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



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#51: Pull Here, Dummy

May 3rd, 2017 · 119 minutes

This week, John and Merlin fret about their kids’ health and inherited emotional baggage. Merlin fails at becoming Sisyphus, while John is pessimistic about keeping anything in pairs.

John shares his recent experience at a concert by his celebrity crushes, Aimee Mann and Jonathan Coulton. Jonathan gets dressy, and Aimee receives an important message from the Ancient Bird.

Finally, talk turns to travel, with both of your hosts having recently returned from time away from home. John shares tales from his first extracontinental journey, including miles of walking, weird money, and a dramatic run-in with airport adhesives.

(Recorded Tuesday, April 25, 2017)

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Links and Show Notes

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