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A M: Indeed.

MC: Excellent. So you can all expect this. You can also expect our recommendations, which we will make after this break.


MC: Very good. Happy to see you again. This is the last part of our show, where we ask our guests and hosts to recommend something to listen to, enjoy, consume. Aarian, you are our guest, you go first, tell us your recommendation.

A M: Okay. I actually have a product this time. I feel like every time I come here I say something vague, like spring cleaning, like going for walks.

LG: It must be something in Washington DC because Gilad does the same when he joins us.

A M: It’s terrible. But I have a laptop stand that I use called Moft Laptop Stand that sticks to the bottom of your laptop and only measures three ounces so it’s very light. I had just visited my vaccinated parents for a few days, for the first time in a long time, and brought my laptop to work and the booth felt like I could maintain my posture, which I really did appreciated and it is not at all heavy. So that’s my recommendation.

LG: How tall is it? What boost does this give the machine?

A M: Well, I’m looking at it right now and I’m not sure how to estimate these things, but it’s probably about five inches.

LG: Oh yes. Look at this. It’s pretty cool. I’m looking at a picture on the internet right now.

A M: Yes. I like it.

LG: It’s quite stylish and looks like it would be easy to pack. It’s basically like the smart stand you get with your iPad, Mike-

MC: Yes.

LG:… The smart cover looks like a version of this, but for your MacBook.

A M: Yes. And it lives right under my laptop now.

MC: Very cool.

LG: Definitely nice.

MC: Totally have one.

LG: That’s great.

MC: Lauren, what’s your recommendation?

LG: My recommendation is spring cleaning.

MC: Five stars.

LG: Five stars. No, okay. So my recommendation, I must say with a caveat, I am not making any commitments here, but have started using the Peloton marathon training program. Some of you may know that some of us at WIRED are Peloton users. In fact, I just made a video about it online, on Twitter. So go to WIRED’s Twitter account, and you can find this video. But you don’t need to have the treadmill or Peloton bike to use the mobile app and so on on the mobile app, there are a bunch of different workouts and there are programs and l one of the programs is the route to 26.2, breaks in two parts. It is really designed for novice marathon runners. I’ve never run a marathon before, I’ve run half marathons, and every time I’ve completed a half marathon I’ve been like I don’t think I could do this twice in a row . So it would be a really big thing if I did, but I just started using the marathon training app for fun and so far enjoying it.

MC: Well. When will your first marathon take place then?

LG: Well-

MC: Declaration of public intent, this is very important.

LG: I guess if I had to do it, it would probably be in the fall, like San Francisco in the fall …

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