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The director’s commentary track for Daring Fireball.

The Talk Show With John Gruber Daring Fireball / John Gruber

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    • 3.8 • 295 Ratings

The director’s commentary track for Daring Fireball.

    325: ‘The Negative Version of Icing on the Cake’, With Nilay Patel

    325: ‘The Negative Version of Icing on the Cake’, With Nilay Patel

    Special guest: Nilay Patel. Special topics: the iPhones 13, Apple Watch Series 7, kids today and the file system, the Lightning / USB-C debate, and, of course, our speculation about next week’s “Unleashed” Apple event.

    • 2 hrs 27 min
    324: ‘A Pretty Generic Thing You Stick in a Hole’, With Jason Snell

    324: ‘A Pretty Generic Thing You Stick in a Hole’, With Jason Snell

    Jason Snell returns to the show to talk about the new iPhones 13, new iPad Mini, Safari 15’s craptacular new tab UI, and the insightful questions posed to Kevin Durant on the Brooklyn Nets’ media day from Basketball Digest’s best NBA reporter.

    • 2 hrs 20 min
    323: ‘Skeptical Not Cynical’, With Matthew Panzarino

    323: ‘Skeptical Not Cynical’, With Matthew Panzarino

    Matthew Panzarino returns to the show to talk about the new iPhones 13 and their camera systems.

    • 1 hr 39 min
    322: ‘It Was More Arial Than Helvetica’, With Rene Ritchie

    322: ‘It Was More Arial Than Helvetica’, With Rene Ritchie

    Rene Ritchie returns to the show for a recap of this week’s “California Streaming” Apple Event: the iPhones 13, Apple Watch Series 7, and new iPads. Also, last week’s decision in the Apple v. Epic lawsuit.

    • 2 hrs 4 min
    321: ‘Just a Standard Bird’, With MG Siegler

    321: ‘Just a Standard Bird’, With MG Siegler

    MG Siegler returns to the show to talk about last week’s surprise announcement from Apple settling a class action lawsuit filed on behalf of U.S. App Store developers, and the various reactions to it. Also, a bit on App Store payment processing, and some speculation on who might succeed Tim Cook.

    • 1 hr 57 min
    320: ‘Paper Floor Mats’, With Christina Warren

    320: ‘Paper Floor Mats’, With Christina Warren

    Christina Warren returns to the show to discuss Apple’s controversial child safety initiatives, the tumultuous summer of Safari 15 beta UI designs, and a bit more on MagSafe battery packs.

    • 2 hrs 8 min

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5
295 Ratings

295 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.

Alexkink ,

Great show

Insightful and thought through commentary on Apple and tech. Always glad to see a new episode land.

BigCanOfTuna ,

One of the best Apple Technology Podcasts

I thought I'd revisit my original review and update. It's been a number of years and Gruber has really refined his skills and has become one of the best interviewers/hosts in the podcast world. His insight into technology and Apple continues to be top-notch, and his picks for guests are generally very good.

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Gruber has fantastic insight into the world of Apple and technology in general. He's just not a great host. When you're e guy with the best answers, you can't be the guy asking all the questions.

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