Active Recall with Walter & Francis

Active Recall with Walter & Francis

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Talking about things we learned each week, one book at a time
55: (More) Sacrifice — Dream lockbox, levels of sacrifice
Jul 13 • 37 min
What’s better than a 12-pound UFC championship belt? Parents know a level of sacrifice that we don’t.
54: Sacrifice — Socks vs. Friends
Jul 9 • 37 min
What sacrifices have you made in the past?
53: Questions pt. II — Do you want to make cookies every day?
Jul 2 • 31 min
What would you want from your life? What would you want to do every day? What did you learn today?
52: Questions
Jun 24 • 35 min
What are your favorite questions? Talking about “Wait, What?” by James E. Ryan
51: Grit Revisited
Jun 17 • 31 min
We’re talking about “Grit” by Angela Duckworth
50: Minimalism — Why do I have these SNES cartridges?
Jun 9 • 58 min
Wally and Ces discuss stuff and how to go about getting rid of it
49: Authenticity through starting something stupid
Jun 3 • 29 min
We’re back and talking about drawing and “The Power of Starting Something Stupid” by Richie Norton
48: How bad do you want it?
May 21 • 45 min
Things we learned from (•) Eric Thomas (on the Ed Mylett Show) (•) Drama (Short Story Long) (•) Rob Dyrdek (•) Tom Bilyeau (•) Keven Stirdivant
47: LeBron James, Steph Curry MasterClass, Bored and Brilliant, Deep Work
May 10 • 48 min
Wally and Ces talk about ( • ) picking your spots to save energy and recover ( • ) practicing 3s (and the rule of thirds) like Steph Curry ( • ) finding brilliance through boredom and ( • ) resisting the urge to check your phone
46: “Creative Quest” and “The Ground Up Show”
May 4 • 42 min
Wally and Ces talk about deciding who you AREN’T, working for free, and creativity
45: Getting Things Done (in Counter-Strike and life)
Apr 29 • 32 min
We chat about a productivity classic: David Allen’s “Getting Things Done”
44: Speed round and podcast recommendations (Short Story Long, Knowledge Project)
Apr 21 • 42 min
Recapping our first 8 episodes in a speed round format (80 seconds each). Podcast recommendations: Short Story Long (w/ Tamara Dhia), Knowledge Project (w/ Barbara Oakley), and Industrial Strength (Joe DeFranco)
(43) Cool things: The Rock, Andre the Giant, 4 burners
Apr 13 • 47 min
Cool things, no book of the week this week
(42) “When”: Chronotypes, fresh starts, morning routines, and other cool things
Apr 9 • 57 min
Talking about “When”, Daniel Pink’s latest book
41: “Crushing It” and other cool things
Mar 29 • 51 min
Book of the week: “Crushing It” by Gary Vaynerchuk • Cool things: Overcooked, Strong On, and a couple other channels
40: (Even more) Primal Branding
Mar 23 • 43 min
Book of the week: “Primal Branding” by Patrick Hanlon • Cool things: “Crushing It” by Gary Vaynerchuk and “Conspiracy” by Ryan Holiday
39: Five gaming life lessons and the Four-Hour Work Week
Mar 16 • 46 min
Talking about 5 of Game Informer’s Top 300 games, Book of the week: Four-Hour Work Week
38: Xerxes, Jacoby, Marshmello, and a Guide to the Good Life
Mar 8 • 47 min
What do you say to a demigod? What if you’re stuck answering phones? Does money bring happiness? What (else) brings happiness?
37: Podcast recommendations
Mar 7 • 57 min
Wally starts a channel and Ces keeps playing Dark Souls III
036: Long Take
Mar 5 • 40 min
Wally goes to HIN and Ces talks about learning to swim
35: And we are back
Feb 26 • 45 min
Theme parks and podcast recommendations
Wallysode: Talking about obstacles
Feb 12 • 12 min
Wally goes solo (we’ll be back together next week!)
How to make big changes by getting the small things right (Ces solo minisode)
Feb 7 • 39 min
Books: The Slight Edge, The Power of Habit, Getting Things Done
How to build good habits and end bad habits
Feb 4 • 44 min
Wally and Ces talk about cue, routine, and reward
How to deal with setbacks (according to Mario and Ryu Hayabusa)
Jan 29 • 42 min
Gaming life lessons: Setbacks, Mario, Ninja Gaiden, and Dark Souls III
How to practice (according to games) - ep. 32
Jan 19 • 60 min
Allen Iverson wouldn’t be happy
Musashi and How to Stop Worrying (ep. 31)
Jan 11 • 33 min
Podcast recommendations: Tim Ferriss, Terry Crews, Jocko Willink. Book recommendation: How to Stop Worrying and Start Living
Resolutions (P-Rex) Subtle Art (BoTW) Arcade Games (MW)
Jan 4 • 52 min
Wally and Ces talk about resolutions (podcast recommendations), “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F-” (Book of the Week), and our favorite arcade games growing up (The Magic Window)
P-Rex and a return to The Magic Window (ep. 29)
Dec 22, 2017 • 37 min
Wally and Ces give some podcast recommendations
Tribe of Mentors (ep. 28)
Dec 22, 2017 • 42 min
Wally and Ces talk about “Tribe of Mentors” by Tim Ferriss
The Magic Window (Ep. 27)
Dec 7, 2017 • 35 min
Ages 10-12. Wally and Ces talk about our favorite movies, games, food, and books from that time.
