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  • This week we dive into a PLETHORA of news including a goodbye to Stan Lee, upcoming thoughts on Detective Pikachu, Toy Story 4, and the reboot of Child's Play. And that's just half of it! Plus we finish our interview with Doug Benson AND we get heated talking about popcorn and the Oscars! Co-host: Mason Scheer
  • On today's episode Horace and Oliver are joined by Winston Kwon, Assistant Professor of Strategy and Social Innovation at the University of Edinburgh Business School. We discuss mobility poverty, why it matters and the role that micromobility could play in improving access to opportunities. We also touch on: - The concept of Universal Basic Mobility (as put forward by Alex Roy) and how micromobility might enable it - The importance of social inclusion - and how transport, specifically cars, impact it. - How the homogeneity of suburbs is accelerating their infrastructural decline. - Which cities/built environments will benefit the most from micromobility and which will be the most negatively impacted. - Horace revises his estimates for the Total Addressable Market for Micromobility globally. Many thanks to Joyride for being our sponsor again this week. We discuss on the podcast how their service is an intelligent solution for what will likely evolve to a set of hyperlocal transport markets. Check them out at We are no longer publishing transcripts (but are working on something exciting related to that - more soon!). Please let us know what you think on Twitter at @asymco or @oliverbruce. Thanks!
  • Dan and Merlin talk about their first week using the new iPad Pro.
  • Jeff and Christian welcome Kate Grey from Kotaku and Ko-Op to the show this week to discuss Microsoft's X018 announcements, Nintendo hiring for a new Zelda, Destiny 2 Forsaken under-performing, and more! The Playlist: Return of the Obra Dinn, Assassin's Creed:Odyssey, Sorcery!, Diablo Eternal Collection VR Talk: GNOG, Astro Bots Rescue Mission, Deracine, VR Kanojo Tabletop Time: The Fate of London, D&D, Codenames Duet Parting Gifts!
  • John and Dan discuss bunny hops.
  • William Morgan, this week's guest, is a core maintainer of Linkerd and co-founder of Buoyant, creators of Linkerd. Prior to Buoyant, he was an infrastructure engineer at Twitter, where he helped move Twitter from monolith to microservices.
  • Tommy and Adam discuss the next phase of Russia's online strategy.
  • In today's episode we unpack more about the latest data on micromobility adoption, what this implies for the total addressable market of micromobility and then run over the details of the upcoming Micromobility California event. Specifically, we touch on: - The speed of adoption curves for scooters compared to other technology platforms in the past. - The environmental impacts that we might be able to imply from using lightweight electric vehicles. - Who will be attending the Micromobility California event, as well as who might find it interesting. - The details on who will be presenting. Many thanks to, our sponsors for the episode. Joyride does a full stack solution for bike and scooter share systems, allowing companies to focus on what matters for dockless system operators. As always, a transcript of the episode can be found on our Medium page, at
  • This week we talk about man crushes on Idris Elba, Shrek reboots, Rick Grimes' future, Sony spider-verse and more! Bonus cameo by a door alarm. Special guest interview with Doug Benson (Part 1) Co-Host: Mason Scheer
  • Discussed this week: coffee water, voting, inertia, new iPads on the way, difficult buying decisions, returning merchandise (as a thing), some TV suggestions, Dan's new ODROID, 80s video game nostalgia, asking for your iPad-at-work input, plus seeking suggestions for apps for new joggers.
  • This week Cody and Joe discuss Apple's October event, iPad Pro reviews, and much more!
  • On August 15th, GitHub celebrated a major milestone: their main application is now running on the latest version of Rails: 5.2.1! Upgrading Rails on an application as large and as trafficked as GitHub is no small task. Eileen M. Uchitelle, better known as @eileencodes, came on to the show to discuss the upgrade and supporting multiple databases in Rails 6.
  • Jeff and Christian welcome Mel Kirk from Zen Studios back to the show this week to discuss the Diablo Immortal backlash, the latest Super Smash Bros Nintendo Direct, Warcraft 3's remaster, and more! The Playlist: Red Dead Redemption 2, Fallout 76 Beta, Spider-Man, Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales VR Talk: Tetris Effect demo Parting Gifts
  • Horace goes old school while sifting through the details of the latest Apple earnings call and shares why he's looking forward to not seeing certain numbers in the earnings reports to come.
  • It's now legal to hack your DRM under very specific circumstances. Also, Apple releases some stuff and it's the usual mix of solid product updates and excessively high "fashion-brand" prices.
  • Haddie and Dan talk about the brief water crisis in Austin, Halloween, voting, and give their weekly recommendations!
  • John and Dan talk about responsibilities, such as voting.
  • Horace reflects on pricing, minivans, the pecking order of the new products and more from the pre-Halloween Apple event in Brooklyn, NY.
  • In today's show, we examine the role of platforms in micromobilities rise, and what role they might play in furthering adoption. Specifically, we cover: - What an entry into the micromobility space might look like for Apple, and how their experience in interface stepchanges puts them at a unique advantage. - How autonomous cars are analogous to wormholes vs. a more tactile engaging experience of the world with micromobility. - What a platform built on a micromobiltiy fleet might look like, and what it might enable, and what names we might give to these experiences in the same way that cars have crusing, drivethrus and cinemas. - The stage of the market, and the parallels to the Playstation vs Xbox and Android vs iOS arguments. - How the network effects of micromobility sharing platforms are inverse to the traditional car infrastructure. - Horace introduces his new research paper looking at modal shifts with the introduction of e-mobility in a cities transport mix. As always, transcript of this show is available on our Medium page.
  • This week we dive into Rambo 5, Call of Duty, Avatar, Deadpool and Frank Grillo yanking our chains. Plus we talk about trick or treating at the ripe old age of 13. Special guest interview with C. Robert Cargill - writer of Doctor Strange! Co-Host: Mason Scheer
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