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Design Matters with Debbie Millman

English, Design, 1 season, 574 episodes, 6 days, 8 hours, 43 minutes
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Design Matters with Debbie Millman is one of the world’s very first podcasts. Broadcasting independently for over 14 years, the show is about how incredibly creative people design the arc of their lives.
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Scott Dadich

Scott Dadich is a designer, magazine editor, and filmmaker. Formerly the Editor-in-Chief of WIRED Magazine, he now runs Godfrey Dadich Partners, a brand strategy and design company, where he is the Co-Founder and CEO. He joins to discuss his illustrious career and the multi-Emmy nominated series he created and produced, Abstract: The Art of Design.
6/17/20241 hour, 18 minutes, 17 seconds
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Judy Chicago

During her often tumultuous, challenging, and sometimes controversial career, Judy Chicago pioneered Feminist art and art education. She joins to talk about her memoir Revelations, a radical retelling of human history in the form of an illuminated manuscript.
6/10/202450 minutes, 8 seconds
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Brooke Hopper

Principal Designer at Adobe, speaker, and champion for artists, Brooke Hopper’s passion is designing better experiences for some of the most talented people in the world. She joins live at SXSW to discuss the role of machine intelligence and new technologies in creativity.
6/3/202452 minutes, 9 seconds
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Anne Morriss and Frances Frei

Anne Morriss and Frances Frei are best-selling authors and among the world’s most influential thinkers, speakers, and advisors. Their clients range from Fortune 10 companies to tech founders to political leaders working to build national competitiveness. They join to talk about their new book, Move Fast and Fix Things, outlining a practical process leaders can implement to drive change.
5/27/20241 hour, 15 minutes, 6 seconds
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Kathleen Hanna

Punk singer, artist, and the front-woman of the bands Bikini Kill and Le Tigre, Kathleen Hanna has spent the last three decades as a trailblazer in the punk feminist movement. She joins guest host Roxane Gay to talk about her new memoir and storied career making art and music. 
5/20/202442 minutes, 1 second
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Adam Moss

Adam Moss is widely known as one of the great magazine editors of his generation, remaking and reshaping The New York Times and New York magazine into the most significant print and digital publications of our time. He joins to discuss his illustrious career as an author, editor, and artist.
5/13/20241 hour, 46 seconds
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Suzan-Lori Parks

Named one of TIME magazine’s “100 Innovators for the Next New Wave,” Suzan-Lori Parks is the first African American woman to receive the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for Topdog/Underdog. She joins to discuss her long and illustrious career as a playwright, musician, and novelist.
5/6/202447 minutes, 50 seconds
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Emily Nagoski, Ph.D.

New York Times bestselling, award-winning author and educator Emily Nagoski is one of the most exceptional minds at work today on the science of sexual connection, intimacy, and arousal. She joins to discuss her remarkable career and new book, “Come Together.”
4/29/20241 hour, 19 minutes, 27 seconds
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Amy Lin

Writer Amy Lin deconstructs grief in her new memoir ‘Here After,’ a beautifully visceral and emotionally intimate depiction of young widowhood. She joins to discuss the science of grief and how she coped in the wake of her inexplicable loss.
4/22/20241 hour, 3 minutes, 25 seconds
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Nell Irvin Painter

Throughout her prolific writing career, Nell Irvin Painter has published works on such luminaries as Sojourner Truth, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Malcolm X. Her unique vantage on American history pushes the boundaries of personal narrative and academic authorship and asks readers to reconsider ideas of race, politics, and identity. She joins to discuss her legendary career as a distinguished historian, award-winning author, and artist.
4/15/20241 hour, 14 minutes, 38 seconds
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David Remnick

Since 1998, David Remnick has been the editor of The New Yorker and has written hundreds of pieces for the magazine, including reporting from Russia, the Middle East, and Europe and Profiles of Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Katharine Graham, Mike Tyson, Bruce Springsteen and more. He also hosts the magazine’s national radio program and podcast, “The New Yorker Radio Hour.” He joins live at the On Air Fest to talk about his legendary life and career.
4/8/202457 minutes, 39 seconds
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Lucy Sante

Renowned writer, cultural critic, and scholar of the demimonde Lucy Sante joins to discuss her career and a new memoir, “I Heard Her Call My Name,” reflecting on her transition and self-actualization in her sixties.
4/1/202459 minutes, 23 seconds
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David Byrne (from The TED Interview)

David Bryne views life through many lenses. He’s a musician, author, filmmaker, curator, conservationist, digital music theorist, bicycle advocate, visual artist... the list goes on. But through his many trajectories – from co-founding the acclaimed band Talking Heads to his later solo career, moving into theater and beyond, David is always trying to capture the indescribable. In this episode of The TED Interview, another podcast from the TED Audio Collective, David shares how he meshes art, technology, and point of view to tell one-of-a-kind stories, move audiences, and invoke all of us to create masterpieces of our own.
3/29/202439 minutes, 27 seconds
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Es Devlin

From acclaimed pop spectacles to Super Bowl halftime shows to the Closing Ceremony for the London Olympics, artist and stage designer Es Devlin has transformed large-scale performative sculptures and environments transporting audiences. She joins to discuss two decades of design spanning opera, theatre, and stadium extravaganzas.
3/25/20241 hour, 5 minutes, 51 seconds
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Aparna Nancherla (from How to Be a Better Human)

Impostor syndrome is one of many therapy-speak words that have gone mainstream in the past few years — but what is it, really? Aparna Nancherla knows all about it. Aparna is a comedian and the author of "Unreliable Narrator: Me, Myself, and Impostor Syndrome.” Despite her success as a performer, she isn’t immune to self-doubt. In this episode from another TED Audio Collective podcast, How to Be a Better Human, Aparna talks about the ways she’s learned to deal with impostor syndrome: like creating a resume listing all her failures, or making up words at parties to gauge other people’s reactions. She also shares how she learned to put less stock in success and what to do when your mind isn’t telling you the truth. Find more How to Be a Better Human wherever you get your podcasts.
3/22/202435 minutes, 58 seconds
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Priscilla Gilman

The Critic's Daughter is an exquisitely rendered portrait of a unique father-daughter relationship and a moving revelation of family and identity. Author Priscilla Gilman joins to talk about her memoir, a candid account of loss and grief, forgiveness, and love.
3/18/20241 hour, 8 minutes, 44 seconds
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Carrie Brownstein

Celebrated musician, comedian, writer, and director Carrie Brownstein joins to talk about her remarkable career as the co-founder, guitarist, and vocalist of the legendary punk band Sleater-Kinney, her role in the iconic TV series Portlandia, and her new memoir.
3/11/20241 hour, 2 minutes, 39 seconds
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Suleika Jaouad

New York Times bestselling author and journalist Suleika Jaouad began writing her Emmy Award-winning column, “Life, Interrupted,” from her hospital room, chronicling her experiences as a young adult with cancer. She joins to discuss her remarkable life, career, and bestselling memoir, Between Two Kingdoms.
3/4/20241 hour, 23 minutes, 13 seconds
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Best of Design Matters: Aminatou Sow

Aminatou Sow discusses her extraordinary journey that took her from Africa to Texas, from a job in a toy store to Google to co-host of one of today’s most brilliant podcasts, Call Your Girlfriend.
2/26/202458 minutes, 14 seconds
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Best of Design Matters: Futura

Across 50 years in the art scene, Futura has undergone a brilliant evolution from graffiti prodigy to design master.
2/19/202453 minutes, 15 seconds
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Best of Design Matters: Thelma Golden

As a child, Thelma Golden dreamt of a life in art museums—and that’s exactly the path she followed, breaking brilliant and historic new ground along the way.
2/12/202451 minutes, 59 seconds
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Best of Design Matters: Lucy Wainwright Roche

The daughter of folk-music royalty, singer-songwriter Lucy Wainwright Roche joins to talk about her life, family, and multi-decade career in the music industry.
2/5/202456 minutes, 30 seconds
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Best of Design Matters: James Clear

James Clear has been writing about habits, decision making, and continuous improvement for over a decade. Author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Atomic Habits, he joins to talk about his career and how we can stop sabotaging our efforts with insurmountable goals.
1/29/20241 hour, 11 minutes, 26 seconds
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Best of Design Matters: Toshi Reagon

Shaped by music and activism, Toshi Reagon reflects on her upbringing and remarkable career writing, playing, singing, and producing music.
1/22/20241 hour, 5 minutes, 30 seconds
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Stefan Sagmeister

Iconic graphic designer, typographer, author, and educator Stefan Sagmeister joins live on the CreativeMornings stage to talk about his multi-decade, ever-evolving career and his newest book, Now is Better, transforming facts about the state of our world into abstract data visualizations.
1/15/20241 hour, 17 seconds
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Oliver Jeffers

Working in painting, bookmaking, illustration, collage, performance, and sculpture, Oliver Jeffers joins to talk about his career making art and telling stories. His new book, Begin Again, explores humankind’s impact on itself and our planet, asking the big question: Where do we go from here?
1/8/20241 hour, 5 minutes, 45 seconds
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Best of 2023 with Filmmakers

On this special episode of Design Matters, we take a look back at the collective brilliance of filmmakers interviewed in 2023. Best of Design Matters 2023 with Siân Heder, Sarah Polley, and Kyra Sedgwick is live!
1/1/202430 minutes, 37 seconds
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Best of 2023 with Writers

On this special episode of Design Matters, we take a look back at the collective brilliance of writers interviewed in 2023. Best of Design Matters 2023 with Alexandra Horowitz, Rick Rubin, and Kevin Kelly is live!
12/25/202332 minutes, 50 seconds
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Roy Wood Jr.

Roy Wood Jr. is an Emmy-nominated comedian, writer, producer, actor, radio personality, and podcaster known for his stand-up comedy and work as a correspondent on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show. He joins the Design Matters Live Tour to discuss his career, entertaining millions across the stage, television, and radio.
12/18/202341 minutes, 59 seconds
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Audie Cornish

The legendary Audie Cornish—anchor, correspondent, journalist, host, and interviewer—joins live from the Design Matters Tour to talk about her career in journalism, covering national, political, and breaking news for over two decades.
12/11/202352 minutes, 31 seconds
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Rosanne Cash

For decades, Rosanne Cash has soared through the ranks of music with her powerhouse poetic skills and wistful reflections on her past. She has released 15 albums, won four Grammys, and authored four books, including a best-selling memoir. She joins to talk about her life and legendary career as a singer, songwriter, and author.
12/4/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 1 second
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Isaac Fitzgerald

Isaac Fitzgerald has been a firefighter, worked on a boat, and was once given a sword by a king. He is also the New York Times bestselling author of Dirtbag, Massachusetts, a coming of age memoir recounting his early years in Boston, an ongoing search for forgiveness, and a more expansive definition of family and self.
11/27/20231 hour, 17 minutes, 8 seconds
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Steven Heller and Nicolas Heller

One of the most influential art directors, design thinkers, and cultural critics of our time, Steven Heller, and his son Nicolas Heller, an acclaimed commercial director and documentarian, better known to his social media followers as New York Nico, join live at the AIGA Conference to talk about their remarkable careers and shared love for New York City.
11/20/202337 minutes, 12 seconds
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Neville Brody

Neville Brody is one of the most celebrated graphic designers of his generation—a leading typographer and internationally recognized art director and brand strategist. He joins to discuss his third monograph, which showcases projects from the last thirty years of his illustrious career.
11/13/20231 hour, 11 minutes, 22 seconds
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Stella Bugbee

Former Editor-in-Chief and President of New York Magazine’s The Cut and current Styles Editor of The New York Times—Stella Bugbee joins to discuss her remarkable career in the media industry, covering fashion, beauty, and culture as a journalist, editor, and creative director.
11/6/20231 hour, 5 minutes
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Kip Thorne and Lia Halloran

Kip Thorne, Nobel Prize winning theoretical physicist known for his pioneering work in astrophysics, and Lia Halloran, multi-award-winning artist and photographer, join to talk about their cosmic collaboration—a book of poetry and paintings called “The Warped Side of Our Universe: An Odyssey through Black Holes, Wormholes, Time Travel, and Gravitational Waves.”
10/30/20231 hour, 19 minutes, 2 seconds
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Celeste Ng

