Every week (ish) Six Colors members can hear a podcast where Dan and I discuss the issues of the week in a fun, casual format. This week we recorded outside in San Jose for WWDC and I’m making the mp3 available to everyone. If you enjoy it, consider subscribing to Six Colors! You’ll get access to the podcast feed and also a monthly email newsletter with exclusive content.
Jason is joined by Chip Sudderth of the Two-Minute Time Lord podcast to discuss the dramatic (some might say traumatic) events of the latest episode of “Doctor Who.” Ashildr, Riggsy, hidden aliens, London urban fantasy, and a surprising ending…
CHIP. CHIP. WHAT. JUST. HAPPENED.
This week Jason and Myke share their iPhone 6S/6S Plus upgrade experiences, and give their first impressions of the new iPhone 6S features.
Jason and Stephen talk about lettuce grown in space and the third anniversary of the Curiosity rover.
John Roderick and Dan Benjamin talk about rituals and routines, the privilege of being big, being introverted, stoping at stoplights, bad neighborhoods,
making graveyards and fluffernutters, crumbling of bones, and making eggs.
The Shutdown Fullcast returns this week with special guest Spencer Hall, senior Myanmar consultant and occasional college football writer.
We play "Myanmar or Alabama?", the game Alabama usually loses
A discussion of "camping" for opium
An introduction to INSEIN PRISON, Myanmar’s hottest talk show, "Monk Talk," and how we’re going to get the Big Ten’s headquarters coated in jade
Where we’d move SEC Media Days (hint hint: a missile silo is involved)
A comprehensive review of the conference Media Days that don’t suck
An appreciation of giant men on a banana boat without any desire to every know what said image means
The best players we’ve ever seen play football in person, which is almost like actual football talk
Some workers are concerned not just with wages but with work spaces. Many companies have shifted to open floor plans - you know, very few offices, lots of open spaces. NPR is one of them. The floor plan does allow collaboration but also prompts complaints from time to time that it’s hard to avoid distractions. NPR’s Yuki Noguchi went to find out how to build the ideal workspace.
The business side of Major League Baseball has been thriving in recent years, and yet there’s a widespread perception that the sport has drifted from the center of sports culture. On this week’s Out Loud podcast, Ben McGrath, a staff writer, and Daniel Okrent, the writer, editor, and inventor of Rotisserie League baseball, join Amelia Lester and David Haglund to assess the state of America’s national pastime. They discuss the legacy of baseball’s steroid era, how fantasy sports have changed fandom, and the fact that the length of baseball games has increased by more than an hour in the past few decades.
“We used to get the newspaper every morning and the sports section would tell us, Here’s what’s happening in the progression of the season,” McGrath says. “Many people—younger people, certainly—simply aren’t consuming sports that way any more.”
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