The Monday Medley

In Spring 2016, I started a weekly Monday newsletter called the Medley.

Over five years later, 30,000+ people get it in their inbox each week, and many readers say it's their favorite newsletter.

It's not a link dump of "hey here's what I'm listening to and reading." It's 10+ articles, videos, discussions, pieces of research, or other interesting finds from around the Internet, spanning as broad of topics as the rest of this site.

In a given Medley you might find some recent research on regenerative farming, a video of an elephant helping someone do a backflip, a guide on hiring salespeople, a thought provoking podcast interview, a beautifully designed hiring letter, an op-ed on making playgrounds more dangerous, who knows, I'm interested in a lot of stuff! 

If you want to see a few samples, you can see two recent ones here and here.

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Testimonials

Not sure if the Medley is for you? Here's what some of the readers have to say about it.

Testimonials for The Monday Medley

"It's a delight I look forward to every week. I'm hearing your honest, interesting thoughts — like a friend in the inbox."

Julian Shapiro

Julian Shapiro

"As a longtime newsletter creator, I'm also a newsletter "connoisseur" and subscribe to 50+ newsletters. A tiny sliver of those make it to my "must read list" and Nat's Medley is high on that list. The newsletter is consistent in its ability to delight me, with a provocative piece that I would have missed or a business tactic to help me scale RadReads. I highly recommend this newsletter to entrepreneurs, creators, executives — and anyone who digs intelligent and unique ideas."

Khe Hy

Khe Hy

“The Medley is my favorite way to start the week. It’s fun, informative, and playfully surprising.”

David Perell

David Perell

"If all you did every Monday was read Nat's newsletter, you could count that as a win no matter what else you got done that day. That's how information-rich this collection is."

Jimmy Soni

Jimmy Soni

"I’m busy and don’t have time to find quality content. Nat does a great job filtering out all the noise to just the best reads."

Wilson Hung

Wilson Hung

"I used to be hard-pressed to find an email newsletter that I would read without fail every time it hopped into my inbox. Monday Medley is entertaining, enriching, and a must-read for any tech or culture enthusiast. Nat has does a terrific job of building a community around shared knowledge."

Corrine Watson, BigCommerce

Corrine Watson, BigCommerce

"I’ve been following Nat for years now and have learned a ton about marketing, SEO and business through practical examples and case studies. His weekly newsletter is full of thought provoking ideas, book recommendations, interesting reads and useful resources to feed your curiosity."

Tomas Lau

Tomas Lau

"Nat's Monday Medley's is one of the only newsletter that I subscribe to and actively tell my friends about. The pieces are well curated, summaries are easy to read, and Nat's excessive use of emojis makes me a fan for life."

Tam Pham

Tam Pham

"Love the Medley. Emails about business get tiring, and I have a lot of diverse interests, so the Medley is wonderful for catching up on other cool stuff going on in the world that I might have missed."

Allen Walton

Allen Walton

"Always a very good read. Been reading for two plus years and consistently get at least one thought provoking or “call to action” item that starts the week off great. Thanks for all the work you put into it!"

Niel Michaelsen

"The Monday Medley is a great mix of interesting topics and ideas. Anyone who loves information and being up-to-date on hot topics needs to get signed up for Monday Medley. It's free, it's fun, what's not to love?"

Suzanne Dixon

"The medley is the ONLY email newsletter I read each week. I always know that Nat is going to share insightful information about topics I care about. If you aren't subscribed you are missing out on some serious gold every week!"

Brandon Epstein

"Monday Medley sorts through a ton of online articles to get the good bits. With a mix of tech and social news and insightful commentary, it's like having lunch with a good friend."

Jasmine Elias

"Monday Medley is such a cool read: I love the variety of subjects covered. With interesting and valid view points. Uplifting and very educational. It’s my read treat for the week!"

David Fritz

"I look forward to receiving the Melody every week. The articles Nat shares always pique my interest and offer a new perspective into a great variety to topics."

