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 427Beats on a PlaneApple 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 426SkvishyThe 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 425Area Man Uses Apple PayOS X Yosemite, Apple Pay, and more.
  • MacBreak Weekly 424It's All About the MacsApple's upcoming (Oct 17) iPad and Mac event.
  • MacBreak Weekly 423Pretty and Easy to UsOctober 17th Event, Gates talks digital payment systems, Hairgate?
  • MacBreak Weekly 422Designed by AggleiOS 8.0.1 issues, bending iPhone 6 Plus.
  • MacBreak Weekly 421Tap the Old Spice GuyiPhone 6 or 6 Plus?
  • MacBreak Weekly 420Apple HangoverInsight into Tim Cook
  • MacBreak Weekly 419Apple WatchApple Watch and iPhone 6
  • MacBreak Weekly 418Why Don't My Fingers Fit?Preview of the iPhone 6 event

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.

(wiki editor was traveling the first two weeks of September and is woefully behind on updates. sorry)

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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