It's really good. Trust me.
I loved that 90's essay from DoBoer, it was also interesting to hear how he is able to churn out that content, one of the things that holds me back is not having an editor, it literally paralyzes me.
I always love you emails, Meghan! Send away!
And, yes, the bonus content is always worth it! ❤️
The fact that you ask every guest how they feel about being the age that they are is great because it allows people to reflect on their lives and open up. It was moving when Erec Smith said he thought he would have already had kids by the time he was in his mid-40s and that he was disappointed, and how much his personal life had suffered from getting an academic job in a small town, and that now he can’t move professionally because no one would hire him due to his heterodox beliefs. Very raw.
That extra content with you and DoBoer was terrific. I may relisten to parts of it as it really sparked ideas in my mind.
Yesterday I sat and did nothing but think for a couple of hours with no phone in hand and it was both awful and useful. Confronting your thoughts via no mediation or distraction can feel like being in a hostage situation but at some point you get to the bit where it's less about rehashing old terrors and more about ruminating on abstract ideas.
These days we don't give ourselves enough time to sit through the discomfort to get to the crunchy stuff because we always have a handy way to avoid the awkward initial stage. This means we never enter a deep conversation with ourselves.
Perhaps your extra content is so good these days because you're built rapport and discussed specific issues, and the last section is where genuine connection and insight is allowed to flourish in a no- stress context.
A longwinded way to say: I'm a fan!
Bonus content is great, but your conversations are amazing. I am glad I have both, but I wouldn’t ditch the first part!
Yeah, the bonus content is great. I’m usually not big on podcasts that feel too chatty/unstructured, but the convos here are just so good.