What do you do when the well runs dry-ish, and you can’t come up with new ideas? This week the Wombat Co-Host (Ursula Vernon) and I will talk about her sudden lack of ideas and how maybe a day off – a REAL day off – can help. After that we’ll talk to Sarah Hartman about how they stay productive.
Hi folks! We are currently recovering from jet lag and travel, so we’re going to share the talk I did with Patricia Pinto about how she stays productive while we recover.
This week, we wrap up our conversation with Dino on cooking. We talk about some easy prep stuff you can make ahead, tips on using it, and long talk about food security. We even discuss tea in China vs. tea in the US. I hope you’ve been enjoying the series as we wrap up this week. But before that Ursula and I talk about how we’ve been productive this past week.
Content Warning: Poverty, U.S. Politics, Food Security, Corn, Preppers, Tibet Politics, Immigration, Christianity
This week we have part 2 of our talk with Dino about cooking! We talk salt, hot peppers, how to avoid the fear of screwing up, and the society rules around hospitality. Before that, though, Ursula (the Wombat Co-Host) and I talk about working on-call, making word count, and her current sleep schedule. This is the longest of the three, so get ready for a heck of a ride!
Content Warnings for the interview segment: bodily functions, the local nuclear plant, parasites, sex, poverty, politics, refugees, border politics, severe weather
Dino’s back to talk about cooking! While the conversation DOES meander, we talk about gear, prep, and timing. We also talk about cooking for children, meal planning, the culture behind family/group meals, and a lot more (that includes recipes). But before that, Ursula and I talk about the past weekend at SDCC, dinner decision fatigue, and give an update on the baby chickens.
This week we talk about chickens, working outside, and the prep for San Diego Comic-Con. We wrap it all up with an interview with the multi-talented musician Chris Kolakowski.
We’re back from AnthroCon, and so we discuss some of the logistics in preparing for a big event with a lot of moving parts. We follow this with your letters, which are, as always, awesome.
While we are working AnthroCon 2019, I have this amazing interview with Dana Fraedrich to share with you all. See you next week, and remember: Stay Productive!
This week, the Wombat co-host and I will discuss the new tools and techniques I am using to rebuild my good work habits. We also discuss the upcoming con, and then we sit down with long-time listener Star Picucci and find out how she stays productive.
Links for this Episode :
- Star Picucci on Instagram
- Lovecraft Cocktails on Instagram
- Happy Planner
- Moleskine Voyageur
- Remember The Milk
- Henge Dock
- Midnight Inbox
- “Latin Liver” from This American Life Ep 452 : Poultry Slam 2011
This week we’ll talk about what happens to me when Ursula travels. Hint : it is similar to what happens to her when I go out of town. We also talk about having a bad day, and wrap up by finding out how Assistant Professor Michael Gray stays productive!