Rank #1: Simon Sinek
Debbie Millman talks to author Simon Sinek about the fruits of good leadership.
Nov 15 2015
Rank #2: Stefan Sagmeister
Stefan Sagmeister discusses a year away from his New York-based design practice, spending personal time in Bali and his new documentary film, Happiness.
Nov 19 2009
Rank #3: Seth Godin
Debbie talks to Seth Godin about how to live in our difficult political moment.
Feb 06 2017
Rank #4: Alain de Botton
Debbie talks to Alain de Botton about love and sex.
Jun 27 2016
Rank #5: Aaron Draplin
In this audio interview with Debbie Millman, Aaron Draplin talks about being comfortable in his own skin, midwestern pragmatism and why Oregon beats the shit out of SoCal.
Nov 02 2012
Rank #6: Jessica Hische
In this podcast interview with Debbie Millman, Jessica Hische discusses her attachment to the internet, the differences between being a letterer and a type designer and working for Louise Fili.
Sep 23 2011
Rank #7: Malcolm Gladwell
On this episode a conversation with Malcolm Gladwell about why it is so easy to be fooled by dishonest people.
Nov 11 2019
Rank #8: Design Matters from the Archive: Maira Kalman
Debbie talks to writer and illustrator Maira Kalman about how ordinary objects inspire her art, and about her collaborations with the likes of Mark Morris and Isaac Mizrahi.
Sep 05 2016
Rank #9: Maria Popova
In this audio interview with Debbie Millman, Maria Popova discusses growing up in Bulgaria, the evolution of Brainpicker and inventing the curator’s code.
Mar 09 2012
Rank #10: Jessica Walsh
Jessica Walsh once sold moss-covered rocks to her elementary school classmates. Today, she's Stefan Sagmeister's partner in Sagmeister + Walsh.
May 17 2013
Rank #11: Chris Ware
In this audio interview with Debbie Millman, Chris Ware discusses his influences – including sending a Valentine to Charlie Brown – and explains why empathy figures so heavily into his work.
Oct 19 2012
Rank #12: Massimo Vignelli
Vignelli Celebration: Season premiere of Design Matters with Debbie Millman, a podcast interview with Massimo Vignelli.
Sep 17 2010
Rank #13: Tim Ferriss
Debbie talks to four time New York Times best selling author Tim Ferriss about depression, suicide, and major changes in his life.
Dec 04 2017
Rank #14: Design Matters: Best Of 2016
Debbie highlights some of her favorite conversations of 2016, including Alison Bechdel, Alain de Botton, Lisa Congdon, Chris Anderson, Krista Tippet, Eileen Myles, and Amanda Palmer.
Jan 02 2017
Rank #15: From the Archive: Brené Brown
Debbie talks to author and researcher Brené Brown about belonging, courage, and vulnerability.
Apr 01 2019
Rank #16: Steven Pinker
On this episode, Debbie talks to experimental psychologist and author Steven Pinker about measuring human happiness..
Feb 26 2018
Rank #17: Paula Scher
“...The thing about your fifties is you have power...all those people you grew up with, they’re in their fifties too and they’ve got power, so they can actually give you some decent work.”
Jul 23 2018
Rank #18: Design Matters from the Archive: Esther Perel
Debbie talks to therapist and author Esther Perel about marriage, polyamory, and adultry.
Sep 03 2018
Rank #19: Krista Tippett
Debbie talks with radio host Krista Tippett about her religious orientation, her struggle with depression, and about why it’s so hard to understand our historical moment.
Apr 04 2016
Rank #20: Amanda Palmer
Debbie talks to Amanda about her wild and wandering path to the rock stage, and about how behind her artistic ambitions is the drive to feel real.
Apr 12 2016