Podcast

The Talk Show With John Gruber

The director’s commentary track for Daring Fireball.

Episodes

  • 295: ‘Signing Up to Take Some Vitamins’, With Peter Kafka

    Sep 17 2020

    Peter Kafka returns to the show to discuss the news from Apple's "Time Flies" event -- new Apple Watches, new non-Pro iPads, and particularly the Apple One services bundle. Sponsored by: Linode: Instantly deploy and manage an SSD server in the Linode Cloud. New accounts get a $20 credit with code talkshow20. Mack Weldon: Reinventing men’s basics with smart design, premium fabrics, and simple shopping. Get 20% off your first order with code talkshow. Links: “Ricky Jay’s Magical Secrets” — ...more

  • 294: ‘DOS Rot’, With John Moltz

    Sep 01 2020

    John Moltz returns to the show. Poodles are great dogs. Windows stinks worse than ever. Everyone should watch Ted Lasso. Sponsored by: Hello Fresh: Get fresh, pre-measured ingredients and mouthwatering seasonal recipes delivered right to your door with Hello Fresh, America’s #1 meal kit. Backblaze: Unlimited cloud backup for just $6/month. Start a free 15-day free trial today. Links: How to Solve the “Code 43” Nvidia GTX10xx or RTX20xx GPU Problem. Me on pricing the “Apple One” services b...more

  • 293: ‘I’m More of a Porkins Guy’, With Anil Dash

    Aug 28 2020

    Special guest Anil Dash joins the show. Topics include the 25th anniversary of Windows 95, and the parallels between the cyber era of computing and today’s App Store controversies. Sponsored by: Honeybadger: The web developer's secret weapon. It only takes a few minutes to set up Honeybadger’s total monitoring suite. Try it free for 15 days. Eero: We’re asking a lot of our Wi-Fi. Eero can help yours do more. Use code thetalkshow at checkout for free next day shipping. Squarespace: Make your n...more

  • 292: ‘Not the Batman We Want or Need’, With Rene Ritchie

    Aug 21 2020

    Rene Ritchie returns to the show. Topics include Phil Schiller advancing to Apple Fellow, Microsoft’s simmering spat with Apple over Xbox Game Pass and the App Store’s ban on game streaming services, and Epic’s sizzling spat with Apple over, well, the entire concept of iOS as we know it. Sponsored by: Squarespace: Make your next move. Use code talkshow for 10% off your first order. Feals: Premium CBD delivered directly to your doorstep. Get 50% off your first order with free shipping. Raycon:...more

  • 291: ‘Algorithms, How Do They Work?’, With Nilay Patel

    Aug 01 2020

    Nilay Patel returns to the show to discuss this week’s House antitrust hearing featuring testimony from Tim Cook, Jeff Bezos, Sundar Pichai, and Mark Zuckerberg. Sponsored by: Linode: Instantly deploy and manage an SSD server in the Linode Cloud. New accounts get a $20 credit with code talkshow20. Mint Mobile: Cut your wireless bill to $15 a month and get your new plan shipped to your door free. Stitch Fix: A personal styling company that makes getting the clothes you love effortless. Save 25...more

  • 290: ‘The Least Worst’, With Christina Warren

    Jul 28 2020

    Special guest Christina Warren joins the show. Topics include the App Store and antitrust, the general crumminess of video streaming service UIs, and historical examples of when Apple gets something wrong. Sponsored by: Mack Weldon: Reinventing men’s basics with smart design, premium fabrics, and simple shopping. Get 20% off your first order with code talkshow. Squarespace: Make your next move. Use code talkshow for 10% off your first order. Raycon: The next wave in wireless audio. Save 15% w...more

  • 289: ‘I’m Batman. America. Freedom.’ With Adam Lisagor

    Jul 23 2020

    Adam Lisagor returns to the show. Topics include the cinematic and presentation style of Apple’s WWDC keynote, some post-production details on The Talk Show’s WWDC episode, the tribulations of producing professional videos during COVID-19, and the new sounds of MacOS 11 Big Sur. Sponsored by: Atoms Everyday Face Mask: Multiple sizes, multiple colors. Breathable, washable, and reusable. Squarespace: Make your next move. Use code talkshow for 10% off your first order. Feals: Premium CBD delive...more

  • 288: ‘It Shouldn’t Be Hard to Get a Smoothie’ With Dan Frommer

    Jul 01 2020

    Dan Frommer returns to the show for more analysis of WWDC 2020, including App Clips and the Mac’s transition to Apple silicon. Sponsored by: Squarespace: Make your next move. Use code talkshow for 10% off your first order. Feals: Premium CBD delivered directly to your doorstep. Get 50% off your first order with free shipping. Linode: Instantly deploy and manage an SSD server in the Linode Cloud. New accounts get a $20 credit with code talkshow20. Links: Dan at The New Consumer: “Why Apple...more

  • 287: ‘Patina of Usefulness’ With Matthew Panzarino

    Jun 27 2020

    Special guest Matthew Panzarino joins the show to talk about WWDC 2020. Sponsored by: Squarespace: Make your next move. Use code talkshow for 10% off your first order. Hello Fresh: With America’s #1 meal kit, get easy, seasonal recipes and pre-measured ingredients delivered right to your door. All you have to do is cook and enjoy. Links: Panzarino's interview with Phil Schiller on Hey's rejection from the App Store. “The Talk Show Remote From WWDC 2020, With Craig Federighi and Greg Josw...more

  • 286: Remote From WWDC 2020 With Craig Federighi and Greg Joswiak

    Jun 25 2020

    John Gruber is joined by Craig Federighi and Greg Joswiak to discuss the news from WWDC 2020: the Mac’s transition to Apple silicon, MacOS 11 Big Sur, iOS and iPadOS 14, and more. Video of this show is available on YouTube. Sponsored by: Fantastical Premium: Your new work from home companion. 14-day free trial and 20% off your first purchase (up to a one-year subscription). Kolide: For fast growing companies that want to secure Mac, Windows, and Linux devices. Coming soon: MDM completely ret...more

  • 285: ‘Fahrenheit Truthers’ With Ben Thompson

    May 23 2020

    Ben Thompson returns to the show and there’s no sports talk because there’s no sports. Instead: temperature scales, Joe Rogan and Spotify, and Dithering. Sponsored by: Squarespace: Make your next move. Use code talkshow for 10% off your first order. Linode: Instantly deploy and manage an SSD server in the Linode Cloud. Use code talkshow20 and get $20 credit toward your next project. Yes Plz: Brew yourself the best coffee. Try Yes Plz today and save $5 with code fireball5. Links: Ditheri...more

  • 284: ‘30 Years of TidBITS’ With Adam Engst

    May 09 2020

    Special guest Adam Engst joins the show to celebrate 30 years of TidBITS -- the only publication going strong today that started as a weekly HyperCard stack. Sponsored by: Squarespace: Make your next move. Use code talkshow for 10% off your first order. Linode: Instantly deploy and manage an SSD server in the Linode Cloud. Get a server running in seconds with your choice of Linux distro, resources, and choice of 10 node locations. Feals: Premium CBD delivered directly to your doorstep. Get 50...more

  • 283: ‘Some Kind of Sandwich’ With Dieter Bohn

    May 01 2020

    Dieter Bohn joins the show to talk about the iPad Magic Keyboard, the new iPhone SE, and the state of Android flagship phones. Sponsored by: Squarespace: Make your next move. Use code talkshow for 10% off your first order. Linode: Instantly deploy and manage an SSD server in the Linode Cloud. Get a server running in seconds with your choice of Linux distro, resources, and choice of 10 node locations. Links: Dieter’s review of the iPad Magic Keyboard. My review of the iPad Magic Keyboard. ...more

  • 282: ‘Everybody Is an Expert’ With Joanna Stern

    Apr 14 2020

    Joanna Stern returns to the show to talk about working from home, the utter suckitude of laptop webcams, the new MacBook Air, and Face ID in our new world of face-mask-wearing. Sponsored by: Squarespace: Make your next move. Use code talkshow for 10% off your first order. Feals: Premium CBD delivered directly to your doorstep. Get 50% off your first order with free shipping. Eero: The Wi-Fi your home deserves. Use code thetalkshow for free overnight shipping with this link. Links: Joanna’...more

  • 281: ‘A Kryptonian Baby’ With Rene Ritchie

    Apr 01 2020

    Rene Ritchie returns to the show to talk about going independent after 11 years at iMore. Topics include the new MacBook Air and iPad Pros, and we answer questions sent by listeners. Sponsors: Hover: Find a domain name for your passion. Get 10% off your first purchase. Linode: Instantly deploy and manage an SSD server in the Linode Cloud. Get a server running in seconds with your choice of Linux distro, resources, and choice of 10 node locations. Links: Rene’s new YouTube channel. And his...more

  • 280: ‘The Subtle Difference Between Hand Sanitizer and Vodka’ With Matthew Panzarino

    Mar 27 2020

    Matthew Panzarino returns to the show. Topics include the brand new MacBook Air and iPad Pros, and, you know, global pandemics in the internet age. Sponsors: Yes Plz: Brew yourself the best coffee. Try YES PLZ today and save $5 with code fireball5. Eero: Wi-Fi done right. Get free overnight shipping with promo code thetalkshow. Squarespace: Make your next move. Use code talkshow for 10% off your first order. Links: My dumb handwashing tweet from back in 2009. Daniel Jalkut’s beautiful son...more

  • 279: ‘Chain of Precision’ With Jason Snell

    Mar 18 2020

    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 on upcoming Apple product releases, and more. Sponsored by: Squarespace: Make your next move. Use code talkshow for 10% off your first order. Feals: Premium CBD delivered directly to your doorstep. Get 50% off your first order with free shipping. Linode: Instantly deploy and manage an SSD server in the Linode Cloud. Get a server running in seco...more

  • 278: ‘Dot Net Party’ With Federico Viticci

    Feb 29 2020

    First-time guest Federico Viticci joins the show. Topics include how the coronavirus outbreak might affect WWDC, speculation on a possible March Apple event, the state of iPad keyboard (and trackpad) support, and iPadOS multitasking. Sponsored by: Feals: Premium CBD delivered directly to your doorstep. Get 50% off your first order with free shipping. Hover: Find a domain name for your passion. Get 10% off your first purchase. Linode: Get an SSD server running in seconds with your choice of Li...more

  • 277: ‘Polish Stink Eye’ With John Moltz

    Feb 24 2020

    Special guest John Moltz returns to the show. Topics include Larry Tesler and his “no modes” mantra for UI design, the state of malware on the Mac, third-party default apps on iOS, Apple and the coronavirus outbreak, and a record number of tips and tricks. Sponsored by: Kolide: User-focused security for teams that Slack. Squarespace: Make your next move. Use code talkshow for 10% off your first order. Away: Because this season, everyone wants to get Away. Links: Larry Tesler: Tesler’s web...more

  • 276: ‘Bring It On, Haters’ With Ben Thompson

    Feb 01 2020

    Special guest Ben Thompson returns to the show to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the iPad. Sponsored by: Feals: Premium CBD delivered directly to your doorstep. Get 50% off your first order with free shipping. Linode: Get an SSD server running in seconds with your choice of Linux distro, resources, and choice of 10 node locations. $20 credit with promo code talkshow2020. Casper: Get your best rest, one night at a time. Save $100 on select mattresses using code talkshow. Links: DF: “The...more

  • 275: ‘Fake Faces’ With Glenn Fleishman

    Jan 23 2020

    Special guest Glenn Fleishman returns to the show. Topics include iPhone encryption, the privacy implications of widely-available reverse image search for faces, deep-learning-powered algorithmically-generated faces, and Jeopardy’s “Greatest of All Time” tournament. Sponsored by: Clear: Get through security even faster. Get your first 2 months free with code talkshow. Squarespace: Make your next move. Use code talkshow for 10% off your first order. Hover: Find a domain name for your passion....more

  • 274: ‘Sport Mode’ With Merlin Mann

    Jan 18 2020

    Special guest Merlin Mann returns to the show. Topics include the renewal of U.S. law enforcement officials' disingenuous campaign against iPhone encryption, the Houston Astros cheating scandal, how that cheating scandal relates to the Trump impeachment saga, and Catalyst and the art of Mac software design. But mostly we talk about finding a good pair of slippers. Sponsored by: Techmeme Ride Home: 20-minutes of today’s top tech news, every day around 5p ET. A terrific podcast that you should ...more

  • 273: ‘My Cousin Hans’ With Rene Ritchie

    Jan 01 2020

    It’s the last show of the decade. Special guest: Rene Ritchie. Sponsored by: Away: Because this season, everyone wants to get Away. Squarespace: Make your next move. Use code talkshow for 10% off your first order. ExpressVPN: Protect your online activity today with the VPN service rated #1 by TechRadar and get 3 months free with a 1-year package. Hello Fresh: With HelloFresh, America’s #1 meal kit, get easy, seasonal recipes and pre-measured ingredients delivered right to your door. Links: ...more

  • 272: ‘The Save Twitch’ With Rich Siegel

    Dec 24 2019

    For your holiday listening enjoyment, very special guest Rich Siegel joins the show to talk about BBEdit’s past, present, and future, the state of developing for the Mac, and more. Sponsored by: Eero: Wi-Fi done right. Get free overnight shipping with promo code thetalkshow. Squarespace: Make your next move. Use code talkshow for 10% off your first order. Casper: Casper is a sleep brand that makes expertly designed products to help you get your best rest, one night at a time. Links: My “U...more

  • 271: ‘A Perfect Wheel’ With Jason Snell

    Dec 13 2019

    Special guest Jason Snell returns to the show for a brief chat about the new Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR, which are both — dare I say — finally available for ordering. Also: Ming Chi Kuo’s intriguing rumors on the 2020 and 2021 iPhone lineups. Sponsored by: ExpressVPN: Protect your online activity today with the VPN service rated #1 by TechRadar and get 3 months free with a 1-year package. Linode: Instantly deploy and manage an SSD server in the Linode Cloud. Get a server running in seconds w...more

  • 270: ‘Talking About Crimes’ With Matthew Yglesias

    Nov 28 2019

    Very special guest Matthew Yglesias joins the show to talk about Tim Cook cozying up to Trump for tariff relief and more. Sponsored by: Squarespace: Make your next move. Use code talkshow for 10% off your first order. Hullo Pillow: Your favorite pillow, guaranteed. Clearbanc: Find out how you can receive Clearbanc capital by getting your 20 minute term sheet. ExpressVPN: Protect your online activity today with the VPN services rated #1 by TechRadar and get 3 months free with a 1-year package....more

  • 269: ‘Maximally Thin’ With Casey Johnston

    Nov 19 2019

    Very special guest Casey Johnston joins the show to talk about the butterfly MacBook keyboard saga and the just-released 16-inch MacBook Pro, with its all new scissor-switch keyboard design. Links: Casey Johnston on Twitter. “Ask a Swole Woman” — Casey’s column for women on fitness and health, now at Vice. Marco Arment’s first-look review of the 16-inch MacBook Pro, with a nifty graph illustrating the differences in key travel and spacing of various keyboards. Dr. Drang’s gentle improvement o...more

