Warning: not compatible with birds

Mike calls in to offer a theory about what Josh brought up in the Quarantine Crossing episode.

BONUS – Letters #1 Work

Dear Listener,

My hope for this series is that each episode builds as an iteration on those previous. Depending on your impression (and my patience for editing) this episode may or may not become the standard for the podcast.

In this episode, you have a compilation of three letters received in response to my questions:

  • What do you do, and why?
  • What does Work mean to you?

I have listened to each letter dozens of times while editing, and found a lot of joy in their unique perspectives (honestly, not trying to sound pedantic). I was afraid however, that no one wants to listen to three, long (~10 minute) monologues in a row, which led me to an interesting task of finding similarities and stringing these three responses together.

For anyone who prefers to hear each letter in full, please look for “Episode 01B” which includes Chris, Habiba, and Josh, without interruption.

All the best,

The best microphones, therapy, and timeshares

Josh and Rob talk about their microphone preferences and a growing love for Røde products.

We mention Rob’s Rode Podmic, Josh’s Heil PR40, the Røde Procaster, and the Sure SM7B that is a studio standard. Lots of Amazon links for ya… dang I should get a commission!

Josh quits therapy, Rob wishes he had a therapist again, and we trade pros/cons of talk therapy.

Josh gets a FREE HAWAIIAN VACATION by going to a timeshare presentation. (face palm)

Rob spends hours editing this podcast and crafting entertainment for the 3-4 friends he has listening to him. You know what would be the best tip, and not cost ANY money? A nice review.

Apple Podcasts


…or whatever, maybe just tell a friend, or hop on Twitter and shoot us a question @sorrytopic.

Are you an expert yet?

Alternate title: Popcorn, Disney, and a Tesla ride

Josh and Rob catch up after the holidays!

Rob got an Artiphon Instrument 1 for Christmas and looooves it.

We talked about those refillable popcorn buckets from AMC Classic, Josh and his wife’s Disney ANNUAL passes, (sometimes) boring museum visits, his Lyft ride in a Tesla that sparked a newfound obsession.

Rob brings up his financial anxiety and obsessive budgeting. (Check out Simple, the bank we both use, and/or YNAB a handy budgeting app).

Per the provocative title (how do you like it?), Rob asks if at this point in life Josh feels like he’s an “expert” in what he does. Something about the age we’re at now, it feels like we should have expertise in something.

Lastly, you can get the latest reaction ever to Star Wars episode 9. No real spoilers, if you haven’t seen it, just generalized thoughts.

Bananas, business, and other b…

Josh and Rob catch up, originally to talk about his NEW Air Pods Pro… but we immediately got off topic. You can hear about Air Pods in the next episode coming soon.

In this episode we talk about Banana milk, other milks, and bananas going extinct!

Then Rob talks about different tastes in podcasts, a call for submissions, and interesting stuff he learns from shows like Pivot, and Escaping NXIVM.

We touch on news, and being overwhelmed. Rob recommends an different type of news site, The Correspondent.

Quick! What app are you using right now?

We don’t care too much about stats, but when check them it says a few use Apple Podcasts, a few use Overcast, and then the vast majority use “other.” Curiosity is killing us, so let us know what podcast app do you use?

Bonus points: what do you like about the app?

Wanna get in touch?

Tweet the show @sorrytopic, or at Rob and Josh.

Feel free to jump into our open Telegram chat for updates and chit-chat about the show.

Don’t use Twitter, don’t want to download Telegram? Tell us what you use. Should we get an email?

BONUS: Josh gets the Apple Card, it’s ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Josh takes a minute to give his take on the Apple Card and some first impressions.