Caterpillar Express with Special Guest Allen Miller III

Allen Miller III has returned to That Old Pod to discuss the first play he has written, Caterpillar Express. Entering it's first private reading, the play should be ready for public readings this coming year. Focusing on the plight of a group of prisoners in a dystopian alternate timeline, Allen Miller's play dives into what motivates individuals in times of crisis and how these pressures can cause people to blossom into creatures they'd never have anticipated. The play itself is extremely dark, although this episode does not dive too deeply into anything graphic.

Allen Miller III's website

How Did We TV Before Bingeing with Special Guest Diana Sparta

Diana Sparta is this week's special guest joining for a special Buffy edition of That Old Pod. Conversation is focuses on the importance and power of female role models, and how Buffy helped fill this role for Diana and countless other women. We talk specifically about Joss Whedon and his work, and how he's strived to be an advocate for women, with the caveat that he is just another white dude. For those with children listening, be aware that this episode covers some more adult themes than most.


35 Movies in 25 Days with Special Guest Brittany Eisenegger

Special guest Brittany Eisenegger joins That Old Pod to discuss this year's film festivals and what upcoming movies most have her attention. Brittany is an avid fan of independent film and discusses how she has become knowledgable about a topic she had almost no background for in the span of a few years. The conversation focuses on the experience of watching films and how we relate to them.

To the Mun and Beyond with Special Guest Ross Beck

Ross Beck returns to That Old Pod to discuss his love of Kerbel Space Program and how it has encouraged his love for space travel. Conversation branches out as we learn about the awesome endeavors from Kerben to cover topics such as the new Apple hardware to van life and minimalism. 

Talking Out the Top of Your Head with Special Guest Allen Miller III

This week's episode features Seattle actor Allen Miller III in discussing his life as a black actor in modern America. The conversation largely focuses on his personal experiences and motivations and how he approaches his craft. We get to hear about some of his favorite shows and how his appreciation for the art in general has evolved as he's continued to understand and master his skills. The conversation does dive into some of the specific circumstances and impacts of being black and working in fictional worlds. The last 20 minutes or so is the two of us getting pumped for the upcoming NBA season. 

Down with the Bulge with Special Guest Price Hall

Price Hall joins That Old Pod to breakdown the latest from the Apple iPhone X Keynote this past week. Discussion covers the new products, why they excite us, and things we're excited for as they evolve. Lots of conversation around the best ways to experience entertainment and the future of cinema consumption. Special thanks to Price for stepping in for Cillian who was too busy getting married to be bothered to talk about the new stuff. Congratulations Cillian!

Show Notes:

iPhone X benchmarks compare favorably to this years MacBook Pros, completely outclassing any other smartphone.

Turns out comparing the A10x to an Xbox One X is difficult and will require me some time. I wanted to just get this podcast out and will come back and fill in this section as I do more research.

Anti-Social Guys Switch it Up with Special Guest Ryan Hobbs

That Old Pod is back for the fall season with a detailed look at the Nintendo Switch. Many thanks for Ryan Hobbs who joined the show to share his thoughts and vision for the future of Nintendo's new combined handheld and home console. Discussion covers the backstory behind the creation of the Switch, our thoughts on most of the Big N's major franchises, as well as some thoughts on the state of gaming in general. With the Switch's line up of games just about to flesh out, now's a great time to listen in.



Procedures for Entering Enclosed Spaces with Special Guests Darius X and Flynn Bickley

This week's episode of That Old Pod is extremely exciting featuring Seattle artists Darius X and Flynn Bickley who join to discuss their upcoming exhibit at this year's Gender Odyssey conference: Procedures For Entering Enclosed Spaces: a love letter to the community. Our conversation uncovers how the collaboration began and their individual inspiration's behind the piece and how they've evolved as artists and people to get to this place. Conversation includes gender issues, the Seattle punk movement, Olympia's incredible transgendered community, international adoptions and even how faith and religion relate to these topics. Yes, there is no shortage of material this week, enjoy the show!

Show Notes:

Gender Odyssey

Be sure to check out Darius X and Flynn Bickley at their respective websites and follow them @nefariusd @flynnergy on Instagram

Promo video for the exhibit 

If you live near or around Seattle and have the time, you can see the exhibit for yourself Friday August 25, 2017 at the Washington State Convention Place Center 6th floor lobby from 6:00 to 7:30. (Add to Calendar) (Google Maps)

Please consider supporting these artists:

Darius X - SquareCash: $DariusX or Venmo: @dariusXstudio

Flynn Bickley: Venmo: @Flynn-Bickley

Loving It Till the End of College Football with Special Guest Matt Giles

It's mid-August which means if you're anything like Lucio, college football is dominating your thought process. Matt Giles, for one, feels the same, and so for this week he's on That Old Pod to tell you about it. The conversation discusses the culture associated with going to a school like Alabama or Ohio State, the beauty and history of the game, and our concerns that it's future is tenuous. We give some predictions for the 2017 season and get psyched for fall sports in general.

Show Notes:

Ray Rice was on the Rutger's Scarlet Knights in 2007

Vince Wilfork high school highlights.

