222 episodes

The director’s commentary track for Daring Fireball.

The Talk Show With John Gruber Daring Fireball / John Gruber

    • Technology
    • 3.9 • 406 Ratings

The director’s commentary track for Daring Fireball.

    302: ‘Camera Beer Belly’, With Nilay Patel

    302: ‘Camera Beer Belly’, With Nilay Patel

    Nilay Patel returns to the show and we have nothing to talk about. You know, other than the M1 Macs and entire iPhone 12 lineup.

    • 2 hrs 3 min
    301: ‘A Craptastic Craptacular’, With Joanna Stern

    301: ‘A Craptastic Craptacular’, With Joanna Stern

    Joanna Stern returns to the show to talk about the new M1 MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro.

    • 2 hrs
    300: ‘Holiday Party 2020’, With Merlin Mann

    300: ‘Holiday Party 2020’, With Merlin Mann

    Another election. A different result. Let’s talk around it.

    • 1 hr 31 min
    299: ‘Sounds Like a Good Red Sauce Place’, With Special Guest Jason Snell

    299: ‘Sounds Like a Good Red Sauce Place’, With Special Guest Jason Snell

    Jason Snell returns to the show to talk about the iPhone 12 and 12 Pro, the new iPad-Pro-style iPad Air, the remarkable state of the Mac, and David Letterman’s battery-shopping trip to CVS.

    • 2 hrs 31 min
    298: ‘I’m Expecting Led Zeppelin IV’, With Special Guest MG Siegler

    298: ‘I’m Expecting Led Zeppelin IV’, With Special Guest MG Siegler

    MG Siegler returns to the show to talk about Apple Watch, the future of premium TV and movies, and a preview of next week’s “Hi, Speed” Apple event.

    • 2 hrs 24 min
    297: ‘Subscribed to a Hamburger’, With David Smith

    297: ‘Subscribed to a Hamburger’, With David Smith

    Special guest “Underscore” David Smith joins the show to talk about iOS 14 widgets, WatchOS complications, sleep tracking, and his App Store chart-topping hit Widgetsmith.

    • 2 hrs 46 min

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5
406 Ratings

406 Ratings

tomaustin44` ,

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!

stephenward ,

2 hours of John Rambling…

and talking over his guest continually. Difficult to listen to.

stuart.dorman ,

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.

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