109 - FwTK: Listener Questions on Tons of Stuff

After a little rap by TK, we hit this week's "Facebook Warriors" segment hard, covering the weird smugness of aversion to learning on the job for free instead of paying to not learn in a classroom. Then we take questions.  Tons of questions.  The NBA, hip hop, books, Neil deGrasse Tyson, movies,…


99 - FwTK: Quality of Life, School Sadness, Costly Resumes, Listener QA, and the Mandela Effect

Today we hit tons of stuff.  TK and I open with a discussion of how small amounts of money or time can pay huge quality of life dividends.  We lament the sadness of forcing kids into schools, discuss why a bad resume is like asking someone to pay you for nothing, and then dive into tons of listener…


92 - FwTK: Listener Questions on Tons of Stuff

Today TK became inexplicably obsessed with me respecting his name (also he's getting a haircut for the first time in years so he's respecting his mane...ba-dum!) We talk a little about PDP's and persistence without doing stuff you hate, then we dive into tons of great questions from: Eric Olson,…


86 - FwTK: Don't Ask Ideology to Be Your Identity

Today we take a few Ask Isaac questions and dive into the problem of asking your ideology to be an all-consuming identity.  Political philosophy needn't be life philosophy, religious beliefs needn't be aesthetic preferences, networks built around one thing needn't serve every other thing.  You'll…


81 - FwTK: Sweatshops, Parents, Podcasts, Biz Ideas, and Live Q&A

Today is another FwTK/Ask Isaac combo where we take questions submitted via the website and live questions from Facebook. Covered in the episode: TK admits, "I'm angry at everybody", we answer a few tough questions about choosing alternatives to college and dealing with skeptical parents, as well…


Episode 72: FwTK - Books, Rationing, Bandwagons, Failure Fetishes, and More

TK and I cover a wide range of topics and I kind of went nuts taking more mic time than normal.  Host privilege is real. Mentioned in the episode: The Machinery of Freedom, Be Slightly Evil, Without Their Permission, Neil Gaiman, management books, Notes on the Synthesis of Form, Herbert Spencer,…


Episode 66.5: FwTK - Wantrepreneurship, Quitting, Greatness, Golf, and other Questions

Today TK and I take questions in near real-time, submitted via Facebook while we were recording.  Careful, this one's hot! How to not get stuck being a "wantrepreneur" How to test an idea before launch How to get better at quitting stuff you hate The psychological impact of entrepreneurship vs.…


Episode 65.5: FwTK - 'Valley of the Shadow of Debt', Patriarchy, Anarchy, Basketball, Internet Fame, and Listener Questions

Today we tackle a little bit of everything in this Fridays with TK episode, merged with "Ask Isaac". The Valley of the Shadow of Debt and how to avoid it. Are boys are girls treated differently?  What does it mean? How to sell unpopular ideas?  Should you reform or revolutionize? What does Kobe…


Ask Isaac: 'Business Bores Me', Ecuador, Blogging Tips, and Startup Stuff

Some questions have accumulated and it’s time for an Ask Isaac episode!  I really enjoy doing these because there's no logistical stress with a guest, no prep work, and I get to talk directly to listeners, which feels kind of intimate (as weird as that sounds since I'm just talking into a mic in a…


Ask Isaac: Goals - Hate 'em? Love 'em? Use 'em? Shove 'em?

I'm not big on goal setting, yet I think consistent structure is key to achieving what you want (even if what you want isn't perfectly defined). I discuss this and a few other items on this episode. Check out the episode sponsor, The Foundation for Economic Education to apply for an amazing…