In 1972, a British scientist sounded the alarm that sugar – and not fat – was the greatest danger to our health. But his findings were ridiculed and his reputation ruined. How did the world’s top nutrition scientists get it so wrong for so long?
In July 2014, Brett interviewed John Roderick about how he became a
professional musician. The conversation evolved into a compelling,
serialized narrative that couldn’t be contained in not just one, nor two,
nor even three episodes.
We present the resulting four-part epic uninterrupted, with the exception
of brief transitions from one chapter to the next. Think of The Origin of
John Roderick as an improvisational book on tape, with each chapter
recorded a few weeks apart.
The end of the year can be a strange, cold, and lonely time. We hope this
keeps your brain warm until 2015.
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In which we talk with the brilliantly undefinable—yet always gracious—special guest: Merlin Mann. Best known as a cornerstone of the classic indie band Bacon Ray, he’s apparently also a prolific podcaster, renowned blogger, sometimes-comedian, and index card enthusiast. However, he’s here today because of his (and all joking aside) amazing insight into, advice about, and dissection of the areas of productivity, motivation, and, well, just trying to get there. As he tackles our listeners’ questions (as well as our own), we get a couple hours of some classic Merlin-Mann-ing.
Sometimes, on his way to work, a feeling of pressure begins thumping in Paul Ford’s chest. His breaths shorten. They speed up. And sometimes, in those moments of extreme anxiety, Paul’s phone talks to him. It tells him everything that’s wrong with him.
Judge John Hodgman
It’s a brand new year with brand new cases. Judge Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse return to chambers to clear out the docket for the first time in 2015.
San Francisco Bay area! See Judge John Hodgman Live! Judge Hodgman will return to mete out justice as part of SF Sketchfest on Friday, February 6th at Marines Memorial Theater.
More information about the show and Sketchfest available here.
The show is sold out, but we’re still seeking case submissions! You do not need to have purchased a ticket to submit a case to be heard that evening! If you and another party
reside in the SF Bay area, or will be able to attend the show on February 6
have a legitimate beef, large or small
… write us with the details! Send it directly to firstname.lastname@example.org or submit via our webform here.
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If you want to check out the prank calls linked to us by listener Priztats, you can find them below (may include bad language - be warned).
John Roderick and Merlin Mann’s exclusive interview with Asher Vollmer, creator of the diabolical iOS game, Threes.
This week Myke is joined by Merlin Mann. They talk about preparing for changes in life and preparing for podcasts, trying to understand what people enjoy, avoiding analytics and a look back at inbox zero.
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John Roderick (musician, podcaster) tells the tale of how his music career started.
Wham Bam Pow
This week, we’re back with a look at Brad Pitt’s highest grossing film, the zombie drama/thriller World War Z! Plus, in honor of Mr. Pitt’s myriad accomplishments, we pitch him new projects in diverse genres. We bet he’s thrilled!
We’re taking next week off, but we’ll be back on July 18th with a review of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, which opens July 11th.
Follow us on Twitter! Cameron is @cameronesposito, Rhea is @rheabutcher and Ricky is @rickycarmona. Discuss the show using the hashtag #WhamBamPow!
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Merlin Mann and Dan Benjamin talk about Glengarry Glen Ross.
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