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CGP Grey and Myke Hurley are both independent content creators. Each episode, they get together to discuss their working lives. Hosted by CGP Grey and Myke Hurley.

Episode Date
139: The Perils of Being Left-Handed
Grey has a new 'office', Myke is using Obsidian, and they both reflect on how 'work' and 'weekend' are treating them.
Mar 16, 2023
138: The Story of the Last 18 Months
Grey wants to get serious, Myke has been struggling with a project, and they both tell the story of the Sidekick Notepad.
Feb 23, 2023
137: A Barometer of Twitter
Grey is focusing on health, Myke has left Twitter, and they've both used ChatGPT.
Jan 19, 2023
136: 2023 Yearly Themes
Grey had an unexpected year, Myke has been making progress, and they both share their Yearly Themes for 2023.
Dec 09, 2022
135: State of the Apps 2023
Grey is going deep on Focus Modes, Myke will not switch, and they both share the apps and services they have been using most over the past year.
Nov 15, 2022
134: AI Art Will Make Marionettes Of Us All Before It Destroys The World
Grey has seen some things he wished he hadn't, Myke tries to work out his alignment, and they both have a lot more to say on AI Art.
Oct 19, 2022
133: The Ethics of AI Art
Grey explores collaboration again, Myke is getting ready for the Podcastathon. and they both discuss the ethics of AI art.
Sep 05, 2022
132: The Actual Mind of the Algorithm
Grey released his new video, Myke has collaboration questions, and they both dig in to what upload gaps can mean for content creators.
Aug 18, 2022
131: A Truly Epic Sense of Denial
Grey had COVID, Myke had COVID, and they both share how this has changed their plans for the year.
Jul 31, 2022
130: The Crushing Unfairness
Grey has requests, Myke has COVID, and they both talk about their favourite things from WWDC 2022.
Jun 13, 2022
129: The Wrong Kind of Munching
Grey is obsessed with City Stuff, Myke is struggling with 'Corporate Speak', and they both consider switching jobs.
May 24, 2022
128: Turn Left at the Big Tree!
Grey is struggling with mail, Myke is struggling to understand the top 1000, and they both discuss the 'YouTube Shorts' format.
Apr 27, 2022
127: Why Don’t You Love Hawaii?
Grey is back in Hawaii, Myke had a run-in with the universe, and they both are failing to get their inboxes under control.
Mar 30, 2022
126: Tempting the Universe
Grey is being normal, Myke has been tinkering with titles, and they both talk about their travel bag setups.
Mar 08, 2022
125: Making 'The Interstate’s Forgotten Code'
Grey published a new video, Myke has thoughts on categories, and they both share some feelings about pressure.
Feb 21, 2022
124: Titles Are Hard
Grey is finding the formula, Myke reflects on time, and they both finally make some comparisons.
Jan 25, 2022
123: 2022 Yearly Themes
Grey is wondering about season breaks, Myke was feeling apprehensive, and they both share their Yearly Themes for 2022.
Dec 16, 2021
122: State of the Apps 2022
Grey wants to talk about Focus, Myke is unhappy with communication, and they both discuss the tools and services they use for 'State of the Apps 2022'.
Nov 18, 2021
121: Travelling Confidence
Grey succesfully travelled, Myke is very excited about his new iPad mini, and they both have their eyes on a new professional computer.
Oct 27, 2021
120: Episode Out of Time: Rio Heist
Grey is getting ready for travel, Myke is getting ready to fill some balloons, and they both have more to say about the Replication Crisis.
Sep 15, 2021
119: Thinking, Fast and Slow
Grey has an issue with four hundred thousand files, Myke is preparing the balloons, and they both read 'Thinking, Fast and Slow'.
Aug 24, 2021
118: Season of Uncertainty
Grey has never been more wrong, Myke is wondering about his dream office, and they both consider how motivated they are.
Jul 13, 2021
Grey is getting back in to Magic, Myke got the app he wanted, and they both feel excited by WWDC21.
Jun 15, 2021
116: Legacy in Your Lifetime
Grey is on a campaign for human decency, Myke has finished a project, and they both consider the effect of their work.
May 18, 2021
115: A Streaming Intervention
Grey found a flowchart, Myke discovered something new about himself, and they both share their experiences with live streaming.
Apr 29, 2021
114: The Garden of #AskCortex
Grey has settled on a notes app, Myke has set a limit, and they both share some mysterious numbers.
Mar 30, 2021
113: Semi-Abandoned System
Grey has created a strict file workflow, Myke had to cross his fingers, and they both divulge their Screen Crimes.
