Let's Make Mistakes

Let's Make Mistakes

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A podcast about design with your hosts, Mike Monteiro and Jessie Char.


187 The Episode Where Jessie Calls Jack Dorsey a Pussy
Dec 5 • 52 min
We also talk about some other stuff, but seriously, the highlight is Jessie calling Jack Dorsey a pussy and that’s why you’re listening isn’t is? —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lets-make-mistakes/message
186 Hard to Ride a High Horse From Inside a Snake
Nov 7 • 46 min
Mike and Jessie talk about what’s going on at Facebook, which — Jesus. It’s a lot. Plus the usual random crap. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lets-make-mistakes/message
185 Jessie Goes to Meow Wolf
Oct 2 • 52 min
Jessie regales Mike with tales of visiting the new artist collective hot spot. Plus, Mike feels weird about something. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lets-make-mistakes/message
184 The Gang Joins a Union
Sep 19 • 58 min
Mike and Jessie try to figure out how to join a union. https://aflcio.org/formaunion/contact https://www.patreon.com/EmmaKinema —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lets-make-mistakes/message
183 The Gang Gets Canceled
Aug 29 • 56 min
Mike and Jessie tackle what makes a great event, which round to buy at the bar, and why Chad keeps taking all the credit for your work. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lets-make-mistakes/message
182 Two Industries Where You Can’t Get Laid Without Assistants
Aug 14 • 67 min
Mike and Jessie discuss publishing and small dog breeding. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lets-make-mistakes/message
181 Getting Disneyland Out of the Way
Jul 31 • 45 min
You knew they’d spend at least one episode talking about Disneyland. This is that episode. It’s a good episode. Even if you’re the kind of cretin that prefers Disney World. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lets-make-mistakes/message
180 The Bad Swipe
Jul 17 • 46 min
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…
179 Furries of the Programming World
Aug 3, 2017 • 63 min
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…
178 Let’s Talk About Severed Heads
Jun 17, 2017 • 45 min
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. —- Send in a voice message:…
177 That’s My Thinkin’ Face
Dec 8, 2016 • 71 min
This week we’re joined by Gabe Levine to talk about libel vs slander, post-election self care, and our fears for the next four years. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lets-make-mistakes/message
176 America, you made one
Nov 25, 2016 • 43 min
176 America, you made one by Let’s Make Mistakes —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lets-make-mistakes/message
175 Don’t Just Jam Magnets in your Hand
Oct 20, 2016 • 49 min
Liam and Larisa are joined by Kara Platoni, science journalist and author of the book, We Have The Technology. Topics covered include biohacking, body modification, French smells, and worms. —- Send in a voice message:…
174 A Rowboat Full of Cigarettes
Aug 5, 2016 • 58 min
Andrew Norcross of Reaktiv Studios joins us to chat about how to survive Florida. Mike ranks Disney properties. Steph and Liam plan a trip to the Holyland. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lets-make-mistakes/message
173 This Episode Is About Austin Kleon
Jul 14, 2016 • 60 min
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. —- Send in a voice message:…
172 Bone For Boning
Jun 7, 2016 • 74 min
This episode we have Larisa Berger in the studio to talk about music and how it relates to code, the portrayal of female engineers on tv, and what’s new on Twitter. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lets-make-mistakes/message
171 hashtaggarbagefire
Apr 12, 2016 • 56 min
Stephen Fox joins us to talk about being authentic online, #brands, and making the world a better place. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lets-make-mistakes/message
170 Mike Hates Teal
Mar 31, 2016 • 52 min
This week we have Tracy Osborn in the studio to talk about self publishing, designers learning to code, and Westley the cat. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lets-make-mistakes/message
169 HE SHE THEY SAID
Mar 21, 2016 • 57 min
Robyn Kanner joins us to talk about MyTransHealth, the Pacific Northwest, how men can have babies, and basketball. We also discuss our three favorite feelings. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lets-make-mistakes/message
