A Slab of Glass
By Christopher Lawley and Jeff Perry
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Youtuber Christopher Lawley and iPad Blogger Jeff Perry sit down every other week to discuss the iPad, iOS, and how you can make your iPad work for you.
||Clean25: Why are you Microwaving a Notebook?! (with Alex Cox)||A last minute guest, Alex Cox (Roboism, Do By Friday, Supercomputer] joins Jeff and Chris to talk about bags, New Years themes, and what ever Jeff is doing with his notebooks.||1/10/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean24: Our Platforms of Choice||Chris and Jeff have some follow-up about the iPad, HomePod. Jeff has a confession he's worried about, and Jeff bought another keyboard.||12/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean23: Honorable Mention Apps||Chris made some purchases, they both share their iPad home screens, and apps are discussed at length.||11/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean22: New iPad Pro Thoughts||Chris gets his new iPad, Jeff is drooling and living vicariously through him, and they both answer listener questions.||11/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean21: Apple Event Thoughts||After Chris finally stopped jumping up and down, we sat down to talk all about the Apple Keynote from October 30th. We hear what Chris bought right off the bat, talk a little about the new Macs and a lot about the new iPad Pros. Also, we are doing a Q&A||11/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean20: iPad Event Predictions||Chris and Jeff predict what they expect to come with the new iPads, Jeff wants a tweet to be true and Chris reads some tea leaves about the location of the event.||10/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean19: Using Your Teeth with David Sparks||After sharing their thoughts on GTD, Chris and Jeff talk with David Sparks, a man who needs no introduction with GTD. The three of them talk about their task managers of choice, dealing with overwhelm in their GTD lives, and David shares a wealth of ins||10/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean18: You Can Call it a Pancake for All I Care||Chris and Jeff share their thoughts on Getting Things Done by David Allen before they have their guest on. That episode comes next!||10/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean17: Happy Shortcuts Eve||Chris and Jeff Celebrate the eve of iOS 12 while recording. They then go on to talk about the features they are most excited for. Chris teaches Jeff what is coming with Siri Shortcuts, and they both talk about their rituals for when a new OS comes to th||9/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean16: Playing Slots With Gestures||Chris empties his digital closet, Jeff has a dilemma, and the new iPad sizes are discussed at length.||9/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTask Management Bankruptcy and Our Writng Workflows||Chris has problems with his task management and time management, after the longer than anticipated conversation about that we dive deep into our workflows and apps we use when wriiting||8/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWorkflow with Matthew Cassinelli||Matthew Cassinelli, formerly at Workflow, talks about the upcoming Shortcuts app, how he works, and what you can do to be a better blogger!||8/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAutomation with Rosemary Orchard||Jeff and Chris sit down with Rosemary Orchard, creator of Automation Orchard and co-host of Relay FM's Automators podcast!||7/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOur Favorite Workflows||Chris and Jeff get really excited about Siri Shortcuts being available, so they decide to share some of their favorite shortcuts and what automation for iOS will be in the future.||7/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Very Special Episode||Jeff is having a crisis, and Chris wanted to intervene with Mike Rapin as a guest. This show gets real and deals with things like imposter syndrome and consistency.||7/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTask Managers for iOS - ASoG 10||Chris and Jeff dive deep into the world of Task Managers for iOS and the Apple Ecosystem. From what they want in a system to the apps they have used. Some you may know about, others you may not!||6/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWWDC Wrap-Up - ASoG 9||Jeff and Chris go over the new features and announcements from WWDC for iOS and macOS (for a minute). We talk about what we are excited for, our plans for the summer with iOS 12, and when to install the beta on your devices.||6/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWWDC Wishlist - ASoG 8||Jeff and Chris make their wishlists for WWDC 2018, Jeff did an "experiment" and we explain how we got to where we are in computing.||6/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Apps We Use Everyday - ASoG 7||Chris and Jeff Go down the list of the apps they use every single day and their workflows they use with them||5/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThings We’ve Learned Going iPad Only - ASoG 6||Jeff and Chris dive deep into the things they've learned and recommend to people looking to go iPad/iOS only.||5/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Apple Pencil - ASoG 5||Chris and Jeff talk about how they use the Apple Pencil in their workflows. Both make a wishlist for the Apple Pencil 2, and what apps Apple Pencil owners should get.||4/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Best iPad Keyboard - ASoG 4||This episode Chris and Jeff search for the perfect keyboard. A quest that the two of them have been on since they went iPad only.||4/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow We Handle Storage - ASoG 3||This episode is all about managing files and using cloud services. We dive into how we organize our files, what services we use, and more!||3/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleaniPad 10.5 VS 12.9 - ASoG 2||Christopher and Jeff share the things they like about their iPad Pros, the overlap between them, and where the iPad 2017 falls in. If you want to know what iPad is right for you, this is the episode to hear! Also, in a bit of after show goodness Christo||3/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOur Desk Setups - ASoG 1||Christopher and Jeff introduce themselves and then share their desks setups.||3/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Slab of Glass - Coming 3/18/2019||A Slab of Glass is a podcast all about the iPad and the first episode is coming out March 18th. After that episode 2 and 3 will be coming throughout that week! Subscribe now and get them as they are released!||3/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
So nice to listen to someone who shares my passion, the iPad... Have the iPad since day one and love every minute of it. Keep it up, look forward to listening.
Increasingly less pertinent to iPad Pro users
There are moments during A Slab of Glass when it all comes together. However, the episodes are increasingly more about the fickleness and aspirations of the show hosts rather than about general productivity on the iPad Pro. At first, this bent comes across as endearing, but it quickly wears thin and seems more personal than podcast-worthy—as if the listener is walking in on two friends discussing their mental status with each other as opposed to two experts discussing IPad Pro use cases for the benefit of a listening professional audience.
I had high hopes for this program, particularly because of the involvement of Chris L., but I have since realized that it is more about the hosts inability to stick with a plan of action than it is about iPad Pro. I would give this 2 stars, but there are some diamonds to be had, particularly in the earlier episodes.
Great perspectives on iOS and the iPad
Fun and informative for those who love iOS and do most of their work on the iPad. Love the in depth talk!