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By Mike Rowe 👨‍🔧

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E09.4 - How Herman Demmink prepared for the world's first Spartan Games
E09.4 - How Herman Demmink prepared for the world's first Spartan Games
This is the final episode of this special 4 part series.  In this series we go behind the scenes of The Spartan Games and deconstruct how Herman Demmink prepared for one of the most extreme fitness competitions on Earth in just 72 hours. If you like this series, please pass it on. Sharing with a friend will help keep The Goods ad-free. Find more at thisisthegoods.com Thank you for listening 👨‍🔧
37:54
April 27, 2021
E09.3 - How Herman Demmink prepared for the world's first Spartan Games
E09.3 - How Herman Demmink prepared for the world's first Spartan Games
Over 4 days in October 2020 - 24 Olympians, NFL athletes, triathletes, elite crossfitters, and more all gathered in the mountains of Vermont to compete in the first ever Spartan Games. In this special 4 part series, we go behind the scenes and deconstruct how Herman Demmink prepared for one of the most extreme fitness competitions on Earth in just 72 hours. If you like this series, please pass it on. Sharing with a friend will help keep The Goods ad-free. Find more at thisisthegoods.com Thank you for listening 👨‍🔧
32:13
April 27, 2021
E09.2 - How Herman Demmink prepared for the world's first Spartan Games
E09.2 - How Herman Demmink prepared for the world's first Spartan Games
In this special 4 part series, we go behind the scenes of The Spartan Games, and deconstruct how Herman Demmink, a medical sales rep, prepared for one of the most extreme fitness competitions on Earth in just 72 hours. If you like this series, please pass it on. Sharing with a friend will help keep The Goods ad-free. Find more at thisisthegoods.com Thank you for listening 👨‍🔧
28:23
April 27, 2021
E09.1 - How Herman Demmink prepared for the world's first Spartan Games
E09.1 - How Herman Demmink prepared for the world's first Spartan Games
Over 4 days in October 2020 - 24 Olympians, NFL athletes, triathletes, elite Crossfitters, and more all gathered in the mountains of Vermont to compete for $100,000. The 24 men and women battled in obstacle course races, a freezing open water swim, a treacherous mountain trail ride, combat sports, and more. In this special 4 part series, we go behind the scenes of The Spartan Games, and deconstruct how Herman Demmink prepared for one of the most extreme fitness competitions on Earth in just 72 hours. If you like this series, please pass it on. Sharing with a friend will help keep The Goods ad-free. Find more at thisisthegoods.com Thanks for listening 👨‍🔧
39:15
April 27, 2021
E08.2 - How to Design a Business and Absolutely Crush It Online
E08.2 - How to Design a Business and Absolutely Crush It Online
Welcome to part 2 of episode 8 with Hayley Worley - Founder & Designer of The Sheet Society. If you've finished Part 1, thank you for listening! If you haven't, there's a lot of content and ideas be discovered in that episode. To get the whole story, you'll need to skip back to episode 8.1 to get the whole story. For show notes, transcripts and more, please visit thisisthegoods.com Now all that's out of the way, let's get into it. Please enjoy episode 8.2! - Mike 👨‍🔧
01:00:15
September 21, 2020
E08.1 - How to Design a Business and Absolutely Crush It Online
E08.1 - How to Design a Business and Absolutely Crush It Online
Today, you'll meet Hayley Worley - Founder of The Sheet Society In this episode you'll hear how she and her team of dreamers are taking on the global sleep industry with bed sheets worth dreaming about. In our conversation, we cover: - What makes a great bed sheet and why it starts with the cotton - Why The Sheet Society are re-engineering fabrics like Corduroy for the bedroom. - How Hayley launched The Sheet Society with just a $20k investment Hayley also shares: - How she saw the opportunity and built a scalable business. - What it's like to design products with manufacturers in China - And how to lead a successful company with vision This is also 2 part episode Both parts are just over an hour long, and released at the same time. That way, you can listen at your own pace, or all at once. Hope you enjoy this one! - Mike 👨‍🔧
01:08:18
September 21, 2020
E07.2 - How to Be an Interaction Designer In The COVID-19 Era
E07.2 - How to Be an Interaction Designer In The COVID-19 Era
This is Part 02 of E07 with Stephanie Prevost, Director of Interaction Design at Code and Theory in New York City. If you've finished Part 1, you're crushing it! If you haven't, there's a lot to be discovered in that episode. You'll need to skip back to episode 7.1 to get the whole story. For show notes, transcripts and more, please visit thisisthegoods.com If you like the show, would leave a review on Apple Podcasts? It'll take about 60 seconds, and will help me draw even more insanely interesting guests. Now all that's out of the way, let's get into it. Please enjoy episode 7.2! - Mike 👨‍🔧
36:47
July 10, 2020
E07.1 - How to Be an Interaction Designer In The COVID-19 Era
E07.1 - How to Be an Interaction Designer In The COVID-19 Era
Today, you'll meet Stephanie Prevost, Director of Interaction Design at Code and Theory in New York City. In our conversation, we explore the evolution of creative agencies in New York, and you'll learn what Interaction Design is and how it works.  We discuss how agencies are evolving in response to COVID-19, and how Code and Theory continue to create online experiences while working remotely. This is a 2 part episode. Both parts will be about 40 mins so you can listen at your own pace, or all at once. You get to choose. If you like the show, would you leave a review on Apple Podcasts? It'll take about 60 seconds, and will help me draw even more insanely interesting guests. I hope you enjoy this one! - Mike 👨‍🔧
41:22
July 10, 2020
E06.3 - How To Make Memories That Last Lifetimes
E06.3 - How To Make Memories That Last Lifetimes
