244 episodes

The Critical Path is a talk show contemplating the causality of success and failure in the evolving story of mobile computing and related industries. Using Apple as a lens to look at existing and emerging tech markets, we try to understand what it means to be great. Hosted by Horace Dediu, Anders Brownworth, and Judd Rubin.

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The Critical Path is a talk show contemplating the causality of success and failure in the evolving story of mobile computing and related industries. Using Apple as a lens to look at existing and emerging tech markets, we try to understand what it means to be great. Hosted by Horace Dediu, Anders Brownworth, and Judd Rubin.

    244: That The Children Cannot Do

    244: That The Children Cannot Do

    Horace shares his thoughts on the just announced but still untouched iPad Pro, WWDC at home, brief thoughts on Covid-19 and mentions something Hana better not hear him say.

    • 56 min
    243: Ex Machina: The Intermodal Shipping Container

    243: Ex Machina: The Intermodal Shipping Container

    Horace and Judd celebrate one of the best boxes of all time, The Intermodal Shipping Container on this episode of The Critical Path: Ex Machina.

    • 51 min
    242: Several Virtues

    242: Several Virtues

    Horace on brand messaging in a time of crisis, his affection for HomePod (despite not responding to music emotionally) and the selling of hormones.

    • 1 hr
    241: Ex Machina: The Tin Can

    241: Ex Machina: The Tin Can

    Horace and Judd pay homage to one of the most powerful enabling technologies of the early 20th Century: The Tin Can.

    • 56 min
    240: Health Kick

    240: Health Kick

    Horace considers what body parts Apple needs to colonize next to achieve its goals in Health. Also, the coronavirus.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    239: Q42019

    239: Q42019

    In an almost live episode, Horace anticipates what we'll learn In the minutes leading up to Apple reporting its results for Q42019, then shares his initial reaction after the numbers are released.

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

Ajwpip ,

Like the new addition

I enjoy the knowledgeable and ever insightful Horace and Anders. The addition of Judd Rubin added some good back and forth and a spit of humor. The discussion of Apple’s new concept of longer lasting offerings was interesting. One wonders if this shift to increased durability also speaks of an inability to bring revolutionary and paradigm shifting new tech on a semi-annual basis as Apple has done in the past. Or at least no faster than their competitors can do so or create their own versions. Mr. Rubin was useful to hear how generally informed but not expert end users may react to these moves. Will keep listening.

cwagner88 ,

One of my favorite podcasts

I listen religiously. Always look forward to new episodes. The other dude besides Horace on the latest episode was not good. Bad jokes and poor commentary and analysis.

Ikefrom ,

Jefferson Airplane

Horace is a rare individual- a researcher and a toolmaker. Amazingly, every episode is packed with interesting mix of insight and data articulated into stories intuitively. Moises was perhaps the most engaged co-host so be sure to check the earlier episodes as well. This podcast is some of the best time investment you’ll find anywhere if you’re interested in change as agency.

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