Lucio was blaming the wrong affiliate, Fox dropped the streaming ball for the Super Bowl, not ESPN. 

Apologies for the bit of noise accompanying our voices in the show, it was extremely hot, and fans were necessary.


MMA Three-Way with Special Guests Andy Morse and Dallas Plevan

This week's episode of That Old Pod opens up new horizons, testing the waters with two special guests at once. Andy Morse and Dallas Plevan share their thoughts on UFC 213, the rise arts of the mixed martial variety, and a slew of other topics. Andy breaks new territory with a shocking Dave Chappell rumor.

Show Notes:

UFC Weight Classes and current title holders

UFC 213 

Robert Whittaker aka “Bobby Knuckles

Robert Whittaker claims interim middleweight over Yoel Romero, sets up challenge with current champion Michael Bisping

Alister Overeem defeats Fabrico Werdum in the heavyweight matchup, Overeem lost earlier this year to current heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic in a first round knockout

Curtis Blaydes wins in a unanimous decision against Daniel Omielanczuk in another heavyweight fight

Anthony Pettis had a solid win aganst Jim Miller in a lightweight fight after losing his featherweight title shot against Max Holloway

Rob Font chocked out Douglas Silva de Andrade in the bantamweight fight

Evan Reyes has been a special guest here before

Floyd Mayweather is a very successful boxer

Conor McGregor is the current feather belt holder in MMA

Mayweather vs McGregor 

Khabib Nurmagomedov wrestles a bear as a child, he is 24-0 in UFC, and currently the only fighter still undefeated with more than 15 fights

At the time of writing there are currently 17 undefeated fighters with at least 10 fights in UFC, 33 total

Analyst Patrick Wyman argues fighters see more ring action then before

Anderson Silva documentary Like Water released in 2011

Anderson Silva stuns Chael Sonnen by chocking him out in the 3rd minute of the 5th round while suffering from broken ribs in UFC 117

USADA (United States Anti-Doping Agency) was hired by the UFC, starting testing on July 1st of 2015 to increase legitimacy of the sport

Vitor Belfort famous before and after shot 

Message boards discussing the insanity that is UFC fighters wearing shoes

Timeline of major UFC rule changes

Vitor Belfort first fight before the more known UFC 15 vs Randy Couture 

TRT or testosterone replacement therapy was banned from the UFC in 2014

Hector Lombard tested positive for an anabolic steroid after his win in UFC 182 over Joshua Burkman, blames a mystery pill

John Jones car accident 

USADA bans use of IV to rehydrate in 2015

McGregor as a featherweight for UFC 194 vs Jose Aldo

1998 and MLB’s steroid fueled home run derby of a season

UFC does offer health insurance beginning in 2011, I can’t find anything about updates to the policy in the past 6 years

Amanda Nunes scratches from UFC 213 due to sickness but later Dana White revealed she was medically cleared to fight

WME Entertainment bought UFC for $4 billion in 2016

Zuffa buys Strikeforce in 2011

Zuffa purchased Pride Fighting Championships in 2007 for $70 million

Zuffa purchased UFC in 2001 for $2 million

Fighting for a Generation: 20 Years of the UFC and youtube stream

MMAAA has been largely unsuccessful

Details on Reebok sponsorship payouts which are costing fighters a lot of money

Fertitta brothers

The Professional Fighters League, formerly World Series of Fighting 

What is a wrestling jobber?

Bellator owned by Viacom 

Bellator CEO Scott Coker

Bellator one-night tournament 

Bobby Lashley 

Kimbo slice vs Data 5000 and the most pathetic knockout ever

Ken Shamrock

Dana White

Don King

Roger Goodell and South Park probably sums him up best, although John Oliver does a good job as well

David Stern

Rory MacDonald trained specifically in MMA 

Street Fighter

Robert Whittaker on his training

Jackson Winklejohn’s gym 

Conor McGregor’s movement coach, Ido Portal, Nick Diaz teases him

McGregor’s candle training video

McGregor training with a pool noodle, Nate Diaz still hates 

Mortal Kombat

Smash Brothers

Nintendo Wii

Super Smash Brothers Brawl for Wii

WCW Revenge was pretty sweet in 1998 

James Toney vs Randy Couture in UFC 118

McGregor KOs Jose Aldo in 18 seconds for featherweight belt in UFC 194

Mayweather vs Pacquiao 

Mayweather earnings compared to other athletes

Joe Rogan

Joe Rogan Podcast

Fear Factor

Dave Chappelle skit

Dwayne Johnson “The Rock

Ronda Rousey was devastating

Holly Holm knocks out Rousey

Amanda Nunes finishes her

Edmond Tarverydyan, Ronda Rousey coach, skills highly suspect 

Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure 


Speed 2: Cruise Control

UFC 214

Chandler Jones

Arthur Jones

Jon Jones hit and run involving a pregnant woman and his explanation

Robby Lawler 

Myles “The Cowboy” Merola

Daniel Cormier

Anderson Silva vs Forrest Griffin

TUF - The Ultimate Fighter

Forrest Griffin on Silva fight at book signing


The Unsettling of Mike Jones

Special thanks to Mike Jones for coming onto the show and bearing his soul. The discussion covers very intimate topics such as his experience as a Catholic and his appreciation for Libertarianism. We then get Mike’s list of top 5 favorite movies. 

