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2019-06-14: 61: Post-WWDC Wrap Up and Twitting Quitter This week Jean and James talk about their time at WWDC 2019. Bringing a long-planned project to its …

2019-06-07: 60: Renegotiating Commitments Your trusted system holds commitments you have made to others and also to yourself. From there, you …

2019-05-31: 59: The WWDC Week In Review Preview James and Jean review their plans for WWDC week in San Jose, and what is still on their to-do lists. …

2019-05-24: 58: Talking About App Camp For Girls This past week, App Camp For Girls announced some difficult news. In this episode, Jean talks about …

2019-05-17: 57: I Have To Laugh So we lasted a whole five weeks since our Emailiversary show (Ep. 52) before we took up the topic of …

2019-05-10: 56: Whelmed As the annual James Dempsey and the Breakpoints LIVE near WWDC benefit concert for App Camp For …

2019-05-03: 55: Decluttering Sentimental Junk Jean returns from a week in Florida with her dad and siblings, where they took on the task of …

2019-04-26: 54: A Very Tasty Pepper With Special Guest Ish ShaBazz Jean and James talk with Ish ShaBazz, an app developer whose company Illuminated Bits recently …

2019-04-19: 53: A Personal Investment In this episode Jean and James discuss how finding the right tool or appliance can change your daily …

2019-04-12: 52: Emailiversary It’s been a whole year since Jean and James started their quest to get their email inboxes …

2019-04-05: 51: Someday/Maybe (or Maybe Not) Domain Names Jean and James continue to ferret out overlooked inboxes and lists as part of our efforts to make …

2019-03-29: 50: Fifty! Jean and James celebrate their 50th episode by actually doing full weekly reviews. The discussion …

2019-03-22: Apologies! We uploaded the wrong episode to the feed today. Those responsible (ahem, @macgenie) have …

2019-03-22: 49: This Was Supposed To Be The Fun Part Of The Week As James continues to identify the points of friction that have hindered regular weekly review …

2019-03-15: 48: Diagnosing Some Review Avoidance The weekly review is a key piece of keeping your trusted system humming along, but it can also feel …

2019-03-08: 47: The Time-Sensitive Micro Project This week, Jean tells James about her latest productivity strategy, the micro project, and how she …

2019-03-01: 46: Finding, Keeping, and Dusting This week Jean and James discuss collections and the seemingly conflicting goals of accumulating …

2019-02-22: 45: See What Happens When You Leave The House! By definition, curveballs are not anticipated and they don’t fit neatly into your time …

2019-02-15: 44: Not The Best Week This week Jean and James discuss those unexpected things in life that can mentally and emotionally …

2019-02-08: 43: You Can Always Make More Money This week, we look at some principles of budgeting your money and whether these principles can also …

2019-02-01: 42: LIfe, the Universe and What's In Our Junk Drawers In this episode, our interpid organizers delve into that alternate dimension that seems to defy …

2019-01-25: 41: Productivity + Fun = PodCon 2 in Seattle James and Jean are back from PodCon 2 in Seattle, a gathering of podcasters and podcast fans of all …

2019-01-18: 40: Organizational Fatigue In this episode, Jean and James talk about those times when organizational fun turns into …

2019-01-10: 39: A Very Long Story, With Special Guest Rosemary Orchard We have a special guest this week, Rosemary Orchard, co-author of Build Your OmniFocus Workflow. …

2019-01-04: 38: Doing What Comes Naturally As the new year begins, Jean and James review the model of natural planning described in our …

2018-12-28: 37: We Are Doing This For All Eternity As the year 2018 draws to a close, Jean and James decide to take a week off from worrying about the …

2018-12-21: 36: Holiday Grab Bag In this episode Jean and James reach into the holiday grab bag to see what they will find. Topics …

2018-12-14: 35: James Is My Trusted System Jean and James do a trusted system status review. Are we still keeping in our heads? (Spoiler alert: …

2018-12-07: 34: The Biggest Of Projects Jean and James talk about making bigger plans that go beyond keeping on top of the day to day …

2018-11-30: 33: On The Hunt For The Perfect To-Do List App, with guest Aleen Simms The Weekly Review welcomes its first guest! Aleen Simms, founder of App Launch Map and long-time App …

2018-11-26: This morning @jamesdempsey is getting to inbox zero at The Grand Californian Hotel at Disneyland. …

2018-11-23: 32: Over The River and Through The Security Checkpoint For the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, Jean and James talk about travel tips, flight anxiety, and …

2018-11-16: 31: Holiday Hacks and Productivity Gifts James and Jean share little ideas and hacks for making the holidays less stressful. We also take a …

