February 18, 2014 at 1:00PM • 1 hour 27 minutes
Merlin and Dan talk about Library Elf, app launchers like Quicksilver and Alfred, Stanley Kubrick, pushing people to create greatness, not knowing what you like until you see it, the typefaces of Moon, and more.
February 11, 2014 at 2:00PM • 1 hour 38 minutes
TOPIC: Why We Have Doors.
This week, Dan and Merlin talk about internet nostalgia, hacking vs. whacking, and why we have doors for a reason.
February 4, 2014 at 3:00PM • 1 hour 22 minutes
TOPIC: The Spreadsheet of You
This week, Dan and Merlin talk more about sleep and how self-quantization can goose your mindfulness.
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.