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 Rebound podcast, 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.

You should follow him on both Twitter and App.net.

Lex would be delighted to speak at your awesome event.

An Unprofessional update

I’ve been lax (and Lex) about posting information on new episodes of Unprofessional here.

For the uninitiated, Unprofessional is a podcast I cohost with Dave Wiskus. We talk to interesting people about anything but their day jobs. The only thing that can rival how fun the show is for me to make is how fun it is to hear from people who enjoy the show. I’m awfully glad they do!

Here are a few recent episodes:

Who’s Your Haberdasher featured guest Serenity Caldwell—a Macworld coworker and friend of mine. We talk about hobbies and passions. Ren’s a great guest, and we talk about some pretty common elements of the human condition. This episode was sponsored by the very kind folks at Lynda.com, a website which helps anyone learn software, creative, and business skills to achieve their personal and professional goals.

Motherbleeper saw us visited by Mike Lee, and I don’t think the episode was worse for the fact that Mike hates us and everything we stand for. Not really. I mean, not really, he doesn’t hate us, not “not really, the episode stinks.” It’s a good episode. This episode was brought to you by TextExpander, and I don’t mind admitting that I used TextExpander about 25 times in creating this post, without even thinking about it.

A Very Unprofessional Christmas marked one of the few times in my life I’ve been in a conversation with a professional male model. This one was Jay Graves, who’s been the face of the Slanket. The episode, incestuously enough, was sponsored by The Slanket, and also by the fine Apple TV/Pictionary-style game SketchParty TV.

The Opposite of Name-Dropping mostly exists because of that old adage, “If you haven’t yet had Glenn Fleishman on your podcast, you don’t really have a podcast.” We discuss Twitter abuse, fame, and dream jobs. The episode was sponsored by RapidEars, which offers iOS developers the ability to provide realtime speech recognition in their apps—without a network connection.

If you want to help the show out, follow it on Twitter, like it on Facebook, write us a review in iTunes, and patronize all our sponsors and tell them we sent you.

Posted on January 13th, 2013