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



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#187: Beauty Fades

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John is discovering life with SwiftUI to be a bit of a drag.

#186: QD-OLED Vaccine

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Is it the after times yet?

#185: A Shirt’s Journey

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Your hosts have—at least by their standards—a pretty big announcement.

#184: Back Door Preparation

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How to Talk to People.

#183: The Pinching Opportunities

May 27th, 2022 · 111 minutes

In a conversation both sprawling and comically on-brand, your hosts explore the concept of doing things "properly."

#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.