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Merlin’s weekly podcast with Dan Benjamin. We talk about creativity, independence, and making things you love.

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43F Podcast: A Phone Made of Human Ass

A Phone Made of Human Ass (mp3)

43folders.com - Everything--including this piece of crap phone--will eventually break. Prepare yourself by capturing what you want to be different next time. (3:55)

Rated...mmm...let's say "PG-13." Listen over at Odeo, and see a photo of the assy phone for yourself.

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43F Podcast: Weekly Wrapup - 2005-10-21

Weekly Wrapup - 2005-10-21 (mp3)

43folders.com - A marathon wrapup of the week, including: redesign notes; popular posts; interesting stats; and a promise to you, the home podcast listener. (7:54)

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43F Podcast: The Myth of Multi-tasking

The Myth of Multi-tasking (mp3)

43Folders.com - "Multi-taskers" are really just splitting their time and attention into smaller slices than you; no one can really do more than one thing at a time. (2:34)

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43F Podcast: Fake Mail, 2005-10-19

43 Folders: Fake Mail, 2005-10-19 (mp3)

43folders.com - A man from Florida wonders how to remember things the '43 Folders' way. (2:19)

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43F Podcast: 'Cleaning off the bed'

43 Folders: 'Cleaning off the bed' (mp3)

Every good habit requires a fresh start. Can you find the opportunity for a good habit hiding under a huge pile of crap?

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43F Podcast: The 'to have done list'

43 Folders: The 'to have done list' (mp3)

Don't get freaked out by the items on your to-do list; think of your tasks in terms of what they'll mean to you once they're done. (07:36)

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'Morning Becomes Eclectic' now available as podcast

Popular Santa Monica NPR station's music show now available. Big news for music fans and folks who follow trends on podcasting.

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TOPICS: Podcasts

iTunes' built-in podcasting; revisiting public radio podcasts and RSS feeds

Podcasting baked into iTunes now, plus a reminder about our public radio podcast meta-index.

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TOPICS: Podcasts, Tips

Podcasts of non-commercial and public radio shows

Got a good link that collects free podcasts from non-commercial radio shows? Have a favorite or obscure program to recommend in podcast format?

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TOPICS: Podcasts, Tips



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