Celeste Ng—New York Times bestselling author of three novels, Everything I Never Told You, Little Fires Everywhere, and Our Missing Hearts—joins a live audience to talk about her illustrious career exploring complex family dynamics and themes of identity, race, and culture.
10/23/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 3 seconds
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Kara Swisher

Tech journalist, opinion leader, and disruptor—Kara Swisher has hosted hundreds of newsmaking interviews tracking tech and media's changing power dynamics, often going head-to-head with the most prominent figures in the technology industry. She joins a live studio audience to talk about her inimitable career covering the ever-evolving world of technology.
10/16/20231 hour, 11 minutes, 42 seconds
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Jad Abumrad

MacArthur Fellow, Peabody Award winner, iconic public radio host and creator of one of the most successful shows, Radiolab—Jad Abumrad joins a studio audience in New York for the Design Matters live tour.
10/9/202341 minutes, 28 seconds
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Mary Ellen Matthews

From pop stars to sports legends to rock gods, Mary Ellen Matthews has been crafting iconic images as an entertainment portrait photographer for over two decades. She joins to talk about her career as the chief photographer for Saturday Night Live and how she’s created the distinctive look for the show’s images since 1999.
10/2/202351 minutes, 12 seconds
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Paula Scher, Emily Oberman and Michael Bierut, Celebrating 50 Years of Pentagram

Design royalty Paula Scher, Emily Oberman and Michael Bierut join this special live episode to celebrate and commemorate the 50th anniversary of the legendary, multi-disciplinary, independently owned design studio, Pentagram with a new, two-volume book, PENTAGRAM AT 50: LIVING BY DESIGN.
9/25/202341 minutes, 42 seconds
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Kevin Kelly

Digital visionary, bestselling author, founder of the popular Cool Tools website, and Co-Founder and Senior Maverick of Wired magazine—Kevin Kelly joins to talk about his career, his new book, and his radical optimism about the future of our world and humanity.
9/18/20231 hour, 28 minutes, 54 seconds
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Gloria Steinem

For over sixty years, Gloria Steinem has been at the center of American culture and political life, where she has been instrumental in shaping our ideas about feminism, humanity, and equal rights for all people. She joins to talk about her legendary career as an award-winning journalist, New York Times best-selling author, co-founder of one of the most significant magazines of the 21st century, and an activist whose work has impacted the place women and girls now have in the world.
9/11/20231 hour, 14 minutes, 46 seconds
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Best of Design Matters: Jessica Nordell

Jessica Nordell—science and cultural journalist—explores ways of changing pernicious thought patterns to eliminate unconscious bias for a more just world.
9/5/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 50 seconds
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Best of Design Matters: Steven Heller

Steven Heller—legendary writer and author—joins to discuss his new book “Growing Up Underground,” an entertaining and humorous coming-of-age story at the center of New York’s youth culture in the 1960s and 1970s.
8/28/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 4 seconds
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Best of Design Matters: Candice Carty-Williams

Author of the bestselling book “Queenie”—Candice Carty-Williams joins a very special guest host, Roxane Gay, to talk about her latest novel “People Person” which follows the Pennington family, a cadre of five half-siblings forced together in the wake of a dramatic event.
8/21/202345 minutes, 21 seconds
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Best of Design Matters: Chris Evert

Rising to the top of tennis stardom, Chris Evert talks about her groundbreaking career as a legendary athlete and recent creative endeavor in jewelry design.
8/14/202355 minutes, 15 seconds
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Best of Design Matters: Chip Kidd

Chip Kidd—award-winning designer, musician, author, and all around rock star—joins for his fifth time to talk about his recent projects and so much more.
8/7/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 33 seconds
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Best of Design Matters: Joan As Police Woman

Joan Wasser shares her musical journey from a classically trained violinist to a solo singer, songwriter, and rock star known as Joan As Police Woman.
7/31/20231 hour, 12 minutes, 20 seconds
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Best of Design Matters: Jack White and Ben Jenkins

A love for craftsmanship, design, and baseball brings music legend Jack White and design entrepreneur Ben Jenkins together. In 2016, Jack White became an investor in Ben Jenkins's sporting goods brand, Warstic. Today the company does so much more than manufacture artisan baseball bats.
7/24/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 25 seconds
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Alan Dye

As Vice President of Human Interface Design at Apple, Alan Dye has spent much of his career working for a company that has done perhaps more than any other to make design sexy, essential, and highly coveted. He joins to discuss his lustrous creative path working with Ogilvy’s Brand Integration Group, Kate Spade, Apple and the brand new, highly anticipated Apple Vision Pro.
7/17/20231 hour, 7 minutes, 39 seconds
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Best of Design Matters: Min Jin Lee

The author of the award-winning novels “Pachinko” and “Free Food for Millionaires,” Min Jin Lee, discusses her remarkable career and the long journey and intention behind her Korean diaspora novels.
7/10/20231 hour, 10 minutes, 55 seconds
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Best of Design Matters: Dr. D’Wayne Edwards

Over the course of his storied career as a designer and educator, Dr. D’Wayne Edwards has created more than 500 footwear styles for premier entertainers such as Tupac, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dog, and Notorious B.I.G. His designs have been worn in six Olympics and graced all MLB, NFL, and NBA stadiums. He joins to talk about his remarkable career and current role as President of Pensole Lewis College of Business and Design.
7/3/20231 hour, 11 minutes, 27 seconds
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Best of Design Matters: Mickalene Thomas

Known for her elaborate paintings composed of rhinestones, acrylic, and enamel, Mickalene Thomas draws on art history and popular culture to create a contemporary vision of female sexuality, beauty, and power.
6/26/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 55 seconds
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Best of Design Matters: Dr. Temple Grandin

Best-selling author, scientist, and trailblazer in autism research, Dr. Temple Grandin’s new book “Visual Thinking” draws on cutting-edge research and her own lived experience to reframe the conversation on neurodiversity and different types of thinkers.
6/19/202343 minutes, 43 seconds
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Best of Design Matters: A.M. Homes

Best known for her controversial novels featuring extreme situations and characters, A.M. Homes discusses her most recent book, The Unfolding, and her remarkable career authoring thirteen extraordinarily original books.
6/12/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 18 seconds
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Best of Design Matters:Jason Reynolds

Jason Reynolds—award-winning author and National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature—discusses his prolific writing career that inspires young readers to discover their own stories.
6/5/20231 hour, 25 minutes, 10 seconds
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Best of Design Matters: Brad Listi

Described as a darkly funny meditation on creativity and family, Brad Listi joins to talk about his new book, “Be Brief and Tell Them Everything.”
5/29/20231 hour, 25 minutes, 20 seconds
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Best of Design Matters: Indigo Girls

Amy Ray and Emily Saliers talk about their extraordinary 30-year creative collaboration as the music duo, Indigo Girls.
5/22/20231 hour, 11 minutes, 8 seconds
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Heather Armstrong: A Rebroadcast from 2011

With her blog, Dooce, Heather Armstrong ushered in a new genre of confessional writing online, inspiring millions of readers and creators. To honor her legacy, we are replaying the episode from 2011. Among many things, we talked about suicide and depression, so please be forewarned.
5/15/202339 minutes, 33 seconds
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Kyra Sedgwick

Best known for her Emmy and Golden Globe-winning role as Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson on the TNT crime drama The Closer, Kyra Sedgwick joins to discuss her remarkable acting career and new directorial debut, Space Oddity.
5/8/20231 hour, 7 minutes, 51 seconds
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Martha Wainwright

Singer-songwriter Martha Wainwright joins to discuss her latest album and new memoir about growing up in a family of rock ‘n’ roll royalty and her experiences with love, loss, motherhood, divorce, and the music industry.
5/1/202351 minutes, 11 seconds
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Carey Lowell

Best known for her role as Bond girl Pam Bouvier in the James Bond movie License to Kill and ADA Jamie Ross in the television series Law & Order, Carey Lowell joins to discuss her career as a model, actress, and ceramicist.
4/24/202356 minutes, 57 seconds
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Neil deGrasse Tyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson—world-renowned astrophysicist, Emmy-nominated host, and author—is one of the most popular and influential figures in modern science. He joins to discuss his cosmic career and new book, “Starry Messenger: Cosmic Perspectives on Civilization.”
4/17/202352 minutes, 7 seconds
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Peter Arnell

Peter Arnell has built an unparalleled reputation creating groundbreaking, boundary-averse work for many of the world’s most celebrated brands. He joins to discuss his new book and storied career as a designer, branding executive, photographer, founder, and CEO.
4/10/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 12 seconds
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Susanna Hoffs

A founding member of the Bangles, a solo artist, and a collaborator, Susanna Hoffs boasts one of pop music’s most striking and beloved voices. She joins to talk about her prolific music career and her new book, “This Bird Has Flown.”
4/3/202347 minutes, 6 seconds
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Kirsten Vangsness

American actress and playwright Kirsten Vangsness joins to discuss her role as bespectacled tech kitten Penelope Garcia on the long-running CBS crime drama Criminal Minds.
3/27/20231 hour, 30 minutes, 16 seconds
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Don Norman

Don Norman, the Godfather of UX Design and Cognitive Science’s foremost pioneer, joins to discuss his new book “Design for a Better World” and how human behavior can save the world from its dire predicament.
3/20/20231 hour, 35 seconds
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From A Slight Change of Plans: Kacey Musgraves on Psychedelics

Today we’re sharing a preview of A Slight Change of Plans, from Pushkin Industries. Cognitive scientist Dr. Maya Shankar blends compassionate storytelling with the science of human behavior to help us understand who we are and who we become in the face of a big change. Maya sits down with Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Kacey Musgraves. Kacey has never been willing to change herself or her music for anyone else. But a psychedelic trip allowed her to change on her own terms and inspired her albums Golden Hour and Star-Crossed. Hear more from A Slight Change of Plans at https://podcasts.pushkin.fm/scps7?sid=design.
3/19/202333 minutes, 24 seconds
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Rick Rubin

Exploring Rick Rubin’s production discography is like taking a tour through the commanding heights of American music over the past few decades. From Run-DMC to Jay-Z to Adele, the record producer joins to talk about his legendary career making classic songs with the best musicians in the world.
3/13/20231 hour, 53 seconds
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Siân Heder

Best known for writing and directing the Academy Award-Winning film CODA and her work on the television series Orange Is the New Black—Siân Heder joins to talk about her remarkable career as a writer, producer, and filmmaker.
3/6/20231 hour, 11 minutes, 57 seconds
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Lynn Goldsmith

Lynn Goldsmith has documented over five decades of American culture, photographing stars from The Beatles and The Rolling Stones to David Bowie and Iggy Pop. She joins to talk about her legendary career behind the camera and new book, “Music in the ‘80s.”
2/27/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 22 seconds
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Sarah Polley

Oscar-nominated screenwriter, director, actor, and author Sarah Polley, who began her career as a childhood actress more than three decades ago, joins to talk about her life’s work and newest film, “Women Talking.”
2/20/20231 hour, 28 minutes, 23 seconds
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Dario Calmese

Sitting at the nexus of art, fashion and academia, Dario Calmese is an artist, urbanist, director and brand consultant. He shares his thoughts on photography and the design of the world around us on this very special live episode.
2/13/202350 minutes, 37 seconds
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Megan Rapinoe

Having won an Olympic gold medal and two Women’s World Cups, Megan Rapinoe is among the most decorated and world famous athletes of our time. She joins to talk about her legendary soccer career, activism, and New York Times Best-Selling book.
2/6/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 23 seconds
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King Princess

Delivering soulful vocals over warm, atmospheric synth productions, young music prodigy King Princess joins to talk about their career and the double-edged nature of early success in the music business.
1/30/202346 minutes, 2 seconds
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Alexandra Horowitz

Alexandra Horowitz—a canine psychologist and authority on how dogs perceive the world—joins to talk about her latest book, ‘The Year of the Puppy,’ and share her knowledge about the relationship between humans and our canine friends.
1/23/20231 hour, 13 minutes, 34 seconds
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Will Guidara

