June 10, 2016 at 3:00PM •
Dan interviews Richard Horvitz, award-winning actor, voice over artist, writer, and producer. He's been the voice of Zim on Invader Zim, Daggett on the Angry Beavers, Alpha 5 on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Ratchet in Ratchet and Clank, and many, many more.
They discuss how Richard got his start in live action and voice acting, where he draws his character inspiration, perfects his craft, and more.
This episode was recorded at Fan Expo Dallas 2016 before a live audience.
November 25, 2015 at 11:00AM •
Jason Fried, co-founder of Basecamp, joins Dan to talk about building a business (vs. maintaining one), long-lasting businesses, setting a business up to succeed, reinventing your business, thinking big too early, and competition.
November 20, 2015 at 1:00PM •
Dan interviews Denys Zhadanov of Readdle, makers of iOS productivity apps including Spark, Calendars 5, and PDF Expert with over 45 million downloads. They discuss the challenges of growing a user base, working within the constraints of the App Store, and tips for small developers.
October 21, 2015 at 9:00AM •
Dan interviews Paul Haddad, co-founder of Tapbots and co-creator of the popular Tweetbot iOS app. They talk about the Twitter and Apple ecosystems, independent app development, and more.
October 13, 2015 at 10:00AM •
Dan interviews Andy McMillan, co-creator of the XOXO Festival in Portland. They discuss the evolution of the event, the importance of a creating local events, creativity, pursuit of excellence, and more.
September 30, 2015 at 6:00PM •
Dan talks with Heather Armstrong about her inspiration to start writing on the web, getting "dooced", the importance of sharing her life and making people laugh, storytelling, and how writing for the web has changed.
September 29, 2015 at 1:15PM •
1 hour 9 minutes
Guest Angelo Coppola joins Dan Benjamin to talk about the currenty of life (time) and how to reclaim it, floating vs. sinking, leaving behind the world of marketing, a/b testing, and eyeball tracking for a life focused on quality. They discuss "lifestyle entrepeneurism", beating the temptation to quit, being reevaluating assumptions, quitting coffee, a formula for creativity, and what to do when everything goes wrong.
August 7, 2015 at 4:30PM •
Dan talks with Jeff Veen, Design Partner at True Ventures, advisor to about.me, Medium, WordPress, previously VP of Design at Adobe, founder of Typekit, and more. They discuss emergent technologies, being first vs. being great, speed and momentum vs. secrecy, the best way to learn, "switching costs", separating release from launch, investors, VCs, and creativity.
July 19, 2015 at 5:00PM •
Dan Benjamin interviews Nilay Patel, Editor-In-Chief of The Verge, about his path from the University of Chicago (where he achieved a 3.5 GPA) to law school, Engadget, and The Verge. They discuss the current state of media, web publications, blogging, and more.
May 15, 2015 at 5:00PM •
Dan is joined by Joshua Topolsky, the editor of Bloomberg Digital, and Bloomberg Media’s chief digital content officer. He is the co-founder and former editor-in-chief of The Verge, and a co-creator of Vox Media.
They talk about creativity, taking risks, shifting perspectives, and more.