Best John Gruber podcasts we could find (Updated March 2019)
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The director’s commentary track for Daring Fireball.
 
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Doughboys
Weekly
 
The podcast about chain restaurants. Comedians Mike Mitchell and Nick Wiger review fast food/sit-down chains and generally argue about food/everything.
 
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Jordan, Jesse GO!
Weekly
 
What is the dumbest show you can imagine? This award-winning show may be dumber. It has no content. No format. Yet it's going on ten years of delighting hundreds of thousands of people. It's been an iTunes editors choice, and Rolling Stone picked it as one of the world's best comedy podcasts. It's light in the dark, comfort in the cold and a penguin in the pants (long story). Join hosts Jesse Thorn (NPR's Bullseye) and Jordan Morris (Comedy Central's @Midnight) and a celebrity guest on a rau ...
 
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In the last semi-final match of Munch Madness, we're joined by Matt Apodaca (Candy Dinner, What's With These Homies Talkin' About Weezer) to determine who advances to the chompionship finals between Qdoba and Del Taco. Plus, a special popcorn edition of Snack or Wack.
 
In the last semi-final match of Munch Madness, we're joined by Matt Apodaca (Candy Dinner, What's With These Homies Talkin' About Weezer) to determine who advances to the chompionship finals between Qdoba and Del Taco. Plus, a special popcorn edition of Snack or Wack.
 
Riley Silverman (Troubled Waters, SYFY Fangrrls) joins Jordan and Jesse for our first MaxFunDrive episode of 2019! They get into Jordan's most recent attempt to retain his status as a fun guy, the bloodsport that is shopping at the Super King grocery store in Jesse's neighborhood, and whether or not the drug rug demographic is enough to best th ...…
 
Matthew “Hondo” Panzarino returns to the show. Topics include WWDC 2019, the 30th anniversary of the World Wide Web, Apple and privacy, the Boeing 737 Max, and Disney’s upcoming Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge theme park lands. Sponsored by: Eero: Finally, Wi-Fi that works. Get $100 off a Wi-Fi system and a year of eero Plus with code thetalkshow. Mac ...…
 
For the first Semifinal match of Munch Madness, Mike Hanford (Comedy Bang! Bang!, The Sloppy Boys) returns to the show as first-round winner Poquito Más faces off against heavyweight Taco Bell. Plus, a Starbucks edition of Drank or Stank.
 
For the first Semifinal match of Munch Madness, Mike Hanford (Comedy Bang! Bang!, The Sloppy Boys) returns to the show as first-round winner Poquito Más faces off against heavyweight Taco Bell. Plus, a Starbucks edition of Drank or Stank.
 
Jon Daly (Jon Daly Kills It) joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of how Jesse has become famous to a some people at the flea market recently, Jordan has a new nickname he got from a dancing guy at a bar, and Jon's new music project which features him playing the saxophone. Plus, we reveal how many people in our audience have fezes! This wee ...…
 
The second matchup of the 2019 Munch Madness: Tournament of Chompions is here! Toni Charlene (Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot, Comedy Bang! Bang!) joins us to discuss our recent meals and to determine the winner between Chipotle and Qdoba. Plus, another edition of Snack or Wack.
 
The second matchup of the 2019 Munch Madness: Tournament of Chompions is here! Toni Charlene (Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot, Comedy Bang! Bang!) joins us to discuss our recent meals and to determine the winner between Chipotle and Qdoba. Plus, another edition of Snack or Wack.
 
Moujan Zolfaghari (Mission to Zyxx) joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of the cats, Pancake and Zen,who she is cat-sitting for at the moment and their complex family situation, the new genre of fanfiction where you just write stories where you are friends with the people in pop culture you want to hang out with, and the improv or sketch sh ...…
 
Special guest Rene Ritchie returns to the show. Topics include, but are not limited to, privacy concerns with apps from the App Store, Google’s payments to Apple to keep Google Search the default in Safari, Apple’s Shot on iPhone contest winners, and speculation about Apple’s purported March 25 media event. Sponsored by: Marine Layer: Clothes t ...…
 
The 'boys are joined by The Supergroup's Tawny Newsome & Alex Kliner to review Native Foods, a vegan fast food chain with a focus on sustainability. Plus, a McDonalds edition of Breaking Chews.
 
The 'boys are joined by The Supergroup's Tawny Newsome & Alex Kliner to review Native Foods, a vegan fast food chain with a focus on sustainability. Plus, a McDonalds edition of Breaking Chews.
 
Matt Braunger (Finally Live in Portland) joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of Matt's character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the possible sexual darkness during the active years of the Beatles, and the results of the poll from last week pitting Jeopardy contestants against people named Dabney. Plus, Matt has new comedy special which h ...…
 
Glenn Fleishman returns to the show. Topics include: rumors of new Mac hardware and Marzipan at WWDC, Samsung’s new phones unveiled at their “Unpacked” event, 5G networks, Apple’s purported foray into the credit card business, and more — including Glenn’s “Tiny Type Museum” Kickstarter project. Sponsors Eero: Finally, Wi-Fi that works. Get $100 ...…
 
The 'boys are joined by actor and comedian John Ross Bowie (Speechless, Big Bang Theory) to discuss New England eats before reviewing this week's chain, Little Caesars. Plus, another edition of Pie In This Guy.
 
