Episode Guide

These are all of the episodes of The Merlin Show, to date. Click the title for more information and to download each episode for free.

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010: Interview: John Vanderslice, Part 2

Merlin talks with San Francisco indie rocker John Vanderslice about giving up on a large volume of email, meeting the people you admire, and having no patience for people who act like rock stars. (FYI: Contains PG-13 language)

Note: This is the second segment of a 3-part interview with JV; don’t miss part one and part three

009: Interview: Jeffrey Veen, Part 2

Merlin talks with Google’s Jeffrey Veen about making the best of meetings (and the time around them), lofi capture, and the beauty of simple tools. We also learn how Jeff has learned to use his commute for firewalled time.

Note: This is the second segment of a 2-part interview with Jeffrey; don’t miss part one

008: HOWTO: Quicksilver: Application Menus

Learn how to access drop-down menus in every application via Quicksilver.

(Hint: As a Mac OS X screen demo, this is an episode you may prefer to watch at high-resolution)

007: Interview: Jonathan Coulton, Part 2

Merlin talks with singer and songwriter Jonathan Coulton about becoming a role model for his daughter, juggling roles at home, and occupying a coffee shop as a satellite office. Be there for the Oprah-like moment where Jonathan breaks down and admits his email system is not working.

Note: This is the second segment of a 2-part interview with Jonathan; don’t miss part one

006: HOWTO: Quicksilver: The Comma Trick

Learn how to create a temporary stack in Quicksilver, so you can do stuff to (or with) a big pile of objects all at one time.

(Hint: As a Mac OS X screen demo, this is an episode you may prefer to watch at high-resolution)

005: Interview: Chris Wetherell

Merlin talks with Google’s Chris Wetherell about email overwhelm, embracing mediocrity, and coding features for Google apps while on tour with his bands, “Dealership” and “Citizens Here and Abroad.”

Note: This is the first segment of a 2-part interview with Chris; don’t miss part two

004: Interview: John Vanderslice

Merlin talks with San Francisco indie rocker John Vanderslice about life as an independent musician — the siren song of advance money, the ascendance of the MP3 blog, and how to try and craft a long career in the face of “sleazy merchants.” (Note: Contains PG-13 language)

Note: This is the first segment of a 3-part interview with JV; don’t miss part two and part three

003: Interview: Jeffrey Veen

Merlin talks with Google’s Jeffrey Veen about working with teams, workplace culture, and how to get things done with an engineering notebook (and without a phone).

002: Interview: Jonathan Coulton

Merlin talks with singer, songwriter, new father, and former code monkey, Jonathan Coulton about life as an independent internet troubadour.

Note: This is the first segment of a 2-part interview with Jonathan; don’t miss part two

001: Hello.

Merlin says, “Hello,” and welcomes you to his new show.