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The New Disruptors tells stories that provide practical inspiration about the way that creative people and producers connect with audiences to perform, cajole, convince, sell, and interact using new methods. A new episode every Thursday. Free downloads and streaming.

The New Disruptors tells stories that provide practical inspiration about the way that creative people and producers connect with audiences to perform, cajole, convince, sell, and interact using new methods. A new episode every Thursday. Free downloads and streaming.
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The New Disruptors tells stories that provide practical inspiration about the way that creative people and producers connect with audiences to perform, cajole, convince, sell, and interact using new methods. A new episode every Thursday. Free downloads and streaming.

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English


Episodes

100: Draw Outside the Lines with C. Spike Trotman

8/29/2018
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In this inaugural episode #100, the return of the podcast to regular production, I’m pleased as punch to have C. Spike Trotman as my guest. Spike founded Iron Circus Comics in 2007, and it’s risen through her hard work and excellent curatorship to become the Chicago area’s leading comics publisher. A cartoonist and writer herself with a long-running series, Spike has raised over a million dollars through Kickstarter across more than a dozen projects, and created a sustainable and repeatable...

Duration:01:02:21

81: Be Kind Fast Forward With Jamie Wilkinson (The New Disruptors)

6/26/2014
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Jamie Wilkinson is the co-founder and CEO of VHX, a service that delivers movies online to the customers of filmmakers. They exist in sharp contrast to many video sites — operated by the likes of Amazon, Apple, and others — in that they only deliver films free of digital rights management, take a sliver of the purchase price, and truly facilitate filmmakers reaching their audiences. Sponsors and patrons This podcast is made possible through the support of sponsors and patrons. Thanks to...

Duration:01:25:28

80: It's Like Money You Can't Hold with Chris Higgins and Adam Cornelius (The New Disruptors)

6/19/2014
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Adam Cornelius and Chris Higgins are making the film Coined, about the rise of cryptocurrency. They previously worked together on Ecstasy of Order: The Tetris Masters. Adam is a documentary filmmaker; Chris, a journalist. They've just launched a Kickstarter to fund Coined, and have shot quite a bit of footage already. We talk about what they learned on the last film and how they plan to make the next one. Sponsors & patrons This podcast is made possible through the support of sponsors and...

Duration:01:27:26

79: T Minus Zero with Gary Chou (The New Disruptors)

6/12/2014
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Gary Chou launched Orbital Boot Camp to accelerate people's product ideas into reality in a 12-week intensive session. He knows from startups from his work at Union Square Ventures and The Product Sessions, but his particular interest is making sure that people with traditionally fewer opportunities are included. Sponsors & patrons This podcast is made possible through the support of sponsors and patrons. Thanks to Cards Against Humanity, which is helping to underwrite our new indie ads:...

Duration:01:02:20

78: I Never MetaFilter I Didn't Like with Matt Haughey (The New Disruptors)

6/5/2014
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Matt Haughey founded MetaFilter, a well-moderated forum for discussions about interesting things that expanded to also answer questions. At just a few months over 15 years old, it's a veterans of many Internet lifecycles. In the last couple of years, however, MetaFilter began to face an existential challenge, which we'll talk about in this episode, along with its history, nature, and future. Sponsors & patrons This podcast is made possible through the support of sponsors and...

Duration:01:47:17

77: Wedding March to One's Own Offbeat Drummer with Ariel Meadow Stallings (The New Disruptors)

5/29/2014
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Ariel Meadow Stallings is the proprietor of several "offbeat" sites about weddings, home and life, and families under the rubric Offbeat Empire. She started the wedding site in 2007 to promote a book on creative alternatives for brides, which built an audience hungry for much more of the same. She obliged and has been building her empire full-time since 2009. Sponsors & patrons This podcast is made possible through the support of sponsors and patrons. We've started a new kind of ad:...

Duration:01:03:25

76: Freelance To Be You and Me with Katie Lane (The New Disruptors)

5/22/2014
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Katie Lane is an attorney who writes a blog called Work Made for Hire. She advises creative freelancers and artists on how to protect their rights and get paid fairly for their work. She recently took the plunge herself, going full-time as a self-employed person. We'll talk about what led her into this specialized career and the kinds of things that people who want to or are pursuing work on their own should consider. We take a brief, deep dive into copyright, too. Sponsors & patrons This...

Duration:01:08:20

75: Live in Portland: Book Reading and The Doubleclicks (The New Disruptors)

5/15/2014
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Listen in as The Doubleclicks, a geeky two-sister band, perform four songs, and four authors read parts of their reported features from The Magazine: The Book at our last live book event in Portland, Oregon. The event was held at Reading Frenzy, and features John Patrick Pullen, Alison Hallett, Chris Higgins, and Elly Blue. Sponsors & patrons We're sponsored this week by Cards Against Humanity, which just launched a site where you can buy directly from them, including their Bigger Blacker...

Duration:01:01:52

74: Threes A Magic Number with Greg Wohlwend (The New Disruptors)

5/8/2014
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Greg Wohlwend developed the popular game Threes with his colleague Asher Vollmer. Greg is a games illustrator and designer who was part of teams that made Hundreds, Gasketball, Solipskier, and Ridiculous Fishing. Threes is his breakout game — and has inspired lots of admiration, frustration, and imitation. He and I talk in this episode about the joy of success, the burden of being independent, and the problems with parasites. Sponsors & Patrons This podcast is made possible through the...