Will Guidara—an elite New York restauranteur and author—talks about his storied career as a leader in modern luxury dining, delivering service that transforms a meal into a magical experience.
1/16/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 41 seconds
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Guy Kawasaki

Guy Kawasaki—author, educator, and Chief Evangelist of Canva—talks about his career in Silicon Valley and his experience working for Steve Jobs as Chief Evangelist of Apple.
1/9/202359 minutes, 31 seconds
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Best of 2022 with Performers

On this special episode of Design Matters, we look back at the collective brilliance of the musicians and performers interviewed in 2022. Best of Design Matters 2022 with Jack White, Indigo Girls, Joan As Police Woman, Dylan Marron, and Chris Evert is live!
1/2/202331 minutes, 54 seconds
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Best of 2022 with Writers

On this special episode of Design Matters, we take a look back at the collective brilliance of fiction writers interviewed in 2022. Best of Design Matters 2022 with Brad Listi, Jason Reynolds, A.M. Homes, Candice Carty-Williams, and Min Jin Lee is live!
12/26/202237 minutes, 21 seconds
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Daniel Mitura

Best known for starring in the film “The Hobbyist,” Daniel Mitura discusses his multi-hyphenated career as an actor, writer, producer, and playwright and his new science-fiction short film “Launch at Paradise.”
12/19/202255 minutes, 28 seconds
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Min Jin Lee

The author of the award-winning novels “Pachinko” and “Free Food for Millionaires,” Min Jin Lee, discusses her remarkable career and the long journey and intention behind her Korean diaspora novels.
12/12/20221 hour, 10 minutes, 48 seconds
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Dr. D’Wayne Edwards

Over the course of his storied career as a designer and educator, Dr. D’Wayne Edwards has created more than 500 footwear styles for premier entertainers such as Tupac, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dog, and Notorious B.I.G. His designs have been worn in six Olympics and graced all MLB, NFL, and NBA stadiums. He joins to talk about his remarkable career and current role as President of Pensole Lewis College of Business and Design.
12/5/20221 hour, 11 minutes, 20 seconds
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James Clear

James Clear has been writing about habits, decision making, and continuous improvement for over a decade. Author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Atomic Habits, he joins to talk about his career and how we can stop sabotaging our efforts with insurmountable goals.
11/28/20221 hour, 11 minutes, 10 seconds
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Mickalene Thomas

Known for her elaborate paintings composed of rhinestones, acrylic, and enamel, Mickalene Thomas draws on art history and popular culture to create a contemporary vision of female sexuality, beauty, and power.
11/21/20221 hour, 6 minutes, 48 seconds
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Monica Khemsurov and Jill Singer

Monica Khemsurov and Jill Singer are the co-founders of Sight Unseen, an online magazine where designers and tastemakers go to find what’s new and next in design and the visual arts. They join to share insights and secrets unveiled in their new book, “How to Live With Objects: A Guide to More Meaningful Interiors.”
11/14/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 28 seconds
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David Aaker

Hailed the “Father of Modern Branding,” David Aaker has received numerous awards for his contributions to the science of marketing and authored some of the most influential books in business. He joins to talk about his new book, “The Future of Purpose-Driven Branding,” and his legendary career.
11/7/202255 minutes, 55 seconds
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Mauro Porcini

PepsiCo’s award-winning Chief Design Officer, Mauro Porcini, reveals the secret to creating life-changing innovation in his new book, a manifesto for a genuine, authentic, and deeply humanistic approach to design.
10/31/202254 minutes, 22 seconds
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David Rockwell

As founder of the Rockwell Group, an award winning, cross-disciplinary architecture and design practice, David Rockwell has designed countless visual and spatial heartstoppers ranging from restaurants, hotels, airport terminals, and hospitals, to festivals, museum exhibitions, and Broadway sets. He joins to talk about his remarkable life and upcoming projects.
10/24/20221 hour, 8 minutes, 25 seconds
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Michael Kimmelman

Michael Kimmelman has been the architecture critic of The New York Times since 2011, writing about cities, public space, infrastructure, community development, public housing, equity, and the environment. He joins to talk about his extraordinary career in journalism and his new book, “The Intimate City: Walking New York.”
10/17/202251 minutes, 57 seconds
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Dr. Temple Grandin

Best-selling author, scientist, and trailblazer in autism research, Dr. Temple Grandin’s new book “Visual Thinking” draws on cutting-edge research and her own lived experience to reframe the conversation on neurodiversity and different types of thinkers.
10/10/202243 minutes, 37 seconds
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Steven Heller

Steven Heller—legendary writer and author—joins to discuss his new book “Growing Up Underground,” an entertaining and humorous coming-of-age story at the center of New York’s youth culture in the 1960s and 1970s.
10/3/20221 hour, 2 minutes, 58 seconds
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Candice Carty-Williams

Author of the Sunday Times bestselling Queenie—Candice Carty-Williams joins a very special guest host, Roxane Gay, to talk about her latest novel People Person which follows the Pennington family, a cadre of five half-siblings forced together in the wake of a dramatic event.
9/26/202245 minutes, 14 seconds
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A.M. Homes

Best known for her controversial novels featuring extreme situations and characters, A.M. Homes discusses her most recent book, The Unfolding, and her remarkable career authoring thirteen extraordinarily original books.
9/19/20221 hour, 5 minutes, 8 seconds
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Best of Design Matters: Anita Hill

Thirty years ago, Anita Hill became a household name when she told the world about her experience with sexual harassment in the workplace. Today, she joins to talk about her extraordinary life and new book, “Believing: Our Thirty-Year Journey to End Gender Violence.”
9/12/202257 minutes, 33 seconds
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Best of Design Matters: Nick Offerman

Reflecting on his remarkable life and career, Nick Offerman shares his insights on acting, marriage and the current state of the world.
9/6/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 47 seconds
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Best of Design Matters: Michael Stipe

Michael Stipe joins to talk about his remarkable life, photography practice, and career as the lead singer and lyricist for the band R.E.M.
8/29/20221 hour, 2 minutes, 30 seconds
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Chris Evert

Rising to the top of tennis stardom, Chris Evert talks about her groundbreaking career as a legendary athlete.
8/22/202255 minutes, 8 seconds
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Jessica Nordell

Jessica Nordell—science and cultural journalist—explores ways of changing pernicious thought patterns to eliminate unconscious bias for a more just world.
8/15/20221 hour, 8 minutes, 35 seconds
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Best of Design Matters: Rickie Lee Jones

Long a believer in the impossible, Rickie Lee Jones has lived an extraordinary life of song. Here, she reflects on five decades of making music.
8/8/20221 hour, 9 minutes, 7 seconds
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Best of Design Matters: Catherine Opie

At 8 years old, Catherine Opie realized “that history is made within an image culture”—and here, she discusses her incredible life as a photographer driven by culture.
8/1/20221 hour, 28 minutes, 40 seconds
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Antwaun Sargent

Writer, editor, and curator Antwaun Sargent joins to talk about his remarkable career, positioned at the center of the explosion of interest in art made by Black Americans.
7/25/202257 minutes, 57 seconds
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Jason Reynolds

Jason Reynolds—award-winning author and National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature—discusses his prolific writing career that inspires young readers to discover their own stories.
7/18/20221 hour, 25 minutes, 3 seconds
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Chip Kidd

Chip Kidd—award-winning designer, musician, author, and all around rock star—joins for his fifth time to talk about his recent projects and so much more.
7/11/20221 hour, 2 minutes, 18 seconds
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Richard Tuttle

One of the master artists of our time, Richard Tuttle joins to talk about his 60+ year career that has revolutionized the landscape of temporary art.
7/4/202238 minutes, 3 seconds
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The secret Somali mixtapes | Far Flung with Saleem Reshamwala

It’s 1988, and Somalis are fleeing the city of Hargeisa. People are trying to get out, trying to save their families and sometimes their things. But in the city’s radio station, staff are packing cassettes and reel to reel recordings into a secret underground bunker. What's on them? A slice of the country’s musical heritage, to remain for years in an underground room—until now. Listen to songs from the episode on this special playlist on Spotify: https://tedtalks.social/3yct0Mj This story was produced in collaboration with Kerning Cultures, a podcast telling stories from the Middle East and North Africa, and the spaces in between. You can find the podcast wherever you're listening to this. This is an episode of Far Flung with Saleem Reshamwala, another podcast in the TED Audio Collective. If you want to hear more episodes exploring ideas in Caracas, Barcelona, Puerto Rico, the world of dreams and beyond, follow Far Flung with Saleem Reshamwala wherever you're listening to this.
6/30/202229 minutes, 25 seconds
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Brad Listi

Described as a darkly funny meditation on creativity and family, Brad Listi joins to talk about his new book, “Be Brief and Tell Them Everything.”
6/27/20221 hour, 25 minutes, 13 seconds
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Celebrating Pride

Catherine Opie, Adam J. Kurtz, Robyn Kanner, Michael Stipe, and the Indigo Girls reflect on their journeys in this special Pride episode of Design Matters.
6/20/202243 minutes, 57 seconds
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Susan Cain

#1 New York Times best-selling author Susan Cain shares how a bittersweet, melancholic outlook makes emotional room for beauty, creativity, and love.
6/13/20221 hour, 7 minutes, 10 seconds
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Joan As Police Woman

Joan Wasser shares her musical journey from a classically trained violinist to a solo singer, songwriter, and rock star known as Joan As Police Woman.
6/6/20221 hour, 12 minutes, 12 seconds
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Starlee Kine

Writer and producer Starlee Kine joins LIVE at the 2022 On Air Fest to talk about her remarkable career and hit podcast Mystery Show.
5/30/202258 minutes, 40 seconds
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Dylan Marron

Writer, comedian, and podcast host, Dylan Marron, shares how hate on the internet fueled his podcast and new book, “Conversations with People Who Hate Me.”
5/23/20221 hour
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Carol Lim & Humberto Leon

The effortlessly cool fashion designers Carol Lim and Humberto Leon join to talk about two decades of creative partnership and professional collaborations running their fashion brand, Opening Ceremony.
5/16/20221 hour, 8 minutes, 42 seconds
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Indigo Girls

Amy Ray and Emily Saliers talk about their extraordinary 30-year creative collaboration as the music duo, Indigo Girls.
5/9/20221 hour, 11 minutes, 2 seconds
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Jack White and Ben Jenkins

A love for craftsmanship, design, and baseball brings music legend Jack White and design entrepreneur Ben Jenkins together. In 2016, Jack White became an investor in Ben Jenkins's sporting goods brand, Warstic. Today the company does so much more than manufacture artisan baseball bats.
5/2/20221 hour, 9 minutes, 18 seconds
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Abbi Jacobson with Guest Host Dylan Marron

Costar and co-creator of the groundbreaking TV show Broad City, Abbi Jacobson, joins guest host, Dylan Marron, LIVE on the TED Conference stage.
4/25/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 50 seconds
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Min Jin Lee on Well-Read Black Girl

Today, I’m sharing an episode from a new podcast I’ve been enjoying, Well-Read Black Girl, from Pushkin Industries. Glory Edim, author and founder of the Well-Read Black Girl community, sits in deep, honest and close conversation with authors like Tarana Burke, Anita Hill, Gabrielle Union, Brit Bennett and more. You’ll also meet literacy advocates and Black booksellers to hear what they’re reading and what it means to be well-read. In this episode, Glory talks with Korean American author and teacher Min Jin Lee. Min talks about what she learned about resistance from bell hooks, how the work she does on and off the page challenges society, and how she’s mentoring a new generation of writers of color. You can hear more of Well-Read Black Girl at https://podcasts.pushkin.fm/wrbgdesign.
4/21/202233 minutes, 7 seconds
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Best of Design Matters: Ethan Hawke

From the profound experience of making “Dead Poets Society” to the “Before” trilogy and his new book, Ethan Hawke discusses a life spent celebrating creativity in its many forms.
4/18/202258 minutes, 1 second
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Best of Design Matters: Gabrielle Hamilton

Chef and writer Gabrielle Hamilton talks dueling artistic passions—and how she has found balance and focus in her creative journey.
4/11/202259 minutes, 39 seconds
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Best of Design Matters: Cheryl Strayed

