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The director’s commentary track for Daring Fireball.

The Talk Show With John Gruber Daring Fireball / John Gruber

    • Technology
    • 3.6, 2.9K Ratings

The director’s commentary track for Daring Fireball.

    291: ‘Algorithms, How Do They Work?’, With Nilay Patel

    291: ‘Algorithms, How Do They Work?’, With Nilay Patel

    Nilay Patel returns to the show to discuss this week’s House antitrust hearing featuring testimony from Tim Cook, Jeff Bezos, Sundar Pichai, and Mark Zuckerberg.

    • 2 hr 21 min
    290: ‘The Least Worst’, With Christina Warren

    290: ‘The Least Worst’, With Christina Warren

    Special guest Christina Warren joins the show. Topics include the App Store and antitrust, the general crumminess of video streaming service UIs, and historical examples of when Apple gets something wrong.

    • 2 hr 37 min
    289: ‘I’m Batman. America. Freedom.’ With Adam Lisagor

    289: ‘I’m Batman. America. Freedom.’ With Adam Lisagor

    Adam Lisagor returns to the show. Topics include the cinematic and presentation style of Apple’s WWDC keynote, some post-production details on The Talk Show’s WWDC episode, the tribulations of producing professional videos during COVID-19, and the new sounds of MacOS 11 Big Sur.

    • 2 hr 39 min
    288: ‘It Shouldn’t Be Hard to Get a Smoothie’ With Dan Frommer

    288: ‘It Shouldn’t Be Hard to Get a Smoothie’ With Dan Frommer

    Dan Frommer returns to the show for more analysis of WWDC 2020, including App Clips and the Mac's transition to Apple silicon.

    • 1 hr 24 min
    287: ‘Patina of Usefulness’ With Matthew Panzarino

    287: ‘Patina of Usefulness’ With Matthew Panzarino

    Special guest Matthew Panzarino joins the show to talk about WWDC 2020.

    • 1 hr 19 min
    286: Remote From WWDC 2020 With Craig Federighi and Greg Joswiak

    286: Remote From WWDC 2020 With Craig Federighi and Greg Joswiak

    John Gruber is joined by Craig Federighi and Greg Joswiak to discuss the news from WWDC 2020: the Mac’s transition to Apple silicon, MacOS 11 Big Sur, iOS and iPadOS 14, and more.

    • 1 hr 35 min

Customer Reviews

3.6 out of 5
2.9K Ratings

2.9K Ratings

incakola ,

Getting bland

I consider myself a huge fan of daring fireball and have listened to this show since 5by5.

Especially in the Last couple of years, his recycled guest list has gotten redundant and the long run time has become taxing to listen to, more than a treat.

I would suggest sun setting the show and creating a new format. Whether video, or a focused hour long with a new format. New developer spotlights? Product reviews? I disagree with many of the other reviewers, at least for me, I appreciate the ads and have trust in Johns taste. I’ve bought many of the featured products here and on daring fireball and have been generally pleased with the results. Yes they are long but for the most part his ad reads are interesting and feel genuine.

As for the politics, wake up people. If you aren’t saying something right now and you have a platform the size of DF, you are not doing it right.

andreux ,

Heartbreaking

It's not The Talk Show without Dan.

canyonblue737 ,

So disappointing

John Gruber is the #1 Apple blogger on the internet, lets just get that out of the way. He is also dour, unfocused, mumbles and in general doesn't come across as an engaging personality when speaking live on a podcast… UNLESS he has the right co-host or host. The "Talk Show" produced by 5by5 and Dan Benjamin was outstanding. With the radio ready voice and steady guide in Dan it helped Gruber come alive and created an entertaining and informative 60-90 minutes. Now John Gruber has apparently, and without warning to listeners OR his long time partner Dan Benjamin, taken the title and whole show away to another Podcasting company and produced this new "Talk Show." He is acting as the primary host with guests. Its about as big a disaster as you would expect. This show was terribly unfocused, unentertaining, and frankly unprofessional.

While you can be certain I will continue to follow John Gruber on his excellent website I no longer want to listen to this, the magic is gone and sadly this appears to be the kind of move (and way it was handled) that Gruber has spent years railing against on his website.

I'm not angry, I'm just sad.

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