168 Donuts: Already in a moderated shape
Mar 10, 2016 • 53 min
We’re joined this week by a special guest Guro Røberg to talk about design thinking, Norway’s economy, why boys are stupid, and eating whale meat. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lets-make-mistakes/message
167 Look Who Thinks He’s John John
Mar 1, 2016 • 64 min
We discuss calendars and why they’re just a log of daily interruptions. Also proper technique for steaks and mating. This is a weird one, folks. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lets-make-mistakes/message
166 Hamwarmer
Feb 16, 2016 • 52 min
Channing Kennedy joins us in the studio to talk about race relations, SF Zinefest, and reminisce about our long lost Geocities pages. (Channing got more hits on his counter than we did.) —- Send in a voice message:…
165 The Rabid Feminists
Feb 1, 2016 • 61 min
LMM is back from break! We’re joined by Hampton and Michael Catlin to talk about words, why tech recruiting is broken, and food. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lets-make-mistakes/message
164 Goodbye 2015
Dec 21, 2015 • 35 min
Mike, Liam and Steph answer listener mail. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lets-make-mistakes/message
163 Weird and Unsafe with Dr Chuck
Dec 14, 2015 • 45 min
Noted ethnographer Charles Pearson joins the gang to talk about going deep into the Tea Party and how that leads to better design. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lets-make-mistakes/message
162 Jennifer Daniel is Capitalism
Nov 23, 2015 • 65 min
We explore the wonderfully perverse and frightening mind of Jennifer Daniel. Designer. Snakewoman. Mother. Megaphone. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lets-make-mistakes/message
161 Draplin of North America
Nov 9, 2015 • 57 min
Aaron Draplin, patron saint of the working class, joins us to talk about the value of clocking in and doing the job. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lets-make-mistakes/message
160 The Human Centipede
Nov 2, 2015 • 51 min
Stewart Scott-Curran joins us in the studio to talk about designing solutions to the problems that matter. Spoiler: we don’t mean another grocery delivery app. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lets-make-mistakes/message
159 To Whom it May Concern
Oct 19, 2015 • 53 min
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. —- Send in a voice message:…
158 The Care and Feeding of Your New Designers
Oct 5, 2015 • 50 min
Mike, and new co-hosts Liam Campbell and Steph Monette, are joined in the studio by Jeff Veen. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lets-make-mistakes/message
157 Focus, Dammit!
May 15, 2015 • 51 min
Mike and Jessie talk about distractions. I think. I dunno, I was checking Twitter while we were recording. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lets-make-mistakes/message
156 Jerking Off In a Room Full Of Mirrors
May 8, 2015 • 43 min
Mike and Jessie shamelessly promote their new events, and discuss selling web design in an era of Squarespace. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lets-make-mistakes/message
155 That Time Jessie Started a Conference
May 1, 2015 • 48 min
Mike and Jessie discuss their hiatus. Jessie starts a conference but forgets to invite Mike. We answer reader mail. Don finally makes out with Peggy. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lets-make-mistakes/message
154 The Map King
Mar 26, 2015 • 39 min
Mike and Jessie chat with Eric Rodenbeck about maps, the past, and the future. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lets-make-mistakes/message
153 Pour-Over Gold-Plated Luxury Turd
Mar 12, 2015 • 52 min
Mike and Jesse discuss the Apple Watch and what happens when you run out of ways to make something good and start making them annoying. Like people are doing with coffee now. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lets-make-mistakes/message
152 Your Resume Doesn’t Matter
Feb 12, 2015 • 39 min
Mike and Jessie discuss the importance of your college education when hunting for a design job. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lets-make-mistakes/message
151 Ummm, Actually
Jan 30, 2015 • 54 min
Mike and Jessie discuss the dumb things people say. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lets-make-mistakes/message
150 We’re back
Jan 23, 2015 • 46 min
Where have Jessie and Mike been? They’re back now and here to talk about how to keep a team motivated. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lets-make-mistakes/message
