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  1. Nerdist Podcast: Morgan Freeman « Nerdist

    Such a great podcast. The little silences were uncomfortable and awkward, but it hits its stride around the 35-40 minute mark. Morgan Freeman is definitely a national treasure.

    I had to laugh at the part about getting your own branch, or as my mom/grandma called it, ‘switch.’ They’d give it a few test swings, and if it didn’t make the ‘woosh’ sound,  they’d pick one that would turn your ass into ground hamburger. The trick is to find a switch with just enough ‘woosh’ to sound painful but thick and with enough leaves to not actually cause pain. Thinking back, it’s a pretty cruel thing to make a kid do.

    The people complaining about this not being a ‘nerd’ podcast anymore, well, screw ‘em. This is Morgan Fucking Freeman. I think it’s great hearing from non-nerds who can offer a different perspective on the industry and life in general. 100% looking forward to the Tom Cruise one, solely because I don’t know what to expect.

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  2. Episode 20: Self Doubt with Merlin Mann — The Nudge

    How can we be sure that we’re on the right track? Doubt is the rust that eats away at our ability, as designers, to be confident that what we’re producing is good and worthwhile.

    In this episode Ross and Josh speak to professional speaking human Merlin Mann about overcoming or, perhaps, embracing self-doubt, to become better producers of quality work. Are we allowed to change our minds and how do we deal with the criticism that results from that?

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  3. Bonus Track | Mann Canon (Episode 194b)

    Many digressions from our “Kiki’s Delivery Service” episode, including all the stuff John Siracusa told us to remove because it’s just him making references to Merlin’s podcasts so obscure even Merlin doesn’t remember them.

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  4. 3: Libido of a Salesman

    Adam Lisagor, Guy English, and John Gruber talk about the blurring lines between marketing and entertainment, the death of "what’s on" content, and Jackass’ magnum opus. Interview excerpt: Richard Dreyfuss (available uncut as Screen Time 56). (Part 1 of 2)SPONSORSTransporter: personal cloud storage that lives in your house. Use offer code ELECTRIC75 (before 3/14/2014) for 25% off Transporter Sync at FileTransporter.comIgloo: try an intranet that you’ll actually like using. It’s free for up to ten users, and affordable beyond that. Click here to support the show, and sign up for their free SXSW event on 3/12 from 3:30-6:30pmPANELISTSAdam Lisagor (twitter) makes ads that are so engaging and fun that you forget they’re ads (because they’re engaging and fun). Guy English (twitter) should get to seeing Bad Grandpa when he isn’t blogging.John Gruber (twitter) is Daring Fireball and its commentary track, The Talk Show, as well as 1/3 of Q-Branch, who make Vesper.SHOWNOTESHouse of Cards is becoming one of the biggest broadcast shows on top of redefining what a "broadcast show" is with ripped-from-headlines subject matter.Home Box Office was such a revolutionary idea then that it’s weird they still feel shackled to "traditional" cable. Meanwhile, WWE is going the other direction.David Lynch on iPhone movie-watching, Kevin Spacey and Johnny Knoxville on The Daily Show.The studios used to own the movie theaters.Netflix’s first "original" series was Lilyhammer, but unlike House of Cards, they didn’t greenlight or produce (and therefore own) it.Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (trailer) is a much better movie than you may assume. One nutjob on the panel thinks it’s one of the best American movies in years.Enlisted makes a surprising ratings leap week-over-week thanks to DVR.Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee is one of our favorite TV shows not on TV.Farmed and Dangerous is propaganda designed to be entertaining. The Guardian looks at their decision to go in the direction of ecosystem marketing. Would Super Size Me have worked with a company logo slapped on it (or was that the question Spurlock tried to answer with POM Wonderful Presents The Greatest Movie Ever Sold)?Amazon devoured the UK’s Lovefilm whole last week and announced a new season of original series Alpha House, even though John Goodman has no idea how to tell people to go watch it, but no one knows how many people actually watched the first one. Gary Trudeau is taking a hiatus from Doonesbury to focus on this.Transparent sounds really good.

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  5. 5by5 | The Incomparable #182: Full-Fledged Force Mullet

    "Star Wars: Episode II — Attack of the Clones." (Part 1 of 2.)

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  6. 5by5 | The Prompt #30: The Internet in Your Pocket

    On the seventh anniversary of the original iPhone announcement, the boys take a look back at Steve Jobs’ keynote.

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  7. weblog - The Record

    This episode was recorded 15 May 2013 live and in person at The Omni Group’s lovely offices overlooking Lake Union in Seattle.

    You can download the m4a file or subscribe in iTunes or subscribe to the podcast feed.

    Luke Adamson is a founder of Toy Rockets. He’s a former instructor at the University of Washington’s iOS and Mac certificate program and a former developer at The Omni Group (where, among other things, he helped create OmniOutliner).

    This episode is sponsored by Microsoft Azure Mobile Services. Does your app need online services? Syncing? Storage? Mobile Services is the easiest way to get started. Create your own APIs. Write your code using JavaScript (Mobile Services runs Node.js). Store data in a SQL database and/or in blob storage. Develop using your favorite text editor and terminal app on your favorite computer — a Mac. And never ever worry about applying security patches to a server. A trial account is free.

    Things we mention, in order of appearance (roughly):




    Maze War

    Boise State U





    Commodore 64









    University of Idaho

    The Omni Group

    Texas A&M




    Lighthouse Design





    Standard & Poor’s



    McCaw Cellular

    Oracle 8

    Craig Federighi

    Bruce Arthur








    John Carmack





    Power Computing



    Swing Toolkit


    Ken Case

    Tim Wood

    Wil Shipley

    Greg Titus

    Andrew Abernathy

    Tom Bunch


    Steve Nygard







    Mazda RX-7



    Cinema Displays


    Everett, Washington

    Blue hair

    Sub-prime mortgages

    Bear Stearns

    Deutsche Bank

    Credit Suisse




    Deloitte Digital

    Societe General



    Jailbroken iPhones

    Lucas Newman

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  8. Clark Gregg Nerdist

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  9. The Verge Book Club Podcast: ‘Ship Breaker’ with Paolo Bacigalupi | The Verge

    September’s book club was Ship Breaker, a young adult novel set in a world ravaged by the effects of global warming. It’s a fast-paced, thoughtful story about family, environmental disaster, and…

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  10. 5by5 | The Incomparable #160: Super-secret Sony MiniDiscs

    "The Matrix."

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