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Our guest this week is Jordan Calhoun. Jordan is the deputy editor of Lifehacker and author of the upcoming book Piccolo Is Black: A Memoir of Race, Religion, and Pop Culture. You can find Jordan on Twitter and Instagram @JordanMCalhoun. For show notes and transcript visit: http://kk.org/cooltools/jordan-calhoun-deputy-editor-at-lifehacker/
Our guest this week is Travis McElroy. Travis is a podcaster, a best selling author and a really cool person. You can find Travis and The McElroy family on Youtube and on Twitter @travismcelroy. For show notes and transcript visit: https://kk.org/cooltools/travis-mcelroy-podcaster
Our guest this week is Seth Godin. Seth is a 20-time bestselling author, a blogger, an internet pioneer, and a teacher. Find out more at seths.blog. For show notes and transcript visit: https://kk.org/cooltools/seth-godin-author
Our guest this week is Neil Day. Neil been writing software for over 40 years, and loves coffee, making things and outdoor adventures. He’s led technology teams at Walmart.com, Shutterfly, Blue Bottle Coffee and Dr. Consulta, as well as having started a number of companies. For show notes and transcript visit: https://kk.org/cooltools/neil-day-cto-at-rzero-systems/
Our guest this week is Lloyd Dangle. Lloyd is a business strategist who works with senior leaders from major companies to help them design their strategies for the future. He works for Amazon Web Services and has led strategy sessions with leaders from over 150 companies in 69 industries. He’s unusual for a business strategist in that he’s also a professional cartoonist. His comic strip, Troubletown, ran for decades in the alternative press, he designed the original packaging for Airborne health formula, and, most famously, he drew a comic strip for the first issue of Wired Magazine. You can find Lloyd at lloyddangle.com. For show notes and transcript visit: https://kk.org/cooltools/lloyd-dangle-strategic-consultant/
Our guest this week is John Park. John is a professional maker. He builds creative technology projects, tutorials, and videos for Adafruit Industries. John hosted the Emmy-nominated Make: Television show on American Public Television. Prior to joining Adafruit, John worked in computer graphics, including twelve years in animation at Disney. John is an amateur circus aerialist, and a synthesizer enthusiast. You can find John on Twitter and Instagram @johnedgarpark. For show notes visit: http://kk.org/cooltools/john-park-maker-at-adafruit/
Our guest this week is Billie Ruben. Billie is a maker of many kinds. She has a background in theatrical costume making, and has helped run some of the largest 3D printing communities around. She likes blending unexpected materials and techniques in her work, which she shares via her posters, workshops, and a shiny new YouTube channel. You can find Billie on Twitter @billierubenmake. For show notes visit: https://kk.org/cooltools/billie-ruben-maker/
Our guest this week is Todd Lappin. Todd is a writer, photographer, occasional journalist, and full-time geek with a particular interest in transportation, infrastructure, and Chinese and Japanese culture. For show notes visit: https://kk.org/cooltools/todd-lappin-content-designer/
Our guest this week is Shoshana Berger, the author of A Beginner's Guide to the End with Dr. BJ Miller. She's also a senior director at the global design firm IDEO, where she's worked on projects ranging from the end of life to re-imagining modern Judaism to school lunch. You can find Shoshana on Twitter @shoshanaberger. For show notes visit: http://kk.org/cooltools/shoshana-berger-senior-director-at-ideo/
Our guest this week is Claudia Dawson. Claudia is part of the Cool Tools team, the producer of Recomendo and the editor of the weekly What’s in my Bag? newsletter. You can find her on Twitter @clauddaws and her digital garden at claudiadawson.blog. For show notes visit: https://kk.org/cooltools/claudia-dawson-producer-of-recomendo/
Our guest this week is DL Cade. DL is an art, science and technology writer, and the former Editor in Chief of the photography blog PetaPixel. When he’s not writing, he works in the Neitz Lab at the University of Washington, studying color vision. You can find DL on Twitter and Medium @dlcade. For show notes visit: http://kk.org/cooltools/dl-cade-former-editor-in-chief-of-petapixel/
Our guest this week is Colin Marshall. Colin previously hosted the podcasts The Marketplace of Ideas and Notebook on Cities and Culture. Now living in Seoul, he writes for publications like Boing Boing, Open Culture, the Los Angeles Review of Books, the Times Literary Supplement, and the New Yorker. You can find Colin on Twitter @colinmarshall. For show notes: https://kk.org/cooltools/colin-marshall-essayist/
Our guest this week is Kurt Kohlstedt. Kurt writes and talks about design and cities at the popular podcast 99% Invisible. He has been covering design, art and urbanism professionally across various platforms since completing his master’s degree in architecture in 2007. You can find on Twitter and Instagram @kurtkohlstedt. For show notes: https://kk.org/cooltools/kurt-kohlstedt-99-invisible/
Our guest this week is Julie Sokolow. Julie is the director of the new documentary Barefoot: The Mark Baumer Story. The film profiles an activist who walked barefoot across America to protest climate change. She’s also the director of the feature documentaries Woman on Fire and Aspie Seeks Love. You can find her on Twitter @juliesokolow and Facebook and Instagram @julie.sokolow. For show notes: https://kk.org/cooltools/julie-sokolow-film-director
