MacBreak Weekly

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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.



Regular panelists


  • 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 275-354 were taken by Roy and Jeff.

Show notes for Episodes 274 and prior were taken by Bushgeek.


Recent Episodes

Below are recent episodes you can download or watch.

  • MacBreak Weekly 416That's My Travel EmmyiPhone rumors and more
  • MacBreak Weekly 415You're Rolling it WrongApple ditching Intel for ARM in Macs?, Possible Wearable announcement in Sept, Beats advertising and more.
  • MacBreak Weekly 414The Kardashian Free ZoneiPhone event on Sept 9, iOS 8 beta 5 locks down security holes, Apple officially welcomes Beats to the family, and more.
  • MacBreak Weekly 413The Font ThickensYosemite Public Beta out
  • MacBreak Weekly 412iTimeApple Granted iTime Patent
  • MacBreak Weekly 411Will It BendSamsung Galaxy S3 glass vs. iPhone 6 sapphire display, no more FCC labels on iPhones, Reddit user persuasion, canceling Comcast service, and more
  • MacBreak Weekly 410Please Remove Your PiercingsiPhone Sapphire Glass, Apple hires Swiss Watchmaker exec and more
  • MacBreak Weekly 409A Little Less FurAperture killed, wearable strategy, better Siri and more

More episodes can be viewed and downloaded here

Show notes

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)

Additional show notes for MacBreak Weekly can be found here.


The theme for MacBreak Weekly can be downloaded from here.

External links

  • Official site
  • - Paul Mayson maintains a record of all recommendations by show panelists
  • - MacBreak Weekly on Listeners are encouraged to tag stories with "mbwideas."

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