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A weekly conversation about design process and culture. Hosted by Marshall Bock and Brian Lovin.

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A weekly conversation about design process and culture. Hosted by Marshall Bock and Brian Lovin.

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Design Details is almost as good as Naked Attraction

By NakedAttraction - Jul 20 2019
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This podcast is incredible! Almost as good as my favorite dating show Naked Attraction. If you like this show, you will like Naked Attraction. I've heard Brian is a big fan.

Inspiring and informative

By macgeekjay - Jun 20 2019
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Brian and Marshall break down everything from basic concepts to more complex ideas in an easy to understand format. This not only increases your design knowledge but also helps you better communicate your own ideas, which is always half the battle when you’re designing products and services. This is a must listen for anyone creating products.

iTunes Ratings

307 Ratings
Average Ratings
266
16
6
6
13

Design Details is almost as good as Naked Attraction

By NakedAttraction - Jul 20 2019
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This podcast is incredible! Almost as good as my favorite dating show Naked Attraction. If you like this show, you will like Naked Attraction. I've heard Brian is a big fan.

Inspiring and informative

By macgeekjay - Jun 20 2019
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Brian and Marshall break down everything from basic concepts to more complex ideas in an easy to understand format. This not only increases your design knowledge but also helps you better communicate your own ideas, which is always half the battle when you’re designing products and services. This is a must listen for anyone creating products.

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A weekly conversation about design process and culture. Hosted by Marshall Bock and Brian Lovin.

Rank #1: 271: Principles of Design

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This week, we dive deep on several design principles that will help you make better decisions when creating interfaces and interactions. In Follow-up, we discuss the etiquette of responding to recruiter emails, and in News, we cover Twitter's latest exploration into presence and status. And as always, we share a couple cool things, including an innovative basketball shoe and an updated personal site.

Self-sponsor:

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If you're a designer or a developer, or if you're looking to hire one, check out the Job Board on Spec.fm. With listings at $100/month, it's super affordable to find your next hire through Spec.

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  • Dmitry Veremchuk (@d_ver on Twitter) asks: "Is there a limit to number of the side projects one takes on? Because personally, I am interested in animation, video editing, illustration, programming, photography, and many more things. Starting projects in all of these fields would be daunting and of a low quality."

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Oct 31 2018

1hr 2mins

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Rank #2: 58: Fat Cat Cat Chat (feat. Kyle Meyer and Charlie Deets)

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In this episode we caught up with Kyle Meyer and Charlie Deets, two product designers that have a huge range of experience in the design and development world. We chat about design at Facebook, remote working, unsolicited redesigns and the power of sound.

Come chat with us in our new Slack team! Over 750 designers and developers have already joined our team, chatting about the latest tools and news in the design world. Each week we also host a community critique with a special guest host. To join our team visit our Slack invite page and we'll send you an invitation!

If you have feedback or suggestions please don’t hesitate to reach out to us on Twitter at @designdetailsfm!

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4:00 - Introductions

10:00 - Unsolicited redesigns

14:00 - Backstories

27:00 - Facebook Groups, games, sound design

44:00 - More backstories

_57:00__ - Workflows

Sep 07 2015

1hr 10mins

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Rank #3: 107: Just Enough Wax: LIVE @ Epicurrence

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Today we have a very special, experimental episode of Design Details. On our last night of Epicurrence #3 we invited folks to come answer one of three questions; the result is a 28-guest mega-episode!

Come chat with us in our new Slack team! Over 3,500 designers and developers have already joined our team, chatting about the latest tools and news in the design world. Each week we also host a community critique with a special guest host. To join our team visit our Slack invite page and we'll send you an invitation!

If you have feedback or suggestions please don’t hesitate to reach out to us on Twitter at @designdetailsfm!

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Feb 24 2016

55mins

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Rank #4: 176: Location Irrelevance (feat. Juan Arreguin)

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Today we caught up with longtime-friend and freelance designer Juan Arreguin. We dig into Juan's origins as a designer in the midwest, the body as design, building a community in San Francisco, designing as a nomad, and so much more.