  • 268: ‘With Ham I’d Be Better’ With Dave Mark

    Nov 01 2019

    Special guest Dave Mark joins the show for a discussion mostly about AirPods Pro and partly about the 2019 World Series. Sponsored by: ExpressVPN: Protect your online activity today with the VPN services rated #1 by TechRadar and get 3 months free with a 1-year package. Linode: Instantly deploy and manage an SSD server in the Linode Cloud. Get a server running in seconds with your choice of Linux distro, resources, and choice of 10 node locations. Hello Fresh: A meal kit delivery service that...more

  • 267: ‘Just the Tips’ With John Moltz

    Oct 30 2019

    Special guest John Moltz returns to the show. Topics include the just-released AirPods Pro (and the pluralization thereof), the history of remote controls, the impending launch of Apple TV+, and the undisputed highlight of the 2019 World Series. Sponsored by: Squarespace: Make your next move. Use code talkshow for 10% off your first order. Fracture: Your photos printed in vivid color directly on glass. Get 10% off your first order. Casper: A sleep brand that makes expertly designed products t...more

  • 266: ‘iPhone-Colored Glasses’ With Rene Ritchie

    Oct 24 2019

    Special guest Rene Ritchie returns to the show. Topics include Google's new Pixel 4 phones, Apple's travails in Hong Kong and China, whether there will be another Apple event this year, and MacOS 10.15 Catalina. Sponsored by: Away: Because this season, everyone wants to get Away. Eero: Free overnight shipping with promo code thetalkshow. Squarespace: Make your next move. Use code talkshow for 10% off your first order. Links: Dieter Bohn’s Pixel 4 review. Joanna Stern’s Pixel 4 review. Cat...more

  • 265: ‘Thompson’s Razor’ With Ben Thompson

    Oct 09 2019

    Special guest Ben Thompson returns to the show. Topics include the latest Surface hardware announcements from Microsoft, the state of the iPhone, and bulk purchases of charcoal. Sponsored by: Yes Plz: Upgrade your morning coffee routine with fresh beans delivered to your home. Use code TALKSHOW25 to get 25% off your first box. Feals: Premium CBD delivered directly to your doorstep. Use this link for 50% off your first order and free shipping. Squarespace: Make your next move. Use code TALKSHO...more

  • 264: ‘Apple Is Not a 4-Star Company’ With Joanna Stern

    Sep 26 2019

    Very special guest Joanna Stern returns to the show. Topics include Apple’s event earlier this month, the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro, iOS 13, and how we go about writing (and shooting) our product reviews. Sponsored by: Squarespace: Make your next move. Use code talkshow for 10% off your first order. Fracture: Your photos printed in vivid color directly on glass. Get 10% off your first order. Linode: Instantly deploy and manage an SSD server in the Linode Cloud. $20 credit -- good for 4 months -- w...more

  • 263: ‘The Dumbest Thing Possible’ With Dan Frommer

    Sep 10 2019

    Special guest Dan Frommer returns to the show for a preview of this week’s Apple event. Sponsored by: Eero: Free overnight shipping with code "thetalkshow". Hullo Pillow: Your favorite pillow, guaranteed. Clearbanc: Find out how you can receive Clearbanc capital by getting your 20 minute term sheet. Links: The New Consumer — Dan’s new subscription newsletter. “What to Do When SIM-Swapping Happens to You”. Gruber and Merlin: Obsession Times Voice at SXSW 2009. The Athletic — great subscrip...more

  • 262: ‘Freakishly Snappy’ With Brent Simmons

    Sep 01 2019

    Special guest Brent Simmons returns to the show to talk about NetNewsWire 5.0, the state of the Mac, and more. Sponsored by: Linode: Instantly deploy and manage an SSD server in the Linode Cloud. Get a server running in seconds with your choice of Linux distro, resources, and choice of 10 node locations. ExpressVPN: The #1-rated VPN service by TechRadar and comes with a 30-day money back guarantee. Links: NetNewsWire 5.0. Using Apple Cash to pay your Apple Card balance. Don West selling b...more

  • 261: ‘Contact Heineken’ With Jim Dalrymple

    Aug 28 2019

    Special guest Jim Dalrymple returns to the show. Topics include Apple Card and the latest rumors on Apple’s upcoming product announcements. Sponsored by: Squarespace: Make your next move. Use code talkshow for 10% off your first order. Fracture: Your photos printed in vivid color directly on glass. Get 10% off your first order. Casper: Casper is a sleep brand that makes expertly designed products to help you get your best rest, one night at a time. Links: Snap Kitchen Red Pepper Egg Bites...more

  • 260: ‘A Clear Eyed Look at Dishwashers’ With John Siracusa

    Aug 10 2019

    Special guest John Siracusa finally returns to the show. Topics include the Siri voice recording fiasco, Siracusa’s epic Mac OS X reviews, and making good ice. Sponsored by: Away: Because this season, everyone wants to get Away. Eero: Use promo code thetalkshow at checkout to get free overnight shipping with your order. Squarespace: Make your next move. Use code talkshow for 10% off your first order. Links: “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” Holiday Spectacular, With Special Guests Guy English an...more

  • 259: ‘Start a Bakin’ Timer’ With Marco Arment

    Jul 31 2019

    Special guest Marco Arment returns to the show. Topics include MacBook Pro rumors, breakfast cereal, Siri frustrations, and more. Sponsored by: Squarespace: Make your next move. Use code talkshow for 10% off your first order. Fracture: Photos printed in vivid color directly on glass. Get 10% off your first order. Linode: Instantly deploy and manage an SSD server in the Linode Cloud. Get a server running in seconds with your choice of Linux distro, resources, and choice of 10 node locations. ...more

  • 258: ‘Pousse-Café’ With John Moltz

    Jul 29 2019

    Special guest John Moltz returns to the show for a mid-summer Q&A episode, answering actual questions from actual listeners. Sponsored by: Jamf Now: Set up and protect your Apple devices at work, from anywhere. First 3 devices are free. Eero: Save $100 off the ‘Eero base unit and 2 beacons package’, and 1 year of Eero Plus. ExpressVPN: Rated #1 VPN service by TechRadar and comes with a 30-day money back guarantee. Links: Merlin Mann interviewing Jason Snell and yours truly from Macwor...more

  • 257: ‘A Beautiful Sandwich’ With Daniel Jalkut

    Jul 23 2019

    Special guest Daniel Jalkut returns to the show. Topics include app notarization, nonconsensual technology (including Zoom, Dropbox, and Superhuman), and more. Sponsored by: Squarespace: Make your next move. Use code talkshow for 10% off your first order. Fracture: Photos printed in vivid color directly on glass. Get 10% off your first order. Linode: Instantly deploy and manage an SSD server in the Linode Cloud. Get a server running in seconds with your choice of Linux distro, resources, and ...more

  • 256: ‘A Bit Too Thin’ With Ben Thompson

    Jul 01 2019

    Special guest Ben Thompson returns to the show to talk about Jony Ive’s departure from Apple. Sponsored by: Squarespace: Make your next move. Use code talkshow for 10% off your first order. Casper: Casper is a sleep brand that makes expertly designed products to help you get your best rest, one night at a time. ExpressVPN: Rated #1 VPN service by TechRadar and comes with a 30-day money back guarantee. Links: Yours truly on Ive’s departure. Thompson’s take on Ive’s departure. This episod...more

  • 255: ‘Zap the PRAM’ With Jason Snell

    Jun 25 2019

    Special guest Jason Snell returns to the show. Topics include everything announced at WWDC: SwiftUI, Catalyst, and all the new features in iOS, iPadOS, MacOS, WatchOS, and tvOS. Sponsored by: Away: Use promo code talkshow20 for $20 off a suitcase. Eero: Finally, Wi-Fi that works. Get $100 off a Wi-Fi system and a year of Eero Plus with code thetalkshow. Mack Weldon: High quality men’s essentials. Save 20 percent off your first order with promo code talkshow. Links: The Talk Show Live The ...more

  • 254: Live From WWDC 2019 With Craig Federighi and Greg Joswiak

    Jun 07 2019

    Recorded in front of a live audience at The California Theater in San Jose on Tuesday, 4 June 2019, John Gruber is joined by Craig Federighi and Greg Joswiak to discuss the news from WWDC 2019: the new Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR, MacOS 10.15 Catalina, iOS 13, iPadOS, SwiftUI and Catalyst, and more. Sponsored by: MacStadium: Dedicated Mac hosting in world-class data centers. OmniFocus for the Web: Accomplish more every day. Slack: Hiring iOS developers who want to define the future of Slack f...more

  • 253: ‘An Italicized “Finally”’ With Rene Ritchie

    Jun 01 2019

    Special guest Rene Ritchie returns to the show for a look at what we expect — and hope — to see from Apple at WWDC next week. Sponsors Hullo Pillow: Your favorite pillow, guaranteed. Linode: Instantly deploy and manage an SSD server in the Linode Cloud. Get a server running in seconds with your choice of Linux distro, resources, and choice of 10 node locations. LinkedIn: A new hire is made every ten seconds using LinkedIn. Save $50 off your first job listing with this link. Links The Maca...more

  • 252: ‘The Dustin Egress Problem’ With Cabel Sasser, Steven Frank, and Greg Maletic From Panic

    May 30 2019

    Special guests Cabel Sasser, Steven Frank, and Greg Maletic join the show to talk about Playdate, Panic’s exciting and surprising new handheld gaming system. Sponsors Squarespace: Make your next move. Use code talkshow for 10% off your first order. ExpressVPN: Rated #1 VPN service by TechRadar and comes with a 30-day money back guarantee. Clear: Get through security even faster. Get your first 2 months free with code talkshow. Links Playdate’s fun WebGL-backed website. The Playdate media ...more

  • 251: ‘Parking Meters in a Dirt Lot’ With Merlin Mann

    May 15 2019

    Very special guest Merlin Mann returns to the show. Topics include sleep and sleep-tracking (with Apple Watch), regional fast-casual dining, the nature of podcasting, and, of course, more. Sponsors Eero: Finally, Wi-Fi that works. Get $100 off a Wi-Fi system and a year of eero Plus with code thetalkshow. Squarespace: Make your next move. Use code talkshow for 10% off your first order. Fracture: Photos printed in vivid color directly on glass. Get 10% off your first order. Links Sleep-trac...more

  • 250: ‘A Couple of Awkward Swipes’ With MG Siegler

    May 01 2019

    Very special guest MG Siegler returns to the show. Topics include Apple’s original content strategy and a general look at the state of the company. Sponsors Things: The award-winning personal task manager that helps you achieve your goals -- an outstanding native app for Mac and iOS. Casper: Save $50 off select mattresses with code talkshow. Terms and conditions apply. Linode: Instantly deploy and manage an SSD server in the Linode Cloud. Get a server running in seconds with your choice of Li...more

  • 249: ‘Better Than Nothing’ With John Moltz

    Apr 25 2019

    John Moltz returns to the show. Topics include AirPods 2, Samsung’s Galaxy Fold debacle, the trove of iOS 13 and MacOS 10.15 leaks reported by Guilherme Rambo, and the future of iTunes. Sponsors Things: The award-winning personal task manager that helps you achieve your goals. Squarespace: Make your next move. Use code talkshow for 10% off your first order. ExpressVPN: Rated #1 VPN service by TechRadar and comes with a 30-day money back guarantee. Links AirPods battery replacement from Ap...more

  • 248: ‘Equally Confused’ With Peter Kafka

    Apr 06 2019

    Special guest Peter Kafka — executive editor at Recode and longtime reporter in the fields of media and technology — joins the show to discuss the announcements at last week’s “Show Time” event: Apple News+, Apple Card, Apple Arcade, and Apple TV Channels and TV+. Sponsors Away: Because this season, everyone wants to get Away. Eero: Finally, Wi-Fi that works. Get $100 off a Wi-Fi system and a year of Eero Plus with code thetalkshow. Squarespace: Make your next move. Use code talkshow for 10% ...more

  • 247: ‘I Have Faith in the Rice’ With Paul Kafasis

    Mar 25 2019

    Special guest Paul Kafasis returns to the show. Topics include last week's Apple product releases -- new iPads, iMacs, and AirPods -- and the de-Steve-ification of Wynn Las Vegas. Sponsors Product Breakfast Club: The only fun design podcast out there. Squarespace: Make your next move. Use code talkshow for 10% off your first order. Audible: Get a free audiobook with a 30-day trial. Links Mac Sound Sorcery One Foot Tsunami Encore Boston Harbor Colonel Sanders: "It was finger-licking bad." ...more

  • 246: ‘Loan It to Nien Nunb’ With Matthew Panzarino

    Mar 17 2019

    Matthew “Hondo” Panzarino returns to the show. Topics include WWDC 2019, the 30th anniversary of the World Wide Web, Apple and privacy, the Boeing 737 Max, and Disney’s upcoming Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge theme park lands. Sponsored by: Eero: Finally, Wi-Fi that works. Get $100 off a Wi-Fi system and a year of eero Plus with code thetalkshow. Mack Weldon: Modern men's essentials. Save 20% off your first purchase with code talkshow. Squarespace: Make your next move. Use code talkshow for 10% off...more

  • 245: ‘40 Hours a Day of Murder’ With Rene Ritchie

    Mar 01 2019

    Special guest Rene Ritchie returns to the show. Topics include, but are not limited to, privacy concerns with apps from the App Store, Google’s payments to Apple to keep Google Search the default in Safari, Apple’s Shot on iPhone contest winners, and speculation about Apple’s purported March 25 media event. Sponsored by: Marine Layer: Clothes that make it easy to get dressed in the morning. Use code TTS for 15% off your first order. Squarespace: Make your next move. Use code talkshow for 10% ...more

  • 244: ‘Plagiarists and Fabulists’ With Glenn Fleishman

    Feb 23 2019

    Glenn Fleishman returns to the show. Topics include: rumors of new Mac hardware and Marzipan at WWDC, Samsung’s new phones unveiled at their “Unpacked” event, 5G networks, Apple’s purported foray into the credit card business, and more — including Glenn’s “Tiny Type Museum” Kickstarter project. Sponsors Eero: Finally, Wi-Fi that works. Get $100 off a Wi-Fi system and a year of Eero Plus with code thetalkshow. Molekule: The only air purifier that actually destroys pollutants. Save $75 with cod...more

  • 243: ‘The God Awful Truth’ With Rich Mogull

    Feb 15 2019

    Special guest Rich Mogull joins the show. Topics cover a range of security and privacy-related issues: the Jeff Bezos/National Enquirer saga, laptop webcams, abuse of Apple's enterprise developer program to enable sideloading of iOS apps, Amazon's acquisition of Eero, and more. Sponsors LinkedIn: A new hire is made every ten seconds using LinkedIn. Save $50 off your first job listing with this link. Away: Because this season, everyone wants to get Away. Squarespace: Make your next move. Use c...more

  • 242: ‘The Butts Incident’ With John Moltz

    Jan 31 2019

    John Moltz makes his long-awaited return to the show. Three big topics this week: the Facebook VPN app fiasco (and the company’s pattern of ethical violations), the Group FaceTime bug that allowed callers to listen to audio before the call was answered, and Apple’s quarterly results. Sponsored by: Squarespace: Make your next move. Use code talkshow for 10% off your first order. Audible: Get a free audiobook with a 30-day trial. Casper: Get $50 off select mattresses with code talkshow. Terms a...more

