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Getting in Shape

After giving a short update on their past week, Brian and Benedikt talk about Ryan Singer's book Shape Up.

Mountains, Calendars, and Slackbots

Benedikt is back from vacation and Brian is closing in on finalizing the functionality for his "Remote Work Doesn't Have to Be Lonely" prototype.

Pros & Cons of Building in Public with Special Guest Derrick Reimer

While Benedikt is on vacation, Brian is joined by Derrick Reimer to get meta on the pros and cons of doing a "Built in Public" Podcast.

Keeping up with the Bootstrappers

Brian makes good progress on his new product and Benedikt is finally done with researching how to implement in-app messages for Userlist. Inspired by Brian Casel, we also wonder how to make the podcast more interesting to listen to.

Tiny Tasks & Big Insights

Benedikt is feeling overwhelmed by a big list of small tasks. Brian continues to look for insights to address the problem of isolation and loneliness that many remote workers face.

Feast or Famine

Brian and Benedikt talk about their consulting businesses. They cover how they usually get new leads and what they do during the downtime between new projects.

Remote Work Doesn't Have to Be Lonely

Big news from Brian about his plans for Feature Audit and Benedikt talks through his struggles with analysis paralysis.

Webmaster of Puppets

Benedikt's experience at a Metallica concert leads us to reminisce about building band websites in the old (and not so old) days. We also talk about our successes and failures and what we've learned from them.

Microminds & MasterConf

Brian's still exploring the formation of a Mastermind group and Benedikt upgraded Userlist to Rails 6 before going out sick for a few days.

It's dangerous to go alone!

Benedikt's calendar exploded following Userlist's launch. Brian had an encouraging week after a code pairing session with a friend. We talk about the pros and cons of having a co-founder and chat through some possible alternatives in the near-term.

First Day of School

Benedikt celebrates the successful launch of Userlist and some stressful hiccups that happened in the days prior. Brian gets some advice on restructuring his business model.


Benedikt and Userlist have an official launch date and a Code Freeze. Brian struggles to find time for Feature Audit between client proposals and family time.

Hello World

Brian and Benedikt talk about how the idea for the show came about and what they're hoping to share along the way.