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#25 - Behind the scenes of our first ad deal

Nathan and Dan talk to Brian McCullough, host of the Techmeme Ride Home podcast, about how the ad deal in last week’s Bundle Digest came abo

14 Sep 2, 2020 by Dan Shipper and Nathan Baschez

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#26 - A post-vacation catch-up

Nathan and Dan discuss Superorganizers and Bundle Digest updates and the books they read on vacation. Books mentioned: Of Mice and Men by J

7 Sep 9, 2020 by Dan Shipper and Nathan Baschez

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#27 - How can we give the Bundle Digest its own identity?

Nathan interviews Dan about the latest Bundle Digest experiment and the overall strategy to make it into its own newsletter. How did you fe

8 Sep 11, 2020 by Dan Shipper and Nathan Baschez

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#28 - Can Roam justify the $200m valuation?

Dan interviews Nathan about his latest essay on Roam, the $200 million dollar note-taking app. How did you feel about this episode? Amazing

14 Sep 19, 2020 by Dan Shipper and Nathan Baschez

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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

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#30 - Giving your brain novelty, for fun and profit

Nathan interviews Dan about his latest Superorganizers article, “Dopamine Stacking.” Why are we always compelled to try new tools, which of

6 Sep 25, 2020 by Dan Shipper and Nathan Baschez

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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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#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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#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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#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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#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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#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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#37 - Better Business Writing

What began as a weekly “Great Writing” meeting is now the newest member of the bundle! Dan and Nathan reflect on how their joint desire to g

5 Oct 21, 2020 by Dan Shipper and Nathan Baschez

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#38 - RIP Quibi

Dan and Nathan eulogize Quibi – and extend some sympathy to anyone who has a big idea. How did you feel about this episode? Amazing • Good 

9 Oct 24, 2020 by Dan Shipper and Nathan Baschez

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#39 - Cultivating Caring

Using the exciting new launch of Ask Jerry as a springboard, Nathan and Dan parse out the importance of radical self-inquiry in business, an

7 Oct 29, 2020 by Dan Shipper and Nathan Baschez

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#40 - Engagement is the ice cream, polarization is the vegetables

Taking a hard look at Substack’s top ten after yet another chaotic week for media (and for everything else), Dan and Nathan dig into the Pub

1 Nov 1, 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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#42 - Keeping Up…with the News (and Work)

Weary of Election Discourse? Dan and Nathan are, too – but they also think there’s some use in paying attention to the world outside of work

0 Nov 8, 2020 by Dan Shipper and Nathan Baschez

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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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#44 - What Kind of Nerd Are You?

After reading Dan’s Superorganizers profile on people person Peter Boyce, Nathan wonders why his hands-on approach to social and business ca

4 Nov 13, 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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#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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#47 - What founders can learn from Slack’s story

Reacting to the news of Slack’s purchase by Salesforce, Nathan gets into the different opportunities in hardware vs. software and Dan goes d

8 Dec 3, 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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#49 - On Stress: Dan would like to speak with the manager

After giving Nathan proper credit for getting him to finally listen to—and enjoy—podcasts, Dan takes a pressing question from a recent one t

5 Dec 12, 2020 by Dan Shipper and Nathan Baschez