  • 241: ‘More Smarter’ With Joanna Stern

    Jan 23 2019

    Joanna Stern returns to the show. Topics include the iPhone XR (and the argument that it might be the best phone in Apple’s current lineup), Apple’s new Smart Battery Cases, Apple Watch, and, of course, the new MacBook Air. Sponsored by: LinkedIn: A new hire is made every ten seconds using LinkedIn. Save $50 off your first job listing with this link. Care/of: A monthly subscription vitamin service that delivers completely personalized vitamin and supplement packs right to your door. Use promo...more

  • 240: ‘Drastically Shakier’ With Ben Thompson

    Jan 14 2019

    Special guest Ben Thompson returns to the show. Topics include Apple's horrible no good very bad earnings warning, the Chinese market, Apple's push toward services for revenue growth, antitrust issues regarding the App Store, and more. Sponsored by: Alex Weinstein Music: Handmade music for your next video project. Use promo code thetalkshow and save 30 percent off your first purchase. Squarespace: Make your next move. Use code talkshow for 10 percent off your first order. Eero: Finally, Wi-Fi...more

  • 239: ‘Proprioceptive Lie’ With Rene Ritchie

    Dec 31 2018

    Rene Ritchie returns to the show for a year-in-review look back at Apple’s 2018: the Mac, iPad, iPhone, Apple Watch, Siri and services, and more. Sponsored by: OmniFocus: Accomplish more every day with the trusted, gold-standard to-do app for Mac, iPhone, iPad, and now even the web. Casper: Get $50 off select mattresses with code talkshow. Terms and conditions apply. Squarespace: Make your next move. Use code talkshow for 10% off your first order. Links: The C64 Mini. Raspberry Pi. Vortex...more

  • 238: ‘Fort Jason Sudeikis’ With Jason Snell

    Dec 24 2018

    Special guest Jason Snell returns to the show. Topics include BBEdit’s 25th anniversary, the saga of Word 6 for Mac in the 1990s, Mac iOS user interface differences (including an extensive discussion of Mojave’s craptacular “Marzipan” apps, and a few varying theories on what those apps portend), Photos on Mac and iOS, and, of course, keyboards. Sponsored by: Squarespace: Make your next move. Use code talkshow for 10 percent off your first order. Hullo Pillow: Your favorite pillow, guaranteed....more

  • 237: ‘Out on Home Video’ With Matthew Panzarino

    Dec 15 2018

    Matthew Panzarino returns to the show. Topics include recent blockbuster movies, motion smoothing on TVs, iPhone demand rumors, Apple’s Made For iPhone (MFi) program, and more. Recorded live from The Overlook Hotel in Sidewinder, Colorado. Sponsored by: Linode: Instantly deploy and manage an SSD server in the Linode Cloud. Get $20 in credit with promo code talkshow2018. Tres Pontas: Single-family-estate coffee, freshly roasted and delivered right to your door. Save 10 percent off a subscripti...more

  • 236: ‘A Vivid Nightmarescape’ With Dieter Bohn

    Dec 01 2018

    Special guest Dieter Bohn joins the show to talk about Google’s new Pixel Slate Chrome OS tablet/laptop, the Pixel 3, Google’s fascinating new Night Sight camera mode, speculation on how Apple might move the Mac to ARM chips, and more. Sponsored by: Casper: Get $50 off select mattresses with code talkshow. Terms and conditions apply. Fracture: Your photos printed in vivid color directly on glass -- great holiday gift. Banktivity: Powerful personal finance app for Mac and iOS with a great nati...more

  • 235: ‘Jony White’s Universe of Objective Purity’ With Rene Ritchie

    Nov 22 2018

    Rene Ritchie returns to the show to talk about iPad Pro — the new Pencil, the new amazing new hardware, keyboard options, and the OS that in many ways still feels meant for a phone. Also: the state of Apple’s MacBook lineup, and a plea to Apple to please — please — make the small Magic Keyboard in space gray. Sponsored by: Tres Pontas: Single-family-estate coffee, freshly roasted and delivered right to your door. Save 10 percent off a subscription with code thetalkshow. Squarespace: Make your...more

  • 234: ‘Welcome to Dongletropolis’ With Merlin Mann

    Nov 10 2018

    Special guest Merlin Mann returns to the show. Topics include the new iPad Pro and the state of iOS as a work platform, the mid-term election results, and holiday parties of yore. Sponsored by: Away: Travel smarter with the suitcase that charges your phone. Save $20 with promo code talkshow. Squarespace: Make your next move. Use promo code talkshow for 10% off your first order. Jamf Now: Set up and protect your Apple devices at work, from anywhere. First 3 devices are free. Links: Affinit...more

  • 233: ‘North Korean USB Fan’ With John Moltz

    Nov 01 2018

    You wanted more Moltz, you get more Moltz. Our thoughts and observations on Apple’s “There’s More in the Making” event at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and the products they announced: new MacBook Airs, Mac Minis, iPad Pros, and Apple Pencil. Sponsored by: The Apple Watch Triathlete: Pre-order the How to Train like an IronMan with Apple Watch e-book before December 3 and save 60 percent with promo code thetalkshow. Fracture: Your photos printed in vivid color directly on glass. Linode: Insta...more

  • 232: ‘I’ll Eat My Hat’ With John Moltz

    Oct 28 2018

    Special guest John Moltz returns to the show (finally). Topics include the iPhone XR, next week's Apple event at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and more. Sponsored by: Squarespace: Make your next move. Use code talkshow for 10% off your first order. RXBAR: Real food that tastes good and is good for you. Prime Video Channels: Create a TV lineup you love from 100+ premium and specialty channels. Links: My iPhone XR review and follow-up. Strategic Conquest. Bolo — networked Mac game from 198...more

  • 231: ‘It’s a Deep Notch’ With Dan Frommer

    Oct 17 2018

    Dan Frommer returns to the show. Topics include Apple Watch Series 4 and the notion of third-party watch faces, Google’s Pixel 3 phones and Pixel Slate two-in-one tablet/notebook, and Bloomberg’s disputed “The Big Hack” story. Sponsored by: Casper: Save $50 on select mattresses with code talkshow. Squarespace: Make your next move. Check out with code talkshow for 10% off your first order. Tres Pontas: Freshly-roasted coffee from a single farm in Brazil, shipped directly to you. Use code theta...more

  • 230: ‘Flabbergasting’ With Nilay Patel

    Sep 24 2018

    Nilay Patel returns to the show to talk about the iPhone XS and XS Max. We got so caught up talking about cameras, we never even mention headphone jacks. Sponsored by: Squarespace: Make your next move. Use coupon code talkshow for 10% off your first order. Tres Pontas: Freshly-roasted coffee from a single farm in Brazil, shipped directly to you. Use code thetalkshow at checkout and save an extra 10% on any subscription. Hullo Pillow: Your favorite pillow, guaranteed. Links: Nilay’s iPhone...more

  • 229: ‘iPhone 🍸’ With Rene Ritchie

    Sep 05 2018

    Rene Ritchie returns to the show for a deep dive into what was revealed (and what wasn’t) by Guilherme Rambo’s release last week of product marketing images of the apparently-named iPhone XS and Series 4 Apple Watch. Sponsored by: Squarespace: Make your next move. Visit squarespace.com/talkshow and enter code talkshow for 10% off your first order. Casper: You can be sure of your purchase with Casper’s 100 night risk-free, sleep-on-it trial. Away: Travel smarter with the suitcase that charges ...more

  • 228: ‘Smallen Up the Bezels’ With Jason Snell

    Aug 24 2018

    Special guest Jason Snell returns to the show. Topics do include mechanical keyboards, but do not — I swear — include baseball. Also: speculation on what Apple might do with the non-Pro MacBook lineup. Sponsored by: Tres Pontas: Freshly-roasted coffee from a single farm in Brazil, shipped directly to you. Use code thetalkshow at checkout and save an extra 10% on any subscription. Casper: You can be sure of your purchase with Casper’s 100 night risk-free, sleep-on-it trial. Squarespace: Make y...more

  • 227: ‘Little Q&A’

    Aug 01 2018

    Answering actual questions from actual listeners. Sponsored by: Casper: You can be sure of your purchase with Casper’s 100 night risk-free, sleep-on-it trial. Squarespace: Make your next move. Visit squarespace.com/talkshow and enter code talkshow for 10% off your first order. This episode of The Talk Show was edited by Caleb Sexton.

  • 226: ‘Cut That Mustache With Scissors’ With Marco Arment

    Jul 28 2018

    Special guest Marco Arment returns to the show for a brief discussion about the new MacBook Pro models and the state of Apple’s MacBook lineup. Sponsored by: Away: Travel smarter with the suitcase that charges your phone. Save $20 with code talkshow. Squarespace: Make your next move. Visit squarespace.com/talkshow and enter code talkshow for 10% off your first order. Mack Weldon: The most comfortable underwear, socks, shirts, undershirts, hoodies and sweat pants and more that you will ever we...more

  • 225: ‘Resources Up the Yang’ With Matthew Panzarino

    Jul 01 2018

    Special guest Matthew Panzarino returns to the show to talk about his exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the new maps coming to Apple Maps, Google’s project Duplex, and the MacBook keyboard repair program. Sponsored by: Kolide: Total Mac visibility for you and your users. Free for your first 10 Macs. Hullo Pillow: Your favorite pillow, guaranteed. Eero: Finally, Wi-Fi, that works. Free overnight shipping with promo code thetalkshow. Links: Panzarino’s exclusive on the new Apple Maps. App...more

  • 224: ‘AirPower, What’s That?’ With Serenity Caldwell

    Jun 15 2018

    Serenity Caldwell returns to the show for a post-WWDC wrap-up discussion. Topics include iOS 12, Memoji, Siri Shortcuts, Screen Time, Apple Books, MacOS 10.14 Mojave, dark mode, UIKit apps on the Mac, and more. Sponsored by: Casper: You can be sure of your purchase with Casper’s 100 night risk-free, sleep-on-it trial. Squarespace: Make your next move. Visit squarespace.com/talkshow and enter code talkshow for 10% off your first order. Tres Pontas: Freshly-roasted coffee from a single farm in ...more

  • 223: Live From WWDC 2018 With Greg Joswiak and Mike Rockwell

    Jun 06 2018

    Recorded in front of a live audience at The California Theatre in San Jose, John Gruber is joined by Greg Joswiak and Mike Rockwell to discuss the news from WWDC: ARKit 2, the new USDZ file format, iOS 12, MacOS 10.14 “Mojave”, UIKit apps on MacOS, and more. [Full transcript of this episode](https://daringfireball.net/thetalkshow/223/transcript), [by Serenity Caldwell](https://twitter.com/settern). Sponsored by: + [Instabug](http://try.instabug.com/df): In-app feedback and bug reporting for m...more

  • 222: ‘Pseudorandom Gibberish’ With Rene Ritchie

    May 31 2018

    Rene Ritchie returns to the show. Topics include MacBook keyboard failures, iOS passcode security, Google’s odd Duplex “demo”, Steam Link’s curious rejection from the App Store, AirPlay 2, and, of course, conjecture about next week’s WWDC. Sponsored by: Away: Travel smarter with the suitcase that charges your phone. Save $20 with code talkshow. Squarespace: Make your next move. Use code talkshow for 10% off your first order. Eero: Finally, Wi-Fi, that works. Free shipping to the U.S. and Cana...more

  • 221: ‘Slathered in Incompetence’ With Ben Thompson

    May 08 2018

    Ben Thompson returns to the show. Topics include Apple's quarterly results, the discontinuation of Apple's AirPort product line, and more. Sponsored by: Tres Pontas: Freshly-roasted coffee from a single farm in Brazil, shipped directly to you. Use code THETALKSHOW at checkout and save an extra 10 percent on any subscription. RXBar: Whole-food protein bars. We tell you what’s on the inside on the outside. Use code TALKSHOW and save 25 percent on your first order. Casper: You can be sure of you...more

  • 220: ‘$270 Worth of Unneeded Keyboards’ With Jim Dalrymple

    Apr 27 2018

    Special guest Jim Dalrymple returns to the show. Topics include the litany of problems with MacBook keyboards, speculation regarding why Apple’s AirPower multi-device charging mat still isn’t shipping, Google’s proposal to replace SMS with a new protocol that isn’t encrypted, and more. Sponsored by: Vox’s new Today Explained podcast: Subscribe today in Apple Music, Overcast, Pocket Casts, or wherever you listen to podcasts. Alex Weinstein Music: A carefully curated collection of just a few hu...more

  • 219: ‘Top Men’ With Matthew Panzarino

    Apr 12 2018

    Matthew Panzarino returns to the show to talk about his exclusive behind-the-scenes profile with Apple’s Pro Workflow Team and state of Apple’s professional Mac hardware and software. Sponsored by: Squarespace: Make your next move. Use code talkshow for 10% off your first order. Casper: You can be sure of your purchase with Casper’s 100 night risk-free, sleep-on-it trial. Tres Pontas: Freshly-roasted coffee from a single farm in Brazil, shipped directly to you. Use code THETALKSHOW at checkou...more

  • 218: ‘Spending Tim Cook’s Money’ With Serenity Caldwell

    Apr 01 2018

    Serenity Caldwell returns to the show to talk about Apple's education-focused event last week in Chicago. Sponsored by: Radio Silence: The easiest network monitor and firewall for Mac. Radio Silence can stop any app from making network connections. Tres Pontas: Freshly-roasted coffee from a single farm in Brazil, shipped directly to you. Use code thetalkshow at checkout and save an extra 10 percent on any subscription. Squarespace: Make your next move. Use code talkshow for 10% off your first...more

  • 217: ‘Our Name Is Our Address’ With Jason Kottke

    Mar 24 2018

    Finally. Jason Kottke is on the show to talk about 20 years of writing his eponymous website. Sponsored by: Techmeme Ride Home: New daily podcast hosted by Brian McCullough summarizing the day’s tech news. Fracture: Photos printed in vivid color directly on glass. Get 10% off your first order. Flow: Beautiful project management for teams everywhere. Apply THETALKSHOW at checkout to save 50% off a new annual plan, or 30% off a new monthly plan, for your first year. Links: Dean Allen: “How ...more

  • 216: ‘Podcast Amnesia’ With Jason Snell

    Mar 09 2018

    Jason Snell returns to the show. Topics include Apple and China, the 10th anniversary of the iPhone SDK, the future of the MacBook Air, and more. No baseball talk, except a little. Sponsored by: Squarespace: Make your next move. Use code talkshow for 10% off your first order. Away: Travel smarter with the suitcase that charges your phone. Get $20 off with code talkshow. Casper: You can be sure of your purchase with Casper’s 100 night risk-free, sleep-on-it trial. Links: Script Debugger 7....more

  • 215: ‘The “Press Real Hard” Era’ With Marco Arment

    Feb 18 2018

    Special guest Marco Arment returns to the show for a brief discussion. Topics include Apple’s OS development strategy, HomePod and Siri, the sad state of Apple TV apps, where to get a good cheesesteak, how to boil water, and more. Sponsored by: Tres Pontas: Freshly-roasted coffee from a single farm in Brazil, shipped directly to you. Use code thetalkshow at checkout and save an extra 10 percent on any subscription. Squarespace: Make your next move. Use code talkshow for 10% off your first ord...more