Welcome to a very special version of That Old Pod. In some exciting news, popularity of the pod has grown to the point that I have too much going on to give a proper show notes to a topic this week. Yet simultaneously, many listeners have reached out and made it clear they are anxiously awaiting new content. If you’ve listened to the two previous podcasts with Mike Jones, you probably have been startled by the abrupt way they have ended. The truth is that Mike and I will just talk endlessly and the more we talk, the more engaged we become. This week’s pod is simply a portion of one of these unending conversations recorded. I can only hope that you all enjoy listening a fraction as much as I enjoy sharing thoughts with this man.

Next week we will get back to learning as Andy Morse and Dallas Pleven will join to give their insights and appreciating to the quickly growing sport of Mixed Martial Arts.

Mike’s Top 5



No Country For Old Men

Tree of Life

Truman Show

Encounters at the End of the World

Lucio’s Top 5



2001 Space Oddessey


The Incredibles

Ex Machina

What Offseason? 2016-17 NBA Wrap Up with Special Guest Jim Guido

Many thanks to my dad for joining me on this week's Pod to discuss the 2016-17 NBA season and start making some way to early predictions for the following year. This was recorded during the NBA awards ceremony on TNT. Also, Satchel Paige is too good to not be talked about in any conversation, no matter the topic.

Show Notes:

2017 NBA player awards

Will Markannen make it in the NBA?

Lauri Markannen discussion of his work 

Discussion of the height of baseball mounds and the effect on runs scored

ARKit demos and the future of coaching

Steph Curry and Kevin Durant are literally wearing out the nets

Klay’s Thompson’s shooting motion

Steph Curry shooting form

Kevin Durant’s shooting form

Nikola Jokić passing is out of this world

Dario Saric can pass ok

NPR interview about Satchel Paige including the bases loaded story

Basketball Reference 2016-2017 NBA team stats and individual leaders

Interesting look at Jordan’s weight lifting regiment

Ezekiel Elliott is proud of his body

Jerry West could so great, he’ll always shoot great

Bob Cousy: the first man to dazzle, also still can’t miss

Wilt Chamberlain - A perfect specimen, going at it vs Kareem Abdul Jabbar (referenced as Lou Alcindor)

Kareem Abdul Jabbar is the most underrated basketball player of all time

Issues with these fouls for going over a screen on a 3

Kawhi Leonard WCF injury

1985 Villanova’s perfect game to upset Georgetown

Rollerball reference, a single player gets bigger than the sport

Magic Johnson rips into D’Angelo Russell

Lonzo Ball can distribute the ball

D’Angelo Russell vs Nick Young

Check out South Park’s Sexual Healing to laugh about people being surprised that some rich men cheat on their wives

Knicks fire Phil Jackson (after this was recorded)

LeBron does not appreciate the word posse

Malcolm Brogdon is the rookie of the year

Devin Booker drops 70 points

NBA 2017 Rookie Sophomore stats, if you add Saric and Jokic shots up identical to Murray who won MVP

READ THIS: Incredible dive into Korver’s off season regimen (RIP Grantland, I miss you daily)

Kevin Durant is cold blooded

Cavs fire GM David Griffin

2017 NBA off season so far, you da real MVP (although so much for my dreams that the East would pull it together)

Shaq vs Scott Skiles: The Fight

G is for Gatorade

Lucio breaks down the Butler trade from Bulls side, and Timberwolves side

Animation Domination with Special Guest Steve Harreld

Steve Harreld joins That Old Pod to discuss some of our favorite moments and memories in animation. Discussion centers around South Park, The Simpsons, Futurama and some Family Guy. Also an extended bonus section on Civ VI and some tips and tricks for leading your culture to victory!

Show Notes:

You can watch all of the Simpsons episodes here with a cable subscription 

South Park episodes are available here, no subscription required (presented with ads obviously)

Futurama is available on Netflix

Family Guy is available on Hulu

From here on all links I give will contain many spoilers, but the links will be given as the episode name, feel free to look up the episode name on these sites to watch an episode if you wish to see an episode before spoiling it

San Jose Sharks 

NHL Center Ice

Playstation Vue

South Park premiered in 1997, this was the trailer commercial

South Park creators discuss how show was conceived

Kenny basically just dies at first but slowly grows as a character 

Mr. Hanky is introduced to the world

Futurama premier trailer commercial from 1999

Family premier trailer commercial, also from 1999 as Steve stated

Futurama cancelled 

Family guy cancelled 

South park first season air dates, there had been 9 episodes when they took the extended Christmas break, and the most recent episode was Mr. Hanky, the Christmas Poo

Mr. Hanky appears in 4 episodes and is mentioned in two others

Early Simpson’s short from the Tracy Ullman Show (youtube seach for various shorts)

Simpson’s 1st episode: Simpsons Roasing on an Open Fire

Simpson’s Helter Skelter episode

Q and A with Family Guy Seth MacFarlane

South Park Cartoon Wars episode one and two 

The story behind Mila Kunis as Meg

A guest lecture with Trey Parker and Matt Stone discuss story telling, and how words like ‘therefore’ and ‘but’ can be important storytelling tools

1st trilogy in South Park are three seemingly separate episodes: Cat Orgy, Two Guys Naked in a Hot Tub and Jewbilee

South Park season 19 and 20

Trey Parker will voice Despicable Me 3 villain 

South Park video games

1998 - South Park

1999 - South Park: Chef’s Luv Shack

1999 - South Park Rally

2009 - South Park Let’s Go Tower Defense Play!