Mar 16, 2021
112: Activation Energy
Grey had a snow day, Myke had a scheduling complaint, and they both talk about judging audience reactions to creative work.
Feb 16, 2021
111: Catching an Eel
Grey has been moving everything around, Myke is trying to manage stock, and they both have guidance to give on Yearly Themes.
Jan 19, 2021
110: 2021 Yearly Themes
Grey might not be ready yet, Myke is relieved to have a project finished, and they both share their Yearly Themes for 2021.
Dec 14, 2020
109: State of the Apps 2021
Grey continues his note taking quest, Myke keeps bumping into kanban, and they both discuss the tools they use for 'State of the Apps 2021'.
Nov 24, 2020
108: Splitter and Lifter
Grey struggled to make a decision, Myke is back in lockdown, and they are both excited about the promise of new Macs.
Nov 16, 2020
107: A Visual Bombardment
Grey welcomes a widgety world, Myke is happy with his big phone decision, and they both show off their iOS 14 Home Screens.
Oct 19, 2020
106: Clear and Boring
Grey has a new office, Myke is working with balloons, and they are both finding ways to adjust.
Sep 14, 2020
105: Atomic Notes
Grey has shuffled his schedule, Myke tried to leave Google Docs, and they both experience a monumental discovery about note-taking.
Aug 27, 2020
104: RGB on the eGPU
Grey has made some big home office changes, Myke has a new Yearly Theme, and they both question collaboration tools.
Jul 21, 2020
103: A New Widgety World
Grey wants to know what's going on, Myke is changing things up, and they both talk about WWDC 2020.
Jun 29, 2020
102: Lockdown Productivity
Grey is doing good, Myke is busier than ever, and they both talk about how to live and work entirely at home.
May 25, 2020
101: Productivity 101
Grey is definitely recording, Myke wants to rearrange his email, and they both break down the tools they use to be productive, and why they use them.
May 11, 2020
100: Quarantime
Grey returns to a virtual reality, Myke is obsessed with his desert island, and they both talk about how their working lives have been affected by a global pandemic.
Apr 21, 2020
99: Epi5ode Out of Time
Grey questions the narrator, Myke is in a commemorative mood, and they both watched 'Inside Bill's Brain'.
Mar 30, 2020
98: A Stable Stack of Bricks
Grey got a gift he cannot use, Myke is still outfitting Mega Studio, and they both discuss clarity in projects.
Mar 17, 2020
97: The Share Square
Grey has been doing headphone testing, Myke has a big new project, and they are both dealing with sizeable disruptions.
Feb 26, 2020
96: Levels, Levels
Grey keeps changing his set up, Myke has a new wireless charger, and they both follow up on Yearly Themes.
Jan 29, 2020
95: 2020 Yearly Themes
Grey has a brand new Yearly Theme, Myke has been thinking of one for months, and they both discuss why Yearly Themes are better than resolutions.
Dec 31, 2019
94: State of the Apps 2020
Grey has settled on a writing tool, Myke has refined his research workflow, and they both discuss their favourite software for 'State of the Apps 2020'.
Dec 10, 2019
93: The Memory of Somebody Else
Grey gets a tech news update, Myke is looking back, and they both answer some #askcortex questions.
Nov 26, 2019
92: Time Continuum Consequences
Grey is back on the internet, Myke is upset about mischief, and they both got some new devices.
Oct 28, 2019
91: An Episode Out of Time 4: Revenge of the Time
Grey is stuck in a time paradox, Myke shares how many journals he ordered, and they both watch Jiro Dreams of Sushi.
Sep 23, 2019
90: Moretex
Grey went on a wild goose chase for a new video, Myke has a huge livestream coming up, and they both talk about working through tough projects.
Sep 12, 2019
89: Everything is Constant Always
Grey needs recommendations, Myke tests a new ergonomic arrangement, and they both answer some #askcortex questions.
Aug 13, 2019
88: Cortex Airport
Grey tested his resolve, Myke is struggling with manufacturing, and they both talk about their current bag setup.
Jul 30, 2019
87: The Theme System Journal
Grey got Maps, Myke got an operating system, and they both created a journal.
Jun 11, 2019
86: I Like Maps
Grey is back in the desert, Myke is excited about a new app, and they both have expectations for WWDC.
May 28, 2019
85: Grey's Non-Linear Life
Grey published a vlog, Myke is back to Mega Office, and they both know what day starts the week.
May 09, 2019
84: Radiating Anxiety
Grey sparks joy, Myke is thinking about career length, and they both answer some #askcortex questions.
