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Jun 16, 2020

If there's one major difference between Eugene and David, it's that one of us is extremely handy and the other is not. Eugene grew up watching shows like This Old House and New Yankee Workshop, while David ... let's just say for him putting together an Ikea end table is an accomplishment!

In this episode, Eugene provides insight on how to get better at handiness and repair, while David shares some of his coping mechanisms for quelling his fear of drill bits and instruction manuals . As always, we hope you are safe and thank you for listening! :)

Music:

tubebackr - District 19

DayFox & BraveLion - Soulmates

My reading journey:

https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/34364-david?order=d&shelf=read&sort=date_read

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rmGsRHNFLGW3CdbXndnnS8CeCmw0qavfTwCuiSzmGEY/edit

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“Measure twice, cut once, then force it to fit.” - Anonymous

Jun 3, 2020

What heresy is this? Who doesn't like to complete their to do lists? The sense of accomplishment? The glory?

In this episode, David and Eugene talk about how we stay organized and get stuff done. David asks for help with his problem of chronically losing track of tasks he's supposed to do, while Eugene discusses how he's learned over the years how to develop a routine, and why he sometimes DOESN'T like getting things done. Thanks for listening! :) 

Be More Productive in 7 Days: https://www.nytimes.com/programs/productivity-challenge

Music:

Declan DP - Spaceship

Babasmas - City Lights

My reading journey:

https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/34364-david?order=d&shelf=read&sort=date_read

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rmGsRHNFLGW3CdbXndnnS8CeCmw0qavfTwCuiSzmGEY/edit

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"I watch a lot of astronaut movies....Mostly Star Wars. And even Han and Chewie use a checklist." - Jon Stewart

May 20, 2020

From K-dramas to the stars, our journey through television continues. Today, Eugene and David discuss episode one of the newest Star Trek franchise, Picard. Growing up, both of us were fans of The Next Generation, so returning to the world of Jean-Luc Picard feels a little like coming home. We talk through the many twists and turns of the pilot episode (Data's back!), what we liked and didn't like, and give our thoughts on the essence of what makes Star Trek, Star Trek. Live long and prosper, and thanks for listening!

Music:

Walking with Number One - Jeff Russo

End Title - Jeff Russo

My reading journey:

https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/34364-david?order=d&shelf=read&sort=date_read

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rmGsRHNFLGW3CdbXndnnS8CeCmw0qavfTwCuiSzmGEY/edit

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"Make now always the most precious time. Now will never come again.” - Jean-Luc Picard

May 6, 2020

It’s happening! Eugene is watching a Korean drama. And not just any, but the smash hit, Crash Landing On You. This show was popular enough even in the United States that there was a lengthy story about it in the Washington Post (link below). In today’s podcast, Eugene and David talk about episode 5 of the show, our likes and dislikes, North Korean culture, and our thoughts about Kdramas in general. Eugene also gives a verdict for what future (if any) K-dramas may have in his television consumption. Crash Landing is currently available on Netflix. As always, thank you for listening!

Music:

Tokyo Music Walker - New Day

10cm - Destiny like a coincidence

"South Korean drama Crash Landing On You offers glimpse of daily life in North Korea”: https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/s-korean-drama-offers-glimpse-of-daily-life-in-north-korea

"Amid lockdown binge watching, U.S. viewers savor story that puts a human face on North Korea”: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/south-korea-crash-landing-on-you-defectors-netflix/2020/04/17/d78c761c-7994-11ea-a311-adb1344719a9_story.html

My reading journey:

https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/34364-david?order=d&shelf=read&sort=date_read

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rmGsRHNFLGW3CdbXndnnS8CeCmw0qavfTwCuiSzmGEY/edit

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"Sometimes the wrong train takes you to the right direction.” - Yoon Se-Ri

Apr 21, 2020

2020 was SUPPOSED to be a big year for flagship phones. The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra, OnePlus 8 and iPhone 12 are all on tap to be released this year. David and Eugene were also both planning to upgrade their phones this year as well, but COVID-19 has thrown this decision, like most other things, for a loop.

In this episode, we talk about what we ACTUALLY care about in terms of smartphones in terms of functionality, features, and price. And now that we're all at home, we also talk about our favorite streaming services, streaming "strategies," and what we're watching on our devices. Thank you for listening!

Music:

Lonely Beats - When I

Ikson - Coastline

My reading journey:

https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/34364-david?order=d&shelf=read&sort=date_read

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rmGsRHNFLGW3CdbXndnnS8CeCmw0qavfTwCuiSzmGEY/edit

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"We didn't start the fire, it was always burning since the world's been turning." - Billy Joel

Apr 8, 2020

Do you love where you live? Or do you wish you could move? As we all shelter in place, Eugene and I discuss the places we’ve lived, and where we live now. We talk about what we love about our respective areas and things we wished were different.

