Make Before Break

A podcast about doing meaningful work.

About the show

Frank and Angelo discuss some of the wins and woes they come across in trying to focus on —and even define— meaningful work, in the context of Apple-based software development. Join them in the struggle.

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Episodes

  • Episode 15: Books Are A Waste Of Time

    November 6th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  54 mins 5 secs

    Frank and Angelo discuss a variety of things that are on their minds, including Hey Siri, activity rings, AirPods Pro, open source task management, and why books are a waste of time.

  • Episode 14: Released to Production

    October 24th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  40 mins 19 secs

    Frank talks to Angelo about how big changes help shake out your priorities, creating better travel systems, and why he finally decided to get his first iPhone case after 7 years.

  • Episode 13: Tabula Rasa

    September 12th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  48 mins 32 secs

    Frank and Angelo discuss attention audits, clearing the decks, and shorthand.

  • Episode 12: Potato Farmers

    August 28th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  52 mins 2 secs

    Frank and Angelo discuss introspection, notifications, and giving it all up to become potato farmers.

  • Episode 11: Only the Sith deal in absolutes

    July 24th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  38 mins 25 secs

    We're back with season 2 of Make Before Break! In this episode, Frank and Angelo chat about how they're rebooting the show, and revisit their progress since the last episode aired over two months ago.

  • Concrete Change Examples

    April 22nd, 2019  |  Season 1  |  48 mins 58 secs

    Frank and Angelo discuss examples of what they've changed in the way they work and how it's worked out for them.

  • How Angelo Works

    April 14th, 2019  |  Season 1  |  44 mins 2 secs

    In this episode, we dive into how Angelo Gets Things Done: his workspace, his workflows, and his favourite tools.

  • How Frank Works

    April 8th, 2019  |  Season 1  |  45 mins 25 secs

    In this episode, we dive into how Frank Gets Things Done: his workspace, his workflows, and his favourite tools.

  • Alfred Dot App

    April 1st, 2019  |  Season 1  |  46 mins 26 secs

    Frank and Angelo wax poetic about their love for Alfred.

  • Balancing Full-Time Work And Side Projects

    March 25th, 2019  |  Season 1  |  41 mins 6 secs

    Frank and Angelo discuss the difficulty in balancing full-time work and side projects.

  • Annual planning

    March 18th, 2019  |  Season 1  |  43 mins 7 secs

    Frank and Angelo discuss how they plan for a new year.

  • A Belated 2018 Annual Retrospective

    March 11th, 2019  |  Season 1  |  50 mins 19 secs

    Frank and Angelo share their thoughts on how 2018 went… long after the year ended.