Brian Feldman

"Nat's writing style is concise, thoughtful, and I'm generally learning new things every week."

Dustin Lyons

“There are few newsletters that I always open and take the time to read; Nat’s Monday Medley is one of them. I appreciate the time he takes to curate the content he shares along with the high-level overviews he writes.”

Jeff Doehler

"For more than a year now, Monday Medley is the only weekly newsletter remaining in my inbox."

Milos Mijatovic

"I love the Medley! Brief, informative, fun, and interesting to name a few descriptors. I nearly always find a few good things to think about and/or talk about. Some of my favorite informational graphics to reshare and save have been discovered due to the Medley!"

Zach Hogan

"I have been subscribed for a few weeks now. What I enjoy most is reading news that is outside the scope of most sources—in a personable voice."

Valerie Messore

"I don't watch news on tv, but I always read Nat's Monday Medley and I always finish it by knowing more about the word. So It's like the news for the week for me, that's what I like in it."

Dorogi David

"Nat's Monday Medley is a must. I am Spanish speaker (born and living in Madrid) learning English and sometimes, I do not understand everything he writes. But he is helping me a lot, to 1) open my mind, and 2) improve my English."

Victor de la Fuente

"Each issue of the Monday Medley is a carefully curated assortment of insightful stories pertaining to emergent trends at the intersection of business, technology and society (along with a quirky practical tip or two). It has a very high signal-to-noise ratio and I never miss an issue — even if that means combing back through my email inbox to find an occasional one that didn't get opened."

Vahagn H

"I took a job out of high school at IBM before going to university – in 1989. I had email and instant messaging on a mainframe called WARVM5 (Warwick in England, Virtual Machine 5). After my undergrad I got a job at Goldman Sachs, and was one of the first people to get email, in 1994. It is incredible to think that before that, all internal communication was by paper memo, and voicemail. (For example, if you made an error that resulted in a profit or loss, you had to leave a voicemail for the partners taking responsibility and outlining steps to address the issue). Within a few years, we were deluged by email, and it absorbed a huge percentage of our time. People generally either filed nothing, or everything. (I adopted David Allen’s Getting Things Done in Microsoft Outlook). Search tools back then were appalling, so filing nothing was hardly an option – until x1 search came along, which changed everything for me. Wind forward to 2021, I have left my finance career and am training as a coach & legal mediator, so I don’t have to suffer an employing organisation’s email disfunction. Much of what I read I pull from various sources – Twitter, Pocket, websites, etc. I get a very limited amount of news and information pushed to me, (partly because I still aim for inbox-zero). Your email is one of those push sources. It is perfectly judged for frequency, length, and strike rate of interesting content – as a result I read it from start to finish each week. There is much to provoke my thought process and to explore."

Tim Johnston

"Thank you SOOO much for all the hardwork that goes into The Monday Medley it keeps me up-to-date with online trends, gives me access to areas of life that I’m interested in but don’t have time to research and have random things to share in conversations. LOVE IT."

Chantal Cameron

"It's rare nowadays to get an email you actually WANT to open. Nat Eliason's Medley is one of those emails for me. He's one of the few people I enjoy seeing content from. And that's a rare status, but one he's earned."

Alessandro Trapasso

"Nat's Medley is one of the 3 newsletters that I'm signed up to - because it actually delivers interesting and useful information, instead of just producing content for content's sake. His views sometimes radical and he represents them with full integrity. And he clearly researches a TON for the Medley. I always save them for a time when I actually have the mental capacity to go through them and process the snippets. Love it."

Balint Korosi

"I look forward to your Monday Medley every week - the best way to find out about cool stuff happening in science, society, psychology, anything. Your Medley is a fountain of eclectic ideas."

Chris Havey

"Like everyone else I am SUPER f*&king busy and my inbox is precious real estate. Nat's Monday Medley is well worth the limited space in my inbox. Even if I don't read it until the afternoon/evening, I never archive it (because who deletes in this age of free storage) without reading or at the very least skimming through it. Keep 'em coming."