Come chat with us in our Slack team! Over 6,000 designers and developers have already joined our team, chatting about the latest tools and news in the design world. Each week we also host a community critique with a special guest host. To join our team visit our Slack invite page and we'll send you an invitation!

If you have feedback or suggestions please don’t hesitate to reach out to us on Twitter at @designdetailsfm!

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Dec 14 2016

1hr 8mins

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Rank #5: 292: Building Design Systems (feat. Linzi Berry)

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This week, we welcome to the show Linzi Berry, a manager on Lyft's design system. Linzi enlightens us on how to implement, maintain, enforce, evangelize, and roll out a design system, and we discuss her super informative design blog, Tap to Dismiss. In Follow-up, we debate some Episode 300 suggestions, revisit the Figma UI refresh, and shout out a quality-of-life improvement in Sketch 54. And as always, we (all three of us!) share some cool things, including a historic photo, a video to help understand that photo, and an update on the Bobiverse.

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>> Want to become a sponsor of Design Details yourself? Email brian@spec.fm or sarah@spec.fm to get started :)

This week's episode is brought to you by Abstract

Abstract is design workflow management for modern design teams. With Abstract, you can bring your design workflow into a single, unified place for designers, developers, and stakeholders to collaborate and keep work moving forward. Sign your team up for a free, 30-day trial today by heading over to abstract.com. And if you tweet at @goabstract and @designdetailsfm, with the phrase “improve my design workflow” you’ll be entered for a chance to win a $500 credit to their Business plan.

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Apr 17 2019

1hr 5mins

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Rank #6: 188: Doodle Television (feat. Kathy Zheng)

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Today we caught up with Kathy Zheng, a designer at GitHub, previously at Patreon. In this episode we dig into failure and taking chances, hiring early designers, learning how to communicate, and so much more.

Come chat with us in our Slack team! Over 7,000 designers and developers have already joined our team, chatting about the latest tools and news in the design world. Each week we also host a community critique with a special guest host. To join our team visit our Slack invite page and we'll send you an invitation!

If you have feedback or suggestions please don’t hesitate to reach out to us on Twitter at @designdetailsfm!

Sponsor:

We're looking for sponsors! If you or your team are hiring, launching a new product, or just want to get your message out to designers around the world, reach out to us through our sponsors page

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Mar 08 2017

1hr 3mins

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Rank #7: 185: Orland & Portlando (feat. Matt Spiel)

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Today we caught up with Matt Spiel, the Director of Design at Treehouse, visiting us by way of Missouri. We learn about his destiny in Arizona, design activism, remote work, company hierarchy, taking bets on people, managing designers, and so much more.

Come chat with us in our Slack team! Over 7,000 designers and developers have already joined our team, chatting about the latest tools and news in the design world. Each week we also host a community critique with a special guest host. To join our team visit our Slack invite page and we'll send you an invitation!

If you have feedback or suggestions please don’t hesitate to reach out to us on Twitter at @designdetailsfm!

Sponsor:

We're looking for sponsors! If you or your team are hiring, launching a new product, or just want to get your message out to designers around the world, reach out to us through our sponsors page

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Feb 15 2017

1hr 13mins

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Rank #8: 245: Sandwich Principal (feat. Tom Moor)

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Today we caught up with Tom Moor, a software engineer building Abstract. In this episode we dig into Tom's journey with startups, including his work at Buffer, Sqwiggle, Speak, Outline, and now Abstract. We also get to talk about Tom's current work at Abstract, evolving the design review, and so much more.

We've also got a big announcement: we're building a new thing for you! It's called Spectrum and it's a place for the community to hang out and share what's going on in design, development, and anything else you might be interested in.

We're still in beta, so expect bugs and lots of improvements over the next few weeks, but in the meantime we'd love to hang out with you and chat!

