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CGP Grey and Myke Hurley are both independent content creators. Each episode, they get together to discuss their working lives. Hosted by CGP Grey and Myke Hurley.

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Cortex 75: Home Again

2:01:13 | Oct 2nd, 2018

Myke has lots of music to share, Grey unveils the mystery of his Home Screen, and they both have new Apple Devices.

Cortex 80: Ice Fortress

1:35:20 | Feb 6th

Grey conquered a deadline, Myke is in love all over again, and Slack has a new logo.

Cortex 79: 2019 Yearly Themes

2:03:00 | Jan 1st

Grey has a theme for 2019, Myke has two themes for 2019, and they both discuss why Yearly Themes are important to them.

Cortex 78: State of the Apps 2019

1:48:26 | Dec 18th, 2018

Grey has a terrible to-do hack, Myke is going back to PodCon, and they both discuss their favourite software for 'State of the Apps 2019'.

Cortex 77: The Effective Executive

1:48:49 | Nov 27th, 2018

Grey has something to say about the iPad, Myke did something for the first time in a decade, and they both read The Effective Executive.

Cortex 76: PREPARE FOR CORTEX

1:22:26 | Oct 16th, 2018

Grey is having some watch face issues, Myke refuses to sleep, and they both consider ‘who’s the boss?’.

Cortex 74: The Biggest Challenge of Being a Human

1:54:35 | Sep 19th, 2018

Myke wants to make some changes, Grey is taking a break, and they are both excited about some big announcements.

Cortex 73: Clear the Cortex Decks

1:33:01 | Sep 4th, 2018

Myke is perplexed with corporate branding, Grey has learned more than he wanted about USB-C, and they both answer #ASKCORTEX questions on how to get the career you want, how to start being productive, and to find out who could live longest in the woo...Show More

Cortex 72: Adulting Complete

1:44:03 | Aug 14th, 2018

Myke got a Roomba, Grey has found peace with his to-do system, and they are both very excited about the Shortcuts beta.

Cortex 70: CORTEK - WWDC 2018

1:26:07 | Jun 11th, 2018

Grey is excited about scooters, Myke had a monumental week, and they both have lots of thoughts about WWDC.

Cortex 69: Minimum Viable

1:38:11 | May 22nd, 2018

Grey needs more storage space, Myke built a gaming PC (nice!), and they both talk about what they want to see at WWDC.

Cortex 68: A Noble Profession

1:17:11 | May 1st, 2018

Grey publishes a YouTube video that's _a tad different_, Myke has made some changes to his journal, and they both discuss experimenting with new ways of doing things.

Cortex 67: "Entrepreneurs"

1:27:38 | Apr 4th, 2018

Grey is having some charging troubles, Myke questions the benefit of courses, and they both talk about how they use the Apple Pencil.

Cortex 66: Triggers - Creating Behaviour That Lasts

1:45:39 | Mar 20th, 2018

Myke has read _Triggers_, Grey tries to deal with a backlog, and they have amazing new merch available.

Cortex 65: Goals Are Dumb

1:20:27 | Mar 6th, 2018

Myke has started a journal, Grey switched back to something, and they both answer some #askcortex questions.

Cortex 64: 6 Days to Air

1:38:53 | Feb 20th, 2018

Grey is bringing order to task management, Myke is back to colourful backgrounds, and they both watched _6 Days to Air_.

Cortex 63: Flower Garden

1:23:53 | Feb 6th, 2018

Grey has an iMac Pro, Myke has thoughts about vlogging, and they both have Yearly Theme updates.

Cortex 62: 2018 Yearly Themes

1:37:34 | Jan 23rd, 2018

Myke has completed a 'Year of Less', Grey has completed a 'Year of Redirection', and they both have their 2018 Themes ready to go.

Cortex 61: State of the Apps 2018

2:03:00 | Dec 19th, 2017

Myke went to PodCon, Grey doesn't write articles anymore, and they both name their favourite software for 'State of the Apps 2018'.

