John Siracusa and Merlin Mann try to figure out exactly how they got this way.



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#223: The Problem Is It’s Accurate

December 9th, 2023 · 82 minutes

Merlin's networking is not working, John continues to be vexed by UK speakers, and they both can't stop talking about the software and services that ostensibly exists to help them watch moving pictures on the TV.

#222: It’s Captured My Almonds

November 24th, 2023 · 95 minutes

Your hosts return to topics around AI—with a focus on the new class of wearables intended to bridge the gap between meatspace and The Great Intelligence.

#221: Best, First, Favorite

November 10th, 2023 · 104 minutes

As a main topic, your hosts officially introduce their concept of "Best, First, Favorite" (or "BFF"). An exegesis ensues on the distinctions and purposes of this powerful new Thought Technology.

#220: The Light From a Dying Star

October 31st, 2023 · 80 minutes

Your hosts talk about pronunciation and BFFs.

#219: Theater Kids and Sad People

October 13th, 2023 · 98 minutes

Your hosts discuss Station Eleven and strategies for surviving a given apocalypse.

#218: Train Parliament

September 29th, 2023 · 72 minutes

John introduces an unusual work-from-home practice. Which leads to your hosts wondering how they would row across the ocean in an open boat.

#217: Broken on Both Ends

September 15th, 2023 · 89 minutes

How should we be supporting social media platforms we like (or hope to like)?

#216: Erroneous Beeping

September 1st, 2023 · 77 minutes

In Follow-up, John shares some updates on his tile and paint journey. Also, he reaches a critical junction in the saga of his freezer.

#215: They Did Start Tomorrow

August 19th, 2023 · 124 minutes

In Follow-Up, John has updates on his omnibus home improvement project. As a main topic, Merlin is interrogated about his AI journey.

#214: First Farm in New York

August 4th, 2023 · 86 minutes

John reports in with his Vacation Results, but he seems reluctant to set Merlin up with his aunt.