Thoroughly Considered

Thoroughly Considered
A show about entrepreneurship, product design, and the ups and downs of running a small indie business. Hosted by Myke Hurley, Dan Provost, and Tom Gerhardt.

61: Mining Magnets
Jul 30 • 43 min
Myke, Tom, and Dan chat about how the Mark Two campaign went, with tangents about gaining traction in 2020 and the new Taylor Swift album.
60: Mark Two
Jun 24 • 46 min
Myke, Tom, and Dan chat about the newly launched (and funded!) Mark Two, and some of the design thinking behind it. Then, they discuss their newly launched mentorship programs.
59: I’ve Always Wanted to Do a Bleep
May 20 • 42 min
Myke, Tom, and Dan check in with each other to see how business is going, then roll into a Dan’s Tech Corner about harpooned Magic Mice.
58: Nothing Can Stop Us Now
Apr 1 • 50 min
Myke, Tom & Dan discuss all of their elaborate plans for April Fools this year. Just kidding, we talk about how the coronavirus is affecting our businesses and then iPad trackpads.
57: Mashed in the Gears
Feb 19 • 38 min
Myke, Tom, and Dan chat about the latest Apollo updates, hiring part-time help, and the Theme Journal System Journal Notebook.
56: Are We About To Do a Gift Guide Episode?
Dec 4, 2019 • 49 min
The boys recommend some gifts for the holidays, with the caveat that they must have owned and used them for over a year.
55: So Long, Neat Ice Kit
Oct 30, 2019 • 48 min
Tom and Dan chat with Myke about their decision to discontinue the Neat Ice Kit. Then, an update on the Mark One Apollo Edition and a photography centric Dan’s Tech Corner.
54: Big Keynote Boys
Oct 1, 2019 • 37 min
Tom and Dan discuss with Myke what it was like to see the Glif on stage at an Apple keynote, then the 3 discuss Mark One Apollo and Theme System updates.
53: LoveFrom Jony
Aug 14, 2019 • 49 min
The Studio Neat guys give an update on the Mark One: Apollo Edition, and then the three discuss products they hope Jony Ive designs with his new venture.
52: Apollo Edition
Jul 16, 2019 • 37 min
Myke, Tom, and Dan chat about the new special edition Mark One, available now on Kickstarter, as well as their collaboration to produce the Theme System Journal.
51: Puppet Notebook
May 28, 2019 • 42 min
Myke, Tom, and Dan chat about the new Studio Neat product, Totebook!
50: Putting All Your Eggs in the Launch Basket
Apr 22, 2019 • 49 min
The lads chat about being in the right place at the right time, and then an extended Dan’s Tech Corner. (This episode was recorded before the hubbub with the Samsung Galaxy Fold screens).
49: Landlocked Jetskis
Mar 31, 2019 • 36 min
Myke and the Studio Neat lads discuss wrapping up Mark One fulfillment, revisions to Mark One, Myke’s recent Kickstarter success, and the new AirPods. (This episode was recorded before AirPower was canceled.)
48: Assembly
Feb 13, 2019 • 52 min
Myke chats with Tom and Dan about what it means to handle the assembly for a growing number of their products.
47: Seems Like a Nice Way to Live
Jan 16, 2019 • 45 min
Dan, Myke, and Tom reflect on 2018 and talk about what they want to achieve in 2019.
46: The Only Way Out Is Through
Dec 21, 2018 • 42 min
Mark One updates, Material Dock updates, and — of course — a _Dan’s Tech Corner_.
45: Homage to Dieter
Nov 26, 2018 • 34 min
Tom and Dan decide, in the midst of Mark One assembly and fulfillment, that this is the opportune time to release two new products.
44: A Good Two Weeks of Stress
Nov 21, 2018 • 23 min
Myke, Tom, and Dan discuss the latest trials and tribulations with the Mark One project and give their shipping timeline.
43: Mark One Updates
Nov 7, 2018 • 48 min
Myke and the Studio Neat lads discuss the latest updates to Mark One production, and then buckle in for another installment of Dan’s Tech Corner.
42: Making Slow Fast Slow Work
Sep 27, 2018 • 38 min
Myke, Tom and Dan brainstorm ways to make their app, Slow Fast Slow, more profitable.
41: Rejected Ideas
Aug 29, 2018 • 50 min
Myke, Tom, and Dan chat about some product ideas from the past that were rejected for various reasons.
40: Agglomerated Cork
Aug 3, 2018 • 31 min
The gents discuss Mark One production, including an update on the packaging.
39: Made in China
Jun 27, 2018 • 48 min
Dan and Tom have made some decisions about manufacturing, and have learned some valuable lessons about communication.
38: Raw Copper Patina
May 9, 2018 • 39 min
The Mark One Kickstarter is done… So what next?
37: Goop Machine
Apr 10, 2018 • 31 min
An update on how the Mark One campaign and production are progressing.
36: Mark One
Mar 20, 2018 • 40 min
Studio Neat are back on Kickstarter, and this time it’s a pen.
34: Goals and Plans for 2018
Jan 24, 2018 • 48 min
It’s that time of year! Studio Neat and Relay FM both had a great 2017, so what changes and tweaks will the guys make to ensure maintained success?