Cheryl Strayed battled through remarkable adversity—and the most intense of hikes—to emerge as one of the best American writers working today.
4/4/20221 hour, 29 minutes, 13 seconds
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Best of Design Matters: Bobbi Brown

Bobbi Brown had a revolutionary idea: to create a natural-look makeup line that would make people feel like the best version of themselves. She launched it from her home to overnight success, and today is back with her blockbuster clean DTC brand, Jones Road.
3/28/202256 minutes, 53 seconds
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Best of Design Matters: Nick Cave & Bob Faust

Nick Cave and Bob Faust discuss the incredible life of creativity, courageousness and community they have built together.
3/21/20221 hour, 8 minutes, 58 seconds
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Best of Design Matters: Jacqueline Woodson

In her inspiring creative journey, author Jacqueline Woodson went from struggling with words as a child to mastering them today.
3/14/202257 minutes, 53 seconds
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Best of Design Matters: Adam Grant

In an illuminating and cerebral discussion, Adam Grant discusses his new book “Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don't Know”—and the value of checking in and checking up on yourself.
3/7/20221 hour, 15 minutes, 52 seconds
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Best of Design Matters: Karen Finley

Karen Finley reflects on her legendary performance pieces, censorship and decades of groundbreaking work—and the sheer joy in creating art.
2/28/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 19 seconds
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Best of Design Matters: Glennon Doyle & Abby Wambach

Soccer star Abby Wambach and author Glennon Doyle discuss their striking first meeting, falling in love as pen pals, addiction and sobriety, and the art of speaking out and speaking up.
2/21/202258 minutes, 17 seconds
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Best of Design Matters: Bisa Butler

Fiber artist Bisa Butler discusses the AfriCOBRA tradition, the artistic breakthrough that led to her finding her voice, and the process behind her amazing life-size works. 
2/17/20221 hour, 6 minutes, 5 seconds
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Best of Design Matters: Lisa Taddeo

From The Last Days of Heath Ledger to Lebron James to the title characters of THREE WOMEN, writer Lisa Taddeo’s words have captured her subjects in extraordinary and enlightening ways. 
2/14/202245 minutes, 59 seconds
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Best of Design Matters: Sarah Kay

Sarah Kay thrives in poetry on and off the stage—and here, she discusses the immense power of the craft.
2/10/202255 minutes, 27 seconds
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Best of Design Matters: Shirley Manson

After a lifetime on stage, musician Shirley Manson reflects on the extraordinary ways she sees the world today. 
2/7/202244 minutes, 41 seconds
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Best of Design Matters: Pete Souza

Pete Souza has taken photographs for National Geographic, Life Magazine, and other dream outlets, leading to his ultimate subject as Chief Official White House Photographer, Barack Obama.
2/3/202239 minutes, 6 seconds
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Best of Design Matters: Priya Parker

Priya Parker discusses the art of gatherings—and how we can truly take the events that punctuate our lives to the next level.
1/31/202256 minutes, 55 seconds
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Best of Design Matters: Edwin Schlossberg

A master at creating interactive, immersive experiences—Edwin Schlossberg joins to talk about his artwork and the 40th anniversary of his firm, ESI Design.
1/27/202242 minutes, 44 seconds
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Best of Design Matters: Kaki King

Rolling Stones has called Kaki King a genre unto herself—she joins to talk about her career path and even plays a song or two.
1/24/202252 minutes, 58 seconds
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Best of Design Matters: Richard Saul Wurman

Making information understandable both for himself and others—TED founder and author of numerous books, Richard Saul Wurman, joins to talk about education.
1/20/202255 minutes, 25 seconds
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Best of Design Matters: Deborah Kass

Artist Deborah Kass joins to talk about her extraordinary career, examining the interactions of politics, pop culture, art history, and identity within a Pop art sensibility. 
1/17/202248 minutes, 1 second
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Best of Design Matters: Sarah Jones

Known for her multi-character, one-person Broadway hit Bridge & Tunnel—Sarah Jones joins to talk about identity, community, social justice, and her relationship with her characters.
1/13/20221 hour, 2 minutes, 22 seconds
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Best of Design Matters: Brian Koppelman

Brian Koppelman joins to talk about his remarkable life, sharing why he became a writer after years of working as a record promoter and producer.
1/10/202251 minutes
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Best of Design Matters: Roz Chast

Roz Chast joins to talk about her remarkable life and how she earned a coveted spot as a cartoonist for The New Yorker.
1/6/202243 minutes, 8 seconds
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Best of Design Matters: Krista Tippett

Debbie Millman talks with Krista Tippett about her religious orientation, her struggle with depression, and why it's so hard to understand our historical moment.
1/3/202252 minutes, 51 seconds
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Best of Design Matters: Simon Sinek

“To see your team achieve more than they thought they were capable of, that they will advance the organization further than you even imagined—because they believe, and they are grateful, and they’re inspired—it’s all worth it. All the sacrifices. It always is.” —Simon Sinek
12/31/202159 minutes, 59 seconds
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Design Matters: Best of 2021

On this special episode of Design Matters, we take a look back at 2021, revel in the collective brilliance of Catherine Opie, Ethan Hawke, Randa Jarrar, Nick Offerman, and Susan Orlean.
12/27/202136 minutes, 45 seconds
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Best of Design Matters: Wendy MacNaughton and Caroline Paul

Illustrator and author duo Wendy MacNaughton and Caroline Paul join to talk about their book, “Lost Cat: A True Story of Love, Desperation, and GPS Technology.”
12/23/202144 minutes, 37 seconds
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Best of Design Matters: Hrishikesh Hirway

From practicing on his first piano—drawn on a piece of paper—to recording albums and launching the podcast and Netflix show “Song Exploder,” Hrishikesh Hirway has lived a marvelous life of music.
12/20/20211 hour, 6 minutes, 38 seconds
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Best of Design Matters: Amy Webb

Named “one of the five women changing the world” by Forbes—Amy Webb advises CEOs of the world’s most-admired companies, three-star admirals and generals, and the senior leadership of central banks and intergovernmental organizations, helping them prepare for complex futures.
12/16/202145 minutes, 39 seconds
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Anita Hill

Thirty years ago, Anita Hill became a household name and a hero for many women when she told the world about how Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas sexually harassed her at work. Today, she joins to talk about her extraordinary life and her new book, “Believing: Our Thirty-Year Journey to End Gender Violence.”
12/13/202157 minutes, 31 seconds
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Best of Design Matters: Jason Kottke

Founded in 1998, kottke.org is one of the oldest blogs on the web. It’s written and produced by Jason Kottke and covers the essential people, inventions, performances, and ideas that increase the collective adjacent possible of humanity. 
12/9/202132 minutes, 23 seconds
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Michael Stipe

Michael Stipe joins to talk about his remarkable life, photography practice, and career as the lead singer and lyricist for the band R.E.M.
12/6/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 31 seconds
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Best of Design Matters: Roman Mars

Roman Mars is the host and creator of 99% Invisible, a sound-rich, narrative podcast about the unnoticed architecture and design that shape our world.
12/2/202143 minutes, 3 seconds
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Keenan Scott II

A playwright, poet, actor, director, and producer—Keenan Scott II joins to discuss his powerful and captivating Broadway play “Thoughts of a Colored Man.”
11/29/202144 minutes, 39 seconds
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Best of Design Matters: Dr. Dori Tunstall

Dr. Dori Tunstall joined OCAD University in 2016 as Dean of Design. She is a design anthropologist, public intellectual, and design advocate who works at the intersections of critical theory, culture, and design. She leads the Cultures-Based Innovation Initiative focused on using old ways of knowing to drive innovation processes that directly benefit communities.
11/25/202132 minutes, 13 seconds
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Ai Weiwei

Ai Weiwei joins to discuss his new memoir “1000 Years of Joys and Sorrows,” depicting a century-long epic tale of China told through a story of his family.
11/22/202148 minutes, 1 second
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Best of Design Matters: Rob Walker

Rob Walker discusses his interest in death and how our digital records remain online, being shy and how this influenced his decision to become a journalist, writing about the sleeved blanket known as the snuggie, and the wish to brand the idea of "be happy for what you have."
11/18/202138 minutes, 10 seconds
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Ashley C. Ford

Ashley C. Ford joins to discuss her memoir “Somebody’s Daughter,” capturing a complex childhood shaped by family secrets, incarceration, and resilience.
11/15/20211 hour, 27 minutes, 30 seconds
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From the Archive: Massimo Vignelli

Legendary graphic designer Massimo Vignelli, best-known for creating the iconic New York City subway map, discusses intellectual elegance, education, love, the pitfalls of marketing, and his long career in design.
11/11/202130 minutes, 49 seconds
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Toshi Reagon

Shaped by music and activism, Toshi Reagon reflects on her upbringing and remarkable career writing, playing, singing, and producing music.
11/8/20211 hour, 5 minutes, 7 seconds
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Nick Offerman

Reflecting on his remarkable life and career, Nick Offerman shares his insights on acting, marriage and the current state of the world.
11/1/20211 hour, 3 minutes, 46 seconds
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Alisa Cohn

Alisa Cohn—named Top Startup Coach in the World—shares her secrets, insights and strategies from nearly 20 years of turning startup founders into world-class CEOs.
10/25/20211 hour, 11 minutes, 29 seconds
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Adam J. Kurtz

Adam J. Kurtz delves into the human experience and explores the duality of time—everything changes, yet tomorrow isn’t promised—in his new book, “You Are Here (For Now).”
10/18/20211 hour, 7 minutes, 57 seconds
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Amy Koppelman

Amy Koppelman penned A Mouthful of Air, a powerful novel years ahead of its time—and now, 20 years on, she discusses the film version of it she directed that hits theaters this month. 
10/11/202151 minutes, 16 seconds
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Rickie Lee Jones

Long a believer in the impossible, Rickie Lee Jones has lived an extraordinary life of song. Here, she reflects on five decades of making music.
10/4/20211 hour, 9 minutes, 1 second
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Jonathan Fields

What makes you feel most alive? Jonathan Fields is here to help you figure it out—and infuse it into your career in truly transformative ways.
9/27/20211 hour, 8 minutes, 57 seconds
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Dorie Clark

In our short-term world, Dorie Clark is proof positive that there’s incredible power in long-term strategy—and here she riffs on her new book, “The Long Game.”
9/20/202155 minutes, 38 seconds
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Catherine Opie

At 8 years old, Catherine Opie realized “that history is made within an image culture”—and here, she discusses her incredible life as a photographer driven by culture.
9/13/20211 hour, 29 minutes, 20 seconds
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Design Matters From the Archive: V (Formerly Eve Ensler)

After surviving intense abuse as a child, V grew up to pen powerful prose and plays—and today fights for women suffering around the world.
9/6/20211 hour, 18 minutes, 54 seconds
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Design Matters From the Archive: Seth Godin

In his third Design Matters interview, writer Seth Godin riffs on his 20th book—“The Practice”—a milestone text exploring creativity and the sheer power of doing the work and putting it out into the world.
8/30/20211 hour, 13 minutes, 42 seconds
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Carly Kuhn

From the Groundlings and “Chelsea Lately” to fashion illustration, textile work and beyond, Carly Kuhn—aka The Cartorialist—may not have set out to become an artist, but she became a brilliant one.
8/23/202148 minutes, 18 seconds
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Quiara Alegría Hudes

After dreaming of becoming a musician, Quiara Alegría Hudes found her true future on the page—and in such works as “My Broken Language” and “In the Heights.” Here, the Pulitzer winner meditates on the many muses that were instrumental in her becoming the creative she is today.
8/16/20211 hour, 5 minutes, 48 seconds
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Suneel Gupta

Forging on past failure, Suneel Gupta began to ask wildly successful people about their less-successful moments—and that laid the foundation for his own career highs, not to mention his new book that helps anyone with a great idea become Backable. 
8/9/20211 hour, 12 minutes
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Bobbi Brown

Bobbi Brown had a revolutionary idea: to create a natural-look makeup line that would make people feel like the best version of themselves. She launched it from her home to overnight success, and today is back with her blockbuster clean DTC brand, Jones Road.
8/2/202156 minutes, 51 seconds
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Design Matters From the Archive: Claire Danes

