10: Bored and Brilliant

Bored and Brilliant, written and narrated by Manoush Zomorodi, is about experimenting with using gadgets less often to improve your creativity and productivity. This episode features special guest Linus Edwards, host of the podcast Slow.

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Bored and Brilliant

Slow podcast, hosted by Linus Edwards

Original episodes about the challenge on Note to Self podcast

Two Dots game

9: Lock In

Lock In is a science fiction novel written by John Scalzi, with two different audiobook versions narrated by either Wil Wheaton or Amber Benson. It's published by Audible Studios. Head On, a stand-alone follow-up novel, was released on April 17, 2018, and it also features two audiobook versions with the same choice of narrators.

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Lock In (narrated by Wil Wheaton)

Lock In (narrated by Amber Benson)

Head On (narrated by Wil Wheaton)

Head On (narrated by Amber Benson)

Unlocked: An Oral History of Haden's Syndrome (prequel novella included at the end of Lock In audiobook)

How writing an audio-first novella changed John Scalzi's writing process

4: The Expanse

The Expanse is a science fiction series written by James S. A. Corey, narrated by Jefferson Mays, and published by Recorded Books and Hachette Audio. So far seven books have been released out of a planned nine-book arc, which starts with Leviathan Wakes. In addition, Mays has narrated two out of four novellas, which are optional but also excellent. This episode features special guest Scott Ullery, and the first half of our discussion is spoiler-free.

Leviathan Wakes (Book 1 of The Expanse)

Other audiobooks in The Expanse

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