Design is everywhere in our lives, perhaps most importantly in the places where we've just stopped noticing. 99% Invisible is a weekly exploration of the process and power of design and architecture. From award winning producer Roman Mars. Learn more at 99percentinvisible.org.
Release date: 2023-02-28
1. Women’s Basketball - Love all your topics & narratives. I have a question re women’s basketball before title . I played in the ’s in Illinois & college In Indiana. My mine might be failing me but I was certain we played the same game with one exception. On court on each team there was a roving forward and guard that could cross the center line. Did not get that from your story so thought I’ll ask to check my memory.
2. Not Good - PI is not left wing lol. It’s liberal. And the amount of culture industry groveling it engages in now is embarrassing. It also demonstrates such an obvious contempt for its listenership. Was informative is now didactic. The adds are also absolutely heinous. This and the recent sweaty attempts to seem “good” are so obviously connected to the corporate sellout. Classic spineless, aging gen x energy on the part of Roman
3. Politics Poisons - Just unfollowed after being a fairly regular listener for like years, because every new episode has some political agenda. I just want to hear about interesting design. Not how that interesting design was shaped by forgotten queer Black wxmen in some small way, or how the evil conservatives tried to co-opt the design for themselves. I’ve never considered myself conservative but cringe like this is fueling a backlash, so if only for that you should try toning it down.
4. A True Classic - This show has been around for more than years now for a reason. The topics remain interesting and the content always feels fresh. Roman Mars is the quintessential voice of the podcasting side of spoken-word media. It definitely feels like a coastal elitist, Bay-Area sorta product that the pi crew churns out; but, sometimes that really hits the spot. The episodes do sometimes feel like the audio version of those long and winding articles from the New Yorker. And, don’t even get me started on the spin-off shows: Avery Trufelman may be Roman Mars’s best creation yet.
5. Everything about it is compelling and interesting - … and entertaining. This is the first podcast I ever recommend to anyone because it’s so high quality. Because I’ve been listening to it for a long time, I’ve experienced it from the beginning and of course, things have changed. Better sound quality and more experienced editing. It’s smart, interesting and thought-provoking. I recommend it; you will become addicted, too. Some of my all time favorite podcast episodes are from % invisible. (Heyoon ! And the one about the light bulb and…. Too many to name!)
I actually went back to re-listen to the entire series from the beginning … it got me through the pandemic. As to the criticism about the ads… wait to listen to them until you can fast forward through them. Also, in the early years, his kids did the ads which really drove me bonkers…. But, I’m grateful that this show is supported by advertising; high quality podcasts cost money to produce. And I don’t want this one to go away!
6. A ghost of it’s former self - This show is a far cry from what it used to be. It used to be so good. A ruminative look at the architecture and design all around us. I don’t know how they even claim to be about design today. Now, it’s just an accusatory exploration of oppression, suppression and depression. Just like another podcast that used to be great (not naming any names, Radiolab). We get it. White people are bad. Americans ruined the world. Inclusivity. Men are women. Blah. Blah. Blah. Just talk about design. Stay in your lane. I won’t be listening anymore. Should have unsubscribed about years ago.
7. Love It But Advertising . . . - I have loved this show for years and listen each week. Lately though, I’ve noticed something very visible . . . The ads. Cougar Town had a . minute straight section of ads at the end. If it continues, it’ll break my heart but I’ll have to stop listening. Just that break alone made the runtime of the show % ads.
8. Eclectic and interesting - The topics are widely varied: sometimes I find them incredibly interesting, sometimes more of a “huh, OK”. But Roman’s voice is great, so even when the topic doesn’t grab me as strongly as some of them do, I’m more than happy to spend minutes listening. If the ad breaks were shorter I might voluntarily listen through them (at least, the ones Roman Mars reads), but they can get really long (- minutes?), to the point where it’s tedious to fast-forward seconds at a time with my headphones, so I often haul out my phone to do so.
9. - I love this show and have for forever. I’m not about to pop in here and leave anything less then a five star review. But I’ve got to add an asterisk at this point: there is an unfathomable amount of ads. I get that the show got bought and it’s gotta make money. Let the show focus on the show, let the ownership focus on making money. All good, all understandable. But it’s show-breaking at this point. I don’t bother listening in the car, knowing I can’t distract myself to hit fast forward that many times. Wonderful show, worth your time. If you’re new, there’s so much to find and love. Hopefully someone at some point reassesses the ad strategy because, seriously.
10. Used to be…… - Used to be a great podcast. Still is a great podcast with one difference: The host who waited to read the or so ads at the end of the show in deference to his audience now reads ads before, during and after the the show.
About minutes worth in a half hour show. I guess when you sold your show to the corporate vipers at stitcher, they bought the rights to your principals as well.
11. thanks for the minute ad... - every time I listen, I feel like prepending my one star until he stops his idiot “laugh track” ish giggle. Roman needs to stop chuckling at everything… taking down to one star
I may just stop listening if he doesn’t figure our that his chuckling is a distraction. Just listened to the Shirley Girl episode. There is often interesting stuff here, but god, stop the giggling at the end Roman. Every time you do that, it ruins the episode.
12. Best podcast EVER - I have been following this podcast, listening to every episode, since almost before podcasts existed. I love the show so much that I even went to a live event hosted by Roman Mars. Roman asked us to identify our favorite episode out of . How could I possibly do that when probably of them rank as my favorites. But I will find one and add it to my review later.
13. “Open minded” yet… - Willingly listens to only one side of the story, and now considers himself “informed.” Typical. Podcasts nowadays have surely declined. Stay out of politics, wokeism, social justice, etc, if your podcast is not about such topics. Everyone podcast is so “original” now in viewing the world through the social justice lens. Unfollowed.
14. Just one thing - I’ve loved this podcast for so many years but just one thing, WHY HAVEN’T YOU TALKED ABOUT TANKHOUSES YET? Please, please do an episode about this California Central Valley icon. Seriously, not even in the vernacular episodes??? Screw California cooling cabinets, Tankhouses deserve their whole series. That’s all, thank you.
Design Matters with Debbie Millman is one of the world’s very first podcasts. Broadcasting independently for over 15 years, the show is about how incredibly creative people design the arc of their lives.
Release date: 2023-02-27
1. My Design Inspiration GO TO - Design Matters with Debbie Millman is one of my top favorite podcasts for feeling connected to the design community. It’s become a running joke in the office when the team sees me with my blue headphones on, they know I’m in the design podcast zone. The interviews and subjects discussed are Inspiring, interesting, moderated beautifully, with a million take aways — A must listen to if you’re a design geek like myself.
2. Thoughtful & surprising - Few interviewers in the world are as adept & patient with guests as Debbie. She asks beautifully crafted questions and patiently gives her guests the space to answer instead of rushing to the next point. Also her research on guests always uncovers the most interesting little known moments to pull on.
3. Starlee Kine Episode - Thanks you for having Starlee as a guest. I loved her Mystery Show podcast and have been waiting for new episodes to fill my feed since ! Didn’t realize it had been that long until your interview with Starlee. Maybe I should unfollow Mystery Show now that I know it won’t be back. Please let Starlee know she is missed!
4. Wow! - Debbie Millman could interview Satan and it would be charming, insightful and un-pause-able, just like the rest of her interviews. She does her homework and inspires listeners, as do her guests. At first, I thought this was gonna be a podcast about interior design (which is how/why I discovered it in the first place) but I found out that it’s really about “inner” design.
5. Great show but… - I’m a fan of the show. Full stop. That said, there’s something in this industry and in the TED-like circles that always bugs me. I recently listened to Debbie on Kara Swishers podcast and a very thoughtful listener asked a question about her obsession with other people’s failures and asked her to share one of her own. She could not. The closest thing was that she accepted a job at a corporate design company after college. I’m sorry, but that isn’t failure or even a setback. So I’m just curious why there’s so much obsession in these idea circles with failure and overcoming challenges and so little acknowledgment of the truth: some people are just LUCKY! It’s not that they have the most resilient mindset or have figured out how to get through challenges. Many times, it’s simply that they’ve lived a fortunate life where things just kind of clicked for them and there’s wasn’t much to overcome. Let me be clear…there is nothing wrong with this!! But to pretend grit and determination are the key ingredients to success is just ridiculous. Debbie and many of her guests have had a relatively smooth path with opens doors AND have made the most of it. Good for them and for her! But let’s please let’s just be honest about this reality.
6. Always Worth It! - I listen to lots of podcasts; most of them are light and funny listens that liven up chores and other mundane moments. Design Matters is different. Although it’s a fun, engaging listen, I always learn something new, or come away inspired, or both. Debbie is a gifted interviewer and creative talent in her own right, and she draws insightful conversations from her equally talented subjects. Magical!
