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



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#182: Disapproval Has a Scent

May 13th, 2022 · 103 minutes

On the heels of releasing their annual member episode, John and Merlin answer some of the very good questions posed by one of their friend-guests at length.

#181: I Saw Your Wife

April 29th, 2022 · 135 minutes

John has project updates pertaining to his security camera journey, including his exasperation at the lack of one blindingly obvious feature. Also, your hosts talk about "Severance."

#180: I’m Doing a Lot of Stuff with Computers Right Now

April 17th, 2022 · 103 minutes

Your hosts dive into some recent features introduced by Plex—several of which would seem to scratch some of the itches brought up in their recent streaming media discussions.

#179: I Believe in the System…Kind Of

March 31st, 2022 · 116 minutes

This week, the main topic is John's Main Topic.

#178: Ill-Advised Fashion Muse

March 19th, 2022 · 87 minutes

John finally presents an authentic Italian-American's take on the "doing Italian food wrong" meme.

#177: I Have Dim Hopes

March 5th, 2022 · 127 minutes

Your hosts dive deep on John's recent post about streaming video apps and a follow-up post about how people feel about the streaming apps they use.

#176: The Curse of Convenience

February 19th, 2022 · 99 minutes

Your hosts dive deep on "spaces."

#175: One Giant Mountain

February 5th, 2022 · 108 minutes

John has important updates on his body.

#174: Cardamom & Turmeric

January 21st, 2022 · 85 minutes

John tells us why Sony is breaking his heart and making his journey to buying a new television more difficult than it needs to be.

#173: The Chicken Project

January 6th, 2022 · 101 minutes

This week's main topic concerns Merlin's Wisdom Project.