The Menu Bar

The Menu Bar: Episode 30 - They're Going To Get You Absolutely

Andrew J Clark is back this week for a very special, somewhat heavy episode. We discuss our recent injuries, what happened in Hawaii, the paralytic fear that comes with being real and honest, the stories we tell ourselves, the lack of substance in political extremism, how corporations are making government obsolete, how we cheat ourselves out of real experiences, and we ask: where do we go from here?

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The Menu Bar: Episode 29 - People Seem To Be Liking iPads, With Josh Centers

Josh Centers is the managing editor of long running Apple blog TidBITS, and he joins Zac at the bar to discuss Apple’s recent iPad and MacBook event.

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The Menu Bar: Episode 28 - Never Forgive Google, With Android Lust

Shikhee of Android Lust sits down with Zac to discuss how she got started as a musician, the problem with algorithms, the importance of albums, how she leverages technology in her work, her experience funding projects through Kickstarter, why Google is awful, and much more.

Relevant Links:

Android Lust - Official Website

Android Lust - Stained - YouTube

Agony - Survival Horror Game Featuring Android Lust

Shores Unknown | Android Lust

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The Menu Bar: Episode 27 - The Mutant Theater, With Juno Reactor

Zac sits down with Ben Watkins AKA Juno Reactor to discuss what turns him on creatively, the delight of collaborating with The Wachowski Siblings on The Matrix sequels, our shared love of Barbarella, and his latest album ‘The Mutant Theater’

Relevant Links:

Bible Of Dreams | Juno Reactor

Pistolero | Juno Reactor

Navras | Juno Reactor

Juno Reactor - Let’s Turn On - YouTube

The Mutant Theatre | Juno Reactor

Barbarella (1968) - IMDb

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The Menu Bar - Episode 26: We Should Always Be Afraid, With Marco Arment

We are joined by Marco Arment for a candid discussion about the state of podcasting in 2018, why podcasts should — and probably will — remain decentralized, why we should always be afraid, the problems with AR and VR, and we wrap with some advice for people who want to podcast.

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The Menu Bar: Episode 25 - Religion Disrupted, With Micah Redding

We sit down with Micah Redding to discuss how each of us came to our individual belief structures, Micah’s attraction to Christian Transhumanism, institutional denial, the ever present need for deeper interpretation, ways Christianity agrees with the truth of Buddhism, how religion has been disrupted, and how cooperation and conversations can spring the cosmos to life.

Relevant Links:

Christian Transhumanist Association: Faith, Technology, and the Future

The Christian Transhumanist Podcast by Micah Redding

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The Menu Bar: Episode 24 - Beauty in Accidents, With Rob Sheridan

Rob Sheridan visits the bar to discuss how he came to join Nine Inch Nails at 18, his creative kinship with Trent Reznor, finding happy accidents in doing things the wrong way, the inception and lasting impact of Year Zero, Trent and Rob’s role in architecting the Beats Music vision + insight into the Apple Music transition, his current comic book project 'High Level', and lot more.

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Relevant Links:

And All That Could Have Been | Wikipedia

Rob Sheridan | Design Work

Year Zero - NinWiki

Secret Websites, Coded Messages: The New World of Immersive Games | WIRED

Video of Year Zero CD Changing Color | YouTube

Beats Music Ad | YouTube

Creative Commons

Rob Sheridan announces High Level for Vertigo Comics | Twitter

Rob Sheridan is creating art, writing, tutorials, prints, stock photos, sketches, & more | Patreon

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The Menu Bar: Episode 23 - Secretly The Sequel To The Secret

Zac and a slightly woozy Andrew meet and discuss acupuncture, being hugged by a dominatrix, pseudoscience, synchonicity and quantum physics, the pathology of extreme’s, the secret darkside of buddhism, and how we all use Twitter to escape.

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The Menu Bar: Episode 22 - The Turok Tales

Zac and Andrew meet at the bar for an indiscrete chat about creative match-making, enjoying conspiracy theories, how companies have become governments, the problem with literalism, playing old videogames, how Pixar took over Disney, and Thanos: Friend or Foe?

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The Menu Bar: Episode 21 - No Such Thing As Half Pregnant

Zac and Andrew occupy the bar to discuss Andrew's settling in SF, deactivating Twitter, why people enjoy being outraged, how to be genuine on the internet, the obsolescence of free speech, imposter syndrome, the future of public commons, and what even is the point of these social networks anyway?

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The Menu Bar: Episode 20 - This Was a Huge Mistake, With Dieter Bohn

Zac and Andrew sit down with Executive Editor of The Verge Dieter Bohn to discuss crazy podcast setups, Mac customization, Apple’s awkward spot with the MBP keyboard, mixed feelings about Surface, why Dieter thinks Mac should have touch screens by now, why the future of input methods might be every input method, some discussion about AR, and we touch on all of the things should have discussed with Dieter instead!