Apr 23, 2019
83: 7 Days Out
Grey broke a routine, Myke dealt with a huge deadline, and they both watched 7 Days Out: Eleven Madison Park.
Mar 26, 2019
82: Screen Crimes
Grey's had some time to himself, Myke was cold, and they both compare their Screen Time statistics.
Mar 12, 2019
81: The American Meme
Grey has some project updates, Myke is feeling a little sad, and they both watch 'The American Meme'.
Feb 22, 2019
80: Ice Fortress
Grey conquered a deadline, Myke is in love all over again, and Slack has a new logo.
Feb 06, 2019
79: 2019 Yearly Themes
Grey has a theme for 2019, Myke has two themes for 2019, and they both discuss why Yearly Themes are important to them.
Jan 01, 2019
78: State of the Apps 2019
Grey has a terrible to-do hack, Myke is going back to PodCon, and they both discuss their favourite software for 'State of the Apps 2019'.
Dec 18, 2018
77: The Effective Executive
Grey has something to say about the iPad, Myke did something for the first time in a decade, and they both read The Effective Executive.
Nov 27, 2018
Grey is having some watch face issues, Myke refuses to sleep, and they both consider ‘who’s the boss?’.
Oct 16, 2018
75: Home Again
Myke has lots of music to share, Grey unveils the mystery of his Home Screen, and they both have new Apple Devices.
Oct 02, 2018
74: The Biggest Challenge of Being a Human
Myke wants to make some changes, Grey is taking a break, and they are both excited about some big announcements.
Sep 19, 2018
73: Clear the Cortex Decks
Myke is perplexed with corporate branding, Grey has learned more than he wanted about USB-C, and they both answer #ASKCORTEX questions on how to get the career you want, how to start being productive, and to find out who could live longest in the woods.
Sep 04, 2018
72: Adulting Complete
Myke got a Roomba, Grey has found peace with his to-do system, and they are both very excited about the Shortcuts beta.
Aug 14, 2018
71: Dark Synergy
Myke is getting married and reveals the mystery of his watch, Grey is intrigued about iOS 12 Notifications, and they both talk about the listeners of Cortex.
Jul 03, 2018
70: CORTEK - WWDC 2018
Grey is excited about scooters, Myke had a monumental week, and they both have lots of thoughts about WWDC.
Jun 11, 2018
69: Minimum Viable
Grey needs more storage space, Myke built a gaming PC (nice!), and they both talk about what they want to see at WWDC.
May 22, 2018
68: A Noble Profession
Grey publishes a YouTube video that's _a tad different_, Myke has made some changes to his journal, and they both discuss experimenting with new ways of doing things.
May 01, 2018
67: "Entrepreneurs"
Grey is having some charging troubles, Myke questions the benefit of courses, and they both talk about how they use the Apple Pencil.
Apr 04, 2018
66: Triggers - Creating Behaviour That Lasts
Myke has read _Triggers_, Grey tries to deal with a backlog, and they have amazing new merch available.
Mar 20, 2018
65: Goals Are Dumb
Myke has started a journal, Grey switched back to something, and they both answer some #askcortex questions.
Mar 06, 2018
64: 6 Days to Air
Grey is bringing order to task management, Myke is back to colourful backgrounds, and they both watched _6 Days to Air_.
Feb 20, 2018
63: Flower Garden
Grey has an iMac Pro, Myke has thoughts about vlogging, and they both have Yearly Theme updates.
Feb 06, 2018
62: 2018 Yearly Themes
Myke has completed a 'Year of Less', Grey has completed a 'Year of Redirection', and they both have their 2018 Themes ready to go.
Jan 23, 2018
61: State of the Apps 2018
Myke went to PodCon, Grey doesn't write articles anymore, and they both name their favourite software for 'State of the Apps 2018'.
Dec 19, 2017
60: CorteX
Grey has played Stardew Valley, Myke is taking stock of his technology, and they both have new iPhones.
Nov 14, 2017
59: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Grey uses a YouTube limitation to his advantage, Myke is nervous about an event, and they both read The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.
Oct 31, 2017
58: The Opportunity of a Chair
Grey moves office again, Myke wants to play a new farming game, and they both answer your #askcortex questions.
Oct 10, 2017
57: Bucketful of Internet
Myke is waiting for a delivery, Grey evangelizes napping, and they both have thoughts about the iPhone X.
Sep 26, 2017
56: Castles Made of Sand
Myke is very tired, Grey has many frustrations, and they both need to assess how iOS 11 will change their iPad Homescreens.
Sep 12, 2017
55: Go for the Big Elephant
Grey has made a grown up acquisition, Myke is having a laundry situation, and they both discuss working effectively in different locations.
