January 28, 2014 at 2:45PM • 1 hour 41 minutes
TOPIC: Better Sleep Habits
This week, Dan and Merlin do a deep dive on building better sleep habits with a focus on the paradoxes and planning of daily activities that can make all the difference.
January 21, 2014 at 5:00PM • 1 hour 31 minutes
TOPIC: Isolation and Identity
This week, Dan and Merlin talk about civility, identity, Florida, and how you can't unsee Idiocracy.
January 14, 2014 at 4:00PM • 1 hour 23 minutes
TOPIC: The Attention Stack
This week, Dan and Merlin talk about—what?—maybe the attention stack. How what we pay attention to (and, yes spend our time on) can't help but affect how we see, think, feel, and decide.
Not happy with any of those things? Start working your way down the stack.
January 7, 2014 at 3:45PM • 1 hour 15 minutes
TOPIC: The thoughts we think. And think. And think.
This week, Dan and Merlin talk about anxiety, compulsive thoughts, and how to at least crack an air hole in a big problem.
Way of the future.
December 31, 2013 at 12:00PM • 1 hour 15 minutes
TOPIC: Consistency, Change, and Counting-Down
This week, Dan and Merlin return to the evergreen topic of new year's resolutions. Remember: in the main, you are what you've already done a lot.
December 24, 2013 at 12:00PM • 1 hour 7 minutes
TOPIC: Christmas and Control
This week, Dan and Merlin meander through holiday matters, including the Winter Warlock-like impotence of having your electric meter blow up on Christmas Eve Eve.
December 17, 2013 at 4:00PM • 1 hour 27 minutes
This week, Dan and Merlin meander around the meaning of, "enough," pondering the deep existential pit we dig for ourselves and maybe how to get out of it.
Merry Christmas. Get your head out of your ass.
December 10, 2013 at 4:00PM • 1 hour 19 minutes
TOPIC: Criticism and Its Discontents
This week, Dan and Merlin talk about criticism, people who don't like you, and how much to let each have anything to do with the work you produce.
December 3, 2013 at 5:00PM • 1 hour 1 minute
TOPIC: Gooseneck Options
This week, with Dan re-sick and Merlin full of beans, the boys do a deep dive on hand washing, purpose-built bathroom activity gadgets, and the benefits of arming our children.
November 26, 2013 at 4:00PM • 1 hour 20 minutes
TOPIC: Perfectionism and Procrastination
This week, Dan and Merlin talk about why the classic meanings of perfectionism mostly miss the mark; it's less about being scared to finish and more about being terrified to start.