Alright so Wally and I got back to recording this past weekend. It was good to get back to it, really. And we’ve sort of got the process down. Not the whole thing of it being quality content or anything, but just outlining and recording things.
Maybe we’ll need some better designed segments in the future or something to help improve it.
That said, if the goal really is to just do something because it’s fun to catch up with each other each week: mission accomplished. And the approach of switching things up so it’s around some pop culture thing and then bringing the book highlights in does seem to be working well.
It seems like it’s in a decent place to where we can build up some consistency and then with that we’ll get more reps in and improve things.
This week we talked about Magic: the Gathering. Some broad categories that we can pull from off the top of my head:
- Our dads’ favorite movies
- Movies we’ve watched with our SOs
- Random Smallville episodes
And on and on.
I had this idea also (after listening to some episodes of the 3 Clips podcast) that we could probably do some recurring segments. One of the ones that came to mind immediately was The Nonfiction Gauntlet or something like that.The idea would be that, well, we have some guiding books that we went over in early episodes, and we could just run whatever pop culture thing it is through those lenses.
For example, how does Marty McFly…
- Make small changes that lead to big changes? (The Slight Edge)
- Deal with the dark night of the soul? (Obstacle is the way)
- Demonstrate grit? (Grit)
- Go against conventional wisdom? (Barking up the Wrong Tree)
- Build some routines and habits (Better Than Before or Atomic Habits)
Actually, we should do that next time. That can be the next segment.
Anyway, that’s the log for this week’s episode. Be sure to check it out!