Cortex 60: CorteX

1:27:05 | Nov 14th, 2017

Grey has played Stardew Valley, Myke is taking stock of his technology, and they both have new iPhones.

Cortex 59: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

1:48:22 | Oct 31st, 2017

Grey uses a YouTube limitation to his advantage, Myke is nervous about an event, and they both read The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

Cortex 58: The Opportunity of a Chair

1:31:41 | Oct 10th, 2017

Grey moves office again, Myke wants to play a new farming game, and they both answer your #askcortex questions.

Cortex 57: Bucketful of Internet

1:37:24 | Sep 26th, 2017

Myke is waiting for a delivery, Grey evangelizes napping, and they both have thoughts about the iPhone X.

Cortex 56: Castles Made of Sand

1:25:57 | Sep 12th, 2017

Myke is very tired, Grey has many frustrations, and they both need to assess how iOS 11 will change their iPad Homescreens.

Cortex 55: Go for the Big Elephant

1:22:59 | Aug 22nd, 2017

Grey has made a grown up acquisition, Myke is having a laundry situation, and they both discuss working effectively in different locations.

Cortex 54: An Episode Out of Time 3: Time Strikes Back

1:15:30 | Aug 1st, 2017

Grey thinks the end is nigh, Myke is making preperations, and they both review Homescreens from the past.

Cortex 53: Worst Business Decision Ever

1:38:14 | Jul 18th, 2017

Myke is getting ready for a big trip, Grey recorded a Vlog, and they both give some thoughts on the updated #MultiPadLifestyle.

Cortex 52: CORTEK - WWDC 2017

1:53:40 | Jun 14th, 2017

Myke got his wish, Grey gives Apple a performance review, and they both receive a magic box.

Cortex 51: Meeting for Lunch

1:17:53 | May 16th, 2017

Grey spills the beans, Myke gets to gloat, and they both want to define _productivity_.

Cortex 50: Golden Anniversary

1:27:31 | May 2nd, 2017

Grey is a live streamer, Myke tries to resist making a clip show, and they both celebrate 50 episodes of Cortex

Cortex 49: Waiting for the End

1:32:30 | Apr 5th, 2017

Grey published a YouTube video, Myke is losing control, and they talk about Apple’s silence a few days before they make an announcement.

Cortex 48: Parade of Failures

1:20:23 | Mar 21st, 2017

Grey took a secret photo, Myke took a chance, and they both cannot agree on how long you should stick it out.

Cortex 47: Picking Up the Breadcrumbs

1:28:43 | Mar 7th, 2017

Grey is a leaf on the wind, Myke shares his thoughts on Todoist, and they both share their experiences on hiring and applying.

Cortex 46: External Thinking Tool

1:24:37 | Feb 21st, 2017

Grey turns to pen and paper, Myke switches to Todoist, and they both share what they wanted to be when they grew up.

Cortex 45: Cortex Working Group

1:19:40 | Feb 7th, 2017

Grey talks about the past few months, Myke is thinking about graphs, and they both provide more thoughts on time tracking.

Cortex 44: Existential Time Tracking

1:30:09 | Jan 24th, 2017

Myke has started tracking his work time, Grey has started tracking all time, and they both talk about their themes for 2017.

Cortex 43: Tornado Bigshot

1:38:10 | Dec 12th, 2016

Myke discovered his ranking, Grey will not switch, and they both answer #askcortex questions before the Cortexmas season begins.

Cortex 42: All for the Vlog

1:38:48 | Nov 28th, 2016

Grey heard a pop, Myke went to Ikea, and they both are frustrated with notifications.

Cortex 41: Spiralling

1:44:35 | Nov 18th, 2016

Myke is dealing with house renovations, Grey is making lots of videos, and they both answer some questions about how this show is made.

Cortex 40: The Rules for Rulers

1:32:13 | Oct 28th, 2016

Grey finally finished a big project, Myke bought a ticket to Vidcon, and they are both very excited about a piece of paper.

Cortex 39: You'll Never Guess What Happens!