2018-11-09: 30: Being A Better Capturer-er In this episode Jean and James talk about the capture phase—getting things out of your head and into …

2018-11-01: 29: No Trusted System Can Overcome Human Incompetence Trick or treat? It’s the week of Halloween and a major Apple product announcement, aka two …

2018-10-26: 28: The Big Email Processing Episode In this bonus-length episode Jean and James compare and contrast two services they use to keep their …

2018-10-18: 27: Do You Know What's Next? Jean and James trade stories of productivity milestones, as well as tasks they need help with. Jean …

2018-10-12: 26: Apps We Use: Built-In or Third-Party? Jean and James discuss that dilemna of the digital age: Use third-party apps or the apps built-in to …

2018-10-05: 25: I Feel The Need, The Need For Feeds Jean and James explore the potential for increased productivity by incorporating RSS feeds into …

2018-09-28: 24: What's The Forecast? A Special Extra Episode of TWR Episode 23 was all about getting started with our new iPhones and iOS 12. But there was other big …

2018-09-28: 23: The Greatest Productivity (And Anti-Productivity) Tool The World Has Known Recorded on September 21, the Autumnal Equinox or, as we know it, iPhone Delivery Day. James’s …

2018-09-26: As part of the OmniFocus 3 for Mac release festivities, co-host @jamesdempsey has written an article …

2018-09-21: 22: Perspectives on Perspectives Jean and James share their excitement for the upcoming releases of macOS Mojave and OmniFocus 3 for …

2018-09-14: 21: A Day Without A Dot 🎉 Organizational fun begins with the calendar. James and Jean talk about the journey from paper to …

2018-09-07: 20: Organizationiversary This week James celebrates his one year organizationiversary! Jean and James mark the occassion by …

2018-09-05: Today on the TMO Daily Observations podcast @macgenie and @jamesdempsey talk with @jgamet about how …

2018-08-31: 19: That's Too Devious, Jean This week we take a deep dive into managing a particular type of unwanted email, the many messages …

2018-08-24: 18: Extreme Measures For Mundane Tasks In this episode Jean and James recount tales of cross-country relocation and new car purchases …

2018-08-16: 17: Laundry Can Be Motivating This week, we talk about the crucial role of laundry as a step in getting back on track after a …

2018-08-09: 16: The Unbearable Lightness of OmniFocus Bankruptcy Recuperation and recommitting is the theme this week. Jean has been under the weather and James has …

2018-08-05: 15: Reboot and Refine Jean returns from her trip to Chicago and talks about being on the verge of archiving her Omni Focus …

2018-07-29: Chicago, July 20, 2018 - Jean recording Episode 14 on the road. #viewfromthereview

2018-07-27: 14: Profit! This week Jean reports on re-initializing her trusted system and discovers that processing papers …

2018-07-20: 13: Initial Capture Redux This week, Jean reviews her plans and reasons for starting over with GTD. She shares her ideas with …

2018-07-13: 12: Half A Gold Star Following on the conversation from last episode, Jean and James each find themselves mid-way through …

2018-07-07: This morning, @jamesdempsey is doing his weekly review in the San Francisco Presidio at the …

2018-07-06: 11: No Gold Stars For Us This Week Prompted by our sad admission that neither of us has done our weekly review this week, we get back …

2018-06-29: 10: Flat Surfaces This week, Jean and James discuss some approaches to keeping the flat surfaces in your home and …

2018-06-22: 9: We're Not Gurus This week we reply to our first listener question about processing and batching incoming email. We …

2018-06-14: 8: The Usual Monkey Wrench This week Jean and James record out of the studio for the first time. They talk about how their …

2018-06-08: 7: Red Hot Poker Mode This week, Jean and James talk about the phone context and how phone calls can be as enticing as a …

2018-05-31: 6: Productivity Nerd Christmas This week, we celebrate James’s extraordinary accomplishment of reaching Inbox Zero, down from …

2018-05-25: 5: A Container of Pebbles This week, Jean and James discuss attempting to bounce back from weeks that turn out far from …

2018-05-17: 4: Backsliding, Deferred This week, James and Jean review their respective crazy weeks (ukulele conference! three nights of …

2018-05-11: 3: Brute Forcing Our Way To Inbox Zero This week, James and Jean look at that gaping maw that devours time and motivation that we call …

2018-05-03: 2: Making Space For What Is Truly Important The true test of a system is whether it works when the going gets tough. Our well-planned recording …

2018-04-29: 1: My Whole House Is An Inbox Welcome to the first episode of The Weekly Review. Whether you are new to task management or you’ve …


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