149 Codes of Conduct
Dec 22, 2014 • 49 min
Mike invites Nina Alter to the studio to discuss whether Codes of Conduct are effective measures against harassment. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lets-make-mistakes/message
148 Goatse the Vertical
Nov 24, 2014 • 51 min
What lies beyond the disruption horizon? Mike and Jessie discuss the land beyond what happens when you disrupt something so badly that it becomes distended. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lets-make-mistakes/message
147 The Ballad of Brian Nawu
Nov 16, 2014 • 52 min
Guest and gamer Brianna Wu explains what the hell has been happening in #gamergate. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lets-make-mistakes/message
146 Jessie Drops the Mic
Nov 5, 2014 • 53 min
“Everyone needs to shut up and listen.” -Jessie —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lets-make-mistakes/message
145 Mike and Jessie Eat Crudité
Oct 6, 2014 • 30 min
It was hot and it was Saturday and we raided the fridge for leftovers from Mike’s book release party. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lets-make-mistakes/message
144 13 Ways Designers Screw Up Client Presentations
Sep 18, 2014 • 66 min
Mike and Jessie discuss all the terrible things designers do to screw up presentations, and how they can stop doing them. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lets-make-mistakes/message
143 Class War with Jessie
Sep 16, 2014 • 43 min
Jessie disappoints Mike by taking a job at Facebook. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lets-make-mistakes/message
142 Pussy Raining From the Cloud
Sep 5, 2014 • 54 min
Mike and Jessie discuss the celebrity hacking scandal. And Jessie sitting around between jobs. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lets-make-mistakes/message
141 Summer Mailbag
Jul 28, 2014 • 35 min
Mike and Jessie clean out their mailboxes. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lets-make-mistakes/message
140 Design Tests
Jul 14, 2014 • 49 min
Mike and Jessie answer a listener email about design tests during interviews and how to make them work to your advantage. Skill building episode, kids! —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lets-make-mistakes/message
139 Church and State
Jun 28, 2014 • 65 min
Mike and guest host Essl interview Austin Kleon about the difference between art and design, and why his books sell so well at Walgreen’s. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lets-make-mistakes/message
138 Catching up with Jared Spool
Jun 22, 2014 • 59 min
Mike and Jesse are joined by amateur magician, UX expert, college dean, and bane of United Airlines, Jared Spool. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lets-make-mistakes/message
137 Back From Lisbon
Jun 12, 2014 • 52 min
Mike and Jessie contemplate moving to Lisbon, talk about project management, and the value of higher education. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lets-make-mistakes/message
136 What Happened at Cooper Union?
May 22, 2014 • 48 min
Mike Essl joins us to discuss how the insane shenanigans at Cooper Union are affecting students. And also talk comic books. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lets-make-mistakes/message
135 How To Get Paid To Talk at a Conference
May 7, 2014 • 52 min
Jessie and Mike are both getting ready to give talks, so they talk about the process. Including how to get paid to do it. Which hasn’t come up on the internet in, let’s say a few days. —- Send in a voice message:…
134 Grown Men Fighting On the Internet
May 1, 2014 • 41 min
Mike and Jessie talk about building relationships with clients and play you a song. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lets-make-mistakes/message
133 A History Lesson Apart
Apr 24, 2014 • 54 min
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. —- Send in a voice…
132 The Price of Doing Business
Apr 16, 2014 • 50 min
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. —- Send in a voice message:…
131 Under a Blanket
Apr 9, 2014 • 41 min
Mike and Jessie give up and just talk about TV, slippers, blankets, and their mutual love of Endora from Bewitched. Also tabs. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lets-make-mistakes/message
130 Running Shit Is Hard
Mar 26, 2014 • 46 min
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. —- Send in a voice message:…
129 Old Men Complaining
Mar 20, 2014 • 33 min
