The Important Thing

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Jun 4, 2023

In our 76th episode, we freestyle a list of the seven types of managers on the planet. There are more, but here are seven. 

May 30, 2023

In our 75th episode, we’re talking shoes. Only 25 episodes left… and we’re talking shoes. Ok.

May 28, 2023

In our 74th episode, I swear we are only talking about one Important Thing, but I may be AI hallucinating.

May 7, 2023

Everyone has AI fever in our 73rd episode where — and you better get used to it — we are talking about those robots again.

May 4, 2023

Speed round episode. Things we’ve been watching that you must not miss. You’re welcome.

Apr 16, 2023

In our 71st episode, we talk about robots again, and then we follow with a Mastodon chaser. 

Apr 9, 2023

In our 70th episode, the topic is mediation, not meditation, but mediation. Yeah, I had to look it up, too. 

Apr 8, 2023

In our 69th episode, the topic is zombies in the context of The Last of Us and the entire zombie genre. BraaAAaaaaaaaaiAAains. Only 30 episodes left people.  

Apr 7, 2023

In our 68th episode, Lopp and Lyle discuss Lyle’s performance in a horror movie as well as the role of the producer in different industries. 

Mar 29, 2023

In our 67th episode, the topic is Performance Reviews and how you build yourself by building others. Oh yeah, we talked about ChatGPT, too. 

Mar 28, 2023

In our 66th episode, the topic is Mastodon and how quickly and efficiently it has replaced our Twitter use cases.  

Mar 27, 2023

In our 65th episode, the topic is bags and how much optionality you require of your bag. 

Mar 26, 2023

In our 64th episode, we discuss proactive things you can do when the sky is falling. Also, we drink wine.

Dec 26, 2022

Our 63rd episode isn't really about vigilantism but more about holding grudges. 

Oct 23, 2022

Our 62nd episode is a little all over the place, but it works. 

Oct 11, 2022

Our 61st episode discusses privacy on the Internet: why we need more education, how much your data is worth, and what parts of privacy need to change. 

Oct 9, 2022

In our 60th episode, we talk about the ins and outs of jury duty. 

Oct 1, 2022

In our 59th episode, we discuss why when you need to use the mice, there is a good chance you are failing.

Sep 24, 2022

Our 58th episode discusses the importance of numbers and their value in remembering things. It's better than it reads. 

Sep 19, 2022

In our 57th episode, we talk about how editing makes everything better.

Aug 21, 2022

In our 56th episode, we talk about Lyle's recent month of podcasting adventures. 

Jul 4, 2022

In our 55th episode, we return to familiar territory with special guest John Siracusa. The topic? Destiny 2 and why many, many years again, we continue to play every single day. 

Interested in our Destiny Slack? Figure out how to mail me, and I'll send you an invite. 


Jun 25, 2022

In our 54th episode, we revisit the familiar theme of productivity and how we swear... this time... we figured it out!

Jun 11, 2022

In our 53rd episode, we revisit the prior 52 episodes and talk about what we've learned. 

May 20, 2022

In our 52nd episode, we discuss the question, "Can you effectively manage people doing jobs you don't understand?"

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