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Some of the greatest ideas begin as scribbles on the back of a cocktail napkin. On this periodical of uncurbed ideas, a wide variety of guests discuss creativity, ideas and inspiration. Hosted by Jeremy Fuksa.

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    • Technology
    • 3.5 • 23 Ratings

Some of the greatest ideas begin as scribbles on the back of a cocktail napkin. On this periodical of uncurbed ideas, a wide variety of guests discuss creativity, ideas and inspiration. Hosted by Jeremy Fuksa.

    • video
    The Cocktail Napkin 70: The Circle Is Complete - Video

    The Cocktail Napkin 70: The Circle Is Complete - Video

    This series finale brings the interview journey full circle.

    Jeremy checks in with Adam Lisagor to see how his initial statements of how "lazy" he is have held up, as well as tearing down ideas to build them back up.
    Recorded live with video.

    • 37 min
    • video
    The Cocktail Napkin 69: Indefensible Ideas - Video

    The Cocktail Napkin 69: Indefensible Ideas - Video

    Jeremy sits down in Austin's Driskill Hotel with Ross Floate to discuss merciless treatment of ideas that solve no problems.
    Recorded live with video.

    • 26 min
    • video
    The Cocktail Napkin 68: Look Who's Hawking Sugar Frosted Crack! - Video

    The Cocktail Napkin 68: Look Who's Hawking Sugar Frosted Crack! - Video

    Take a peek into the beginnings of Jeremy's creative impulses during a discussion with Dave Colin, one of Jeremy's first creative collaborators.
    Recorded live with video.

    • 31 min
    • video
    The Cocktail Napkin 67: 30 Rooms for Whipple to Squeeze This - Video

    The Cocktail Napkin 67: 30 Rooms for Whipple to Squeeze This - Video

    Jeremy speaks to advertising icon Luke Sullivan via phone about infinite resignation and slow boiling.
    Recorded live with video.

    • 27 min
    • video
    The Cocktail Napkin 66: Luckyshirt's Perfect Internet Score - Video

    The Cocktail Napkin 66: Luckyshirt's Perfect Internet Score - Video

    A conversation with Darrin Ross about throwing lots of creative ideas at the wall seems to resonate very well in the twilight of this show's existence. Best show yet.
    Recorded live with video.

    • 49 min
    • video
    The Cocktail Napkin 65: My Canadian Boyfriend - Video

    The Cocktail Napkin 65: My Canadian Boyfriend - Video

    Twitter jokes aren't all just fun and games. There's a craft to them and, in Jason Sweeney's case, a deeper source of joy and healing.
    Recorded live with video.

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

3.5 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

sanjaymd ,

Why is this on 5by5???

He had a Kickstarter project funded, but the quality of his shows is spotty. I usually end up deleting the new episode after 10 minutes of watching (I do give them a shot).

His interviewing technique is amateur and bland, and he brings the mundane out of potentially exciting guests. I'm sure his broadcasting repertoire will mature with time and improve, however, I cannot recommend this show to anyone in its present state. To be clear, his video editing skills are not the problem. They are the only entertaining elements of his show, and he is quite skillful. It's more of a content issue.

Also, there is a quality of his personality which is not charming, and borderline annoying. He often comes off as an extremely poor man's Merlin Mann. He should really develop his own voice instead of trying to emulate his Internet hero's.

2 stars, only out of respect for his passion. I really wanted to like his show, but it is just not happening. I have no idea why @danbenjamin let this on the 5by5 lineup.

Waynes Weird World ,

Old people?

Started out smart but when his bias toward older folks came out, it negated his whole argument that he was trying to be open minded. As a 61 y/o creative scientist, these 2 have a lot to learn. Way full of themselves. And yes us old folks "get" the Internet and were writing code before you were born.

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