At 10, she announced that money or no money, she would be true to her art—and there was no plan B. And, well, actress Claire Danes stuck to it.
7/26/20211 hour, 3 minutes, 22 seconds
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Design Matters From the Archive: Bisa Butler

Fiber artist Bisa Butler discusses the AfriCOBRA tradition, the artistic breakthrough that led to her finding her voice, and the process behind her amazing life-size works.
7/19/20211 hour, 5 minutes, 30 seconds
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Design Matters From the Archive: Miranda July

7/12/202137 minutes, 43 seconds
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Jonny Sun

7/5/202155 minutes, 7 seconds
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Design Matters: Celebrating Pride

6/28/202135 minutes, 2 seconds
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Ping Zhu

6/21/202151 minutes, 22 seconds
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Fabien Baron

6/14/20211 hour, 36 minutes, 1 second
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Susan Orlean

6/7/202159 minutes, 49 seconds
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Nick Cave & Bob Faust

5/31/20211 hour, 7 minutes, 22 seconds
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Tavi Gevinson

5/24/202149 minutes, 33 seconds
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Beeple

5/17/202137 minutes, 30 seconds
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Futura

5/10/202153 minutes
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Tanya Selvaratnam

5/3/20211 hour, 17 minutes, 51 seconds
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Ethan Hawke

4/26/202158 minutes, 53 seconds
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Design Matters From the Archive: Lisa Congdon

4/19/202145 minutes, 27 seconds
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Design Matters From the Archive: Robert Wong

4/12/202152 minutes, 18 seconds
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Design Matters From the Archive: Ira Glass

4/5/202150 minutes, 14 seconds
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Robyn Kanner

3/29/20211 hour, 9 minutes, 8 seconds
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Randa Jarrar

3/22/20211 hour, 6 minutes, 6 seconds
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Jacqueline Woodson

3/15/202156 minutes, 36 seconds
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David Byrne

3/8/202142 minutes, 7 seconds
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Jenna Lyons

3/1/20211 hour, 8 minutes, 18 seconds
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Adam Grant

2/22/20211 hour, 15 minutes, 45 seconds
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Design Matters From the Archive: Marilyn Minter

2/15/20211 hour, 9 minutes, 31 seconds
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Design Matters From the Archive: Esther Perel

2/8/20211 hour, 6 minutes, 15 seconds
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Design Matters From the Archive: Brené Brown

2/1/202150 minutes, 51 seconds
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Design Matters From the Archive: Marina Abramović

1/25/20211 hour, 11 minutes, 17 seconds
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Hrishikesh Hirway

1/11/20211 hour, 6 minutes, 36 seconds
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Best of 2020

12/28/202032 minutes, 55 seconds
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Wael Morcos & Jonathan Key

12/21/202056 minutes, 2 seconds
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Karen Finley

12/14/20201 hour, 4 minutes, 5 seconds
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Laurie Haycock Makela

12/7/20201 hour, 7 minutes, 51 seconds
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Seth Godin

11/30/20201 hour, 13 minutes, 42 seconds
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Design Matters From the Archive: Thomas Page McBee

11/23/202059 minutes, 35 seconds
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Design Matters Live: Gemma O'Brien

11/16/202059 minutes, 3 seconds
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Design Matters From the Archive: Malcolm Gladwell

11/9/20201 hour, 17 seconds
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Glennon Doyle & Abby Wambach

11/2/202057 minutes, 19 seconds
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Design Matters From the Archive: Tiffany Shlain

10/26/202045 minutes, 58 seconds
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Miranda July

Writer, director and actress Miranda July discusses the surreality of releasing a surreal movie in an even more surreal time—and the eternal magic of kissing, cakes and clothes.
10/19/202037 minutes, 43 seconds
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Design Matters from the Archive: Sarah Kay

Debbie talks to performance poet Sarah Kay about teaching people to write.
10/12/202055 minutes, 19 seconds
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Design Matters from the Archive: Priya Parker

On this pre-pandemic archive episode, Debbie talks to Priya Parker about meetings and gatherings and why so many of them don’t work.
10/5/202056 minutes, 23 seconds
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Design Matters from the Archive: Lynda Barry

On this archive episode cartoonist Lynda Barry talks to Debbie about learning how to draw, and the damaging effects of one’s own opinion.
9/28/202050 minutes, 34 seconds
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Jacqueline Novogratz

On this episode, Jacqueline Novogratz talks about her long career fighting poverty around the world.
9/22/20201 hour, 12 minutes, 52 seconds
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Claire Danes

On this episode Claire Danes talks to Debbie about her long career, and what she learned about spies from playing one.
9/15/20201 hour, 4 minutes, 52 seconds
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Bisa Butler

On this episode, artist Bisa Butler talks to Debbie about her career, and about how making a quilted portrait of her grandmother led to an artistic breakthrough.
9/7/20201 hour, 7 minutes, 1 second
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Michael R. Jackson

On this episode, Debbie talks to Michael R. Jackson about his latest musical, which is about a gay man trying to write a musical.
8/31/20201 hour, 14 minutes, 33 seconds
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Fanny Singer

Debbie talks to Fanny Singer about her career writing about art and food, and about cooking in the time of Coronavirus.
8/24/20201 hour, 12 minutes, 48 seconds
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Maurice Cherry

On this episode, Debbie talks with Maurice Cherry about his education and career, and about why the profession of graphic design has been so slow to acknowledge Black designers.
8/3/20201 hour, 7 minutes, 51 seconds
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Gabrielle Hamilton

On this episode Debbie talks to Gabrielle Hamilton about her career as a chef, and as a late-blooming writer.
7/20/202058 minutes, 18 seconds
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Mauro Porcini

Debbie talks to Mauro Porcini, Chief Design Officer at Pepsico, about his childhood and his corporate work.
7/13/20201 hour, 56 seconds
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V

Debbie talks with V (formerly known as Eve Ensler) about her abusive father and how feminism has shaped her career.
7/6/20201 hour, 18 minutes, 48 seconds
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Katherine Gehl + Michael Porter

Debbie talks to Katherine Gehl and Michael Porter about their program for redesigning our politics.
6/29/20201 hour, 16 minutes, 20 seconds
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Kathryn Gallagher

Debbie talks with Kathryn Gallager about her young career as an actor/singer/songwriter and about trauma on and off the stage.
6/22/202059 minutes, 21 seconds
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Design Matters with Debbie Millman: It's Nice That

Debbie talks to the design duo of Alex Bec and Will Hudson of It’s Nice That about their close friendship, long collaboration, and about what they’ve learned along the way.
6/15/202057 minutes, 54 seconds
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Ina Mayhew

Debbie talks to Ina Mayhew about her career designing for movies and tv shows, and about how the virus may change the very nature of her profession.
6/8/202046 minutes, 35 seconds
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Cheryl Strayed

Debbie talks to author Cheryl Strayed about her childhood, her career, and about the value of taking a very long hike.
6/1/20201 hour, 29 minutes, 3 seconds
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Design Matters from the Archive: Tea Uglow

Debbie talks with Tea Uglow about experimental digital projects that are pushing the boundaries of tech and art.
5/25/20201 hour, 12 minutes, 27 seconds
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Design Matters from the Archive: Lisa Taddeo

Debbie talks with writer Lisa Taddeo about sex and desire.
5/18/202046 minutes, 8 seconds
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Design Matters From the Archive: Barry Blitt

Last week Barry Blitt was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in journalism for editorial cartooning. Debbie to him about where his ideas come from.
5/11/202042 minutes, 32 seconds
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Ira Glass

Walking is a form of creative trespassing, like tourism for the psyche.
4/13/202050 minutes, 37 seconds
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Marilyn Minter

Debbie talks with artist Marilyn Minter about bringing her skills to the political arena, the ups and downs of her career, and the use of sexual imagery in her work.
4/6/20201 hour, 11 minutes, 20 seconds
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Design Matters at 15: Esther Perel

Debbie talks to therapist and author Esther Perel about marriage, polyamory, and adultery.
3/30/20201 hour, 6 minutes, 11 seconds
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Design Matters at 15: David Cay Johnston

David Cay Johnston talks to Debbie about the fun of investigative journalism.
3/23/202051 minutes, 57 seconds
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Design Matters at 15: Elizabeth Alexander

Debbie talks to Elizabeth about the journey of her extraordinary life and about how death makes us think about what we truly value.
3/16/202055 minutes, 35 seconds
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Robert Wong

On this episode Debbie talks to Robert Wong, the executive creative director of Google Creative Lab.
3/9/202053 minutes, 36 seconds
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The Table is Turned: Roxane Gay Interviews Debbie Millman

This episode of Design Matters with Debbie Millman was recorded live at WNYC's Green Space as part of a celebration of 15 years of the podcast.
3/2/202020 minutes, 18 seconds
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Amber Tamblyn

A live conversation at WNYC’s Green Space with actor and poet Amber Tamblyn.
2/24/202045 minutes, 37 seconds
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Lucy Wainwright Roche

A conversation with Lucy Wainwright Roche about her musical family, her career as a singer-songwriter, and her musical tastes.
2/17/202056 minutes, 22 seconds
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Chanel Miller

A conversation with Chanel Miller about rape culture.
2/10/20201 hour, 1 minute, 32 seconds
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Tosh Hall

A conversation with designer Tosh Hall about how to work with established brands.
2/3/202049 minutes, 20 seconds
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Chani Nicholas

On this episode: a conversation with Chani Nicholas about her life in astrology.
1/27/202053 minutes, 45 seconds
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Robert Fabricant + Cliff Kuang

On this episode Debbie talks to two designers about the history of user-friendly design and the importance of designing for feedback.
1/20/20201 hour, 2 minutes, 19 seconds
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Tatiana Schlossberg

On this episode, Debbie talks to journalist Tatiana Schlossberg about what we can do, as individuals, about climate change.
1/13/202056 minutes, 35 seconds
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Jessica Hische

A conversation with Jessica Hische about her career, especially after having kids.
1/6/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 49 seconds
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Lawrence Azerrad

On this episode, a conversation with Lawrence Azerrad about the design of the Concorde.
12/30/201949 minutes, 7 seconds
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Best of 2019

On this episode, some coming of age stories Debbie had during 2019.
12/23/201928 minutes, 54 seconds
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Thomas Page McBee

On this episode Debbie talks to Thomas Page McBee about masculinity, from the point of view of a trans man.
12/16/20191 hour, 43 seconds
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Tiffany Shlain

On this episode Debbie talks to Tiffany Shlain about how cell phones have taken over our lives.
12/9/201947 minutes, 25 seconds
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Michael Dorf

On this episode Debbie talks to music impresario and restaurateur Michael Dorf.
12/2/201949 minutes, 35 seconds
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Lisa Congdon

On this episode, a conversation with artist and illustrator Lisa Congdon about getting started creatively.
11/25/201946 minutes, 41 seconds
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Saeed Jones

On this epsiode, a conversation with poet Saeed Jones about his memoir and about memory.
11/18/20191 hour, 3 minutes, 30 seconds
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Malcolm Gladwell

On this episode a conversation with Malcolm Gladwell about why it is so easy to be fooled by dishonest people.
11/11/20191 hour, 1 minute, 30 seconds
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Steven Heller

On this episode, a conversation with Steven Heller, about the long and troubled history of the swastika.
11/8/201948 minutes, 59 seconds
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Chris Ware + Chip Kidd

On this episode Debbie talks to designer Chip Kidd and his good friend, graphic novelist Chris Ware.
11/4/201959 minutes, 21 seconds
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Lynda Barry

On this episode cartoonist Lynda Barry talks about learning how to draw, and the damaging effects of one’s own opinion.
10/28/201952 minutes, 18 seconds
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Warren Lehrer

Writer, artist, and designer Warren Lehrer talks to Debbie about the intersection of images and letters and about the future of books.
10/21/201954 minutes, 40 seconds
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Elissa Altman

On this episode Elissa Altman talks to Debbie about life, food, love, and the new book she wrote on the difficult relationship she has with her mother.
10/14/20191 hour, 4 minutes, 18 seconds
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Derren Brown

