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November 1, 2019
Special guest Dave Mark joins the show, for a discussion mostly about AirPods Pro and partly about the 2019 World Series.
October 30, 2019
Special guest John Moltz returns to the show. Topics include the just-released AirPods Pro (and the pluralization thereof), the history of remote controls, the impending launch of Apple TV+, and the undisputed highlight of the 2019 World Series.
October 24, 2019
Special guest Rene Ritchie returns to the show. Topics include Google's new Pixel 4 phones, Apple's travails in Hong Kong and China, whether there will be another Apple event this year, and MacOS 10.15 Catalina.
October 9, 2019
Special guest Ben Thompson returns to the show. Topics include the latest Surface hardware announcements from Microsoft, the state of the iPhone, and bulk purchases of charcoal.
September 26, 2019
Very special guest Joanna Stern returns to the show. Topics include Apple’s event earlier this month, the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro, iOS 13, and how we go about writing (and shooting) our product reviews.
September 10, 2019
Special guest Dan Frommer returns to the show for a preview of this week’s Apple event.
September 1, 2019
Special guest Brent Simmons returns to
August 28, 2019
Special guest Jim Dalrymple returns to the show. Topics include Apple Card and the latest rumors on Apple’s upcoming product announcements.
August 10, 2019
Special guest John Siracusa finally returns to the show. Topics include the Siri voice recording fiasco, Siracusa’s epic Mac OS X reviews, and making good ice.
July 31, 2019
Special guest Marco Arment returns to the show. Topics include MacBook Pro rumors, breakfast cereal, Siri frustrations, and more.
July 29, 2019
Special guest John Moltz returns to the show for a mid-summer Q&A episode, answering actual questions from actual listeners.
July 23, 2019
Special guest Daniel Jalkut returns to the show. Topics include app notarization, nonconsensual technology (including Zoom, Dropbox, and Superhuman), and more.
July 1, 2019
Special guest Ben Thompson returns to the show to talk about Jony Ive’s departure from Apple.
June 25, 2019
Special guest Jason Snell returns to the show. Topics include everything announced at WWDC: SwiftUI, Catalyst, and all the new features in iOS, iPadOS, MacOS, WatchOS, and tvOS.
June 7, 2019
Recorded in front of a live audience at The California Theater in San Jose on Tuesday, 4 June 2019, John Gruber is joined by Craig Federighi and Greg Joswiak to discuss the news from WWDC 2019: the new Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR, MacOS 10.15 Catalina, iOS 13, iPadOS, SwiftUI and Catalyst, and more.
June 1, 2019
Special guest Rene Ritchie returns to the show for a look at what we expect — and hope — to see from Apple at WWDC next week.
May 30, 2019
Special guests Cabel Sasser, Steven Frank, and Greg Maletic join the show to talk about Playdate, Panic’s exciting and surprising new handheld gaming system.
May 15, 2019
Very special guest Merlin Mann returns to the show. Topics include sleep and sleep-tracking (with Apple Watch), regional fast-casual dining, the nature of podcasting, and, of course, more.
May 1, 2019
Very special guest MG Siegler returns to the show. Topics include Apple’s original content strategy and a general look at the state of the company.
April 25, 2019
John Moltz returns to the show. Topics include AirPods 2, Samsung’s Galaxy Fold debacle, the trove of iOS 13 and MacOS 10.15 leaks reported by Guilherme Rambo, and the future of iTunes.
April 6, 2019
Special guest Peter Kafka — executive editor at Recode and longtime reporter in the fields of media and technology — joins the show to discuss the announcements at last week’s “Show Time” event: Apple News+, Apple Card, Apple Arcade, and Apple TV Channels and TV+.
March 25, 2019
Special guest Paul Kafasis returns to the show. Topics include last week’s Apple product releases — new iPads, iMacs, and AirPods — and the de-Steve-ification of Wynn Las Vegas.
March 17, 2019
Matthew “Hondo” Panzarino returns to the show. Topics include WWDC 2019, the 30th anniversary of the World Wide Web, Apple and privacy, the Boeing 737 Max, and Disney’s upcoming Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge theme park lands.
