Favorite Podcasts


Most mornings I walk to work. 30 minutes is the perfect amount of time to take in a podcast. I've learned so much from so many worlds. Here are my favorites:

How I Built This – My gateway into podcasts. Guy Raz's interviews are a masterclass in storytelling while learning how your favorite brands came to be (both ups and downs)

Hurry Slowly – Ever important lessons from Jocelyn K. Glei and invited guests to talk about how to be more productive, creative, and resilient through the act of slowing down.

Inside Intercom – Conversations with practitioners around product, design and marketing from a successful startup perspective.

The Work We Do – Host Victoria Stoyanova chats with a wide spectrum of guests to uncover less traditional careers and working styles for inspiration.

Conversations with Samantha & – Happiness consultant Samantha Clarke explores the impact of technology on life, society, & work happiness.

Radical Candor – Kim Scott and Russ Laraway discuss radical candor, which breaks down to how you can care personally and challenge directly. A must listen if you’re a boss or manage a team. (There’s a book too.)

Hello Monday – A podcast from LinkedIn about the changing nature of work, and how work is changing us.

Marie Forleo – Marie Forleo takes her award-winning MarieTV series and shares it in podcast form. Each episode is crammed with tidbits to help you succeed in business.

Going Though It – A podcast from Mailchimp and journalist Ann Friedman here remarkable women share pivotal moments in their lives when they had to decide whether to quit or to keep going.

Design Matters – Debbie Millman is a master interviewer who has been doing this for over 12 years. She does her homework where you see a whole other side of great designers. (Gateway episode: Hamilton Director Thomas Kail).

The Observatory –  Almost eavesdropping, designers Jessica Helfand and Michael Bierut reflect on the latest trends from Twitter or things they've seen this week from a design perspective.

The Design of Business | The Business of Design – Conversations with design experts as part of Jessica Helfand and Michael Bierut's course the 12 Design Ideas that Changed the World at the Yale School of Management.

Clever – Interviews with top designers starting with tales of their childhoods. Listen to the end where design hosts Amy Devers and Jaime Derringer reflect on their takeaways.

99% Invisible – Short, digestible lessons on the design we often never see from host Roman Mars. (Start with the Annie Atkins episode!)

Voice of Design – Mule Design discusses key topics in the design world today from ethics to inclusivity.

After the Jump – No longer recording episodes, Grace Bonney of Design*Sponge (and author of In the Company of Women) hosts designers for important conversations about about design and business. (Listen to my episode!)

Creating Your Own Path – Jennifer Newman (formerly Snyder) talks to creatives of all kinds to find out how they've carved out their own unique trajectories. (Including yours truly!)

Making Ways – Creatives chat about their unexpected paths to success which are rarely a straight line.

Letters from a Hopeful Creative – Jen Carrington and Sara Tasker answer business questions from listeners, discussing different issues small businesses may encounter.


Dollars to Donuts – Steve Portigal proves that design research is a rich and fascinating subject while gaining insights it your favorite brands.

What's Wrong with UX? – The comedic powers of Laura Klein and Kate Rutter get real about UX sharing stories from their professional experience.

The UX Podcast – A Swedish duo interviewing industry leaders about relevant topics in the UX industry. Much to be learned from these insightful conversations!

The UX Blog Podcast – A great entry point to learn about UX design through themed conversations with different working professionals. Each episode ends by asking the guest what UX means to them.

Presentable – Explore specific themes related to product and business, while getting a different perspective from guests in the industry.

Mixed Methods – Insights into user experience research with interesting industry guests. 

Style Guide Podcast – Anna Debenham and Brad Frost talk design systems and great resources (on styleguide.io).

UIE.fm – Build design skills through the knowledge and expertise of Jared Spool and his invited guests. If you don't know Jared's work, one glance at  @jmspool on Twitter and you'll get smarter and start thinking differently.


Out of Line with Caroline Lee – The tagline says it all, "online personalities, and offline realities." L.A. based photographer Caroline Lee gets real through two part conversations with a diverse roundup of guests.

Still Processing – A NYTimes podcast hosted by (black) journalists Wesley Morris and Jenna Wortham who cover the latest news or trends, shedding a new light and new perspective.

The New Paris – Writer/journalist/blogger Lindsey Tramuta (aka Lost in Cheeseland) invites guests on each episode to explore different themes regarding changing Paris, embracing what is new.

The Earful Tower – Oliver Gee invites on guests who call Paris home to talk about life in Paris.

To listen to podcasts I tend to use Overcast or the iPhone podcast app. I feel like I'm still looking for the perfect tool for listening, and sharing...

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