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#37 - Better Business Writing

What began as a weekly “Great Writing” meeting is now the newest member of the bundle! Dan and Nathan reflect on how their joint desire to g

Oct 21, 2020 by Dan Shipper and Nathan Baschez

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#38 - RIP Quibi

Dan and Nathan eulogize Quibi – and extend some sympathy to anyone who has a big idea. How did you feel about this episode? Amazing • Good 

Oct 24, 2020 by Dan Shipper and Nathan Baschez

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#28 - Can Roam justify the $200m valuation?

Dan interviews Nathan about his latest essay on Roam, the $200 million dollar note-taking app. How did you feel about this episode? Amazing

Sep 19, 2020 by Dan Shipper and Nathan Baschez

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#8 - The model was actually right!

Four months ago, when we only had a couple hundred paying subscribers, Adam Keesling made a financial model that predicted we’d have 1,462 c

Jul 1, 2020 by Dan Shipper and Nathan Baschez

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#25 - Behind the scenes of our first ad deal

Nathan and Dan talk to Brian McCullough, host of the Techmeme Ride Home podcast, about how the ad deal in last week’s Bundle Digest came abo

Sep 2, 2020 by Dan Shipper and Nathan Baschez

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#22 - A behind-the-scenes look into a media deal ft. Li Jin

Li Jin, who co-hosts Means of Creation with Nathan, comes on the show to discuss the economics of her partnership with Every. How did you

Aug 21, 2020 by Dan Shipper and Nathan Baschez

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#18 - How do we decide what to publish?

Nathan and Dan discuss how they test for what kind of content resonates. P.S. — Here’s the essay on Oatly’s marketing by Nat Eliason just p

Aug 7, 2020 by Dan Shipper and Nathan Baschez

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#26 - A post-vacation catch-up

Nathan and Dan discuss Superorganizers and Bundle Digest updates and the books they read on vacation. Books mentioned: Of Mice and Men by J

Sep 9, 2020 by Dan Shipper and Nathan Baschez

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#50 - Substack Reader is here! Is it good?

Dan and Nathan address the news that’s been dominating the Everything Slack all day: Substack’s long-awaited reader, which collects your new

Dec 17, 2020 by Dan Shipper and Nathan Baschez

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#30 - Giving your brain novelty, for fun and profit

Nathan interviews Dan about his latest Superorganizers article, “Dopamine Stacking.” Why are we always compelled to try new tools, which of

Sep 25, 2020 by Dan Shipper and Nathan Baschez

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#9 - Tech vs Media hits a new low

Why is there so much animosity between the tech industry and journalists? Dan and Nathan try to sort through the muck.

Jul 3, 2020 by Dan Shipper and Nathan Baschez

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#23 - Designing our visual identity

We’re launching a new series to bring you along the journey of figuring out Every’s visual identity! The first episode (which is longer tha

Aug 26, 2020 by Dan Shipper and Nathan Baschez

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#49 - On Stress: Dan would like to speak with the manager

After giving Nathan proper credit for getting him to finally listen to—and enjoy—podcasts, Dan takes a pressing question from a recent one t

Dec 12, 2020 by Dan Shipper and Nathan Baschez

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#47 - What founders can learn from Slack’s story

Reacting to the news of Slack’s purchase by Salesforce, Nathan gets into the different opportunities in hardware vs. software and Dan goes d

Dec 3, 2020 by Dan Shipper and Nathan Baschez

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#39 - Cultivating Caring

Using the exciting new launch of Ask Jerry as a springboard, Nathan and Dan parse out the importance of radical self-inquiry in business, an

Oct 29, 2020 by Dan Shipper and Nathan Baschez

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#11 - Two entrepreneurs and a journalist walk into a podcast

Today, Dan and Nathan welcome guest Alex Kantrowitz to Talk Therapy! (This is a special episode that’s twice as long as usual!) Alex left hi

Jul 10, 2020 by Dan Shipper and Nathan Baschez

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#27 - How can we give the Bundle Digest its own identity?

Nathan interviews Dan about the latest Bundle Digest experiment and the overall strategy to make it into its own newsletter. How did you fe

Sep 11, 2020 by Dan Shipper and Nathan Baschez

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#52 - Inside The Prediction Game, with Andre Plaut

Dan and Nathan welcome Andre Plaut, creator of The Prediction Game—a competition to predict the events of the coming year for a tantalizing

Dec 24, 2020 by Dan Shipper and Nathan Baschez

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#20 - Couples therapy ft. executive coach Brian Wang

Brian Wang joins Nathan and Dan on a special episode that’s longer than usual! Brian’s an executive coach who helps founders with the emoti

Aug 14, 2020 by Dan Shipper and Nathan Baschez

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#24 - Are we a tech or media company?

Dan and Nathan discuss productivity cycles, the latest version of Sparkle, Dan’s file management system, and how they relate to Nathan’s new

Aug 28, 2020 by Dan Shipper and Nathan Baschez

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#15 - Maker weeks & feedback loops

Two things today: First, a bit of follow-up from last episode. We’re alternating weeks where one of us is in “maker mode” and the other is i

Jul 24, 2020 by Dan Shipper and Nathan Baschez

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We’re taking a (very short) break

Hey Talk Therapy listeners! We hope your holidays were restful, and that you’re having a productive start to this year.  We’re pausing Talk

Jan 4, 2021 by Dan Shipper and Nathan Baschez

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#13 - Disruption and its discontents

Dan interviews Nathan about his forthcoming series of Divinations essays that explore critiques of the traditional theory of disruption. In

Jul 17, 2020 by Dan Shipper and Nathan Baschez

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#14 - Focus pocus

As the Everything bundle grows, Nathan’s focus seems to have disappeared. Dan helps him troubleshoot, and by the end of the episode, we deci

Jul 22, 2020 by Dan Shipper and Nathan Baschez

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#0: The story of how we met (start here!)

Two friends start a business together. What could go wrong? Click here to read the transcript for this episode.

Jun 7, 2020 by Dan Shipper and Nathan Baschez