The Random Show – Episode 18 – Start-ups, Restaurants, Marriage, and…Sexual Performance?


In this long overdue episode, join me and Kevin Rose as we catch up on topics ranging from start-ups and new projects to relationships and sexual enhancement through chemical cocktails. Thanks to Glenn for his usual Jedi videography.

Notes, Links, and Resources

The 4-Hour Chef – The new book. It’s going to be NUTS.
CLEAR card for skipping security lines — Use code “RANDOM29″ at this link to get 67% off — $29 for the first 6 months.
DuoLingo – Language learning.
Rally – Crowdfunding and cause marketing.
Lift – Elegant app for changing/improving behaviors (Plus: The WaterPik).
Vittana – Imagine for education.
Central Kitchen – My first restaurant investment (SF-based).
BufferBox – (Update: I ultimately did not end up investing) Distributed pick-up points.
The Graveyard Book – My new favorite audiobook, performed by Neil Gaiman.
Trust Me, I’m Lying – Ryan Holiday’s guide to digital media and related cat-and-mouse games.

Just for fun:
My eyeball, as of two years ago.
Kevin’s eyeball, as of two years ago.

For previous episodes of The Random Show, click here.

Last but not least, The Random Show is now on iTunes! If you simply want audio-only, or if you’d like to watch the episodes on your iPhone or iPad, here you go:


Posted on: September 17, 2012.

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76 comments on “The Random Show – Episode 18 – Start-ups, Restaurants, Marriage, and…Sexual Performance?

  1. fyi: iTunes (both the app and online) still only shows up to episode 17. look fwd to the new episode.

    Also, while the video podcast works, iTunes claims that that audio-only podcast “is not currently available in the U.S. store. I’m in Toronto, Canada, so that may have something to do with it. *shrug*. Video’s fine by me, but just thought you’d want to know.

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  2. Thanks for reminding me of Duolingo. Saw a short presentation about it on YouTube 10 months ago.

    It’s like Khan Academy for languages. With gamification, and without the extremely stringent rules of language software of the past.


  3. I used to love Mr. Rodgers as a kid. I remember how straightforward and kind he was. Watching his talk to Congress at the end made me tear up a bit. He was an intelligent man who honestly cared for others. We should have more people like as examples to our children.


    • Yes, I loved Mr. Rogers too! It is amazing to see how he was so much more than just a character on a show and how he really cared about children and people overall. I am glad he fought to keep shows like his on television.


  4. Hi Tim. Great to see this. I ordered TONS of your suggested supplements (spent more than 180 dollars) through the link on your web site (as recommended by yourself on your 4 Hour Body book. It has been more than a month and… nothing! I wrote to them and…. nothing. They took the payment from my card but I haven’t received the products or even a reply/email following my request for checking/tracking the order – please can you help?? I trusted your advice and… it hasn’t worked and I started to be concerned… I live in London and when I put the on-line order providing the address they never said there could be a problem of shipment or any other (UK customs?). Grateful if you could “intervene” and assist me in getting my supplements! Many thanks Ursula.


  5. Fantastico! It’s been a while since you did one of these!

    Tim, I’ve been searching your whole blog for a post that linked to a Japanese learning site that combined a few books (like Remembering the Kana/Kanji/Haigana and others) that had a character drawing tool embedded into the user interface with associations for remembering that character.

    I didn’t save the url and I think you’ve taken that post which linked to it down, but do you (or anyone else) know what that site was? I’m learning Japanese and that site would be a massive help! Thanks!


      • Thanks Benedict. I’ve been aware of AJATT for a while and it’s a good resource. It’s more a ‘shotgun’ approach to learn Japanese rather than Tim’s ‘sniper’ approach and being more purposeful.

        What I’m looking for was a startup that Tim posted a few months ago that taught the characters with a drawing interface with associations.


      • I FOUND IT! The name of the site is ‘Skritter’. I can’t put a url here to if you’re interested in it you’ll have to google it.


  6. Lol, everytime there is a new random show, Kevin always asks whether Tim has mentioned the launch of 4 hour body… He’s mentioned it 3 videos back!!! trololol.

    Great video, keep the good stuff up


  7. Looking forward to the new book. I ordered it the first day it was announced. Any chance of a sneak peak in the coming weeks to increase the hype? Win-win for everyone, right? Give us chapter one. PLEEEEAAASE.