Danielle Clay is an oncology nurse who sees death on a far-too-regular basis. She joins Brett for a surprisingly upbeat discussion on mortality and the lessons to be learned from a career in providing comfort to patients and taking part in other's mortality. Then, halloween costumes and rock climbing, because you can't focus on ephemeral corporeality all the time.Read More
Mike Schmitz (Product Director at Asian Efficiency, writer for the Sweet Setup, author, and musician) joins Brett to talk about productivity and religion, raising 4 boys, freedom of faith, and coffee.
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Aaron Mahnke, creator and host of the Lore podcast, joins Brett to talk about the success of Lore, paying your creative dues, and Gundam models (among other things).Read More
Brett is joined by Rob Stenzinger---an Interactive Storyteller, and UX and Game Designer---to talk about autodidactic exploration, self-advocacy and marketing, and going from corporate jobs to indie (and then back).
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Aaron Dowd (The Podcast Dude) joins Brett to talk about his love of podcasting and the work he does to help everyone make better podcasts. Aaron also has a fascinating story, and there was so much to talk about that this episode ran long.
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Molly Holzschlag continues the story of her life and career (this is her second appearance on Systematic, find the first here).
Molly was part of a core group influential in the development of the world wide web, and she authored and edited myriad books on the subjects of design and accessibility. Most recently, she joined the team at Vivaldi, where she is forging ahead in working toward a truly open web, despite her personal tribulations.Read More
Jay Dixit --- writer, editor, and storytelling teacher --- has appeared in The New York Times,The Washington Post, Rolling Stone, Slate, Wired, and Psychology Today. He joins Brett to talk writing: college life, comedy, psychology, and how it all ties together.
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Brett chats with Liz Lazarra, freelance writer and mental health activist, about job transitions, therapy, and the habits of prolific writers.Read More
Greg Scown joins Brett to talk about running, cooking, reading, traveling and software development.
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Victor Yocco, UX researcher, joins Brett to talk about psychology in UX and alcoholism in the modern workplace.Read More
John Roderick returns to Systematic to talk about the mental health of politicians, the importance of song lyrics, and outer space, among other topics.Read More
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Mandy Fabian and Paul Witten, writers, directors, and creators of the upcoming web series "Dropping The Soap" join Brett to talk about screenwriting, directing, and all the fun that surrounds creating for film and television.Read More
Jamelle Bouie --- Chief Political Correspondent for Slate Magazine and analyst for CBS news --- joins Brett to talk about politics, journalism, photography, and more.Read More
Aaron Anastasi is a YouTuber, life coach, and an author. He joins Brett to discuss his new book The Voice Of Your Dreams, goal setting, and commitment in the face of failure.Read More
Sean Schbley joins Brett for an enlightening discussion about the history of religion and politics in the Middle East.Read More
Jeff Highsmith joins Brett to talk about his experiences building installations for a children's museum, and how an outdoorsman had robotic tinkering become both a hobby and a job.Read More
TV and film Actor/Director Jillian Armenante (Judging Amy, North Country, Fresh Off The Boat) joins Brett to talk about life as an actor, projects that range from her start in the industry to the present (Kittens in a Cage), Rock and Roll, and the finer points of low-tech Holiday decorations.
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