From products and companies to services and trends, Download’s weekly panel of experts analyzed the biggest topics in tech … and a few you may have missed.



Latest Episodes

#108: Keep Watching the Headlines

June 26th, 2019 · 35 minutes

Apple releases public betas earlier than expected, Bill Gates muses on Microsoft's missed opportunity and the power of tech giants, and we're all going to need a fuzzy puppy update this week because this is the final episode of Download.

#107: Embankment for the Unbanked

June 20th, 2019 · 60 minutes

Facebook's cryptocurrency move, 5G in rural areas, Google steals lyrics, Apple hedges on China, JJ Abrams cuts a big deal with Warner Media, Snapchat's original programming strategy, and much more.

#106: I Think It's Us

June 13th, 2019 · 46 minutes

The tech industry has a lot to apologize for, the Huawei mess escalates, and is Apple still thinking about autonomous vehicles?

#105: Live From WWDC: Dark Mode People

June 6th, 2019 · 49 minutes

From Apple's podcast studio within its Worldwide Developer Conference, we're joined by John Siracusa and Shelly Brisbin to discuss iPadOS, iOS, Catalyst, SwiftUI, and Apple's new pro hardware.

#104: I Don't Know What X Means Anymore

May 23rd, 2019 · 50 minutes

The increasingly messy tech Cold War, Apple's keyboard troubles, the prospects for data protection laws in the U.S., and Wi-Fi stalking on the Tube.

#103: Where OS?

May 16th, 2019 · 66 minutes

Apple gets a bad Supreme Court ruling, Disney buys the rest of Hulu, and Florence Ion joins us to discuss last week's Google IO, including the Pixel 3a and the fate of all our Nest thermostats.

#102: More Ham Figures Into It

May 2nd, 2019 · 42 minutes

Philip Michaels joins us to talk about interesting things in Apple's latest financial results, the death of a product that never existed, and Facebook's F8 product announcements.

#101: Painting Something Pink

April 25th, 2019 · 55 minutes

Carolina Milanesi joins Jason to discuss her time using an unbroken Samsung Galaxy Fold, Tim Cook talking up tech regulation, Jack Dorsey visiting the White House, and the words tech writers use to describe Pinterest.

#100: Modems Modems Modems!

April 18th, 2019 · 57 minutes

Apple and Qualcomm make up over fried chicken, social-media companies continue to not get it, and the Galaxy Fold makes a very bad first impression.

#99: My Memory is Beyond the Event Horizon

April 11th, 2019 · 66 minutes

Netflix ties its own hands, new Kindles arrive, Amazon gets criticized for cozying up to oil companies while touting its own green-energy efforts, web accessibility is trickier than you'd think, and... is that a black hole?