Debbie talks to Derren Brown about his risky stage performances as a mentalist and illusionist.
10/7/20191 hour, 16 seconds
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Lisa Taddeo

Debbie talks with writer Lisa Taddeo about sex and desire.
9/30/201946 minutes, 50 seconds
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Brian Rea

Debbie talks to illustrator Brian Rea about the Grim Reaper.
9/23/201953 minutes, 17 seconds
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From the Archive: Simon Doonan

Debbie talks to Simon Doonan about his unlikely career and his formula for creative window displays.
9/16/201946 minutes, 57 seconds
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From the Archive: Amy Sherald

Debbie talks to portrait painter Amy Sherald about her emotionally evocative work.
9/9/201957 minutes, 29 seconds
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From the Archive: Pete Souza

Debbie Millman talks with Pete Souza about his years as the Obama administration official photographer.
8/26/201941 minutes, 27 seconds
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From the Archive: Chrisoph Niemann

Debbie talks to illustrator Christoph Niemann about his singular career as an artistic superhero.
8/19/20191 hour, 8 minutes, 2 seconds
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David Lee Roth

Debbie talks to David Lee Roth about his childhood, about his long career and his new skincare business, and about how he has avoided crashing, like so many other rock stars.
8/12/20191 hour, 24 minutes, 30 seconds
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Austin Kleon

Debbie talks with Austin Kleon, who describes himself as ‘a writer who draws’.
8/5/201944 minutes, 20 seconds
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Zoe Mendelson

Debbie talks to writer and activist Zoe Mendelson about the importance of sexual knowledge for women.
7/29/201950 minutes, 30 seconds
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Lori Gottlieb

Debbie talks with author and therapist Lori Gottlieb about the importance of emotional awareness.
7/22/20191 hour, 12 minutes, 29 seconds
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Stephen Gates

Debbie talks with designer Stephen Gates about why it’s important for a brand not to be liked by everybody.
7/15/20191 hour, 7 minutes, 58 seconds
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Seth

Debbie talks with Seth, the artist behind the book Palookaville, about why his generation of cartoonists broke away from fantasy.
7/8/20191 hour, 6 minutes, 10 seconds
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Tea Uglow

Debbie talks with Tea Uglow about experimental digital projects that are pushing the boundaries of tech and art.
6/17/20191 hour, 14 minutes, 37 seconds
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Elizabeth Gilbert

Debbie talks with Elizabeth Gilbert, the author of Eat, Pray, Love about the love of her life and her latest book City of Girls.
5/27/201932 minutes, 59 seconds
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Shantell Martin

Debbie talks with artist Shantell Martin about her unorthodox career, her collaborations, and about the business of making art.
5/20/20191 hour, 8 minutes
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Kris Holmes

Debbie talks to calligrapher and type designer Kris Holmes, the co-creator of the Lucida typeface family.
5/13/201941 minutes, 59 seconds
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Roxane Gay

Debbie talks to writer Roxane Gay about loneliness, social media, and self-exposure.
5/6/201947 minutes, 2 seconds
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Cey Adams

Debbie talks to Cey Adams about how his days writing graffiti led to a major career as a designer for hip hop acts and as an artist.
4/29/20191 hour, 11 minutes, 17 seconds
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From the Archive: Anand Giridharadas

Debbie Millman talks to journalist Anand Giridharadas about his career, about a divided America, and about tech monopolies.
4/8/20191 hour, 22 minutes, 3 seconds
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From the Archive: Brené Brown

Debbie talks to author and researcher Brené Brown about belonging, courage, and vulnerability.
4/1/201950 minutes, 51 seconds
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From the Archive: Christina Tosi

Debbie talks with pastry chef and Milk Bar founder Christina Tosi about her career and long apprenticeship.
3/25/20191 hour, 2 minutes, 58 seconds
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From the Archive: Anne Lamott

Debbie talks with writer Anne Lamott about her life and her long career.
3/18/201950 minutes, 41 seconds
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Jamie Myrold

Debbie talks with designer Jamie Myrold about great problems to solve.
3/11/201955 minutes, 36 seconds
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James Victore

On this episode of Design Matters with Debbie Millman designer James Victore talks about leading a creative life.
3/4/201957 minutes, 4 seconds
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Ingrid Fetell Lee

Debbie talks to designer and writer Ingrid Fetell Lee about joy.
2/25/201956 minutes, 50 seconds
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Dustin Yellin

Debbie talks to Dustin Yellin about his busy life making art, while also running a non-profit cultural center.
2/18/201947 minutes, 32 seconds
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Kate Moross

Debbie talks to designer, illustrator, and art director Kate Moross about her early success, her projects, and the importance of over-delivering.
2/11/201956 minutes, 34 seconds
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Chase Jarvis

Debbie talks to Chase Jarvis about his career as a photographer and entrepreneur.
2/4/20191 hour, 1 minute, 15 seconds
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Bo Burnham + Elsie Fisher

Debbie talks to Bo Burnham about his film Eighth Grade, and the young star of that movie, Elsie Fisher.
1/28/201951 minutes, 41 seconds
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Scott Belsky

Debbie talks to Scott Belsky about why creative conflict can lead to good decision making.
1/21/20191 hour, 4 minutes, 49 seconds
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Dani Shapiro

Novelist and memoirist Dani Shapiro talks to Debbie Millman about her surprising genetic inheritance.
1/14/20191 hour, 5 minutes, 12 seconds
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Jocelyn K. Glei

Jocelyn K. Glei talks to Debbie about how the internet can lead to burnout.
1/7/20191 hour, 9 minutes, 37 seconds
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Josh Higgins

Josh Higgins talks to Debbie Millman about how to design software products that become popular with users.
12/31/201848 minutes, 48 seconds
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Alice Rawsthorn

Debbie talks to Alice Rawsthorn about the growing status of design.
12/24/201854 minutes, 27 seconds
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Sarah Kay

Debbie talks to performance poet Sarah Kay about teaching people to write.
12/17/201857 minutes, 52 seconds
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Christoph Niemann

Debbie talks to illustrator Christoph Niemann about his singular career as an artistic superhero.
12/10/20181 hour, 7 minutes, 52 seconds
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Shirley Manson

Debbie talks to singer-songwriter Shirley Manson about her career, her music, and the long road that got her where she is today.
12/3/201847 minutes, 2 seconds
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Christina Tosi

Debbie talks with pastry chef and Milk Bar founder Christina Tosi about her career and long apprenticeship.
11/26/20181 hour, 2 minutes, 50 seconds
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Albert Watson

Debbie talks with famed photographer Albert Watson about his career and about the importance of preparing conceptually for a shoot.
11/19/20181 hour, 4 minutes, 47 seconds
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Thelma Golden

Debbie talks to museum director Thelma Golden about the power of curation.
11/12/201854 minutes, 36 seconds
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Anne Lamott

Debbie talks with writer Anne Lamott about her life and her long career.
11/5/201850 minutes, 32 seconds
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Pete Souza

Debbie Millman talks with Pete Sousza about his years as the Obama administration official photographer.
10/29/201841 minutes, 18 seconds
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Paul Sahre

Debbie talks to designer Paul Sahre about the power of saying no to clients, and about a meeting with Steely Dan that went off the rails.
10/22/20181 hour, 22 seconds
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Patricia Cronin

Debbie talks to Patricia Cronin about art and politics.
10/15/201849 minutes, 5 seconds
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Michael Ovitz

Debbie talks to Michael Ovitz about his long and controversial career as a Hollywood power broker.
10/8/20181 hour, 5 minutes, 29 seconds
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Beth Comstock

Debbie talks to Beth Comstock about her career at General Electric and how big companies can innovate.
10/1/20181 hour, 4 minutes, 14 seconds
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Design Matters from the Archive: Deborah Kass

Debbie talks to artist Deborah Kass about her long and extraordinary career.
9/24/201847 minutes, 21 seconds
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Design Matters from the Archive: Aaron Draplin

Debbie talks for Aaron Draplin about setting up his own shop, and about making money as a designer.
9/10/201841 minutes, 18 seconds
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Design Matters from the Archive: Esther Perel

Debbie talks to therapist and author Esther Perel about marriage, polyamory, and adultry.
9/3/20181 hour, 6 minutes, 7 seconds
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Design Matters from the Archive: Simon Sinek

Debbie talks to optimist, ethnographer, and author Simon Sinek about the fruits of good leadership.
8/27/201859 minutes, 11 seconds
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Design Matters from the Archive: Thomas Kail

Debbie talks to Hamilton director Thomas Kail about his career and about the joys of collaboration.
8/20/20181 hour, 18 minutes, 39 seconds
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Design Matters from the Archive: Cindy Gallop

Debbie talks to Cindy Gallop about her career in advertising and about the trouble people have communicating about sex.
8/13/201844 minutes, 4 seconds
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Barry Blitt

Debbie talks to New Yorker celebrated cover artist Barry Blitt about where his ideas come from.
8/6/201842 minutes, 29 seconds
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Neville Brody

On this episode, Debbie brings the great English designer, typographer, and art director Neville Brody to the stage.
7/30/201830 minutes, 17 seconds
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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.”
7/23/201854 minutes, 34 seconds
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Steven Heller

Debbie talks to author and art director Steven Heller live on stage.
7/16/201858 minutes, 27 seconds
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Matthew Carter

Debbie talks to the great type designer Matthew Carter live on stage.
7/9/20181 hour, 5 minutes, 35 seconds
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Laurie Anderson

Debbie Millman brings artist Laurie Anderson live on stage to discuss her career, art, life, and politics.
7/2/20181 hour, 1 minute, 31 seconds
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Amy Sherald

Debbie talks to portrait painter Amy Sherald about her emotionally evocative work.
6/25/201857 minutes, 20 seconds
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Lewis Lapham

On this episode Debbie talks to Lewis Lapham about his long career in journalism and the media landscape today.
6/18/201848 minutes, 33 seconds
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Carmen Maria Machado

Debbie talks to writer Carmen Maria Machado about her writing, life, career, and the importance of ego.
6/11/201852 minutes, 53 seconds
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Aminatou Sow

Debbie talks to Aminatou Sow about her podcast and her career in tech.
6/4/201859 minutes, 1 second
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Erin McKeown

Debbie talks to muscian, playwright, and activist Erin McKeown about the ups and downs in her career, and about writing a musical for the first time.
5/28/201854 minutes, 16 seconds
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Priya Parker

Debbie talks to author and conflict resolution mediator Priya Parker about meetings and gatherings and why so many of them don’t work.
5/21/201857 minutes, 56 seconds
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Jack Ferver

Debbie talks to performance artist and dancer Jack Ferver about his career in dance theater and the politics in his work.
5/14/201847 minutes, 39 seconds
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Pamela Paul

Debbie Millman talks with author and editor Pamela Paul about books and book reviewing.
5/7/20181 hour, 13 minutes, 37 seconds
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Anand Giridharadas

Debbie Millman talks to journalist Anand Giridharadas about his career, about a divided America, and about tech monopolies.
4/30/20181 hour, 21 minutes, 55 seconds
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David Spergel

Debbie talks to astrophysicist David Spergel about the origins of the universe.
4/23/201855 minutes, 38 seconds
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Edel Rodriguez

Debbie talks to Edel Rodriguez about his career and his celebrated illustrations of Donald Trump.
4/16/201845 minutes, 14 seconds
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Simon Doonan

On this episode, Debbie talks to Simon Doonan about his unlikely career and his formula for creative window displays.
4/9/201846 minutes, 47 seconds
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Richard Haines

Debbie talks to Richard Haines about his late blooming career as an illustrator.
4/2/201844 minutes, 4 seconds
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Nick Law

On this episode Debbie talks to Nick Law about working through failure.
3/26/201850 minutes, 21 seconds
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David Korins

On this episode, Debbie talks with set designer David Korins about his impressive career on Broadway, his design process, and his latest projects.
3/19/201848 minutes, 27 seconds
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Sukey Novogratz

On this episode, Debbie talks to Sukey Novogratz about meditation and recovery from trauma.
3/12/201845 minutes, 40 seconds
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Edwin Schlossberg