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The Menu Bar: Episode 19 - Seeking Perfection that Doesn’t Exist

Zac and Andrew discuss how The Social Network perfectly captured early startup culture, why Facebook is definitely evil, how Christianity can evolve, how angle of approach alters the way we interface with reality, why we don’t agree with 2x-ers, information overload, the problem with relentless negativity, Apple’s commitment to Mac, and more!

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The Menu Bar: Episode 18 - Intel Burning, With Ashraf Eassa

We talk to chip expert Ashraf Eassa of The Motley Fool about how Intel’s chip delays mess with Apple’s roadmap, to what extent Intel is on fire, why Apple is likely moving away from Intel, why Switch may have serious staying power for Nintendo, how Marzipan points to Apple avoiding the Microsoft misstep, speculation about Project Star, a way Apple could get around saying ’No’ to a hybrid, Intel’s ongoing talent hemorrhage, the path for Apple migrating to ARM, a little bit on where AMD stands, and Apple’s bonkers silicon advantage.

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The Menu Bar: Episode 17 - Alive from WWDC!

Zac and Andrew go to WWDC! They discuss the broad implications of AR, Apple’s dichotomy of needing to push boundaries while acknowledging the negative impact of using your phone, and so much more.

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The Menu Bar: Episode 15 - A Theory of Everything

Zac and Andrew discuss mapmaker and storyteller Ken Wilber and how his Theory of Everything just might help make sense of all the the raised tension, culture wars, and general chaos happening out there on the internet. Buckle up, because things are about to get heady and strange.

Relevant Links:

Kosmic Consciousness with Ken Wilber - Audiobook

A Chart of Worldview Stages

Loevinger’s stages of ego development - Wikipedia

Theory of multiple intelligences - Wikipedia

Intro to Integral Theory in 6 mins - YouTube

Bill Clinton talks about Wilber - YouTube

The Menu Bar: Episode 14 - The Mark Gurman Subtweet Memo, With John Gruber

Zac goes one on one with John Gruber to discuss the Apple memo that leaked about Apple leaks, why Beats was a good purchase, why John thinks Netflix might buy Spotify, how Apple might bundle Apple Music and TV shows, iPad productivity low hanging fruit, and more.

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The Menu Bar: Episode 13 - CryptoKitties, With Bob Burrough, Sonya Mann, and Josh Centers

In our first ever ‘Takeover’ episode, Josh Centers sits down with Sonya Mann and Bob Burrough to discuss lizard people, creating a TOR site, ways to solve humanities struggle with data tracking, and a whole lot more.

Relevant Links:

Tor Browser

CryptoKitties | Collect and breed digital cats!

Why I Was Banned from WATCH ABC and Hulu - TidBITS

An Apology for the Internet — From the People Who Built It

BitChute

Communications Decency Act - Wikipedia

How Much Would You Pay For Ad-Free Facebook?

When Jack Dorsey’s Fight Against Twitter Trolls Got Personal

The Menu Bar: Episode 12 - They Argue Like We Do, With Rene Ritchie

Rene Ritchie sits down with Zac and Andrew to discuss Wing Chun, free will, who you’re allowed to be on Twitter, the importance of asking why companies make the decisions they do, Apple’s MacBook Pro keyboard dilemma, the problem with batteries, big changes Apple has had to adapt to, and of course — Aliens.

Relevant Links:

The Menu Bar is creating Podcasts | Patreon

iMore

Vector | Rene Ritchie

Complete Wing Chun: The Definitive Guide to Wing Chun’s History and Traditions

The Menu Bar: Episode 11 - Progress is Violent

Zac and Andrew sit down to discuss The Atacama Mummy, Zac’s haunted mirror, Reiki healing, atheism with benefits, the fragility of our memory of history, the linearity of worldview development, the inevitability of concrete, why Star Trek aliens are mostly human, cosmic horror, humans as the perfect virus, finding validation through others, the folly of judging others, the conversations humanity ought to be having, the cost of using Twitter, and we debate whether or not progress is real.

Relevant Links:

Was a Tiny Mummy in the Atacama an Alien? No, but the Real Story Is Almost as Strange - The New York Times

DR. STEVEN GREER URGENT SPECIAL! STANFORD ATACAMA COVERUP NEW INFO/MESSAGE! Carol Rosin Show 3-30-18 - YouTube

The Russian Atacama: Alyoshenka - Wikipedia

Art Bell: The Antichrist Line (1998) - YouTube

What Is Reiki?

What Andrew Actually Meant - Decline effect - Wikipedia

Ancient Rome Concrete Mystery Solved by Scientists | Time