Ruminate Podcast

Ruminate Podcast
A fortnightly podcast about what’s on our mind.

87 - A Terrible Life Hack
Jun 19 • 31 min
Robb installed Mojave, John has a WWDC life hack, and they both get exicted about iOS13 and Catalina.
86 - The Ultimate Screen Time
May 22 • 25 min
iMessage stickers, Endgame, WWDC, and Robb might upgrade to Mojave.
85 - All Your Sick Beats Were Lost
May 7 • 28 min
Weddings, Microsoft Edge, MySpace.
84 - Turn Chicken into Bread
Apr 17 • 27 min
Robb went to the theatre, John read a book, and folding phones maybe aren’t so good at being folding phones.
83 - United Might Be a Stretch
Apr 3 • 30 min
Rolando! iPads! GDC!
82 - It’s a Little Loose
Mar 13 • 41 min
New cameras, new consoles, and new computers. Plus NDA’d parties at GDC.
81 - Team Scorbunny
Feb 27 • 28 min
Nintendo Directs, handheld consoles, and wireless hard drives.
80 - Waving Around Your Internet Speed
Feb 13 • 30 min
Digging holes, internet speeds, and gaming.
79 - Everything’s a Day
Jan 23 • 23 min
John tries to book hotels for WWDC and buys a battery case while Robb gets into another expensive hobby.
78 - It Has All the Stuff
Jan 10 • 31 min
New York, Jet Lag, a mess, timezones are hard, and flight complaints.
77 - Special Projects Area
Dec 13, 2018 • 23 min
Analogue SNES, GOTY, Into the Spider-Verse, and more favourite 2018 things. Plus John is changing his office again.
76 - Sixty Dollar Paperclip
Nov 29, 2018 • 23 min
Robb wants to be the very best and John lost his UV tracker quite quickly.
75 - Dust Shouldn’t Be the Enemy
Nov 15, 2018 • 41 min
John has a shiny new iPad, Robb is grieving more Red Dead horses, they discuss Robb’s game room, Robb is (sort of) back on Twitter, and John is getting a new gadget.
74 - Dongle Pouch
Oct 31, 2018 • 36 min
John and Robb played Red Dead Redemption 2, then they spoke about these computer things some fruit company announced.
73 - Mad Scientist in the Basement
Oct 17, 2018 • 30 min
John went shopping in the future and they both talk about not preordering Red Dead.
72 - Putting Flames on the Fire
Sep 27, 2018 • 34 min
John wrote a review, they both got an Apple Watch, and Robb played Spider-Man and shortcutted.
71 - Are You Still Tooting?
Sep 7, 2018 • 32 min
Mastodon Follow, Spider-Man for PS4, and the upcoming Nintendo Direct
70 - I Know You’re Still Peeking
Aug 23, 2018 • 50 min
John has some thoughts on banking, Robb’s moved to Mastodon, John tries to get into the toot rodeo, and a quick Mac Mini question.
69 - Find Out in a Book
Aug 10, 2018 • 31 min
Some sad news for Blink, Red Dead 2, and some other fun stuff
68 - Taco Bell Aficionado
Jul 26, 2018 • 47 min
Robb eats some food, John is going to the faire, a world exclusive, and some fast and furious movies.
67 - Pocket of Pounds
Jul 13, 2018 • 25 min
A bag review, John is a hype beast, and Robb in the MacBook market.
66 - We Have Laws That Get Followed
Jun 25, 2018 • 27 min
WWDC, E3, and team old play Fortnite
65 - Let’s Go!
May 31, 2018 • 23 min
Pokémon, E3, and WWDC
64 - My Inbox Overfloweth
May 17, 2018 • 30 min
Tweetbot 3, Twitter, GDPR, and a trip to Dongle Town.
63 - The British Call This a Heatwave
Apr 19, 2018 • 22 min
Games, shirts, and Amazon
62 - Is it in America?