On this episode, Debbie talks to interactive designer Edwin Schlossberg about his career and about the time he asked a Vatican archivist why they had cataloged so little of their historical treasures.
3/5/201843 minutes, 22 seconds
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Steven Pinker

On this episode, Debbie talks to experimental psychologist and author Steven Pinker about measuring human happiness..
2/26/201856 minutes, 55 seconds
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Kaki King

On this episode, Debbie talks to musician Kaki King about performing and composing.
2/19/201854 minutes, 3 seconds
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David Cay Johnston

On this episode, Debbie talks to David Cay Johnston about the fun of investigative journalism.
2/12/201852 minutes, 19 seconds
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Design Matters 2017 Highlights

Debbie looks back at some of her favorite highlights of 2017 including Thomas Kail, Elizabeth Alexander, Mike Mills, Sarah Jones, Anil Dash, and Brian Koppelman.
1/15/201845 minutes, 42 seconds
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Barry Blitt

Debbie talks to New Yorker celebrated cover artist Barry Blitt about where his ideas come from.
12/26/201742 minutes, 11 seconds
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Richard Saul Wurman

Debbie talks to TED founder Richard Saul Wurman about learning and education.
12/18/201755 minutes, 57 seconds
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Marina Abramović

Debbie talks to performance artist Marina Abramović about her career, her art, and her incredible body of work.
12/11/20171 hour, 11 minutes, 24 seconds
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Catie Lazarus

Debbie talks to podcast host, comic, and comedy writer Catie Lazarus about comedy, and about the grey area of comedians telling off-color jokes.
12/11/201745 minutes, 55 seconds
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Tim Ferriss

Debbie talks to four time New York Times best selling author Tim Ferriss about depression, suicide, and major changes in his life.
12/4/20171 hour, 1 minute, 52 seconds
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Mike Mills

Debbie talks to artist and filmmaker Mike Mills about his career and his formative influences.
11/27/20171 hour, 9 minutes, 42 seconds
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Deborah Kass

Debbie talks to artist Deborah Kass about her long and extraordinary career.
11/20/201747 minutes, 10 seconds
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Kenny Fries

Debbie Millman talks to writer Kenny Fries about living with, and writing about disability.
11/13/201748 minutes, 1 second
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Emma Donoghue

Debbie talks to novelist Emma Donoghue about gender, race, and the value of fiction.
11/6/201756 minutes, 40 seconds
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Esther Perel

Debbie talks to therapist and author Esther Perel about marriage, polyamory, and adultry.
10/30/20171 hour, 5 minutes, 56 seconds
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Brené Brown

Debbie talks to author and researcher Brené Brown about belonging, courage, and vulnerability.
10/23/201750 minutes, 42 seconds
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Thomas Kail

Debbie talks to director Thomas Kail about his career and about the joys of collaboration.
10/16/20171 hour, 18 minutes, 28 seconds
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Design Matters from the Archive: James Victore

Debbie talks to James Victore about his apprenticeship in graphic design, about the role of opinion in his work, and about his suspicions of surface beauty and polish.
10/9/201731 minutes, 24 seconds
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Design Matters from the Archive: Marian Bantjes

Debbie Millman talks to Marian Bantjes about her daring typography and her highly ornamental design.
10/2/201728 minutes, 3 seconds
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Design Matters From The Archive: Massimo Vignelli

Debbie talked to Massimo Vignelli about his favorite typeface, his fight against vulgarity and meaningless design, and what he means by forceful design.
9/25/201729 minutes, 29 seconds
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Design Matters From The Archive: Massimo Vignelli

Debbie talked to Massimo Vignelli about his favorite typeface, his fight against vulgarity and meaningless design, and what he means by forceful design.
9/25/201729 minutes, 35 seconds
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Design Matters from the Archive: Brian Koppelman

Debbie talks to Billions show runner Brian Koppelman about why he became a writer after years as a record promoter and producer.
9/11/201749 minutes, 56 seconds
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Design Matters from the Archive: Eileen Myles

Debbie talks to poet Eileen Myles about poetry, fame, and politics.
9/4/201751 minutes, 37 seconds
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Design Matters from the Archive: Cindy Gallop

Debbie talks to Cindy Gallop about her career in advertising and about the trouble people have communicating about sex. “People therefore find it bizarrely difficult to talk about sex with the people they’re having it with while they are actually having it.”
8/28/201743 minutes, 58 seconds
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Design Matters from the Archive: Adam J. Kurtz

Debbie Millman talks to Adam J. Kurtz about designing for psychological health.
8/21/201739 minutes, 11 seconds
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Design Matters from the Archive: Gail Bichler

Debbie talks to Gail Bichler about magazine design and the role of the magazine cover in the digital age.
8/14/201729 minutes, 34 seconds
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Design Matters from the Archive: Alison Bechdel

Debbie talks to Alison Bechdel about how identifying herself as a lesbian when she was young led her into a career as a cartoonist.
8/7/201742 minutes, 45 seconds
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Design Matters from the Archive: Anil Dash

Debbie talks to Anil Dash about politics, technology, and culture.
7/24/201756 minutes, 33 seconds
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Design Matters from the Archive: Caroline Paul

Debbie talks to writer Caroline Paul about her death-defying adventures, and how girls must learn the difference between fear and exhilaration.
7/3/201736 minutes, 47 seconds
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Design Matters from the Archive: Chris Anderson

Debbie Millman talks to Chris Anderson about how the TED conference has helped changed the way we learn.
6/26/201745 minutes, 49 seconds
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Design Matters from the Archive: Alain de Botton

Debbie talks to Alain de Botton about love and sex.
6/19/201747 minutes, 47 seconds
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Design Matters from the Archive: Bonnie Siegler

Debbie talks to designer Bonnie Siegler about her career and about the conflict between designers and their clients. "The clients aren’t the problem, the clients aren’t jerks, they’re not assholes, it’s not that they have bad taste, or anything like that. Sometimes they just have no idea how to interact with professional creative people."
6/5/201732 minutes, 50 seconds
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Design Matters from the Archive: Nico Muhly

Debbie talks to composer Nico Muhly about his music and about the musicians who interpret it. "I always feel like they appreciate something that’s detailed on the page to indicate that I know what I’m talking about, but with room for them to continue the conversation when I’m dead."
5/29/201740 minutes, 38 seconds
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Design Matters from the Archive: Krista Tippet

On this podcast Debbie talks to Krista Tippet about her religious orientation, her struggle with depression, and about why it’s so hard to understand our historical moment.
5/22/201752 minutes
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Design Matters from the Archive: Amanda Palmer

On this podcast Debbie talks to Amanda Palmer about her wild and wandering path to the rock stage, and about how behind her artistic ambition is the drive to feel real.
5/15/20171 hour, 20 minutes, 34 seconds
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Steven Heller

On this podcast Debbie talks to Steven Heller about his attitude when he was a young designer.
5/1/201744 minutes, 37 seconds
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Brian Collins

Debbie talks to Brian Collins about why designers shouldn’t think of themselves as mere problem solvers.
4/24/201755 minutes, 37 seconds
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DJ Stout

DJ Stout is a sixth generation Texan, award-winning designer, and partner at Pentagram.
4/17/201749 minutes, 24 seconds
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Sarah Jones

On this podcast Debbie talks to playwright Sarah Jones about her relationship with her characters.
4/10/20171 hour, 1 minute, 18 seconds
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Elizabeth Alexander

Debbie talks to poet Elizabeth Alexander about the journey of her extraordinary life and how death makes us think about what we truly value.
4/3/201755 minutes, 22 seconds
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Jonathan Adler

On this episode Debbie talks to Jonathan Adler about how his pottery defined his aesthetic.
3/27/201749 minutes, 25 seconds
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Connie Birdsall

Debbie talks to Connie Birdsall about designing some of the most successful brands of our time and what to do when a meeting with clients is not going well.
3/20/201742 minutes, 27 seconds
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Rochelle Udell

On this podcast Debbie talks to Rochelle Udell about her very creative professional life.
3/13/201748 minutes, 28 seconds
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Mike Rigby

On this podcast Debbie talks to Mike Rigby about his international career in design and branding and how to stay creatively engaged.
3/6/201745 minutes, 12 seconds
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Design Matters from the Archive: Su Mathews Hale

Debbie talks to Su Matthews Hale about her efforts to bring more attention to female designers
3/2/201737 minutes, 2 seconds
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Sam Winston

On this episode Debbie talks to artist + writer Sam Winston about his life-long fascination with type.
2/27/201747 minutes, 26 seconds
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Nicholas Blechman

On this podcast Debbie talks to Nicholas Blechman about the importance of political satire.
2/13/201739 minutes, 22 seconds
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Seth Godin

Debbie talks to Seth Godin about how to live in our difficult political moment.
2/6/201757 minutes, 43 seconds
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Anil Dash

Debbie Millman talks to Anil Dash about politics, technology and culture.
1/30/201756 minutes, 28 seconds
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Brian Koppelman

Debbie talks to Brian Koppelman about why he became a writer after years as a record promoter and producer.
1/23/201749 minutes, 51 seconds
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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.
1/2/201738 minutes, 26 seconds
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Adam J. Kurtz

Debbie talks to Adam J. Kurtz about designing for psychological health. “I’m not going to change your life, I’m just going to share with you the tools that are helping me.”
12/26/201639 minutes, 6 seconds
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Cindy Gallop

Debbie talks to Cindy Gallop about her career in advertising and about the trouble people have communicating about sex.
12/12/201643 minutes, 53 seconds
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Tim Ferriss Part 1

Debbie talks to writer Tim Ferriss about the strategies he has used to change his life.
12/6/20161 hour, 8 minutes, 29 seconds
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Eileen Myles

Debbie talks to poet Eileen Myles about poetry, fame, and politics.
11/28/201651 minutes, 32 seconds
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Keira Alexandra

Debbie talks to designer Keira Alexandra about what to do when you need extras for a video shoot.
11/21/201629 minutes, 3 seconds
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Pierluigi Serraino

Debbie talks to architect Pierluigi Serraino about some of the things creative people have in common.
11/14/201628 minutes, 1 second
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Grace Bonney

Debbie talks to Design*Sponge founder Grace Bonney about her new book on women entrepreneurs and makers and about the necessity and difficulty of change.
11/7/201634 minutes, 22 seconds
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Steven Watson

Debbie talks to Stack Magazines founder Steven Watson about the passion behind the independent magazines that he loves.
10/31/201632 minutes, 6 seconds
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Bonnie Siegler

Debbie talks to designer Bonnie Siegler about her career and about the conflict between designers and their clients.
10/24/201632 minutes, 45 seconds
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Giorgia Lupi

Debbie talks to information designer Giorgia Lupi about data visualization and the data of our personal lives.
10/10/201625 minutes, 41 seconds
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Joe Hollier

Debbie talks to Joe Hollier about an invention of his that is designed to bring back boredom in the era of the smartphone.
10/3/201634 minutes, 12 seconds
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Kelli Anderson

Debbie talks to artist and designer Kelli Anderson about her new pop-up book, This Book is a Planetarium, and about her collaboration with They Might Be Giants.
9/26/201635 minutes, 57 seconds
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Design Matters from the Archive: Tobias Frere-Jones

Debbie talks to type designer Tobias Frere-Jones about his career and why typefaces are like the air we breathe.
9/12/201643 minutes, 14 seconds
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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.
9/5/201643 minutes, 8 seconds
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Design Matters from the Archive: Maria Konnikova

Debbie talks to psychology writer Maria Konnikova about her career and her fascination with con artists. She explains why so many people fall prey to confidence games.
8/22/201638 minutes, 38 seconds
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Design Matters from the Archive: Roz Chast

Debbie talks to Roz Chast about how she earned a coveted spot as a cartoonist for The New Yorker magazine, and how her art is informed by the brutal reality of life.
8/8/201642 minutes, 13 seconds
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Design Matters from the Archive: Timothy Goodman

Debbie talks to Timothy Goodman about how, after barely getting through high school, he went on to a very visible career that he is still in the process of defining.
8/1/201640 minutes, 11 seconds
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Design Matters from the Archive: Tiffany Shlain

