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The director’s commentary track for Daring Fireball. Long digressions on Apple, technology, design, movies, and more.

The Talk Show With John Gruber Daring Fireball / John Gruber

    • Technology
    • 3.6 • 3K Ratings

The director’s commentary track for Daring Fireball. Long digressions on Apple, technology, design, movies, and more.

    330: ‘Headline Goes Here’, With Jim Dalrymple

    330: ‘Headline Goes Here’, With Jim Dalrymple

    Special guest Jim Dalrymple returns to the show to discuss the past and future of Apple-centric reporting.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    329: ‘The Scotland Board of Tourism’, With David Smith

    329: ‘The Scotland Board of Tourism’, With David Smith

    Special guest David Smith returns to the show to talk about Apple Watch Series 7 and the state of WatchOS, Apple suing NSO Group, and more.

    • 1 hr 29 min
    328: ‘The Warden’s Dilemma’, With Ben Thompson

    328: ‘The Warden’s Dilemma’, With Ben Thompson

    Dithering CEO Ben Thompson returns to the show to go deep on the concept of the metaverse.

    • 1 hr 58 min
    327: ‘Giddy With Mac-Ness’, With Daniel Jalkut

    327: ‘Giddy With Mac-Ness’, With Daniel Jalkut

    Special guest Daniel Jalkut returns to the show to talk about the new MacBook Pros.

    • 1 hr 44 min
    326: ‘A Very Large Nap’, With John Moltz

    326: ‘A Very Large Nap’, With John Moltz

    Very special guest John Moltz returns to the show to discuss the products Apple has released this week.

    • 1 hr 38 min
    325: ‘The Negative Version of Icing on the Cake’, With Nilay Patel

    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.

    • 2 hr 27 min

Customer Reviews

3.6 out of 5
3K Ratings

3K Ratings

Videoalex ,

Guest variations needed

Same 6 or so people show up in more than 80% of the episodes. John shines when he’s engaging with people whom he doesn’t think he knows more than-which is clearly how he feels about the same cast of 6 people. But when he brings on subject matter experts* to talk about something happening he’s more quiet and lets people talk.

*rarely that’s Nilay, although that’s his usual go-to

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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