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 427 – Beats on a Plane – Apple Watch to launch in the Spring, after Chinese New Year, Starwood Hotels begins rollout of iPhone/Apple Watch virtual room keys, Trent Reznor discusses his new role at Apple and more.
- MacBreak Weekly 426 – Skvishy – The iMac with Retina 5K display is here, what happened with Apple Pay? Tim Cook explains why Apple killed the iPod classic, and more.
- MacBreak Weekly 425 – Area Man Uses Apple Pay – OS X Yosemite, Apple Pay, and more.
- MacBreak Weekly 424 – It's All About the Macs – Apple's upcoming (Oct 17) iPad and Mac event.
- MacBreak Weekly 423 – Pretty and Easy to Us – October 17th Event, Gates talks digital payment systems, Hairgate?
- MacBreak Weekly 422 – Designed by Aggle – iOS 8.0.1 issues, bending iPhone 6 Plus.
- MacBreak Weekly 421 – Tap the Old Spice Guy – iPhone 6 or 6 Plus?
- MacBreak Weekly 420 – Apple Hangover – Insight into Tim Cook
- MacBreak Weekly 419 – Apple Watch – Apple Watch and iPhone 6
- MacBreak Weekly 418 – Why Don't My Fingers Fit? – Preview of the iPhone 6 event
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.
(wiki editor was traveling the first two weeks of September and is woefully behind on updates. sorry)
- MacBreak Weekly 427 – Beats on a Plane
- MacBreak Weekly 426 – Skvishy
- MacBreak Weekly 425 – Area Man Uses ApplePay
- MacBreak Weekly 424 – It's All About the Macs
- MacBreak Weekly 423 – Pretty and Easy to Us
- MacBreak Weekly 422 – Designed by Aggle
- MacBreak Weekly 421 – Tap the Old Spice Guy
- MacBreak Weekly 420 – Apple Hangover
- MacBreak Weekly 419 – Apple Watch
- MacBreak Weekly 418 – Why Don't My Fingers Fit?
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."