The director’s commentary track for Daring Fireball.
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.
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.
323: ‘Skeptical Not Cynical’, With Matthew Panzarino
Matthew Panzarino returns to the show to talk about the new iPhones 13 and their camera systems.
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.
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.
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.
Good luck with the new show
I've been a long time Talk Show listener, back when it first started several years ago. I'm also a huge John Gruber fan. I love your work on Daring Fireball, especially the care, thought, and insight you put into it. I really loved the rapport you had with Dan Benjamin as well. It just felt good to listen to you guys talk about Apple and other stuff. So I was very surprised and saddened when I found out you had suddenly stopped recording with him. It was definitely a disorienting experience. I felt sad listening to your first new show and didn't know what was going on. After reading around, I came to understand you needed to move on for business and other reasons, and I wish you well. I would have loved a clear and thoughtful end to your work with Dan on 5by5. Perhaps that can still happen somehow? Everyone has new opportunities that come up, which if followed, would mean potentially upsetting someone. That happened to me recently when I had to suddenly quit a good job to take on an even better one. My co-workers were sad to see me go, and my supervisor was a bit hassled, but in the end she came to accept my decision because it was clearly the best thing for me. If you had been open and up-front about your desire to move to a new network, people would have been sad and maybe frustrated. But in the end it would have been easier to accept because we knew you were moving on to better things. So anyway- good luck with your new show. I'm looking forward to where you'll take it, and I only give you three stars now so you don't get cocky. You have some room to grow. Have fun with that!
I used to listen to every episode of this show but gradually it just became more of the same. The same old guests coming back over and over again. Even when he has some Apple executives on the show there is never going to be anything interesting coming out of that.
I still listen to some random episodes when the topic seems interesting but always comes way disappointed. The more recent episodes have been of reasonable length but some of the older episodes are just too long with very little actually said. Even the ad reads are too long.
My favorite thing to listen to on a Sat morn
Love the talk show.
Perfect for my 2hour weekend bus trips.
John Gruber is always insightful.
The sponsored apps are always really awesome too.
I've tried to like other tech podcasts, but Gruber's is the only one
with a human feel to it and him and his guests are really genuine.
5 stars! keep on going!