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A singular, unparalleled variety extravaganza. Sort of like the director's commentary track for Daring Fireball.

A singular, unparalleled variety extravaganza. Sort of like the director's commentary track for Daring Fireball.
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Austin, TX

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A singular, unparalleled variety extravaganza. Sort of like the director's commentary track for Daring Fireball.

Language:

English


Episodes

230: ‘Flabbergasting’, With Special Guest Nilay Patel

9/24/2018
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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.

Duration:01:54:09

229: ‘iPhone 🍸’, With Special Guest Rene Ritchie

9/4/2018
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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.

Duration:01:51:07

228: ‘Smallen Up the Bezels’, With Special Guest Jason Snell

8/24/2018
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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.

Duration:02:36:31

227: ‘Little Q&A’

7/31/2018
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Answering actual questions from actual listeners.

Duration:00:59:38

226: ‘Cut That Mustache With Scissors’, With Special Guest Marco Arment

7/27/2018
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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.

Duration:02:51:03

220: ‘$270 Worth of Unneeded Keyboards’, With Special Guest Jim Dalrymple

4/27/2018
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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.

Duration:01:59:00

219: ‘Top Men’, With Special Guest Matthew Panzarino

4/11/2018
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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.

Duration:02:13:49

218: ‘Spending Tim Cook’s Money’, With Special Guest Serenity Caldwell

3/31/2018
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Serenity Caldwell returns to the show to talk about Apple's education-focused event last week in Chicago.

Duration:01:55:39

217: ‘Our Name Is Our Address’, With Special Guest Jason Kottke

3/24/2018
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Finally. Jason Kottke is on the show to talk about 20 years of writing his eponymous website.

Duration:02:19:10

216: ‘Podcast Amnesia’, With Special Guest Jason Snell

3/9/2018
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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.

Duration:02:31:10

215: ‘The “Press Real Hard” Era’, With Special Guest Marco Arment

2/18/2018
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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.

Duration:03:53:44

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

2/9/2018
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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.

Duration:02:10:14

213: ‘Don’t Tap the Monkey’, With Special Guest John Moltz

1/31/2018
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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.

Duration:01:22:31

212: ‘Arbiter of Finallys’, With Special Guest Rene Ritchie

1/25/2018
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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.

Duration:02:27:51

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

12/31/2017
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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.

Duration:02:55:14

210: ‘Australian Battery Scam’, With Special Guest Jason Snell

12/30/2017
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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.

Duration:02:24:21

209: ‘Blaming a Platypus’, With Special Guest Matthew Panzarino

12/18/2017
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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”.

Duration:02:07:03

208: ‘Disgusting Inception’, With Special Guest John Moltz

11/30/2017
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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.

Duration:01:33:40

207: ‘Christmas Mitzvah’, With Special Guest Merlin Mann

11/18/2017
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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.

Duration:00:36:12

206: ‘Bed Is Where My Problems Are’, With Special Guest Ben Thompson

11/10/2017
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Ben Thompson returns to the show to talk about the iPhone X.

Duration:02:13:13