Quit Retired


Quit is about change, the challenges of improving your career, making tough decisions, and starting something awesome.

Hosted by Dan Benjamin.

#29: The Burden of Being Number One

June 28, 2013 at 6:15PM • 1 hour 25 minutes

Dan and Haddie are joined in the studio by the host of ScamSchool.tv and NSFWshow, Brian Brushwood, and, the founder of Amplifier and host of the upcoming 5by5 show The Capital, Joel Bush. They discuss the benefits of competition, Paul Thomas Anderson's film, There Will Be Blood (2007), Steve Jobs' response to Android, the competition between Coca-Cola and Pepsi, the pseudo-rivalry that exists between podcasters, strategies utilized by rivals to crush competitors, an article about a failing startup, and later they take some calls.

#28: XOXO, A Love Story

June 19, 2013 at 1:45PM • 1 hour 12 minutes

Dan and Haddie talk to Andy Baio and Andy McMillan about the 2013 XOXO conference September 19th-22nd in Portland, OR, and discuss broader issues including the courage it takes to produce an independent event, the risks and rewards of collaborating with like-minded people, dealing with the fear of success, and more.

#27: Oh, Have I Got Your Attention Now?

June 8, 2013 at 11:00AM • 1 hour 27 minutes

Dan and Danielle talk about the film adaptation Glengarry Glen Ross (1992) and discuss the toxic, cut-throat world of sales. Later they take calls and they hear from Studio Kittie, Angry Guy, and more.

#26: This Is Not My Beautiful Life

May 31, 2013 at 4:00PM • 1 hour 21 minutes

Dan is joined by Matt Haughey, founder of MetaFilter and briefly Glenn Fleishman to discuss what it truly means to run a business.

#25: Hang Up, I Don't Care

May 24, 2013 at 4:45PM • 1 hour 47 minutes

Dan and Haddie discuss 26-year old CEO David Karp's use of profanity at the end of his release about Yahoo's recent acquisition of Tumblr. Later they take calls and talk about the various issues that come up when doing a Kickstarter, give advice about transitioning from full time student and worker to full time entrepreneur, and more.

#24: Scott Johnson

May 17, 2013 at 3:45PM • 1 hour 19 minutes

Dan interviews Scott Johnson, founder of FrogPants Studios, a hub of nerd and geek media including comics, web art, illustration, podcasts, and more. Scott hosts and produces 9 shows, both daily and weekly, which span a range of topics including apps, comics, early TV pilots, video games, and more. Scott also produces the webcomic My Extra Life. Dan and Scott address issues of making it on one's own terms, seeking out a creative community, spreading the creative spark across different mediums, getting help to steer business, and more.

#23: That's What The Money's For

May 10, 2013 at 4:30PM • 1 hour 24 minutes

Dan discusses the pros and cons of working remotely and, later, takes calls and talks to Robert Sha, the creator of the Capsule minimalist wallet, Josh Centers, the new managing editor for TidBits, and more.

#22: Depressed in the Midwest

May 3, 2013 at 4:30PM • 1 hour 36 minutes

Dan is joined by Associate Producer Danielle Moser to discuss dressing up for work as it relates to interviews, productivity, and how it can affect the way you think about yourself and your outlook. They also address the problem of having CEOs dress down during keynote addresses and, later, Dan takes calls and discusses job-seeking, dealing with a bad boss, whether or not to work while going back to school, using a cool idea as the basis for a Kickstarter, and more.

#21: Quit & Analyze

April 26, 2013 at 6:45PM • 1 hour 41 minutes

Dan is joined by a familiar guest, Marco Arment, to take calls and discuss Marco's very recent sale of Instapaper. They delve deeper and discuss when to hire, outsourcing, feeling burnt out, when to sell, and being selective about which company gets to buy what you've built. They take some listener calls and answer questions about job-seeking in a new town, how to come up with the next great idea, the reinvention of the corporate stooge, what to consider when you're desperate for freelance work, and what to do when you get let go from your job.

Special guest Marco Arment.

#20: Jeff Raider

April 19, 2013 at 6:00PM • 1 hour 13 minutes

Dan and guest Jeff Raider, one of the founders of Warby Parker and Harry's, discuss startups, investors, and timing as it relates to quitting your job to work on your dream.