374 episodes

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

Do By Friday Merlin Mann and Alex Cox

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6 • 381 Ratings

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

    Certainty is a Blight

    Certainty is a Blight

    This week’s challenge: do a lightning round.

    • 1 hr 49 min
    Horse Trauma

    Horse Trauma

    This week's challenge: find hot quirks.

    You can hear the after show and support Do By Friday at pattern.com/dobyfriday.

    • 1 hr 41 min
    Diaper Dogs

    Diaper Dogs

    This week's challenge: create a DBFGPT.

    You can hear the Aftershow and support Do By Friday at patreon.com/dobyfriday!

    • 1 hr 9 min
    O.J. Died While We Were in Hawaii

    O.J. Died While We Were in Hawaii

    This week's challenge: watch Taskmaster.

    You can hear the Aftershow and support Do By Friday at patreon.com/dobyfriday!

    • 2 hr 5 min
    Expired Peter Pan

    Expired Peter Pan

    This week's challenge: devise some new Oblique Strategies.

    You can hear the after show at paterson.com/dobyfriday.

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Carmen Santino

    Carmen Santino

    This week's challenge: share some of your favorite things.

    • 1 hr 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
381 Ratings

381 Ratings

FramesLoaf ,

Good show

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

FranklyHard ,

yikes

I liked the mission impossible bit but oof this is hard to listen to

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.

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