Mike and David McCreath take the opportunity of Jessie being away to complain about how terrible young people are. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lets-make-mistakes/message
128 Express Yourself
Mar 5, 2014 • 53 min
Fellow Mule Radio host Jeremy Fuksa joins Mike and Jessie to talk about working for a design studio, the design process, and “expression”. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lets-make-mistakes/message
127 Mike and Jessie Sell Out
Feb 27, 2014 • 39 min
Mike and Jessie talk about client services. The ups. The downs. The total lack of kombucha on tap. And why we enjoy it. Most of the time. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lets-make-mistakes/message
126 :jeans::sweat_drops:
Feb 19, 2014 • 56 min
Mike and Jessie talk to Scott Simpson about quitting your job to become a stand-up comic. (Episode contains crying.) —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lets-make-mistakes/message
125 No One Destroys My Family But Me
Feb 6, 2014 • 48 min
Mike and special guest Austin Kleon talk about the joys and pitfalls of fatherhood, Costco, Austin’s fame and mentorship. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lets-make-mistakes/message
124 Inside the Sandwich’s Studio
Jan 30, 2014 • 37 min
The ever-delightful Adam Lisagor of Sandwich Video joins Mike and Jessie to talk about the joys and road bumps of client-based work. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lets-make-mistakes/message
123 Shoveling Out From Under Snowfall
Jan 22, 2014 • 42 min
Mike and Jessie talk about the current state of longform article design and if all the snowfall affected our brains. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lets-make-mistakes/message
122 The Ethics of Inspiration
Jan 17, 2014 • 54 min
Now Mike is in the hot seat, with Brad Ellis interviewing him about using inspiration in artwork. Great artists steal, but do they sell? Disclaimer: None of us are lawyers! —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lets-make-mistakes/message
121 Let’s Save 2014
Jan 8, 2014 • 47 min
Mike and Jessie welcome Heather Willis to the show. When she’s not designing things Heather rescues marine mammals. And that’s what 2014 is going to be about. Focusing on the awesome things people do. —- Send in a voice message:…
120 This Year Was Terrible
Dec 18, 2013 • 50 min
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. —- Send in a voice…
119 Designing A Better Democracy
Dec 6, 2013 • 51 min
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. —- Send in a voice message:…
118 Dick in a Blox
Nov 27, 2013 • 49 min
Chris Clark joins us for our final week of ladyvember to talk about copyright law, naked segregation, and circumcision. Ladies. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lets-make-mistakes/message
117 Artisanal Mayonnaise
Nov 21, 2013 • 49 min
Michaela McCann joins Mike and Jessie for Ladyvember to discuss client work, selfies, and high-end emulsifications. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lets-make-mistakes/message
116 Corn Hole
Nov 13, 2013 • 45 min
Maja Henderson (Global Facilities Manager, Square / Jessie’s BFF) visits Let’s Make Mistakes HQ to discuss office design, inspiration, and what it means to be a “woman in tech”. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lets-make-mistakes/message
115 A Box of Hair
Nov 6, 2013 • 50 min
Jessie kicks off Ladyvember with our favorite guest Amy Jane Gruber. Mike sits silently by. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lets-make-mistakes/message
114 A Dick and Three Peters
Oct 30, 2013 • 56 min
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…
113 The Last Word on XOXO
Oct 23, 2013 • 50 min
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…
112 A Company Town
Oct 9, 2013 • 49 min
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? —- Send in a voice…
111 No Mike Party
Oct 3, 2013 • 40 min
Some dude named Dan Sinker is sad about a fake horse being fake, and Frank Chimero comforts him with stories about a conference everyone loves to hate. We make fun of Mike along the way. —- Send in a voice message:…
110 Horse_ebooks goes to XOXO
Sep 25, 2013 • 51 min
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…
109 Doing the Angels’ Work
Sep 18, 2013 • 65 min
Mike and Jessie are joined in the studio by none other than Valleywag editor, and protector of the oppressed, Sam Biddle. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lets-make-mistakes/message