Someday we will vlog like bosses (Ep. 26)
Nov 27, 2017 • 41 min
Wally and Ces are talking about “Vlog Like a Boss” by Amy Schmittauer
Podcast recommendations, don’t leave your shopping cart in the parking lot (Ep. 25)
Nov 18, 2017 • 36 min
Wally and Ces share some podcast recommendations
Edit Better (ep. 24)
Nov 13, 2017 • 50 min
Wally and Ces talk about “Edit Better” by Jeff Bartsch
The Power of Moments (ep. 23)
Nov 7, 2017 • 58 min
Wally and Ces talk about “The Power of Moments” by Chip and Dan Heath
We Can’t Make This Up (Ep. 22)
Oct 11, 2017 • 35 min
Wally and Ces discuss Kevin Hart’s I Can’t Make This Up
21: Not Caring What Other People Think is a Superpower
Oct 2, 2017 • 40 min
Wally and Ces discuss Ed Latimore’s book “Not Caring What Other People Think is a Superpower”
20: Barking up the Wrong THREE
Sep 21, 2017 • 56 min
Wally and Ces dive BACK into Barking Up The Wrong Tree for a third time
19: Unsuccessful at discussing the myths of success
Sep 21, 2017 • 38 min
Wally and Ces talk about Barking Up The Wrong Tree again
7 components of successful brands (ARW&F #18)
Sep 11, 2017 • 43 min
Wally and Ces talk about Primal Branding by Patrick Hanlon
17 • Habits: the 20-second rule, 4 tendencies, and 4 foundational habits! • Better Than Before
Sep 4, 2017 • 48 min
This week’s book: “Better Than Before” by Gretchen Rubin
ARWF&J 16: How do you make an idea stick?
Aug 28, 2017 • 48 min
We discuss “Made to Stick” by Chip and Dan Heath
ARWF&J 15: Talkin’ about practice
Aug 21, 2017 • 42 min
Wally, Ces, and Jason talk about this week’s book: Talent is Overrated by Geoff Colvin
ARWF&J 14: Talking about Shoe Dog
Aug 14, 2017 • 58 min
Wally, Ces, and Jason are talking about Shoe Dog, Nike, and how to eat very large sandwiches
ARW&F 13: How to learn something in 20 hours
Aug 10, 2017 • 54 min
Wally and Ces talk about “The First Twenty Hours” by Josh Kaufman
ARWF&J 12: What’s the one thing you can do to make everything easier or unnecessary?
Aug 2, 2017 • 49 min
Wally, Francis, and Jason with this week’s book: The One Thing
ARW&F 11: What path will you choose?
Jul 21, 2017 • 47 min
Wally and Ces are talking about Designing Your Life. Three paths and the five mindsets.
ARW&F 10: The four pillars of health
Jul 17, 2017 • 42 min
Wally and Ces are talking about Wired to Eat and the four pillars of health: food, exercise, sleep, and community
ARW&F 9: Looking back, looking forward
Jul 12, 2017 • 44 min
Wally and Ces look back at the first 8 episodes and set some goals for the next 12 episodes
ARW&F 8 (of the Furious): More podcast recommendations
Jul 5, 2017 • 43 min
Aka the ARW&F8 of the Furious. Less wrestling, more podcast recommendations.
AR ep. 7: When did you realize wrestling is fake?
Jun 29, 2017 • 53 min
Wally and Ces recommend other podcasts and a friend dials in.
ARW&F ep. 6 — Creative Confidence
Jun 20, 2017 • 41 min
Wally and Ces talk about Creative Confidence by by David M. Kelley and Tom Kelley
Minisode — Walter & Jason
Jun 15, 2017 • 30 min
Wally Hart replaces Ces ‘The Anvil’ Neidhart with Jason B. Ware
ARW&F ep. 5 — The Obstacle is the Way
Jun 10, 2017 • 55 min
Wally and Ces talk about The Obstacle is the Way, by Ryan Holiday. Wally tries to close and Ces keeps tacking on bad analogies.
Active Recall ep. 4 — The Slight Edge
Jun 1, 2017 • 49 min
Wally and Ces talk about practice, habits, tiny habits, and making your bed as we discuss this week’s book: The Slight Edge, by Jeff Olson
Walter & Francis ep. 3 — Barking Up the Wrong Tree
May 27, 2017 • 46 min
We clip our lav mics on and talk about Barking Up the Wrong Tree by Eric Barker. Then we rip our lav mics off.
W&F 002: Grit
May 20, 2017 • 42 min
Wally and Ces continue their attempt at a book-a-week and talk about Grit, by Angela Duckworth
001 - Walter & Francis: Autotelic Exotelic
May 12, 2017 • 40 min
Talking about Creativity with a capital C (it’s a book)