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As a reminder, the point of the podcast is further discussion of the links in a past issue. Our latest episode covers the Year in Review issue we published last time. So pull up the copy you stashed in your inbox, throw on some headphones and try to ignore any and all audio quality issues. We're new to the podcast format, so please share any feedback you have!
Onwards to Issue 44. Enjoy.
If you're in the content creation world, then once a year you have a golden opportunity to reduce (effort), reuse (content), and recycle (uh...something). We'll call it the year-end listicle. Or clip show.
Welcome to the MaR Clip Show! We started 2018 with Issue 25 and ended at meaning-of-the-universe Issue 42 (please tell me everyone here has read Douglas Adams). Here's the top link from each issue, presented in descending order of popularity.
They say peer pressure is a powerful thing; if you didn't click any of these, just know that all of your friends–and a whole bunch of other random cool people–did click them and they're judging you for not conforming.
Hallo, and welcome to the 42nd issue of Mark as Read. Sneak peak: we made a podcast. There's a link to listen at the end (but don't skip all the other good content to get there, weirdo).
If you're going somewhere for the holidays here's a last minute nifty-gifty to tuck away in your go-bag to help you survive the drama of modern travel. If instead you're just hosting all the out-laws at your place for a few days here's some kindling to keep you going a little longer while you hide out in your bathroom pretending to have an upset stomach.
Oh and as is tradition: TRASH FIRE ISSUE AWOOGA AWOOGA!
Calvin & Brian
Brian and I like to read things on the Internet, and we read a lot of things on the Internet. While we love sharing many of those things with you via this newsletter, we've received feedback that maybe we should share slightly less of those things in the interest of y'all feeling like you can actually read every link in each issue.
In light of this feedback, and in an effort for us to make these issues a little easier to create and distribute, we've limited ourselves to five (FIVE) links this issue.
In other news, our very first podcast episode, which covers the "making of" / behind-the-scenes of Issue 39's creation, has been recorded and is getting a little polish before going live. We'll be posting the link on various social media channels, so be on the lookout for that.
In other other news, the next edition of Trash Fire is coming soon, like really soon. Like it might be in your inboxes just in time for Thanksgiving travel reading.
We love you all. Enjoy.
Ok so we almost have the companion podcast scheduled. That's like almost done. So we've got that going for us, which is nice. In the meantime buckle down because we've got the goods packed into this issue so tight you should honestly just clear your day and tuck right in.
Hoooboy hey there! Glad you could make it to this link-a-falafel where our only goal is to present you with something that expands your horizons or otherwise helps you keep your brain well-oxygenated and rust-free. If we can sometimes cover touchy topics in a well-rounded and honest way, that's just bonus bucks. Drop us a line and tell us how we did this week.
We hope you're about to embark on a long weekend trip somewhere or, at the very least, planning a staycation in which you do absolutely nothing but read the links in this newsletter from now until Tuesday.
We spent a little time cleaning up our categories since our last issue, and we hope this makes for a more consistent experience for our dear readers. Introducing "TravelMASity", a dedicated section in which to place all of the links to places we would love to visit. Also, welcome "You Fancy, Huh" which will be replacing the "Random Things" category and be filled with links to weird tech and toys we probably aren't going to buy. Also also, we've added a "Further Listening" section where we can dump podcasts.
The stats say y'all like travel-related content, and it's peak travel season (maybe) so this one is a little travel-heavy. I particular enjoyed the "Frugal Five" article, so I'm glad Brian found it. I'll be following that column for sure.
One other thing- if you want to share this newsletter with someone in your life that's fine with us. You not doing that is also fine with us (really). You can excercise one of those options at this link.