Dean Pribetic is a facilitator out of Melbourne, Australia. He joins Brett to talk about helping employees of companies and other groups open conversations and solve issues. Visualization, mindfulness, and top picks from a wide gamut of interests.Read More
Merlin Mann, podcaster, man about the internet, and devastatingly handsome provocateur, joins Brett to talk about the state of writing on the web, Merlin's podcasts, and maybe even some politics.
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La Crosse, Wisconsin is the home of The Warehouse, an institution that has grown over 26 years to be a phenomenal hub of youth expression and musical exposure, as well as a safe place for high school kids and beyond. Sometimes a music venue is a music venue, and sometimes it's a home --- and a second family. Warehouse founder Steve Harm joins Brett to talk about the long life of one such venue.Read More
Chuck Joiner, host of the MacVoices podcast, joins Brett ostensibly to discuss podcasting and technology. But after a recent after-show revelation, Brett just can't help digging into a fascinating music discussion.
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Stuart Turner is a consultant, public speaker, technologist, and roboticist. He's also quadriplegic and pioneering the use of robotics and drone technology for the disabled. He joins Brett to talk about his work, life without the use of his limbs, and the fun of home automation.
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This week's guest is the multi-faceted Doc Rock (aka Shawn Boyd). From Ranger medic to DJ to Mac repair technician, Doc and Brett discuss ADHD, Macs, cooking, yoga, and all the things that a Minnesotan and a Hawaiian would...Read More
Retired entrepreneur Bill Wilkins joins Brett this week to discuss how a kid from a North Carolina farm walked away from physics research and started multiple successful international businesses. As he says about his risks and accomplishments, "I was just too stupid to know I couldn't."Read More
This week's guest is Betty McCluskey, a psychotherapist and licensed professional counselor specializing in Autism Spectrum Disorders. From the autistic tendencies in cats to Aspergers to full disability, the conversation covers the spectrum, as well as the Wicked Witch of the West (on a mostly separate note). Also, chocolate.
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Brett is joined this week by Luc Beaudoin, an affective cognitive scientist focusing on cognitive productivity in his research, development, writing, and training services. A lively discussion of productivity, sleep, and memory ensues...Read More
Harold Kachelmyer, kind-of-sort-of operations manager for a commercial office furniture dealer, joins Brett to discuss a passion for comfort, mechanical endeavors, building microphones, and a love of language.
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Lawyer, blogger, podcaster, and Mac productivity guy David Sparks joins Brett to talk about freelancing, saying no to projects, and the latest and greatest top 3 picks.Read More
Nathan Edwards is Lead Editor at The Wirecutter, one of the most trusted sites for tech product reviews. He joins Brett to discuss clarity and honesty in writing, his sci-fi book club podcast, childhood brain development, and much more.Read More
Father Gabriel Mosher returns to Systematic to discuss his journey from Brother (er, Friar... see Episode 91) to Father, the hectic life and community importance of a priest, and some Top 3 picks one might expect from a cutting edge man of the cloth.Read More
Jon Bash, a composer and university music department administrator at Western Washington University, joins Brett to discuss music theory, creepy remakes of 80s songs, software and productivity fiddling, and mindful meditation.
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Zach Phillips, creative director of film production company The Kitchen, joins Brett to discuss his podcast project "The Murdertown Chronicles." Filmmaking, effective political activism, productivity, and getting extra clean in the shower.Read More
Author, essayist, and technology consultant Patrick Rhone joins Brett to comiserate about 2016 as well as discuss mental health and advocacy, both in Minnesota and across the U.S.A.
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Elizabeth Pralat is strength and conditioning coach with a successful business. She joins Brett to talk about overcoming anorexia, female athleticism, and helping others reach their goals. Also, board gaming and knitting.Read More
Andreas Zeitler and Sven Fechner from Der Übercast join Brett for an international discussion of politics, hyperactivity, mindfulness, exercise, and productivity.Read More
Heather Gold is a speaker, podcaster, activist, and geek comedian who creates interactive performances combining theatre, stand-up, and the Net. She's appeared on NPR, boingboing.net, TechTV, Air America, WIRED, The Wall Street Journal, and a dozen more.
Producer's Note: This episode was recorded prior to Election Day 2016 in the U.S., and is double-length.
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