300 episodes

Thomas Frank and Martin Boehme discuss productivity, personal finance, their weird llama obsession, and other interesting things. New episodes every other week.

The Inforium Thomas Frank and Martin Boehme

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    • 4.8, 123 Ratings

Thomas Frank and Martin Boehme discuss productivity, personal finance, their weird llama obsession, and other interesting things. New episodes every other week.

    Goal Webs (Ep. 1)

    Goal Webs (Ep. 1)

    In this, the first episode of The Inforium, we talk about goal webs and shaping your life after graduating.

    Full show notes: https://theinforium.com/goal-webs/

    This week’s episode is sponsored by:

    Skillshare: With thousands of courses in a wide range of different skills, Skillshare can help you take things to the next level. You can also get started with 2 free months of unlimited learning (including Thomas' new Habit-Building class!) at https://www.skillshare.com/geek.

    Hover: Your personal brand is important, and it starts with your domain name. Get 10% off your first domain name purchase by going to https://www.hover.com/cig.

    Find us elsewhere:

    Thomas on Twitter: https://twitter.com/tomfrankly

    Thomas on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tomfrankly/

    Martin on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yomartholomew/

    Martin on Twitter: https://twitter.com/yomartholomew

    • 1 hr 7 min
    The End: Reflections on the CIG Podcast (And What Comes Next) (Ep. 300)

    The End: Reflections on the CIG Podcast (And What Comes Next) (Ep. 300)

    The time has come to say goodbye to the CIG Podcast and hello to The Inforium. We reflect on what we've learned from 300 episodes of podcasting.

    Full show notes: https://collegeinfogeek.com/the-end/

    This week’s episode is sponsored by:

    Skillshare: With thousands of courses in a wide range of different skills, Skillshare can help you take things to the next level. You can also get started with 2 free months of unlimited learning (including Thomas' new Habit-Building class!) at https://www.skillshare.com/geek.

    Brilliant: Accelerate your learning in math, science, and computer science. Start learning for free at https://brilliant.org/CollegeInfoGeek — and if you’re one of the first 200 people to use this link, you’ll also get 20% off your subscription.

    Find us elsewhere:

    Thomas on Twitter: https://twitter.com/tomfrankly

    Thomas on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tomfrankly/

    Martin on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yomartholomew/

    Martin on Twitter: https://twitter.com/yomartholomew

    You can get a free copy of my book, 10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades (While Studying Less), by staying up to date with the College Info Geek newsletter: http://collegeinfogeek.com/get-better-grades/

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Pure Q&A (Ep. 299)

    Pure Q&A (Ep. 299)

    We answer a handful of listener questions, but this time, they aren't limited to productivity.

    Full show notes: https://collegeinfogeek.com/pure-qa/

    This week’s episode is sponsored by:

    Skillshare: With thousands of courses in a wide range of different skills, Skillshare can help you take things to the next level. You can also get started with 2 free months of unlimited learning (including Thomas' new Habit-Building class!) at https://www.skillshare.com/geek.

    Hover: Your personal brand is important, and it starts with your domain name. Get 10% off your first domain name purchase by going to https://www.hover.com/cig.

    Find us elsewhere:

    Thomas on Twitter: https://twitter.com/tomfrankly

    Thomas on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tomfrankly/

    Martin on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yomartholomew/

    Martin on Twitter: https://twitter.com/yomartholomew

    You can get a free copy of my book, 10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades (While Studying Less), by staying up to date with the College Info Geek newsletter: http://collegeinfogeek.com/get-better-grades/

    • 1 hr 9 min
    18 Reasons We Are Fools, According to Our Girlfriends (Ep. 298)

    18 Reasons We Are Fools, According to Our Girlfriends (Ep. 298)

    As we approach the end of this podcast and the beginning of our new one, we decided to take an episode to humanize ourselves. Even fools can be productive.

    Full show notes: https://collegeinfogeek.com/reasons-we-are-fools/

    This week’s episode is sponsored by:

    Skillshare: With thousands of courses in a wide range of different skills, Skillshare can help you take things to the next level. You can also get started with 2 free months of unlimited learning (including Thomas' new Habit-Building class!) at https://www.skillshare.com/geek.

    Brilliant: Accelerate your learning in math, science, and computer science. Start learning for free at https://brilliant.org/CollegeInfoGeek — and if you’re one of the first 200 people to use this link, you’ll also get 20% off your subscription.

