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

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#2: Thrown to the Wolves of Puberty

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.

#1: We All Ruined It Together

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.