Winning Slowly

Taking the long view on technology, religion, ethics, and art. There are plenty of podcasts that will tell you how Apple’s latest product will affect the tech landscape tomorrow, but there aren’t that many concerned with the potential impact of that tech in 2026. In a culture obsessed with now, how can we make choices with a view for tomorrow, next year, and beyond?


0.04: Tell Me What To Do

Show Notes In which we talk about what happens when people yell at each other about what they should and shouldn’t be writing, how musicians’ attitudes toward “making a career of it” seem to have shifted in the last few decades, and why not having a business plan is a bad plan.

  • Beating Up Writers (1:57–17:35): everyone from tech startups to Nicholas Kristof has an opinion about what you should be writing—and so do we… sort of.
  • Musical Careering (17:35–28:50): an interview with Future Islands prompts some reflection on what exactly a “career” in the music world is.
  • Losing Editorially (28:50–41:55): no business plan means you might not stick around as a company—and that makes us sad.
  • Opening music: “Know How To Live” by Paper City
  • Closing music: Winning Slowly Theme by Chris Krycho. Used by dint of being written for the show.
  • Blogging vs. Building
  • Professors, We Need You!
  • Interview with Future Islands
  • Goodbye to Editorially


 2014-03-11  42m