September 15, 2015 at 2:00PM •
1 hour 55 minutes
TOPIC: Knowing what you'll need to know.
This week, Dan and Merlin answer a listener question about how the "slow your roll" thought technology can apply to learning new skills.
September 8, 2015 at 4:00PM •
1 hour 38 minutes
TOPIC: Stop that train!
This week, Dan and Merlin talk about some ideas for noticing and then battling the surfeits of negative thought that sometimes threaten to overrun us.
Also: talk of a cool new computer mouse, evolution in the comic book industry, and what constitutes "real camping."
September 1, 2015 at 5:00PM •
1 hour 35 minutes
TOPIC: Practice, practice, practice.
This week, Dan and Merlin talk about the perilous wonders of practice of all kinds.
August 25, 2015 at 3:45PM •
1 hour 22 minutes
TOPIC: Losing hit points.
This week, Dan and Merlin talk about the stuff you have to do to stay healthy and well—and the rocky path to realizing when you have to actually "make it a thing."
There's also some follow-up on OTA antennas, car keys, and how little most of us really understand about the media industries.
August 18, 2015 at 5:45PM •
1 hour 41 minutes
TOPIC: Compensatory muscles
This week, Dan and Merlin talk about how much emotions can become like physical injuries—and what happens when we try to overcompensate for either.
August 11, 2015 at 4:00PM •
1 hour 19 minutes
TOPIC: Can I ask you a question?
This week, Dan and Merlin talk about the complexities of communicating effectively via email. They also begin to sketch out a unified field theory for escalating communication media based on informational and emotional destiny.
Also, more thoughts on The Smiths, plus some recommendations on books and comics for kids.
August 4, 2015 at 7:00PM •
1 hour 53 minutes
TOPIC: Don't just be the meatbag in the room.
This week, Dan and Merlin talk about "the fill-in guy," TV shows they're loving, listener feedback, improving presentations, The Smiths, the evolution of podcasts, contact management woes, and remembering what you're capable of.
July 28, 2015 at 4:00PM •
1 hour 58 minutes
With Merlin on sabbatical (returning next week), Dan is once again joined by John Roderick. They discuss the significance of dreams, sleep paralysis, unexplained phenomenon, alien abductions, a relationship with magic, the importance of history, night terrors, and leaving a legacy.
July 21, 2015 at 3:15PM •
2 hours 8 minutes
With Merlin on sabbatical, Dan is joined by John Roderick to talk about being a candidate, taking care of yourself, managing introversion, trying on ideas without fear, the Thirty Years War, and the struggle of being a generalist.
July 14, 2015 at 1:15PM •
1 hour 32 minutes
TOPIC: The perils and joys of just getting started.
This week's episode is chockablock with awesomeness, from the sublime to the ridiculous. It ends on a very inspiring note. But, en route:
- Mexican guys love Morrissey
- Shabbos goys cause fire to be created
- An eruv is an ad hoc house described by string
- Merlin has Aloha for Judaism
- Teaching History is hard
- America owes some apologies
- Endorsing "Ordinary People Change the World" books
- Endorsing Mr. Robot and Humans
- Thanks for great Holacracy feedback (more later)
- Feedback on Merlin's lightning cable corrosion
- Dan's Concern: Acura recall
- What's up with "over the shoulder syndrome?"
- Is it dangerous to talk on a phone in the car?
- Is it dangerous to approbate?
- HUGE followup on "perfect is the enemy of the good"
- Just make a mark on a page.