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Back to Work is an award winning talk show with Merlin Mann and Dan Benjamin discussing productivity, communication, work, barriers, constraints, tools, and more.

Location:

Austin, TX

Description:

Back to Work is an award winning talk show with Merlin Mann and Dan Benjamin discussing productivity, communication, work, barriers, constraints, tools, and more.

Twitter:

@5by5

Language:

English

Contact:

5by5 Broadcasting 5114 Balcones Woods Drive Suite 307-292 Austin, TX 78759-5273


Episodes

Episode 638: A New Kind of Bullet

1/23/2024
A classic odds n' sods episode.

Duration:02:14:16

Episode 637: The Minimally Viable Log Cabin Channel

1/17/2024
Merlin conducts a deep dive on being busy versus being time-constrained, and Dan has some updates on his task management odyssey.

Duration:01:35:06

Episode 636: Honoring My Pivot Table

1/9/2024
Dan is navigating the landscape of task management apps, and, shockingly, Merlin has some thoughts.

Duration:01:21:20

Episode 635: Buffet de Canard

1/2/2024
Dan and Merlin kick off the new year with a wide-ranging look at how tools and motivations evolve with how we work.

Duration:01:20:19

Episode 634: Nominally Future-Resistant

12/12/2023
A fairly epic episode covering health tracking and self-quantization. Remember: data doesn't have to hurt.

Duration:01:20:36

Episode 633: A Self-Aware Old Man

12/5/2023
Your hosts talk about how we perceive the world and the challenge of mindfully updating our perceptions.

Duration:00:57:49

Episode 632: Big Strong Beef Boy

11/28/2023
Dan and Merlin are excited about technologies that have found a place in their lives. What a blessed season of thanks! Runner-Up Titles: A Lot of Their Unhappiness Came from Me The Smell of a 15-Year-Old My Trans Daddy is a Fox Las Vegas Poops

Duration:01:23:12

Episode 631: Little Bit of Dirty Grey

11/14/2023
Merlin has more on generative AI, and Dan has a sweet new watch.

Duration:01:10:53

Episode 630: Monchichabowsky

11/7/2023
On AI and curiosity.

Duration:01:15:29

Episode 629: Benjamin Franklin's Disease

10/24/2023
And and Merlin have a wide-ranging discussion.

Duration:00:51:10

Episode 628: Beating Yourself Up at Scale

10/10/2023
Talk of eyes, intentionalities, and HDMI.

Duration:00:58:29

Episode 627: Unscheduled Dirt Event

10/3/2023
Merlin claims he's not going to do any work for this one, and Dan has some advice for travelers.

Duration:01:06:43

Episode 626: Chekhov's Lightsaber

9/26/2023
Your hosts catch up on some great media, and Merlin expounds on the magic of Channels. Also, Merlin logrolls a recent podcast episode and re-extolls the power of dictation.

Duration:01:10:46

Episode 625: Chapters of Madness

9/5/2023
Dan and Merlin have a wide-ranging discussion.

Duration:00:44:57

Episode 624: Rectangle Time

8/29/2023
Dan and Merlin have a wide-ranging discussion about technology, and Merlin lays the groundwork for several spirited rants.

Duration:00:54:19

Episode 623: My Terrible Adhesion

8/22/2023
Over the course of this classic Odds n' Sods episode, it becomes clear that all Merlin cares about is babies and 3D printing.

Duration:01:00:30

Episode 622: A Gentleman's Malt Liquor

8/15/2023
Dan returns from a nice trip, and Merlin has been printing lizards.

Duration:01:14:28

Episode 621: Hairy Legs and the Whole Nine

7/18/2023
You’re either early or you’re late; leave time for a flat tire; have you tried melatonin?; a new search engine and some enthusiasm for blogs.

Duration:01:09:43

Episode 620: Happy to be a Chair

7/11/2023
With Merlin on the mend, your hosts discuss actors named Hurt, comic books, and old Macs.

Duration:00:58:00

Episode 619: A Beautiful Jam-Up

6/27/2023
DISCUSSED: A self-hypnosis recommendation leads to another look at meditation (as well as not-meditation), plus Merlin has a few more beta finds that contribute to the Tiny Life Improvement Project.

Duration:01:15:21