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16: Little Wrist Computer
Dec 17 • 29 min
It’s just a smartphone on your arm.
15: The Orchard
Dec 2 • 21 min
The story of a precious young Apple collector.
14: Hey Siri
Nov 17
Where did Siri’s voice come from — and where is it going?
13: Let it Beep
Oct 28 • 18 min
The drama, the inspirations, and the hijinks that went into the creation of sounds you hear nearly every day.
12: Don’t Panic
Oct 14 • 27 min
The story of Audion and Panic, and what it means to break with the mold of Silicon Valley and forge your own distinct, creative identity.
4️⃣ Pandora’s Box
Oct 2 • 25 min
Emoji put a once obscure group of nerds into the spotlight. How have emoji changed their stodgy organization?
3️⃣ Emoji Incarnate
Sep 16 • 28 min
How emoji are designed and the decisions behind them. And, what happens when they reach the real world?
2️⃣ The Gatekeepers
Sep 1 • 23 min
What drives someone to create an emoji, and who are the gatekeepers that they have to face?
1️⃣ Will You Be My Emoji?
Aug 18 • 29 min
Where do emoji come from?
Season 3 Promo
Aug 11 • 2 min
Season 3 of Welcome to Macintosh starts on August 18th, with new episodes coming out every other Friday. Take a listen to hear what’s in store this season.
Extra: Emojicon
Nov 17, 2016 • 7 min
Scenes from the first Emojicon — a conference all about emoji. Also: there are only a few hours left on the Kickstarter! Get your shirts and stickers now!
Extra: Red Star
Nov 2, 2016 • 8 min
A look into the mysterious operating system of North Korea.
Extra: Xs and OSes
Oct 26, 2016 • 7 min
A look back at the ‘X’ in ‘Mac OS X’.
Extra: The Line
Oct 19, 2016 • 8 min
Scenes from an Apple Store opening.
7: The Shimmy
Nov 12, 2015 • 24 min
The story of how a YouTube video made Steve Jobs dance.
6: Somewhere In My Memory
Sep 30, 2015 • 15 min
For the past couple of years, producer Alex Kapelman has been plagued by an iPhone notification sound that constantly reminds him of one of his favorite songs. He goes on a journey to find out why — and learns that he’s not alone.
Extra: Reviews of Siracusa County
Sep 24, 2015 • 3 min
A reflection on how John Siracusa started writing reviews of Mac OS X for Ars Technica.
Extra: Compute!
Aug 5, 2015 • 3 min
“Downloading” programs in the ’80s.
Extra: Itty-Bitty Buttons
Jul 21, 2015 • 3 min
Letting a button be a button.
Extra: Sagan
Jul 7, 2015 • 3 min
The Power Macintosh 7100 and the BHA.
5: Rumors
Jun 23, 2015 • 25 min
The Apple rumor mill.
4: The End of Macworld As We Know It
May 2, 2015 • 23 min
The history of Macworld magazine, from it’s heyday to shutting down the presses.
3: Trip to alphaSyntauri
Apr 2, 2015 • 18 min
An Apple ][, a synthesizer, the movie TRON, and dolphins.
2: Sweet Solution
Mar 17, 2015 • 24 min
Apps before the App Store.
1: Rich Corinthian Leather
Mar 3, 2015 • 22 min
The rise and fall of skeuomorphs at Apple.