John Siracusa and Merlin Mann try to figure out exactly how they got this way.
June 11th, 2015 · 108 minutes
In this episode, John and Merlin discuss the origins of the show, including their contrasting approaches to authority, conformity, and contrariness.
Also, Merlin credits John with helping him become less horrible, and John deposes Merlin about his year in military school.
June 3rd, 2015 · 129 minutes
In this inaugural episode of Season 1, John and Merlin begin framing the conversation on exactly how they got how they are.
From the dungeons of Usenet to the dragons of roving bullies, origins are explored, awkwardness is catalogued, and differences are provisionally reconciled.