Sign up at Spectrum.chat, join the SpecFM community, and share feedback in our Spectrum bug report channel!

Tom on the web

Thanks to 📝 Swipies for sponsoring Today's Episode!

Swipies are a reusable, durable, synthetic paper made for creative, productive people. They're designed to be used with wet-erase pens, allowing your work to stay put until rinsed with water. They're the perfect companion in the home and in the office.

We use them here at Spec and now listeners will receive 10% off the entire store with promo code SPECFM

Check it out and make the switch at http://www.swipi.es/

Apr 25 2018

1hr 21mins

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Rank #9: 73: Feedback Friends (feat. Katie Dill)

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This week we had the chance to sit down with Katie Dill, the head of experience design at Airbnb. We talked about her background as a designer, what she looks for in new hires, how designers can work more effectively with businesses, and the critique process used at Airbnb.

Come chat with us in our new Slack team! Over 1,800 designers and developers have already joined our team, chatting about the latest tools and news in the design world. Each week we also host a community critique with a special guest host. To join our team visit our Slack invite page and we'll send you an invitation!

If you have feedback or suggestions please don’t hesitate to reach out to us on Twitter at @designdetailsfm!

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Show Notes:

2:00 - Introductions

24:00 - Background

Oct 28 2015

1hr 5mins

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Rank #10: 59: Bay Curious (feat. Tara Mann)

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For episode 59 we caught up with Tara Mann, a product designer and sneaker collector currently making things at Twitter. In this show we dig into Tara's background and discuss what it means to grow as a new designer. We also chat about the recent Google rebrand, entrepreneurial thought leaders and design school.

Come chat with us in our new Slack team! Over 800 designers and developers have already joined our team, chatting about the latest tools and news in the design world. Each week we also host a community critique with a special guest host. To join our team visit our Slack invite page and we'll send you an invitation!

If you have feedback or suggestions please don’t hesitate to reach out to us on Twitter at @designdetailsfm!

Sponsors:
  • Hired
  • Harvest - use the promo code 'designdetails' to save 50% off your first month of Harvest
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Show Notes:

4:00 - Introductions

10:00 - Design school

14:00 - New Google logo

16:00 - Background

34:00 - Design chat

Sep 09 2015

58mins

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Rank #11: 246: Cats & Design Systems (feat. Diana Mounter & Brent Jackson)

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Today we dipped into a double-guest episode with our friends Diana Mounter and Brent Jackson! Diana and Brent are some of the best people working on design systems today, and in this episode we get to dig into the tools and workflows they've developed when working on systems, what they're excited about in design systems, and we even get technical to talk about the technologies that are change the way we build.

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Thanks to Swipies & Abstract for sponsoring today's episode!

✨Abstract, is a secure version-controlled hub for your design files.

Salespeople have Salesforce, Developers have Github, Marketers have Marketo and now designers have Abstract.

You can try Abstract free for one month! Just visit www.goabstract.com for more information.

📝Swipies are a reusable, durable, synthetic paper made for creative, productive people.

They're designed to be used with wet-erase pens, allowing your work to stay put until rinsed with water. They're the perfect companion in the home and in the office.

We use them here at Spec and now listeners will receive 10% off the entire store with promo code SPECFM

Check it out and make the switch at http://www.swipi.es/

May 02 2018

1hr 44mins

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Rank #12: 223: Demystified Denim (feat. Jessica Karle)

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Today we caught up with Jess Karle, the head of digital design at Everlane. In this episode we dig into Jess's work at the intersection of retail and e-commerce, hiring a design team, navigating startups to big-co, and so much more.

We've also got a big announcement: we're building a new thing for you! It's called Spectrum and it's a place for the community to hang out and share what's going on in design, development, and anything else you might be interested in.

We're still in beta, so expect bugs and lots of improvements over the next few weeks, but in the meantime we'd love to hang out with you and chat!

Sign up at Spectrum.chat, join the SpecFM community, and share feedback in our Spectrum bug report channel!

