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Same stories every show

By Vulgar demos - Jul 27 2019
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I think John forgets what he talks about because he says the same thing and even recounts same stories every show. Can basically predict what will be said by him every time. Horizons are too limited.

Always a Good Conversation

By R2l8z0164 - Jun 04 2019
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John Gruber has an uncanny ability as a conversationalist to keep things interesting, informative, entertaining and thought-provoking. The episodes are long, yes, but the conversation always flows naturally from topic to topic centering around technology.

iTunes Ratings

2595 Ratings
Average Ratings
1386
292
143
129
645

Same stories every show

By Vulgar demos - Jul 27 2019
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I think John forgets what he talks about because he says the same thing and even recounts same stories every show. Can basically predict what will be said by him every time. Horizons are too limited.

Always a Good Conversation

By R2l8z0164 - Jun 04 2019
Read more
John Gruber has an uncanny ability as a conversationalist to keep things interesting, informative, entertaining and thought-provoking. The episodes are long, yes, but the conversation always flows naturally from topic to topic centering around technology.
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The Talk Show With John Gruber

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The director’s commentary track for Daring Fireball.

Rank #1: 228: ‘Smallen Up the Bezels’, With Special Guest Jason Snell

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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.

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This episode of The Talk Show was edited by Caleb Sexton.

Aug 24 2018
2 hours 36 mins
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Rank #2: 215: ‘The “Press Real Hard” Era’, With Special Guest Marco Arment

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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.

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Feb 18 2018
3 hours 53 mins
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Rank #3: 168: ‘You’ve Got the Nubbin’, With Special Guest Serenity Caldwell

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Serenity Caldwell returns to the show to discuss Apple’s new stuff: the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, Apple Watch Series 2 (and the semi-new Series 1), iOS 10, MacOS Sierra, and more.

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Sep 27 2016
2 hours 35 mins
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Rank #4: 172: ‘Holiday Party’, With Special Guest Merlin Mann

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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.

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Nov 09 2016
2 hours 7 mins
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Rank #5: 201: ‘Much More Smarter’, With Special Guest Matthew Panzarino

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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.

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Sep 19 2017
3 hours 2 mins
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Rank #6: 153: ‘Chock Full of Whimsy’, With Special Guest Ben Thompson

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Ben Thompson returns to the show to talk about Apple’s recent quarterly results, what we think is going on with iPhone sales, Tim Cook’s misleading guidance, Apple Music, and a lot more.

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May 07 2016
2 hours 58 mins
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Rank #7: 159: ‘Phil Z’, With Special Guest Marco Arment

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Marco Arment returns to the show. Topics include WWDC 2016, Phil Schiller and Craig Federighi's appearance on the live episode of this show during WWDC, the purported removal of the standard headphone jack from the upcoming new iPhones, and more.

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Jun 26 2016
2 hours 44 mins
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Rank #8: 150: ‘Strict Robot Definer’, With Special Guest Jason Snell

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Jason Snell (Six Colors, The Incomparable, Upgrade) returns to the show for an in-depth look at last week's Apple Event, and the two products that were introduced: the iPhone SE and the 9.7-inch iPad Pro. Other topics include the ongoing FBI/Apple encryption soap opera, what's wrong with the Apple Watch -- and our appreciation for the late great Garry Shandling.

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Mar 28 2016
2 hours 51 mins
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Rank #9: 211: ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Holiday Spectacular, With Special Guests Guy English and John Siracusa

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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.

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Jan 01 2018
2 hours 55 mins
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Rank #10: 106: ‘Star Wars Holiday Spectacular’, With Guests John Siracusa and Guy English

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A brief chat about the Star Wars movies, with special guests John Siracusa and Guy English.

Update, Monday 5 January 2015: Updated with a new Special Edition edit, including a new introduction, a new editing gag around the 2:20:00 mark, new poster art, and some subtle re-syncing of the audio tracks. No extra Banthas were added, and Siracusa still shoots first.

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Jan 01 2015
3 hours 44 mins
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Rank #11: 220: ‘$270 Worth of Unneeded Keyboards’, With Special Guest Jim Dalrymple

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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.

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Apr 27 2018
1 hour 58 mins
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Rank #12: 221: ‘Slathered in Incompetence’, With Special Guest Ben Thompson

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Ben Thompson returns to the show. Topics include Apple's quarterly results, the discontinuation of Apple's AirPort product line, and more.

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May 08 2018
3 hours 7 mins
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Rank #13: 219: ‘Top Men’, With Special Guest Matthew Panzarino

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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.

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Apr 12 2018
2 hours 13 mins
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Rank #14: 240: ‘Drastically Shakier’, With Special Guest Ben Thompson

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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.

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Jan 14 2019
2 hours 47 mins
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Rank #15: 177: ‘Surface Curious’, With Special Guest Rene Ritchie

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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.

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Dec 28 2016
2 hours 2 mins
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Rank #16: 139: ‘How Many Fingers Should This Baby Have?’, With Special Guests Craig Federighi and John Siracusa

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Apple senior vice president of software engineering Craig Federighi joins the show for a wide-ranging half-hour discussion about Swift — Apple’s new programming language that just went open source.

Next, John Siracusa returns to the show to follow up on Federighi’s segment on Swift. Other topics include Apple’s new Smart Battery Case for the iPhone 6/6S, and our mutual (and perhaps futile) desire to head into this week’s premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens knowing as few spoilers as possible.

Transcript of Craig Federighi’s interview.

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Dec 15 2015
3 hours 20 mins
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Rank #17: 234: ‘Welcome to Dongletropolis’, With Special Guest Merlin Mann

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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.

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Nov 10 2018
2 hours 53 mins
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Rank #18: 174: ‘Election Escape Key’, With Special Guest Joanna Stern

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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.

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Dec 01 2016
2 hours 1 min
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Rank #19: 169: ‘A Murder of Eeros’, With Special Guest Matthew Panzarino

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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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Oct 06 2016
1 hour 59 mins
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Rank #20: 123: Live From WWDC 2015, With Guest Phil Schiller

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Recorded in front of a live audience at Mezzanine in San Francisco, John Gruber is joined by Phil Schiller to discuss the news from WWDC: OS X 10.11 El Capitan, iOS 9, the new native app SDK for Apple Watch, Apple Music, and the 2004 American League Championship series.

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Jun 10 2015
1 hour 8 mins
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