1:34:21 | Oct 17th, 2016

Grey's productivity is being disrupted, Myke is giving in to the tropes of Youtube, and they both played PewDiePie's Tuber Simulator.

Cortex 38: A Vlog Is What You Make It

1:48:13 | Oct 3rd, 2016

Myke is starting a Youtube channel, Grey's office is ruined, and they both share their current phone homescreens.

Cortex 37: Doomsday Bunker

1:54:46 | Sep 19th, 2016

Myke is very excited about stickers, Grey is happy with the MacBook Adorable, and they both try to get their head around Youtube Demonitization.

Cortex 36: Cortex Cottage

1:27:08 | Sep 6th, 2016

Myke deals with disruptions, Grey had a successful summer, and they both discover the world's largest Youtuber.

Cortex 35: An Episode Out of Time 2: Out of Timer

1:22:08 | Aug 24th, 2016

Grey wants more vacations, Myke gets overwhelmed, and they both learn to work better together.

Cortex 34: Punch Card System

1:35:25 | Jul 26th, 2016

Grey got help with animation, Myke imagines trucking in VR, and they both get distracted by keyboards with rainbow LEDs.

Cortex 33: Cortek

1:21:29 | Jul 11th, 2016

Grey has finished conferencing, Myke's ready to give advice, and they both are upset with Evernote.

Cortex 32: Dropping Acid

1:41:31 | Jun 23rd, 2016

Myke holds an event, Grey experiences open offices, and they both had a VR experience.

Cortex 31: Later Comes Eventually

1:36:02 | Jun 12th, 2016

Grey buys a travel computer, Myke keeps making new podcasts, and they both discuss collaborating with others.

Cortex 30: Cortexaversary

1:07:24 | May 30th, 2016

Grey got through the video submissions, Myke keeps the wheel turning, and they both celebrate a special occasion.

Cortex 29: Dvorak

1:27:53 | May 16th, 2016

Grey has opened up job applications, Myke is intrigued by Dvorak keyboards and they both get sucked in to yet another new email app.

Cortex 28: Formalizing and Systematizing

1:31:00 | May 2nd, 2016

Myke fixes problems, Grey automates his to-do list, and they both discuss hiring people.

Cortex 27: Danger Inches Away

1:30:42 | Apr 18th, 2016

Grey suffers with RSI problems, Myke bought an iPad, and they both go trucking across America.

Cortex 26: Pick your Poison

1:42:11 | Apr 5th, 2016

Grey is frustrated with to-do apps, Myke is frustrated by passport control, and they both take another look at their homescreens.

Cortex 25: Creativity, inc.

1:52:19 | Mar 21st, 2016

Myke is ruined, Grey (maybe) gets an office, and they both read Creativity Inc.

Cortex 24: Open Field In Every Direction

1:28:56 | Mar 8th, 2016

Myke stayed up too late, Grey shares his calendaring philosophy, and they are both relieved about a change of course.

Cortex 23: Business Monk

1:34:40 | Feb 22nd, 2016

Grey went on another 'Workcation', Myke just wants to share, and they both have more to say about the Apple Pencil.

Cortex 22: Statistics Aren't Everything

1:41:08 | Feb 8th, 2016

Myke is sick, Grey hits two million YouTube subscribers, and they are both very upset about Apple Pencil support in iOS 9.3.

Cortex 21: The E-Myth Revisited

1:30:29 | Jan 25th, 2016

Grey wants to do less, Myke has a new toy, and they both read The E-Myth Revisited.

Cortex 20: New Year

1:25:03 | Jan 11th, 2016

Grey comes back to the internet, Myke is thinking about New Year's Resolutions, and they both answer some #AskCortex questions.

Cortex 19: Brick of Obligation

1:46:52 | Dec 14th, 2015

Grey gets a battery, Myke loses Mailbox, and they both consider what their future computers could be.

Cortex 18: King in a Castle

1:38:45 | Nov 30th, 2015

Grey published a video, Myke played some video games, and they both had hipster coffee.