33: Year-End Q&A
Dec 21, 2017 • 46 min
Dan and Tom round out the year by answering some of your questions.
32: The Unchecked Checkbox
Dec 6, 2017 • 53 min
How much can you debate a newsletter opt-in? You’re about to find out…
31: Retweeting Praise
Oct 27, 2017 • 33 min
The Panobook is shipping and Dan has a new Social Media Strategy™.
30: A Visit to the Printer and the iPhone X
Sep 14, 2017 • 49 min
Dan and Tom visit the Panobook printer, and they just can’t help but talk about the design of the iPhone X.
29: Huddled Around a Lamp Post
Aug 22, 2017 • 33 min
The Panobook campaign is over. What’s next?
28: Panobook Progress Report
Jul 13, 2017 • 33 min
Tom and Dan give an update on how the Panobook Kickstarter campaign is progressing.
27: Panobook
Jun 26, 2017 • 47 min
Studio Neat have a brand new Kickstarter campaign!
26: Putting a Bow on the Glif
May 11, 2017 • 26 min
The Glif is Shipping!
25: Q&A
Mar 30, 2017 • 45 min
You have questions, we got answers!
24: Everybody Was on Probation
Feb 16, 2017 • 41 min
Dealing with big disruptions, and hiring people.
23: Scratching and Clawing
Jan 19, 2017 • 32 min
Studio Neat are trying a new way to advertise, and Dan has done some maths.
22: Goals for 2017
Jan 7, 2017 • 45 min
The guys discuss their plans for the coming year.
21: The Way it Goes
Dec 8, 2016 • 29 min
This week Tom and Dan tell Myke the story of the _Canopy_, before giving an update on _Glif_ production.
20: Cold and Squashy
Oct 27, 2016 • 29 min
Dan and Tom had to pull down a video, Myke wants the new Glif to help him make video.
19: Smushed by the Gears of Industry
Sep 29, 2016 • 39 min
Some would say this episode features a smorgasbord of updates.
18: No Cool Cheap Screwdrivers
Sep 17, 2016 • 46 min
Let’s talk about Studio Neat’s new product – The Material Dock.
17: Three Honda Civics
Aug 31, 2016 • 31 min
How do you make injection molded products, and how do Apple product announcements affect businesses?
16: 3,841
Aug 10, 2016 • 27 min
Myke quizzes Dan and Tom on what has become Studio Neat’s most successful Kickstarter campaign to date.
15: The New Glif
Jul 18, 2016 • 35 min
Here we go again! Listen as Tom and Dan show Myke the new Glif ​just​ before they get ready to launch the Kickstarter campaign, then hear how it’s going 5 hours in.
14: Top Tools
Jun 24, 2016 • 45 min
Tom asks Myke and Dan to join him in picking three things that they love to use to get work done.
13: Anything But “What’s In a Name?”
May 17, 2016 • 35 min
This time Myke, Dan, and Tom discuss how they come up with names for their projects, what they do to build a brand around them, and how they try to protect them.
12: The Conference Racket
Apr 21, 2016 • 39 min
This week, the terrific trio discuss the benefit of attending conferences, and how they decide which to attend.
11: The Time In-Between
Apr 1, 2016 • 49 min
This time, the guys talk about dealing with the time in-between an idea feeling ready, and when you launch it to the public.
10: The Press
Mar 17, 2016 • 30 min
What is it like to get good press, and how do you go about getting on the radar of journalists?
9: Asking for Money
Feb 21, 2016 • 49 min
This time the guys talk about a Kickstarter Myke is currently running for The Pen Addict podcast. They discuss what makes this Kickstarter different, and how Myke views this in regards to the rest of his business.
8: Packaging
Jan 28, 2016 • 50 min
A trip to the Apple Store sparks a discussion on Packaging. The guys discuss the importance of good packaging, and why it’s important to delight your customers. Make sure to stick around for the aftershow, so you can hear why the iPhone box upsets Dan.
7: Work/Life Balance
Jan 8, 2016 • 47 min
This time Dan, Tom, and Myke share their thoughts about how they balance their work and their personal lives, as well as seeing how their businesses differ when it comes to office hours.
6: Apps
Dec 11, 2015 • 42 min
This time, Dan and Tom talk about the apps they make, and why they have a rather unique strategy for building them.
5: The Holiday Season
Nov 25, 2015 • 33 min
This time Dan and Tom talk about the effect that the Holiday Season has on their business, and the decisions they make as a company to be ready for it.
4: How The Money Comes In
Nov 12, 2015 • 48 min
Tom and Dan talk with Myke about the routes they choose for people to buy their products, and how this can effect design decisions. They also give an update on the manufacturing process of the Apple TV Stand.
3: Onward
Oct 28, 2015 • 40 min
Tom and Dan talk a little about the failure of the Obi campaign, and what they learned from it. Then, they discuss their latest project, and their plans moving forward.
2: Launching
Oct 5, 2015 • 38 min
What does it sound like to launch a Kickstarter project? How does it feel to deal with something unexpected? That’s what we explore this week.
1: Introductions
Sep 21, 2015 • 20 min
For our first episode we introduce you to Studio Neat and Obi, taking a look at where the idea for a ‘Smart Laser Toy for Pets’ came from.