Come Cry With Us on the ‘Gadget Lab’ 500th Episode Extravaganza

This week marks the 500th episode of Gadget Lab. That is an astonishingly huge number. To pay proper tribute to it, we’ve invited some of our past cohosts to come onto this week’s show and share their memories.

Our guests, Mat Honan, David Pierce, and Arielle Pardes, speak in their own words (with their own voices!) about what it was like to work at WIRED and make a weekly show about personal technology. It’s a fun stroll down memory lane, for sure. But this special episode also offers a rare look behind the scenes of Gadget Lab, so you can get a sense of how the show is made and how it has evolved over the years.

Show Notes

Read Mat Honan’s fever-dream of a guilt-ridden gadget reporter here. Read his story about Slack here. Read Arielle’s cover story about Chris Evans here. Find her story about breast pumps here and her story about tech workplaces in the pandemic here. Read Lauren’s cover story about Simone Giertz here. Subscribe to David Pierce’s Source Code newsletter here, and listen to the Source Code podcast here. Read Mike’s coffee machine review here. We have no recommendations this week.

Mat Honan can be found on Twitter @mat. Arielle Pardes is @pardesoteric. David Pierce is @pierce. Lauren Goode is @LaurenGoode. Michael Calore is @snackfight. Bling the main hotline at @GadgetLab. The show is produced by Boone Ashworth (@booneashworth). Our theme music is by Solar Keys.

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