This week Mike and Bryan talk politics. What?! They had to. The elephant in the room was too big. Next episode they'll be back to their regular scheduled bitching about other topics.
This week Mike talks about the human tendency to harp on the negative, pattern recognition, loss aversion, the new basic economy class for flights, how great it is to fly Virgin America, and digging deep to find great culture.
This week Mike talks to himself about finding pull-up bars in San Francisco, classic movies, designers getting over their egos, listening to your clients, the difference between artists and designers, Adobe Animate CC (RIP Flash), Khoi Vinh's perspective on Superman, and how crappy Budweiser is.
This week Mike talks to himself about people at the gym who should be at work, how people you interview with are no better than you, teaching critical thinking over coding, peak 80s nostalgia, and tax season for freelancers.
This week Mike talks to himself about The Godfather Trilogy, being in Jersey for Christmas, how nothing is better than Breaking Bad, the glasses frames racket, where hip hop samples come from, and the music he's listening to.
This week Mike and Bryan discuss Google's cardboard VR viewer in the NYTimes, self-driving cars, San Francisco's white, tech bro culture, SF and NY rents, movies, and Bryan's sketchy electricity in his apartment.
This week Mike talks with special guest, friend, and owner of Doze, Brandon Smith. Doze is San Francisco's first and best nap studio (Michael tried it out, he knows). They discuss what it's like starting your own business with your own money (aka bootstrapping), behavioral economics, and all the interesting and unexpected things that have happened since Brandon launched in October.
- This episode opens with a scene from What About Bob?
- at about 6:45 minute mark is a clip from Fight Club (on insomnia)
- at about 26:10 is the sleeping scene from Tommy Boy
- the outro music is Go To Sleep by Radiohead
This week Mike rants to himself about San Francisco's crap subway (aka BART), the bicycles on BART, dicks that don't give up their seats for ladies, the lack of hustle in SF commuters, spineless SF drivers, people not wanting to pay for good design, the World Series, and New Jersey. This episode opens with a clip from A Streetcar Named Desire.
This week Michael and Bryan discuss getting older, walking down stairs, Bryan’s iPhone 6S, iOS 9 News app and Bryan’s October Horrorshow.
This week Mike and his brother Mark discuss Mark’s book-reading addiction, the experience of reading physical books , how we become variations of our parents, Doom, Kim Davis, and New York.
This week Mike and Bryan discuss the summer, hearing loss, brown noise, ten years of podcasting in iTunes, Cavs-vs-Warriors, stadiums & cities, OS X El Capitan, edits on DailyExhaust.com, martinis & breasts, the Confederate Flag, and the power of symbols.
This week Mike and Bryan discuss Bryan’s new book, The Blasted Lands, Bryan’s bet on the Republican dark horse presidential nominee, and Mike’s Creed Tweet to Kevin Rose.
This week Mike and Bryan discuss the the GWB, the Indy 500, NASCAR, F1, Big Sur, Mad Men, cable tv, high school reunions, blogging, and crappy expensive Internet in the U.S.