Apple Chat: A Cult of Mac podcast with Leander Kahney
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Weekly interviews from the world of Apple by Leander Kahney, editor and publisher of the Cult of Mac blog and co-host of the ever-popular CultCast podcast. Lots of Steve Jobs stories.
||CleanThe Apple Design Process of Demos, Decisions & Feedback with Ken Kocienda||Curious what it was like to work at Apple during its Golden Age of design? What exactly did the creative process look like? On this episode of the Apple Chat podcast, I sit down with Ken Kocienda, a programmer who spent 15 years at Apple during the S ..||9/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanApple and manufacturing with Instrumental CEO Anna-Katrina Shedletsky||Manufacturing processes haven’t changed much in recent years, even with dramatic advances in technology. Consumer electronics are still almost 100% handmade, even at companies that supply the best of the best -– like Apple. On this episode of Apple||6/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe job of a designer with Oliver Seil of Belkin||“The job of a designer is to be a psychologist…” Industrial design is something that a lot of manufacturers used to outsource. Companies would design a product and then contract with a firm of outside design consultants to slap a good-looking s||11/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanApple and the environment with filmmaker Sue Williams||Sue Williams is a New York-based documentary filmmaker. Her new film, Death by Design, takes a sobering look at the electronics industry and it’s toxic environmental legacy — both here in the US and in China. The film starts in Silicon Valley, whi||11/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat it was like to work for Steve Jobs with Lawrence Levy, former Pixar CFO||Steve Jobs enjoys a mythic reputation as a technology and business genius. After his death, it often seems like he dreamed up products like the iPhone and iPad from whole cloth, single handed. But a new book by the former CFO of Pixar, Lawrence Levy ..||11/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitiPhone sex toys with Suki Dunham, founder of OhMiBod||This week we talk to Suki Dunham, cofounder of OhMiBod, a company that makes a line of iPhone and iPad controlled female pleasure products. Suki used to work at Apple, where she learned a lot about product design, packaging and marketing, which she ..||9/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleaniPhone 7 teardown with Kyle Wiens of iFixit||iPhone teardowns are a cultural phenomenon. This week we talk to Kyle Wiens, CEO of iFixit, about the latest iPhone 7 teardown, which attracted a massive global audience, and the secrets of Apple's new iPhone.||9/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFuture of Siri with ArcTouch's Adam Fingerman and Paulo Michels||These developers have been looking under Siri's hood to discover what iOS 10 and macOS Sierra will bring to users of Apple products. In this episode of Kahney's Korner, they tell us what they found.||8/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAutonomous cars with robot car consultant Paul Godsmark||Autonomous vehicles are going to have a giant impact on society -- even bigger than the internet, says robot car consultant Paul Godsmark. In this fascinating interview, Godsmark talks about the enormous changes that are coming up fast with self-dr ..||8/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleaniPhone espionage with Tim Hickman, CEO of Gumdrop Cases.||We talk about leaked iPhone 7 CAD files with Tim Hickman, a veteran accessories maker. The files are circulating among iPhone accessory makers ahead of Apple's big launch in the fall.||6/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTalking with Ken Segall, author of Think Simple: How Smart Leaders Defeat Complexity||Ken Segall is a former Apple adman who worked closely with Steve Jobs for more than a dozen years. Segall is the guy who put the “i” in iMac and worked on the famous “Think Different” campaign. The big lesson he learned from Steve Jobs was k||6/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
So far so good
He's gone off on his own. Leaving behind Erfan and Buster. So far the interviews are good.
Great Stories & Fascinating Information re: Apple & Tech
I find these podcasts to be absolutely fascinating. So far, each show has given a glimpse, however brief, into the complicated world and back channels of how the Apple eco-system operates. This show acts as the informational plaques that describe each art piece in a museum which provide historical context and connect an otherwise arbitrary conversation piece to real people, emotions and events that we can relate to, making the devices in our pockets, more than just soldered silicon and glass. I hope the show continues. I'll even subscribe to Tunnel Bear if I have to.
Podcast was Interesting but...
I liked the interview, but it would keep cutting out and when I tried to get back to where it was, it would start all over again and then I would have to try to find where they were in the interview.
Also, Leander talks too fast.
The information was good, so that made up for the problems with the podcast.