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.
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- 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
- MacBreak Weekly 417 – Lego Queen – iPhone 6: screen res, new 128MB size, leaked assembled photos; iPhone 5 battery replacement program, cell phone kill switch law in CA, and more.
- MacBreak Weekly 416 – That's My Travel Emmy – iPhone rumors and more
- MacBreak Weekly 415 – You're Rolling it Wrong – Apple ditching Intel for ARM in Macs?, Possible Wearable announcement in Sept, Beats advertising 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.
(wiki editor was traveling the first two weeks of September and is woefully behind on updates. sorry)
- 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?
- MacBreak Weekly 417 – Lego Queen
- MacBreak Weekly 416 – That's My Travel Emmy
- MacBreak Weekly 415 – You're Rolling It Wrong
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."