Sponsor:
  • Figma - Figma is hiring product designers, a community manager, and a content writer. Join this team and build the future of design tools!
  • Fuse - Build native apps on iOS and Android. Use the promo code 'dd' to save 70% off the professional plan!
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Nov 15 2017

1hr 13mins

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Rank #13: 125: Back to the Drawing Board, Baby (feat. Vanessa Cho)

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Today we caught up with Vanessa Cho, a designer and manager leading the software team at GoPro. We dig into her background as a designer, the hard truths about being a great manager and more.

Come chat with us in our new Slack team! Over 4,000 designers and developers have already joined our team, chatting about the latest tools and news in the design world. Each week we also host a community critique with a special guest host. To join our team visit our Slack invite page and we'll send you an invitation!

If you have feedback or suggestions please don’t hesitate to reach out to us on Twitter at @designdetailsfm!

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Apr 27 2016

1hr 16mins

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Rank #14: 120: Shout Out, Mom! (feat. Adam Polselli)

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Today we caught up with Adam Polselli, a product designer and design lead at Dropbox. We dig into current projects at Dropbox, Adam's background, rejection and navigating a career path, hiring designers, what keeps Adam up at night and more.

Come chat with us in our new Slack team! Over 4,200 designers and developers have already joined our team, chatting about the latest tools and news in the design world. Each week we also host a community critique with a special guest host. To join our team visit our Slack invite page and we'll send you an invitation!

If you have feedback or suggestions please don’t hesitate to reach out to us on Twitter at @designdetailsfm!

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Apr 11 2016

1hr 1min

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Rank #15: 64: Get Tricky (feat. Alli Dryer)

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Today we caught up with Alli Dryer, a designer and architect working on the Twitter timeline. In this show we chat about Alli's background in design and architecture, what it's like to design at Twitter and what she's working on next.

Come chat with us in our new Slack team! Over 900 designers and developers have already joined our team, chatting about the latest tools and news in the design world. Each week we also host a community critique with a special guest host. To join our team visit our Slack invite page and we'll send you an invitation!

If you have feedback or suggestions please don’t hesitate to reach out to us on Twitter at @designdetailsfm!

Sponsors:
  • Dropbox
  • Iconfinder - use the promo code 'DESIGNDETAILS' to save 50% off your first month of Iconfinder Pro
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Show Notes:

4:00 - Introductions

11:00 - Architecture and starting up

20:00 - Twitter

36:00 - Interests

Sep 28 2015

1hr 5mins

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Rank #16: 124: Dazzle (feat. Jeremy Goldberg)

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Today we caught up once more with Jeremy Goldberg, a designer at Facebook working on Messenger and bots. We dig into designing for AI/bots, critique, process, trust, and more. Oh, and we coin a fun new term for designers.

Come chat with us in our new Slack team! Over 4,000 designers and developers have already joined our team, chatting about the latest tools and news in the design world. Each week we also host a community critique with a special guest host. To join our team visit our Slack invite page and we'll send you an invitation!

If you have feedback or suggestions please don’t hesitate to reach out to us on Twitter at @designdetailsfm!

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Apr 25 2016

1hr 6mins

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Rank #17: 25: Arbitrary Head Chef (feat. Danny Trinh & Chris Kalani)

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This episode, we had two designers building their own companies by building some awesome products that we're super excited about - Chris Kalani of Wake and Danny Trinh from Free. We took a bunch of questions from people watching on Periscope and these guys have some great energy which lead to a fantastic conversation and some "real talk"!

If you have feedback or suggestions please don’t hesitate to reach us on Twitter at @designdetailsfm!

