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You'll finally here Dave's new mic! After a false start last week, Dave worked out the issue and is ready to go. We talked about the start of the hockey season, Amazon scams, and Dave's favorite webcam. Brought to you by: MasterClass: I highly recommend you check it out. Get unlimited access to EVERY MasterClass, and as a listener of The Dalrymple …
 
A president bound over to the Senate for impeachment yet who said not a word about it in his latest video. What really sent President Donald Trump ballistic in the words of a senior aide quoted by Politico was the decision by Twitter to block his output permanently. ETHAN ZUCKERMAN is associate professor of public policy and information at U Mass A…
 
RHOD SHARP reports the American Insurrection of 2021 in the countdown to the inauguration of President Biden. Representative SETH MOULTON relates his own experience of the Congressional invasion and discusses Monday’s first steps by the House of Representatives towards the second impeachment trial for President Donald Trump.…
 
We were walking in the woods the other week when we came across this mother and daughter decorating this random little tree. We had noticed its handsome red bow before, but it was purely by chance that we came across their stealthy celebration. BRIAN O’DONOVAN has hosted the traditional music show A Celtic Sojourn on WGBH for enough years for it to…
 
Did you know that Siri can make animal sounds? With a new update, the voice assistant can help you with that. Dave and I also talk about the latest information on the AirPods Max, as well as Facebook spewing garbage about Apple and privacy. Brought to you by: CleanMyMac X: CleanMyMac X is an all-in-one cleaning and optimizing software for your Mac.…
 
Apple released the AirPods Max this week, a set of over the ear headphones with a lot of technology packed in. Dave and I give our thoughts on the new product. We also talked about what we'll be looking for with the release of Fitness+ on Monday, and we answer a listener question on how to mic a piano. Brought to you by: LinkedIn: Visit LinkedIn.co…
 
Many thanks to those who have written to express intense feelings about hearing JIM NAUGHTIE and I on a virtual park bench discussing the state of America. With a new revised edition of Jim’s memoir On the Road in the offing, we continue with some thoughts on presidents from Reagan to Trump and Jim’s regular encounters with the best of America. Inc…
 
Monoliths are popping up everywhere, but apparently not in my backyard. I made a mistake when I published my HomePod mini review, so Dave and I took a few minutes to talk about what happened. Discovery Network announced its new streaming service this week—we take a look at the pricing and the channels that are coming on January 4, 2021.…
 
The people have spoken, and American democracy, feeling less timid now, is almost ready to exhale. JIM NAUGHTIE started visiting the USA in 1970 when one political crisis was brewing, and his coverage of the 2020 presidential campaigns for BBC Radio 4 has depicted a people in the throes of another. Throughout it all, Jim’s dedication to reporting A…
 
I don't know how people think they will get away with massive theft these days, but some Amazon employees thought they could. We talk about the new M1 Macs speed, battery, and Dave's explanation of "instant turn-on." We also touched on Apple cutting App Store commissions in half. Brought to you by: Linode: Get started on Linode today with a $100 in…
 
I published my HomePod mini review this week, so Dave and I talked about some of the features I like, how I set mine up in the house and a few things I'm doing with them. We also talked about Apple's new M1-powered Macs released earlier this week. Brought to you by: LinkedIn: When your business is ready to make that next hire, find the right person…
 
Dave and I took some time to talk about Apple's Mac event happening virtually next week from Cupertino. The new Macs will be the first with Apple Silicon. We also talked about the release of Apple One, the services bundle the company released last week. Brought to you by: Linode: Get started on Linode today with a $100 in free credit for listeners …
 
Take the most popular chat show on British television and take away the red sofa, and what’s left? Still arguably the funniest TV in or out of lockdown. The Graham Norton Show’s executive producer GRAHAM STUART talks about what Michael Sheen can get up to with a torch (flashlight) and his own adventures in a pair of muddy shoes fronting one of the …
 
Dave and I have our favorite Apple TV+ shows. This week we talk about some of the new shows scheduled to come out and which ones we are looking forward to seeing. We also took a sudden turn and started talking about Springsteen and my favorite album of his featuring acoustic music. Brought to you by: Linode: Get started on Linode today with a $100 …
 
I've been using the new iPad Air for about a week now and Dave and I talk about my review of the device. We also looked at the early reviews of the iPhone 12 and how those people felt about the new iPhones. We finished off the show with some thoughts on MagSafe accessories, as well as some thoughts on the Apple TV+ show, Ted Lasso. Brought to you b…
 
It was a day of love the HomePod and newly announced HomePod mini as Dave and I review the announcements from Apple's event. We also talked about the new iPhone 12, of course, looking at the similarities of each model and which iPhone might be right for you. LinkedIn: Go to LinkedIn.com/DALRYMPLE and get $50 off your first job post! CleanMyMac X: C…
 
Eddie Van Halen died this week at the age of 65. He was one of the best guitarists the world has ever seen, so Dave and I wanted to talk about his impact. We also touched on the upcoming Apple event, which should give us a new iPhone, as well as talking about the new Mac, and how to check your Apple TV subscriptions. Brought to you by: Linode: Inst…
 
We can’t let it pass. As committed citizens of the world, we cannot afford to seek comfort in ignorance in the final tumultuous weeks leading up to this election for the next leader of the United States. Join me and a group of four involved and articulate young Americans as we discuss the disease which has turned their world upside down. Let’s hope…
 
Dave and I delve into the new Apple Watch, including some of the new features and the watch bands. We also touch on some of our favorite iOS 14 features in this week's podcast. Brought to you by: LinkedIn: Go to LinkedIn.com/DALRYMPLE and get $50 off your first job post! Linode: Instantly deploy and manage an SSD server in the Linode Cloud. Get a s…
 
