The Talk Show, a podcast hosted by John Gruber and Dan Benjamin.

July 2010 Update

The Talk Show is back, now part of 5by5 Studios.

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Episode 030

RE: Commitments

John and Dan talk about Droid, iPhone, Apple's new desktop hardware, and more.

29 October 2009 - 41:52 min

Episode 029

RE: Kaboom

John and Dan talk about Atari 2600 video games, Aperture vs. Lightroom, iLife '09 (with a focus on iPhoto and iMovie), Snow Leopard and Marble, Macworld Expo, WWDC, and more.

09 February 2009 - 33:09 min

Episode 028

RE: Super

A super episode.

31 January 2009 - 13:14 min

Episode 026

RE: The Philadelphians

Dan and John talk about the 2008 World Series and Apple’s latest MacBooks.

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Bake McBride

31 October 2008 - 62:42 min

Episode 025

RE: Hotline

Dan and John talk about the Kodak Zi6 vs the Flip Ultra, the NetShare iPhone app, the iPhone 2.0.1 firmware update, MobileMe, and the new Talk Show Hotline.

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05 August 2008 - 44:11 min

Episode 024

RE: People Will Say It’s Been a Month

A half-hearted run through the last month worth of news, including the new iPhone and MobileMe.

01 August 2008 - 53:47 min

Episode 022

RE: A Certified Podcast

“I’m very sensitive about my hands.”

18 June 2008 - 35:50 min

Episode 021

RE: WWDC 2008 Predictions

Our predictions for WWDC 2008 including the iPhone, displays, Macbooks, and more.

07 June 2008 - 54:38 min

Episode 020

RE: The Keyboard Episode

We discuss one of the most important topics of our time: Apple Keyboards.

28 April 2008 - 1:02:02 min

Episode 019

RE: Special Guest Andy Ihnatko

We talk with tech media luminary Andy Ihnatko about the Drobo, Photoshop Express, The Flip video camera, and podcast theme songs.

04 April 2008 - 53:05 min

Episode 018

RE: The Cookie Crisp

Breakfast cereal and fighting. Yes, this episode is really only six minutes long.

28 March 2008 - 06:00 min

Episode 017

RE: Touch My Safari

SXSW, the iPhone SDK, Manton "Mantorg" Reece, Daylight Savings Time, and, in a sad coincidence, a discussion of Arthur C. Clarke's 2001 and 2010, recorded before he died this week.

19 March 2008 - 56:58 min

Episode 016

RE: Double or Nothing He Eats It

The Talk Show returns with a blockbuster episode. We talk about MacBooks, Caddyshack, Lost (no spoilers), conferences, and so much more.

29 February 2008 - 68:04 min

Episode 015

RE: Gruber at Macworld 2008

A Special episode, recorded by John Gruber at Macworld 2008 in some kind of plastic bubble. John interviews Cabel Sasser and Steven Frank of Panic. They discuss Apple, the Macbook Air, and much more.

18 January 2008 - 52:09 min

Episode 014

RE: Macworld 2008 Predictions

Dan and John lay down their predictions for Macworld 2008. Due to John's travels to San Francisco and Dan's new baby, production was a bit rushed, hence the last-minute posting and the less-than perfect audio, but hey, we made it.

15 January 2008 - 58:51 min

Episode 013

RE: Speed Racer, television shows, the hiatus, It's a Wonderful Life, more.

We talk about growing up watching Speed Racer, some of our favorite TV shows, why we took a few weeks off, and a whole bunch more. This is a can't miss episode for the holidays.

22 December 2007 - 37:02 min

Episode 012

RE: Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard

In Episode 12 we discuss the new OS X upgrade, Leopard, Apple's design process and some baseball.

29 October 2007 - 37:24 min

Episode 011

RE: iPhone Software Development

We talk about movie trailers, Kubrick, Wes Anderson, the iPhone 1.1.1 update, and iPhone software development.

30 September 2007 - 33:20 min

Episode 010

RE: Extraction

In this double episode we cover the Apple announcement of new iPods and ringtones, John's wisdom teeth extraction, Johnny Carson, and why this is Episode 10 and not 9. Even better quality here, starting to roll out and deploy our new recording setup.

15 September 2007 - 55:26 min

Episode 008

RE: The Beat Goes On

A half-size episode with our predictions for the upcoming Apple announcement later today. Recording quality is a lot better on this episode, by the way.

05 September 2007 - 19:28 min

Episode 007

RE: Fat Nano, Reviews of The Talk Show

We discuss the so-called "Fat Nano" and Apple's exchange policy, and then switch gears, sharing our motivation behind The Talk Show and responding to audience comments, reviews, and feedback. Recording quality improves here a bit.

28 August 2007 - 33:00 min

Episode 006

RE: Not quite 2001

We tie together 2001 (the movie), Apple's new keyboard, iMovie, and Talk Show employee uniforms.

18 August 2007 - 31:30 min

Episode 005

RE: The English Language, fonts, & censoring

Is it "The iPhone" or just "iPhone"? Are Daring Fireball's fonts too small? Is is rude to edit out profanity? Tune in and find out.

05 August 2007 - 36:03 min

Episode 004

RE: James Duncan Davidson & Digital Photography

Special guest James Duncan Davidson joins us to talk about digital photography. JDD is a pro, and shares his experience as a professional photographer for WWDC and O'Reilly.

28 July 2007 - 37:11 min

Episode 003

RE: Email, spam filtering, digital photography

We discuss John's obsession with spam, and spam filtering techniques, and broach the subject of digital photography.

17 July 2007 - 30:54 min

Episode 002

RE: iPhone initial impressions

We share our initial thoughts and impressions about our just-purchased iPhones.

03 July 2007 - 29:56 min

Episode 001

RE: All iPhone, all the time

In this, our inaugural episode, we discuss the impending release of the iPhone, speculate about costs and service plans, waiting in line for a phone, and more.

28 June 2007 - 34:02 min

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