The Ihnatko Almanac

by 5by5

The Ihnatko Almanac is a weekly discussion that mostly focuses on the Clickable Arts: the movies, music, books, comics, articles, and other bits of entertainment and news that Andy and Dan have been reaching through a mouse click recently. Warning: the Almanac is a designated meme-free zone. We prefer our pianos to be played by expert human artists, not by poorly-Photoshopped cats. Hosted by Andy Ihnatko & Dan Benjamin.


Latest Episodes

178: New York Comicon

Andy talks about his weekend at Comicon. The phrase "I'm clearly no longer a young man" comes into play. And...he did cosplay?!?

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Posted on 19 October 2016 | 4:00 pm

177: Unboxing Day

Andy opens a pile of packages from eBay and Amazon Prime Day...and each box has a story.

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Posted on 19 July 2016 | 1:30 am

176: The Live Q&A

This time, Andy answers questions about favorite tools, frugal tech, dough acquisition, and a myriad of other topics. And because the recording was streamed live to YouTube, Andy also responded to comments about that very show, mere moments after recording it.

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Posted on 7 June 2016 | 4:00 pm

175: Dusted with Glitter

Andy and Dan talk about Kickstarter projects and how they help independent creators, Marvel's summer comic book announcements, DC's Rebirth, comic and character reboots, and more.

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Posted on 26 May 2016 | 5:00 pm

174: Greg Pak

Greg Pak is almost as well known for his Kickstarter-backed projects as he is for his work for traditional publishers...which is saying something, considering his successful runs writing The Hulk and Superman. His latest Kickstarter is for a book about running successful Kickstarter campaigns. Andy chats with him about the book as well as the ways that self-funded projects are changing the role of creators.

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Posted on 14 May 2016 | 12:00 am

173: Hoodies and Hats

Andy and Dan talk about having kids and caring for loved ones, being the weird internet guy at weddings, when men must stop wearing hoodies, clothing affectations, Andy's hat, planetbox lunch boxes, and Bob Ross.

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Posted on 15 April 2016 | 11:00 pm

172: Happy Brain Chemicals

Andy talks about his recent trips, the art of photography, durability, construction, and speed as they relate to cameras, shooting raw, following the sun, phone cameras, traveling and WiFi, Apple's recent event (the iPhone SE and New iPad Pro), USB storage and devices with the iPad Pro, and the USB 3 Camera Adapter.

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Posted on 24 March 2016 | 5:30 pm

171: Running Toward Storm Troopers

Andy and Dan talk about the Star Wars Silver Screen Edition, McDonald's french fries, road trips, Cracker Barrel, riding high in the 90's, running toward Storm Troopers, and other teaching moments.

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Posted on 4 March 2016 | 2:00 pm

170: I've Met His Bees

Andy and Dan talk about coziness, going to bed when it's cold outside, stay warm, taking walks, buying new used cars (and not buying cars), ZipCar, adult bikes, an Apple Bike, the copenhagen wheel, and getting people to enjoy their lives.

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Posted on 18 February 2016 | 10:45 pm