Duration:01:14:44

73: Sailing in Brackish Waters with Maggie Vail and Jesse von Doom (The New Disruptors)

5/1/2014
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Maggie Vail and Jesse von Doom are the co-executive directors of CASH Music (Coalition of Artists and Stakeholders) a non-profit organization that brings an open-source approach to music distribution and production. CASH focuses on educating around those ideas through online resources, stakeholder events, and face-to-face workshops, as well as offering a software platform. Sponsors and patrons This podcast is made possible through the support of sponsors and patrons. MailRoute filters...

Duration:00:58:13

72: Community Supported Appliculture with Henry Smith (The New Disruptors)

4/24/2014
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Henry Smith is a games app developer, and the evil genius behind the addictive multi-player app Spaceteam. Spaceteam won oodles of awards, and it has the added benefit (or problem) of being free. Henry has an active Kickstarter to fund future development of free work over the next year. Sponsors and Patrons New Relic helps everyone's software work better, and if you’re in any business today, you’re in the software business. Software powers our apps, runs our databases, manages our...

Duration:00:59:33

71: Wheels on Fire with Elly Blue (The New Disruptors)

4/17/2014
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Elly Blue is a bike activist, writer, and publisher, and has run more Kickstarter campaigns than nearly any other person or group. She is fiercely in favor of using bikes as a necessary mode of transportation — though it is not necessarily the ideal — and describes herself as a feminist bicycle activist. We talk funding, publishing, and persistence. Sponsored by: New Relic helps everyone's software work better, and if you’re in any business today, you’re in the software business. Software...

Duration:01:04:11

70: Puzzling Evidence with Chris Yates (The New Disruptors)

4/10/2014
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Chris Yates is a polymath. A sculptor, artist, woodworker, cartoonist, entrepreneur, dog-kennel assembler, musician, and more. He's best known now for his handmade jigsaw puzzles. He's on the show to talk about his zigzag path to making a niche for himself. Sponsors New Relic helps everyone's software work better, and if you’re in any business today, you’re in the software business. Software powers our apps, runs our databases, manages our accounts, and runs ecommerce sites and email...

Duration:01:00:24

69: What the Outfoxed Says with Dylan Meconis (The New Disruptors)

4/3/2014
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Dylan Meconis is a prolific cartoonist who lives in Portland, Oregon. She constantly labors away at a mix between her solo work and projects in collaboration with others, including writing the script for Scott Kurtz's popular PvP webcomic. She is part of Periscope Studio, which we've talked about in previous podcasts. We talk about building a career and learning from mistakes while keeping all the plates spinning. Sponsors New Relic helps everyone's software work better, and if you’re in...

Duration:01:04:09

68: See You in the Funny Webpages with Dave Kellett and Fred Schroeder (The New Disruptors)

3/27/2014
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Dave Kellett and Fred Schroeder created the movie Stripped about the past, present, and future of comic strips and their creators. Dave is the creator and cartoonist of two webcomics titles, Sheldon and Drive, and the co-author of How To Make Webcomics. He is one of a small but growing group of webcomics artists who are self-sufficient. Fred is a veteran cinemographer, nominated for Best Cinematography at Sundance for his work on Four Sheets to the Wind. He has been shooting commercials for...

Duration:01:20:05

67: Agile Was I Ere I Saw Ada with Danielle Hulton (The New Disruptors)

3/20/2014
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Danielle Hulton of Ada's Technical Books not only opened a bookstore in Seattle in 2010, but recently dramatically expanded the size of the shop by moving to a new space. What led her to leap where others feared to tread, and how do you keep a bookstore current when ebooks seem to sucking readers away? Expertise, instant availability, and many lines of business are all part of the process. This episode is sponsored by: Mailchimp helps more than five million people and businesses around the...

Duration:01:04:59

66: Crowded House with Joshua Lifton (The New Disruptors)

3/13/2014
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Joshua Lifton is one of the founders of Crowd Supply, a company that crowdfunds around products. They take a very different approach to preparation, funding, and follow-up than Kickstarter. Kickstarter just announced that it had crossed $1bn in pledges in its five-year lifetime. Of that, it's disbursed nearly $850m. It's on track to facilitate perhaps half a billion in 2014 alone. The name Kickstarter may be used interchangeably with the term crowdfunding, and it is the 800 lb. gorilla in...

Duration:01:00:46

65: Made from Scratch with Jane Friedman and Manjula Martin (The New Disruptors)

3/6/2014
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Jane Friedman and Manjula Martin founded Scratch Magazine, a born-digital publication that tells writers what they're worth and how the publishing industry sausage-making factory actually works. Jane has an extensive background as an editor, and may be best known for her decade at Writer's Digest. Manjula is a freelance writer, whose work has appeared widely in places like Modern Farmer, San Francisco Weekly, and our own The Magazine, in which she wrote about musician and producer John...

Duration:01:11:48

64: Sisters Are Doin’ It for Themselves with The Doubleclicks (The New Disruptors)

2/27/2014
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Angela and Aubrey Webber are the musical group The Doubleclicks, bringing geeky music to nerdy folk. The sisters never intended to form a band, but when Aubrey joined her sister Angela in Portland a few years ago, her cello coupled with Angela's singing caused enough of a stir for them to join forces and write songs about Dungeons & Dungeons, the Curiosity rover, and not dissing the geek girl. We talk about all this and their absurdly successful Kickstarter campaign that just...

Duration:01:10:53

63: Failing Upward with Greg Knauss (The New Disruptors)

2/20/2014
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Greg Knauss is an independent software developer who created Romantimatic, a reminder program for absent-minded sweethearts. You may know him from the early 2000s: from Suck.com and Metababy and Rainy Day Fun and Games for Toddler and Total Bastard, a collection of stories he promoted on what was arguably the first digital book tour. Then for a decade he toiled behind the scenes until he went out on his own. We'll talk today about his expectations, the reality, and fear of failing--and of...

Duration:01:08:55