The director’s commentary track for Daring Fireball. Long digressions on Apple, technology, design, movies, and more.
390: ‘The Blurry Edge of Acceptable’, With Nilay Patel
Nilay Patel returns to the show. Topics include the iPhones 15, journalism in the age of AI, and what it’s like to have Barack Obama on your podcast.
389: ‘Two-Legged Stool’, With Gabe Rivera
Special guest Gabe Rivera, founder of the indispensable news aggregator Techmeme, joins the show to talk about the state of news and social media.
388: ‘What the Actual’, With Christina Warren
Christina Warren joins the show to talk about Apple’s “Scary Fast” event, introducing the new M3 MacBook Pros and 24-inch iMac.
387: ‘Are There Ever Too Many Love Songs?’, With Sebastiaan de With and Ben Sandofsky
Special guests Sebastiaan de With and Ben Sandofsky, co-founders of Lux, join the show to talk about their apps (Halide, Spectre, and Orion) and speculate about next week’s “Scary Fast” Apple event.
386: ‘Gate Number Two’, With John Moltz
Special guest John Moltz joins the show to discuss the various iPhone 15 “-gates”, rumors of Jony Ive working with OpenAI on an “AI device”, and more.
385: ‘Who’s Heef?’, With Matthew Panzarino
Matthew Panzarino returns to the show to talk about the new iPhones 15.
I listen to every episode and have for a decade
Indispensable for me.
It's not The Talk Show without Dan.
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.