2012 - South Park: Tenorman’s Revenge

2014 - South Park: The Stick of Truth

2017 - South Park: Fractured but Whole

South Park production schedule

Edna Krabappel voice actress passes away, tribute 

Bart appears to not have a teacher character now, Sophia Vergara did a single episode Teenage Mutant Milk-Caused Hurdles

Isaac Hayes leaves South Park over Scientology remarks

South Park Trapped in the Closet

R Kelley Trapped in the Closet Chapters 1-12 

South Park All About Mormons 

South Park Stunning and Brave

Cartoon Wars: Peddling down highway clip

Carman’s Silly Hate Crime: Go-Go Action Bronco clip


Cartman kills Butter casa Bonita 

Butter’s is Bike-Curious: The F Word

Breaking Out is Hard to Do: Can’t find the Brian in the back of a car clip anywhere

Other Brian is a dog clips: Another Dog in a Car, Excited about Fire Engine (hilariously, as I watched this clip, my dog got really exited, ran around and then passed out at the door), Reflection in Window, Squirrel Don’t Care, Staring at Food Bag, Dropping a Dog, After Obedience Training


Nibbler’s voice

Frank Welker: Nibbler’s voice actor

Billy West: Most other Futurama voices

Bart Stops to Smell the Roosevelts:

John Kricfalusi Of Ren and Stimpy does the Couch Gag

Deep Space Homer: Chip clip, Inanimate Carbon Rod and the call back

Tree House of Horror VI: Homer in 3D

Homers barbershop Quartet

And Maggie Makes Three: Do it For Her clip

Dad Behavior

Jurrasic Bark

Bender as a human

Zapp Branigan to be voiced by Phi Hartman 

Bend Her episode 


Moe hates immigrants 

The Principal and the Pauper: Armand Tanzarian

Sweet Seymour Skinner’s Baadasssss Song:Grease Me Up, Woman

Kenny dies

Here Comes the Neighborhood: ending clip

Douch and Turd

Chef Goes Nanners: the racist flag 

The Magic Bush: clip 

Two Days Before the Day After Tomorrow

Child Abduction is Not Funny

The Wacky Molestation Adventure

Something Wall-Mart This Way Comes

Red Man's Greed: Gambling clip

Zapp Brannigan: Pronounces Champaign, Guide to Making Love at a Woman

Amazon Women in the Mood

City on the Edge of Forever

Chinpokemon: Wild Wacky Action Bike,Alabama Man

Towelie towel

Peter’s Donald Duck costume 

H. Jon Benjamin voice actor: Family Guy clip 

My Future Self and Me

Futurama Career Chip applicator

Bender sober 

Wooden Bender 

Mother Simpson

D’oh-in’ in the Wind: Uptown Girl clip

Marge on the Lamb: Sunshine Gag 

Marge vs. the Monorail: Monorail song 

DVDA band

Clubhouses: Fat Abbot is just the best 

What is myrrh?

Spontaneous Combustion: Make Love to me Randy clip

Sexual Harassment Panda: Case of Everyone vs Everyone clip

Mr. Garrison’s Fancy New Vagina: Gerald Broflovski as a dolphin, Kyle as a basketball player (after a negroplasty)

Eek, A Penis!: the Garrison mouse 

The Death Camp of Tolerance: Mr. Slave 

The China Problem: Look Out Indy!

Civ 6

What Dreams May Come with Special Guest Cillian Dwyer

Special guest Cillian Dwyer returns to That Old Pod to share his thoughts on this week's WWDC conference. Conversation dives into how Apple's announcement positions them relative to their competitors, what surprised us, and how we see the tools and advancements announced this week impacting the future. Longer discussion around the impacts of Apple joining the AR/VR revolution.

Show Notes:

What is WWDC 2017?

Watch Apple’s 2017 WWDC Keynote which is the basis of today’s conversation, watching this first will drastically improve the listening experience

Google has their own version every year called Google I/O and its held each year in late May

Microsoft's conference is named Microsoft Build which is generally held in early May each year

A seasoned Apple Developer commenting on the relaxed atmosphere of WWDC being held in San Jose

TV and tvOS

Amazon Prime tvOS app announcement

Here’s Apple’s product page for watchOS 4

Apple has opened up the future of Bluetooth accessories working directly with Watch

What is NFC?

