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The Incomparable #166: I Assume Everyone is Awful

November 2, 2013 at 9:00AM • 1 hour 15 minutes

Awful people can make great art. Nice people can write bad books. Can you separate the creator from the art? We struggle with Orson Scott Card and his (rightfully) classic novel "Ender's Game" and go on to list other writers and series who we've had to break up with. To make things not entirely disappointing, we also talk about authors and series that have never let us down.

Hosted by Jason Snell with special guests Dan Moren, David J. Loehr, Lisa Schmeiser, and Scott McNulty.


Grit #42: Don't Say No

November 2, 2013 at 7:00AM • 57 minutes

Dan talks with in-studio guest Anthony Armendariz of Funsize about managing the transition from independent to business owner, growing and expanding a business, remote vs. office, and more.

Hosted by Dan Benjamin.


The Web Ahead #59: Web RTC with Henrik Joreteg

November 1, 2013 at 10:00PM • 1 hour 25 minutes

Web RTC brings real-time communication to the web — peer-to-peer connections that can transfer data, video and audio between web users almost instantaneously. Henrik Joreteg joins Jen Simmons to explain how it works and what it means.

Hosted by Jen Simmons.


Write For Your Life #101: Room 101

November 1, 2013 at 5:00PM • 48 minutes

In this 101st episode of the Write for Your Life podcast, Iain and Donna put their reading, writing, and publishing pet hates into Room 101. Or at least they do when the other lets them. Will you agree with their choices? What gets your goat about the world of writing and whatnot? Get in touch, we’d love to know. In the meantime, pop your headphones on.

Hosted by Donna Sørensen & Iain Broome.


The News #178: Friday, November 1, 2013

November 1, 2013 at 4:00PM • 4 minutes

The news for Friday, November 1, 2013

Hosted by Dan Benjamin.


Home Work #83: Project Billing

November 1, 2013 at 8:00AM • 38 minutes

Dave and Aaron chat about how to handle the financial aspect of new projects, and how to prevent runaway revisions, late payments and blown budgets. And a few rabbit trails.

Hosted by Aaron Mahnke & Dave Caolo.


The Ihnatko Almanac #83: Childish Hopes

November 1, 2013 at 7:00AM • 1 hour 12 minutes

Andy and Dan talk about the role of the new iPads, the new iWork suite, and more.

Hosted by Andy Ihnatko & Dan Benjamin.


Workflowing #92: The Importance of Optimism with Marc and Angel

November 1, 2013 at 7:00AM • 35 minutes

This week "The Mikes" are joined by Marc and Angel Chernoff of the aptly named Marc and Angel Hack Life website. Both Vardy and Schechter have been in awe of their seemingly endless optimism for some time now and wanted to bring the duo on to discuss their approach to living a happier life. Wondering about the role optimism should play in your life? Struggling - like Schechter - to give the concepts of happiness and positive energy the credit they deserve? Marc and Angel offer advice and insights into how they way you approach your life can help you live a better one.

Note: Marc and Angel are sharing a mic, so you may hear some very minor echo on this episode.

Hosted by Michael Schechter & Mike Vardy.


On The Grid #40: Making the Team

October 31, 2013 at 9:00PM • 44 minutes

This episode we talked about work, life, teams, management, design, life, going it alone, work, and design.

Hosted by Andy Mangold, Dan Auer, and Matt McInerney.


In Beta #72: Giant Life-Defining Spreadsheet

October 31, 2013 at 5:00PM • 57 minutes

Gina and Kevin discuss the best and worst parts of modern, web-based project management apps Basecamp, Trello, and Asana: what they do and don't do, which are the most spouse-safe, and what may make you resort to a giant spreadsheet after all.

Hosted by Christie Koehler & Kevin Purdy.