I am actually a long time YML listener and have been surprised by how much more I have enjoyed the show in the past few months. I was hesitant when YML moved to Audible, but it has been worth it. The show seems livelier, the giveaways have gotten better (iPod Mini anyone???), and Shawn and Jay continue to provide what can only be considered a Macintosh PSA.
I strongly encourage anyone interested in Mac's and in technology in general should give this show a try.
If you are a mac enthusiast of any stripe, this program is a great companion for a few hours a week. Uploaded to my iPod, YML goes with me to and from work, or while I mow the lawn, or while I am taking on any other long task that doesn't require attention--instead, I can be entertained and informed by YML. Thanks!
I switched to the Mac platform 18 months ago. A week or so later I discovered YML and have been listening to each show without fail each and every week. The show's beauty is not only in the vast array of information available each week - but there is a real sense of community being formed over the digital ether. I personally recommend this program - whether you are a newbie or seasoned Apple/Mac campaigner - there is really something of value and interest to everyone.
But Your Mac Life comes closer than just about anybody when it comes to getting reliable Apple and Mac news and information. And it's fun, too. Shawn and Co. don't take themselves seriously. I'm in for the long haul, and glad of it.
After just a few times listening to the show, I have to say I'm hooked. There is just so much info covered in a very entertaining matter. Not to mention they GIVE AWAY STUFF on just about every show. Great guests, an occasional review and terrific personalities. What more could you want? The show is easily worth paying for. 2 1/2 hours a week for less than a buck an episode when you subscribe to the yearly version. Keep it up guys!
If you are in the least interested in the strange and exciting course of Apple and its constellations ? the Mac, iPod and Steve Jobs ? then enjoy the Johnny Carson of your tech and community life.
There's Johnny (Shawn King), Ed (Jay, though he's much more like Letterman's Paul Schaffer), Wally (Beaver's older brother) and the IRC goddess Sly (special guest, the Gabor sisters wrapped up into one Hungarian geeklaush).
The oddest thing though, aside from intelligent and sometimes wacky, interviews, reviews and commentary, is how this show connects to the mac "community". Community is an overused word, but, these folks, with a spicy populist flavour from Sly, give the word some heft. It might have something to do with friendship. Or excessive drinking. I dunno.
But it introduces us to a bunch of folks from around the world, with whom we become strangely familiar. I've met none of them personally but feel pretty sure if I did, we'd have something to talk about: Shawn's errant iPod; Jay's shootout in Tombstone, Bynkii's apparent virgin birth and subsequent infallibility, the kid who makes personal icons, the ineluctable Peter Cohen and the effervescent Schoun Reagan. As I say, a strange addiction. I've had worse, though.
If you own a mac or are getting one, this audible show is excellent. It keeps you up to date with the latest and coolest things happening to the mac. Being a teacher and free lance media maker, I find "Your mac life" indespensible for keeping up to date. They give the latest news on great apps to save lots of time, great gadgets to enhance your macintosh lifestyle, and great tips for keeping your mac running smoothly. Give it a try, and you'll get addicted to your mac even more. Keep up the great work guys!