March 1, 2019
Special guest Rene Ritchie returns to the show. Topics include, but are not limited to, privacy concerns with apps from the App Store, Google's payments to Apple to keep Google Search the default in Safari, Apple's Shot on iPhone contest winners, and speculation about Apple's purported March 25 media event.
February 23, 2019
Glenn Fleishman returns to the show. Topics include: rumors of new Mac hardware and Marzipan at WWDC, Samsung’s new phones unveiled at their “Unpacked” event, 5G networks, Apple’s purported foray into the credit card business, and more — including Glenn’s “Tiny Type Museum” Kickstarter project.
February 15, 2019
Special guest Rich Mogull joins the show. Topics cover a range of security and privacy-related issues: the Jeff Bezos/National Enquirer saga, laptop webcams, abuse of Apple’s enterprise developer program to enable sideloading of iOS apps, Amazon’s acquisition of Eero, and more.
January 31, 2019
John Moltz makes his long-awaited return to the show. Three big topics this week: the Facebook VPN app fiasco (and the company’s pattern of ethical violations), the Group FaceTime bug that allowed callers to listen to audio before the call was answered, and Apple’s quarterly results.
January 23, 2019
Joanna Stern returns to the show. Topics include the iPhone XR (and the argument that it might be the best phone in Apple's current lineup), Apple's new Smart Battery Cases, Apple Watch, and, of course, the new MacBook Air.
January 14, 2019
Special guest Ben Thompson returns to the show. Topics include Apple's horrible no good very bad earnings warning, the Chinese market, Apple's push toward services for revenue growth, antitrust issues regarding the App Store, and more.
December 31, 2018
Rene Ritchie returns to the show for a year-in-review look back at Apple’s 2018: the Mac, iPad, iPhone, Apple Watch, Siri and services, and more.
December 24, 2018
Special guest Jason Snell returns to the show. Topics include BBEdit’s 25th anniversary, the saga of Word 6 for Mac in the 1990s, Mac iOS user interface differences (including an extensive discussion of Mojave’s craptacular “Marzipan” apps, and a few varying theories on what those apps portend), Photos on Mac and iOS, and, of course, keyboards.
December 15, 2018
Matthew Panzarino returns to the show. Topics include recent blockbuster movies, motion smoothing on TVs, iPhone demand rumors, Apple’s Made For iPhone (MFi) program, and more. Recorded live from The Overlook Hotel in Sidewinder, Colorado.
December 1, 2018
Special guest Dieter Bohn joins the show to talk about Google’s new Pixel Slate Chrome OS tablet/laptop, the Pixel 3, Google’s fascinating new Night Sight camera mode, speculation on how Apple might move the Mac to ARM chips, and more.
November 22, 2018
Rene Ritchie returns to the show to talk about iPad Pro — the new Pencil, the new amazing new hardware, keyboard options, and the OS that in many ways still feels meant for a phone. Also: the state of Apple’s MacBook lineup, and a plea to Apple to please — *please* — make the small Magic Keyboard in space gray.
November 10, 2018
Special guest Merlin Mann returns to the show. Topics include the new iPad Pro and the state of iOS as a work platform, the mid-term election results, and holiday parties of yore.
November 1, 2018
You wanted more Moltz, you get more Moltz. Our thoughts and observations on Apple’s “There’s More in the Making” event at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and the products they announced: new MacBook Airs, Mac Minis, iPad Pros, and Apple Pencil.
October 28, 2018
Special guest John Moltz returns to the show (finally). Topics include the iPhone XR, next week's Apple event at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and more.
October 17, 2018
Dan Frommer returns to the show. Topics include Apple Watch Series 4 and the notion of third-party watch faces, Google’s Pixel 3 phones and Pixel Slate two-in-one tablet/notebook, and Bloomberg’s disputed “The Big Hack” story.
September 24, 2018
Nilay Patel returns to the show to talk about the iPhone XS and XS Max. We got so caught up talking about cameras, we never even mention headphone jacks.
