You 2.0 Dream Jobs
Dreams jobs are made of this, who am I to disagree? You travel the world and the seven seas. Everybody’s looking for something. Some jobs want to use you, some of them want to get used by you. Some of them want to abuse you. Some of them want to be abused.
Meetings Are Toxic
This episode is almost too “branded” for Wilson’s taste but you can play a drinking game on how many times they say Basecamp… However the content is great and relatable and if you ever wanted an argument for the inefficiency of recurring meetings, you’re going to want to listen to this. Also there has to be a german word for the reaction after you hear “8-hour-team-skype-meeting”.
Open Offices, like communism is great on paper but terrible in execution. It feels like using the computer in a public library where everyone can see what you’re doing. Not to mention the noise, the physical movement, and the general peripheral distraction of weirdos around you, like at the public library or in communism.
New York Times Crossword Puzzle Editor
It’s Wil freaking Shortz! A god amongst men, and is the crossworld puzzle editor of the New York Times. Apparently crosswords were the fidget spinners of the 1920’s and made for “infantiles” not cool kids like Wilson™ listeners today. This is a rich intimate interview with the G.O.A.T. and if you haven’t seen the documentary Wordplay, you’re in for a treat.
TED Worklife w/ Adam Grant
Faking Your Emotions at Work
We’ve all been there, holding on to that extra smile for that extra second just to get that “ugh” sigh of relief out after they leave. We often put on a performance at work which eventually becomes emotionally exhausting and mentally taxing. This episode has John Lithgow teaching you acting techniques to feign your next interest worthy of an Oscar nomination.
I’d be remiss not to take this opportunity and insert this oldie interview with the writers of the The Office (US) (The Better One) (Because It Has Better Character Development) (And British Humor is Very Hit or Miss) Greg Daniels and Mindy Kaling.