Let's Make Mistakes
Summary: Mike and Leah talk about design, with a lot of tangents along the way.
Mike and Leah argue about how people get anything done in workplaces ruled by calendars and meetings.
Mike and Leah come to you today LIVE from the red planet! (The audio is amazingly clear, considering the distance.) Topics of discussion include Leah’s mom, Grindr, and learning how to ask for help!
Mike and Leah discuss Medium, App.net, how to attract the right people to your online community, and whether new tools help you create better content. We also foment revolution and incite the populace to riot in the street.
Mike and his new co-host, Leah Reich, discuss why you need to get over your fear of public speaking. Oh yeah, and Leah Reich is the new co-host. You’re gonna love her.
For 59 episodes Katie Gillum was the wind beneath our wings, she steered our ship faithfully and kept us on target. Today we say goodbye to her as she leaves the nest to soar towards her own glorious destiny. Also, if you stay until the end there's a surprise.
On today's show Mike and Katie discuss the difference between rape jokes and threats, why neither are funny and why Daniel Tosh is a dim-witted hack. Also, Mike hates flavored cheesecake. And at some point a design question gets answered.
Mike and Katie talk cultural assumptions and basements in San Francisco, designing for designers, and the trouble with science and other closed communities talking to the rest of the world.
In this installment of Let's Make Mistakes, we discuss approaches to asking for a raise and a better future for job titles in Design. Katie hates on people's Linkedin Profiles. And Mike, the celebrated blogger, discusses his C&D-mongering.
Mike and Katie are joined by the titular lawyer of My Lawyer Gabe and co-host of Running from the Law to talk about the whole mess surrounding The Oatmeal, online defamation, trolling, and what the hell happens on the internet.
Mike and Katie team up with Amy Jane Gruber and Paul Kafasis, in town for WWDC, to talk about nerds, circumcision and why Paul is fighting with Phil Schiller.
Mike and Katie talk more about research and Katie gets mad and says fuck, which you’ll hear because we don’t censor the show anymore.
Mike and Katie are joined by [Faruk Ateş](https://twitter.com/#!/kurafire) to discuss Brogramming culture, discrimination, allies, and savior complexes.
Could Let's Make Mistakes subject matter get weirder, less cohesive, and less about design? Mike and Katie are here to say a resounding yes it can get weirder in this episode as they talk about the psychology of public confrontations, about the Talk Show move to Mule Radio Syndicate, and about not just "doing what the client wants." And when Mike starts ruminating on meaning of death and dying, Katie responds with a recitation of W. H. Auden. We told you it was weird.
Mike and Katie talk about Katie's immense sense of loss of her home team and nothing about beards for their 50th episode of Let's Make Mistakes. They also discuss a regular issue in design circles: whether designing something makes you a "designer," what design is, and how annoying having to talk about self-definition too much is.
Mike and Katie broke out their best clothes and the swear jar to record Let's Make Mistakes in front of a live studio audience in San Francisco. They discuss how to do your best design work regardless of what type of design work you do and when you happen to realize what the best solution is. And they start a discussion about the issue of Brogramming in the tech industry and being responsible for your work. There is an awful lot of talk about breast feeding, and few special guests.