Akimbo: A Podcast from Seth Godin

Akimbo: A Podcast from Seth Godin

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Akimbo is an ancient word, from the bend in the river or the bend in an archer’s bow. It’s become a symbol for strength, a posture of possibility, the idea that when we stand tall, arms bent, looking right at it, we can make a difference.Akimbo’s a podcast about our culture and about how we can change it. About seeing what’s happening and choosing to do something.The culture is real, but it can be changed. You can bend it.
Your call (isn’t) very important to us
Aug 15 • 29 min
What happens when the operators aren’t standing by any longer?
Don’t just Do Something, Stand There
Aug 8 • 22 min
What’s it for, who’s it for and the magic of design thinking
Distribution and cultural destiny
Aug 1 • 27 min
We get the world our media wants
The mesh
Jul 25 • 32 min
The network keeps ratcheting forward.
This stinks
Jul 18 • 23 min
I mean it. It stinks.
Origin stories
Jul 11 • 27 min
Where did you get your special powers?
Juggling and bicycles
Jul 4 • 21 min
The best way we learn is rarely the best way to perform.
Coincidence and grilled cheese
Jun 27 • 24 min
What are the odds? Pretty good, actually.
Tips and gifts
Jun 20 • 26 min
Getting clear about the story we tell ourselves (and others)
It’s not about the chocolate
Jun 13 • 27 min
Shawn Askinosie and the avoidance of ‘more’
Blogs and Platforms and Permission
Jun 6 • 22 min
Sharecropping doesn’t get you very far
Q&A, the season wrap up
May 30 • 32 min
A good question is half the project
The long term
May 23 • 25 min
Drip by drip, day by day, we change the culture.
Genius
May 16 • 27 min
You are one. Really. It’s true.
Networks and lockin
May 9 • 29 min
Did you subscribe to Akimbo yet? We hope you do. Here’s why.
Freelancers
May 2 • 31 min
Are you an entrepreneur? As fashionable as a ‘yes’ might be, you might find fulfillment as a freelancer instead.
Let’s Do It Live
Apr 24 • 23 min
Live is different. We’re not exactly sure why, but we respond differently when we’re in real time. (a special episode, recorded live)
The Regular Kind
Apr 18 • 35 min
The status quo and the mass market continue to conspire to keep us from having nice things.
They’re not trying to be creepy
Apr 11 • 26 min
Advertising has shaped our culture. Not the ads, but the money. And Facebook’s woes are a symptom of that.
Quality and Wabi-Sabi
Apr 3 • 30 min
Perfect isn’t the point, and our narrative about errors and effort is keeping us from being the humans we seek to become.
Game Theory and the Infinite Game
Mar 28 • 36 min
Games don’t require dice or a Monopoly board. The games we all play distract, energize and enable us to create magic if we choose.
Don’t fear placebos
Mar 21 • 26 min
The most effective intervention is also the least respected. Not just in medicine, but in every element of our culture. Yes, in fact, it’s all in your head. That’s a good thing.
Hitsville
Mar 14 • 28 min
Everyone wants to write a hit, own a hit, be in a hit. And the rest of us want to watch, read and engage with hits. But where do hits come from? And how?
No such thing (as writer’s block)
Mar 7 • 26 min
A mysterious ailment, a convenient place to hide, and most of all, it’s all invented.
I see you
Feb 28 • 32 min
Isn’t this what we truly want? To be seen, to be heard, to be understood…
Status roles
Feb 21 • 31 min
Who’s up, who’s down? The drama of our lives is narrated by our perception of where we stand. Most of our energy, money and time goes into grooming ourselves into the status role where we believe we belong.
The Grand Opening
Feb 14 • 19 min
The successful grand opening is rare. But we keep trying. We make it dumber, louder, more predictable, sacrificing nuance in exchange for a chance at mass…
Trailer
Feb 5 • 0 min
A new podcast from Seth Godin, premiering on February 14.