Apple is opening up NFC to developers in iOS 11, which has been a subject of some contention

Watch satisfaction rates are through the roof, consistent across all the companies wearables

Potential glucose monitoring for Watch

Apple Watch health measurement’s accuracy is best in class

Watch compared to proper chest monitors

Watch distance calculation is best in class

Apple allowing gym equipment providers to directly sync with Watch

Customers call using Pay on the watch a magical experience

watchOS 2 to 3 was a major overhaul of the user experience

Recent comparison studies into Siri’s accuracy have shown room for improvement, although the results are fairly inconsistent

Siri speaks 21 languages and 36 localizations, Cortana speaks 8, Google Assistant 4 and Alexa is merely bilingual

You can read Apple’s privacy page which does a terrific job of explaining how Apple prioritizes your privacy; the section on Siri has yet to be updated for iOS 11 where your device will sync the Siri data with each other, but that data will not be available to Apple; the best way I’ve seen this described was Horace Dediu who framed it that “Siri knows you, Apple does not”

Siri’s learned behaviors are synced between your devices with iCloud in iOS 11

The Wall Street Journal’s recent hit piece on Siri has garnered lots of attention recently, I felt the sourcing was pretty light for such a heavy tone, and it looks like I’m not the only one

Understanding extensions, released with iOS 8 in 2014, possibly one of the most underused power features of iOS

Extensions allow the user to pass data between apps, something Android has allowed in a far less elegant form I believe since 2008 when the OS first launched, but certainly since 2009 when Cupcake added support for widgets 

I’ve shared my thoughts before on Android Wear 2.0’s adoption of cell radio support

Apple announces MacOS High Sierra

What is Apple File System (APFS)?

Many of the features of APFS such as full disk encryption and modern concepts such as snapshots and clones will theoretically allow Apple to provide drastically better solutions for system wide file encryption than File Vault, or system wide backup with Time Machine

What is this ZFS Lucio speaks of?

Remembering Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

ZFS support stripped from Snow Leopard

What is HFS+

John Siracusa changed my life with these elegant write ups of file systems and backup solutions

Apple to enforce 2FA as mandatory in iOS 11

What is 2FA for Apple accounts?

Mac OS Sierra and iOS 11 support HEVC, what is it?

Apple announces Metal 2

What is an eGPU?

What is DirectX?

Many windows machines powered by DirectX 11, but all machines running Windows 10 are powered by DirectX 12

I had trouble finding the exact article Cillian was quoting to compare frame rates of World of Warcraft in Mac OS Sierra and Windows 10, but apparently performance in metal is terrific

Xamarin enables development of iPhone apps on Windows without a Mac

New iMacs announced

Nvidia explains why GPUs are so important for tasks such as augmented reality/virtual reality/mixed reality/machine learning/neural networks

Apple finally making desktop caliber video cards standard in all its 4k and 5k iMacs with the Radeon Pro 500 series

How does Radeon 580 Pro compare with Nvidea GTX 1080?

AMD and it’s new Radeon Vega line

John Knoll, co-developed Photoshop with his brother and later started Industrial Light and Magic which has produced such movies as The Abyss, Pirates of the Caribbean, Speed Racer, Avatar, Hugo and all the modern Star Wars movies among many others

Industrial Light and Magic (ILM)

Cost of a graphics cards

Apple stuns the world with the iMac Pro

Cost of iMac Pro is stunningly low

Apple’s 5k displays are getting ridiculous

Affinity Photo app

Affinity Photo demo

Cost of a last generation 8-core Xeon processor ranges from around $400 - $900

What is ECC RAM?

what is a teraflop?

22 Teraflops is 4x more powerful than the Xbox Microsoft has teased releasing sometime this year codenamed Scorpio

Microsoft Surface Studio

AppleCare+ for Mac

Macbook can now be configured with Intel’s i5 and i7 kaby lake chips

Are these processors custom Intel parts? I can’t find it listed anywhere

Kaby Lake

iOS memory management

16GB ram limit for Macbook Pros

Apple’s official dev kit for eGPU

The Talk Show goes live with Craig Federighi andPhil Schiller

HTC Vive

Final Cut Pro X

iOS 11 preview

New App Store design aesthetic

What is Aqua?

Here’s a terrific history on the evolution of the Mac’s user interface design

iTunes design evolution on the Mac

Apple Music design has set the standard we are now seeing everywhere

There are currently around 2.2 million apps available in the App Store

Netflix prediction algorithms are gaining notoriety

Netflix paralysis is being used to study human’s response to overwhelming options

What is dogfooding?

iMessage sync with iCloud and the new iMessage App drawer

Apple Pay with person to person payments in iOS 11

Square provides a fantastic user experience

Split view has been an option on the iPhone since the launch of iPhone 6 and iOS 9, provided you are not in zoomed mode

Control center is redesigned to one page and is now customizable

What is jailbreaking?

All about Notification Center

A nice comprehensive look at all the design changes in iOS 11

Airplay 2 and it’s support for multiple rooms

What is a QR code?

