“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.
September 13th, 2018 | 1 hr 1 min
going solo after leaving a group . ending up in malaysia . losing your father
September 6th, 2018 | 54 mins 25 secs
journaling . digital vs analog . film photography
June 28th, 2018 | 12 mins 30 secs
the importance of down time . fresh perspective . birthing from quiet
June 7th, 2018 | 54 mins 40 secs
using grief . music as an act of giving . the “cred” voice
June 1st, 2018 | 11 mins 10 secs
anger without a source . morning papers . resisting what we need
May 24th, 2018 | 48 mins 50 secs
realities of owning a business . knowing your boundaries . tensions of motherhood
May 15th, 2018 | 33 mins 58 secs
holy fool . the why . the questions
May 2nd, 2018 | 19 mins 42 secs
not having a routine . neglecting things . the badass inside
March 28th, 2018 | 19 mins 22 secs
painters touching up art in galleries . when is an album done . leaves of grass . gut feelings
February 13th, 2018 | 10 mins 41 secs
wonder . time travel . childhood
January 30th, 2018 | 12 mins 23 secs
a piece I wrote that's a little true, a little ridiculous, and a little funny because the most ridiculous parts are the most true
January 24th, 2018 | 16 mins 50 secs
news . new art . new name