  • 214: ‘Only Wireless. Less Smart Than an Echo. Lame.’ With Paul Kafasis

    Feb 09 2018

    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 the Mac), the Philadelphia Eagles’ triumph over the “New England” Patriots in Super Bowl 52, and we stir up a controversy regarding a 10-year-old cocktail devised by the boys at You Look Nice Today. Sponsored by: Squarespace: Make your next move. Use code talkshow for 10% off your first order. Casper: Save up to $200 through Feb...more

  • 213: ‘Don’t Tap the Monkey’ With John Moltz

    Feb 01 2018

    John Moltz returns to the show. We talk about the HomePod, the “cancellation” of iPhone X, Steve Jobs and the orange button, and Super Bowl 52. And a surprising amount of talk about dates. Sponsored by: Squarespace: Make your next move. Use code talkshow for 10 percent off your first order. Fracture: Photos printed in vivid color directly on glass. Get 15 percent off your first order with code TALK15. RXBar: Whole-food protein bars. We tell you what’s on the inside on the outside. Use code TA...more

  • 212: ‘Arbiter of Finallys’ With Rene Ritchie

    Jan 26 2018

    Special guest Rene Ritchie returns to the show to talk about HomePod, clickbait, the Spectre/Meltdown security exploits, and a look back at Apple’s 2017 in review. Sponsored by: Squarespace: Make your next move. Use code talkshow for 10% off your first order. Casper: You can be sure of your purchase with Casper’s 100-night risk-free, sleep-on-it trial. Away: Travel smarter with the suitcase that charges your phone. Save $20 with code talkshow. Links: Rene with Tim Cook at a Toronto Maple ...more

  • 211: ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Holiday Spectacular With Special Guests Guy English and John Siracusa

    Jan 01 2018

    As per holiday tradition at The Talk Show, a brief chat about Star Wars: The Last Jedi, with a cavalcade of special guests, including Guy English and John Siracusa. Links: 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens Holiday Spectacular. Sponsored by: Fracture: Photos printed in vivid color directly on glass. Get 15% off your first order with code talk15. Squarespace: Make your next move. Use code talkshow for 10% off your first order. Backblaze: Online backup for $5/month. Native. Unlimited. Unth...more

  • 210: ‘Australian Battery Scam’ With Jason Snell

    Dec 30 2017

    Special guest Jason Snell returns for the penultimate episode of 2017. Topics include the iPhone battery performance-throttling saga, Google Maps vs. Apple Maps, new versions of iOS running slow on older iPhones, the new iMac Pro, iOS file management, and more. Sponsored by: Fracture: Photos printed in vivid color directly on glass. Get 15% off your first order with code talk15. Squarespace: Make your next move. Use code talkshow for 10% off your first order. Eero: Finally, Wi-Fi that works. ...more

  • 209: ‘Blaming a Platypus’ With Matthew Panzarino

    Dec 19 2017

    Matthew Panzarino returns to the show to talk about Apple's new iMac Pro lineup: gaming, VR, medical use, software development video, and more. Also: a spoiler-free preamble on Star Wars Ep. 8: The Last Jedi. Sponsors: Away: Travel smarter with the suitcase that charges your phone. Get $20 off with code talkshow. Warby Parker: Boutique-quality, vintage-inspired glasses at a revolutionary price. Try up to five pairs at home for free. Casper: You can be sure of your purchase with Casper’s 100 n...more

  • 208: ‘Disgusting Inception’ With John Moltz

    Dec 01 2017

    John “With an H” Moltz returns to the show. Topics include the ongoing deluge of sexual harassment scandals, our beloved SodaStreams, the Mac OS 10.13 High Sierra root login fiasco, App: The Human Story, and more. Sponsored by: Squarespace: Make your next move. Use code talkshow for 10% off your first order. Audible: Get a free audiobook with a 30-day trial. Casper: You can be sure of your purchase with Casper’s 100 night risk-free, sleep-on-it trial. Save $50 with coupon thetalkshow. Links...more

  • 207: ‘Christmas Mitzvah’ With Merlin Mann

    Nov 18 2017

    Merlin Mann returns to the show for a Thanksgiving-week holiday spectacular. Topics include the history of Markdown, nerding out with Keyboard Maestro, kids today and the computers they want to use, caring about idiomatic native UI design, a look back at last year's election, and more. Sponsored by: Away: Travel smarter with the suitcase that charges your phone. Get $20 off with code TALKSHOW. Eero: Finally, Wi-Fi that works. Use code THETALKSHOW for free shipping in the U.S. and Canada. Frac...more

  • 206: ‘Bed Is Where My Problems Are’ With Ben Thompson

    Nov 10 2017

    Ben Thompson returns to the show to talk about the iPhone X. Sponsored by: Casper: You can be sure of your purchase with Casper’s 100 night risk-free, sleep-on-it trial. Squarespace: Make your next move. Use code talkshow for 10% off your first order. Fracture: Photos printed in vivid color directly on glass. Save 15% off your first Fracture order with code TALK15. Links: My photo of Bernie Sanders and Bill de Blasio on the A train. New York Post video of Sanders and de Blasio on the trai...more

  • 205: ‘If You Trust Your Twin’ With Jim Dalrymple

    Nov 01 2017

    Jim Dalrymple returns to the show to talk about the iPhone X, which is now in the hands of reviewers and just days away from the hands of customers. Sponsored by: Squarespace: Make your next move. Use code talkshow for 10% off your first order. Fracture: Photos printed in vivid color directly on glass. Get 10% off your first order. Casper: You can be sure of your purchase with Casper’s 100 night risk-free, sleep-on-it trial. Links: Matthew Panzarino’s iPHone X review for TechCrunch. Nicol...more

  • 204: ‘Flaunting That Notch’ With Rene Ritchie

    Oct 27 2017

    Rene Ritchie returns to the show on the eve of iPhone X pre-orders opening. Topics include iPhone X (duh), Google’s Pixel 2 and the goofy OLED display on the “XL” version, Face ID FUD, and more. Sponsored by: Fracture: Photos printed in vivid color directly on glass. Get 10% off your first order. Hullo Pillow: Your favorite pillow, guaranteed. Flow: Beautiful project management for teams everywhere. Links: Jeff Williams: “You can not double plan the kind volumes that we do. We want leadin...more

  • 203: ‘Unused VIPs’ With Serenity Caldwell

    Oct 21 2017

    Serenity Caldwell returns to the show. Topics include watches, the problems with the current MacBook keyboards, iOS 11 battery life, my massive windfall from the iBooks antitrust settlement, and more. Sponsored by: Audible: Get a free audiobook with a 30-day trial. Squarespace: Make your next move. Use code talkshow for 10% off your first order. Backblaze: Online backup for $5/month. Native. Unlimited. Unthrottled. Uncomplicated. Links: Serenity on the 38mm Apple Watch and the lack of sma...more

  • 202: ‘You Tell Me If It’s a Dongle’ With Joanna Stern

    Sep 30 2017

    Special guest Joanna Stern returns to the show. Topics include Apple Watch Series 3, our mutual fear of heights, Velcro, and more. Sponsored by: Away: Travel smarter with the suitcase that charges your phone. Get $20 off with code talkshow. Squarespace: Build it beautiful. Use code talkshow for 10% off your first order. Fracture: Your pictures, printed directly on glass. Eero: Finally, Wi-Fi that works. Use code THETALKSHOW for free overnight shipping in the US and Canada. Links: 3-way ca...more

  • 201: ‘Much More Smarter’ With Matthew Panzarino

    Sep 19 2017

    Matthew Panzarino joins the show for an in-depth look at last week’s Apple event in the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park. We talk about iPhone X, iPhone 8, Apple Watch Series 3, Apple TV 4K, and the new Apple Park campus and Steve Jobs Theater. Sponsored by: Eero: Finally, Wi-Fi that works. Use code THETALKSHOW for free overnight shipping. Audible: With Audible, you’ll find what you’re looking for. Get a free 30-day trial. Backblaze: Online backup for $5/month. Native. Unlimited. Unthrottled....more

  • 200: ‘Episode CC’ With Craig Federighi

    Sep 15 2017

    Very special guest Craig Federighi returns to the show to talk about Face ID, the perils of live demos, Apple’s approach to designing the iPhone X, privacy, security, and more. Sponsored exclusively by: DuckDuckGo: The search engine that doesn’t track you. Learn more about search privacy and “private/incognito” mode in DuckDuckGo’s report. Links: This week’s keynote address. More on the Face ID demo glitch. The previous Roman numerals gag in an episode title. This episode of The Talk Sh...more

  • 199: ‘Under Rumored’ With Jim Dalrymple

    Sep 10 2017

    Jim Dalrymple returns to the show for a preview of next week's Apple event. We speculate on the naming of the new iPhones, facial recognition in lieu of Touch ID, third-generation Apple Watches, Apple TV, HomePod, and more. Sponsored by: Casper: An obsessively engineered mattress at a shockingly fair price. Use code thetalkshow for $50 toward your mattress. Warby Parker: Boutique-quality, vintage-inspired glasses at a revolutionary price. Try up to five pairs at home for free. Squarespace: Bu...more

  • 198: ‘Prison Oreos’ With Jason Snell

    Aug 25 2017

    Special guest Jason Snell returns to the show. Topics include Daring Fireball's 15th anniversary, fruit fly infestations, clicky keyboards, sandwich cookies, the birth of Markdown, iOS 11's new "cop mode", favicons in Safari, Apple's Project Titan, last week's total solar eclipse, and Jerry Lewis. Sponsored by: Casper: The Casper mattress was designed by a team of 20 engineers, and perfected by a community of nearly half a million sleepers. Use code thetalkshow for $50 toward your mattress. A...more

  • 197: ‘Nancy Reagan Was Right’ With Glenn Fleishman

    Aug 06 2017

    Special guest Glenn Fleishman returns to the show. Topics include China forcing Apple to remove VPN apps from the Chinese App Store, Wi-Fi vs. LTE networking, the open workspaces in Apple Park, Glenn’s new letterpress project, the HomePod OS leak and iPhone D22, and more. Sponsored by: Eero: Finally, Wi-Fi that works. Use code thetalkshow for free overnight shipping. Squarespace: Make your next move. Use code gruber for 10% off your first order. Fracture: Your photos printed directly on glass...more

  • 196: ‘Actually, You Can Buy a Better Coke’ With Rene Ritchie

    Jul 21 2017

    Rene Ritchie returns to the show to talk about the rumors and speculation regarding this year’s upcoming new iPhones. Sponsored by: Hullo Pillow: Sleep better with a new buckwheat pillow. It’ll be your favorite pillow, guaranteed. Casper: An obsessively engineered mattress at a shockingly fair price. Use code thetalkshow for $50 toward your mattress. Audible.com: With Audible, you’ll find what you’re looking for. Get a free 30-day trial. Links: Mexican Coke. Daring Fireball: “Speculation ...more

  • 195: ‘I Do Like Throwing a Baby’ With John Moltz

    Jun 27 2017

    Special guest John Moltz returns to the show. Topics include more follow-up from WWDC 2017, the iPad Pro models and ProMotion, Scott Forstall's interview with John Markoff regarding the 10-year anniversary of the original iPhone, the ongoing shitshow at Uber, quick thoughts on the Nintendo Switch, and more. Also: guess which John enjoys throwing babies into the air. Sponsored by: Squarespace: Make your next move. Use code GRUBER for 10% off your first order. Away: High-quality luggage with bu...more

  • 194: ‘Egg Freckles’ With Serenity Caldwell

    Jun 20 2017

    Serenity Caldwell returns to the show to talk about WWDC 2017 — iOS 11, the new iPad Pro models, MacOS 10.13 “High Sierra”, updated Mac hardware and a tease at the upcoming iMac Pro, where Apple might go with VR and AR, San Jose as the venue for the event itself, and more. Sponsored by: Warby Parker: Boutique-quality, vintage-inspired glasses at a revolutionary price. Try up to five pairs at home for free. Squarespace: Make your next move. Make your next website. Use code gruber for 10% off y...more

  • 193: ‘Crack Marketing Team’ — Live From WWDC 2017 With Phil Schiller and Craig Federighi

    Jun 08 2017

    Recorded in front of a live audience at The California Theatre in San Jose, John Gruber is joined by Phil Schiller and Craig Federighi to discuss the news from WWDC: new Mac hardware, the new iPad Pro, Mac OS 10.13 “High Sierra”, iOS 11, the upcoming HomePod, and more. A full text transcript is available, by Serenity Caldwell. Sponsored by: Jamf: Great mobile device management for Apple products. MacStadium: Get your Mac build infrastructure out of the office closet and into the hands of the...more

  • 192: ‘The Original Sin Is XML’ With Special Guests Manton Reece and Brent Simmons

    Jun 01 2017

    Manton Reece and whisky-soaked baritone Brent Simmons join the show to talk about JSON Feed, the new spec they co-authored for syndicating things like blog posts and podcasts. We talk about their longstanding mutual interest in [Userland Frontier][f] -- Dave Winer’s groundbreaking scripting environment from the early ’90s -- and how that background and their mutual love for publishing on the open web and the democratization of technology ultimately led to the creation of JSON Feed, as well as th...more

  • 191: ‘He Ends Up Fighting Hervé Villechaize’ With Jim Dalrymple

    May 28 2017

    Special guest Jim Dalrymple returns to the show to speculate about what Apple might announce at the upcoming WWDC 2017: Apple Watch, iPad, iOS, updated MacBooks, Apple TV, and more. Also: a celebration of the great Roger Moore. Sponsored by: MailRoute: Hosted spam and virus protection for email. Use this link for 10 percent off for the life of your account. Squarespace: Make your next move with a beautiful website. Use code gruber for 10 percent off your first order. Fracture: Your photos pri...more

  • 190: ‘Anything Luxury’ With Ben Thompson

    May 13 2017

    Ben Thompson returns to the show. Topics include Microsoft's announcements from Build 2017, search engines, Amazon's new (confusingly-named) Look and Show devices, the need for HAL 9000, Apple's WeChat problem in China, and more. Sponsored by: Pingdom: Uptime and performance monitoring made easy. Use code THETALKSHOW for 20 percent off. Squarespace: Build it beautiful. Use code gruber for 10 percent off your first order. Fracture: Your pictures, printed directly on glass. Links: Microsoft...more

  • 189: ‘Long Press on the French Fries’ With Rene Ritchie

    May 07 2017

    Rene Ritchie returns to the show. Topics include Apple’s Q2 2017 financial results, the iPhone’s decline in China over the past two years, Microsoft’s new Surface Laptop and Windows 10 S, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick getting called to Tim Cook’s office regarding Uber’s surreptitious “fingerprinting” of iPhones, judging Apple Watch’s success, Hulu’s entry into the cord-cutting “live TV” subscription market (and Apple’s conspicuous absence from that same market), and more. Sponsored by: Casper: An ...more

  • 188: ‘Apple VP Lisa Jackson’

