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17: Darius Kazemi explains his love of anime
Sep 16 • 58 min
Darius Kazemi is a programmer and bot author and all-around internet artist that has a podcast with two fellow cohosts about an anime series they all love. Darius explains how he got into programming, gaming, bot authoring, and the social network…
16: Todd Hamina is a winemaker that raced his bike across America
Jul 29 • 42 min
☝️Todd's winery ☝️Todd's bike for the Trans Am Race Todd Hamina has been making wine under different labels for 26 years in the Pacific Northwest, from farming his own grapes to owning his own winery. We chatted a bit about how the wine industry works in…
15: Lucy Burningham spent a year becoming a beer sommelier
Jul 25 • 39 min
☝️Lucy outside of the StreamPDX trailer where we recorded ☝️Lucy's book along with the three beers we sampled during the show Lucy Burningham is a writer, editorial director at Cozy, and spent a year getting certified to become a master beer taster and…
14: Tiffani Ashley Bell is a Formula One Fan
Jul 13 • 41 min
☝️Tiffani driving a Ferrari California in Dubai Tiffani Ashley Bell is the founder of The Human Utility, which helps prevent water shut-offs in Detroit and Baltimore, all using a donation platform she's built. It's a fascinating project that was one of…
13: Amber Castaldo is a roller derby jammer
Jul 6 • 37 min
☝️Amber apex jumping a turn Amber Castaldo is a recently retired veteran of roller derby, from one of the top teams in the world, based in Portland, Oregon. We spend much of the time getting into the nitty gritty details of roller derby rules, and talk…
12: Dinah Sanders rolls for initiative
Jun 23 • 63 min
Dinah Sanders has been playing D&D for nearly 40 years, and has been a dungeon master going all the way back. Her current weekly game has a handful of players that have continuously played the same campaign for the past few years. We cover Dinah's early…
11: Andy Baio has been eaten by a grue
Jun 19 • 53 min
Andy Baio is a veteran of the early web, creator of waxy.org, upcoming.org, and playfic.com. He was the first CTO for Kickstarter and went on to create the XOXO Festival in Portland Oregon. He's also into collecting original 1980s Infocom games and still…
10: Marcin Wichary quit his job for his love of keyboards
Jun 7 • 68 min
Marcin Wichary (MAR-cheen ve-HAR-ay) is a brilliant writer, coder, and speaker famous for going deep on everything he does. We discuss his entire history from college through joining Google, to creating the famous playable Pac-Mac google doodle, to…
9: Alex Cox enjoys some weed
Jun 3 • 58 min
Alex Cox is an Apple aficionado, technologist, and staff member of the Cards Against Humanity empire. She's currently working on four different podcasts that cover a wide range of topics but we figured out her recent obsession with smoking/eating weed is…
8: John Roderick on the last frontier: Alaska
May 29 • 86 min
John Roderick is the creator of the band The Long Winters and a prolific podcast host and guest. He grew up in Alaska and sits down to explain every aspect of the state. He is not a man of few words. In our nearly 90 minutes of talking, we cover when to…
7: Erika Hall on what it takes to be a triathlete
May 19 • 58 min
Erika Hall, the author of the new book Conversational Design, sits down to talk about how she got into doing triathlons and all the work it took to get there. Links:Erika Hall 🌎 (@mulegirl) | TwitterMule — Design Studio Erika co-foundedErika Hall – Medium…
6: Jessie Char and her love of Disney Parks
May 12 • 46 min
Jessie and friends bounding as Mouseketeers from The Mickey Mouse Club Jessie Char is co-founder of the Layers Conference, taking place in San Jose on June 4-6th next month, which brings a bunch of design leaders talking about iOS design during the week…
5: Jeff Atwood really loves his Yo-Yos
May 5 • 43 min
The four shapes of yo-yos: A wall rack showing off some of Jeff's 200-300 yo-yos he currently owns: Jeff Atwood is the co-founder of Stack Overflow and the Stack Exchange network of Q&A sites and in 2012 started his company Discourse to build software and…
4: Erica Baker on Ancestry and Genealogy
Apr 28 • 58 min
Erica Baker is a Senior Engineering Manager at Patreon and has spent the last ten plus years tracking down her family tree from every source imaginable, including family, online databases, microfiche, and documents sitting in libraries. Some may look at…
3: Cal Henderson and his sneakers
Apr 14 • 24 min
Cal Henderson is really into shoes, currently owning about 100 different pairs. His criteria is whatever looks cool to him, and he makes a point of wearing all his shoes instead of merely collecting them. Cal's favorite shoes, special edition of Nike Air…
2: Jessamyn West on trivia leagues, pub trivia, and puzzle hunts
Apr 7 • 38 min
It was fun to catch up with Jessamyn as we chat about non-librarian or online community things. We went deep into Learned League, the shadowy internet nerd trivia league with what I consider impenetrable rules and traditions.Links:The online home of…
1: Jason Kottke on Alto’s Odyssey
Mar 29 • 46 min
I play Alto's Odyssey and love it, but Jason Kottke really loves the game, so much so he's got one of the highest scores in the world. We go deep on the game for 45 minutes, talking about he got into it, what sets his playing apart, and what role games…