What Wikipedia is learning has resonance for our wider public life — about the imperfect but gratifying work of navigating truth amidst difference, ongoing learning, and dynamic belonging.
Is Donald Trump really looking to re-boot US-China relations?
Tuck your napkin under your chin. We’re about to serve up a tale of love, loss, and lamb chops.
For this special, members-only episode, John and Merlin are joined by their friend and frequent show topic, John Roderick.
The Talk Show
‘Yo, Dingus’, With Special Guest Merlin Mann
Saturday, 4 June 2016
Merlin Mann returns to the show to talk about artificial intelligence and Eddy Cue’s flip-flops.
Meh: The daily deal site from the crew that created Woot.
Meh: Funny content and videos, too — every day.
Meh: Not sure what else to say.
Eddy Cue celebrating on court with Stephen Curry after the Golden State Warriors won the NBA Western Conference finals.
Apple’s purported upcoming standalone Siri device might have a camera.
The Talk Show in iTunes. Reviews are much appreciated.
The AI Effect: “It’s part of the history of the field of artificial intelligence that every time somebody figured out how to make a computer do something — play good checkers, solve simple but relatively informal problems — there was chorus of critics to say, ‘That’s not thinking’.”
System 7 Macintosh Basics Demo.
Canary: Real-time streaming video camera for your home. Merlin’s got one and likes it.
This episode of The Talk Show was edited by Caleb Sexton.
Patty McCord helped create a workplace at Netflix that runs more like a professional sports team than a family. If you’re not up to scratch, you’re off the team. Is this the future of work?
In 1996, Wallace’s novel Infinite Jest was a critical and popular success. The new movie The End of The Tour recreates the author’s tour for that book. Originally broadcast March 5, 1997.
Writer and podcaster Merlin Mann joins Antony to stand up (mostly) for the “Watchmen” movie, discuss the difficulty of separating source material from its adaptation… and then there’s that ending.
Merlin Mann, writer, podcaster, Internet nuisance, joins Scott to discuss
Death Wish ( VOY S2E18). This episode proves that the only thing better than one Q is double the Q. Scott and Merlin also discuss timescales when you’re immortal, and if this episode is a good choice for watching with your young daughter.
Next on Random Trek: TNG’s Lessons.
Francine Stock explores the hidden wonders of 2001: A Space Odyssey in a special edition.
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