Back to Work

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

643 episodes of Back to Work since the first episode, which aired on January 18th, 2011.

  • Episode 7: Vocational Wheel

    March 8th, 2011  |  1 hr 22 mins

    Merlin Mann and Dan Benjamin relate to Richard–a listener in the middle of a quarter life crisis working jobs he doesn't like–with stories from their pasts, suggestions to combat the cascade of seriousness, and some first steps for breaking out of the voc

  • Episode 6: Expectational Debt

    March 1st, 2011  |  1 hr 3 mins

    Merlin Mann is back from Webstock and ready to recap with Dan Benjamin, which leads back to caring first, performance and fear, meditation, hypnotherapy, and why you really need the hard answer instead just more tips.

  • Episode 5: Chigger Bites on the Bus Driver

    February 15th, 2011  |  1 hr 19 mins

    Merlin Mann and Dan Benjamin talk about the black art of paying attention to the right things, how lamps are no substitute, that it's hard whether you’re working from home or a cube, being honest about your expertise before looking for independence, and t

  • Episode 4: Failing with Style

    February 8th, 2011  |  1 hr 3 mins

    Merlin Mann and Dan Benjamin talk about trying to change other people, how things really aren’t that bad, balancing fear or being driven by fear, leaving capacity for when you get The Pitch, procrastination (eventually), and giving yourself permission to

  • Episode 3: The Second Arrow

    February 1st, 2011  |  1 hr 10 mins

    Merlin Mann and Dan Benjamin discuss ADD, Buddhism, mindfulness, concentration, and insight.

  • Episode 2: Picture of a Boat

    January 25th, 2011  |  1 hr 8 mins

    Merlin Mann and Dan Benjamin formulate a five-minute warning tactic before discussing the reality of bringing change to your company, some patterns that work for startups, solving the right problem at the right level, why you can’t find the innovation but

  • Episode 1: Alligator in the Bathroom

    January 18th, 2011  |  1 hr 29 mins

    In the inaugural episode of Back to Work, Merlin Mann and Dan Benjamin discuss why they’re doing this show, getting back to work instead of buying berets, the lizard brain, and compare the Shadow of the Mouse to San Francisco, and eventually get to some p