Nick Politi

"I love the Monday Medley! I always learn something new, not just about what's the latest in digital marketing, but about cool things going on in other facets of life as well. Nat's Medley is a great resource that I always enjoy seeing in my inbox."

Rose Davis

"Usually super OCD about my email inbox but Nat’s Monday Medley is one of the few newsletters just too good to unsubscribe from!"

Elliot Kelsey

"The only email I'm eager to open every week."

Max Peters

"The Monday Medley is easily the most interesting and fun to read newsletter I receive. Every week has great content, thought-provoking links, and cool insights."

Michael Rizzo

"The Medley is one of few newsletters I read as they come out. Each medley is filled with well though out insights on various topics that are cool and interesting."

N Sharveshwaran

"Nat's Medley Newsletter is a diamond in the rough ugly email ocean. After every edition I'm blown away with all the cool stuff he's curated. Super happy to be a subscriber."

Alex Concepcion

"Nat's Monday Medley is often my favorite email of the week!"

Simon Pierce

"As a new reader of the Monday Medley, I quickly realized the value Nat delivers with a perfect combination of original ideas and worldly wisdom distributed through a wide variety of topics. If you're looking to expand your knowledge and upgrade your thinking, look no further, you've come to the right place."

Nick Roumbakis

"Nat's Monday Medley is the only weekly newsletter that I’ve managed to stay subscribed to. It’s consistently insightful and full of interesting articles with great short commentary. I always get a dozen or so articles to add to pocket."

Rajan Singh

"It has been of help to me, for growth and self development. I get to learn what are do's and dont's of things. I am grateful Nat. Thank you for the knowledge."

Serah K

"Lately I've been saying that curation is the new creation. There is now noise than ever online Nat does a great job narrowing down what is important to real into an easy to enjoy digest. Must read for anyone interested in technology, personal development, and wellness."

Mike Smith

"The Monday Medley is one of the few newsletters I have subscribed to on my personal email account. It has given me countless new recommendations for articles to read and your insights mixed in the bunch is really interesting to read."

Samarth Khurana

"Nat's Monday Medleys are a sensational source of information. As startup founder they not just continuously help me tremendously to grow my business, but also open my world up to a huge variety of fascinating topics I knew nothing about before. The Medleys are always a super inspiring start into the week - I can highly recommend you sign up for them."

Christian Kaiser

"Honestly, the wide variety of topics in the Medley such as business, health, technology, world, etc almost always align with what I am interested in and if they don't, I look at it as something I might want to be interested in. Along with having greatly curated articles, you also do an amazing job at boiling the information down into an abstract that is concise enough to get the main gist across yet juicy enough to want to click the link and read the whole article."

Joe Damelio

"The Monday Medley is for me a continuously expected newsletter. I always find very diverse and intelligent information that opens my eyes to explore something new, and learning is what I like the most."

Raul Gonzalez

"I'm consistently blown away by the breadth of the medley. Every issue I learn something new, often about a topic I didn't expect to find. I love that I can quickly skim it and get everything I need without having to click, but can dive deeper when I want to."

Andrew

"The most unique newsletter I subscribe to. Always an interesting mix of topics including business, science, life, and food. Nat has unbiased views and great commentary on articles and research topics."

Steve R

"Love the bite size pieces of unbiased news and information. It allows me to get a glimpse and then follow up with some things on my own."

Jesse Nelson

"Consistently insightful."

Žiga Agostini

"Brief, concise, educational. One of the few newsletters I look forward to opening each week."

Peter Askew

"Not sure how he does it but Nat scours the web to pull out the most interesting/useful content so you don't have to. The snippets he shares are enough if I'm strapped for time but always find one or two worth diving deeper into. I've shared with plenty of friends but this is one of the few newsletters I look forward weekly."