Apr 5, 2018 • 20 min
The guys discuss the Apple event, Robb doesn’t know where Seattle is, and they both get excited about the Spider-Man game.
61 - Big Old Boots
Mar 19, 2018 • 25 min
Robb arrives in the 21st century and John saw some monster trucks
60 - A Rabbit Hole I Shouldn’t Have Gone Down
Feb 22, 2018 • 19 min
Comics, Twitter, and Apps.
59 - Everything Is North for Me
Feb 8, 2018 • 16 min
Emojis and kilts.
58 - Settle for a Robot Butler
Jan 18, 2018 • 20 min
Hyper’s new Kickstarter, Nintendo Switch news, and some Hot Tips™ for CES.
57 - Batman Dubbed in Spanish
Jan 4, 2018 • 20 min
Christmas shopping, John’s office, and the Nintendo Switch in 2018
56 - Cheese Stickers - Yum!
Dec 21, 2017 • 27 min
Cheese and our favourite things of 2017
55 - Kitchen Big Boy
Dec 6, 2017 • 29 min
We bought lots of stupid things.
54 - The Biscuit Scandal
Nov 8, 2017 • 27 min
John’s got a smart basement, Robb considered getting an iPhone X, and they both play Mario Odyssey. Plus a scandal of the snack variety.
53 - Don’t Call It the Apple Shop
Oct 26, 2017 • 26 min
John becomes a Tech Expert™, Robb considers coming to Chicago, and they both contemplate smart locks.
52 - Is There a Star Wars Out?
Oct 12, 2017 • 24 min
John has an announcement, twitter apps, and Stranger Things for iOS
51 - The Lighting Effects Are for Humans
Sep 25, 2017 • 26 min
Robb got a new iPhone and John stress-tested the water resistance of his AirPods.
50 - Looking for an Excuse to Spend Money
Sep 10, 2017 • 29 min
John’s got a new network, they both talk about leaks from Apple, and Robb played the Lost Legacy.
49 - Open Free Web Time
Aug 28, 2017 • 37 min
A useful TouchBar app and Robb coming back to the iPhone.
48 - Artisanal Handcrafted Face Paint
Aug 14, 2017 • 31 min
Robb tortured himself with the ’90s Batman movies, John cut the cord, and Robb backed a hardware Kickstarter.
47 - You’ve Never Heard of AriZona?
Jul 31, 2017 • 30 min
Robb bought some American products, John makes friends with the Rock, Robb hates the touch bar, and they both play some games.
46 - Glue an iPad to Your Fridge
Jul 17, 2017 • 34 min
John takes a trip to Woodstock while Robb boogies on down to Dongle Town. Robb gives a password management hot tip, and discusses 1Password Family. Then the guys talk about Breath of the Wild.
45 - No One Was Allowed to Touch It
Jun 12, 2017 • 35 min
The guys talk about the WWDC hardware announcements, slim wallets, and Robb finally got a Switch.
44 - Knee-Deep in Avocados
May 29, 2017 • 28 min
Prank phone calls, WWDC, and E3.
43 - Hunch Over It
May 15, 2017 • 23 min
The guys discuss Amazon’s new Echo, and The OA
42 - Fitness Band and a Smile
Apr 24, 2017 • 28 min
Robb buys a fitness band for everything except fitness and released his Twitter archiving tool. They both discuss the stupidity of Nintendo’s business decisions
41 - Graze the Siri Button
Apr 10, 2017 • 20 min
John and Robb discuss the new, rumoured, unreleased, possibly non-existant Macs Pro, and then talk about John’s trip to Italy.
40 - I Did Hover for a Little Bit
Mar 6, 2017 • 38 min
John plays Zelda and Robb plays Horizon Zero Dawn.
39 - Chalupa Challenge
Feb 20, 2017 • 34 min
John and Robb wish they could get their hands on the Chizza, Robb buys some more games including Lego Dimensions, and John ordered even more Nintendo Switch accessories.
