In July 2014, Brett interviewed John Roderick about how he became a professional musician. The conversation evolved into a compelling, serialized narrative that couldn't be contained in not just one, nor two, nor even three episodes.
We present the resulting four-part epic uninterrupted, with the exception of brief transitions from one chapter to the next. Think of The Origin of John Roderick as an improvisational book on tape, with each chapter recorded a few weeks apart.
The end of the year can be a strange, cold, and lonely time. We hope this keeps your brain warm until 2015.
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- The Long Winters
- Roderick on the Line - Merlin Mann
- John Roderick (musician) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Chapter 1: Time to Get Serious
- originally posted as Systematic 106
Chapter 2: Amsterdam to Istanbul
- originally posted as Systematic 110
Chapter 3: Sergeant-at-Arms
- originally posted as Systematic 113
Chapter 4: Youth and Potential
- originally posted as Systematic 118