7. The Perfect Podcast - Debbie Millman ties creativity, business, culture, and deep introspection into every interview. The people she curates are always amazing, but it's truly her voice and commitment to exploring the creative condition through a lens that's always kind, interesting, informative, and entertaining that makes the podcast special. /
8. I wish I had this podcast when I was growing up - I am a visual artist and every time I hear one of these podcasts, I get connected to a period on my life, past and present. Having an art career was a bit hard for me and in these shows you can hear so many answers to your doubts and concerns . I wish I had this resource when I was started my career, highly recommended
9. Great for technologists! - I use this podcast to balance the many tech podcasts I listen to regularly. I feel Debbie does a great job interviewing and bringing topics I would otherwise have no clue about. The design of every day things really helps to provide perspective in my career, as a father, a husband, and a human being. / recommend!
10. Deep, Insightful, Well-researched - Debbie Millman’s thorough research and thoughtful questions bring out the best in her guests. Her craftsmanship as a podcast is worthy of more attention. Her interview with Michael R. Jackson and Seth Godin are so good I had to stop what I was doing and listen. Debbie is a gem!
11. Creatives! This is great! - I'm so surprised to see fewer than , reviews for Design Matters. This podcast is excellent for anyone working in design, or interested in design. My background is architecture and graphic design, and this podcast helps me learn about a huge spectrum of creative professionals I otherwise would not have known about. Debbue Milman's interviews are in depth, she asks so many of the right questions plus extras that take the conversation in new and interesting directions..
12. A superb interviewer - She does her homework, which allows her to get through biographical information quickly and get to really great questions sooner. So even in a fairly short interview, she asks a lot of good questions. She also gives her guests time to answer: I don’t recall her ever interrupting. But what I like best is that she is a fan of her guests — so obviously respectful of them — and I think that that helps put them at ease and give rich, often extraordinary answers. To me, her interview with Massimo Vignelli is priceless because of what she brings out of him.
13. all about the debbie millman interview!!! - all i can say is it is about time someone interviewed you— debbie! please please please, roxanne, get her back in the chair for a full-on hour exploration of the amazingly swell debbie millman! you bring so much color and passion to my weeks— love you—
14. Chanel Miller - I just finished listening to the conversation with Chanel Miller. I have read her amazing book (everyone should do the same) and it is so important to continue to listen to what she has to say. She is such a strong and impressive woman who deserves to know how much we appreciate her tireless work and how much we support her. Thank you for sharing this conversation and for asking her more about herself.
15. Incredible interviews - Debbie is an AMAZING interviewer and she goes so deep with each guest that even if I’ve heard them doing the circuit I always learn something new. Many of her episodes have made me cry! She gets people to be vulnerable and reflective. There’s definitely some where I don’t vibe with the guest, usually the ones that are more specific to the design world where their work and insights don’t really seem to have broader impact or implications but there are so many good guests that it is worth it. There are some I listen to again and again.
16. The best interviews! - Debbie Millman is such an amazing interviewer! You can tell how much thought she puts into preparing for each guest. She is so eloquent and keeps a riveting conversation going for the duration of each episode. I also enjoy the wide variety of guests. I’ve been exposed to so many creatives that I might not have otherwise heard of if it weren’t for this podcast.
Inspiring Stories & Actionable Strategies. A Weekly Podcast Companion for Your Creative Career.
Release date: 2023-02-22
1. The hero’s journey and Andy J pizza - I cannot even begin to tell you how much this podcast has helped me!!! I appreciate your honesty and willingness to reveal your struggles with ADD and other things. I feel so connected to you and relate so much to the way you teach and explain things!!!! Thank you thank you thank you is all I can say! I am always waiting for the next episode to come out so I can see what you are thinking about. It NEVER fails that it’s something that is pretty close to what I’m struggling with or inspired by or better yet a new take on things that helps me see myself and the creative journey in a new light. The first time I heard you was on Art for your Ear. I have been hooked ever since. Thanks again, Andy! Happy Creating to you and your team.
2. // Happy th! - I’m so glad that this podcast exists. Episodes just keep getting better and better. Today’s episode really resonated with me. I loved hearing Sophie’s story. I recently left a career in another field to pick up the threads of my “lost” art. It’s been wonderful. It’s been frustrating. The best of times, the worst of times. And now I know why. We expect so much from ourselves and the pressure to perform can drag us away from why we are creating art in the first place. I needed to hear this from someone who is further along down the path. Thank you Andy & Sophie!
3. Pizza, creativity, and great ideas?! Sign me up! - Creativity is a funny thing. It can be fun, profoundly enriching, confusingly elusive, and oh-so frustrating. I love having other creative people around to talk to and hear what they’re exploring and experiencing with their own creative adventures, and learn about how they're solving the creativity problems they're bumping into. What Andy J. Pizza explores and shares on Creative Pep Talk definitely scratches that itch. And, I mean… who doesn’t like pizza?!
4. Lets do this! - I’ve had artist block for literally years… I just listened to the episode about how to use a formula to create work and I got so inspired and so excited and I have been using this in other areas of my life it makes me chuckle to think why I didn’t apply this to creating art/design. Recently went back to school, taking a graphic design course and felt glum about the idea of AI taking our jobs lol. But this show really lit a fire inside and I’m ready to get at it again. Thank you so much. Can’t wait to binge the other episodes.
5. The Best Advice for Creatives - I’ve been a listener now for a few years and Andy’s advice always helps pull you out of a slump—and I go through a lot of them! TMI? Anyway, the content is so eclectic, there is something for everyone, whether you need advice on how to grow followers or just figure out what project to work on next. Also, related, his courses on Skillshare are just as great. Take a listen! You won’t be disappointed.
6. Finding this felt like divine intervention - I was so over my creative practice just a few months ago. On on the verge of finally quitting once and for all, I stumbled across this podcast and it changed absolutely everything. For the first time in a long time I actually enjoy my work again (I almost forgot what that felt like)! I love starting my day with an episode and then sitting down with one of the “Call to Adventures” - really gets the creative juices flowing. Thanks for what you do!
7. I cry every episode - It’s like this guy speaks my language. I used to think I was incapable of having a successful creative practice because of my neurodiversity. But not only does he give practical and applicable advice on how to better your practice, he gives room for all the weirdly specific and spot on struggles creatives face. I thought it was just me. Now I know it’s not, and i don’t feel so isolated now. Thriving artists!
8. I feel understood as a creative!!! - Andy’s way of explaining things and relating them back to the most obscure references is so refreshing and hilarious. I’m so inspired by every episode, and I’ve been motivated to keep going in my creative business journey because of these episodes. Thank you for the hard, important and fun work you’re doing!
9. OMG where has this been!!!! - I just started listening days ago (from most resent backwards). I just listened to Art Island! I’m addicted to this podcast! As an artist (pottery & acrylic painting) my throuple and I are / years in to having an small art business. My work and my wife does up-cycling, water color, etc. So, a lot of niches in one business. I had yet to find a podcast that was relevant for us and what we do. So many have just guest speakers or are for those who are production potters, extremely talented painters, etc. I never felt O could relate. Until now! I love how Andy breaks down of each topic and the point of view he gives during every episode. It’s really opened my eyes and has me going deep with my thoughts about what I do, who I am as an artist, who I want and dream to be as an artist, and what does success look like for me. Thank you Andy & the Creative Pep Talk Crew for all you do! It’s greatly appreciated!
10. Beyond excellent for everyone - He’s funny and entertaining, yes, but this host is also genius and relatable - the bestest combo when relaying insanely valuable and most importantly, EASILY ACTIONABLE, wisdom for creatives — which is to say, everyone. The pod title is perfect — he’s your biggest cheerleader, the coach on your sideline guiding you to big goals, the dad with the biggest heart (he’s actually a dad IRL but he kinda dads us all) — so if you ever need a li’l pep talk, need to motivate, need to regain hope on your creative path, listen in and laugh and learn, and leave ready to create and succeed with a smile. Thanks a mil Mr. Pizza!!
11. Gold Mine For Creatives - When I first started listening, I made a list of episodes that were worth going back to for repeat listens—but I soon realized, there was never an episode that did not meet that criteria. Every single episode on this podcast is worth listening to multiple times. Each week I listen, I feel like I’m sitting on an absolute gold mine of creative information and inspiration. This podcast is solely what inspired me to pursue a creative career selling my own artwork and I could not be happier doing so. Andy J. Pizza is truly my hero, and I couldn’t be more thankful for the work he has put into making this podcast a reality.
12. Ok, bizarrely relatable - This is my first time hearing this podcast. Ok, I don’t know where to begin, but I want to thank this creative soul, I work through physical barriers of numbness in my arms, hands, and much more due to who knows what kind of autoimmune disorder. Needless to say, my creative journey relates to his journey. plus years of struggle process, but fulfilling filthy process. Art and life are messy, art shows me a deeper meaning in life. Which propels me to just keep swimming. Ironically, a dear artist mentor who finds my projects meaningful, suggested I find inspiration to keep going. I have found relatable “gunnie” we’re down here and their up there advice in this podcast. Right on, I am riding on in my art journey. Look forward to more gracious feedback from myself. Thanks for making this podcast!
