The Pipeline

The Pipeline

The Pipeline is an interview show featuring in-depth conversations with innovators, designers, geeks, newsmakers, entrepreneurs, and people who create amazing things.

Hosted by Dan Benjamin.

The Pipeline

#10: Jason Fried

November 25, 2015 at 11:00AM • 42 minutes

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.

#9: Denys Zhadanov of Readdle

November 20, 2015 at 1:00PM • 32 minutes

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.

#8: Paul Haddad

October 21, 2015 at 9:00AM • 36 minutes

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.

#7: Andy McMillan

October 13, 2015 at 10:00AM • 46 minutes

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.

#6: Heather Armstrong

September 30, 2015 at 6:00PM • 42 minutes

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.

#5: Angelo Coppola

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.

#4: Jeff Veen

August 7, 2015 at 4:30PM • 52 minutes

Dan talks with Jeff Veen, Design Partner at True Ventures, advisor to, 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.

#3: Nilay Patel

July 19, 2015 at 5:00PM • 58 minutes

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.

#2: Joshua Topolsky

May 15, 2015 at 5:00PM • 46 minutes

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.

#1: Tim Ferriss

April 30, 2015 at 10:00AM • 41 minutes

Dan is joined by Tim Ferriss, who has been described as “A cross between Jack Welch and a Buddhist monk.” by the New York Times. He has been listed as one of Fast Company’s “Most Innovative Business People”, Forbes Magazine’s “Names You Need to Know,” and is the 7th “most powerful” personality on Newsweek’s Digital 100 Power Index for 2012. He is an angel investor, an advisor, and author of the The 4-Hour Workweek, The 4-Hour Body, and most recently The 4-Hour Chef.