Aug 22, 2017
54: An Episode Out of Time 3: Time Strikes Back
Grey thinks the end is nigh, Myke is making preperations, and they both review Homescreens from the past.
Aug 01, 2017
53: Worst Business Decision Ever
Myke is getting ready for a big trip, Grey recorded a Vlog, and they both give some thoughts on the updated #MultiPadLifestyle.
Jul 18, 2017
52: CORTEK - WWDC 2017
Myke got his wish, Grey gives Apple a performance review, and they both receive a magic box.
Jun 14, 2017
51: Meeting for Lunch
Grey spills the beans, Myke gets to gloat, and they both want to define _productivity_.
May 16, 2017
50: Golden Anniversary
Grey is a live streamer, Myke tries to resist making a clip show, and they both celebrate 50 episodes of Cortex
May 02, 2017
49: Waiting for the End
Grey published a YouTube video, Myke is losing control, and they talk about Apple’s silence a few days before they make an announcement.
Apr 05, 2017
48: Parade of Failures
Grey took a secret photo, Myke took a chance, and they both cannot agree on how long you should stick it out.
Mar 21, 2017
47: Picking Up the Breadcrumbs
Grey is a leaf on the wind, Myke shares his thoughts on Todoist, and they both share their experiences on hiring and applying.
Mar 07, 2017
46: External Thinking Tool
Grey turns to pen and paper, Myke switches to Todoist, and they both share what they wanted to be when they grew up.
Feb 21, 2017
45: Cortex Working Group
Grey talks about the past few months, Myke is thinking about graphs, and they both provide more thoughts on time tracking.
Feb 07, 2017
44: Existential Time Tracking
Myke has started tracking his work time, Grey has started tracking all time, and they both talk about their themes for 2017.
Jan 24, 2017
43: Tornado Bigshot
Myke discovered his ranking, Grey will not switch, and they both answer #askcortex questions before the Cortexmas season begins.
Dec 12, 2016
42: All for the Vlog
Grey heard a pop, Myke went to Ikea, and they both are frustrated with notifications.
Nov 28, 2016
41: Spiralling
Myke is dealing with house renovations, Grey is making lots of videos, and they both answer some questions about how this show is made.
Nov 18, 2016
40: The Rules for Rulers
Grey finally finished a big project, Myke bought a ticket to Vidcon, and they are both very excited about a piece of paper.
Oct 28, 2016
39: You'll Never Guess What Happens!
Grey's productivity is being disrupted, Myke is giving in to the tropes of Youtube, and they both played PewDiePie's Tuber Simulator.
Oct 17, 2016
38: A Vlog Is What You Make It
Myke is starting a Youtube channel, Grey's office is ruined, and they both share their current phone homescreens.
Oct 03, 2016
37: Doomsday Bunker
Myke is very excited about stickers, Grey is happy with the MacBook Adorable, and they both try to get their head around Youtube Demonitization.
Sep 19, 2016
36: Cortex Cottage
Myke deals with disruptions, Grey had a successful summer, and they both discover the world's largest Youtuber.
Sep 06, 2016
35: An Episode Out of Time 2: Out of Timer
Grey wants more vacations, Myke gets overwhelmed, and they both learn to work better together.
Aug 24, 2016
34: Punch Card System
Grey got help with animation, Myke imagines trucking in VR, and they both get distracted by keyboards with rainbow LEDs.
Jul 26, 2016
33: Cortek
Grey has finished conferencing, Myke's ready to give advice, and they both are upset with Evernote.
Jul 11, 2016
32: Dropping Acid
Myke holds an event, Grey experiences open offices, and they both had a VR experience.
Jun 23, 2016
31: Later Comes Eventually
Grey buys a travel computer, Myke keeps making new podcasts, and they both discuss collaborating with others.
Jun 12, 2016
30: Cortexaversary
Grey got through the video submissions, Myke keeps the wheel turning, and they both celebrate a special occasion.
May 30, 2016
29: Dvorak
Grey has opened up job applications, Myke is intrigued by Dvorak keyboards and they both get sucked in to _yet another_ new email app.
May 16, 2016
28: Formalizing and Systematizing
Myke fixes problems, Grey automates his to-do list, and they both discuss hiring people.
May 02, 2016
27: Danger Inches Away
Grey suffers with RSI problems, Myke bought an iPad, and they both go trucking across America.
Apr 18, 2016
26: Pick your Poison
Grey is frustrated with to-do apps, Myke is frustrated by passport control, and they both take another look at their homescreens.
Apr 05, 2016
25: Creativity, inc.
