100 episodes

Three nerds discussing tech, Apple, programming, and loosely related matters.

Accidental Tech Podcast Marco Arment, Casey Liss, John Siracusa

    • Technology
    • 4.5, 1.3K Ratings

Three nerds discussing tech, Apple, programming, and loosely related matters.

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
1.3K Ratings

1.3K Ratings

*** Diabl0 *** ,

Smart, in-depth, fun tech commentary...

... and sometimes random discussion about stuff in the news.

Three excellent tech nerds (occasional guest stars!) talk about almost everything tech related. Whether it’s the craft of coding, or the physical design of a gadget these people always seem to have an engaging, thoughtful and interesting take on it.

I’ve been listening to Siracusa since the Hypercritical days and this is even better with the addition of Arment and Liss.

Update: all of the above is still true; but now I have to add a shout-out to Siracusa for his astonishing ability to articulate the problems with bias, prejudice etc in the tech/science worlds (and other places). A recent example had Liss and Arment fumbling for words to express their feelings about an obvious example of gender bias. Siracusa stepped up and noted that Arment and Liss had the right instinct (to be commended) and then explained in a clear, logical and fair way why this was a particularly pernicious example of bias against women; and then used this to explain why other people can be victims of the same type of bias/prejudice etc. Very illuminating.

This podcast has grown beyond its roots, and the length makes it tough to just dip into but I believe it’s worth the effort.

As for the comments about long ad reads: those are almost always only for products that the presenters believe in and use and *pay* for already. In other words they are already existing customers of the sponsor! Of course they’re going to have more to say than just a simple ad read.

And yes: there’s a lot of “complaining”. I’d say that it’s more like criticism: the team identify an issue (usually with an Apple product) and explain why they think it’s an issue and what would make it better. That’s not mindless griping and whining. Sometimes I disagree but it’s always interesting to get other reasoned perspectives on tech.

As for the people who complained about political content: there’s none. There are moments when a presenter’s personal opinion is expressed, but it’s in no way shoved down your throat and is not a focus of the episode, let alone the show.

If you really think there’s too much politics or complaining, you’re free to start your own podcast - something that this crew support (keeping podcasting open). Even to the extent of Arment talking about competing products. Would you do the same? I doubt it.

rubberneck67 ,

Accidental Marketing Podcast

Marketing podcast for developers apps. Much less substance than there used to be.

WBSupreme ,

Decent

This podcast provides some of the most in-depth discussion of the given topic(s) for that week. If it’s a topic you are interested in, great! If not, you can probably skip it.

Additionally, they overact the ad reads and have one of the most irritating theme songs of any podcast I follow.

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