Show: Do By Friday
Topic: A weekly challenge show hosted by Merlin Mann, Alex Cox, and Max Temkin.
Creators: Merlin Mann, Alex Cox, and Max Temkin
Episode Frequency: Weekly
Typical Episode Length: 60-90 minutes
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This one isn't for casual listeners, and it is most certainly not safe for work or general audiences, but if you're ready for graduate-level podcast listening, Do By Friday gets my highest recommendation. As of this writing, there are 85 episodes in the catalog and a dedicated listener will be rewarded for starting at the beginning. I won't decide for another 170 episodes or so, but if it goes the distance, DBF has Hall of Fame written all over it.l
That said, there is plenty to enjoy about any given week, and if you aren't afraid to miss a few inside jokes, you can really start anywhere. A recent episode that makes a great starting point would be "The Doodler" from May 17, 2018.
Finally, when you're really ready to go all-in on this one, you can support the show's Patreon to get access to a special members-only feed with an extra 30-60 minutes of material every week, including a preview of the next week's challenge in case you want to play along at home.