The director’s commentary track for Daring Fireball.
318: ‘Holes in the Blast Door’, With Matthew Panzarino
Matthew Panzarino returns to the show. Topics include: Apple’s new MagSafe Battery Pack, the Amnesty-International-Led exposé of NSO Group’s state-sponsored phone hacking, Safari 15’s controversial new UI and Apple’s response, and a look back at year one of Apple silicon for Macs. Also: pizza.
317: ‘The NOC List’, With Rene Ritchie
Special guest Rene Ritchie returns to the show to talk about the nuances of sideloading, Apple’s antitrust pressures, and a look back at the announcements from WWDC 2021.
316: Remote From WWDC 2021 With Craig Federighi and Greg Joswiak
Special guests Craig Federighi and Greg Joswiak join me to discuss the news from WWDC 2021: the all-new multitasking interface in iPadOS 15, on-device Siri, new privacy controls in Safari and Mail, MacOS 12 Monterey, and more.
315: ‘I Don’t Know How to Read’, With Joanna Stern
Special guest: the one and only Joanna Stern. Topics: new iMacs, Touch ID vs. Face ID, remote controls, surveillance advertising, and people who want to make everything a video call when a good old-fashioned voice call would do.
314: ‘Obviously Tier One’, With Marco Arment
Marco Arment returns to the show to talk about the new Apple TV remote control. (Also, the new M1 iMacs and iPad Pros.)
313: ‘The Sour Grapes Commission’, With Glenn Fleishman
Glenn Fleishman returns to the show to talk about last week’s “Spring Loaded” product announcements from Apple: subscription podcasts, AirTags, Apple TV, colorful Apple Silicon iMacs, and the M1 iPad Pros.
Informed punditry and great guests
As a listener to various Apple related podcasts, The Talk Show and ATP are my go-to podcasts for in-depth analysis and critique. I know John has been accused of siding with Apple too often in the past. Whether intentional or not, I think the show has been far better balanced in the last 6 months.
The segments about sport always prompt a skip but I don’t think this is any reason for them not to be in there - some people will enjoy them.
I do think some points get laboured a little. Discussions so often get side-tracked because of unnecessary comparisons and analogies.
Keep up the great work though. The guests are always really interesting!
Needs to be shorter and more focussed.
Great stuff but please keep it focussed. I’m nit interested in the overly long blurb about American sports etc. Please tighten up editing and keep focussed.
Depends on the guest
It's the guests that really make the show worth listening to. Some episodes are gold and some are worth skipping - it depends who's on. For someone that spends their life devoted to Apple, the host seems forgetful and unknowledgeable about many more recent goings on in the Apple world and often has to have his guests refresh his memory. It's sometimes like he presses record on the podcast without even doing minor research about the things he's going to discuss. I suppose it's funny in some ways and odd in others. Every episode is er...er...er...you know...er...er...you know...er...you know...er...er...I forget what it's called...er...you know.