317 episodes

A weekly challenge show hosted by Alex Cox and Merlin Mann.

Do By Friday Merlin Mann and Alex Cox

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6 • 379 Ratings

A weekly challenge show hosted by Alex Cox and Merlin Mann.

    Existential Bridge Loan

    Existential Bridge Loan

    This week's challenge: make a proper Zettelkasten.

    • 1 hr 50 min
    How Long Is the Slap Relevant For?

    How Long Is the Slap Relevant For?

    This week's challenge: try Daytum again.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Just Keep Going

    Just Keep Going

    This week's challenge: Do something…visual.

    • 1 hr 57 min
    Nofapvember

    Nofapvember

    This week's challenge: watch "Russia 1985–1999: TraumaZone."

    • 1 hr 27 min
    The Thousand Cuts

    The Thousand Cuts

    This week's challenge: Dive deep on an obscure Apple thing.

    You can hear the after show and support Do By Friday on Patreon!

    • 1 hr 46 min
    What is Meal?

    What is Meal?

    This week's challenge: make a proper mind map.

    • 1 hr 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
379 Ratings

379 Ratings

FramesLoaf ,

Good show

I really like hearing Merlin and Alex talk about whatever each week with a thin veneer of an outline/structure.

Nickname? Fine. Ishmael. ,

I demand a refund (for this thing I didn't pay for)!

This show used to be the brightest part of my week. Then the funny one got cancelled & booted from the show and for some reason (maybe the patreon cashflow) they decided to just keep on trucking every week as if nothing happened. People gotta eat I guess. Everyone has their reasons.
I like Merlin and Alex as people and really want to like the show but there is just nothing here anymore. They had a good run, but it's over. That long tail of five star reviews may keep bringing people in, but every time I try to listen again it just makes me sad.
Imagine your favorite TV comedy but suddenly one season the main character dies, they fire the writers and remove the laugh track, and now the tragic brokenness of the actors - which used to somehow accent the comedy - is all that is left, as they dance around on an empty set with no real destination.

chriseldred ,

Good way to start your weekend.

This is a funny, if sometimes offbeat, show. I usually save this show for Friday afternoon as the perfect beginning to my weekend.

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