Our guest this week is Duane Swierczynski. Duane is an award-winning author of crime novels, comic books, audio dramas and other violent amusements. His story “Lush” was included in last year’s Best American Mystery Stories, edited by Jonathan Lethem and Otto Penzler. For show notes visit: http://kk.org/cooltools/duane-swierczynski-crime-novelist
Our guest this week is Daniel Schaefer. Daniel is the kind of person who often finds himself in too many interesting situations to choose just a few to throw in a bio, but through his photography, his writing, and the various nonsense in his pockets, you may be able to glean just a little bit about what he brings to the table. For show notes: https://kk.org/cooltools/daniel-schaefer-photographer/
Our guest this week is Tiffany Shlain. Tiffany is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker, founder of the Webby Awards, and the author of the national bestselling book 24/6: The Power of Unplugging One Day a Week,which was the winner of the Marshall McLuhan Outstanding Book Award. This year, the Museum of Modern Art in New York premiered her one woman show “Dear Human.” She has won over 80 awards for her film and other work has been writing weekly newsletters, giving online talks, working on a film for the election and is hosting a #ZoomChallahBake with special guests. You can find her on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @tiffanyshlain. For show notes visit: https://kk.org/cooltools/tiffany-shlain-filmmaker/
Our guest this week is Sam Maggs. Sam is a best-selling author of books, including The Unstoppable Wasp: Built on Hope, Conquest, and Tell No Tales, as well as comics, including Marvel Action, Captain Marvel, My Little Pony, and Transformers, and video games as well, like Marvel's Spider-Man and Ratchet & Clank. She's also an on-air host for networks like Nerdist. You can find her on Twitter and Instagram @sammaggs. For show notes visit: https://kk.org/cooltools/sam-maggs-video-games-and-comics-writer
Our guest this week is Ramona Pringle. Ramona is a creator, journalist, and researcher whose work focuses on the interactions between humans, technology and the world around us. She’s a contributor to numerous media outlets, including tech columnist with the CBC (Canadian broadcasting corp), and Director of the Creative Innovation Studio at Ryerson University, in Toronto. For show notes: https://kk.org/cooltools/ramona-pringle-creator-and-journalist/
Our guest this week is Dr. Brian Fisher. He's a curator of entomology at the California Academy of sciences and a world-renowned ant expert, nicknamed the "Ant Man". Fisher has spent three decades documenting the island of Madagascar's beautiful biodiversity. Along the way, he's discovered over 1000 new ant species. As he witnessed the biodiversity crisis unfold in Madagascar, Fisher began applying traditional insect-eating practices to reduce bushmeat consumption, sustain forest, and improve nutrition of children. For show notes: http://kk.org/cooltools/brian-fisher-curator-of-entomology/
Our guest this week is Vanessa Mason. Vanessa Mason is the research director at the Institute for the Future, a 52 year old nonprofit organization that helps individuals, organizations and communities think systematically about the future. Her futures research explores how we can redesign and reimagine well-being and belonging across business, social, and civic spheres. Vanessa has written for and been quoted in several media outlets including NPR and Fast Company. She writes about the future of belonging at belonging.substack.com. You can find her on Instagram and Twitter @vanessamason. For show notes visit: https://kk.org/cooltools/vanessa-mason-research-director-at-iftf
Our guest this week is Mark Moffett, who did his doctorate under Harvard conservationist E.O. Wilson. In grad school, Mark figured out photography to document his ant research, leading to his first National Geographic article. He's a widely traveled tropical explorer, who's currently studying the life and death of societies. For show notes: https://kk.org/cooltools/mark-moffett-ecologist-storyteller/
Our guest this week is Joshua Schachter. Joshua is the founder of del.icio.us and inventor of tagging, which became hashtags. Joshua has founded two startups, invests in startups, runs an event for autonomous racing called Self Racing Cars, and is an amateur race car driver. For show notes: https://kk.org/cooltools/joshua-schachter-founder-of-del-icio-us/
Our guest this week is Claire Lower, the senior food editor for Lifehacker.com. Claire lives in Portland OR, and has a BS in chemistry from the University of Florida, which she says she almost never uses. She was working as a lab technician at a big engineering firm when she started blogging for xoJane as a hobby. You can find her on Twitter @clairelizzie and Instagram @clairelizlower. For show notes: https://kk.org/cooltools/claire-lower-senior-food-editor-at-lifehacker/
Our guest this week is Sonal Chokshi. Sonal is editor in chief at Andreessen Horowitz, where she built the popular a16z Podcast among other things; she’s a former senior editor at Wired, and she directed content and community at Xerox PARC before that. She also did PhD work & ethnographic research in developmental/cognitive psychology on how teachers teach and students learn. For show notes visit: https://kk.org/cooltools/sonal-chokshi-a16z-editor-in-chief/
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Podcast Details

Created by
Cool Tools
Podcast Status
Active
Started
Oct 20th, 2014
Latest Episode
Feb 26th, 2021
Release Period
Weekly
Episodes
256
Avg. Episode Length
32 minutes
Explicit
No
Language
English

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