James (Motz) Montemagno is a Principal Program Manager for Mobile Developer Tools at Microsoft. He has been a .NET developer since 2005 working in a wide range of industries including game development, printer software, and web services. Prior to becoming a Principal Program Manager, James was a professional mobile developer and has now been crafting apps since 2011 with Xamarin. In his spare time, he is most likely cycling around Seattle or guzzling gallons of coffee at a local coffee shop.
Episode | May 31st, 2018 | 30 mins 32 secs
10% happier, chess, coffee, meditation, russia, spain, spanish, stress, tech, travel, twitch
Motz is off traveling again, but leads to some interesting discussion about Danny's Russian past, wanted to speak new languages, and how Motz is slowly falling in love with Spain. We also discuss the "International Chess Language" and how chess players are catering to different audiences online.
Episode | May 24th, 2018 | 37 mins 55 secs
back, back pain, belgium, chess, coffee, corn, deadpool, deadpool 2, russia, snacks, tech
We did it!!! Finally a spoiler free #Blunders, but with plenty of Deadpool 2! Then it is our own story telling time as Motz has hurt his back yet again and Danny remembers his adventures in Russia from time passed.
Episode | May 17th, 2018 | 47 mins 7 secs
baseball, blenders, chess, coffee, date night, deadpool, deadpool 2, edge, family, kids, little league, marvel, movies, ninja, ryan, school, tech, underwear, windows 10
Danny plans a date night for his wife and Ryan Reynolds while staying completely off the grid. Motz is on the hunt for the ultimate blender to make the perfect smoothie and worlds collide on Ninja madness.
Episode | May 10th, 2018 | 42 mins 36 secs
chess, coffee, fide, president, solo, star wars, stories, tech, whiskey
It is time for some Whiskey and some inter-galactic FIDE discussion as the election for the next FIDE president heats up. Danny and Motz give their thoughts on Solo: A Star Wars Story's record breaking pre-sale numbers. In addition to this they also share some lovely coffee stories.
Episode | May 3rd, 2018 | 40 mins 15 secs
avengers, boulder, captain america, chess, coffee, infinity war, life, marvel, movies, ouch, real estate, tech, television, west world
It is a new week, which means there is a new Marvel movie out. We try to not talk too many spoilers while still giving our full impressions. Motz talks about his biggest movie blunders and Danny tries to convince himself he isn't in a real estate pyramid scheme.
Episode | April 26th, 2018 | 52 mins 44 secs
chess, coffee, eyes, family, gadgets, glasses, gunnar, oxo, product, spain, tech, travel
Motz is back from his adventures in Spain and re-unites with Danny to talk about his latest coffee gadgets that hopefully solve Danny's problems he is having while at work. At the same time Danny missed Motzy so much that he can't hold back his excitement, but is making tough decisions in the world of chess.
Episode | April 12th, 2018 | 46 mins 20 secs
chess, coffee, cspan, french press, fun, kids, politics, pro chess league, senate, work setup, zuckerberg
Danny is back from hosting the epic conclusion to this year's Pro Chess League and dishes out all the details. Motz has plenty of input on chess, coffee, but also Zuckerberg's 4.5 hour long senate hearing! We discuss all this and more.
Episode | April 5th, 2018 | 42 mins 39 secs
chess, coffee, contest, lil, pro chess league, ready player one, travel
That is right 50 episodes! We did it!!!! We reflect on the last year, what brought us to this point, and why we love each other so much. Motz breaks down Ready Player One with his full review, Danny is heading off to the Pro Chess League, and family stuff happens again!
Episode | March 29th, 2018 | 52 mins 34 secs
apple, candidates tournament, chess, ipad, pay wall, pro chess league
Motz and Danny chat about Apple's new initiative to get the iPad into more schools, we break down the Pro Chess League and praise the hometown hero Caruana as he heads to take on our boy Carl!
Episode | March 22nd, 2018 | 30 mins 21 secs
candidates tournament, chess, coffee, comedy, family, pro chess league, shia labeouf
It has been a week and Motz has watched Actual Cannibal Shia Labeouf about 100 times, the Candidates tournament is in full swing, and the Pro Chess League is getting ready to enter the finals. We break down all of this and more.
Episode | March 15th, 2018 | 42 mins 36 secs
bullet journal, candidates, chess, coffee, hamilton, ikea, shia labeouf, smart car
The candidates tournament has officially kicked off and Danny gives his full impressions. We sidetrack to talk about Ikea trips, Hamilton, coffee drinking, and our love for Shia LaBeouf.
Episode | March 8th, 2018 | 38 mins 36 secs
2018 candidates, black panther, candidates, chess, coffee, magnus carlsen, movie, review, tech
This week we go the deepest into chess than on any other episode as we sit down and give our predictions for the 2018 Candidates!
Episode | March 1st, 2018 | 32 mins 26 secs
bachelor, bachelor winter games, chess, coffee, costa rica, crazyhouse, dad, get out, keanu, movie, olympics, soccer
That is right! Motz finally sat down and watched Get Out! Danny is heading off to Costa Rica and we sip our buttery smooth cups of coffee.
Episode | February 22nd, 2018 | 41 mins 29 secs
being an uncle, black panther, chess, coffee, family, fundraising, gifts, key lime pie, pie, pumpkin pie, thanksgiving
Motz makes the world's most expensive key lime pie, Danny recalls a thanksgiving to remember, we reflect on the new Mario movie, and Danny breaks down his thoughts on Black Panther.
Episode | February 15th, 2018 | 38 mins 23 secs
blue bottle, booster landing, chess, coffee, dates, dinner, heavy falcon, spacex, tesla, v-day, valentines day
Love is in the air and boosters are landing themselves back on earth! This week we discuss what we have done and will be doing for our loved ones, how amazing the SpaceX landing was, and how Danny is the happiest man on earth with his new coffee subscription!
Episode | February 8th, 2018 | 44 mins 52 secs
a star wars story, amazon, chess, chess960, coffee, costco, crazyhouse, hawaii, magnus, nakamura, party, receipts, shop local, solo, star wars, super bowl
That is right! There is a new Star Wars movie and we absolutely have to talk about it. Solo: A Star Wars Story we are coming for you. We don't stop there as we break down big upcoming chess tournaments, drinking local coffee, and review our super bowl stories.