300: Looking Back on 300 Episodes
June 12, 2019
This week we reflect on 300 episodes of Design Details. We recount the origin story, answering listener questions as we go about how we've managed to maintain the schedule for so long, the high and low points, and future plans for the podcast. And as always, we share a couple cool things like a new music discovery app and Marshall's favorite book of all time.
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Reflecting on 300 episodes of Design Details
- Design Details was originally a blog. The post for Facebook Paper became popular and led to many more posts in the following months.
- Bryn Jackson and Brian co-hosted Design Details for 256 episodes.
- The full Design Details archive is available for all to hear! We have recommended starting episodes and you can search for the "Best-of" compilation episodes.
- Early episodes, like Episode 3 with Wilson Miner were critical for setting the tone of the show.
- Sarah Marie, and recently Drew Luper, have been editing and producing every episode of Design Details. The show wouldn't be possible without them, and their work is the reason our audio sounds so good. Thank you Sarah and Drew!
- Aaron Miller and Joshua Shao asked how we keep the show going every week, and what it takes to pull off the weekly release schedule.
- Eileen Wong asked if there were ever times we wanted to give up, or what the low points were of recording Design Details.
- Tom Moor asked if any life-changing connections were made through the show.
- Leo asked if we are planning on bringing back old guests to follow up on their progress as designers.
- Hari asked what episodes we would recommend a new listener start with. Here are our top ten episodes (by download count):
- Design Picnic is a new design podcast specifically for Thai designers
One Cool Thing:
- Brian shared Spotify Stations, a new standalone app from Spotify to help curate new radio playlists. We muse whether this is simply a faster surface to explore new UI and interaction patterns that might someday make their way back to the main app.
- Marshall shared Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson, a cyberpunk-genre book which takes place in a dystopian future was published in 1992.
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