Talk Therapy

What happens when two friends start a media business?

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#51 - How content has network effects

Nathan takes Dan behind his latest Divinations essay, “Why Content is King,” from the writing process—which included drafting the piece in l

Dec 19, 2020 by Dan Shipper and Nathan Baschez

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#46 - Is Substack really milquetoast?

Dan and Nathan discuss one of many recent takes on Substack, and try to offer a counterpoint to the idea that newsletter writers need to mak

Nov 26, 2020 by Dan Shipper and Nathan Baschez

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#44 - What Kind of Nerd Are You?

After reading Dan’s Superorganizers profile on people person Peter Boyce, Nathan wonders why his hands-on approach to social and business ca

Nov 13, 2020 by Dan Shipper and Nathan Baschez

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#54 - Paradigms ‘R’ Us

What do you do with your revolutionary idea when everyone else has one, too?

Jan 29, 2021

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#10 - Escaping the trough of writing sorrow

Dan and Nathan commiserate over their writing slump and strategize how to escape it. Meanwhile, Adam’s essay hits the top of Hacker News! T

Jul 9, 2020 by Dan Shipper and Nathan Baschez

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#17 - How should we compensate creators?

Nathan and Dan discuss how a new kind of media business model requires them to rethink how to fairly compensate writers for the bundle. Ho

Aug 5, 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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#19 - What should we do with our weekly digest?

Nathan and Dan talk through the experiments they’ve run with the weekly Sunday digests and what they’re going to try next. Here’s the link t

Aug 12, 2020 by Dan Shipper and Nathan Baschez

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#34 - A Rough Week

After catching up with the latest from Coinbase and its employees, Nathan tells Dan about his week…which honestly sounds more like a country

Oct 9, 2020 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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#12 - It’s Disruption Week!! (part 1)

Dan and Nathan are both writing about Clay Christensen’s iconic theory of disruption, so we decided the second week of July every year is go

Jul 15, 2020 by Dan Shipper and Nathan Baschez

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#21 - What’s the right kind of bad?

In a follow-up to their conversation with executive coach Brian Wang last episode, Dan and Nathan discuss addressing small pain points — bot

Aug 19, 2020 by Dan Shipper and Nathan Baschez

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#35 - Tricking Nat Eliason into joining the Bundle

Nat Eliason talks to Dan and Nathan about Almanack, his brand-new Bundle newsletter exploring everything it takes for you to live a life tha

Oct 16, 2020 by Dan Shipper and Nathan Baschez

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#16 - Should you follow your heart?

Nathan and Dan discuss his latest Superorganizers essay on the framework he developed to help him follow his heart — and filter for the best

Jul 31, 2020 by Dan Shipper and Nathan Baschez

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#1 - The Bundle Digest

Dan and Nathan start out discussing the concept of Talk Therapy: a place to talk about the process of building a media business as it happen

Jun 9, 2020 by Dan Shipper and Nathan Baschez

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#55 - Why Raise Venture Capital for a Media Company?

Taking to Clubhouse for their first-ever live episode of Talk Therapy, Dan and Nathan attempt to answer a question they've gotten a lot sinc

Feb 4, 2021

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#29 - Casey Newton goes independent, what does it mean?

File this one under “the unbundling of media”:  Veteran reporter Casey Newton has left his job at The Verge and is launching his own Substac

Sep 23, 2020 by Dan Shipper and Nathan Baschez

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#36 - What can businesses learn from Phytoplankton?

After reflecting on their expectations for the (extremely successful) Almanack launch, Nathan takes Dan through his new investigation of the

Oct 17, 2020 by Dan Shipper and Nathan Baschez

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#45 - Fleets, Reels, and Shop usher us into a period of turbulence

Dan and Nathan ponder the latest features shipped by Twitter and Instagram, and the reactions to both. At what point do compelling experienc

Nov 19, 2020 by Dan Shipper and Nathan Baschez

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#32 - Are we prioritizing correctly?

Dan talks with Nathan about his latest article, Intangible Returns, and they reflect on their own prioritization strategies as a company. W

Oct 3, 2020 by Dan Shipper and Nathan Baschez

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#31 - Talk Therapy is a mission focused podcast

Dan and Nathan process Coinbase’s decision to disengage from any political issues outside their core focus. What were they trying to do? Wha

Sep 30, 2020 by Dan Shipper and Nathan Baschez

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#5 - The Results

Dan and Nathan look back on how the Tiago Forte launch went, and learn an important lesson: before you start troubleshooting, make sure the

Jun 16, 2020 by Dan Shipper and Nathan Baschez

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#2 - Work/Life Harmony

Dan and Nathan discuss balancing meetings with getting writing done. They also discuss balancing living a happy life with trying to put out

Jun 11, 2020 by Dan Shipper and Nathan Baschez

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#42 - Keeping Up…with the News (and Work)

Weary of Election Discourse? Dan and Nathan are, too – but they also think there’s some use in paying attention to the world outside of work

Nov 8, 2020 by Dan Shipper and Nathan Baschez