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Articles & Podcasts of Note (Week of 10/26/2020)

Every Friday I highlight the most interesting or entertaining items from my media diet of the past week.



  • Heavyweight: Bobby ( Bobby Lord was an aspiring punk musician when he got recruited to record a cheesy jingle that became one of the most reviled McDonald's television commercials of all time.
  • Infinite Loops: James Clear—Constructing Habits & Systems ( James Clear offers fantastic insights on asking effective questions, writing as an antidote to confusion, habit formation, and more.
  • Mac Power Users: Research Apps ( A look at several note-taking apps including DevonThink, Tinderbox, The Archive, Roam Research, and Obsidian.
  • Seth Godin: Writing Every Day ( The Purple Cow author talks to David Perell writing, creativity, and imposter syndrome.
  • This American Life: The Walls Close In ( Three stories about feeling trapped: a college professor is trapped in an elevator with his kids, a pair of Nicaraguan political dissidents seeks amnesty, and a pit orchestra that plays together nightly for nearly 3 decades.

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