I’ll be honest, this episode touched a nerve. Specifically, Eugene raises a couple of personally provocative questions in the middle of the episode that got me thinking about about the choices I’ve made about where we call home, and whether those decisions were the right ones. As always, thank you for listening!

Music:

Roa - Steps

J.Fla - High Hopes

My reading journey:

https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/34364-david?order=d&shelf=read&sort=date_read

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rmGsRHNFLGW3CdbXndnnS8CeCmw0qavfTwCuiSzmGEY/edit

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"There's no place like home." - Dorothy

Mar 24, 2020

What makes a good leader? Chances are you've worked for both good and bad bosses in the past. What inspires and motivates people to be their best selves?

Now more than ever, the world is looking for strong leaders who can provide comfort, vision, and determination through a time of crisis. Even since Eugene and I recorded this episode, it feels like the world has changed. Wherever you are, we hope you are safe and find meaningful connections amid physical isolation. As always, thank you for listening!

Music:

Roa - Steps

Tubebackr - Circles

My reading journey:

https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/34364-david?order=d&shelf=read&sort=date_read

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rmGsRHNFLGW3CdbXndnnS8CeCmw0qavfTwCuiSzmGEY/edit

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"We’re scared of what we don’t know. There’s only one way to learn and to know and that is to confront that fear." - Jocko Willink

Mar 11, 2020

Along with your water bottles, toilet paper, and hand sanitizer (if you can get it!), here are a few modest tools to help you get through the COVID-19 epidemic. As always, thank you for listening!

My reading journey:

https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/34364-david?order=d&shelf=read&sort=date_read

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rmGsRHNFLGW3CdbXndnnS8CeCmw0qavfTwCuiSzmGEY/edit

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"Florentina Ariza had kept his answer ready for fifty-three years, seven months and eleven days and nights. 'Forever,' he said.” ― Gabriel García Márquez,

Feb 25, 2020

Neither Eugene or David do Crossfit, Ironman, or bodybuilding contests -- although we’ve both run half marathons and at least one of us uses the app for Peloton. In this episode, we talk about our fitness and workout regimen. Eugene gets into the ups and downs of running, David discusses the best gym routine that works for him, and we talk workout tech, gym etiquette, and why David is terrible at running outdoors. Thanks for listening!

Music:

Blazo - Liquid Silver

Re plus - Nighttime

My reading journey: https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/34364-david?order=d&shelf=read&sort=date_read

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rmGsRHNFLGW3CdbXndnnS8CeCmw0qavfTwCuiSzmGEY/edit

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“I never run with scissors. Actually, those last two words are unnecessary.” – Bill Murray

Feb 12, 2020

"Dominant groups do not give up their power easily." That's according to law professor and OG Tiger Mom Amy Chua. I've thought about this statement quite a bit, and I've come to reject this framing of our current state of the world. It's catchy but also panicky and outraged, and makes us feel hopeless and doomed. 

I believe there's another way. While dominant groups may not give up power easily, there IS a way to resolve in vs. out-group conflicts peacefully and even (dare I say) "normally." And who couldn't use a strong dose of normal these days? 

As always, thank you for listening!  

Music:

Ikson - Harmony

Lindecis - Blind

My reading journey: https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/34364-david?order=d&shelf=read&sort=date_read

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rmGsRHNFLGW3CdbXndnnS8CeCmw0qavfTwCuiSzmGEY/edit

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“In the polarized era, the outcome isn't really about the candidates. What matters is what percentage of the electorate is Democratic and Democratic leaners, and how they get activated.” - Rachel Bitecofer

Jan 29, 2020

Here’s a hard truth: One day you may be forgotten. Eugene and David debate why that truth might be tough for some of us to swallow, and why it may be okay not to be remembered. Also in this episode, both David and Eugene were recently triggered watching “dads behaving badly.” We talk about what (respectively) triggered us about dad behavior in the wild. As always, thank you for listening!

My reading journey: https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/34364-david?order=d&shelf=read&sort=date_read

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rmGsRHNFLGW3CdbXndnnS8CeCmw0qavfTwCuiSzmGEY/edit

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“And know that I'm with you the only way that I can be. So until you're in my arms again, remember me.” – Miguel, Coco

Jan 15, 2020

What’s in a name? Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker finally reveals the mystery of Rey’s identity what it means for the Skywalker saga. Eugene and I discuss our thoughts on the movie (spoiler alert!) and the future of SW franchise. Our conversation also spills beyond the screen to how questions of Rey’s identity tie in to the real world. Happy new year everyone and thank you as always for listening!

My reading journey: https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/34364-david?order=d&shelf=read&sort=date_read

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rmGsRHNFLGW3CdbXndnnS8CeCmw0qavfTwCuiSzmGEY/edit

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“Rey, never be afraid of who you are.” – Leia

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