This is episode 6.3 with Peter Marshall. If you've finished Part 2, you're crushing it! If not, there's a lot of great stuff in that episode. You'll need to skip back to episode 6.1 to get the whole story. For show notes, transcripts and more, please visit thisisthegoods.com If you like the show, would leave a review on Apple Podcasts? It'll take about 60 seconds, and will help me draw even more insanely interesting guests. Now all that's out of the way, let's get into it. Please enjoy episode 6.3! - Mike 👨‍🔧
53:59
June 25, 2020
E06.2 - How To Make Memories That Last Lifetimes
E06.2 - How To Make Memories That Last Lifetimes
This is episode 6.2 with Peter Marshall. If you've finished Part 1, you're in the right place! If not, there's a lot you're missing. You'll need to skip back to episode 6.1 to get the whole story. For show notes, transcripts and more, please visit thisisthegoods.com If you like the show, would leave a review on Apple Podcasts? It'll take about 60 seconds, and will help me draw even more insanely interesting guests. Now all that's out of the way, let's get into it. Please enjoy episode 6.2! - Mike 👨‍🔧
38:52
June 25, 2020
E06.1 - How To Make Memories That Last Lifetimes
E06.1 - How To Make Memories That Last Lifetimes
Go behind the scenes of Theme Parks and learn how once in a lifetime experiences are made. Meet Peter Marshall, an incredibly imaginative creator with over 15 years working in Architecture, Video Game Design, 3D Visualisation, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and now Entertainment Design. Learn how Peter weaves storytelling through physical, digital, and virtual worlds and creates fully immersive, magical, once in a lifetime experiences. While it felt like only 30 minutes, our conversation lasted over 2 hours. So, this episode will be released in 3 parts, all at once. Each part will be about 45 minutes. So, you can listen at your own pace, or all at once. You get to choose. For show notes, transcripts and more, please visit thisisthegoods.com If you like the show, would leave a review on Apple Podcasts? It'll take about 60 seconds, and will help me draw even more insanely interesting guests. Now that's all said, let's get into it. Please enjoy episode 6.1! - Mike 👨‍🔧
44:34
June 25, 2020
E05 - Design at The Edge Of Evolution and Environment
E05 - Design at The Edge Of Evolution and Environment
Explore Speculative Design, and BioDesign with Ollie Cotsaftis, RMIT University School of Design Industry Fellow and Lecturer. Ollie's work sits at the intersection of human evolution, the built environment, and creative biotechnologies.  His research addresses climate resilience, and social innovation in speculative urban futures, and has most recently started a column on speculative, and critical design for the This is HCD network. For show notes, transcripts and more, please visit thisisthegoods.com If you like the show, would leave a review on Apple Podcasts? It'll take about 60 seconds, and will help me draw even more insanely interesting guests. Now that's all said, let's get into it. Please enjoy episode 5! - Mike 👨‍🔧
01:11:42
May 26, 2020
E04 - How to design a profitable software startup
E04 - How to design a profitable software startup
Today, you'll meet Steve Schoeffel, Co-Founder of Whimsical - a visual workspace made for teams. Steve's a designer who's passionate about remote work, craftsmanship, and building the future. In this episode, you'll discover why Whimsical stayed self-funded, the secrets behind their growth, and how they decide what to design and build. This is my longest episode so far, and there's surprise waiting for you at the end. For show notes, transcripts and more, please visit thisisthegoods.com If you like the show, would leave a review on Apple Podcasts? It'll take about 60 seconds, and will help me draw even more insanely interesting guests. Now that's all said, let's get into it. Please enjoy episode 4! - Mike 👨‍🔧
01:41:09
March 31, 2020
E03 - How to Design Furniture For The Digital Age
E03 - How to Design Furniture For The Digital Age
Meet Adam Harrigan, Senior Industrial Designer at Koala. Learn how Koala design beautiful furniture that is strong, simple to assemble, and made for the digital age. Explore why getting your hands dirty is so important, how good mentors can shape your design process, and why research is crucial to Koala's success. For show notes, transcripts and more, please visit thisisthegoods.com If you like the show, would leave a review on Apple Podcasts? It'll take about 60 seconds, and will help me draw even more insanely interesting guests. Now that's all said, let's get into it. Please enjoy episode 3! - Mike 👨‍🔧
01:09:31
February 04, 2020
E02 - How to Navigate Strange Career Paths and Design The Future
E02 - How to Navigate Strange Career Paths and Design The Future
Today, you'll meet Izzie Colpitts-Campbell, User Experience Design Lead at Shopify. In this episode, we explore Izzie's path into design, how art and technology influence her work and what it's like to design for a developer experience. This episode offers a lot of fresh ideas for emerging User Experience Designers. For show notes, transcripts and more, please visit thisisthegoods.com If you like the show, would leave a review on Apple Podcasts? It'll take about 60 seconds, and will help me draw even more insanely interesting guests. Now that's all said, let's get into it. Please enjoy episode 2! - Mike 👨‍🔧
01:02:03
October 13, 2019
E01 - User Experience Design in The Video Game Industry
E01 - User Experience Design in The Video Game Industry
Today, you'll meet Anna Brandberg, Senior User Experience Designer on Candy Crush Saga - the puzzle game loved by millions around the world. In this episode, you'll discover how video games are made as we discover all the lessons Anna's learned in her career as a User Experience Designer in the games industry. This episode offers so much practical advice for emerging Designers excited by the games industry, For show notes, transcripts and more, please visit thisisthegoods.com If you like the show, would leave a review on Apple Podcasts? It'll take about 60 seconds, and will help me draw even more insanely interesting guests. Now that's all said, let's get into it. Please enjoy episode 1! - Mike 👨‍🔧
01:12:14
October 05, 2019