The Talk Show ✪: Ep. 251, With Special Guest Merlin Mann

The Talk Show

‘Parking Meters in a Dirt Lot’, With Special Guest Merlin Mann

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Very special guest Merlin Mann returns to the show. Topics include sleep and sleep-tracking (with Apple Watch), regional fast-casual dining, the nature of podcasting, and, of course, more.

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Sleep-tracking Apple Watch apps:




Apple’s list of standard Mac keyboard shortcuts.

Vox: “How golf explains Donald Trump”.

Commander-in-Cheat — Rick Reilly’s new book on Trump.

Gino’s Burgers and Chicken — a fast food chain from the 1970s that served Kentucky Fried Chicken but was not a Kentucky Fried Chicken.

1984 NYT story on Massachussetts’s then-new — and still in place — law banning bars and restaurants from offering “Happy Hours”.

Philadelphia is incinerating half its recycling.

99% Invisible episode on where U.S. recycling often went: to China.

“The Banana Window” — 2011 episode of the old incarnation of The Talk Show where Merlin joined me as co-host while Dan was on paternity leave.

This episode of The Talk Show was edited by Caleb Sexton.