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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

Jun 11, 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

Sep 23, 2020 by Dan Shipper and Nathan Baschez

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Ted Lasso Recap: What’s Nate’s Deal?

Eps 10 and 11, untangled.

Oct 11, 2021

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#79 - Is Nathan unmanageable?

Dan had a dream about Nathan. In this episode they unpack it together to try to figure what it means. It turns into a conversation about per

May 22, 2021

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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

Jul 17, 2020 by Dan Shipper and Nathan Baschez

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#4 - Adding Tiago Forte to the Bundle

Dan and Nathan discuss adding Tiago Forte to the Everything bundle, and take bets on how the launch will go. Click here to read the transcri

Jun 15, 2020 by Dan Shipper and Nathan Baschez

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#7 - The Last Chip with Chris Bosh

Dan and Nathan talk about helping Chris Bosh launch a newsletter: The Last Chip.

Jun 23, 2020 by Dan Shipper and Nathan Baschez

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#63 - Creative obsession: a gift and a curse

Returning from a weeklong vacation, Nathan fills Dan in on the thinking he's been doing about burnout and its causes. They discuss how to te

Mar 18, 2021

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#67 - What kind of thinking do we want to cultivate?

Hot off the latest all-hands meeting, (or "Every One," in company parlance), Dan and Nathan reflect on the beauty of having created a space

Apr 1, 2021

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#56 - Why audio has a lower “Dunbar’s Number”

With the news that Twitter has acquired the podcasting company Breaker, Nathan walks Dan through his latest Divinations article on the state

Feb 6, 2021

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#73 - Talking anxiety

After listening to an anxiety-centered episode of Ezra Klein's podcast, Dan and Nathan dive into their own past and current experiences with

Apr 23, 2021

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#66 - If the relationship works, the business works

This one goes deep. Recalling their first days working together, Dan and Nathan discuss the ways their relationship has evolved over the pas

Mar 30, 2021

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#3 - How do you choose who to work with?

Dan and Nathan discuss an existential question for any creative and ambitious person: How do you choose to work with someone or on something

Jun 13, 2020 by Dan Shipper and Nathan Baschez

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#6 - Art vs. Science

Dan and Nathan discuss the art and science of starting a newsletter business. And how they’re probably more on the art side than you might g

Jun 20, 2020 by Dan Shipper and Nathan Baschez

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#84 - Working late is lately working

Nathan's been staying up to write into the wee hours of the night. Talking with Dan about how he balances sporadic work habits with a cohabi

Jun 25, 2021

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#91 - Handling your colleagues’ emotions

In reflecting on a recent gap in their respective enthusiasm towards a new chapter for Every, Dan and Nathan discuss how coworkers and colla

Aug 21, 2021

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#93 - Ted Lasso Recap: Season 2 Episode 5

Dan, Nathan and Rachel, discuss what is perhaps the low point of a season that has already had its share of peaks and valleys. Why does the

Sep 1, 2021

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#83 - Managing burnout by…working more?

Nathan's working more than ever, but it's also paradoxically helped to solve his burnout. In this episode, Dan and Nathan explore Nathan's e

Jun 19, 2021

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#60 - Comfort with Chaos

Nathan and Dan discuss their differing approaches to writing, and wonder how they can manage to still be effective sounding boards for each

Feb 28, 2021

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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

Nov 8, 2020 by Dan Shipper and Nathan Baschez

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#61 - Designing our unsubscribe flow

Using a current work in progress—the exit survey page for departing subscribers—as an example of their differing communication styles, Dan a

Mar 4, 2021

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#5 - The Results

Dan and Nathan look back on how the Tiago Forte launch went, and learn an important lesson: before you start troubleshooting, make sure the

Jun 16, 2020 by Dan Shipper and Nathan Baschez

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#68 - Going deeper on conflicts—and solutions

Taking stock of the positive feedback they've received on the last few episodes, which have taken raw, unfiltered looks and the bumps and pe

Apr 3, 2021

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#69 - Shadow Work

Taking a listener's recommendation to do some "shadow work"—a therapy technique culled from a New Yorker article about an unconventional Hol

Apr 9, 2021