Long Time Listener - Still think it's the best Mac-related show around
I've been listening to "Your Mac Life" basically since its inception - and to the prior version as well - long before the birth of "Podcasts'. It was one of the first internet broadcasts that I can recall relating to as a new Mac user back in the late 1990's, and is one of the only shows I listen to on a regular basis that I truly enjoy so much I have hardly ever missed an episode. Shawn's friendly, fun and sometimes ferocious look at all things Mac have always kept me feeling as if I were in a private club - where users gather to talk about how this machine - and later the products that came out of the company that made the machine - affected their lives. It is at once a casual conversation amongst friends, a technical show about what to do with your "Mac" stuff - and occasionally a showcase for useful products and information. The camaraderie amongst the cast always seems to include the listener - you feel as if you are hanging out with a bunch of people who would totally get why you're spending all of your spare time with your Mac and i-Things. Sly's shout-outs (which include birthday and anniversary wishes) add to the feeling that you are amongst friends -- This is one of the few long-lasting shows that still retains that exciting feeling of the early days of the Internet - when it was a smaller community who all shared their enthusiasm for all things ( in this case, Apple). Less technical than other programs, Shawn is also quick to dispel rumors - sparing endless hours of wondering about what the next big product will be. His viewpoints, and those of his co-hosts, are fresh, feel honest, and most of all are enthusiastic. And with the Social Media integration, which the show has done since the days of Mailing Lists, the show becomes not just about his Mac life, but ours too.
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