300 episodes

Back to Work is an award winning talk show with Merlin Mann and Dan Benjamin discussing productivity, communication, work, barriers, constraints, tools, and more. Hosted by Merlin Mann & Dan Benjamin.

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    • Technology
    • 4.8, 257 Ratings

Back to Work is an award winning talk show with Merlin Mann and Dan Benjamin discussing productivity, communication, work, barriers, constraints, tools, and more. Hosted by Merlin Mann & Dan Benjamin.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
257 Ratings

257 Ratings

Tudor.Munteanu ,

rock on!

guys, never change!

RCOPEH ,

A good podcast ointment with a small but nasty fly

This podcast is fun and very interesting. I never cease to be amazed by Merlin Mann’s insight into the subjects which draw his attention with two points (always two points with him) that are very well made and are so golden in their illumination that you wonder what other points can there possibly be to be made.

The friendly conversation with Dan Benjamin is warm and I find that even the topics that don’t interest me at all are interesting when these two guys are covering them.

I like how they don’t get overtly political, though where they stand is fairly evident. They don’t use this platform for wing bashing, preferring to stick to the topics at hand.

They are mostly careful to be inoffensive to the anyone but be aware that if you are a Christian you will hear Jesus referenced in many an colourful way. This is a shame as I’m sure I’m not the only one who finds the ‘J word’ used in this context more offensive than the ‘F word’ - though I doubt there are many of us. Nevertheless, when it comes to other obscenities they tend to be sensitive.

Generally I think most people would really like this for the tech (mainly Apple-centric) and culture, Christians may be offended at having our faith mocked and plundered, but rest assured that this isn’t the purpose of this podcast and remember that this is in many ways the output of the culture in which it has been conceived - keep the salt (there’s plenty of it) and throw out the sand.

That bloke with the iPhone ,

My favourite podcast

In equal turns laugh out loud funny and deeply personal and thoughtful. Covers an unusually broad range of subjects in interesting and intelligent ways. (When they're not just being silly.) This podcast has made me a better, more productive person. Love it.

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