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The Catch Up Call

The Catch Up Call

By Marshall Haas & Jon Wheatley
Each episode is a real catchup call between 2 friends and ex-co-founders Marshall Haas and Jon Wheatley. In 2013 Marshall and Jon started a company together called Need/Want. Need/Want is a studio that created and launched a bunch of different e-commerce brands and startups.

Marshall and Jon are no longer working together directly, but Marshall is an investor in Jon's new startup, and Jon still has ownership in Need/Want.

Each bi-weekly episode serves as a real catchup call. Marshall and Jon discuss things that have happened in the previous 2 weeks and swap notes.
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#12 — Training an AI to write blog posts, FPV Drone Racing, The Peloton ad and more
In this call we cover…. Training an AI to write blog posts as Marshall  The peloton ad, and the amazing response to it  A pitch for drone racing. Objectively the best new hobby that it’s possible to have The cyber truck  AirBnb going public  And more. We’re @marshal & @jon on twitter.
01:40:16
January 3, 2020
#11 — How to rig an election, buying a bastard Porsche, the new minimums.com and more
In this call we cover… The benefits of waking up early  AirPods pro How to rig an election  The Stopwatch marketing video  The new minimums.com  Marshall's new bastard Porsche  And more! We're @marshal & @jon on twitter.
01:09:12
December 5, 2019
#10 — Positioning Stopwatch against other social networks, how Peel navigated the iPhone 11 launch, an expensive sink hole, and more
In this call we cover… Embracing time travel into the Stopwatch brand and features Time network vs a social network  Aesthetic inspiration for the onboarding video: https://www.instagram.com/p/B0l5HwvA3q_/ Some ideas to position stopwatch against other social networks Navigating a potentially huge issue with a sink hole under the building  The iPhone 11 Peel case launch  How Marshall plans to get unlimited 2 for 1 tickets on flights  We're @marshal & @jon on twitter.
01:14:24
October 31, 2019
#9 — How to buy a lifetime supply of food for $500, Hiring a writer from The Onion, How Peel prepares for an iPhone launch, and more
In this call we cover…. How to buy a life time supply of food for $500 Peel prepares for the iPhone FAST House construction  Hiring a writer from the Onion  Stopwatch launch plans & beta updates Google apps script  And some other things. We're @marshal & @jon on twitter. 
51:08
September 11, 2019
#8 — Identifying and managing burnout, the Neuralink presentation, new business ideas, and more
In this call we cover….  Marshall dealing with burnout The Neuralink presentation and the implications!  A pitch for a new business idea involving scientists  Updates on living in Dallas after being a digital nomad  Very important news about a frog  Note: Sorry about the audio in this recording. Marshall’s audio became corrupt somehow after we recorded and there’s a few quiet moments when he should be talking. We did our best to fix it in post but It will be fixed completely in the next episode! 
01:06:06
August 8, 2019
#7 — Buying the most insane thing on the Internet, creating stories around products, learning web design, and more.
In this call we cover... Marshall teaches himself web design: 8:57 The most insane thing Jon has ever bought: 15:46 Creating stories around products: 23:50 Algorithms shape the world: 28:06 Art as an investment: 28:50 More hurdles getting a hotel license: 45:40 And more!  If you have comments or questions we're @marshal & @jon on twitter. 
56:21
July 12, 2019
#6 – Liquid Death, bank rolling a professional poker player, almost getting hacked, and more
In this episode we discuss:  New water brand with clever marketing: 20:01 Bank rolling a poker player @catrific: 33:56 Lazy fitness hacks: 7:44 Marshall almost got actually hacked: 1:13 New building tenants: 31:48 Marshall hires an airtable export: 41:31 Update on Marshall’s luggage getting stolen: 15:11 We discuss an old idea about kickstarting cities: 49:24 Extra: Play Jon at chess:  lichess.org/@/jonwheatley Each episode is a real catchup call between 2 friends and ex-co-founders Marshall Haas and Jon Wheatley. In 2013 Marshall and Jon started a company together called Need/Want. Need/Want is a studio that created and launched a bunch of different e-commerce brands and startups. Marshall and Jon are no longer working together directly, but Marshall is an investor in Jon’s new startup, and Jon still has ownership in Need/Want. Each bi-weekly episode serves as a real catchup call. Marshall and Jon discuss things that have happened in the previous 2 weeks and swap notes.
01:00:52
June 21, 2019
#5 — WWDC, a beta launch, rental property woes, and more
Each episode is a real catch up call between 2 friends and ex-co founders Marshall Haas and Jon Wheatley. In this episode we cover: WWDC news Marshall’s rental property updates  Getting a hotel license for our building  Podcast sponsorships  The oculus quest Testing a personal trainer service (sign up here: https://future.fit/r/jon)  and more!  If you have comments or questions you can tweet them at us. We’re @marshal & @jon on twitter. 
01:15:21
June 4, 2019
#4 — Ending the Nomad lifestyle, an engagement, building a house, and more
Each episode is a real catch up call between 2 friends and ex-co founders Marshall Haas and Jon Wheatley. In this episode we cover: An Engagement  Hanging out with 2 of our remote employees in the Philippines Why did Marshall stop being a nomad? Stopwatch progress  San Francisco meetings  Could we ever work at a big company?  Marshall is building a house  Oculus quest  And more!  If you have comments or questions you can tweet them at us. We’re @marshal & @jon on twitter.
01:19:13
May 16, 2019
#3 — Bumping into Tim Ferriss, Beta launch plans for Stopwatch, betting money on world events, and more
On today’s call we discuss:  How Marshall met Tim Ferriss Plans on the beta launch for stopwatch  Discussing the quality bar for software products Why is Marshall (and seemingly everyone else?!) so obsessed with the new email app superhuman? Compounding habits  Betting money on world events Some (actually interesting!) stuff that Marshall learned from his tax guy.  And more! 
01:03:18
May 7, 2019
#2 — Everything gets stolen, a new rental property, Bali living expenses, making marketing videos, and more
Each episode is a real catch up call between 2 friends and ex-co founders Marshall Haas and Jon Wheatley. In this episode we cover:  How much this podcast cost to make Marshall's ridiculous experience selling rental property & buying new investment property remotely  Getting linked in the New York Times  Making a demo video for stopwatch.com Bali is insanely cheap!  Marshall getting everything stolen in Italy  A new email newsletter we're obsessed with  If you have comments or questions you can tweet them at us. We're @marshal & @jon on twitter. 
01:15:20
April 18, 2019
#1 – A Year Of Catching Up: A pitch for a new social network, living as a nomad, and running our businesses remotely
Welcome to the first episode of the catch up call podcast! Each episode is a real catch up call between 2 friends and ex-cofounders Marshall Haas and Jon Wheatley. In this episode we cover:  Updates on the past year since Jon left Need/Want Marshall living as a nomad, associated costs and logistics, and what it's like running Need/Want remotely.  We discuss trump tariffs and how they've effected the business.  Jon shares his vision for his new company, a social network called Stopwatch.  We talk about tools and projects that have caught our attention lately. 
01:33:19
March 18, 2019