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Sam and Simon talk about everything, but mostly how to do the things you have to do so you can make more time for what you want.

Take Back the Day Sam Beckbessinger & Simon Dingle

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.5 • 2 Ratings

Sam and Simon talk about everything, but mostly how to do the things you have to do so you can make more time for what you want.



    When do we self-sabotage? How do we break out of cycles? Can we form new habits? Why did Sam choose to move to a frigid, muddy island off the coast of Europe? We ponder all these questions and more in this episode of Take Back the Day, and along the way we mention:

    Steven Pressfield and the War of Art.
    Mr. Ferriss.
    BF Skinner and his superstitious pigeons.
    Atomic Habits by James Clear.
    Ira Glass.
    How to With John Wilson.
    Entangled Life by Merlin Sheldrake.

    • 38 min


    Yo yo yo. It's another episode of Sam and Simon Speak on the Internet™, bitches! In this episode they touch on:

    The stupid US elections.
    Simon's stupid book.
    Sam's amazing book.
    M O N E Y .
    Behavioural.... economics?
    Sam's newsletter (sign up!).
    Satrix MSCI World ETF (it's a thing you can invest in).
    Sam's thing she loves: Geocaching.
    Simon's thing he thinks is pretty cool: Wave Accounting.

    • 43 min


    Sam and Simon are making new things, and talking about it on the internet. Some of the things they mention along the way:

    Product Hunt
    Our friend Lauren ♥
    Dr. Bronner's - All-One!

    • 36 min


    Sam and Simon discuss the contents of their bug (or go) bags and what's needed to survive the apocolypse. They also discuss our incredible ability to make things normal, and how careful we have to be about what we allow to become regular things.

    Stuff mentioned in this episode:

    The Good Place
    The Prepared
    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
    Radiolab's Atomic Artifacts episode
    Survival biscuits?
    Hedonic Adaptation
    Our sun entering a 'solar minimum' period
    Susan Sontag
    Highland 2 word processor
    Microsoft Fluid 🤯

    • 32 min


    Sam and Simon are extremely locked-down, and explore what this is teaching them. Some of the things mentioned in this episode:

    The Sims (yes, yes, we know)
    Tiger King (yes, yes, yes)
    Dungeons & Dragons
    Fiona Apple's new album.
    One World: Together At Home
    Some Good News with John Krasinski
    Second Life

    • 26 min


    Sam and Simon had a conversation on the internet after a very long time of not doing so. They examine the reality of this crazy alternate timeline the world has slipped into where sentient cheetohs seemingly run the galaxy and staying at home to play video games all day is sanctioned.

    Some of the cool, cool things we mention in this episode:

    Don't Starve
    Fireside and Zencastr
    Daniel Defoe and his A Short Account of the Progress and Effects of the Plague ...
    Matthew Barge
    Google Meet and Zoom

    We'll probably talk on the internet again.

    • 32 min

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GSD. Getting sh1t done. ,

Good listen on the way to the office

An entertaining show on being awesome that at times digresses into books, science, music and tech.

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