Episode #17: It’s got some tang to it

Jenny just quit her job, but she didn’t tell anyone to take it, nor shove it. Her’s was a decision made as part of a methodical plan, even if other people think she’s crazy for doing it. Paul and Jenny discuss why she chose to leave her job rather than phone it in, and how she prepared to take an extended sabbatical.

We’re not necessarily advising or recommending that you should quit your job, or saying that it’s the best thing for just anyone to do. But if you hate your job, or feel like the thrill is gone and you’re phoning it in, perhaps you’ll find some useful advice or inspiration to make a plan. 

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Episode #16: Whimsy reeducation hut

Storytelling nights, Instagrams of everything you did last week, tweeting bowel movements; from these things it’s easy to get the impression that everyone is a special, precious flower. But if we’re all special, then really, nobody is special. 

The topic of this episode is specialness, and how the need to be special and treat every thing everyone does as special threatens to lead to a feedback loop of overadulated mediocracy. Our guest for this conversation is Eugenia Williamson, writer and contributing editor to the Baffler. It’s pretty special.

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