September 5, 2018
Rene Ritchie returns to the show for a deep dive into what was revealed (and what wasn’t) by Guilherme Rambo’s release last week of product marketing images of the apparently-named iPhone XS and Series 4 Apple Watch.
August 24, 2018
Special guest Jason Snell returns to the show. Topics do include mechanical keyboards, but do not -- I swear -- include baseball. Also: speculation on what Apple might do with the non-Pro MacBook lineup.
August 1, 2018
Answering actual questions from actual listeners.
July 28, 2018
Special guest Marco Arment returns to the show for a brief discussion about the new MacBook Pro models and the state of Apple's MacBook lineup.
July 1, 2018
Special guest Matthew Panzarino returns to the show to talk about his exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the new maps coming to Apple Maps, Google’s project Duplex, and the MacBook keyboard repair program.
June 15, 2018
Serenity Caldwell returns to the show for a post-WWDC wrap-up discussion. Topics include iOS 12, Memoji, Siri Shortcuts, Screen Time, Apple Books, MacOS 10.14 Mojave, dark mode, UIKit apps on the Mac, and more.
June 6, 2018
Recorded in front of a live audience at The California Theatre in San Jose, John Gruber is joined by Greg Joswiak and Mike Rockwell to discuss the news from WWDC: ARKit 2, the new USDZ file format, iOS 12, MacOS 10.14 “Mojave”, UIKit apps on MacOS, and more.
May 31, 2018
Rene Ritchie returns to the show. Topics include MacBook keyboard failures, iOS passcode security, Google’s odd Duplex “demo”, Steam Link’s curious rejection from the App Store, AirPlay 2, and, of course, conjecture about next week’s WWDC.
May 8, 2018
Ben Thompson returns to the show. Topics include Apple's quarterly results, the discontinuation of Apple's AirPort product line, and more.
April 27, 2018
Special guest Jim Dalrymple returns to the show. Topics include the litany of problems with MacBook keyboards, speculation regarding why Apple’s AirPower multi-device charging mat still isn’t shipping, Google’s proposal to replace SMS with a new protocol that isn’t encrypted, and more.
April 12, 2018
Matthew Panzarino returns to the show to talk about his exclusive behind-the-scenes profile with Apple’s Pro Workflow Team and state of Apple’s professional Mac hardware and software.
April 1, 2018
Serenity Caldwell returns to the show to talk about Apple's education-focused event last week in Chicago.
March 24, 2018
Finally. Jason Kottke is on the show to talk about 20 years of writing his eponymous website.
March 9, 2018
Jason Snell returns to the show. Topics include Apple and China, the 10th anniversary of the iPhone SDK, the future of the MacBook Air, and more. No baseball talk, except a little.
February 18, 2018
Special guest Marco Arment returns to the show for a brief discussion. Topics include Apple’s OS development strategy, HomePod and Siri, the sad state of Apple TV apps, where to get a good cheesesteak, how to boil water, and more.
February 9, 2018
Special guest Paul Kafasis returns to the show. Topics include Apple’s new HomePod, [Farrago](https://rogueamoeba.com/farrago/) (Rogue Amoeba’s new soundboard app for the Mac), the Philadelphia Eagles’ triumph over the “New England” Patriots in Super Bowl 52, and we stir up a controversy regarding a 10-year-old cocktail devised by the boys at You Look Nice Today.
February 1, 2018
John Moltz returns to the show. We talk about the HomePod, the “cancellation” of iPhone X, Steve Jobs and the orange button, and Super Bowl 52. And a surprising amount of talk about dates.
January 26, 2018
Special guest Rene Ritchie returns to the show to talk about HomePod, clickbait, the Spectre/Meltdown security exploits, and a look back at Apple’s 2017 in review.
January 1, 2018
As per holiday tradition at The Talk Show, a brief chat about ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’, with a cavalcade of special guests, including Guy English and John Siracusa.
December 30, 2017
Special guest Jason Snell returns for the penultimate episode of 2017. Topics include the iPhone battery performance-throttling saga, Google Maps vs. Apple Maps, new versions of iOS running slow on older iPhones, the new iMac Pro, iOS file management, and more.