Grant Horejsi

"I just want to share with the Medley community that its safe and sincere. What new crypto users like me far most is being prey upon and taken advantage of. But I can say that the communication from this Medley community has been on the up and up and words you can stand by."

Darryl Jordon

"I throughly enjoy receiving the Monday Medley, I enjoy starting the week with new knowledge and interesting articles."

Rida N.

"I love that it is a quick read but every idea and word is thought provoking and makes me think about the bigger picture of life. It doesn't feel like generic text but more like well thought out insight into how you think and things you wrestle with in your mind."

Antares Vargas

"Monday Medley is the one email I look forward to receiving every week. The articles and things Nat shares are super interesting and his commentary sums everything up really well. Highly recommend!"

Luke Duncan

"I've been getting the Monday Medley for years and it's the best newsletter I receive each week. The Monday Medley is like if Joe Rogan, Andrew Yang, and Tim Ferriss had a baby who wrote newsletters. Nat has an incredible ability to synthesize a wide range of complicated topics in a way that makes you feel intrigued and informed. I couldn't recommend the Medley highly enough."

Max Friedman

"Nat's Monday Medley is fantastic -- it's one of only two email newsletters that I keep in my inbox. Well-researched, interesting, and covers everything from health, business, science, and the world."

Bryan Dubno

"I read a lot, from newsletters and blogs to books. Most of them seem kind of similar in a way but Nat has got something that makes his writing seem really interesting and unique. There are insights, but it's not a overload, it's subtle and balanced. I really look forward to his newsletter every week. Also his YouTube channel is really good do check it out."

Abhishek

"I’ve been reading Nat’s Monday medley for more than 2 years... And I never missed one. That’s how good they are."

Gabriel Adamante

"Its the tone of language and ease of reading…your mailer reads like a mini series of shower thoughts and sounds like listening to a chitchat over an afternoon coffee."

Cassandra

"I live in the UK and started receiving your Monday Medley after reading your published work on Medium; I find it has the right balance of information and I always find something new that I find of interest. I like the breakdown of topics and the clear explanations to how your links you provide will benefit or inform us the reader."

Carol Ainge

"From all the newsletters I'm subscribed to, the Medley is always a breath of fresh air because you never know what topics are going to be covered. This makes it a very pleasant read that feeds my curious mind with Nat's excellent writing style."

Walter Dom

"The medley is always interesting, well articulated and succinct. It triggers my thoughts and inspires me to do my own thinking and research."

Daniel de Yzaguirre

"For a time longer than I care to remember accurately, I've enjoyed Nat Eliason's Monday Medley. I've been receiving useful tips, articles, thoughts, ideas, and announcements from Nat Eliason since the first one he sent, a compilation of what were previously individual alerts. I would recommend this medley to friend and stranger alike, it's an appreciable way to pull yourself out of the abyss of online, social-media-borne echo chambers. Introduce yourself to a new perspective: join the list."

Jessica Dekoning

"Not so easy to find info that shifts my understanding in curiosity, sympathy, and often, delight. I look to these newsletters with deepening respect."

Tanuj

"One of the few emails that I genuinely look forward to reading, and finding out what Nat has unearthed each week!"

Sam Neter

"Nat's Monday Medley is the ONLY email I look forward to getting in my inbox each week! I always get to read about the latest interesting happenings in health, business, social/politics, and self-improvement related topics that I never would've come across on my own. 10 thumbs up!"

Robert H

"Been enjoying this from Glasgow, Scotland, over the last few weeks! Nothing is filler, even the things that seem mundane or irrelevant me have a way of being presented with such thoughtful insight I never skip past anything. It’s the sort of newsletter I’d like to write myself! Well done Nat!"

Nathan Epemolu

"The Monday Medley is the most valuable e-mail I get each week since it presents interesting articles and findings from relevant fields in a concise and reader-friendly way.“

Max Kuckels

"I enjoy the variety of his topics, that are really original and have themes that I haven't seen before or anywhere else. So keep the great job and I am anxious to see more of Nat's blogs in the future!"

