Co-hosts converge

This is the first time that hosts Alex and Josh meet! Rob managed to “double-book” both of them, and record an episode with everyone.

Josh recently went to the hospital and shares his experience, which gets us talking about health care in general. There’s a lot more to this very complex issue than just our little anecdotes and it probably deserves some more conversation so just take it with a grain of salt. You are listening to some random person’s podcast, after all, not the New York Times.

Rob makes an excellent segue from healthcare being inefficient to our work processes like “agile” and how pretty much any large company becomes inefficient. Maybe healthcare is just a terribly large company?

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Productivity tools, life online, and trumpet talk with Todd

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Rob has a long chat with another good old friend from Band Camp. Todd currently lives and teaches music in New York City. He also studied trumpet, so we occasionally veer into the weeds to learn some interesting (to Rob) facts about trumpets.

If that’s not your thing, don’t despair, we also hit on a few productivity apps and methods that Todd has experience with, talk about similarities between education and tech jobs, and of course get a bit philosophical along the way.

All the external audio is sourced from youtube which you can view on our website or (if I did this right), hit the links in the notes below.

How brass instruments work from TedEd [youtube]
Trumpet Concerto in E-Flat Major by Franz Joseph Haydn [youtube]
Fanfare for St. Edmundsbury by Benjamin Britten [youtube]

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