The iPhone camera app is now a basic QR code reader

When guests are attempting to join your wifi network, iOS 11 will prompt you to provide your wifi password

Apple adds indoor maps for airports and malls

Apple Maps gaining lane guidance and a specialized automatic Do Not Disturb Mode


Sherlocking is a reference to an Operating System (OS) taking a third party app’s functionality and making it part of the native system, thus destroying the app’s market viability, R.I.P Sherlock

1Password showing off their new iPad experience

iCloud keychain works within apps in iOS 11

OS level integration of Facebook and Twitter was introduced in iOS 6, now removed

What is iCloud keychain and how do I use it?

Two step verification with Apple, which is different from 2FA

What is Authty?

Hacking with fan noise

What is an air gapped computer?

The myth of security by obscurity

Music starts with workouts on watchOS 4

Apple and silence is a dangerous combo

This is the biggest you can see album art in iTunes 12

Lots of wasted space in Apple Music, look how small those navigation letters are!

New iPad Pro, including new 10.5” screen size

OG iPad

iPhone upgrade program

iPad Pro 12.9” offers 2732 x 2048 which is 5,595,136 at a density of 264 pixels per inch; the 15” MacBook Pro offers 2880 x 1800which is 5,184,000 pixels (about 2% more) with a density of 220 PPI

Understanding ProMotion and the variable refresh rate display

Battery testing difficulties

iPad Pro performance improvements

Previous gen iPad performance was already astounding

Apple launches ARKit, a tool to allow developers to make augmented reality apps

Microsoft HoloLens is available today, but as this picture shows the limitations are still severe

ARKit demos are already absolutely mind boggling, remember these are being made by people on their iPhones and iPads less than 4 days after the tool launched while all of these people have been busy at the conference it was announced at (i.e., no free time)

Understanding the new Depth API

Maui Jim sunglasses

Platforms State of the Union Keynote

ARKit supports all A9 and A10 devices

Palm rejection

This drag and drop demo from 3-5 minutes is absolutely stunning

What are permissions?

A10X SoC with 3x performance cores, 3x efficiency cores and a 12 core GPU

Apple announces the HomePod 

Apple Music


Spotify collaborative playlists

What is Chiptune?

Reviews of quality of sound for the HomePod are very positive

Ben Bajarin, Lucio butchers last names

HomePod spatial awareness

iPod HiFi

Lucio always assumes “late in the year” means the 2nd week in December, thus he is basically guaranteed to be correct or pleasantly surprised

Sonos Play 3

A8 processor in the HomePod, same as the current AppleTV

HomePod does have a display, and according to Neil Cybart it’s the whole top, not the Siri waveform

Magic Leap

Microsoft Satya Nadella, again, Lucio butchers last names

Lucio and Cillian have discussed in much further depth on the topics of AR/VR here and on AMD here and here

Thanks for listening! Lucio will be posting a written form of his WWDC impressions as soon as he can finish it.

Continuing That Train of Thought with Special Guest Mike Jones

Mike Jones returns to That Old Pod to continue our discussion of Wendell Berry's The Unsettling of America with regards to quality of life. This episode dives further into the philosophical realities we are confronted with as our worlds become increasingly virtualzed. Discussion covers topics such as farming, quality of life, nutrition and spirituality.

Show Notes:

Opera browser, available for your computer or phone, often was used for light internet browsers on electronics such as feature phones and gaming devices

Comparison of various network types such as 3G, this link has a nice visual at the end

EDGE networks

To give context, 2007-2010 was when Netflix first started experimenting with online streaming, first by including 17 hours of streaming with the membership

Steve Jobs and his thoughts on Flash vs HTML 5 and the future of the internet

Here’s a cool blog post extrapolating on the idea of constraints adding value and assisting creativity

Twitter’s entire value and success centers around this concept

Thought post on the importance of time limits

The Benedictine Vows common among Catholic orders

Gamers discussing the value of fast traveling 

A nice depiction of the structure of story telling and why it would make for a terrible day to day existence

King of Kong: A Fist Full of Quarters and other such pursuits

Minecraft being used to learn chemistry, or build a functioning computer

Book of Genesis or a short summary  

Story of Icarus 

Soylent and it’s ingredients, Soylent does not claim to be a complete food replacement but instead to be a meal replacement

One physician’s look into the world of calcium parts one and two

A very technical paper looking at the differences between various calcium channels in the body

A thorough review of Pottinger’s studies on cat diets

An in depth look at Weston Price’s research on dental health

A look into the chemistry of fertilizer

Organic certification in US 

Wendell Berry

WW1 and trench warfare

The Future is Lightbulb Inheritance with Special Guest Phil Bosua

That Old Pod is honored to have Phil Bosua join this week's show where he discusses his experience as an entrepreneur and inventor. Conversation covers a bit of Phil's backstory, a look into his accomplishments with LIFX and a look to his future with the 100 year bulb project. Discussion touches on the the future of Internet of Things and the underlaying philosophies which should govern these devices.

