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Explore unexpected curiosities as Brett dives deep with a new guest and new interests each week.

Systematic Electric Shadow Network

    • Technology
    • 4.9 • 48 Ratings

Explore unexpected curiosities as Brett dives deep with a new guest and new interests each week.

    Restoration with Patrick Rhone

    Restoration with Patrick Rhone

    This week's guest is Patrick Rhone, writer, blogger, technology consultant, mental health advocate and home restoration enthusiast. He joins Brett to talk mental health, home restoration, and some of his favorite tools.

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Stuff of Lore with Aaron Mahnke

    Stuff of Lore with Aaron Mahnke

    This week's guest is Aaron Mahnke, the creator of the Lore podcast and the small empire that's grown up around it. He joins Brett to talk about Lore, podcasting, and how life can change when you least expect it.

    • 46 min
    A Freewheeling Conversation with Tris Hussey

    A Freewheeling Conversation with Tris Hussey

    This week's guest is Tris Hussey, a freelance content marketer. He joins Brett for a wide-ranging discussion about writing, mind mapping, software tools, and Cadbury Cream Eggs.

    • 56 min
    Just Build Things with Tiffany White

    Just Build Things with Tiffany White

    This week's guest is Tiffany White, an independent software developer. She joins Brett to talk about getting started in a tech career, some indie filmmaking, and some classy Top 3 Picks.

    • 35 min
    A Weighty Discussion with April Herndon

    A Weighty Discussion with April Herndon

    This week's guest is April Herndon, an English professor and author (and many other things). She joins Brett to talk about fat advocacy, her Appalachian roots, and the joys of punching bags.

    • 1 hr
    The Psychology of Addiction with Steve Daviss, MD

    The Psychology of Addiction with Steve Daviss, MD

    This week's guest is Dr. Steve Daviss, a consultation laison psychiatrist. He joins Brett to talk about pandemic psychology, addiction, ADHD, note taking, and a bit of making music with code.

    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
48 Ratings

48 Ratings

Dissatisfied Listener ,

Want to know how good the show is?

I installed iTunes to write a positive review. AND I had to recover my password.

Brett is great at asking interesting questions instead of just getting the same origin story anybody else could. The show was sadly underpromoted on the old network, so I was late to the party, but I'm glad I showed up.

Tim Schumann ,

Something for Anyone, ‘cause Brett knows Everyone

If you can’t find at least one guest on this show that piques your interest buy me bonestorm or go to hell!

DougEiffel ,

An essential subscription

Systematic was my first podcast subscription back when it was on 5by5.

I came for the Mac nerdery and stayed for the heartwarming humanity. Brett is a refreshing open book about living with mental illness while pursuing a life of his own authorship since leaving Engadget. He's genuinely curious and skillful at interviewing a brilliant, diverse, and hilarious guest list.

I'm also proud to say listening to this show has cost me a small fortune in amazing software and gadget recommendations I would never have discovered that have made my digital life way easier.

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