13. Jack Black in School of Rock Vibes, But Profitable and Not Salty - Love this podcast so much! Andy J PIZZZAAA is encouraging, positive, true to himself, and his art. I always feel refreshed and less competition with others in the creative industry when I give it a listen. The vibes remind me of Jack Black in School of Rock - ready to make life fun and meaningful. Except unlike Jack Black in that movie Andy is actually paying the bills with his art so like, credibility
14. Start with Why? - Whenever someone asks me for a podcast recommendation I always ask them if they’ve listened to Creative Pep Talk. It’s fitting that the podcast with a theme song by the band Why? is the go-to listen for people trying to figure out why they’re wanting a creative career and what they can do to help them succeed. The answer lies within.
15. Creative Career Life-line - This podcast has been the missing link between what I learned during my time earning my BFA and creating work towards my career goals. I graduated from a public university in June of right as the lockdowns started. I’ve spent nearly two years wandering aimlessly with no direction on what I need to do to create work for the career I want, an imaginative realist painter for the fantasy genre. I found this podcast last month and have been listening from the beginning of this feed to around episodes in. These episodes have answered almost every question I have had about what I should do with this career field. In one month’s time, I’ve created more work in a month than I have done any other month since graduating college, I have more ideas for original works, and I finally have an actual business plan with clear goals and timelines. This hasn’t been an easy transition for me, I’m years old and am doing this as a midlife career switch. I went through college with a wife and two kids, and being the stay-at-home parent has not made work easy. I can say for sure though, that thanks to this podcast, I have found a way to make it work that I don’t know if I would have found without this podcast.
16. Best Podcast For Creatives, By Far! - As any artist knows, balancing a day job and artistic pursuits can be draining. Last year, I was looking for a podcast that could give me new outlook on my creative journey. It didn’t take long at all for this to become my favorite podcast I look forward to every week! The interviews are great and all, but honestly my favorite episodes are when I just get to hang out one-on-one with Andy J. Pizza. His message is always just what I need to hear. For example, recently I was feeling a little down because I had an interview for a job in the arts that l was really excited about, but didn’t end up getting. But then I started drawing and queued up the latest episode of Creative Pep Talk, “Return to Art Island.” Before long, I was smiling as I drew, and I had never felt prouder to be an artist. Thank you, Andy, for always being there to help me and so many others stay pepped up!
We want to teach you how to decorate! We'll help you unleash your inner decorator with interviews from interior designers, sharing the trials and triumphs from our own homes, and answering your burning decorating questions. Brought to you from the Ballard Designs team.
Release date: 2023-02-28
1. One of my favorites! - I’ve listened to every episode of How to Decorate! It makes home/interior design so fun and approachable. I am not in a financial situation to hire a designer so this podcast has helped me craft my home over time into a place I (and my husband) feel good about! I just listened to ep on Aphrochic, which prompted me to finally write a review. THANK YOU for spotlighting this important topic on the black family/culture, what home means, and the challenges faced (past and present)! Home is something I think many of us take for granted.
2. A weekly pod I look forward to! - As a -year-old just now beginning the process of decorating my own home, I find the candid interior design advice of Caroline, Taryn, and Liz to be a great weekly resource for inspiration and knowledge. Can’t wait to submit my own “decorating dilemma” one of these days!
3. Used to love… - I miss the beginning portion of the show when the hosts chat, without that they feel completely stripped of their personalities and the overall flow is just awkward. Also, I’m sorry but some of the guests are so snobby and I end up feeling like a ragamuffin for not having upholstered dining chairs or some other item that would be nice but is a luxury. One guest I did love was Liz Lidgett, she did a great job of informing without making me feel less than.
4. Love your podcast... - I love your podcast, but there is one host, in particular, that does a LOT of agreeing when the guest is talking, by making the “ah-hmm... “ah-hmm...” constantly. Episode is a great example of when I just have to stop listening. As much as I’d love to hear the entire podcast, I just can’t take her constant interruption of “ah-hmms”.
5. LOVE BUT PLEASE… - i LOVE this podcast so much. I have ONE piece of feedback to give and I promise you others feel the same- Taryn, my love you are awesome, but the reading of the Design Dilemmas is just not for you. Let the other ladies take this on! It just is very hard to listen to the choppiness. Love everything else and It is one of my go-to podcasts!!!
6. Nice guests! - I too am a design junkie and love to hear the details and insights the great design guests provide. I’ve learned lots and enjoy listening to them. However, I used to enjoy listening more frequently….The chatty part at the beginning I could do without and the hosts themselves do not seem interested either. Is this just filler? More about the guests! One of the hosts can be domineering and difficult to listen to. Embarrassing when a great guest is interrupted, and I’ve heard it often. I realize everyone has their days, but… let the guests shine.
7. Great subject matter, if you can overlook one of the hosts - As a design junkie, I thoroughly enjoy the guests and show content. They often interview designers whose work I admire, and introduce me to new ones. It’s great learning more about the design industry experts, and they often share helpful tips about their process. The show’s hosts have changed over the years and this improved the dynamic and refocused the show on design (and less on the water-cooler type gossip that used to take up a lot of time). While the other hosts are good, Taryn’s interviewing skills are lacking. She tends to be overly familiar with designers and interrupts them often with flippant comments that don’t bring value to the conversation. She also laughs loudly at inexplicable times, like when a recent designer mentioned working for her mother as part of her background experience??? It can be a real downer when you’re excited to hear from a guest and she dominates the conversation. The guests are always gracious but as a listener, I want to hear from the experts — not Taryn’s side comments. Overall a wonderful podcast if you love decorating.
8. Needs a tweak - I have been listening since the beginning. This podcast used to be a cannot miss for me…but I’ve lost a lot of love for it.I’ve been increasingly annoyed by the hosts’ lengthy, rambling, apologetic, “not-sure-what-I-want-to-ask”questions for the guests. Tighten the questions up. Be brief and to the point. Taryn uses the phrase “to your point” so often, I can’t take it. And the awkward, faked, sort of sarcastic tone she’s uses along with the obnoxious laughing needs to stop. I feel uncomfortable for the guests most of the time. Prepare good questions, ask them succinctly and stop the filler trying to be cute. Do you ever go back and listen to the production? Caroline and Liz are generally great. Also, listening to Taryn try to read the decorating dilemmas is painful.
9. Too much host talking at beginning! - I like the interviews with the pros very much but can't handle the first minutes of chit chat from hosts. Very difficult to listen to women interrupting, giggles and most importantly not interesting conversations they have. I've never written a negative review before but it's that irritating!
10. Good concept, but too long :) - Hi hi! I love the content, but I do think the time could be cut in half with a more efficient process. I think I would enjoy it more if they removed the small talk at the beginning, had only one interviewer, and left most of the dialogue to the guest. I would love to see the hour long episodes cut down to around minutes. Maybe consider editing out insignificant comments. I say all of this because I love the concept of this podcasf, and would like to see it improve I find myself fast forwarding the first fifteen / twenty minutes to get to the meat of the episodes.
11. Great content but too much chatter - I have enjoyed listening to the hosts and the guests they have on. It’s been very educational and helpful with my own design challenges! The only part that stops me from playing the podcast lately is how lengthy the chatting can be in the beginning of each episode. While I love hearing about the hosts on a personal level, I think this part could be shortened by minutes.
12. A Treadmill Must - I’ve been a devoted Ballard Designs customer for years. Although, my closest store is over an hour away, I still go regularly to see and feel all the new looks. I discovered the podcast during Covid. I listen during my min treadmill time. It’s like a lunch with your girlfriends with out the calories. I always learn something new. It has also introduced me to new Instagram accounts of the guests that you feature. I’ve recommended it to several friends as a great podcast. Thanks Ballard.
13. Like your best friends - I’m late to the party and have listened to almost all of the old episodes. I like the dynamics of both trios and think they each offer something different. I take notes, sending messages to myself with color names, names of designers, stylists and architects featured or discussed on the show. The podcast offers such a variety of pearls of wisdom. And then I follow those who I really connect with and read blog posts. If I could change something, I would add someone who may not have a career in the business, like….me! I enjoy the trials snd triumphs and the dilemmas. Keep up the good work ladies!
14. Big Karen Mooney Fan - This is my only design pod and I love it. I have learned a ton and am oddly bonded to Ballard Designs because of it. Initially Karen, Taryn and Karen struck the just right balance of chatty, funny, girl-buddy talk and real substantial design knowledge. Trials and Triumphs were sometimes eye-rolling but a great escape from the horrors of COVID and just regular horrors. Guests sounded a little bewildered, but happy they stumbled into this Ballard water-cooler chat that listeners were privy to. After hundreds of episodes and a lot of success - that initial charm has waned. Karen's sarcastic-cool-caring vibe has been replaced by Liz's super professional and polite one. So in this maturing phase of the pod, I think it's got to get tighter, less about the hosts, and more about the guests. Not as charming - but a good formula. Unless of course the original trio wants to reunite.
15. Yawn lately - I have loved your podcast and listen faithfully every week.
Love you ladies and your bubbly personalities.
Love trials and tribulations.
Love the design question at the end.
Stick to design.
Quit the reviews of books that the Ballard customer won’t read.
No more boring architects.
No more guests who take over the whole podcast.
Find guests who the Ballard customer will find interesting.
Go back and bring back old guests Your style has changed, there’s probably have as well.
