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#15 - Maker weeks & feedback loops

Two things today: First, a bit of follow-up from last episode. We’re alternating weeks where one of us is in “maker mode” and the other is i

4 Jul 24, 2020 by Dan Shipper and Nathan Baschez

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#14 - Focus pocus

As the Everything bundle grows, Nathan’s focus seems to have disappeared. Dan helps him troubleshoot, and by the end of the episode, we deci

4 Jul 22, 2020 by Dan Shipper and Nathan Baschez

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#46 - Is Substack really milquetoast?

Dan and Nathan discuss one of many recent takes on Substack, and try to offer a counterpoint to the idea that newsletter writers need to mak

4 Nov 26, 2020 by Dan Shipper and Nathan Baschez

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#52 - Inside The Prediction Game, with Andre Plaut

Dan and Nathan welcome Andre Plaut, creator of The Prediction Game—a competition to predict the events of the coming year for a tantalizing

4 Dec 24, 2020 by Dan Shipper and Nathan Baschez

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#34 - A Rough Week

After catching up with the latest from Coinbase and its employees, Nathan tells Dan about his week…which honestly sounds more like a country

4 Oct 9, 2020 by Dan Shipper and Nathan Baschez

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#45 - Fleets, Reels, and Shop usher us into a period of turbulence

Dan and Nathan ponder the latest features shipped by Twitter and Instagram, and the reactions to both. At what point do compelling experienc

3 Nov 19, 2020 by Dan Shipper and Nathan Baschez

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#33 - How to use Spatial Organizing

Dan takes Nathan through his Superorganizers piece on Spatial Organizing. The technique is useful for a pretty much any project, from writin

3 Oct 7, 2020 by Dan Shipper and Nathan Baschez

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#41 - A Bad Situation…Compounded

Special Emergency Pod! We invited our friend Mario Gabriele on the show to talk about his experience this week publicly staring down a $6 b

3 Nov 2, 2020 by Dan Shipper and Nathan Baschez

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#35 - Tricking Nat Eliason into joining the Bundle

Nat Eliason talks to Dan and Nathan about Almanack, his brand-new Bundle newsletter exploring everything it takes for you to live a life tha

3 Oct 16, 2020 by Dan Shipper and Nathan Baschez

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#10 - Escaping the trough of writing sorrow

Dan and Nathan commiserate over their writing slump and strategize how to escape it. Meanwhile, Adam’s essay hits the top of Hacker News! T

3 Jul 9, 2020 by Dan Shipper and Nathan Baschez

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#48 - Consumable Software

Nathan loops Dan in on something he thought was a problem: falling in and out of love with different software too quickly. Turns out, it’s m

3 Dec 10, 2020 by Dan Shipper and Nathan Baschez

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#21 - What’s the right kind of bad?

In a follow-up to their conversation with executive coach Brian Wang last episode, Dan and Nathan discuss addressing small pain points — bot

3 Aug 19, 2020 by Dan Shipper and Nathan Baschez

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#11 - Two entrepreneurs and a journalist walk into a podcast

Today, Dan and Nathan welcome guest Alex Kantrowitz to Talk Therapy! (This is a special episode that’s twice as long as usual!) Alex left hi

3 Jul 10, 2020 by Dan Shipper and Nathan Baschez

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#32 - Are we prioritizing correctly?

Dan talks with Nathan about his latest article, Intangible Returns, and they reflect on their own prioritization strategies as a company. W

3 Oct 3, 2020 by Dan Shipper and Nathan Baschez

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#0: The story of how we met (start here!)

Two friends start a business together. What could go wrong? Click here to read the transcript for this episode.

3 Jun 7, 2020 by Dan Shipper and Nathan Baschez

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#36 - What can businesses learn from Phytoplankton?

After reflecting on their expectations for the (extremely successful) Almanack launch, Nathan takes Dan through his new investigation of the

3 Oct 17, 2020 by Dan Shipper and Nathan Baschez

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#53 - Drop the ‘thing’ — it’s cleaner

Looking back and ahead after the launch

3 Jan 27, 2021

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#31 - Talk Therapy is a mission focused podcast

Dan and Nathan process Coinbase’s decision to disengage from any political issues outside their core focus. What were they trying to do? Wha

3 Sep 30, 2020 by Dan Shipper and Nathan Baschez

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#72 - Does the score always take care of itself?

After Nathan shares his recent run of reading material, he and Dan wonder if the more intense leadership styles layed out in books on manage

2 Apr 18, 2021

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#2 - Work/Life Harmony

Dan and Nathan discuss balancing meetings with getting writing done. They also discuss balancing living a happy life with trying to put out

2 Jun 11, 2020 by Dan Shipper and Nathan Baschez

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#59 - Goals vs Virtues

Returning from a well-earned week off, Dan takes Nathan through his return to Superorganizers: a look at My First Million cohost Shaan Puri'

2 Feb 26, 2021

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#43 - The Power of Constraints

Nathan walks Dan through the ideas and strategy behind his new Divinations series, Three Shorts. How do you get from the Zone of Ignorance t

2 Nov 12, 2020 by Dan Shipper and Nathan Baschez

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#13 - Disruption and its discontents

Dan interviews Nathan about his forthcoming series of Divinations essays that explore critiques of the traditional theory of disruption. In

2 Jul 17, 2020 by Dan Shipper and Nathan Baschez

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#62 - How to take time off—and actually relax

It's Nathan's turn to take a break. After going over his plans with for a week of relaxing and cooking, he and Dan open up about why it can

2 Mar 6, 2021

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#29 - Casey Newton goes independent, what does it mean?

File this one under “the unbundling of media”:  Veteran reporter Casey Newton has left his job at The Verge and is launching his own Substac

2 Sep 23, 2020 by Dan Shipper and Nathan Baschez