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.
Recent 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."