    Find us elsewhere:

    Thomas on Twitter: https://twitter.com/tomfrankly

    Thomas on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tomfrankly/

    Martin on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yomartholomew/

    Martin on Twitter: https://twitter.com/yomartholomew

    You can get a free copy of my book, 10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades (While Studying Less), by staying up to date with the College Info Geek newsletter: http://collegeinfogeek.com/get-better-grades/

    • 1 hr 12 min
    6 of the Biggest Lessons We Learned in College (Ep. 297)

    6 of the Biggest Lessons We Learned in College (Ep. 297)

    We talk about some of the longest lasting lessons we took from college to honor the title of this show one last time before we relaunch with a new one.Full show notesThis week’s episode is sponsored by:Skillshare: With thousands of courses in a wide range of different skills, Skillshare can help you take things to the next level. You can also get started with 2 free months of unlimited learning (including Thomas' new Habit-Building class!) at Skillshare.com/geek.Brilliant: Accelerate your learning in math, science, and computer science. Start learning for free at Brilliant.org/CollegeInfoGeek — and if you’re one of the first 200 people to use this link, you’ll also get 20% off your subscription.Things mentioned in this episode: Backblaze Dropbox (iOS | Android) Google Drive (iOS | Android) Tom Scott's The Worst Typo I Ever Made video YCImaging's Video on a Budget course on Skillshare YCImaging on YouTube Thomas’ Habit-Building course on Skillshare Thomas’ Productivity course on SkillshareWant more cool stuff? You can find all sorts of great tools at my Resources page.You can also get a free copy of my book, 10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades (While Studying Less), by staying up to date with the College Info Geek newsletter.Timestamps:0:02:29 - The importance of having backups0:20:10 - Questioning if you actually want to do something0:27:26 - Sponsor: Skillshare (Learning new skills)0:29:44 - Sponsor: Brilliant (Learning problem-solving skills)0:31:32 - The sunk cost fallacy0:41:09 - Differences between college and the real world0:48:53 - Overhead and maintenance costs0:53:59 - ConclusionIf you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes! It's easy, you'll get new episodes automatically, and it also helps the show gain exposure :) You can also leave a review!

    • 56 min
    Hyperfocus (Ep. 296)

    Hyperfocus (Ep. 296)

    We talk about Chris Bailey's book, Hyperfocus.Full show notesThis week’s episode is sponsored by:Hover: Your personal brand is important, and it starts with your domain name. Get 10% off your first domain name purchase by going to Hover.com/cig.Things mentioned in this episode:Hyperfocus, by Chris BaileyThe Best Thing You Can Do For Your Productivity (Ep. 59)The Productivity Project (Ep. 155)Thomas' notes on HyperfocusHit Makers, by Derek Thompson5 Skills and How We Learn Them (Ep. 294)A Mind for Numbers, by Barbara OakleyRange, by David EpsteinHeadspace (iOS | Android)Wendover Productions' The Five Rules of Risk videoFreedomBe FocusedTide (iOS | Android)Want more cool stuff? You can find all sorts of great tools at my Resources page.You can also get a free copy of my book, 10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades (While Studying Less), by staying up to date with the College Info Geek newsletter.Timestamps:0:01:12 - Scatterfocus0:22:53 - Sponsor: Hover (Buying a domain name)0:25:58 - Deciding what's valuable to you0:43:11 - Creating a distraction-free ritual0:56:07 - ConclusionIf you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes! It's easy, you'll get new episodes automatically, and it also helps the show gain exposure :) You can also leave a review!

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
123 Ratings

123 Ratings

ColTwil ,

The perfect podcast for the relentless optimizers

Thomas and Martin routinely put forward challenges to my psyche that make me want to optimize my life at every twist and turn. I went from unmotivated to a relentless optimizer!

Madanoal ,

Good but too chatty

There are some good (and occasionally great) pearls of advice, but for a show about productivity and performance, the delivery is surprisingly inefficient. Could be done in 20 min and finished during work commute. But instead the listener has to endure prolonged boring dude blather, usually about topics barely related to the theme. Save yourself some time and watch the YouTube videos instead. Next show: how to hire an editor to tighten your message.

Caneighdian ,

Great Podcast, Even For Non-Students

I came to the podcast from Thomas Frank’s channel, and felt right at home in the podcast. I recommend it to anyone that wants to get better at learning and be more productive in their professional and creative pursuits.

Also, Martin’s voice kinda reminds me of David Spade, and I think that’s awesome.

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