December 19, 2017
Matthew Panzarino returns to the show to talk about Apple’s new iMac Pro lineup: gaming, VR, medical use, software development video, and more. Also: a spoiler-free preamble on “Star Wars Ep. 8: The Last Jedi”.
December 1, 2017
John “With an H” Moltz returns to the show. Topics include the ongoing deluge of sexual harassment scandals, our beloved SodaStreams, the Mac OS 10.13 High Sierra root login fiasco, *App: The Human Story*, and more.
November 18, 2017
Merlin Mann returns to the show for a Thanksgiving-week holiday spectacular. Topics include the history of Markdown, nerding out with Keyboard Maestro, kids today and the computers they want to use, caring about idiomatic native UI design, a look back at last year's election, and more.
November 10, 2017
Ben Thompson returns to the show to talk about the iPhone X.
November 1, 2017
Jim Dalrymple returns to the show to talk about the iPhone X.
October 27, 2017
Rene Ritchie returns to the show on the eve of iPhone X pre-orders opening. Topics include iPhone X (duh), Google’s Pixel 2 and the goofy OLED display on the “XL” version, Face ID FUD, and more.
October 21, 2017
Serenity Caldwell returns to the show. Topics include watches, the problems with the current MacBook keyboards, iOS 11 battery life, my massive windfall from the iBooks antitrust settlement, and more.
September 30, 2017
Special guest Joanna Stern returns to the show. Topics include Apple Watch Series 3, our mutual fear of heights, Velcro, and more.
September 19, 2017
Matthew Panzarino joins the show for an in-depth look at last week’s Apple event in the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park. We talk about iPhone X, iPhone 8, Apple Watch Series 3, Apple TV 4K, and the new Apple Park campus and Steve Jobs Theater.
September 15, 2017
Very special guest Craig Federighi returns to the show to talk about Face ID, the perils of live demos, Apple’s approach to designing the iPhone X, privacy, security, and more.
September 10, 2017
Jim Dalrymple returns to the show for a preview of next week's Apple event. We speculate (wrongly, it seems to have turned out) on the naming of the new iPhones, facial recognition in lieu of Touch ID, third-generation Apple Watches, Apple TV, HomePod, and more.
August 25, 2017
Special guest Jason Snell returns to the show. Topics include Daring Fireball's 15th anniversary, fruit fly infestations, clicky keyboards, sandwich cookies, the birth of Markdown, iOS 11's new "cop mode", favicons in Safari, Apple's Project Titan, last week's total solar eclipse, and Jerry Lewis.
August 6, 2017
Special guest Glenn Fleishman returns to the show. Topics include China forcing Apple to remove VPN apps from the Chinese App Store, Wi-Fi vs. LTE networking, the open workspaces in Apple Park, Glenn's new letterpress project, the HomePod OS leak and iPhone D22, and more.
July 21, 2017
Rene Ritchie returns to the show to talk about the rumors and speculation regarding this year’s upcoming new iPhones.
June 27, 2017
Special guest John Moltz returns to the show. Topics include more follow-up from WWDC 2017, the iPad Pro models and ProMotion, Scott Forstall's interview with John Markoff regarding the 10-year anniversary of the original iPhone, the ongoing shitshow at Uber, quick thoughts on the Nintendo Switch, and more. Also: guess which John enjoys throwing babies into the air.
June 20, 2017
Serenity Caldwell returns to the show to talk about WWDC 2017 -- iOS 11, the new iPad Pro models, MacOS 10.13 "High Sierra", updated Mac hardware and a tease at the upcoming iMac Pro, where Apple might go with VR and AR, San Jose as the venue for the event itself, and more.
June 8, 2017
Recorded in front of a live audience at The California Theatre in San Jose, John Gruber is joined by Phil Schiller and Craig Federighi to discuss the news from WWDC: new Mac hardware, the new iPad Pro, Mac OS 10.13 “High Sierra”, iOS 11, the upcoming HomePod, and more.
