Elias and Sean grew up together overseas before studying engineering in Germany and the US respectively. Breadcrumbs is their weekly chat about things past, present, and future.

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65: Twiddling Thumbs and Being Lonely

01-12-2017

Elias and Sean discuss the saying “be a friend to make a friend” and the need to invest in friendships.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 36.11MB - Duration: 39:26 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)


64: Not to Be Confused With Meatloaf

26-11-2017

With Sean visiting Elias in Germany, they record an in-person episode about everything they’ve been up to.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 86.2MB - Duration: 1:02:46 m (192 kbps 44100 Hz)


63: Full-on Hermit Mode

17-11-2017

Elias and Sean talk about making friends as third culture kids and ask the more general question of whether it’s possible to make friends without being able to relate to each other’s past and/or identity.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 83.14MB - Duration: 1:00:32 m (192 kbps 44100 Hz)


62: Forged in the Fires of 11th Grade

10-11-2017

Elias and Sean talk about best friends – why some friends are closer than others but also the phenomenon of calling someone “best friend.”

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 34.06MB - Duration: 24:48 m (192 kbps 44100 Hz)


61: Beyond the Binary “I’m Not Dead”

03-11-2017

Elias and Sean try to figure out how to define friendship and discuss its survival value.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 43.45MB - Duration: 31:38 m (192 kbps 44100 Hz)


60: My Mental Model of My Mental Model

27-10-2017

Elias and Sean define grit and discuss its merit, whether they possess it, and how one could attain it.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 35.54MB - Duration: 38:49 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)


59: Downtime Factor

20-10-2017

Elias and Sean compare tendencies to overwork or “underwork” oneself, and discuss whether superhuman quantities of output are something to be strived for.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 37.29MB - Duration: 40:44 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)


58: Leaning Into Their Burn

13-10-2017

Elias and Sean talk about having thick skin, telling people to “grow up”, and showing empathy.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 45.93MB - Duration: 50:10 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)


57: He’ll Blame His Minions

06-10-2017

Elias and Sean talk about a coach’s or manager’s role in a team and discuss effective and ineffective leadership.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 36.35MB - Duration: 39:42 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)


56: Illusory Superiority

29-09-2017

Elias and Sean discuss judging one’s own competence relative to others in a field, and try to remember times they’ve under- or overestimated themselves.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 50.43MB - Duration: 55:05 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)


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