38 - My First Amiibo
Feb 6, 2017 • 34 min
Robb bought a dead console, John bought some new routers, they both discuss Dropbox Paper (again).
37 - You’re There for the Packages
Jan 23, 2017 • 40 min
John pre-orders a Nintendo Switch and Woolly World. Robb resisted. They both discuss how they use Twitter.
36 - It Synergys With the Shampoo Market
Jan 9, 2017 • 45 min
Robb bought a Pixel, John bought all the Apple things, they both played Unravel, and CES happened.
35 - Holiday Spectacular 2: Electric Boogaloo
Dec 12, 2016 • 36 min
John and Robb talk about their favourite things of 2016
34 - Twenty Dollar Blanket
Nov 28, 2016 • 38 min
Robb got a new boiler, John bought a Dot, Robb bought the Apple Book, John looks at CarPlay.
33 - An Extraordinary Amount of Makeup
Nov 14, 2016 • 34 min
Robb watches Star Wars for the first time, John is the only one excited about some changes to the Apple TV app store, Robb buys a Fire TV, and John rants about iCloud.
32 - Grumpy Technologist
Oct 31, 2016 • 32 min
Robb finds some rough spots in Android, John tries to talk Robb into buying an expensive remote control, we spend some time discussing the new MacBook Pros, plus what we’re watching and playing.
31 - Trying to Be a Responsible Adult
Oct 17, 2016 • 51 min
John has a new podcast setup and Robb bought all the things; OnePlus 3, Jaybird X2, and an Amazon Echo.
30 - It’s All Fragmented
Oct 3, 2016 • 29 min
John went to a corn maze, Robb tried Spotify, and they both love Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping
29 - Cup of Tea and Some Toast
Sep 19, 2016 • 46 min
John wants a new desk, Robb got a new desk, they both want AirPods, Robb ordered an Amazon Echo and did Pub Hack, and they both have iMessage gripes.
28 - Random Top Hat, Random Bow Tie
Sep 5, 2016 • 46 min
John breaks iMessage, Robb is excited for ReCore, and they both discuss what they’re interested in for the Apple Event
27 - All John, All the Time
Aug 22, 2016 • 39 min
Robb finally backs up his computer, and Robb and John discuss music and Mac apps they use every day.
26 - Everything is Modals
Aug 8, 2016 • 45 min
Robb is confused about US card payments, John wants to know why Robb did a 180 on Pokémon Go, and they both talk about Instagram Stories, and a few games.
25 - 168 Packets of Cat Food
Jul 25, 2016 • 54 min
Prime Day and Prime Now, Planet of the Apps, Pokémon Go, Twitter verified, and Pub Hack 5.
24 - Stickers, Lasers, and All That Jazz
Jul 11, 2016 • 38 min
John has a lot of apps, Robb is obsessed with Rocket League, and they both discuss improvements to Apple products.
23 - The Chicken Leg Would Be a Nice Handle
Jun 27, 2016 • 37 min
John and Robb discuss John’s busy WWDC, some E3 announcements, the Nintendo Vans, and an interesting phone case.
22 - Everyone Needs an Emoji Workflow
Jun 13, 2016 • 42 min
Robb is joined by David Darnes to talk about web development, Lego, Uncharted 4 (spoiler free), and the last PS2 game ever.
21 - Collision Symbol, Thinking Face
May 30, 2016 • 44 min
John and Robb buy all the things include emoji domains, a car, and a PS4.
20 - We Could Call It a Hyperlink
May 16, 2016 • 47 min
This week John and Robb discuss Snapchat QR codes, tinkering with the Raspberry Pi, briefly talk about the NYT podcasting article, and John launching his new app.
19 - Email on a Saturday
May 2, 2016 • 55 min
John and Robb discuss WWDC without a ticket, the Apple Watch, iOS keyboards, Viticci’s iOS 10 wishlist, and a man in a hedgehog suit.
