318 episodes

The director’s commentary track for Daring Fireball. Long digressions on Apple, technology, design, movies, and more.

The Talk Show With John Gruber Daring Fireball / John Gruber

    • Technology
    • 3.8 • 302 Ratings

The director’s commentary track for Daring Fireball. Long digressions on Apple, technology, design, movies, and more.

    398: ‘You’ve Never Seen Email Like This Before’, With John Moltz

    398: ‘You’ve Never Seen Email Like This Before’, With John Moltz

    The one and only John Moltz returns to the show to talk about the relative dearth of original content for Vision Pro, WWDC rumors and guesses, and, yes, a wee bit about Apple's regulatory/antitrust tribulations.

    • 1 hr 33 min
    397: ‘Less Space Than a Nomad? Lame’, With Jason Snell

    397: ‘Less Space Than a Nomad? Lame’, With Jason Snell

    Jason Snell returns to the show to talk about the DOJ’s antitrust lawsuit against Apple. And sports gambling.

    • 3 hrs 28 min
    396: ‘The Essence of Stealing’, With David Barnard

    396: ‘The Essence of Stealing’, With David Barnard

    Special guest David Barnard joins the show. Topics include the App Store — past, present, and post-DMA future — and the excellent new update to his app Weather Up.

    • 3 hrs 38 min
    395: ‘I’m a Real-World Man’, With Adam Lisagor

    395: ‘I’m a Real-World Man’, With Adam Lisagor

    Adam Lisagor returns to the show to discuss, while wearing, Apple Vision Pro.

    • 2 hrs 17 min
    394: ‘An Impossible Balcony’, With Matthew Panzarino

    394: ‘An Impossible Balcony’, With Matthew Panzarino

    Matthew Panzarino -- proprietor of the excellent new website/newsletter [The Obsessor](https://www.theobsessor.com/) -- returns to the show to talk about -- what else? -- the Vision Pro.

    • 2 hrs 23 min
    393: ‘An Asterisk on the Bento Box’, With Marco Arment

    393: ‘An Asterisk on the Bento Box’, With Marco Arment

    Marco Arment returns to the show. Topics include the Apple-Masimo patent dispute over Apple Watch blood oxygen sensors, the new External Payment Links entitlement for the App Store, and more.

    • 3 hrs 9 min

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5
302 Ratings

302 Ratings

Uncledeadly ,

Mostly great

I always look forward to a new episode. Jon is an interesting, thoughtful voice in the tech sphere. I only skip episodes in which Merlin Mann or Marco Arment are guests, both of whom are insufferably full of themselves.

Image Surgery ,

20yr DF Reader, lacking content

Love DF. Have read it since its first year, absolutely love the brevity. Full of content. /// Not sure what happened that Gruber thinks his readers have hours of free time to listen to insufferable tech bros yammer on endlessly. I’ve already got Pivot for that ;-) Heck, even at 1.5x this show sounds slow. Needs a firmer script, a heck of a lot of editing, and probably some sort of gap detection to get it to a 20 minute gem. Because one thing is for sure, I’m very interested in the content, there’s just very little of it.

the white box. ,

Here for the rants

Looking over the reviews don’t shine a bright enough light on the wonderful content The Talk Show delivers. I think the joy can come from the hidden gems within a show that only a fully engaged audience gets to appreciate. For an ever-more overly stimulated population seeking instant gratification, sometimes it’s nice hearing about a guest or John’s preferences on the audible click of a mechanical keyboard and how much travel is right for them. A mental reset.

There are the obvious times when John innocently wrong statement about how some software works or the way an Apple Store functions… but that’s what the internet / twitter is for: to declare your position as the truest truth of all truths.

It’s quality entertainment at a price I can afford. For that, it comes highly recommended.

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