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Articles & Podcasts of Note (Week of 10/26/2020)


Every Friday I highlight the most interesting or entertaining items from my media diet of the past week.


Articles:

Podcasts:

  • Heavyweight: Bobby (gimletmedia.com): Bobby Lord was an aspiring punk musician when he got recruited to record a cheesy jingle that became one of the most reviled McDonald's television commercials of all time.
  • Infinite Loops: James Clear—Constructing Habits & Systems (infiniteloopspodcast.com): James Clear offers fantastic insights on asking effective questions, writing as an antidote to confusion, habit formation, and more.
  • Mac Power Users: Research Apps (relay.fm): A look at several note-taking apps including DevonThink, Tinderbox, The Archive, Roam Research, and Obsidian.
  • Seth Godin: Writing Every Day (perell.com): The Purple Cow author talks to David Perell writing, creativity, and imposter syndrome.
  • This American Life: The Walls Close In (thisamericanlife.org): Three stories about feeling trapped: a college professor is trapped in an elevator with his kids, a pair of Nicaraguan political dissidents seeks amnesty, and a pit orchestra that plays together nightly for nearly 3 decades.


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