    Apr 21 2017

    Special guest Lisa Jackson — Apple’s vice president of Environment, Policy, and Social Initiatives — joins the show for an Earth Day discussion of the state of Apple’s environmental efforts: climate change, renewable energy, responsible packaging, and Apple’s new goal to create a “closed-loop supply chain”, wherein the company’s products would be manufactured entirely from recycled materials. Full transcript of this episode. Sponsored exclusively by: Circle With Disney: Disney’s new way for ...more

  • 187: ‘Forget About Frodo and Sam’ With MG Siegler

    Apr 19 2017

    MG Siegler returns to the show. Topics includes Virgin America's sad fate as a subsidiary of Alaska Airlines, the Touch Bar on the new MacBook Pros, "doing work" on an iPad Pro, Walt Mossberg, the absurd bloat of iOS apps, Clips, Netflix and Amazon's spending on video, and more. Sponsored by: Squarespace: Make your next move. Use code gruber for 10% off your first order. Eero: Finally, Wi-Fi that works. Fracture: Your photos, printed directly on glass. Great gift idea. Links: MG: The Grea...more

  • 186: ‘Good News, My House Burned Down’ With Matthew Panzarino

    Apr 13 2017

    Matthew Panzarino returns to the show for an in-depth discussion of last week's "future of the Mac Pro" round table discussion between a handful of Apple executives and journalists who cover the company. We talk about what went wrong with the 2013 Mac Pro design, speculate on the timeline of when Apple made this decision, why touchscreen Macs are almost certainly a bad idea even though a lot of people think they want one, and more. Sponsored by: Circle With Disney: Disney’s new way for famili...more

  • 185: ‘Warmest Regards’ With Dan Frommer

    Apr 01 2017

    Special guest Dan Frommer returns to the show. Topics include the end of The Deck ad network, my weird story about getting kicked out of Amazon’s affiliate program, Apple’s new products announced last week (Red iPhone 7 models, larger-capacity iPhone SEs, the new 9.7-inch just-plain iPad, and Apple’s excellent new Clips app), Samsung’s new Galaxy S8, Twitter’s new reply system, CarPlay getting its ass kicked in a head-to-head comparison with Android Auto, ISPs and Privacy, and more. Sponsored b...more

  • 184: ‘Hubbo Is in Decline’ With Merlin Mann

    Mar 22 2017

    The one and only Merlin Mann returns to the show. Topics include modern plumbing technology and product marketing, the intricate ordeal of switching from iCloud’s old two-step authentication to the modern two-factor authentication, and the future of voice-driven UI/AI. Also, a wee bit of follow-up on our post-election November 9 Holiday Party. Sponsored by: Eero: Finally, Wi-Fi, that works. Away: High quality luggage with built-in USB chargers. Save $20 with promo code talkshow. Fracture: Now...more

  • 183: ‘A Very Masculine Bark’ With Serenity Caldwell

    Mar 05 2017

    Serenity Caldwell returns to the show. Topics include the Best Picture fiasco at last week’s Academy Awards, Tim Cook speaking vaguely of “the pro area” at Apple’s shareholders meeting, the conflict between Apple’s culture of secrecy and the glaring embarrassment that is the 1,100-day-old Mac Pro lineup, new iPad Pro rumors and our ruminations on tablet vs. notebook hardware form factors, The Wall Street Journal’s seemingly goofy report on new iPhones replacing Lightning with USB-C ports, and th...more

  • 182: ‘AAA Podcast’ With Marco Arment

    Feb 23 2017

    Special guest Marco Arment returns to the show. Topics include WWDC moving back to San Jose, the latest rumors about this year’s new iPads and iPhones, and the thinking behind the design changes in the just-released Overcast 3.0. Sponsored by: Casper: An obsessively engineered mattress at a shockingly fair price. Use code thetalkshow for $50 toward your mattress. Eero: Finally, Wi-Fi, that works. Use code thetalkshow for free expedited shipping. Audible: With Audible, you’ll find what you’re ...more

  • 181: ‘Corporate Stiffy’ With John Moltz

    Feb 10 2017

    John Moltz returns to the show. Topics include: 🐩💨, iPad vs. Mac for productivity (and why the iPad isn’t a self-sufficient platform), nostalgia for System 7, speculation on this year’s upcoming new iPhones, and more. Alternative title for this episode: 🏢🍆. Sponsored by: Squarespace: Make your next move. Make your next website. Use code talkshow for 10% off your first order. Setapp: An “Unstore” Alternative to the Mac App Store. Casper: An obsessively engineered mattress at a shockingly ...more

  • 180: ‘Yay or Nay to Their POV’ With Matthew Panzarino

    Feb 01 2017

    Matthew Panzarino returns to the show. Topics include Apple’s Q1 2017 financial results (including record iPhone sales and continuing cooling iPad sales), issues with LG’s new 5K UltraFine display (not so fine if you use it near a Wi-Fi router), the tech industry’s response to Trump’s immigration ban, and the highlights at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Sponsored by: Squarespace: Make your next move. Make your next website. Use code talkshow for 10% off your first order. Ministry of Supp...more

  • 179: ‘iPhone Is the New Hitler’ With Ben Thompson

    Jan 26 2017

    Ben Thompson returns to the show. Topics include the state of the Mac (and our shared belief that it’s death has been greatly exaggerated), the NFL playoffs, Chris Lattner leaving Apple for Tesla (and the general problem of talent retention), ruminating on the origins of the word “podcast”, and more. Sponsored by: Casper: An obsessively engineered mattress at a shockingly fair price. Use code thetalkshow for $50 toward your mattress. Eero: Finally, Wi-Fi, that works. Use code thetalkshow for ...more

  • 178: ‘Now Banned in China’ With Jim Dalrymple

    Jan 10 2017

    Jim Dalrymple returns to the show for the first episode of 2017. Topics include New Year’s Eve, Siri/Alexa/Google Assistant, Apple’s aging AirPort and Mac Pro lineups, the future of desktop Macs, Apple Watch battery life, and rumors of upcoming new iPads. Sponsored by: Mailchimp: MailChimp: send better email, sell more stuff. Squarespace: Make your next move. Make your next website. Use code talkshow for 10% off your first order. Harry’s: An exceptional shave at a fraction of the price. Use c...more

  • 177: ‘Surface Curious’ With Rene Ritchie

    Dec 28 2016

    Rene Ritchie returns to the show. Topics include Siri vs. Alexa, and whether Wynn Las Vegas’s announcement that they’re putting Amazon Echos into their 4,700+ guest rooms is a sign that Amazon is building a meaningful long-term lead in the nascent voice assistant market; Mark Gurman’s week-ago piece for Bloomberg, “How Apple Alienated Mac Loyalists”; Consumer Reports’s bizarre but widely-publicized battery test results for the new MacBook Pros; and a brief year in review look at our favorite new...more

  • 176: ‘Frolic’ With Craig Hockenberry

    Dec 17 2016

    Craig Hockenberry returns to the show with his gigantic fleshy palms. Topics include Donald Trump's highly publicized meeting with a handful of U.S. tech company leaders (including Tim Cook), the release of Nintendo's Super Mario Run for iPhone, Uber's autonomous car that was caught cruising straight through a red light in San Francisco, and Craig's excellent new book, Making Sense of Color Management. Sponsored by: Squarespace: The best way to create your own website. Use code talkshow for 1...more

  • 175: ‘Uncle Joe’s Bathtub Gin’ With Glenn Fleishman

    Dec 11 2016

    Glenn Fleishman returns to the show. Topics include indoor plumbing, a spoiler-free discussion about HBO’s excellent “Westworld”, our favorite beverages, Apple’s AirPods launch debacle, Apple TV single sign-on, and more. Sponsored by: Mailchimp: MailChimp: send better email, sell more stuff. Fracture: Your photos, printed directly on glass. MailRoute: Hosted spam and virus protection for email. Use this link for 10% off for the life of your account. Links: HBO’s post-Westworld Easter Egg ...more

  • 174: ‘Election Escape Key’ With Joanna Stern

    Dec 01 2016

    Joanna Stern returns to the show to talk about the new MacBook Pros (and their keyboards), stockpiling old MacBook Airs, dongles, Touch ID, SnapChat Spectacles, and more. Sponsored by: Eero: Finally, Wi-Fi, that works. Use code thetalkshow for free expedited shipping. Audible.com: With Audible, you’ll find what you’re looking for. Get a free 30-day trial. Fracture: Your photos, printed directly on glass. Buy now to get them in time for the holidays. Links: Joanna’s review of the new MacBo...more

  • 173: ‘Fork the Universe’ With Jason Snell

    Nov 19 2016

    Jason Snell returns to the show to talk about the new MacBook Pros and the Touch Bar, and Apple’s new book chronicling the last 20 years of their industrial design, Designed by Apple in California. Sponsored by: Backblaze: Online backup for $5/month. Native. Unlimited. Unthrottled. Uncomplicated. Harry’s: An exceptional shave at a fraction of the price. Use code talkshow for $5 off your first purchase. Casper: An obsessively engineered mattress at a shockingly fair price. Use code thetalkshow...more

  • 172: ‘Holiday Party’ With Merlin Mann

    Nov 09 2016

    Merlin Mann returns to the show to discuss the election, by which I mean we mostly talk *around* the election. I hope we never do another show again with such heavy hearts, but whatever you think about this election, I think you'll like this show. Sponsored by: * [Squarespace](http://squarespace.com/gruber): Build it beautiful. Use code __talkshow__ for 10 percent off your first order. * [Automatic](http://automatic.com/talkshow): Your smart driving assistant. Get $20 off with this link. * [Ci...more

  • 171: ‘Prisoner’s Dilemma Multitasking’ With John Moltz

    Oct 26 2016

    Special guest John Moltz returns to the show. Topics include what we expect from this week’s Apple Event for new Mac hardware, and my impressions of the Google Pixel phone after a week using one. This week’s show introduces labeled chapter marks for subject matter. If you use a podcast player that supports them, such as Overcast, let me know what you think. Sponsored by: Casper: An obsessively engineered mattress at a shockingly fair price. Use code thetalkshow for $50 toward your mattress. ...more

  • 170: ‘Kicking Dirt on Them While They’re on Fire’ With Ben Thompson

    Oct 16 2016

    Special guest Ben Thompson returns to the show. Topics include voice control with AirPods, how to get your entire music library onto an iPhone while using iCloud Music Library, Apple Watch durability, the Dash/App Store controversy, the disappointing and frustrating state of Siri and voice-driven AI assistants, Google's new Pixel phones and the strategy behind them, Snap's (née Snapchat) Spectacles (and why they're nothing like Google's ill-fated Glass), and more. Sponsored by: Backblaze: Onl...more

  • 169: ‘A Murder of Eeros’ With Matthew Panzarino

    Oct 06 2016

    Matthew Panzarino returns to the show. Topics include Google’s “Made by Google” hardware announcements (the Pixel phones, Google Wi-Fi routers, their Amazon Echo competitor Google Home), mobile photography, Samsung’s acquisition of Viv, and more. Sponsored by: Fracture: Your pictures, printed directly on glass. Igloo: An intranet you’ll actually like. Try Igloo for free. Eero: Finally, Wi-Fi, that works. Use code thetalkshow for free overnight shipping. Links: TechCrunch: “Samsung Acquire...more

  • 168: ‘You’ve Got the Nubbin’ With Serenity Caldwell

    Sep 27 2016

    Serenity Caldwell returns to the show to discuss Apple’s new stuff: the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, Apple Watch Series 2 (and the semi-new Series 1), iOS 10, MacOS Sierra, and more. Sponsored by: Fracture: Your pictures, printed directly on glass. Great gift idea. Backblaze: Online backup for $5/month. Native. Unlimited. Unthrottled. Uncomplicated. Automatic: Your smart driving assistant. The best dingus you’ll ever buy for your car. Save $20 with this link. Links: Mat Honan story of getting hac...more

  • 167: ‘Hey Bruh You Bumped Muh Hat’ With Jim Dalrymple

    Sep 17 2016

    Jim Dalrymple returns to the show, to discuss last week’s Apple event in San Francisco, the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, Apple Watch Series 2, and more. Sponsored by: Capto: Global Delight’s screen capture and video-editing app for Mac. 15-day free trial and save 25 percent with code FIREBALL. Casper: An obsessively engineered mattress at a shockingly fair price. Use code THETALKSHOW for $50 toward your mattress. Audible.com: With Audible, you’ll find what you’re looking for. Get a free 30-day trial....more

  • 166: ‘Way of the Future’ With Rene Ritchie

    Sep 05 2016

    Rene Ritchie returns to the show to discuss what we expect to see at Apple’s upcoming event in San Francisco: new iPhones (without headphone jacks, and with a radical new two-lens camera on the Plus-sized model), Apple Watch 2 (and a new fall lineup of watch bands). We also discuss Samsung’s recall of the Galaxy Note 7 (because of exploding batteries), when we’ll see new Mac hardware and new iPads, and more. Sponsored by: Backblaze: Online backup for $5/month. Native. Unlimited. Unthrottled. ...more

  • 165: ‘I Do Feel the Pea’ With Guy English

    Aug 28 2016

    Special guest Guy English returns to the show. Topics include Tim Cook’s five year anniversary as Apple CEO, Steven Levy’s behind-the-scenes look at Apple’s AI and machine learning efforts, Apple’s decision to change the pistol emoji from a realistic revolver to a toy squirt gun, and the demise of Vesper. Also: our favorite Looney Tunes characters. Sponsored by: Casper: An obsessively engineered mattress at a shockingly fair price. Use code thetalkshow for $50 toward your mattress. Warby Park...more

  • 164: ‘Enjoyably Clicky’ With Jason Snell

    Aug 12 2016

    Jason Snell returns to the show. Topics include the latest rumors regarding the upcoming new iPhones and MacBook Pros, Rick Tetzeli’s cover story for Fast Company on Tim Cook’s Apple, and the connection between baseball and mechanical keyboards. Sponsored by: Boom for iOS: Music player app that redefines the way you listen to music on your iPhone or iPad. Free download. Fracture: Your pictures, printed directly on glass. Eero: Finally, Wi-Fi that works. Use code thetalkshow for free overnight...more

  • 163: ‘Low Grade Scam’ With Joanna Stern

    Jul 31 2016

    Wall Street Journal columnist Joanna Stern returns to the show. Topics include media gossip on Eddy Cue negotiations with cable TV companies, Apple’s aging notebook lineup, Apple’s upcoming product announcement event, the Windows 10 upgrade fiasco, and our sweaty feet. Sponsored by: Fracture: Your pictures, printed directly on glass. Backblaze: Online backup for $5/month. Native. Unlimited. Unthrottled. Uncomplicated. Igloo: An intranet you’ll actually like. Try Igloo for free. Links: The...more

  • 162: ‘Special Bullying Venue’ With Glenn Fleishman

    Jul 23 2016

    Special guest Glenn Fleishman returns to the show. Topics include security vulnerabilities on MacOS and iOS, ransomware, counterfeit products and outright fraud on Amazon, and online harassment and “free speech”. Sponsored by: Boom 2: System-wide volume booster for Mac, 33 percent off for a brief time. Casper: An obsessively engineered mattress at a shockingly fair price. Use code thetalkshow for $50 toward your mattress. Fracture: Your photos printed directly on glass. Save 10 percent on you...more

