Podcast Of The Week: Raphael Saadiq, Renaissance Music Man

Hey! On Saturday’s I highlight a podcast about being a creative professional. Sometimes it’s direct, sometimes it’s indirect, but it’s always entertaining and educational. This week’s Podcast of the Week is… Musician/producer extraordinaire - Raphael Saadiq on the Questlove Supreme Podcast. Raphael Saadiq started off as a kid trying to break into the local Oakland … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: Raphael Saadiq, Renaissance Music Man

Podcast Of The Week: Strategic Stratechery

Every now and then Ben Thompson lets an article/podcast out from behind his paywall, and if you’re interested in strategy, you’ll want to take note.* There’s a lot of technical and jargony stuff going on here, but listen (or read) "Cloudflare's Disruption" and focus on this core concept: A small company (Cloudflare) is figuring out … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: Strategic Stratechery

Podcast Of The Week: RZA On Men In Blazers

It's a conversation about loving life, seeking change, and tenaciously persevering in the face of everyone telling you "well, that's never going to work." I've long loved both of these people and never quite imagined them sitting down to chat. But, after hearing it, it makes perfect sense why there's so much joy here. Check … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: RZA On Men In Blazers

Podcast Of The Week: Don’t Bite The Hook

It's a 3-hour long audiobook and not a podcast, but it's my newsletter and I'll cry (or post, or write) what I want to. Pema Chodron's Don't Bite The Hook is a lecture she gave on not getting triggered by the frustrating crap in our lives. At first, it feels like it's about addiction, anger, … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: Don’t Bite The Hook

Podcast of the Week: 9/11 (Via Cal Fussman and Michael Wright)

I’m probably breaking some rule by doing this, but read this note from Cal Fussman and listen to this podcast today. It’s worth remembering and reflecting on. These are the shared events that make all of us a member of a larger collective. Below is Cal's post available here: For The Curious, Of all the … Continue reading Podcast of the Week: 9/11 (Via Cal Fussman and Michael Wright)

Podcast Of The Week: I Wanted To Be Laura F’n Belgray

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Holy transformation in just a few short years Batman. Laura Belgray stopped back in on the Copywriter Club podcast to talk about all the things that have happened since she was last on a few years ago. I'm focused on the newer one today ("Stepping Into Your Own Voice With Laura Belgray") but both are … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: I Wanted To Be Laura F’n Belgray

Podcast Of The Week: Quentin Tarantino

Oh to be a fly on the wall for this one. Rounders and Pulp Fiction were critical parts of my formative years, and I still hold these movies on such a pedestal when it comes to dialogue, stories, and character. To have the writers of each sitting together and geeking out over each other's work … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: Quentin Tarantino

Podcast Of The Week: The Little Mermaid Was Wrong

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Malcolm Gladwell’s at it again. If you grew up with/raised kids on Disney (and Disney princesses, and the like), you’ll want to pay attention to this one. The Little Mermaid, in the traditional sense, is a queer allegory. In the Disney sense it's an abuse of the understanding of contract law. In a cultural sense … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: The Little Mermaid Was Wrong

Podcast Of The Week: “Heartburn” By Nora Ephron

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Ok, it’s an audiobook, but it’s short enough to only be a few podcasts long at <6 hours. Somebody out there needs this. Either because life and relationships are hard, adulting is confusing, or your vinaigrette recipe needs an update. Nora Ephron’s “Heartburn” is like a coming-of-middle-age story. It’s about dealing with failed or failing … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: “Heartburn” By Nora Ephron