Philippe Berard

"Nat’s Monday Medley just the ticket to start the week. Thoughtful, provocative and helpful. Very helpful. Can’t beat it!"

Roy Cook

“Nat’s Monday Medley is the only email newsletter that I actually look forward to each week.”

Andrew Guttormsen

"Nat’s weekly email is a breath of fresh air in my inbox. There are VERY few email lists I have been on for an extended period of time and this one made the cut. The info is super diverse, intriguing, and delivered in a no BS way. I also love supporting a fellow entrepreneur. Nat’s journey is really inspiring as I build multiple businesses and I’d definitely call him a mentor of mine."

Josh Walker

"The Monday Medley is one of the few newsletters I'm subscribed to. I love getting a brief overview of articles that shed a light on different topics and sectors and it has been a constant source of inspiration."

Thomas Plaatsman

"Medley is a multidisciplinary newsletter. I find many many interesting facts and news from this and it keeps my creativity juices flowing."

Priscilla Hsu

"The Monday Medley is so good and wholesome that I have unsubscribed from all the rest!"

Giota Kalogirou

"I love the Medley and [Nat's] content in general. My favorite parts are: The "counter-intuitive" content that makes me think outside the box (example: landfills being, arguably, more eco-friendly/sustainable than recycling) and all things fitness/health that Nat shares. I feel like he has a fun, fair, and balanced approach to learning these things and sharing."

Joseph Carroll

"I enjoy your newsletter, look forward to it and find it engaging, topical and au courant."

Pete

"Huge fan of how transparent you've been with your life. I really loved the year-end review."

Trey Harnden

"I've been really enjoying them. Always well written and interesting. I've ended up reading and sharing a lot of the articles."

Liam Flaherty

"I've subscribed to hundreds of newsletters over the years and Nat's is one of the only ones I still read weekly. It's hard to believe it's free!"

Luke Talbot

"A few years ago I did purge of all email newsletters I subscribed to and Nat's Monday Medley was one of the very few that I love enough to keep in my inbox. I've been following along since 2016 and always look forward to the mix of news, marketing and general fun he puts together each week! Don't go another Monday without this newsletter."

Seth Hanes

"The Monday Medley every time provides me with an interesting food for thought, and more often than not it provides me with new perspectives. Nothing more I could ask for from a piece of content."

Lukas Steib

"I very much enjoy your Monday Medleys. The topics range from A to Z. I never know what you’ll talk about next, and the topics you cover are usually quite interesting. Keep up the good work!"

Ken Bookstein

"Your Monday Medley is informative and fun to read. While I enjoy the updates regarding content marketing as well as your new coffee/tea shop business, the wide range of what's going on in different aspects of the world is also very interesting. I look forward to the Medley every week."

Sharon Chen

"Nat speaks truth from all angles. Each email is like a doctorate level course of what's valuable in contemporary reality, written well enough for any human to fully grok. I've read thousands of newsletters and Nat's is number one priority every time it hits the inbox."

Brett Friedman

"I like reading your writing because you present information in an accessible way, thanks for that."

Dušanka Logožar

"The best way to re-energize Mondays. Nat is the next most interesting person you want to meet. And one of the most prolific readers I've ever seen. Through the Medley I get a cool mix of mind-challenging and fun articles about tech, health, and culture."

Andrés Berteich

"My favorite thing about Nat's work are his book digests. They are thorough, engaging, light and best of all, relevant enough for you to incorporate in your own life. You save me so much time!"

Raghav B

"I don't subscribe to many newsletters, but Nat's Monday Medley is always full of interesting stuff. A core part of my weekly reading."

Graham Mann

"Like a shining light in the warzone that is my inbox, the only email newsletter I genuinely look forward to is Nat's Monday Medley. It's like an upgrade for the mind, every single week."