Bring the life back
16. Great Hosts Incredible Information - I absolutely love this podcast! I have been listening since the beginning and feel like I have learned so much from both the Ballard ladies and the guests they interview. I was sad to see Karen go as I loved hearing her trials, triumphs, and questions but am very happy to hear about her new position and think Liz is a fabulous addition! Also, I am sure Erika Powell of Urban Grace Interiors is already on your all’s radar but if you ever want to have her on the show I would probably listen to the episode times.
Well hello there! It’s Bonnie Christine and for the past 13 years I have been consistently switching hats between artist, entrepreneur, educator and leader which leads to me where I am today. I am so excited to start sharing it with you in this podcast that I've had on my heart for years! Starting November 15th you can count on hearing from me twice a week - once on Tuesday for a shorty business breakthrough episode where I’ll share with you a simple mindset shift, habit or breakthrough that...
Release date: 2023-03-02
1. So happy to have found this! - I discovered Bonnie about two weeks ago and have since joined her immersion class. So much excitement to then find there is a podcast. After listening to episode (after being happy that I had only missed a few dozen and can fairly quickly devour the rest) I feel this amazing podcast was hatched at the perfect time. Thank you!!
2. Love love love! - I’m absolutely soaking up all the amazing and thoughtful advice that Bonnie shares in this podcast. She is one of the big influencers in the boss babe community that I feel like I can FULLY trust, and who genuinely wants the best for me. I’m learning so much from the wealth of knowledge she shares and if you’re wanting to start an artistic, creature future for yourself, or further your art career, this will be a great podcast for you to listen to! I’m putting everything I can into practice so my husband and I can quit our construction job and have job and location freedom together! I listen at work, covered in itchy insulation, all bundled up and freezing, wearing an uncomfortable respirator so I don’t inhale mold fumes, or fiber glass… and this podcast just gives me such hope that we can change our career and be happier and healthier! I’M SO EXCITED! THANK YOU BONNIE! - Jennifer Johnston
3. Refreshing, Inspiring, and Just amazing! - I love listening to all the wisdom that Bonnie Christine has to share. Her charming and happy energy is contagious. I can see how happy it makes her help others thrive, and I'm blessed to have the opportunity to listen to her podcast and do her free courses! One of my goals is to accomplish her immersion course, I'm working hard for that goal, and I can't wait to get there. I Highly recommend this podcast to everyone with a creative soul that wants to share it with the world.
4. So inspiring! - Bonnie is so generous with her story, educating others and encouraging others to be creative. This podcast is delightful to listen to, brief and focused. I devoured the Creative Live surface pattern course that she taught many years ago and am ready to explore learning illustrator on my own.
5. Bonnie is such a light to the creative world! - Thank you so much, Bonnie, for being the kind of creative who not only takes us through your journey but encourages us to feel confident about our own journey. Knowing that you’ve encountered so many obstacles and continue to push forward to pursue your dreams is so inspiring. You have such a way of sharing your story all along the way as you teach others with such a giving heart for others to bloom. I appreciate learning from you through this podcast and other avenues as well. Now that I’ve finally found clarity in how I want to use my skills to impact the world, I value your insight and the ways you seek to plant so many beautiful seeds to create a lush garden of creativity for other artists to flourish.
6. Very Motivating! - I’ve really enjoyed listening to this podcast! ! I’m an artist already, but I’m trying to pivot in a new - and scary for me - direction. Bonnie has made me feel less nervous and more confident and motivated about moving forward. I also appreciate how honest and transparent she is - whether about finances or her feelings during various stages of her career. Excited to keep listening!
7. Motivating and Helpful - I’m thankful for Bonnie’s podcasts. They have helped me get back into business planning after a slower year with a new baby. There are so many specific great ideas on organization, which I need to progress in my business. I love that she speaks with creativity in mind since I am an artist myself.
8. A Great Find for Creatives - This podcast is so well done. The topics covered are useful regardless of where you are in you’re creative journey. Bonnie is personable and open about her path and processes. The length and frequency is perfect to give you insights and inspiration along your creative journey.
9. My seconds of courage will be to go Live! - I just finished listening to episode - Learning to love going live, and I wanted to thank Bonnie for sharing her fears and how she overcame going face to face and live. Great encouragement and inspiration! I appreciate the accompanying free download live call planner. One thing I plan to do in is to take my seconds of courage and go face to face with my subscribers.
10. Unbelievably outstanding - I was excited to see there was yet one more thing to explore that Bonnie Christine brought to life. I was expecting it to be good before I even listened to it and then, I was wowed yet again. I cannot believe the value in each episode. I had to stop myself while I was binge listening because there’s no way you can absorb all of this in a couple days but at the same time, how can you stop?! It’s tip after tip, life lesson after life lesson, therapy, relaxation, creativity massage, all at once. And then, she goes and brings in her mastermind group, and then she brings in Lisa Jacobs (her analogies stole my heart and mind!)… need I say more? I will have to listen to it all over again once I’m done because each word inspires me deeply in a way that’s hard to describe. Do yourself a favor and listen for yourself! Thank you Bonnie, yet again, for being unbelievably outstanding!
11. So much great business knowledge for creatives!! - Bonnie Christine’s professional creative business transparency model is so amazing! I’m on the edge of my seat waiting for the next episode and have already used several of the freebies! Thank you, Bonnie Christine! Adding to this review on // - I find myself going back and forth between listening to be a creative entrepreneur and thinking - maybe I want to be a part of Team Bonnie one day!! I love, LOVE the way you run your business with transparency, gratitude, intention, and a focus on what you believe in.
12. The podcasts are so helpful BUT… - Can I suggest potential idea for one of the podcasts? I am a Designer that has always worked within a company. My trepidation of going freelance is the nuts and bolts of the business side. What business software do I use for billing? Contracts? Scope of project templates, etc. I have more anxiety being prepared for those events than the actual designing. ;-)
13. LOVE!!! Always encouraging and inspiring! - Bonnie, I took Immersion and have been listening to your teaching ever since. I adore you! Your voice is so soothing and I always come away inspired!! Your humility and transparency make you a phenomenal mentor. I see the Lord all the time in the wisdom you share and your inspiring gentle spirit. I had to step away from Flourish for awhile but I am delighted to be able to hear you weekly via this podcast. You have opened my eyes to so many things I want to pursue!! Thank you for being a blessing, you have played a key role in the revival of the dreams in my heart.
14. Honored to Listen - I was hooked from the first podcast! I already know that Bonnie is generous with her knowledge and sharing her story because I’ve taken some of her free classes and used many of her resources. I’m not sure how it’s even possible, but this podcast gives even more! Bonnie breaks down her journey and goals in detail by sharing personal stories, business secrets, with specific numbers. It’s eye opening and so empowering! I finish each podcast motivating to take action with my own goals. Did I mention there are downloads too! Visit BonnieChristine.com to find even more resources that correspond to her podcasts! I am truly honored to listen and learn!
15. Excellent content! Helpful, informative and motivational great freebies! - Over the last ten years, Bonnie has developed an impressive array of business insight and expertise through hard work and hard knocks. She is a gifted teacher with a huge heart, as demonstrated time and again through her willingness to share her knowledge FAR above and beyond what anyone might expect a virtual mentor to bestow upon potential competitors… especially FREE! I have been following Bonnie for years and have benefitted from several of her courses, but it’s amazing how much more I’ve already learned from just a few episodes of this podcast. If you are a creative and/or an entrepreneur and have not yet tuned in, do yourself a favor, SUBSCRIBE and listen, TODAY!
16. Squirrel syndrome! - I binge listened to Bonnie’s entire podcast series while driving from Texas to West Virginia over winter break and was waiting for this episode to be available. Right at the beginning she nailed the reason for yearly planning. As a creative, I’m completely susceptible to the many ideas becoming the squirrel syndrome. I’m making a huge shift from teaching in higher ed, back to a focus on my own creative work this year. This is perfect timing! I just got Lisa’s book in the mail and love this description of a planning process that other creatives use. Big paper. Pen to paper. I’ve already mapped out my first months but excited to review and add from what I’m learning here. You can teach an old dog new tricks…if they are willing to learn And thanks so much for your generosity in sharing your processes, financials, everything! My new favorite podcast
17. I’m obsessed! - I’m now going through the available episodes for the second time. Bonnie, you have me completely STOKED to build my biz! My husband is a process improvement professional and is SOO impressed with the freebies that you supply. He held up the Path to Success page, and said “If you follow this process exactly, you WILL hit your goals”. He’s already planning to build my workshop when I hit my second goal! You are giving so much valuable information and INSPIRATION. Thank you so much! All creative business hopefuls should listen.
Dear Alice is an Interior Design podcast brought to you by Jessica Bennett and Suzanne Hall, the spunky geniuses behind Alice Lane Interior Design. These two ladies break down the highest end of the design and interior fashion world through their beautiful lifestyle approach with a heaping dose of wit and taste.
Release date: 2023-03-02
1. Love All Angles - I absolutely adore you ladies! From the first episode I listened to, I was instantly impressed, hooked & inspired. Coming from a background with a career in multiple design areas, now in construction project management to currently working my way into lead interior designer for a wonderful small business in Chicago suburbs. My commute to & from work usually consists of listening to your podcast. Thank you for putting your beautiful work into the universe & sharing it with us!
