35 episodes

Learn exactly how to do stuff, like “Fake Your Own Death”, “File Your Taxes”, “Pick a Lock”, “Train a Dog”, or “Rob a Bank”, and way more - usually in about 15 minutes.


Misfigured Life is an educational podcast that respects your time, and absolutely nothing else.


Realistic steps to accomplish projects and tasks, explained like you’re just a little bit special, and in less time than it takes some shows to even get to the point.  


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Learn exactly how to do stuff, like “Fake Your Own Death”, “File Your Taxes”, “Pick a Lock”, “Train a Dog”, or “Rob a Bank”, and way more - usually in about 15 minutes.


Misfigured Life is an educational podcast that respects your time, and absolutely nothing else.


Realistic steps to accomplish projects and tasks, explained like you’re just a little bit special, and in less time than it takes some shows to even get to the point.  


Probably subscribe or something.

    Start a Cult

    Start a Cult

    Hey there, welcome to Misfigured.


    Today we’re gonna get weird and convince a group of people to do irrational things.


    Everyone has heard of groups of crazy people doing crazy things and following a crazy leader, but it never fully makes sense how anyone could possibly subscribe to the madness looking at them as an outsider.


    Today we’re gonna create an obsession worthy cause, frame that cause as a source of answers and belonging, establish rules and an ethos, recruit and manipulate followers, evolve and pivot messaging as the group grows in size, monetize the organization, and continue expansion.


    Welcome to - “How To Start A Cult”
     
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    • 19 min
    Change Your Oil

    Change Your Oil

    Oil is like your car’s blood - if there’s not enough of it, or if there’s something wrong with it - your car will die. 


    Your engine is basically just a shit-ton of metal pieces strapped together that are shoved around by controlled explosions. This creates a ridiculous amount of heat and friction.  This heat and friction will wear down the metal pieces until they break, heat them to the point where they warp in shape which causes them to break, or heat them so goddamn much that they actually weld themselves together - preventing any of the parts from moving ever again. 


    That’s where Motor Oil steps in.  By sufficiently lubricating this metal, the friction is reduced, and less friction equals less heat. 


    If you don’t have enough oil - more friction.  If your oil is old it simply won’t lubricate as well as it should - more friction.  If your oil is old enough, your filter will eventually be clogged by debris  that naturally builds up, and the dirty oil will automatically bypass it through a relief valve, no longer being filtered.  Dirty thick oil is abrasive, causing more friction.


    This is why your warranty becomes voided if you don’t change your oil - skipping an oil change can cause permanent irreversible damage to the most expensive piece of your vehicle - the engine, costing you thousands of dollars.


    Today we’ll learn how to drain the oil, replace the filter, add new oil, and dispose of the old oil. It’s not rocket science, but it’s cheaper than paying someone else to do it.  Side perk, whether you’re a chick or a dude - changing your own oil will almost certainly impress that person you’re trying to impress, given almost nobody who grew up in a city knows how anymore.


    Welcome to - “How To Change Your Oil”
     
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    • 12 min
    Maintain a Home

    Maintain a Home

    If you’re under 40 years old, you’re a Millennial by most standards. 


    If you’re a Millennial, there’s about a 50% chance you own a home, according to the most recent census data.


    Also if you’re a Millennial, there’s about a 60% chance that you regret buying that home, according to a large poll by Bankrate.com.


    One of the main reasons you regret buying that home? Not understanding the ongoing maintenance responsibilities and associated costs.


    Almost nobody I’ve met in my age bracket or below could properly tell you how to maintain a home.


    The problem with maintaining a home, like filing taxes, is that it’s inexplicably not taught in our public education system. Homes don’t typically come with user manuals. And if you maintain your home based on the same advice your dad’s dad shit out back in 1946, it’s probably hit-or-miss. It’s an issue.


    Today we’ll learn what needs maintenance in your home, how to check it, when to check it, and why.


    Welcome to - “How To Maintain a Home”
     
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    • 11 min
    Buy Bitcoin

    Buy Bitcoin

    Bitcoin, or “Cryptocurrency”, is one of those things that almost everyone has heard of, but almost nobody actually understands. A survey was done a few years ago and only 6% of respondents said they were familiar with how it works. 


    That means that, statistically speaking, you have no f*****g idea how this thing works that you probably hear about on a semi-regular basis, and that just won’t do.


    Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, and the underlying “Blockchain” technology that drives them, is already integrating into our lives, and will unquestionably impact our lives in the future - because the applications for the technology go far beyond things like “Bitcoin”. Probably get ahead of the curve and figure out how it works today.


    Today we’ll learn exactly what Cryptocurrency is, how it works, what “Mining” it means, why there are many different types, how to buy it, how to store it, how to use it, and how to not lose it.


    Welcome to - “How To Buy Bitcoin”
     
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    • 19 min
    Choose Health Insurance

    Choose Health Insurance

    I wanted to get one up to prepare you for “Health Insurance Open Enrollment” season that’s right around the corner.


    Every year a lot of people just kinda guess what health insurance to go with, or maybe just pick the cheapest option. Your employer will almost always recommend the cheaper option, as they share the cost and it’s cheaper for them. That doesn’t mean that the cheaper option isn’t your best option, it’s just important to remember that there’s more factors than the “Total Annual Cost” calculator they’ll usually provide you.


    Today we’ll explain how to sift through all your garbage options to find a balance between cost-efficiency and convenience. Side perk - some of these concepts can be applied to other types of insurance, so you might be able to walk away from this less dumb in more ways than one.


    Welcome to - “How To Choose Health Insurance”
     
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    • 14 min
    File Your Taxes

    File Your Taxes

    It’s November as of this recording, which means Tax Season is right around the corner. Whether you owe money or you’re expecting a refund - you’re definitely annoyed that it isn’t easier, and probably curious why filing your own goddamn taxes isn’t taught in school. 


    Taxes blow, and for reasons more frustrating than you might even realize. But we’re gonna figure out how they work, how to do them, and what half that garbage means.


    More specifically, we’re gonna cover the difference between W2 and 1099, Itemized vs Standard Deduction, Marginal Tax Rates, Effective Tax Rates, Taxable Income, and how to stick it to Big Tax Prep by filing your federal and state returns for free through their own sites (and not that janky fake free that suddenly costs a bunch of money when you’re halfway through because you drove Uber for a month or want to deduct your student loan interest)


    Welcome to - “How To File Your Taxes”
     
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    • 19 min

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9 Ratings

9 Ratings

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As a dumb guy there’s a lot of different things I can do better at! This pod helps to hold me accountable and I’ve seen improvements in my life! Love listening during my commute!

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Good topics, high production quality

Quick, interesting 15 minute episodes on a wide variety of cool topics. Great voice and high production quality.

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Solid, interesting, and hilarious

Figured I’d write a review after the latest episode called us quiet listeners out, haha. This is the first time I’ve ever written a review for anything.
I’ve been really enjoying this podcast. The host is straight to the point and introduces you to a lot of new information on really diverse topics. I’ve never been interested in gardening or fighting a shark but I listened anyway because on top of the material being worded concisely, the host is funny as hell and laid back.

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