June 1, 2017
Manton Reece and whisky-soaked baritone Brent Simmons join the show to talk about JSON Feed, the new spec they co-authored for syndicating things like blog posts and podcasts. We talk about their longstanding mutual interest in [Userland Frontier][f] -- Dave Winer’s groundbreaking scripting environment from the early ’90s -- and how that background and their mutual love for publishing on the open web and the democratization of technology ultimately led to the creation of JSON Feed, as well as their other new projects: Manton’s [Micro.blog][m] publishing platform, and Brent’s new open source Mac app, announced for the first time right here on the show. And of course a brief look ahead to next week’s WWDC 2017.
May 28, 2017
Special guest Jim Dalrymple returns to the show to speculate about what Apple might announce at the upcoming WWDC 2017: Apple Watch, iPad, iOS, updated MacBooks, Apple TV, and more. Also: a celebration of the great Roger Moore.
May 13, 2017
Ben Thompson returns to the show. Topics include Microsoft's announcements from Build 2017, search engines, Amazon's new (confusingly-named) Look and Show devices, the need for HAL 9000, Apple's WeChat problem in China, and more.
May 7, 2017
Rene Ritchie returns to the show. Topics include Apple’s Q2 2017 financial results, the iPhone’s decline in China over the past two years, Microsoft’s new Surface Laptop and Windows 10 S, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick getting called to Tim Cook’s office regarding Uber’s surreptitious “fingerprinting” of iPhones, judging Apple Watch’s success, Hulu’s entry into the cord-cutting “live TV” subscription market (and Apple’s conspicuous absence from that same market), and more.
April 21, 2017
Special guest Lisa Jackson — Apple’s vice president of Environment, Policy, and Social Initiatives — joins the show for an Earth Day discussion of the state of Apple’s environmental efforts: climate change, renewable energy, responsible packaging, and Apple’s new goal to create a “closed-loop supply chain”, wherein the company’s products would be manufactured entirely from recycled materials.
April 19, 2017
MG Siegler returns to the show. Topics includes Virgin America's sad fate as a subsidiary of Alaska Airlines, the Touch Bar on the new MacBook Pros, "doing work" on an iPad Pro, Walt Mossberg, the absurd bloat of iOS apps, Clips, Netflix and Amazon's spending on video, and more.
April 13, 2017
Matthew Panzarino returns to the show for an in-depth discussion of last week's "future of the Mac Pro" round table discussion between a handful of Apple executives and journalists who cover the company. We talk about what went wrong with the 2013 Mac Pro design, speculate on the timeline of when Apple made this decision, why touchscreen Macs are almost certainly a bad idea even though a lot of people think they want one, and more.
April 1, 2017
Special guest Dan Frommer returns to the show. Topics include the end of The Deck ad network, my weird story about getting kicked out of Amazon’s affiliate program, Apple’s new products announced last week (Red iPhone 7 models, larger-capacity iPhone SEs, the new 9.7-inch just-plain iPad, and Apple’s excellent new Clips app), Samsung’s new Galaxy S8, Twitter’s new reply system, CarPlay getting its ass kicked in a head-to-head comparison with Android Auto, ISPs and Privacy, and more.
March 22, 2017
The one and only Merlin Mann returns to the show. Topics include modern plumbing technology and product marketing, the intricate ordeal of switching from iCloud’s old two-step authentication to the modern two-factor authentication, and the future of voice-driven UI/AI. Also, a wee bit of follow-up on our post-election November 9 Holiday Party.
March 5, 2017
Serenity Caldwell returns to the show. Topics include the Best Picture fiasco at last week’s Academy Awards, Tim Cook speaking vaguely of “the pro area” at Apple’s shareholders meeting, the conflict between Apple’s culture of secrecy and the glaring embarrassment that is the 1,100-day-old Mac Pro lineup, new iPad Pro rumors and our ruminations on tablet vs. notebook hardware form factors, The Wall Street Journal’s seemingly goofy report on new iPhones replacing Lightning with USB-C ports, and the garbage fire that is Uber’s corporate culture.
