Hosts: Leo Laporte
Topic: Apple and Mac
Debut: August 12th, 2006
Recorded: Tues 11:00am Pacific
Released: within several hours
Duration: 90-120 Minutes
Set: The Round Table
MacBreak Weekly is a weekly show hosted by Leo Laporte that premiered on August 12th, 2006 as an audio spinoff of MacBreak, a PixelCorps production that focuses on discussion of Apple news, products and rumors.
After the main discussions, each panelist will recommend their "Pick of the Week", which usually encompasses various Apple-related products.
The show currently airs live on Tuesdays at 11:00am PT/2:00pm ET, or live during special events (live Apple keynotes) with the on demand download available within 24hrs.
- Product recommendations are described in a currency called an Alex, one Alex being roughly equivalent to $700 U.S. dollars, the cost of Adobe Photoshop at the time of the currency's inception. It was so named because Alex Lindsay frequently mentions items that cost a large amount of money.
- The entire regular cast has their own jingles, provided by Geoff Smith.
- If going 'down the rat-hole' is ever mentioned it means that the show has gone off topic.
Show notes for MacBreak Weekly are taken by macguru_42.
Show notes for Episodes 274 and prior were taken by Bushgeek.
Below are recent episodes you can download or watch.
- MacBreak Weekly 415 – You're Rolling it Wrong – Apple ditching Intel for ARM in Macs?, Possible Wearable announcement in Sept, Beats advertising and more.
- MacBreak Weekly 414 – The Kardashian Free Zone – iPhone event on Sept 9, iOS 8 beta 5 locks down security holes, Apple officially welcomes Beats to the family, and more.
- MacBreak Weekly 413 – The Font Thickens – Yosemite Public Beta out
- MacBreak Weekly 412 – iTime – Apple Granted iTime Patent
- MacBreak Weekly 411 – Will It Bend – Samsung Galaxy S3 glass vs. iPhone 6 sapphire display, no more FCC labels on iPhones, Reddit user persuasion, canceling Comcast service, and more
- MacBreak Weekly 410 – Please Remove Your Piercings – iPhone Sapphire Glass, Apple hires Swiss Watchmaker exec and more
- MacBreak Weekly 409 – A Little Less Fur – Aperture killed, wearable strategy, better Siri and more
- MacBreak Weekly 408 – 1.5 Pop-Tarts – New iMac, iPhone and iWatch rumors and more
More episodes can be viewed and downloaded here
Below are detailed show notes for released episodes. These are updated as soon as possible as time allows and/or as much community effort is put into them.
(There is a new contributor on board and his focus will be on current shows - i.e. episode 405 and newer; however, he will create notes for previous shows as time allows)
- MacBreak Weekly 415 – You're Rolling It Wrong
- MacBreak Weekly 414 – The Kardashian Free Zone
- MacBreak Weekly 413 – The Font Thickens
- MacBreak Weekly 412 – iTime
- MacBreak Weekly 411 – Will It Bend?
- MacBreak Weekly 410 – Please Remove Your Piercings
- MacBreak Weekly 409 – A Little Less Fur
- MacBreak Weekly 408 – 1.5 Pop-Tarts
Additional show notes for MacBreak Weekly can be found here.
The theme for MacBreak Weekly can be downloaded from here.
- Official site
- MBWPicks.com - Paul Mayson maintains a record of all recommendations by show panelists
- MBWideas.com - MacBreak Weekly on Del.icio.us. Listeners are encouraged to tag stories with "mbwideas."