Four years ago, on a hot Thursday afternoon in Anaheim, Jessie Char sat down for a Dole Whip in Disneyland while her friends went to the bathroom. When they got back she was gone. No note. No ransom demands. A few months ago, I got a call. “I’m back.” No explanation. We met at a diner. She was wearing a Minnie Mouse outfit. And an eyepatch. Her first words were “We’re recording next week.”
On this episode, we have interaction design pioneer Alan Cooper on the podcast, and we spend fully half of it talking about his model train project. Also we talk about technology’s history, future, and responsibility to the world our descendants will inherit. This is a good one, folks. Strap in.
Mike and Liam are joined by Amos Kennedy of Kennedy Prints to talk about printmaking, the tech industry, art (or not), and being black in the U.S. There is also some discussion of that time Amos and Mike met Chuck D.
This week Sarah Jeong joins us to talk about how a lawsuit works, and the ways a popular ridesharing “software company" skirts the law. Also, Mike gets banned from Facebook, and Steph is feeling cranky.
This week we talk about job hunting! Learn why no one read your CV, why design tests are useless, and how your boss knows you’re interviewing for a new gig. Featuring our special guest Andy Davies: an employed person.
Mike sits down with internet favorite handsome boy model Jeffrey Zeldman to talk about the history of An Event Apart. From it's modest beginnings in a basement room at The Franklin Institute, to the inspiring institution it is today.
Let's talk about proposals. How much time should you put into them? How detailed should they be? And shouldn't we be getting paid for that time. Superfriendly Dan Mall joins us to discuss these matters and others.
Greg Hoy of Happy Cog joins us in the studio to talk about running small businesses, the generosity of small business owners, and Owner Camp. Then we devolve into talking about Greg Storey’s restaurant habits.
Mike and Jessie review the (mostly) shitshow that was 2013. Also, Mike wrote this description when he was in a bad mood, which is also pretty indicative of what the year was like. I dunno, go see if the cafeteria still has swordfish.
Mike and guest co-host Jared Spool interview Dana Chisnell, who is doing some amazing work to ensure that voters true intent is registered at the polls. A fantastic show about the responsibility of design to civic duty.
Mike and Jessie are joined by Sarah Szalavitz. We discuss recent events at Twitter, the lack of diversity on their board, yelling versus whispering, and what you and me can do to help make the world a fairer place. Also, Twitter flags Mike as a pornographer.
Mike and Jessie are joined by the one and only Andy Baio himself. They talk about XOXO’s application process, the meaning of maker, the festival itself, and possible future plans. Also, Andy assures Mike he’s not banned from the festival. No matter what Glenn says.
Mike is back. And he has a very serious conversation with Jessie and Dan about all the feelings introduced in the show last week. Then they make up and start ripping on Facebook because, hey, fish in a barrel full of stupid, right?
Mike and Jessie are joined in the studio by renowned author Erika Hall. We discuss Jessie’s visit to the XOXOfest, the @horse_ebooks reveal, and the passion of Dan Sinker. And we definitely say something about Glenn Fleishman, but I’m not saying what because I’m going to be a dick and make him listen to the whole thing. And you may miss it if you go at 2x speed, Glenn.