Jason Fried

May 31, 2021

Heard Something, Read Something, Saw Something [#3]

This is the third post in a new series I'm calling Heard Something, Read Something, Saw Something. I'll post these periodically whenever I can fill up three slots — one for something interesting I recently listened to, one for something I read that I liked, and one for something I saw that caught my eye. Hope you enjoy these.

Heard Something
Dan Carlin's ~9-hour Wrath of the Khan's Series about Genghis Khan and the Mongols is an astonishingly good listen. Yeah, it's 9 hours across 5 separate podcasts, but it's riveting. Few can tell a story as well as Dan. It'll cost you $9.99, but I'm so sure you'll love it that I'll give you your money back if you don't think it was worth it.
Hear it: https://www.dancarlin.com/product/hardcore-history-wrath-of-the-khans-series/

Read Something
"The Mystery of Magic's Greatest Card Trick" is a fun read about 94-year old David Berglas and his Any Card at Any Number (ACAAN) trick that, apparently, no one has been able to figure out. Be sure to read the comments too — lots of guesses as to how its done.
Read it: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/23/style/berglas-effect-card-trick.html

Saw Something
It's easy to hate on ads. But sometimes an ad proves that advertising is an art form. This ad about Coleman Sweeney is a good example of that. Coleman Sweeney was an asshole. Until...
See it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FutGhjdrxT0

Until next time.


About Jason Fried

Hey! I'm Jason, the Co-Founder and CEO at 37signals, makers of Basecamp and HEY. Subscribe below to follow my thinking on business, design, product development, and whatever else is on my mind. Thanks for visiting, thanks for reading.