2. Tone deaf - I really love love following Alice Lane interiors, the shop, the podcast etc…it’s all beautiful work produced by clearly very talented women. But ladddddddies I can’t count the amount of times I've listened, winced, and thought “did they really just say that?” From the completely inaccurate and offensive use of the phrase “me too” (note: it’s not about a cafe rio) to the most recent episode which stated “we’ve never seen women marching in the streets and distrusting our leaders like they were in the ’s” …. Well, it all just comes across as very out-of-touch. I personally don’t mind the “elitist” side of the podcast (they’re allowed to speak to a millionaire market and there is more than enough diy/affordable home content out there ) but the frequent misogyny-enabling undertones is disappointing and I think the brand could be eeeeeven more successful if they looked a bit more outside the utah/lds mindset.
3. I wish I could listen…. - I wish I could enjoy this podcast because so much of the content is really helpful on some level, however the general elitism and judgement of homes without every Alice Lane approved design detail (and budget) is nauseating. Constantly reminding us that we should look “successful” just speaks to a showy, Utah attitude which does not align with my priorities. Also I wish Jesse would clear her throat once in a while and use another phrase besides “I love that.”
4. I’m notes every single episode! - This is the only podcast that I find myself pausing over and over to jot down notes. I’m finding beautiful things to give as gifts on AliceLane.com Beautifully curated items and the podcast is just so full of info. Thank you for putting the time in to this! The question answer format is awesome. I also love the episodes where you specify measurement guidelines.
5. Simpatico! - I’m a designer and my training is simply my life experience. I don’t have any credentials. I love listening to you all because it is so affirming. I agree with so many of the things you say and my name is Jessica and I feel like Jessica is my long lost cousin/sister! I too love watching movies in bed and licorice! You have even affirmed my guilty pleasure! Thank you, thank you, thank you for your wisdom, wit and wonderful design! P.S. I recently bought the blue and white dragon vase and I am constantly complimented on it. It is difficult to find unique pieces. I too am always forging for branches with friends from our yards (and maybe others!) and this vase displays them magically. Thank you!
6. Love your podcast… especially the Oscar Yague episode! - I love Thursdays because it means a new Dear Alice episode! As a fan of everything Spain, I was so excited to hear your latest guest, Barcelona’s Oscar Yague. Love all of the wisdom he shared about entertaining and plan to put his advice to use this holiday season. Thanks for a great interview and keep up the good work! Abbey
7. % of us listening aren’t doing a new build - Wonderful podcast. Love the tips and banter. Please consider that most of us aren’t doing a new build. We need tips for living within the space we have. I’d love to use your services but feel that the podcast tells most of us we can’t afford you. Otherwise amazing listen.
8. Pretentious, Condescending & Rude - In a world filled with negativity, I look to design as an escape and as a positive outlet. I love design and really gave this podcast a shot, hoping it would improve; after all, you don’t always love the teacher but they may have a lot of helpful information to teach you. But while these women offer plenty of expertise in the field, they’re just incredibly rude. People from all demographics and income levels are listening, but they mock what people choose to do in their own homes simply because they believe it’s not on trend. And while that may or may not be true, people spend their hard-earned money on these projects. Saying things like, “I’ve seen homes where people actually do this” and go on to talk about how awful it is is so marginalizing and rude. How absolutely condescending and pretentious to laugh at what someone loves in their home. Talking about how false brick is like people with veneers on their teeth because you can tell they’re fake? Really? You’re here to offer advice, not bully people. There’s such a better way to go about offering a “lifestyle approach” to design and this is not it. Also making fun of brands that don’t align with their style or luxury price point (a price point that the majority of people cannot comfortably afford) is absolutely unprofessional and immature. The snobbery is just off the charts. Just because you can afford a $ mini lamp and “real cedar” on the exterior of your home doesn’t make you better than everyone else. I guess this is an ugly side effect of finding success but these women would do well to find some humility. I’m truly so shocked this podcast has so many positive reviews.
9. Home decor junkie - I am obsessed with this podcast! I found it about months ago and started with episode and caught up in no time at all. These are amazing and funny. I have learned so much through listening to them talk among themselves. Suze has incredible insight and has given me much to think about in the way of adding art to my home - something I found intimidating. Cory asks the questions I would ask myself if I were in the room and Jess always makes sure when they are using industry terminology to unpack what they mean to the rest of us. If they could open a store in the Boston area I would be a happy girl!! Thanks for all your episodes and sharing your lives with us. (Esp loved the episode with Jess and her hubs) also, your story of creating Alice Lane is inspiring. Taking a leap of faith is scary and in this case, incredibly rewarding / successful. Blessings to all of you
10. Love it, Informative - Kudos to you three making this podcast! I’m obsessed and binge listened to so many episodes.. didn’t quite like the Adam-interview-wife one that much - a bit contrived. But please know you are so loved! It’s not going to please everybody and it’s not supposed to. You don’t need millions to create a beautiful home and I think that message has been conveyed in each episode. “Like” in between sentences is also endearing :) keep up the great work, thank you Alice Lane.
11. Toooo many “likes” - I’ve learned so much from this podcast and The owner of Alice Lane is witty, funny and seems to love the lifestyle she’s selling. However, it is so painful listening to one of the hosts using “like” in between each word and the condescending attitude. As if we’re all a bunch of morons and they’re the only cool kids on the block who know anything about style and “the people” are idiots. I know this is a podcast for millionaires, but some people are listening who only have a , sq ft million dollar home on a / of an acre and don’t want to feel like trailer trash bc we’re not living in a million dollar house with , dollar lighting budget.
12. Dear Alice - The newest episode with Jess and Adam is absolutely wonderful. I should not be surprised that Adam is as charming and gracious as Jess. They are such a beautiful example of a great partnership in life and business. Their conversation was so inspiring, I’ve listened to it three times. The more I know about Alice Lane and the more beautiful items I add to my home from their store, the more I love them!!
13. Obsessed! - I look forward to the consistency of the weekly episodes. Jess & Sue make interior design feel approachable and make me feel excited to live better (or as Jess would say; successful!). It’s nice to see interiors a little different now but also appreciate my personal style. Thank you Jess, Sue and of course Corey!
14. Please introduce yourselves - I have been listening to the podcast a lot and I know who the hosts are, but I feel an intro would be nice. Sometimes I listen and then minutes in I hear a man speaking. And I think he’s the only one I actually know by name, but it just comes out of nowhere. I listen to the Ballard Designs podcast religiously and feel like I actually know who’s talking and can relate to them bc of the intro. Just a thought.
15. Fun and Informative a Love! - I enjoy listening to all on this pod. and I love your voices Jessica, Suzanne and Cory. You guys crack me up a lot. I get loads of info. on your design process, and yes unfortunately products that stand the test of time are usually more expensive but can still be found in different price brackets nowadays for all price levels of design. I do think any advice you receive from this pod can be adapted to any level of design anywhere in any style. I love binge listening which is what I’m doing now and I’m so happy I found it bc I enjoy Design/fashion so much and there’s only so many to listen too. I absolutely LOVE the pics on your IG and portfolio and the Kennedy kitchen was a fav of mine the whole project practically I adore Kelly Wearstler (who doesn’t) and that bathroom mirror that wallpaper the bathroom knobs the tile layout and the paneling up the stairs OMG and the dark sexy fireplace room I really liked it. I loved everything in that kitchen minus the black/white kitchen chairs used at the table that was next to that gorgeous orange bench. Sorry those clunky chairs just didn’t fit that beautiful scene. Chairs aren’t ugly just didn’t fit my eye. Thank-You so much for sharing everything with us! We people behind keyboards anonymously can be mean so don’t listen to the bad unless it’s constructive of course lol !
16. Smart, funny, talented girls! Great podcast - I read through the reviews and I agree with the majority of people. I think Jess & Sue are great! I’m listening to an interior design podcast to hear two incredible designers talk about their craft, and that’s exactly what you get! Sorry people, but this isn’t a DIY podcast. It’s also NOT a podcast about mixing high end and low end in your home. Do you go to a Chinese restaurant wondering where the Greek food is? No. Why are there complaints about these women not catering to everyone’s needs? This podcast is simply about interior design through the eyes of Alice Lane and how they typically go about business. I also love their sense of humor. Neither one of them try to walk on egg shells. They’re themselves, and that seems to be pretty rare these days! I cannot wait for the day that I use them for my own home. stars, girls! Keep it up : )
17. MY YEAR OLD IS MORE EMOTIONALLY INTELLIGENT - I don’t know where to start! Such rude, snobby, condescending attitudes. They talk as though there weren’t thousands of people from all walks of life listening. If I didn’t know better I’d think it was a conversation that was taped when they didn’t know anyone was listening. Laughing and mocking styles that they don’t like, acting like every house should be a new build, presuming everyone wants or can throw hundreds of thousands into design. I tried to like this podcast but I will NEVER listen again. The absolute worst podcast hosts. They should be embarrassed by their behavior.
