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



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#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.

#213: Double Crown

July 21st, 2023 · 89 minutes

John interrogates the source of Merlin's recent infection.