100 episodes

A weekly talk show ruminating on exactly what is wrong in the world of Apple and related technologies and businesses. Nothing is so perfect that it can't be complained about. Hosted by John Siracusa & Dan Benjamin.

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A weekly talk show ruminating on exactly what is wrong in the world of Apple and related technologies and businesses. Nothing is so perfect that it can't be complained about. Hosted by John Siracusa & Dan Benjamin.

    100: Metacritical

    100: Metacritical

    John Siracusa and Dan Benjamin end the Hypercritical podcast with a discussion of the show itself, followed by a final Q&A where Dan asks the questions and John attempts to provide sensible answers. Many thanks to all the listeners and the folks in the 5by5 chat room. The journey was the reward.

    • 1 hr 41 min
    99: New Siracusa County Bros. U

    99: New Siracusa County Bros. U

    John Siracusa and Dan Benjamin follow up on iTunes 11 and Apple's continuing failure to grok online services, then discuss the Wii U, starting with the painful setup process and continuing on to New Super Mario Bros. U, Nintendo Land, and, inevitably, the Wii U GamePad controller.

    • 2 hr 1 min
    98: Hardware Machismo

    98: Hardware Machismo

    John Siracusa and Dan Benjamin follow up on taping out silicon chips, Apple's seemingly bottomless silicon ambitions, and the pitfalls of labeling people, then discuss Twitterrific 5, the new Google maps app on iOS, iTunes 11, Tim Cook's national news tour, and Apple's upcoming "Made in the USA" Mac.

    • 2 hr 6 min
    97: Idle Doodles

    97: Idle Doodles

    John Siracusa and Dan Benjamin follow up on silicon chip making and misogyny in geek culture, then dive into Hypercritical's first—and likely only—listener Q&A show. All questions entertained! Some questions answered!

    • 1 hr 55 min
    96: Blue Peter

    96: Blue Peter

    John Siracusa and Dan Benjamin reveal John's Wii U in transit, then talk more about Apple, Intel, ARM, and silicon chip fabrication, and finally, the Fake Geek Girl meme, misogyny, and problems with Geek Culture in general.

    • 1 hr 44 min
    95: Black Friday

    95: Black Friday

    John Siracusa and Dan Benjamin discuss the upcoming end of this show, more on Intel vs. ARM, Apple's CPU/GPU needs, and the newly revealed internals of the Wii U console and GamePad.

    • 1 hr 48 min

Customer Reviews

MipWrangler ,

Rigorous Rumination

A long-form detailed thrill ride that you don't want to miss. John Siracusa (no z), inventor of podcast follow-up, delivers 100 episodes of thorough, respectful, and delightfully critical review. Not a single episode is a dud.

jsauce15 ,

Siracusa (no 'Z') is a national treasure

These episodes hold up, even in 2017. Any fan of ATP should start here if they want to get the full scoop. And if they don't want that, shame on them.

Peter Watling ,

Old. But not dated

I spent the last 6months going through all 100 episodes. The fact that are now a couple of years old doesn't take anything away from the brilliant observations and explanations John makes. Highly recommended.

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