  • 161: ‘Mumbles and Grunts’ With John Moltz

    Jul 17 2016

    John Moltz returns to the show. Topics include parenting thoughts on controlling the amount of time our kids spend playing games and watching YouTube and Netflix, why Google's apps for iOS are better than their apps for Android, Chromebooks in schools, Windows Phone's bright future, Pokemon Go, and more. We also insult the driving abilities of people from Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Canada. Sponsored by: Wealthfront: An automated, passive, low-cost investment solution. Ministry of Supply: ...more

  • 160: ‘Fresh Out of Prison’ With Nilay Patel

    Jul 01 2016

    Special guest Nilay Patel joins the show. Topics include The Verge and Recode (and the state of the media industry at large), what’s going on with the lack of updates to professional Mac hardware, and, of course, Apple’s purported removal of the headphone jack on the upcoming new iPhones. Sponsored by: Eero: Finally, Wi-Fi that works. Use code THETALKSHOW for free overnight shipping. Harry’s: An exceptional shave at a fraction of the price. Use code TALKSHOW for $5 off your first purchase. Ca...more

  • 159: ‘Phil Z’ With Marco Arment

    Jun 26 2016

    Marco Arment returns to the show. Topics include WWDC 2016, Phil Schiller and Craig Federighi's appearance on the live episode of this show during WWDC, the purported removal of the standard headphone jack from the upcoming new iPhones, and more. Sponsored by: Wealthfront: An automated investment service with over $3 billion in client assets under management. Ministry of Supply: Dress smarter. Work smarter. Audible.com: With Audible, you’ll find what you’re looking for. Get a free 30-day tria...more

  • 158: Live From WWDC 2016 With Guests Phil Schiller and Craig Federighi

    Jun 18 2016

    Recorded in front of a live audience in San Francisco, John Gruber is joined by Phil Schiller and Craig Federighi to discuss the news from WWDC: WatchOS 3, MacOS 10.12 Sierra, iOS 10, and more. Video of the show, and a complete transcript, is available here. Sponsored by: MailChimp: Send better email. Microsoft: Tools and services for any developer, any app, any OS. Really. Meh.com: A new deal every day at midnight Eastern. Links: Yours truly: "Brief Thoughts and Observations Regarding T...more

  • 157: ‘A Nokia Phone and Some Pills (WWDC Prelude)’ With Dan Frommer

    Jun 11 2016

    Dan Frommer returns to the show. Topics include Jeff Bezos’s and Elon Musk’s appearances at last week’s Code 2016 conference, Apple’s changes to the App Store (subscriptions for all app categories, search ads, and huge improvements to app review approval times), and, of course, our expectations for WWDC 2016 next week. Sponsored by: Wealthfront: An automated investment service with over $3 billion in client assets under management. Eero: Finally, Wi-Fi, that works. Use code thetalkshow for fr...more

  • 156: ‘Yo, Dingus’ With Merlin Mann

    Jun 04 2016

    Merlin Mann returns to the show to talk about artificial intelligence and Eddy Cue’s flip-flops. Sponsored by: Meh: The daily deal site from the crew that created Woot. Meh: Funny content and videos, too — every day. Meh: Not sure what else to say. Links: Eddy Cue celebrating on court with Stephen Curry after the Golden State Warriors won the NBA Western Conference finals. Apple’s purported upcoming standalone Siri device might have a camera. The Talk Show in iTunes. Reviews are much appr...more

  • 155: ‘Medium Rare MacBook’ With MG Siegler

    May 28 2016

    Special guest MG Siegler returns to the show. (Finally.) Topics include rumors of an upcoming Siri SDK and an Amazon Echo-like device from Apple, the future of the MacBook lineup, Peter Thiel's secretive role as the financial backer of Hulk Hogan's lawsuit against Gawker, and my hatred of Roman numerals. Sponsored by: Wealthfront: An automated investment service with over $3 billion in client assets under management. Audible.com: With over 250,000 audiobooks, you’ll find what you’re looking f...more

  • 154: ‘Facebook on Your Face’ With Rene Ritchie

    May 21 2016

    Rene Ritchie returns to the show. Topics include Apple’s new flagship retail store in San Francisco, recent improvements to App Store approval times, and Google’s announcements at I/O this week — Google Home and Google Assistant, Allo and Duo, and Android “N” and Android Instant Apps. Sponsored by: Casper: An obsessively engineered mattress at a shockingly fair price. Use code thetalkshow for $50 toward your mattress. Warby Parker: Boutique-quality, vintage-inspired glasses at a revolutionary...more

  • 153: ‘Chock Full of Whimsy’ With Ben Thompson

    May 07 2016

    Ben Thompson returns to the show to talk about Apple’s recent quarterly results, what we think is going on with iPhone sales, Tim Cook’s misleading guidance, Apple Music, and a lot more. Sponsored by: Wealthfront: An automated investment service with over $3 billion in client assets under management. Automatic: Your smart driving assistant. Get $20 off with this link. Audible.com: With over 250,000 audiobooks, you’ll find what you’re looking for. Get a free 30-day trial. Links: Yours trul...more

  • 152: ‘The Greatest Mic Drop I’ve Ever Seen’ With Guy English

    Apr 25 2016

    Special guest Guy English returns to the show. Topics include Ben Thompson’s argument that Apple’s functional organizational structure is hindering their efforts in online services, recalling our first Apple computers and the elegance of the classic Mac OS’s conceptual design, Prince (and his early use of Macs for creating music), emoji and exclamation marks, WWDC 2016, and yours truly’s youthful foray into on-the-job vandalism. Sponsored by: Squarespace: Build it beautiful. Use code GRUBER f...more

  • 151: ‘Option P’ With Serenity Caldwell

    Apr 13 2016

    Serenity Caldwell returns to the show. Topics include the new 9.7-inch iPad Pro, using an iPad for “work”, podcasting microphones, the damn Siri Remote for the new Apple TV, the Star Wars: Rogue One teaser, and more. Sponsored by: Casper: A mattress with just the right sink, just the right bounce, for better nights and brighter days. Use code thetalkshow for $50 off. Squarespace: Build it beautiful. Use code GRUBER for 10% off your first order. Igloo: An intranet you’ll actually like. Try Igl...more

  • 150: ‘Strict Robot Definer’ With Jason Snell

    Mar 28 2016

    Jason Snell (Six Colors, The Incomparable, Upgrade) returns to the show for an in-depth look at last week's Apple Event, and the two products that were introduced: the iPhone SE and the 9.7-inch iPad Pro. Other topics include the ongoing FBI/Apple encryption soap opera, what's wrong with the Apple Watch -- and our appreciation for the late great Garry Shandling. Sponsored by: Hello Fresh: The meal kit delivery service that makes cooking fun, easy, and convenient. Save $35 off your first week ...more

  • 149: ‘With Apologies to Hamilton’ With Glenn Fleishman

    Mar 17 2016

    Glenn Fleishman joins the show. The primary topic: Apple’s legal battle against the FBI regarding the iPhone and encryption. Other topics include Aaron Burr’s resurgence in popularity, the U.S. founding fathers’ use of cyphers and codes in their correspondance, next week’s Apple event, USB battery packs, and more. Sponsored by: Casper: A mattress with just the right sink, just the right bounce, for better nights and brighter days. Use code thetalkshow for $50 off. Igloo: An intranet you’ll ac...more

  • 148: ‘Occupy Portland’ With John Moltz

    Mar 03 2016

    Special guest John Moltz returns to the show. Topics include the Apple/FBI encryption fight, Apple's upcoming event and the products they're expected to announce. And Campo Santo's fantastic new video game Firewatch. Sponsored by: Backblaze: Online backup for $5/month. Native. Unlimited. Unthrottled. Uncomplicated. Squarespace: Build it beautiful. Use code GRUBER for 10% off your first order. MailRoute: Hosted spam and virus protection for email. Use this link for 10 percent off for the life ...more

  • 147: ‘iTools or Whatever’ With Jim Dalrymple

    Feb 21 2016

    Special guest Jim Dalrymple joins the show to talk about the Apple/FBI legal showdown, the debate over Apple software quality, and more. Sponsored by: Squarespace: Build it beautiful. Use code GRUBER for 10% off your first order. Fracture: Photos printed in vivid color directly on glass. Use promo code TALKSHOW10 for 10% off your first order. Harry's: An exceptional shave at a fraction of the price. Use code TALKSHOW for $5 off your first purchase. Links: Walt Mossberg: "Apple's Apps Need...more

  • 146: ‘“They Might Be Giants” With a Spanish Accent’ With Special Guests Eddy Cue and Craig Federighi

    Feb 12 2016

    Very special guests Eddy Cue and Craig Federighi join the show. Topics include: the new features in Apple's upcoming OS releases (iOS 9.3 and tvOS 9.2); why Apple is expanding its public beta program for OS releases; iTunes's monolithic design; how personally involved Eddy and Craig are in using, testing, and installing beta software; the sad decline of Duke's men's basketball team; and more. Some scoops too, including: the weekly number of iTunes and App Store transactions, an updated Apple Mu...more

  • 145: ‘Anthropomorphic Human Bowel’ With Ben Thompson

    Feb 11 2016

    Special guest Ben Thompson returns to the show. Topics include last Sunday’s Super Bowl 50 (and its mostly terrible commercials), Tim Cook’s tweet with a photo he took from the sidelines post-game, Twitter’s algorithmic timeline and the state of today’s Google- and Facebook-dominated online advertising industry, Yahoo’s dismal prospects, and more. Sponsored by: Squarespace: Build it beautiful. Use code GRUBER for 10% off your first order. Igloo: An intranet you’ll actually like. Try Igloo for...more

  • 144: ‘Hopped Up on Holiday Juice’ With Matthew Panzarino

    Feb 01 2016

    Special Guest Matthew Panzarino. Topics include Apple's quarterly financial results, rumors of Apple working on VR handsets and "wireless" charging for iPhones, Bezos charts, and more. Sponsored by: Casper: A mattress with just the right sink, just the right bounce, for better nights and brighter days. Use code thetalkshow for $50 off. Audible.com: With over 180,000 audiobooks, you’ll find what you’re looking for. Get a free 30-day trial. Warby Parker: Boutique-quality, vintage-inspired glass...more

  • 143: ‘A Squirrel Eating a Duck’ With Merlin Mann

    Jan 24 2016

    Merlin Mann returns to the show. Topics include Winter Storm Jonas, the politics of sick kids, sweating out a fever, people going insane over the rumors that the next iPhones will omit the standard headphone jack, the seven-hour The Godfather Epic, and more. Sponsored by: Backblaze: Online backup for $5/month. Native. Unlimited. Unthrottled. Uncomplicated. MailRoute: Hosted spam and virus protection for email. Use this link for 10% off for the life of your account. Igloo: An intranet you’ll a...more

  • 142: ‘They Sherlocked F.lux’ With Dan Frommer

    Jan 14 2016

    Special guest Dan Frommer returns to the show to deliver his first-hand report from last week’s CES in Las Vegas. Other topics include Periscope, Peach, why Apple never participated at CES, El Chapo’s re-capture, iOS 9.3, Apple Watch, Apple’s finances (and stock price), and self-driving cars. Brought to you by: Wealthfront: A low-cost, automated investment service that makes it easy to invest your money the right way. Squarespace: Build it beautiful. Use code “GRUBER” for 10% off your first o...more

  • 141: ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Holiday Spectacular With Special Guests Guy English, Amy Jane Gruber, and More

    Jan 01 2016

    A brief holiday chat about Star Wars: The Force Awakens, with a cavalcade of special guests, including Guy English and Amy Jane Gruber. Sponsored by: Igloo: The intranet you’ll actually like. Backblaze: Unlimited, unthrottled online backup for your Mac. Wealthfront: An intelligent, automated investing service. They’ll build you a free personalized investment plan in 2 minutes. MailRoute: Hosted spam and virus protection for email. Use this link for 10 percent off for the entire lifetime of yo...more

  • 140: ‘Apple’s 2015 Year in Review’ With Rene Ritchie

    Dec 30 2015

    Rene Ritchie returns to the show for a look back at the Apple year that was: the new one-port MacBook, Apple Watch's launch, WWDC and Apple Music, the iPhones 6S, iPad Pro, Apple Pencil, Apple TV, iPad Mini 4, iOS 9, Mac OS X 10.11, and, of course, the most important new product of the year, the Smart Battery Case. This episode contains absolutely no Star Wars talk, except for a little. Sponsored by: uBar and the Brawer Mirage A4: Use promo code “RETINAGRUBER” and save 50% on a great Mac tas...more

  • 139: ‘How Many Fingers Should This Baby Have?’ With Special Guests Craig Federighi and John Siracusa

    Dec 15 2015

    Apple senior vice president of software engineering Craig Federighi joins the show for a wide-ranging half-hour discussion about Swift — Apple’s new programming language that just went open source. Next, John Siracusa returns to the show to follow up on Federighi’s segment on Swift. Other topics include Apple’s new Smart Battery Case for the iPhone 6/6S, and our mutual (and perhaps futile) desire to head into this week’s premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens knowing as few spoilers as possib...more

  • 138: ‘I’ve Been Using Mine More in Bed’ With Joanna Stern

    Dec 08 2015

    Joanna Stern returns to the show to talk about the iPad Pro, Microsoft's Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book, what's going on with Yahoo (spoiler: not much), how best to sell old iPhones when upgrading, and Mark Zuckerberg promising to donate 99 percent of his fortune to charitable causes. Sponsored by: Wealthfront: A low-cost, automated investment service that makes it easy to invest your money the right way. MailRoute: A secure, hosted email filtering service that you can have up and running in ...more

  • 137: ‘Peak Rumor Season’ With John Moltz

    Dec 01 2015

    Special guest John Moltz returns to the show to discuss rumors that the iPhone 7 might not have a standard headphone jack and that Apple is working on new MacBook Airs. Also: a parenting guide to the Star Wars and James Bond franchises. Brought to you by: Harry’s: High-quality shaving products; great gift ideas. Use promo code “talkshow” to save $5 off your first purchase. Casper: Obsessively engineered mattresses at shockingly fair prices. Wealthfront: An intelligent, automated investing ser...more

  • 136: ‘Fully Charged Pencil’ With Jason Snell

    Nov 21 2015

    Special guest Jason Snell joins the show to talk about iPad Pro, Apple Pencil, how iOS still feels like *iPhone OS* at a fundamental level, and Don Norman and Bruce Tognazzini’s overwrought “How Apple Is Giving Design a Bad Name” article for Fast Company. Also: the new membership program at Six Colors. Sponsored by: Harry’s: High-quality shaving products. Use the promo code “talkshow” to save $5 off your first purchase. Warby Parker: Boutique-quality, classically crafted eyewear at a revolut...more

