October 23, 2013 at 6:00pm • 58 minutes
Writing is a way to organize your thoughts, so the features of your writing apps affect the way you think. In this episode, Kevin and Gina talk about the recent surge of new writing tools, like Medium, Editorially, Draft, Octopress, and Ghost, and how they influence the way we think and publish online. Then, onto the best systems for getting the right crowd to your event, and finally, some thoughts from our listeners about self-promotion and your "personal brand."
October 16, 2013 at 12:00pm • 53 minutes
Gina launched a crowdfunding campaign this week, and it required a lot of thought about selling the story behind the product. Which is not like how one Twitter co-founder has resold the story of the company's beginnings.
October 2, 2013 at 1:00pm • 56 minutes
Making something and promoting that something require very different skills and mindsets. How do you find the balance between being a charlatan (all talk, no work) and a martyr (all work, no talk)? Then, onto the Pebble versus the Galaxy Gear smartwatch, and what it's going to take for smartwatches to become a successful consumer product.
September 25, 2013 at 2:00pm • 57 minutes
Gina & Kevin take apart the news that CyanogenMod, a huge Android open-source firmware, has birthed a private firm. Where does that leave unpaid but valuable contributors?
September 18, 2013 at 4:15pm • 1 hour 4 minutes
While iOS 7 downloads onto iDevices everywhere and developers scramble to update their apps, Gina and Kevin discuss how app store policies affect the user experience. Then, they tackle the complexities of reducing opinions about apps (and games, movies, and music) to a single number on a scale. Trigger warning: Grand Theft Auto comes up.
September 11, 2013 at 3:30pm • 1 hour 5 minutes
What are the legitimate reasons to work at a startup, if they're going to make you poor and sometimes miserable? And why do so many products and sites lack an actual story about themselves?
September 4, 2013 at 2:00pm • 1 hour 7 minutes
What's in a name? From KitKat to iPad, Pocket, and Spanx, Kevin and Gina tackle product naming successes, failures, best practices, and how much (or little) a name matters, especially in tech.
August 28, 2013 at 2:30pm • 55 minutes
Gina & Kevin tackle the common refrain of "Just charge me and don't show ads!"—which sites, apps, and services can actually do that, and how developers can think about taking money.
August 21, 2013 at 2:00pm • 59 minutes
Gina and Kevin discuss indie iOS Newsstand magazines: the reader experience, the writer experience, and what it means for independent publishing. Then, onto PGP, two-step auth, and why security features are still so difficult to use they almost kept Snowden's story from getting published.
August 14, 2013 at 2:30pm • 59 minutes
Google Glass. Gina & Kevin are both trying it. What's it like? How does it help? Can it possibly take off, among any particular tech set?