By Relay FM

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.


Cortex 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.
25/05/201h 37m

Cortex 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.
11/05/201h 50m

Cortex 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.
21/04/201h 55m

Cortex 99: Epi5ode Out of Time

Grey questions the narrator, Myke is in a commemorative mood, and they both watched 'Inside Bill's Brain'.
30/03/201h 44m

Cortex 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.
17/03/201h 57m

Cortex 97: The Share Square

Grey has been doing headphone testing, Myke has a big new project, and they are both dealing with sizeable disruptions.
26/02/201h 54m

Cortex 96: Levels, Levels

Grey keeps changing his set up, Myke has a new wireless charger, and they both follow up on Yearly Themes.
29/01/202h 22m

Cortex 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.
31/12/191h 42m

Cortex 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'.
10/12/192h 3m

Cortex 93: The Memory of Somebody Else

Grey gets a tech news update, Myke is looking back, and they both answer some #askcortex questions.
26/11/191h 23m

Cortex 92: Time Continuum Consequences

Grey is back on the internet, Myke is upset about mischief, and they both got some new devices.
28/10/191h 40m

Cortex 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.
23/09/191h 18m

Cortex 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.
12/09/191h 21m

Cortex 89: Everything is Constant Always

Grey needs recommendations, Myke tests a new ergonomic arrangement, and they both answer some #askcortex questions.
13/08/191h 21m

Cortex 88: Cortex Airport

Grey tested his resolve, Myke is struggling with manufacturing, and they both talk about their current bag setup.
30/07/191h 35m

Cortex 87: The Theme System Journal

Grey got Maps, Myke got an operating system, and they both created a journal.
11/06/191h 42m

Cortex 86: I Like Maps

Grey is back in the desert, Myke is excited about a new app, and they both have expectations for WWDC.
28/05/191h 42m

Cortex 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.
09/05/191h 24m

Cortex 84: Radiating Anxiety

Grey sparks joy, Myke is thinking about career length, and they both answer some #askcortex questions.
23/04/191h 16m

Cortex 83: 7 Days Out

Grey broke a routine, Myke dealt with a huge deadline, and they both watched 7 Days Out: Eleven Madison Park.
26/03/191h 37m

Cortex 82: Screen Crimes

Grey's had some time to himself, Myke was cold, and they both compare their Screen Time statistics.
12/03/191h 39m

Cortex 81: The American Meme

Grey has some project updates, Myke is feeling a little sad, and they both watch 'The American Meme'.
22/02/191h 46m

Cortex 80: Ice Fortress

Grey conquered a deadline, Myke is in love all over again, and Slack has a new logo.
06/02/191h 35m

Cortex 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.
01/01/192h 3m

Cortex 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'.
18/12/181h 48m

Cortex 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.
27/11/181h 48m


Grey is having some watch face issues, Myke refuses to sleep, and they both consider ‘who’s the boss?’.
16/10/181h 22m

Cortex 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.
10/10/182h 1m

Cortex 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.
19/09/181h 54m

Cortex 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.
07/09/181h 33m

Cortex 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.
07/09/181h 44m

Cortex 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.
07/09/181h 46m

Cortex 70: CORTEK - WWDC 2018

Grey is excited about scooters, Myke had a monumental week, and they both have lots of thoughts about WWDC.
07/09/181h 26m

Cortex 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.
07/09/181h 38m

Cortex 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.
07/09/181h 17m

Cortex 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.
07/09/181h 27m

Cortex 66: Triggers - Creating Behaviour That Lasts

Myke has read _Triggers_, Grey tries to deal with a backlog, and they have amazing new merch available.
07/09/181h 45m

Cortex 65: Goals Are Dumb

Myke has started a journal, Grey switched back to something, and they both answer some #askcortex questions.
07/09/181h 20m

Cortex 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_.
07/09/181h 38m

Cortex 63: Flower Garden

Grey has an iMac Pro, Myke has thoughts about vlogging, and they both have Yearly Theme updates.
07/09/181h 23m

Cortex 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.
07/09/181h 37m

Cortex 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'.
07/09/182h 3m

Cortex 60: CorteX

Grey has played Stardew Valley, Myke is taking stock of his technology, and they both have new iPhones.
07/09/181h 27m

Cortex 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.
07/09/181h 48m

Cortex 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.
07/09/181h 31m

Cortex 57: Bucketful of Internet

Myke is waiting for a delivery, Grey evangelizes napping, and they both have thoughts about the iPhone X.
07/09/181h 37m

Cortex 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.
07/09/181h 25m

Cortex 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.
07/09/181h 22m

Cortex 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.
07/09/181h 15m

Cortex 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.
07/09/181h 38m

Cortex 52: CORTEK - WWDC 2017

Myke got his wish, Grey gives Apple a performance review, and they both receive a magic box.
07/09/181h 53m