  • 135: ‘Put a Nipple on It’ With Adam Lisagor

    Nov 07 2015

    Special guest Adam Lisagor returns to the show. Topics include the new Apple TV (why we both love it, despite several 1.0 flaws), 4K video, 3D movies, and Adam’s excellent new series “Computer Show”. Sponsored by: Automatic: The cool, clever connected-car dingus. Save $20 with this link. Backblaze: Unlimited, unthrottled online backup for Mac. 30-day free trial. Fracture: Your photos, printed directly on glass. Awesome gift idea. Use promo code “DARINGFIREBALL” and save 15 percent. Wealthfron...more

  • 134: ‘Field Sobriety Test’ With Guy English

    Oct 31 2015

    Special guest Guy English returns to the show for an in-depth discussion about the new Apple TV. Sponsored by: Hullo: Your favorite pillow, guaranteed. Casper: Obsessively engineered mattresses at shockingly fair prices. Save $50 with promo code “THETALKSHOW”. MailRoute: Hosted spam and virus protection for email. Use this link for 10 percent off for the life of your account. Harry’s: High-quality shaving products and the official partner of the Movember Foundation. Save $5 off your first ord...more

  • 133: ‘The MacGuffin Tractor’ With Serenity Caldwell

    Oct 17 2015

    Serenity Caldwell returns to the show. Topics include this week’s new iMacs; the new “Magic” mouse, trackpad, and keyboard; an overview of Apple Music and iCloud Photos; Facebook’s outrageous background battery usage on iOS; Elon Musk’s gibes on Apple getting into the car industry; and my take on the new Steve Jobs movie. Sponsored by: Harvest: A beautiful business tool for tracking time spent on client projects, from the web, desktop, or mobile. After your 30-day free trial, use promo code “...more

  • 132: ‘Peace, Porn, and Privacy’ With Guest Marco Arment

    Oct 03 2015

    Marco Arment joins the show for a brief chat on ad blockers, advertising in general, and the new iPhones 6S. Sponsored by: uBar and the Brawer Mirage A4: Use promo code “RETINAGRUBER” and save 50% on a great Mac taskbar utility or 40% on an elegant handmade automatic watch. Justworks: Payroll, benefits, compliance and HR — let Justworks handle these for your business. Save 10% for a year with code “TTS”. Fracture: Your pictures, printed directly on glass. Photo, frame, and mount, all in one. ...more

  • 131: ‘If Only the Death Star Had That’ With Guest Rene Ritchie

    Sep 18 2015

    Rene Ritchie joins the show to discuss last week's blockbuster Apple Event and the products that were announced: Apple Watch updates, the iPad Pro (and Smart Keyboard, and Apple Pencil), the all-new Apple TV, and the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus. Also: iOS 9. Sponsored by: Hover: The best way to buy and manage domain names. Get 10% off your first purchase with promo code "CrappyOldPhone". Backblaze: Unlimited, unthrottled online backup for Mac. Risk-free no-credit-card-required trial. Igloo: The int...more

  • 130: ‘A Full Canseco’ With Guest John Moltz

    Sep 08 2015

    Special guest John Moltz is back. Topics include Google’s new logo, the Tacoma Tahomas, and our speculation regarding what to expect at this week’s Apple event in San Francisco. Sponsored by: Fracture: Your pictures, printed directly on glass. Photo, frame, and mount, all in one. Save with code “DARINGFIREBALL”. Automatic: Cool connected-car adapter (a.k.a. “dongle”). Save $20 with this link. Harry's: High-quality shaving products. Use the promo code “talkshow” to save $5 off your first purch...more

  • 129: ‘90 Minutes or Bust’ With Guest Ben Thompson

    Aug 29 2015

    Special guest Ben Thompson returns to the show. Topics include: our top complaints about Apple Watch, Apple making a car, the New York Times's profile of Amazon's work culture, and more. Sponsored by: Harry's: High-quality shaving products. Use the promo code "talkshow" to save $5 off your first purchase. Casper: An obsessively engineered mattress at a shockingly fair price. Save $50 off any mattress with promo code "thetalkshow". Warby Parker: Boutique-quality, classically crafted eyewear at...more

  • 128: ‘Did You Ever Take a Photograph?’ With Guest Matthew Panzarino

    Aug 09 2015

    Special guest Matthew Panzarino returns to the show. Topics include Twitter (their musical chairs game at CEO, the @MagicRecs feature, and whether their declining stock price makes them an acquisition target), the end of Google Plus, why the new Photos app for Mac is inadequate as a replacement for Lightroom for us, Apple's new San Jose real estate acquisition, Apple Car speculation, and Apple's spree of hiring writers from the Apple media. Sponsored by: Lynda.com: Learn at your own pace from...more

  • 127: ‘A Sack Full of Plucked Feathers’ With Guest John Moltz

    Jul 30 2015

    Special guest John Moltz returns to the show. Topics include bluetooth headphones, Apple Music and iCloud Photo Library, phone sizes (including speculation on the lineup of new iPhones in September), El Chapo’s social media intern, Apple’s stock price, Alex Gibney’s upcoming Steve Jobs documentary, and the new trailer for Spectre. Sponsored by: Casper: Just the right sink, just the right bounce. Save $50 on any Casper mattress. Hullo: Your favorite pillow. Guaranteed. Fracture: Your photos pr...more

  • 126: ‘Tommy Got Made’ With Guest Jason Snell

    Jul 21 2015

    Jason Snell returns to the show, with a lot to talk about: Pebble's new Pebble Time smartwatch, the "Safari is the New IE" argument, the state of web advertising (and its adverse effects on performance and privacy) and monetization, and more. Sponsored by: Harry’s: High quality razors and blades for a fraction of the price. Save $5 off first purchase with code “TALKSHOW”. Hover: The best way to buy and manage domain names. Save 10 percent off first purchase with code “ELEPHANTMARCO”. Fracture...more

  • 125: ‘They Buy a Hole in the Wall’ With Guest Horace Dediu

    Jun 28 2015

    Special guest Horace Dediu joins The Talk Show for the first time. Topics include the state of the maps industry, Apple’s functional organizational structure, what the WWDC keynote said about the state of the company today, and more. Sponsored by: Backblaze: Unlimited, unthrottled online backup for Macs. Fracture: Your photos printed directly on pure glass. Use code “daringfireball” and save 15 percent off your first order. Casper: An obsessively engineered mattress at a shockingly fair price...more

  • 124: ‘Schiller Did Not Have to Put Up With This Bullshit’ With Guest Guy English

    Jun 20 2015

    Guy English returns to the show, and we make a valiant but failed effort to cover all of the technical/developer news from last week’s WWDC. Among the topics we did hit: app thinning, Bitcode, WatchKit 2.0, CloudKit (and opening it up to web developers), Swift 2.0, Metal coming to the Mac, accessibility and low-level support for right-to-left languages, iOS 9’s new low-power mode, and more. Sponsored by: Harry’s: High quality razors and blades for a fraction of the price. Save $5 off first pu...more

  • 123: Live From WWDC 2015 With Guest Phil Schiller

    Jun 10 2015

    Recorded in front of a live audience at Mezzanine in San Francisco, John Gruber is joined by Phil Schiller to discuss the news from WWDC: OS X 10.11 El Capitan, iOS 9, the new native app SDK for Apple Watch, Apple Music, and the 2004 American League Championship series. Sponsored by: MailChimp: Send better email. Fracture: Your pictures printed directly on glass. Save 15% with code "WWDC". Microsoft: Tools and services for any developer, any app, any OS. Really.

  • 122: ‘Everyone Needs a Jerk’ With Guest Mark Gurman

    Jun 07 2015

    Prelude to WWDC 2015 episode, featuring special guest Mark Gurman. We cover anything and everything you’d want to know heading into WWDC. Sponsored by: Squarespace: Build it beautiful. Use code "GRUBER" and save 10 percent. Igloo: The intranet you'll actually like. MailRoute: Hosted spam and virus protection for email. Use this link for a 10 percent discount for the life of your account. Harvest: A beautiful business tool for tracking time spent on client projects. Use code "THETALKSHOW" at c...more

  • 121: ‘He Was Sort of Anti-Golf’ With Guest Rene Ritchie

    Jun 01 2015

    Special guest Rene Ritchie returns to the show. Topics includes Jony Ive’s promotion to Chief Design Officer and the implications for Apple; the differences in Apple’s internal design culture now that industrial and user interface design are under one roof; Google’s announcements at their I/O developer conference last week in San Francisco, including Google Photos; “machine learning”; Apple replacing the much-maligned discoveryd with good old mDNSResponder in the latest Yosemite developer beta; ...more

  • 120: ‘The Move to Frisco’ With Guest Dan Frommer

    May 23 2015

    Special guest Dan Frommer returns to the show. Topics include David Letterman, iPhone docks, the space black steel Apple Watch, whatever happened to the Edition collection, San Francisco as the new system font for iOS and Mac OS X, and more. Sponsored by: Squarespace: Build it beautiful. Use code “jg” and save 10 percent. Fracture: Your pictures, printed directly on glass. Use code “daringfireball” and save 15 percent. Igloo: The intranet you’ll actually like. Sign up today and get started ab...more

  • 119: ‘Workin’ in Pajamas’ With Guest David Sparks

    May 16 2015

    Special guest David Sparks joins the show for the first time. Topics include “power users”, Markdown, Apple Watch, the new MacBook, iCloud Photo Syncing and the new Photos for Mac, WWDC, and wearing slippers as “work” shoes. Sponsored by: Last Bottle Wines: Get the new app for free. Enjoy curated fine wine daily. 30-75% off. The Best Caesar: Get the app for free. Learn the recipe. Enjoy it for a lifetime. Hover: The best way to buy and manage domain names. Use promo code: “missinglinks” for ...more

  • 118: ‘Sloppy on the Side’ With Guest Adam Lisagor

    May 08 2015

    Special guest and longtime friend Adam Lisagor returns to the show. I don’t know anyone who’s more excited about Apple Watch than Adam, except, maybe, my son. It’s easy to lose sight of the fact that Apple just released a brand-new thing, and they don’t do that very often. This episode, we just had fun. Some keen observations about the future of the platform, too. Sponsored by: Rails Tutorial by Michael Hartl: Learn web development With Rails. Save 15 percent with code “gruber”. Hullo: Your n...more

  • 117: ‘I Touched Ron Johnson’ With Guest John Moltz

    May 01 2015

    John Moltz returns to the show. Topics include Gruber’s retina, Apple Watch backorders and the watch itself, news from Microsoft’s Build conference, how to introduce yourself to people you’ve publicly branded a “jackass”, and more. Sponsored by: Audible.com: Sign up today for a free audiobook of your choice and a 30-day membership trial. Automatic: Cool connected-car adapter (a.k.a. “dingus”). Save $20 with this link. Fracture: Your pictures, printed directly on glass. Use code “daringfirebal...more

  • 116: ‘Browser Pooped on the Wee-Wee Pad’ With Guest Joanna Stern

    Apr 16 2015

    Special guest Joanna Stern of The Wall Street Journal joins the show to talk about Apple Watch and the new MacBook (and her reviews thereof). Sponsored by: Fracture: Your pictures, printed directly on glass. Use code “daringfireball” and save 15 percent. Squarespace: A better web starts with your website. Use promo code “jg” for 10 percent off. Harry's: An exceptional shave for a fraction of the price. Use coupon code “talkshow” and save $5 on your first order. Backblaze: Unlimited, unthrottl...more

  • 115: ‘Turd on the Front Porch’ With Guest Ben Thompson

    Apr 03 2015

    Special guest Ben Thompson returns, with the intention of not talking about Apple Watch — and so of course we spend two hours talking about Apple Watch. Other topics include the launch of Jay Z’s streaming music service Tidal, audience ceilings faced by different types of dedicated TV devices, and Meerkat-vs.-Periscope and the nascent revolution of ubiquitous live-streaming video. We make some NCAA men’s basketball Final Four picks, too. Sponsored by: Dash: Create your own beautiful, fully-cu...more

  • 114: ‘All of Us Assholes in Journalism’ With Guest Serenity Caldwell

    Mar 20 2015

    Special guest Serenity Caldwell joins the show. Topics include last week’s “Spring Forward” Apple media event; the new Force Touch Trackpad for MacBooks, and the prospects for force touch in future iOS devices; and of course, Apple Watch. Sponsored by: Foremost Edition: Small-batch, American-made clothing line for men and women. Use the code “PROMOCODE” at checkout to receive 20 percent off. Fracture: Your pictures, printed directly on glass. Use code “daringfireball” and save 15 percent. Har...more

  • 113: ‘A Tube of Lubricant for Your Life’ With Guest Matthew Panzarino

    Mar 13 2015

    Special guest Matthew Panzarino joins the show. After some brief chitchat on Meerkat and monocular vision, we get into the obvious topic this week: Apple’s “Spring Forward” media event in San Francisco. Sub-topics therein: ResearchKit; FaceTime and open standards; accessibility and Tim Cook’s refusal to measure the ROI of such things; Jeff Williams’s first on-stage appearance at an Apple keynote; Angela Ahrendts; the new single-port MacBook; San Francisco as the new keycap font on the MacBook ke...more

  • 112: ‘Retina Quality’ With Guest Paul Kafasis

    Mar 05 2015

    Special guest Paul Kafasis returns to the show. Topics include the new Pebble Time watch, the imminent arrival of Apple Watch, Paul’s clever new doorbell (and unfortunate refrigerator situation), a little bit of baseball, and why I can’t attend next week’s Apple event in San Francisco. Sponsored by: Warby Parker: Boutique-quality, classically crafted eyewear at a revolutionary price point. Casper: Great mattresses at low prices. Use code “thetalkshow” and save $50. Fracture: Your pictures, pr...more

  • 111: ‘12 Hours a Day’ With Guest John Moltz

    Feb 24 2015

    Special guest John Moltz returns to the show. Topics include Apple Watch; rumors that Apple is working on a secret car project; our love of old Mac hardware; and a long discussion on Ian Parker’s extraordinary New Yorker profile of Jony Ive and his design team at Apple. Sponsored by: Automatic: Super cool connected-car adapter. Save 20 percent through this link. Squarespace: Start here. Go anywhere. Use coupon code “JG” and save 10 percent. Fracture: Your pictures, printed directly on glass. ...more

  • 110: ‘Rats in the Lobby’ With Guest Merlin Mann

    Feb 13 2015

    Merlin Mann returns to the show to talk about movies and shit. Sponsored by: Fracture: Your photos, printed directly on glass. Use coupon “daringfireball” to save 15 percent. Harry’s: Be the smartest man in the (bath)room. Use coupon code “talkshow” and save $5 on your first order. Foremost: Purveyor of small-batch, American-made clothing for men and women. Use coupon code "finally" for 20% off (and the same code works at Need, too). Links: The Carson Podcast. PBS Masters special on Johnn...more

  • 109: ‘How Many Keys?’ With Guest MG Siegler

    Feb 05 2015

    MG Siegler returns to the show, reporting from London. Topics include last week’s blockbuster earnings report from Apple, the increasingly imminent Apple Watch, phone display sizes, the impact of China on sales, rethinking the intended purpose and success of the iPhone 5C, speculation on Apple’s 2015 product roadmap, and whether Bluetooth is the future for mass market earbuds and headphones. Sponsored by: Oscar: A new kind of health insurance company. Fracture: Your pictures, printed directly...more

