Hosts: Leo Laporte
Topic: Apple and Mac
Debut: August 12th, 2006
Recorded: Tues 11:00am Pacific
Released: within 24hrs
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 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.
A complete list of all weekly picks: MacBreak Weekly Picks.
Below are recent episodes you can download or watch.
- MacBreak Weekly 345 – Beyoncé's Baby Bum – The latest Apple rumors including the new iPhone, the $13,000 OS, and more.
- MacBreak Weekly 344 – The Hamburger in the Basement – Is the new Facebook Phone real, what's wrong with iCloud, Jason's Stickman Golf plea, and more.
- MacBreak Weekly 343 – Full of Schmidt – Will there be an iPhone 5S coming in June, Google Now stuck in App Store, and more.
- MacBreak Weekly 342 – Rib iPhone – Has Apple lost the war of words with Samsung, a new iPhone web ad campaign, OS X 10.8.3, and more.
- MacBreak Weekly 341 – Drop it Like it's Hot – iPhone 5S rumors, is Apple maps getting better, Apple debuts 2013 as top US smartphone maker, and more.
- MacBreak Weekly 340 – Android Curious – Joe Kissell on passwords and protecting yourself, what happened with Evernote, an Apple adaptor, 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.
- MacBreak Weekly 345 – Beyoncé's Baby Bum
- MacBreak Weekly 344 – The Hamburger in the Basement
- MacBreak Weekly 343 – Full of Schmidt
- MacBreak Weekly 342 – Rib iPhone
- MacBreak Weekly 341 – Drop it Like it's Hot
- MacBreak Weekly 340 – Android Curious
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."