The 'boys are joined by actor and comedian John Ross Bowie (Speechless, Big Bang Theory) to discuss New England eats before reviewing this week's chain, Little Caesars. Plus, another edition of Pie In This Guy.
 
Greg Fitzsimmons (Childish Podcast, Fitzdog Radio) joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of how Jordan may be in a relationship with his weed store after a special text on Valentine's Day, the sonnet Jesse wrote about this relationship with Theresa in college, and Greg's new parenting podcast with Alison Rosen, Childish. Plus, we ask a VERY i ...…
 
Special guest Rich Mogull joins the show. Topics cover a range of security and privacy-related issues: the Jeff Bezos/National Enquirer saga, laptop webcams, abuse of Apple's enterprise developer program to enable sideloading of iOS apps, Amazon's acquisition of Eero, and more. Sponsors LinkedIn: A new hire is made every ten seconds using Linke ...…
 
The 'boys are joined in snowy Saskatoon by Alana "The Knife" Johnston (The Birthday Boys, UCB) to review a chain set on spreading one of Canada's quintessential foods to the world: Smoke's Poutinerie. Plus, a live edition of Snack or Wack. Recorded live at The Broadway Theatre in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.…
 
The 'boys are joined in snowy Saskatoon by Alana "The Knife" Johnston (The Birthday Boys, UCB) to review a chain set on spreading one of Canada's quintessential foods to the world: Smoke's Poutinerie. Plus, a live edition of Snack or Wack. Recorded live at The Broadway Theatre in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.…
 
Laurie Kilmartin and Jackie Kashian (The Jackie and Laurie Show) join Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of how Jesse recently went to his first old person concert, but Jackie has been going to see old people concerts her entire life, Laurie's brief dalliance with Tony Robbins tapes, and the lie that teens have been telling for centuries. Plus, ...…
 
The 'boys are joined by Eliza Skinner (Cool Playlist, The Late Late Show with James Corden) and Jordan Morris (Bubble, Jordan, Jesse, Go!) in San Fransisco to review a chain touting a bold title for its menu items: Super Duper Burgers. Plus, the first ever edition of The Yusong Challenge. Recorded live in SF at Cobb's Comedy Club as part of SF ...…
 
The 'boys are joined by Eliza Skinner (Cool Playlist, The Late Late Show with James Corden) and Jordan Morris (Bubble, Jordan, Jesse, Go!) in San Fransisco to review a chain touting a bold title for its menu items: Super Duper Burgers. Plus, the first ever edition of The Yusong Challenge. Recorded live in SF at Cobb's Comedy Club as part of SF ...…
 
Jenny Jaffe (Rugrats, Project UROK) joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of Jordan's cape phase in high school, the difference between comedy nerds and musical theater nerds, and the insane new movie Serenity. Plus, everyone spends a few fun minutes coming up with video game butt puns and the guys stumble upon a potentially lucrative use of ...…
 
John Moltz makes his long-awaited return to the show. Three big topics this week: the Facebook VPN app fiasco (and the company’s pattern of ethical violations), the Group FaceTime bug that allowed callers to listen to audio before the call was answered, and Apple’s quarterly results. Sponsored by: Squarespace: Make your next move. Use code talk ...…
 
Jon Gabrus (Raised By TV, High and Mighty) returns to the show to review a chain specializing in toasted subs and "curing munchies", Cheeba Hut. Plus, a local Arizona edition of Snack or Wack. Recorded at Stand Up Live in Phoenix, AZ.
 
Jon Gabrus (Raised By TV, High and Mighty) returns to the show to review a chain specializing in toasted subs and "curing munchies", Cheeba Hut. Plus, a local Arizona edition of Snack or Wack. Recorded at Stand Up Live in Phoenix, AZ.
 
Dana Gould (Stan Against Evil, The Dana Gould Hour) joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of why car dealerships always have the worst coffee, Dana's attempt to recreate the childhood that he wished he had, and how each of their dads fell short on their birthdays. Plus, Dana has an idea for how robot babies can solve the problem of people tex ...…
 
Betsy Sodaro and Mano Agapion, hosts of the podcast Horny 4 Horror, join the 'boys to review The Hat, a chain specializing in its pastrami-dipped sandwiches. Plus, a live edition of The Wiger Challenge. Recorded live at the Brea Improv.
 
Betsy Sodaro and Mano Agapion, hosts of the podcast Horny 4 Horror, join the 'boys to review The Hat, a chain specializing in its pastrami-dipped sandwiches. Plus, a live edition of The Wiger Challenge. Recorded live at the Brea Improv.
 