Cortex 17: Dialing Down

2:04:15 | Nov 17th, 2015

Grey takes time away from the Internet, Myke takes time away from Twitter, and they both get an iPad Pro.

Cortex 16: Structural Trust

2:03:34 | Nov 2nd, 2015

Myke makes an official statement, Grey drives a truck across Europe, and they both discuss sharing responsibilities in their business.

Cortex 15: Tempest in a Teapot

1:49:59 | Oct 19th, 2015

Myke explains beard oil, Grey mourns the loss of his iMac, and they both discuss the moral minefield of ad blocking.

Cortex 14: Conflicted About Email

1:32:26 | Oct 5th, 2015

Myke makes judgments about Grey's musical choices, Grey explains how he is working with his personal assistant to manage email, and they both lament the current state of email apps.

Cortex 13: Trail of Tears

1:46:56 | Sep 19th, 2015

Myke is jet-lagged, but Grey wants to know all about XOXO. Grey is intrigued about the iPad Pro, and Myke want's to talk about iOS 9. Grey shares a theory about the 16GB iPhone, Myke listens.

Cortex 12: The Rule of Two

1:34:03 | Sep 7th, 2015

Grey describes the 'Rule of Two', Myke wants to know how the 'UK explained' video became a success, and they both discuss Netflix's hiring policies, branding, and ASMR videos.

Cortex 11: 0% Entertaining

1:33:52 | Aug 28th, 2015

This week Grey and Myke get very excited about their new computer mice, before sharing more of their views on if it's easier to become an internet personality today, and what you need to do to get there.

Cortex 10: Zero Artistic Skills

1:45:57 | Aug 14th, 2015

This time Grey and Myke tackle various ways to get audiobooks in to Overcast, discuss the creation of Alphabet, and cover the tools and processes Grey uses to create the animation for his videos.

Cortex 9: Draft A Day

1:25:38 | Aug 7th, 2015

This time Grey has a Home screen disaster and Myke admits how he plays Prison Architect, before going on to talk about writing scripts for Youtube videos, and their thoughts on outlining and mind mapping.

Cortex 8: An Episode Out Of Time

1:30:23 | Jul 24th, 2015

This week Grey and Myke talk about how they deal with travelling, before answering important questions like; 'what Coffee does Grey drink?', 'what advice would you give for someone that wants to be self employed?', and 'Kirk or Picard?'.

Cortex 7: Ultimately a Nightmare

1:24:03 | Jul 20th, 2015

More on email! Grey talks about some big changes in his personal email system, and Myke shares his top-tips for avoiding the email you don't want to deal with. Finally, Grey talks about his impressions of using the iOS 9 public beta.

Cortex 6: General Purpose Problem

1:41:24 | Jul 10th, 2015

This week Grey and Myke discuss why it’s important to have hobbies, before beginning to tackle the discussion of Email.

Cortex 5: Work Simulator

1:30:06 | Jul 3rd, 2015

After trying to find ways to deal with unbearable heat, Grey and Myke discuss how they like to spend their time away from work, and put the 'Great Perspective Zoom Debate' to rest.

Cortex 4: Posting Day

1:41:33 | Jun 26th, 2015

This week Myke and Grey discuss iPad Portrait layout complications, how Grey deals with posting new videos to Youtube, and the necessity of checklists (even if you don't think you need them).

Cortex 3: Good for Brain Health

1:32:12 | Jun 19th, 2015

This time, Grey and Myke answer questions from listeners, while addressing topics like the utility of the iPad, notification badges, and whether you should have a web browser on your phone.

Cortex 2: Redundant Office

1:14:47 | Jun 12th, 2015

This week Myke and Grey talk about working environments, what is the ideal and how different places can shape the work performed in them.

Cortex 1: I Don't Really Like Work

1:26:51 | Jun 3rd, 2015

This week, Myke quizzes Grey about the devices he uses to get his work done, and Grey gets very disappointed about how Myke arranges his iPhone.