Elizabeth Pralat is strength and conditioning coach with a successful business. She joins Brett to talk about overcoming anorexia, female athleticism, and helping others reach their goals. Also, board gaming and knitting.Read More
Andreas Zeitler and Sven Fechner from Der Übercast join Brett for an international discussion of politics, hyperactivity, mindfulness, exercise, and productivity.
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Heather Gold is a speaker, podcaster, activist, and geek comedian who creates interactive performances combining theatre, stand-up, and the Net. She's appeared on NPR, boingboing.net, TechTV, Air America, WIRED, The Wall Street Journal, and a dozen more.
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Elsie Escobar is a digital media strategist, a podcaster, a voice for women, and a yoga instructor, among other things. She and Brett discuss breathing, podcasting, and women in digital media.Read More
Jon Robinson is an Apple nerd, a Cubs fan, and Director of QA for HomeAdvisor, a home services company. He joins Brett to talk about how ADHD has affected his job, and how a recent diagnosis has improved life in general.
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Zach Valenti is a filmmaker, voice-over artist, and mental health advocate. He co-produces and stars in Wolf 359, a radio drama in the tradition of Golden Age radio shows. Zach joins Brett to talk about Project Uplift, mindfulness, and mental health.
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Jen Bayer is one of Brett's favorite yoga instructors. That's only a small fraction of her resumé, though: Therapist, Nutritionist, Ph.D. candidate in Clinical Psychology, practitioner of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, mother, chef and all around fascinating person. She joins Brett to talk about the parallels of joy and vulnerability and the threads that connect all these areas of her life.Read More
Dr. Pamela Peeke is a nationally renowned physician, scientist, expert and thought leader in the fields of integrative and preventive medicine. She joins Brett to talk about fitness, survival, health, and happiness.Read More
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