Show Notes:

LIFX lifespan

LED lifespan (20-50,000 hours)

405 nm LEDs inactivate bacterial pathogens

Examples of the laser pens as described by Phil

How 405 nm appears

Phosphor film over bulb allows it to appear white

Other researchers have investigated methods more similar to Lucio’s concept

Phil Bosua Bloomberg Profile

I was unable to find anything of Propeller on the web, although there is a new band from Sydney (not Melbourne) of the same name

Malcolm Gladwell’s 10k hours

Value of thinking about something else before making decisions

What is a bounce down?

Reasons why you may bounce down frequently

What is a compiler?

Hue light bulbs

Hue app interface (iOS version is very similar)

Home App interface

Photoshop color selector

LIFX Interface

2015 update to LIFX interface

Current LIFX app link

Lucio’s example of Mac OS dock magnification

Color psychology and it’s impact on mood

Pod with Cillian discussing the future of Internet of Things (IoT) (iTunes)

Phil seems to be directly quoting me from this pod with Dexter (iTunes)

Little snitch

What is Unix?

What is the Linux kernel?

Why Unix is so comparatively secure

What is firmware?

Brief video explaining microcontrollers 

Example of how cheap full computers are getting

Brief history of ARM

Explaining ARM (RISC) vs x86 (CISC)

Wireless A/B/G/N explained

What is an OLED?

Sustainable plastics

Cost of CPU performance  (measured in number of transistors) over time cost

Qualcomm lawsuits

What is distributed processing?

Xgrid functionality in OS X, now a free download as part of Mac OS Server

Amazon S3

Some more details about Amazon S3

Keyshot rendering software

RGBW (red, green, blue, white) spectrum

Comparing hue and LIFX



850-1200 lumens compared to standard bulb industry



Pebble Kickstarter success

LIFX Kickstarter success

Sequoia Capital

Phil Bosua LinkedIn



Many thanks to Kenan Block for setting up this interview


A Scoomuterist's Sax Solo with Special Guest Ross Beck

Ross Beck is this week's special guest on That Old Pod, joining to discuss his new passion for drone flying. Conversation covers some basics of drone ownership, the awesomeness of scooters, online dating, tolerance for gaming and the experience of road tripping across the country. 

Show Notes:

DJI Mavic Pro

DJ Ross Beck Events

RossHasADrone YouTube and Instagram links

Example footage from Elliot Bay

Drone shot down

DJI Inspire 2

Professional grade drone

Cinematic SSD for DJI 

Personal devices banned on some international flights, possibly more soon

FAA rules for transporting batteries on flights

Seattle law banning drones in parks

Explaining the difference between 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz WiFi

Drone crashed into space needle on New Years Eve

Man convicted of reckless endangerment after a woman was knocked unconscious by a falling drone during a Pride Parade in Seattle

Drone privacy concerns on the rise

Amazon Prime Air

Drones dropping supplies in remote areas

Autonomous cars pod

Bertha finally completes the Alaskan viaduct

DJI Mavic Pro documentation, manuals and tutorials

First consumer drones in 2010, first ones to follow users in 2014

LiPo battery

Tesla battery is lithium-ion

Final Cut Pro X editor

Lacie rugged thunderbolt drive

Omnicharge 20

Backpack solar charger

Commercial drone regulations

Unlicensed drone fines

Registering your drone

Quick examples of long exposure photography

Drone users experimenting with time lapse images 

Neutral Density (ND) Filters for your drone

How car commercials are made

DJI offers a crop dusting drone

DJI Goggles

FCC to limit net neutrality

Razor scooter

Money scooters

Ross Money’s Epic Matrix-Style Shot

Nokia 3310 2017 version

Eve from wall-e

How much horse power can a human generate

Mort Goldman from Family Guy

Halo Ghost

Halo Banshee

Dead Space

Kerbal space program

Seriously, check out Kerbal

Dead Space 2

Civilization games

Ultimate epic battle simulator

Types of zombies

Chuck Norris jokes

Game Dev Story is one of the best iOS games of all time, which inspired Game Dev Tycoon, which fleshed out the game play and added the awesome piracy easter egg

Elite: Dangerous

World of Warcraft dehydration funeral and surrounding lore

Netherlands video game addiction clinic

Buzzfeed article profiling a prolific Snapper

Millennials are known for their empathy

Millennial Preferences for Technology Usage

What is Slack?

Seattle Pacific University

Ok Cupid


Arrested development stripper pants

Family Guy

The Simpsons

Last Man on Earth


Broad City

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia

Always sunny opening scene

Star Trek

Silicon Valley

Big Bang Theory

Lincoln Douglas debates

LD debates for high school 

Some small business find tax benefits with Trump

Lucio meant Rapid City, South Dakota

Zion National Park

Bryce Canyon

White Sands

Examples of converted Sprinter vans

C17 Globemaster III

Sled Driver

SR 71

Money scooters

RossHasADrone YouTube and Instagram links

DJ Ross Beck Events

Read more at Old News

I Only Shave for My Acupuncturist with Special Guest Shamika Rivera

Many thanks to the incredible Shamika Rivera for coming on this week's That Old Pod. A Seattle-based artist, she discusses her process and experience as an artist as well as a latina women. Conversation focuses on art, feminism, sexuality, coexisting with stereotypes as well as pop culture. Warning, some explicit content and adult themes.

