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20: Talking about the show on the show

We're about to take a short break! This episode is about where the show has been and where it is going. John sings the praises of incrementalism. Our list of dream guests is getting long.

Duration: 00:34:28

19: Idealogical Purity Ideas (with Brianna Wu)

Brianna is running for Congress! She stops by to share her insights about the work of running a campaign, seeking to support people you don't agree with, and why Millennials need to take direct action instead of making symbolic political gestures. We also get into info security, online harassment, and then some inside-baseball talk about Apple and the future of gaming. We really hate asking, but your reviews on Apple Podcasts really do make a difference. Please consider rating and...

Duration: 00:55:56

18: Eventually it sucks less (with Merlin Mann)

Merlin stops by to talk about finding a job that fits you, prototyping your future, and manufacturing care. Then we have a lot of rapid fire questions for him. Special Guest: Merlin Mann.

Duration: 00:59:48

17: Make the Internet Better (with Anil Dash)

Anil Dash (Founder / Writer / Speaker / Blogger / Preeminent force on the Internet) argues for a new definition of "open" on the web. We ask for advice on how to be more inclusive as a non-manager. Daniel has some big ideas about infrastructure. Hit us up on Twitter: John: @johnrudolphdrex Daniel: @dcoulbourne Fits and Starts: @fitsandstarts Special Guest: Anil Dash.

Duration: 00:59:05

16: Six-month-ago You (with Adam Wathan)

Programmer, author, and teacher Adam Wathan stops by to talk about working in public, asking stupid questions, charting a weird career path, and dropping knowledge on your peers. Hit us up on Twitter: Fits and Starts: @fitsandstarts Daniel: @dcoulbourne John: @johnrudolphdrex

Duration: 00:31:00

15: Bottle Episode

We just saw each other in Chicago! John is a friend of The show is changing. John is afraid that his life is too comfortable. Daniel thinks it's all about leaning into your fear. We think that Donald Trump and Smash Mouth are indications that we are indeed living in a simulation. Hit us up on Twitter: John Drexler: @johnrudolphdrex Daniel Coulbourne: @DCoulbourne Fits and Starts: @fitsandstarts

Duration: 00:36:26

14: Obvious Questions Without Obvious Answers (with Estelle Caswell)

Along with our guest Estelle Caswell, we discuss Twitter, YouTube comments, and how to handle negative feedback (especially in public). Then we talk about that magical moment when your work becomes less scary to you. Finally, we talk about Kanye West, Lil' Wayne, and Kendrick Lamar. Estelle Caswell is a video producer at Vox Dot Com ( ). Here's a list of our favorite videos she made: Rapping Deconstructed: Kanye...

Duration: 00:32:31

10: Strapped to the Mast (with Zay Smallman)

Along with our inaugural guest host Zay Smallman, we discuss who should and shouldn't take venture capital money, misadventures in Human Resources, and John takes Zay to task on strategy in the film industry. Zay is a co-founder at Fancy Rhino and Mama Bear Studios.

Duration: 00:52:17

8: Maslow's Hierarchy of Goals

We talk about growing out of being a slug-like process person. John claims erroneously to be a Californian. What does it take to claim that you've been to a state. John was late to recording this episode because he has disabled all notifications on his devices.

Duration: 00:41:08