  • 108: ‘Malaprops’ With Guest Ben Thompson

    Jan 24 2015

    Topics include Apple’s pseudo “sabbaticals” (employees who leave the company but then return after a year or two); Google’s cultural similarities to Microsoft; the ways that Apple (and iOS users) might miss Scott Forstall; accessibility as a high priority for Apple; Instagram’s success (and how they effectively ate Hipstamatic’s lunch); a debate on just how “simple” Twitter is; Box’s successful IPO, and Dropbox’s support for Yosemite’s official Finder integration for such services; MIT economist...more

  • 107: ‘Now It’s All Floppy’ With Guest Marco Arment

    Jan 13 2015

    Special guest Marco Arment returns to the show. Topics include microphones; Marco’s much-publicized article last week on Apple’s seemingly declining software quality; talking to the press and agreeing to interviews; Apple’s relatively tiny developer relations team (and how that pertains to the aforementioned segment on Apple’s perceived software quality); the purported new 12-inch MacBook Air and its dearth of peripheral ports; and more. Sponsored by: Fracture: Your photos, printed directly o...more

  • 106: ‘Star Wars Holiday Spectacular’ With Guests John Siracusa and Guy English

    Jan 01 2015

    A brief chat about the Star Wars movies, with special guests John Siracusa and Guy English. Update, Monday 5 January 2015: Updated with a new Special Edition edit, including a new introduction, a new editing gag around the 2:20:00 mark, new poster art, and some subtle re-syncing of the audio tracks. No extra Banthas were added, and Siracusa still shoots first. Sponsored by: Casper: Premium mattresses at great prices. Fracture: Your photos, printed directly on glass. Use coupon “gruber” to sa...more

  • 105: ‘George Lucas Called’ With Guest Jason Snell

    Dec 31 2014

    Special guest Jason Snell joins the show for a year-end extravaganza. Topics include Jason’s first three months writing (and podcasting) as an indie at his new Six Colors; a look back at his 20-year career at MacUser and soon thereafter Macworld; tricky edge cases when booking sponsorships, and the whole situation with separating advertising sales from editorial integrity when you’re running a one-person publication; the Sony/North Korea hacking and The Interview, and iTunes’s slightly belated r...more

  • 104: ‘2014 Year in Review’ With Guest Rene Ritchie

    Dec 27 2014

    Special guest Rene Ritchie returns to the show for a special Apple 2014 year-in-review episode. Just a few of the many topics covered: Apple’s Beats acquisition; WWDC 2014 in hindsight; an aside speculating on the alternate universe where Google acquired WebOS instead of Android; the similarities between the “projected UI” nature of AirPlay, CarPlay, and WatchKit; UI fonts (Helvetica Neue in Yosemite, Apple Sans, and the Watch’s San Francisco (a.k.a. “DINvetica”)); Apple’s growing ability to des...more

  • 103: ‘Robotitize the Assembly’ With Guest Dan Frommer

    Dec 17 2014

    Special guest Dan Frommer joins the show to talk about prop bets in Vegas, more Star Wars, some follow-up on James Bond, what should Apple do with its mountains of cash?, speculation on why iPad sales growth has stagnated, and more. Also, some in-depth segments on Instagram and the concept of “institutional taste”. Sponsored by: Hullo: Your favorite pillow. Guaranteed. Harry's: Quality men’s shaving products. Use code “talkshow” and save $5. Squarespace: Start here. Go anywhere. Use code “jg”...more

  • 102: ‘Maybe You Don’t Take an Apprentice’ With Dave Wiskus

    Dec 06 2014

    Special guest Dave Wiskus joins the show to talk about the new teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and just-announced title and cast for the 24th EON Productions Bond movie, Spectre. Other topics include the untapped potential of podcasting and YouTubing, cutting babies in half, turtle copulation, and kangaroo genitalia. Sponsored by: lynda.com: Online video training and tutorials. Use this link for a 7-day free trial. Need: Refined retailer and lifestyle magazine for men. Square...more

  • 101: ‘Like a Butt Crack’ With Christa Mrgan

    Nov 25 2014

    Special guest Christa Mrgan joins the show to talk about Yosemite UI design, Apple TV’s aesthetics (and its shitty IR remote control), Apple Watch speculation (including using it as an Apple TV remote), the Watch’s new San Francisco font, bling in icon design, and more. It’s a Thanksgiving week design-focused spectacular. Sponsored by: lynda.com: Online video training and tutorials. Use this link for a 7-day free trial. Hover: The world’s best domain registrar. Use coupon code “vodka” and sav...more

  • 100: ‘People Are Gay All the Time’ With John Moltz

    Nov 15 2014

    Who else but very special guest John Moltz to ring in The Talk Show’s centurial episode. Topics include iPhone display sizes (and in particular, our mutual preference for the old 5S 4-inch size over the 4.7-inch iPhone 6); the new book Moltz co-wrote, The Visual Guide to Minecraft; writing tools, including word processors and Markdown; shopping for gaming PCs as a Mac person; Microsoft Office going free on mobile platforms; Twitter’s stilted strategy statement; President Obama’s statement on Net...more

  • XCIX: ‘The Smoker Channels’ With Merlin Mann

    Nov 08 2014

    Very special guest Merlin Mann returns to the show to talk about Comcast customer service, cable-cutting, Marlins Man (no relation) and his showboating-spectator predecessors, and the state of podcasting today. Also: daylight saving time and Roman numerals. Sponsored by: Need: A refined retailer and lifestyle magazine for men. Warby Parker: Stylish high-quality eyewear at revolutionary prices. Igloo: The intranet you’ll actually like. Squarespace 7: Build your own website. Links: Xfinity’...more

  • 98: ‘Far Less Eloquent as You’ With John Siracusa

    Oct 25 2014

    Special guest John Siracusa returns to the show to discuss last week’s Apple event (introducing the iPad Air 2), and OS X Yosemite (and his review thereof). Sponsored by: Casper: Premium mattresses for a fraction of the price. Squarespace 7: Everything you need to create an exceptional website. Backblaze: Unlimited, unthrottled online backup for Macs. Links: Siracusa’s Yosemite review. Meta post about his Yosemite review. ATP Application Enhancer. Quora thread on garbage collected systems...more

  • 97: ‘Copious Software Projects’ With Guy English

    Oct 10 2014

    Special guest Guy English returns to the show to talk about iOS 8 quality concerns, and whether Apple’s annual software cycle is stretching the company too thin. Then things devolve into a bitter argument over the merits of file name extensions. Sponsored by: Harry’s: High-quality men’s shaving products. Backblaze.com: Unlimited, unthrottled online backup for the Mac. uBar: A taskbar for the Mac. Save 50 percent with code “GRUBEREDITION”. Links: iOS 8 adoption rate lags behind iOS 7 and 6...more

  • 96: ‘The Edition Edition’ With Ben ‘Bengate’ Thompson

    Sep 28 2014

    Special guest Ben Thompson joins the show for an Apple Watch discussion: what it’ll cost, what it’ll do, how it will be sold, and more. Other topics include “Bend-gate”, Apple’s growing prowess in mobile chip design, and Derek Jeter. Sponsored by: uBar: A taskbar for the Mac. Save 50 percent with code “STANDARDGRUBER”. Need: A refined retailer and lifestyle magazine for men. Fracture: Your photos printed directly on glass. Save 20 percent with code “GRUBER”. Links: Apple Spotlight: A Brie...more

  • 95: ‘Twenty-One Thousand Words’ With Rene Ritchie

    Sep 20 2014

    What else? The iPhones 6, iOS 8, and last week’s special event at the Flint Center in Cupertino. Sponsored by: Hover: The best way to buy and manage domain names. Promo code: “chowder”. Harry's: High-quality men's shaving products. lynda.com: Easy and affordable online learning. Drobo: Smart storage to protect what matters. Links: Rene's epic review of iOS 8.

  • 94: ‘Very Few Outhouses Anymore’ With Jason Snell

    Sep 08 2014

    Special guest Jason Snell joins the show on the cusp of Apple’s September 9 event, where the company will purportedly introduce two new iPhones and a breakthrough wearable device. Topics include the purpose and advantages of a 5.5-inch iPhone, why only the 5.5-inch iPhone will (I think) get an @3x retina display, speculation on the nature and purpose of an Apple wearable/watch, the intrigue surrounding the event’s venue, and more. Sponsored by: Hover: The world’s best domain registrar. Fractu...more

  • 93: ‘Toner-Perfect Design’ With Craig Hockenberry

    Aug 29 2014

    Speculation on the purportedly-imminent new 4.7- and 5.5-inch iPhones, and the rise of adaptive user interface layout and design on iOS. @3x, here we come. Sponsored by: Squarespace: Build your own website. Casper: Premium mattresses at great prices. Hover: The best way to buy and manage domain names. Promo code: "chowder". Warby Parker: Stylish high-quality eyewear at revolutionary prices. Links: Craig mocking up the big displays.

  • 92: ‘That New Laptop Smell’ With Joanna Stern

    Aug 22 2014

    Topics include Joanna’s recent review of over 20 laptops; the HTC One M8 for Windows Phone; why Windows Phone is still struggling to gain traction; the role of Microsoft Office in today’s world; and speculation on Apple’s upcoming iPhone event. Sponsored by: Squarespace: Build your own website. lynda.com: Easy and affordable online learning. Backblaze: Unlimited, unthrottled backup for $5/month. Warby Parker: Stylish high-quality eyewear at revolutionary prices. Links: Joanna’s epic lapto...more

  • 91: ‘BlackBerry Is Still Technically in Business’ With Dan Frommer

    Aug 12 2014

    Topics include speculation — seriously, just speculation — on Apple’s purported upcoming wrist wearable thing, Apple’s fall event schedule, polarized sunglasses, market share in the post-PC era, and Beats’s integration into Apple (including a clever idea from Dan about the potential for a Beats Music channel on Apple TV). Sponsored by: Squarespace File Transporter Backblaze Links: Google is stealing Microsoft’s future corporate customers Which apps use the most cellular data?

  • 90: ‘Jamming More RAM in for Free’ With John Moltz

    Jul 28 2014

    Topics include Apple's quarterly results, how much Apple's cable and peripheral prices contribute to the popular conception that their products are "expensive", presbyopia and large-screen phones, and more. Sponsored by: Squarespace lynda.com Backblaze

  • 89: ‘Cat Pictures’ With Marco Arment (Side 2)

    Jul 20 2014

    Topics include the design and development of Marco’s new iOS podcast player, Overcast, custom UI fonts, the difficulty of low-level audio programming, and pricing strategy — with digressions on U.S. politics and other non-controversial subjects. Sponsored by: Harry’s: Quality men’s shaving products (promo code: “talk show”) Hover: The world’s best domain name registrar (promo code: “IBM”) Links: Overcast Marco’s Overcast announcement Matthew Butterick’s Concourse typeface IPNetRouter Pacifi...more

  • 88: ‘Cat Pictures’ With Marco Arment (Side 1)

    Jul 20 2014

    Topics include the design and development of Marco’s new iOS podcast player, Overcast, custom UI fonts, the difficulty of low-level audio programming, and pricing strategy — with digressions on U.S. politics and other non-controversial subjects. Sponsored by: File Transporter lynda.com Links: Overcast Marco’s Overcast announcement Matthew Butterick’s Concourse typeface IPNetRouter Pacific Helm

  • 87: ‘Free Alcoholic Beverages’ With Ben Thompson

    Jul 12 2014

    Topics include Samsung getting pinched from Apple on the high end and Xiaomi (at least in China) on the low end, Android and the importance of software differentiation, wearable devices, and more. Sponsored by: Squarespace Igloo Backblaze Links: Xiaomi M3 phone Ron Amadeo's review of Android Wear for Ars Technica Khosla interview with Larry Page and Sergey Brin Ben Thompson on Samsung's demise

  • 86: ‘Diddling Your Feeds’ With Dave Wiskus

    Jul 01 2014

    Topics include the new look and feel in OS X Yosemite (10.10), Google’s new “Material Design” look and feel for Android, smartwatches (including the new ones Google showed at I/O last week), and Dave’s new behind-the-scenes role at The Talk Show. Sponsored by: File Transporter (coupon codes TTS10 and TTS20) Warby Parker Backblaze Links: Tobias Frere-Jones on Helvetica Neue as the new system font in Yosemite. "Google Design" — Google shows and describes its new design language. The LG G an...more

  • 85: ‘Oh Man, Soccer’ With Paul Kafasis

    Jun 26 2014

    Topics include the ongoing World Cup and the sport of soccer, Google Glass, mockups of devices in rumor reports, Amazon's Fire Phone, the New York Times's profile of Tim Cook last week, Apple's growth, and the agonizingly slow death of Blackberry. Lastly, Paul brings up a devilishly tricky question regarding whether Apple will support a particular new addition to the Emoji specification. Sponsored by: Igloo Squarespace Backblaze Links: Paul Kafasis: ‘The Rise of Emoji’ FIFA anti-“match ma...more

  • 84: ‘Doctoring the Ball’ With Guy English

    Jun 17 2014

    Special guest Guy English. Topics center on WWDC 2014, particularly how XPC — interapplication communication — is playing a fundamental but largely behind-the-scenes role in many of the new features for iOS and OS X. The new much-improved WebKit API (which brings third-party apps the faster Nitro JavaScript engine), third-party keyboards, Sharing menu extensions, and Notification Center widgets — all these things are built on XPC. Other topics include Apple TV, Swift, and the apparent happiness ...more

  • 83: Live From WWDC 2014 With Marco Arment, Casey Liss, John Siracusa, and Scott Simpson

    Jun 07 2014

    Recorded in front of a live audience of 500 people on Tuesday, 2 June 2014 at Mezzanine in San Francisco. John Gruber is joined by the ATP trio — Marco Arment, Casey Liss, and John Siracusa — to discuss the news from WWDC: OS X 10.10 Yosemite, iOS 8, Swift, and more. Then, Scott Simpson joins the show to discuss theme songs and the future of higher education. No nudity or violence, but the second half of the show does have some explicit language. Sponsored by: Azure Mobile Services Market...more

  • 82: ‘We're Allowed to Make Stuff Up; It's a Podcast’ With Dan Frommer

    May 28 2014

    Special guest Dan Frommer. Topics include Dan’s new gig as senior tech editor at Quartz, tablets as a form factor for full-featured PCs (and the now-aging design of the MacBook Air), WWDC rumors, the rumored iOS-style redesign of Mac OS X, previous Mac OS visual designs, and more — including ticket information for next week’s live WWDC show in San Francisco. Sponsored by: Harry’s: Quality men’s shaving products at fair prices. lynda.com: Online video training and tutorials. ...more

  • 81: ‘Bring Back Jerry Yang’ With John Moltz

    May 22 2014

    Special guest John Moltz joins the show for a discussion regarding Apple's still-only-rumored acquisition of Beats, WWDC rumors, the ringer switch on the iPhone, the ZTE Open C Firefox OS phone (spoiler: it's a turd), and the transition of The Talk Show from Mule Radio to its new home here at Daring Fireball. Sponsored by: Igloo: The intranet you'll actually like. Squarespace: Use offer code "JG" and save 10 percent for life. Backblaze: Unlimited, unthrottled, uncomplicated backup for just $5...more