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The Talk Show With John Gruber

The Talk Show With John Gruber

The director?s commentary track for Daring Fireball.

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Episodes

309: ?Pinkies on the Semicolon?, With John Siracusa

The state of the Mac, with special guest John Siracusa.
2021-02-27
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308: ?Peak Hubris?, With Christina Warren

Christina Warren returns to the show to talk about Apple Car, Apple TV, Clubhouse, and Bloomberg hamfistedly revisiting ?The Big Hack?.
2021-02-20
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307: ?Soviet Toilet Paper?, With John Moltz

John Moltz returns to the show to give stock market investment advice.
2021-02-01
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306: ?A Total Landscaping?, With Mike Monteiro

Mike Monteiro returns to the show to talk about the Capitol insurrection and riot, Twitter and Facebook permanently banning Donald Trump, the shutdown of Parler, the fate of liberal democracy, and Mike?s new book, ?The Collected Angers?.
2021-01-16
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305: ?Star Wars: The Mandalorian? Holiday Spectacular, With Special Guests Guy English and John Siracusa?

As per holiday tradition at The Talk Show, a brief chat about *Star Wars: The Mandalorian*, with a cavalcade of special guests, including, but not necessarily limited to, Guy English and John Siracusa.
2021-01-01
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304: ?2020 Year in Review?, With Rene Ritchie

A look back at one hell of a year.
2020-12-24
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303: ?Half of the Bikini Emoji?, With Matthew Panzarino

Matthew Panzarino joins the show to talk about Apple's new AirPods Max headphones and the future of the Mac on Apple Silicon.
2020-12-12
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302: ?Camera Beer Belly?, With Nilay Patel

Nilay Patel returns to the show and we have nothing to talk about. You know, other than the M1 Macs and entire iPhone 12 lineup.
2020-12-01
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301: ?A Craptastic Craptacular?, With Joanna Stern

Joanna Stern returns to the show to talk about the new M1 MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro.
2020-11-24
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300: ?Holiday Party 2020?, With Merlin Mann

Another election. A different result. Let?s talk around it.
2020-11-07
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299: ?Sounds Like a Good Red Sauce Place?, With Special Guest Jason Snell

Jason Snell returns to the show to talk about the iPhone 12 and 12 Pro, the new iPad-Pro-style iPad Air, the remarkable state of the Mac, and David Letterman?s battery-shopping trip to CVS.
2020-11-01
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298: ?I?m Expecting Led Zeppelin IV?, With Special Guest MG Siegler

MG Siegler returns to the show to talk about Apple Watch, the future of premium TV and movies, and a preview of next week?s ?Hi, Speed? Apple event.
2020-10-09
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297: ?Subscribed to a Hamburger?, With David Smith

Special guest ?Underscore? David Smith joins the show to talk about iOS 14 widgets, WatchOS complications, sleep tracking, and his App Store chart-topping hit Widgetsmith.
2020-09-30
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296: ?Cameras Every Single Where?, With Michael Simmons

Special guest Michael Simmons joins the show. Topics include the release of iOS 14, widgets and home screen customization, pricing models for indie apps in the App Store era, and, of course, flying robot cameras.
2020-09-26
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295: ?Signing Up to Take Some Vitamins?, With Peter Kafka

Peter Kafka returns to the show to discuss the news from Apple?s ?Time Flies? event???new Apple Watches, new non-Pro iPads, and particularly the Apple One services bundle.
2020-09-17
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294: ?DOS Rot?, With John Moltz

John Moltz returns to the show. Poodles are great dogs. Windows stinks worse than ever. Everyone should watch ?Ted Lasso?.
2020-09-01
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293: ?I?m More of a Porkins Guy?, With Anil Dash

Special guest Anil Dash joins the show. Topics include the 25th anniversary of Windows 95, and the parallels between the cyber era of computing and today?s App Store controversies.
2020-08-28
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292: ?Not the Batman We Want or Need?, With Rene Ritchie

Rene Ritchie returns to the show. Topics include Phil Schiller advancing to Apple Fellow, Microsoft?s simmering spat with Apple over Xbox Game Pass and the App Store?s ban on game streaming services, and Epic?s sizzling spat with Apple over, well, the entire concept of iOS as we know it.
2020-08-21
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291: ?Algorithms, How Do They Work??, With Nilay Patel

Nilay Patel returns to the show to discuss this week?s House antitrust hearing featuring testimony from Tim Cook, Jeff Bezos, Sundar Pichai, and Mark Zuckerberg.
2020-08-01
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290: ?The Least Worst?, With Christina Warren

Special guest Christina Warren joins the show. Topics include the App Store and antitrust, the general crumminess of video streaming service UIs, and historical examples of when Apple gets something wrong.
2020-07-28
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289: ?I?m Batman. America. Freedom.? With Adam Lisagor

Adam Lisagor returns to the show. Topics include the cinematic and presentation style of Apple?s WWDC keynote, some post-production details on The Talk Show?s WWDC episode, the tribulations of producing professional videos during COVID-19, and the new sounds of MacOS 11 Big Sur.
2020-07-23
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288: ?It Shouldn?t Be Hard to Get a Smoothie? With Dan Frommer

Dan Frommer returns to the show for more analysis of WWDC 2020, including App Clips and the Mac's transition to Apple silicon.
2020-07-01
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287: ?Patina of Usefulness? With Matthew Panzarino

Special guest Matthew Panzarino joins the show to talk about WWDC 2020.
2020-06-27
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286: Remote From WWDC 2020 With Craig Federighi and Greg Joswiak

