Lex Friedman blogs here.

Lex is the EVP of Sales and Development for Midroll, the world's best podcast advertising network.

He was previously Macworld's senior writer, and continues to contribute to the publication. He is the cohost of the Not Playing podcast, a cohost of the Turning This Car Around podcast, a cohost of the The Reboudpodcast, and the sole host of the Your Daily Lex podcast.

Lex's first book, The Snuggie Sutra, is exactly what it sounds like. His most recent book is a Dr. Seuss parody for adults; it's called The Kid in the Crib.

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Turning Over a New Leaf

#194 November 26, 2014: Turning Over a New Leaf

I got a new Nissan Leaf. I'm ready to review it for you now, as I've owned it for a solid 15 hours.

Also it's pouring rain so I don't want to drive it anywhere. Life is meaningless.

Posted 14 hours ago

All About That Podcast

Posted on November 24th, 2014

We Found the Roku Remote

#192 November 20, 2014: We Found the Roku Remote

The Friedman family found its missing Roku remote. But does that mean they truly solved the crime?

Posted on November 20th, 2014

Dr. Fake Name

#191 November 19, 2014: Dr. Fake Name

YDL tries a new format today, as host Lex Friedman continues to investigate the case of Lex Friedman's missing Roku remote.

Posted on November 19th, 2014

Where is my Roku remote?

#190 November 18, 2014: Where is my Roku remote?

And is there a way to find it given that it's a Bluetooth-aware device?

Also where is it? Seriously.

Posted on November 18th, 2014

The Museum

#189 November 17, 2014: The Museum

In which I talk (briefly) about Serial and (more extensively) about the word "museum" and whether "Liam" rhymes with it.

Posted on November 17th, 2014

Sriracha or Whatever

#188 November 14, 2014: Sriracha or Whatever

If you asked me what this episode is about, I would say, four and a half minutes long.

Posted on November 14th, 2014

The Mystery Train

#187 November 13, 2014: The Mystery Train

I apologize. This is a weird one.

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Posted on November 13th, 2014

Shake It Off

#186 November 12, 2014: Shake It Off

This was yesterdy's episode. I just saw I never hit the Post button so now I'm typing this before I post it. 

I also have to record today's episode still.

Good times.

Posted on November 13th, 2014

The Last Pickle

#185 November 10, 2015: The Last Pickle

I'm back from vacation. You're welcome, world!

Posted on November 10th, 2014

The Twenty Minute Episode

#184 October 31, 2014: The Twenty Minute Episode

Yup. I did a twenty minute episode to tide you over, because I won't release new episodes next week.

You're welcome?

Posted on October 31st, 2014

Back in the US ER

#183 October 30, 2014: Back in the US ER

We'll get to be daily again at some point, folks. Right now, we're sorta daily. But here's why I missed yesterday! 

Posted on October 30th, 2014

Moxy Fruvous

#182 October 27, 2014: Moxy Fruvous

The question: Can I still listen to Moxy Fruvous after the allegations surrounding sexual assualt by one of that band's members?

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Posted on October 27th, 2014

Ebola or Mustard

#181 October 24, 2014: Ebola or Mustard

This is the story of a long ride into rainy Manhattan to have dinner with someone I'd never met in person.

Posted on October 24th, 2014


#179 October 21, 2014: Geezerly

I am old. Very, very old.

Posted on October 21st, 2014

For Anya on Her Eighth Birthday: Podcast Edition

Too lazy to read yesterday's post? I'll read it to you!

#178 October 20, 2014: For Anya on Her Eighth Birthday

Posted on October 20th, 2014

For Anya, on her eighth birthday

Dear Anya—

I don’t know anyone who likes to read as much as you. I know other people—many of them related to you—who really love to read a lot, but no one’s lust for reading quite matchs your affection for books. It’s incredible. It’s awesome. I hope you never lose it.

Today was your eighth birthday. And one thing I really appreciated was that, even though you would have been ecstatic to receive nothing but books, you also rejoiced in receiving the many gifts you got today that instead addressed your other passions. You're nuanced, kid. I love that.

This was a great day. You woke up, and since Mommy had already put out the dress you were going to wear today, you put it on first thing. After all, that’s the rule on school days; get dressed before you come into our room in the morning.

Of course, today was a smidgen more relaxed, and we had to take baths, so we ended up taking the dress off for a bit, but still: You were ready to face the day.

You remarked many times this weekend how it was the best birthday ever, the best presents ever, the best party ever, and so on. And what makes those words ring so true—words which, from other mouths, would sound hollow or cliché—is the very obvious fact that you mean them with every fiber of your being.

I just finished reading to you before bedtime. Then Mommy came in to read to you, too. (We’re each reading you different books. It was Mommy’s turn. I just try to read Harriet the Spy whenever we have a few minutes, because that book is really, really, really long.)

As I cleaned up some party/present aftermath, I marveled at the fact that, hooboy, you’re really eight. It didn’t feel like a milestone birthday to me today for whatever reason. But now that your best day ever is drawing to a close, I can’t help but quietly reflect on the fact that eight is awfully close to ten, which is by my count double-digits, and which is the stepping stone to old. Ten is basically twelve is basically teenager is basically driving is basically college is basically adulthood.

Holy moly.

In truth, there’s still lots of time left when you’re still all ours, still truly a kid and little, despite how big and mature and grown-up you’re so obviously becoming. But I’m seeing it ever more clearly now—”it” being the next parts, the parts where you need us a little less, and then a lot less. The part where you maybe won’t squeal with delight when I suggest we work on Snap Circuits together, and unironically “oooohhhh” in amazement as we work on the experiments.

I want to believe we’ll buck the trend of teenage kids who, by evolutionary necessity, rebel a bit against their parents. I think we might yet. And still, I know there’s a chance that we’re not too far off from a few years where you’ll suffer me as necessary, maybe even hate me from time to time.

I sat down to write this letter to you, a letter I don’t know if you’ll ever read, because it felt important to me. I wanted to write down just how much I love you, how happy you make me, and selfishly: just how loved you make me feel, just how transparent you make it that I make you happy too.

And so I promise you, if those years that feel far away but way too close do segue into your thinking I am the world’s jerkiest human for a couple years, I am going to work hard to remember these feelings from today—the feelings we each make so clear to each other right now—because they are some of the best feelings in the world.

I love you lots. Happy birthday!


Posted on October 19th, 2014

Liam Returns

#177 October 16, 2014: Liam Returns

Everyone's favorite YDL guest returns. Hooray!

Posted on October 16th, 2014

Hair and Now

#176 October 15, 2014: Hair and Now

I got a haircut. I'm okay with it.

Posted on October 15th, 2014

Alphabetical In Every Way

#175 October 13, 2015: Alphabetical in Every Way

I know things. Some of them, in alphabetical order.

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Posted on October 13th, 2014