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 100: 100: Metacritical

    December 28th, 2012  |  1 hr 41 mins
  • Episode 99: 99: New Siracusa County Bros. U

    December 21st, 2012  |  2 hrs 1 min

    John Siracusa and Dan Benjamin follow up on iTunes 11 and Apple's continuing failure to grok online services, then discuss the Wii U, starting with the painful setup process and continuing on to New Super Mario Bros. U, Nintendo Land, and the Wii U GamePa

  • Episode 98: 98: Hardware Machismo

    December 14th, 2012  |  2 hrs 6 mins
  • Episode 97: 97: Idle Doodles

    December 5th, 2012  |  1 hr 55 mins

    John Siracusa and Dan Benjamin follow up on silicon chip making and misogyny in geek culture, then dive into Hypercritical's first—and likely only—listener Q&A show. All questions entertained! Some questions answered!

  • Episode 96: 96: Blue Peter

    November 30th, 2012  |  1 hr 44 mins

    John Siracusa and Dan Benjamin reveal John's Wii U in transit, then talk more about Apple, Intel, ARM, and silicon chip fabrication, and finally, the Fake Geek Girl meme, misogyny, and problems with Geek Culture in general.

  • Episode 95: 95: Black Friday

    November 23rd, 2012  |  1 hr 48 mins

    John Siracusa and Dan Benjamin discuss the upcoming end of this show, more on Intel vs. ARM, Apple's CPU/GPU needs, and the newly revealed internals of the Wii U console and GamePad.

  • Episode 94: 94: Shrink, Shrink, Shrink!

    November 16th, 2012  |  1 hr 40 mins

    John Siracusa and Dan Benjamin revisit the topic of voting technology, then discuss the possibility of Apple using ARM processors instead of Intel processors in its Macs: RISC vs. CISC, process nodes, the x86 burden, and…sewing machines.

  • Episode 93: 93: A Magic Elf in My Computer

    November 9th, 2012  |  1 hr 55 mins

    John Siracusa and Dan Benjamin talk more about Forstall's departure from Apple, Surface storage, and Fusion Drive, then discuss US voting technology, Google voice search, and how Apple's design problems are more than skin deep.

  • Episode 92: 92: The Tim Cook Era

    November 2nd, 2012  |  2 hrs 5 mins

    John Siracusa and Dan Benjamin discuss the latest information about Apple's Fusion Drive and the first big executive reshuffling at Apple in the post-Steve Jobs era.

  • Episode 91: 91: Adolescence

    October 26th, 2012  |  2 hrs 23 mins

    John Siracusa and Dan Benjamin discuss the new hardware announced at the October 23rd Apple event: the latest Retina MacBook Pro, the new iMac, Fusion Drive, and, of course, the new iPads, both mini and Retina.

  • Episode 90: 90: Salad Days

    October 19th, 2012  |  2 hrs 2 mins

    John Siracusa and Dan Benjamin ponder the upcoming Apple event, assess details of the iPhone 5 and iPod touch, discuss pricing for the Microsoft Surface to its possible competitors, and discuss John's approach to getting value from Twitter.

  • Episode 89: 89: Lazy Sunday

    October 14th, 2012  |  1 hr 36 mins

    John Siracusa and Dan Benjamin relax on a Sunday afternoon and chat about Apple's taste for brute force solutions, the foibles of decentralized systems like Tent and email, and The Magazine, Marco Arment's new Newsstand publication.