We’re All Telling A Story

cobra kai's logo from the reboot

One of the smartest things about Cobra Kai is how it explores different perspectives on the shared events between families, friends, and enemies. The whole show is a reminder that everybody comes to every interaction with their own baggage. In a different medium, Nora Ephron put it like this in Heartburn (Vera is her therapist): … Continue reading We’re All Telling A Story

Sunday Music: Love Myself Better Than You

So what happens when you have to subscribe to yet another streaming service to watch a midweek soccer game, and then partway through a Saturday morning you remember a Super Bowl commercial told you Beavis and Butthead was on said platform, but instead you discover a short list of old MTV Unplugged episodes? You (and … Continue reading Sunday Music: Love Myself Better Than You

Podcast Of The Week: From Anxiety To Productivity With M. Night Shyamalan

Immigrant parents with a survival mindset. The terrifying, anxiety-inducing risks of failure (and not surviving). Why the enjoyment of creating joy is a business opportunity. These are just a few of the ideas in this podcast. I’ve always appreciated M. Night Shyamalan’s work, but this interview gave me a whole new level of respect for … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: From Anxiety To Productivity With M. Night Shyamalan

Doing Our Work Like It’s A 1000 Piece Puzzle

M. Night Shyamalan thinks his superpower is his anxiety. Will anybody care about his next project? Is this the one that flops irrecoverably? Is he ever going to figure out what the next story is (let alone his next signature plot twist)? He knows there’s only one thing to do with questions like that on … Continue reading Doing Our Work Like It’s A 1000 Piece Puzzle

Podcast Of The Week: Cal Fussman Memorializes Larry King

Cal Fussman, who is one of my personal favorite interviewers, writers, and conversationalists, was mentored by Larry King. They had a special relationship, and Larry King, whatever you know or think you know about him, led a fascinating life. This is a gorgeous obituary in audio form. It’s also laugh out loud funny and you … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: Cal Fussman Memorializes Larry King

Podcast Of The Week: Jerry Seinfeld On Process, Practice, And What It Means To Be A Professional

Tim Ferriss lined up some killer guests last year. Now, some of these may have sat in my queue for a little longer than normal, but like Jim Collins last week, this Jerry Seinfeld episode is worth making time for. A few highlights that might turn into posts next week: Why discovering a talent is … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: Jerry Seinfeld On Process, Practice, And What It Means To Be A Professional