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Show Notes:

3:30 - Danny and Chris tell us about their current projects

12:00 - The best ways to learn design and the fear of sharing things

27:00 - Super Smash Bros. rosters and Pokemon as a game for designers

30:00 - Leveling up your UI and your career

45:00 - Dumb titles and how to divide up design roles on a team

50:00 - Listener Questions

May 13 2015

1hr 3mins

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Rank #18: 32: Dethrone Marco (feat. Russell Ivanovic and Marc Edwards)

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It's WWDC week, and this time we're catching up with Russell Ivanovic and Marc Edwards, both founders of independent app development companies in Australia. We spent this hour chatting about Google I/O, iOS, Material Design and more. We're also in the running for Podcast of the Year!

If you're enjoying the show, we'd love your support - Vote for Design Details

If you have feedback or suggestions please don't hesitate to reach us on Twitter at @designdetailsfm or email us directly!

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Show Notes:

2:00 - What're you working on?

5:00 - How did you two meet?

8:00 - How do you see your companies growing in the next few years?

12:00 - We chat Android design.

16:00 - What are your reactions to the announcements from Google I/O?

20:00 - We get Marc's thoughts on Yosemite + iOS.

28:00 - And Russell shares his thoughts on Material Design.

33:00 - How does Material Design cascade down to Android Wear?

36:00 - We share our opinions on the latest hardware changes, like force touch and haptic feedback.

48:00 - Russell busts the Android fragmentation misconception.

Jun 08 2015

1hr 1min

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Rank #19: 3: I'm Tired of Looking at Apps (feat. Wilson Miner)

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Another Monday means another episode of Design Details! This week we caught up with Wilson Miner, an insanely thoughtful and talented designer well-known for his work at Apple, Rdio and Facebook.

In this episode we talked with Wilson about game design, his favorite products and more - we hope you enjoy the show! If you have feedback or suggestions please don't hesitate to reach us on Twitter at @designdetailsfm or email us directly (designdetailsfm@gmail.com)

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3:00

Games
- Hearthstone
- TableFlip14:10
- Framer
- Quartz Composer
- Content Generator Sketch Plugin
- Parse
- George Kedenburg's piece on prototyping with Parse and Framer
- Paintcode (mistakenly called "Codepaint")
- Origami
- Unreal Engine
- Blueprints Visual Scripting
- Pixate

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55:00

1:01:00 - Don't let the frustration own you

1:01:50 - There are no dream jobs

Jan 19 2015

1hr 2mins

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Rank #20: 321: Illustrations and the Side Effects of Free Resources (feat. Meg Robichaud & Ryan Putnam)

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This week, we're joined by Meg Robichaud and Ryan Putnam—incredible illustrators working at Lyft and Messenger, respectively—to follow up on a topic from last week's episode. Meg and Ryan share some of their experiences working as illustrators on product teams, and they shed a little light on how free resources can sometimes have a negative impact on illustration as a valued discipline. And as always, we share some cool things like a collection of essays, some creepy VHS tapes, a couple radio plays, a new Netflix series, and another design podcast.


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Golden Microphone Patron:

Sisu is looking for a thoughtful and data-savvy designer to help build the next generation of analytics software. You can find out more at sisu.ai.

(You might recognize Sisu from our interview with Michie Cao)


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  • Meg shared Trick Mirror: Reflections, an "enlightening, unforgettable trip through the river of self-delusion that surges just beneath the surface of our lives"
  • Ryan shared scary VHS covers like Ghoulies and House
  • Marshall shared two radio play podcasts:
    • The Edge of Sleep is about "a night watchman [who] is terrified to discover that everyone in the world who went to sleep the previous night has died"
    • Blackout is about "a small-town New Hampshire radio DJ who fights to protect his family and community after the power grid goes down nationwide, upending modern civilization" (and it reminds Marshall a bit of The Mist)
  • Brian shared two halvsies:
    • Living with Yourself is about a guy "burned out on life who undergoes a strange procedure at a strip mall spa -- and wakes to find he's been replaced by a better version of himself"
    • Design Life is "a podcast about design and side projects for motivated creators" - ["170: Jumping from junior to senior designer"](https://www.designlife.fm/episode/170)


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AU REVOIR!

Nov 06 2019

1hr 9mins

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