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



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#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.

#198: Baby Alive

December 23rd, 2022 · 89 minutes

John's family archive project produces some remarkable voices from the past.

#197: My Waking-Hour Pie

December 9th, 2022 · 93 minutes

#196: Less Talk, More Squawk

November 25th, 2022 · 99 minutes

Upon Merlin's request, John generously provides a tour of his app, SwitchGlass.

#195: Sloppy Focus

November 12th, 2022 · 103 minutes

Trade-offs, risks, and feature requests relating to the next generation of panopticons.

#194: Hard Four

October 28th, 2022 · 89 minutes

John has been looking into the unclaimed property of Massachusetts, but Merlin always assumes everything like this is some kind of jam-up.

#193: The Wrong Helen

October 14th, 2022 · 91 minutes

John aggressively interrogates a new Secret Weird Thing Merlin Does.