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David Sparks and Mike Schmitz spent their careers working for the establishment. Then one day, they’d had enough. Now they are independent workers, learning what it takes to succeed in the 21st century. They are… free agents. Hosted by David Sparks and Mike Schmitz.

Customer Reviews

A New Podcast with Familiar Faces

I am looking forward to following this show. David and Jason bring so much experience and practical application to their other shows. They have done a good job with the structure and length of the show.
I hope it will catch on soon, and begin gathering a large audience. We need more experienced guys sharing their expertise and advice in a likeable and knowledgeable manner. Listen to this show! and write your own review.

Looking forward to more!

Great first episode Jason and David -- on a topic that isn't covered as much as it should be. Looking forward to what you have in store for us!

More navel gazing

I like Jason and David. They are talented and their other podcasts are wonderful. This podcast highlights a problem with the Relay network - a problem that used to plague 5by5. The network fosters a clique of particular people and then they just create an insestuous array of shows where hosts mix and match. The end result is an echo chamber.

Furthermore, the network's founders have been obsessed with the meta-topic of independent business. During Relay's first two years, listeners have heard Jason, Mike, Stephen, and others constantly navel gaze about their independent career. I do not think people buy newspapers to read about how the newspaper is made or how difficult it is to make. You don't hear John Gruber talking on his show about being independent - he just does his thing.

This show is the embodiment of these issues and I do not plan to listen.

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  • Category: Careers
  • Language: English

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