016, With Guests Phil Schiller and Craig Federighi
Recorded in front of a live audience in San Francisco, John Gruber is joined by Phil Schiller and Craig Federighi …
June 11, 2016 157: ‘A Nokia Phone and Some Pills (WWDC Prelude)’, With Dan Frommer
Dan Frommer returns to the show. Topics include Jeff Bezos’s and Elon Musk’s appearances at last week’s Code 2016 conference, …
June 4, 2016 156: ‘Yo, Dingus’, With Merlin Mann
Merlin Mann returns to the show to talk about artificial intelligence and Eddy Cue’s flip-flops.
May 28, 2016 155: ‘Medium Rare MacBook’, With MG Siegler
Special guest MG Siegler returns to the show. (Finally.) Topics include rumors of an upcoming Siri SDK and an Amazon …
May 21, 2016 154: ‘Facebook on Your Face’, With Rene Ritchie
Rene Ritchie returns to the show. Topics include Apple’s new flagship retail store in San Francisco, recent improvements to App …
May 6, 2016 153: ‘Chock Full of Whimsy’, With Ben Thompson
Ben Thompson returns to the show to talk about Apple’s recent quarterly results, what we think is going on with …
April 25, 2016 152: ‘The Greatest Mic Drop I’ve Ever Seen’, With Guy English
Special guest Guy English returns to the show. Topics include Ben Thompson’s argument that Apple’s functional organizational structure is hindering …
April 12, 2016 151: ‘Option P’, With Serenity Caldwell
Serenity Caldwell returns to the show. Topics include the new 9.7-inch iPad Pro, using an iPad for “work”, podcasting microphones, …
March 28, 2016 150: ‘Strict Robot Definer’, With Jason Snell
Jason Snell returns to the show for an in-depth look at last week's Apple Event, and the two products that …
March 17, 2016 149: ‘With Apologies to Hamilton’, With Glenn Fleishman
Glenn Fleishman joins the show. The primary topic: Apple’s legal battle against the FBI regarding the iPhone and encryption. Other …
March 2, 2016 148: ‘Occupy Portland’, With John Moltz
Special guest John Moltz returns to the show. Topics include the Apple/FBI encryption fight, Apple’s upcoming event and the products …
Feb. 21, 2016 147: ‘iTools or Whatever’, With Jim Dalrymple
Special guest Jim Dalrymple joins the show to talk about the Apple/FBI legal showdown, the debate over Apple software quality, …
Feb. 12, 2016 146: ‘“They Might Be Giants” With a Spanish Accent’, With Special Guests Eddy Cue and Craig Federighi
Very special guests Eddy Cue and Craig Federighi join the show. Topics include: the new features in Apple's upcoming OS …
Feb. 10, 2016 145: ‘Anthropomorphic Human Bowel’, With Ben Thompson
Special guest Ben Thompson returns to the show. Topics include last Sunday’s Super Bowl 50 (and its mostly terrible commercials), …
Jan. 31, 2016 144: ‘Hopped Up on Holiday Juice’, With Matthew Panzarino
Special Guest Matthew Panzarino. Topics include Apple's quarterly financial results, rumors of Apple working on VR handsets and "wireless" charging …
Jan. 24, 2016 143: ‘A Squirrel Eating a Duck’, With Merlin Mann
Merlin Mann returns to the show. Topics include Winter Storm Jonas, the politics of sick kids, sweating out a fever, …
Jan. 13, 2016 142: ‘They Sherlocked F.lux’, With Dan Frommer
Special guest Dan Frommer returns to the show to deliver his first-hand report from last week’s CES in Las Vegas. …
Dec. 31, 2015 141: ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Holiday Spectacular, With Special Guests Guy English, Amy Jane Gruber, and More
A brief holiday chat about ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’, with a cavalcade of special guests, including Guy English and …
Dec. 29, 2015 140: ‘Apple’s 2015 Year in Review’, With Rene Ritchie
Rene Ritchie returns to the show for a look back at the Apple year that was: the new one-port MacBook, …
Dec. 14, 2015 139: ‘How Many Fingers Should This Baby Have?’, With Special Guests Craig Federighi and John Siracusa
Apple senior vice president of software engineering Craig Federighi joins the show for a wide-ranging half-hour discussion about Swift -- …
Dec. 7, 2015 138: ‘I’ve Been Using Mine More in Bed’, With Joanna Stern
Joanna Stern returns to the show to talk about the iPad Pro, Microsoft's Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book, what's …
Nov. 30, 2015 137: ‘Peak Rumor Season’, With John Moltz
Special guest John Moltz returns to the show to discuss rumors that the iPhone 7 might not have a standard …
Nov. 21, 2015 136: ‘Fully Charged Pencil’, With Jason Snell
Special guest Jason Snell joins the show to talk about iPad Pro, Apple Pencil, how iOS still feels like *iPhone …
Nov. 7, 2015 135: ‘Put a Nipple on It’, With Adam Lisagor
Special guest Adam Lisagor returns to the show. Topics include the new Apple TV (why we both love it, despite …
Oct. 31, 2015 134: ‘Field Sobriety Test’, With Guy English
Special guest Guy English returns to the show for an in-depth discussion about the new Apple TV.
Oct. 17, 2015 133: ‘The MacGuffin Tractor’, With Serenity Caldwell
Serenity Caldwell returns to the show. Topics include this week’s new iMacs; the new “Magic” mouse, trackpad, and keyboard; an …
Oct. 3, 2015 132: ‘Peace, Porn, and Privacy’, With Guest Marco Arment
Marco Arment joins the show for a brief chat on ad blockers, advertising in general, and the new iPhones 6S.
Sept. 18, 2015 131: ‘If Only the Death Star Had That’, With Guest Rene Ritchie
Rene Ritchie joins the show to discuss last week's blockbuster Apple Event and the products that were announced: Apple Watch …