This recording was made from a live taping session during 'Whisperfest 2020' in front of a live crowd of around 70 people on Zoom.
In this episode, Jason and Inger tell their origin story, although they argue about the dried apricot analogy bit. Inger outs Jason as being 'Dave' in her most popular Thesis Whisperer post ever: 'The Valley of Shit'. Dave is internet famous because this post has more downloads than any other and - more importantly - has been spotted stuck to the back of doorways in university bathroom stalls.
In the work problems segment, the duo tackle other people's problems, including how much to invest in software that your organisation won't provide to you, being your own PR rep, setting boundaries around social media and their top 3 favourite pieces of software that aren't Omnifocus. If you want to be on the Reg like Kate Gambier was, leave a message for the team on Speakpipe.
Jason chooses three mac apps: Horo, Divvy, Hazel and the paper based Chronodex system.
Inger chooses two mac apps Scrivener and the Timing app and name checks her awesome Twitter brains trust.
Jason has ruled out Inger counting audio books as reading, so she can't review Too Much and Never Enough by Mary Trump, niece of that orange guy who used to be president (which is a pity, because it's amazing and like TOTALLY explains what is happening in the US right now).
Jason has started reading Anti-Fragile: things that gain from disorder by Nassim Taleb, although he's finding the tiny text size annoying. Inger is reading Fully Automated Luxury Communism by Aaron Bastoni and is not sure if she should take it seriously or not. In her review she quotes from a review of the book in the Guardian by Andy Beckett.
Whisperfest was a free, online community building event Inger ran with her Whisper collective mates:
Tseen Khoo and Jonathan O'Donnell from The Research Whisperer, and
Narelle Lemon, honourary Whisperer, who runs the Explore and Create Co website.
You can read more about Whisperfest 2020 on the Thesis Whisperer here.