Take Back the Day

Doing stuff real good so you can do other stuff better.

About the show

Sam and Simon talk about everything, but mostly how to do the things you have to do so you can make more time for what you want.

Episodes and Blog Entries

  • Memex

    Episode  |  29 October 2013  |  34 mins 45 secs

    In living colours.

  • Motivation

    Episode  |  20 October 2013  |  31 mins 39 secs

    Going through the motions

  • Size

    Episode  |  13 October 2013  |  28 mins 51 secs

    When does big become too big? How do you stay nimble and avoid groupthink as your company grows? These are amongst Sam and Simon's ponderings this week as Take Back The Day returns from hiatus. They…

  • Flânerie

    Episode  |  20 September 2013  |  31 mins 14 secs
  • Mixtape

    Episode  |  6 September 2013  |  33 mins 25 secs

    Digital clutter makes its way into Sam and Simon's discussion again this week, starting with music and ending with... you guessed it... books. Join us for an attack on the things that own us. And…

  • Mathematical

    Episode  |  24 August 2013  |  33 mins 56 secs

    We don't know where we are or entirely what we are and we're hurtling through space on a rock that will be consumed by the Sun one day. We think there might be better things to worry about than…

  • Talent

    Episode  |  16 August 2013  |  38 mins 25 secs

    Working with the best - whether you're hiring or hoping to be hired - is the topic of the conversation this week. More or less. Sam and Simon talk about talent and how to find it, along with…

  • Routine

    Episode  |  11 August 2013  |  31 mins 40 secs

    Whether you use brown M&Ms to spot-check your stage rig or need to make sure Monday mornings are always dandy, routine is important in a planning-not-plans kind of way. Sam and Simon discuss…

  • Segmented

    Episode  |  2 August 2013  |  31 mins 54 secs

    We're popping our pees in this conversation about sleep and the perils of the internet. Tracking your sleep, getting more of it and the segmented sleep phenomenon all make their way into the chat…

  • Leaves

    Episode  |  26 July 2013  |  37 mins 18 secs

    Budgets feel like a good idea, but never seem to work. Sam and Simon think about money and getting smarter with it in this conversation that will make its way onto the internet somehow.

  • Awesome

    Episode  |  23 July 2013  |  25 mins 26 secs

    If something is done, and it isn’t awesome, does anyone care that it was done? In this episode Sam and Simon discuss putting awesome first in doing stuff.

  • Up

    Episode  |  30 June 2013  |  36 mins 24 secs

    Travel is vexing, except when it's not. As with most things, it helps to make it a game. In this episode we explore the world of games people play and why.