I want to learn to listen rather than to compulsively assume I know the answers to everything. I believe that there is a way to use my hunger for knowledge and learning to improve the lives of others without becoming a fake answer factory or some bullshit guru. I believe that by letting go of my assumptions I can grow, I can press down the tall grass for others, and that together we can all lay in the fields of rye staring up in awe of the stars and the infinity of space–and each other.
I’ve written a few fairly popular pieces on reading, productivity, and not going paperless for places like Todoist & The Observer. I’ve also had my writing referenced by LifeHacker. I published one book of poetry called Erectile Dysfunction: Stunted Poems of Stilted Emotions.
I’m a writer at heart, a reader in action, and a student in soul. My bookshelves are overly full. I own more books than I have time to read—but despite my eagerness, I know that the value of reading comes from contemplation rather than consumption. That’s why I wrote Read Less, Learn More. And ultimately, that is what lead me to podcasting. I believe I’ve found an intimate way to create from a place of learning rather than a place of feigned knowledge.
Some of my current favorite books are Wind-up Bird Chronicle, Between the World and Me, The Celestine Prophecy, & In Search of Lost Time.
Some of my favorite films are 8 1/2, Once Upon a Time in the West, The Great Dictator, & Dodes’ka-den.
I’ve played guitar since I was in puberty. I’m ok. I’ve never been in a band. I used to have a terrible voice, but now I sing in the shower. Sometimes I draw, or paint. And I love to play around with photography (especially black & white.)
In another life I might have been a criminal profiler, a jazz drummer, an architect, or a children’s book illustrator.
I don’t participate in social media, so don’t look for me. I put everything I have into writing, making the podcast and doing stuff for my patrons.
Episode | April 8th, 2019 | 2 hrs 14 mins
the appeal of trump . the loss of discourse . treating symptoms rather than disease . the great wall of china
Episode | April 1st, 2019 | 1 hr 50 mins
dopamine overdose . indulging in the love of magazines . extreme recycling
Episode | March 27th, 2019 | 53 mins 36 secs
phone response time . pain and art . identity for change . morning pages
Episode | March 25th, 2019 | 1 hr 43 mins
blurring the lines between fact and fiction . sending computations back in time . the cycle of digital dispossession
Episode | March 20th, 2019 | 1 hr 45 mins
mob mentality . how the touring model has changed . is the dissolution of religion detrimental
Episode | March 18th, 2019 | 2 hrs 31 mins
deleting social media . shame peddling . one tweet vs a pattern
Episode | March 10th, 2019 | 1 hr 47 mins
reasoned skepticism . the lineage of social media . digital slavery . self-driving cars
Episode | March 7th, 2019 | 2 hrs 9 mins
lessons from podcasting . the lack of impartiality in modern news media . dealing with political infighting
Episode | March 2nd, 2019 | 2 hrs 2 mins
de-devicing . people can be wrong without being evil . superman . having friendly political debates
Episode | February 24th, 2019 | 2 hrs 21 mins
solitude deprivation . the default network . the insinuated intimacy of sharing online
Episode | February 20th, 2019 | 1 hr 36 mins
the loss of context . creating from a happy place . stumbling trough difficult conversations . moral posturing
Episode | February 17th, 2019 | 2 hrs 6 mins
the ridiculous parts of the green new deal . is utopia too boring . the dangers of crispr
Episode | February 13th, 2019 | 1 hr 28 mins
when tim ferriss crashes your server . bootstrapping vs venture capital . the competitive edge of reading
Episode | February 10th, 2019 | 2 hrs 7 mins
using devices as tools again . what we really vote for . dealing with sinful pasts
Episode | February 6th, 2019 | 1 hr 19 mins
happy accidents and water mediums . visual reportage . blogging as accountability . people are lovely at the polls
Episode | February 3rd, 2019 | 1 hr 37 mins
rapey dolphins . tv cops . distrust of the government managing things . nuking social media