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



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#208: Spinal Tap with Cowboy Hats

May 12th, 2023 · 94 minutes

For a main topic, John has a new project involving music playlists. Generational divides are identified, and we learn the lengths to which John will go for his ungrateful children.

#207: Between Ridiculous and Nonexistent

April 28th, 2023 · 105 minutes

John tells Merlin about Steam, and Merlin catches John up about Merlin.

#206: Hand Cuppers & Faucet Slurpers

April 14th, 2023 · 95 minutes

What happens in the bathroom can no longer stay in the bathroom.

#205: A Cumulative Warmth

March 31st, 2023 · 87 minutes

John has discovered a community of people who seem to kind of know what they're doing is weird, and Merlin repeats an anecdote about when he almost lost his mind from washing dishes with the absolutely incorrect soap.

#204: The Dump Valve​​

March 17th, 2023 · 88 minutes

How memory breaks.

#203: The Javicoli House

March 3rd, 2023 · 73 minutes

Unsurprisingly and delightfully, there is a lot of really good Follow-Up on John's recent medical adventure.

#202: Running Clear

February 18th, 2023 · 110 minutes

John shares details of a recent medical adventure, including an unexpectedly positive side effect.

#201: Look Behind the Potato

February 3rd, 2023 · 109 minutes

John has questions about Merlin's fraught history with drawing.

#200: The Genius Who Keeps Retiring

January 20th, 2023 · 146 minutes

What's a thing you had as a kid that you kind of wish your kids could've had?

#199: Reverse Gift of the Magi

January 6th, 2023 · 102 minutes

It's time for Holiday Results, which somehow includes strong opinions on labeling leftovers, preparing strawberries, and sweating "le mot juste." Also, ponies are considered.