Robin Williams passed away on August 11, 2014. This is Marc’s conversation with Robin from April 26, 2010, as well as Marc’s reflections about the great comedian and actor.
Scott Simpson shares how insularity in the technology industry is similar to the comedy world, and how his experience working for Apple & Amazon sheds a light on corporate culture that brainwashes employees into believing they're changing the world.
Comedian Marc Maron is tackling the most complex philosophical question of our day - WTF? He’ll get to the bottom of it with help from comedian friends, celebrity guests and the voices in his own head. You loved him on Morning Sedition. You kinda liked him on The Marc Maron Show. You tolerated him on Break Room Live. Now, embrace him on a show from which he cannot be fired - WTF with Marc Maron.
What the Nerdist thinks of YouTube these days, the best trailers from ComicCon and Google may still have bought Twitch.
Auphonic software for podcast post processing and a new standard in measuring loudness. The loudness war meets loudness normalization and podcasting.
An all-star panel of Apple techs discuss dealing with customers who have broken iThings.EXCLUSIVE SPONSORBackblaze: back that Mac up for only $5 a month (less if you sign up for longer). Whatever kind of computer you’re using, make sure you’re backing it up. Think about what you spent on coffee this month. Is your data worth the $5 you probably spent on just two trips (or just one) to the coffee shop? Take the advice of our panel and set up Backblaze for yourself or a family member (or both) today.PANELISTSJoe Saponare works for PsiMac and is one third of the Cmd-Ctrl-pwr (Command Control Power) podcast along with Sam.Sam Valencia works for HCS and is also a third of the Cmd-Ctrl-pwr podcast.Stephen Hackett writes 512 Pixels and was previously a third of The Prompt (RIP OMG). Keep your eyes peeled for what the Prompters have going next. He has a self-published eBook called Bartending: Memoirs of an Apple Genius. It’s only $1.99, so just buy it.Peter Cohen writes for iMore and can be found at iCape Solutions every weekend. He’s a big fan of bacon done the right way.
After Dark for Back to Work Episode 179
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Ben Thompson joins and Guy English returns to discuss the "Puck Problem" and WWDC 2014. Do we really want one centralized box, or is specialization the new convergence? Will Apple shake up Microsoft and Sony, or can they address a market that no one is really going after?SPONSORSDrobo: mass storage for the masses. Use offer code MOISES for $50 off Drobo 5D or 5NBackblaze: unlimited, secure, online back up your computer for just $5/month. Visit this link to support the show and learn more.PANELISTSBen Thompson has written a series of articles about Apple, TV, and the future of content distribution found in the show notes. He writes Stratechery and co-hosts Exponent, a relatively new (and excellent) podcast.Guy English is best-known for being on the first episode of Electric Shadow, and is also known (we suppose) for being a brilliant developer, podcaster, and blogger.SHOW NOTESThis episode pairs nicely for listening after this week’s ATP, which Moisés and Ben were listening to while they threw this episode together with no planning.Ben’s most recent post, about whether Apple will disrupt the major consoles. MacSparky seems to agree, with a particular focus on Metal.John Gruber’s post picking out a couple of Ben’s points in said article.Indie Game: The Movie is available at a ridiculously cheap sale price as I write this, with one bundle option including a copy of all the games, the movie, and the extras for ten lousy dollars.The Original Trilogy of "Ben re: Apple and TV" posts from 2013: (1) The Cord-Cutting Fantasy (2) Why TV Has Resisted Disruption (3) The Jobs TV DoesThe Appendices/Footnotes to said posts: (A) Steve Jobs on Television (B) My AppleTV Prediction (C) Additional Notes on TVCNET compares MFI ("Made For iPhone) game controllers.9to5Mac says Apple will finally make the (very short) list of MFI-controller-supported games searchable by customers.Moisés and Horace Dediu talking about the Beats acquisition, the morning of the day that it was officially announced.Watch Jimmy Iovine and Eddy Cue at CodeConf the day after the Beats deal was officially announced. Interesting that one of them sticks to a narrative of "the way things are", and Iovine sticks to "entertainment and tech can work together better and smarter".Vince McMahon’s WWE Network plan blew up in his face, like a top-rope suplex to his stock portfolio and net worth.
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Did you figure out today’s podcast topic from the title?
If not, let me spell it out for you… S. E. X. (typing that word is so much easier then saying it, whew).
Today’s guest, Mary Flo Ridley, shares how to help our kids develop healthy attitudes and behaviors about sex.
Honestly, after hearing her speak one time, at a MOPS meeting, I felt better equipped to teach my boys about “the birds & the bees.”
Mary Flo is not a medical doctor and does not claim to be an expert. But she has been teaching on this topic for 30 years, has three grown children and is a fellow mom. I don’t know about you but usually I’d rather learn from another mom, any day.
Through a simple step-by-step program, Mary Flo helps answer the questions:
What should we call “private parts”?
If I teach them the names, how do I keep them from repeating them in public or teaching their friends?
How do I become the one my kids go to with questions about sex?
How early should I talk to my kids?
What exactly should I say?
Her answers will most likely surprise you. But once you hear the rationale you can’t deny how right she is.
“These conversations should be simple, straight-forward, and to the subjects that children are curious about–their own bodies, how babies are born, and how babies are made. They have a natural curiosity about these things, and I want to capture those moments instead of running from them.” -Mary Flo Ridley
Here’s a little video clip with another thought when considering “how soon should I talk to my child about sex”:
(if reading via email, click here to watch the video)
I hope our podcast helps equip you and removes dread regarded a singular “talk”. May an open dialogue begin between you and your kiddos that will last through adolescence.
To learn more, definitely check out Mary Flo’s books in the links below.
Connect with Mary Flo:
Blog :: Twitter :: Facebook
“Simple Truths : A Simple Natural Approach to Discussing Sex with your Children” by Mary Flo Ridley
“God’s Very Good Design” by Mary Flo Ridley
How to listen to the podcast:
1.Listen on the blog. Click through to GodCenteredMom.com and click the play button at the beginning of this post.
Listen on your smartphone, iPad or iPod Touch – There are a lot of great podcasting apps. Apple has a free one (that I mentioned) in the app store, there is also one called Downcast. It allows you to search for shows, subscribe to them and even speed up the audio. If you don’t have an iDevice, you can listen via Stitcher.
Subscribe to the Podcast – access the podcast in iTunes (Click here to access via iTunes). You can also search for it on your smartphone app (like the ones listed above) and subscribe.
*If you missed past episodes, you can listen via iTunes or click on this page of the GodCenteredMom site to find a listing of all the episodes.
Have a question for Mary Flo? Leave it in the comments below.
(hee hee…that rhymed)
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