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18 Reasons We Are Fools, According to Our Girlfriends (Ep. 298)

As we approach the end of this podcast and the beginning of our new one, we decided to take an episode to humanize ourselves.

After all, on the internet, we can look as reasonable and efficient as we want. The downside is leaving everyone else with a false impression of who we are. We are not productivity machines, we’re just regular people doing cool things.

What that means is that you don’t have to feel anything we do or have done is out of reach.

Even fools can be productive.

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  • 0:07:04 – Tom’s cargo shorts
  • 0:10:30 – Martin asking Spanish and French questions
  • 0:14:56 – Tom’s dad joke at Starbucks
  • 0:17:42 – Martin eating too much cookie dough
  • 0:20:31 – Tom not eating the bread loaf heels
  • 0:24:50 – Martin’s accents
  • 0:32:43 – Sponsor: Skillshare (Learning new skills)
  • 0:35:10 – Sponsor: Brilliant (Learning problem-solving skills)
  • 0:36:50 – Tom forgetting which washcloth is his
  • 0:38:35 – Martin singing about he’s doing at the moment
  • 0:42:43 – Tom drinking from the faucet after brushing his teeth
  • 0:45:31 – Martin holding his breath in the sun while taking photos
  • 0:48:49 – Tom buying too much tea
  • 0:50:58 – Martin using fancy words
  • 0:52:58 – Tom never eating leftovers
  • 0:53:55 – Martin pouring too much
  • 0:56:45 – Tom putting empty containers back in the fridge
  • 0:58:45 – Martin face-timing Ashley from the other room
  • 1:00:33 – Tom buying a PS4 just to play Monster Hunter
  • 1:07:18 – Martin not eating enough
  • 1:09:54 – Conclusion

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