“I want to learn to listen rather than to compulsively assume I know the answers to everything. I want to play with ideas, because I’m ok with being wrong. I want to instigate thought. I want to be a fool stumbling towards some sort of ecstasy. I guess what I’m really seeking is joy, isn’t it?”
Chad has written a few fairly popular pieces on reading, productivity, and not going paperless for places like Todoist & The Observer. He’s also had had writing referenced by LifeHacker, and published one book of poetry called Erectile Dysfunction: Stunted Poems of Stilted Emotions.
He says he’s a writer at heart, but has found a new voice in podcasting. His bookshelves are overly full because he more books than he has time to read—but despite his eagerness, he confesses that the true value comes from contemplation rather than consumption. That’s why he wrote Read Less, Learn More..
Some of his current favorite books are Wind-up Bird Chronicle, Between the World and Me, The Celestine Prophecy, & In Search of Lost Time.
Some of his favorite films are 8 1/2, Once Upon a Time in the West, The Great Dictator, & Dodes’ka-den.
He plays guitar, but he’s never been in a band. He used to have a terrible voice, but now he sing in the shower. Sometimes he draws, or paints. And he loves to play around with black and white photography.
In another life he might have been a criminal profiler, a jazz drummer, an architect, or a children’s book illustrator.
He doesn’t have personal social media accounts, preferring to put his time into the podcasts, and his writing.
June 26th, 2019 | 2 hrs 54 secs
patreon mind-set . deep fakes . the blockchain
June 24th, 2019 | 1 hr 31 secs
permission . embracing fear and discomfort . the love of talking
June 19th, 2019 | 2 hrs 15 mins
pipes & bidets . douche bros . the murder of lauren mccluskey . cbd
June 17th, 2019 | 1 hr 54 mins
login with apple . becoming more authentic . re-reading murakami . lies and necessary assumptions
June 12th, 2019 | 2 hrs 8 mins
battling the heat . the hateful eight . incels & plastic surgery
June 10th, 2019 | 1 hr 44 mins
the failures of supergirl . polarization and the 2020 election . reducing tv overload . defining authenticity
June 3rd, 2019 | 1 hr 45 mins
digital dispossession . memory . how experience shapes us . creating space in our minds
May 29th, 2019 | 2 hrs 16 mins
accommodation and expectation . educating your ignorance . civic responsibility
May 27th, 2019 | 1 hr 22 mins
the twilight state of consciousness . influence groups . existential crisis . understanding why
May 22nd, 2019 | 2 hrs 14 mins
internet whining . amateurs on stage . underwear . being a witness
May 20th, 2019 | 1 hr 56 mins
repressing anger . breaking up with amazon . reconcidering reading . the tranformative power of long walks
May 13th, 2019 | 2 hrs 12 mins
too many damn video games . director's commentary. david vs bruce . who is tom