Myke is ruined, Grey (maybe) gets an office, and they both read Creativity Inc.
Mar 21, 2016
24: Open Field In Every Direction
Myke stayed up too late, Grey shares his calendaring philosophy, and they are both relieved about a change of course.
Mar 08, 2016
23: Business Monk
Grey went on another 'Workcation', Myke just wants to share, and they both have more to say about the Apple Pencil.
Feb 22, 2016
22: Statistics Aren't Everything
Myke is sick, Grey hits two million YouTube subscribers, and they are both very upset about Apple Pencil support in iOS 9.3.
Feb 08, 2016
21: The E-Myth Revisited
Grey wants to do less, Myke has a new toy, and they both read _The E-Myth Revisited_.
Jan 25, 2016
20: New Year
Grey comes back to the internet, Myke is thinking about New Year's Resolutions, and they both answer some #AskCortex questions.
Jan 11, 2016
19: Brick of Obligation
Grey gets a battery, Myke loses Mailbox, and they both consider what their future computers could be.
Dec 14, 2015
18: King in a Castle
Grey published a video, Myke played some video games, and they both had hipster coffee.
Nov 30, 2015
17: Dialing Down
Grey takes time away from the Internet, Myke takes time away from Twitter, and they both get an iPad Pro.
Nov 17, 2015
16: Structural Trust
Myke makes an official statement, Grey drives a truck across Europe, and they both discuss sharing responsibilities in their business.
Nov 02, 2015
15: Tempest in a Teapot
Myke explains beard oil, Grey mourns the loss of his iMac, and they both discuss the moral minefield of ad blocking.
Oct 19, 2015
14: Conflicted About Email
Myke makes judgments about Grey's musical choices, Grey explains how he is working with his personal assistant to manage email, and they both lament the current state of email apps.
Oct 05, 2015
13: Trail of Tears
Myke is jet-lagged, but Grey wants to know all about XOXO. Grey is intrigued about the iPad Pro, and Myke wants to talk about iOS 9. Grey shares a theory about the 16GB iPhone, Myke listens.
Sep 19, 2015
12: The Rule of Two
Grey describes the 'Rule of Two', Myke wants to know how the 'UK explained' video became a success, and they both discuss Netflix's hiring policies, branding, and ASMR videos.
Sep 07, 2015
11: 0% Entertaining
This week Grey and Myke get *very* excited about their new computer mice, before sharing more of their views on if it's easier to become an internet personality today, and what you need to do to get there.
Aug 28, 2015
10: Zero Artistic Skills
This time Grey and Myke tackle various ways to get audiobooks in to Overcast, discuss the creation of _Alphabet_, and cover the tools and processes Grey uses to create the animation for his videos.
Aug 14, 2015
9: Draft A Day
This time Grey has a Home screen disaster and Myke admits how he plays Prison Architect, before going on to talk about writing scripts for Youtube videos, and their thoughts on outlining and mind mapping.
Aug 07, 2015
8: An Episode Out Of Time
This week Grey and Myke talk about how they deal with travelling, before answering important questions like; 'what Coffee does Grey drink?', 'what advice would you give for someone that wants to be self employed?', and 'Kirk or Picard?'.
Jul 24, 2015
7: Ultimately a Nightmare
More on email! Grey talks about some big changes in his personal email system, and Myke shares his top-tips for avoiding the email you don't want to deal with. Finally, Grey talks about his impressions of using the iOS 9 public beta.
Jul 20, 2015
6: General Purpose Problem
This week Grey and Myke discuss why it’s important to have hobbies, before beginning to tackle the discussion of Email.
Jul 10, 2015
5: Work Simulator
After trying to find ways to deal with unbearable heat, Grey and Myke discuss how they like to spend their time away from work, and put the 'Great Perspective Zoom Debate' to rest.
Jul 03, 2015
4: Posting Day
This week Myke and Grey discuss iPad Portrait layout complications, how Grey deals with posting new videos to Youtube, and the necessity of checklists (even if you don't think you need them). Myke also launches the 'Great Perspective Zoom Debate', and Grey talks about starting a fashion label.
Jun 26, 2015
3: Good for Brain Health
This time, Grey and Myke answer questions from listeners, while addressing topics like the utility of the iPad, notification badges, and whether you should have a web browser on your phone.
Jun 19, 2015
2: Redundant Office
This week Myke and Grey talk about working environments, what is the ideal and how different places can shape the work performed in them.
Jun 12, 2015
1: I Don't Really Like Work
This week, Myke quizzes Grey about the devices he uses to get his work done, and Grey gets very disappointed about how Myke arranges his iPhone.
Jun 03, 2015