December 30, 2011 at 12:00pm • 37 minutes
Mike Monteiro and Katie Gillum spend their last episode of 2011 talking through why Louis C.K.'s comedy experiment works so well, high level and low level mistakes, and saying good bye.
December 23, 2011 at 12:00pm • 44 minutes
This week Mike and Katie discuss mixing design work and family in a discussion that ends up being about whether you can ever go home again. They also talk about asking leading research questions, using fake metrics, and a little more about bad names for blankets.
December 16, 2011 at 12:00pm • 52 minutes
Mike and Katie celebrate the season of sharing and crying by getting visitors at the annual Mule Holiday party to share their biggest holiday mistakes. And because mistakes have no season, they get stories about Christmas Mistakes, Passover Mistakes, Festivus, Super Bowl, and many other mistakes.
December 9, 2011 at 3:45pm • 30 minutes
Mike and Katie discuss having (no) shame about your search history, where shame comes from, and quitting your job.
December 2, 2011 at 2:00pm • 47 minutes
Mike and Katie discuss bias and design flaws in Siri and about how people should respond to mistakes online, both their own mistakes and others'. After the topical business, they discuss what it means to "move up" in a design career and how to make decisions about promotions your work.
November 18, 2011 at 12:00pm • 47 minutes
This week's Let's Make Mistakes is all about thanks. Mike and Katie talk about Thanksgiving as an immigrant, as an eater, as a member of a huge family. They discuss charging different rates for different jobs and when free work isn't spec work.
November 11, 2011 at 5:00pm • 54 minutes
This week is story time with Greg Storey on Let's Make Mistakes. Mike, Katie, and Greg talk about requests for spec work, industrial interior design, and the artistry of grocery bagging.
November 4, 2011 at 12:30pm • 46 minutes
Mike and Katie talk about olfactory hallucinations, discuss whether there is any real innovation, and make plans for the Let's Make Mistakes field trips while fielding a variety of good questions from the loyal listeners of the show. Since recording we have found that Katie's problem with local water was not all in her head.
October 28, 2011 at 5:00pm • 52 minutes
Description: Solve all the world's problems? Mike and Katie welcome tech journalist, former write-in San Francisco mayoral candidate, and southern gentleman: Mat Honan to talk about his ideas on how the youngish generations deal with adversity, journalistic "impartiality," and Mike's character. Corporate conferences, pivoting for personal wealth, and fat axl all make an appearance.
October 21, 2011 at 11:30am • 45 minutes
In this episode of Let's Make Mistakes, the discussions centers on jobs, cartoons, and personal style. Mike Monteiro doesn't like when people ask for free designer work; Katie Gillum is still fine talking to him when he's angry, so they discuss if and when people might do spec work for the President's new jobs program. A surprise "guest" stops to chat for a little while, and they put out an earnest request for visual representations of an NBA throwback Turducken.