Pod Dodo

We’re back with our latest pod! It’s a rare and special show where Jen actually describes herself as “OK!” We tackle some heavy topics such as dreams and how to define “success.” Is coding/programming the only sure bet left in life in terms of paying work? Does money = love? Or is being acknowledged by strangers the only true expression of real love? Is it better to focus on short-term gains and move on? Or is it better to go for the long haul? We discussed the phenomenon of “Internet pile-ons,” specifically the Ice Bucket Challenge and the death of Robin Williams. I recount the story of a crazy guy who asked me about the Battle of Armageddon. We went over some listener feedback and more!


  • Some people want to live in a house with a horse barn. I just want to be able to go to Starbucks all the time.
  • I’ve never seen The Godfather or any of the sequels. I have recently watched seasons of G.I. Joe and Transformers, tho.
  • Coding: The only sure bet left in life.
  • The problem with building apps is I don’t know how to do it.
  • AppleScrips aren’t really programming.
  • I’ve been doing some volunteer work at my local NPR affiliate.
  • I’d like to build a good long-form audio editor for talk-based content.
  • Round-robin iTunes review exchanges. No.
  • You can only get the Glengarry followers if you’re celebrity-level famous.
  • Internet pile-ons. How do you deal with them?
  • I wrote a blog post about Jimi Jamison of Survivor.
  • GoFundMe page for PG Holyfield.
  • Don’t give your charity donations to grocery stores.
  • Reevaluating social networks. Do we still need Tumblr? (Jen’s Tumblr | Shawn’s Tumblr)
  • Time Bandits and Howard The Duck used to always be on cable.
  • Nathan had a dream about us in 2012.
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  1. On the charity donation topic, I really hate stores that put you on the spot and ask you if you want to donate to a charity at the end of your checkout. I’m of the mind that if they really desperately believe in the cause and think money should be donated to it, they should just cough up the money. They shouldn’t try to guilt their customers into doing it for them.

    I donate the amount I want to donate to the charities I support, when I am ready to and more on my own since then I can get the write-off. That means I can give more with the same impact on my budget.

    • I totally agree. At least at the store we usually go to, they just ask you on the pin pad now instead of asking you out loud. It’s somehow less annoying to just press “No” on a touchscreen.

  2. In the case of The Ice Bucket Challenge, donations to ALS were 50 times the normal donations. According to an ALS press release from Aug 29 it raised $100.9 million compared to $2.8 million during the same time period last year (July 29-Aug 29). I believe they got lucky and happened to stumble on a campaign that went viral.

    As for whether I listen to podcasts before I go to sleep, the answer is no.

  3. From the “Harassment Eagle” show notes: “We played a sound clip from a recent episode that proves we’re time travelers.” That part made me think of TIme Bandits… So, I found the whole movie for you to watch. Enjoy… or as they say in spain… enyoy.


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