Dec 23, 2022 • 1HR 16M

'Severance' Season 1: Going Deep with Mostly Borrowed Ideas (MBI)

Podcast #18

 
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🎄🎁 Holiday extravaganza! 🧠✂️

I was originally going to publish a regular edition, but this is more fun!

Let’s go deep into season 1 of Severance (2022, Apple TV+), a thriller with science fiction elements created by Dan Erickson and directed by Ben Stiller and Aoife McArdle. It was nominated for 14 Emmys!

🤫 🚨NOTE ON SPOILERS 🚨🤐

This podcast has a SPOILER-FREE INTRO.

The spoilers only start after the “spoiler horn” about 11 minutes into it (you can’t miss it 📢).

So even if you haven’t seen the show, you can listen to the first part — I hope it piques your curiosity and convinces you to check it out!

For more of my thoughts on Severance, I also wrote about it in edition #354 (with both a spoiler-free intro and then spoilers).

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I hope you enjoy it.

Covering a TV show is a bit different (David Senra and I discussed Deadwood). But MBI and I still end up talking about Google, Warren Buffett, technological disruption, capital allocation, value creation vs value capture, and workplace productivity. So it’s still us. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

We also run a few thought experiments: Would we ever consider getting severed ourselves? Can we imagine scenarios where that would be convincing? If this were offered, what percentage of the population would do it?

What about you?

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The podcast even has some trivia near the end with a Claude Shannon connection!

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