Joanna Stern returns to the show. Topics include the iPhone XR (and the argument that it might be the best phone in Apple’s current lineup), Apple’s new Smart Battery Cases, Apple Watch, and, of course, the new MacBook Air. Sponsored by: LinkedIn: A new hire is made every ten seconds using LinkedIn. Save $50 off your first job listing with this ...…
 
Kate Willett (The Comedy Lineup on Netflix) joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of the ghost town vibe of current malls, the epic house meetings that occurred at the intentional community centered around polyamory that kate lived in in NYC, and the effects of widespread pornography availability on kids' sexual expectations.…
 
The 'boys are joined by author and actor John Hodgman (Vacationland, Judge John Hodgman) as they journey to LAX to review Delta Sky Club, an airport lounge reserved for high-paying customers. Plus, an airport-based edition of Snack or Wack.
 
The 'boys are joined by author and actor John Hodgman (Vacationland, Judge John Hodgman) as they journey to LAX to review Delta Sky Club, an airport lounge reserved for high-paying customers. Plus, an airport-based edition of Snack or Wack.
 
Alison Becker (Parks and Recreation, Bubble, other stuff) joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of the international school in Switzerland where Alison went to high school with kids of oil magnates and oligarchs, the uncomfortable time Jordan and his family had during the extended cunnilingus scene in Mary Queen of Scots when they saw it toge ...…
 
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. Sponsored by: Alex Weinstein Music: Handmade music for your next video project. Use promo code thetalkshow and ...…
 
For the first review of 2019, the 'boys are joined by writer and producer Dan Goor (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Parks and Recreation) to review Poquito Más and to discuss the extravagant process of ordering lunch in the Brooklyn Nine-Nine writers' room. Plus, another edition of Chips Inhale: Reschew Rangers.…
 
For the first review of 2019, the 'boys are joined by writer and producer Dan Goor (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Parks and Recreation) to review Poquito Más and to discuss the extravagant process of ordering lunch in the Brooklyn Nine-Nine writers' room. Plus, another edition of Chips Inhale: Reschew Rangers.…
 
Paula Poundstone (Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone) joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of Paula's rain soaked ping pong party, the potentially disturbing short story Jesse's son's dictated recently, and the proper use of a bathroom hand mirror. Plus, the people have spoken and we reveal what they chose as the inspirational slogan for 201 ...…
 
Joe Hartzler (The Earliest Show, Acting Tips with Joe Hartzler) joins the ‘boys and tells the story of a past injury that led him into the world of soup. We then try Joe’s incredible homemade Beef Stroganoff and Red Pepper Vegan Corn Chowder.
 
Joe Hartzler (The Earliest Show, Acting Tips with Joe Hartzler) joins the ‘boys and tells the story of a past injury that led him into the world of soup. We then try Joe’s incredible homemade Beef Stroganoff and Red Pepper Vegan Corn Chowder.
 
Mike Mitchell and Nick Wiger (Doughboys, I Love You America, Love,) join Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of the three distinct phases of the frozen yogurt craze that has swept America for the last two decades, the idea that really hard, poorly designed video games based on popular franchises hurt children's self esteem in the 80's and 90's, a ...…
 
Rene Ritchie returns to the show for a year-in-review look back at Apple’s 2018: the Mac, iPad, iPhone, Apple Watch, Siri and services, and more. Sponsored by: OmniFocus: Accomplish more every day with the trusted, gold-standard to-do app for Mac, iPhone, iPad, and now even the web. Casper: Get $50 off select mattresses with code talkshow. Term ...…
 
On Christmas Eve, three spirits visit Nick Wiger to reveal how his behavior has affected those around him... Written by Mike Mitchell. Narrated by Jesse Thorn. Featuring Lauren Lapkus, Paul Rust, Mookie Blaiklock, Evan Susser, Sean Clements, Hayes Davenport, Yusong Liu. Additional material by Wolly and Irma. Originally released December 2017.…
 
On Christmas Eve, three spirits visit Nick Wiger to reveal how his behavior has affected those around him... Written by Mike Mitchell. Narrated by Jesse Thorn. Featuring Lauren Lapkus, Paul Rust, Mookie Blaiklock, Evan Susser, Sean Clements, Hayes Davenport, Yusong Liu. Additional material by Wolly and Irma. Originally released December 2017.…
 
Special guest Jason Snell returns to the show. Topics include BBEdit’s 25th anniversary, the saga of Word 6 for Mac in the 1990s, Mac iOS user interface differences (including an extensive discussion of Mojave’s craptacular “Marzipan” apps, and a few varying theories on what those apps portend), Photos on Mac and iOS, and, of course, keyboards. ...…
 
Chelsea Davison (Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, @Midnight) joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of how even though Jesse is something of a dairy queen he can't drink a glass of milk on its own, Chelsea's friend's unbelievable hobby of "mermaiding," everyone's first cartoon crush, and the beautiful Sonic poem that Jordan saw on a bulletin bo ...…
 
On a historic Doughboys milestone, the 'boys are joined by Sarah Silverman (Ralph Breaks the Internet, I Love You, America) to review a cornerstone of American chain restaurants: McDonald's. Plus, another segment of Pie In This Guy.
 
On a historic Doughboys milestone, the 'boys are joined by Sarah Silverman (Ralph Breaks the Internet, I Love You, America) to review a cornerstone of American chain restaurants: McDonald's. Plus, another segment of Pie In This Guy.
 
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