The Talk Show With John Gruber

The director’s commentary track for Daring Fireball.



      197: ‘Nancy Reagan Was Right’, With Special Guest Glenn Fleishman

      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.

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      196: ‘Actually, You Can Buy a Better Coke’, With Special Guest Rene Ritchie

      Rene Ritchie returns to the show to talk about the rumors and speculation regarding this year’s upcoming new iPhones.

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      195: ‘I Do Like Throwing a Baby’, With Special Guest John Moltz

      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.

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      194: ‘Egg Freckles’, With Special Guest Serenity Caldwell

      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.

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      193: ‘Crack Marketing Team’ — Live From WWDC 2017 With Phil Schiller and Craig Federighi

      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.

      A full text transcript is available, by Serenity Caldwell.

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      192: ‘The Original Sin Is XML’, With Special Guests Manton Reece and Brent Simmons

      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 we...



      191: ‘He Ends Up Fighting Hervé Villechaize’, With Special Guest Jim Dalrymple

      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.

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      190: ‘Anything Luxury’, With Special Guest Ben Thompson

      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.

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      189: ‘Long Press on the French Fries’, With Special Guest Rene Ritchie

      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.

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      188: ‘Apple VP Lisa Jackson’

      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.

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