November 22, 2010


Mac Roundtable 2010.11.22 Episode #93

Filed under: Podcast — take2 @ 1:41 pm

This Episode is hosted by:

Allison Sheridan –, Twitter

This special episode is all about the Beatles coming to iTunes!



  1. I am not able to download the Roundtable Podcast any longer. When using iTunes, I do only get very short episodes. The latest is only 1:44 minutes long when downloaded.

    See here:

    I have already unsubscribed and re-subscribed several times in iTunes using both the iTunes store search option and entering manually this website’s RSS feed.

    I just can’t get it to work. Any ideas? Thank you very much! 🙂

    Comment by Christian — November 23, 2010 @ 12:54 am

  2. I get the impression Allison doesn’t listen music much 😉

    Comment by Steve Sheridan — November 23, 2010 @ 1:37 pm

  3. Wow, epic show. Short and sweet right? 🙂 hahah

    Comment by j — November 23, 2010 @ 4:06 pm

  4. Christian –

    Not quite sure how this is happening and your test was the right first step. here’s another thing to try. shift-select all of the episodes (downloaded and undownloaded) and delete them all but leave the podcast subscription there. Then right click on the podcast name and select show all available episodes. Then see if the last two download correctly. #93 should be very short (it’s a joke episode) but #92 should be long. Let know how you get along with it and sorry for the problems.

    Comment by Allison Sheridan — November 23, 2010 @ 4:52 pm

  5. Brilliant show. Couldn’t agree more.

    Comment by Ben — November 25, 2010 @ 2:45 pm

  6. Allison –

    thanks a lot. I am not sure why, but iTunes seems to download the episodes just fine. I got fooled by the joke episode first, so I was basically debugging a non-existent problem (my mistake, sorry). #92 shows as being a short one, but when it is being downloaded, everything is just fine. Thanks again! 🙂

    To all of you in the U.S.: have a nice Thanksgiving day!

    Comment by Christian — November 25, 2010 @ 4:36 pm

  7. Very disappointing episode for several reasons. i) I expected more participants – 1 person does not a Roundtable make ii) One person evidently, speaking for all (?) no discussion iii) I disagree with the opinion expressed, though I understand many, especially those for whom the Beatles don’t mean much (& those who are too young to remember what it really meant at the time) do share the opinion as expressed iv) I had thought that Allison was an attorney – perhaps I’m wrong?, and surely the attorneys of the group understand that the publicity, and ‘specialness’ of the Beatles was likely either a part of the negotiation (as long as it was) and/or a brilliant move on Apples’ part, from a negotiating perspective. Could all of you really missed this? And, of all people, Allison, who is usually so inclusive, with a attention to people requiring universal access, etc., dissing people of a different age group, and/or for whom the Beatles really mean something special? Surprising, and disappointing. Too bad.

    Comment by llg — November 29, 2010 @ 1:24 am

  8. Not able to download the show in iTunes, unfortunately. It says (within iTunes) I “need authentication” to access the file(s)…

    I had to listen to the whole thing in QuickTime X because MRT had to be a strange bird and require authentication of some bizarro sort. I even did the “delete everything and resubscribe” trick… but no dice.

    Now that I get that it’s a “joke” episode: Ha ha, very funny Allison. I’ll have you know that a) I actually LISTEN to music, and b) I am thrilled to the core that the Beatles are FINALLY on the iTunes Store after however many years it’s been.

    And now, on to the NEXT wishful thinking rumor that will be almost as elusive as the Beatles on iTunes rumor, and just as pervasive in terms of speculation every time a new Apple event comes thru the pipeline: Star Trek: The Next Generation on iTunes TV Shows at long freaking last! I’m surprised that this gross injustice hasn’t been corrected yet.


    Comment by BJ Wanlund — November 29, 2010 @ 12:18 pm

  9. Didn’t like the format of this one – I missed the ’roundtable’, where several people discuss issues. I guess, ‘Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see’.

    Comment by lg — December 2, 2010 @ 10:03 pm

  10. Loved the show! Couldn’t agree more that the Beatles on iTunes is a complete non-event. I have had the Beatles in my iTunes library for years – it is called get them on CD and copy them into iTunes. Problem solved.

    Comment by Jeremy — December 9, 2010 @ 3:35 pm

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