February 23, 2017
Special guest Marco Arment returns to the show. Topics include WWDC moving back to San Jose, the latest rumors about this year’s new iPads and iPhones, and the thinking behind the design changes in the just-released Overcast 3.0.
February 10, 2017
John Moltz returns to the show. Topics include: 🐩💨, iPad vs. Mac for productivity (and why the iPad isn’t a self-sufficient platform), nostalgia for System 7, speculation on this year’s upcoming new iPhones, and more.
February 1, 2017
Matthew Panzarino returns to the show. Topics include Apple’s Q1 2017 financial results (including record iPhone sales and continuing cooling iPad sales), issues with LG’s new 5K UltraFine display (not so fine if you use it near a Wi-Fi router), the tech industry’s response to Trump’s immigration ban, and the highlights at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.
January 26, 2017
Ben Thompson returns to the show. Topics include the state of the Mac (and our shared belief that its death has been greatly exaggerated), the NFL playoffs, Chris Lattner leaving Apple for Tesla (and the general problem of talent retention), ruminating on the origins of the word “podcast”, and more.
January 10, 2017
Jim Dalrymple returns to the show for the first episode of 2017. Topics include New Year’s Eve, Siri/Alexa/Google Assistant, Apple’s aging AirPort and Mac Pro lineups, the future of desktop Macs, Apple Watch battery life, and rumors of upcoming new iPads.
December 28, 2016
Rene Ritchie returns to the show. Topics include Siri vs. Alexa, and whether Wynn Las Vegas’s announcement that they’re putting Amazon Echos into their 4,700+ guest rooms is a sign that Amazon is building a meaningful long-term lead in the nascent voice assistant market; Mark Gurman’s week-ago piece for Bloomberg, “How Apple Alienated Mac Loyalists”; Consumer Reports’s bizarre but widely-publicized battery test results for the new MacBook Pros; and a brief year in review look at our favorite new Apple products from 2016.
December 17, 2016
Craig Hockenberry returns to the show with his gigantic fleshy palms. Topics include Donald Trump's highly publicized meeting with a handful of U.S. tech company leaders (including Tim Cook), the release of Nintendo's Super Mario Run for iPhone, Uber's autonomous car that was caught cruising straight through a red light in San Francisco, and Craig's excellent new book, *[Making Sense of Color Management](https://abookapart.com/products/making-sense-of-color-management)*.
December 11, 2016
Glenn Fleishman returns to the show. Topics include indoor plumbing, a spoiler-free discussion about HBO’s excellent “Westworld”, our favorite beverages, Apple’s AirPods launch debacle, Apple TV single sign-on, and more.
December 1, 2016
Joanna Stern returns to the show to talk about the new MacBook Pros (and their keyboards), stockpiling old MacBook Airs, dongles, Touch ID, SnapChat Spectacles, and more.
November 19, 2016
Jason Snell returns to the show to talk about the new MacBook Pros and the Touch Bar, and Apple’s new book chronicling the last 20 years of their industrial design, “Designed by Apple in California”.
November 9, 2016
Merlin Mann returns to the show to discuss the election, by which I mean we mostly talk *around* the election. I hope we never do another show again with such heavy hearts, but whatever you think about this election, I think you'll like this show.
October 26, 2016
Special guest John Moltz returns to the show. Topics include what we expect from this week's Apple Event for new Mac hardware, and my impressions of the Google Pixel phone after a week using one.
October 16, 2016
Special guest Ben Thompson returns to the show. Topics include voice control with AirPods, how to get your entire music library onto an iPhone while using iCloud Music Library, Apple Watch durability, the Dash/App Store controversy, the disappointing and frustrating state of Siri and voice-driven AI assistants, Google's new Pixel phones and the strategy behind them, Snap's (née Snapchat) Spectacles (and why they're nothing like Google's ill-fated Glass), and more.
October 6, 2016
Matthew Panzarino returns to the show. Topics include Google’s “Made by Google” hardware announcements (the Pixel phones, Google Wi-Fi routers, their Amazon Echo competitor Google Home), mobile photography, Samsung’s acquisition of Viv, and more.
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