The CultCast

This week: on the cusp of its release, authors Leander Kahney and David Pierini regale us with stories from their new book, The Cult of Mac 2.0, and we hear of the strange and often unbelievable lengths fans go through to celebrate their love of all things Apple.

This episode supported by

Easily create a beautiful website all by yourself, at Use offer code CultCast at checkout to get 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain.

Cult of Mac's watch store is full of beautiful straps that cost way less than Apple's. See the full curated collection at

CultCloth will keep your iPhone 11 Pro, Apple Watch, Mac and iPad sparkling clean, and for a limited time use code CULTCAST at checkout to score a free CleanCloth with any order at

On the show this week

@erfon / @lkahney / @lewiswallace

This week's stories

Steve Jobs, the opera 

Kansas fest, the world's largest gathering of nerds celebrating Apple, and swapping old software, hardware, and copies of Nibble magazine. 

The story of Alex Jason, a teen who used lawn-mowing money to build one of the most rare and impressive collections of Apple devices in existence.

Dmitry Lischina, a man who built a career pimping out the iPhones of the rich and fabulous 

Simon Pierro, a magician who weaved his iPad into his mesmerizering act

Direct download: cultcast_417_the_greatest_chin.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:39am PDT