It’s our ninth (twelfth (xii!) for those hanging around since the BADCast days) yearly check out of some ads during the football game.
It’s our eight (eleventh (xi!) for those hanging around since the BADCast days) yearly check out some ads during the football game. This is always one of the most fun shows to record – I hope it comes off as such. Once again, Tom Nemitz leads a discussion with myself, Kassy Dorsey, Steve Gordon, Chris Kelly, and Ashley McFeely. Enjoy.
10 years can seem like forever – and yet it goes by so fast.
The “Be A Design Cast” (which we of course called the “BADCast”) went live November 7th, 2005 on the blog, Be A Design Group.
It was recorded a little before that – maybe even a couple weeks before. I’m pretty sure I wasn’t invited on to co-host, but memories fade. Nate Voss saw a keynote with Steve Jobs talking about a new thing iTunes was going to carry – podcasts. Looking to see what was there turned up not even a design category, and no shows (Design Matters was around, but was not on iTunes at that time). It was on.
Being on the AIGA Nebraska Board of Directors, I was frequently at after meeting events with Nate and Tom Nemitz as Nate kept saying things like, “This is the show.” “What?” “This, just sitting around talking about design.”
I think Nate and Tom did a test recording, but I never heard it – or even about it until later. They asked if I would stop by to record an episode with them. That episode launched ten years ago today. The Be A Design Cast was around for a bit over two years, and ended when Nate and I moved to 36point.com with The Reflex Blue Show, and I’ve been podcasting ever since. 10 years goes by quickly… Above is the first photo I have of Tom, Nate and I actually recording – maybe a month in?
Big thanks to the many people who have listened, been on the show, and co-hosted. This would not have continued without such great support, and with too many people to thank.
The Be A Design Cast had 53 episodes, and 8 mini-things, for a total of 61 recordings. The Reflex Blue Show (to date) is 147 episodes, 6 superb owls, 44 conference specials (13 conferences, 1 of which was covered by Ben Lueders), and 2 other specials for 199 total recordings. I guess we’re at 260 podcasts of some sort now – new one launches next week. Enjoy.
The exhibit hall at HOW Design Live in Chicago is the biggest single area of design vendors you will find all year. On my second day, I actually went around and recorded from a few booths to get a feel for what the feeling of HOW was from around the midway point.