It was a big week for Apple. The release of two new Apple Watches and two iPads were the highlights of the event on Tuesday, but there was more. Apple also announced Apple One, Apple Fitness+, and Family setup services for its users. Brought to you by: CleanMyMac X: CleanMyMac X is an all-in-one cleaning and optimizing software for your Mac. Learn …
 
Apple announced a special event this week being held virtually next Tuesday from its Cupertino headquarters. It's widely expect that we will see a new iPad and Apple Watch. Dave and I also talk about Apple's Emmy nominations and Google Maps coming to the Apple Watch. Brought to you by: Linode: Instantly deploy and manage an SSD server in the Linode…
 
Eventually the law will catch up with even the mightiest corporations. But it might take a century or two. Nothing in our modern zero-tax rated, political influence-peddling corporate world has prepared us for the breathtaking greed and recklessness of the biggest and baddest corporation, the East India Company. Look at the grand eighteenth-century…
 
I can't wait to get my hands on an Apple silicon Mac, regardless of the configuration. Dave and I talk about the potential for the machines in this week's show. We also look at the counterfeit problem at Amazon, and the possibility that someone in a jetpack was seen 3,000 feet in the air by airline pilots. Masterclass: Learn from the best in the wo…
 
Between 1603 and 1613, writes Andrew Dickson in The Guardian, the Globe and other London playhouses were shut for an astonishing total of 78 months because of plague. As if that’s of any comfort to Antoni Cimolino, the artistic director of North America’s biggest classical repertory theatre company, the Stratford Festival in beautiful Stratford, On…
 
Many people are very happy with the camera on the iPhone, but some people want a little more. Dave purchased a new camera recently and we talk about some of the things he's dealing with. We also touch on the new Apple TV+ Channel bundle and a couple of the TV shows that are coming out on the service. Brought to you by: Masterclass: Learn from the b…
 
Rumors are circulating that Apple could offer bundles, combining some of its popular services. Dave and I talk about what we like and don't like about the bundle, as well as how it affects certain services, like Apple News+. We also talk about the Surface, and catch up on a little hockey and personal news. Brought to you by: LinkedIn: Go to LinkedI…
 
If one should assess Senator Joseph McCarthy’s success by the number of ardent Communists revealed by his investigations in the late 1940s and early 1950s to be operating in the United States government, the only possible conclusion is that he was a pathetic failure. The harm he did to individuals, and the lives his actions forced to a premature en…
 
Apple's Phil Schiller stepped down from his senior vice president role and is now an Apple Fellow—Dave and I discuss how important he was to the company over the years. We also look at the new iMac, the astronaut landing and how Disney+ is being unfair to its customers. Brought to you by: Linode: Instantly deploy and manage an SSD server in the Lin…
 
The dykes and ditches of some scrubby forest in the west Perthshire hamlet of Inchtuthill are all there is of the uncompleted Roman capital of the North. Imperial politics and a sudden reversal of fortune led to the legionaries clearing out almost overnight in the late first century AD. It’s a mystery that captivated the Scottish playwright David G…
 
Dave and I kick off this week's show talking about Peacock TV, which is probably the worst service I've seen in streaming TV. We also talk about the rumored iPhone periscope lens, the new $30 third-party Apple TV remote that has one major flaw, and the start of baseball. Linode: Instantly deploy and manage an SSD server in the Linode Cloud. Get a s…
 
Do you remember your childhood phone number? How about saying your name backwards? Dave has all kinds of questions today. We also talk about Apple Music lyrics, Twitter hacking, and Apple News+ audio before Dave tells a wonderful story about iPhone and spending some time with his dad. Brought to you by: Raycon: Now’s the time to get the latest and …
 
The Beatles came from a very special place. The humor of Liverpool - hard-edged and seriously funny - was explored by a generation of comedians in its working mens’ (that is what they were) clubs. “Jigsy” began life as a play, the fruit of years of observation by the writer and BBC arts producer Tony Staveacre (who, fair’s fair, is also my brother-…
 
iOS 14 Public Beta was just released, so Dave and I talked about a few features we found interesting in the new operating system, like the new real-time headphone audio level. Dave talks about his experience with Scribble on iPadOS, and we discussed the ability for consumers to make a reservation to shop at an Apple Store. Finally, we looked at a c…
 
Keith Lockhart, conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra, talks with Rhod about the famous July 4 Pops concert in a time of coronavirus and the challenges of rehearsing an orchestra together apart. Then watch the Pops’ viral performance of John Williams’ opening anthem for the 1996 Summer Olympics, Summon The Heroes. And why not look in on the Boston…
 
Our second podcast this week, this time I'm joined by Dave Mark as we go through our thoughts on WWDC. Brought to you by: Linode: Instantly deploy and manage an SSD server in the Linode Cloud. Get a server running in seconds with your choice of Linux distro, resources, and choice of 10 node locations. Get a $20 credit when you use promocode dalrymp…
 
Dave and I look at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference, which starts next week, albeit in a very different way than previous years. We also discuss the Hey app controversy that's happening right now. Note: After this podcast was recorded Apple's Phil Schiller commented on this issue. Brought to you by: LinkedIn: Go to LinkedIn.com/DALRYMPLE and…
 
I am really interested in Apple TV these days. I've been trying out all kinds of services and Apple TV Channels so that I can finally cut the cord. Dave and I talk about some of the challenges that remain. Brought to you by: Linode: Instantly deploy and manage an SSD server in the Linode Cloud. Get a server running in seconds with your choice of Li…
 
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