About the show

A weekly talk show ruminating on exactly what is wrong in the world of Apple and related technologies and businesses. Nothing is so perfect that it can't be complained about. Hosted by John Siracusa & Dan Benjamin.


  • Episode 52: 52: Marked for Deletion

    January 27th, 2012  |  2 hrs 12 mins
  • Episode 51: 51: Unjustified Confidence

    January 20th, 2012  |  1 hr 22 mins
  • Episode 50: 50: Maximum Deflection in All Directions

    January 13th, 2012  |  1 hr 45 mins

    John Siracusa and Dan Benjamin revisit the world of console controllers, addressing the flood of listener feedback by expanding the discussion to include aftermarket and third-party controllers, and attempting to address the objections of PlayStation fans

  • Episode 49: 49: Pinching the Harmonica

    January 6th, 2012  |  2 hrs 15 mins
  • Episode 48: 48: Blue Ocean

    December 30th, 2011  |  2 hrs 3 mins
  • Episode 47: 47: Brute Force Attack

    December 23rd, 2011  |  1 hr 38 mins
  • Episode 46: 46: Not Entirely Nefarious

    December 16th, 2011  |  2 hrs 5 mins
  • Episode 45: 45: Star Wars is Not a Blog Post

    December 9th, 2011  |  1 hr 47 mins

    John Siracusa and Dan Benjamin follow up on a host of topics: what ails Microsoft, the (slow, partial) democratization of corporate IT, the people vs. George Lucas, perpetual copyright, applications as art, Siri backlash, and the evils of Blu-ray.

  • Episode 44: 44: A Little Bit More Sad

    November 25th, 2011  |  1 hr 11 mins

    John Siracusa and Dan Benjamin talk about what ails Microsoft. What could the former titan of the technology world have done differently in the past two decades that would have prevented its decline?

  • Episode 43: 43: The Scorpion and the Frog

    November 18th, 2011  |  1 hr 42 mins

    John Siracusa and Dan Benjamin continue their discussion of Walter Isaacson's authorized biography of Steve Jobs, starting with listeners' reactions to the last episode, then (finally) talking about content from the book and the man himself.

  • Episode 42: 42: The Wrong Guy

    November 11th, 2011  |  1 hr 15 mins

    John Siracusa and Dan Benjamin discuss Walter Isaacson's authorized biography of Steve Jobs (Part 1).

  • Episode 41: 41: The Homer

    November 4th, 2011  |  1 hr 39 mins

    John Siracusa and Dan Benjamin are joined by special guest Jeff Atwood, cofounder of the Stack Exchange Q&A network and creator of the popular programming blog codinghorror.com. John and Jeff try to rekindle the old Mac vs. PC flames and end up talking a