5: Schrödinger's Listicle

by Max Leibman


How do you get to Carnegie Hall? As Abraham Lincoln put it, "Practice, practice, practice." 

Well, maybe it wasn't Lincoln, but you wouldn't know that listening to Caitie and Max. In the funniest episode since last week, the Priority team talks preparation and practice, in domains as diverse as writing, camping, public speaking, and . . . sportsball? The best athletes in the world spend more time training than playing, and the worst speakers surely spend too little. How much is enough? How much is too much? Is it enough to feel prepared? 

Caitie and Max hash it out, but their conversation begs another question—just how many things can they misattribute to Abraham Lincoln in one episode? 

The answer may surprise you.

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