I can’t remember the first time I saw Sneakers, but I was surely no more than around ten years old. A nerd since birth, but more recently discovering my future as a computer nerd, Sneakers spoke to me like few movies of the time were able to. It was fun, interesting, and exciting.

I didn’t understand half of it, but I didn’t care.

As a grown man, I can see there’s so much more to Sneakers than I had ever understood as a kid. It’s a much deeper movie than I gave it credit for, and in these awful times, more prescient than I’m comfortable with.


As I’ve said before, I consider The Incomparable to be the major leagues of podcasting. I’ve appeared on the show a couple times before, and every time, it’s a tremendous honor.

On this episode, I was joined by host Jason Snell, my ATP co-host John Siracusa, Erika Ensign, and Dan Moren to discuss the film. I had a blast, and if you’re my kind of nerd, I think you will enjoy it too.

One of these days, if I’m asked to return, I’ll remember to come up with a pithy closing remark. 🤦🏻‍♂️