Akimbo: A Podcast from Seth Godin

By Seth Godin

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Jonathon Sciola
 Jul 11, 2018
brilliant thoughts


Akimbo is an ancient word, from the bend in the river or the bend in an archer's bow. It's become a symbol for strength, a posture of possibility, the idea that when we stand tall, arms bent, looking right at it, we can make a difference.

Akimbo's a podcast about our culture and about how we can change it. About seeing what's happening and choosing to do something.

The culture is real, but it can be changed. You can bend it.

Episode Date
Don't just Do Something, Stand There

What’s it for, who’s it for and the magic of design thinking

Aug 08, 2018
Distribution and cultural destiny

We get the world our media wants

Aug 01, 2018
The mesh

The network keeps ratcheting forward.

Jul 25, 2018
This stinks

I mean it. It stinks.

Jul 18, 2018
Origin stories

Where did you get your special powers?

Jul 11, 2018
Juggling and bicycles

The best way we learn is rarely the best way to perform.

Jul 04, 2018
Coincidence and grilled cheese

What are the odds? Pretty good, actually.

Jun 27, 2018
Tips and gifts

Getting clear about the story we tell ourselves (and others)

Jun 20, 2018
It’s not about the chocolate

Shawn Askinosie and the avoidance of ‘more’

Jun 13, 2018
Blogs and Platforms and Permission

Sharecropping doesn’t get you very far

Jun 06, 2018
Q&A, the season wrap up

A good question is half the project

May 30, 2018
The long term

Drip by drip, day by day, we change the culture.

May 23, 2018

You are one. Really. It’s true.

May 16, 2018
Networks and lockin

Did you subscribe to Akimbo yet? We hope you do. Here’s why.

May 09, 2018

Are you an entrepreneur? As fashionable as a ‘yes’ might be, you might find fulfillment as a freelancer instead.

May 02, 2018
Let's Do It Live

Live is different. We’re not exactly sure why, but we respond differently when we’re in real time.

(a special episode, recorded live)

Apr 25, 2018
The Regular Kind

The status quo and the mass market continue to conspire to keep us from having nice things.

Apr 18, 2018
They’re not trying to be creepy

Advertising has shaped our culture. Not the ads, but the money. And Facebook’s woes are a symptom of that.

Apr 11, 2018
Quality and Wabi-Sabi

Perfect isn’t the point, and our narrative about errors and effort is keeping us from being the humans we seek to become.

Apr 04, 2018
Game Theory and the Infinite Game

Games don’t require dice or a Monopoly board. The games we all play distract, energize and enable us to create magic if we choose.

Mar 28, 2018
Don't fear placebos

The most effective intervention is also the least respected. Not just in medicine, but in every element of our culture. Yes, in fact, it’s all in your head. That’s a good thing.

Mar 21, 2018

Everyone wants to write a hit, own a hit, be in a hit. And the rest of us want to watch, read and engage with hits. But where do hits come from? And how?

Mar 14, 2018
No such thing (as writer's block)

A mysterious ailment, a convenient place to hide, and most of all, it’s all invented.

Mar 07, 2018
I see you

Isn’t this what we truly want? To be seen, to be heard, to be understood…

Feb 28, 2018
Status roles

Who’s up, who’s down? The drama of our lives is narrated by our perception of where we stand. Most of our energy, money and time goes into grooming ourselves into the status role where we believe we belong.

Feb 21, 2018
The Grand Opening

The successful grand opening is rare.

But we keep trying.

We make it dumber, louder, more predictable, sacrificing nuance in exchange for a chance at mass...

Feb 14, 2018

A new podcast from Seth Godin, premiering on February 14.

Feb 05, 2018