18 - Even on Windows Phone
Apr 18, 2016 • 43 min
This week John and Robb have some alt text follow up, talk about the Reddit App Store rejections, messaging apps, TextExpander, and answer a listener question.
17 - Wall-To-Wall Frank
Apr 4, 2016 • 49 min
This week John and Robb discuss Netflix VPN blocking, the Apple Event, Miitomo, Bragi Dash earbuds, Twitter’s new accessibility feature, and advise not reading the comments.
16 - You Can’t Buy Those in the Gift Shop
Mar 21, 2016 • 41 min
This week John and Robb discuss Wikipedia apps, Mondo and other banking startups, what’s coming in the Apple event, working in restaurants, and the National Poo Museum.
15 - I Can Search for Cats
Mar 7, 2016 • 53 min
This week John and Robb discuss who’s got the best government website, migrating between Dropbox and Google Drive, saying no to features, videos games, and Lego’s 2015 results.
14 - Plastic Bag License
Feb 22, 2016 • 36 min
This week, John and Robb discuss Amazon Prime-only products, showing the price of your product on your website, more plastic bag things, a Nicholas Cage-themed dating site plus Deadpool.
13 - Crumpets on Your Tea Towel
Feb 15, 2016 • 45 min
After missing a week, John and Robb are back to discuss Chapters for Mac, a bug that’s now a feature, release notes, and subscription pricing.
12 - That’s Called Growth Hacking
Jan 25, 2016 • 57 min
John and Robb discuss the Apple TV 3 months in, Exploding Kittens, email, and TV they’ve been watching.
11 - Artisanal Hand-Crafted Wash Cycles
Jan 11, 2016 • 55 min
This week John and Robb talk some more about bluetooth headphones, screenshot apps and the state of the app stores, CES, plus the Puddle and Peach.
10 - Super Fave Holiday Spectacular
Dec 24, 2015 • 67 min
John and Robb discuss their favourite things of the year.
9 - Stupid Tiny Adaptor
Dec 14, 2015 • 57 min
John and Robb discuss Kickstarter, headphones, copycat apps and the new X-Men trailer.
8 - A Robb-Approved Product
Nov 30, 2015 • 78 min
This week, John and Robb discuss pulled-pork and burger follow-up, affiliate links, terrible mobile apps and finish up with some interesting Kickstarters and the new Civil War trailer.
7 - You Can’t Really Say Home Video Now
Nov 16, 2015 • 64 min
John and Robb discuss the Apple TV after two weeks of use, Dropbox Paper, the iPad Pro and their holiday anti-gift guide.
6: Parents Holding Pen
Nov 1, 2015 • 82 min
John and Robb discuss the Release Notes conference, third party Apple Watch bands, the Apple TV, how Squibner came to be, and local people being angry about postmarks.
5: The Gift of Time
Oct 19, 2015 • 67 min
This week, John and Robb talk about the effect of a random Buzzfeed listicle on an app, the utility of app analytics, Overcast 2 and the new app, plastic bag “chaos” on both sides of the Atlantic and a few of their favorite things.
4: Surprised at How Small It Felt
Oct 5, 2015 • 48 min
This week John and Robb discuss their new iPhones, the value of Amazon Prime (including a Hot Tip™) and finish up by laughing at how bad Tony Hawk Pro Skater 5 is.
3: Three Way Dinner
Sep 21, 2015 • 50 min
This week, John and Robb talk about John’s first Nando’s experience, the new Apple TV and Hackathons.
2: Really Good at Finding Wi-Fi Hotspots
Sep 7, 2015 • 51 min
This week John and Robb discuss pizza and ad blocker follow up, the upcoming Apple event and experiments in dressing like Prince George and David Bowie.
1: A Micro-Burger in Every Slice
Aug 24, 2015 • 39 min
John and Robb talk about apps for managing notes and links, the use of ad blockers, 10-year-old shoes, and terrible food.