This week Mike talks about being in downtown NYC during 9/11, being called a rugrat, lazy husbands, reactions to the iPhone 7, Narcos Season 2, and how humans can rationalize literally anything.
This week Mike talks about the new De La Soul album, self-promotion and entrepreneurship, the Facebook Trends algorithm, No Man's Sky, manufactured outrage, and taking time to contemplate things before reacting. Rest in peace, Gene Wilder.
Mike and Bryan discuss Batman v Superman and end with some thoughts on the dirtbag Trump.
- Ren and Stimpy Show - Space Madness
- iPhone 7 Headphones and Connectors
- Tony Hawk Did Another 900 Two Days Ago
- Halt and Catch Fire, Season 3!
- Spotify: “Mom! Apple isn’t playing fairrrrr”
- Just My Luck
- Letting Go of a Balloon
- Chris Evans Leaves Top Gear
- Uncle convinces niece that convertible car is trying to eat her
- The Blackbird
- There’s Something Going On
- I’m Not a Fan of the Reboot
- Why We Remake Certain Movies Over and Over Again
- Über-Average Income
- Ways to Remove “Um” From Your Speech
This week Mike talks about the self-centeredness of humans, WWDC 2016, the importance of emotion in product design, Beard Bash 2016, the Stairway to Heaven lawsuit, influence & remixing, and unethical cultural legends.
This week Mike is joined by special guest Marqus Aycart. They chop it up on technology, defining the elusive hipster, growing up in NYC in the 80s & 90s, Rutgers Newark, design school, the far left consuming itself, being street smart, and favorite beers.
This week Mike talks about all the negative responses to the new logo for Instagram, how we quickly adjust to change, sitting with your thoughts, the Irony of the Day, and America Beer.
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