TMBA372: A Conversation with Wait But Why’s Tim Urban

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Today’s guest is easily one of Dan and Ian‘s favorite writers online.

Tim Urban is the man behind Wait But Why. He writes long-form, stick figure illustrated blog posts on a variety of topics. Better still, he has turned his own procrastination into success!

But, as you’ll find out during this episode, Tim is more than just a blogger. He is a business owner and all-around creative person. His blog has even attracted people like Elon Musk, who enjoyed ‘Wait But Why’ so much that he reached out to Tim directly to ask him to write about some of his projects.

In this week’s show, Tim shares the story behind the creation of his blog, his business partnership and what the future holds in store for him.


Listen to this week’s show and learn:

  • What originally attracted Dan and Ian to Tim’s blog. (1:51)
  • Why Tim decided to do away with his publishing deadlines. (5:05)
  • How Tim’s relationship with his partner Andrew has paralleled Dan and Ian’s partnership. (11:27)
  • What made Tim decide to start Wait But Why. (15:31)
  • Why Elon Musk reached out to Tim about his blog. (25:54)

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