People are like libraries—full of stories and ideas and questions. As an introvert, a writer, and a bookworm, it’s too easy for me to get locked in the cage of my own thoughts; it’s too easy to forget the value of dialog. Sometimes I just have to call up interesting people and talk to them. I have to force myself into a space where we can try on ideas and wrestle with interesting, difficult, complex and sometimes even ridiculous questions—like two people digging holes just to see what’s in the dirt.
At the time of putting this episode together Random Badassery was dead (my co-host Lam Nguyen was no longer able to continue.) This episode served as a goodbye to that podcast and a hello to a new direction.
Random Badassery actually returned a year later. If you like some of what you hear in the retrospective then you can find that show Random Badassery in your podcast app.