A lovingly crafted podcast that reveals the stories behind the world's most recognizable and interesting sounds.
Release date: 2023-02-22
1. Fascinating stuff! - The thing I admire about this podcast is that if you are in the sound industry in some fashion, you’ll find it interesting on one level and if you are just your average, Joe or Jayne, who doesn’t have any professional experience with sound, you’ll find it completely interesting on a different level. it’s just cool stuff!
2. Really fun podcast - Of all the podcasts I listen to, this one is the most fun. I love sound design, and Dallas does a fantastic job of exploring it from all angles. It’s very well produced, both from a sound and content perspective. My one wish is that it would go deeper on technical topics, at least occasionally.
3. Dallas, you sound like a robot - As a sound designer and musician for many years, I love finding podcasts that dive deep into the world of sound. , Hz explores great topics, shines a light on some very esoteric developments and inventions throughout the years, and helps the average listener just how important sound is to their world….but that’s who this podcast is for: the average listener. If you’re a professional, than there is a high chance you’ve heard these stories before, whether through publications, interviews, or academics. If you’re new and curious to this world, this podcast is a good primer. Unfortunately, my biggest gripe is Dallas Taylor’s narration. His cadence and the timbre of his voice make him sound EXACTLY like that robotic voiceover voice heard on countless TikTok videos. It’s completely unlistenable and breaks the experience for me. Dallas, dude, your podcast is great, but maybe hire someone else for the voiceover work, eh?
4. Dallas describes the soundtrack to our lives - For as long as I can remember, I have wondered why all the sounds in our environment exist, from bird languages to the often painful warning noises employed by various devices. As a person who has difficulty dealing with loud noise, it helps me process some of this chaos and put it into order. Thanks, Dallas, and thank you so much for having Kirk Hamilton from Strong Songs on your show. He has helped me understand music. Victoria
5. Such a masterfully made, super entertaining show! - I absolutely love this show! The stories behind sounds, sound designers, and the people involved in making iconic auditory elements that surround us each day are fascinating! If you haven’t tried this show yet and you have any appreciation for your ears you should just subscribe right now!
6. Not really a podcast for people - It’s more of just Dallas padding his resume. The spirit of the show…I don't know if its changed or its always been this way. But it isn’t for Dallas to help educate others about the weird and cool world of sound. It’s about selling his company and his team’s skills to others in the industry. Kind of a big let down…
7. The Incredible Stories of Our Favorite Sounds - Twenty Thousand Hertz is a gem of a podcast. If you are a person who experiences the world auditorily, there is something for you here. Dallas and his team cover everything from film scores to sound design to bird calls to foley artists to the (now less) mysterious Windsor Hum. This podcast not only makes you more aware of the sounds you hear every day but also helps you to recognize and appreciate them. As a trained musician, I like to think I am sensitive to sound in general. But I learn something new about myself or the world around me from every single well-researched, beautiful-sounding episode.
8. Classy and Knowledgeable! - The creator/ narrator of this podcast (Dallas) is precise with his delivery and immediately grabs the listeners attention. His subject matter chosen is dissected in such a a way that masterful surgeon would appreciate. If you are looking for entertainment and education delivered in a consistently delightful manner, , is for you!! I only wish they dropped weekly. Nonetheless, stars!
9. So enjoyable - I love having mind-blown moments noticing and learning about little things we may usually barely notice but that are omnipresent and affect our lives. There’s a lot of that in this podcast. There’s a great mix of science and nostalgia and human interest and sometimes a little mystery. If you like pi, or Song Exploder, definitely give this a try.
Business of Home's host Dennis Scully interviews thought leaders, entrepreneurs, and creatives about the changes and challenges facing the interior design community.
Release date: 2023-02-27
1. Industry insight and inspiration - I love the diversity of guests… from retailers to manufacturers…. Interior designers to trade-representatives. BOH and the BOH Podcast reveal a much larger industry and how connected we all are. It’s inspiring to see all the talent and that there are so many avenues to be creative in the home industry. I make sure that all my clients (designers) know about BOH!
2. Best of Interior Design Industry Podcasts - Hosted by Dennis Scully who asks the intelligent, forward thinking and thought-provoking questions that the entire industry grapples with, The Business of Home podcast is simply the first show that should be on the list that designers, vendors and the curious listen to weekly. He’s always one step ahead, and the audience is pretty much guaranteed “aha” moments in every episode. On top of that, Scully adds humor and a light touch that keeps the conversation from getting stale and continually opens doors. Listen on!
3. Relevant and energizing!!! - Fantastic podcast! I just finished listening to Grant Trick’s episode and the conversation was educational and inspirational. I help to manage a custom furniture manufacturing factory, therefore I deeply relate to Mr. Trick’s supply chain issues and vendor challenges. Dennis is a fantastic interviewer, leading the conversation along with natural journalistic abilities. I can’t wait to stream all of the episodes as I drive to and from Claremont North Carolina.
4. Enjoyable! - During this pandemic, I have become an avid listener because the content is spot on and Dennis is an excellent host! I know they are interviews but at times it can get like I am eavesdropping on a really fun conversation with folks who know just what they are talking about. Rare but welcomed. Keep up the good work!
5. A NPR style podcast for design industry! - Insightful podcast on the broader design industry. Dennis is an excellent host and interviewer. He’s up there with Terri Gross of NPR (high praise in my book!), in terms of his research, thoughtful questions and ability to get his guests talking. I particularly enjoy the variety of guests, which represent multiple facets of the industry - from executives of vendors and retailers to storied designers. As the name of the publication / podcast imply, listeners not only receive a personal / professional background of the guests but also an in-depth view on their business, its history, current challenges, business strategy and new ventures. As a former finance professional turned interior designer (McGovern Project), it helps me to get a broader perspective on the overall industry - changing business models, industry headwinds/tailwinds, and operational challenges. It’s also helpful to hear guest’s view on the broader market segmentation of key players. (Dennis I’m sure would admit he might be slightly obsessed with RH or at least his guests view on their disruption to the industry and rightfully so as it often leads to insightful commentary on the balance of good design / quality / price. First time listener? My favorite interviews to date include:
Vendors: Sunbrella, Schumacher
Designers: Gauchot Studios, Dan Rak (another career switcher!), Novogratz
Industry: Kaitlin Peterson (Editor in Chief, BoH)
6. Love, love, love! - I am a design student and I just looove this podcast. Dennis Scully is such a great host. He always sounds so charming, genuinely curious and interested in his guests. I find the insights into the working world of design fascinating and love all the unusual stories and tidbits he gets. Huge fan and only wish I had more time to listen to more!
7. Episode Was A Rollercoaster Of Emotions - I really appreciate when guests speak with candor on BOH. I especially love it when guests are ready to let their opinions fly no matter how divisive. Stephane Silverman’s episode had me cheering him on and them cursing his name. When he said he didn’t see designers as retailers, I know what he meant, but he was definitely coming for designers. When he said that the reason we keep coming back to pricing is because we know something isn’t sitting right, he wasn’t wrong. A lot of feelings in just one episode, and I was here for it.
8. Worth a listen! - Dennis is a true professional. He comfortably leads guests through the interview process and keeps the audience hooked and wondering what the next question will be. I work in healthcare and have learned so much about the design profession. Thank you Dennis for a fascinating look at the inside of this industry!
9. A must PODCAST for anyone interested in Home industry - Dennis Scully is an amazing host and I love listening every week. There is a wonderful variety of industry leaders, creatives and designers all who are influential in the home industry. It’s been a wonderful resource for what’s happening now and next. I find it informative, entertaining and inspiring.
10. This American Life with Ira Glass meets AD! - Has this parallel already been drawn a hundred times? I really do mix their voices up in my head sometimes when I read anything they write… Really because - While the episodes keep you informed about the industry and the evolving design landscape, they are thought provoking stories about actual human beings. Also is there anything better than an enthusiastic, charming, well informed host? If you don’t listen for the literary journalism - do it for the knowledge. You’ll stop having to fake nod to your boss and Google later as much. Inspiring. Reminds me why I love design. Dennis Scully possesses the curiosity & enthusiasm that the world is in far too short supply of. Love!
11. Informative and Thoughtful - I feel like this show could be renamed the “Pleasure of Home” because I so enjoy it, and… aren’t we all just obsessed with every dimension of design for the home?! Thank you BOH and Dennis for this wonderful podcast. I’m coming to it a few years behind (wish I’d discovered it sooner!) but excited for all the content to come. Cheers!
12. Valuable insights with an entertaining Delivery - The range of subjects and Industry professionals is exceptionally developed into amazing stories that are inspiring. Dennis’ ability to draw out insights and perspectives across different disciplines is a talent worth celebrating. Thank you for making my morning walks go by so fast as I am engaged in the dialogue and the lessons I learn.
13. Must listen to podcast - Business of Home podcast is my go to every week to stay on the pulse of our industry. Dennis is such a gentleman and brilliant interviewer, his conversations just flow and he’s very nimble at switching gears. I always highly recommend this podcast if anyone asks me what I listen to.