Dave Foy

"Nat's Monday Melody is one of the few newsletters I actively look forward to reading each week. It gets me interested in new topics I would have never found on my own while providing new, unbiased thinking around concepts I thought I already understood. Nat balances rigorous research and thoughtful commentary better than most, and the Melody is a must-read for anyone looking to stay curious and informed outside the standard echo-chamber of information."

Corey McComb

"My girlfriend and I read it in bed together every Monday night. Nothing gets us hornier!"

Steve Place

"Medley is one of my favorite newsletters by far. Nat is able to provide newsworthy information in a succinct way that makes it super enjoyable to read and digest."

Brandon Ribak

"I love your weekly update on the various sectors and interesting insights, they often provide me with new perspective on things and give me something new to think and read about every week."

Mathew Vanherreweghe

"Great newsletter. With the amount of information that is out there, it is extremely useful to have the tools to dilute the information you receive fast and efficiently (getting everything of use out of it). This newsletter is a perfect example of information dilution that works effectively. It's the goldilocks equivalent of newsletters. Not too much information, not too little information, it's just right."

Elmer Hoogland

"I so enjoy the lead- in thread, always attention grabbers!! Nat lines up the medleys & gives you options to click on the links if your interested in hearing more, because let’s face it, time and options rule the world. 🌎"

Sherri Johnston

"I'm enjoying it. Sometimes the whole newsletter might be too much to read so I'll just pick a sentence/link that looks interesting and take a look at that."

Samuel Gracida

"I've been reading Nat's Monday Medley for the full 3 years it's been around and never felt tempted to unsubscribe. Nat's clear thinking and broad interests make for a fascinating selection of items each week, and his excellent writing is just the cherry on top. Plus, it makes me sound smarter at lunch. Win-win-win!"

Niklas Goke

"I love the Medley! It's one of the only email newsletters I open and actually read all the way through every single week."

Josh Arras

"Love the Monday Medley and the fact that I have no idea what subject matter is going to be . . . But it’s most always something interesting to contemplate no matter what pops up."

Lisa E

"I love getting the Medley's list of fun and interesting articles to read on Mondays. It makes the day more interesting to have a few fun article tabs open to look at when I want to take a break."

Stacy Caprio

"I Love Nat's newsletter. It's a great curation of topics I find interesting from a variety of categories that is well written and straight to the point."

Dan Soutar

"I work in demand generation and I appreciate how the Medley combines articles and trends that are relevant to my career, while also acknowledging that there is a world outside of the buzzwords and the metrics. The work we do online doesn't happen in a vacuum, and the Medley acknowledges that by combining happenings in the digital world with whats going on in the world around us."

Matthew Berry

"I hate email... but I love Medley. Make an exception just for this one, you won't regret it."

Nicho Peterson

"The Monday Medley curates an eclectic mix of great reading. I subscribe to quite a few services curating web reading. Monday Medley is one of the few that I always open. It's rare that there's not at least one thing that I go on to read and enjoy."

Paul Barnes

"The medley is a newsletter that makes you think. Each Monday, I can always rely on the medley to bring interesting, thought-provoking content to my inbox. Better yet, Nat takes the time to research and explain why the newsletter topics are important, and how they can help improve your life."

Paulina Barrack

"I subscribe to around 5 different email newsletters.. The Medley is literally the only one I look forward to opening."

Alex Starr

"One of my favorite things about Monday Medley is the range of stuff covered, from latest psychological studies to trends in investments. What isn’t covered (thank God) is “what Nat’s listening to this week” or “Nat’s favorite tea.”"

Stacey Morris

"From the noisy information ocean I think Medley gives me the right information pills I need to feel updated of what´s going on in the world. The topics tackled in every newsletter are very interesting to just pick up the best ones and dig more when I feel to. I would recommend Medley to any person who wants to pull an interesting 2-minute chat while waiting for coffee any given day."

Dani M