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

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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 Kiva.org 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.

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Random Show – Episode 17 – Start-ups, Investing, and Pickled Vegetables

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Long overdue, join me and Kevin Rose as we catch up on topics ranging from investing and Steve Jobs to pickled food and start-up launches. Thanks to Glenn for his usual Jedi videography.

For the Breville contest, just search the Oink app for user “Tim Ferriss” to find my profile.

Two odds and ends:

1) You all ROCK. The last post’s goal has been exceeded, and my $25K match is happening. The goal was $25K, which I’d then match. You have so far helped raise $45K, and that number is growing quickly. INCREDIBLE.

2) To the 100s of readers who have asked when the hell the personal-use BodyMetrix would be ready: it’s finally here. As a thank-you for your patience, I’ve asked the manufacturer for an additional discount. Until Nov. 30, you can get 25% off (which should be around $125) by using the code 4HOURBODY at check out. For those interested, here’s the site. The pro version has been used by everyone from the New York Yankees to AC Milan.

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:

VIDEO: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-random-show-podcast/id417595309
AUDIO: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-random-show-podcast-audio/id417635513

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The Random Show, Episode 16 – Bachelor Party Edition (NSFW)

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Uncensored version here.

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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:

VIDEO: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-random-show-podcast/id417595309
AUDIO: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-random-show-podcast-audio/id417635513

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The Random Show, Episode 14/15 – Bourbon, Photography, iPhone Apps, and Start-ups

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Random Episode 15 from Glenn McElhose on Vimeo.

In this long-overdue episode of Random, Kevin Rose and I discuss everything from start-ups and photography to naming products, iPhone apps, and survivalist training. Fueled by bourbon and pizza — cheat day, of course — we had a blast.

Hope you enjoy! The mentioned links, assorted goodies, and show notes are below.

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:

VIDEO: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-random-show-podcast/id417595309
AUDIO: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-random-show-podcast-audio/id417635513

Orbit Room Cafe

Milk, Inc.
http://milkinc.com/

Daniel Burka
http://www.path.com/

Business Insider – 15 Greatest Tech Pivots

Bessemer’s “anti-portfolio” (mistakenly referred to as Accel’s anti-portfolio)
http://www.bvp.com/Portfolio/AntiPortfolio.aspx

Control 4 Home Automation
http://www.control4.com/

Olympus E-PL2 digital camera

Panasonic LUMIX G 20mm f/1.7 Aspherical Pancake Lens

Christopher Michel – Photography
http://www.christophermichel.com/

Matt Mullenweg
http://ma.tt/

Power: Why Some People Have It And Others Don’t, by Jeffrey Pfeffer

Benjamin Franklin: An American Life, by Walter Isaacson

Sedo
http://sedo.com

Domain names – hash tag for kevin on Twitter: #krdomain

IPA (phonetic alphabet) flash cards
http://ipaflashcards.com/

Evernote
http://www.evernote.com/

PDF pen – app
http://www.smilesoftware.com/PDFpen/

America: The Story Of US
http://www.history.com/shows/america-the-story-of-us

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Random Episode 87 (or not): Kevin Rose and Tim Ferriss talk knives, iPhone apps, flutes, and dog handling

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After a long hiatus, here is a new episode of The Random Show! It’s not episode 87, but we couldn’t remember the number. Click here for all of our magical past episodes.

In this hang-out discussion, we enjoy a frolicking romp (c’mon, not that kind) through:

– Booking media and how-to tips
– How to build iPhone apps, how Kevin’s doing it, how to assemble (and pay) a team, and DIY tips
– How Kevin’s puppy effectively bites through mic cables
– Knives for military or survival use — Tim’s newest and perhaps oldest obsession
– 2010’s resolutions and 2011 New Year’s Resolutions… Read More

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Random Episode 12 – Favorite Design Sites, Skydiving, New Books, and More

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This long-overdue episode of Random, filmed at Samovar Tea, includes:

- Book updates and new book recommendations (including Omnivore’s Dilemma and If This Is A Man : The Truce)
– Favorite sites, including design-focused sites
– The new Kindle vs. the iPad — pros and cons.
– Book title hijinks and red herrings
iFly indoor skydiving video (special thanks to Kent and Travis!)

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Correction: Russian chemist Dmitri Mendeleev is credited with the modern Periodic Table of Elements, not Primo Levi, who wrote a book entitled “The Periodic Table.”

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Random Episode 11: The Future of Digg, New Favorites, and More

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This is a truly random episode of Random. What has Kevin learned in his new role as CEO of Digg? Which new books, people, and websites are we finding interesting? From management lessons to language learning (and a critique of Rosetta Stone), this episode meanders all over the place.

This is also our first sponsored episode — Sonos! It’s quite cool that we’re now sponsored by a company whose products made a cameo as early as episode 2.

Thanks to awesome readers DynastyDC and Ben, here are the show notes and links… Read More

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