The Getting Simple Podcast

The Getting Simple Podcast
Habits, techniques, and thoughts on living a productive, creative & simple life, in the form of friendly, long-form conversations with creatives from eclectic areas. “Simplify your life. Do less, better.”

#22: Scott Young — Ultralearning, How to Master Hard Skills, Outsmart the Competition, and Accelerate Your Career
Aug 6 • 122 min
Scott H. Young on quickly mastering hard skills, acquiring knowledge, and becoming good at things that seem impossible to you right now.
#21: Cristóbal Valenzuela — Machine Learning for Creators
Jul 18 • 67 min
Technologist and artist Cristóbal Valenzuela on powering your creative work with artificial intelligence, putting machine learning in the hands of creators, and his take on simple living and creativity.
#20: Pier Gustafson — Drawing Fast, Thinking Slow
Jun 26 • 71 min
Artist and illustrator Pier Gustafson on living a simple life with what makes him smile, the messy creative process behind projects, clients, and deadlines, and being an artist in the twenty-first century.
#19: Panagiotis Michalatos — Slow Down From What?
May 30 • 90 min
Panagiotis Michalatos on the luxury of choosing to be simple and the emerging trend of simplicity, the power of intuition, questioning our creative interfaces and workflows, and his love for screens.
#18: Getting Lost on the Tools
Apr 30 • 16 min
Nono Martínez Alonso on forgetting who you were trying to help, the main point behind creating tools, and the case of Machina, with Jose Luis García del Castillo y López.
#17: Saba Ghole — On Growth Mindset
Mar 31 • 96 min
CEO of NuVu, Saba Ghole, on creating an innovation school & reinventing high school education; growth mindset; art and design as expressive mediums; changing places; simple life habits; technology; and more.
#16: Matt Jezyk — The War for Attention
Feb 28 • 98 min
Tesla’s Matt Jezyk on his rituals to slow down and stay afloat amongst all the things competing for your attention; embracing change and automation; techniques to be more creative; the rationale behind his ten-year life cycles; why he just transitioned…
#15: Antonio García Guerra — A Holistic Approach to Yourself
Jan 29 • 61 min
Antonio García Guerra, PhD from the University of Oxford, on the importance of physical activity, social time, and information to be more creative and perform at your maximum cognitive capacity.
#14: Craig Long — The Unexpected Life Plan
Dec 20, 2018 • 89 min
Craig Long on how life is in the moments you didn’t expect, quieting your inner intensity, helping others achieve complex goals when they don’t know where to start, remote working, and disconnecting from technology.
#13: Ben Fry — Co-creator of Processing
Nov 19, 2018 • 90 min
Co-creator of “Processing” and founder of Fathom Information Design — Ben Fry (@ben_fry) — on the beginnings of the Processing programming environment, the use of information design and visualization to understand complicated data problems, and his…
#12: Jiyoo Jye — The Challenge of Art
Oct 10, 2018 • 51 min
Artist, designer, and educator Jiyoo Jye on the struggles of making art and choosing your projects; education at an innovation school as a creative; when to share your work and the role of feedback; media consumption and technology; and her approach to a…
#11: Nathan Melenbrink — Who Decides What’s Important to You?
Sep 4, 2018 • 83 min
Researcher Nathan Melenbrink on his research on simple robots, teaching, his efforts to bring news neutrality to the internet, liking new things, acquiring taste, and much more.
#10: Nono Martínez Alonso — Who’s Up Next?
Aug 15, 2018 • 4 min
Host Nono Martínez Alonso gives a brief overview of what’s new and what’s coming to Getting Simple over the next months. Discover who’s up next on The Getting Simple Podcast in September, October, and November.
#9: Ian Keough — How to Make Better Decisions Faster
Aug 1, 2018 • 113 min
Ian Keough (@ikeough) is the founder of Hypar. He writes code from his garage to automate the generation of the built environment to help stakeholders make better decisions faster. Trained as a fine artist and architect—and known as The Father of…
#8: Space-saving Deployable Mechanisms with Saurabh Mhatre
Jul 1, 2018 • 47 min
Saurabh Mhatre (@sm8928) talks about the simplicity behind deployable systems, the chaos of taking pictures, mindful photography, material science, social media, productivity tools, and more.
#7: How You Affect the Planet with Julia Hayden
Jun 16, 2018 • 52 min
Julia Hayden talks about how our actions affect the planet, ways to fight our throw-away society and minimize waste, her love for tiny houses, and a lot more.
#6: Running Away from Centralized and Addictive Technologies with Peter Boyer
May 1, 2018 • 110 min
Peter Boyer (@ptrbyr) talks about his efforts to run away from notifications and centralized technologies toward decentralized, encrypted-by-default alternatives; and also about self-driving cars, being in relation with nature, addictive technologies,…
#5: A Personal Narrative to Bring Your Interests Together with Andrés Colubri
Apr 1, 2018 • 76 min
Andrés Colubri (@codeanticode) shares with us how he manages to do seemingly different things—such as art, computational biology, or open-source development—by connecting them around one overarching theme.
#4: Virtual Reality and Life Habits to Prevent and Reverse Alzheimer’s Disease with Jacob Hamman
Mar 1, 2018 • 72 min
Jacob Hamman (@jcbhmmn) shares with us how virtual reality and healthy life habits can help prevent and reverse Alzheimer’s disease.
#3: Will Robots Simplify Your Life with Jose Luis García del Castillo y López
Feb 1, 2018 • 82 min
Jose Luis (@garciadelcast) and Nono talk about providing alternative access to robot control, learning from open source software, the joy of being an educator, simple living, eating healthy, and more.
#2: Putting More Ideas Into The Things We Make with Zach Kron
Jan 1, 2018 • 69 min
Zach Kron (@zachkron) talks with Nono about how new digital tools allow designers to work (and wether these tools make our lives simpler), and about life habits, boredom, constant connectivity and disconnection, digital clutter, and more.
#1: How to Lead Your Best Life with James Melouney
Dec 1, 2017 • 35 min
James Melouney (@jmelouney) is the author of the book The Art of Success, a book to help others lead their best life. In this interview, Nono and James talk about self-motivation, positive habits, and purpose.