March 24, 2015 at 5:00PM •
1 hour 16 minutes
TOPIC: Thinking Patterns and Thinking Bias
This week, Dan and Merlin talk in detail about how our unconscious patterns of thinking can damage our quality of life and hinder our ability to grow.
March 16, 2015 at 5:45PM •
1 hour 12 minutes
TOPIC: A lotta ins, a lotta outs, a lotta what-have-yous.
This week, Dan and Merlin are all thrown off since they're recording on a Monday. Weird, right?
They mostly talk about the respective states of comics and Apple fandom.
March 10, 2015 at 3:00PM •
1 hour 7 minutes
TOPIC: The weather is not the sky.
This week, Dan and Merlin talk about discovering the challenges that help you to thrive—and grow.
March 3, 2015 at 11:00AM •
1 hour 35 minutes
TOPIC: Less of an Island.
This week Dan and Merlin talk about time, negotiations, and what we want (and don't want) from our email apps.
February 24, 2015 at 6:45PM •
1 hour 40 minutes
TOPIC: Throwing Stars and Managers
This week, Dan and Merlin talk about working in a beehive and discuss whether they played D&D properly.
February 17, 2015 at 6:45PM •
1 hour 33 minutes
TOPIC: Illness, Late Night TV, AI in the home, and Talking Baby Dolls
This week, Merlin battles the flu to talk with Dan about late night television, binge watching, talking baby dolls, and the kind of artificial intelligence we really need.
February 10, 2015 at 1:45PM •
1 hour 40 minutes
TOPIC: Scoping the Minimally-Viable Me
This week, Dan and Merlin catch up on illness, Marvel comics, and what-have-you, but end up talking a lot about who we really are—who "I" actually am. Merlin eventually slips into an imbued and mildly-psychedelic fugue state that may strike the listener as alternately insightful and insane.
January 27, 2015 at 5:00PM •
1 hour 18 minutes
TOPIC: Work as Practice
This week Dan and Merlin chew on some of the numerous eternal imponderables of creative work—with a special focus on "work as practice."
January 21, 2015 at 10:30PM •
2 hours 8 minutes
With Merlin on sabbatical, Dan is joined by John Roderick to discuss his recent visit to Africa, the military, corporate friends, strategic thinking, the Internet, digital books and albums, echoes, playmobil figures, measuring your arms, the tribal world, selling coats on the internet, and more.
January 13, 2015 at 3:00PM •
1 hour 43 minutes
TOPIC: "I am NOT talking about bartending."
A kind of two-parter this week.
First up, a meditation on invasive thoughts, how they can take over our lives, and how we can maybe learn to deal with them.
Second (starting about 38 minutes in), a VERY SPOILER-HEAVY dissection of the amazing new time travel movie, Predestination.