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Episode 020: Put a Stopper in Death

You are going to die. Or are you? Get morbid as Mike and Orion discuss death on Too Rational. What is a good death? What should one prepare concerning those you must leave behind? Is death truly the end? All this, and more on the Season 2 finale of Too Rational. If you’ve been enjoying...

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Episode 019: 3D Calendar

What calendar apps are the best? How can one solve scheduling? What day does the week even start on? Big questions; complicated, potentially unsatisfying answers. One thing’s for sure — if it’s not on your calendar, it doesn’t exist. If you’ve been enjoying Too Rational, please take a minute to review/rate our show on Apple...

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Episode 018: Rent a Lute

Mike shocks Orion with his “Now Playing”; Orion has bad taste in music; it’s possible and feasible to rent a lute if you’re so inclined. All this, and more, in this week’s musical episode of Too Rational. If you’ve been enjoying Too Rational, please take a minute to review/rate our show on Apple Podcasts.

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Episode 017: New Recipes Are Bad

If you’re not using a database in the cloud to optimize your culinary efforts, what are you even doing in the kitchen? Join Orion and Mike as they discuss the finer points of their cooking processes, accompanying technology, tool choices, and more. Note: This conversation was recorded circa July of 2019, which should help explain...

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Episode 016: PhoneKeysWallet

What has it got in its pocketses? Join Mike and Orion as they discuss the contents of their respective everyday carries (EDCs). What’s truly essential? What does your EDC say about you? Backpack, fanny pack, or shoulder bag? Find out in this week’s episode of Too Rational. If you’ve been enjoying Too Rational, please take...

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Episode 015: The Cleaning Threshold

A clean space is a productive, calm, and optimized space. Listen to Mike and Orion discuss the importance of cleaning, Konmari, cleaning vs. tidying, bot vacs, digital clutter, household division of labor, and more. If you’ve been enjoying Too Rational, please take a minute to review/rate our show on Apple Podcasts.

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Episode 014: Paranoid Territory

Be careful. They might be listening! Listen as Mike and Orion dive deep into paranoid territory here in this week’s episode of Too Rational. Rockwell may have said it best. I’m just an average man with an average lifeI work from nine to five, hey, hell, I pay the priceAll I want is to be...

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Episode 013: One Does Not Simply Stop Being a Capitalist

Listen to Orion and Mike discuss personal finance, the true nature of money, and even…dun, dun, dun…cryptocurrency. What is money? Is the pursuit of wealth spiritually worthwhile? What is the future of cryptocurrency and “cash”? Find out in this week’s episode of Too Rational! On cryptocurrency: “This could be used for illicit activities!” Orion —...

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Episode 012: I Could Probably Steal a Baby

In this episode of Too Rational, Orion and Mike discuss security. Listen to the hosts’ takes on security of all sorts — from digital security to the security of our physical spaces.

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Episode 011: Make Your Own Beard Oil

Tune in to the Season 2 premiere of Too Rational and join Mike and Orion as they tackle the big hairy questions of life. Hair is completely disgusting, if you think about it. Do we let it flow or do we chop it off and put hair care in its logical place as a non-decision?...

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Episode 010: Practice Being Bored

In a multi-tasking, multi-threaded world where we’re encouraged to have a side hustle for our side hustle, it can be hard to slow down and focus on one’s current experience. What good is Mindfulness? Are you Present? Mike and Orion discuss in the season finale of Too Rational.

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Episode 009: My Time is Both Worthless and Priceless

##Show Notes Tools, resources, and websites mentioned in this episode. - Toggl - Tasker for Android - Zapier - My AXP (not that you'll need it) - ATimeLogger - Tic Watch 2 - Watchmaker - PyCharm - Jot (text box app) - Airtable

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