Systematic Retired


A weekly discussion about creativity, productivity, work, and everything Mac and iOS.

Hosted by Brett Terpstra.

#102: Startup Religions with Brian Alvey

June 24, 2014 at 5:00PM • 1 hour 9 minutes

Brett chats with Brian Alvey, chief scientist of Ceros and an entrepreneur, investor and advisor. The conversation covers meeting the creators of the most popular technologies, startup "religions," meditation and more.

#101: Safety First with Jordan Cooper

June 17, 2014 at 5:00PM • 1 hour 8 minutes

Jordan Cooper, standup comedian and web marketer swings by to talk about punk rock, DIY, poker, and hecklers.

#100: Episode 100 with Merlin Mann

June 10, 2014 at 5:30PM • 1 hour 21 minutes

Merlin Mann joins Brett to discuss Apple, WWDC, sleep habits and home entertainment.

#99: Dave Hamilton and Moisés Chiullan - Drums, Routers and WWDC

June 5, 2014 at 10:00AM • 42 minutes

An in-studio podcast with Dave Hamilton and Moisés Chiullan. Recorded at New Relic's studio in San Francisco. Drummer's personalities, random chatter about networking, and a lively speed-round of Top Three Picks.

(Brett apologizes to all the devs who responded to his invitation and ended up listening to a podcast by a bunch of podcasters. He will make it up over time.)

#98: Reading, writing and 'rithmetic with Brett Kelly

May 27, 2014 at 3:00PM • 1 hour 10 minutes

Brett Kelly, newly-independent writer and author of Evernote Essentials, talks about language, imposter syndromes, and teaching math.

#97: Phillip Broughton - Sub-zero radioactive bartending

May 20, 2014 at 5:00PM • 1 hour 6 minutes

NOTE: This episode contains at least one swear word and may not be suitable for sensitive listeners.

Phillip Broughton, health physicist, South Pole bartender and creator of Black Blood of The Earth stops by for a fascinating conversation on radiation, mixology and his favorite games, among other topics…

#96: Economic Audiophilia with Matthew Ward

May 13, 2014 at 4:00PM • 1 hour 12 minutes

Matthew Ward, contributor to Macworld and TechHive, writes audio equipment reviews for a living. That, and working in Computational Biology... don't worry, he didn't spend too long trying to teach Brett what that meant --- it's more about whiskey and headphones.

#95: Robert McGinley Myers - Tech Anxiety

May 6, 2014 at 5:00PM • 1 hour 5 minutes

Robert McGinley Myers joins Brett to discuss working in public radio, creative writing, blogging, and coping with email and tech anxiety.

#94: Work Overload With David Chartier

April 29, 2014 at 1:00PM • 1 hour 7 minutes

From primal color preferences to the advent and decline of rollerblading, David Chartier (tech writer, AgileBits Herald) talks with Brett about the things that really matter.

#93: Appropriating Tech with Alex Enkerli

April 22, 2014 at 2:15PM • 1 hour 4 minutes

Alex Enkerli, an ethnologist living in Montreal, joins Brett to discuss ethnography, appropriating tech and user innovation driving technological progress.