On this episode, Debbie talks to Tiffany Shlain about her films, about starting the Webby Awards, and about the growing presence of technology in our lives.
7/25/201642 minutes, 12 seconds
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Design Matters from the Archive: Brandon Stanton

Debbie talks to photographer Brandon Stanton about his ongoing project “Humans of New York” and why total strangers open up to him.
7/18/201644 minutes, 51 seconds
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Gretchen Rubin

Debbie talks to author Gretchen Rubin about happiness and the power of habit.
7/5/201642 minutes, 20 seconds
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Alain de Botton

Debbie talks to Alain de Botton about  love and sex.
6/27/201647 minutes, 49 seconds
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Chris Anderson

Debbie talks to Chris Anderson about how the TED conference has helped changed the way we learn.
6/20/201645 minutes, 50 seconds
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Design Matters from the Archive: Isaac Mizrahi

Debbie talks to Isaac Mizrahi about why he loves fashion and why he does so many things outside of fashion.
6/13/201632 minutes, 27 seconds
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Design Matters from the Archive: Julia Turshen

Debbie talks to Julia about cooking and writing, and how to peel a hard-boiled egg.
6/6/201637 minutes, 8 seconds
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Design Matters from the Archive: Ben Schott

Debbie talks to Ben Schott about the importance of failing early in one’s career, about how to take a politician’s picture, and about writing and designing his own books.
5/30/201641 minutes, 52 seconds
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Lisa Congdon

On this episode Debbie talks with artist and writer Lisa Congdon about how she sometimes felt like an imposter.
5/23/201635 minutes, 57 seconds
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Steven Heller

On their annual podcast Debbie talks to graphic design guru Steve about how to deliver social critiques with a punch.
5/16/201641 minutes, 11 seconds
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Alison Bechdel

Debbie talks to Alicon Bechdel about how identifying herself as a lesbian when she was young lead her into a career as a cartoonist.
5/9/201642 minutes, 46 seconds
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Nico Muhly

Debbie talks to composer Nico Muhly about his music and about the musicians who interpret it.
5/2/201640 minutes, 38 seconds
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Todd Waterbury

Debbie Millman talks to Target’s Chief Creative Officer Todd Waterbury about how technology is changing consumption and about how smart phones have raised our expectations for how companies should interact with us.
4/25/201640 minutes, 11 seconds
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Caroline Paul

Debbie talks to writer Caroline Paul about her death-defying adventures, and how girls must learn the difference between fear and exhilaration.
4/18/201636 minutes, 48 seconds
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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.
4/12/20161 hour, 20 minutes, 36 seconds
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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.
4/4/201651 minutes, 58 seconds
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Greg Hahn + Ryan Moore

Debbie talks to branding designers Greg Hahn and Ryan Moore about their process when working with clients such as Netflix and MoMA.
3/28/201638 minutes
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Kate Bolick

Debbie Millman talks with writer Kate Bolick about society’s historically skeptical view of a single woman.
3/21/201645 minutes, 48 seconds
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Mimi Váldes

Debbie talks to Mimi Valdés about her unstoppable career, from magazine editor to her creative partnership with the pop singer Pharrell Williams.
2/22/201634 minutes, 3 seconds
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Ayse Birsel

Debbie talks to Ayse Birsel about her expansive career as an industrial designer and how she uses art and design to reconstruct her personal and professional life around a core idea.
2/15/201634 minutes, 25 seconds
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Eric Zimmer

Debbie talks to Eric Zimmer about the twists and turns in his surprising career as a tech entrepreneur, and abot some of the things he’s learned along the way.
2/8/201639 minutes, 50 seconds
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Tucker Nichols

Debbie talks to artist Tucker Nichols about his art, and the quality of the art he loves.
12/28/201551 minutes, 4 seconds
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Doug Powell

On this episode Debbie talks to Doung Powell about how designers can use their skills beyond the confines of the profession.
12/21/201526 minutes, 10 seconds
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Scott Clemons

Debbie talks to Scott Clemons about one of the great printers and designers of all time.
11/30/201545 minutes, 32 seconds
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Simon Sinek

Debbie Millman talks to author Simon Sinek about the fruits of good leadership.
11/15/201559 minutes, 8 seconds
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Robin Petravic + Catherine Bailey

Debbie talks with Robin Petravic and Catherine Bailey about running Heath Ceramics.
11/9/201536 minutes, 24 seconds
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Michael Bierut

Debbie talks to Design Observer co-founder Michael Bierut about why he thinks graphic design is so cool.
11/2/201540 minutes
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Jonathan Fields

Author and entrepreneur Jonathan Fields on his previous careers as a lawyer and personal trainer, and on The Good Life. "The Good Life is not a place at which you arrive, it’s a lens through which you see and create."
10/12/201543 minutes, 41 seconds
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Design Matters From the Archive: Clement Mok

Debbie talks to designer Clement Mok about the early days of Apple computer, the heady days of the software bubble, and the joys of working for Steve Jobs.
9/28/201528 minutes, 35 seconds
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Design Matters From the Archive: Bob Gill

Debbie talks to legendary designer Bob Gill about coming up in the profession in the 1950s, about working with the Beatles, and the problem with many designers today.
9/21/201546 minutes, 17 seconds
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Design Matters from the Archive: Michael Donovan + Nancye Green

Michael Donovan + Nancye Green on their partnership in marriage and design.
9/14/201552 minutes, 37 seconds
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Design Matters From the Archive: Michael Arad

The designer of the 9/11 memorial—Michael Arad— on the process of design.
9/7/201537 minutes, 33 seconds
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Design Matters From the Archive: Chip Kidd

Debbie talks to book designer Chip Kidd about why his TED talk turned into the most terrifying 19 minutes of his life, and about his book of graphic design for children.
8/31/201541 minutes, 22 seconds
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Design Matters From The Archive: Marion Deuchars

Debbie talks to illustrator and author Marion Deuchars about the expressiveness of hand-lettering, about how drawing is an intense form of looking, and the limited value of technology in teaching art to children.
8/24/201531 minutes, 35 seconds
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Design Matters From the Archive: Louise Fili

Debbie talks to Louise Fili about designing book covers, designing for restaurants, about why she prefers working for small businesses, and about the importance of sketching.
8/17/201544 minutes, 31 seconds
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Design Matters from the Archive: Peter Mendelsund

Debbie talks to Peter Mendelsund about what makes a great book cover, rebranding the classics, and about his fears of the iPad and Kindle.
8/3/201536 minutes, 38 seconds
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Design Matters From The Archive: Caroline Paul + Wendy MacNaughton

Debbie talks to illustrator Wendy MacNaughton and author Caroline Paul about their unusually intimate collaboration on a book.
7/27/201543 minutes, 40 seconds
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Design Matters from the Archive: Brian Rea

Debbie talks to Brian Rea about the value of being rejected, about art directing for the New York Times, and about his development as an illustrator.
7/20/201540 minutes, 47 seconds
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Design Matters From The Archive: Rob Walker

Debbie talks to Rob Walker about the Sunggie and his fantasy branding project.
7/13/201537 minutes, 24 seconds
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Design Matters From The Archive: Marian Bantjes

Debbie talks to Marian Bantjes about her daring typography and her highly ornamental designs.
7/6/201528 minutes, 11 seconds
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Kelli Anderson

Debbie talks to Kelli Anderson about what design can tell us about the world.
6/29/201528 minutes, 58 seconds
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Design Matters From the Archive: Tina Roth Eisenberg

Debbie talks to SwissMiss — aka Tina Roth Eisenberg — discusses her blog, CreativeMornings, and the beauty found in ordinary things.
6/22/201535 minutes, 17 seconds
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Design Matters From The Archive: James Victore

Debbie Millman and James Victore discusses his book, putting his opinion in the work and the difference between God-jobs and money jobs.
6/15/201531 minutes, 32 seconds
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Oliver Jeffers

Debbie talks to artist and illustrator Oliver Jeffers, who explains how illustrating and writing children’s books has changed his fine art painting.
6/8/201542 minutes, 58 seconds
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Carolina Rogoll

Branding expert Carolina Rogoll talks about how to update a brand and why sabbaticals are a good idea.
6/1/201537 minutes, 44 seconds
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Audrey Arbeeny

Recorded live at "What Design Sounds Like," Debbie talks to Audrey Arbeeny about audio branding.
5/18/201536 minutes, 24 seconds
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Virginia Postrel

Debbie Millman talks to Virginia Postrel about the power of glamorous objects and glamorous people.
5/11/201535 minutes, 43 seconds
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Elle Luna

Debbie Millman talks to Elle Luna about why she walked away from great design jobs with IDEO, Uber, and Mailbox.
5/4/201543 minutes, 6 seconds
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Ron Burrage

Debbie Millman talks to Ron Burrage about his design career, his performance career, and about how to design fearlessly.
4/27/201540 minutes, 59 seconds
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Julia Turshen

On this episode of Design Matters, Debbie Millman talks to Julia Turshen about cooking and writing (and how to successfully peel a hard boiled egg).
4/20/201537 minutes, 1 second
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Steven Heller

On this episode of Design Matters, Debbie Millman talks to Steven Heller about his new book Graphic Style Lab.
4/13/201547 minutes, 13 seconds
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Lynda Weinman

On this episode of Design Matters, Debbie talks to lynda.com’s Lynda Weinman about how the internet is challenging the traditional classroom model.
4/6/201540 minutes, 22 seconds
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Morley

On this episode of Design Matters Debbie Millman talks to Morley about her songs of social change.
3/30/201535 minutes, 57 seconds
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Ben Watson

On this episode Debbie Millman talks to Herman Miller’s Ben Watson about how design affects people who never even think about design.
3/23/201533 minutes, 24 seconds
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Louise Sandhaus

On this episode of Design Matters, Debbie Millman speaks with Louise Sandhaus about her macrobiotic past, her new book, and her struggles to get it published.
3/16/201543 minutes, 47 seconds
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Jessica Walsh + Timothy Goodman

On this week’s episode Debbie Millman talks to Jessica Walsh and Timothy Goodman about their unusual collaboration
3/10/201538 minutes, 48 seconds
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Isaac Mizrahi

To launch the 10th season of Design Matters, Debbie Millman talks to Isaac Mizrahi about why he loves fashion and why he does so many things outside of fashion.
3/2/201532 minutes, 20 seconds
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Chee Pearlman

On this episode of Design Matters, Debbie Millman talks to editor, curator, and design fairy godmother Chee Pearlman about editing a design magazine and designing conferences.
12/29/201440 minutes, 33 seconds
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Liz Danzico

On this episode of Design Matters, Debbie Millman talks to Liz Danzico about writing and designing, life in NYC, and why it’s so important to keep learning (and re-learning).
12/22/201446 minutes, 3 seconds
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Justin Ahrens

On this episode of Design Matters, Debbie Millman talks to Justin Ahrens about designing for social change and his book.
12/15/201437 minutes, 49 seconds
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Ji Lee

On this episode of Design Matters with Debbie Millman, Debbie talks with designer Ji Lee about why he hates most advertising, but why he loves the idea of advertising on Facebook (where he works).
12/8/201444 minutes, 35 seconds
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Emily Spivack

On this episode of Design Matters, Debbie Millman talks to writer and curator Emily Spivack about how our clothes are more than fabric and thread.
12/1/201440 minutes, 28 seconds
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Moira Cullen

On this episode of Design Matters Debbie Millman talks to Moira Cullen—design strategist, writer and educator—about her innovative design work for some of the world’s leading brands.
11/24/201433 minutes, 29 seconds
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Tina + Ryan Essmaker

On this episode of Design Matters Debbie Millman talks to Tina and Ryan Essmaker, designers, photographers, creative directors and cofounders of The Great Discontent
11/17/201431 minutes, 20 seconds
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Caroline Baumann

On this episode of Design Matters, Debbie Millman talks to Cooper Hewitt director Caroline Baumann about her career in museums and why the interest in design has surged in recent years.
11/10/201436 minutes, 3 seconds
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Ben Schott

On this episode of Design Matters, Debbie Millman talks to Ben Schott about the importance of failing early in one’s career, about how to take a politician’s picture, and about writing and designing his own books.