Show Notes

Shamika’s Pin Project

Seattle Art Boutique Vain

Another Seattle Art Boutique Sassafras 

Shamika’s Pin blog

Chromebooks in schools and the impacts on personal security

Section 8 housing

Babies crawl development milestone 

How does one decoupage

Angry man piece

Space oddessey

Explaining the difference between race and ethnicity

United kicks girls off flight for her leggings 

Uber and its reputation for sexism

STEM Industry sexism

Mothers of Gynecology

HeLa cells from patient Henrietta Lacks

Pregnancy stats/cesarean and its effect on humanity

Misunderstanding women

Seattle racial profile

Daring fireball 

Take that for data and the ensuing t-shirt


Her band the Sugarcubes

Her album Biophilia 

Her album Medulla 

Golden Girls

Estimates on Blache’s partners

Kelly Kapoor is everything

The Mindy Project 

Mindy invades the Lowe Post

America’s next top model

Jane the Virgin

Ugly Betty 

The O.C.

Sex and the City


Game of Thrones


Silicon Valley

Follow Shamika loves ink

Thoughts or comments on the show? Please reach out at here

Read more of Lucio at Old News

Everyone Develops Silicon with Special Guest Cillian Dwyer

Cillian joins That Old Pod to discuss this week in tech. Conversation focuses on latest AMD developments, the Nintendo Switch, Samsung S8, and exciting news for Apple's pro market. In depth discussion about the future of silicon development for the major tech players. Brief conversation around various Slack competitors and Facebook's latest copy of Snapchat's features.

Show Notes:

AMD Ryzen

Ryzen updates/patches for system throttling and improving performance for specific games

Radeon Pro Duo two cards in one PCI-e slot; dramatically less power hungry than predecessor

Super Bomberman R for Nintendo Switch updated with free levels

Nintendo’s new policy is good news for switch\developers

Switch and indie games

New Zelda game Breath of the Wild, has sold more copies for Switch than total console sales

Samsung S8 review

Camera comparison between Galaxy S8, iPhone 7, Google Pixel and LG G6

What is\was Viv?

What is Bixby?

Bixby delayed in US

Performance of A10 to competitors, two year old A9 still beating out latest Samsung CPUs for single core performance

Samsung S8 uses different processors for US and Korea 

What is Google’s new TPU

Apple ends agreement with chip designer Imagination Technologies

Imagination needing to make cuts

Apple was paying Imagination Technologies about $75 million in 2016

Apple hired lots of Imagination’s talent

Apple’s A7, the first 64 bit mobile SoC (System on a Chip)

Current VR sets

80s cell phone

Star Trek communicator

Apple’s M coprocessors used in iPhones and iPads

Apple’s A series processors used in iDevices (iPhone, iPad, iPod, Apple TV)

Apple’s S series SiP (System in Package) used in Apple Watch

Apple’s T series SoC used in MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

Apple’s W series SoC used in Bluetooth devices such as AirPods

Uber tracking Apple devices and geofencing Apple’s Cupertino headquarters

Tim Cook conversation with Uber CEO Travis Kalanick

Is Amazon good for US

Apple promises closed loop supply chain

Apple introduces Liam

iPhone upgrade program

Apple Mac Pro conversation

Apple can’t innovate

John Siracusa in 2013 on why Apple needs the Mac Pro to live on

Apple officially discontinues display business

LG 5k display shielding issue

Intel Optane

Logic Pro remote

Microsoft Surface Studio

Snapchat Filters

Facebook copies Snapchat

What is Slack?

Google Hangouts to compete with Slack

Microsoft launches Teams to compete with Slack

Facebook murder

Two articles on Snapchat and Facebook, start from same place, opposite conclusions

Facebook does not own Periscope, but offers a competitor Facebook Live


The Pursuit of Happiness with Special Guest Dayna Guido

Notable therapist and mother of the host Dayna Guido is That Old Pod's special guest this week. Discussion starts with some background into why she became a social worker, some best practices for working in the field, methods that lay people can use everyday in their relationships. Covers ideas such as managing one's time and interests and provides some tools for staying happy and enjoying life.

Show Notes:

What is a child care worker?

What do criminal defense attorney’s do?

National Association of Social Work (NASW) Code of Ethics

What is a social worker?

What do psychologists do?

The Office Toby counseling session with Michael

Trinity Place, Asheville runaway shelter

North Carolina Department of Social Services (DSS) in Asheville

"Body keeps the score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma” by Bessel van de Kolk

Percentage of people diagnosed depression/ADHD 

Brain primed to dwell on negative events

Why use a sensory deprivation tank?

Jean-Louis Gassée on empathy and customer service

How synchronized swimmers look viewed from under water

The evolution of research on Malcolm Goodwill’s 10,000 hours to mastering a skill

Inventory of interests

Julia Cameron 

Buckminster Fuller

"Designing your life” by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans

Can human’s multitask?

Da Vinci believed to have drawn and written with each hand at once 

How people learn

Dayna Guido is a practicing therapist and mother of the host of the show (, website to come