Winning Slowly

There are plenty of podcasts that will tell you how the latest tech gadget or “innovation” will affect the tech landscape tomorrow, but there aren’t that many concerned with the potential impact of that tech in a decade—much less a century. In a culture obsessed with now, how can we make choices with a view for tomorrow, next year, and beyond? 25–35-minute episodes released the first and third Wednesdays of the month.


episode 15: 1.15: Timelessishness

Show Notes In which we laugh our way through a podcast about the world’s greatest humor website: Why is it still funny? How does “funny” (of all things) manage to endure? What role does humor play in culture? How do things become timeless(ish)?

An image of the main cast of the website.


  • Intro (0:49)
  • White People Making Rap Videos (0:49–6:26)
  • An Episode of Ishes (6:26–16:43)
  • Put Things in Slow Motion to Make Them Awesome (16:43–26:26)
  • Conclusion (26:26–28:06)
  • Bloopers (28:06–28:49)
  • “Everybody, Everybody” – click “Songs, Music, and Balance Transfers” for this and many other songs.
  • “Winning Slowly Theme” – nothing new or unusual about this.

By “links” we basically just mean: go read Hyperbole and a Half and watch things on


    • History section on Wikipedia (actually rather interesting!)
    • Fish Eye Lens
    • The System is Down
    • Teen Girl Squad
    • Strongbad emails

      • Trevor the Vampire
      • Trogdor

        • The game
    • A Folky Tale
    • Senor Cardgage Mortgage
  • Hyperbole and a Half

    • The origin of “Clean All The Things”: “This is Why I’ll Never Be An Adult” (minor profanity warning)
    • “The Alot is Better Than You at Everything”
  • “Lampshade Hanging” (warning: if you click that link, it will take you to… and you will waste all your time forever.


 2014-10-31  28m