Cortex 51: Meeting for Lunch

Grey spills the beans, Myke gets to gloat, and they both want to define _productivity_.
07/09/181h 17m

Cortex 50: Golden Anniversary

Grey is a live streamer, Myke tries to resist making a clip show, and they both celebrate 50 episodes of Cortex
07/09/181h 27m

Cortex 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.
07/09/181h 32m

Cortex 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.
07/09/181h 20m

Cortex 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.
07/09/181h 28m

Cortex 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.
07/09/181h 24m

Cortex 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.
07/09/181h 19m

Cortex 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.
07/09/181h 30m

Cortex 43: Tornado Bigshot

Myke discovered his ranking, Grey will not switch, and they both answer #askcortex questions before the Cortexmas season begins.
07/09/181h 38m

Cortex 42: All for the Vlog

Grey heard a pop, Myke went to Ikea, and they both are frustrated with notifications.
07/09/181h 38m

Cortex 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.
07/09/181h 44m

Cortex 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.
07/09/181h 32m

Cortex 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.
07/09/181h 34m

Cortex 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.
07/09/181h 48m

Cortex 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.
07/09/181h 54m

Cortex 36: Cortex Cottage

Myke deals with disruptions, Grey had a successful summer, and they both discover the world's largest Youtuber.
07/09/181h 27m

Cortex 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.
07/09/181h 22m

Cortex 34: Punch Card System

Grey got help with animation, Myke imagines trucking in VR, and they both get distracted by keyboards with rainbow LEDs.
07/09/181h 35m

Cortex 33: Cortek

Grey has finished conferencing, Myke's ready to give advice, and they both are upset with Evernote.
07/09/181h 21m

Cortex 32: Dropping Acid

Myke holds an event, Grey experiences open offices, and they both had a VR experience.
07/09/181h 41m

Cortex 31: Later Comes Eventually

Grey buys a travel computer, Myke keeps making new podcasts, and they both discuss collaborating with others.
07/09/181h 36m

Cortex 30: Cortexaversary

Grey got through the video submissions, Myke keeps the wheel turning, and they both celebrate a special occasion.
07/09/181h 7m

Cortex 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.
07/09/181h 27m

Cortex 28: Formalizing and Systematizing

Myke fixes problems, Grey automates his to-do list, and they both discuss hiring people.
07/09/181h 31m

Cortex 27: Danger Inches Away

Grey suffers with RSI problems, Myke bought an iPad, and they both go trucking across America.
07/09/181h 30m

Cortex 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.
07/09/181h 42m

Cortex 25: Creativity, inc.

Myke is ruined, Grey (maybe) gets an office, and they both read Creativity Inc.
07/09/181h 52m

Cortex 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.
07/09/181h 28m

Cortex 23: Business Monk

Grey went on another 'Workcation', Myke just wants to share, and they both have more to say about the Apple Pencil.
07/09/181h 34m

Cortex 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.
07/09/181h 41m

Cortex 21: The E-Myth Revisited

Grey wants to do less, Myke has a new toy, and they both read _The E-Myth Revisited_.
07/09/181h 30m

Cortex 20: New Year

Grey comes back to the internet, Myke is thinking about New Year's Resolutions, and they both answer some #AskCortex questions.
07/09/181h 25m

Cortex 19: Brick of Obligation

Grey gets a battery, Myke loses Mailbox, and they both consider what their future computers could be.
07/09/181h 46m

Cortex 18: King in a Castle

Grey published a video, Myke played some video games, and they both had hipster coffee.
07/09/181h 38m

Cortex 17: Dialing Down

Grey takes time away from the Internet, Myke takes time away from Twitter, and they both get an iPad Pro.
07/09/182h 4m

Cortex 16: Structural Trust

Myke makes an official statement, Grey drives a truck across Europe, and they both discuss sharing responsibilities in their business.
07/09/182h 3m

Cortex 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.
07/09/181h 49m

Cortex 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.
07/09/181h 32m

Cortex 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.
07/09/181h 46m

Cortex 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.
07/09/181h 34m

Cortex 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.
07/09/181h 33m

Cortex 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.
07/09/181h 45m

Cortex 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.
07/09/181h 25m

Cortex 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?'.
07/09/181h 30m

Cortex 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.
07/09/181h 24m

Cortex 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.
07/09/181h 41m

Cortex 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.
07/09/181h 30m

Cortex 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.
07/09/181h 41m

Cortex 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.
07/09/181h 32m

Cortex 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.
07/09/181h 14m

Cortex 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.
07/09/181h 26m
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