14. A MUST listen for anyone interested in design - This is my first review of a podcast and I listen to.a.lot.of.podcasts! As someone in the Design field and always learning more, Dennis Scully will make you not able to get out of your car. You will leave every podcast feeling smarter, more informed and eager to learn more.
15. Scully’s Way - Beyond Dennis Scully’s melodious voice, he gives his guests space to speak. Using questions as launchpads, the conversation is never stagnant and continues to build. Not only does Dennis’s history in the industry come through, it is obvious he does his homework prior to each show.
16. Interesting and relevant - This podcast is an education. Dennis Scully asks real questions and gets business owners in an industry full is PR to talk about real challenges and not just fluff. The Business Of Home as a media outlet continues to grow in importance to me and I refer and recommend to their efforts regularly!
17. Trust the BoH - I love this podcast! The big-picture approach to our industry has been so enlightening. Sometimes I see a guest on the description and think, “maybe I will skip this one, I don’t think that is going to be relevant to me”... then I end up listening with rapt attention. I have gained perspective from every single guest. BoH does a fantastic job selecting and interviewing these guests. Lesson learned: trust the BoH to bring stellar content I didn’t even know I wanted.
Hosts Claire Mazur and Erica Cerulo, who you might know as the co-founders of the website Of a Kind (RIP!) or the co-authors of the book Work Wife, are all about discovery and enthusiasm. We've heard this weekly podcast described as a 'unique mix of urgent discussions of non-urgent things and thoughtful discussions of important, and often otherwise ignored, things,' and we're very much on board with that take.
Release date: 2023-02-27
1. Makes Me Smile Every Monday - I actually look forward to Mondays now because a new episode will be released! Erica and Claire are easily the highlight of my dreary Monday morning commute that I’ve found to be not so dreary anymore! I find myself laughing and smiling while listening! I’m so happy I found this podcast and highly recommend!
2. Fine and usually entertaining, but - The hosts are my age and I relate to a ton of their conversation touchpoints/references, which is refreshing. It gets a little too cutesy sometimes (Michigan Star and the latest Cringe episode come to mind). Claire specifically has a mean girl streak. I keep listening but sometimes have to remember to not roll my eyes.
3. A fun podcast for anyone interested in general lifestyle into - Claire and Erica have created a fun podcast with lifestyle information that can include entertainment, home, fashion, shopping, etc. without being “influencer-like.” Just a nice conversation between friends that we get to listen in on. Really interesting interviews too.
4. Can’t tell the hosts apart - I really with Claire and Erica would use each other’s names more often because I can’t tell who is who, and this kept me from connecting to the podcast more. I do like the topics discussed, and I listen to many podcasts with two female hosts, but this prevents me from being a regular listener.
5. My favorite, bar none - A Thing Or Two has become my favorite podcast (and newsletter!) over the last several years. I love every single type of show from Thingies episodes to guest interviews to discussions on important topics like the decision to become a mother or how to be more conscious about where one spends their money. The dynamic between Claire and Erica makes it so much fun to listen to and I love hearing from them on anything and everything. I appreciate the work they put into this content so much and will always be happy to support whatever they’re up to however I can!
6. Slowly losing me - I have listened to this pod since Of a Kind Days and have found their recommendations so helpful and content fun and easy to listen to. As of late, however, it’s hard to discern what is sponsored content and what are genuine recommendations/life tips/etc. I feel like this pod is slowly becoming one long advertisement. Maybe it’s pandemic media fatigue but something has changed and I’m less excited about new episodes.
7. I get so excited when there’s a new episode - Claire and Erica always seem to talk about exactly what’s on my mind. Their banter really makes me feel like I’m hanging out with friends. I’ve purchase SO many of their gift recommendations - they’re always on top of the latest and greatest. Such a fun listen. A
8. Like listening to your best friends - This show is my new favorite! (that emoji is for Claire and a deep cut ) I’ve been bingeing past episodes for weeks and feel like Claire and Erica are my best friends. They are funny, thoughtful, informed and insightful. Even when I may not relate to a topic, I find so much value in listening and learning and laughing along. I only wish I had found this when Of a Kind was still around because I always find myself wanting the products they feature Thank you for such a great podcast!
9. Modern woman’s guide to life - I absolutely love listening to Claire and Erica. I always feel more informed and cultured after I’ve listened to an episode- like I’m in on all the secrets of being a modern, cool woman. They’re hilarious, clever, smart, sassy, and knowledgeable, and honestly I wish they would just life coach me. This is hands-down my favorite podcast.
10. If you enjoy self obsessed women who take themselves extremely seriously - Then this is the podcast for you! I’m exactly the brand of creative class, urban dwelling elder millennial that makes up the target demographic for this podcast, and even I am rolling my eyes too much to listen to it. Subscribe if: you like listening to someone speak at length about their toddler’s Autumn Look in a way that isn’t funny enough for their listeners to tell if they’re joking, and if you don’t mind the hypocrisy of hearing someone say they’re ashamed to talk about doing Whole because they’re not into the “branding” but will do an ad for Best Fiends in the same episode.
11. Everything I never realized I wanted to know - Claire and Erica always manage to come up with topics I didn’t realize I desperately wanted to know more about, making each episode a delightful surprise. This is one of the only podcasts I listen to religiously...I hope C & E never stop making content!
12. All the best things - I’ve been subscribing to Claire and Erica’s newsletter since they were still at of a kind, and I’ve always loved it because they always know all the best stuff! Great interviews, too, I especially love the one they just did with Jenna Wortham and Kimberly Drew, co-authors of “Black Futures”.
13. Joy. Comfort. Highly Recommend! - I’m getting SO MUCH JOY out of this podcast. I’m late to the party, I just started listening at the end of . I find comfort going into a deep dive on something that brings me joy and listening to these two talk about products, humans, culture, or rituals that are piquing their interest provides ENDLESS, positive internet deep dives. I am inspired by their intellect and passion. I adore their friendship and even their family relationships exude warmth and humanity. They are positive, powerful and inspiring women who are giving me a lot of aspects of happiness in a time where it’s hard to feel newness and excitement.
I’m so glad I stumbled upon this show. Enjoying the backlog of shows from the past few years as I catch up. Highly recommend!
14. Claire and Erica are the best! - This is one of my favorite podcasts! Claire and Erica have impeccable taste, a lovely friendship, and very cool friends/interviewees. They have such a wide purview (everything from snacks to racial justice) but manage to make even the most random topics (vacuums?!) compelling. Do not sleep on this one!
15. Conscious Consumerism - I am a big fan of the banter between these two - you can tell how close they are and how unforced the conversation is. I like the way they interview thoughtfully (great interview of the Sommalier) and are open to interacting with their fans. When they promote products they emphasize shopping small and shopping diverse. Would be great if more people stressed the method of purchase and not just the purchased item itself.
16. Like the best chat with friends - This podcast is borderline dangerous to listen to while driving because I always want to write down a book recommendation or make note of a new recipe. I highly recommend listening to this podcast with a friend group so that you can chat about the chat after listening each week. Highly recommend this warm and funny podcast.
17. Love this podcast - I look forward to Erica and Claire discussing what’s on their mind every week. I usually find myself going down a rabbit hole of links after each episode. From the importance of a good mug during a pandemic, what to read and how to support the BLM movement, their discussions are a great break from the depressing news of . Thank you!
Hosted by beloved design-insider Michael Boodro, The Chairish Podcast looks behind the glamour of the interior design industry at a time when all aspects of the business, from sourcing to marketing to client communication to underlying business models are undergoing rapid disruption. Drawing on experience and insights from today’s top practitioners, including leading designers, architects and manufacturers, this podcast is an essential tool for interior design professionals. Hosted on Acast. ...
Release date: 2023-03-01
1. So Interesting! - This podcast is so interesting if you love interior design. I don’t listen to the ones that are more about the business, because I am just a homeowner, but the ones about aesthetics and sustainability are really great. I have added a lot of the designers interviewed to my Instagram feed so I can get ideas from their beautiful work.
2. Love this podcast! - Michael is a fantastic host and these podcasts keep me informed on the industry. The subject matters are always really interesting and engaging and the guests bring extremely diverse perspectives to the table. I haven’t found a podcast like this one before and I am excited to keep listening!
3. Phenomenal resource - The Chairish podcast is hosted by Michael Boodro and is a must for anyone even remotely connected to the design industry. Michael’s wit, incisive questions, and ability to guide the conversation to the topic at hand is a treat. His guests are well-rounded and bring a variety of perspectives to the table. I always come away from the conversations with new gems to consider. Looking forward to many more!
4. Charming, sophisticated and practical - I don’t know how a podcast can do all three in one, but leave it to Michael Boodro! I’m not a designer but rather someone who loves interiors and design and is trying to sidestep my way into this world. The business/industry topics are current and easy to understand. Michael talks to the most fascinating people - from the punk rocker to the symphony orchestra member - ends of the design spectrum. He is such a great interviewer. Funny & intimate, Michael is able to bring up challenging topics (such as diversity in recruiting and hiding) in such an open but kind manner (“this is not an accusation- listen - we can ALL do better”). It feels like having coffee with your most interesting friends. Bravo Chairish and Michael!
