The Talk Show With John Gruber

The director’s commentary track for Daring Fireball.

Episodes
Sept. 9, 2019 263: ‘The Dumbest Thing Possible’, With Special Guest 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 Special Guest Brent Simmons
Special guest Brent Simmons returns to
Aug. 28, 2019 261: ‘Contact Heineken’, With Special Guest 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 Special Guest 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 Special Guest 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 Special Guest 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 Special Guest 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 Special Guest 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 Special Guest 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 Special Guest 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 Special Guest 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 Special Guest 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 Special Guest 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 Special Guest 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 Special Guest 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 Special Guest 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 Special Guest 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 Special Guest 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 Special Guest 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 Special Guest 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 Special Guest 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 Special Guest 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 Special Guest 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 Special Guest 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 Special Guest 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 Special Guest 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 Special Guest 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 Special Guest 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 Special Guest 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 Special Guest 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 Special Guest Dan Frommer
Dan Frommer returns to the show. Topics include Apple Watch Series 4 and the notion of third-party watch faces, Google’s …