John Gruber is joined by Craig Federighi and Greg Joswiak to discuss the news from WWDC 2020: the Mac?s transition to Apple silicon, MacOS 11 Big Sur, iOS and iPadOS 14, and more.
2020-06-25
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285: ?Fahrenheit Truthers? With Ben Thompson

Ben Thompson returns to the show and there?s no sports talk because there?s no sports. Instead: temperature scales, Joe Rogan and Spotify, and Dithering.
2020-05-23
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284: ?30 Years of TidBITS? With Adam Engst

Special guest Adam Engst joins the show to celebrate 30 years of TidBITS???the only publication going strong today that started as a weekly HyperCard stack.
2020-05-09
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283: ?Some Kind of Sandwich? With Dieter Bohn

Dieter Bohn joins the show to talk about the iPad Magic Keyboard, the new iPhone SE, and the state of Android flagship phones.
2020-05-01
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282: ?Everybody Is an Expert? With Joanna Stern

Joanna Stern returns to the show to talk about working from home, the utter suckitude of laptop webcams, the new MacBook Air, and Face ID in our new world of face-mask-wearing.
2020-04-15
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281: ?A Kryptonian Baby? With Rene Ritchie

Rene Ritchie returns to the show to talk about going independent after 11 years at iMore. Topics include the new MacBook Air and iPad Pros, and we answer questions sent by listeners.
2020-04-01
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280: ?The Subtle Difference Between Hand Sanitizer and Vodka? With Matthew Panzarino

Matthew Panzarino returns to the show. Topics include the brand new MacBook Air and iPad Pros, and, you know, global pandemics in the internet age.
2020-03-27
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279: ?Chain of Precision? With Jason Snell

Jason Snell returns to the show. Life during the COVID-19 pandemic, WWDC going online-only, Apple's in-person on-campus workplace culture, speculation on upcoming Apple product releases, and more.
2020-03-18
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278: ?Dot Net Party? With Federico Viticci

First-time guest Federico Viticci joins the show. Topics include how the coronavirus outbreak might affect WWDC, speculation on a possible March Apple event, the state of iPad keyboard (and trackpad) support, and iPadOS multitasking.
2020-02-29
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277: ?Polish Stink Eye? With John Moltz

Special guest John Moltz returns to the show. Topics include Larry Tesler and his ?no modes? mantra for UI design, the state of malware on the Mac, third-party default apps on iOS, Apple and the coronavirus outbreak, and a record number of tips and tricks.
2020-02-24
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276: ?Bring It On, Haters? With Ben Thompson

Special guest Ben Thompson returns to the show to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the iPad.
2020-02-01
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275: ?Fake Faces? With Glenn Fleishman

Special guest Glenn Fleishman returns to the show. Topics include iPhone encryption, the privacy implications of widely-available reverse image search for faces, deep-learning-powered algorithmically-generated faces, and Jeopardy?s ?Greatest of All Time? tournament.
2020-01-24
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274: ?Sport Mode? With Merlin Mann

Special guest Merlin Mann returns to the show. Topics include the renewal of U.S. law enforcement officials' disingenuous campaign against iPhone encryption, the Houston Astros cheating scandal, how that cheating scandal relates to the Trump impeachment saga, and Catalyst and the art of Mac software design. But mostly we talk about finding a good pair of slippers.
2020-01-18
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273: ?My Cousin Hans? With Rene Ritchie

It?s the last show of the decade. Special guest: Rene Ritchie.
2020-01-01
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272: ?The Save Twitch? With Rich Siegel

For your holiday listening enjoyment, very special guest Rich Siegel joins the show to talk about BBEdit's past, present, and future, the state of developing for the Mac, and more.
2019-12-24
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271: ?A Perfect Wheel? With Jason Snell

Special guest Jason Snell returns to the show for a brief chat about the new Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR, which are both???dare I say???*finally* available for ordering. Also: Ming Chi Kuo?s intriguing rumors on the 2020 and 2021 iPhone lineups.
2019-12-13
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270: ?Talking About Crimes? With Matthew Yglesias

Very special guest Matthew Yglesias joins the show to talk about Tim Cook cozying up to Trump for tariff relief and more.
2019-11-28
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269: ?Maximally Thin? With Casey Johnston

Very special guest Casey Johnston joins the show to talk about the butterfly MacBook keyboard saga and the just-released 16-inch MacBook Pro, with its all new scissor-switch keyboard design.
2019-11-19
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268: ?With Ham I?d Be Better? With Dave Mark

Special guest Dave Mark joins the show, for a discussion mostly about AirPods Pro and partly about the 2019 World Series.
2019-11-01
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267: ?Just the Tips? With John Moltz

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.
2019-10-30
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266: ?iPhone-Colored Glasses? With Rene Ritchie

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.
2019-10-25
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265: ?Thompson?s Razor? With Ben Thompson

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.
2019-10-09
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264: ?Apple Is Not a 4-Star Company? With Joanna Stern

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.
2019-09-26
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263: ?The Dumbest Thing Possible? With Dan Frommer

Special guest Dan Frommer returns to the show for a preview of this week?s Apple event.
2019-09-10
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262: ?Freakishly Snappy? With Brent Simmons

Special guest Brent Simmons returns to
2019-09-01
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261: ?Contact Heineken? With Jim Dalrymple

Special guest Jim Dalrymple returns to the show. Topics include Apple Card and the latest rumors on Apple?s upcoming product announcements.
2019-08-29
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260: ?A Clear Eyed Look at Dishwashers? With John Siracusa

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.
2019-08-10
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