5. Self-involved and out of touch - Some of the episodes were OK to have on in the background (read: inoffensive enough as background noise) but today the most recent episode just became too much when the designer guests began lamenting that they didn’t get free reign by clients to do whatever they pleased, and that this must be due to the “sad” fact that designers are not “respected like doctors and attorneys.” This is a classist, out of touch, self-involved waste of time.
6. Great, Informative and Interesting! - First and foremost , I am a homemaker that enjoys just that ... making my home . Comfortable, calm , pleasant , functional, and pleasing are the things I strive for daily . I have somewhat of an art background yet, have never heard of most of the people being interviewed. I’m not in that tax bracket and am busy raising my family . The show is approachable , gives tips that can be applied to various forms of life , and is a great listen if you enjoy learning how successful people become that way and ways to approach your home and life . Big Fan ! And binge listening while spring cleaning and getting wonderful inspiration:)
7. Fabulous from start to finish - I am a huge fan of the Chairish site and podcast.
The host of the podcast - Michael Boodro - is knowledgeable, charming, well-connected and fun! Some of my favorite episodes have been with Rita Konig (“tables, lamps and chairs”), how to get a book published and the -year anniversary of Million Dollar Decorators. Thank you!
8. Top Notch Podcast: Dishy/On Trend/Factual/Fun - Michael Boodro is the epitome of a gracious host because he makes his bracing most of every minute with all his guests; and he elevates each topic in a way that perches the listener as a fly on the wall in a really lively and especially productive private design meeting. Anna Brockway has built a brand that delivers more than just beautiful things. A memorable experience with equally lovely intangibles is part of Chairish that just can’t be easily replicated. And their Podcasts are a cornerstone of that specialness. I am a total believer. I even love the energetic whimsy of the Chairish Podcast theme music. My favorite way to listen is waking up super early and listening to a Chairish Podcast with a cup of coffee by the light of an antique lamp while the rest of the family still sleeps. A stylish beginning to any day. “What else do we have besides every day.” Joan Didion
9. Show Notes - I loved the first show I listened to but if they don’t start adding show notes I might go crazy and then won’t be able to listen anyhow. Please, can you add notes? All the paint colors... . (Okay, not every single one, but some of those whites, the color the female designer has in her room, etc.) Thanks! Great show!
Windowsill Chats is a podcast for artists and creatives who are curious about what it's like to live, work & walk a creative path. You'll find honest stories, refreshing tips, artistic business advice and real conversations with global artists & makers just like you. Host Margo Tantau, a 30+ year Creative Director, Product Designer & maker, is a cheerleader for your success. Come grab a cuppa & join her in her sunny windowsill.
Release date: 2023-03-01
1. Perfect to fuel your creativity! - I absolutely love listening to this and Margot does a great job of graciously hosting her guests. She has such a wealth of knowledge and I love hearing about how all of these other creatives have found their way in making their passion their business. I look forward to every episode!
2. Don’t miss out on this gem of a podcast! - I’ve been binging ALL of the episodes - thank you, thank you Margo for taking the leap to host this podcast. The knowledge, insights, and experiences you and your guests share as creatives and travelers through this life are a breath of fresh air and inspiration to me. We aren’t alone in this world and you will definitely feel like you’re enjoying a cup a coffee sitting across from a friend.
3. Thank you - Thank you Margo. I love this podcast! I look forward to it every week. I’ve made art my whole life and have always been told I can’t do it as a career. But now I feel like I discovered this parallel universe where all these people are making a career out of art making. It’s so inspiring to me. So much gratitude to have found this!
4. It’s Such a Joy to Listen to this Podcast! - “Windowsill Chats” is one of my favorite podcasts. Margo and her guests make me not only feel connected with art, but connected with people whom I have never met. I appreciate the conversations about where each artist came from, how they got where they are, and what they are doing now—and plan to do in the future. It’s both fascinating and inspiring. There’s insight about creativity, but also about life and how to live a happy and joyful existence. I wish I had this podcast when I was in art school years ago. Thank you for sharing this for all of us to absorb.
5. Windowsill Chats - I have listened to every episode of Margo’s chats. She engages with each interviewee in a relaxed conversation, where I’m either learning something new, or nodding in agreement that I, too, have had a similar experience. I also have to add that an interviewer’s voice can either make, or break, whether I listen, and Margo’s voice is always so welcoming!
6. So inspiring! - I’ve been meaning to leave a review for a long time and it always slips my mind - embarrassing to admit that. The episode I listened to today () was extra special and really got to me. I just knew I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to thank Margo and her guest Beth for their generous info and inspiring chat. Guess who’s going to be writing some emails and beefing up their bio? ;) Margo - your podcast has kept me company during many hours of handiwork. I truly appreciate what you do to bring illuminating conversations and guests to those of us that soak it all in. Thank you!
7. Fabulous!! - I save my windowsill chat podcasts for a time when I will not be interrupted, my commute to work or a long walk. As a health professional working with the elderly, I hear the wonderful personal stories they share, and the dreams they wish they had acted upon. It is inspiring to listen to creatives who believe in themselves and their talent. I am creative, a music therapist and a dabbler in many art forms. Water color class led to mixed media, which led to rug punch and now needle felting. And you know what- it is OK. I have heard your guests share similar creative journey’s. Thank you for the investment you are making to share their stories.
8. Window Sill Chats - Window Sill Chats is my go to listen while working in my studio. Margo is a fantastic interviewer and every guest has such a wealth of information. I have found so many lovely connections online through this show and it makes me (the introvert that I am) feel connected to a larger creative community, which is especially meaningful during the pandemic. Thank you, thank you, Margo for this wonderful podcast!! You are a gift to this world!
9. Social Media Here I Come! - Wow! I have been listening since the beginning , LOVE this podcast , Margots passion and ability to hone in to what artists truly need is invaluable ! Every episode feels like Margot is reading my mind . I am pumped to do this course with Debbie Saviano and get past this technological overwhelm that keeps me hidden . thank you for constantly inspiring artists to be courageous and believe in ourselves!
10. Give it a listen! - One of my friends reached out to me recommending this podcast and WOW! I have worked through much of it over the last couple weeks, what a treat. Such sunny, interesting conversations peeling back the curtain so we're able to learn more about the life of these renowned creatives. I love how you weave both the personal journey and the specific intricacies of how the work is initiated/completed/installed/sustained. Thank you for sharing your expertise and that of the fabulous creatives featured!
11. Windowsill Wednesdays - Windowsill Chats is the only podcast in the world where I have listened to Every. Episode. I feel like I’m evesdropping on a micro mastermind session with two seasoned creatives who pull out nuggets of goodness as they recap their creative journeys thus far. (My fave episodes have the questions going both ways!) My favorite new-to-me word: substrate. Thank you, Margo, for inviting us into your sunny windowsill!
12. The best way to start a Thursday! - Thank you Margo Tantau for bringing Windowsill Chats to us every Thursday. A friendly place where you and your guests encourage listeners to be creative in their own way. You bring creatives together from all around the world in an inclusive and spontaneous way creating a community we long to be a part of. I love hearing about the unique journey of each guest and with each episode I learn a little more about the wonderful industry of art and design.
13. Favorite podcast - I can’t stress enough how much I enjoy Windowsill Chats with Margo Tantau. From the intro music, her calming and friendly voice, all the way through the creative conversations Margo has with her brilliant and creative friends, this podcast is my place of zen and a huge source of inspiration. There are always great takeaways from these conversations, which makes you feel like you’re in the room listening to your personal friend talk about your favorite thing in life. Everyone knows Margo is a wonderful teacher and the kindest human, her podcast is just a bonus. How lucky are we?!!! Thank you Margo for providing an escape that fuels our creative souls. -Net T.
14. Love hanging out on your windowsill! - I just wanted to drop you a note to let you know how much I look forward to hanging out on your windowsill! Your podcast is always inspiring and leaves me feeling like I’ve made a new friend each time I listen. Thank you for bringing so much inspiration Margo!
15. My absolute FAVORITE - Margot’s podcast brings all the best things together. First, Margot herself: her speaking voice is so smooth & winsome—I listen in the afternoon out in my studio. And then there is Margot’s personality: kind, curious, funny, encouraging, smart—she listens so well & so bonds with her guests. Her artist friend group is quite LARGE and she generously shares her connections and industry stories with all of us. As she asks each of her guests: “Who’s inspiring you?” I would answer, “You are, Margot— and your fabulous podcast. Thank you.
16. Such a wealth of knowledge! - This is one of the most insightful podcasts that I have ever come across! Margo does such a great job of sharing her wisdom and I love how she leads meaningful conversations with guests who bring so much experience to the table. Every episode is fun and entertaining, so it’s always a delight to tune in. Highly recommend checking this show out - you won’t be disappointed!
17. Diversity - I enjoy the conversations on the show and find them inspiring. However, as a woman of color I’m not able to fully relate to the guest speakers. It would be nice for this podcast to be have a diverse group of guests on the show as well as conversations about adversities faced by minorities in the art community. I also would suggest making the podcast more fluid with gender as well. There is much more to creatives than just mainly one group of people.